Brahmans lose to Sharks

OKEECHOBEE — After fast starts in their last two games, the Okeechobee Brahmans offense struggled to put together a drive in their game against the Sebastian River Sharks on Sept. 27. Okeechobee lost the district match against Sebastian River 25-0, dropping them to 1-4 on the year. The Brahmans won the coin toss and chose […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Oran Singleton

CLEWISTON — Clewiston junior Oran Singleton is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Tigers’ game against the Port St. Lucie Jaguars on Sept. 27. Singleton was one of the few high points during the Tigers’ loss to the Lake Wales Highlanders on Sept. 20. Coach Pete Walker must’ve […]

Clewiston Tigers bounce back against Jaguars

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Tigers bounced back from loss against Lake Wales with a much-needed win over the Port St. Lucie Jaguars on Sept. 27. The Tigers pulled away late against the Jaguars to get the 36-13 win. Clewiston junior Oran Singleton stepped into the quarterback position ahead of the Jaguars game. Singleton showed some […]

Youth baseball team, the Dirtbags, meets big league player

The Okeechobee 10U Dirtbags had a brush with the major leagues following a doubleheader they played in Okeechobee on Sept. 22. The Dirtbags played a twin bill against Palm Beach Elite and Sebring on Sept. 22, losing to Palm Beach and beating Sebring. Dirtbags head coach Ruben Guerrero’s son had played on Palm Beach Elite […]

Pictures from Okeechobee vs Sebastian River

These pictures were taken during Okeechobee’s game against the Sebastian River Sharks on Sept. 27. Okeechobee fell to Sebastian River 25-0. Next up, the Brahmans will play their homecoming game on Oct. 4 against Seminole Ridge. All pictures taken by Richard Marion/Lake Okeechobee News

Rodeo queen hunts 500-pound gator

OKEECHOBEE — Former 2016 Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Caitlyn Albers found herself helping bring in a 500-pound, 12-foot-long gator on the morning of Sept. 15. Ms. Albers applied for a public gator tag from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Once approved, she headed out with a crew from Kissimmee River Hunt and Fish, a […]

Monti places fifth in Elite Series event

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — A key adjustment early on Saturday, Sept. 21, enabled Okeechobee’s Kyle Monti to stay with his offshore game and finish in the money in Cherokee Casino Tahlequah Bassmaster Elite at Lake Tenkiller. Monte finished fifth in the tournament with 17 fish totaling 46 pounds 8 ounces. After placing third Thursday with 14-4, […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Joy Whipple

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee High School sophomore volleyball player Joy Whipple is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for her performance on the Lady Brahmans varsity team. Whipple currently leads the Lady Brahmans in kills with 76 and is tied for aces on the team with 12. Those 76 kills make Whipple the third […]

Terriers topple Brahmans at top of the lake

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Brahmans and Moore Haven Terriers faced each other for the first time since 2016 on Sept. 19 in Okeechobee. Back in that 2016 match-up, Okeechobee dominated the Terriers 45-7. Some key players from the 2019 Moore Haven team were there in 2016 when the Brahmans rolled into town and laid waste […]

Tigers outmatched by powerhouse Highlanders

LAKE WALES — The Clewiston Tigers found themselves outmatched against the high-powered Lake Wales Highlanders on Sept. 20. Lake Wales came into the game on the heels of two nearly record-breaking performances on offense in the weeks prior. The Highlanders won 77-0 against Haines City on Sept. 6 and 72-0 against Mulberry on Sept. 13. […]