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Sports Cast for March 3rd:

All of the Brahman wrestlers who competed at district will get a shot this week at regionals in Jensen Beach.

Coach Bruce Jahner said the team finished second in the district and he was pleased with the performance.

Jacob Dupree and Joseph Turbush won individual district titles this year.

Turbush won the 160 pound division. He hopes to parlay that success into a state tournament berth. Heavyweight Greg Hernandez was among several Brahmans, nine in fact, that made the finals of districts.   He has battled a knee injury and lost his first match of the year in the district final.

The regional tournament takes place Wednesday and Thursday at Jensen Beach High School. 31 schools will be represented.

On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball hosts John Carroll at 7 pm. OHS softball visits St. Lucie west Centennial for a varsity game today at 4 pm.

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Sports Cast for March 2nd:

Trenton Hickman reached base four times and Paul Jackson and Zeke Matthews had two runs batted in apiece as Okeechobee defeated Avon Park 5-3 in boys high school baseball action Friday. Bailey Kirton added an RBI for the Brahmans who improve to 6-1 on the season.

Coach Eric Kindell praised his pitchers and hitters in this game. Kevin Coleman gets credit for the save in relief of Baron Stuart for the Brahmans. Coleman says he felt amped up when he got his chance.

Moore Haven won their first baseball game of the year, 23-10 over Everglades City. Tanner Mathis had four hits and five runs batted in. Vincent Lebia drove in four runs. Bronson Bass struck out eight and got the win.

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Sports Cast for February 25th:

Okeechobee destroyed Fort Pierce Westwood 19-0 in girls’ softball action last night to improve to 6-0 on the season.

Coach Mary Huff said the girls used the game to work on discipline at the plate, base running and staying focused. Kimmy Tijerina had two hits and Elisia Garcia added an RBI double. Kristen Dryden drove home three runs and Lexi Ward had two RBIS.

Garcia said they had to adjust to the slower speeds of the pitches, but she felt the girls responded well

Catcher Taylor Amadon was thrust into that role by injury. She admits it’s been a learning process to learn the position she has never played before. She added some offense in this game to boost her confidence.

On the sports schedule tonight, JV boys’ baseball visits South Fork at 6 pm.

OHS wrestling compete in their district tournament today at Port St

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Sports Cast for February 24th:

Dowling Watford at the OFC Heritage Day

Dowling Watford at the OFC Heritage Day

Morgan Bolan was named the Brahman Award winner for the girls swim team this year. She specialized in the freestyle this year. Bolan said she was thrilled to get the award. She said her older sister Jordan was on the team and she also swims in the off season with the Shockwaves. Mostly she enjoys the water and the relaxation it brings her

On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball hosts Vero Beach at 7 pm.

OHS softball hosts Fort Pierce Westwood with JV at 5 and varsity at 7 pm.

Moore Haven softball visits St. John Neumann in Naples at 7 pm

Moore Haven baseball visits Canterbury in Ft. Myers at 7 pm.

Moore Haven baseball lost to Evangelical Christian 6-0. Ben Specht struck out 15 Terriers in the game.

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Sports Cast for February 23rd:

Okeechobee pounded Port St. Lucie 14-5 in girls’ softball action Friday. Okeechobee got six runs in the sixth inning to put the game away. Krysten Dryden pitched four solid innings on the mound for the Lady Brahmans. Coach Mary Huff had the girls aggressive on the base paths throughout the game to make things happen.

Mary Huff on win over PSL

Shortstop Megan Hargraves was involved in a key play as she forced a runners interference call while fielding a ground ball when Port St. Lucie was rallying in a two run third inning

Megan Hargraves and Lexi Ward on win over Port St. Lucie

The game was played in the upper 50s and the start time was moved up two hours early due to the weather. Senior Lexi Ward said the girls did all they could to stay warm.

Boys’ baseball defeated Port St. Lucie 2-1 in a pitcher’s duel.

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Sports Cast for February 20th:

Jordan Lawlis is off to a good start on the mound for the Lady Brahman softball team.

She threw a complete game four hit shutout earlier this week against Treasure Coast. Lawlis says she sees potential in the team to improve from last year. Lawlis said she is impressed with the talent of the younger players who push the older girls to be better. She said she doesn’t’ take anything for granted on the mound

The Lady Brahmans host Port St. Lucie tonight with JV at 5 and varsity at 7 pm.

Trevor Pruitt drove in five runs to lead Clewiston to an 11-0 victory over Moore Haven in boy’s baseball.

Also on the sports schedule. Moore Haven softball visits Oasis High at 6 pm. Moore Haven baseball visits Evangelical Christian with JV at 4 and varsity at 7 pm.   OHS baseball on the road this afternoon at Port St. Lucie at 3:30 pm.

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Sports Cast for February 19th:

 Joe Turbush put in a strong effort against Juan Venezuela of St. Lucie West.

Joe Turbush put in a strong effort against Juan Venezuela of St. Lucie West.

Okeechobee high school wrestling won their senior night match, 41-27 over St. Lucie West Centennial. Colin Marrero, Drayton Billie Alex Hernandez, and Brandon Shockley were among the wrestlers victorious.

Coach Bruce Jahner saluted all the seniors for their efforts this year. Eric Gaitan defeated Tommy Nicholson, 9-2, outscoring his opponent 7-0 in the third round. He wrestled at 1 hundred and 95 pounds after competing all year at 1 hundred and 82 pounds

Sebastian Fulleda (Foo-Jetta) defeated Anthony Marcy 13-5. It was a 2-2 tie after the first round. He said senior night brings distractions and also pressure to perform.

Sebastian Fulleda on senior night wrestling

Eric Gaitan on senior night win

Bruce Jahner on senior night win over SLW

Sebastian Fulleda wins his match at senior parent night Wednesday.

Sebastian Fulleda wins his match at senior parent night Wednesday.

Districts for the wrestling team is Wednesday, March 6th.

On the sports schedule today, OHS tennis visits Avon Park at 3:45 pm. OHS Junior varsity softball will host Brighton middle school at 5 pm.

Okeechobee sports briefs February 18 NP

Okeechobee sports briefs February 18 NP

By Charles M. Murphy

Okeechobee News

Okeechobee pitchers had a rough night as Jensen Beach pounded out 14 hits and took advantage of three Brahman fielding errors in a 17-6 victory on Tuesday.

The Falcons, (1-1), scored in every inning of the game. Kyle Bauer had three hits while Angel Pardo and Jesse Alker had two hits. Carson Moore drove home four runs for Jensen Beach.

Kevin Coleman and Zeke Matthews both had two strikeouts on the mound for Okeechobee, (3-1). Jensen led 7-3 before Okeechobee cut the lead to 8-6 in the fourth inning. Jensen scored five times in the bottom of the fourth and then three more in the sixth to win by mercy rule.

Raylee Coleman had three hits and Cheyenne Nunez had two hits and four runs batted in as the Lady Brahmans defeated Treasure Coast 5-0 in girl’s softball action on Tuesday.

Jordan Lawlis pitched a complete game shutout for OHS, (4-0). Okeechobee out-hit the Lady Titans (7-4) in the game. Okeechobee scored twice in both the fourth and seventh inning. Treasure Coast fell to (2-2) on the season.

Moore Haven softball pounded Evangelical Christian in their district opener, 20-0, on Tuesday evening.

OHS boy’s tennis lost their first match of the year on Tuesday at Sebring 4-3. The teams played pro sets instead of best of three sets.

Lucas Penido defeated Jeremiah Comino 8-3, Dylan Ferneau defeated Conner Patterson 8-4 and the doubles team of Colt Root and Ferneau defeated Jeremiah Comino and Anton Ayala, 8-4 for Okeechobee’s points.

Conner Angell defeated Otto Ramirez in the #1 singles match 8-4. Milind Khurana defeated Root 8-2 in #3 singles. The Blue Streak tandem of Angell and Khurana defeated Penido in Ramirez in #1 doubles, 8-3.

Boy’s tennis traveled to Avon Park on Thursday.

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Sports Cast for February 17th:

Former Brahman catcher Adam Tewksbury continues playing baseball as he enters his season year at Troy University in Alabama, a Division I school in the Sunbelt conference.

It’s been an odyssey for Tewksbury who played at Tallahassee Community College, Indian River State College and Florida Christian College in Kissimmee. He’s battled injuries during his career. He said his love for the game kept him going despite some bumps in the road. Adam has gotten more and more playing time at Troy and has been praised as a key defender and leader on the team

He’s also been praised for his handling of the pitching staff at troy. Tewksbury says he’d like to see his offense return this year.

Adam Tewksbury on college baseball at Troy University

On the sports schedule today

Moore Haven softball visits Evangelical Christian at 5 pm. Moore Haven baseball travels to Clewiston at 7 pm. OHS tennis travels to Sebring at 3:30 pm. OHS baseball visits Jensen Beach at 6 pm. OHS softball at Treasure Coast, varsity only at 4 pm. JV baseball hosts John Carroll at 5 pm. Moore Haven girls track visits St. John Neumann at 3 pm.

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Sports Cast for February 16th:

Cheyenne Nunez drove in three runs and Lexi Ward and Taylor Amadon each scored three runs as Okeechobee blasted Moore Haven 16-6 in girls’ softball action Friday.

Coach Mary Huff said her girls didn’t strike out at the plate and were dialed in after a good week of hitting practice. Huff said she continues to learn something new about her girls and is impressed with how they have started the season. Okeechobee is now 3-0 on the season.

Boys’ baseball whipped Fort Pierce Westwood 11-1.

Baron Stuart drove home two runs and Mason Adams and Chase Quisenberry pitched well on the mound for Okeechobee, which improved to (3-0) on the season.

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