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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.

Sports Cast 4/9

Sports Cast for April 9th:

Laporche Morris grabbed two long touchdown receptions and Kayla Smith and Sarah Hurst also caught touchdowns to lead Okeechobee to a 24-0 victory over South Fork in flag football action Monday.

QB Baylee Farless threw for close to 2 hundred yards in the victory and said it was a big improvement over the teams’ loss to Treasure Coast last week. Coach Jimmy Mills called it a good all-around effort by his team as his offense executed plays and his defense didn’t miss tackles.

In the junior varsity contest Payton Byrd caught two touchdown passes and Ashlee Hagan ran for a 65 yard touchdown to lead Okeechobee to a 26-7 win over the Bulldogs.

Byrd caught touchdown passes of 35 and 25 yards in the game from QB Destiny Fonseca.

She said she was able to get open by running past the corner-backs.

Okeechobee fell to Martin County last night 21-6 as Elizabeth Moberg threw for two touchdown passes.

Rain washed out the OHS baseball game with Jensen Beach Tuesday; they have rescheduled the game for tonight at 7 pm at Jensen.  The boys’ tennis regional at Melbourne was also rained out and they will play at 3 pm today in Melbourne.

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J and E Fencing

CO-ED League

J & E Fencing

Left –Right

Back Row: Brooke Bowers, Brett Boswell, Lane Rhuda, Robert Barnes, Josh Campbell, Amanda Blewitt, Jack Radebaugh,

Front Row: Cindy Barcia, Becky Driscoll, Janet Estremera, Jeneane Rhuda, & Rick Rhuda

Farm Bureau

Men’s League

Farm Bureau

Back row: Soctt Bloomfield, Lance Root

Front Row: Kinny Flowler, Justin Rodriguez, Mark Weir, Jason Lamb, Adam Burks & Josh Campbell

Not Shown: Tony Lamb, Tim Craig, Brad Coleman, Jeremiah Payne   and Travis Conrad



Cross Fit 426

Women’s League

Crossfit # 426

Back Row: Rebekah Pearce, Kim Jackson, Pam Matthews, Megan Nelson, McKayla Hummel & Megan Clements

Front Row: Audrey Snow & Lisa Clements

Not Shown: Kelly Barcia, Traci Brown, Jewel Buck

Okeechobee Family

Men’s League

Okeechobee Family Practice

Left to Right:

Al Fludd, Kenny Spencer, Jackie Smith, Issacc McNeil, Rashad Kelly, La’Ike McNeil, Virgial Barrett, Cedric Koger, & Marcus Geddie

Not Shown: Aukeemain Mills, Cornelius Garner, Virgil Barrett, LaVonte Spivey, Timmy Williams, & Cameal Leach

2014 Youth Basketball Champions

2014 Youth Basketball Champions

14 & Under

New Hope Lodge #450  PHA

14 and U Champs

Back Row: Sponsor James Snell Sr., Coach Bruce Snell, Kysell Richarson, Robert Futch, Garrett Causey, Dakota Pries, Coach Marsel Richardson, Sponsor James Snell Jr.

Front Row:    Luzana Venzor, Larry Boswell, Mark Youmans, Elton Pelt, Devon Johnson, Sponsor Melvin Jones Sr.


12 & Under

Masonic Lodge #237

12 and Under Champs

First Row: Ty’Juan Lewis, Roderick Williams, De’Nutrik Whitaker, Jerimya White

2nd Row: Coach Elijahwon Williams, Veyon Washington, Kamani Smith, Judele Root,  Coach Eric Williams

Not Shown: Simone Washington


10 & Under

Murphy USA

10 and Under Champs

Front Row: Kyle Shaw, Braeli Pelt, Kalyn Hammil, Vincent Fennell, Gavin Murphy

2nd Row: Anton Thomas, Ryker Waddell, Khamari Jones, Braelon Pelt

3rd Row: Sponsor  Shamera Brown, Team Mom  Bertheia Smith, Coach Derrick Fennell, Coach Reginald Mayes, Sponsor Anthony Vargas

Sports Cast 4/8

Sports Cast for April 8th:

Lady Brahman softball defeated Moore Haven 15-7 to celebrate their senior night in style. Kaylen Fulford had two homeruns, and Cheyenne Nunez hit a long blast to lead the Brahmans over the pesky Terriers.

Coach Mary Huff says she likes that the power has come along for her team late in the year. Cheyenne Nunez drove in six runs in the game, Fulford three runs and the Brahmans took advantage of nine Terrier walks. Fulford says she just felt comfortable at the plate. Stormy Stokes added three hits.  Brianna Nunez reached base four times despite an ankle and back injury in the game. She said it was a great senior night.

Seven seniors were honored before the game, Carissa LiCata, Danyelle Sheffield, Fulford, Bethany Stuart, Stormy Stokes, Briana Nunez and Khrysta Herndon.

On the sports schedule today, boys’ baseball visits Jensen Beach at 7 pm.  Flag football travels to Martin County with games at 5 and 6 pm.  Boys’ tennis competes in their regional match this afternoon at Melbourne High School.

Sports Cast 4/7

Sports Cast for April 7th:

WOKC photo flag football Treasure Coast 2 WOKC photo flag football Treasure Coast 4 WOKC photo flag football Treasure Coast 3 WOKC photo flag football Treasure Coast 5Emmanuel Gaona was named the Most Valuable athlete for the boys cross country team at Okeechobee High school this year.

Gaona deflected praise at the awards banquet and said another teammate should have gotten the award, Hernan Baltazar. Gaona says Baltazar was the runner that pushed him the most and made him better this past season.  He said that the returning cast of runners has the potential if they really care about what they are doing. Gaona had a bizarre training regimen of fast food; he said fast food made him faster because he got the food faster. He said he is proud of the team this year for their efforts.  He did qualify for the regional for the first time.

Okeechobee softball had a strong performance at the Doc 4 Life Tournament in Ocala this weekend.

Cheyenne Nunez homered in a 14-2 victory over Key West in the first round.  Okeechobee defeated Ocala Vanguard 14-6 in the second round. The Brahmans were eliminated by eventual champion Belleview, 2-1.

On the sports schedule, girls’ softball will hold their senior night celebration tonight against Moore Haven.  Game time is 7 pm with pregame ceremony around 6:30 pm.

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