Lady Brahmans soccer team holds senior night

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans soccer team recognized their seniors on their last game of the regular season against the Sebring Blue Streaks on Jan. 22. The Lady Brahmans opened the game with a quick score within the first three minutes by senior Alani Garcia and were able to carry that 1-0 […]

Tigers soccer roars into districts with 14 wins

CLEWISTON — Early during the Clewiston Tigers varsity soccer team’s season, head coach Skip Crawford spoke to Lake Okeechobee News and laid out his vision for the team for the 2019-20 school year. “Everyone has bought into it and everyone understands that we practice like champions and we play like champions,” said Crawford in a […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: J-Quan Ferrol

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee High School senior J-Quan Ferrol is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance with the Brahman varsity basketball team throughout January and late December. Ferrol had 11 points and 10 rebounds in a 92-90 Brahman win over Martin County on Jan. 12, otherwise known as a double double, […]

Osceola Middle School holds on to beat PECS

OKEECHOBEE — The Osceola Middle School (OMS) boys basketball team held on to win against Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School (PECS) 29-26 in their game on Jan. 10. The win brings the OMS boys team to 7-2 on the year. If you had only seen the first half you would’ve been surprised to see the final […]

Brahman wrestling earns trip to regionals

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School Brahman wrestling team finished second in the district duals held on Jan. 9 at Okeechobee High School, earning them a chance to move on and compete in the regional duals happening on Jan. 16. The Brahmans were able to shut-out South Fork but couldn’t top district rival Jensen Beach, […]

New football classifications could revive old rivalries

OKEECHOBEE — The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) released new football classifications for the 2019 and 2020 seasons on Dec. 14 and a number of teams in the Lake Okeechobee area will be affected by the changes. One of the bigger changes involving the Lake Okeechobee area is the Clewiston Tigers moving down from […]

Ride for the Fight helps Okeechobee cancer patients

OKEECHOBEE — Local Okeechobee non-profit Ride for the Fight is scheduled to hold its sixth annual bulls and broncs rodeo fundraiser at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena on Jan. 5. Tickets will be $5 for adults and all kids will have free admission. Barrel races are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. and bull and bronc […]

Glades Day and Okeechobee girls basketball battle

OKEECHOBEE – The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans basketball team defeated the Glades Day Lady Gators 33-11 on Dec. 19 in Okeechobee, thanks in part to a huge 21-point first quarter by the Lady Brahmans. Glades Day had trouble piercing the Okeechobee defense throughout the first quarter, and at the same time the Lady Brahmans […]

OHS wrestlers crowned champions in tournament

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School Brahman varsity wrestling team dominated their opponents in the Kenny Pfeiffer Invitational at Sebastian River High School on Dec. 8. Okeechobee went undefeated in the tournament, beating Port St. Lucie 52-30, Centennial 54-30, Vero Beach 42-30, Sebastian River 36-33 and Ft. Pierce Westwood 66-18. Brahman Isaac Herron was awarded […]

Okeechobee’s Evan Neal to play for University of Alabama

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee’s Evan Neal announced that he has decided to accept an offer to play football at the University of Alabama on Dec. 19 in the Okeechobee High school gym. The announcement was broadcast live on ESPN. Neal is rated as the 5th best offensive lineman in the nation as well as the 20th […]