Young talent brings life to Lady Brahman’s volleyball

OKEECHOBEE — After the Lady Brahman volleyball program went through a self described ‘rebuilding year’ during the 2017 season, coach Taylor Padrick thinks the addition of new talent will give Okeechobee a whole new look in 2018. “This is a completely different year,” said Padrick. “We have five new freshman on varsity. We had a […]

Ray’s Combat Kickboxing returns from IKF World Classic

OKEECHOBEE — Logan Ray, Lacey Campbell, Karana Bernard and Matt Tullio of Ray’s Combat Kickboxing in Okeechobee are back from the 2018 International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) World Classic held in Orlando, and although none came home with a title belt, Ray’s Combat owner Coleman Ray is proud of his fighters and says they are already […]

8U All-Stars come up short in World Series

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee eight and under All-Stars battled hard but couldn’t come away with the championship in the Dixie Youth World Series held in Lumberton, N.C. from July 27 through July 29, 2018. The 8U All-Stars had ridden a wave of momentum throughout the district and state championships, but that momentum wasn’t quite enough […]

Okeechobee rallies in state tournament to earn ticket to World Series

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee 8U All-Stars were losing 4-8 to Bartow in the fifth inning when the umpire attempted to call the game. After winning the three previous games in the state tournament, Okeechobee was staring down it’s first loss. Head coach Ruben Guerrero raced onto the field to make the case that his team […]

Meet the Okeechobee 8U All-Stars headed to the World Series

OKEECHOBEE — The eight-and-under Okeechobee All-Stars placed second in the state tournament that took place from June 29 through July 4 and earned their spot in the 2018 Dixie Youth World Series. The team will be making the trip from Okeechobee to Lumberton, N.C. on July 27 to represent Florida in the tournament. This is […]

Baughman ‘humbled’ to be named Shooter of the Year

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee’s own Brandon Baughman earned Shooter of the Year honors at the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) State Championship held at Ridge Archery Club in Lakeland on July 21 through 22. The prestigious Shooter of the Year award is given to ASA competitors who accumulate the best point total throughout the year. “It was […]

Meet the 8U Okeechobee All-Stars headed to the World Series

OKEECHOBEE — The eight and under Okeechobee All-Stars placed second in the state tournament that took place from June 29 through July 4 and earned their spot in the 2018 Dixie Youth World Series. The team will be making the trip from Okeechobee to Lumberton, N.C. on July 27 to represent Florida in the tournament. […]

Day of the Cowboy celebrated with ranch rodeo

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Cattlemen’s Association (OCCA) will host the 13th annual Day of the Cowboy Ranch Rodeo on July 21 at the OCCA arena, off U.S. 441, across from Raulerson Hospital. Admission is free. The rodeo starts at 7 p.m.. The Day of the Cowboy Ranch Rodeo differs from other rodeos hosted at […]

Meet the 8U Okeechobee All-Stars headed to the World Series; fundraiser today

OKEECHOBEE — The eight and under Okeechobee All-Stars placed second in the state tournament that took place from June 29 through July 4 and earned their spot in the 2018 Dixie Youth World Series. The team will be making the trip from Okeechobee to Lumberton, N.C. on July 27 to represent Florida in the tournament. […]

Meet the 8U Okeechobee All-Stars headed to the World Series

OKEECHOBEE – The eight and under Okeechobee All-Stars placed second in the state tournament that took place from June 29 through July 4 and earned their spot in the 2018 Dixie Youth World Series. The team will be making the trip from Okeechobee to Lumberton, North Carolina on July 27 to represent Florida in the […]