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Plant City Observer Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 6 months ago

High 5 moments 3.22.18

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High 5 moments 3.22.18

1. All three area high school baseball teams played in the Saladino Classic tournament, held March 10-14. Plant City posted a 3-1 record in the tournament, Durant went 2-1 and Strawberry Crest went 1-2. 

2. PCHS boys soccer coach Caleb Roberts earned the Florida Dairy Farmers 5A Coach of the Year in the sport, picking up 11 of 14 first-place votes. Roberts has won 35 games in two seasons leading the Plant City boys and guided the team to its first state championship in February.

3. On Sunday, Trenton White became the Billiard Education Foundation’s 14U 8-Ball state champion at the third annual Florida BEF 8-Ball State Championships in South Daytona. White is now a triple threat: he’s also won the BEF’s 9-Ball and 10-Ball state championships in the last two months.

4. Students at Burney and Bryan elementary schools got to meet NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy on Tuesday. Dungy, working with the Dungy Family Foundation, stopped by the schools to read to the children and sampled some of Plant City's famous strawberries.

5. The Special Olympics Florida Area 8 Summer Games will be held this Saturday at Jesuit High School, 4701 N. Himes Ave., Tampa. Athletes from Hillsborough and Polk counties, including teams representing Plant City High School and the surrounding area, will compete in bocce, track and field, soccer, tennis, volleyball and Motor Activity Training Program (MATP) events beginning at 10 a.m., following the 9 a.m. opening ceremony.

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