Imani Graham has been playing tennis since she was 4 years old, but she had never been part of a tennis team before.
In her first experience with teammates, Graham and her fellow Creekside players advanced to the Class 3A state girls tournament. Although the Knights lost a tight 4-3 match to Naples Gulf Coast in the quarterfinals Wednesday at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Graham’s teammates will hang around today, hoping to root her on in the Class 3A singles competition.
Bartram Trail (21-5) blanked St. Augustine (12-14) 15-0 in four innings and Creekside (21-3) rallied past Nease (9-16) 7-3 in the District 4-7A semifinals Tuesday at Bartram Trail High School.The Bears will host the Knights in the district title game at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Creekside baseball retired former baseball coach Luke Marabell’s No. 11 jersey prior to Tuesday’s victory over Ponte Vedra.
Luke Marabell detests surprises.
He said as much Tuesday evening when he was summoned to the pitcher’s mound prior to Creekside’s baseball game against Ponte Vedra. Unbeknownst to the Creekside athletic director his jersey was about to be retired.
Marabell had a record of 192-65 as Creekside’s baseball coach before taking over as athletic director in 2017. He started the program at the new school and built it into a public school powerhouse in Northeast Florida during his nine years in the dugout.
285: Saul Storey, Creekside, Sr. Regional 1-2A champion was one match from placing at state after winning two state matches. Had a 25-6 record; Darius Stanley, St. Augustine, Sr. District champion finished third at Region 1-2A tourney. Won one match at state. Final record of 51-6.
After leading Menendez’s boys basketball program for the past three seasons, Adam Holmes is moving again.Holmes has been named the new head coach at Creekside High School.”When you’re trying to build culture and you’re trying to continue traditions you have had — we’ve had a lot of success with our last two coaches — he just felt like the right guy,” Creekside athletic director Luke Marabell said Friday.Holmes, a Bartram Trail grad and former Creekside assistant, is
No. 10 Creekside (13-2) scored six unanswered goals to end St. Augustine’s winning streak at seven games.
Creekside (10-1) will put its 10-game winning streak on the line against No. 1 Ponte Vedra tonight.
There are times where losses prove more beneficial than victories.
Creekside’s season-opening loss to Starr’s Mill certainly qualifies. The Knights boys lacrosse team thought they were going to be much improved this spring. A 12-7 loss recalibrated their attitudes.
No. 9 Creekside (10-1) has not lost since. The Knights will face their sternest challenge of the season when they host No. 1 Ponte Vedra tonight.
Creekside 4, New Smyrna Beach 0
Sophomore southpaw Colby Frieda allowed one hit and struck out eight over four innings to win his first game of the season on Tuesday night. Connor Hults did not allow a hit in three innings of relief to pick up the save.
Creekside’s offense was powered by Josh Frisbee (1 for 2) who hit a RBI single and scored a run. Daniel Cantu and Jaden Flowers each drove in runs for Creekside (3-0). The Knights have allowed two runs in three games. Creekside hosts Yulee at 6 p.m. Friday.
Creekside wins baseball opener, 3-1 over Bishop Kenny