Tigers soccer roars into districts with 14 wins

CLEWISTON — Early during the Clewiston Tigers varsity soccer team’s season, head coach Skip Crawford spoke to Lake Okeechobee News and laid out his vision for the team for the 2019-20 school year. “Everyone has bought into it and everyone understands that we practice like champions and we play like champions,” said Crawford in a […]

Martin Marine Center 2018 Series is a big-money wrap!

CLEWISTON — When the final fish was weighed, the names on the big check for $25,000 were Howard Kleman and Pat Kelley with a two-day total weight of just over 40 pounds. Championship weekend started on Friday, Dec. 7, at the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston with the presentation of 2018 Team Of The Year, […]

Clewiston leads the way in soccer around the lake

• The Clewiston Tigers boys soccer team continued their dominant performance and increased their record to a perfect 7-0 after defeating rival LaBelle 2-1 on Dec. 4 and Gateway Charter 2-0 on Dec. 6. Tigers freshman Emilio Rico and senior Cristobal Antonio each had a goal against LaBelle, while last week’s Athlete of the Week, […]

Florida anglers on the roster for FLW tournaments

MINNEAPOLIS — On Nov. 16, Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced the complete pro- angler roster for the upcoming 2019 FLW Tour season, the 24th season of the FLW Tour. The field will be showcased along the 2019 FLW Tour, which features seven regular-season tournaments around the country with competition kicking […]

Lady Tigers Soccer

    The Clewiston Lady Tigers soccer team topped the Okeechobee Lady Brahmans 6-1 in their game at Okeechobee High School on Dec. 4. Clewiston’s Nicole Chanteng sends the ball onto the Brahman’s side of the field early in the second half.   Okeechobee senior Ashton English attempts to keep the ball away from the […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Josue Gonzalez

Clewiston Tigers sophomore soccer player Josue Gonzalez is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance during the Tigers’ stretch of five undefeated games to start their 2018 season. Last year as a freshman, Gonzalez set the varsity record in scoring at Clewiston with 41 goals for the season, and he hasn’t […]

Football playoffs heat up as semifinals begin

Moore Haven, Pahokee, Glades Central and Glades Day are all still in the thick of the playoffs as the regional semifinals kick off on Nov. 16. While Moore Haven and Pahokee enjoyed first-round byes last week, Glades Central and Glades Day fought for their right to remain in the championship hunt. • The Glades Central […]

Coach Garret sent off with big win

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Tigers defeated the Okeechobee Brahmans 42-2 in the final game of the season on Nov. 2, bringing them to 2-8 for the year and keeping Okeechobee at a winless 0-10. The Tigers racked up 394 yards rushing against the Brahmans and dominated both lines of scrimmage. The game remained scoreless up […]

Football Around the Lake

• The Glades Day Gators scored early and often in their game against the Southwest Florida Christian Kings on Oct. 26, winning 63-26 and increasing their record to 5-4. They are currently ranked second in FHSAA’s Class 2A Region 4 power rankings, two spots over Moore Haven. They’ll wrap up their regular season against a […]

Athlete of the Week: J’quonne Banks

Clewiston High School senior cornerback and wide receiver J’quonne Banks is the week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for not only his performance in the Tigers game against Dunbar on Oct. 26, but his high level of play all season for the Clewiston football program. Banks had an interception, two pass breakups and three […]