Local roundup: Creekside volleyball ends regular season on high note

VOLLEYBALL

 

Creekside 3

Fernandina Beach 0

Creekside ended a trying regular season with its second straight win. The Knights beat visiting Fernandina Beach 25-12, 25-2, 25-13 behind eight kills from Caroline Webb. Jessie Lary had a double-double with 12 digs, 21 assists and six aces. The Knights (5-17) will face fourth-seeded Oakleaf on Monday night in the District 4-8A play-in match. First ball is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Episcopal 3

Bartram Trail 0

The Bears dropped their regular season finale 25-20, 25-23, 25-23 on Thursday night at Liberty Pines Academy. Episcopal’s Tara Martin led all players with 22 kills. Bartram Trail (16-6) was led by Margeau Player’s 15 digs, Katie Demo’s 16 assists and Alexia Kuehl’s 20 kills. The Bears will face Fleming Island in the District 4-8A tournament on Tuesday evening at Oakleaf. First ball is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

FOOTBALL

Buchholz 54

Creekside 23

J.T. Wood scored three touchdowns for Creekside (3-4, 0-2 in District 3-7A) in the loss at Gainesville Buchholz (3-4, 1-1) on Thursday night. Wood caught touchdown passes for 48 and 26 yards from Jake Forcier and also scored on an 11-yard run.

Gainesville St. Francis 56

FSDB 6

The Dragons fell to 1-5 on the season after Thursday night’s contest at Usina Field. Samy Vital scored FSDB’s only touchdown on a 65-yard run. Gainesville St. Francis, the No. 2 team in the Region 2-2A playoff points standings, improved to 6-0.

SWIMMING

Bartram Trail boys, girls top Fleming Island

Bartram Trail won its second meet in as many days with a 226.5- 153.5 win over Fleming Island on Wednesday. The Bears’ girls, the reigning Class 3A state champions, won 109-79. Meanwhile, Bartram’s boys won 117.5-74.5.

Bartram Trail junior Summer Stanfield won two events. She won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 11.42 seconds, more than 10 seconds ahead of the closest competitor. Stanfield also won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.59.

Jack VanDeusen (200 IM, 2:00.53; 100 backstroke, 55.23) and Fleming Island’s Nick Hackett (200 freestyle, 1:49.34; 100 butterfly, 51.01) both won two individual events.

The two best races of the day may have come in the 100 freestyle. Bartram’s Nicole Sowell won in 57.46 seconds, which was less than two-tenths of a second better than Fleming Island’s Corrina Laird. On the boys side, three were within three-tenths of each other.

Fleming’s Drew Heinton won with a time of 49.25 seconds. He was followed by senior Jack Neeley (49.38) and Bartram’s Jacob Camp, who finished in 49.56.

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