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Sports Cast 12/15

Sports Cast for December 15th:

Boys’ basketball lost in double overtime to Fort Pierce Westwood 75-71 on Friday. Demetrius Clark had 20 points and Bubba Fludd added 19 points for OHS. Girls’ basketball fell 51-17 at Fort Pierce Central.

The Brahman wrestling team defeated Avon Park but lost to Lakeland at the Big Lake Wrestling Classic held Saturday.

Senior Jacob Dupree has taken on more responsibility on the team this year and wants to be a good example for his teammates. Dupree said he expects the team to reach or exceed the 10 wrestlers they sent to regional last year

On the sports schedule today, Lady Brahman soccer visits Moore Haven at 4 pm, girls’ basketball hosts Jensen Beach at 6 pm, Boys soccer visits Sebring with JV at 6 and varsity to follow.

Osceola basketball will host Sebastian River at 4:30 and 6 pm. Yearling basketball hosts Gifford at 4:30 and 5:45 pm


OHS girls basketball PSL WP

OHS girls basketball PSL WP

By Charles M. Murphy

Okeechobee News

Cheyenne Nunez scored 17 points and returned to the court after a leg injury to lead Okeechobee to a hard fought 46-37 victory over Port St. Lucie in a 6A-13 District game Thursday.

Nunez tumbled to the floor after a collision at the basket with Shakenia Polk of Port St. Lucie in the third quarter and then watched as her team lost a 12 point advantage. Port St. Lucie trailed at the half 22-10 but outscored Okeechobee 14-4 in the third quarter to pull to win 26-24. PSL took their only lead at 29-27 early in the fourth.

Once Nunez got back on the court, she was able to help her team pull away down the stretch. The Lady Brahmans also got contributions from rarely used Briana Baker, called up from junior varsity when their game was cancelled, and Jaquesha Jones who grabbed six rebounds in the fourth quarter.

Coach Joseph Smith said the victory shows the team is making progress despite some bumps in the road, “Once again were young, so some of the things we practice and we wish it goes to plan, but sometimes they get frustrated and things get out of hand. They showed a lot of character and improvement with this performance today. I’m proud of them. We needed a win for this team and this program. We just did what we had to do tonight and we’ll go heal up.”

Nunez said she had to come back on the court to help her team. She admitted it was a scary moment when she hit the floor, “I didn’t know how injured I was and I was worried a bit about my future.”

Nunez was able to walk it off but was still noticeably limping after the game.

“I’m just so glad we won the game. We really fought tonight, I’m just glad my teammates were there when I fell, like Taylor Trent, it shows that they care about me,” she noted.

Okeechobee got off to a good start with Baylee Farless hitting a three point basket and Nunez a 14 footer as they took a 9-5 lead after the first quarter. Okeechobee outscored the Jaquars 13-5 in the second quarter.

Polk was about the only consistent scoring option for the Jaguars in the first half. She finished the game with 16 points but shot 18 free throws, hitting just six of them.

Charisma Vega had seven points for PSL, all at the free throw line in the physical game.

Okeechobee continued to struggle with ball handling with 34 turnovers in the game. Attendance was also down with 85 in the stands.

Trent had 13 points and three steals. Farless pulled down five rebounds. Dymond Wiggins had four rebounds. Sha’Dajia Williams had five steals and 10 rebounds. Mariah Mosley pulled down six rebounds.

Coach Smith said Nunez came back like a champion and helped her team pull out the win, “This team is going to be as good as Cheyenne is. We need her on the floor as much as possible for the leadership and basketball presence that she has.”

OHS scored 19 of the game’s final 27 points to improve to (2-9) on the season. PSL fell to


Sports Cast 12/12

Sports Cast for December 12th:

Cheyenne Nunez scored 17 points and returned to the game after a twisted ankle to push Okeechobee to a 46-37 defeat of Port St. Lucie last night in girls’ basketball action. Taylor Trent added 13 points, and Sha Dajia Williams added five steals and 10 rebounds. Shakenia Polk led Port St. Lucie with 16 points.

Brahman Coach Joe Smith noted it was a physical game and shows an example of how much the team has improved despite some ugly moments.

Joe Smith on win over PSL

Kareem Rodriguez on PSL hoops win

Treasure Coast shut out the Lady Brahmans in girls’ soccer at the stadium last night 5-0, putting three goals in the net in the first 10 minutes of the match.

Lady Brahman Coach Lori Harper-Kyle was enthused her girls didn’t quit after the slow start.

Lori Harper-Kyle on loss to Treasure Coast

On the sports schedule today, OHS girls’ basketball travels to Fort Pierce Central at 6 pm. Boys’ soccer travel to Clewiston with JV at 5:30 and varsity to follow, OHS boys basketball visits Westwood with JV at 5:30 and varsity to follow, OHS girls soccer visits Port St. Lucie today at 5 pm. Moore Haven girls and boys basketball visit Evangelical Christian tonight.

Saturday is the Big Lake Classic for high school wrestling, 10 varsity teams will compete all day, starting at 9 am.

Regino Garcia on win over Westwood

Lonnie Sears on win over Westwood

Erin Morrow on loss to Oslo


Sports Cast 12/11

Sports Cast for December 11th:

Demetrius Clark scored 18 points and missed just one shot from the floor and Lawhawn Mosley had 17 points and 11 rebounds as Okeechobee pounded Glades Day last night 59-25 for their second win of the season. Christian Fielder led Glades Day with 15 points. Clark said the boys were motivated after a poor performance Tuesday against Port St. Lucie. They held a team meeting Wednesday to rally the troops.

Boys’ soccer scores three goals in the second half to defeat Fort Pierce Westwood 4-0 Wednesday afternoon.

Coach Lonnie Sears said there was some improvement but too many missed opportunities. Josue Santibanez, Javier Hernandez, Geovani Garcia and Jose Jaimes scored goals for Okeechobee. Defender Regino Garcia said this win should help the team. Okeechobee girls’ soccer won for the second time, 2-0 at Westwood yesterday. Callie Swant and Jerri Sharpe had goals for Okeechobee.

On the sports schedule today, girls’ basketball will host Port St. Lucie at 5:30 and 7 pm. Girls’ soccer hosts Treasure Coast at 5 pm. Osceola middle school visits Oslo at 4:30 and 5:45, Yearling visits Sebastian Middle at 4:30 and 5:45. Girl’s weight lifting competes in the Padgett Invitational at 3:30 pm.


Sports Cast 12/10

Sports Cast for December 10th:

Port St. Lucie dominated the second half as they outscored the Brahmans 43-11 after halftime in an impressive 69-32 victory on Tuesday night. Jaguars Coach Kareem Rodriguez said his team simply played harder in the second half. He said they played tight man to man defense and boxed out under the boards well.

Brahman Coach Demetre Riles said his team was flat on defense, didn’t cut off the baseline and didn’t adjust to the Jaguars aggressiveness.

The Brahmans won the junior varsity contest 48-43 as Janavise Futch poured in 19 points. Mateo Vazques added 10 points.

Yearling girls’ basketball fell at home to Oslo 40-12. Shamyra Williams had six points. Yearling also lost the boys game.

Osceola was swept by powerful Storm Grove, the girls fell 43-3 while the boys fell 55-16. Mark Youmans led Osceola with 7 points.

On the sports schedule, OHS boys’ soccer hosts Westwood today at 4 pm. Brahman boys’ basketball host Glades Day with JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7 pm. Girls’ soccer travels to Fort Pierce Westwood at 4 pm. Girls’ weight lifting competes with Treasure Coast at 7 pm. Moore Haven boys’ soccer hosts Glades Day at 6 pm. Brighton charter school host Moore Haven for basketball at 5 and 6:30 pm.


Sports Cast 12/9

Sports Cast for December 9th:

The Brahmans suffer another painful loss as they go to overtime for the second straight game and lose to Fort Pierce Westwood on the road last night, 47-46 in boys basketball action.

The Lady Brahmans had a tough night as they fell to Fort Pierce Westwood 63-21. Cheyenne Nunez and Dymond Wiggins both had five points.

Boys’ soccer is encouraged by their victory over Desoto in Arcadia Friday, 1-0. Coach Lonnie Sears though says the young squad continues to have trouble scoring, noting they had some great chances in a loss to Martin County last week

Moore Haven boys and girls basketball were swept by Canterbury, the boys 66-42, and the girls 40-32. John Cox led the Terriers with 12 points.

On the sports schedule today, Pemayetv Emahakv basketball travels to Clewiston middle at 4:30 pm. Osceola visits Storm Grove at 4:30 and 5:45, OHS boys basketball hosts Port St. Lucie tonight with JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7 pm. Yearling will host Oslo at 4:30 and 5:45. Moore Haven boys soccer hosts Atlantic Christian Academy at 3:30 pm.


Charles Murphy News 12/9

News Cast for December 9th:

A Lake Wales man was arrested for an alleged road rage incident near Yeehaw Junction on Sunday. 45 year old Gregory Schwabe allegedly tried to force another vehicle off the road, tail gated and then stopped in the road before colliding into the second vehicle. The victims caught the incident on their cell phone cameras.

Among arrests, 21 year old Salomon Serrano was charged with felony battery and battery after a fight on North West 4th Street. Serrano allegedly pushed a female to the ground and punched another man, sending him to the hospital with a fractured facial bone.

27 year old Charles Bloom was charged with battery on another inmate at the county jail during a dispute over a television. The other inmate suffered a possible dislocated shoulder.

County commissioners ratified a two month moratorium on all impact fees and plan to eliminate them. Chairman Frank Irby noted he wasn’t in favor of impact fees from the start, noting they only pay 20 percent of the costs of new development. Irby says the impact fees probably didn’t deter large companies from coming to Okeechobee but says it probably discouraged existing small businesses from expanding their operation.

Sports Cast for December 9th:

The Brahmans suffer another painful loss as they go to overtime for the second straight game and lose to Fort Pierce Westwood on the road last night, 47-46 in boys basketball action.

The Lady Brahmans had a tough night as they fell to Fort Pierce Westwood 63-21. Cheyenne Nunez and Dymond Wiggins both had five points.

Boys’ soccer is encouraged by their victory over Desoto in Arcadia Friday, 1-0. Coach Lonnie Sears though says the young squad continues to have trouble scoring, noting they had some great chances in a loss to Martin County last week

Moore Haven boys and girls basketball were swept by Canterbury, the boys 66-42, and the girls 40-32. John Cox led the Terriers with 12 points.

On the sports schedule today, Pemayetv Emahakv basketball travels to Clewiston middle at 4:30 pm. Osceola visits Storm Grove at 4:30 and 5:45, OHS boys basketball hosts Port St. Lucie tonight with JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7 pm. Yearling will host Oslo at 4:30 and 5:45. Moore Haven boys soccer hosts Atlantic Christian Academy at 3:30 pm.


Sports Cast 12/8

Sports Cast for December 8th:

An outstanding comeback fell short as Okeechobee lost in Overtime to South Fork Friday, 57-51. Okeechobee had outscored the Bulldogs 23-5 in the fourth quarter to force the overtime. Thursday the Brahmans also played tough but lost to Sebastian River 61-53. Bubba Fludd’s ankle injury in the fourth quarter hurt the Brahmans ball handling according to Coach Demetre Riles, leading to turnovers that hurt the team. Shelton Thomas scored 26 points for Sebastian, 11 of them in the first quarter. He said he wanted his team to get pumped up

Lashawn Mosely had 13 points, Fludd had 12 and Chris Epps 10 points for Okeechobee.

The junior varsity Brahmans lost to Sebastian 48-45 and to South Fork 55-45.

Girls’ soccer lost at home to Lake Placid 3-0 on Friday.

Boys’ soccer won their first match of the year, 1-0 over Desoto Arcadia Friday.

On the sports schedule today, boys basketball visits Fort Pierce Central this afternoon, freshmen at 4 pm, and Junior Varsity at 5:30 pm.   Varsity tips at 7 pm.

Girls’ basketball visits Fort Pierce Westwood with JV at 4:30 and varsity at 6 pm.


Sports Cast 12/5

Sports Cast for December 5th:

Osceola girls’ basketball defeated Yearling in overtime 19-16 this week. A free thrown by Kaylee Bell and a bucket by Judele Root in overtime proved to be the difference. Root also made some key defensive plays in overtime. She said she was glad to be able to contribute. She had six points and nine rebounds.

Judele Root on OMS win over YMS

Bell overcame a hard foul in overtime to hit the key free throw. Her spurt of points in the second quarter got the Warriors back in the game. Bell ended up with nine points.

Kaylee Bell and LiAnn Whipple on OMS win

Simone Washington and Mariah Spelts led Yearling with eight points apiece. Osceola Coach LiAnn Whipple said she wasn’t used to this close a game, or the overtime.

Yearling boys’ hoops last night defeats Brighton 49-45 for their first victory of the season. Lucas Osceola led Brighton with 31 points.

Teeana Fryson had 14 points to lead South Fork to a 50-24 victory over Okeechobee in girls’ basketball. Cheyenne Nunez had 15 points. South Fork won the JV contest 30-26.

Evan Neal on win over YMS

Freshman boys’ basketball lost last night to Pahokee 61-47. Malcolm Chambers led the way with 14 points.

On the sports schedule today, OHS boys’ hoops host South Fork with JV at 6 and varsity at 7:30. OHS girls’ soccer hosts Lake Placid at 6:30 pm. OHS boys’ soccer visits Desoto with JV at 5 and varsity at 7. Moore Haven basketball travel to Canterbury

Cole Younger on NFL punt, pass and kick

Bruce Jahner on wrestling win over TC


Sports Cast 12/4

Sports Cast for December 4th:

Osceola boys’ basketball broke a long losing streak to Yearling with a 49-48 victory Wednesday Evan Neal had 28 points and 15 rebounds. He said when his team slowed the pace down they were successful. Coach Jason Peerman said the team didn’t rely on one person, played good defense, and had good teamwork. Point guard Trey Youmans said the team felt good because there hard work paid off.

Lady Brahman soccer lost to Jensen Beach Wednesday 7-0. Brooke O’Hagan had five saves in net for Okeechobee.

Lady Brahman basketball lost to Lake Placid on Tuesday.

On the sports schedule today, Lady Brahman basketball visits Sebring with JV at 6 and varsity at 7:30, Yearling basketball will visit The Brighton Reservation, girls at 4:30 and boys at 6:30. OHS boys’ soccer hosts Martin County Junior Varsity at 5 pm and varsity at 7 pm. OHS boys’ hoops host Sebastian River at 5:30 and 7 pm. OHS weight lifters compete in the Martin County Wyatt Family invite this afternoon.


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