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Sports Cast 3/21

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 3/20

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 3/19

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 3/18

Sports Cast for March 18th:

WOKC Photo baseball versus Westwood 1 WOKC Photo baseball versus Westwood 2Okeechobee 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 3/17

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

Sports Cast 3/14

Sports Cast for March 14th:

Kutter Crawford says he still has work to do as his senior year in baseball continues.  He recently signed to pitch next year for Indian River State College. He says he worked hard in the offseason and bulked up on the mound.

He said the young team has made the game fun this year.

He understands he has to be a veteran mentor for the other pitchers. He played travel ball with the Florida Burn out of Sarasota and Okeechobee American Legion ball and said that improved his skills in the off season.

Okeechobee softball pounded Sebring last night 18-4.

Okeechobee girl’s tennis defeated Sebastian yesterday 6-1.  Kearstin Dorrance defeated Kelsey Wells 8-2, Elizabeth Santelices defeated Vanessa Dreher 8-1, Rachel Williams defeated Emily Brandes 8-2 and Imari Roberts defeated Martha Grudens 8-2.  Okeechobee also swept the doubles matches.

On the sports schedule tonight boys baseball hosts Westwood at 7 pm.

The OHS track team competes at Martin County this afternoon at 4 pm.

Sports Cast 3/13

Sports Cast for March 13th:

Tristen Anderson took home the Most Valuable Player award for the Junior Varsity Brahman football defensive unit this year.  He said it came down to him and Alex Garcia for the award. Anderson got a cup of coffee with the varsity squad late in the year and made an impact at corner back.  He said that was one of the highlights of the year.

Lincoln Park shut out the Lady Brahmans in tennis action Wednesday 7-0 with no competitive matches.

The boy’s tennis team lost to the Greyhounds 6-1. The Brahmans won the number 2 doubles, 8-3 behind Cody Walker and Colt Root.

On the sports schedule today OHS softball visits Sebring with JV at 5 and varsity at 7.  Flag Football travels to meet South Fork with JV at 5 pm and varsity at 6 pm.  OHS tennis visits Sebastian River at 3:30 this afternoon.

Sports Cast 3/12

Sports Cast for March 12th:

WOKC Photo baseball versus Port St. Lucie 3 WOKC photo baseball versus Port St. Lucie 2 WOKC Photo baseball versus Port St. Lucie 5 WOKC photo baseball versus PSL 1Tyler Anshaw out dueled Elijah Finney to lead Port St. Lucie to a 3-1 victory over Okeechobee last night in high school baseball at OHS. A two run rally in the sixth was the difference for the Jaguars.  Coach Tony Malizia said he always expects a close game when he plays at Okeechobee. Enrique Esquivel helped the rally as he was hit by a pitch.  He will play at Indian River State college next year.   He said the team was down after a recent loss and wanted this win. Brahman Coach Eric Kindell praised his team and said he felt his team can compete with Port St. Lucie.  He said Finney has given his chance to win.

Flag football lost to Martin County last night 13-7.   The junior varsity prevailed 14-12.

On the sports schedule tonight, softball will play a makeup game with Fort Pierce Westwood at 5 pm.

The tennis teams travel to Lincoln Park at 3:30 pm.

The OHS wrestling awards banquet is tonight at the high school cafeteria at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/11

Sports Cast for March 11th:

Kirsten Doney won the Most Improved golfer award for the Lady Brahman golf team this past season. Doney said she was glad she improved her golf game this year. Doney intends to play college golf.  She has a private coach and also intends to play in a tournament in Canada this summer. She admits she enjoys the game and always wants to play and improve.

Boys tennis lost 7-0 to Morningside Academy in a lop sided match on Monday.  No Okeechobee player won more than one game in singles.

Girls’ softball lost to Lincoln Park Academy in 8 innings, 2-1.  Okeechobee was held to 4 hits in the game.

On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball hosts Port St. Lucie tonight at 7 pm.   OHS softball visits Port St. Lucie with JV at 5 and varsity at 7 pm.  Flag football opens their season when they host Martin County, JV at 5 and varsity at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/10

Sports Cast for March 10th:

WOKC Photo softball Jensen Beach 1 WOKC Photo softball Jensen BEach 2Kutter Crawford pitched five strong innings and Elijah Finney finished off the game strong as Okeechobee defeated South Fork 6-2 for their first victory of the season on Friday night in Tropical Farms. Okeechobee put together a five run fifth to erase a 2-1 deficit to get the first head coaching win for Eric Kindell. He said his team has continued to work hard despite the 6 game losing streaks and that paid off with this win. Jarrod Morgan had three hits to lead the offense including a double and a run scored.

Danyelle Sheffield had three hits and Jordan Lawlis threw six strong innings as Okeechobee softball defeated Jensen Beach 9-5 in a mistake marred game at Brahman field Friday. Brahman Coach Mary Huff admits both teams made some fielding mistakes which does not happen a lot when these two rivals play. Lawlis struck out five and didn’t walk a batter in her performance.  She dealt with some chilly conditions.

She said this win means a lot for the team.

On the sports schedule today, boys tennis hosts Morningside Academy at 3:30 pm.

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