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BC softball making big strides

CLEWISTON — The Big Cypress Recreation Department’s Seminole Lightning youth softball team hoped to build on its victory from the previous night, but Mother Nature didn’t cooperate March 20. After winning their first game 10-5, the Lightning were poised to add to their victory total, but lightning and rain halted the

Jacoby Johns wins PRCA bareback riding in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Jacoby Johns, of the Brighton Reservation, won the bareback riding title at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Okeechobee Florida Cowtown Rodeo held March 9 to 11. Johns’ score of 82.5 points on Painted Pony Championship Rodeo’s George’s Bad Cat earned him $1,247. Johns edged runner-up Wyatt Ortega, who

Ahfachkee shows improvement in track and field

FORT LAUDERDALE — Ahfachkee School’s young track and field team lacks numbers, but not heart. This year’s squad features three high school runners and one middle school runner. Coach and Athletic Director Matthew Beckham wanted to see more kids on the team as it embarked on its second year of competition. “I

Pool tournament fills up Classic Gym

HOLLYWOOD — The sounds of pool balls smacking each other filled the Hollywood Classic Gym in early March. More than a dozen pool tables were set up on the basketball court for the Chairman’s Pool Tournament that drew a large turnout from youngsters and adults. The junior section, which was broken

Dominic Osceola completes undefeated football season

Dominic Osceola’s first sports season playing for Brandon Academy turned out to be one to remember. Dominic, a fourth-grader, was a left/right rusher on the school’s Silver flag football team that went undefeated. The Scorpions finished with a 12-0 record. Their perfect season culminated with a 25-14 win against Florida College

PECS girls win second straight Around the Lakes championship

BRIGHTON – The Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School girls basketball team concluded its nearly perfect season Feb. 3 by winning the Around the Lake Conference girls tournament in Brighton. PECS wrapped up a 13-1 season by defeating Osceola Middle School, 47-26, in the championship game. Adryauna Baker paced a well-balanced offense with