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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sam Beckham brings home state...

    Mark it in the book. Cedar Key School junior Samantha Beckham capped her first state final appearance in the girls' pole vault with a third place finish, nailing a 10-foot vault for the bronze medal.

    Beckham had also qualified in the triple jump, but finished 12th, well out of the medals, with a best jump of 32' 7 1/2".

    Coach Brad Penney said he was proud of his team and their efforts this year.

  • Sharks battle in extra-inning...

    "Except for the fact that we lost, I think it was the best game we played all season."

    Sharks' baseball head coach Joe Bishop said his team played like there was no tomorrow in their district tournament matchup Monday. Unfortunately, this time there wasn't. Cedar Key lost 7-6 in eight innings to Seven Rivers in the Class A District 6 tournament.

    The Sharks got off to a good start, putting up one run in their first at bat to take an early lead. Seven Rivers tied the score with a run in the bottom of the first, though.

  • Beckham and Hibbits to state...

    Two members of the Cedar Key Sharks' track and field squad are headed to the state championship this Friday at Winter Park High School. At last Wednesday's regional meet at Bolles High School in Jacksonville, Junior Samantha Beckham qualified in girls' pole vault with a 9' 6" vault, good for second place. She finished behind Lindsey Enders of Holy Trinity, who reached 10 feet. Beckham also turned in a qualifying third place finish in the triple jump, with a best of 32' 7 3/4".