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Boys Tennis Coach Announcement

Creekside High School Athletics is excited to announce that Patrick Diegan has been hired as the Knights’ head boys tennis coach.

 

Coach Diegan is a British LTA and PTR Professional with over 34 years of teaching and international playing experience. He is the author of the bestselling four-book series, “Coaching and Learning Tennis Basics.” Coach Diegan has coached in the United Kingdom, Spain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and the United States and his extensive playing experience includes professional and amateur events in the UK, France, Croatia, UAE, Oman, and the USA. Coach Diegan has played and won events on all surfaces, including outdoor hard, grass, indoor hard and carpet, indoor and outdoor red clay, and “Hartru” green clay.

 

With his extensive coaching experience, Coach Diegan’s philosophy is to establish good fundamentals as quickly as possible, then allowing his students to express themselves with their own interpretation of stroke production and style of play.  

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ROTK Logo Contest Announcement

The 2020 Running of the Knights Committee, and the Creekside Athletics Department are delighted to announce the  2021 Running of the Knights logo contest winner! Elena Coles submitted the winning design, and will be awarded a $500 scholarship sponsored by Leonard’s Studios.  Elena’s logo will be used to market the 2021 event. Congratulations!

 

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Former Knight Darious Williams Thriving in NFL Career

Darious Williams is perfectly content being the Los Angeles Rams cornerback that few people talk about and sparingly talks to the media, even though his path to the NFL is a remarkable coming-out-of-nowhere story.

Really, where do you even begin with the wide range of options of how much the Creekside High product defied the odds?

There’s the part about not being allowed to play football his sophomore year of high school – he transferred from Bartram Trail after Creekside opened in 2008 — because former head coach Greg Stanton only wanted kids who invested time in summer workouts. Williams, then 5-foot-7, was regarded as more of a speedy point guard than a football player.

 

Continue story here: https://www.jacksonville.com/story/sports/columns/gene-frenette/2020/10/24/gene-frenette-creekside-product-darious-williams-writes-his-own-hollywood-story/6017913002/

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Knights Volleyball Set to take on Leon in State Regional Semis

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Tallahassee Leon (8-0) at Creekside (17-2). A clash of giants. The Lions, reigning state champions, were pushed to the brink by Fleming Island and had to survive a match point. Leon ended the Knights’ postseason plans in 2015, 2016 and 2019, each time winning in three. But Creekside is playing with more confidence than ever, and fields a pair of all-around stars in Jessie Lary and Jaden McBride in one of Northeast Florida’s best overall combinations. The winner plays Saturday against Niceville or Crestview.

 

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/sports/high-school/volleyball/2020/10/26/jacksonville-area-second-round-previews-high-school-volleyball/6032159002/

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Running of the Knights 5K Signup and Contest

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the 2020 Running of the Knights 5K Fundraiser Run/Walk, initially scheduled for May 15th, was postponed. The Running of the Knights Committee has opted to reschedule the event as a virtual 5K. Registration for the race is open until November 21st, 2020 at CreeksideKnights.com  100% of the proceeds from the event go to support the Creekside High School community.

Leonard’s Studios will award a $500 scholarship to the Running of the Knights Logo Contest winner! The winning logo will be used to promote the 2021 race. (See logos from previous races above.) ONLY current Creekside students (and 2020 Creekside graduates) are eligible to enter. Click Here For Contest Form and Rules!

If you have an idea for the 2021 race logo, we encourage you to enter! Please fill out the registration form, include your artwork, and submit to room 151. Digitized artwork can be emailed to:  [email protected]

Go Knights!

 

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Knights beat Bolles in OT

In what many consider to be the greatest win in Creekside Football HISTORY, your CREEKSIDE KNIGHTS defeated the Bolles School 31-24 in Overtime!

Creekside went up 24-21 at the end of the 3rd quarter on a HUGE touchdown pass from Daniel Plummer to Jack Goodrich!

After a field goal with a little over 3 minutes to play, Bolles took Creekside into overtime with the score tied 24-24.

Creekside then converted on third down to go up 31-24!

Creekside then stuffed Bolles on 4th down to secure the win!

Coach McIntyre had this to say after the hard fought victory –

Respect, Coach McIntyre……Respect

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Knights Soccer Star Delaney Tauzel Named United Soccer Coaches All-American

Creekside Knight soccer star Delaney Tauzel was named  United Soccer Coaches All-American for the 2019-2020 season.

Delaney was already recognized by Creekside High School as Athlete of the Year!

Additionally, the St Augustine Record posted a write-up about Delaney’s accomplishments and awards this past season.

https://www.staugustine.com/sports/20200713/creeksides-tauzel-named-united-soccer-coaches-all-american

 

Congrats, Delaney!

#ArmourUp #CreeksideCulture

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C/O 2020 Honored with Stadium Lighting

The Creekside Knights Athletics Department honored the Class of 2020 with a 20 minute and 20 second lighting of the athletics facilities.

Spring seasons for many sports were cut short this year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, with graduation and end-of-year ceremonies being cancelled as well.

The Creekside Athletic Department and the entire Knights family stands in solidarity with our senior class as we wish them the very best as they move forward in their life journey.

#ClassOf2020