Terriers kick off first practice of 2019-20

MOORE HAVEN — The Moore Haven Terriers football program kicked off the first official day of practice for the 2019-20 school year on July 29. New Terriers coach Brent Burnside said the team had about 40 players out bright and early at 7:30 a.m. getting ready for the new season. “There’s not a lot of […]

Okeechobee Shockwaves play underdog

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Shockwaves swim team took an overall fifth place finish out of 14 teams in their championship swim meet on July 27. The girls finished in fourth out of 14 while the boys finished seventh out of 14. It was an impressive finish to the Shockwaves season, all the more impressive when […]

Chobee Nation brings home national championships

KISSIMMEE — Two Chobee Nation basketball teams were able to bring back national championships from the 2019 USSSA National Basketball Tournament held in Kissimmee on July 4-7. The Okeechobee boys varsity team and the girls eighth grade team took home championships in their divisions. Boys varsity coach Demetre Riles was proud of the effort each […]

Moore Haven’s Garrett Palladino signs letter of intent

Moore Haven’s own Garrett Palladino signed a letter of intent to attend and play baseball at ASA College in Miami. Palladino signed in front of family, friends and supporters at the Moore Haven Middle-High School Auditorium on July 16. “I have to thank my parents for always being there to lead and guide me towards […]

LOAA holds 12th annual trash fish tournament

OKEECHOBEE — The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) held their 12th annual trash fish tournament to clean up the lake on June 29 at the Okee-Tantie airboat launch and boat ramp. Nineteen boats registered for the tournament and teams brought in over 1,200 pounds of trash fish, which varied from suckers and mud fish to […]

Okeechobee Angels headed to World Series

BELLEVIEW — The Okeechobee Angels X-Play 10 and Under All-Stars have advanced to the World Series following their stellar performance in the state tournament in Bellview, Fla., on July 12-14. The girls will travel to Hopkins, Texas, for the 2019 X-Play Dixie World Series which runs Aug. 2 through Aug. 7. Okeechobee won three back-to-back […]

O-Zone All-Stars stack wins in state tournament

BRISTOL — The Okeechobee O-Zone All-Stars are currently tied for first in the round robin portion of the state tournament after three games played. Okeechobee opened the tournament, which is being held in Bristol, Fla., with a game against Spring Hill National on July 6. Spring Hill National went up on Okeechobee early by putting […]

Firefighter paddles for charity

OKEECHOBEE — Jessica Sasser, a firefighter with Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, paddled over 80 miles from the Bahamian island Bimini to Lake Worth Beach. on June 15. The trip was part of a fundraising event called “The Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis.” The crossing is held to raise money for Piper’s Angels Foundation, an organization dedicated […]

O-Zone All-Stars slide into the state tournament

SEBRING — The Okeechobee O-Zone All-Stars battled their way into a second place finish during the Dixie Ozone district 8 tournament in Sebring on June 18. They now move to play in the state tournament in Bristol, Fla., starting on July 6. Okeechobee kicked off the tournament in dramatic fashion with a walk-off win over […]

Darlings softball team crowned district champions

OKEECHOBEE — The Darlings 8 & Under Coach Pitch Softball team are district champions and headed to compete in the state tournament on July 11-14 in Bellview, Fla. The Darlings earned their ticket to the state tournament thanks to two back-to-back victories over the Whaneta All-Stars in the district tournament on June 21-22. Darlings head […]