High 5 moments 3.1.18
1. Plant City High School’s boys soccer team got another taste of victory this week. The Optimist Club of Plant City and Outback Steakhouse teamed up Wednesday afternoon to give the Raiders, newly-crowned state champs, dinner on the house.
2. The National Club Baseball Association and National Club Softball Association are bringing the Spring Training Showcase back to Plant City this month. For schedules and more info, visit NCBAspringtraining.weebly.com.
3. Local wrestlers competed in the Class 3A-Region 2 tourney over the weekend and several recorded top-four finishes. Strawberry Crest’s Jake Spray placed third at 126 pounds. Crest’s Chas Waller won the 152-pound bracket and Durant’s Daniel “Reese” Haley placed fourth. Crest’s Trenton Davidson placed second at 170 pounds. Crest’s Joe Hatfield took third place at 182 pounds. All five wrestlers will compete in this weekend’s state championship tournament.
4. Durant’s baseball team snapped a two-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 4-1 win over Strawberry Crest, which was on a two-game winning streak. Crest opens district play at Freedom tonight and the Cougars will host Plant City on Friday. Games start at 7 p.m.
5. Plant City Stadium and the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex hosted Riverview High School’s Angela Slater Tournament from March 22-24, in which both the Plant City Raiders and the Strawberry Crest Chargers played. Plant City made it to the championship game, taking a 2-0 loss to Alonso and finishing with wins over Braden River, the Chargers and Robinson. Strawberry Crest went 2-2, defeating Lake Gibson and Lake Wales but falling to the Raiders and East Lake.