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Ahfachkee honors its student-athletes

BIG CYPRESS — As the Ahfachkee School’s physical footprint expands on its campus with the addition of a new building, so too is its athletics program. It wasn’t long ago that the small school on the Big Cypress Reservation annually wrestled with inconsistency. Some years it would field sports teams, but

Former PECS volleyball standout signs with Florida Southern

Raeley Matthews’ name appears on the lone undefeated volleyball team banner in the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School gymnasium. That ‘unconquered’ 13-0 team was from the 2014-15 season. Four years later, following a stellar high school career at Okeechobee and Lake Placid, Matthews’ name will next appear on the roster of the

Sean Osceola, Pasco-Hernando earn trip to NJCAA World Series

Pasco-Hernando State College needed two wins to keep its season alive and Sean Osceola, of the Brighton Reservation, put his team on the right track with a masterpiece. Having come out of the losers’ bracket in the National Junior College Athletic Association Southern District tournament, Pasco-Hernando was in a win-or-go-home situation,

For the love of rodeo, middle schoolers showcase their skills

DAVIE — They climb aboard horses with names such as Apache, Batman, Kicks and Toots. Thanks to rodeo on TV and elsewhere, they know who the professional stars are, such as Hailey Kinsel, J.B. Mauney, Tuff Cooper and Jackie Crawford, hoping someday to compete on the big stage as well. For

Immokalee softball wins first-ever district title

IMMOKALEE — More than 20 minutes had elapsed since the final out was recorded in Immokalee’s 2019 season, but the tears continued to stream down Jillian Rodriguez’s face. This season – her fourth and final one for Immokalee – carried plenty of significance and emotion, which is why it was

Triple Crown series wraps up in BC

BIG CYPRESS — Another Triple Crown Fishing Series wrapped up May 11 on the canals of the Big Cypress Reservation. Ruben Anzualda and Frank Marrero were rewarded for their consistency with the grand championship trophy. They had two third-place finishes and one second during the series and finished with a weight of

PECS honors its alumni with annual grad walk

BRIGHTON — Before they walk into the next chapter of their lives, former Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School students gladly returned to the school on May 22 for an afternoon of appreciation, congratulations and reminiscing. It is an annual rite of passage each May at PECS as the pre-K through grade 8

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