https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sports/rss.xml en Jackson signs with Trinity Baptist https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/jackson-signs-trinity-baptist <img src="https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ea51a90f-1569-4f9a-a930-2caf9e72b520.jpg" alt="From left, Cynthia Jackson, Trinity Baptist Coach John D. Jones, and Patrick Jackson, Sr. join Patrick Jackson, Jr., second from right, as he signs his commitment to play basketball for the Jacksonville college on May 29 in Cedar Key." title="From left, Cynthia Jackson, Trinity Baptist Coach John D. Jones, and Patrick Jackson, Sr. join Patrick Jackson, Jr., second from right, as he signs his commitment to play basketball for the Jacksonville college on May 29 in Cedar Key." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Patrick Jackson has patiently bided his time while looking to resume his basketball career at the college level.</p> <p> The former Chiefland standout, who twice led the Indians in scoring and joined them for a trip to the state final four, and former Cedar Key Shark, was tentatively set to attend Webber International in 2017.</p> Outstanding Shark athletes take home hardware https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/outstanding-shark-athletes-take-home-hardware <img src="https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4836.jpg" alt="Longtime Cedar Key coach Brad Penney at the CKS Sports Banquet on May 10." title="Longtime Cedar Key coach Brad Penney at the CKS Sports Banquet on May 10." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> See photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1902633099828587.1073741831.114778808614034&amp;type=1&amp;l=351a439693</p> <p> A couple of state medalists, a group behind the funding of critical gym concession upgrades, and an outgoing coach with more than 25 years of proud service at Cedar Key were among those recognized in a packed Cedar Key Community Center May 10 at the Cedar Key School Sports Banquet.</p> CKS track and field duo bring home handful of medals https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cks-track-and-field-duo-bring-home-handful-medals <img src="https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sam_and_wade_medals.jpg" alt="Cedar Key sophomores Sam Parks, left, and Wade Gore pose with their medals in Jacksonville at the track and field state championships. " title="Cedar Key sophomores Sam Parks, left, and Wade Gore pose with their medals in Jacksonville at the track and field state championships. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> Cedar Key sophomores Wade Gore and Sam Parks didn&rsquo;t just make an appearance at the Florida High School Track &amp; Field State Championships in Jacksonville.</p> <p> The Sharks&rsquo; track-and-field duo collected multiple medals on their trip to the state meet hosted by the University of North Florida on May 4 and May 5.</p> <p> Gore matched his 1.82-meter jump at regionals to finish fifth in the state in Class 1A in the boys&rsquo; high jump. Parks, meanwhile, nabbed a trio of state championship medals in adaptive events, including the 200 meter, 800 meter and shot put.</p> Sharks move on to track and field regionals https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/sharks-move-track-and-field-regionals <img src="https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7394.jpg" alt="Cedar Key track and field coach Sue Penney and Sam Parks talk after one of Parks&#039; events. Parks and Annie McCain each qualified for regionals in a trio of adaptive events. The duo are reigning state champions in all three events." title="Cedar Key track and field coach Sue Penney and Sam Parks talk after one of Parks&#039; events. Parks and Annie McCain each qualified for regionals in a trio of adaptive events. The duo are reigning state champions in all three events." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Cedar Key School track and field saw several of its standouts advance to regionals out of the April 11 district meet at Oak Hall School. Shark regional qualifiers include: Wade Gore; Jadyn Beckham; Amanda Robinson; Mikey Beckham; Jasmin Jackson; Annie McCain and Sam Parks. The Cedar Key competitors were particularly impressive in the field events.</p> <p> Below is a more detailed list of regional qualifiers and district medalists from Cedar Key, Chiefland and Bronson. The top four placers advance to regionals, and the top eight earned district medals.</p> Sharks place in Gainesville meet https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/sharks-place-gainesville-meet <img src="https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/amanda_robinson.jpg" alt="Amanda Robinson, pictured here in the triple jump at the Cedar Key School Relays March 8, was one of the high placers for the Sharks at a recent track and field meet at Oak Hall." title="Amanda Robinson, pictured here in the triple jump at the Cedar Key School Relays March 8, was one of the high placers for the Sharks at a recent track and field meet at Oak Hall." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> CK Open nabs over $5.5K for Fire Rescue https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/ck-open-nabs-over-55k-fire-rescue <img src="https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1858.jpg" alt="Scramble teammates celebrate a successful putt on the final hole of their round at the Third Annual Cedar Key Open Golf Tournament at Chiefland Golf and Country Club March 7. " title="Scramble teammates celebrate a successful putt on the final hole of their round at the Third Annual Cedar Key Open Golf Tournament at Chiefland Golf and Country Club March 7. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The momentum continues to grow for the annual Cedar Key Open Golf Tournament.<br /> <br /> On March 7, the charity event set a new mark for itself in its third edition, raising $5,513 for the Cedar Key Volunteer Fire and Rescue.<br /> <br /> In three years, it&rsquo;s raised $13,139 for local causes. Last year&rsquo;s funds went toward the Cedar Key Library.<br /> <br /> With 88 competitors and 22 teams, participation also saw an uptick for the Open.<br /> <br /> Lady Sharks softball cruises to victory https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/lady-sharks-softball-cruises-victory <img src="https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/28515216_1814219695296149_3285156868971852440_o.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> By CKS softball coach Lisa Fine</p> <p> It was a big win for the Lady Sharks softball team March 6 in Trenton. It defeated the Riverside Christian School Wranglers 21-6! The offense was lead by Audrey Collins and her four RBIs, Baylie Doty&#39;s home run and two RBIs, and Alyssa Beckham and Tori Fisher each contributed a pair of RBIs. Baylie also rang up six strikeouts and combined with Haiden Simpson and Allie Collins on a double play.</p> <p> Next Tuesday, March 13, the Lady Sharks will travel to Meadowbrook Academy in Ocala for a 5 p.m. game. Go Sharks!</p> On the cusp https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cusp <img src="https://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kris_burns1_filtered.jpg" alt="Junior Kris Burns scored a game-high 23 points against Trenton to lead his upset-minded Cedar Key squad in a thrilling district quarterfinal Feb. 13 in Cross City. " title="Junior Kris Burns scored a game-high 23 points against Trenton to lead his upset-minded Cedar Key squad in a thrilling district quarterfinal Feb. 13 in Cross City. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> There was a palpable feeling in the Dixie County High School gym that Cedar Key might pull off the improbable.</p> <p> The Shark boys, looking for their first tournament win in more than two decades, had fallen behind 13-3 in the first quarter, but came storming back to take leads in the second and third quarters of the District 1A-7 quarterfinal Feb. 13 in Cross City. With four minutes remaining, on the heels of a Kris Burns layup, CKS was knotted with the Tigers at 45-45.</p>