Local baseball teams wins district championship; now headed to state tournament

OKEECHOBEE — The 2018 8U Okeechobee All-Stars came away with the championship in their district tournament held in Avon Park on June 15, 16 and 17. The All-Stars played teams from Sebring, Lake Placid and Avon Park over the course of the three-day tournament. The tournament began on June 15 with the All-Stars losing to […]

Brahmans defensive coordinator Ty Smith named head coach

OKEECHOBEE — Longtime Brahman defensive coordinator and assistant coach Ty Smith has been named the new head coach of the football program. Smith takes over for former head coach Chris Branham who announced his resignation from the program on June 11 to pursue another coaching opportunity in Georgia. The decision to make Mr. Smith the […]

Brahman football head coach Chris Branham resigns

OKEECHOBEE — After spending 16 years with the Okeechobee Brahmans, head coach Chris Branham has resigned from the program. Branham announced his decision on Twitter and has also announced that he has accepted a position as wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator at Toombs County High School located in south eastern Georgia. “I want […]

Shockwaves swim team starts new season

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Shockwaves summer swim team will has its first meet of the season scheduled for June 9 at Riviera Beach. Shockwaves coach Jack Boon has high hopes for the team this year. “I’m very proud of the work these young athletes have put forth,” said Boon. “The hours of practice have really […]

Biking opportunities about and around Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — In the national news lately, it was discussed that riding a bicycle on the road in Florida is a dangerous thing to do. Florida is number ONE in the list of ten most dangerous states to bicycle in America. That is, statewide, there is a pretty good chance that a cyclist is more […]

Student-athletes honored during YMS Sports Awards

Yearling Middle School held its end-of-the-year Sports Awards Ceremony on May 21 in the YMS media center to recognize athletes on the soccer, volleyball, girls basketball and boys basketball teams during the 2017-18 school year. YMS athletic director Lori Bandi spoke shortly before the ceremony and thanked all the students and parents who participated and […]

Okeechobee High School Baseball Team beats Martin County Tigers 2-1

MARTIN COUNTY — The Okeechobee Brahmans baseball team pulled off an upset against their rival Martin County Tigers in the regional semi-finals on May 18, beating them 2-1. Senior Koby Chapman hit a two run home run in the top of the fourth inning, and pitchers Sean Osceola and Mason Adams combined to hold the […]

OHS Brahmans beat Dwyer, face Martin County in regional baseball semifinal on May 15

OKEECHOBEE – It didn’t take long for Okeechobee High School to take the lead in its regional quarterfinal playoff game against Dwyer on May 8. In the top of the first inning, the Brahmans were already down two outs when OHS senior Sean Osceola stepped to the plate. S. Osceola took one ball and fouled […]

Big O Teen Anglers host tournament on Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE – The Big O Teen Anglers had their April 28 tournament out of Okee-Tantie. The weather was beautiful and our anglers caught quite a few large bass. The biggest bass caught weighed in at 9.90 pounds, caught by Justin Hevey from our 16-19 age group, and Nathan Wilson 11-15 caught a 5-pounder. Way to […]

Brahmans fall to Martin County in championship game

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Brahmans baseball team came up short in the district championship game against Martin County on May 3, falling 4-0 to the Tigers. Okeechobee was hindered by an impressive effort from Martin County pitcher Alex Albertini, who threw six no-hit innings and finished the night with a one-hit, complete-game shutout. This is […]