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SLAM DUNK: OCEAN STUDIES CHARTER SCHOOL FIELDS FIRST BASKETBALL TEAMS

By Jacqueline Hale Number 27 held the ball at mid-range, just above the foul line.  He looked towards the basket, leapt from the ground, heaved the ball into the air and watched it fall into the net.  The crowd went crazy. “It felt pretty good,” seventh-grader Henry Rodriguez said with a grin.  It was...

TOP 10 THINGS TO EXPECT AT A CONCH WEDDING

One of our beloved team members in the Keys Weekly & Overseas Media Group family was recently married. Maison Sellers (formerly Benitez) recently tied the knot with Damien Sellers, in Tampa on Jan. 20. The Sellerses are a longstanding Conch family, with many historical ties to Key West and...

TAKE ME HOME: ADORABLE FACES ARE WAITING AT THE FKSPCA

Keys Weekly is thrilled each week to showcase some “furever” friends that are ready, waiting and available for their perfect adoption “match” at the Florida Keys SPCA’s Marathon campus – complete with their best qualities, preferences and turnoffs to ensure the best fit. From cats and dogs to Guinea pigs,...

SPORTS WRAP PODCAST – JAN. 26 – NFL TIGHT END COLIN THOMPSON

On this edition of the Keys Weekly Sports Wrap podcast, host Sean McDonald sits down with Colin Thompson, an NFL tight end whose professional career has taken him through stints with the New York Giants, Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers. Thompson will soon make the trip to the Southernmost...

COAST GUARD RESCUES NEARLY 400 HAITIANS FROM OVERLOADED SAIL FREIGHTER

Coast Guard Cutter Legare's crew transferred 375 Haitians and two Cubans to Bahamian authorities on Jan. 24 following rescues in Bahamian waters. Coast Guard Cutter Legare's crew rescued a person in the water on Jan. 21, about 60 miles south of Andros Island, Bahamas. The person reported they fell off...

MEET SUSIE PUSKEDRA: ESTATE-SALE MAVEN SEES IT ALL

By Cricket Desmarais Over the past 11 years, Susie Puskedra has given treasure-hunting a whole new meaning for Lower Keys islanders. When a house is sold and the owners need help disposing of the goods inside, Susie’s Key West Estate Sales makes it happen, ultimately recycling everything from fine antique...

KEYS HOOPS HEADING DOWN THE FINAL STRETCH BEFORE DISTRICT COMPETITION

Girls basketball will finish out their final week of play before district playoffs begin on Jan. 31. The boys have an extra week of regular season games before their district playoff brackets are generated on Feb. 7. The Lady Conchs and Lady Fins met in Key West on Jan. 20...

CORAL SHORES HURRICANES TOP SHORTHANDED FINS IN GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING

On Jan. 18, the Coral Shores Lady ’Canes played host to an in-county rival in girls weightlifting, squaring off against the Lady Fins from Marathon. The Hurricanes made the most of their opportunity against a shorthanded Marathon roster, avenging their loss to Marathon from earlier in the month to...

IN PICTURES: CORAL SHORES & KEY WEST WRESTLERS SQUARE OFF WITH FLORIDA CHRISTIAN

Coral Shores High School hosted a wrestling meet versus Key West, Florida Christian and Keys Gate schools on Jan. 18. With a mat laid out in the school’s courtyard, wrestlers vied for pins and submissions. ’Canes wrestler Finn McDonough went 3-0 with two pins and a technical fall. The...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: AILEE BRIGGS

Ailee BriggsFreshman, Key WestWrestling “Even at such a young age, Ailee is a leader in the wrestling room because of the constant hard work she displays. She is very focused on having success at a high level.” – Key West wrestling coach Chaz Jimenez. Ailee Briggs has only been a member...

KEYS SPORTS SCOREBOARD & SCHEDULES (JAN. 26)

Recapping past week of action for high school sports and looking forward to this week’s slate of games. THE SCOREBOARD TeamSportOpponentDateResultKey WestBoys BasketballSagemont1/17L, 89-43Key WestGirls SoccerPalmer1/17L, 5-0MarathonGirls SoccerSouth Homestead1/17L, 5-1MarathonBoys SoccerSouth Homestead1/17W, 8-3MarathonBoys BasketballEverglades Prep1/17L, 57-32Coral ShoresBoys SoccerKey West1/17T, 2-2Coral ShoresBoys BasketballMater Bay1/17W, 75-28Coral ShoresGirls BasketballMater Bay1/17W, 44-14Key WestBoys SoccerFlorida Christian1/18W,...

MEET THE 2022 KEYS WEEKLY ALL-KEYS SWIM TEAM

Two Keys schools offer swimming as a varsity sport, and it is not surprising that a place surrounded by water has produced some of the top swimmers in the Sunshine State. Both Coral Shores and Key West made appearances at the state event this year, and many prep swimmers...

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