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Sports Cast for March 28th:
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 for March 27th:
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 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.
Sports Cast for March 25th:
Jesse Burk Halter was named the winner of the most improved player award for the Lady Brahman soccer team this year.
She stood out as an aggressive and physical player who was not intimidated. This was her first year playing high school soccer.
She said she worked hard and felt it paid off in this award. Burk Halter said she wants to continue to improve and is looking forward to next year.
She thinks the team will continue to improve
The school is looking for a new girls’ soccer coach after the resignation of Sonya Smith after three years on the job. The team won five matches and tied two others this past season.
Girls’ softball rained out last night at Hardee.
On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball will host Sebring at 7 pm, the tennis teams host Lake Placid for their senior day celebration at 4:30 pm.
Sports Cast for March 24th:
Alexis Mueller was named the Brahman Award winner for Ladies cross country this year. The sophomore says she took a big step forward this year and cut her times. She wants to qualify for the regional next year. She said it was an honor to get the award. She said the district meet will be memorable as she got to participate in front of Okeechobee fans.
Mueller says cross country has really become one of the best things in her life. She predicts the team will be competitive next year.
Boys baseball finished (2-2) at the Lake Worth Spring Break Tournament. They defeated Boynton Beach 6-2 on Thursday and lost to John I Leonard, 4-1 on Friday.
Sports Cast for March 21st:
Brianna Nunez was named the offensive most valuable player for the Lady Brahman soccer team this past year. Nunez also starred in softball and volleyball this year. Brianna said she appreciated the honor. Nunez admitted the team was more talented this year but they really had good chemistry both on and off the field.
Nunez said she plays with emotion and effort all the time. She grew up playing the sport and really tried to be a role model and an ambassador for the sport at the high school. She intends to go to Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University and become a physical trainer or physical therapist after graduation.
She will play soccer in a club team in north Florida and hope to play college soccer.
Sports Cast for March 20th:
Jacqueline Phares is starring for the Moore Haven Terrier softball team this year. She said she has taken a step forward in her abilities this year. Phares played well for the Lady Brahmans last year as a freshman but decided to play for Moore Haven this year. She said part of the reason was athletics but part was academics.
The Terriers are enjoying another strong campaign this year under the tutelage of Coach Pedro Navarro. Her father Brad Phares said softball has become a family priority in recent seasons.
Moore Haven expects to qualify for another regional appearance this year. Phares played for travel ball teams in Royal Palm Beach and Gainesville in the off season. Her ultimate goal is a Division I college softball scholarship.
On the sports schedule today, the Brahman baseball team continues their play in the Lake Worth spring break tournament. Okeechobee meets Boynton Beach at 2 pm at Forest Hill High school this afternoon.
Sports Cast for March 19th:
Moise Carrasco allowed one earned run in seven innings and Jorge Reyes added two hits, four stolen bases, a run scored and an RBI to lift the John I Leonard Lancers past the Brahmans yesterday 8-6 at Forest Hill High School. Kyle Lamb drove in the winning run in the top of the eighth and had the save for John I. Leonard. Okeechobee will play Thursday at 2 pm against Bonyton Beach at Forest Hill High.
Stormy Stokes and her family recently celebrated her college softball scholarship with a party at Lunker’s Restaurant. Stormy has been a four year starter for the softball team at short stop. She said it was great to have a good turnout of fans at her party. Stokes said Indian River is a really good sports program that is close to home. She hopes to earn a four year degree eventually.
She hopes to finish off her high school career strong. Her dad Steve Brantley said it was a great day for his family. With spring break this week there are no sports events at OHS today.
Sports Cast for March 18th:
Okeechobee baseball got off to a good start at the Lake Worth Spring Break tournament with a 4-3 win over Cardinal Newman on Monday. Kutter Crawford threw five strong innings and struck out 11. Layton Thomas had two doubles while Armando Rodriguez had two singles for the Brahmans third win of the year. The Brahmans face John I Leonard at 2 pm today at Forest Hill High School.
Jacob Emmick was named the offensive Most Valuable Player for the Brahman junior varsity football team this past season.
He was a dependable runner, played some QB and was a receiving threat out of the backfield for the Brahmans this year.
He said he was surprised to get an award. Emmick said the team rebounded after a slow start this year to have a winning season with five wins. He said that came from determination and a strategic pep talk from Coach Joe Smith.
With Spring break this week there are no sports at Okeechobee high school today.
Sports Cast for March 17th:
Okeechobee pounded out 15 hits and scored 18 runs as they pounded Fort Pierce Westwood 18-1 on Friday night for their second victory of the season. Christian Crews had three hits and drove in four runs. He said it was a needed win for the squad. Kevin Coleman had three hits and three runs batted in. Baylee Kirton added two hits and two runs batted in. Paul Jackson and Layton Thomas both added two hits.
Kevin Coleman pitched three solid innings for the Brahmans who allowed just one hit in five innings. Gabe Greseth had two hits.
Coach Eric Kindell said the boys played well and seemed to be improving as the season progresses.
The boy’s baseball team is busy this week as they participate in a spring break tournament in West Palm Beach