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Today's Sports

  • CK senior Allen wins district in...

    Cedar Key senior Ashlyn Allen captured the District 1A-5 championship in girls’ shot put last Wednesday at Oak Hall School in Gainesville 

    The senior’s best toss went 34 feet, 9 1/2 inches, tying Trenton’s Thalia Jackson. Allen won the tiebreaker with a longer overall average.

    She’ll be joined Thursday, April 27, at the regional championships at Indian Rocks Christian School in Largo by CKS sophomore Jasmin Jackson and Sharks seventh-grader Tristan Sloan. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cedar Key softball standout...

    If you ask Ashlyn Allen’s coaches about the Cedar key senior’s best qualities, one of the first things that comes up is her leadership.

    The standout shortstop and pitcher was in a pioneering mode last Thursday, as she was part of Cedar Key School’s first letter-of-intent signing ceremony. The event was held in the school’s auditorium in front of a packed room with classmates, coaches and family, as she made official her commitment to play softball for Saint Petersburg College in Florida.

  • The length of daylight reminds...

    Although it is officially fall according to the calendar, some of our daytime temperatures are saying “July”. But the length of daylight is definitely reminding us that fall is here.

  • Captain's Log: Tags tell a...

    It is interesting to hear the rumors about the UF trout tag reward research. I have had people tell me at the boat ramp that over 100 trout tags have been turned in, and there are a thousand more tags out there … wow, I think I need to help set the record straight.

    I talked to Mike Allen, director of the Nature Coast Biological Station, and he shared some data with me. The purpose of the tagging project is centered around mortality rates of catch and release of spotted seatrout.

  • Captain's Log: Regulations...

    In the past couple of years, our fishing regulations have seen a lot of changes. It is of course the anglers responsibility to keep up to date on the changes, or suffer the wrath of some expensive fines. All of these regulations of course are to keep our resource sustainable, which I fully endorse.

  • All in a day's catch

    Fileting the fish may not be the most fun of jobs, but the rewards at dinner are worth it.

    Capt. Carl Robinson, left, cleans the day's catch with Kip Riley.

  • Snook reopened in Gulf state...

    The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish  —  snook  — reopens on March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The season will remain open through April 30.