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Sports Cast 4/25

Sports Cast for April 25th:

Daniel Shelley took home a fifth district championship when he won the 1600 meters at the district track meet last week. He says he never gets tired of these trophies. Shelley is part of a back to back cross country district championship team, he won the individual district title this year, and was district champion this year and last year in the 1600 meters.

This year he was also a part of the district champ 4 by 800 meter relay teams. Shelley will compete Friday in the regional track meet at Miami North Western.  He says he’d like to qualify for state in the mile.

On the sports schedule tonight, the girls softball district tournament begins at Okeechobee high with South Fork against Martin County at 5 and Okeechobee vs Jensen Beach at 7 pm.

OHS baseball visits Avon Park at 7 pm

Moore Haven hosts their district softball tournament again tonight and Moore Haven baseball visits Clewiston at 7 pm.

Sports Cast 4/24

Sports Cast for April 24th:

Trevor Thomas scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth as Okeechobee defeated Palm Beach Gardens 6-5 at the baseball senior day game Saturday. Thomas says he wanted to be aggressive as he ran the bases. Six seniors were honored before the game, Thomas, Cody Louthan, Baron Stuart, Gabe Greseth, Alex Lopez. Mason Adams, Stuart and Lopez had  RBI singles in the game.

Dylan Morris pitched well in relief after the Brahmans fell behind 3-0 in the top of the first inning.  Louthan got the victory with three innings of relief.

Coach Eric Kindell says Louthan responded after allowing the tying run to score with two shutout innings.

There are no sports scheduled today in Okeechobee.

Sports Cast 4/21

Sports Cast for April 21st:

Haley Underhill hit a walk off grand slam in the 11th inning to lead Okeechobee to victory on senior night, 8-4 over Lincoln Park. Jill Crosby pitched a complete game and struck out 13.

Okeechobee rallied from a 4-0 deficit to tie the score in the sixth to force extra innings.

Devin Tedders hit a pinch hit two run double to lead Okeechobee to a 6-4 victory over Martin County in boys baseball last night. The win secures the #2 seed for Okeechobee in the district tournament on May 2nd in Jensen Beach.

Coach Eric Kindell says neither team used their best pitchers but some of his younger guys did a good job.

Tedders says he didn’t over think his big at bat in the bottom of the fourth. Gabe Greseth had two hits for Okeechobee.

Sports this weekend include boys baseball home against Palm Beach Gardens on Saturday at 3 pm.  Moore Haven baseball hosts Marco Island tonight at 6 pm

Sports Cast 4/20

Sports Cast for April 20th:

Megan Hargraves had two RBI and Taylor Amadon had two hits as Okeechobee built a 6-0 lead and then held on to defeat Vero Beach, 6-5 in high school softball. Coach Mary Huff says her team had one good inning but didn’t meet her expectations.

The Brahmans got a solid pitching performance from Jill Crosby, who pitched a complete game. Amadon says the girls did enough to win.

Crosby recovered with the tying and go ahead runs in scoring position in the seventh to get the final out.

OHS softball hosts Lincoln Park tonight for senior night at 6 pm.  Moore Haven track competes in their district meet and Moore Haven baseball visits community school of Naples at 7 pm.

Sports Cast 4/19

Sports Cast for April 19th:

Okeechobee baseball lost at Treasure Coast Tuesday afternoon 5-0. A five run second inning keyed by a two run double Ronnie Walker fueled the Titans. Okeechobee had just three hits, two of them by Mason Adams. Coach Eric Kindell says his pitcher had an off day. Titans pitcher Vinnie Spicoza kept the Brahman hitters off balance throughout the game. He says he had all his pitches working.

Several Brahmans qualify for the track regionals, the girls 4×800 meter relay team, Eve Walker in the shot put, Daniel Shelley in the 800 meters and 16 hundred meters, Gerald Saucedo and Hunters Sills in the 32 hundred meters and the 4 by 800 meter boys relay.  Shelley in the 16 hundred and Saucedo in the 32 hundred were district champs.

There are no sports events scheduled in Okeechobee today.

Sports Cast 4/18

Sports Cast for April 18th:

Moore Haven baseball lost a heart breaker to Glades Central 5-4 last night but are still in pursuit of the team’s first winning season since 2 thousand 2 at 11-9. Coach Max Manin says it would mean a lot to break the history of losing records.

The team has four regulars hitting over .300 this year, Garrett Palladino, is hitting .364 with 13 runs and 12 RBI.  Lowell Roberts is batting .333 with 16 runs and 13 RBI. Vincent Leiba is hitting .333 with 18 runs scored and 15 RBI, and Patrick  Metzler is batting .324 with a home run, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored.

Sophomore John Wright, veteran Adrian Pardo and youngster Cole Turner have led the pitching staff.

Manin has emphasized team work and chemistry and controlling emotions. The sports schedule today includes

OHS softball hosts Vero Beach at 6 pm.  OHS baseball visit Treasure coast a 4 pm.  OHS track has its district meet at South Fork.  Moore Haven baseball visits Canterbury at 4 pm.

Sports Cast 4/17

Sports Cast for April 17th:

Ashley Snyder caught a 30 yard touchdown pass and Audrey Craig caught an 11 yard touchdown to lead Okeechobee flag football to a 12-6 victory over Lake Placid Thursday. It was the Brahmans first win of the season. Coach Jeff Whitlock says the team stuck together after a tough start to the season

Four seniros were honored Audrey Craig, Shytria Ash, Michaels Myers and Justice Talley.

Talley says it was a great to have one win on her senior year

The Brahman junior varsity lost 8-0.

The Brahmans wrap up the season at Avon Park on Tuesday.

There are no sports schedule today in Okeechobee.

Sports Cast 4/13

Sports Cast for April 13th:

Virginia transfer student Tanner Thornton surprised with his play on the football field this year for the Brahmans. He became a force at defensive end late in the year using his 6’5-inch frame to his advantage. He was named the teams most improved player. He says he appreciated the award. He had a broken hand which kept him out for half the season.

In Virginia he lost his freshman year to a broken leg and also broke his wrist as a sophomore. He says he worked hard every day to help his team.

The sports schedule today includes OHS flag football hosts Lake Placid at 6 pm.  OHS baseball travels to Port St. Lucie for a matinee at 3 pm.  Moore Haven baseball will travel to First Baptist Academy at 4 pm.

Sports Cast 4/12

Sports Cast for April 12th:

Okeechobee softball defeated Martin County 11-5 to wrap up the district schedule at 5-1 this year. Taylor Amadon made her debut in the leadoff spot and had three hits and four runs scored. Megan Hargraves had three hits and two RBI. She says she had to make adjustments to off speed pitchers in this game.

Coach Mary Huff felt the Lady Brahmans could have played better and didn’t show their talent level.

Janel Aponte had three RBI for Okeechobee.

Moore Haven baseball defeated St. John Neumann 7-3.  John Wright threw a complete with eight strikeouts.

On the sports schedule, the Okeechobee boys and girls basketball awards banquet is held tonight at 6 pm at the OHS cafeteria.

Sports Cast 4/11

Sports Cast for April 11th:

Jonathon Crawford started the minor-league season strong last Thursday with a five inning performance in a win over Kissimmee. Crawford was returned to the Florida State League for the second year in a row for the Reds farm team the Daytona Beach Tortugas. Crawford has had two lost years due to shoulder surgery. He says he feels better now and is on his way back.

Crawford says he isn’t back 1 hundred percent, but is throwing pain free.  He expects to be throwing in the upper 90s again this summer.

Moore Haven baseball dominated Donahue Academy 14-0 on Monday.  Patrick Metzler drove in three runs.

On the sports schedule today

OHS softball hosts Martin County at 6 pm.

Moore Haven baseball visits St. John Neumann at 4 pm.

Moore Haven softball hosts Sebring at 6:30 pm

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