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Sidelines 2.2.18

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by: Justin Kline Sports/Associate Editor

Crest cheer takes regionals

Strawberry Crest’s cheerleading team kept its hot streak alive at the FHSAA regional championships on Saturday, winning the competition and booking yet another trip to states.

Crest placed first with a score of 84.20. Runner-up Sebring finished with 72 points. St. Cloud, George Jenkins and East Bay rounded out the top five.

The Class 1A state championships will be held Feb. 5 in Gainesville at the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.


Jackson places at Texas gymnastics event

Plant City gymnast Amari Jackson, a past Plant City Times & Observer Athlete of the Week, tore it up in Texas over the weekend.

Jackson traveled to Dallas to compete in the 2018 Metroplex Challenge, placing first in her two events. Jackson also scored a 9.7 out of 10 possible points in her floor routine.


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


PCHS baseball to host Little League clinic

Plant City High School’s baseball team is preparing to help Plant City Little League coaches and players step their games up.

The coaches’ and players’ camp will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 10 at Mike Sansone Park, 1702 N. Park Road. The Raiders will cover fundamentals, skills and drills.

Last year, coach Mike Fryrear and the Raiders teamed up with Butch Valdes, Donnie Scolaro, Gary Graham and the Durant Cougars for a similar coaches’ clinic at Mike Sansone Park.

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