OHS’s Jemal Davis signs on to play basketball at Warner University

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee High School senior Jemal Davis signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Warner University on Nov. 14. The Warner University Royals basketball team is coming off back-to-back conference tournament championships in 2016 and ’17. Royals head coach Sean Hanrahan has experience getting NBA players like Chris Paul and Kevin Durant […]

OHS Brahman Band to compete in state championship

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School Band is set to make the trip to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg to compete in the 2018 Florida Marching Band Championship (FMBC) on Nov. 17. It’ll be a busy weekend for the program as the very next day, Nov. 18, the OHS Band will also be marching in […]

Clewiston sends coach Garret off with big win

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Tigers defeated the Okeechobee Brahmans 42-2 in the final game of the season on Nov. 2, bringing them to 2-8 for the year and keeping Okeechobee at a winless 0-10. The Tigers racked up 394 yards rushing against the Brahmans and dominated both lines of scrimmage. The game remained scoreless up […]

Gigantic gator grabbed near Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — A nearly 13-foot-long gator was caught near Lake Okeechobee on Oct. 25. Phil Baughman says he along with Wayne Paterson and Brent Baughman caught the gator after launching from the Scott Driver boat ramp and heading upriver. The trio were heading up the Kissimmee River and hoping to spot an alligator along the […]

Rivalries loom large in final weeks of high school football

OKEECHOBEE — As the final football games of the 2018 regular season approach and many teams vie for their spot in the playoffs, two games around Lake Okeechobee will be played that have no playoff implications whatsoever, yet they could not be more important to the four teams involved. The Okeechobee Brahmans will take on […]

Swim team to compete in regional championships

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School Swim team will send 14 swimmers to the Regional Championships on Nov. 3 in Ft. Myers being held at Florida Gulf Coast University. Making the trip to Fort Myers will be three of the girls relay teams, two of the boys relays as well as two girls who qualified […]

YMS volleyball wins championship

OKEECHOBEE — The Yearling Middle School volleyball team battled their way to the top of the Treasure Coast Conference tournament on Oct. 20. The girls beat their first opponent Sebastian River in two sets, 25-13 and 25-16. In the championship round, the team faced Storm Grove and were able to claim the championship in three […]

Eau Gallie spoils Okeechobee’s homecoming game

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Brahmans varsity football team attempted to cap off the high school’s homecoming week with a win against the Eau Gallie Commodores on Oct. 19, but came up short due to self-inflicted mistakes and missed opportunities. The Brahmans lost 27-0 and fell to 0-8 on the year. Things looked promising at times […]

Haunted house offers free scares in Okeechobee this October

OKEECHOBEE — Center Mass Gun Range owners Bob Kreitz and Margaret Kreitz have decided to take their love of Halloween and put together a haunted house for the Okeechobee community for the last two weeks of October. The Kreitzes have completely decked out a massive section in the Center Mass building into what they’re calling […]

OHS Homecoming 2018

Okeechobee High School held it’s annual homecoming parade, pep rally and bonfire on Oct. 18. Students from the classes of 2018 though 2022 competed against in each other in different events and enjoyed a performance from Okeechobee cheerleaders before singing the school’s alma mater and lighting the bonfire.