School sports postponed until further notice

GAINESVILLE — Following an announcement by Gov. Ron DeSantis on March 17 that schools in Florida would be closed through April 15, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) released a statement on March 18 confirming that there will also be no athletic events until at least April 15. “In response to Gov. DeSantis’ closure […]

Big O Teen Anglers host second tournament of the year

OKEECHOBEE — The Big O Teen Anglers held their second tournament of the year out of Okee-Tantie on February 29. The tournament included seven anglers catching a total of 13 bass at a combined weight of 34.55 lbs. The largest bass caught was 5.20 lbs. and was caught by Korbyn Lewis. This month’s standing were […]

Chobee wrestlers battle in state tournament

KISSIMMEE — After winning the regional championship, the Okeechobee High School wrestling team headed to Kissimmee on March 6 and 7 to compete in the Florida State Wrestling Championship. The Okeechobee Brahmans had qualified seven wrestlers for the state tournament this year, which is the second highest number of qualifiers for the school. At the […]

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 […]

Brahmans win regional game for first time since 1986

OKEECHOBEE — Brahman basketball head coach Demetre Riles has guided Okeechobee not only to back-to-back district championships but, now, their first regional playoff win in nearly 34 years. The Okeechobee Brahmans varsity basketball team won their first regional playoff game since 1986 thanks to a dominating second-half performance against the Belen Jesuit Wolverines to secure […]

Connors inducted into Hendry Motorsports HOF

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee’s Paul Connors was selected as one of the inaugural inductees into the Hendry County Motorsports Park Hall of Fame on Jan. 11. Paul joins Frank Drapel, Don Turner and Craig Montessi in the first inaugural class of hall of fame inductees. Connors debut came in 1966, when he competed at Daytona in […]

Update: Girls soccer around the lake this week

All around Lake Okeechobee girls soccer teams are preparing to end the regular season and take the first step into the postseason. Five of the six high schools in the area will be playing in the district playoffs this week. • Glades Day Lady Gators: The Glades Day Lady Gators have a 8-9-1 record this […]

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 […]