Lady Gators softball wins three back-to-back

BELLE GLADE — It sounds strange, but the Glades Day Lady Gators are three games into their season and have yet to play an entire game of softball. That’s because the Lady Gators have jumped out to such huge leads in all three games that they had to be ended early due to the Florida […]

Lady Tigers basketball goes undefeated in December

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston High School Lady Tiger varsity basketball team capped off an undefeated streak in December by winning their first game in 2020 over FAU High School 37-34 on Jan. 3. The win improves Clewiston’s record to 6-1 this year, their best start since 2017. Throughout their winning streak the Lady Tigers collected […]

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 […]