Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Sharks prep for season

    The Cedar Key Lady Sharks basketball team began practice Oct. 30. The varsity team has put in a hard first week of practice as they look to build on last year's end-of-season successes. The Lady Sharks will play their first home game of the season Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Come out and support the Lady Sharks!

  • Cedar Key runners improve times...

    The young Cedar Key boys' and girls' cross country squads didn't post any qualifiers for regionals, but did see across-the-board improvements from last season at the District 1A-5 5K championship meet Oct. 25 at St. Francis Catholic Academy in Gainesville, led by their sibling duo.

    Shark brother and sister Brandon (21:06.48) and Makalynn Bowling (26:53.80) were out in front for their respective teams, as the CKS boys defeated Bell and Trenton to take seventh place. The Lady Sharks were one short of enough competitors to receive an official team score.

  • CKS cross country hosts 34th...

    The 34th Annual Cedar Key Invitational Cross Country Race drew teams from across North Central Florida Thursday afternoon.

    The 3.1 mile (5 kilometer) race began under sunny skies with a brisk breeze and ended in a pouring rain. The weather prevented some times from being recorded correctly.