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Lady Knights Hoops defeated by Mainland 68-61

In a hard fought battle, the #4 seed Lady Knights were taken down by #8 seed Mainland. It was an emotional ending to a phenomenal season for the Lady Knights. Records were broken, friendships flourished, games were won and lost, and memories were made that will last a lifetime. The Lady Knights finish the season with 16 wins, 9 loses, and won a District Championship.

Until next season girls. #UnfinishedBusiness

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Lady Knights Basketball defeats Columbia, hosts Mainland on Tuesday 2/18 in Regional Semis

The Lady Knights stormed to a 65-50 win over visitor Columbia after playing 3 quarters of back and forth basketball. The teams entered the half with Creekside holding a 22-21 lead. In a game of runs that saw numerous lead changes throughout the night, the Knights built upon their 1 point half time lead to go up by 6 into the final quarter. From there, the visiting Tigers attempted to cut into the Creekside lead only to be met with quick scores from the Knights.

Junior Taylor Gardner showed off her “5 Star” talents in this one, dropping 13 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, and a steal. Meanwhile, Sophomore Emily McIntosh had the greatest night of her young career, going 9/9 from two and 2/4 from 3 for a whopping 24 points. She also added 2 steals and 2 big blocks on Columbia three point attempts. Sophomore Center Peyton Petrick chipped in 7 points and 4 rebounds and Senior Forward Anna Parsanko snagged 5 rebounds and 3 points, all while combining to guard Columbia’s strong post players. Senior Guard Calea Kellet, known more for her 3 point shooting than post defense, held tough on the block as the Tigers tried to exploit a size mismatch. Senior Maddie Lippy had a smooth 15 points as she hit a couple threes, attacked the basket, and knocked down a few free throws, all while snagging 6 rebounds. It was a true team effort that led the Knights to victory in their Regional Quarterfinal game.

In a stunning turn of events, #8 seed Mainland went on the road to #1 seed Lincoln and beat the Lady Trojans in what is arguably the most stunning defeat in sports history. The world has not seen an upset of this magnitude since Team USA Mens Hockey defeated the USSR in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Mainland will now travel to THE CASTLE to take on your Lady Knights in what is sure to be a fantastic 6A Regional Semifinal matchup.

Come on out to THE CASTLE on Tuesday, 2/18 @ 7pm to support your Lady Knights!

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Boys and Girls Soccer plus Girls Hoops win 6A District Championships

The Creekside Knights won THREE District Championships Friday night. The Lady Knights Basketball and Soccer teams won while hosting Fleming Island and Fletcher, respectively, at THE CASTLE. The Boys Soccer team went on the road to beat Fleming Island.

The Lady Knights Basketball team won in convincing fashion, with Senior Maddie Lippy notching a double-double.

Meanwhile, the boys soccer team won in convincing fashion, downing Fleming Island 4-1!

The Lady Knights Soccer team held on to beat Fletcher 3-2!

It was a fantastic night for our winter sports teams! There are rumblings that Governor DeSantis will designate the first Friday of February as District Knight” to commemorate the astounding feat that Creekside High School was able to pull off by winning 3 District Championships in one night. Stay tuned for more updates…

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Girls Hoops: New 3pt Records!

Congratulations to Maddie Lippy (Senior) on breaking TWO Creekside Girls Basketball records in our District Semifinal Game against Fletcher on 2/4/2020

Records Broke

Career 3pt FG Made – 127
Previously held by Taylor Allen (123)

Single Game 3pt FG Made – 7
Previously held by Calea Kellet (6)

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District Championship Games

District Championship Night for our Knights Winter Sports Teams!

Creekside Knights Boys Soccer takes on Fleming Island tonight @7pm at Fleming Island for a District Championship!

Creekside Knights Girls Basketball takes on Fleming Island tonight @7pm here at THE CASTLE for a District Championship!

Creekside Knights Girls Soccer takes on Fletcher tonight @7pm here at THE CASTLE for a District Championship!

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Creekside Girls Basketball defeats Oakleaf

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.

Source: St. Johns County roundup: 4 girls basketball teams pick up wins

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“Ellie’s Night”, benefiting the Pediatric Cardiac ICU at Shands-Gainesville

The Creekside Girls Basketball will be hosting “Ellie’s Knight” on December 5th for their game vs. Nease High School in honor of the Hanson Family.  Ms. Hanson, who teaches at Creekside, recently lost her daughter to Congenital Heart Disease.  Mrs. Hanson is currently promoting a toy drive to benefit the UF Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiac ICU where her daughter spent many of her first days.  The PCICU at UF Shands Children’s Hospital cares for patients born with Congenital Heart Disease.  Many patients are awaiting a heart transplant, are on heart assistive devices, or are needing some form of critical care from an ICU team due to their condition.  The ages of patients range from infant to teen and many stay long-term.  The 23 room facility is always full and is expected to be full during the holidays.  This is why the toy drive is so important.  We want to help make the holidays just a little better for these kids and their families that are there.

 

For every person who brings an unwrapped toy to the game, they will get a ticket to be entered into a drawing for a prize basket at half-time.
Please see the attached “wish-list” items to be donated.

 

PCICU Holiday Season Wish List

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Creekside Knights Basketball put on showcase at MidKnight Madness

As winter sports season quickly approaches in the high school world, a spotlight is on the reigning state runner up, Creekside Knights basketball team.
Coming off a very strong year, the Knights fell just short of the school’s very first state title in basketball.  However, a motivated Knights team, coached by William Mayer, looks to continue their winning ways.  The road will be tough though, after losing 8 seniors to graduation including star point guard, Jay Plummer. Going into this season, the Knights are a young team with only 2 seniors on the squad. With the new look Knights, there is still plenty of Division 1 talent on the team. Perhaps the most talented prospect, Junior Michael Phillips, has asserted his role as a leader on the team. Michael is being recruited by the University of North Florida along with several other schools. With this type of talent on the team, they have a good chance to have another superb season.
This team will have to play harder than ever before to stay as one of the elite basketball teams in the state.  But with the grit and determination, anything is possible. When Coach Mayer was asked what his expectations were for the season, he said, “I think by February we could be a pretty good team… but due to the team being so young, we’re going go through some growing pains at certain points in the year”.  This is normal for a team trying to rebuild. But with Coach Mayer at the helm, the ream team will be ready to reach their goals, which are no different than previous years. Mayer asserts that he “wants to play in the District Championship Game which could give us a chance to win a championship.” The Knights look to continue playing entertaining, hard fought basketball games this season and with the coaching and dedication exemplified by the team, there’s nothing that’s going to get in their way!
In addition to the Boys Basketball team, the Lady Knights are coming into the season with many returning players and high hopes for their squad. Led by Senior Anna Rose Epting and Sophomore Taylor Gardner, the team looks to be on their way to a great season with much experience and numerous leadership figures. A team with confidence like this looks to take on the challenges this season after a disappointing performance last year.  The Lady Knights went 10-17 in 2017-2018 after having a 20-win season and a trip to the FHSAA playoffs the year before.
“I think we have the talent to win districts and that’s what our main goal is,” said Taylor Gardner about her aspirations for the team. The Lady Knights will be ready to take on any and all challenges and the will to win will get them a long way. The Lady Knight should put on a show offensively as they have a very good core group shooting around the perimeter as well as their uncanny ability take the ball to the bucket. This will prove to be very difficult for teams to stop and result in more in the win column!
This season is going to be very entertaining for both girls and boys basketball teams and they each have the potential to perform at very high, competitive levels. The teams will be showcased at Midknight Madness tonight starting at 5:30pm.  In this exciting opportunity, both teams will have intrasquad scrimmages along with performances from cheer and dance as well as food, fun and games!  Come on out to support your Knights Basketball teams!