Bauman wins Patriot rodeo

  FORT WORTH, Texas – Okeechobee’s Brighton Bauman was crowned the 2019 breakaway champion at the Priefert Patriot rodeo held in Fort Worth, Texas from Feb. 2­5 through March 4. Bauman placed first out of 183 competitors in the open breakaway roping category with an average time of 8.84 seconds and was earned $6,375 for […]

Raiders baseball gets first ever win over Glades Day

The Glades Central Raiders varsity baseball team made school history on Mar. 5 when they were able to finally top their rival the Glades Day Gators, 9-6. The victory marks the first time the Raiders have beaten the Gators since the inception of the baseball program at Glades Central. GCHS senior David Gonzalez and sophomore […]

Chobee Volleyball Academy earns way into gold bracket at next game

Every Chobee Volleyball Academy team earned their way into the gold bracket at the AAU Big House Super Regional Volleyball Tournament in Tavares on March 2. Three teams went on to win medals! They are halfway through a successful travel season. The next tournament is the ESPN Volleyball Classic held at Disney’s ESPN Wide World […]

Brahman baseball team keeps Bulldogs on a leash

  The Okeechobee Brahman varsity baseball team improved to 4-1 on the year after they took advantage of some critical miscues by the South Fork Bulldogs and secured a 3-1 victory on March 7. The game against the Bulldogs took place in the middle of a three-game home stretch for the Brahmans. Sebring traveled to […]

School board recognizes basketball team for historic season

  The Okeechobee County School Board recognized the Okeechobee High School Brahman varsity basketball team for its accomplishment in winning the district championship against rival Jensen Beach on Feb. 16. It was the first time the basketball program had won a district championship since 1991. “If you have been living under a rock for the […]

Hunter safety courses offered Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Hendry County on Saturday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hunter safety courses are designed to help students become safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters and learn about conservation. All firearms, ammunition and materials are […]

Lady Raider flag football ranked as top team

BELLE GLADE — The Glades Central Lady Raiders flag football team know that expectations are high for the program following their record breaking season in 2018. Last year the team rode a wave dominating performances throughout the regular season all the way to a district championship over Jensen Beach. Headed into the district championship game […]

Families enjoy Okeechobee County Skate Park

OKEECHOBEE – Last year, the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Department reopened the skate park at Kiwanis Park after it had been closed down for several months. The county spent an estimated $11,000 to $13,000 installing all new skate lite wood surfaces on all the ramps inside the park and made some minor structural repairs, […]

OHS anglers finish tournament less than an ounce apart

HARRIS CHAIN OF LAKES — It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that the final weigh-ins were exceptionally close at Florida’s BASS Nation High School Central Regional Qualifier held on the Harris Chain of Lakes Feb. 16. Out of the 76 teams competing in the qualifier the Okeechobee High School Bass Club finished with two […]

Two CVA teams take first place in gold division

Two Chobee Volleyball Academy teams took first place in the gold division at the USAV Cloverleaf Tour of Champions Volleyball Tournament at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale on Feb. 23-24! The next tournament is The AAU Big House Super Regional Tournament in Tavares on March 2-3.