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  • East Lake's Natalie Clausen commits to Tulane

    East Lake swimmer Natalie Clausen, a transfer from Wisconsin, committed to Tulane this weekend. Clausen took a recruiting trip to Tulane last month. She also visited Colorado State and Western Kentucky. "I loved the educational aspect of Tulane, especially the medical research program," Clausen said. "The school has a real ...
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    Sun. Oct. 12, 2014 at 6:18 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas Game of the Week: Countryside 29, Tarpon Springs 20

    Pinellas Game of the Week: Countryside 29, Tarpon Springs 20 CLEARWATER — Countryside’s offense strives for balance and is known these days for its blur of a tempo. There are shotgun formations and rollouts and screens. But when it mattered most, the Cougars issued a reminder Friday night of the value of smash-mouth football between the tackles. Clinging to a ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 1:11 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • East Lake receiver George Campbell's UA jersey presentation set for Nov. 14

    East Lake receiver George Campbell, the nation's top athlete in the 2015 class according to ESPN, will be presented with his jersey for playing in the Under Armour All-America game on Nov. 14 during a ceremony at the school. Campbell, a five-star recruit who committed to Florida State last month, ...
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    Fri. Oct. 10, 2014 at 12:28 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Longtime Northeast coach Larry Rudisill stepping down at end of the year

    Northeast cross country and track coach Larry Rudisill announced that he is stepping down from both sports at the end of the season. Rudisill has coached in the county for 21 seasons. He said he made the move to spend more time with his family. "I know a lot of ...
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    Fri. Oct. 10, 2014 at 10:46 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Northeast's Hayley Brahm records personal record at Rebel Invitational

    Northeast's Hayley Brahm ran past the competition at the Rebel Invitational, winning the individual title in a personal best time of 20 minutes, 20 seconds. Brahm surged to the lead from the start and kicked it into another gear in the final half-mile of the race. "After I passed the ...
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    Fri. Oct. 10, 2014 at 10:06 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Countryside O-line’s come a long way in one year

    Countryside O-line’s come a long way in one year CLEARWATER — Countryside spent most of the offseason recounting its faults. By all accounts, a 6-4 record a year ago was unacceptable. The inconsistency had to stop. To get back to becoming a traditional power, the Cougars settled on an area that had to get better if they were to ...
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    Thu. Oct. 09, 2014 at 8:47 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Swimming: East Lake boys and girls top PHU

    PALM HARBOR — East Lake’s boys and girls swept the team titles in a swimming dual meet with traditional power Palm Harbor University on Tuesday. “It was definitely a milestone for this program,” Eagles coach Tim O’Keefe said. “In my seven years of coaching we haven’t beat PHU’s boys or ...
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    Tue. Oct. 07, 2014 at 11:13 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • PHU's Morgan Perrotti commits to Rutgers

    Palm Harbor University swimmer Morgan Perrotti committed to Rutgers on Tuesday. Perrotti, ranked 44th in 2015 class by collegeswimming.com, said she also was considering Cincinnati and Miami. The only school she visited, though, was Rutgers. "I fell in love with (Rutgers) when I was there," Perrotti said. "The coaches and ...
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    Tue. Oct. 07, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • CCC's Emma Spilman commits to Florida

    Clearwater Central Catholic's Emma Spilman made her college plans official by announcing via Twitter that she has committed to swim at Florida. Spilman, the state's 16th ranked swimmer in the 2015 class by collegeswimming.com, picked the Gators over Ohio State and Vanderbilt. "It took a lot of time and it ...
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    Mon. Oct. 06, 2014 at 9:18 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Fatima Abu-Rumman, female winner for Sept. 27-Oct. 3

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Fatima Abu-Rumman, female winner for Sept. 27-Oct. 3 Female Hot Shot winner: Fatima Abu-Rumman Osceola  Fatima Abu-Rumman knew she had a chance to become Osceola’s No. 1 runner this season. To claim that title, the junior trained over the summer by attending team conditioning and camp. But as the season began, Abu-Rumman developed a sinus infection. She labored through ...
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    Mon. Oct. 06, 2014 at 7:05 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam football 25: Week 6 made winners out of everyone

    HomeTeam football 25: Week 6 made winners out of everyone 1. (1) Armwood (5-0, 4-0) Last week: Bye  This week: at Leto  Lowdown: Defense still is the Hawks’ speciality. In five games, they have allowed just 20 points and recorded three shutouts. Another could come this week against winless Leto. 2. (2) East Lake (6-0, 2-0) Last week: Beat Seminole ...
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    Mon. Oct. 06, 2014 at 5:33 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Newsome's Maddie Hess commits to Duke

    Newsome's Maddie Hess, the Tampa Bay Times' Hillsborough County swimmer of the year the past two seasons, committed to Duke on Sunday. Hess, ranked third in the state and 12th nationally in the 2015 class according to collegeswimming.com, is a two-time defending state champion in the 100 free and 100 ...
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    Sun. Oct. 05, 2014 at 7:41 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Football: Sunlake 14, Mitchell 0

    TRINITY — Sunlake and Mitchell both had defenses capable of turning a game around, and their steady and reliable running backs were supposed to be front and center throughout a tense showdown between Class 6A, District 6 rivals. But the game Friday night was ultimately decided by big plays through ...
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    Sat. Oct. 04, 2014 at 12:25 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas Game of the Week: Pinellas Park 34, Northeast 6

    Pinellas Game of the Week: Pinellas Park 34, Northeast 6 ST. PETERSBURG — It was the play of the game. In the fourth quarter Thursday, Pinellas Park’s Marcelus Ware burst through the middle of tired line, spun once and raced 79 yards past a helpless secondary for a touchdown to close out the scoring. Ware, a 5-foot-10, 168-pound running back, ...
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    Fri. Oct. 03, 2014 at 12:15 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Grounded approach on offense works wonders for Hudson

    Grounded approach on offense works wonders for Hudson Given the personnel in the backfield, it seemed only natural Hudson would air it out this season. After all, the Cobras lost running back Noah Siegrist, a 1,400-yard rusher who is now a walk-on at UTEP. What Hudson had returning was quarterback Joey Caruso, who threw for more than 1,000 ...
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    Thu. Oct. 02, 2014 at 6:17 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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