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Today's Sports

  • Track Sharks pick up steam...

    Cedar Key girls won at Chiefland in Friday's meet, with an overpowering team score of 140 to 104 for second-place Bell. Key to the win were dominant performances by Sam Beckham and Kacey Miller, including Miller's new school record in the high jump at 5'3 1/2".

    Cedar Key boys fared less well, coming in last among full teams with 68 points; as at the Cedar Key Relays last week, a shortage of team members hobbled their performance. Fortunately, senior Justin Speegle is back and ready to murder his events in next week's county meet.

  • Track Sharks shine as first-time...

    Sharks track and field tasted success at their inaugural home meet Monday, hosting Branford, Seven Rivers, St. John Lutheran and Bronson at the first Cedar Key Relays.

    Branford was the overall winner, with the girls' team scoring 80 total points and boys' team scoring 84. Cedar Key girls were runners-up with 68 points, and Cedar Key boys placed third with 46 points.

  • Baseball falls to Branford in...

    Sharks baseball got off to a great start against Branford in the rain Tuesday, holding onto a 5-3 lead through the fifth inning, but eventually falling 15-5 as the Buccaneers staged a monster rally in the seventh.

    Cedar Key had a nice second inning, as leadoff Ryan Alford got them started with a single and was brought home by Billy O'Dell. O'Dell moved over when Jacob Crosby was hit by the pitch, and both came home off a two-RBI single by Aaron Esposito.

  • Shark softball walks over Bell...

    Lady Sharks middle school softball made their fortune at the plate Tuesday, waiting out the battery against Bell as they walked to a 14-4 win in five innings.

    Cedar Key led from the first inning, turning an error by Bell into a one-run lead. A big inning in the third boosted them to an 11-0 advantage, and a shortened game seemed certain. However, the Bulldogs chipped, getting two runs in the fourth and two in the top of the fifth, narrowing the score to 13-4 and seeming to head off the 10-run rule, at least for the moment.

  • Diamond Sharks lose to Shores,...

    Cedar Key baseball is getting off to a mixed start this year, winning their road opener against Meadowbrook but dropping the next two home games, 9-1 to Shores Christian on Thursday and 15-4 to Hernando Christian on Friday.

    Head coach Joe Bishop started Evan Lyons against Shores, and Lyons had a very good outing, giving up one earned run, striking out 14 and walking only one in a complete game.

  • Softball can't recover...

    Sharks middle school softball got off to a rocky start against Hernando Christian Academy and never recovered, falling 12-1 in five innings against the Lady Lions.

    Pitcher Miranda Haire struck out HCA's first batter, but a cascade of errors allowed the next six batters to get on and score, putting the Sharks in a deep hole at the beginning of the game.

    Cedar Key struggled on offense, too, going down in order until the fourth inning, when Jade Watson singled, and then stole her way all the way home. Hers was the Sharks' lone score on the night.

  • Cedar Key spring sports calendar

    Cedar Key spring sports calendar

    Thursday, March 13

    Track and field

    Levy MS meet at Chiefland, 2 p.m.

    Friday, March 14

    Track and field

    Cedar Key Relays, Home, 3 p.m.

    Varsity baseball

    At Hernando Christian 4:30 p.m.

    Middle school softball

    At Williston, 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 15

    Track and field

    Suwannee Invitational, at Live Oak, 9 a.m.

    Wednesday, March 19

    Tennis

    At P.K. Yonge, 3 p.m.

    Thursday, March 20

  • Sharks' strong season cut...

    In the first round of the District 6 1A tournament, Meadowbrook brought their "A" game, and emerged the 64-43 winner over Cedar Key.

    "We didn't come out the way we wanted; we didn't execute our game plan," said Sharks' head coach Aaron Haldeman after the game.

  • Varsity girls eliminated in...

    It was that close.

    A rough start off the tip, any one of a dozen little things, and they might have had them.

    Cedar Key varsity girls got a dream date in the district tournament - a matchup with three-seed Seven Rivers to try to avenge their recent one-point loss.

    It was not to be. After getting down 19-6 in the first quarter, the Lady Sharks made an amazing comeback but just couldn't get over the hump, succumbing in the end by 34-29, after coming as close as 31-29.

  • Sharks bruise Bulldogs in Senior...

    Cedar Key varsity boys hosted Bell for their Senior Night, then went over and above the call of duty to make sure the visitors didn't spoil their special night, winning 51-46. The Sharks had lost to the Bulldogs at Bell earlier in the season, and did not want a repeat of that unhappy day.