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Creekside edges Nease on PK’s | First Coast Varsity

Once again, 80 minutes of soccer couldn’t separate Creekside and Nease.

Once again, the Knights came out on top.

Maddie Behan saved a penalty kick and Hailey Surrency netted the shootout winner for Creekside, knocking off the Panthers 4-2 in a tiebreaker after 100 minutes of scoreless play in the District 4-4A semifinal.

Source: Girls soccer district recap: Creekside edges Nease on PK’s, Stanton’s Ashman scores four | First Coast Varsity

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Spring Sports Tryouts

Thinking about trying out for a spring sport?

All students wishing to try out for spring sports must have their registration complete on www.registermyathlete.com. Information regarding registration can be found on the Athletics website under Forms and Resources.
  • Softball tryouts will be held January 22nd – 24th, 4:00-6:30 PM. For more information, see Coach Wimmer in room 510.
  • Girls and Boys Tennis tryouts will be January 22nd – 26th after school. For more information, see Coach Vogel in portable 8.
  • Track and Field tryouts will begin January 22nd after school. For more information, see Coach Frank in room 179.
  • Girls Lacrosse tryouts will be January 29 and 30. For more information, email Coach Cook: [email protected]
  • Baseball tryouts are: January 29th at 4:30 PM; January 30th at 4:00 PM; January 31st at 3:00 PM. For more information, see Coach King in room145.
  • Boys Lacrosse tryouts will be: January 29th -February 3rd Form more information, email Coach Alford at [email protected]
  • Contact Coach Gumble in the weight room for information about Boys Weightlifting

Coach Spotlight – Donnie Gumble

Coach Donald “Donnie” Gumble is currently in his second season as the Head Strength and Conditioning coach at Creekside High School.  Coach Gumble is a local product, having grown up in St. Augustine and graduating from St. Augustine High School in 2007.  He brings wealth of experience as a teacher and coach. After graduating St. Augustine High School, Coach Gumble attended Florida Gulf Coast University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Human Performance in 2013. He furthered his education with a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University in 2014. Coach Gumble is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is also a Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting.  Aside from the Strength and Conditioning, he serves as the Head Girls’ and Boys’ Weightlifting team coach.  Recently, the Girls’ Weightlifting team placed 2nd in the district meet with 33 personal records set in bench, clean & jerk and/or total weight.  

In addition to coaching at Creekside High School, his experience includes assistant coach for Butler University Softball, 2016 (Big East Conference Championship), Butler University Track & Field, (2015 Big East Conference Women’s Outdoor Triple Jump Champion/Most Outstanding Performer Field Events), Mercer University Men’s Soccer, (2014 Southern Conference Championship), Mercer University Women’s Soccer, (2014 Southern Conference Championship), Mercer University Men’s Golf, (2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship).

“My goal is to educate, equip and empower the student-athlete using proven methodology within a safe and positive environment, to develop strength and skills that will directly transfer to improved athletic performance.” – Coach Gumble

Coach Gumble currently lives in St. Augustine with wife, Nicole and two children, Crawford and Stella.

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Senior Spotlight – Noah Lippy

Noah Lippy is a senior at Creekside High School who has played basketball for the Creekside Knights boys basketball team for four years now. Spending three of seven years of his career on the high school varsity team, Lippy has made lots of memories. His favorite would be the district championship during his junior year season. There, he had a career high of 17 points, which was a first in seven years at Creekside! Also during that season, Lippy says he won the 6th man of the year award. Playing guard and forward for the basketball team, Lippy was a part of the team that has set the single season win record each year. Their goal is to win state during this season, which is what the team works for accomplishments.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Lippy moved here to St. John’s when he was five years old. His brother attended Creekside before him, who played three years of varsity baseball. His younger sister made varsity basketball as a freshman, and is starting on varsity as a sophomore this year, as well. Lippy shares that he carries a 3.0 GPA through his student-athlete life. His favorite class that he has taken so far was during his junior year; English with Mrs. Cochiolla. Many of you may recognize him from football games, where he was the unofficial student section leader. He also participates in the Chick-fil-A leader academy, Knights of Distinction, and Senior Men. “Creekside has given me so many opportunities to make high school the best it can be. I’m glad it was where I got to spend the four best years of my life.” We wish him all the best throughout the second semester of his senior, and last, year at Creekside.          

 –Senior Spotlight written by Student Journalist, Veronica Czajkowski

-Images provided by Leonard’s Studios

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Local Roundup: Creekside basketball defeats St. Augustine

BOYS BASKETBALL

Creekside 58

St. Augustine 35

Creekside oustcored St. Augustine 22-8 in the third quarter Wednesday night at home. Boybby Kasprzak led the Knights (13-2) with 11 points, while Garrett Denny scored 10 and Noah Lippy and Mekhi Parker added nine points apiece. Kyrie McMillian led St. Augustine (4-8) with seven points. Colin Robin had six. Creekside will host Ponte Vedra at 7:30 p.m. Friday. St. Augustine will play Bartram Trail at Flagler College Gymnasium on Friday night at 7:30.

 

Source: Creekside basketball defeats St. Augstine | St. Augustine Record

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Creekside’s Plummer surpasses 1,000 career points in win | St. Augustine Record

J’Michael Plummer scored a game-high 20 points and achieved a career milestone, and Creekside (12-2) outscored Tampa Plant (9-2) 17-5 in the fourth quarter Saturday to knock off the Panthers. Plummer reached 1,000 points in his varsity career on a 3-pointer in the third quarter. The senior point guard hit 5 of 6 free throws in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 1,007 career points. Noah Lippy added 11 points, including eight in the fourth quarter. Michael Phillips chipped in with nine points for the Knights.

Source: Local Roundup: Creekside’s Plummer surpasses 1,000 career points in win | St. Augustine Record

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Creekside’s Claire Openshaw headlines All-County Girls Cross Country Team | St. Augustine Record

Claire Openshaw is the best athlete in her family.

In most families, running a mile in under five minutes and being the fastest distance runner in a county that has produced some very successful runners would make that a fait accompli. But, the Openshaws are unlike most families.

Claire being named The Record’s Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year for the second straight year is what finally tipped the scales in her favor.

The Creekside sophomore won four races and finished no worse than fourth this fall. She won the District 4-3A title by more than 21 seconds and was third at the Class 3A state meet with a personal-best time of 18 minutes, 9.08 seconds.

Source: Creekside’s Claire Openshaw headlines All-County Girls Cross Country Team | St. Augustine Record