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Today's Sports

  • Lady Sharks split county tilts,...

    The Cedar Key girls’ basketball team stumbled out of the gate in its return from the holiday break, but quickly returned to its recent winning ways, establishing an overall upward trend as it enters the key part of the season.

    Free throws and rebounds were trouble areas for the Lady Shark in their Jan. 2 home meeting against Chiefland, as the Lady Indians prevailed 55-43.

  • Sharks avenge county foes

    What a difference a new year can make.

    In its first game of 2018, the Cedar Key boys’ basketball team looked like a remade team compared to the one that fell to Chiefland by 19 just two weeks prior during Christmas break.

    The Sharks fixed their transition turnover woes that hurt them so much against the Indians Dec. 21, which came after the county and district rivals locked into an overtime thriller in Chiefland at the end of November.

  • Lady Sharks thrive in Drummond...

    Cedar Key got just about everything it could ask for in the Drummond Bank CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament Dec. 19 and Dec. 20.

    Seven of the nine games in the six-team tourney were decided by five points or less, with multiple even going into overtime.

    And the Lady Sharks (4-7) advanced to the championship game, where they eventually fell 34-32 in a closely-fought final.

  • Indians pull away from Sharks in...

    In their two meetings with Chiefland this season, the Cedar Key boys’ basketball team has run into an Indian shooter who was red hot from beyond the arc.

    In their first game, CMHS sophomore Ty Corbin lit up the gym with six 3s to help lift his squad past the Sharks in overtime. In the SAMCO Classic Christmas Tournament in the Dec. 21, it was Payne Parnell’s turn.

  • Cedar Key hoops drop pair in...

    The Cedar Key boys’ and girls’ varsity squads fell short in their respective games at Bronson in district and intra-county hoops action Dec. 12.

    Both teams fought to within single-digit margins in the fourth quarter, but discrepancies at the foul line proved tough to overcome.

    The Shark boys saw a balanced effort from its scorers, with five shooters notching at least eight points. CKS also found success late in the paint, and first-year coach John Miller applauded his team’s pressure defense.

  • Drummond Holiday Tournament...

    One of the staples of the holiday season are hoops tournaments.

    Cedar Key School is hosting its second Drummond Bank CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament Dec. 19 and Dec. 20.

    The tourney features six girls’ squads, including Branford, Chiefland and The Rock (Gainesville) in Pool A; and Fort White, Keystone Heights and the Lady Sharks constituting Pool B.

    Each school plays twice on Day 1 in pool play.

  • Sharks fall short in overtime...

    An exhausted first-year Cedar Key coach John Miller took a seat on the bench before loading his team on the bus, taking a moment to reflect on his team’s upset-minded performance in Chiefland Nov. 30.

    Despite ultimately coming up short in overtime, Miller couldn’t have asked anymore from his team.

    “Cedar Key fought, they fought as hard as they could possibly fight and it just didn’t happen tonight,” Miller said.

  • Free throw misses sink Lady...

    After pulling itself out of multiple deficits throughout the game against Chiefland, the Cedar Key girls’ basketball team trailed 30-29 in the waning minutes of play.

    But another comeback effort wasn’t in the cards for the Lady Sharks, as the Lady Indians made enough of their free throws to stave off the visitors for a 39-31 win in the CMHS gym Nov. 30.

    While Chiefland finished at 50 percent on 20 foul shot attempts, CKS converted just four of its 16 attempts (25 percent).

  • Lady Sharks seeking first...

    Cedar Key girls’ basketball coach David Tomlin sees the second playoff berth in District 1A-7 as wide open for the taking.

    Trenton is the overwhelming favorite to win the district, after a couple of regional finals appearances and a state finals appearance the last two seasons, but Tomlin sees several schools as possessing reasonable hopes of claiming the runner-up spot, and he includes his Lady Sharks in that group.

  • Miller looks to build foundation...

    There was a time when Cedar Key’s boys’ basketball was a fixture in the state playoffs.

    From 1961 to 1969, the Sharks made the playoffs seven times, winning a state championship in 1965. During that era, they advanced to the state semifinals four times: 1952, 1961, 1962 and 1965.

    The goals for first-year CKS head coach John Miller aren’t quite that lofty, as the Sharks have made the playoffs twice (1976, 1995) in the 48 years since. But he hopes to restore some of that winning aura to CKS hoops.