OHS Bass Club kicks off new season on Orange Lake

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School Bass Club will be hitting the waters of Orange Lake on Sept. 9 to kick off the 2018-19 season of Florida B.A.S.S. Nation, with first weigh in scheduled to be held at the Bass Pro Shop in Gainesville. OHS Bass Club is entering its third year and will be […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Joy Whipple

OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee freshman Joy Whipple is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for her performance in the Lady Brahmans varsity volleyball game against Lincoln Park Academy on Aug. 23. Whipple had 13 kills and six serving aces against Lincoln Park Academy. The Lady Brahmans won the game in four sets. She has […]

After 11-year drought, Okeechobee Shockwaves bring home trophy

OKEECHOBEE — The office at the sports complex pool has held only one trophy on it’s shelf for the past 11 years. That trophy, awarded in 2007, marked the first and only time the Okeechobee Shockwaves swim team had been able to place in the top three in a regional tournament. And it comes as […]

Lady Brahmans start new season with back to back wins

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Lady Brahmans volleyball team has started their season with back-to-back wins after defeating Clewiston on Aug. 21 and Lincoln Park Academy on Aug. 23. It’s a complete turnaround from where the program was last year, when it took nine games for the Lady Brahmans to notch their first victory. Okeechobee crushed […]

Football around the lake this week

Okeechobee Brahmans defeated Jupiter, 21-20, in the kick-off classic played Aug. 17, 2018. • The Okeechobee Brahmans open their regular season on the road in Fort Pierce against the John Carroll Catholic Golden Rams on Aug. 24. Similar to the Brahmans, the Golden Rams also have a new head coach this year, Mickey Groody, who […]

After winning kick-off classic, Brahmans prepare for great things

OKEECHOBEE — New Okeechobee football head coach Ty Smith was still completely drenched from the Gatorade shower his players had just given him after they defeated Jupiter 21-20 in the kick-off classic when he credited the team for overcoming early nerves to win the game. “There were a lot of nerves going around prior to […]

Young talent brings life to Lady Brahman’s volleyball

OKEECHOBEE — After the Lady Brahman volleyball program went through a self described ‘rebuilding year’ during the 2017 season, coach Taylor Padrick thinks the addition of new talent will give Okeechobee a whole new look in 2018. “This is a completely different year,” said Padrick. “We have five new freshman on varsity. We had a […]

Ray’s Combat Kickboxing returns from IKF World Classic

OKEECHOBEE — Logan Ray, Lacey Campbell, Karana Bernard and Matt Tullio of Ray’s Combat Kickboxing in Okeechobee are back from the 2018 International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) World Classic held in Orlando, and although none came home with a title belt, Ray’s Combat owner Coleman Ray is proud of his fighters and says they are already […]

8U All-Stars come up short in World Series

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee eight and under All-Stars battled hard but couldn’t come away with the championship in the Dixie Youth World Series held in Lumberton, N.C. from July 27 through July 29, 2018. The 8U All-Stars had ridden a wave of momentum throughout the district and state championships, but that momentum wasn’t quite enough […]

Okeechobee rallies in state tournament to earn ticket to World Series

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee 8U All-Stars were losing 4-8 to Bartow in the fifth inning when the umpire attempted to call the game. After winning the three previous games in the state tournament, Okeechobee was staring down it’s first loss. Head coach Ruben Guerrero raced onto the field to make the case that his team […]