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Clearwater / North Pinellas

  1. Football: East Lake 28, Largo 25 (OT)


    LARGO — In a thrilling, back-and-forth overtime game, East Lake outlasted Largo for a 28-25 road win.

  2. Pinellas Game of the Week: Clearwater 35, Countryside 7


    CLEARWATER — In the past four months Clearwater has done some impressive things. The Tornadoes beat Class 3A defending state semifinalist Clearwater Central Catholic in the spring game and 2A defending finalist Indian Rocks Christian in the kickoff classic.

    Clearwater's Adarius Lemons (32) breaks through the Countryside defense en route to a touchdown during Friday's (9/4/15) game at Clearwater. (DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times)
  3. Football: Tarpon Springs 30, Dixie Hollins 0


    TARPON SPRINGS — Tarpon Springs coach Mike Lube earned his first win as Spongers coach with a 30-0 shutout win against Dixie Hollins. Tarpon lost 38-0 to Countryside in the opener, but bounced back in a big way Friday night.

  4. Football: Osceola 47, Dunedin 7


    DUNEDIN — Osceola picked up its first win of the season by routing Dunedin 47-7. The Warriors started quickly, scoring on the second play of the game, a 40-yard touchdown pass by Ryan Allan to Isaac Rosenbluth. Two minutes later the Warriors struck again on a 11-yard run by Travis Wateska. After the teams traded …

  5. After school closure, Clearwater Christian College students learn to adjust


    CLEARWATER — When Alexis Valdivia first heard about Clearwater Christian College, it seemed like a perfect fit.

    Clearwater Christian College announced in June that it would close. IRS documents in 2013 show it was $10.2 million in debt.
  6. At 88, water aerobics instructor helps other seniors stay fit and healthy

    Human Interest


    As storm clouds gathered above, Jay Elliott and 10 of her faithful made their way into the Morningside Pool for their Friday morning workout. It was time for Aqua SMILE, a water fitness class made up of women between the ages of 55 and 89.

    Jay Elliott, 88, left, teaches at least six water fitness classes a week — including sessions at Morningside Pool, above, and Regency Oaks Assisted Living Facility, both in Clearwater, and the Bonsai Spa at the Palms of Largo.
  7. Clearwater feels confident with revised contract for red light cameras

    Local Government

    While cities across the state pull red light cameras amid court challenges and complaints, Clearwater has continued its program for another two years under a revised system that may be tougher to challenge legally.

    Red light cameras look over westbound traffic on Gulf to Bay at the intersection of Belcher Road this week. Clearwater renewed its contract with Redflex for two years.
  8. Leepa-Rattner Museum features Florida Watercolor Society exhibition

    Human Interest


    Artist Libit Jones, the current president of the Florida Watercolor Society, is "learning to let go."

    Of her backgrounds, that is.

    Volunteer Leon Evans carries Everglades Reflections #1, a work by Donna Morrison, after it arrives for the Florida Watercolor Society’s 44th Annual Exhibition at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.
  9. Football: Palm Harbor University 14, East Lake 10


    PALM HARBOR — With 24 seconds left and his team trailing 10-7 Friday night, Palm Harbor University running back Jamaine Derogene ran in from the 1 to give the Hurricanes a huge 14-10 upset victory, snapping East Lake's 25-game regular-season winning streak.

  10. Football: Clearwater 38, Tarpon Springs 0


    CLEARWATER — First impressions say a lot, and the initial look at the 2015 Clearwater Tornadoes was impressive, indeed.

  11. Despite cuts, adults with disabilities program will continue in Tarpon Springs

    Local Government

    TARPON SPRINGS — When Claire Lachance learned that the adults with disabilities class her daughter has been attending for the last 12 years was canceled, she couldn't believe it.

  12. Largo Public Library plans bookmobile as outreach to underserved neighborhoods

    Local Government

    LARGO — Volunteers at the Greater Largo Library Foundation are planning on purchasing a mobile library to reach underserved communities.

  13. Police say man ate stolen chicken in Publix restroom



    Police: Man ate stolen chicken in Publix restroom, faces theft charge

  14. Volleyball: Clearwater opens season strong vs. Osceola

    Volleyball Preps

    CLEARWATER — After battling through a rebuilding season last year, albeit one that ended in the district playoffs, Clearwater is shooting for what Osceola achieved in 2014 — a state tournament berth.

  15. Football: East Lake 34, Sunlake 19


    LAND O'LAKES — East Lake may be replacing a lot of talent from last year, but it didn't take long into its preseason classic game with Sunlake on Friday — just one play, to be exact — for the Eagles' offense to show that it still has what it takes to be one of the best in the area.