GETTING ROWDY – Rowdy Gaines Pool will be the site for regional swim action at the end of this week. A number of local swimmers will be there after impressive efforts in the Class 3A, District 6 championships last week. The Winter Haven boy's team won the district title. Matthew Long won the 200 and 500 free while Ford Simons took the 200 individual medley and Matthew Smith the 100 breast. Bartow's Travis Davis was a double dipper, taking titles in the 50 free and 100 butterfly. Lake Region's Daryl Clark also turned the same trick, taking the 100 free and 100 backstroke.
BURKETT BAGS ONE – Auburndale's James Burkett has a district cross-country title to put in his scrapbook. The Bloodhound junior hit the tape first in the Class 3A, District A championship race last week. Michael Collins, from Winter Haven High, was runner up. Lake Region's Ladarius Tellis was third.