Amanda Riedel selected as school board’s leader

OKEECHOBEE — At their Nov. 12 meeting, the Okeechobee County School Board reorganized, electing a new chairman and vice chairman. Amanda Riedel was nominated as chairman by Joe Arnold with a second from Jill Holcomb. Melisa Jahner was nominated as vice chairman, also by Mr. Arnold, with a second from Malissa Morgan. All board members […]

Clewiston Tigers advance to regional semifinal

LAKE PLACID — With the game on the line, the Clewiston Tigers went on a long, decisive final drive against the Lake Placid Dragons on Nov. 8 to win the regional quarterfinal 28-21 and advance in the playoffs. The Dragons had just scored a touchdown with six minutes remaining in the game and were looking […]

Athlete of the Week: L.J. Sampson

MOORE HAVEN — Moore Haven senior L.J. Sampson is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the week for his performance in the Terriers’ playoff win over the First Baptist Academy Lions on Nov. 8. Against the Lions Sampson completed 11 out of 14 passes for 293 yards and five touchdowns. On paper, the Terriers headed […]

Football Around the Lake this Week

Playoff football is alive and well around the lake this week as three teams attempt to battle their way to an appearance in the state championship. • Pahokee Blue Devils: The Pahokee Blue Devils had the week off to come down from their emotional win over the Glades Day Raiders in the Muck Bowl on […]

Clewiston Tigers advance to regional semifinal

LAKE PLACID– With the game on the line, the Clewiston Tigers were able to go on a long, decisive final drive against the Lake Placid Dragons on Nov. 8 to win the regional quarterfinal 28-21 and advance in the playoffs. The Dragons had just scored a touchdown with six minutes remaining in the game and […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: L.J. Sampson

Moore Haven senior L.J. Sampson is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the week for his performance in the Terriers playoff win over the First Baptist Academy Lions on Nov. 8. Against the Lions Sampson completed 11 out of 14 passes for 293 yards and five touchdowns. On paper the Terriers headed into the game […]

OHS soccer teams kick off 2019-20 season

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School football team played its last game of the regular season on Nov. 1, which means it’s time for the soccer goals to come out and for the Okeechobee boys and girls soccer teams to kick off their 2019-20 season. The boys team is scheduled to host South Fork at […]

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 […]