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Nine bouts to features 11 locals at Truman Waterfront Park

Four different types of mixed martial art disciplines will be on display Saturday night in nine matches that will feature 11 locals on the card during Mile Zero Fights 8 that will be contested once again at the Truman Waterfront Park beginning at 8 p.m. “The more fights we host,[…]

Tourney draws 161 players to 2-day event at Higgs Courts

Local pickleball players fared well in the Lucy Kitcher Presents Key West Gamma Pickleball Classic last weekend at the Higgs Beach pickleball courts. Of the 161 players who took part in the two-day event, 21 from the Keys took home plenty of hardware. The annual event included all ages and all[…]

Lower Keys guides set to host second ‘Get Trashed’ cleanup

Local fishing guides will hold their second annual cleanup event, “Get Trashed with the Lower Keys Guides,” on Saturday, Jan. 18. The group is seeking volunteers to assist with the effort. LKGA will supply bags, tarps and general clean-up supplies. The cleanup begins at 10 a.m. and the drop off[…]

Exhibit from fly fishing museum at Islamorada Center

You can learn about the legends of saltwater fly fishing, breakthrough saltwater fly designs, the effect of Flagler’s railway extension on fly fishing in the Florida Keys and more by viewing “On Fly in the Salt: American Saltwater Fly Fishing from the Surf to the Flats,” a new traveling exhibit[…]

Conchs bounced by Panthers for 2nd straight year

For the third straight season, the Key West High wrestling team was just a single victory away from garnering a trip to the FHSAA State Finals in the Team Dual Championships. In order to claim that spot, the Conchs were faced, for the second straight year, with the task of[…]

Lady Dolphins end seven-game slide

Injuries have left the Marathon High girls basketball team decimated this season as the Lady ’Fins have just five original varsity players remaining on the roster. So, after losing a seventh consecutive game, first-year coach Andy Garvey sat his team down, especially the middle school call-ups, for an important talk.[…]

Hurricanes slowed by Sharks after big county win

For the second road game in as many nights, the Coral Shores High girls basketball team held a one-basket lead with less than a minute to play. It would take overtime the previous night to defeat Monroe County rival Key West, but on Wednesday a one-point lead with 50 seconds[…]

Depleted Dolphins fall on road

With just seven players making the trip on Wednesday, a lot has changed for the Marathon High boys basketball team from the first game of the season. In the opener, Marathon defeated Somerset South Homestead by six points, but, with a shell of that squad, the Dolphins were unable to[…]

Conchs implement new offensive strategy to hold off Hurricanes

Between the third-quarter struggles as well as complications of dealing with a zone defense this season, Key West High coach Demetrius Roach has implemented a “second offense” for the Conchs to run. When Monroe County rival Coral Shores turned to a zone defense in the second half on Tuesday night[…]

Rivals tie 2nd time this season

The mood after the Coral Shores and Key West girls soccer match on Tuesday night was “We could have done better.” But the teams were relatively satisfied with a 2-2 tie on Senior Night at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. In their first meeting of the season, they tied 1-1 at[…]