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YOUTH BASKETBALL PAL WINTER LEAGUE: Brightly lit Douglass Gym dream for kids, photo ops

Games are underway for the Key West Police Athletic League Winter Youth Basketball League at the recently renovate Frederick Douglass Community Center. In 2018, the facility — to include the Douglass Gym — was near completion of the construction, thus the PAL league did not play. This year, there are three divisions that play each[…]

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Coral Shores ends season on three-game win streak

“It doesn’t get much better than this to close out the season.” Without a postseason to fight for, Coral Shores coach Jarrod Mandozzi expressed his pleasure for the the program’s three-game win-streak to conclude the 2018-19 campaign as on Thursday night the Hurricanes spoiled IMater’s Senior Night with a 80-63 victory in front of a[…]

McDonald commits to FIU football

For the past five season Jackson McDonald has been the signal caller for the Marathon High football team, but when it came to picking where to play in college, with several schools recruiting the 6-foot-4, 220-pound multitalented athlete, the senior decided upon Division-I Florida International University, where he will not be playing quarterback but still[…]

Main Attraction takes top honors at 29th annual Cheeca Lodge’s Presidential Sailfish Tournament

ISLAMORADA — Cheeca Lodge and Spa’s 29th annual Presidential Sailfish Tournament, the third leg of the Florida Keys’ Gold Cup Series, hosted 73 competitive anglers recently in the sportfishing capital of the world. Clinching first place was Team Main Attraction, which earned overall champion honors releasing a total of 10 sailfish. Team members included Mark[…]

League adds to storied history with treasured performances during opening ceremonies

It was a memorable evening for the Key West Girls Softball Recreational League, as the opening ceremony celebrated 28 years at the Rosa E. Hernandez Softball Field on the corner of Kennedy and Northside Drive. The youth of Key West were all part of the league opener, from the Key West High School Navy Junior[…]

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Marathon claims Monroe County title with first victory on Key West’s home court in quarter century

In 19 years of coaching at Marathon High, Kevin Freeman has accomplished a number of feats, but one that has always eluded him is winning a boys basketball game in Key West. In fact, the last time the Dolphins won on the Conchs’ home court was during the 1992-93 season in the old gym before[…]

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Key West eliminated by Coral Shore in third loss to Monroe County rivals this season

Beating a team three times in a season is never an easy accomplishment, especially when it’s a county rival, but that is exactly the position the Coral Shores High girls basketball team found itself in entering the Wednesday’s District 16-5A semifinal against Key West. Despite having won eight straight against Monroe County rivals and four[…]

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Coral Shores closes out home schedule with victory

Playing for the final time in front of their home crowd on Wednesday, seniors Alberto Rodriguez, Valente Reynoso-Heat, Tyler Court, Tim Orr and Robbie Prosek made sure to make it memorable as they avenged a one-point loss last month to Somerset South Homestead with a 61-57 victory on Senior Night in Tavernier. “What a fitting[…]

MEN’S OVER-37 SOFTBALL: Whole lot of runs and hits logged last week

It is unclear if this is a record for the Men’s Over -37, Men’s Over-39 or the original Jewfish League, but the opening game on Friday night produced 71 runs on 88 base hits. In the nightcap last week, there were 51 hits sprayed around DeWitt Roberts Field for a total of 139 base knocks.[…]

PREP GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING: HIGH EXPECTATIONS: Mendez game plan: lift hard and leave it all on the mat

For the third time in her high school weightlifting career, Marathon senior Oriana Mendez will compete in Florida High School Girls Class 1A Weightlifting State Championships with a realistic chance to make the top five and even higher in the 154-pound weight class. En route to the state meet, Mendez became the District 16-1A Champion[…]