Friday, March 4, 2022

LaBelle Cowboy Wrestling State Competition

The LaBelle Cowboy Wrestling team is currently competing at the state championships in Kissimmee. Coach Craig Kelsey reports from Silver Spurs Area. Janet Gomez, the only girl from Hendry County, lost the first match to the number 8 girl in the nation.  She had the girl on her back for a little while and they worked their way out of bounds. Janet was pinned in the second period.  Then she wrestled a girl from north Miami and won 8-1. She’ll be competing in the next round today. Clewiston Wrestler Jabrian Davis from the 220-pound weight class, lost his first match 2-1 in a hard-fought battle. As of 9 pm last night, they were still wrestling. We are awaiting the results of his match. We’re sending all of the wrestlers’ good luck as they continue the tussle for the state title. And as always, Go Cowboys.

Tiger Track and Field

In other local sports news, congratulations to the Clewiston High School Track and Field Team for earning 1st place last night at the Anquan Boldin Invitational. The Tigers had 157 points, securing the lead over Pahokee at 123 and Glades Central at 100. Head Coach Kyree Marshall says the team had a great win. He says, they’ll continue to work hard to make this a great season.  

Scam Text Circulating

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a scam text circulating, that has some local residents concerned.  The United States Army Recruiting Command says the scam is appearing in text messages all across the country, stating that a military draft is occurring, and the recipient must report for duty or face legal and financial consequences. The texts may or may not include a number to call, but usually include the address to a nearby recruiting station. As of yet, there are no reports about what happens when you contact the number, but it’s advised you avoid it. Most likely, it’ll be someone out to extort money from you. The Sheriff’s Office says the Army is not sending draft notices via text. It’s recommended that you do not click on any suspicious links and delete suspected scam texts immediately.

Wanted Fugitive

CrimeStoppers of Palm Beach County is searching for Jamari Dobard. He has no known address on record and remains at large.  He is wanted for CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFIC CODEINE and TRAFFICKING OXYCODONE. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jamari Dobard, contact CrimeStoppers of Palm Beach County.

Pahokee Teacher Arrested

A warning to our listeners, this report contains allegations of inappropriate contact with young girls. The comments may be a trigger to some and may contain inappropriate language for young children.  A news affiliate reports, a Pahokee teacher is under arrest for simple battery, after police said he inappropriately touched a 17-year-old girl’s breasts and choked two other female students. According to an arrest report from the Palm Beach County School District Police Department, 52-year-old Stephen Goodman, teaches at Pahokee Middle-Senior High School. According to the students account, on Jan. 25 Goodman put his hand on her shoulder, then ran his hand down the front of her chest over her breasts. Another student in the class told police he saw Goodman slide his hand across the girl’s chest. The same 17-year-old student reported Goodman to school district police in 2021 for a separate incident, according to Goodman’s arrest report. In that case, the teen said Goodman came up behind her on Oct. 29 and put his hands on her waist. The 17-year-old told police she had to pull Goodman’s hands off, to get him to stop touching her. According to police, while officers were investigating the January incident, two other girls — ages 18 and 14 — came forward and told police that “Goodman had placed his hands on their throats and choked them on separate occasions.” Palm Beach County School District police made contact with Goodman at the school on Jan. 27, where the teacher denied ever touching the 17-year-old girl. Goodman was arrested at the school on January 27th for simple battery. He’s scheduled to appear in court on March 15th.

Hendry TDC Meeting

The Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a meeting on March 10 at 3:00 pm, at the Hendry County Administrative Office Building, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle. The meeting is open to the public.