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Sports Cast 12/3

Sports Cast for December 3rd:

OHS wrestlers opened the season with a 42-30 victory over Treasure Coast last night with nine victories in 14 matches.

Matthew Lanning went into a third overtime before he could prevail 1-0 in a referee’s decision. He said he was pushed to the limit.

Alex Hernandez, Chris Lutjen, Sebastian Fulleda, Joe Turbush, Brandon Shockley, and Erik Gaitan added pinfall victories for Okeechobee.

Coach Bruce Jahner was pleased his team got some mat experience. The team wrestles at the Sebastian tournament this weekend.

Brahman boys hoops got their first victory of the year in thrilling fashion, 34-33 over Jensen Beach last night. Bubba Fludd had the winning basket in the final seconds and had 10 points. Demetrius Clark also had 10 points for Okeechobee.

Coach Demetre Riles said his first career win as a coach felt special. Okeechobee returns home Thursday to play Sebastian River.

The sports schedule today includes girls’ basketball at home against South Fork, JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7 pm, Moore Haven girls and boys’ hoops visit Seacrest Country Day in Naples at 5:30 and 7 pm. Osceola will host Yearling in basketball today at 4:30 and 5:45, OHS girls soccer host Jensen Beach at 4 pm and Moore Haven boys soccer visits Island Coast at 5 pm.

Sports Cast 12/2

Sports Cast for December 2nd:

A Yearling rally fell short Monday as they fell to Storm Grove 48-44 in boys’ basketball action. Robert Futch led the Bulls with 21 points. Yearling fell behind 15-0 in the first quarter but responded to control the action for the final three quarters.

Coach Mike Wharin says he’s pleased his team didn’t give up after the slow start. Wharin says the team decided to play more aggressively on defense and the strategy paid off.

Storm Grove had balanced scoring led by Devare Parks, Larry Stephens and Chris Peterson all with six points. Storm Grove won the girls contest 52-7.   Madeline Rhodes had nine points for the Sting Rays while Mariah Spelts led Yearling with five points.

Moore Haven boys’ basketball improved to 4-1 with a 65-62 win at Oasis in Cape Coral. The Lady Terriers lost to Oasis 43-5.

On the sports schedule today, OHS wrestling opens their season with a dual meet against Treasure Coast, OHS girls’ basketball visits Lake Placid, JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7. OHS boys’ basketball visits Jensen Beach with JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7 pm.

Sports Cast 12/1

Sports Cast for December 1st:

Glades Day was the last Big Lake school eliminated from the High School football playoffs Friday as they fell in the 2A regional final, 34-19 at home to Indian Rocks Christian.

Local sports resumes after the Thanksgiving holiday, Moore Haven girls basketball visits Oasis in Cape Coral this afternoon at 5 pm.   Terrier Boys basketball will also face Oasis at 6:30 this evening. Osceola middle school basketball hosts Gifford tonight, girls at 4:30 and boys at 5:45. Yearling will host Storm Grove for basketball this afternoon with girls tip at 4:30 and boys to follow at 5:45 pm. Lady Brahman soccer travels to Martin County at 5 this afternoon.

Sports Cast 11/26

Sports Cast for November 26th:

Brahman basketball kept the game competitive in the first half but ultimately lost to Martin County last night 74-46 to fall to (0-4) on the season. Demetrius Clark had 11 points and Lashawn Mosley added 10 points for the Brahmans. Stefan Noel led the Tigers with 19 points, Burnate Martin added 15 points. Brahman Coach Demetre Riles said he felt his team took a step forward in this game.

Mosley gave the Brahmans an inside presence in the first half before getting into foul trouble. He too thinks the young Brahmans will continue to improve throughout the season.

The Brahman JV lost 65-51.

There are no sports on the schedule today due to the Thanksgiving holidays


OHS girl’s basketball Fort Pierce Central WP

OHS girl’s basketball Fort Pierce Central WP

By Charles M. Murphy

Okeechobee News

Savannah Houle had 16 points and Dakira Lawrence added 12 points as the Fort Pierce Cobras defeated Okeechobee 73-54 in a foul plagued contest Monday night at Okeechobee High school.

The Lady Cobras shot 42 free throws in the first half alone and Okeechobee had four girls foul out in the contest.

Fort Pierce improved to (4-3) while Okeechobee fell to (1-6).

Taylor Trent led Okeechobee with 22 points as she shot (8-20) from the field. Cheyenne Nunez had a strong game as well with 19 points. Trent and Nunez shot a combined (14-32) while the rest of the Lady Brahmans shot (3-27).

The first half was competitive as the Lady Cobras took a 15-14 lead after the first quarter. Trent had two threes, Nunez a three pointer and three free throws and Shytria Ash added a bucket inside to keep the Lady Brahmans in the game.

The Cobras outscored Okeechobee 18-7 in the second quarter as Nunez went to the bench with three fouls and they continued to get free visits to the charity stripe. The Cobras led 33-21 at the break.

Cobras Coach Sophia Witherspoon said her team was very disciplined in the first half as they constantly attacked the basket and followed the game plan.   She said things changed a little after halftime, “In the second half we went away from our game plan and got a little complacent. Okeechobee doesn’t have a lot of experience but I think they’ll be very good in the future.”

Okeechobee played another strong quarter in the third as they only outscored by one point, 20-19. The Cobras got the ball inside and got a lot of easy buckets against the foul plagued Brahmans. Trent and Nunez continued to hit some fast break points and a few outside jumpers to keep OHS in the game.

Okeechobee was able to cut the lead to seven points on two occasions in the fourth quarter, the last at 53-46. The Cobras then finished off the game with a (20-8) run.

Witherspoon said when her girls were disciplined and patient and ran plays from their system, they were rewarded, “For the most part we have to be disciplined. We really stress that with the girls. For the most part were glad to come out of here with a win but we still have a lot of work to do.”

Ash had five points and nine rebounds, Baylee Farless pulled down seven rebounds, and Sha’Dajia Williams had five points and five rebounds for OHS.

Future home games for the Lady Brahmans include dates with South Fork on December 3, Port St. Lucie on December 11th and Jensen Beach on December 15th.

Sports Cast 11/25

Sports Cast for November 25th:

Savannah Houle had 16 points and Dakira Lawrence added 12 as Fort Pierce Central defeated Okeechobee 73-54 in girls’ basketball action last night. Okeechobee had four girls foul out in the game and the Lady Cobras shot 42 free throws in the first half alone. Taylor Trent had 22 points and Cheyenne Nunez added 19 points for Okeechobee. Cobras Coach Sophia Witherspoon says her team took what Okeechobee gave them at the charity stripe.

Okeechobee pulled to within 7 points twice in the fourth quarter but got no closer in the game as they fell to (1-6) on the season.

Moore Haven girls’ basketball defeated Hialeah Education Academy 49-2 Monday and lost to Marco Island 55-40 on Friday. The boys’ team defeated Hialeah Education Foundation 33-25 and lost to Marco Island 60-58.

Brahman boys’ soccer lost at South Fork last night 1-0.

On the sports schedule tonight, Brahman boy’s hoops host Martin County with JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7 pm.

Sports Cast 11/24

Sports Cast for November 24th:

Chris Epps scored 12 points in a losing cause as the Brahmans fell at home to Fort Pierce Westwood 74-45 to fall to (0-3) on the season Friday. The Panthers took a 36-17 halftime lead. Christian Smith had 8 points and 6 rebounds for Okeechobee.

In the high school football playoffs Cocoa defeated Clewiston 26-21, Miami Washington defeated Glades Central 35-7 and Glades Day defeated Jupiter Christian 41-0. The Gators advance to the state semifinals this weekend against Indian Rocks Christian.

Lady Brahman basketball grabbed a win in their last home game, 42-32 to improve to (1-5).

Taylor Trent had 17 points and Cheyenne Nunez added 11 points and 7 steals.

Coach Joe Smith said this should help the girls moving forward. Sha’Dajia Williams had eight rebounds and nine steals for Okeechobee. Trent said the girls should have more confidence due to this win.

On the sports schedule today boys’ soccer travels to South Fork, JV at 4:30 and varsity at 6:30 tonight. Girls’ basketball will host Fort Pierce Central at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 11/21

Sports Cast for November 21st:

Brock Miller had 20 points and Elliott Zirwas added 16 points as John Carroll hit 33 free throws last night and defeated Okeechobee, 59-52 in boys’ basketball action. Demetrius Clark had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the Brahmans, who fell to (0-2). Rams Coach Jimmy Hebb said his team pounded the ball inside and got easy shots and free throws. John Carroll jumped out to an early 13-4 lead. Okeechobee cut a 19 point fourth quarter lead to seven in the final minutes.

Jimmy Hebb on John Carroll win

Brahman Coach Demetre Riles says the Rams wanted the ball inside and didn’t do anything special. Bubba Fludd had nine points and six steals for Okeechobee.

Demetre Riles on loss to John Carroll

The Brahman junior varsity team defeated John Carroll 49-25. Janavious Futch had 18 points. The JV also defeated Immokalee this week 63-36. Futch had 17 points, Addiel Zamaro 15 and Joseph Benjamin 14 points in that victory.

Yearling boys’ basketball lost at Gifford last night, 59-22.

Brahman boys soccer lose 2-1 at Lincoln Park Academy, the Junior Varsity prevails 8-2.

The sports schedule tonight includes OHS boys’ basketball hosting Westwood at 6 pm for JV and varsity at 7:30 pm. Moore Haven boys and girls hoops visit Marco Island at 4:30 and 6 pm. Moore Haven boys’ soccer hosts West Glades today at 4 pm.

Sports Cast 11/20

Sports Cast for November 20th:

Girls’ soccer defeated Westwood for their first win of the season, 3-1 last night. Hannah Raulerson and Marisol Solis had goals for Okeechobee. Coach Lori Harper Kyle said the girls played much better on both ends of the field and gave her a good effort on the field. Raulerson dribbled alone from the mid field line to score and give Okeechobee a 2-0 lead in the first half.

She said the cold weather gave her adrenaline and her teammates really responded with a strong effort. Trudy Walker had 19 points and Antonette Booth added 17 points as Fort Pierce Westwood blew out Okeechobee, 59-10 in girls high school basketball last night.

Lori Harper-Kyle and Hannah Raulerson on soccer win over FPW

Trudy Walker on win over Chobee

Okeechobee had 42 turnovers in the contest due to aggressive, hard defense by the Panthers. Walker says that is what they are coached to do. Shytria Ash led Okeechobee with four points and six rebounds. Okeechobee won the Junior varsity contest 20-15.

Yearling girls’ hoops open the season with a 34-7 loss to Sebastian Middle. Sha’Myra Williams had four points. Osceola boys hoops lost to Oslo 52-20, Evan Neal led the Warriors with 12 points.

On the sports schedule today, Lady Brahman basketball hosts John Carroll at 6 pm. Boys’ basketball plays John Carroll at home too, the JV at 4:30 and the varsity around 7:30 pm. Yearling basketball visits Gifford at 4:30. Osceola basketball visits Sebastian Middle at 4:30. Brahman boys’ soccer visits Lincoln Park with JV at 5 and varsity at 7. Moore Haven boys’ hoops visit Imagine school in North Port and boys’ soccer visits First Baptist at 7 pm while girls’ soccer hosts First Baptist tonight at 5 pm.

Sports Cast 11/19

Sports Cast for November 19th:

Taylor Trent #5 is defended by Kayman Robinson of Clewiston

Taylor Trent #5 is defended by Kayman Robinson of Clewiston

Immokalee jumped out to an 11 point lead after the first quarter and defeated Okeechobee 62-55 last night in boy’s hoops action. Demetrius Clark had 15 points and Bubba Fludd added 12 points for the Brahmans. Osceola girls’ hoops opened with a 36-16 home defeat to Oslo last night. Judele Root led the Lady Warriors with 8 points in the contest.

Brahman soccer goal keeper Fernando Perez says he doesn’t mind having to pull more of the load this year as the defense and goal keeping will have to keep the team in matches.

Fernando Perez on boys soccer season

Monday they battled Jensen Beach to a scoreless tie.

Perez says he feels it’s his job to stop shots. Perez predicts the team will return to regional play this year. He said as a senior it’s his role to pick up and encourage his teammates

Travis Lagon and Virginia Villarreal on Clewiston hoops win

On the sports schedule today, Lady Brahman basketball will host Fort Pierce Westwood with JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7 pm.

Girls’ soccer will host Westwood at 5 pm.

Lonnie Sears on tie with Jensen Beach

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