Barry Gaukel

Started my photojournalist at age 14 with the prestigious “Mustang News” (Gardner Jr. High newsletter). I spent 25 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Lansing, retiring to the Keys in 2006 with my wife Lori to open Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography in Marathon. www.Shadypalmphotography.com

IN PICTURES: MARATHON BOYS SOCCER BLANKS CORAL SHORES

The Coral Shores boys soccer team traveled to Marathon to take on the Dolphins on Jan. 4. The Dolphins avenged an early-season loss to the Hurricanes with a 4-0 win, propelled by a shutout performance from goalie Aiden Judd. Marathon’s next home game is Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 6...

IN PICTURES: MARATHON WINS HOMECOMING GAME

The Marathon Dolphins scored on their opening possession last Friday night. From there, they let their shutdown defense do the rest. Marathon intercepted Palm Glades quarterback Michael Daniel a total of four times to improve to 2-5 on the season with a 7-0 win. Although fumbles limited the Dolphins’ opportunities...

IN PICTURES: 2021 MARATHON HOMECOMING PARADE

After what felt like a month for many of the heavily involved high school students and staff, homecoming week is now a wrap. This year, the students at MHS voted and decided that the homecoming's overall theme would be based around Broadway musicals. This meant that floats would be decorated...

MARATHON MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM PLAYS AT HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2 YEARS

Marathon Middle School football team played host to the Ransom Everglade Raiders on Oct. 2. The game was tied at 12 late in the fourth quarter when the Raiders scored to win 20-12. “It was great playing at home for the first time in two years. We have a...

IN PICTURES: KEY WEST & CORAL SHORES DIVE INTO SWIM SEASON

Key West High School swimmers took on Coral Shores last week in Key West. The Conch boys won 192 to 74, while the Key West girls lost 147 to 136. Sid Singh plows through the 200-meter freestyle. The Key West High School swim team sings the national anthem. The Key West...

MARATHON FALLS TO KEY WEST 5-0 ON THE SOCCER FIELD

The first event at Key West High’s new “Back Yard” was a soccer match. Marathon traveled to Key West for the first game on the new artificial turf. Key West prevailed with a 5-0 shutout of the Dolphins. The Conchs’ freshman forward Anelson Azard put on a scoring clinic...

YOUTH BASEBALL RESTARTS AT MARATHON COMMUNITY PARK

The Marathon Dolphins youth baseball team faced the South Dade Blue Jays this past weekend in the Middle Keys. The team is coached by Pete Chapman and Mason Neller, a recent graduate of Key West High School and a Marathon native playing ball for Daytona State College. Marathon shortstop and...

A LOOK BACK AT MARATHON HIGH’S FOOTBALL SEASON

The Marathon High School football team lost to Palmer Trinity on Nov. 13 in a non-conference game. Marathon will finish the season on Friday, Nov. 20 with an away game against Coral Shores High School. The game starts at 7 p.m.

MHS FOOTBALL TEAM TAKES SHOW ON THE ROAD FOR REST OF THE SEASON

Marathon football ended its at-home season Oct. 23 with a loss to Ransom Everglades. The Dolphins were able to get on the scoreboard twice, but it wasn’t enough. Marathon will be on the road for its remaining games. Next up, the team travels to Miami to play Westminster Christian...

SERVE SET SPIKE: KEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM WINS

Key West High School’s Lady Conchs hosted rivals from Marathon High School on Oct. 7 for their final regular-season contest.  Key West won the matchup 3-1. The coronavirus has affected high school sports along with so many other aspects of life. Our hats are off to all athletes working...

Coral Shores triumphs in opener – Good game for local high school teams

The Marathon Dolphins hosted the Hurricanes of Coral Shores High School for their 2020 season opener on Oct. 2. The Hurricanes got off to a fast start against a young Dolphin team and went on to win in a shutout, 41-0. “We have over 30 kids on the roster...

SENIOR NIGHT

Marathon High School celebrated the seniors of its varsity volleyball team on Sept. 29. Celine Ponzoa (with flowers, left) and Cecily Ozbun are pictured with teammates and coach Kevin Freeman, and then with their families. To see more sports photos, or purchase copies, visit shadypalmphotography.com BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly