Gigantic gator grabbed near Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — A nearly 13-foot-long gator was caught near Lake Okeechobee on Oct. 25. Phil Baughman says he along with Wayne Paterson and Brent Baughman caught the gator after launching from the Scott Driver boat ramp and heading upriver. The trio were heading up the Kissimmee River and hoping to spot an alligator along the […]

Rivalries loom large in final weeks of high school football

OKEECHOBEE — As the final football games of the 2018 regular season approach and many teams vie for their spot in the playoffs, two games around Lake Okeechobee will be played that have no playoff implications whatsoever, yet they could not be more important to the four teams involved. The Okeechobee Brahmans will take on […]

Swim team to compete in regional championships

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School Swim team will send 14 swimmers to the Regional Championships on Nov. 3 in Ft. Myers being held at Florida Gulf Coast University. Making the trip to Fort Myers will be three of the girls relay teams, two of the boys relays as well as two girls who qualified […]

YMS volleyball wins championship

OKEECHOBEE — The Yearling Middle School volleyball team battled their way to the top of the Treasure Coast Conference tournament on Oct. 20. The girls beat their first opponent Sebastian River in two sets, 25-13 and 25-16. In the championship round, the team faced Storm Grove and were able to claim the championship in three […]

Eau Gallie spoils Okeechobee’s homecoming game

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Brahmans varsity football team attempted to cap off the high school’s homecoming week with a win against the Eau Gallie Commodores on Oct. 19, but came up short due to self-inflicted mistakes and missed opportunities. The Brahmans lost 27-0 and fell to 0-8 on the year. Things looked promising at times […]

Lady Brahmans defeat Eau Gallie, fall short against Jensen

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Lady Brahmans volleyball team dominated the Eau Gallie Commodores in the district playoff quarter final on Oct. 16, winning in three sets by the scores of 25-10, 25-11 and 25-16. Believe it or not, early in the first two sets the points discrepancy was even more lopsided than the final scores […]

Big Lake Athletes of the Week: John Pearce and Justin Hevey

OKEECHOBEE — John Pearce and Justin Hevey from Okeechobee High School’s Bass Club are this week’s Big Lake Athletes of the Week for their performance in the Florida B.A.S.S. Nation Regional/National two day tournament held on Lake Okeechobee on Oct. 6-7. The duo were able to take first place out over 100 teams that made […]

Lady Brahmans volleyball ‘purr-fect’ in win over Tigers; ready for playoffs

OKEECHOBEE — The Lady Brahmans volleyball team cruised to an easy win over their south lake rivals the Clewiston Lady Tigers on Oct. 11. Okeechobee won in three back-to-back sets, 25-10, 25-9 and 25-8. The Lady Brahmans have now swept Clewiston in both games this year. The Lady Brahmans also honored their seniors before the […]

OHS Bass Club reels in first place at tournament

OKEECHOBEE — From Oct. 6 through 7 over 100 high school teams competed in the two-day B.A.S S. Nation Regional and National qualifier on Lake Okeechobee. The Okeechobee High School Bass Club brought home two, top-10 finishes in the first weigh-in on Oct. 6. Brahmans Logan McMasters and Tyler Alexander took 8th place, while John […]

Special STARS hosts track and field day in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Special STARS, a sports and recreational program for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities, hosted a track and field day at the Okeechobee County softball fields on Oct. 5. The track and field day featured cycling events, tennis ball rolling and throwing and shot put. Initially, organizers estimated around 30 participants […]