The best sports moments of the year in Clay County
Best of 2015
All photos by Randy Lefko
Keystone Heights outfielder Molly Crawford leaves the field with her mask covering tears after the Lady Indians lost their district playoff game on a ninth inning homer to Santa Fe.
Oakleaf High graduate Dom Jones earned three Mixed Martial Arts belts since his times on the wrestling mat for the Knights.
St. Johns Country Day School won an unprecedented fourth straight soccer title in Class 1A. With an unbeaten record thus far and a win over Ponte Vedra in the recent St. Johns Showdown, coach Mike Pickett has the troops to pull off yet another title.
Clay High wrestling coach Jim Reape got another notch on his belt after yet another thrilling dual match win over Fleming Island.
Fleming Island tennis ace Lauren Schilkofski grimaces with a shot in district play at Eagle Landing Country Club.
Orange Park flag football ballcarrier Angie DeMichele and her Lady Raiders lost an overtime game to Fleming Island that kept the Raiders from advancing into the state playoffs. Fleming Island lost to FAMU in the state quarterfinals.
Orange Park center Jamarcus Richardson puts a slap on a shot by Oakleaf's Nassir Little during an early season regular season game.
Ridgeview High weightlifter Cierra Walker chalks up at sectionals.
Oakleaf High’s Jade Lewis and Orange Park High’s Gianni Ruemmeley had plenty of face-to-face battles in district play last year, but Oakleaf has moved up into district 4-7A while Orange Park has dropped to district 4-5A.
Middleburg High School annually holds the Clay County Elementary School track and field championships with plenty of speed and excitement.
Orange Park High football standout Terrance Plummer had his final game in St. Petersburg at the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl against North Carolina State. Plummer is with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.
Fleming Island sophomore Evan Fuller, third from left, had an outstanding season of cross country with a state meet invitation after record-setting district and region runs.
St. Johns Country Day School volleyball had some intriguing regular season wins, but the excited was not to be in the playoff season.
Fleming Island defensive end Charlie Hilton eyeballs ball carrier for Yulee team in Pop Warner action at Fleming Island High School.