Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Haley Underhill

  OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee High School’s Haley Underhill is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for her performance in the Lady Brahman softball team’s 10-1 win over South Fork on March 21. Underhill pitched seven innings against South Fork, throwing 13 first-strike pitches and eight strikeouts. She also led the Lady Brahmans on […]

Lady Brahmans softball team wins three in a row

The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans softball team got a much-needed spark after what had been a somewhat slow start to their season when they stacked three back-to-back wins in the span of six days. The Lady Brahmans officially got the winning streak started with a 10-1 blowout of South Fork on March 21, but […]

Glades Central football ready for Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — One of the top flag football teams in the state will be making the trip to Okeechobee to take on the OHS Lady Brahmans on March 28. The Glades Central Lady Raiders are ranked fifth in the state in the 1A region and head coach Sam Curry likes his team’s chances against the […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: John Wright

  Moore Haven Terrier varsity baseball player John Wright is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Terriers’ 4-1 win over the Evangelical Christian Sentinels on March 8. Wright pitched for all seven innings against the Sentinels, allowing only three hits and one run. Terriers coach Vernon Holland gave […]

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 […]