Principal Tedders leaving OHS

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee High School Principal Dylan Tedders won’t be leading off the morning announcements at OHS any longer. Mr. Tedders has accepted a position as the assistant superintendent of administrative services for the Okeechobee County School District for the upcoming school year. “This is one of two jobs at the district level that would […]

Okeechobee High School’s ‘Grad Night’ was a huge success

OKEECHOBEE — Grad Night was a night to remember for the Class of 2019. Not only did they join the ranks of adulthood through graduation from high school, they were treated to a lovely evening at the KOA at the 30th Annual All Night Graduation Party hosted by Our Village Okeechobee. A huge thank you […]

OHS leads in candidates for new trade school

CLEWISTON — During the 2018-19 school year, representatives from U.S. Sugar traveled all around Lake Okeechobee visiting schools ahead of the new Industrial Skills Training Academy (ISTA) opening in Clewiston. They spoke to students about the opportunity at ISTA, which is a new technical skills training program the company would be opening later in 2019. […]

OHS graduation caps off lake area school year

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School graduation ceremony held on May 31 marked the end of the 2018-19 school year for lake area schools. Okeechobee was the last of the six high schools around Lake Okeechobee to hold their graduation this year. The ceremony was held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center at 7 p.m. OHS […]

Lady Brahman softball banquet concludes season

The district champion Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman softball team wrapped up their 2019 season with their annual banquet on May 29. The banquet caps off what had been an impressive season for the Lady Brahman softball program. After opening with seven straight losses, it appeared the team was having an off year compared with […]

Lady Brahmans fall to Doral Academy

OKEECHOBEE — The Lady Brahmans softball team’s playoff run came to an end on May 17 when they came up short against Doral Academy 3-0 in the regional final held at Okeechobee High School. It marks the end of a softball season that saw the Lady Brahmans win their second district championship in three years. […]

Lady Brahmans advance to regional final

The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans softball team advanced to the regional final with a dramatic extra inning win against the Dwyer Lady Panthers on May 14. You may be feeling a sense of déjà vu reading this story. The OHS softball team won a playoff game in extra innings in dramatic fashion? Didn’t you […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Halle McDuffie

Okeechobee High School’s Halle McDuffie is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for her performance during the Lady Brahman regional softball playoff win over Olympic Heights on May 8. Okeechobee pulled off the 2-1 win in extra innings and McDuffie played a central role in both of the Lady Brahman runs scored as […]

Brahmans knocked out of playoffs by Jensen

The Okeechobee Brahman varsity baseball team’s season came to an abrupt end in the district playoffs on May 7 as they fell to the Jensen Beach Falcons, 3-0. The game had all the makings of a pitchers duel in the early going, with freshman Brahman pitcher Jacob Hardy controlling the Falcon batters with some great […]

Lady Brahmans get walk-off win in playoffs

It took eleven innings of nail-biting softball but the Lady Brahmans are advancing to the regional semifinals. Okeechobee’s own ‘cardiac kids’ pulled off a dramatic walk-off 2-1 playoff victory over the Olympic Heights Lady Lions in the regional quarterfinals in Okeechobee on May 8. The game was tied 0-0 for the first five innings until […]