The Key West boys wrestling team celebrates a win at the MLK Duals at Miami Jackson Senior High School on Jan. 19. CONTRIBUTED

Conchs wrestling picked up another duals win on Jan. 19 at the MLK Duals hosted at Miami Jackson Senior High School. The Fighting Conchs continue to show their grappling prowess in their pursuit of 15th consecutive district championship. This year’s contest will be held at Coral Shores on Feb. 15. While the boys were dominating at the duals, the Lady Conchs made an impressive showing at the Lady Indian Invitational Jan. 20. Bringing home medals from the Immokalee event were Natalie Arguello, who won the 135 lb. competition, Sheyla Figueira, who was the 100 lb. runner-up, and Isabella Cosme, who placed fourth in the 140 lb. class. 

Tracy McDonald fled to the Keys from the frozen mountains of Pennsylvania hours after graduating from college and never looked back. She is a second generation coach and educator, and has taught in the public school system for over 25 years. She and her husband met at a beginning teacher meeting in 1997 and have three children born and raised in Monroe County. In her free time, McDonald loves flea markets, historical fiction and long runs in the heat.