OHS football team shows resilience against Jupiter

OKEECHOBEE – The Okeechobee Brahmans varsity football team hosted the kickoff classic on Aug. 16 against the Jupiter Warriors. It was our first look at the new Brahman squad headed into the season, and this year’s team has already shown one difference from last year’s — they can battle adversity. Jupiter was able to come […]

Belle Glade teens selected for basketball All-Star Camp

BELLE GLADE — Four Belle Glade students are about to embark on the opportunity of a lifetime. La’Darius Johnson (Sophomore, Glades Central High School), Ja’Kavion Nonar (Sophomore, Glades Central High School), Willie Scott (Senior, Glades Central High School) and Venanza Vereen (Senior, Glades Central High School) were selected by a group of former NBA players […]

Local fighters bring pride to the community

OKEECHOBEE — Local RCK (Ray’s Combat Kickboxing) fighters brought pride to their teammates and the Okeechobee community at the 21st annual IKF World Classic tournament Muay Thai/ Kickboxing 2019 Championships. Starting with the Junior Boy Novice Division, first up on Saturday was Ryder Williams in the preliminary rounds. Ryder lost his bout fighting full contact […]

Two Tigers sign on to play baseball in college

CLEWISTON — Clewiston High School will have two baseball players going on to play at the college level this upcoming school year. CHS 2019 graduates Louis Roberts and Kobe Perkins signed letters of intent in front of family, friends and supporters on Aug. 1 in Clewiston. Roberts will be playing at with Trinity Baptist College […]

Okeechobee travel team wins championship

APOPKA — The Okeechobee 9U Dirtbags have capped off two back-to-back second place tournament finishes with a championship trophy on July 28 in Apopka. The Dirtbags are a travel baseball team that is composed of many of the same players and coaches from last year’s 8U Okeechobee All-Stars team that went all the way to […]

Terriers kick off first practice of 2019-20

MOORE HAVEN — The Moore Haven Terriers football program kicked off the first official day of practice for the 2019-20 school year on July 29. New Terriers coach Brent Burnside said the team had about 40 players out bright and early at 7:30 a.m. getting ready for the new season. “There’s not a lot of […]

Okeechobee Shockwaves play underdog

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Shockwaves swim team took an overall fifth place finish out of 14 teams in their championship swim meet on July 27. The girls finished in fourth out of 14 while the boys finished seventh out of 14. It was an impressive finish to the Shockwaves season, all the more impressive when […]

Chobee Nation brings home national championships

KISSIMMEE — Two Chobee Nation basketball teams were able to bring back national championships from the 2019 USSSA National Basketball Tournament held in Kissimmee on July 4-7. The Okeechobee boys varsity team and the girls eighth grade team took home championships in their divisions. Boys varsity coach Demetre Riles was proud of the effort each […]

Okeechobee Angels headed to World Series

BELLEVIEW — The Okeechobee Angels X-Play 10 and Under All-Stars have advanced to the World Series following their stellar performance in the state tournament in Bellview, Fla., on July 12-14. The girls will travel to Hopkins, Texas, for the 2019 X-Play Dixie World Series which runs Aug. 2 through Aug. 7. Okeechobee won three back-to-back […]

O-Zone All-Stars stack wins in state tournament

BRISTOL — The Okeechobee O-Zone All-Stars are currently tied for first in the round robin portion of the state tournament after three games played. Okeechobee opened the tournament, which is being held in Bristol, Fla., with a game against Spring Hill National on July 6. Spring Hill National went up on Okeechobee early by putting […]