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Sports Cast for January 9th:

Okeechobee came from nine points down in the fourth quarter to defeat Clewiston in Overtime 59-57 in boys’ basketball last night. Demetrius Clark had nine points while Roshell Thomas added nine points and six assists for Okeechobee.

Girls’ soccer celebrated senior night this week with a 2-0 victory over Moore Haven. Diana Ordonez and Karina Diaz scored for the Lady Brahmans. Coach Lori Harper-Kyle thanked the five seniors on the squad for their leadership. One of the seniors Emilse Serrano said it was emotional to play her final home game.


Emilse Serrano on senior night win over MH

Yearling boys’ hoops lost at Oslo 39-29. Bud Pryor, Robert Futch and Zach Wharin all had eight points.

On the sports schedule today, boys hoops host Jensen Beach with JV at 5:30 and varsity to follow, OHS boys’ soccer hosts Clewiston with JV at 5 and varsity at 7.

Moore Haven girls’ soccer visists South West Florida Christian Academy.

Lady Brahman soccer visits Treasure Coast at 7 pm

OHS wrestlers tomorrow compete at the Steadwell Grow Tournament in Port St. Lucie starting at 9 am.

Girls’ weight lifting competes in Vero Beach tomorrow at 8:30 am.

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Sports Cast for January 8th:

Denitrik Whitaker had 11 points and Robert Futch added nine points to lead Yearling to a 42-22 victory over the Seminoles of Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School Wednesday. Yearling led 15-8 at the half and got their offense going in the second half.

Coach Mike Wharin was pleased that the team played well. Lucas Osceola had eight points for Brighton.

Whitaker said the team shared the ball and played good defense for most of the game

Aleina Micco had 16 points to lead the Lady Seminoles to a 42-11 victory over Yearling in Middle School girls’ hoops yesterday.

Brighton Coach Tim Thomas said the girls got off to a slow start but quickly picked things up

On the sports schedule tonight, OHS JV boys’ soccer have a tournament at Fort Pierce at 4 pm. OHS freshman basketball visits Pahokee at 5 pm.   Girls’ basketball hosting Sebring tonight with JV at 5:30 and varsity to follow. Boys hoops travel to Clewiston for JV at 5:30 and varsity to follow. Yearling middle school visits Oslo and Osceola basketball hosts Storm Grove starting at 4:30 pm. Pemayetv Emahakv school hosts Clewiston starting at 4:30 pm

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Sports Cast for January 7th:

Brandon Shockley was named the Brahman Award winner for Okeechobee football this year. The Brahman QB was praised for his leadership skills and work ethic by the coaching staff.

He said the award left him speechless. Shockley ended his high school career with a touchdown run at Clewiston on his final play. He was also named to play in the Sebring All-Star game but had a wrestling tournament scheduled. Shockley said the Brahman Award is all about leadership. He plans to study nuclear engineering in college.

Brandon Shockley on Brahman award

Boys soccer lost last night at Osceola 2-0.

Moore haven boys hoops defeated Glades Day 62-59 to improve to (7-9).

Moore Haven girls soccer lost at Lake Placid 8-2.

On the sports schedule today, Lady Brahman soccer hosts Moore Haven for senior night at 5 pm. OHS wrestling travels to Clewiston for JV and varsity matches at 6 pm. Yearling middle school hosts Pemayetv Emahakv for basketball at 4:30 and 5:45 pm. Moore Haven girls and boys basketball visit Seacrest Country Day starting at 5:30 Moore Haven boys soccer hosts Island Coast at 6 pm.

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Sports Cast for January 6th:

WOKC Photo boys soccer DesotoDesoto defeated Okeechobee 2-0 in boys soccer action last night. It was a defensive struggle that was competitive throughout. Desoto scored a late goal after scoring early in the second half on a penalty kick. OHS coach Lonnie Sears says the team continues to struggle to score goals. Sears said Okeechobee had to play a man down for most of the second half and Arcadia was able to take advantage and tire out our defenders.

Sears 1

Sears 2

The Junior varsity Brahmans ripped the Bulldogs 7-1 behind a balanced attack. The JV soccer team is 7-2 this year.

On the sports schedule today, Tuesday, January 6, 2015

OHS boys soccer travels to Osceola High in Kissimmee, JV at 4 pm and varsity at 6 pm

Moore Haven boys soccer at Glades Day at 4 pm

Moore Haven middle school basketball at Glades Day 4:30 pm

Moore Haven varsity boys basketball at Glades Day 6 pm

Moore Haven girls soccer at Lake Placid 6 pm

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Sports Cast for January 5th:

Michael Muros won the Most Valuable player award for the Brahman swim team this year. He was able to break two school records this year as the team continued to improve and send more swimmers to the regional tournament. Muros says it was gratifying to see the improvement of the team. Muros said it takes a lot of time and dedication to be a swimmer and it isn’t just about being a good athlete. Muros said every member of the team put all they had into the team this year. Muros has broken five school records in his three years on the team.

On the sports schedule tonight, boys’ soccer hosts Desoto with JV at 5 and varsity at 7 pm tonight.

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Sports Cast for January 2nd:

Joe Turbush is optimistic he’ll be a state qualifier in high school wrestling this year. He had three matches at regional last year and got to see some talented wrestlers. The senior Turbush competes at 160 pounds.

He said he worked hard in the off season and likes his chances to make state.

Turbush said there are more kids on the team this year and that makes practices more grueling with more wrestlers to compete against. He does a lot of dead lifts, power lifting and running to keep in shape.

On the sports schedule, the freshmen and junior varsity boys basketball teams will compete with Lake Wales tomorrow at OHS, freshman tip at 2 pm and junior varsity to follow at 3:30 pm.

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Sports Cast for December 31st:

Aubrie Reister was named Most Valuable athlete for the Lady Brahman swim team this year. Reister has set four school records in her first three years on the team, including three relay records. She also has the 200 individual freestyle record.

Reister won the award on her birthday this month. She said the support of family, teammates, the school and the community help keep the team going.

They broke 6 school records this year alone and sent more swimmers to the regional.

Reister says she stays motivated by her love for the sport.

There are no sporting events today at local schools due to the Christmas holiday break.

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Sports Cast for December 30th:

Brahman football player Eli McMullen recently won a championship at a long snapping camp in Boca Raton. He also attended a camp in rural Georgia and did well.

McMullen said he loves football and he really enjoyed these camps. McMullen said as freshmen he wasn’t getting a lot of playing time on the gridiron and decided to give long snapping a shot. At these camps He’s gotten to meet college players and coaches and get new expertise. He is currently ranked #1 in his class for 2017 for long snappers in the nation. He hopes to parlay his work into a college scholarship.

Eli McMullen on long snapper award

There are no sporting events at local schools this week due to the holiday break.

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Sports Cast for December 29th:

Jessica Olney is an MVP Award winner for the fourth consecutive year. The senior won the Lady Brahman bowling team award at the team banquet this month. Olney led the team in overall average at 169 and finished third at districts. Her high game this year was 223. Jessica said it took a lot of hard work to become a top bowler. She fell only seven pins short of state this year. She plans to study criminology and is considering offers from Farleigh Dickinson and Valparaiso. Olney says the four year award is also important.

Olney was the team captain for the Lady Brahmans.   Six seniors graduate off the bowling team this year. The team hopes to recruit new bowlers to keep the bowling team going.

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Olney 2

There are no sporting events planned at Okeechobee High School until after the first of the year.

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Sports Cast for December 24th:

Cole Younger of Okeechobee won the Florida punt, pass and kick competition at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. The 7th grader at Osceola middle school kicked a punt 22 yards, threw a pass for 40 yards and missed wide left on a 35 yard field goal attempt before a capacity crowd in the stadium before a recent Buccaneers game. Younger did not qualify for the national championships to be held before the NFC title game.

Younger said it was an unforgettable day. Younger competed in a younger age group a few years ago down in Miami before a Dolphins game but wasn’t satisfied with his performance there. His ultimate goal is to play place kicker and tight end for Okeechobee high school. He also plays travel baseball.

There are no sporting events in Okeechobee on this Christmas Eve.

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