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PECS boys, girls sweep Yearling in home finale

BRIGHTON — One by one, the basketball players from Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School’s class of 2019 were escorted to center court by family members. A dozen eighth-graders – three on the girls team and a whopping nine on the boys team – were presented with hugs and gifts from coaches

Ahfachkee girls return from break with win in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD — Abby Tigertail scored 13 points to lead the Ahfachkee School girls basketball team past host Hollywood Christian, 39-17, on Jan. 11. Nine points in the first half from Tigertail and eight from Carlise Bemudez boosted the Lady Warriors to a 22-9 lead at halftime. Lele Gopher and Destinee Cypress had

Veteran Moore Haven squad holds off young Brahmans

OKEECHOBEE — A veteran Moore Haven squad emerged from a packed Okeechobee High gym with a hard-fought win as the Terriers edged a young and determined Okeechobee team that kept things interesting all the way until the final buzzer Jan. 7. The high school girls varsity basketball game featured seven players

Seasons begin for Tribe’s college players

Some of the Seminole Tribe’s top college athletes have begun their seasons. Cheyenne Nunez, of the Brighton Reservation, started the softball season on a positive note by going 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base to lead State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota to a season opening 6-5

Basketball camp strives to pump up interest in instruction

HOLLYWOOD — Jason Billie figured the lengthy holiday break for kids would be an ideal opportunity to offer them full days of basketball instruction. So in late December and early January, Billie ran an all-day basketball holiday camp offered tribalwide at the Howard Tiger Recreation Center in Hollywood. Billie said the

Speedy PECS teams off to solid starts

BRIGHTON — It’s an annual rite of passage: middle school basketball teams say goodbye to their 8th-graders who move on to high school. The replenishing crop that returns the following year can contain plenty of unknowns, but for this year’s Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School boys and girls teams, two things