Football Around the Lake

• The Moore Haven Terriers came out with a win against Community School of Naples on Sept. 21, bringing them to 2-1 on the season. Although the Terriers won 28-14, head coach Max Manin wasn’t happy with his team’s effort and said there is a lot of work ahead if Moore Haven wants to stay […]

Clewiston defense stops Lely Trojans in fourth quarter

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Tiger defense held on to stop the Lely Trojans offense with a last-minute red-zone stand to secure Clewiston’s first victory of the year on Sept. 14. The 14-9 win also makes the Tigers 1-0 in district games this year. The Tiger offense struggled to get going early in the game; turnovers […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week:

CLEWISTON — Clewiston High School junior Jaivus Chavers is the week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance against the Lely Trojans on Sept. 14. In a team sport like football it’s rare that one player can singlehandedly make a difference in a game, but Chavers rose to the occasion and helped secure […]

Football Around the Lake

• The Okeechobee Brahmans were shut out by the Sebastian River Sharks 41-0 on Sept. 14, making them 0-3 for the 2018 season. The Brahmans’ struggles continued on offense and defense for the third week in a row. One play that could encapsulate the whole game for Okeechobee saw the Brahman defense leave Sebastian River […]

Football around the lake this week

• The bad news: Clewiston has dropped it’s first two games of the year after losing 30-10 to Monsignor Pace. The good news: Neither loss was to a district rival. The young Tigers team has the chance to gain some more experience before facing the majority of their district foes later in the season. Next […]

Football around the lake this week

• The Clewiston Tigers hit that road to face the Monsignor Pace Spartans on Aug. 31. The Tigers lost key members of their offense and defense in 2018 and find themselves in something of a rebuilding phase as young players attempt to gain more experience. To make matters worse, Clewiston lost quarterback Chasman Ware a […]

CHS football team dominated Brahmans

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston High School junior varsity football team dominated the Okeechobee Brahmans 38-0 on Aug. 23 at Okeechobee High School. The two junior varsity teams will meet up again on Oct. 4 in Clewiston, and the varsity squads will face each other in the final game of the regular season on Nov. 2 […]

New, younger Clewiston Tigers team looks to rebound

CLEWISTON — Second-year head coach Brad Garret wasn’t happy with the Tigers’ record of 5-5 for the 2017 season, and in 2018 not only is he hoping to perform better, he’s hoping Clewiston will get to play the games when they’re actually scheduled. “For the first eight games we played last year, we were either […]

Self-driving semi-trailer tested in Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County has found itself on the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology thanks to Starsky Robotics. Back in February, the robotics company tested a self-driving semi-trailer truck along a closed 7-mile stretch of County Road 833 in Hendry County. Although a human sat in the cab during the test to observe, Starsky […]

Sugar farmers, Sierra Club battle

Starting in October of last year and ending in April, sugar farmers in South Florida conducted the annual controlled burns of their fields in order to harvest sugarcane for processing. The environmental group Sierra Club is attempting to force farmers to abandon the process and switch to a “green harvest,” a more labor- and time-intensive […]