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Today's Sports

  • Lady Sharks roll in summer hoops...

    Jasmin Jackson penetrated the lane while Hannah Brinkman dropped a trio of 3-pointers in the second half to lift the Cedar Key girls’ basketball team to a convincing 34-23 win over Keystone Heights last Thursday in Trenton.

    The meeting was part of a June summer league featuring 12 area schools. CKS concludes its league play Thursday June 29 in Trenton against Branford at 4 p.m.

    The games are timed at 20 minutes per half. The clock only stops for timeouts.

  • Lady Sharks fall just short in...

    The Cedar Key and Chiefland girls’ 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.

  • Cedar Key School recognized...

    Cedar Key School takes its sportsmanship seriously, and it’s been awarded again for its efforts.

    The school, which is the smallest public school by enrollment in Florida, received this month the Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award for Class 1A for the fourth time in six years.

    The award is issued by the FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) to schools from each classification “whose total sports program best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship as demonstrated by its coaches, players and spectators.”

  • Cedar Key produces trio of...

    Cedar Key senior Ashlyn Allen slightly bettered her shot put throw that won her a regional championship to finish third in the state in Class 1A last Friday in the Florida High School Track and Field Finals at IMG Academy in Bradenton.

    The school record-holder, who has signed to play softball at St. Petersburg College, posted a 36-foot, ¾-inch toss, beating out the fourth-place throw by fractions of a quarter inch to earn the bronze medal.

  • Allen wins regional championship...

    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.

    Cedar Key senior Ashlyn Allen had a top throw of 36 feet, ¼ inch to prevail in the girls shot put event, comfortably edging out second place’s Thalia Jackson, a junior from Trenton who posted a 34-7.5.

    Allen’s performance was even significantly improved from her district-winning throw of 34-9.5, which tied Jackson’s best at the district meet in Gainesville.

  • CK senior Allen wins district in...

    Cedar Key senior Ashlyn Allen captured the District 1A-5 championship in girls’ shot put last Wednesday at Oak Hall School in Gainesville 

    The senior’s best toss went 34 feet, 9 1/2 inches, tying Trenton’s Thalia Jackson. Allen won the tiebreaker with a longer overall average.

    She’ll be joined Thursday, April 27, at the regional championships at Indian Rocks Christian School in Largo by CKS sophomore Jasmin Jackson and Sharks seventh-grader Tristan Sloan. 

  • Lady Sharks softball rolls on...

    The Cedar Key softball team celebrated a sendoff of three seniors in its finale last Thursday in Rosewood, including the school’s first-time college softball signee in Ashlyn Allen.

    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.

  • Cedar Key offense explodes in...

    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.

    And the result resembled more of a football score than a baseball game.

    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.

    The varsity club finished with a 5-4 record.

  • Lady Sharks overcome early...

    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’ number.

    After all, it was Riverside (Trenton) that handed CKS its only loss on the season.

  • Birdies for books

    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.

    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.

    “I was nearly speechless,” Wooley said. “And you can ask my husband, that’s a rarity.”