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MAKING THE APPROPRIATE DECISION: When to start fall season not a black-and-white decision as FHSAA postpones until Aug. 24

Roughly 72 hours following the Florida High School Athletic Association Board of Directors’ approval to continue with the start of organized practice on Monday, July 27, a rare second meeting in the same week reversed that decision on Thursday evening. Now the start of the fall sports full-team workouts will[…]

SENIOR SPOTLGIHT: Jessica Brady, Key West

Name: Jessica Brady Height: 5-foot-5 GPA: 4.1 Parents names: Jodi Giordano, Patrick Brady Siblings names: Raquel Brady Sports you plan of playing in your senior season: A: Tennis Q: At what age did you start playing tennis? A: When I was 4 years old, my parents started me with tennis[…]

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Nicholas Henriquez, Key West

NAME: Nicholas Henriquez HEIGHT: 6-foot-2 WEIGHT: 200 GPA: 3.1 PARENTS: Joseph Henriquez and Yolima Bernal SIBLINGS: Kevin Florez-Henriquez and Angelo Nieto SPORTS: Football and Lacrosse Q: Who long have you been playing your sports? A: I’ve played football all my life except my junior year; I started lacrosse my sophomore[…]

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Julia Rose Niles, Key West

Name: Julia Rose Niles Height: 5-foot-9 GPA: 3.9 Parents names: Lisette and Jack Niles Siblings names: Scarlet and Jack Niles Sports you plan of playing in your senior season: A: Volleyball and Track Q: At what age did you start playing your sports? A: I started playing volleyball in middle[…]

ON THE RISE: Conch Ball continues to develop future at Key West High through summer program

Winning is always important to the Key West High baseball team, but in the current situation — after having the 2020 season snatched away as the Conchs were preparing for a deep playoff run to a potential 12th state championship — the focus, according to coach Ralphie Henriquez III, who[…]

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Nicholas Concepcion, Key West

Name: Nicolas Concepcion Height: 5-foot-9 Weight: 150 GPA: 4.510 Parents Names: Ruben Concepcion, Leslie Concepcion Sports you plan of playing in your senior season: Tennis Q: At what age did you start playing tennis? A: Around 13 Q: Did you ever play any other sports growing up? A: Soccer, ice[…]

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Lucas Dennis, Coral Shores

Name: Lucas Dennis Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 160 pounds GPA: 3.9 Parents names: George Dennis Sibling names: Gage Dennis Sports you plan of playing in your senior season: A: I plan on playing football and as for a secondary sport; I would love to do track, weightlifting, and baseball but will[…]

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Jada Waldon, Key West

Name: Jada Waldon Height: 5 -foot-6 GPA: 3.8 Parents names: Dane ́lle and Darrell Waldon Siblings names: Shyla, Tianna, Gerald, and Da ́Quan Waldon Sports you plan of playing in your senior season: A: Soccer Q: At what age did you start playing soccer? A: 5 years old. Q: Did[…]

Conchs, Dolphins have 10 selected to HSBN All-District teams

Despite having a truncated 2020 Florida High School Athletic Association spring seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the High School Baseball Network still proceeded with its annual All-District selections and among those were 10 players from Monroe County. Marathon had six players — Diosvaldo Rojas, Rene Tur, Jake Hankins, Matt[…]

SENIOR SPOTLGIHT: Elise Jordan, Coral Shores

Name: Elise Jordan Height: 5-foot-11 GPA: 3.71 Parents names: Rebecca Jordan and Scott Jordan Siblings names: Alex Jordan Sports you plan of playing in your senior season: A: Volleyball Q: At what age did you start playing volleyball? A: 11 or 12. Q: Did you ever play any other sports[…]