For the second year in a row, Creekside Athletics has finished in the FHSAA’s Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards as one of the top athletics programs in the state! The Knights finished 2nd overall in Class 8A, behind St. Thomas Aquinas (private school), making Creekside the top public school athletic program and tops in the county!
Creekside senior Mitchell Fairgrieve is the 2019 St. Johns County Baseball Player of the Year after posting an 11-0 record with a 0.94 ERA for the Knights.
Creekside junior Mallorie Sykes is the 2019 St. Johns County Player of the Year after leading county pitchers with 22 wins.
Creekside junior Imani Graham headlines 2019 All-County Girls Tennis team after finishing 18-0 with a FHSAA individual state championship.
Triple-doubles aren’t just for basketball anymore, and Creekside is glad.
With three doubles in a breakthrough sixth inning, Creekside rallied past Pensacola Pine Forest to win Wednesday’s regional final 8-4 and earn the school’s third state semifinal berth in the last five years.
The Knights (23-6) struck for four runs on doubles from Daniel Cantu, Jacob Topping and finally Bryce Brindle, the last a two-run game-breaker that changed a 4-1 deficit into a one-run lead.
Creekside piled on insurance runs in the seventh on a Connor Hults triple and another Brindle base hit. Josh Emerson came in for the save after Pine Forest got its first two hitters aboard in the bottom of the seventh.
Pine Forest had taken an early lead on Keith Robbins’ two-RBI double in the first.Creekside will play its state semifinal at 4 p.m. May 31 against Venice in Fort Myers.
Creekside (24-4) will face Fort Myers (26-4) in Thursday’s FHSAA Class 7A state semifinal. The Knights enter the contest having won 19 of their previous 20 games.
Creekside (22-5) will try to end Pensacola Pine Forest’s 10-game winning streak in Wednesday’s Region 1-7A final.
Creekside 28, Clay 17
Creekside showed off a new quarterback and an aggressive defense in Thursday’s spring game at Clay.“Clay is always an extremely physical team, and we played extremely physical with them. That was the goal,” Creekside coach Sean McIntyre said.Quinn Sieger moved over from slot to quarterback and threw for nearly 250 yards. Jack Goodrich and Shane Calhoun each caught five passes. Calhoun, a tight end, who has over 25 offers from FBS schools, caught two TD passes.The Knights’ offense did not turn the ball over and the defense held the Blue Devils in check.“The most encouraging thing was the defense,” McIntyre said. “We gave up just one long run.”
In baseball, pitching, defense and timely hitting is a formula for success.Creekside followed that blueprint Saturday in a showdown with arch-rival Bartram Trail and moved to within one game of the Class 7A final four.”Pitching and defense won that game,” said coach Kris King, whose Knights defeated the host Bears 6-3 in a Region 1-7A semifinal.Creekside (22-6) will meet the winner of Saturday night’s Pensacola Pine Forest-Pensacola Escambia game in the regional final on Wednesday.Lefthanders
Creekside’s softball team is headed to the state final four.Ally Bratek and Mallorie Sykes drove in five runs apiece with the help of three monster home runs as the Knights defeated host Niceville 11-4 Friday night in the Region 1-7A softball final.Their next stop: the Jackie Robinson Training Complex (formerly Historic Dodgertown) in Vero Beach where they will meet Naples at 1:35 p.m. Thursday in the Class 7A regional semifinals.Bratek and Sykes each went deep for Creekside (24-4) against