Glades Central’s Leon to play college baseball

BELLE GLADE — Glades Central High School baseball player Eric Leon has signed a letter of intent to continue playing the sport and attend Vermilion College located in Ely, Minn. The Glades Central Raiders baseball team is coming off a record breaking year, so it comes as no surprise that one of their players is […]

Youth soccer in Clewiston gearing up for next season

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston chapter of the American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO) is starting to gear up for their next season. The league is hoping to grow this year thanks to improvements put in place by the new board members of Clewiston AYSO, including better organization, superior equipment, a longer season and coaching clinics. Clewiston […]

Chobee F.C. kicks off inaugural year

OKEECHOBEE — Chobee Football Club, a women’s soccer travel team in Okeechobee, is in the midst of its inaugural season and is off to a 7-1 start. Head coach Bernardo Cornejo, who is also an assistant soccer coach at Okeechobee High School, started the club to help raise the competitive level of soccer in the […]

Teen is Junior Olympic regional boxing champ

Okeechobee’s Karina Maldonado was named the 2019 Junior Olympic Regional Boxing Champion at the Southeastern Regional Junior Olympics Tournament in Rock Hill, S.C. on May 18. The win now earns her a trip to the USA Boxing National Junior Olympics Tournament scheduled to be held in Madison, Wis. June 22-29. Karina trains at Boxfit Okeechobee […]

Gators take regional win over Colonial Christian

BELLE GLADE — It was a busy week at Glades Day High School. Academic awards were given out, class night was convened for the 2019 seniors and graduation was held marking the end of the 2018-19 school year. In the middle of all of that there was also a softball game. And a very big […]

Clewiston’s Donny Creagh signs letter of intent

CLEWISTON — Clewiston High School senior football player Donny Creagh has signed a letter of intent to play football at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C. Creagh played as a safety and wide receiver during his time with the Tigers, making big plays on both sides of the ball. As a safety Creagh didn’t shy away […]

Pahokee High School track students win gold

JACKSONVILLE — The Pahokee High School track team competed in the Florida High School State Championship Track and Field Meet on May 3 and 4. Very few gold medals were awarded to Palm Beach County Students but four young men from PHS managed to bring home a gold. The girls placed fourth in the 4x400m […]

Lady Brahmans fall to Doral Academy

OKEECHOBEE — The Lady Brahmans softball team’s playoff run came to an end on May 17 when they came up short against Doral Academy 3-0 in the regional final held at Okeechobee High School. It marks the end of a softball season that saw the Lady Brahmans win their second district championship in three years. […]

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 […]