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Sports Cast for November 27th:
Kevin Grace had 12 points to lead three players in double figures as Treasure Coast dominated Okeechobee 65-46 in boys basketball action last night. Treasure Coast jumped out to an 18-7 lead after the first quarter and led by 19 points at the half.
Jacob Stewart and Roshell Thomas both had 12 points for the Brahmans. Brahman Coach Shawn Hays said Treasure Coast was simply a better basketball team. He said the team needs to develop some more scoring punch.
Treasure Coast Coach Brad Leyman said his team was intense and got contributions from all their players. He said he wanted his team to emphasize defense in this game.
Grace scored 8 points in the first quarter to get his team off to a good start. He said the team came out serious and more focused. Eddie Neal had six points and Chris Epps five points for Okeechobee.
Treasure Coast improved to 3-0 while Okeechobee fell to 2-2 on the season.
Okeechobee also lost the JV game 45-40. Treasure Coast outscored Okeechobee 16-7 in the decisive third quarter of the game.
Sports Cast for November 26th:
Cody Griffith has high hopes that he’ll lead the Brahman wrestling team to the state tournament this year. He has been wrestling since he was six years old and was named captain of the team this year. Griffith says that role can be a daunting task for a young person. Griffith takes the role seriously as he tries to help the younger wrestlers on a daily basis at practice Griffith is an alumnus of the Okeechobee wrestling club.
Griffith has made it to regional a couple times and admits he’s frustrated by not being able to get to state. He said he must improve his confidence to be able to make it. He will wrestle at 138 pounds this year.
Brahman boys’ basketball loss at Lincoln Park Academy last night 57-50. Jacob Stewart had 17 points and Eddie Neal added 10 points, six rebounds and five assists. Fred Bradley had 12 points off the bench.
Lincoln Park outscored Okeechobee 21-12 in the final quarter to win the game.
On the sports schedule today, boys’ basketball will host Treasure Coast with JV at 5:30 and varsity to follow around 7 pm.
Sports Cast for November 25th:
Boys basketball improved to (2-0) with a 60-49 win over Lake Placid on Friday night. Jacob Stewart had 27 points for the Brahmans. Roshell Thomas added 12 points and 6 assists.
Coach Shawn Hays said the team couldn’t hit shots in the first half but decided that defense would carry them through. Eddie Neal added 8 points and 11 rebounds for Okeechobee. Anfernee Munnings led Lake Placid with 16 points. Roshell Thomas said the team got off to a slow start but are beginning to learn that they must play slower on offense to get good shots.
The Brahmans will play at Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pierce tonight.
Lady Brahman basketball falls to Lake Placid on Friday 45-36. Cheyenne Nunez had 16 points and Taylor Trent added 10 points for Okeechobee. Quee Ah Jah Williams led the Dragons with 19 points. It was a close game until the 4th quarter when Lake Placid built an 11 point lead.
The boys Junior Varsity defeated Lake Placid 55-39.
In the high school football playoffs Glades Day fell to Champagnat Catholic 24-14. Clewiston was eliminated by Cocoa 49-35.
Sports Cast for November 22nd:
Storm Grove used their speed and pressing defense to overcome Osceola in an entertaining boys’ basketball game Thursday, 42-27.
Warriors coach Demarco Coleman said he is looking for improvement from his team and thinks they took a step forward last night. Point guard Jay Juan Cherry returned from a broken hand suffered during football. He said his team is more athletic this year and should be able to win more games.
Center Evan Neal had a rough night shooting the basketball but had some great looks at the basket. He said the team could have won this game.
Brahman girls’ basketball lost to Sebring 59-40 to fall to 2-3 on the year. Girls’ soccer was postponed at South Fork.
On the schedule tonight, wrestling takes part in the Wildcat Invitational in Royal Palm Beach.
Girls’ basketball hosts Lake Placid at about 5:45 pm. Boys’ basketball hosts Lake Placid following the girls’ game. You can follow both games right here live on WOKC tonight.
By Charles M. Murphy
The Brahman boy’s soccer team improved to (5-0) as they pitched a shutout at the Westwood Panthers, 1-0, in a defensive battle Tuesday night in Fort Pierce.
Angel Alvarez scored the only Brahman goal on an assist from Jesus Garcia. OHS had their chances to score as they had 20 shots on net.
Coach Lonnie Sears said seven Okeechobee shots hit the goal post and five shots were stopped by the Panther goal keeper.
“Westwood was very rugged and they reminded me of a football team when they played us,” he noted.
One Panther player received a red card, six received yellow cards and other penalties in the match.
Sears said the physical play was probably good for his team in the long run, “We needed to get pushed around a bit to see if we could handle it mentally.”
Sears said the defense continued to improve despite the absence of Devin Jimenez who remains sidelined with a knee injury. He praised Jose Ponce De Leon for another strong game.
The Avon Park game Monday saw some good offensive production from the soccer team. Brian Guerrero had three second half goals and four total. Giovanni Garcia, Wilson Barahona and Gabriel Hernandez all had goals for OHS. Josue Santibanes had two assists for OHS.
Sears said he is very encouraged by the play of a couple of freshmen on the soccer team so far.
The Yearling boys basketball team opened their season with a 48-23 victory over Sebastian Middle School on Tuesday in front of a large partisan crowd in Okeechobee.
The team got points from eight different players in the game. Robert Futch led the way with 11 points. Janavise Futch added eight points, Lamar Williams seven points and Kysell Richardson and George Marshall six points apiece. Garrett Causey had five points, Bracen Harvey four points and Malcolm Chambers had one point for the Bulls.
Coach Michael Wharin said he liked the fact that the team had balanced scoring in the season opener, “We were very solid on defense too. The team looked good for the first game of the year and it is nice to get off to a positive start,” he added.
Yearling played at Gifford on Thursday and then take a break for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Sports Cast for November 21st:
Yvette Vega is among the Lady Brahmans who are excited about winning two soccer matches so far this year. The team appears to be improving as they hope to win more matches than in the past several years. The team defeated Avon Park 3-1 and Fort Pierce Westwood 3-1 this week.
Vega was the team MVP last year but that doesn’t mean she will stop trying to improve her game. Vega says she knows the sport is not about individual awards but team success and hopes that other girls can be good enough to win the MVP this year. The girls visit South Fork tonight at 6 pm.
In other action Osceola basketball will host Storm Grove at 4:30; Yearling basketball will visit Gifford at 4:30, Girls basketball hosts Sebring tonight at 6 pm. Boys’ soccer visits Jensen Beach at 6:30 pm. Girls’ weight lifting open their season with a meet at Treasure Coast High At 3:30 pm. The OHS bowling team will hold their awards banquet tonight at the bowling alley at 6 pm.
Sports Cast for November 20th:
Jacob Stewart had 25 points and Fred Bradley added 16 off the bench as Okeechobee ripped Glades Day 84-34 last night in the regular season opener for boys’ basketball. Okeechobee jumped out to a 29-7 lead after the first quarter and added a 32 point third quarter en route to the easy win. Coach Shawn Hays said Glades Day was shorthanded with some players still active in the football players but that his team played well and executed plays. On the negative he said the team was a little slow on defense at times. Stewart hit two three pointers in the opening minutes and shot well from the outside. He said the entire team played together.
Tyrell Taylor added 10 points. Charles Velasquez led Glades Day with 19 points.
In middle school action Sebastian defeated Yearling 38-17 in girls’ basketball action. Diamond Wiggins led Yearling with six points and six rebounds.
The Yearling boys basketball team rolled over Sebastian 43-23 led by Robert and Janavise Futch.
Also on the scoreboard Fort Pierce Westwood rolled past Okeechobee in girls’ basketball last night 66-40. Girls’ soccer blanked Westwood 3-1 for their second straight win. Boys’ soccer improved to 5-0 with a 1-0 victory over the Westwood Panthers in Ft. Pierce.
Sports Cast for November 19th:
Girls’ soccer won their first match of the year, 3-1 over Avon Park at home last night. Rosa Borja, Brianna Nunez and Kirsten Bostwick had goals for Okeechobee.
Coach Sonya Smith said the girls played well together and really needed this confidence boost. Borja opened the scoring with an excellent free kick to the left of the goal about 20 yards out. She at first wasn’t sure she wanted the opportunity. Nunez scored later in the half on a breakaway goal to make it 2-0. She said it felt great to win their home opener.
The girls travel to meet Westwood this afternoon.
Boys soccer scored five times in the second half and went on to roll past Avon Park 7-0 last night to improve to (4-0). They also travel to Westwood tonight.
Also on the sports schedule, Osceola middle school basketball visits Oslo at 4:30. Yearling middle school basketball will host Sebastian at 4:30 pm. Brahman girls’ basketball visits Westwood tonight at 6 pm. Boys’ basketball will host Glades Day at 6 pm in a game to be broadcast on WOKC.
Sports Cast for November 18th:
Brahman boys’ soccer defeated St. Lucie West in their home opener Friday 2-0. Logan Laskey had an unassisted goal and Wilson Barahona had a goal on an assist from Brian Guerrero. Tyler Selph had four saves in net. Brahman coach Lonnie Sears said his team played well early but kind of slipped in performance later in the match.
Jose Ponce De Leon was praised for helping the defense pitch a shutout. He took over more of the burden when Devin Jimenez was injured. He was disappointed in the sluggish performance before home fans.
Lady Brahman soccer fell to Suncoast 7-0. They did earn their first victory of the season last week with a 2-1 win over Avon Park.
Boys’ basketball lost at the St. Edwards tip-off classic in Vero Beach to the host school 68-55.
Moore Haven Terrier football lost to Indian Rocks Christian 24-22 in the first round of the playoffs.
Westminster Christian defeated Pahokee 10-7, Glades Central lost to Washington 40-18, Glades Day defeated Miami Christian 20-7, and Clewiston ripped Space Coast 63-21.
Girls’ soccer with a home match against Avon Park today at 7pm
Sports Cast for November 15th:
Okeechobee high school wrestling slipped past Sebring 39-38 last night. Jacob Dupree’s win in the 220 match clinched it for Okeechobee. Coach Anthony Calzadilla was pleased with his first coaching win. Dupree said he didn’t know the team match was on the line when he wrestled. He said he got behind on points and had to dig in to win. Sebastian Fulleda (FOO JeTTA) also got behind in his match but turned it one to get a pin in the second round at 152 pounds. Other Brahman winners included Tiffany Bowers, Delfino Garcia, Chris Lutjen, Ben Levins, and Joe Turbush. The JV team won 42-6
The wrestling team competes in a junior varsity tournament at Fort Pierce Central Saturday.
Wilson Barahona had two goals and Brian Guerrero and Hugo Torres scored goals as Okeechobee defeated Martin County last night in Stuart, 4-2, the boys will host Centennial tonight at 7 pm.
Girls’ basketball fell to South Fork last night 53-30. Baylee Farless had 13 points. Cheyenne Nunez added 8 points for the Lady Brahmans.
On the sports schedule, boys’ basketball competes in the St. Edward tip-off classic with a game with St. Edwards tonight at 7 pm.