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Moore Haven MVP Sunni Bearden signs with South Florida State College

MOORE HAVEN – Sunni Bearden has kept busy since the Moore Haven High School softball season ended. Bearden, a senior centerfield from the Brighton Reservation, was named the team’s Most Valuable Player during the school’s spring sports awards ceremony May 17. She also signed to play for South Florida State College

Ahnie Jumper wraps up first season with FGCU Eagles

Ahnie Jumper’s first collegiate softball season concluded May 11 when Florida Gulf Coast University was bounced out of the ASUN conference tournament in DeLand. Jumper is one of the few athletes in the history of the Seminole Tribe to play for an NCAA Division I sports program. Jumper, of the Big Cypress

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

Seminole Sportsmen’s Fishing Series wraps up season

BIG CYPRESS — Bass were caught, weighed and released. Starting in March, 16 fishing teams joined the Seminole Sportsman’s 2018 Triple Crown Fishing Series, which culminated in a final event May 12 on the Big Cypress Reservation. The March event was the Bass Buster’s Fishing Tournament, while the April event was the

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