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Sports Cast 2/24

Sports Cast for February 24th:

11 Okeechobee wrestlers compete in the regionals today and Saturday with a dream of making the state tournament. Justin Drawdy won the district title at 220 pounds this year. He says he felt he accomplished a lot. He has trained and practiced with two-time state champion Curtis Tyson of Okeechobee.

Austin Scee won a district title at 1 hundred and 32 pounds. He says it was the highlight of the year

Kallen Pinerio was among three Brahmans who finished second place at regional.  The 1 hundred and 45 pound competitor thinks his legs and power can take him to states.

Evangelical Christian scored six runs in the fifth and sixth innings to defeat Moore Haven in high school baseball, 6-0 Thursday.

Sports this weekend include the previously mentioned wrestling regionals at Jensen Beach.

Okeechobee, and several other Big Lake schools compete in the Pahokee Invitational track meet today at 4.  Moore Haven softball visits Palmetto Ridge at 6.  OHS baseball visits Sebring at 7.  OHS softball hosts Jensne Beach with JV at 5 and varsity at 7.  Moore Haven baseball visits Everglades City at 7 pm.

Sports Cast 2/23

Sports Cast for February 23rd:

Mariah Spelts was named MVP for the Lady Brahman bowling team this year. Spelts said as a sophomore she was surprised to get this trophy. Spelts led the girls to a fifth place finish at districts this year. She said she felt she really improved this year

On the sports schedule today

Moore Haven baseball will host Evangelical Christian with junior varsity at 4 pm and varsity to follow

OHS tennis will visit Boynton Beach at 3:30 pm.

OHS JV baseball will host Avon Park at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 2/22

Sports Cast for February 22nd:

OHS baseball won their season opener 4-2 at Melbourne last night. Coach Eric Kindell says he was pleased with the team as they banged out eight hits, got solid pitching, and made just one fielding miscue. Trevor Thomas had two hits and two runs batted in and Baron Stuart also had two hits.

Stuart also held the Melbourne bats in check for five innings with nine strikeouts. He says his team was ready to play and perform. Alex Lopez also threw a scoreless inning of relief.

Lady Brahman softball fell to Treasure Coast 4-1.  Haley Underhill pitched a complete game with six strikeouts for Okeechobee.

On the sports schedule today

Moore Haven baseball will host Clewiston with JV at 4 and varsity to follow.

Sports Cast 2/21

Sports Cast for February 21st:

Lamar Williams won the Iron Man Award for the OHS football team this year. He followed up a thousand yard rushing season with nearly 8 hundred yards this past year and 9 touchdowns. He said he really enjoyed the award

Williams will attend a summer camp in Tampa this year and will have a person trainer with the goal of adding weight and muscle so he can attract the interest of college recruits. He says he’s not afraid of the work he’ll have to put in.

Bart Brunson was the all-around cowboy at the PRCA rodeo in Brighton this weekend.  He competed in tie down roping and team roping.

Over 70 thousand dollars in prize money was handed out.

On the sports schedule today.  OHS baseball visits Melbourne with first pitch at 6:30.  OHS softball will host Treasure Coast at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 2/20

Sports Cast for February 20th:

Okeechobee walloped Glades Day 9-1 in high school softball Friday. Jill Crosby pitched a complete game and added a two run homerun for the Lady Brahmans.

Janel Aponte added an RBI Triple and an RBI double and Lauren Bostwick had three hits and two runs batted in for the Brahmans. Megan Hargraves reached base four times in the game.  She rehabbed a knee injury for a year and was glad to get back on the field. She played travel ball this summer and is now 1 hundred percent.

She also likes the young talent around her this year

The Lady Brahman junior varsity won 16-0.

There are no sports at Okeechobee high today due to Presidents Day.

Sports Cast 2/17

Sports Cast for February 17th:

Dillard looked like the defending state champion as they jumped out to a 29 point halftime lead and blew past the Brahmans in the boys basketball regionals last night, 70-27.

Brahman Boys baseball took it on the chin against Sebring, losing 11-0 at the Avon Park preseason classic Thursday.  A six run fourth and a four run fifth did in the Brahmans.  Seth Cannidy drove in three runs for Sebring.

Lady Brahman softball overcame Moore Haven 6-4.  Lauren Bostwick had two hits and an RBI.  Haley Underhill pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts.  Underhill says she has enjoyed the transition to high school softball. She played travel ball for three years in Jensen Beach

Moore haven baseball loses to Immokalee at the Indians Preseason classic 11-1.

On the sports schedule today, wrestlers compete in districts in Jensen Beach beginning today.

OHS softball hosts Glades Day this afternoon with JV at 4 pm and varsity to follow

Sports Cast 2/16

Sports Cast for February 16th:

Okeechobee boys’ basketball gets another shot at Dillard tonight in the regional playoffs in Class 7A.

Dillard was defending state champion last year and eliminated Okeechobee in the first round in a competitive game.

Coach Demetre Riles says the team was down after the loss in the district championship game but had to shake off those feelings. Tip tonight is planned at 7 pm.

Glades Central boys’ basketball takes on Oxbridge Academy in another regional game in West Palm Beach.

Both OHS tennis teams were swept by South fork 7-0

On the sports schedule today

OHS tennis visits Fort Pierce Westwood at 3:30 pm.  OHS softball travels to Moore Haven with junior varsity at 4:30 pm and varsity to follow.  OHS baseball takes on Sebring at the Avon Park preseason classic at 5 pm.  Moore Haven baseball tangles with Immokalee at 7 pm in the Indians preseason classic.

Sports Cast 2/15

Sports Cast for February 15th:

Zachary Jackson won the Most Valuable Player award for the Brahman boys swim team this year. Jackson says he thought he had a good season in the pool. Coach Angela Jones praised Jackson for dedication to the team and his effort this year.

A four run sixth inning rally paced Avon Park to a 5-1 victory over Okeechobee at the Red Devils preseason classic Tuesday night.

Josh Rivera drove home three runs for Avon Park.  Koby Chapman had two hits and Baron Stuart drove in a run for Okeechobee.

Moore Haven baseball defeated Gateway Charter at the Immokalee preseason classic 5-2.  John Wright threw a complete game with five strikeouts for the Terriers and Evan Navarro had two hits and two runs batted in.

There are no sports events scheduled in Okeechobee today.

Sports Cast 2/14

Sports Cast for February 14th:

Richard Speiss won the Most Valuable Player trophy for the Brahman bowling team this year. The senior won the Brahman Award as a junior and says this was an ever better reward.

Spiess says he really enjoyed playing on the team because everyone got along and had fun. Spiess plans to attend a trade school in Jacksonville and become a welder.

He had a season high 198 pins against Westwood.

On the sports schedule today, Okeechobee tennis will open their home schedule against South Fork at 3:30 pm

OHS baseball plays in a preseason tournament in Avon Park tonight at 7:30 pm

Moore Haven baseball plays at a preseason tournament in Immokalee against Gateway Charter at 4 pm.

Gilbert Chevrolet Teaming Up with Ripken Baseball Clinics 3-23

Gilbert Chevrolet Teaming Up with Ripken Baseball Clinics

Gilbert Chevrolet to provide Okeechobee’s youth with a Free Baseball Clinic and financial assistance to OHS Softball Program

Okeechobee, February 14, 2017 – Gilbert Chevrolet is partnering with Cal Ripken Baseball to provide a free baseball clinic for Okeechobee’s youth as part of the national Chevy Youth Baseball program.  In addition, Gilbert Chevrolet is teaming with the OHS Softball Program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, and an opportunity for community members to earn additional funds for the softball program via a Test Drive fundraiser.

The FREE instructional baseball clinic will be held Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex.  This clinic is op to all boys and girls ages 6-14.  Participants should wear athletic apparel and tennis shoes and bring their own glove.  Early registration is required and the clinic is limited to the first 200 children.

Family members are strongly encouraged to attend the entire clinic and support their child.  To register, visit, select market “West Palm Beach, and enter password “playball”.  Additional information, including detailed location information and itineraries, are also available at that website.

“We are proud to be able to bring our community closer to the game and support the development of the kids in our community through the joy of play,” said Christa Luna, owner of Gilbert Chevrolet.

For more information, please contact J.D. Mixon at 863-824-3612.

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