Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Joy Whipple

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee High School sophomore volleyball player Joy Whipple is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for her performance on the Lady Brahmans varsity team. Whipple currently leads the Lady Brahmans in kills with 76 and is tied for aces on the team with 12. Those 76 kills make Whipple the third […]

Lady Brahmans shut out Sebring volleyballers

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School varsity volleyball team beat district newcomer Sebring 3-0 on Sept. 12 and took the powerhouse Jensen Beach Lady Falcons all the way to the fifth set before falling 3-2 on Sept. 17. The Lady Brahmans had been looking forward to the Sebring game ever since they lost to the […]

Football Around the Lake

The scheduling hiccups from Hurricane Dorian continue to be worked out as teams around the lake will be looking to build some momentum this week as we head into the heart of the football season. • Pahokee Blue DevilsThe Pahokee Blue Devils showed some mental toughness as they came back to defeat Dwyer 20-16 and […]

Moore Haven Terriers shut down Glades Day

MOORE HAVEN — Sports writer Vic Ketchman once described the rivalry between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers as the most one-sided rivalry in the National Football League. Since around 2009 it seems the Packers have been able to beat the Bears every year. Ketchman wrote that one team losing to another over and […]

Brahmans and Bulldogs battle in back-and-forth bout

STUART — The Okeechobee Brahmans and South Fork Bulldogs had a wild, back-and-forth game when they met up on Sept. 13 at South Fork High School. The game had plenty of offense, great defensive plays and a controversial call from officials that may have changed the outcome of the game. Ultimately Okeechobee ended up falling […]

Glades Central wins overtime thriller

BELLE GLADE — The Glades Central Raiders, along with many teams in our area, had to do a bit of shuffling around Hurricane Dorian to play football this week. The Raiders moved up their home game against the Wellington Wolverines one day to Aug. 29 instead of Aug. 30. Even with that shorter week of […]

Moore Haven Terriers fall to Shiloh Christian

ORLANDO – On Aug. 30 as everyone in South Florida was waiting to see which direction Hurricane Dorian would turn, the Moore Haven Terriers were making the 150-mile journey to Orlando to face the Shiloh Christian Saints. The Saints had an even longer journey for the game, coming all the way from their school in […]

Clewiston Tigers exorcise Red Devils

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston High School Tigers varsity football team opened their season with a big, dominating, no-doubt-about-it win over the Avon Park Red Devils on Aug. 23. The Tigers shut out Avon Park 43-0 in Clewiston in front of a packed home crowd. It was head coach Pete Walker’s first game back on the […]

OHS football team shows resilience against Jupiter

OKEECHOBEE – The Okeechobee Brahmans varsity football team hosted the kickoff classic on Aug. 16 against the Jupiter Warriors. It was our first look at the new Brahman squad headed into the season, and this year’s team has already shown one difference from last year’s — they can battle adversity. Jupiter was able to come […]

Belle Glade teens selected for basketball All-Star Camp

BELLE GLADE — Four Belle Glade students are about to embark on the opportunity of a lifetime. La’Darius Johnson (Sophomore, Glades Central High School), Ja’Kavion Nonar (Sophomore, Glades Central High School), Willie Scott (Senior, Glades Central High School) and Venanza Vereen (Senior, Glades Central High School) were selected by a group of former NBA players […]