Young athletes are future stars

ATLANTA, Ga. — Local athletes Xavier Charles, 14, and Zailin Jackson, 14, traveled to Georgia for the 10th Annual Future Stars Game, one of the most elite All Star football games for young athletes in the country. They arrived in Atlanta and practiced hard, only having three days of practice with their new teammates, before […]

Big O Open hosts July tournament

OKEECHOBEE — The “Big O Open” held its July 2020 tournament, in memory of Les Tory, on Saturday, July 4. Twenty-nine teams participated in a nice day of friendly competition with the team of Dillon and Jared McMillan placing first with 25.44 lbs. • Second place – Brandon Medlock and Darren Eaton with 18.81 lbs. […]

FHSAA task force recommends pushing back fall sports

Following their meeting on July 1, the Florida High School Association’s (FHSAA) fall sports task force recommended that the start date for fall sports in the state be pushed back. For now it is only a recommendation. July 27 remains the official start date and the first time teams around the state can begin practicing. […]

Big O Teen Anglers host June tournament

OKEECHOBEE — The Big O Teen Anglers held their fifth tournament of the year out of Okee-Tantie on June 27. This tournament included 12 anglers catching a total of 20 bass at a combined weight of 54.25 lbs. The largest bass caught was 6.43 lbs. and was caught by Matthew May. This month’s standings were […]

Football teams prepare for uncertain 2020 season

MOORE HAVEN — Moore Haven Terrier football coach Brent Burnside spent the early hours of Monday, June 29, helping paint lines on the team’s practice field ahead of a team meeting later that night. At the meeting, Burnside and his fellow coaches will be seeing players for the first time since spring break to go […]

Clewiston High School volleyball fundraiser held at Sonny’s

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston High School (CHS) volleyball team developed a creative way for friends and family to enjoy a night out while simultaneously donating to the Lady Tigers. On June 24, curbside pickup and dine-in were provided for customers to come in and enjoy a hot meal. Sonny’s Barbecue generously gave 15 to 25% […]

Moore Haven’s L.J. Sampson signs letter of intent

MOORE HAVEN– Moore Haven’s L.J. Sampson Jr has signed a letter of intent to continue his education and play football at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill. “Quincy is getting a great one,” said Terrier football head coach Brent Burnside. “L.J. has been a three year starter and has garnered a leadership role since I’ve been […]

Villegas & Stamm beat the heat in near-record field for the win

By Roland & Mary Ann Martin Marina & Resort CLEWISTON — With the first event of the Roland Martin Marine Center Series 2020 season postponed in April due to the national coronavirus pandemic, the season opener was moved to June 13. And with CDC guidelines in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a […]

Local high school angler team competes in national tournament

LAKE SEMINOLE — On the final day of the Florida B.A.S.S. Nation Junior and High School State Tournament, Harley Collins and Isaac Polanco, a team from Hendry County, finished 46th out of 96 teams from around the state. The tournament took place June 13 and 14 at Lake Seminole, near the Georgia-Florida border. Students from […]

Big O Teen Anglers thrive in May tournament

By Danielle DeWittBig O Teen Anglers OKEECHOBEE — The Big O Teen Anglers held their fourth tournament of the year out of Okee-Tantie on May 31. This month’s tournament included 10 anglers catching a total of 17 bass at a combined weight of 37.67 pounds. The largest bass caught by Tyler Alexander was 3.97 pounds. […]