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  • Baseball: Countryside’s Matt Adams no-hits Northeast

    CLEARWATER — Northeast lost its first game of the season and it took a no-hitter to do it. Countryside sophomore right-hander Matt Adams held the Viking hitless in the Cougars’ 2-0 win Tuesday night. He threw 94 pitches and walked two batters to improve to 6-1. It was his first ...
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    Tue. March 17, 2015 at 10:51 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: Northeast 6, Countryside 0

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was only the bottom of the first inning, but Northeast coach Rob Stanifer knew how important a second run would be in Friday night’s Class 7A, District 9 game against Countryside. That was why he called for a bases loaded squeeze play with one out. The ...
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    Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 at 10:35 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Softball: Countryside 2, Northeast 0

    ST. PETERSBURG — Talent is one thing but a little extra knowledge can be just as important. Normally, facing Northeast fireballer Riley Randolph can be a challenge, especially on a cool Friday evening. But Countryside leadoff hitter Keeley Mayers had an edge that tipped a solid pitchers’ duel in her ...
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    Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 at 10:35 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Tampa Bay baseball preview

    Tampa Bay baseball preview High school baseball season is in full swing, and if the first few games have taught us anything, it’s that there are more questions than answers. Is there an area team capable of making a state title run like Jesuit did last season? Is there a surprise team that gets ...
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    Thu. Feb. 19, 2015 at 6:06 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Countryside boys, girls swim teams receive academic award

    The Countryside boys and girls swim teams were recognized by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America as All-American scholar tam award winners for the 2014-15 season. The boys team is one of 11 recogized nationally. The girls team is among 17 to receive the award. This past season, ...
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    Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 at 2:32 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region girls basketball: Lakewood Ranch 59, Countryside 41

    CLEARWATER — Countryside subdued LaDazhia Williams in the first half, but her teammates shut down the Cougars for longer. Plagued by cold shooting and turnovers, Countryside’s first appearance in the region tourney in 25 years came to a sudden end Thursday night, 59-41 to Lakewood Ranch. “Getting here was a ...
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    Thu. Feb. 05, 2015 at 10:46 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • District girls basketball: Countryside 52, Northeast 45

    District girls basketball: Countryside 52, Northeast 45 ST. PETERSBURG — Countryside hopes of winning the school’s first district title in girls basketball since 1993 did not start off well. The Cougars had two quick turnovers and fell behind 6-0 within the first two minutes against Northeast in Friday’s Class 7A, District 9 final. Still, Cougars coach Tony ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 11:40 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District girls basketball: Northeast, Countryside seek to end title drought

    ST. PETERSBURG — The top seeds advanced to Friday’s Class 7A, District 9 final, but both had to overcome early deficits. No. 1 Northeast trailed Clearwater after the first quarter before pulling away for a 54-43 win. No. 2 Countryside trailed by double digits early against Seminole, then poured it on ...
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    Wed. Jan. 28, 2015 at 10:56 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Tarpon Springs names Countryside assistant Mike Lube football coach

    Tarpon Springs names Countryside assistant Mike Lube football coach Tarpon Springs has hired Countryside assistant Mike Lube as its new football coach, athletic director Kris Toscani confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Lube replaces Ron Hawn, who resigned after three full seasons. "Tarpon Springs is one of the dream jobs in the county," Lube said. "I'm thrilled to work with such a ...
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    Tue. Jan. 27, 2015 at 2:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • UAB football's collapse leaves Countryside's Riley Metheney scrambling

    UAB football's collapse leaves Countryside's Riley Metheney scrambling With national signing day less than two months away, Countryside offensive lineman Riley Metheney is in his own personal limbo.  Metheny is scrambling to get a big-time scholarship after Alabama-Birmingham, the lone Division I school to offer the senior, pulled the plug on its football program. Citing a lack of ...
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    Wed. Dec. 10, 2014 at 1:23 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Girls basketball: Sickles finds fire late, Calvary cruises

    LUTZ — Sickles came out strong against district girls basketball rival Steinbrenner on Tuesday, taking a big lead in the first quarter. But in the two to follow, the Warriors chipped away at the Gryphons’ comfortable advantage until it wasn’t so comfortable after all. Sickles, which had led by as ...
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    Tue. Dec. 02, 2014 at 10:43 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Potential UAB shutdown in football leaves recruits in limbo

    Sports Illustrated is reporting the University of Alabama-Birmingham will anouunce this week that is shutting down its football program. The news leaves recruits with offers from the Blazers in limbo. Countryside offensive lineman Riley Metheney is one of them. Metheny's lone Division I offer came from UAB earlier this year. ...
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    Sun. Nov. 30, 2014 at 5:09 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Football: Largo 27, Countryside 20

    LARGO — Costly miscues, shaky officiating, a mobile quarterback with a comeback on his mind — nothing shook the host Packers from their focus in a senior night victory. Behind the strong between-the-tackles running of John Clark and the confident quarterbacking of Donavan Hale, Largo (6-4) built a 27-7 lead ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 1:17 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • State swimming: East Lake girls end Tampa Bay’s title drought

    State swimming: East Lake girls end Tampa Bay’s title drought STUART — The Class 4A state swim meet had a predictable feel, the kind that could unfold in only one way. East Lake High School’s girls team was the overwhelming favorite. Everyone knew it, from the swimmers who were chasing them to the gallery of fans at the Sailfish Splashpark ...
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    Fri. Nov. 07, 2014 at 10:22 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region swimming: Palm Harbor U. girls dethrone powerhouse

    Region swimming: Palm Harbor U. girls dethrone powerhouse CLEARWATER — Heading into the final event Saturday, Palm Harbor University girls coach Lisa Bitting had all but conceded the Class 4A, Region 2 team title to four-time defending state champion Sarasota Riverview. Of course, that was before the Rams were disqualified in the 400 free relay. Riverview, which was ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 10:19 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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