Area parks hosting tourneys
This weekend will be lighter on sports tournaments than usual. The Tampa Bay Flag Football Association will host a tournament for high school girls at Ellis-Methvin Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20 and 21.
Next weekend is a bit more crowded.
Global Sports Alliance Baseball’s Summer Sizzler tournament will use multiple fields at the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex, Mike Sansone Park, Snowden Park, Ellis-Methvin Park and the MLK Complex from July 27 through 28. The tourney action has start times from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.
The Plant City Dolphins are hosting a summer jamboree on July 27, with games starting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Dolphins will host 50 teams from 10 programs around Hillsborough, Polk and Pasco counties. Each team is guaranteed two 30-minute games.
Admission for the Dolphins’ jamboree, which will take place at the Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex, is $5 for anyone age 15 and up and $1 for kids 14 and under.
Crest football hires new coach
The Strawberry Crest Chargers didn’t have to wait very long to find out who their new head football coach will be.
Phillip Prior will take the reins in the 2019 season. It’s the second head coaching position for Prior, who last led Poinciana High School in the 2018 season. Under Prior, the Eagles finished with a 2-8 record but won back-to-back games for the first time in five seasons.
Prior, a Tampa native, has also been an assistant coach at Wharton, Chiles and Leon high schools.