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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Thor Eriksson, Key West

Q: At what age did you start playing your sports? A: I started in middle school but didn’t take it seriously until high school. Q: Did you ever play any other sports growing up? A: I played soccer from when I was 4 until eighth grade. Q: How did the[…]

Lady ‘Canes excited to played, cautious about COVID

“We have all been praying there was going to be a season.” That’s according to Coral Shores coach Kathy Ets-Hokin, who conveyed “We have a lot of seniors and juniors this year, so I believe we will have a good team.” “I’m super-excited for the team, but at the same[…]

Dolphins trying to make most of truncated schedule

Despite losing nine seniors from last year’s squad and having only two on the roster this season, Marathon High volleyball coach Kevin Freeman stated he has full confidence in the abilities of the Dolphins this season, especially with the anticipation of getting back on the court following the extended lockdown.[…]

‘KEY WEST, USA’: Volero, long-time football coach, changing pace to lead Conchs distance runners

A longtime football coach who has been off the gridiron sidelines for a few seasons steps up to fill in the role of cross country coach at the high school and then leads the team to a state championship. Those are the making of a classic Disney movie — in[…]

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Mark Ryan, Key West

Q: At what age did you start playing your sports? A: Football I played from the age of 5 until about eighth grade, so about 14 or 15, but I took a break from it because I was dedicated more to baseball, but now I want to play my senior[…]

TWO-WEEK NOTICE: Football teams set to kick off Oct. 2 as fall programs begin on Monday

In two weeks, the football season is expected to kickoff, with Key West High heading to Westminster Academy on Oct. 2 and Coral Shores traveling south to tussle with Monroe County rival Marathon on that same night. If all goes well through the re-opening of high school sports, those will[…]

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Wyatt Hughes, Key West

Q: How long have you been playing your sports? A: I’ve been playing football since kindergarten and track I started with throwing events in middle school and then last year I started running. Q: Did you ever play any other sports growing up? A: I played soccer, lacrosse, and basketball.[…]

FLOODED WITH TALENT: Key West welcomes more than a dozen scouts to the Rex

Neither rains, nor flood, or even tropical storm could keep the Key West High baseball team off the field Saturday morning — not with more than a dozen major league teams and colleges represented at Rex Weech Field for the second annual Monroe County Scout Day. “I thought a few[…]

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael Alfonso, Key West High

Q: How long have you been playing baseball? A: Since T-ball Q: Did you ever play any other sports growing up? A: Nothing in a league, but I tried all the sports. Q: Why the focus just on baseball? A: I don’t know, I just played baseball. I just went[…]

HOME COOKEN’: A big ‘welcome back’ to sports

Welcome back, to the same teams we have always cheered about … welcome back, to the sports we watch to take away the doubt … welcome back, it’s great to have it all back around. And back in a historical way, as for the first time the MLB (including the[…]