CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LADY BLUE DEVILS...WEEEEEEE ARE THE CHAMPIONS...!
Being a former resident of Winter Haven, and my son Patrick almost being an alumni of Winter Haven High School (he earned a GED instead), we pass along our congratulations to the girls basketball team of WHHS on their Class 5A State Championship which was earned Friday at The Lakeland Center with a 53-42 victory over Clearwater. It marks the Lady Blue Devils' second state title in three years, the seventh trip to the state Final Four in eight years, and for Head Coach LeDawn Gibson it marks her 300th coaching win...quite an accomplishment!
While the title is something special, I'm certain that the real sweet point for the Winter Haven crew came on Wednesday night when the Blue Devils defeated Naples Barron Collier, the team that kept them out of last year's final to eventually take the championship back to Southwest Florida.
Way to go, girls!