Students represent Clewiston

FORT MYERS — A group of Public Safety Academy and other students from Clewiston High School line the back of the room at Florida Gulf Coast University while the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board members met last Thursday. Some of the students spoke, urging water managers to help “Slow the Flow” of nutrient-rich […]

FSW’s Clewiston Collegiate Institute wins Promising Practice Award

LABELLE — Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) has received the 2019 Florida College System Chancellor’s Best Practice/Promising Practice Award for its Collegiate Institute at Clewiston High School (CI). The Chancellor’s Best Practice Awards provide Florida College System institutions the opportunity to promote exemplary initiatives to statewide and national audiences. The Division of Florida Colleges annually […]

Athlete of the Week: L.J. Sampson

MOORE HAVEN — Moore Haven senior L.J. Sampson is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the week for his performance in the Terriers’ playoff win over the First Baptist Academy Lions on Nov. 8. Against the Lions Sampson completed 11 out of 14 passes for 293 yards and five touchdowns. On paper, the Terriers headed […]

Hundreds of area schoolkids intrigued at career expo

MOORE HAVEN — Over 600 middle and high school students from the Glades County School District and Clewiston Christian School enjoyed a Career and College Fair last week at the regional training center. Glades County Superintendent of Schools Scott Bass credited the organizers — the district’s testing coordinator, Dr. John Huysman, along with Moore Haven […]

OHS cross country team advances to regionals

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School boys and girls cross country teams have qualified to compete in regionals on Nov. 2 at South Fork High School. The Okeechobee teams had their district expanded this year, which meant not only more competitors but tougher competition. In the newly reshuffled district, the top 30 individuals and the […]

Okeechobee Brahmans out duel Glades Day Gators

BELLE GLADE — The Okeechobee Brahmans outscored the Glades Day Gators 48-40 on Oct. 24. The two teams put on an offensive showcase for those who made the trip out on the rainy night in Belle Glade. Behind that offensive explosion were two of the best players on each team, Okeechobee’s Veyon Washington and Glades […]

Pahokee rallies to beat Clewiston Tigers

PAHOKEE — The Pahokee Blue Devils scored 14 unanswered points in the second half of the Sugar Bowl to capture a 24-14 win over the Clewiston Tigers on Oct. 25. “All week long our message has been ‘stay the course’,” said Blue Devils coach D.J. Boldin after the game. “We all knew that adversity was […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Frankie Burgess

PAHOKEE — Pahokee High School senior Frankie Burgess is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Blue Devils game against the Seminole Ridge Hawks on Oct. 18. Burgess was able to come away from the game with five sacks and eight tackles against the Seminole Ridge offense. The Blue […]

Football Around the Lake

• Okeechobee Brahmans The 1-7 Okeechobee Brahmans came out strong against the favored Westwood Panthers on Oct. 18. The Brahmans were 32-point underdogs to the Panthers, but throughout the first half it was Okeechobee who played better on both sides of the ball. The Okeechobee defense had two take-aways in the first half. After the […]

Terriers get homecoming win over Dragons

MOORE HAVEN — The Moore Haven Terriers capped off their homecoming week with a win over the Lake Placid Dragons on Oct. 11. The Terriers overcame a slow start to secure the 28-7 victory over the Dragons. Although they’re happy with the win, the Terriers must be wondering what the scoreboard would’ve read if they […]