The Knights opened their season with a comfortable home win over Nease on Wednesday night. Senior point guard J’Michael Plummer flirted with a quadruple-double, finishing with 16 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and seven steals. Noah Lippy added 15 points off the bench, while DJ Dumas scored a dozen for Creekside. Nease (0-2) was led by 12 points from senior Davis Ball and 11 from junior Max Corsigilia.
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Creekside: The Knights went from under .500 in 2013-14, to rolling off three consecutive seasons of reaching the state playoffs, including years of 24 and 26 wins the last two. Creekside lost by a point in OT to Tallahassee Lincoln in the regional finals. With so much talent coming back, the Knights are positioned well for another lengthy playoff run. G J’michael Plummer (13.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg) was an All-First Coast selection last season. F Caleb Townsend (12 ppg), F DJ Dumas (8.4 ppg) and G Noah Lippy (7.8 ppg) are all back, meaning four of Creekside’s five top scorers return.
Creekside (3-1-2, 4A)
This week: The Knights have a new look, but they’re getting the same winning results. The biggest highlight came Wednesday, when last year’s Class 4A state finalists played a wild 2-2 draw with county rival Bartram Trail. Sophomore Delaney Tauzel netted one goal and veteran defender Lauren Hollis struck the other, a 40-yard free kick to the top corner. Creekside then traveled down the state for meetings against state powers Merritt Island and Bishop Moore over the weekend, losing 2-0 to Merritt Island and tying Bishop Moore 0-0. They’ll travel to Nease Tuesday for their last game before the Thanksgiving break.
Creekside (2-0-0, 4A).
This week: Two games at Jacksonville private school powers, two wins. This Knights team looks really good, and they showed off their skills Wednesday in an outstanding 5-0 win at Class 2A state semifinalist Bishop Kenny. The multi-talented Zane Bubb enjoyed a sensational game – he scored two goals, set up two others and cleared two shots off the line. Bubb combined especially well with River Guthrie, who netted a hat trick, while junior central defender Jeffrey Huynh played well beyond his years in anticipating trouble, snuffing it out and making the right decisions with the ball. Creekside next plays Tuesday against always-formidable Volusia County school Spruce Creek.
Creekside Varsity and JV both placed 1st in their respective divisions this past weekend at the Warrior Warm Up competition at West Nassau High School. CONGRATS also go out to individual JV Jump Champion, Sydney Herbst and also to her Dad, Mr. Herbst who took home the Dad Dance Champion Title.
Both teams compete again on Wednesday, Nov. 29th at the Winter Classic at Infinity All Star Gym in Jacksonville. Please wish these talented athletes luck as they head in to the middle of their competitive season!
Her heart pounded as she made her way to the field. This was her senior year and a game against district rival Bartram Trail. She was ready to lay it all out on the field! Shelby Weiss played in the eccentric match this past Wednesday. She described the overall feeling of excitement as the fans cheered and players were pumped for the game. Along with the rest of the school, Shelby knew this was going to be a close one. Both teams have had early winning streaks this season and it all seemed to come down to this to determine bragging rights along Longleaf Pine Parkway. With just 3 minutes to spare, Creekside was holding on to a 2-1 lead when, all the sudden, Bartram scored a goal. The game ended as a tie. Whether Creekside won or not, this was definitely an exhilarating match.
To the players going up against Bartram next year, Shelby says, “Uphold the legend. Just remember the game is all about having fun and representing Creekside! GO KNIGHTS!”
The Knights and Bears could meet once again this year in the district tournament come January.
Article contributed by student journalist. Yara Oliveira
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It took 75 years for a Northeast Florida public school to get back on top of the state girls swimming podium.So this time, they made it a one-two.
Creekside’s girls team earned the overall team title and Bartram Trail’s girls took second place in Saturday’s Class 4A swimming championships at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Center in Stuart.
A year after the Creekside boys won their second consecutive Class 3A title, the Creekside girls finished second Saturday behind Tallahassee Chiles. Two other St. Johns County girls teams also finished among the top 10 in 3A: Ponte Vedra was fourth, while Nease was sixth.
Five Creekside runners finished among the top 35, led by sophomore Claire Openshaw, who was third with a time of 18:09.08, just five-hundredths of a second behind second-place Emily Culley of Chiles. Four of those five Creekside runners are underclassmen.