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Sports Cast for October 6th:
Hunter Sills has been pushing himself to help Okeechobee cross country get back to the state finals this year. The senior was the top finisher for the Brahmans last week as they competed in Titusville. He said last year’s finals in Tallahassee was a great memory. He said the race was a motivator for most of the team in the off season and encouraged him to do his best at all times
His personal goal is to reach near 17 minutes this year.
All sports events have been postponed at area schools including all football games scheduled around the Big Lake.
Sports Cast for October 5th:
Raeley Matthews has made quite a name for herself in volleyball but also impressed with her skills in basketball last year. Matthews says she enjoyed the basketball season last year and plans to continue the sport
Her main sport will remain volleyball. She plays travel ball and would like to one day earn a college scholarship. She also was the MVP for the Lady Brahman team last season
All sports at Okeechobee high school and the two middle schools will likely be officially cancelled for the rest of the week.
The Brahman football game was moved from Thursday to next Monday night here in Okeechobee at 6 pm.
Sports Cast for October 4th:
Brighton volleyball came from behind to defeat Osceola in three sets Monday, losing the first 25-23, winning the second 25-22 and the third 15-13. Mariah Billie had a run of serves in the second game as the Seminoles rallied from five points down. Coach Kim Jackson says that was the difference in the match.
Carey Gopher says her team played consistent, and got great serves in the match.
Joy Whipple had eight kills and eight digs for Osceola and Maddie Garcia added 11 assists and five service aces.
The Brahman junior varsity volleyball team lost to Sebring last night 25-20 and 25-21.
The varsity rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Sebring in five sets, 25-18, 17-25, 22-25, 25-22 and 15-11 last night. Ashley Snyder had 20 digs and seven service points. She said the Lady Brahmans played well down the stretch.
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Sports Cast for October 3rd:
Demetrius Clark caught a game tying 20 yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter as Okeechobee defeated Heritage Palm Bay for the first time, 7-6, to stay alive in the District race. Bubba Fludd passed for 79 yards and rushed for 110 yards to lead the Brahmans. The defense also added a goal line stand in the fourth quarter to keep the Brahmans in the game. Coach Chris Branham said it was a big win for the team
The game was delayed again by rain and lightning. Heritage only touchdown came in the first quarter on a 28 yard pass from backup QB Matt Allaire to Brian Nieves, who had 1 hundred and 12 yards in receptions in the game.
Clark, who dropped a possible touchdown pass, two plays earlier, said he didn’t let the mistake bother him.
Linebacker Buster Mond led an inspired defensive effort with several big hits. He says he has strived to make his defense better.
Okeechobee plays at Fort Pierce Westwood on Thursday night.
Other games around the big lake, Kings Academy defeats Glades Day 37-0. Glades Central rips Somerset Academy 55-0, Pahokee edged Boca Raton 17-14, Clewiston defeated University 24-7 and Moore Haven ripped Evangelical Christian 35-6.
Sports Cast for September 30th:
Kassie Weldon had 11 digs and 10 service points and Michaels Myers added five blocks and four kills to lead Okeechobee past John Carroll, 25-13, 25-21 and 25-20 last night in high school volleyball. Myers said the girls were motivated by an early season loss at John Carroll.
Coach Taylor Padrick says the Lady Brahmans benefited from playing tough teams at the Gatortown Classic tournament last weekend.
Raeley Matthews had 12 kills and five digs for Okeechobee.
Yearling middle school volleyball rolled past Sebastian 25-12 and 25-15. Sami Ruiz had three assists and three digs. She said the Lady Bulls are working on communication on the court
Callie Rucks had five aces, seven kills and five service points for Yearling.
OHS cross country at Titusville meet
Sports Cast for September 29th:
The Lady Brahman golf team is in the process of rebuilding. The four girl roster includes younger girls, sophomore and freshmen who have very little experience. Coach Morgan Ungerott says she welcomes more girls to try out the sport. None of the girls had played golf competitively before this season. She says the girls have been encouraged by their improvement.
The roster includes Emily Rhoden-Dayton Buxton- Morgan Buxton and Alexandrea Fulford
Sports Cast for September 27th:
Daniel Fulleda has high hopes of returning to the state finals in boys golf this year. Fulleda says he has kept himself busy in the off season to improve his game. He has spent a lot of time with his short game but also has spent a lot of time in the gym to get in better shape. He said he isn’t one to stand still.
Sports Cast for September 26th:
Okeechobee cross country again has high hopes for the boys’ team and also hope for improvement for the girls’ team. Last year the Brahman boys went to the state finals in Tallahasse and they return four veteran runners in last years’ rotation led by Daniel Shelley. Coach AJ Mayernik says last year’s success is brewing more interest in the boys. Hunter Sills is also off to a good start this year.
The girls team made a good showing at districts and return MVP Crystal Hernandez. Lillan Henry, the younger sister of record holder Tabitha Henry, is also a freshman this year. Mayernik says the girls are also enthusiastic.
Brahman football was cancelled Friday due to lightning.
In other big lake games. Glades Central defeated Palm Beach Central 38-28. Pahokee shut out Clewiston 28-0. Moore Haven fell to Community school of Naples 48-13. Glades Day lost to Coral Shores 13-12.
On the sports schedule today, Brahman boys golf take on Fort Pierce Central at Indian Hills golf club at 3:30 pm
Sports Cast for September 23rd:
Mark Youmans caught two touchdown passes in the first quarter and the Brahman defense made that stand up as they defeated South Fork 21-7 in junior varsity football last night.
Youmans says he knew he had the advantage on the corner back on the touchdown throws from QB Matthew Beard. The Brahmans also scored on a 32 yard touchdown run by Veyon Washington. The defense held South Fork to under 50 yards until the final minutes when they scored on a touchdown pass by Ryan Gross.
Defensive back Elton Pelt says everyone on the defense contributed.
Coach Jeff Whitlock says his team struggled down the stretch and must learn to play a full football game.
Tonight the varsity Brahmans host Somerset Academy, a first year football program from Boynton Beach. They are 3-1 on the season playing mostly small schools.
Sports Cast for September 22nd:
Kiara Hardy will be a big part of the girls basketball program in Okeechobee this year. As a freshman point guard she claimed the junior varsity most valuable player award and also saw time on the varsity squad. She said the award means a lot to her. In the off season Hardy has been working on her jump shot and her ball handling skills. Last year was a busy one for Hardy as she moved twice and had little time to catch her breath.
The Lady Brahmans won 16 games last year.