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Sports Cast 10/22

Sports Cast for October 22nd:

Clinesha Wingfield won the MVP award for the Junior Varsity flag football team this past season. Wingfield was trained in football by her father Clinton Williams and said she really took to the sport. The junior varsity had a 500 record this past year and Wingfield led the defense in stops

Clinesha Wingfield on flag football MVP

OYFL had just one team advance in the playoffs Saturday, the senior team, and the league will host five playoff games next Saturday, November 1st at Brahman Stadium. The Pee Wee team fell 26-16 to Sebring and the junior team lost to Vero Beach.

On the sports schedule for Wednesday, Swim team district meet at Sailfish Splash Water Park in Stuart today.

OHS bowling hosts Sebring 3:30 pm

Girls’ volleyball district tournament against South Fork tonight at 5 pm at Jensen Beach.


Sports Cast 10/21

Sports Cast for October 21st:

Manny Gaona is excited about the cross country team this year and their chances to reach regionals and the state finals. The team will host districts next week at the Okeechobee Agri Civic Center. Gaona says he’s been very impressed with the younger runners. Gaona has a younger brother on this year’s squad and has been very impressed with his interest in the sport and how it’s rubbed off on other runners. Zach Hudson led Okeechobee with a 79 at the regional in Plantation.

Daniel Fulleda shot 88, Kyle Mullins 89, and Eli Finney 91. Okeechobee finished 8th out of nine schools, the regional champion was American Heritage Plantation.

The girls’ team shot 445 which were good for sixth place out of seven teams.   The regional champion was Arch Bishop McCarthy

On the sports schedule for Tuesday 10/21:

Cross country at South Fork Invitational

Osceola soccer at Gifford 4:30 in a makeup match

OHS bowling at Fort Pierce Central 3:30 pm

Girls’ volleyball districts versus South Fork 6 pm at Jensen Beach


Sports Cast 10/20

Sports Cast for October 20th:

South Fork stunned Okeechobee by jumping out to a 33-0 lead in the first 15 minutes of the game and went on to rout the Brahmans 54-23 on Friday night. QB Stone Labanowitz completed 10 of 14 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns to Brandon Greis and Walter Thomas. He added a rushing touchdown. Junior Green returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown. Okeechobee was led by an 85 yard kick return for a touchdown by Bubba Fludd, a three yard touchdown by Lamar Williams and a four yard touchdown run by Juanyae Ford.   Jarrett Mills added a 32 yard field goal.

Brahman Coach Chris Branham maintained his team was a bit stunned by the early deficit. Branham says there was no one area of the game that the Brahmans were able to be successful Friday. South Fork had 334 rushing yards in the game.

Chris Branham post game vs South Fork

Lamar Williams led Okeechobee with 18 carries for 94 yards.

This week the Brahmans travel to Palm Bay Bayside for another district game.


Sports Cast 10/17

Sports Cast for October 17th:

Percint Wiggins won the most improved player award for Yearling girls basketball this year. She moves on to the high school and is a player to watch over the next four years.

Percint also played travel ball this summer and insists she has improved her game. Percint said she really wasn’t that interested in basketball until her sister started to play. She said that encouraged her to try the sport.

Percint Wiggins on Yearling basketball award

The Brahman boys golf team finished third at districts to Jensen Beach and Lincoln Park and will play in the regional tournament Monday in Plantation.

OHS volleyball swept Sebastian River last night to improve to 12-7 on the year, 25-19, 25-12 and 25-17.

The Junior Varsity squad also swept the Sharks 2-0. The junior girls lost Tuesday to Lake Placid 2-1.

The dean of Treasure Coast football coaches Dennis Lavelle will coach his last game in Okeechobee tonight as the Bulldogs meet the Brahmans in a key district game. Lavelle is retiring at the end of the season.   Okeechobee is 2-4 and South Fork 3-3 this year. It is senior night for the Brahmans and nine players and three girls will be honored.

Moore Haven hosts Doral Academy HS football 7:30 pm

Saturday

OHS swimming at Heartland Invitational in Lake Placid (Fri-Sat)

OYFL teams in playoffs with games in Lake Placid.


Sports Cast 10/16

Sports Cast for October 16th:

The Lady Brahman volleyball team sweeped past Lake Placid, 25-21, 25-13 and 25-17 to improve to 11-7 on the season. Lexi Ward and Sarah Hurst celebrated their senior night.

The Lady Brahman bowling team fell to Martin County 6-1 and to Treasure Coast 7-0 this week.

Ashley Byrd led the Ladies with a 356 series against Martin County. Jessica Olney rolled a high game of 214 versus Treasure Coast.

The Boys bowling team fell to Martin County 5-2 and the boys team was shut out by the Titans 7-0.

Brian Chapman rolled a high game of 269 versus Treasure Coast. He predicts the bowling team can do well at districts later this month. Chapman has rolled two perfect games in the off season playing in senior leagues with older players. He said that has really sharpened his skills

Brian Chapman on OHS bowling

Thursday

Yearling volleyball and soccer at Oslo 4:30 pm

OHS bowling home against St. Lucie West 3:30 pm

JV football away at South Fork 6 pm

OHS volleyball hosts Sebastian River 5/6:30 pm


Sports Cast 10/15

Sports Cast for October 15th:

Bryan Pinon had two goals to lead Yearling to a hard fought 2-0 victory at Osceola, sweeping the season series with their rival school, and keeping Yearling undefeated.

Pinon scored on a penalty kick in the first half and then received an assist from Christian Isidro when the Warriors made a mistake on a goal kick in the first half. Pinon says the team and his school were very excited. Goal keeper Bobby Gomez had his second straight shutout against Osceola. He faced very few shots on net in the match. Glades Day defeated Moore Haven 3-1 in high school girls’ volleyball.

Bobby Gomes and Bryan Pinon on win over Osceola

OYFL teams took three of five games against the Central Florida Saints on Saturday to finish the regular season.   The flag team fell 21-20. John White had two touchdowns, the mighty mites prevailed 26-18 as Aundre Baker had three touchdowns. The senior team fell 26-7, the Pee Wee won a blowout 36-0 and the juniors won 32-7 as Veyon Washington had three touchdowns.

On the sports schedule today.

Yearling volleyball and soccer at Sebastian Middle 4:30 pm

PECAS at Clewiston Middle 5 pm. Boys’ golf district tournament at PGA 9 am.


Sports Cast 10/14

Sports Cast for October 14th:

Osceola won a season sweep over Yearling in volleyball as they rallied from a 20-9 deficit in the first game to defeat the Bulls 25-22 and 15-13.

Aubrie Hataway scored 11 straight service points in the first game to get the Warriors back into the match.

Coach Lauren Throop was pleased with how her team responded from an early deficit. Two kills and an ace by Ashley Snyder gave the Warriors the first game and they controlled the second game for the most part. Snyder admits the team gets nervous when it plays at Yearling The win also insured Osceola of a winning season this year.

Lauren Throop on win over YMS

Kellyann Campbell on YMS loss to Osceola

Erick Rios and David Solarzano on YMS win

Yearling coach Kellyann Campbell said her girls played at their highest level of the year in the opening game but couldn’t bounce back after the comeback.

On the sports schedule today

OHS swim meet vs Centennial for senior night 5:15 pm

Yearling volleyball at Glades Day 4:30 pm

PECS at West Glades 4:30 pm

Clewiston at Moore haven volleyball at 7 pm

Lady Brahman golf district tournament at Sail Fish Point CC 10 am

OHS bowling at Treasure Coast 3:30 pm

OHS volleyball hosts Lake Placid for senior night 5/6:30 pm

 


Sports Cast 10/13

Sports Cast for October 13th:

Bubba Fludd rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns to lead Okeechobee to a 20-14 victory over Port St. Lucie on Friday to celebrate homecoming.

Jarrett Mills added two field goals of 34 and 37 yards to account for Okeechobee’s scoring.

Port St. Lucie scored on a blocked punt in the Brahman end zone and a nine yard pass from QB Jeremy Russell to Christian Goodwin.

Okeechobee held the Jaguars to just 94 yards in offense.

Brahman Coach Chris Branham says Fludd sparked the team when he entered into the game in the second quarter.

Jajuan Cherry had an interception return of 45 yardsa dn added 50 yards in offense for Okeechobee. He said the coaches have emphasized doing your assignments and the team hasn’t gotten discouraged by a slow start.

Drayton Billie added 57 yards rushing for Okeechobee as Okeechobee put up 2 hundred and 81 yards in offense. Fludd says he sees light at the end of the tunnel for the Brahmans.

OHS post game vs PSL

This week the Brahmans host South Fork for senior night in another key district matchup.


Sports Cast 10/10

Sports Cast for October 10th:

Yearling played a stifling defense and shut out Osceola 3-0 in a battle of unbeaten soccer teams Thursday at Yearling middle school. Osceola didn’t get many good shots on net by the Bulls defense. Coach Erick Rios said his team had confidence it could win and that was a big factor in the match. David Solarzano said they passed the ball well and tried to keep Osceola off balance. He said the win meant a lot to the team. The two squads meet in a rematch on Monday afternoon at Osceola Middle School.

Erick Rios and David Solarzano on YMS win

The Lady Brahman swim teams split a tri match as they defeated John Carroll but fell to South Fork this week. The boys’ team swept defeating both the Rams and Bulldogs. Nathanael Bean, Michael Muros and Erik Gaitan won races for the boys.

The homecoming football game is tonight as the Brahmans host Port St. Lucie, the Jaguars come in at (0-4) Okeechobee is (1-4)

On the sports schedule this weekend, Moore Haven travels to First Baptist of Naples at 7:30 pm. OHS cross country teams compete at a meet at Disney on Saturday. OYFL teams will host the Central Florida Saints for five games on Saturday at Brahman Stadium.


Sports Cast 10/9

Sports Cast for October 9th:

Makayla Root had 10 service points in the second game and Cheyenne Nunez had nine points including four aces in the second game to lead Okeechobee to an easy district win in volleyball over Fort Pierce Westwood last night 25-17, 25-5 and 25-6.

Okeechobee got off to a slow start in a sloppy first game according to Coach Taylor Pritchard. Okeechobee improves to 10-6 on the season.

Freshman Megan Hargraves said the Lady Brahmans had an obvious physical advantage over Westwood and had to work to stay focused on the match. The girls’ next match will be Tuesday against Lake Placid for senior night.

Megan Hargraves on win over Westwood

Taylor Pritchard on win over Westwood

On the sports schedule today, Moore Haven volleyball visits Glades Day starting at 5 pm. Yearling will host Osceola for volleyball and soccer this afternoon, both soccer teams will come in undefeated. Game times at 4:30.   Tonight is also the homecoming parade through downtown, they ask spectators to watch it from the north side of route 70.


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