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PREP GIRLS SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Key West’s Aguinaga transformed self, team into winning program

Melina Aguinaga never dreamed of becoming a high school soccer goalie. Playing striker most of her youth career and three years with the Key West High School girls soccer team, Aguinaga had a nose for scoring goals rather than stopping the ball. At the end of the last year, Aguinaga said the Lady Conchs did[…]

YOUTH SOFTBALL: League leaps into action with power at all levels

After the opening ceremony last Thursday at the Rosa E. Hernandez Softball Field, it was down to business for the teams in all three divisions of the Key West Girls Softball Recreational League. Already, a pair of home runs have left the park — one for a grand slam by Haley Gartenmayer, while Arnold’s Towing[…]

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Historic season for Coral Shores comes to close

By simply walking onto the court during the regional round of the Florida high School Athletic Association’s 5A State Tournament, the Coral Shores High girls basketball team made history by becoming the first Lady ’Canes squad in the 40-plus years of the program to garner a state tournament berth. Lacking any seniors on the roster,[…]

YOUTH HOCKEY: SMHC celebrates 25 years of youth hockey

The Southernmost Hockey Rink got a recent facelift to help the Southernmost Hockey Club celebrate its 25th anniversary. SMHC Board vice president Joyce Milelli said games begin today with the 18-and-Under Division and a full schedule on Saturday. She explained the hockey rink project began in December and was completed last week with the club’s[…]

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Key West’s season ends in playoff opener loss

Through an inconsistent season, Key West High boys basketball coach James “Roc” Osborne has been searching for an answers to help his team make the winning plays in the fourth-quarter stretch. He never found that formula, as once again the Conchs had momentum on their side — as well as the lead early in the[…]

MEN’S OVER-37 SOFTBALL: Snappers lurch out of dregs with back-to-back victories

Rich’s Snappers struck pay dirt with a pair of wins over the past two weeks in the Men’s Over-37 Softball League. On Friday night at DeWitt Roberts Field, the Snappers, now tied with the Breakfast Club Too Jaibas at 4-7, pulled even, while the top team in the league, T&W Chevron Auto Repair Morays, improved[…]

YOUTH BASKETBALL: Wildcats take OT win off Chapman field goal

The Publix Wildcats outlasted the Winn Dixie Heat in overtime for a 20-19 victory on Saturday in Division II action of the Police Athletic League youth basketball at the Douglass Gym. Tied at 18 at the end of regulation, the Wildcats’ Kenny Chapman canned two of his eight points in overtime to help secure the[…]

PREP TENNIS: Key West, Marathon work out kinks in early season matchup

Some of the top high school tennis players in the state traditionally come from South Florida, and the Key West High boys and girls teams had an opportunity to witness that firsthand during its season opener on Monday against Immaculata-LaSalle, which included several state finalist from a year ago. The Conchs would win only won[…]

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Coral Shores reaches state tournament for first time in 40 years of program

Coral Shores girls basketball coach Pat Meyers does not know when the last time the Lady ’Canes were part of the Florida High School Athletics Association state tournament; in fact, as far as he can recall, it may be the first time in 40 years of the program they have garnered a berth in the[…]

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Marathon Dolphins rally in final minute of district semis to keep season alive

Despite major success in the regular season the past half-decade, racking up an 80-39 record in that time span, the Marathon High boys basketball team has struggled in the postseason. That was until last season when the Dolphins finally broke through a three-year stretch of shocking first-round losses to claim the district championship and garner[…]