Clewiston Tigers advance to regional semifinal

LAKE PLACID — With the game on the line, the Clewiston Tigers went on a long, decisive final drive against the Lake Placid Dragons on Nov. 8 to win the regional quarterfinal 28-21 and advance in the playoffs. The Dragons had just scored a touchdown with six minutes remaining in the game and were looking […]

Athlete of the Week: L.J. Sampson

MOORE HAVEN — Moore Haven senior L.J. Sampson is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the week for his performance in the Terriers’ playoff win over the First Baptist Academy Lions on Nov. 8. Against the Lions Sampson completed 11 out of 14 passes for 293 yards and five touchdowns. On paper, the Terriers headed […]

Football Around the Lake this Week

Playoff football is alive and well around the lake this week as three teams attempt to battle their way to an appearance in the state championship. • Pahokee Blue Devils: The Pahokee Blue Devils had the week off to come down from their emotional win over the Glades Day Raiders in the Muck Bowl on […]

Clewiston Tigers advance to regional semifinal

LAKE PLACID– With the game on the line, the Clewiston Tigers were able to go on a long, decisive final drive against the Lake Placid Dragons on Nov. 8 to win the regional quarterfinal 28-21 and advance in the playoffs. The Dragons had just scored a touchdown with six minutes remaining in the game and […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: L.J. Sampson

Moore Haven senior L.J. Sampson is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the week for his performance in the Terriers playoff win over the First Baptist Academy Lions on Nov. 8. Against the Lions Sampson completed 11 out of 14 passes for 293 yards and five touchdowns. On paper the Terriers headed into the game […]

Big O Open holds November tournament

OKEECHOBEE — The “Big O Open” held its November tournament, in Memory of Les Tory, on Saturday, Nov. 2. Twenty-six teams participated in a nice day of friendly competition with the team of Cam and Liz Woods placing first with 15.36 lbs. and second Big Fish at 6.15 lbs. Second place went to Joey and […]

Major League Fishing event planned on Lake O

OKEECHOBEE — A Bass Pro Tour Major League Fishing event is planned at the C. Scott Driver facility Feb. 21-26, 2020. Approval of the host fee, which will be paid from the Tourism Development Council budget, was on the agenda for the Nov. 7 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission. According to the county staff […]

Teen anglers reel them in once again!

OKEECHOBEE — The Big O Teen Anglers held the two-day October Classic Tournament out of Okee-Tantie on Oct. 26 and 27. This month’s tournament included 13 anglers catching a total of 42 bass at a combined weight of 73.33 lbs. The largest bass caught was 5.36 lbs. and was caught by Alex Figueroa of the […]

OHS soccer teams kick off 2019-20 season

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School football team played its last game of the regular season on Nov. 1, which means it’s time for the soccer goals to come out and for the Okeechobee boys and girls soccer teams to kick off their 2019-20 season. The boys team is scheduled to host South Fork at […]

Cross country team heads to state finals

The Okeechobee High School girls cross country team has qualified to compete in the Florida High School Athletic Association 3A state finals in Tallahassee on Nov. 9. Jacqueline Jaimes and Lauren Sills finished strong to help the team to secure the eighth place spot overall in the regional meet and qualify for the state finals. […]

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