Tri-Star basketball competition this weekend
The 48th annual Plant City Optimist Club Tri-Star Basketball Competition is just a few weeks away, so area hoopers age 8-13 should work on their passing, dribbling and shooting now.
The free competition is open to all youths, but those who play in the city’s youth rec league are encouraged to come in uniform. The team with the most competitors in uniform will win a free pizza party.
The competition is typically held at Tomlin Middle School but has moved to the new Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center, 1601 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., for 2021. The competition will start at 9 a.m.
Email email@example.com or call 813-659-4255 for more information.
Dolphins win two of three TCYFCC championship games
The Plant City Dolphins Mighty Mite and PeeWee teams left Sumner High School with championship rings Jan. 23 with a pair of big wins over the East Bay Bucs.
The Mighty Mites started the day with a 25-0 shutout win over the Bucs and the PeeWees followed that up immediately with a 41-14 win over East Bay.
The Junior Varsity Dolphins fought hard but weren’t as fortunate in a nail-biting 34-33 loss to the Pinecrest Pilots.
Youth Fishing Derby results
The January 2021 Youth Fishing Derby saw 32 young anglers reel in a total of 10 fish, and six of them won awards this past Saturday morning.
Biggest fish: David Sherrad (catfish, three pounds)
Most fish caught: Devin DuBose (determined by casting contest tiebreaker)
Honorable mention: Gabrielle Garza (0.6-pound bass caught)
Biggest fish: Nolan Brick (bass, 1.8 pounds)
Most fish caught: Colton Porter (determined by casting contest tiebreaker)
Honorable mention: Evan Scott (1.6-pound speckled perch caught)
ISSA softball tourney starts this week
The International Senior Softball Association World Tournament of Champions is coming back to Plant City this week, starting with the Home Run Derby at Plant City Stadium at 6 p.m. tonight.
Plant City will host slow-pitch tournament action all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex. Games will also be played around the Tampa Bay area at the William Owen Pass Softball Complex, New Tampa Community Park, Greco Softball Complex and Radison Sports Complex. Schedules are online at https://www.quickscores.com/issa and parking is free.