Okeechobee High School Brahman wrestling advances to regionals

JENSEN BEACH — The Okeechobee High School Brahman wrestling team traveled to Jensen Beach on Jan. 3 to compete in the Cradle Cancer tournament. The Brahmans faced tough competition from 30 other schools in the tournament, but were able to place two wrestlers. Travis McKenna placed fourth and Jose Monrroy placed sixth while the Brahmans […]

Calvin and Steve King win Lake O qualifier with 9.62 lbs

OKEECHOBEE — Calvin and Steve King claimed the top spot in the first qualifier of the 2020 Lake Okeechobee Crappie Series on Jan. 3. The Kings won the qualifier with a final bag of 9.62 pounds. Twenty-five boats launched out of the Okee-Tantie boat ramp at safe light on Jan. 3. Conditions on Lake Okeechobee […]

Okeechobee’s Neal named to all-America freshman team

ORLANDO — The University of Alabama Crimson Tide concluded its 2019 season with a 35-16 win over the University of Michigan in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1. A former Okeechobee Brahman played a crucial role in anchoring the offensive line for Alabama throughout their season. Evan Neal started on the offensive line for the […]

County seeks grant funding for sports park improvements

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County will apply for a federal grant for improvements at the county sports park. At their Dec. 26 meeting, the Okeechobee County Commission authorized the submission of a 2020 Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Application to finance future capital improvements at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex. Some of the improvements that […]

Brahmans upset Martin County Tigers

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School varsity basketball team upset the Martin County Tigers 74-64 on Dec. 20. The win improves the team’s record to 6-1 this year, and also means the Brahmans are still undefeated when playing in Okeechobee. Heading into the game, high school sports website Maxpreps ranked the Tigers as the 44th […]

Warriors tame the Bulls

OKEECHOBEE — The Osceola Middle School Warriors and Yearling Middle School Bulls boys basketball teams met for their first of two games this season on Dec. 19 in the OMS gym. The Warriors’ dominant defense proved to be the difference-maker early. Osceola took a 20-9 lead into halftime over Yearling because they were able to […]

Big O Open hosts December bass tourney

OKEECHOBEE — The “Big O Open” held its December bass tournament, in memory of Les Tory, on Saturday, Dec. 7. Twenty-six teams participated in a nice day of friendly competition with the team of Herman Parker and Bill Latham placing first with 17.90 pounds and third Big Fish at 5.32 pounds. Second place went to […]

OMS boys basketball team falls to Gifford

OKEECHOBEE — The Osceola Middle School Warriors boys basketball team lost by a score of 27-22 after a hard-fought battle with the Gifford Middle School Dolphins on Dec. 5 in Okeechobee. The Gifford team had a significant height advantage over the Warriors, which made grabbing rebounds and putting up shots difficult for the OMS team. […]

Elks South Region Soccer Shoot held in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — The Elks South Region Soccer Shoot took place at Sugarland Park in Clewiston on Saturday, Dec. 7. The first place winners will go on to compete against North and Central Region winners at the Elks Camp in Umatilla on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. McKenzie Lansford won the Girls U-8 title for the third […]

Pahokee wins inaugural Big O Basketball Classic

BELLE GLADE — The Pahokee Blue Devils came out on top in the inaugural Big O Classic, a preseason basketball tournament featuring four basketball teams located around Lake Okeechobee. The tournament kicked off on Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. when Pahokee took on Clewiston, followed by Glades Day facing Glades Central at 7 p.m. Pahokee […]