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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Creig Silimon, Key West

Name: Creig Silimon Height: 6-foot-4 Weight: 182 pounds GPA: 3.441 Parents Names: Creighton Silimon, Sabrina Wright Siblings Names: Whitney Bryant, Citierria Silimon What sports do you plan on playing in your senior season?: A: Wrestling Q: At what age did you start wrestling? A: 6 years old. Q: Did you[…]

Key West Community Sailing Center set to host yearly event

  Out of Garrison Bight and around Sigsbee, the fleet will come during the 46th annual ‘Round the Island Race on Sunday starting at 11 a.m. By high noon, most will be making dramatic maneuvers to get beneath the Cow Key Bridge, followed by a sprint down Smathers Beach then back[…]

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Katy Borders, Coral Shores

Name: Katy Borders Height: 5-foot-5 GPA: 4.3 Parents Names: Kathie and Charles Borders Siblings Names: Sophie and Davis Borders Q: Sports you plan of playing in your senior season: A: Swimming and Track and Field. Q: At what age did you start playing your sports? A: I have been swimming[…]

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Key West High’s Ryan Star Gage

Name: Ryan Star Gage Height: 5-foot-8 GPA: 3.7 Parents Names: Toni Michelle Gage and Rick Gage Siblings Names: Rikki Shea Gage Sports you plan on playing in your senior season: A: Volleyball Q: At what age did you start playing volleyball? A: I was 11 when I started playing volleyball.[…]

PART OF THE CULTURE: Outgoing Conchs principal Amber Archer Acevedo is a major part of Conch Pride

With her father being legendary Key West sportswriter Glenn Archer, it should come as no surprise that athletics are a major part of retiring Key West High principal Amber Archer Acevedo’s life. “I have a true passion for sports and the reality of it is that when I went to[…]

Permits not approved by city due to coronavirus restrictions

Tick, tick, tick … the clock continued to countdown on the Swim Around Key West website Thursday afternoon, less than two days before the 44th annual event was scheduled to start on Saturday morning from Smathers Beach. It is winding down toward an event that will not take place as,[…]

RISING FROM THE WATER: Key West Community Sailing Center completes rebuilding of docks

Four O’Day Mariner day-sailors, several Hobie Waves and other boats were destroyed, the slips for privately owned boats were left in tatters, those losses hit the Key West Community Sailing Center hard following Hurricane Irma in September 2017. “We could not provide dockage for private day-sailors and we lost the[…]

Hurricanes star keeper Chilton inks scholarship at Bard College

Since her freshman season, Madeline Chilton has been a fixture in goal for Coral Shores High girls soccer team, as well as in the Keys — being named the All-Monroe County Player of the Year this season. The newly graduated Lady ‘Canes standout will now continue her playing career in[…]

Ricart to play basketball at FNU next year

For the past half-decade, Leta Ricart has been a staple of the Monroe County girls basketball scene as she has been a part of the All-County team for each of the past five seasons and twice named the All-County Player of the Year in the span. Now the Lady ‘Fins[…]

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN?: Conchs moving on but will always ponder potential outcome of season

What could have been? That will be a question that is never answered but often pondered by Key West High baseball fans and players, as the 2020 version of the Conchs seemed primed to snap a 15-year drought without a state title — the longest in school history. “I know[…]