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Sports Cast for March 30th:
The boys and girls tennis teams compete at their district tournaments today. While the Lady Brahmans would be a long shot to advance, the boy’s team is considered one of the favorites. #1 singles player Otto Ramirez has been in that position for the past four years and says a district title would be a nice way to end his career.
He noted he has enjoyed his high school career nonetheless. Ramirez has been a tennis lifer, having started the sport early in life. Ramirez plans to study mechanical engineering in college.
Jensen Beach figures to be the biggest threat to Okeechobee this year.
Lady Brahman softball fell short at the Kissimmee Klassic as they fell to Winter Springs 10-3, Oak Park 5-1 and Kissimmee Osceola 12-3 over the weekend.
Moore Haven softball defeated Clewiston 5-1 and Community School of Naples 10-4 in games last week and remain ranked in the state.
Sports Cast for March 27th:
Justin Canady had two hits and three runs batted in and Josh Crouch drove home two runs to lead Sebring to a 7-1 victory over Okeechobee last night. Starter Everette Hurst threw five strong innings to get the win. Baron Stuart had two of the Brahmans three hits on the night.
Lady Brahman softball got a complete game and an RBI single by Jordan Lawlis to defeat Lake Nona 2-1 at the Kissimmee Classic tournament. The girls play Oakleaf Orange Park at 1 pm today.
Flag football rallied from a 13-7 deficit to score 20 points in the fourth quarter and defeat Lake Placid 27-13 Thursday.
Ro Wingfield scored on a 53 yard pass from Baylee Farless to cap the comeback. Coach Whitlock said he challenged the girls at halftime to pick up the effort and it paid off
Dracia Peacock also returned an interception for a score and Farless threw a second touchdown pass to Sarah Hurst in the game.
Moore Haven baseball hosts Everglades City tonight with JV at 4 and varsity at 7 pm.
Sports Cast for March 26th:
A rough day for the flag football team as they are shut out by Westwood 34-0. Gloria Clarizio caught two touchdown passes in the first half, Tomika Robinson caught a 35 yard touchdown pass and Antoinette Boothe added a rushing touchdown for unbeaten Westwood.
Their Coach Matthew Harrelson said his team had something to prove. Erica Knight returned an interception 15 yards for a score just before halftime for the Panthers. She noted she knew where the pass was headed
Baylee Farless threw for 47 yards and rushed for 29 yards for Okeechobee. Dracia Peacock had seven tackles and a pass deflection on defense.
Coach Jeff Whitlock said you can’t make mistakes against Westwood. The flag team hosts Lake Placid tonight with JV at 5 and varsity to follow around 6 pm.
Moore Haven baseball lost to Evangelical Christian 11-2.
Also on the sports schedule, boys’ baseball hosts Sebring at 7 pm.
Okeechobee softball meets Lake Nona at the Kissimmee Classic at 1 pm today.
Moore Haven baseball hosts Oasis of Cape Coral at 7 pm.
OHS track competes in the Cobra relays in Ft. Pierce at 3 pm.
Sports Cast for March 25th:
Okeechobee softball walloped Treasure Coast 13-1 as Jordan Lawlis pitched a strong complete game and Cheyenne Nunez hit a walk off three run homerun.
Coach Mary Huff was happy her team played well from start to finish and took advantage when the Titans brought in a slower pitcher. Elisia Garcia had a pair of doubles, Megan Hargraves had an RBI single and Lawlis added a two run single.
Lawlis said she really has improved at the plate in recent games.
Okeechobee scored three times in the third, five times in the fifth and four times in the sixth inning to win by Mercy rule.
Nunez said it felt good to hit a walk off homerun.
The Lady Brahmans travel to compete in the Kissimmee Klassic tournament with their first game Thursday at 1 pm against Lake Nona.
Brahman baseball defeated Westwood 6-2. Armando Rodriguez had two hits and two runs batted in. Paul Jackson had two hits and Layton Thomas pitched four strong inning with four strikeouts.
No sports activities today.
Sports Cast for March 24th:
Sophomore Ricky Perez was a big part of the junior varsity soccer team finishing 11-2 this season.
Perez said he saw this success coming. He said every member of the team gave their all on the field this year.
Perez said that should help the varsity get better next year with a bunch of talented and hungry younger players. He led the team in goals this year, but was also praised for his unselfish play.
On the sports schedule today, OHS tennis holds a senior day match with Martin County at 3:30 pm. Brahman baseball visits Westwood at 3:30 pm. Moore Haven softball hosts Clewiston with JV at 5 and varsity at 7. Moore Haven baseball hosts Evangelical Christian with JV at 4 and varsity at 7. OHS flag football hosts Westwood for a varsity game at 5 pm. OHS softball hosts Treasure Coast with JV at 5 and varsity at 7 pm.
Sports Cast for March 23rd:
Elisia Garcia has more motivation than most athletes this year as she worked for the past year to rehabilitate a knee injury she sustained in a car accident just before the 2 thousand 14 softball seasons was set to begin.
Garcia said that gave her an appreciation of what she had. Garcia has settled into the lineup at first base and has batted cleanup for the Lady Brahmans. They earned an honorable mention in Class 6A in the last state poll.
Garcia tried to remain positive and stayed with the team in a supporting role last year. Brahman boy’s baseball lost to Spanish River at the Lake Worth Spring Break tournament, 10-2, to fall to .500 on the season. Cam Weinberger scattered eight hits in a complete game victory. Jarred Morgan had two hits for Okeechobee. Kevin Coleman struck out six batters in relief.
The boys season continues Tuesday afternoon at Westwood.
Moore haven softball won two district games last week, 4-2 over St. John Neumann and 14-4 over Evangelical Christian.
~Congratulates every team from Florida who made the Tournament~
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today completed his bracket predications for the 2015 Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament and picked the Florida State Seminoles to win the championship. Number 2 seeded Florida State plays their first game of the tournament on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. against number 15 seed Alabama State. Three other teams from Florida were selected for this year’s tournament: FGCU, Miami and USF. To view the Governor’s 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Bracket, click HERE.
Governor Scott said, “Congratulations to all of the NCAA Women’s Basketball teams from Florida for being selected for this year’s tournament. FGCU, Miami and USF all had incredible seasons and I wish all of their coaches and players the best of luck moving forward. The Florida State Women’s Basketball team also accomplished a lot during the regular season, and I am confident that they’ll continue to play great basketball throughout the tournament. Congratulations to Head Coach Sue Semrau and all of the players for earning the program’s highest seed ever. Go Noles.”
Sports Cast for March 19th:
Raylee Coleman and Elisia Garcia had two hits and Kassie Weldon had a triple and two runs batted in to lead OHS. Rumor Juarez and Taylor Amadon also had two RBIS apiece.
Coach Mary Huff said her team played sloppy and got going after Westwood showed they were going to play hard. Rumor Juarez got her first victory on the mound.
Zeb Chapman won the title of the All-around Cowboy at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Spring Rodeo. He competed in tie down roping and team roping. Tim O’Connell won the bareback riding, Justin Shaffer the steer wrestling, Zeb Chapman and Michael Bratton the team roping, Spencer Wright the saddle bronc riding, J.R. Myers the tie down roping, Layna Kight the Barrell racing and Cody Wood the bull riding. Total payoff this year was over 34 thousand dollars.
On the sports schedule today, Moore Haven softball hosts St. John Neuman at 7 pm. OHS baseball is back at the Lake Worth spring break tournament today.
Sports Cast for March 17th:
Baylee Farless returned an interception 51 yards for a score to lead Okeechobee to a 7-6 victory in flag football over St. Lucie West Centennial Monday. The Lady Brahman defense turned aside three Eagle drives in the red zone in the fourth quarter to pull out the win.
Coach Jeff Whitlock was pleased with how hard his team played in the hot and humid conditions. Dracea Peacock knocked away a desperation pass on the final play for Okeechobee.
Farless pick six occurred in the second quarter and turned the game around.
Okeechobee also won the Junior varsity contest 20-0. Ashlee Hagan caught a touchdown pass and ran for a second score and Jessica Cason caught a touchdown pass for Okeechobee. QB Julia Dupree threw for two scores.
Brahman baseball defeats Spanish River at the Lake Worth tournament 4-2. Kevin Coleman got the win in relief and Jarred Morgan picked up the save. Gabe Greseth and Paul Jackson both had two hits for Okeechobee. Baron Stuart and Coleman added RBIS.
The Brahmans will play again today at the tournament and again Thursday and Friday.
Sports Cast for March 16th:
Port St. Lucie took advantage of 4 Okeechobee errors and Zack Taglieri pitched a complete game five hit shutout to lead the Jags to a 7-0 victory over the Brahmans in high school baseball Friday. Taglieri added two runs batted in.
Layton Thomas had two hits for Okeechobee.
Coach Eric Kindell said his team continued to struggle at the plate and can’t win games that way. He said the players are putting too much pressure on themselves.
Morgan Blourne Had 16 strikeouts and limited Okeechobee to two hits as South Fork defeated Okeechobee 7-1 in softball Friday night. Okeechobee also made 5 errors.
Coach Mary Huff said her team went from 20 hits against Moore Haven to zero offense against the Bulldogs
The boys baseball team plays four games at the Lake Worth tournament this week, Tuesday through Friday.
Flag football today at home with JV at 4 and varsity at 5 pm.