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Sports Cast 4/8

Sports Cast for April 8th:

Lady Brahman softball defeated Moore Haven 15-7 to celebrate their senior night in style. Kaylen Fulford had two homeruns, and Cheyenne Nunez hit a long blast to lead the Brahmans over the pesky Terriers.

Coach Mary Huff says she likes that the power has come along for her team late in the year. Cheyenne Nunez drove in six runs in the game, Fulford three runs and the Brahmans took advantage of nine Terrier walks. Fulford says she just felt comfortable at the plate. Stormy Stokes added three hits.  Brianna Nunez reached base four times despite an ankle and back injury in the game. She said it was a great senior night.

Seven seniors were honored before the game, Carissa LiCata, Danyelle Sheffield, Fulford, Bethany Stuart, Stormy Stokes, Briana Nunez and Khrysta Herndon.

On the sports schedule today, boys’ baseball visits Jensen Beach at 7 pm.  Flag football travels to Martin County with games at 5 and 6 pm.  Boys’ tennis competes in their regional match this afternoon at Melbourne High School.


Sports Cast 4/7

Sports Cast for April 7th:

WOKC photo flag football Treasure Coast 2 WOKC photo flag football Treasure Coast 4 WOKC photo flag football Treasure Coast 3 WOKC photo flag football Treasure Coast 5Emmanuel Gaona was named the Most Valuable athlete for the boys cross country team at Okeechobee High school this year.

Gaona deflected praise at the awards banquet and said another teammate should have gotten the award, Hernan Baltazar. Gaona says Baltazar was the runner that pushed him the most and made him better this past season.  He said that the returning cast of runners has the potential if they really care about what they are doing. Gaona had a bizarre training regimen of fast food; he said fast food made him faster because he got the food faster. He said he is proud of the team this year for their efforts.  He did qualify for the regional for the first time.

Okeechobee softball had a strong performance at the Doc 4 Life Tournament in Ocala this weekend.

Cheyenne Nunez homered in a 14-2 victory over Key West in the first round.  Okeechobee defeated Ocala Vanguard 14-6 in the second round. The Brahmans were eliminated by eventual champion Belleview, 2-1.

On the sports schedule, girls’ softball will hold their senior night celebration tonight against Moore Haven.  Game time is 7 pm with pregame ceremony around 6:30 pm.


Sports Cast 4/4

Sports Cast for April 4th:

Marissa Casimir and Yasmine Queen had two touchdowns apiece to lead Treasure Coast to a 32-0 win over Okeechobee in varsity flag football last night. Okeechobee was held to only three first downs on offense.

Titans Coach Devin Malloy said his team likes to run the ball, which is uncommon in flag football. The JV lady Brahmans overcame Treasure Coast 20-6 last night. Aaliyah Johnson scored two touchdowns and added an interception for Okeechobee.

She caught a 1 yard touchdown on the first drive and a 19 yard touchdown in the second quarter. She said the team’s third win of the year felt good. Andee Garcia added a touchdown and Clinesha Williams had a big game on defense for Okeechobee.

Westminster Christian swept Okeechobee in a softball double header in Miami yesterday, 11-1, and 16-3

On the sports schedule today, softball competes in the DOC 4 Life tournament in Ocala today and Saturday.

The JV softball team also competes in the Ocala tournament.


Sports Cast 4/3

Sports Cast for April 3rd:

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The boys finished up second at the district 14-3A tennis tournament at the sports complex.

The girls team finished 4th.  Jensen Beach had a clean sweep with all of the district titles in singles and doubles this year.  They also claimed the girls’ district title.

OHS boys tennis coach Morgan Ungerott said she knew her team would be determined to make regional after disappointment last year. Ungerott and the school system praised the Board of County commissioners for resurfacing the tennis courts in time for the district tournament. Okeechobee will play on the road next Tuesday.

On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball visits St. Lucie West Centennial at Tradition Field at 3 pm.

OHS softball competes in the Doc 4 Life tournament through Saturday in Ocala.

The flag football teams will host Treasure Coast tonight with JV game at 5 and varsity to follow around 6 pm.

The OHS track teams compete in a meet at Moore Haven at 3 pm.


Sports Cast 4/2

Sports Cast for April 2nd:

Okeechobee boys’ tennis has earned a regional bid for the first time in several years.  They go into day 2 of the district tournament neck and neck with Jensen Beach; the Falcons had 12 points and Okeechobee 11. Colt Root is among 4 singles players that will play for district championships today.  He said the first day went well for him. Action gets underway at 9 am at the sports complex. Boy’s baseball pummeled Westwood yesterday 14-3 to improve to (7-9) on the season.

Girls’ softball scored 7 runs in the third as they blasted Glades Day 11-0 last night.

Coach Mary Huff was impressed her girls were patient when they scored three times on bases loaded walks in the second inning. Jordan Lawlis pitched five shutout innings to get the win for Okeechobee.  She added a two run single in the third.  Kaylin Fulford added a two run double.

Shortstop Stormy Stokes said the entire team still to be on a roll right now.

The girls’ team will host Westwood this afternoon for senior night with action to begin at 6, and the pregame ceremony at 5:30 pm.

Flag football in action tonight when they visit Jensen Beach, JV at 5 and varsity to follow


Sports Cast 4/1

Sports Cast for April 1st:

Dylan Ferneau was named the Brahman Award winner for the boys cross country team this year.

The sophomore says he was kind of shocked he won the award but noted he put in a lot of work.  His relative was a runner and he dedicated himself to the sport. Ferneau also is a singles player for the tennis team and he predicted his cross country work would help him on the tennis court.

He said he likes to encourage his teammates to do better. Ferneau predicted the team can continue to improve next year.

On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball will travel to Fort Pierce Westwood with first pitch at 4 pm.  OHS softball will host Glades Day tonight, JV at 5 and varsity at 7 pm.

Okeechobee also hosts the District 14-3A Tennis tournament today and Wednesday at the Okeechobee sports complex with matches beginning this morning around 9 am.


Sports Cast 3/31

Sports Cast for March 31st:

Elijah Finney scattered four hits and struck out seven in over five innings of work as Okeechobee defeated Avon Park 4-2 to avenge an early season defeat Friday.

Kutter Crawford and Trenton Hickman added RBI singles in the Brahman victory.

Crawford said he is starting to warm up at the plate and find the right approach, just like his teammates. Finney allowed a homerun to Tyrone Perry but otherwise threw a strong game for the Brahmans.  He said he continues to work on things but is encouraged on how he’s performed. Christian Crews and Kevin Coleman added RBI singles for Okeechobee which improved to (6-9) on the season.

Coach Eric Kindell said he was thrilled with how Finney threw the ball. Okeechobee travels to meet Westwood on Tuesday.


Sports Cast 3/28

Sports Cast for March 28th:

WOKC photo baseball Sebring 5 WOKC photo baseball Sebring 2 WOKC photo baseball Sebring 4Bailey Kirton’s suicide squeeze bunt scored Christian Crews to give Okeechobee a walk off 2-1 victory over Sebring last night.

Brahman Coach Eric Kindell had the suicide squeeze on his mind for a few pitches and said it would be good strategy because Sebring wouldn’t expect it. Kirton said it was a confidence boost and he was glad to get the bunt down with two strikes. Paul Jackson picks up the win in relief.  Kutter Crawford struck out 10 over six innings allowing one run.

Josh Croush was the tough luck loser for Sebring with a complete game.

Kevin Coleman had a pinch hit RBI single in the fifth inning to tie the score.  He said he stays in the game mentally and is always ready.

He said the team hopes to keep the winning streak going tonight when they visit Avon Park.

Lady Brahman softball gets a grand slam from Cheyenne Nunez and wins at Suncoast last night 6-1.

JV baseball pounded Lake Placid 10-4.

On the schedule tonight boys’ baseball visits Avon Park with first pitch at 7 pm.


Sports Cast 3/27

Sports Cast for March 27th:

WOKC Photo girls basketball banquet 1 WOKC photo girls basketball banquet 2 WOKC photo girls basketball banquet 5 WOKC Photo girls basketball banquet 6Cheyenne Nunez was named the Most valuable player for the Lady Brahman volleyball team this year. The sophomore led the team to yet another post season berth this year.

She said she will continue to work hard to improve and felt several of her teammates could have gotten the award this year. Nunez got a lot more playing time this year and was able to step up to handle the added responsibility

Okeechobee reached the regional championship after a win at Pembroke Pines Charter School.  She said the team might have been young but they proved a lot of people wrong with their success this past season. She said the players had a lot of faith in themselves.

Erin Hutson was named the Brahman Award winner for volleyball this year.

On the sports schedule today, girls’ softball will visit Suncoast with first pitch at 6 pm.  Boy’s baseball will host Sebring to make up Tuesdays rain out.  First pitch is at 7 pm.


Sports Cast 3/26

Sports Cast for March 26th:

Demetre Riles was named the new boys basketball coach at Okeechobee High School. He starred for Okeechobee basketball in the early 1990’s, and received a scholarship to play for Bethune Cookman University. He went into the US Army and has been a recruiter for the past 14 years.

He said his goal is to return the excitement to Okeechobee basketball and make it a top program. Riles said it’ll be important to start early with basketball players so they learn the basics early in life and are ready to play once they come to high school. He said he is impressed with the talent and potential of players that are coming up through the system.

He said the team has lacked discipline in the past few years and haven’t been willing to compete on a day in and day out basis.

Rain washed out the sports schedule yesterday with boys baseball’s game with Sebring rescheduled for Thursday night at 7 pm.  The tennis team senior day was rained out and won’t be rescheduled.


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