Crest cheerleading wins Western Conference
Last year, Strawberry Crest’s cheer team wasn’t able to recapture its usual Western Conference championship glory after a fall brought the score down.
But that wasn’t the case this year, as Crest went to Durant High School on Jan. 16 and left with the trophy back in its hands.
Durant athletes recognized with HCPS fall sports awards
Hillsborough County Public Schools honored its top athletes and teams at last week’s 2020 Fall Sports Awards ceremony, and that included several local athletes.
From Durant, swimmer Morgan Shinault won the Henry Hicks Memorial Award for Outstanding Female Swimmer. The volleyball team was also recognized for having the highest team GPA in Hillsborough County.
Area parks hosting tournaments
This week, the ninth annual ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions comes back to Plant City. The senior softball tournament, which takes place at sites around the Tampa Bay area, will have games played at the Randy L. Larson Four-Plex from Friday through Sunday. Visit seniorsoftball.org/2020-issaisf-world-tournament-of-champions.html for a complete schedule.
GSA Baseball’s spring league play also heats up this weekend at Mike Sansone and Ellis-Methvin parks. Games start between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Jan. 25-26.
Next weekend, GSA Baseball will host its Top Gun Challenge tournament at Mike Sansone Park, Ellis-Methvin Park and the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex. Games will start between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2.
Sign up for youth soccer
Registration has begun for the 44th annual Plant City Recreation and Parks Department/Optimist Club Youth Soccer Program.
The league is open to all area youths age 4-18 as of June 1, 2020 (birth certificate required) and the players will be divided into 11 age groups. The season starts in late March and runs through the end of May, with games mostly played Saturdays for players age 4-11 and on Tuesday nights for players age 12-18. More than 1,300 kids participated last year in 100 total teams.
Registration costs $35 per player and includes the costs for jerseys and supplemental accident insurance. Sign up by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the PCRPD office, 1904 S. Park Road, or by mail. For more information and to get a registration form, visit plantcitygov.com/parksrec/page/youth-soccer-league-ages-4-18, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-659-4255.
Tri-Star basketball comp coming soon
Area hoopers age 8-13 are invited to the Tomlin Middle School gymnasium on Feb. 1 to put their skills to the test.
The 47th annual Plant City Optimist Club Tri-Star Basketball Competition tips off at 9 a.m. and will showcase competitors’ shooting, passing and dribbling abilities. You do not have to be in the city’s rec basketball program to participate, but the city team with the most players in attendance and in uniform will get a free pizza party.
The event is free and you can get a registration form by emailing email@example.com or calling 813-659-4255.
Colts to host free football camp
The Plant City Colts are starting a new tradition with their first annual football camp for boys age 4-15.
The camp, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1, will be held at the MLK complex at 1903 E. Dr. MLK Blvd. and will cover all the football skills and drills athletes need to know to get better with help from the Colts coaching staff. Food will be available at the camp.