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Patriotic crowd takes on humidity, rain shower to celebrate holiday

Decked out in red, white and blue, nearly 300 runners and walkers took part in the Rotary Club of Key West Firecracker 5K Run/Walk on a very warm and rainy Fourth of July morning. The race began under cloudy skies, but 30 minutes into the event the skies opened with[…]

COED SOFTBALL: Trio of teams tied for first at end of season

So far there are trio of teams — The Roost, Key West Health and T&W Chevron Auto Repair — sitting atop the standings at 8-4 after a completed regular-season schedule. One more has the chance to join them at 7:45 tonight when Tropical Movers takes on the Master Batters, who[…]

Faraldo’s Focus: Key West native remains unbeaten in career after professional debut

As an amateur mixed martial artist, Key West native Roman Faraldo was undefeated at 6-0, with four knockouts, holding three welterweight belts as well as the gold medal from the Miami Jiu-Jitsu tournament in 2017. Also the No. 1 prospect in the Southeast Region, Faraldo decided it was time to[…]

Lazzo wins Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament

It didn’t take a big fish to win the LLGF Fishing Screamin’ Reels tournament, June 21-23 in Islamorada, Florida, hosted by Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing. Thirty women caught a total of 145 mahi as well as 12 other offshore and inshore species. Fifty-nine mahi were released. Halley Lazzo of Tavernier,[…]

Lady Conchs put up fight at Swamp Classic

A pair of Key West girls travel team squad were back on the mainland last weekend for the Swamp Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, and while neither came back with a title both were strong contenders in the tournament. The 10-and-Under Lady Conchs finished their bracket play 2-1, before reaching the[…]

Krowka at top of South Florida, Keys guides list

In every profession, there are people who rise above the rest, and in the realm of fishing guides, Capt. Mark Krowka is becoming one of the best to fish South Florida and the Keys. Krowka cares deeply about the waters and environment on which he plies his trade, and especially[…]

Morays clinch No. 1 seed heading into the postseason

Needing to just take care of its own business in order to claim the No. 1 seed headed into the playoff, the T&W Chevron Auto Repair Morays were able to do just that as they knocked off Rich’s Snapper to secure their spot, as the Breakfast Club Too Jaibas finished[…]

Garcia named 5A coach of the year, 5 county players honored

After guiding the Key West High softball team to only its second trip ever to the Florida High School Athletic Association Region Finals as well as a No. 10 ranking in the Miracle Sport final poll of the season, the Lady Conchs’ Jason Garcia’s dedication was honored as the Class[…]

MEN’S SOFTBALL: Key West Electric wins 1st; 5 Brothers remains unbeaten

Key West Electric is in the win column. The newcomer to Key West Men’s Softball League was winless in its first nine games before picking up its initial victory — against Paradise, which is now just two games ahead in the loss column at 1-7. Atop the league is still[…]

COED SOFTBALL: Four-way tie atop league standing with just two weeks to play

Five total games are all that remain in the Key West Coed Softball regular season, three tonight and two next week, but at this point of the season there is still a lot to be determined as after last week’s games four teams were tied atop the standings at 7-4.[…]