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Sports Cast for October 26th:
Cristobal Morales won the cross country district championship for Moore Haven high school. His finish helped the Terriers qualify for the regionals as a team for the first time. Morales, a freshman, says he was proud of his hard work and gained confidence when he did well last season.
Hoch says this was a milestone for the cross country program there.
Delfino Mayorga finished in 10th place for Moore Haven.
The Okeechobee Youth football league seasons are over as two teams lost in the conference finals Sunday. The Juniors lost 26-12 and the Pee Wee fell, both to Sebring, 22-6.
William Rivero threw a touchdown pass to Daniel Mingo and Braelon Pelt scored on a rushing touchdown for the Juniors.
Sanye Washington ran for a 45 yard touchdown for the Pee Wee team.
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Sports Cast for October 25th:
Okeechobee schools will have a good size group at the regional swim meet this year. All of the team’s relays were qualifiers as were Alyssa Howard, Zachary Jackson and Skylar Casian as individuals. Coach Angela Jones says she saw a lot of improvement in the team this year.
Jones says in and out of the pool this team stayed positive and together throughout the year.
The regional meet is this Saturday at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers.
The Lady Brahman bowling team came in fifth place at the district meet Monday. The boys came in 10th place.
The Okeechobee youth football league wrapped up their season with two teams eliminated in the conference finals hosted by Okeechobee High School Sunday.
The Junior team, which won the regular season district title, lost to Sebring 26-12. William Rivero threw a 44 yard touchdown to Daniel Mingo and Braelon Pelt added a touchdown run for Okeechobee.
Sebring defeated the Okeechobee Pee Wee team, 22-6. Sanye (San Eye) Washington, scored on a 45 yard touchdown run for Okeechobee.
Sports Cast for October 24th:
Okeechobee rushed for 371 yards and five touchdowns as they defeated Eau Gallie 42-21 at homecoming Friday to clinch their first playoff berth since 2010. Bubba Fludd threw a touchdown and ran for 1 hundred and 9 yards. The senior says he bore the weight of expectations for four years from Okeechobee that this was a group that could achieve.
Jajuan Cherry ran for 86 yards and three touchdowns and had an interception. He said the team grew a lot both mentally and physically and has grown up into a solid team
Lamar Williams had 139 yards rushing and a touchdown. Eau Gallie QB Jack Gallo threw for 278 yards and two scores.
Coach Chris Branham summed up some of the emotion he was feeling.
Okeechobee plays at Jensen Beach this Friday. They will meet a Daytona Beach area team in the playoffs first round on November 11th.
In other big lake games, Pahokee defeated Fort Meade for their district championship 21-14, Fort Myers beat Clewiston 22-7 and Glades Day defeated West Oaks of Orlando 37-12.
OHS bowling districts today.
Sports Cast for October 21st:
The Brahman homecoming game has high stakes this year.
Okeechobee and Eau Gallie could be playing for the runner up spot in the district tonight. Okeechobee is 5-1 and Eau Gallie is 5-2 this season. The Commodores present a balanced offense with nearly 1 thousand yards in both passing and receiving this year. Brahman coach Chris Branham said he won’t be satisfied until his team’s plays their best game.
Glades Central defeated Seminole Ridge 41-30 last night to improve to 6-2 on the season. Demetrius Martin had four rushing touchdowns.
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Sports Cast for October 20th:
The boys swim team finished 8th at the district meet in Stuart. Martin County was the boy’s champion.
The Lady Brahmans were in 7th place. Martin County was the team champion for girls.
Girls’ volleyball season is over as they lost in three straight to South Fork in the district semifinals for the second straight year, 25-20, 25-18, and 25-23. Okeechobee ends the season 16-11.
Daniel Fulleda shot 84 in the regional golf meet and did not qualify for the state finals this year.
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The Homecoming parade, pep rally and bonfire are also held this evening.
Chad Williams returns to defend his offensive player of the year award for Yearling Middle School this year. He said although the Bulls won only one game last year, he enjoyed the season and winning this award.
Sports Cast for October 19th:
Okeechobee volleyball defeated Heritage in three games last night in the opening round of districts. Tonight they travel to Eau Gallie to take on nemesis South Fork who eliminated them last year. Andee Garcia says the Lady Brahmans really wanted to get further than they did last year when they lost in the district semifinals.
OHS bowlers lost to Jensen Beach yesterday.
The OYFL Mighty Mites lost in the first round of playoffs to Lake Placid 12-6 giving up a touchdown on the final play of the game.
The OYFL juniors will host a playoff game on Saturday against Sebring.
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Sports Cast for October 18th:
Crystal Hernandez has had a solid cross country season this year, she finished 17th Saturday at the Pine School Invitational.
She was the girls MVP last year. Hernandez says the girls team has high hopes for districts this Saturday at South Fork. Okeechobee finished fourth at the districts last year. Hernandez says she also works hard to juggle school and sports.
The boys cross country team finished third out of eight teams at the Pine School invite on Saturday.
Lady Brahman volleyball had a good weekend with three victories at the South Fork tournament. They open their district tournament tonight at Eau Gallie High.
Moore Haven volleyball season ends with a three set defeat to South West Florida Christian at districts Monday.
Okeechobee bowlers travel to Jensen Beach this afternoon.
Sports Cast for October 17th:
The defense forced four turnovers and Bubba Fludd and Jajuan Cherry each had two rushing touchdowns to lead Okeechobee to a 42-21 victory over Bayside in Palm Bay Friday. Demetrius Clark had a 1 hundred yard passing game and Lamar Williams ran for 74 yards and a touchdown for Okeechobee.
Coach Chris Branham said his team didn’t play its best game and actually were quite fortunate. Check out our Facebook page for video of the interviews and of the game.
Sheridon Archer caught a 36-yard touchdown pass and rushed for 75 yards to lead the winless Bears. Jermaine Moore caught a 17-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter for Okeechobee. Moore says he thought his team played hard.
This week is homecoming for the Brahmans. Williams says he’s not too excited about those distractions.
Other games around the big lake, Moore Haven trounced St. John Neuman 36-0 as John Cox had 3 hundred and 37 yards in offense, Clewiston pounded Somerset Academy 56-0, Glades Central defeated University 28-14, Glades Day pounded St. Andrews 48-7, and Pahokee pounded Frostproof 43-14.
Sports Cast for October 14th:
Okeechobee football hopes to keep their strong season going when they travel to play winless Bayside of Palm Bay. The Bears have fallen on hard times this year at (0-6). The Brahmans will call up four JV players to give them more depth. Mateo Martinez, Veyon Washington, Elton Pelt and Andrew Bates.
Coach Chris Branham says the kids are sore from Monday’s game and he would like them to take an early lead and coast.
On the sports schedule tonight, some big district football games around the big lake tonight.
Sports Cast for October 13th:
Okeechobee boy’s golf finished 5th out of 7 teams at the district tournament Wednesday in Vero Beach. Daniel Fulleda did qualify as an individual for the regional next week.
Girls golf finished in sixth place at their district meet this week. No Lady Brahmans qualified for the regional.
The Okeechobee Youth football league Junior team won their district championship this year. They are boys ages 12 and 13. The OYFL has the first round of playoffs, with four teams involved this Saturday at Lake Wales.
Stephen Thornton could give Okeechobee basketball a 7-footer in the next few years. He was 6 foot 7 last year in seventh grade and was named Yearling basketball defensive player of the year. He said he took pride in the award. He also played travel ball over the summer as he continued to grow taller.
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