Clewiston High School volleyball fundraiser held at Sonny’s

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston High School (CHS) volleyball team developed a creative way for friends and family to enjoy a night out while simultaneously donating to the Lady Tigers. On June 24, curbside pickup and dine-in were provided for customers to come in and enjoy a hot meal. Sonny’s Barbecue generously gave 15 to 25% […]

Moore Haven’s L.J. Sampson signs letter of intent

MOORE HAVEN– Moore Haven’s L.J. Sampson Jr has signed a letter of intent to continue his education and play football at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill. “Quincy is getting a great one,” said Terrier football head coach Brent Burnside. “L.J. has been a three year starter and has garnered a leadership role since I’ve been […]

Villegas & Stamm beat the heat in near-record field for the win

By Roland & Mary Ann Martin Marina & Resort CLEWISTON — With the first event of the Roland Martin Marine Center Series 2020 season postponed in April due to the national coronavirus pandemic, the season opener was moved to June 13. And with CDC guidelines in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a […]

Local high school angler team competes in national tournament

LAKE SEMINOLE — On the final day of the Florida B.A.S.S. Nation Junior and High School State Tournament, Harley Collins and Isaac Polanco, a team from Hendry County, finished 46th out of 96 teams from around the state. The tournament took place June 13 and 14 at Lake Seminole, near the Georgia-Florida border. Students from […]

Big O Teen Anglers thrive in May tournament

By Danielle DeWittBig O Teen Anglers OKEECHOBEE — The Big O Teen Anglers held their fourth tournament of the year out of Okee-Tantie on May 31. This month’s tournament included 10 anglers catching a total of 17 bass at a combined weight of 37.67 pounds. The largest bass caught by Tyler Alexander was 3.97 pounds. […]

FHSAA votes to sanction girls wrestling

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) board of directors voted 13-0 this week to officially sanction girls wrestling. For the first time girls wrestling will become a sanctioned state championship sport starting in 2021-22. “This has been a long time in the making,” said Okeechobee High School wrestling coach Bruce Jahner. “I am excited […]

Chobee Dirtbags back on the field again

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee youth travel team the Chobee Dirtbags were able to play baseball again for the first time in months on June 6 and 7. Gov. Ron DeSantis made the decision to lift restriction on youth activities in late May, which cleared the way for the Chobee Dirtbags and other teams return to the […]

Coaches react to Muck City docu-series

PAHOKEE — Muck City: 4th and Forever, an eight-episode high school football docu-series following both the Pahokee Blue Devils and Glades Central Raiders, launched May 14 on CuriosityStream.com. Pahokee coach D.J. Boldin and newly hired Glades Central coach Rashad Jackson have watched the show and approve of the way the rivalry between the two schools […]

Try saltwater and freshwater fishing license-free this weekend

This week kicks off National Fishing and Boating Week and what better way to celebrate than to try your hand at fishing in Florida. License-free saltwater fishing weekend is June 6 and 7, and license-free freshwater fishing weekend is June 13 and 14. During these weekends a fishing license is not required for Florida residents […]

OHS Class of ’62 had two 5-year lettermen

OKEECHOBEE — When the Okeechobee High School Class of 1962 graduated, they had two five-year lettermen in their ranks. Mike Long and David Allgood both began their high school sports careers in eighth grade, and earned a letter in baseball at OHS for five years. Both were recruited by longtime OHS baseball coach Johnny Mack […]

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