http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sports/rss.xml/sports/rss.xml en 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> 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>