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Today's News

  • CKS softball standout Ashlyn Allen adjusts to college ball

    Of all the skills it takes to succeed at college softball, Ashlyn Allen is learning that patience is the one that might serve her best during her freshman campaign.

    Allen, a school record-holder in shot put and the first student to enjoy an athletics signing ceremony at Cedar Key School, is one of the most accomplished athletes to ever come out of Cedar Key.

  • Sharks take on Trenton in district tourney

    The Cedar Key boys’ basketball team finished in a three-way tie in district wins with Bronson and Chiefland, but the tiebreaker process left the Sharks as the No. 6 seed, earning them a meeting with No. 3 seed Trenton in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

    The seven-team District 1A-7 tournament, which tips off Monday, Feb. 12, with No. 5 Chiefland and No. 6 Bronson, is at Dixie County High School in Cross City.

    The semifinals will be held Friday, Feb. 16, and the championship game will be the following Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Lady Sharks' superb season comes to end in district opener

    The Cedar Key Lady Sharks enjoyed what was easily one of the best seasons in program history, going 12-12 and picking up four district wins.

    Their District 1A-7 tournament appearance Monday, Feb. 5, in Trenton – a 40-18 loss to Chiefland – might’ve been an anti-climactic finish to the year, but doesn’t erase the prior accomplishments.

    The Lady Sharks finished strong in the regular campaign, winning 4 of 5 down the stretch, including a couple of blowout victories against Union County.

  • Girls’ hoops tourney tips off Feb. 5 in Trenton

    The Cedar Key girls (12-8) are the No. 6 seed in next week's District 1A-7 tournament in Trenton. They face third-seeded Chiefland Monday, Feb. 5, at 6. The Lady Indians defeated the Lady Sharks twice in the regular season, 39-31 and 55-43. The winner plays Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. versus No. 2 seed Branford or No. 7-seeded Bell. Bronson kicks off the tournament at 4:30 Monday against Dixie County. The championship game will be held Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper

    Hand-crafted bowls by our local potters, Amy and Henry Gernhardt, with additional bowls by Dean Counselman and Tom Guirl, Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cedar Key Community Center. Takeout orders are available. Every dollar raised goes to Cedar Key Community Food Pantry. Our local food pantry currently serves 61 families per week. Donations encouraged. Please dig deep and be generous with your donation. Come enjoy soup, salad and dessert. “Special” bowls by Amy, Henry, Dean and Tom will be available for silent auction.

  • CKS 2018 Royal Court

    Cedar Key School held announced its 2018 homecoming royal court Jan. 26, during halftime of the boys’ thrilling, last-minute win over Branford.

    Mackenzie Kirkbride was named Homecoming Queen, and Grayson Yearty was announced as King. Tyler Wynans and Hadley Williams joined the pair as Prince and Princess, respectively.

    The other Queen candidates included: Whitney Neal and Dakota Phillips. The remaining King candidates were: Trevor Ryan; Joey Lewandowski; Jacob Pitts; Terrence Doty; Devin Stottlemyre and Austin Minehart.

  • CKS boys get thrilling homecoming win on last-minute heroics

    As the Cedar Key boys’ basketball team has picked up steam and collected more victories than the program is generally accustomed to, the candidates for signature win have also begun to pile up.

    Two such examples were the Sharks’ recent intra-county wins over Bronson and Chiefland.

    But on Friday, Jan. 19, with the occasion of homecoming helping set the scene in the Shark Tank against visiting Branford, the final couple of minutes of action secured the game instant classic status.

  • City of Cedar Key CRA, LPA and Commission updates

    Community Redevelopment Agency

    Chairperson Royce Nelson provided confirmation of the city of Cedar Key’s payment of $395,060 to SunTrust Bank, the principal due for April 15, 2017 was $226,538 and the interest of $168,522 due as of Jan. 12.

    The county Tax Increment Financing payment to Cedar Key due Jan. 1 was late by four days. The Florida statute stating the penalty and interest for late payment was reviewed. A motion was made to request payment for the penalty. It was also agreed that these funds would be applied to April’s payment as principal.

  • Stanley honored as Certified Agricultural Associate

    Cedar Key tenth-grade ag student Zander Stanley has recently become a Certified Agricultural Associate through the Agricultural Education Services and Technology program. This certification will help Zander in college readiness and in his career. He is the first student from CK School to take this exam. This spring, 24 eighth- and ninth-grade ag students will take this exam at Cedar Key and hope to have as much success as Zander.

  • Lady Sharks split county tilts, win three straight

    The Cedar Key girls’ basketball team stumbled out of the gate in its return from the holiday break, but quickly returned to its recent winning ways, establishing an overall upward trend as it enters the key part of the season.

    Free throws and rebounds were trouble areas for the Lady Shark in their Jan. 2 home meeting against Chiefland, as the Lady Indians prevailed 55-43.