Chobee Wrestling coach makes case for wrestling room

Chobee Wrestling Club coach Curtis Tyson spoke to the Okeechobee County School Board on May 14 on the need of a wrestling room at Okeechobee High School. In addition to coaching Chobee Wrestling Club, Tyson is an assistant coach with the OHS wrestling team. Despite producing three of Okeechobee’s four state titles, the wrestling program […]

Eight OHS student athletes sign on to play in college

OKEECHOBEE — At a ceremony held on May 9 in the Okeechobee High School gym, eight students from OHS signed on to continue playing their respective sport at the college level. The Brahman football team led the school with three of its athletes signing on to play in college. Andrew Bates signed on to play […]

Wrestling Club places seventh

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Wrestling Club (OWC) attended the Florida AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) 2019 Spring States on Saturday, May 11, at Bayside High School in Palm Bay. Thirty-two members of the OWC team participated in the tournament. Okeechobee placed seventh over all out of 70 teams. The results are as follows: • Kindergarten through […]

Pictures from Okeechobee’s regional final against Doral Academy

The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans softball team fell to Doral Academy 0-3 in their regional final matchup on May 17. After starting the season with eight losses the Lady Brahmans were able to rally back and win their second district championship in three years.

Lady Brahmans advance to regional final

The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans softball team advanced to the regional final with a dramatic extra inning win against the Dwyer Lady Panthers on May 14. You may be feeling a sense of déjà vu reading this story. The OHS softball team won a playoff game in extra innings in dramatic fashion? Didn’t you […]

Clewiston honors scholar athletes

Clewiston High School announced their scholar athletes for the 2018-19 school year. Accepting the awards this year were CHS senior Grayson Brooks, who managed the volleyball, basketball and softball teams, and CHS junior soccer player Josue Gonzalez, who won Big Lake Athlete of the Week earlier this year and was ranked third in the state […]

Lady Gators dominate Westwood Christian in regional playoff

It took two days but only six innings for the Lady Gators to put a convincing playoff win on their record in the regional softball tournament. The Glades Day Lady Gators defeated Westwood Christian Lady Warriors 14-3 in the regional semifinal on May 10. The game was originally scheduled for May 9, but was rained […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Halle McDuffie

Okeechobee High School’s Halle McDuffie is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for her performance during the Lady Brahman regional softball playoff win over Olympic Heights on May 8. Okeechobee pulled off the 2-1 win in extra innings and McDuffie played a central role in both of the Lady Brahman runs scored as […]

The “Big O Open” makes its debut

OKEECHOBEE — The “Big O Open” held its first tournament, in Memory of Les Tori, Saturday, May 4, under new director, Jim Newell. Fifteen teams participated in a nice day of friendly competition with the team of Donald Wildes and David Altman placing first, weighing in a total of 23.10 lbs. on a five-fish limit. […]

Big O Teen Anglers reel them in

OKEECHOBEE — The Big O Teen Anglers held their April tournament out of Okee-Tantie. It was a beautiful day for fishing and the bite this month was not very good, but the kids caught some bigger fish than last month. Nine out of 16 of the youth anglers caught fish this time around with only […]