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Today's Sports

  • Boys work on chemistry as...

    Cedar Key boys played one of their best quarters of the season in a 71-36 loss to Seven Rivers Friday.

    "We got beaten up, but at least you knew we were there," said head coach Aaron Haldeman.

    For much of the game, Seven Rivers played the dominant game for which they are well known, outscoring the Sharks by an average of 10 points a quarter. Starting in the second quarter, however, Cedar Key held them to 12-5 on the period, getting ready for a third quarter explosion that saw Cedar Key nearly match their host, scoring 17 points to Seven Rivers' 21 in those eight minutes.

  • Girls to get another crack at...

    It was a heartbreaking loss Friday at host Seven Rivers Christian, when the Lady Sharks led until the last seconds before losing 37-36. Head Coach Chris Cowart and his team feared the loss would be enough to knock them down from the fifth seed in the district tournament, denying them the opportunity to take on a beatable Seven Rivers team and perhaps advance to the semifinal.

  • Good week for Shark basketball

    JV girls split two

    By Jessi Robinson and Caely Hibbits

    The Middle School Girl's Basketball teams scored a decisive 21-13 win against Creekside Christian, this past Tuesday, Jan. 14. The leading scorers were Savannah Beckham, with three two-pointers and one foul shot, and Molly Gordon with three two-pointers. Other scorers were Camryn Lumley, Bianca Spraggs, and Meikala Hunter.

  • Girls look good at Branford...

    Lady Sharks made the most out of the long road trips as they went up to Branford Tournament and played very well. The girls lost both matches, 44-26 to Branford and 46-34 to Bronson, but both finals were a major improvement over prior meetings.

    "Cedar Key's gotten so much better since the last time we played them," said Bronson head coach Greg Hamilton.

    "You can really tell they're putting in the work."

  • Girls battle in brawling loss to...

    Lady Sharks play to win every night, even when totally overwhelmed. A 51-15 loss to Hernando Christian Academy didn't start out like a loss when Cedar Key girls fought the Hernando Christian reserve players to a standstill, forcing an 8-8 tie in the first quarter.

    HCA head coach Jim Bragg sent in the starters as the second quarter began, but they, too, struggled against the hungry Lady Sharks.

  • Boys drop heartbreaker to...

    A great loss isn't quite an oxymoron. It's the one where you did pretty much everything right.

    Cedar Key boys played Hernando Christian almost perfectly Thursday night, playing good defense, keeping turnovers low and free throw shooting high.

    It wasn't quite enough to avoid the last-second, 55-53 loss.

    HCA had a couple of pieces that were just unstoppable, in can't-miss shooter Martin George and big man Clay Kessler. Both of them dogged the Sharks shot for shot, and Kessler was both the irresistible force and the immovable object around the basket.

  • Girls come close in hard-fought...

    "They almost beat us. I told my girls, they ought to have beaten us."

    So said Branford head coach Wade Cashwell, after a fast-improving Cedar Key girls' team held his Lady Bucs to 23 points in a defense-heavy, 23-13 Branford win.

    Branford's Kristin Lynch still dominated, scoring almost half of her team's points with her game-high 10. But Cedar Key's Kacey Miller was almost Lynch's match, with 8 points on the night.

  • Boys jump to .500 with gritty...

    Cedar Key boys improved to 2-2 when they gutted out a white-knuckle 43-41 win over visiting Branford.

    David Bishop and Joseph Bishop led Cedar Key scorers with 12 points each, and John Perry had 12 points for Branford.

    The Sharks jumped out to a 12-7 lead in the first quarter, but let the Buccaneers chisel their way back in on the back of heavy defense and attentive shooting.

  • Boys fight 'til bitter end...

    Cedar Key boys basketball played hard in Monday's matchup against district opponent Seven Rivers, but fell 74-26 to the Warriors.

    Seven Rives, always a talented and threatening team, has already notched its belt against strong area teams, including a win against Williston and a good scare against Bronson. The Sharks came out strong against the visitors, keeping it close in the first half, but the addition of the Warriors' three-point shooting was too much to overcome.

  • Both teams learn in district...

    Lady Sharks basketball played tough against visitor Seven Rivers, surprising the Lady Warriors before retiring in a 38-22 loss.

    "One of our goals every game is to shoot more free throws than the opposing team," Sharks head coach Chris Cowart said. "This time, we did it in the first half, and beat them 11-6."

    With Cedar Key's young team, Cowart is teaching the game even as they run the floor.

    "We work on these little goals, and as we achieve them, we try to move up to bigger ones."