http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sports/rss.xml en Cedar Key scores high marks in pole vault, shot put http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-scores-high-marks-pole-vault-shot-put <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4719.jpg" alt="Wade Gore" title="Wade Gore" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 10px; line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-indent: 13.5px; font-size: 10px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';"> The Cedar Key girls scored a win in the pole vault event while the school&rsquo;s competitors captured top-three finishes in four other categories at the Cedar Key School Relays in Rosewood last Thursday.</p> Birdies for books http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/birdies-books <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4403.jpg" alt="Betty Costello tees off on No. 16 at the Cedar Key Open." title="Betty Costello tees off on No. 16 at the Cedar Key Open." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Sue Wooley, the president of the Friends of the Cedar Key Library, was stunned last year at the size of the donation to the library from the first-ever Cedar Key Open charity golf event.</p> <p> Last Wednesday, the Chiefland Golf and Country Club and the Big Deck Raw Bar hosted the second edition of the Open, and the amount of funds raised was doubled from the previous year.</p> <p> &ldquo;I was nearly speechless,&rdquo; Wooley said. &ldquo;And you can ask my husband, that&rsquo;s a rarity.&rdquo;</p> Boys hoops set for district tournament in Bell http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/boys-hoops-set-district-tournament-bell <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1321_0.jpg" alt="No. 7 seeded-Cedar Key faces No. 2 Dixie County 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bell in the boys&#039; District 1A-7 quarterfinals." title="No. 7 seeded-Cedar Key faces No. 2 Dixie County 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bell in the boys&#039; District 1A-7 quarterfinals." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Monday marks the start of the opening round of the District 1A-7 boys&rsquo; 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> Local siblings share big dreams on the court http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/local-siblings-share-big-dreams-court <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jasmin_vs_fw.jpg" alt="Cedar Key sophomore Jasmin Jackson leads Cedar Key in scoring in her third year as a varsity starter." title="Cedar Key sophomore Jasmin Jackson leads Cedar Key in scoring in her third year as a varsity starter." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Sean Arnold</p> <p> Staff writer</p> <p> She&rsquo;s a budding prep star, one of the standouts among the county&rsquo;s impressive class of sophomores.</p> <p> He&rsquo;s a former county star, having twice led Chiefland in scoring, and having played a key role in its final four run in 2014, now on the verge of starting the next phase of his hoops career.</p> <p> Her older brother&rsquo;s former team, a team she once rooted for, is now her neighboring rival.</p> <p> He now roots for Cedar Key, at least when it comes to his sister&rsquo;s Lady Sharks.</p> Cedar Key girls come back for thrilling county win over Bronson http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-girls-come-back-thrilling-county-win-over-bronson <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0717.jpg" alt="Cedar Key seventh-grader Makalynn Bowling defends Bronson guard Myia Knight late in the Lady Sharks&#039; win over the Lady Eagles last Thursday." title="Cedar Key seventh-grader Makalynn Bowling defends Bronson guard Myia Knight late in the Lady Sharks&#039; win over the Lady Eagles last Thursday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> But the young-and-improving CKS squad showed its defense was up to the task.</p> Cedar Key Open coming to Chiefland Golf and Country Club Wednesday http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-open-coming-chiefland-golf-and-country-club-wednesday <p> The second Cedar Key Open Golf Tournament will be held March 8 at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.</p> <p> The tournament will be a four-person scramble with registration at 11:30 a.m., and a shotgun start at 1:00 PM.</p> <p> A bag lunch will be provided by The Big Deck Raw Bar, of Cedar Key.</p> <p> Prizes donated by local businesses and community members, and a low country boil, compliments of Ricky Cook and The Big Deck, will immediately follow the tournament at the Big Deck Raw Bar on Dock Street in Cedar Key. Music will be provided by Matt Sky and the Virginian.</p> Sharks host Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/sharks-host-drummond-bank-cks-beach-ball-holiday-tournament <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_20161212_152416627.jpg" alt="Pictured, from left: CKS sophomore Jasmin Jackson; sophomore Hannah Brinkman; sophomore Kris Burns; and freshman John Boyle." title="Pictured, from left: CKS sophomore Jasmin Jackson; sophomore Hannah Brinkman; sophomore Kris Burns; and freshman John Boyle." align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> Cedar Key School will be hosting its second consecutive holiday tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 22.</p> <p> This year, CKS is excited to have Drummond Bank as the exclusive sponsor of the event, as it&rsquo;s provided tremendous support for the tournament.</p> <p> The four teams participating on the boys&rsquo; side of the draw are: Trenton, Oak Hall, Florida State University School (Tallahassee) and Cedar Key.</p> Upstart Sharks fall short in district tournament http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/upstart-sharks-fall-short-district-tournament <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1832_0.jpg" alt="Cedar Key sophomore Jasmin Jackson scored a game-high 28 points against Bronson Monday in the District 1A-7 quarterfinals before fouling out in the third quarter of a 54-47 loss to the Eagles." title="Cedar Key sophomore Jasmin Jackson scored a game-high 28 points against Bronson Monday in the District 1A-7 quarterfinals before fouling out in the third quarter of a 54-47 loss to the Eagles." align="left" hspace="6" width="117" height="85" /><p> When Cedar Key coach David Tomlin reflected on his team&rsquo;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.</p> <p> 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&rsquo;s District 1A-7 semifinal round at 7:30 p.m. in Trenton.</p>