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Durant, PCHS athletes honored

The Hillsborough County School Board recognized Durant and Plant City athletes on Jan. 18 for their achievements on and off the playing field.

Superintendent Jeff Eakins and Director of Athletics Lanness Robinson honored Durant’s boys swim team for having the sport’s highest GPA in the county, with a 3.77, and Taylor Dedmen of Plant City's girls golf team was named the county’s Most Valuable Female Golfer.


Pena, Salgado place at Elks soccer regionals

Oliver Pena and Arely Salgado placed well in the Elks Soccer Shoot’s southeast regional round held Saturday, Jan. 20 in Valdosta, Georgia. Pena and Salgado both finished in second place overall in the U12 division.


Crest wrestling wins Jerry Brisco Challenge

Strawberry Crest’s wrestling team went to Sickles High School and won the Jerry Brisco Challenge on Jan. 20.

Senior Chas Waller, wrestling at 160 pounds, went 5-0 in the tournament and was named its Most Outstanding Wrestler.


SCHS 54, Belleview 21
SCHS 55, Plant City 13
SCHS 51, Sarasota Military Academy 18
SCHS 71, Sickles 6
SCHS 57, Tenoroc 15


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.

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.

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 began 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 23

Tampa Bay Tech 83, Durant 24 (girls)
Tampa Bay Tech 83, Durant 75 (2OT) (boys)
Plant City 40, Riverview 33 (girls)
Plant City 77, Riverview 65 (boys)
Bloomingdale 48, SCHS 27 (girls)
SCHS 72, Bloomingdale 67 (boys)



January 23

Plant City 7, East Bay 0 (girls)
Plant City 7, Spoto 0 (boys)

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