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 […]

Roof problems continue to plague schools

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County School District continues to struggle with replacing roofs at the public schools. Last year, the roof replacement at Okeechobee High School performed by Property Renovation and Construction did not go smoothly. What was originally scheduled to be a two-month project stretched into almost a full year. While giving an update […]

Athlete of the Week: Veyon Washington

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee High School senior Veyon Washington is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Brahmans game against the South Fork Bulldogs on Sept. 13. Against the Bulldogs Washington had three touchdowns, 115 rushing yards, five tackles on defense and one pass breakup. Veyon had some help from […]

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 […]

Chobee Volleyball Academy to have first mini-season

OKEECHOBEE — Chobee Volleyball Academy (CVA) is scheduled to host their first-ever mini-season this year. The new season will take the place of their traditional recreational season and run during October and November this year. “We are really excited to grow the game here by creating competitive tournament play right here in Okeechobee,” said CVA […]

School food workers find a winning recipe

OKEECHOBEE — The food service staff of the Okeechobee County School District were front and center at the Sept. 10 Okeechobee County School Board meeting. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy spoke about the massive turnaround the department has accomplished in the past few years. “You may not know it, but a couple of years ago […]

Operation SOS awarded grant for spaying and neutering

OKEECHOBEE — Operation SOS, a nonprofit that offers low-cost spay and neutering, has been awarded a grant of $10,000 to offer its services to low-income families and individuals in Okeechobee County for the upcoming year. The grant was awarded by Florida Animal Friend, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending pet overpopulation. Operation SOS Executive Director […]

School expands guardian program

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County School Board gave final approval to expand the guardian program to teachers at its meeting Sept. 10. All board members favored the motion, which will allow teachers to volunteer for the guardian program and carry a concealed firearm on campus. Before the final vote, board members heard from Okeechobee resident […]