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Hard Rock charity poker event benefits Feeding South Florida

HOLLYWOOD — Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood hosted a charity poker tournament Oct. 3 benefiting Feeding South Florida and its hurricane relief efforts. PokerStars, which is the flagship brand of The Stars Group Inc. and is the world’s most licensed online gaming brand, matched the tournament donation

Skyla Osceola, NSU open season Nov. 10

The Nova Southeastern University women’s basketball team will make its 2017-18 debut Nov. 10 against Delta State in Jackson, Tenn. The Sharks home opener will be Nov. 18 against Tampa. This year’s squad includes Skyla Osceola, a 5-foot-8 guard from the Hollywood Reservation. Osceola, a former standout at American Heritage-Plantation, is

Season starts for Curtis Osceola, OCU basketball

Plenty of new faces, including the Seminole Tribe’s Curtis Osceola, are part of the 2017-18 Oklahoma City University men’s basketball team whose season was slated to start Oct. 28 against Manhattan Christian in Kansas. Six of the nine new players are guards, including Osceola, who finished his high school career at

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

Haskell runners capture honors

A pair of Haskell Indian Nations University runners swept the Association of Independent Institutions’ cross country weekly honors Sept. 25. Freshmen Chantel Yazzie and Max Tuckfield turned in strong performances during the Emporia State University Papa John’s Invitational. Yazzie, of Fort Wingate, N.M., completed the 5-kilometer course in 23:52.72 in a meet

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

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