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Sports Cast for April 24th:
The Okeechobee track team couldn’t get any state qualifiers this year.
Daniel Shelley finished 12th in both the 16 hundred meters and 32 hundred meters to highlight the day for the boys.
Shelley said he enjoys the track when he compares it to cross country races. The 4 by 800 relay team finished in 14th place.
Hunter Sills said the team was nervous but have really put in a lot of work this spring. Devion Wigfall finished 16th overall in the shot put competition.
Moore Haven baseball lost to Evangelical Christian 5-4 in their district tournament to end their season.
The Lady Brahman basketball awards banquet set for tonight at 6 pm.
Sports Cast for April 23rd:
Okeechobee baseball lost to Jensen Beach in District Semifinals 4-2 on Wednesday. Baron Stuart and Sean Osceola pitched well but the Brahmans left too many men on base. Paul Jackson scored a run on a Falcon error and Gabe Greseth drove in Trenton Hickman with a fifth inning single.
Jensen rallied in the late innings. Coach Eric Kindell was disappointed in the loss but stressed his team played a solid game. Wade Walton and Kyle Gutveg had RBI singles for Jensen Beach who improved to (18-6).
Lady Brahman softball are at Pembroke Pines Charter School tonight in the Class 6A regional quarterfinals, first pitch at 7 pm.
Seven Brahman athletes will compete in the track regional in Miramar hosted by Miami Northwestern Today. The 4 by 800 meter relay team of Daniel Shelley, Isaac Garcia, Gerardo Saucedo and Hunter Sills, Jajuan Cherry in the 100 meters, and Devion Wigfall in the shot put. Shelley also will compete as an individual in the 16 hundred meters and the 32 hundred meters.
Sports Cast for April 22nd:
Evan Faulk threw a five inning perfect game with 10 strikeouts and Sean Osceola hit a grand slam as Okeechobee walloped Fort Pierce Westwood 11-0 in the first round of districts on Tuesday. Layton Thomas added a two run homerun for Okeechobee, who moves on to play Jensen Beach at South Fork in the semifinals this afternoon at 4 pm. Gabe Greseth added a two run single.
Faulk said he just wanted to help out his team and throw strikes. Osceola hit one drive with homerun distance that went foul but wasn’t discouraged. He said he felt comfortable at the plate and was looking for a pitch he could drive.
Coach Eric Kindell said he was pleased with how his team played and feels they are playing good ball right now.
On the sports schedule today, Moore Haven softball will host Bradenton Christian tonight in the Class 3A quarterfinals at 7 pm. OHS tennis holds their awards banquet at 6 pm at the high school cafeteria.
Sports Cast for April 21st:
OHS volleyball is busy this year with a conditioning program and also attending team camps. Coach Taylor Pritchard said while she wants the players to improve, she also wants her coaching to take the next step. The team went to the regional semifinal for the second consecutive year.
Pritchard said she feels the girls are maturing and are willing to do the work that is needed to be in the state title conversation.
OHS baseball’s district play in game was washed out by rain yesterday; they’ll try again tonight to play Westwood at 7 pm.
Moore Haven baseball also opens their district tournament at St. John Neumann in Naples today at 4 pm. The Terriers lost to Clewiston 5-1 and Oasis 6-5 last week.
Sports Cast for April 20th:
Quentin Peters two run single in the first helped Lincoln Park build a quick 3-0 lead and they held on to defeat Okeechobee 3-2 in high school baseballs regular season finale Friday.
Trenton Hickman, Paul Jackson and Armando Rodriguez all had two hits for Okeechobee. Sean Osceola struck out 4 in two perfect innings of relief and Ryan Daniel pitched three shutout innings in relief for Okeechobee.
Rarely used senior Evan Faulk got the start in right field. He said he stayed with the team for four years because he liked the sport and being a part of the team. Paul Jackson said despite the loss the team isn’t discouraged. He said they played a clean game and didn’t just lose the game.
The boys host Westwood in a play in game for their district tournament tonight at 7 pm. Senior’s on the squad will be honored at 6:30 pm.
Okeechobee softball will travel to Pembroke Pines Charter School in the regional quarterfinal on Thursday night.
Moore Haven will host Bradenton Christian in Class 3A on Wednesday night.
Sports Cast for April 17th:
Megan Hargraves started on the mound and pitched four strong innings for Okeechobee.
Coach Mary Huff said she wanted to give South Fork a different look on the mound.
Okeechobee will on the road in the first round of the playoffs next week.
Moore Haven defeated St. John Neumann in their district final and will host a game next week.
JV flag football last night defeats Vero Beach 6-0. Jessica Cason caught a touchdown pass from Rebecca Corby.
On the sports schedule today, boys baseball has their senior night as they host Lincoln Park at 7 pm. Moore Haven baseball visits Oasis at 7 pm. OHS track meet today at South Fork beginning at 1 pm.
Sports Cast for April 16th:
Kristen Dryden drove in three runs and Jordan Lawlis pitched five solid innings for Okeechobee. Jillian Perone had three hits and four runs batted in for the Falcons. Hannah Collier had two runs batted in for the Lady Brahmans.
The game start was delayed over an hour due to rain.
Coach Mary Huff said it wasn’t easy to sit in the dugout that long. Lawlis admitted the delay didn’t help keep her sharp as she had just 25 minutes to get ready for play. She said it helped when her teammates scored nine runs in the first two innings. Dryden pitched the final inning plus after Jensen rallied to make it 9-5 in the fifth. She said the team remained confident in the late innings.
Tonight Okeechobee faces South Fork in the district final, they defeated Port St. Lucie 5-0. Taylor Schmidt with a one hit shutout with 10 strikeouts.
Moore Haven softball battles St. John Neumann in Naples in their district championship game.
OHS flag football hosts Fort Pierce Central for their senior parent night, JV at 4:30 and varsity to follow.
Sports Cast for April 15th:
Okeechobee softball ready for their district playoffs to begin today at south Fork when they meet Jensen Beach.
Coach Mary Huff said she thinks the girls will play hard and don’t want their season to end prematurely for the second consecutive year. This is freshman Megan Hargraves first taste of the drama of districts. She thinks the team is as ready as it could be. If Okeechobee wins they likely will meet South Fork on Thursday night.
Moore Haven qualified for the 3A-12 district final with a convincing 12-2 victory over Evangelical Christian last night. The Lady Terriers will face St. John Neumann on Thursday, who defeated Community School 4-3.
Also on the sports schedule today, Flag football visits Fort Pierce Central with JV at four and varsity at 5 pm.
Sports Cast for April 14th:
Makayla Root was named the Most Valuable Player for OHS volleyball this past season, leading the team in blocks and kills at the net. Root performed well despite some physical injuries and issues with her back. She said the award came as a surprise. Root was also praised by opponent’s coaches for the way she played volleyball. She said there praise means a lot as well. Root was also praised for her fundamentals at the net. The volleyball team enjoyed another winning season and reached the regional semifinal for the second consecutive year.
Cheyenne Nunez was the Brahman Award winner for volleyball.
Brahman boy’s baseball shutout South Fork on Friday 7-0. They will be the 4th seed in next week’s district tournament and host Fort Pierce Westwood on Monday night.
On the sports schedule today, flag football visits Centennial in Port St. Lucie. JV starts at 4 pm and varsity at 5 pm. Moore Haven baseball travels to South West Florida Christian at 7 pm. Moore Haven softball starts their district tournament at St. John Neumann in Naples with games beginning at 6 pm.
Sports Cast for April 13th:
Elisia Garcia had three hits including a homerun as Okeechobee slammed Sebring 10-0 to wrap up their regular season on Friday.
Garcia said it was a perfect script for her senior night. Okeechobee won by mercy rule and scored in each of the first four innings of the game. Megan Hargraves had a two run triple. Senior Lexi Ward singled and scored in her final home game. She said it was a good win for the team.
Kristin Dryden and Jordan Lawlis both pitched well for Okeechobee in the game. Lawlis added two hits and two runs batted. Jillan Crosby had a two run snigle and Peyton Campbell an RBI double.
Coach Mary Huff said senior night is always emotional and her two seniors, Garcia and Ward, will be missed.
Okeechobee meets Jensen Beach in the district tournament on Tuesday afternoon at South Fork.