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Sports Cast 4/10

Sports Cast for April 10th:

Kutter Crawford had four hits and four runs batted in to suport the strong pitching of Elijah Finney as Okeechobee defeated Jensen Beach 7-5 Wednesday night.

Finney struck out six in five innings plus as Okeechobee reached the .500 level for the first time this year.

Coach Eric Kindell says the team grows each game and learns from adversity and mistakes and has really started to come together. Okeechobee held off a late Falcon rally to win their sixth straight game and their ninth in 11 games.

Crawford says the team has more confidence and is working together. Okeechobee plays at Arcadia Desoto tonight at 7 pm

Jake Mostyn-Kolb and Greg Durham each posted singles wins and combined on a doubles victory to lead Melbourne past visiting Okeechobee 6-1 in Class 3A regional semifinal action.

Mostyn-Kolb defeated Otto Ramirez 6-2-6-1, while Durham blanked Cody Walker 6-0, 6-0. The duo defeated Ramirez and Dylan Ferneau 6-0, 6-0.

Melbourne improves to 15-1 with the win and will compete in regional semifinal action today at Jensen Beach.

On the sports schedule tonight, OHS flag football will host Jensen Beach with JV at 5 pm and the varsity at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 4/9

Sports Cast for April 9th:

Laporche Morris grabbed two long touchdown receptions and Kayla Smith and Sarah Hurst also caught touchdowns to lead Okeechobee to a 24-0 victory over South Fork in flag football action Monday.

QB Baylee Farless threw for close to 2 hundred yards in the victory and said it was a big improvement over the teams’ loss to Treasure Coast last week. Coach Jimmy Mills called it a good all-around effort by his team as his offense executed plays and his defense didn’t miss tackles.

In the junior varsity contest Payton Byrd caught two touchdown passes and Ashlee Hagan ran for a 65 yard touchdown to lead Okeechobee to a 26-7 win over the Bulldogs.

Byrd caught touchdown passes of 35 and 25 yards in the game from QB Destiny Fonseca.

She said she was able to get open by running past the corner-backs.

Okeechobee fell to Martin County last night 21-6 as Elizabeth Moberg threw for two touchdown passes.

Rain washed out the OHS baseball game with Jensen Beach Tuesday; they have rescheduled the game for tonight at 7 pm at Jensen.  The boys’ tennis regional at Melbourne was also rained out and they will play at 3 pm today in Melbourne.

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J and E Fencing

CO-ED League

J & E Fencing

Left –Right

Back Row: Brooke Bowers, Brett Boswell, Lane Rhuda, Robert Barnes, Josh Campbell, Amanda Blewitt, Jack Radebaugh,

Front Row: Cindy Barcia, Becky Driscoll, Janet Estremera, Jeneane Rhuda, & Rick Rhuda

Farm Bureau

Men’s League

Farm Bureau

Back row: Soctt Bloomfield, Lance Root

Front Row: Kinny Flowler, Justin Rodriguez, Mark Weir, Jason Lamb, Adam Burks & Josh Campbell

Not Shown: Tony Lamb, Tim Craig, Brad Coleman, Jeremiah Payne   and Travis Conrad



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Women’s League

Crossfit # 426

Back Row: Rebekah Pearce, Kim Jackson, Pam Matthews, Megan Nelson, McKayla Hummel & Megan Clements

Front Row: Audrey Snow & Lisa Clements

Not Shown: Kelly Barcia, Traci Brown, Jewel Buck

Okeechobee Family

Men’s League

Okeechobee Family Practice

Left to Right:

Al Fludd, Kenny Spencer, Jackie Smith, Issacc McNeil, Rashad Kelly, La’Ike McNeil, Virgial Barrett, Cedric Koger, & Marcus Geddie

Not Shown: Aukeemain Mills, Cornelius Garner, Virgil Barrett, LaVonte Spivey, Timmy Williams, & Cameal Leach

2014 Youth Basketball Champions

2014 Youth Basketball Champions

14 & Under

New Hope Lodge #450  PHA

14 and U Champs

Back Row: Sponsor James Snell Sr., Coach Bruce Snell, Kysell Richarson, Robert Futch, Garrett Causey, Dakota Pries, Coach Marsel Richardson, Sponsor James Snell Jr.

Front Row:    Luzana Venzor, Larry Boswell, Mark Youmans, Elton Pelt, Devon Johnson, Sponsor Melvin Jones Sr.


12 & Under

Masonic Lodge #237

12 and Under Champs

First Row: Ty’Juan Lewis, Roderick Williams, De’Nutrik Whitaker, Jerimya White

2nd Row: Coach Elijahwon Williams, Veyon Washington, Kamani Smith, Judele Root,  Coach Eric Williams

Not Shown: Simone Washington


10 & Under

Murphy USA

10 and Under Champs

Front Row: Kyle Shaw, Braeli Pelt, Kalyn Hammil, Vincent Fennell, Gavin Murphy

2nd Row: Anton Thomas, Ryker Waddell, Khamari Jones, Braelon Pelt

3rd Row: Sponsor  Shamera Brown, Team Mom  Bertheia Smith, Coach Derrick Fennell, Coach Reginald Mayes, Sponsor Anthony Vargas

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.

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