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Plant City Observer Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 9 months ago

Sidelines 1.19.18

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Two to compete in Elks soccer regionals

Oliver Pena and Arely Salgado will test their soccer skills in the Elks Soccer Shoot’s southeast regional round this Saturday.

Pena and Salgado, competing in the U12 division, will travel to Valdosta, Georgia for the event. They last competed in the Jan. 6 Florida state championships in Umatilla.


Register for youth soccer

The Plant City Recreation and Parks Department/Optimist Club’s youth soccer league is accepting registrations for its 2018 season.

The league, open to boys and girls age 4 through 18 (as of June 1, 2018), hosts games on Saturdays and Tuesdays at the Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex, 2402 E. Cherry St. Teams are organized by age and gender into 11 groups and, with the exception of the 4, 5 and 15-18 groups, they practice once per week at most. Last season, the league’s 41st, roughly 1,300 youth played in the league.

Families have until Feb. 7 to sign their children up for the season, which runs from March 20 through May 24. Call-outs for team assignments will happen from Feb. 20 through 22. The cost to sign up is $35 per child, which includes insurance. The PCRPD office accepts cash, checks, money orders and credit cards. Register in person at the office, 1904 S. Park Rd., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, or by mail. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is required unless your child played in the 2017 season.

For more information, visit To download the registration form, visit


YMCA spring sports sign-ups

The Plant City Family YMCA’s spring sports registration period begins Jan. 22. This year’s slate will include developmental basketball for kids age 5-17, competitive basketball for kids age 9-17, adult basketball for people 18 and older and girls basketball for kids age 9-14. There will be outdoor soccer clinics offered once weekly for the entire soccer season, youth flag football for kids age 5-14 and youth volleyball for kids age 7-17.

Registration may be done online or in-person at the front desk welcome center. For more information, call 813-757-6677.


Prep scores roundup


January 16

Plant City 42, East Bay 38 (girls)
Plant City 62, East Bay 58 (boys)


January 16

Durant 0, Bloomingdale 0 (girls)
Bloomingdale 8, Durant 0 (boys)
SCHS 8, Brandon 0 (girls)
Brandon 2, SCHS 0 (boys)

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