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 […]

Moore Haven Terriers advance to regional final

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Moore Haven Terriers rode a big second-half performance in the regional semifinal to a 32-13 win over the Westminster Academy Lions on Nov. 15. The number two seeded Lions had only one loss this season before playing Moore Haven. The win advances the Terriers to the regional final for the first […]

Athlete of the Week: Moore Haven Terrier defense

MOORE HAVEN — The Moore Haven Terrier defense is the week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for their performance in the playoff game against the Westminster Academy Lions on Nov. 15. The Terriers defense held the Lions to 13 points in the game, giving their offense enough time to get things rolling in the […]

Big O Open holds November tournament

OKEECHOBEE — The “Big O Open” held its November tournament, in Memory of Les Tory, on Saturday, Nov. 2. Twenty-six teams participated in a nice day of friendly competition with the team of Cam and Liz Woods placing first with 15.36 lbs. and second Big Fish at 6.15 lbs. Second place went to Joey and […]

Cross country team heads to state finals

The Okeechobee High School girls cross country team has qualified to compete in the Florida High School Athletic Association 3A state finals in Tallahassee on Nov. 9. Jacqueline Jaimes and Lauren Sills finished strong to help the team to secure the eighth place spot overall in the regional meet and qualify for the state finals. […]

Football around the lake this week

• Glades Day GatorsThe 2-7 Glades Day Gators finished their season on a high note, with a 48-7 blowout win over St John Paul Academy on Nov. 1. Glades Day senior A.J. Mcphee had another great day, scoring four touchdowns in his last game with the Gators. Glades Day fielded a young team in 2019, […]

Athlete of the Week : Jermaine Roberson

BELLE GLADE — Pahokee senior Jermaine Roberson is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Blue Devils game against the Glades Central Raiders on Nov. 2. Roberson played a key role in the Blue Devils’ thrilling 21-17 comeback victory over Glades Central. With Pahokee down 14-6 in the fourth […]

Tigers top Brahmans to get playoff ticket

CLEWISTON — Over the past two years the annual match-up between the Clewiston Tigers and Okeechobee Brahmans hasn’t had much at stake for either team besides pride and bragging rights. Both programs had experienced down years in the last two seasons. Okeechobee won a last-second thriller in 2017 while Clewiston routed the Brahmans in Okeechobee […]