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Sports Cast for February 20th:
Henry said she enjoyed visiting the campus and has always dreamed of attending this school. She liked the fact that coach Johnny Gray is a former Olympian who represented the United States in four Olympics, winning bronze in the 800 meters in Barcelona in 1992
She says Gray is excited to coach her.
OHS cross country coach Julie Halsey says Henry studied the schools and really made a wise decision. OHS boys baseball opens up their season tonight at home against Avon Park with game time at 7 pm.
Sports Cast for February 19th:
Eleven Lady Brahmans reached base by walk or being hit by a pitch in the third inning as Okeechobee scored, 13 runs and blew out Port St. Lucie 17-2 last night in a mercy rule game. Okeechobee also had a two run single by Khrysta Herndon in the third and RBI singles by Jordan Lawlis and Kaylen Fulford in the first inning. Coach Mary Huff earned her first high school varsity coaching win after a 0-2 start. She said she felt the girls relaxed and played the way they know how.
Starting pitcher Kaylen Fulford has battled back in her career from several injuries including knee surgery. She said this victory made her feel awesome.
In girls tennis Sebring blanked Okeechobee 7 to nothing on a tough afternoon at the Sports complex. Elizabeth Santelices had the best afternoon as she won four games in two sets.
Boys tennis defeated Sebring 5-2. Lucas Penido defeated Millind Khurana 6-2 and 6-2, Colt Root defeated Cody Crivello 6-3 and 6-1, Cody Walker defeated James Pinkey 6-1 and 6-1 and Dylan Ferneau defeated Conner Patterson 6-2 and 6-2.
Boy’s baseball lost to Sebring 5-1 last night.
Sports Cast for February 18th:
Avon Park rallied for two runs in the seventh to tie and then won in 11 innings last night, ruining the head coaching debut of Eric Kindell as the Red Devils defeat Okeechobee 5-4. Norris Gordon scored the winning run on a passed ball. A throwing error by the Brahmans allowed the tying runs to score and ruined a solid 9 strikeout performance by starting pitcher Kutter Crawford. Brahman Coach Eric Kindell said his team battled but couldn’t overcome their own mistakes.
Cody Pearlman had three hits for Avon Park. Gabe Greseth had two hits including a double for Okeechobee. Coach Kindell said Avon Park was a quality opponent.
The Brahmans are back in action tonight when they visit Sebring.
On the sports schedule today, the tennis teams will host Sebring match time at 4:30 pm at the sports complex.
Lady Brahman softball will host Port St. Lucie with JV at 5 pm and varsity to follow at about 7 pm.
Sports Cast for February 17th:
Brahman baseball opens the regular season tonight with a game against old Heartland Conference Rival Avon Park at Brahman Stadium.
Head Coach Eric Kindell is thrilled with how practice has gone over the past month and feels his team will be competitive this year. Kindells formula for victory this year will be solid defense and pitching, and just enough offense. Kindell says the kids improve and take steps in the right direction every day. He says the kids are building their skills and getting better.
He also has several players vying for starting positions and he feels that will push the players to be their best.
Key players for the team this year include seniors Christian Crews and Kutter Crawford, and newcomers like Elijah Finney, Jarrod Morgan, and Gabe Greseth.
Sports Cast for February 14th:
Cory Vickers is up at the Lakeland Civic Center competing this weekend in the state wrestling finals in Class 2A. Vickers finished fourth at the regional tournament in Jensen Beach last week in the 220 pound weight division.
Vickers said he always felt he could make this goal. Vickers has only been on the wrestling team for two years. He has but four losses this year. He said he expects a lot of great competition at the state final.
OHS Wrestling Coach Bruce Jahner said he was glad to get back to Lakeland with a wrestler.
Sophomore Morgan Blourne pitched a one-hitter and struck out 15 Thursday night as South Fork High School’s softball team defeated Okeechobee 3-0 in a District 13-6A game at Tropical Farms.
Sports Cast for February 13th:
Brahman boys’ tennis remained unbeaten as they won for a second straight day in impressive fashion. Okeechobee shut out Westwood 7-0 on Wednesday. Otto Ramirez had an easy time shutting out Jack Thompson. The #1 singles player for Okeechobee said he felt he improved from his season debut. Ramirez says it can be tough playing two days in a row. Even tougher was the brisk wind at the sports complex. Otto says he didn’t let that bother him.
Lucas Penido lost just only one game to Tyler Addington and Cody Walker, Colt Root and Colton McCreary all won by shut out. The doubles team also did not drop a game.
The girls tennis team slipped by Westwood 4-3 to also move to (2-0). Kearstin Dorrance won a tough match 8-6, Elizabeth Santelices and Kayla Orr won by shutout. Rachel Williams defeated Dominuqe Diago 8-3.
Westwood swept two close doubles matches to make the match close.
On the sports schedule today, Lady Brahman softball travel to South Fork, weather permitting. JV starts at 4:30 and varsity at 6:30 pm tonight.
Sports Cast for February 12th:
The Lady Brahman tennis team got off to an excellent start with a 6-1 victory over Clewiston Tuesday. Straight set Singles wins were turned in by Keartsin Dorrance, Elizabeth Santileces, Rachel Williams and Kayla Orr. Okeechobee also swept doubles.
Boys tennis walloped the over matched Tigers 7-0. Okeechobee figures to have a strong boys’ team this year.
Otto Ramirez lost just four games in his match, Cody Walker won by shutout and Colt Root and Dylan Ferneau lost just one game. #2 singles player Lucas Penido says he’s optimistic about the team’s chances this year. Penido says his easy victory on Tuesday over Zachary Dukes in a shutout…was a battle mentally but that he worked on some things to improve his game for future matches.
The tennis teams will host Westwood this afternoon at 3:30 pm at the sports complex.
The OHS track team also gets underway today with a meet at Sebastian River High School.
Sports Cast for February 11th:
Blake Marsocci was recently named pitching coach for the Boys baseball team. He said coaching is a way he can give back to Okeechobee for the support they gave him when he played. He says he still has fond memories of his baseball career that ended at Stetson University and included a trip to the state final 4 back in 2005. Marsocci deflects praise about the run stating he had a lot of help in that run of success. Marsocci said he’d like to take Okeechobee back to the final 4 as a coach.
He said he likes the talent level of his pitching staff this year and has been busy getting them on a conditioning routine and working on mechanics.
He also preaches them to get the most out of their abilities. Key pitchers for the Brahmans this year include Kutter Crawford, Christian Crews, Elijah Finney and Paul Jackson.
Cory Vickers qualified for the wrestling state finals this week as he finished in fourth place in the 220 pound weight division.
On the sports schedule today, the tennis teams open up at home this afternoon against Clewiston at 3:30 pm.
Okeechobee boy’s baseball got off to a good start at their preseason classic with a walk off win Friday over Lake Placid, 6-5. Jarrod Morgan drove in a run on a bases loaded walk, and a balk scored Christian Crews. Gabe Greseth followed with a sacrifice fly to deep center to win the game. Greseth said he didn’t get overwhelmed by the moment. Coach Eric Kindell said his team made a few fielding mistakes, but got good pitching and got some much needed experience. Okeechobee also won on Saturday over Clewiston, 9-8 in extra innings.
The girls’ softball team lost a wild one to Hardee, 14-11 in eight innings on Friday. Okeechobee trailed at one point 11-2 before battling back to tie in the seventh inning.
Danyelle Sheffield had two sings and two runs batted in. Lexi Ward added an RBI double and Jordan Lawlis an RBI single. Danielle Welch had a two run single in the 8th inning. The Wildcats scored six runs in the fourth inning.
Sports Cast for February 7th:
10 Brahman wrestlers compete today at the regional tournament at Jensen Beach high school. Joe Turbush will wrestle at 160 pounds. He took second at the districts last week. He said he was thrilled to get to this point. Also going is Cory Vickers who wrestles at 220 pounds. Cory expressed mixed emotions about a second place finish at districts.
Also among the 10 competitors is heavyweight Greg Hernandez who had a strong district tournament last week.
The Brahman baseball preseason classic continues tonight and Saturday. Tonight Okeechobee hosts Lake Placid at 7 pm. Tomorrow Okeechobee plays Clewiston at 2 pm while John Carroll meets Lake Placid at 11 am. Lady Brahman softball hosts Hardee tonight at 7 pm.