Okeechobee student to compete at world’s largest rodeo

DENVER — Joshua Jenkins Jr., an 11th-grade student at Okeechobee High School, has earned a position on the Florida state/provincial National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Guthrie, Okla., July 17-23 to compete at the 72nd annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the Trap Shooting competition. Featuring […]

FHSAA task force recommends pushing back fall sports

Following their meeting on July 1, the Florida High School Association’s (FHSAA) fall sports task force recommended that the start date for fall sports in the state be pushed back. For now it is only a recommendation. July 27 remains the official start date and the first time teams around the state can begin practicing. […]

OCRA says no games until fall

OKEECHOBEE– The Okeechobee Citizens Recreational Association (OCRA) won’t be hosting games again until Fall at the earliest. Normally, OCRA’s youth baseball, t-ball and softball seasons run from March until June. But with social distancing guidelines in place since mid-March, the decision was made to cancel all spring activities. “It was hard to navigate whether we […]

Spring sports officially canceled by FHSAA

GAINESVILLE– The Florid High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) finally made the announcement that many suspected was coming– 2019-20 spring sports across the state are now canceled. On April 20, two days after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that schools would remain closed for the 2019-20 academic year, the FHSAA broke the bad news about spring […]

Former Brahman named head coach at Seminole High

SANFORD — Former Okeechobee High School Brahman Eric Lodge has been named head coach of the Seminole High School football program in Central Florida. Lodge played on the Brahman football team before graduating in 2007. He was previously the defensive coordinator at Seminole before being named head coach after former coach Don Stark took another […]

High school spring sports could continue

GAINESVILLE — The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) is offering some student-athletes a glimmer of hope. Baseball, softball, flag football and tennis teams all around the lake were stopped cold in the middle of their seasons right as COVID-19 hit. Now, they may get to finish them. “Pending schools are back in session and […]

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 […]