Creekside junior Claire Openshaw is the St. Johns County Runner of the Year after finishing inside the top 3 in five of her eight races in 2018.
St. Johns County’s top rated athletics program, Creekside High School, will host a “Spring Sports Media Day” on Thursday, January 31st from 5pm-6:30pm in Creekside’s auditorium presented by Leonard’s Studios. The event will focus attention on the athletes and coaches of the Creekside Knights’ baseball, softball, boys and girls lacrosse, track and field, boys and girls tennis and boys weightlifting teams.
In this exciting opportunity, Creekside’s Spring Sports teams will be on hand to take their annual, professional sports portraits with Leonard’s Studios. Additionally, local sports media outlets will be on hand to conduct interviews with coaches and athletes. Creekside’s Spring Sports teams host a wealth of accomplished, high profile athletic talent that features several Division I prospects, All County athletes, District Champions, State Playoff contenders, State Runner-Ups and State Champions!
The event will feature food, games, activities and an overall enjoyable atmosphere for the everyone. Family, friends, and supporters of Creekside Athletics alike are encouraged to join us as we prepare for another successful sports season!
For more information regarding this event, volunteer opportunities or to participate, please contact Aaron Carn at [email protected]
GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Creekside wins district title
Creekside topped a field of seven teams to win the District 5-2A girls weightlifting championship Thursday. The Knights will send 12 lifters to next Thursday’s Region 3-2A meet at Flagler Palm Coast High School.
Creekside finished first with 48 points. Oakleaf (40) was second, followed by Bartram Trail (38), Middleburg (36), St. Augustine (23), Nease (19) and Fleming Island (15). In all 37 St. Johns County lifters advanced to regionals. Six country lifters won their weight classes:
• Bartram Trail’s Andrea Freeman, despite weighing 10 points less than any other contender, won the 101-pound division after bench pressing 95 pounds and hoisting 90 in the clean and jerk for a 185 total.
• Bartram Trail’s Tyller Bauer (115-150—265) won at 110 pounds.
• Creekside’s Nickey Ness (120-160—280) won at 119.
• Creekside’s Grace Wiegel (135-155—290) won at 129.
• Bartram’s Qua’liyyah Taylor (150-180—330) won at 199.
• Creekside’s Samantha Wood (155-180—335) won in unlimited.
The Times-Union highlights the top teams this season in high school boys soccer.
Here are this week’s Times-Union’s high school boys soccer Power Rankings, highlighting the leading teams from across Northeast Florida. The rankings are released each week through the end of the regular season. Records are through Jan. 20 games.
1. Creekside (12-1-1, 4A). Last week: 2.
Quality wins: Bishop Kenny, Crescent City, Menendez, Nease, Oakleaf, Ponte Vedra, Stanton.This week: A goal from Josiah Sanchez propelled the Knights to a 1-0 victory against Bartram Trail, a make-up game from December, and secured a top seed in the District 4-4A tournament. That’s a pretty good week. Creekside is nearly perfect on the season, with the exception of a November loss to Spruce Creek, as opponents continue to struggle to get past goalkeeper Dean Jamsheedy and the Knights’ defense. One more test remains on the regular season schedule, a Tuesday battle at Fletcher that should be as big as it looks on paper.
Creekside 67, Oakleaf 34
Calea Kellett came off the bench to score a game-high 18 points for Creekside (11-5, 4-1 District 4-8A) on Tuesday night at home. Taylor Gardner added 11 points for Creekside, while Maddy Lippy scored nine and AnnaRose Epting had seven points and five steals. Dejah Oden led Oakleaf (3-4, 0-4) with 12 points. Creekside hosts Gainesville Buchholz on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
It may have taken a little longer than expected, but Creekside won its first boys basketball game of the season Tuesday night to give head coach Will Mayer his 300th career victory. With the 60-44 win over Cornerstone Christian, Mayer improved his career record to 300-172, including a 91-32 mark at Creekside. Garrett Denny scored 16 points and had a team-high four assists to lead the Knights (1-6) to the home win. Nick Rice added 13 points.
Mayer was the head coach at Middletown North (New Jersey) in 2001-07, Cedar Shoals (Georgia) in 2007-10 and Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School (Georgia) in 2010-14 before taking over at Creekside before the 2014-15 season. His teams have won more than 20 games in each of the past three seasons. The Knights were Class 8A state runners-up last season.