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Sports Cast 2/13

Sports Cast for February 13th:

Okeechobee earned a rematch with Dillard high school as they finished second at the district boys basketball tournament this weekend. Okeechobee overcame Heritage 66-62 on Friday and then lost to defensive minded Sebastian River in the championship game 44-29 Saturday. The Brahmans rallied from a 45-30 second half deficit to defeat Heritage Friday behind Demetrius Clark’s 21 points and  Shaquoy Ferrol’s 20 points

No Brahman was in double figures in the title game.

Coach Demetre Riles says the team lacked patience on offense.

Okeechobee and Glades Central are the only boys basketball teams to qualify for regional play from the Big Lake area this year.  The regional games are Thursday night.  Dillard is the defending state champion.

Brahman softball split at the Palm Beach Gardens preseason classic.

Okeechobee defeated Suncoast 3-0 on Thursday and fell to Palm Beach Gardens 11-0 on Saturday.

On the sports schedule today, OHS tennis travels to Sebring at 3:30 pm


Sports Cast 2/10

Sports Cast for February 10th:

OHS girls softball has another strong team ready to compete for a district title. Megan Hargraves returns after a year off due to a knee injury and Lauren Bostwick is expected to be the next great Brahman hitter. Jill Crosby will be the primary pitcher along with freshman Haley Underhill.

Coach Mary Huff says the team appears to have what it takes to win the crown. Huff says the team must continue to work in all areas of the game. She likes the freshman class which will have an immediate impact. The girls play Saturday night at Palm Beach Gardens in a preseason tournament.

The boys basketball district tournament continues tonight with Jensen Beach tangling Sebastian River at 5:30 and Okeechobee meeting Heritage Palm Bay at 7 pm.

The winners tonight will play in the championship game on Saturday at 7 pm.


Sports Cast 2/9

Sports Cast for February 9th:

Okeechobee raced to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter and trounced South Fork at the district boys’ basketball tournament 82-53 last night. Shaquoy Ferrol had 35 points and Demetrius Clark added 26 points for the Brahmans. Clark admits the team was nervous before the start and played with urgency. Clark had six three pointers in the game.

Jean Mervil had 14 points for South Fork.

Devin Williams had 12 points as Sebastian River defeated Eau Gallie 45-25 in another first round game. Sharks Coach William Wilson says his team took nothing for granted.

Jensen Beach won the first game, 65-59 over Bayside.

Coach Jeffrey Anderson said his team played a complete game

The tournament continues Friday with Jensen Beach against Sebastian River at 5:30 pm and Okeechobee against Heritage at 7 pm

Moore Haven boys basketball season ended with a blowout loss to #1 seed South West Florida Christian Academy.

Lady Terrier softball defeated LaBelle 4-3 in the Clewiston preseason tournament.

On the local sports schedule OHS softball opens the season with a preseason classic at Palm Beach Gardens tonight at 7 pm.

Osceola and Yearling play in the Brighton Big Lake Conference Tournament with Yearling to meet Brighton and Osceola to meet Clewiston this afternoon.


Sports Cast 2/8

Sports Cast for February 8th:

Moore Haven QB John Cox was named All-State last month. He ran and threw for over 2 thousand yards this year leading the Terriers to a 7-3 season. He said he was greatly honored to make the all-state team.

Coach Richard Roudybush is glad he has Cox back for his senior year next year.  He says Cox has one attribute that sets him apart.

On the local sports schedule today

OHS boys’ basketball hosts the District 7A-13 tournament starting today.

Jensen Beach will take on Bayside at 5 pm, Sebastian River tangles with Eau Gallie at 5:30 and Okeechobee takes on South Fork at 7 pm.

The semifinals are Thursday and the finals are Friday night.


Sports Cast 2/7

Sports Cast for February 7th:

Jarrett Mills was named all-state as one of only three place kickers in Class 6A to earn that honor last month. Mills is believed to be the first kicker from Okeechobee to be named all state. He had over 50 points this year. Mills said he appreciated the honor.

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Mills attends camps throughout the off season to improve his craft and has worked with both college and professional kickers. He said you must be committed to improvement.

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He also thanked his long snapper Eli McMullen and holder Logan Etherton for their help during his career.

Moore Haven boys hoops defeated Seacrest country Day at the District 3A-6 tournament and move on to play #1 seed South West Florida Christian tonight in the semifinals at 7 pm in Naples.

There are no local sports events today.


Sports Cast 2/6

Sports Cast for February 6th:

Okeechobee boys’ basketball secured a 20-win season Friday a victory over arch rival Clewiston 74-60. Shaquoy Ferrol led the way with 28 points. He said 20 wins meant a lot

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Senior Joseph Benjamin said it was enjoyable to play well in his final home game. He had six points in the game.  Zachary Kielbasa had 10 points

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Coach Demetre Riles said his team accomplished a lot this season.

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Okeechobee rolled past the Tigers, outscoring them 42-29 in the second half.

Alonzo Wargolet led Clewiston with 21 points.

The district tournament begins in Okeechobee on Wednesday with three games. Okeechobee will take on South Fork in the first round.


Sports Cast 2/3

Sports Cast for February 3rd:

Two OHS softball players received college scholarships this year. Raylee Coleman will bring her speed and outfield glove to South Florida State College in Avon Park.

Taylor Amadon will bring her versatility to Broward College. Amadon says it was a day she has always dreamed about. She said college coaches liked her versatility and attitude.

Coleman chose to stay local and will study in the medical field.  She noted she set a goal and achieved it

Softball practice began this week for Okeechobee High School.

On the sports schedule tonight, Okeechobee boys basketball will host Clewiston for senior night.  Junior varsity action begins at 6 and varsity at 7:30 pm


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Sports Cast for February 2nd:

Okeechobee athletes joined in the fun of college signing day yesterday. Brahmans Bubba Fludd, Andravious Stallworth, Joseph Benjamin, Deshon Wellington and Mateo Vasquez all plan to play college ball.

Fludd will go to Southern Miss, Stallworth to Webber International, Benjamin to Warner University, Wellington to Greenville College and Vasquez to Arizona Western. Fludd congratulated all the other signees and encouraged them

Stallworth said he liked the Webber campus and wanted to thank all the coaches who helped him improve.

Benjamin said he’s excited to keep learning and playing at Warner University.

Brahman boys’ basketball fell at Treasure Coast last night 72-48.

Shaquoy Ferrol led the Brahmans with 15 points.

Sports today include a middle school girls basketball tournament gets underway at Brighton at 4:30.  The host school takes on Moore Haven followed by Yearling versus Osceola.


Sports Cast 2/1

Sports Cast for February 1st:

J-quan Ferrols free throw with four seconds left gave Okeechobee a 53-52 over Berean Christian last night for the Brahmans 19th win of the season. Demetrius Clark had 17 points to lead the Brahmans. Ferrol said The Brahmans didn’t play to their potential in this game. Shaquoy Ferrol had a season low 12 points. Coach Demetre Riles says he was pleased with the effort overall. Romeine Morgan had 20 points for Berean Christian.

On the sports schedule today, boys basketball travels to Treasure Coast in a battle of two of the areas best teams.  OHS wrestlers visit Port St. Lucie at 6 pm.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for video interviews with OMS, YMS, and OHS players!


Sports Cast 1/31

Sports Cast for January 31st:

South Fork defeated Okeechobee in the Girls’ Basketball District Tournament. Monday night 73-49. Freshman point guard Daisy Galarza had 15 points for the Bulldogs. South Fork Coach Nicole Smith said her point guard made it all happen. Senior Forward Rodesha Clemon added 14 for South Fork Alkeecia Clayton and Raylee Matthews each had 10 points for Okeechobee. Okeechobee finished the season at 16-9.

Moore Haven girls basketball lost in the first round of districts, 70-45 to South West Florida Christian.

Aleina Micco had 19 points and Sunni Bearden 15 points for the Lady Terriers.

On the sports schedule today, Brahman boys basketball hosts Berean Christian with JV at 5:30 and varsity to follow.


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