Maldonado to compete in national tournament

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee’s Karina Maldonado is now on her way to Madison, Wis. to compete in the USA Boxing National Junior Olympics Tournament happening June 24-29. Ever since becoming the Junior Olympic Regional boxing champ back on May 18, the Okeechobee freshman has been hard at work training for the upcoming tournament while at the […]

Machine Pitch All Stars head to state

LAKE PLACID — It took four days, four games and a come-from-behind victory, but the Okeechobee Rookie Machine Pitch All Stars are headed to the state tournament in Sebring on June 28. The All-Stars opened the district tournament in Lake Placid with a 15-0 win over the home team, the Lake Placid All-Stars, on June […]

7 represent Okeechobee at 2019 rodeo nationals

OKEECHOBEE — Carson Davis, Kaelin Hegarty, and Klane Lewis will travel to Huron, S.D., to compete in the 2019 National Junior High Finals Rodeo, June 23 through June 29. Ryan Albers, Brighton Bauman, Clayton Culligan and Lacey Nail are headed to the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 14 through 20. […]

Okeechobee first responders bring home medals

OKEECHOBEE — Five members of Okeechobee County Fire and Rescue made the trip out to Tampa on June 9 to compete in the 2019 First Responder Games. Robert Dodd, Clint Chambers, Daniel Ciorrocco, Mike Skipper and Cole Owens all competed in powerlifting against other first responders from around Florida and two earned medals to bring […]

Glades Central’s Leon to play college baseball

BELLE GLADE — Glades Central High School baseball player Eric Leon has signed a letter of intent to continue playing the sport and attend Vermilion College located in Ely, Minn. The Glades Central Raiders baseball team is coming off a record breaking year, so it comes as no surprise that one of their players is […]

Eight OHS student athletes sign on to play in college

OKEECHOBEE — At a ceremony held on May 9 in the Okeechobee High School gym, eight students from OHS signed on to continue playing their respective sport at the college level. The Brahman football team led the school with three of its athletes signing on to play in college. Andrew Bates signed on to play […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Garrett Palladino

Moore Haven senior baseball player Garrett Palladino is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance on the Terriers varsity baseball team. Palladino leads the Terriers in batting average with .415 and also leads the team in hits with 17 so far in the 2019 season. He leads the team in stolen […]

OHS Brahman Wrestling honored at banquet

The Okeechobee High School Brahmans wrestling team finalized their season last week with their annual end of the year banquet. Twenty-one wrestlers closed out the year and earned the prestigious “O” letter, while four wrestlers earned scholar-athlete and two were recognized as four-year varsity lettermen. The banquet caps off what has been another successful season […]

Yearling bats come alive against Moore Haven

OKEECHOBEE — The Moore Haven Middle School Lady Terriers softball team made the trip up to Okeechobee to face the Yearling Middle School Lady Bulls on April 17. The home crowd at the Okeechobee High School softball field were still finding their seats when the Lady Bulls jumped out to an early lead. Yearling already […]

OHS softball team sweeps Glades Day and Moore Haven

Three lake area softball teams battled last week and one clear winner was able to emerge from the fray. Okeechobee beat Glades Day 11-1 in their game on April 16, dropping the Lady Gators to 5-7 on the year. Glades Day head coach Sherri Paez says she was hoping the Lady Gators would play stronger […]