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Today's News

  • Upstart Sharks fall short in district tournament

    When Cedar Key coach David Tomlin reflected on his team’s tournament loss to rival Bronson Monday night, he saw a lot of good both teams could take away from the closely-fought district quarterfinal matchup.

    No. 4 seed Bronson, which answered a Sharks rally in the middle quarters, prevailed 54-47 to move on to face top-seeded and No. 2-ranked Trenton in Thursday’s District 1A-7 semifinal round at 7:30 p.m. in Trenton.

  • Boys hoops set for district tournament in Bell

    Monday marks the start of the opening round of the District 1A-7 boys’ basketball tournament in Bell, but local county teams Chiefland, Cedar Key and Bronson will have to wait a day to tip off their quarterfinal bids.

    No. 6 seed Chiefland (4-16) meets county rival Bronson (10-11), the third seed, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, before No. 7 Cedar Key (1-20) takes on second-seeded Dixie County (Cross City) that night at 7:30 p.m.

  • Arts Center to open new show Feb. 4

    A public art opening for Wings and Lois Benninghoff’s Mixed Mediums Show opens Feb. 4, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Appetizers, drinks and conversation will be available to all.

    Come share a little time with the art community of Cedar Key and enjoy all of the art produced by the community for the annual Open Art Show.

    This year the theme is “Wings.” It is fun to see what people create that shows their personal interpretation of the theme.

  • Davis begins role as editor of newspaper

    David Davis is the new editor for the Chiefland Citizen and the Cedar Key Beacon. Citizen General Manager Dale Bowen made the announcement Feb. 2.

    “David has vast experience in the journalism field and an excellent understanding of community newspapers,” Bowen said. “We are excited to have David on the team, I know the community will appreciate his improvements to the newspapers.”

  • 1842 Daily Grind reopens in Cedar Key

    Terry Williams and Martin Kemp were emotionally devastated. Their business was just simply devastated in late September 2015 by Hurricane Hermine, but with the passage of time and hard work, the two men healed their damaged emotions and their destroyed business.

    So, it was with a shared sense of excitement on the morning of Jan. 26, when they left home to open their small coffee shop and restaurant for what was essentially, their third grand opening within the past six months.  

  • Lady Sharks open district tournament Monday in Trenton

    The Cedar Key girls kick off the District 1A-7 tournament next Monday, Jan. 30, as the fifth-seeded Lady Sharks take on No. 4 seed Bronson.

    Monday’s tipoff is at 6 p.m. at Trenton High School.

    CKS (6-15, 4-8) and the Lady Eagles (10-10, 7-5) split their pair of regular season matchups, with each claiming a home victory. Cedar Key came from behind to knock off BMHS 36-32 in early January, after Bronson prevailed 50-37 in their earlier meeting in December.

  • Bucs sink Sharks from beyond the arc

    Every time Cedar Key threatened to make it a single-digit game, Branford would hit a shot.

    The Buccaneers maintained a 10- to 13-point edge throughout the third quarter last Friday, before pulling away in the fourth for a 62-37 district road win on the Sharks’ homecoming night.

    Branford hit six 3s in the opening half – including five by Jonathan Ardilla – to wipe away an 11-3 advantage by the Sharks and build up a 35-24 lead by halftime.

  • Smith, Brinkman crowned at Cedar Key homecoming ceremony

    In a rowdy Cedar Key gym last Friday, CKS crowned its homecoming king and queen during halftime of its boys’ basketball game against Branford.

    The Sharks’ 2016-17 homecoming king and queen are Nathanael Brinkman and Emily Smith.

    Abby O’Steen was named homecoming princess, while Darius Berger was tabbed the homecoming prince.

    The remainder of the senior court included: Ashlyn Allen, Jesse Crawford, Savannah Howard and Heather Sikes.

  • Bronson fends off improving Cedar Key squad in boys hoops

    For the second game in a row, the Cedar Key boys hacked into a double-digit second-half deficit to make for a more interesting finish.

    The Sharks trailed Bronson by as many as 17 points in the fourth last Thursday, but kept plugging away, eventually getting it to within six points in the final minute.

    The Eagles fended off the rally in the end, however, securing a 62-54 win to improve to 4-3 in District 1A-7.

  • Cedar Key girls come back for thrilling county win over Bronson

    The Cedar Key girls already had to survive a critical stretch in the third quarter without its top player, do-it-all sophomore Jasmin Jackson, who rested with four offensive fouls last Thursday in the CKS gym.

    Then, in the final two minutes of the game, the Lady Sharks would have to do it again without Jackson, who fouled out with just over two minutes to play, with her team clinging to a 32-30 lead against county and district rival Bronson.

    But the young-and-improving CKS squad showed its defense was up to the task.