Chobee Volleyball Academy to have first mini-season

OKEECHOBEE — Chobee Volleyball Academy (CVA) is scheduled to host their first-ever mini-season this year. The new season will take the place of their traditional recreational season and run during October and November this year. “We are really excited to grow the game here by creating competitive tournament play right here in Okeechobee,” said CVA […]

Tigers are Hendry County champs after defeating LaBelle

LABELLE — The Clewiston Tigers are the 2019 Hendry County football champions after defeating the LaBelle Cowboys 35-3 in the Hendry County Bowl on Sept. 6. The Tigers regain the title after falling to the Cowboys last year, 24-20. It looked like the two teams might be in for a tight, back and forth affair […]

Football around the lake

Hurricane Dorian hovered off the coast of Florida for what felt like an entire month, causing many games to be canceled, postponed or played earlier. Now things are returning to normal around Lake O. • Coming off another tough loss, a 45-13 defeat to Dillard, the Pahokee Blue Devils are hosting another good opponent in […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: AJ McPhee

BELLE GLADE — Glades Day senior AJ McPhee is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Gators game against the Berean Christian Bulldogs on Sept. 7. McPhee was all over the field against the Bulldogs as the Gators rolled to a 55-19 victory. Running the ball, catching the ball, […]

Commission to revisit Pahokee soccer field discussion

PAHOKEE — Soccer players in Pahokee met with some success after they turned out en masse at the Aug. 27 City Commission meeting to protest their being barred from the newly renovated football field. The commission voted 5-0 to overrule the city manager; however, due to some confusion the subject will be discussed again this […]

Archery to be added to Agri-Civic Center youth activities, under 4-H guidelines

OKEECHOBEE — 4-H clubs who enjoy archery will have the opportunity to make use of the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. At the Sept. 5 meeting, Matt Dorriety, manager of the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, provided guidelines for the use of the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center for archery. “If we are going to allow this, it is going to […]

Glades Central wins overtime thriller

BELLE GLADE — The Glades Central Raiders, along with many teams in our area, had to do a bit of shuffling around Hurricane Dorian to play football this week. The Raiders moved up their home game against the Wellington Wolverines one day to Aug. 29 instead of Aug. 30. Even with that shorter week of […]

Moore Haven Terriers fall to Shiloh Christian

ORLANDO – On Aug. 30 as everyone in South Florida was waiting to see which direction Hurricane Dorian would turn, the Moore Haven Terriers were making the 150-mile journey to Orlando to face the Shiloh Christian Saints. The Saints had an even longer journey for the game, coming all the way from their school in […]

Lake O region’s volleyball teams facing off

Volleyball season has kicked off around the lake, and throughout these first few weeks several lake area teams have already faced off. The Clewiston Lady Tigers varsity volleyball squad have played Glades Central and Glades Day early in the season. The Lady Tigers shut out Glades Central 3-0 on Aug. 20. The two teams battled […]

Brahmans take down Martin County Tigers

STUART — The Okeechobee Brahmans looked prepared and confident when they took the field against the Martin County Tigers on Aug. 29. The threat of Hurricane Dorian caused Okeechobee’s game against Martin County to be suddenly moved up from its original date of Aug. 30, but you could hardly tell the Brahmans were operating on […]