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Today's Sports

  • Cedar Key scores high marks in...

     

    The Cedar Key girls scored a win in the pole vault event while the school’s competitors captured top-three finishes in four other categories at the Cedar Key School Relays in Rosewood last Thursday.

  • Cedar Key Open coming to...

    The second Cedar Key Open Golf Tournament will be held March 8 at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.

    The tournament will be a four-person scramble with registration at 11:30 a.m., and a shotgun start at 1:00 PM.

    A bag lunch will be provided by The Big Deck Raw Bar, of Cedar Key.

    Prizes donated by local businesses and community members, and a low country boil, compliments of Ricky Cook and The Big Deck, will immediately follow the tournament at the Big Deck Raw Bar on Dock Street in Cedar Key. Music will be provided by Matt Sky and the Virginian.

  • Sharks drop district tournament...

    The Cedar Key boys’ basketball team had its moments in the first half of its district tournament opener against Dixie County.

    The seventh-seeded Sharks reached double digits in each of the first two quarters behind a trio of 3s, and helped itself to an 11-6 run after digging into an 11-0 deficit to open the game.

    But the eventual district champion Bears ultimately had too much firepower against a young and developing CKS squad, as they thrived off defensive takeaways to post a 76-30 win in the district quarterfinal in Bell.

  • Upstart Sharks fall short in...

    When Cedar Key coach David Tomlin reflected on his team’s tournament loss to rival Bronson Monday night, he saw a lot of good both teams could take away from the closely-fought district quarterfinal matchup.

    No. 4 seed Bronson, which answered a Sharks rally in the middle quarters, prevailed 54-47 to move on to face top-seeded and No. 2-ranked Trenton in Thursday’s District 1A-7 semifinal round at 7:30 p.m. in Trenton.

  • Boys hoops set for district...

    Monday marks the start of the opening round of the District 1A-7 boys’ 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.

    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.

  • Lady Sharks open district...

    The Cedar Key girls kick off the District 1A-7 tournament next Monday, Jan. 30, as the fifth-seeded Lady Sharks take on No. 4 seed Bronson.

    Monday’s tipoff is at 6 p.m. at Trenton High School.

    CKS (6-15, 4-8) and the Lady Eagles (10-10, 7-5) split their pair of regular season matchups, with each claiming a home victory. Cedar Key came from behind to knock off BMHS 36-32 in early January, after Bronson prevailed 50-37 in their earlier meeting in December.

  • Local siblings share big dreams...

    Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    She’s a budding prep star, one of the standouts among the county’s impressive class of sophomores.

    He’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.

    Her older brother’s former team, a team she once rooted for, is now her neighboring rival.

    He now roots for Cedar Key, at least when it comes to his sister’s Lady Sharks.

  • Bucs sink Sharks from beyond the...

    Every time Cedar Key threatened to make it a single-digit game, Branford would hit a shot.

    The Buccaneers maintained a 10- to 13-point edge throughout the third quarter last Friday, before pulling away in the fourth for a 62-37 district road win on the Sharks’ homecoming night.

    Branford hit six 3s in the opening half – including five by Jonathan Ardilla – to wipe away an 11-3 advantage by the Sharks and build up a 35-24 lead by halftime.

  • Bronson fends off improving...

    For the second game in a row, the Cedar Key boys hacked into a double-digit second-half deficit to make for a more interesting finish.

    The Sharks trailed Bronson by as many as 17 points in the fourth last Thursday, but kept plugging away, eventually getting it to within six points in the final minute.

    The Eagles fended off the rally in the end, however, securing a 62-54 win to improve to 4-3 in District 1A-7.

  • Cedar Key girls come back for...

    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.

    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.

    But the young-and-improving CKS squad showed its defense was up to the task.