OMS boys basketball team falls to Gifford

OKEECHOBEE — The Osceola Middle School Warriors boys basketball team lost by a score of 27-22 after a hard-fought battle with the Gifford Middle School Dolphins on Dec. 5 in Okeechobee. The Gifford team had a significant height advantage over the Warriors, which made grabbing rebounds and putting up shots difficult for the OMS team. […]

Osceola Middle School Warriors boys basketball team falls to Gifford

OKEECHOBEE — The Osceola Middle School Warriors boys basketball team lost by a score of 27-22 after a hard-fought battle with the Gifford Middle School Dolphins on Dec. 5 in Okeechobee. The Gifford team had a significant height advantage over the Warriors, which made grabbing rebounds and putting up shots difficult for the OMS team. […]

CVA hosting 10 and under mini-season

OKEECHOBEE — Travel volleyball club Chobee Volleyball Academy (CVA) is in the early stages of hosting its second-ever mini-season right here in Okeechobee. Back on Sept. 16 the club held a draft for its first mini-season for boys and girls aged 11-14. During that season teams practiced one to two times a week and played […]

Brahman basketball shoots for another district championship

OKEECHOBEE — Last year the Okeechobee High School boys varsity basketball team accomplished something that hadn’t been done in a little under 30 years. They brought a basketball district championship back home to Okeechobee. The Brahmans defeated their longtime district foe Jensen Beach 44-40, to become district champions for the first time since 1991. It […]

Lady Brahmans ready to rebound this season

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman varsity basketball team is looking to make another run to the playoffs this year. Many of the key players from last year’s squad are back again with a little more experience under their belt this time. One of the leaders from last year’s team was Alkeecia Clayton. […]

Glades Day to host Big O Basketball Classic

BELLE GLADE– Glades Day School is set to host the Big O Classic, a preseason basketball tournament featuring the Gators and teams from Clewiston High School, Glades Central High School, Pahokee High School. The tournament kicks off today (Friday, Nov. 22) at 5 p.m. when Pahokee takes on Clewiston, followed by Glades Day facing Glades […]

Four Glades Central students selected for basketball trip

BELLE GLADE — Four students from Glades Central High School have been given the opportunity to attend an All-Star basketball camp in New Jersey this week. Sophomore La’Darius Johnson, sophomore Ja’Kavion Nonar, senior Willie Scott and senior Venanza Vereen were selected by a group of former NBA players to participate in a boys All-Star camp […]

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 […]

School board recognizes basketball team for historic season

  The Okeechobee County School Board recognized the Okeechobee High School Brahman varsity basketball team for its accomplishment in winning the district championship against rival Jensen Beach on Feb. 16. It was the first time the basketball program had won a district championship since 1991. “If you have been living under a rock for the […]

Brahmans fall in overtime after heroic effort

  By all accounts, when the Okeechobee Brahmans varsity basketball team stepped onto the court to face the Dillard Panthers in the regional quarterfinal of the state tournament on Feb. 21, they were the underdogs. Dillard is ranked as one the top teams in Florida and makes yearly appearances in the state tournament, including when […]