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Brighton plays big role in Moore Haven’s undefeated regular season

MOORE HAVEN — An undefeated regular season for the Moore Haven High School football team and the program’s first regional playoff win in 20 years highlighted a memorable autumn for players from the Brighton Reservation. Starting offensive linemen Andrew Fish, Robert Harris and Conner Thomas and defensive end Richard Harris played

FSU homecoming was banner day for Tribe

Justin Motlow makes history with touchdown catch TALLAHASSEE —  As Justin Motlow answered questions from the media, the Florida State University senior talked about his first college touchdown catch and the ensuing euphoric reaction it generated from his teammates, but central to Motlow’s postgame comments was a bigger picture: his appreciation for

Cheyenne Nunez, Ahnie Jumper face each other in college game

FORT MYERS — Two of the Seminole Tribe’s top softball players played against each other Oct. 7 when the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles hosted the State College of Florida Manatees. The fall season doubleheader in Fort Myers featured FGCU’s Ahnie Jumper of the Big Cypress Reservation and State College of

PECS volleyball honors eighth-grade players

BRIGHTON — Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School’s eighth-grade parent night for its volleyball team is the middle school’s version of a high school’s senior night. On Oct. 5, PECS honored its eighth-graders before they finished their middle school volleyball career and head to high school next year. Before facing Osceola Middle School, eight

Ahfachkee tackles first cross country season

COCONUT CREEK — Franklin Jumper would have liked some company – in the form of teammates – as he lined up for the start of the high school boys varsity race in the Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 12. Other runners from schools such as American Heritage, Calvary Christian

Gordon Wareham steps down from Gaming Commission

HOLLYWOOD — For someone who wasn’t even among the top choices for a seat on the Seminole Tribal Gaming Commission, Gordon “Ollie” Wareham made the most of his opportunity as a commissioner. When Wareham was asked to join the commission in 2004 he was told he wasn’t the first or second

Ysla Gopher thrives in her second year of football

MOORE HAVEN — When they arrived on the first day of practice for the Moore Haven junior varsity/middle school football team, the small group of players from the Brighton Reservation was not surprised to see Ysla Gopher on the field. Most of the Tribal kids knew she planned to play. But the