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Sports Cast 4/23

Sports Cast for April 23rd:

Boys’ baseball advanced to the district championship game with a 2-0 shutout over Jensen Beach on Tuesday afternoon at Port St. Lucie. Kutter Crawford allowed just three base hits in a complete game shutout.

He said he commanded his pitches well and went after the hitters. Crawford added an RBI single at the plate. Paul Jackson drove in the second Brahman run.

Crawford also backed up the plate on a huge play in the 7th with the bases loaded when a throw was airmailed past the catcher. Crawford caught the ball and threw out a runner at third for a double play

Coach Eric Kindell said Crawford played big all around.

Okeechobee will play South Fork, who defeated the district favorite Port St. Lucie 3-0.

The Brahman boys track team down at Miami North Western high for the regional track meet today.

The 4 by 8 hundred meter relay team and Emmanuel Gaona in the one mile and two mile will represent Okeechobee.

Tabitha Henry will represent the girls’ team in the 2 mile race.

Track Coach Tyrone Smith hopes the boys can run a good race but notes advancing to state are a longshot. Henry returned from an injured back to qualify for regional and should be in the mix for other state finals.

Sports Cast 4/22

Sports Cast for April 22nd:

Laporche Morris caught a 65 yard touchdown with 15 seconds to play to help Okeechobee stun St. Lucie

West Centennial 21-20 in girls flag football action last night at Brahman Stadium. Senior Tiffany Bowers caught the winning conversion pass for Okeechobee.

Morris said she was glad to make a play when her team needed it. Morris added a 64 yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. Baylee Farless added a short touchdown reception and also threw a touchdown pass.

Coach Jimmy Mills admitted things looked bleak for his team when Centennial scored on a 30 yard pass with 33 seconds left.

Alyssa Coleman added two touchdown passes for Okeechobee.

They meet Martin County in the district tournament next Monday at 5:30 pm at Jensen Beach high school.

Boys’ baseball opens up their district tournament today with a semifinal game with Jensen Beach at 1 pm at Port St. Lucie High School.

Sports Cast 4/21

Sports Cast for April 21st:

The Brahman boys 4 by 800 meter relay team qualified for regional this year with a strong performance at the district meet in Palm Beach Gardens last Tuesday.

The team consists of Daniel Shelley, Isaac Garcia, Emmanual Gaona and Gerardo Saucedo.

Shelley, a freshman, said his first district meet was memorable. Garcia, a sophomore, knew what to expect from districts but is excited to make his first regional. He said the team has modest goals because the talent will be tough at Miami North Western High school this Wednesday.

Gaona also qualified to run in the 16 hundred and the 32 hundred meter finals.

Tabatha Henry rebounded from a back injury to qualify for regional in the 32 hundred meters as well.

On the sports schedule today, the flag football team will hold their senior night game against St. Lucie West Centennial; game time is 5 pm today.

Sports Cast 4/18

Sports Cast for April 18th:

OHS swimming took a step forward this season as the most ever swimmers qualified for the regional meet, set three school records and were close to two other school records.

Coach Neafsey said he really is looking forward to the future of Okeechobee High school swimming. Brandon Ball and Aubrey Reister were named Most Valuable players from the swim team and Neafsey said they set great examples for their teammates..

Brahman Awards went to girls’ team captain Billie Leavitt and to Lucas Penido for the Boys squad. Coach Neafsey said the team lost just two seniors so they should return a strong corps of swimmers for next season. The main goal will be to find more boys to join the swim team next year.

Jensen Beach defeated South fork 1-0 to win District 13-6A softball crown last night.

Okeechobee club soccer will host games this Saturday.

Sports Cast 4/17

Sports Cast for April 17th:

Kevin Coleman and Trenton Hickman had two run singles in a five run fifth inning as the Brahman baseball team defeated Lincoln Park Academy 8-1 at Tradition Field Wednesday.

Elijah Finney threw five strong innings to get the win for OHS.

He said he struggled a bit but was able to make pitches when he had to. Finney was picked up by some good defense by Paul Jackson and others during the game. He said he tries to encourage his fielders to play well. Kutter Crawford had three hits and Gabe Greseth added two hits for Okeechobee who finish the regular season at 12-10.

South fork scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to stun Okeechobee 7-6 in girls’ softball action last night at Districts ending the Lady Brahman season.

There are no sports events today involving Okeechobee High school teams.

Sports Cast 4/16

Sports Cast for April 16th:

Catcher Gabe Greseth prepares for the pitch from Kutter Crawford at senior night Tuesday. Senior dads, Neal Crawford (right)  and Shawn Crews threw out the ceremonnial first pitches at the Brahman game Tuesday. Armando Rodriguez keeps the runner close, Tony Womack at first base. Paul Jackson dives back to the bag as Levi Osceola takes the throw.Kutter Crawford threw six strong innings and added two doubles in the game as Okeechobee defeated Desoto to celebrate senior night 8-1 last night.

Layton Thomas drove in three runs and Jarred Morgan added a two run single for the Brahmans.

Crawford said he felt some pressure to perform at his senior night but tried to focus and battle the Bulldog hitters. Fellow senior Christian Crews came on to pitch a scoreless seventh inning for the Brahmans and also scored a run for Okeechobee.

He said the team fought hard after a disappointing loss on Monday. Paul Jackson added an RBI single for the Brahmans.

On the sports schedule today, girls’ softball battles South Fork at their district tournament tonight at Jensen Beach at 5 pm.   Brahman baseball ends the regular season at Lincoln Park with a matinee today at 3 pm at Tradition Field.

Paul Jackson throws out Rob Adams on a sacrifice bunt in the second inning. Kutter Crawford Paul Jackson

Sports Cast 4/15

Sports Cast for April 15th:

Martin County jumped out to a five run lead in the first and went on to defeat Okeechobee 12-0 in high school baseball action last night.

The Brahmans dropped back to the .500 mark on the season.

Kyle McGlaughlin pitched a strong game for the Tigers. Martin County improved to 14-8.

Senior Tabatha Henry won her fourth consecutive Most Valuable runner award for the Lady Brahman cross country team this past season. Henry won the district meet and again qualified for state.  She recently signed an athletic scholarship with the University of Central Florida.

Henry says it was emotional to take home the award during her senior year. Henry said she will miss her Lady Brahman teammates next year.  She does have high hopes for them and thinks she left them a good example to follow.

On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball will hold their senior night game against Arcadia Desoto with first pitch at 7 pm.

Sports Cast 4/14

Sports Cast for April 14th:

Jonathan Crawford is playing in the Midwest League for the Western Michigan White Caps of Grand Rapids this season.

The Okeechobee alum enjoyed the first spring training of his career in Lakeland and said he is getting adjusted to the professional game. After a rough first start, Crawford shut out the Beloit Snappers, an affiliate of the Oakland A’s, as his team won 2-1. Crawford also looks forward to working with pitching Coach Mike Henneman who had a long career in Detroit as their closer. He says so far he has enjoyed playing for the White Caps. Crawford says depending on how he performs, he could see some time at the Lakeland affiliate this year. His goal is to play his best baseball for the White Caps.

Lady Brahman softball got two hits and three runs batted in from Kaylen Fulford in a 6-5 victory over Treasure Coast at the Greyhound Classic in Vero Beach Saturday.  The Lady Brahmans also defeated Eau Gallie 1-0 in the tournament.  They play South fork at districts on Wednesday for a regional berth.

On the sports schedule today, boys’ baseball will host Martin County with first pitch at 7 pm.

Sports Cast 4/11

Sports Cast for 4/11:

Okeechobee defeated Desoto 5-1 in extra innings last night for the 7th straight victory in high school baseball action in Arcadia.

Trenton Hickman had three hits to lead the attack.

Kevin Coleman threw eight strong innings to get the win for the Brahmans. He gave up an early run and then quickly settled down. Okeechobee tied the score in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Paul Jackson and Coleman kept getting outs in the late innings with the game on the line. Okeechobee is over the .500 mark for the first time this year at (10-9).

Jensen Beach defense shut down Okeechobee as their flag football team defeated the Brahmans 14-0 in the junior varsity contest.  Ryann Sheridan had a 45 yard touchdown run and caught a 42 yard touchdown pass to lead the Falcons.  Kayla Moore had an interception for Okeechobee.

On the sports schedule this week the Lady Brahman softball team competes at the Greyhound Classic in Vero Beach with games on Friday and Saturday.

Sports Cast 4/10

Sports Cast for April 10th:

Kutter Crawford had four hits and four runs batted in to suport the strong pitching of Elijah Finney as Okeechobee defeated Jensen Beach 7-5 Wednesday night.

Finney struck out six in five innings plus as Okeechobee reached the .500 level for the first time this year.

Coach Eric Kindell says the team grows each game and learns from adversity and mistakes and has really started to come together. Okeechobee held off a late Falcon rally to win their sixth straight game and their ninth in 11 games.

Crawford says the team has more confidence and is working together. Okeechobee plays at Arcadia Desoto tonight at 7 pm

Jake Mostyn-Kolb and Greg Durham each posted singles wins and combined on a doubles victory to lead Melbourne past visiting Okeechobee 6-1 in Class 3A regional semifinal action.

Mostyn-Kolb defeated Otto Ramirez 6-2-6-1, while Durham blanked Cody Walker 6-0, 6-0. The duo defeated Ramirez and Dylan Ferneau 6-0, 6-0.

Melbourne improves to 15-1 with the win and will compete in regional semifinal action today at Jensen Beach.

On the sports schedule tonight, OHS flag football will host Jensen Beach with JV at 5 pm and the varsity at 6 pm.

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