http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sports/rss.xml en Cedar Key girls boast promising youth on court http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-girls-boast-promising-youth-court <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jackson.jpg" alt="Sophomore point guard Jasmin Jackson is averaging double figures in scoring to lead her Lady Sharks in points per game as well as assists. " title="Sophomore point guard Jasmin Jackson is averaging double figures in scoring to lead her Lady Sharks in points per game as well as assists. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Cedar Key girls&rsquo; basketball coach David Tomlin says this year&rsquo;s varsity team might be more talented than last year&rsquo;s, but the new crop of young players don&rsquo;t have the experience to prove it quite yet.</p> <p> With seven girls gone from last year&rsquo;s squad, a handful of promising newcomers are filling important roles for the Lady Sharks, especially on defense and on the boards, where eighth-grader Rylee Smith and freshman Niya Jones are two of the top team&rsquo;s top rebounders.</p> Young Cedar Key boys hoops squad building for future http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/young-cedar-key-boys-hoops-squad-building-future <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/burns_1.jpg" alt="Sophomore southpaw guard Kris Burns leads Cedar Key in scoring this season. " title="Sophomore southpaw guard Kris Burns leads Cedar Key in scoring this season. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Cedar Key boys&rsquo; varsity basketball team needs that one thing that only time can deliver: experience.</p> <p> Most of this year&rsquo;s roster, which doesn&rsquo;t include a single senior, offers little returning experience, which means a steep learning curve is ahead for its players.</p> <p> First-year Sharks head coach Vance Dickey recognizes some strengths his team has to build on, particularly in the post, but the mental side of the game and the fundamentals will take time.</p> Cedar Key Sharks dominate at track and field districts http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-sharks-dominate-track-and-field-districts <p> Last Wednesday the Cedar Key Sharks Track and Field team traveled to Oak Hall School to participate in the FHSAA Track and Field District Finals. The results are as follows:</p> <p> Varsity Girls:</p> <p> 1st Place, Shot-put: Ashlyn Allen</p> <p> 1st Place, Adaptive Shot-put: Annie McCain</p> <p> 1st Place, Adaptive Wheel Chair 200 Dash: Annie McCain</p> <p> 1st Place, Adaptive Wheel Chair 800 Dash: Annie McCain</p> <p> 2nd Place, Pole Vault: Amanda Robinson</p> <p> 3rd Place, 100 High Hurdles: Sarah Bartholemy</p> <p> 3rd Place, Pole Vault: Jadyn Beckham</p> Good fishing weather on the horizon http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/good-fishing-weather-horizon-0 <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_29.jpg" alt="Sean with a big trout caught while with SS Charters and Capt. Danny." title="Sean with a big trout caught while with SS Charters and Capt. Danny." align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Hey everyone. I hope everyone is enjoying this little shot of nice weather and, man, let&rsquo;s hope it lasts a little while. We need some kind of good trend with no wind, no rain, and maybe, just maybe, our water will get cleared up some.</p> Shark News http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/shark-news-38 <p> <strong>Sharks fall to the Crusaders</strong><br /> <br /> By Robert Kint<br /> Shark Correspondent<br /> The varsity boy Sharks played the Ocala Christian Crusaders in a head-to-head battle on Tuesday, March 11. Unfortunately, the varsity baseball Sharks didn&rsquo;t bring home the win and ended the game with a final score of 13-3. The boys were pumped while playing, having the varsity girls there to cheer them on.<br /> Bronson defeats Lady Sharks 52-27 http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/bronson-defeats-lady-sharks-52-27 <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7629.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Cedar Key Lady Sharks plays in Bronson on Monday evening.&nbsp;</p> <p> They play at Branford on Friday, Dec. 6, and at Hilliard on Saturday, Dec. 7.&nbsp;</p> Dickey looks forward to leading boys hoops program at Cedar Key http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/dickey-looks-forward-leading-boys-hoops-program-cedar-key <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vance_dickey_sean_arnold.jpg" alt="Vance Dickey reaches Phys Ed and heads the boys hoops team at Cedar Key." title="Vance Dickey reaches Phys Ed and heads the boys hoops team at Cedar Key." align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /><p> Vance Dickey had only recently arrived in Cedar Key to teach Phys Ed and head the boys hoops team, but he was already knee-deep in the program&rsquo;s history as he cleaned out his new office.</p> <p> &ldquo;Man, there are years and years &ndash; I shouldn&rsquo;t say years, because that&rsquo;s misleading &ndash; there are decades worth of stuff here,&rdquo; Dickey says by phone while taking a break from the cleaning. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m picking up uniforms I&rsquo;m thinking are from the 1960s or 70s, and they&rsquo;re falling apart.&rdquo;</p> The length of daylight reminds us that fall is here http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/length-daylight-reminds-us-fall-here <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_20160924_081851510.jpg" alt="This third grader will remember his first keeper redfish for a long time." title="This third grader will remember his first keeper redfish for a long time." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> Although it is officially fall according to the calendar, some of our daytime temperatures are saying &ldquo;July&rdquo;. But the length of daylight is definitely reminding us that fall is here.</p>