Pinellas County roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 11

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Wed. September 12, 2012 | Times Staff

Volleyball
Clearwater def. Countryside (25-19, 20-25, 30-28, 25-18):
After going 1-2 in Gainesville last weekend, Clearwater rebounded with a four-game win over rival Countryside. Top players included setter Haley Barrett, outside hitter Sara Myslyeki and middle hitter Sam Reeves. Reeves had the winning kill in the third game that gave the Tornadoes (3-5) momentum. “I really think whoever won that third game was going to have all the momentum for the fourth game,” Clearwater coach Kara Betourne said. “That was key to the whole match. We were able to just have fun in the fourth game.”

Tarpon Springs def. Mitchell (15-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12): The Spongers (8-1) pulled out a Class 6A-10 district game. Kelsi Collins had 15 kills and 15 digs. Ashlyn MacGregor added 26 kills. “Mitchell is much improved,” Spongers coach Patrick Sneed said. “We had a bad lineup in the first game, but we settled down. It was a very tough game.”

Canterbury def. Northside Christian (28-30, 25-23, 25-21, 23-25, 15-13): On a night when most matches were 3-0 sweeps, these teams played a nail-biter. The largest margin of victory in a game was four points. Canterbury improves to 3-2.

Northeast def. Pinellas Park (25-16, 28-26, 25-9): The Vikings improved to 3-2 with their second straight win. Setter Casey Wilson had 14 assists and Brittany Taksas had 13 kills.

Boys golf
Calvary Christian 161, Shorecrest 163, PHU 166:
Played at Clearwater Country Club, only five shots separated the teams. Calvary Christian was led by Harrison McClimans and Zack Wood, who each shot 1-over 37 for nine holes. Ben Murray shot 43 and Josh Hancock added 44. Shorecrest’s Karim Oliver, Kyle Murphy and Mark Sosz all shot 40. Palm Harbor University’s low player was Sean Fromme, who shot 38.

Girls golf
Northside Christian 158, Academy of the Holy Names 167:
The Mustangs showed their depth at TPC Tampa Bay in Lutz. Ashley Zagers shot 38, Alyssa Lamoureaux shot 39, Alison Armstrong had 40 and Ryanne Jackson had 41.

HomeTeam Hot Shots
Standout players from Tuesday night
Brittany Taksas, Northeast: The Vikings’ middle hitter had 13 kills in a 3-0 win over Pinellas Park. Her sister, Breann, had seven aces.

Kelsi Collins, Tarpon Springs: The Spongers outside hitter recorded 15 kills and 15 digs to help them defeat district rival Mitchell. “She is the heart and soul of our team,” Tarpon Springs coach Patrick Sneed said.

Amber Peone, Seminole: The senior captain had 15 kills to help lead the Warhawks to a win over St. Petersburg.

Faith Chechele, Northside Christian: A distance specialist, Chechele won the 200 and 500 freestyle, swam anchor leg on the winning 200 medley relay and was part of the winning 200 free relay to help the Mustangs beat Keswick Christian in a dual meet.

Compiled by staff writers Rodney Page and Bob Putnam.

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