Big Lake Athletes of the Week: John Pearce and Justin Hevey

OKEECHOBEE — John Pearce and Justin Hevey from Okeechobee High School’s Bass Club are this week’s Big Lake Athletes of the Week for their performance in the Florida B.A.S.S. Nation Regional/National two day tournament held on Lake Okeechobee on Oct. 6-7. The duo were able to take first place out over 100 teams that made […]

Lady Brahmans volleyball ‘purr-fect’ in win over Tigers; ready for playoffs

OKEECHOBEE — The Lady Brahmans volleyball team cruised to an easy win over their south lake rivals the Clewiston Lady Tigers on Oct. 11. Okeechobee won in three back-to-back sets, 25-10, 25-9 and 25-8. The Lady Brahmans have now swept Clewiston in both games this year. The Lady Brahmans also honored their seniors before the […]

OHS Bass Club reels in first place at tournament

OKEECHOBEE — From Oct. 6 through 7 over 100 high school teams competed in the two-day B.A.S S. Nation Regional and National qualifier on Lake Okeechobee. The Okeechobee High School Bass Club brought home two, top-10 finishes in the first weigh-in on Oct. 6. Brahmans Logan McMasters and Tyler Alexander took 8th place, while John […]

Special STARS hosts track and field day in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Special STARS, a sports and recreational program for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities, hosted a track and field day at the Okeechobee County softball fields on Oct. 5. The track and field day featured cycling events, tennis ball rolling and throwing and shot put. Initially, organizers estimated around 30 participants […]

OHS swim team sweeps Fort Pierce Central and Treasure Coast; honors team seniors

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School girls and boys Brahman swim teams beat the Treasure Coast Titans and the Fort Pierce Central Cobras in a double meet on Sept. 26. The girls team won 102-68 against the Cobras and won 88-58 vs. the Titans. The boys team won with a score of 88-66 vs. Fort […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Ashley Snyder

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee High School junior Ashley Snyder is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for her performance in a stretch of three games the Lady Brahmans volleyball team played from Sept. 25 through Sept. 29. The Lady Brahmans played Heritage, Port St. Lucie and Sebastian River in that timespan and went 3-0 […]

Lady Warriors volleyball take commanding win over Moore Haven

OKEECHOBEE — The Osceola Middle School Lady Warriors volleyball team had a convincing win over the Moore Haven Lady Terriers in their game on Sept. 27 in the OMS gymnasium. The Lady Warriors won the game in two sets, taking the first set with a one-sided score of 25-4, and the second set by a […]

Meet your first responders: Jeremy Crews

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee City Fire Department firefighter Jeremy Crews decided to become a firefighter the day his father passed away. “I became a firefighter because the day my father passed away the fire fighters and medics that arrived on scene tried so hard to help,” said Crews. “It made me want something more, so I […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Jalen Pryor

Okeechobee High School senior Jalen Pryor has been a leader for the Brahmans this season. Lake Okeechobee News/Richard Marion. OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee High School senior Jalen Pryor is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Brahmans game against the Port St. Lucie Jaguars on Sept. 21. Pryor was responsible […]

Jahner ‘honored’ to be elected to school board

OKEECHOBEE — After being elected to the Okeechobee County School Board by Okeechobee voters on Aug. 28, Melisa Jahner said she appreciates the community for putting their trust in her. “I would like to say thank you to my community for having confidence in me and I am very honored to be their school board […]