Area parks hosting events
This weekend, in addition to the United Youth Football League national championships, there’s one other tournament coming to Plant City.
Global Sports Alliance Baseball will host the Winter Wrap-Up tournament at Plant City Stadium, the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex, Mike Sansone Park, Ellis-Methvin Park, the MLK Rec Complex and Snowden Park. Games start between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Also on Saturday, local fans can make the trek to Tampa to watch the Plant City Dolphins 10U team take on the Tampa Bay Jaguars in the 2019 Gameday of Champions. Both teams went undefeated and won championships in their respective leagues. Kickoff is at 10:45 a.m. Parking and entry each cost $5.
Pro-Active Sports Academe is hosting a 7-on-7 practice session at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 1903 E. Dr. MLK Blvd. and does have open spots to fill on its roster, so athletes in grades 6-12 interested in joining the teams can come out and show coach Gerold Dickens and the staff what they have to offer.
For more information about the tryouts or Pro-Active Sports Academe, call Dickens at 813-770-8367 or follow him on Twitter at @PA_AllDay1.
2019 Fall Youth Fishing Derby
The fish woke up late in the 2019 Fall Youth Fishing Derby, but it was still a fun morning for 17 local anglers and their families.
The contest, held at the pond behind Plant City Stadium, challenges kids to catch as many bass, bluegill and catfish as they can within the two-hour time limit. There was also a casting contest for the 5-10 age group.
The derby is sponsored by T.A. Mahoney’s, Trinity Sportsman Ministries and the Plant City Water Resource Management Department.
Most fish: Devin DuBose (2)
Biggest fish: Devin DuBose (bass, 1.6 pounds)
Casting contest champ: David Sherrard
First bass: Robert Smith
Most fish: Brayden Keys (3)
Biggest fish: Robert Smith (bass, 2.4 pounds)
Captain’s Award: Mason Lawrence