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  • Football: Countryside 26, Seminole 18

    CLEARWATER — Countryside earned a decisive 26-18 victory against the Seminole Warhawks, placing them as finalists for the district 7A-9 title when they try to win their first championship since 2011 against Pinellas Park next week. Key drive: Although Seminole was the first to score, Countryside had a quick and ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 1:15 a.m. | Christian Lemus

  • Cross country: Jennifer Lima leads East Lake to PCAC title

    Cross country: Jennifer Lima leads East Lake to PCAC title LARGO — The fourth solar eclipse of the year ushered in a changing of the guard in the Pinellas County Athletic Conference cross country meet Thursday at Eagle Lake Park. Last week at Anclote, the East Lake girls were one runner shy of taking the team title by storm. This ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 8:48 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Countryside's Summer Finke commits to FSU

    Countryside swimmer Summer Finke made her college plans official by announcing Tuesday that she has commited to Florida State. Finke, the state's eighth-ranked girls swimmer in the 2015 class according to collegeswimming.com, picked the Seminoles over Florida and Wisconsin. "I got along really well with all the (FSU) coaching staff ...
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    Tue. Oct. 21, 2014 at 8:59 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas Game of the Week: East Lake 10, Countryside 8

    Pinellas Game of the Week: East Lake 10, Countryside 8 EAST LAKE — East Lake is built with an offense that sparkles like diamonds and a defense that many fans toss aside like a brick. An offense dressed in silk. A defense adorned in polyester. But the Eagles know that beneath the surface, their defense is a jewel, a trendsetter. ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:38 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pass happy: Year of the QB in Tampa Bay

    Pass happy: Year of the QB in Tampa Bay The high school football season has been shaped to an extraordinary extent by Tampa Bay quarterbacks who consistently put up eye-popping numbers. Five quarterbacks have already thrown for 400-plus yards in a game. Twelve are ranked among the top 50 (for passing yards) in the state, according to MaxPreps. Several ...
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    Thu. Oct. 16, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Dandy dozen district matchups in Week 8

    Dandy dozen district matchups in Week 8 Berkeley Prep at Tampa Catholic, 7  Key matchup: Cody Endris vs. Gordon Stetson — Endris, a senior linebacker, leads the Crusaders with 78 tackles. His main job Friday will likely be stopping Stetson, who is averaging more than 113 yards per game and has scored eight rushing touchdowns for the ...
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    Thu. Oct. 16, 2014 at 4:55 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Sunday Morning QB: Looking ahead to next week

    Sunday Morning QB: Looking ahead to next week SMQ team of the week  Zephyrhills: The first half of the Bulldogs’ season has been characterized by blowout wins in which they piled on the points. That was not the case Friday night against Nature Coast. In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs trailed 14-7 in a key Class 5A, District ...
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    Sun. Oct. 12, 2014 at 11:29 a.m. | Times Staff

  • 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

  • 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

  • Football: Countryside 24, Clearwater 14

    CLEARWATER — Countryside, trailing 14-3, scored 21 unanswered points in the second half for a district victory that kept the Cougars undefeated. Play of the game: Countryside adjusted to Clearwater’s blitzes. In the second half, Trent Chemelik threw a screen to Givanni Gonzalez and the receiver weaved for a 79-yard ...
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    Fri. Oct. 03, 2014 at 12:11 a.m. | Christian Lemus

  • Swimming: Countryside boys maintain dual meet dominance

    This has been a memorable week for Countryside's Cooper Hoffman. The senior made his college choice official this past weekend by announcing he would be swimming for Florida State. On Wednesday, the good times continued as he helped the Cougars remain undefeated this season with a 98-87 win over East ...
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    Wed. Oct. 01, 2014 at 11:32 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Countryside swimmer Cooper Hoffman commits to FSU

    Countryside's Cooper Hoffman, the state's 13th ranked swimmer in the 2015 class by collegeswimming.com, committed to Florida State on Sunday. Hoffman picked the Seminoles over LSU, Indiana, Navy and Tennessee. Earlier this month, Hoffman helped the Cougars beat Palm Harbor University, snapping the Hurricanes' nine-year undefeated streak in dual meets. ...
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    Mon. Sept. 29, 2014 at 4:56 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Midweek Grab Bag: At least one more week of Lennard love

    Midweek Grab Bag: At least one more week of Lennard love Welcome to the Midweek Grab Bag. We suggest you pour yourself a nice cool beverage, find a comfortable place to sit, and enjoy a nice bowl of numbers soup.  Power rankings  Here are the 20 hottest things in high school football right now. 1. (NR) The weather: Seriously, that rain ...
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    Wed. Sept. 24, 2014 at 5:19 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Swimming: Countryside boys, PHU girls take PCAC titles

    CLEARWATER — Last year, senior-laden Palm Harbor University won its 10th straight Pinellas County Aquatic Conference boys championship en route to a state title. Countryside is hoping to travel that same road now. Even without standout Cooper Hoffman (recruiting visit to LSU), the Cougars (390 points) snuck past East Lake ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 11:25 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Countryside 47, Northeast 7

    CLEARWATER — Countryside got off to a quick start and dominated the first half, leading 28-0 behind two touchdown passes by Trent Chmelik and two 13-yard touchdown runs by Dante Satcher. Northeast got on the board on its first possession of the second half, getting help from two 15-yard penalties ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 12:14 a.m. | Colby Cole

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