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East Lake def. Dunedin (25-16, 25-23, 25-22): After a tough five-game match against Sarasota Riverview last week, East Lake continued its winning ways. Coach Mike Estes said the Eagles were led by libero Jess Steidl and setter Christy Dunham.
Clearwater def. Largo (25-11, 25-13, 25-13): The Tornadoes had little trouble with the Packers. Clearwater was led by outside hitters Allie Russell and Sara Myslicki and middle hitter Sam Reeves.
East Lake def. Countryside: The Eagles swept the dual meet in a matchup of the county’s top programs. In the boys meet, East Lake’s Kevin Smith won the 100 free and 100 breast and was on the winning 200 medley relay. Michelle Turek and Sydney Pickrem dominated the girls race. Turek won the 100 and 200 free. Pickrem took first in the 200 IM and 100 fly. Both were also on the winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams.
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Standout players from Wednesday night
Lauren Coe, PHU: Coe fired 1-under 35 to help the Hurricanes win a seven-team, nine-hole tournament. She was the individual champion by one stroke over Countryside’s Madison Glennie. PHU outshot Countryside 174-185.
Amanda Spring, Northeast: She has emerged as the county’s top public school runner after winning individual titles at the Pirate Invitational and Cougar Invitational the past two weeks.
Paul McKenna, Countryside: Posted the county’s fastest time this season (16:30) at the Cougar Invitational on a challenging course.
Hannah Roper, Seminole: Coming back from a shoulder injury that forced her to miss most of last season, Roper won the 200 individual medley and 100 breast in a dual meet with PHU.
Ryan McRae, PHU: The veteran of a team loaded with talent, McRae led the Hurricanes to a dual meet victory over Seminole by taking first in the 100 fly and 100 back, and swimming anchor legs on the winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams.
Compiled by staff writers Rodney Page and Bob Putnam.