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Today's Sports

  • After districts, Sharks look...

    Frankie Beckham shattered his course time at Mt. Dora from last season, shaving a full three minutes to finish the district meet in 21:31.

    Joseph Bishop dropped almost two minutes from his time last year for a 21:35 finish. Aaron Esposito took more than three minutes off his course time and battled yearlong Seven Rivers foe Jacob Benoit into the chute.

  • Dustin Berger lives life to the...

    Twenty-two-year-old Dustin Burger, an active volunteer in the community, is the new assistant basketball coach for Cedar Key Middle School boys. He works under the direction of head coach Norman “Biz” Paeth.

    “I love it,” Dustin said of his new responsibilities.

    Dustin brings 4 years of competitive ball experience and unbridled enthusiasm to the team. He played for Cedar Key Middle from 2003-2007. Joshua, his younger brother, plays for the team.

  • Boys win at Chiefland; girls get...

    Cedar Key's Joseph Bishop got another second place finish in a Levy County cross country meet - this time at Chiefland, behind Ft. White's Matthew Waddington, whom he'd beaten at Williston two weeks before.

    Bishop grouched for a few minutes, complained that Waddington "had a better stride," then allowed as how this was his best race ever.

    Alex Travis of Williston, who finished just behind Bishop, said he, too, had run his best race on the shady course.

    "It was nice and cool under the trees," he said.

  • As writer, as friend, Lewis will...

    From the time he was a youngster growing up in Trenton, N.J., Claude Lewis knew two things with certainty.

    First, he was going to live in Florida and second, he was going to write for a newspaper.

    Those two dreams came to fruition, but not in that order.

    But dreams often end, and last Friday on his way to cover an Indian football game in his role as sports editor for the Chiefland Citizen, Claude died at the age of 54, apparently after suffering an asthma attack.

  • Bishop is second at Williston...

    Upstarts and veterans alike took home hardware from Williston's cross country meet, featuring teams from Williston, Chiefland, Cedar Key, Bradford and Fort White. Chiefland varsity girls, in only their second year as a team, took home the girls' crown. Amie Biehl, who paced off Allie Wheeler last year (Wheeler has since transferred), grabbed a new pacer in JaRobyn Rome and won the girls' race in 26:06. Rome had 26:58 as her final; April Geiger was third with 28:31 and Mariah Mather was fifth with 29:11.

  • Fall sports calendar

    Tuesday, Oct. 14

    Volleyball home vs Dunnellon Christian, MS 5 p.m., Var. 6 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 16

    Cross country at Williston for Levy County Meet, MS and Var. 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 17

    Volleyball home vs. Meadowbrook, MS 5 p.m., Var. 6 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 23

    Volleyball at Bronson, Var. time TBA

    Friday, Oct. 24

    Cross country at UF for Gator Gallop, MS and Var. 11 a.m.

    Oct. 27, 28, 30

    Volleyball District tournament at St. John, times TBA

    Monday, Oct. 27

  • Road Sharks get tuned up at...

    Cedar Key girls' cross country hosted Branford in a dual meet Monday that served both as a shakedown for today's bigger race at Williston and a first race ever for the Buccaneers, in their first year with a team.

    Branford head coach Eric Rodriguez said his team was a little tentative about the unfamiliar route, particularly the hill by the cemetery, but didn't think the heat would be a factor.

  • Volleyball hangs tough in...

    Cedar Key varsity volleyball placed fourth in the field at Bronson tourney, but earned the satisfaction of playing above their heads and challenging bigger teams.

  • Box scores for LARC vs...

    Box scores:

    Game 1: LARC vs Candidates

    Offense

    LARC

    Betty Walker, P. AB 2 R 1 H 2 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Barbara Gamble, SF. AB 2 R 1 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Rosa Bowers, RF. AB 1 R 0 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Tina Haley, 3B. AB 2 R 1 H 2 RBI 1 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 1

    Shawn Mullins, 1B. AB 1 R 1 H 1 RBI 1 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Nick Brown, SS. AB 2 R 0 H 1 RBI 2 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 1

    Debbie Dexter, CF. AB 1 R 0 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Lila Curry, C. AB 1 R 0 H 1 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 1

    Frances Norman. AB 1 R 0 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 1 LOB 0

  • CK's Haldeman succeeds...

    As happy as he is to be chosen to succeed Bronson basketball head coach Kelly Beckham, Cedar Key boys' basketball head coach Aaron Haldeman hates to leave Cedar Key.

    "I told Mrs. Ice, 'I've got tears of sorrow in one eye and tears of joy in the other,'" he said.

    Haldeman, who graduated from Cedar Key in 1993, started as assistant coach in 2002 under then head coach Biz Paeth before ascending to the head coach position. His teams are well-regarded in the area for playing over their heads, despite being small in number.