All the information on sports.
All the information on sports.
Sports Cast for November 12th:
Brahman boys’ soccer opened their season with a 4-2 win over Sebring last night. Wilson Barahona scored a goal and added three assists for the Brahmans. Brian Guerrero had three goals and Logan Laskey added an assist. Brahman Coach Lonnie Sears said he likes the work ethic of his team so far. Sears said the talent is there to make a deep run in the post season. The main issue will be the teamwork and unselfish play. Okeechobee ‘s first home match will be this Friday against Centennial.
Girls’ soccer fell to Sebring 1-0. Stormy Stokes had 15 saves in net. Sebring scored on a penalty kick.
On the sports schedule today, Lady Brahman basketball will host John Carroll at 6 pm.
Sports Cast for November 11th:
Davis Witt threw for 205 yards and three touchdowns and Derry West had 179 yards in offense and two scores to lead Clewiston to a 34-16 victory over Okeechobee on Friday. Okeechobee was paced by Adrian Minondo’s 171 yards rushing. He said the team really wanted to beat their rival.
EJ Neal had 84 yards in receptions for Okeechobee. He said mistakes did in the Brahmans. Okeechobee scored on touchdown runs by Minondo and Khalil Smith and on a 25 yard field goal by Stephen Alvarez.
Coach Chris Branham said it was a hard fought game and Okeechobee couldn’t capitalize on four Tiger fumbles. Clewiston enters in to the playoffs at 9-1. Coach Pete Walker said this game was a dog fight and that will prepare his team for the post season. Okeechobee finishes the season at 1-9.
Moore Haven rolled over Labelle 42-13 to finish their season at 7-3. They will travel to play Indian Rocks Christian in Pinellas County on Friday.
Tabatha Henry finished in 30th place in the Class 3A state cross country finals on Saturday in Tallahassee. She finished in the top five in South Florida runners.
Sports Cast for November 8th:
Clewiston shut down Okeechobee’s offense in the second half as they defeated the Lady Brahmans 48-40 in the preseason basketball classic at Okeechobee high school last night. Keyonne Hardy led a 17-6 run in the second quarter as Clewiston built an 8 point half time lead.
Taylor Trent had a strong game for Okeechobee that included two three point baskets. Coach Morgan Ungerott said the Tigers posed some problems to the Brahmans but she liked the team’s play in spurts. John Carroll defeated Glades Day in the other ball game.
Brahman football wraps up their season tonight with a rivalry game at home against Clewiston. 14 seniors will be honored before the game with their parents.
Coach Chris Branham expects an intense game but said his team will be prepared to compete. Clewiston is headed to the playoffs behind a balanced offense with nearly 35 hundred yards this year led by QB Davis Witt and running back Derry West. Okeechobee’s Adrian MInondo became only the third back in over 20 years to rush for a thousand yards for Okeechobee, the others were Chucky Stallworth, and Lonnie Pryor.
Tabatha Henry competes in the cross country state finals in Tallahassee on Saturday.
Boys’ basketball will host their purple white game Saturday at 12 noon.
The OHS rodeo team visits Perry, Georgia this weekend.
The Federal Express 160 pound team competes in a playoff game Saturday in Indiantown.
Sports Cast for November 7th:
The Lady Brahmans got off to a great start as they walloped Glades Day 62 to 15 in their preseason classic last night. Balanced scoring from Thadd Sanders, Bethany Stuart and Taylor Trent led the way and the bench was also productive.
Coach Morgan Ungerott said she couldn’t have written a better script for the first game. She said the team worked hard for the most part but she could see more effort. Sanders returned to the court after a two year absence like she’d never left, driving the length of the floor, finding open teammates, and playing good defense. Clewiston defeated John Carroll 48-43 in the other game. Tonight Okeechobee plays Clewiston at 7 pm and John Carrroll meets Glades Day at 5:30 pm
Okeechobee wrestling defeated Treasure Coast 48-27 in their pre-season dual in Port St. Lucie.
Winners for Okeechobee included Tiffany Bowers, Matt Lanning, Delfino Garcia, Michael Garcia, Todd Lanning, Cody Griffith, Sebastian Fulleda, Joe Turbush, and Jake Menendez.
Sports Cast for November 6th:
Lady Brahman volleyball fell in the second round of regional play last night at Jensen Beach, 25-16, 25-19 and 25-21 to finish their season at 15-11. Jensen Beach moves on to the final 8 in the state. Lady Brahman basketball tips it off tonight with a pre-season tournament at Okeechobee high school.
Games will be at 5:30 and 7 pm tonight.
New basketball coach Morgan Ungerott said she is cautiously optimistic that the team can compete this year. Ungerott said they are working on building teamwork, dedication and energy from the players. She said if they get excited and enjoy the sport, which can only help. Key players for the team this year include Bethany Stuart, Thad Sanders, Taylor Trent, and Cheyenne Nunez.
Girls’ soccer lost 1-0 at Sebring last night.
OHS wrestling also opens the season tonight with a dual meet at Treasure Coast high school with weigh in to start at 5 pm.
Sports Cast for November 5th:
Frostproof avenged an early season loss to Okeechobee with a 15-11 victory in the Citrus Division championship game Saturday in Lake Placid. Laquavious Williams rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown and Jarrett Mills kicked an extra point and a 25 yard field goal for Okeechobee. Frostproof returned an interception off a deflection for a 65 yard touchdown in the game. Brahmans Coach Eric Williams said the team had nothing to be ashamed of this season. Okeechobee finished the season at 10-1.
Tabatha Henry was the only Brahman runner to qualify for the state finals this year. She finished fourth at the regional in South Fork on Saturday with a time of just over 20 minutes. Vernice Leon finished in 42nd place for the Lady Brahmans.
The boys’ team finished 8th overall at the regional. Hernan Baltazar finished in 17 minutes and 59 seconds, good for 23rd overall. Emmanual Gaona finished 47th, Daniel Shelley 54th.
On the sports schedule today, Lady Brahman soccer travels to Sebring for a match at 6 pm.
The swim team also competes in their regional today with several qualifiers this year in both individual and relay races.
Last night’s game was a true test for our Okeechobee JV football team. This team of you men that we have at the JV level understands what it means to wear the purple and gold uniform, as an Okeechobee Brahman Football Player. They are a group of resilient young men that do not give up no matter what the situation is, they know what it takes to be a winner. As a man on his spiritual journey after GOD, I’m responsible in helping teach these young men what I means to be successful men in our community. In September of this year, I had to leave on a training conference for my job at the Sheriff’s Department in Salt Lake City, Utah. While I was travel across the United State I had some time to talk to our heavenly father. To soul search and reflect on where my life has taken me and the person and responsibilities that I have as a man, a father a husband and as a coach. He put into my spirit, that if I did his will, that he would bless me, my family, and this football team. So when I got back we immediately started letting the kids lead in pray before practice and after practice, before and after the games, and even during halftime. Believing as a unit that we where a better football team. We where 0-3 before this and now we’re 5-0 sense then. South Fork’s JV football team by far was the best team we faced all year. With 10.7 seconds left in the game, South Fork was on the 40 yard line attempting to score and win the game, or at least get their kicker into field goal range to tie the game up and go into overtime. The Brahmans JV defense stepped up and was able to stop South Fork from getting into scoring range which sealed the game for the Brahmans. The Brahmans JV offense rushed for over 250 yards and pasted for over 100. The rushing attack was lead by Angel Garcia, Andrew Wine, Fred Bradley, and Terrance Boswell with rushing touchdowns by Bradley and Boswell. Wyatt Bessenbacher had two passing touchdowns from Trevor Thomas in the 26-23 victory over South Fork. Following the South Fork game was a rematch with the Clewiston Tigers who had beat us at home in our season opener 14-0. Me, coach Witlock and coach Guerra prepared this JV team to run our offense, to stop their running attack with our defense and be mentally ready to bounce back if any adversity came. We inspired in them that they had seen everything that Clewiston had to offer the first time we played them, and they only beat us by 2 touchdowns. But this was a different Brahman JV football team we had now. They had beat Sebastian River 14-8, Martin County 20-18, Port St. Lucie 22-6, and South Fork 26-23. With these consecutive wins under their belt we walk into the Clewiston Tigers stadium on a mission to redeem ourselves and to show everyone the team we had become. That night the Okeechobee Brahmans JV Football team beat the Clewiston Tigers 20-0. We finished this season with MAXPREP having us at 5-2 and arguably the best JV team in the area all because we came together as a team, put GOD first and believed in his will for our team. As a unit we became better men, and a better team, blessed and highly favored.
by Coach Joe Smith
Sports Cast for November 4th:
The Brahmans dropped their homecoming game to Jensen Beach 27-20 on Friday night.
Adrian Minondo rushed for 183 yards and a touchdown. EJ Neal caught 84 yards in receptions and a touchdown. Khalil Smith rushed for a 7 yard score in the second half. Alex Ogle riddled the Brahman secondary with 19 passes for 4 hundred 12 yards. Ogle found Austin Queen for a 61 yard score, Jean Alexis for a 98 yard score and Cristian East for a 13 yard score in the game. He said his team had four turnovers and that kept the game close. GW Jarriel had an interception and Zeke Matthews recovered a fumble for Okeechobee.
Falcons coach Tim Caffey said he knew Okeechobee would play physical ball. Brahman Coach Chris Branham said he was proud of the kids’ effort and that how they kept battling to the final bell. Okeechobee concludes their season on Friday against Clewiston.
Moore Haven qualified for the playoffs for the second consecutive year with an impressive 35-6 win over St. John Neumann in Naples Friday night.
Sports Cast for October 29th:
The bowling teams fell short at districts this year.
The Lady Brahmans finished in fifth place this year. None of the players reached the regional as an individual. Jessica Olney bowled a 618 to lead the girls. Ashley Byrd rolled a 187, and Kirsten Doney a high game of 178.
Brian Chapman bowled a 608 series for the Boys team.
The Lady Brahman soccer team opens up their season tonight at Martin County at 6 pm.
Coach Sonya Smith enters her third year at the helm. She is enthused that more girls tried out this year and girls came from other sports like softball and volleyball to play soccer this winter. She said she is impressed with the corps of the team.
Smith said she sees improvement and that should continue this year. Her message to the girls has been clear. Smith said the team will benefit from a summer indoor soccer league that many of the girls participated in this year.
Sports Cast for November 1st:
The Brahmans host Jensen Beach for homecoming tonight.
The Falcons at (3-5) are led by Senior QB Alex Ogle who has thrown for over 15 hundred yards. Brahman Coach Chris Branham said Ogle is the team’s best player and they’ve centered their offense around him..
On defense, Nico Sawtelle hads 52 tackles and 66 assists already this year and will be a formidable assignment for our offense. Okeechobee is paced by senior running back Adrian Minondo who has 880 yards rushing on the season.
Coach Branham said he’d like to see a large crowd to support the kids tonight.
On the sports schedule, the OYFL senior team will face Frostproof in a playoff game tomorrow in Lake Placid. The game should start around noon.
The OHS cross country team has several runners at regional tomorrow at South Fork high school including district champion Tabatha Henry and Hernan Baltazar who have high hopes for reaching state.