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Halifax selected as site of NAIG 2020

The North American Indigenous Games continue to move in an eastward direction across Canada. After being held in British Columbia (2008), Saskatchewan (2014) and Ontario (2017), the Games will head to the scenic Atlantic coastal province of Nova Scotia in two years. Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, won the bid to

Tribal players making big impact for Chobee Volleyball Academy

Karey Gopher, Elle Thomas help 14U team qualify for AAU Nationals Chobee Volleyball Academy is rapidly making its name known, and youngsters from the Tribe are helping pave the path. In only its second year, the non-profit CVA already has about 60 girls – ages 8 to 16 – and seven teams.

Sean Osceola leads Okeechobee High on memorable postseason run

Nobody would have been surprised if the Okeechobee High School baseball season had ended April 30. Indications pointed to a fast exit from the postseason for the Brahmans, a team with a sub .500 record in the regular season and the fourth seed in a four-team district playoff. But huge upsets paved

Ahfachkee honors its student-athletes

BIG CYPRESS – The tide is turning in the right direction for sports at the Ahfachkee School. Better grades, more school spirit and increased participation were among the talking points emphasized during the school’s sports banquet May 4 at the Herman L. Osceola Gymnasium. “We’re proud of everything you’ve done,” Principal Dorothy

Another state title for American Heritage softball

Budha Jumper plays key role in program’s 8th championship VERO BEACH — After helping her team win yet another state championship, American Heritage’s Budha Jumper talked about how important it is to keep the proud tradition of players from the Tribe contributing to the success of one of the state’s most

Nunez leads State College of Florida in sweep

A big day at the plate and on the base paths from Cheyenne Nunez helped State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, sweep South Florida State College in a softball doubleheader April 5 in Bradenton. Nunez, from the Brighton Reservation, had four hits, three runs scored, one RBI and four stolen bases in

Basketball, memories fill Herman L. Osceola Tournament

BIG CYPRESS — It’s been 34 years since U.S. Marines Lance Corporal Herman L. Osceola died in a military helicopter accident while serving his country. The presence of the Seminole hero, who was 23 at the time of the crash in South Korea, remains a vital part of the Big

Pemayetv Emahakv softball wraps up successful season

BRIGHTON — For a majority of the starters on the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School softball team, the next softball uniform they wear will be Okeechobee High purple, Moore Haven High black or perhaps another school. Regardless of where they go next, this year’s 8th-graders left a tough act to follow. PECS

Tears flow as Moore Haven softball honors Sunni Bearden

MOORE HAVEN — As soon as Moore Haven High School softball coach Clint Raulerson arrived at the field and saw Sunni Bearden – his team’s only senior from the class of 2018 – the tears followed. “We’re proud of Sunni. She’s come a long way since we got here. She’s part