Chase plays in CFP title game
Clemson wide receiver T.J. Chase helped the Tigers go 15-0 and finish with a national title Monday night.
Chase, a Plant City High alum, finished with one reception in the Tigers’ 44-16 beatdown of the Alabama Crimson Tide and also saw action on the special teams unit.
Plant City Little League is looking for baseball and softball players for the upcoming 2019 season.
Families looking to get their children involved with America’s pastime have until Jan. 18 to register with PCLL. Registration can be done online at the PCLL website, eteamz/com/PlantCityLL, or in person from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 12 and Jan. 19. Tryouts begin at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 and teams will be selected the week of Jan. 28. Opening Day ceremonies are scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 23. Player fees vary by age group and siblings get a $20 discount.
Visit the PCLL website for more information.
Tri-Star hoops comp
Tomlin Middle School will once again host the city’s annual Tri-Star Skills Competition for the area’s young hoopers.
Kids can put their basketball dribbling, passing and shooting skills to the test in the Tri-Star competition, to be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 2 in the school’s gymnasium at the corner of West Oak Avenue and North Edwards Street. The competition is open to kids age 8-13 and the top three winners of each age group will get trophies. The Plant City youth rec league team with the highest attendance (in uniform) will receive a free pizza party. All kids can compete for free.
For more information, call 813-659-4255 or visit plantcitygov.com.
The 43rd PCRPD/Optimist Club Youth Soccer Program season is coming up soon.
The league is open to youths age 4-18 with boys, girls and co-ed divisions split up by age (determined as of June 1, 2019 — birth certificate required). The season begins in late March and has games on Tuesdays and Saturdays through the end of May. Last season, 1,300 players participated.
Registration costs $35 and covers insurance and a jersey. Sign up by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the PCRPD office, 1904 S. Park Rd., or by mail. For more information call 813-659-4255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.