Okeechobee 6U T-ball conquers district championship

OKEECHOBEE — Another district tournament, another district championship for Okeechobee, this time in the 6U t-ball division. Fresh off the heels of the 2018 8U Okeechobee All-Stars winning their district championship, the 6U t-ball All Stars have won their district championship as well. The team went undefeated in the district championship and earned their ticket […]

Three Okeechobee teens compete in international rodeo

OKEECHOBEE — McKenna Hickson, Morgan Tripp and Shelby Kirton are in Shawnee, Okla. to compete in the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) starting today, July 8. The Okeechobee trio will compete from July 8 through 13, hoping to win their share of more than $250,000 in prize money and championship saddles and buckles. […]

Two Lady Brahmans to play soccer in college

  Two 2018 Okeechobee High School graduates and teammates on the Lady Brahmans soccer team have accepted offers to continue their education and soccer career at the collegiate level. Brook O’Hagan has accepted a scholarship to play at Feather River College in Quincy, Calif., and Denise Garcia has accepted a scholarship to play at John […]

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 […]