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SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Monroe County athletes claim four golds and silver at SUP State Games

It was in Key West that Special Olympics first took notice of Stand Up Paddle, which is now a statewide event with its own games each year in Sarasota. Having its roots in the Keys means that each year Monroe County athletes are looked upon as top contenders for state[…]

PREP CHEERLEADING: Lady ‘Canes honored for preseason preparation during camp

Football players are not the only athletes who tirelessly work hard in the preseason to be prepared to perform under Friday Night Lights. This summer the Coral Shores High cheerleading team was among those squads striving for better as the Lady ’Canes traveled to an NCA Cheerleading Camp for four[…]

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Hurricanes take Monday match despite sluggish performance

Mondays are not a good time to play a match, according to Coral Shores High School volleyball coach Kathy Ets-Hokin, but she acquiesced to the request of their opponent Somerset Academy Silver Palms and came away with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-9) victory on their home court. The victory took[…]

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Dolphins face tough stretch of opponents

It was a long ride home for the Marathon High School volleyball team on Monday night. The Lady Dolphins were thumped by District 16-3A opponent Palmer Trinity, 3-0 (25-6, 25-11, 25-10) at the Falcons’ campus in Miami. Dolphins head coach Kevin Freeman said it was bad from the start, but[…]

Loss drops ‘Fins to 1-1 on season

After getting a win in their season opener last Monday, the Marathon High School volleyball team played catch-up on Friday night against Archimedean Schools and lost 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-15) in Miami. “We got off to a really slow start in the first game and got in a hole early.[…]

Strong showing vs. top runners

After weeks and weeks of training, the Key West and Marathon high school cross country teams got the season off to a running start in their first meet on Friday in the Conquistador Kickoff. The results were much better than the coaches expected. Key West senior Robert Pedroza finished No.[…]

PREP FOOTBALL: Royal Lions complete shutout sweep of Keys rivals

Coming into the game, after seeing the film from Immaculata-LaSalle’s trashing of Monroe County rival Marathon in the preseason, Coral Shores High football coach Alphonso Bryant knew his squad was going to have its work cut out against the high-powered Royal Lions’ attack on Friday night at George M. Barley[…]

PREP FOOTBALL: Dolphins unable to finish in 19-0 loss to Tigers

Three times the Marathon High football team was inside the red zone against Village Academy Friday night in Delray Beach. All three times the Dolphins turned over the ball without scoring any points, allowing the Tigers time to pick up a 19-0 victory on their home turf during the regular-season[…]

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lady ‘Canes take match, 3-1, from Conchs in home gym

Just last week in the Marathon High School Preseason Volleyball Classic, Key West upended Upper Keys rival Coral Shores, 2-0, but that was then. On Thursday night in the Bobby Menendez Gymnasium, the Lady Hurricanes played team ball and, took advantage of the Lady Conchs exhausting number of miscues for[…]

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Dolphins turn up heat for first win of season

Things started off slowly on Tuesday for the Marathon High School volleyball team in their regular season home opener, but the Lady Dolphins kicked it in high gear to take their opening match, 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-13) against Somerset South Homestead yesterday at home. “We were down 4-0 and 9-5[…]