Brahman senior signs to play college basketball

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee High School senior Malcolm Kelly has signed on to continue his education and continue playing basketball at Ellsworth Community College located in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Malcolm was part of a Brahman basketball team that tore their way through the 5A region this year. Okeechobee went 26-3 in Kelly’s senior season, including going […]

Glades Central baseball honors its seniors

BELLE GLADE — Although there is a chance that baseball can continue in May, Glades Central Raiders coach Rene Leon Jr. still wants to make sure his seniors are recognized before the year is over. The Raiders varsity baseball team has five seniors on the squad this year — Oday Shatara, Cristian Rodriguez, Miguel Marquez, […]

Former Brahman named head coach at Seminole High

SANFORD — Former Okeechobee High School Brahman Eric Lodge has been named head coach of the Seminole High School football program in Central Florida. Lodge played on the Brahman football team before graduating in 2007. He was previously the defensive coordinator at Seminole before being named head coach after former coach Don Stark took another […]

Big O Teen Anglers reelin’ ’em in again

OKEECHOBEE — The Big O Teen Anglers had their third tournament of the year out of Okee-Tantie on March 28. This month’s tournament included 10 anglers catching a total of 2239.30 bass at a combined weight of 34.55 pounds. The largest Bass caught was 5.94 pounds. and was caught by Matthew May. Way to go, […]

Big ‘O’ Open tourney remembers Les Tory

OKEECHOBEE — The “Big ‘O’ Open” held its April 2020 Tournament, in memory of Les Tory, on Saturday, April 4. Thirty-five teams participated in a nice day of friendly competition. Hunter Weston placed first with a great total of 18.75 pounds. Second place went to the team of Kail Stevens and Bradley McQueen with 18.01 […]

High school spring sports could continue

GAINESVILLE — The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) is offering some student-athletes a glimmer of hope. Baseball, softball, flag football and tennis teams all around the lake were stopped cold in the middle of their seasons right as COVID-19 hit. Now, they may get to finish them. “Pending schools are back in session and […]

SFWMD closes access to district public lands

WEST PALM BEACH – As part of its ongoing efforts to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 and protect public safety, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will temporarily close public access for recreation to several District-managed properties, effective at 6 p.m. (ET) on April 1. The District is following the guidance of […]

Glades Central baseball seniors miss out on final season

BELLE GLADE — On April 1 the Glades Central Raiders varsity baseball team was supposed to be in the middle of their season and getting ready to head to Glades Day to take on their longtime rival Gators. Instead, both teams are at home and Glades Central seniors may have already unknowingly played their last […]

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation facilities closed

PALM BEACH COUNTY — On March 25, at 4 p.m., all Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department facilities closed to the public until further notice. This includes all county-operated regional parks and golf courses that were previously open. County-operated Ccampgrounds will remain open to current reservations and will not accept new reservations until further […]

Palm Beach County closes boat ramps to recreational users

WEST PALM BEACH — Effective immediately, all boat ramps and marinas will be closed to all recreational boating activities to include boat launching, in/out storage activities, and boat rentals in Palm Beach County until further notice. Licensed commercial fishermen who provide food for restaurants and markets, commercial marine operations, and support services are permitted to […]