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Howard Tiger legacy continues with annual basketball tournament

HOLLYWOOD — Mike Tiger sat at the scorer’s table watching the basketball tournament that is annually played in his father’s memory and for the past few years has been held in the building that bears his dad’s name. “Hollywood versus Lady Seminoles. Cheer for your team,” Tiger said to the crowd

Okeechobee teams advance to softball state tournament

Two Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association youth softball teams with Seminole players will be vying for state championships in July. Okeechobee’s Darlings 8 and under team, which features Seminoles Serenity Billie, Waniya Fortner, Alyssa Madrigal, Joleyne Nunez and coach Daniel Nunez Sr., won their age division in June at the district tournament

Sammy Micco Sanchez uses FSU, OSU camps to prepare for season

HOLLYWOOD — Sammy Micco Sanchez has been doing what needs to be done to increase his football profile. The Fort Gibson (Okla.) High School standout, who is entering his senior year, attended football camps hosted by two colleges he would like to suit up for on autumn Saturdays. The first stop

Ahnie Jumper earns major athletic awards

PLANTATION — Following the conclusion of her final high school softball season at American Heritage School, accolades have been rolling in for Ahnie Jumper of the Big Cypress Reservation. In a span of a couple weeks, Jumper was named First Team All-Broward by the Miami Herald, Second Team All-Broward by the

Training sessions at NLC focus on housing issues

HOLLYWOOD — Housing issues in Indian Country know no boundaries as tribes from coast to coast can attest. “It’s a desperate need,” said Shelly Tucciarelli, from Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a consultant with Turtle Clan Development Services LLC. “Every reservation in Indian Country needs housing, whether its elder housing, veterans

Seminoles prepare for North American Indigenous Games

There’s a reason why Preston Baker and his boys basketball team from the Brighton Reservation spent a good chunk of a June weekend playing USAAA tournament games in Broward County gyms. It’s the same reason why they spent the prior weekend at an AAU showcase in Orlando, and why they’ve been

Night Crawlers capture Fitbit Challenge

HOLLYWOOD — The abundance of frequent walker miles accumulated by Nina Frias and Hali Garcia in lengthy trips across southern Broward County helped their team capture Hollywood’s Pathways Fitbit Challenge this spring. With the Hollywood Reservation as a starting point, Frias and Garcia embarked on journeys that most people would only consider

PECS students produce successful day at county track meet

OKEECHOBEE — Boys from Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School dominated the annual Okeechobee County track and field meet May 11 at Okeechobee High School. PECS boys swept all three 100 meter dashes in the three age categories (9-10, 11-12 and 13-14) and won two of the 200 and 400 meter races each. JB

Seminoles wrap up season for Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Their uniform colors feature purple, gold and grey, but for Tribal members on the Okeechobee High baseball team it was sort of a black-and-blue season. Injuries suffered from separate off-the-field mishaps sidelined junior pitcher Sean Osceola and his cousin Ozzy Osceola, a freshman outfielder, for a portion of the

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