Eight OHS student athletes sign on to play in college

OKEECHOBEE — At a ceremony held on May 9 in the Okeechobee High School gym, eight students from OHS signed on to continue playing in the respective sport at the college level. The Brahman football team led the school with three of its athletes signing on to play in college. Andrew Bates signed on to […]

Pictures from Okeechobee’s regional final against Doral Academy

The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans softball team fell to Doral Academy 0-3 in their regional final matchup on May 17. After starting the season with eight losses the Lady Brahmans were able to rally back and win their second district championship in three years.

School board recognizes local FFA and science olympiad teams

At their monthly meeting on May 14, the Okeechobee County School Board recognized and congratulated a number of students involved with the Future Farmers of America and science olympiad teams in elementary schools across the district. In fact, there were so many students scheduled to be honored that the meeting, which is normally held in […]

Lady Brahmans advance to regional final

The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans softball team advanced to the regional final with a dramatic extra inning win against the Dwyer Lady Panthers on May 14. You may be feeling a sense of déjà vu reading this story. The OHS softball team won a playoff game in extra innings in dramatic fashion? Didn’t you […]

Lady Gators dominate Westwood Christian in regional playoff

It took two days but only six innings for the Lady Gators to put a convincing playoff win on their record in the regional softball tournament. The Glades Day Lady Gators defeated Westwood Christian Lady Warriors 14-3 in the regional semifinal on May 10. The game was originally scheduled for May 9, but was rained […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Halle McDuffie

Okeechobee High School’s Halle McDuffie is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for her performance during the Lady Brahman regional softball playoff win over Olympic Heights on May 8. Okeechobee pulled off the 2-1 win in extra innings and McDuffie played a central role in both of the Lady Brahman runs scored as […]

Brahmans knocked out of playoffs by Jensen

The Okeechobee Brahman varsity baseball team’s season came to an abrupt end in the district playoffs on May 7 as they fell to the Jensen Beach Falcons, 3-0. The game had all the makings of a pitchers duel in the early going, with freshman Brahman pitcher Jacob Hardy controlling the Falcon batters with some great […]

Lady Brahmans get walk-off win in playoffs

It took eleven innings of nail-biting softball but the Lady Brahmans are advancing to the regional semifinals. Okeechobee’s own ‘cardiac kids’ pulled off a dramatic walk-off 2-1 playoff victory over the Olympic Heights Lady Lions in the regional quarterfinals in Okeechobee on May 8. The game was tied 0-0 for the first five innings until […]

Rodeo Finals in full gear this weekend

The Florida High School Rodeo Finals are taking place right here in Okeechobee at the Agri-Civic Center May 9-12. Students from all across the state will be competing in the finals. The top 15 competitors in each event will be vying for the chance to represent the state of Florida at the High School Rodeo […]

City Council members vote to take CVS to court

Okeechobee City Council members voted in favor of City Attorney John Cook commencing legal action against the CVS Pharmacy located at 106 N. Parrott Ave. CVS has racked up over $20,000 in fines over the course of a year for code violations related to failure to maintain the company’s property. A year ago, in a […]