SPORTS & MENTAL HEALTH: FIRST KHALIL, NOW SIMONE

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By Ralph Morrow With anxiety, mental anguish and stress being the bywords for the Tokyo Olympics, and particularly Simone Biles, I was curious how far down the age...

SPORTS & MORE: HOW MUCH MONEY IS ENOUGH?

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My favorite soccer team is Barcelona (or Barça, as it’s commonly known).  And it’s all because of Lionel Messi. But now, Messi, perhaps the greatest soccer player of...

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: CONCHS KICK OFF SEASON THIS WEEK

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Football returns to Key West High School on Friday night, Aug. 20, when Monsignor Pace arrives. The 7 p.m. pre-season game will be played at the school’s...

SPORTS & MORE: KWHS athletic director also hopes to coach soccer

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Justin Martin was born and grew up in Key West, graduated from Key West High, then Flagler College in St. Augustine.  After college, he spent three  years tending to the family  business — commercial  fishing  — before he took on coaching  the Conchs’ girls soccer team. Now, since June, and at...

KEY LARGO MUSIC LEGEND’S DAUGHTER RELEASES FIRST COVER SONG

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The daughter of Keys music legend “Grateful Ted” recently released her first cover song and collaboration with Grammy award winner “Bluegrass Boy” Peter Rowan.  “Seminole Wind” is an...

SPORTS & MORE: WOMEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL HAS BEEN A LONG JOURNEY

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When I first met Diane Beruldsen, she was teaching at Sugarloaf School and playing as DBQB in a three-team women’s flag football league at Bernstein Field on...

FROM CONCH TO TITAN: MEKHI SARGENT SHINES IN NFL

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It was quite an accomplishment when Key West grad Mekhi Sargent made the 53-man Tennessee Titans cutdown squad on Aug. 31. He was to start the season...

SPORTS & MORE: RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE LADY CONCHS VOLLEYBALL

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If you hope to see Key West High School’s varsity volleyball team in action, this weekend is one of your few chances this season. The Lady Conchs...

SPORTS & MORE: KEY WEST’S LEGENDARY BASEBALL FAMILY LIVES ON

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Forty-five states and 12 years spent trying to make it to the Big Leagues, then one more year spent helping others reach the same goal. And then...

SPORTS & MORE: BRADY SHOVES ASIDE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

I keep thinking about baseball and the World Series, but then my mind shifts to football. Did you watch any or all of Tampa Bay’s (or Tom...