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First Nations’ Ethan Bear wins hockey honor

CALGARY, Alberta — The Western Hockey League announced May 3 that Seattle Thunderbirds defenseman Ethan Bear, 19, has been named the WHL Defenseman of the Year. The announcement was made at the WHL awards luncheon in Calgary, Alberta. Bear is from Ochapowace First Nation in Saskatchewan. “I’m proud of who I

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

Coach Mary Huff, Brahmans softball win district title

OKEECHOBEE — As a player at Okeechobee High School, Mary Huff enjoyed plenty of success on the softball field. That success has shifted to coaching. Huff won her first district title as head coach of the Brahmans in April. “We peaked at the right time,” said Huff, who is in her fourth

Preparations continue for NAIG in Toronto

TORONTO — The North American Indigenous Games, which includes several teams from the Seminole Tribe, will be held July 16-23 in Toronto. Toronto Mayor John Tory officially proclaimed April 19, 2017 Team 88 Day in the City of Toronto in front of a crowd at Nathan Phillips Square as the Toronto

Amya Baxley helps John Carroll win state title

VERO BEACH — The John Carroll High School softball team, which includes the Seminole Tribe’s Amya Baxley, captured its first state championship since 1996 with a 4-1 win against Lakeland Christian in the Class 3A state final May 18 at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. The victory earned John Carroll some redemption

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