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 […]

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.