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League show signs of improvement with first no-hitter in record books

The Key West Girls Softball Recreational League said goodbye to outgoing president Shawn Hamlin at the opening ceremony on Thursday at Rosa E. Hernandez Softball Field, then got to the best part of the season — playing ball. This year, the league is host to five C Division squads with[…]

Lady ‘Canes benefit from new postseason system

Being the first season of the new FHSAA postseason format, after suffering a loss in the district semifinals last week, Coral Shores High girls basketball coach Pat Meyers admitted “We didn’t know what to do, because we thought it might be done.” After all, in years past, a loss in[…]

Solid opening to season for SMV U-14 team

The season started with a bang for the Southernmost Volleyball Club’s Under-14 Black squad as they cruise through pool play unbeaten for a berth in the Gold Division during Volleyfest of the Palm Beaches on Jan. 18-19. To reach the Gold Division playoffs, the SMV U14s, coached by Iveta Pavlik[…]

League cannot control weather, but has big influence on scoring

After a week away from the Southernmost Rink due to a flooded floor, the Southernmost Hockey Club got back into full action on Saturday morning with five games on tap. Action begins each Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and ends the day of action with the youngsters, the 6-and-Under stealing[…]

Dolphins’ season ends in playoff opener

It was certainly a different feel going into the postseason this year for the Marathon High boys basketball team as opposed to the previous four seasons, when they were favorites to reach the championships. This season, the Dolphins were just hoping to survive and advance, starting on Monday night in[…]

Conchs get surprise berth in state playoffs, take on top-seeded Eagles

It was a long wait to determine if the Key West High school boys soccer team would advance to the Class 4A State Tournament, but they learned on Sunday they earned the No. 8 seed in the highly competitive Region 4-4A Quarterfinals. The Conchs take on No. 1-seed North Broward[…]

Conchs get surprise berth in state playoffs, take on top-seeded Eagles

It was a long wait to determine if the Key West High school boys soccer team would advance to the Class 4A State Tournament, but they learned on Sunday they earned the No. 8 seed in the highly competitive Region 4-4A Quarterfinals. The Conchs take on No. 1-seed North Broward[…]

Action heating up on hard courts

The hardwood action remained highly-contested this past week in the Key West PAL Youth Basketball League as five of the six games played at Douglass Gymnasium were determined by fewer than 10 points —three of those by five or fewer. With the on-court action starting to hit midseason stride, more[…]

Tight games validate parity between teams

A pair of really close games was contested last week in the Key West Coed Softball League. Rarely does a game end in a tie, but the opener between Master Batters and Tropical Movers was deadlocked after nine innings. In the night cap, a walk-off base hit was needed to[…]

Hurricanes take next step in playoffs against Raiders

At the beginning of the prep soccer season, a local sportswriter predicted the Coral Shores High School girls soccer team would win their district and advance to the state tournament, but the road to get to the championship, which the Lady ’Canes won last week, was filled with lots of[…]