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Fun in the Sun takes advantage of miscues to claim second title

For the second consecutive season, the Key West Coed Softball League championship ended with the same two teams in the title match and both times Fun in the Sun (formerly The Roost) took the victory over Tropical Movers. On Tuesday night at the Pepe Hernandez Field, Tropical Movers won by[…]

Lady Conchs rout Rams with 12-hit performance

A nine-run third propelled the Key West High School softball team to a 17-1 non-conference win over John Carroll Catholic on Friday night in Fort Pierce. The Lady Conchs were slated to play three games over the weekend on this long trip up the peninsula, but were cancelled leaving Key[…]

Conchs win final game before mandated break

Before the games were called off statewide on Saturday morning, due to the concern over the spread of the coronavirus, the Key West High baseball team was able to play one final time in front of a full house on Friday night at Rex Weech Field. The fans in attendance[…]

‘Fins rebound from opening loss with pair of mercy-rule victories

The week started off with a tough loss, but the Marathon High School softball team finished up with two big victories last week. On Tuesday, the Lady Dolphins fell 10-0 to Miami Palmetto High, but routed Sports Leadership and Management Academy, 22-7, on Wednesday and finished up on Friday with[…]

Slight change in standings leads into week away from diamond

With a pair of wins over the past week, Iberia Bank and Mattheessen moved into a three-way tie for first place with Elks at 8-4 in the 14-and-under division. In 12-and-under, Certified Appliance Repair pitcher Christian Koppal hurled a no-hitter to help his team hold down the top spot with[…]

Team Sandman wins Johnson tournament

Team Sandman of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, led by Miami’s Capt. John Dudas, tallied 12 sailfish releases to take top honors at the two-day Billfish Championship, a main event of the Jimmy Johnson “Quest for the Ring” Fishing Championship Week in Key Largo recently. Anglers fished over an expanded 112-mile boundary[…]

Keys schools try out new events in push for postseason meets 

The Back Yard on Tuesday was filled with track and field athletes from the three Keys schools all working hard on their events in preparation for the postseason meets slated for late April. Key West hosted Marathon and Coral Shores with some very good performances and a few personal records.[…]

Conchs show improvement but suffer same results vs. ‘Canes

In the first meeting between the Key West and Coral Shores High tennis teams, it was the Hurricanes that earned a 7-0 on the boys side, while the Lady ’Canes prevailed 4-3. Despite posting identical final scores in the rematch on Thursday afternoon, Conchs coach Paul Findlay expressed his pleasure[…]

Lady Conchs raise level of play to pull away from Lady ‘Canes

Three late goals sealed an 11-8 win on Wednesday for the Key West High School girls lacrosse team in a District 16-1A match at The Back Yard against Monroe County rival Coral Shores. The Lady Conchs held a 6-2 advantage going into the half, but Coral Shores rallied to pull[…]

Jolly’s maintains lead on league

Twice this past week first-place Jolly’s Liquor (11-1 overall) was challenged early, but two times the top dogs managed to escape with a victory to maintain a three-game lead on 5 BrotherS (8-4), which also earned a win this week. The Outlaws (6-5) kept pace with the Jolly’s by winning its[…]