KEYSTONE HEIGHTS - With the spring seasons eliminated from competition, there is a handful of senior athletes that been on the fields of play since freshman year.These photos are some of those …
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS - With the spring seasons eliminated from competition, there is a handful of senior athletes that been on the fields of play since freshman year.
These photos are some of those athletes (MORE TO COME) that grinded each of the last four years for their shot at a varsity roster.
Look for more in upcoming Clay Today Sports Pages.
Aubry Brown, Ridgeview High outside hitter and blocker, has been part of the historic district title run under coach Destiny Brightman with four years of pushing the Lady Panthers to bigger and better finishes. As a freshman, Brown punched up 64 kills with 81 kills as a senior with 25 blocks.
Sam Bement, Clay High multiple swim talent, followed in brother Ben Bement’s footsteps with four strong seasons in the Blue Devil program with a region invite for both; Ben a junior, Sam a freshman (24th in 100 breast), followed by Sam finishing 23rd in Class 2A as a senior in the 200 individual medley.
Emily Loose, a Keystone Heights High stalwart for volleyball, finished her freshman year with 94 kills and her senior campaign with 165 kills and 29 blocks behind senior teammate Madison Hesketts’ team leading 275 kills.
One of the best stories in Fleming Island High track and cross country was the steady rise of Will Livesay as a force for the Golden Eagle run squad. Livesay broke on to the top seven in cross country as a sophomore with a pedestrian 18:11.67, but kept his pace annually before finishing with a state meet ticket his junior year and a senior split of 16:54 in the region 1-4A race with a flu. Livesay’s junior state meet run was a 17:04 as Fleming Island’s top finisher; 63rd, in Class 4A.
In track, Livesay was not even on the Richter scale for 1600 with a freshman 5:18 that got dropped to a 4:41 in 2020. Livesay rose statewide to a 10:03 3200 at the 2019 Class 4A championships and a 9:46.68 in 2020.