Belmont Heights led a parade of Gulf Coast state titlists in the 1970s, including seven titlists from the Greater Tampa area. Belmont Heights garnered South Region titles and World Series berths in 1973 and 1975; the league's 1977 state champions fell in the South Region title game to the Hub City LL (Hattiesburg, Mississippi).
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State Champions of the 1970s
1979 - Dade City
1978 - Fort Myers American
1977 - Belmont Heights (Tampa)
1976 - Tri-County (Century)
1975 - Belmont Heights (Tampa)
1974 - Pinellas Park National Blue
1973 - Belmont Heights (Tampa)
1972 - Clearwater National
1971 - West Tampa
1970 - West Volusia (DeLand) and Belmont Heights (Tampa)
NOTE: Florida held two Bi-State Tournaments from 1967 through 1970. Both champions advanced to the South Region Division 3 Tournament.
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