O-Zone All-Stars stack wins in state tournament

BRISTOL — The Okeechobee O-Zone All-Stars are currently tied for first in the round robin portion of the state tournament after three games played. Okeechobee opened the tournament, which is being held in Bristol, Fla., with a game against Spring Hill National on July 6. Spring Hill National went up on Okeechobee early by putting […]

Firefighter paddles for charity

OKEECHOBEE — Jessica Sasser, a firefighter with Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, paddled over 80 miles from the Bahamian island Bimini to Lake Worth Beach. on June 15. The trip was part of a fundraising event called “The Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis.” The crossing is held to raise money for Piper’s Angels Foundation, an organization dedicated […]

O-Zone All-Stars slide into the state tournament

SEBRING — The Okeechobee O-Zone All-Stars battled their way into a second place finish during the Dixie Ozone district 8 tournament in Sebring on June 18. They now move to play in the state tournament in Bristol, Fla., starting on July 6. Okeechobee kicked off the tournament in dramatic fashion with a walk-off win over […]

Darlings softball team crowned district champions

OKEECHOBEE — The Darlings 8 & Under Coach Pitch Softball team are district champions and headed to compete in the state tournament on July 11-14 in Bellview, Fla. The Darlings earned their ticket to the state tournament thanks to two back-to-back victories over the Whaneta All-Stars in the district tournament on June 21-22. Darlings head […]

Okeechobee’s Carter Clay qualifies for national race

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee’s Carter Clay has earned a ticket to The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship race happening in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. on July 29-Aug. 3. Carter, who is nine years old, has already qualified for the national tournament two previous times in his young career. He’ll be attempting to win it […]

Maldonado to compete in national tournament

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee’s Karina Maldonado is now on her way to Madison, Wis. to compete in the USA Boxing National Junior Olympics Tournament happening June 24-29. Ever since becoming the Junior Olympic Regional boxing champ back on May 18, the Okeechobee freshman has been hard at work training for the upcoming tournament while at the […]

Machine Pitch All Stars head to state

LAKE PLACID — It took four days, four games and a come-from-behind victory, but the Okeechobee Rookie Machine Pitch All Stars are headed to the state tournament in Sebring on June 28. The All-Stars opened the district tournament in Lake Placid with a 15-0 win over the home team, the Lake Placid All-Stars, on June […]

Clewiston Tigers to host 7-on-7 football tournament

CLEWISTON — Members from the Clewiston Tigers football program will compete in a 7-on-7 tournament against teams from 16 other schools around the state on June 22. The tournament, which is free to all spectators, will be held in Clewiston at Sugarland Park and is sponsored by the H.E. Hill Foundation, U.S. Sugar and Nike. […]

YMS archery team recognized by school board

Yearling Middle School’s archery team was recognized by the Okeechobee County School Board during the monthly meeting on June 11. The team has participated in the last three tournaments in the state and members have been able to shoot their way into third and second place throughout those tournaments. YMS agriculture teacher Buddy Mills helped […]

7 represent Okeechobee at 2019 rodeo nationals

OKEECHOBEE — Carson Davis, Kaelin Hegarty, and Klane Lewis will travel to Huron, S.D., to compete in the 2019 National Junior High Finals Rodeo, June 23 through June 29. Ryan Albers, Brighton Bauman, Clayton Culligan and Lacey Nail are headed to the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 14 through 20. […]