Group makes purple masks for high school seniors

OKEECHOBEE — When she heard the high school seniors would be required to wear fabric masks to their high school graduations, Cathy Womble, a founding member of the Facebook group Okeechobee Sewing Masks for Unity, asked the group if anyone was making masks for the seniors. Dena Baker, another founding member, immediately stepped up and […]

Letter to the editor: Okeechobee High School graduation

I am the proud parent of Nichole Folbrecht, who is a 2020 graduate of Okeechobee High School. I am very heartbroken, devasted, depressed and saddened that parents are not allowed to attend our kids’ graduation this Saturday. But what upsets me the most is I am hearing that more and more kids WILL NOT attend […]

OHS tennis team recognizes seniors

OKEECHOBEE — Originally the Okeechobee High School boys and girls tennis teams were scheduled to hold their senior night on March 31 before their match against Lake Placid. But after COVID-19 caused the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to press pause on all spring sports at high schools in the state, the seniors on […]

OHS tennis team serving up wins this season

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School boys and girls tennis teams defeated Clewiston High School in Okeechobee on March 10. The girls team won 5-2 while the boys swept Clewiston 7-0. The boys team is off to a 7-3 start this season and the girls are 8-1 and currently on a winning streak of seven […]

Lady Brahman softball team defeats Vero Beach

VERO BEACH —The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman varsity softball team came back from trailing the Vero Beach Lady Indians to win 10-8 during their game on March 4. The Lady Brahmans were behind 6-5 after Vero Beach scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth. But Okeechobee’s offense brought out the fireworks in […]

Brahman wrestlers win district championship

RIVIERA BEACH — The Okeechobee High School Brahman wrestling team won their district championship tournament on Feb. 22 at Suncoast High School. Six Brahmans were crowned champions in their weight class at the tournament — Charlie Armstrong, Cody Deloney, Travis McKenna, Isaac Herron, Todd Addington and Jose Monrroy. All 14 wrestlers on the Okeechobee team […]

OHS basketball advances to regional championship

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School varsity basketball team has advanced to the regional final and has a chance to move on to the state tournament in Lakeland. The Okeechobee Brahmans will take on the Pembroke Pines Charter Jaguars in the regional final at Okeechobee High School on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Okeechobee advanced […]

Brahmans win district basketball championship

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Brahmans survived a late rally in the fourth quarter and unplugged the Suncoast Chargers to win their second consecutive district championship on Feb. 14. The Brahmans varsity basketball team will now move on to host the regional quarterfinal against Belen Jesuit on Feb. 20. Okeechobee won the district championship the same […]

Lady Brahmans nearly pull off upset in regionals

JENSEN BEACH – The Okeechobee Lady Brahman varsity basketball team came close to pulling off an upset against the Jensen Beach Lady Falcons in the regional quarterfinal on Feb. 13. The Lady Brahmans were able to overcome multiple miscues that allowed Jensen Beach take a nearly 10-point lead in the first half and come within […]

OHS soccer team falls in district championship

OKEECHOBEE–The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans varsity soccer team fell to Suncoast 8-0 in the district championship on Jan. 31 in Okeechobee. The Lady Brahmans were able to fight their way into the district championship after a 10-6-1 regular season that earned them a bye in the first round of the playoffs. Following that bye, […]