http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sports/rss.xml en Lady Sharks fall just short in summer hoops http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/lady-sharks-fall-just-short-summer-hoops <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jasmin_jackson_1.jpg" alt="Cedar Key junior-to-be Jasmin Jackson is receiving multiple basketball scholarship offers from colleges." title="Cedar Key junior-to-be Jasmin Jackson is receiving multiple basketball scholarship offers from colleges." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Cedar Key and Chiefland girls&rsquo; hoops squads met for a closely-fought game last Thursday in the CKS gym, as the Lady Indians eked out the Lady Sharks 28-27 in overtime as part of the local Summer League Basketball season. The league features teams made of players from 12 area schools, including Trenton, Williston and Newberry. Cedar Key borrowed some players from the Branford squad because a banquet scheduled that night left the Lady Sharks shorthanded.</p> Allen wins regional championship in shot put http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/allen-wins-regional-championship-shot-put <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ck_school_ashlyn_allen_salutatorian_2.jpg" alt="Ashlyn Allen" title="Ashlyn Allen" align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> A pair of area track and field athletes followed up their district championships with wins at the Class 1A, Region 2 meet at Indian Rocks Christian School in Largo last Thursday.</p> <p> Cedar Key senior Ashlyn Allen had a top throw of 36 feet, &frac14; inch to prevail in the girls shot put event, comfortably edging out second place&rsquo;s Thalia Jackson, a junior from Trenton who posted a 34-7.5.</p> <p> Allen&rsquo;s performance was even significantly improved from her district-winning throw of 34-9.5, which tied Jackson&rsquo;s best at the district meet in Gainesville.</p> Cedar Key offense explodes in baseball finale http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-offense-explodes-baseball-finale <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brinkman_catching.jpg" alt="Cedar Key senior catcher Nathaniel Brinkman in his final game as a Shark." title="Cedar Key senior catcher Nathaniel Brinkman in his final game as a Shark." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Cedar Key boys baseball team avenged an earlier loss on the season to Ocala-Meadowbrook and sent out its lone senior in style on senior night last Thursday in Rosewood.</p> <p> And the result resembled more of a football score than a baseball game.</p> <p> The Sharks scored multiple runs in five different innings and twice batted around the lineup to issue a 21-11 win in the season finale.</p> <p> The varsity club finished with a 5-4 record.</p> Lady Sharks softball rolls on senior night http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/lady-sharks-softball-rolls-senior-night <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/allen_on_base.jpg" alt="Cedar Key senior shortstop Ashlyn Allen played her last game for the Lady Sharks on senior night last Thursday." title="Cedar Key senior shortstop Ashlyn Allen played her last game for the Lady Sharks on senior night last Thursday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Cedar Key softball team celebrated a sendoff of three seniors in its finale last Thursday in Rosewood, including the school&rsquo;s first-time college softball signee in Ashlyn Allen.</p> <p> It was a feel-good outing for the Lady Sharks all around as they cruised to a 17-2 win in three innings against Ocala-Meadowbrook.</p> Lady Sharks overcome early deficit for softball win http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/lady-sharks-overcome-early-deficit-softball-win <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6668.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> When the Riverside Christian softball team bursted out of the gate Monday with three hits and a pair of runs in the top of the first inning against Cedar Key, it appeared the Lady Wranglers just might have the Lady Sharks&rsquo; number.</p> <p> After all, it was Riverside (Trenton) that handed CKS its only loss on the season.</p> 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>