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Today's Sports

  • On the cusp

    There was a palpable feeling in the Dixie County High School gym that Cedar Key might pull off the improbable.

    The Shark boys, looking for their first tournament win in more than two decades, had fallen behind 13-3 in the first quarter, but came storming back to take leads in the second and third quarters of the District 1A-7 quarterfinal Feb. 13 in Cross City. With four minutes remaining, on the heels of a Kris Burns layup, CKS was knotted with the Tigers at 45-45.

  • CKS softball standout Ashlyn...

    Of all the skills it takes to succeed at college softball, Ashlyn Allen is learning that patience is the one that might serve her best during her freshman campaign.

    Allen, a school record-holder in shot put and the first student to enjoy an athletics signing ceremony at Cedar Key School, is one of the most accomplished athletes to ever come out of Cedar Key.

  • Sharks take on Trenton in...

    The Cedar Key boys’ basketball team finished in a three-way tie in district wins with Bronson and Chiefland, but the tiebreaker process left the Sharks as the No. 6 seed, earning them a meeting with No. 3 seed Trenton in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

    The seven-team District 1A-7 tournament, which tips off Monday, Feb. 12, with No. 5 Chiefland and No. 6 Bronson, is at Dixie County High School in Cross City.

    The semifinals will be held Friday, Feb. 16, and the championship game will be the following Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Lady Sharks' superb season...

    The Cedar Key Lady Sharks enjoyed what was easily one of the best seasons in program history, going 12-12 and picking up four district wins.

    Their District 1A-7 tournament appearance Monday, Feb. 5, in Trenton – a 40-18 loss to Chiefland – might’ve been an anti-climactic finish to the year, but doesn’t erase the prior accomplishments.

    The Lady Sharks finished strong in the regular campaign, winning 4 of 5 down the stretch, including a couple of blowout victories against Union County.

  • Girls’ hoops tourney tips off...

    The Cedar Key girls (12-8) are the No. 6 seed in next week's District 1A-7 tournament in Trenton. They face third-seeded Chiefland Monday, Feb. 5, at 6. The Lady Indians defeated the Lady Sharks twice in the regular season, 39-31 and 55-43. The winner plays Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. versus No. 2 seed Branford or No. 7-seeded Bell. Bronson kicks off the tournament at 4:30 Monday against Dixie County. The championship game will be held Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

  • CKS boys get thrilling...

    As the Cedar Key boys’ basketball team has picked up steam and collected more victories than the program is generally accustomed to, the candidates for signature win have also begun to pile up.

    Two such examples were the Sharks’ recent intra-county wins over Bronson and Chiefland.

    But on Friday, Jan. 19, with the occasion of homecoming helping set the scene in the Shark Tank against visiting Branford, the final couple of minutes of action secured the game instant classic status.

  • 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.