Glades Central Community High School names new football coach

BELLE GLADE — Glades Central Community High School principal Melanie Bolden-Morris announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, that Rashad Jackson will serve as the new head football coach. Jackson’s appointment was received with enthusiasm by members of the football team. Jackson is returning to Glades Central High School where he played on the varsity football team. After […]

Pahokee students commit to colleges on signing day

PAHOKEE– Four Pahokee Blue Devils from the varsity football team signed letters of intent to continue playing at college on National Signing Day on Feb. 5. Octavious Bouie Jr. signed to East Tennessee State University (ESTU), Delonus Kabir signed with Florida A&M University (FAMU), Antonio Kelly signed with St. Thomas University and Tamarick Best signed […]

Okeechobee’s Neal named to all-America freshman team

ORLANDO — The University of Alabama Crimson Tide concluded its 2019 season with a 35-16 win over the University of Michigan in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1. A former Okeechobee Brahman played a crucial role in anchoring the offensive line for Alabama throughout their season. Evan Neal started on the offensive line for the […]

Three Glades area athletes sign letters of intent

BELLE GLADE — Three student athletes from the Glades area signed letters of intent at the national college signing day celebration held at Everglades Preparatory Academy Charter School (EPA) on Dec. 18. Pahokee’s Frankie Burgess and Latarie Kinsler and Glades Central’s Ja’Vontae Williams signed letters of intent to play football at the college level. The […]

Lady Brahman basketball team rebounds with win streak

OKEECHOBEE– The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman varsity basketball team is the midst of a seven game win streak. And they’ve secured a 9-2 record through the first half of the season, their best start since 2016. Following their loss to Jupiter back on Dec. 2, the Lady Brahmans have gone undefeated, grabbing two crucial […]

Okeechobee Brahmans bulldoze Terriers

OKEECHOBEE– The Okeechobee High School Brahman varsity basketball team dominated the Moore Haven Terriers on Dec. 13, winning 67-30. The win improves Okeechobee’s record to 3-1 this year and drops Moore Haven to 1-4. The Terriers kept things relatively close through the first quarter, with the Brahmans up 19-10 over Moore Haven a few minutes […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Josue Gonzalez

CLEWISTON– Clewiston High School junior Josue Gonzalez is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance during the Tigers varsity soccer team’s 5-1-2 start this year. Gonzalez already has 18 goals through Clewiston’s first eight games in 2019, including a season high seven goals in a single game against Moore Haven on […]

Pahokee Blue Devils lose heartbreaker to Madison County 37-36

MADISON– The Pahokee Blue Devils fell just short of the Madison County Cowboys in the state semi-final on Nov. 29, losing 37-36. The loss ends the Blue Devils season. Pahokee senior Corey Polk had four rushing touchdowns against the Cowboys. The Blue Devils jumped out to a 28-17 lead by the third quarter and looked […]

Pahokee headed back to state tournament

The Pahokee Blue Devils are state-bound once again following their 32-27 defeat of the Chiefland Indians in the regional final on Nov. 22. The Blue Devils have now won five straight games dating back to Oct. 18 and have battled their way back into the state playoffs for the first time since 2017. Both the […]

Playoff football around the Lake

One lake area team went down and two are left standing following last week’s playoff action as the march to the state championship continues. • Pahokee Blue DevilsThe Pahokee Blue Devils continued riding their late-season hot streak, beating Hawthorne 28-14 and advancing to the regional final. Up next they’ll host the fifth seeded Chiefland Indians […]