Football Around the Lake

• Okeechobee BrahmansAnother week, another game the 1-5 Okeechobee Brahmans probably feel like they could’ve won. The Brahmans fell to Port St. Lucie 27-12 on Oct. 11. Once again the Brahmans were able to march down the field early against Port St. Lucie, but were unable to punch the ball into the endzone. That final […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Lorenzo Sampson

MOORE HAVEN — Moore Haven senior Lorenzo Sampson is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance in his team’s homecoming win over the Lake Placid Dragons on Oct. 11. Against the Dragons Sampson ran for 105 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown. This is the third time Sampson has run […]

Homecoming royalty

MOORE HAVEN — Kiyah Coco and A’trelle Thomas were crowned 2019 Moore Haven homecoming queen and king during halftime of the Terriers’ game against the Lake Placid Dragons.

Big O Teen anglers reel them in on the Big Lake

OKEECHOBEE — The Big O Teen Anglers held their September tournament out of Okee-Tantie. This month’s tournament included 11 anglers who caught a total of 19 bass at a combined weight of 34.89 pounds, The largest bass caught was 4.62 pounds and was caught by Cayden Durrance of the 11 to 14 age group. The […]

Lady Brahmans host playoff against Jensen Beach

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans volleyball team capped off their regular season with two back-to-back wins over Sebastian River and Lake Placid this week. On Oct. 8 the Lady Brahmans got the 3-0 shutout victory over Sebastian River. Sophomore Anja Koivunen led the team in kills against Sebastian River with eight, followed […]

Myers reflects on first homecoming as principal

OKEECHOBEE — New Okeechobee High School Principal Lauren Myers oversaw her first homecoming as lead administrator at the school last week. But she was no newcomer to the traditions the school and town has long celebrated. Mrs. Myers was assistant principal at OHS for four years prior to taking on her current responsibilities. Yet, in […]

Big Lake Athletes of the Week: Okeechobee Bowfins

OKEECHOBEE — Travel baseball team the 9U Okeechobee Bowfins are this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for their performance in the South Florida Travel Baseball Fall Bash tournament on Oct. 6. The Bowfins conquered their competition at the tournament to claim the championship. The Okeechobee Bowfins are Cayson Crawford, Carson Durrance, Cooper LaFlam, […]

Football Around the Lake this Week

• Moore Haven Terriers: The Moore Haven Terriers were heavy underdogs against the undefeated Oasis Sharks on Oct. 4. But they didn’t play like underdogs. The Terriers took the lead early against Oasis 6-0. The Sharks responded with two touchdowns in the second quarter to regain the lead. The fourth quarter saw Oasis put up […]

Football Around the Lake this Week

• Moore Haven TerriersThe 3-2 Moore Haven Terriers continued the hot streak last week with a big 54-14 win over the Community School of Naples on Sept. 27. Junior Nate Crawford and senior Javon Jones had productive games for the Terriers on offense and defense, respectively. Next , though, the Terriers will have a big […]

Youth baseball team, the Dirtbags, meets big league player

The Okeechobee 10U Dirtbags had a brush with the major leagues following a doubleheader they played in Okeechobee on Sept. 22. The Dirtbags played a twin bill against Palm Beach Elite and Sebring on Sept. 22, losing to Palm Beach and beating Sebring. Dirtbags head coach Ruben Guerrero’s son had played on Palm Beach Elite […]