Tigers are Hendry County champs after defeating LaBelle

LABELLE — The Clewiston Tigers are the 2019 Hendry County football champions after defeating the LaBelle Cowboys 35-3 in the Hendry County Bowl on Sept. 6. The Tigers regain the title after falling to the Cowboys last year, 24-20. It looked like the two teams might be in for a tight, back and forth affair […]

Football around the lake

Hurricane Dorian hovered off the coast of Florida for what felt like an entire month, causing many games to be canceled, postponed or played earlier. Now things are returning to normal around Lake O. • Coming off another tough loss, a 45-13 defeat to Dillard, the Pahokee Blue Devils are hosting another good opponent in […]

Cheering for the home team!

Clewiston High School varsity cheerleaders pose after the season opener against Avon Park on Aug. 23.

CHS students to attend 92nd FFA Convention

CLEWISTON — The 92nd National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention is scheduled for Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, in Indianapolis, Ind. The National FFA Convention is an amazing opportunity for students to meet other FFA members from around the country. Each member that attends will be participating in leadership activities, tour different agriculture industries, […]

Lauren Myers named next OHS principal

OKEECHOBEE — Lauren Myers has been chosen as the next principal at Okeechobee High School, filling the vacancy left when Dylan Tedders took the position of assistant superintendent of administrative services a month ago. Mrs. Myers was the assistant principal at OHS for the last four years and has worked as a teacher and administrator […]

Glades Central junior accepted at NASS

BELLE GLADE — Patriana Vickers, a junior at Glades Central High School, has been accepted into the United States Naval Academy’s Summer Session (NASS) for June 15-20. Terry McIntyre, who has been assigned as Ms. Vickers’ “Blue and Gold Officer” (BGO), guided her through the entire application instructions and process. She notified school district officials, […]

Gators take regional win over Colonial Christian

BELLE GLADE — It was a busy week at Glades Day High School. Academic awards were given out, class night was convened for the 2019 seniors and graduation was held marking the end of the 2018-19 school year. In the middle of all of that there was also a softball game. And a very big […]

Email hacking ruled out at LaBelle High

LaBELLE — There was some small relief last week for Hendry County school authorities investigating those recent high school senior pranks. At LaBelle High, the email system wasn’t actually hacked, as previously reported here and in several other media outlets. Rather, the bogus memo that went out was the result of some seniors’ ingenious e-wizardry. […]

Clewiston’s Donny Creagh signs letter of intent

CLEWISTON — Clewiston High School senior football player Donny Creagh has signed a letter of intent to play football at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C. Creagh played as a safety and wide receiver during his time with the Tigers, making big plays on both sides of the ball. As a safety Creagh didn’t shy away […]

Pahokee High School track students win gold

JACKSONVILLE — The Pahokee High School track team competed in the Florida High School State Championship Track and Field Meet on May 3 and 4. Very few gold medals were awarded to Palm Beach County Students but four young men from PHS managed to bring home a gold. The girls placed fourth in the 4x400m […]