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Sports Cast 3/31

Sports Cast for March 31st:

Jonathon Crawford hopes to have a much better year in the Cincinnati Reds organizations this year. A torn labrum ruined his 2015 campaign where he was limited to just 13 innings pitched for the Daytona Tortugas. He admits it wasn’t the best way to start out with a new organization. He admits the rehab from surgery has monotonous and boring but work that had to be done.

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On the sports schedule today,

Moore Haven baseball visits First Baptist Academy in Naples at 4 pm.  OHS softball competes at the Kissimmee Klassic against Kissimmee Osceola at 5 pm, OHS track visits Moore Haven for a meet today at 3:30 pm.   Flag football will travel to Port St. Lucie at 5 pm.  OHS baseball hosts Lincoln Park tonight at 7 pm.

Sports Cast 3/30

Sports Cast for March 30th:

Moore Haven’s Jose Garcia was named all state for football this year. In the process he made history as the first linemen to be named all-state for the school. He had played football since the 7th grade. He said this year’s 7 win team worked together well and wanted the same things.

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He’s hopeful of continuing his football career in college and major in sports medicine.

Rain wiped out yesterday’s sports schedule.

The boys’ tennis team fell short of reaching regional at the district tournament.

On the sports schedule today, Moore Haven baseball hosts Community School of Naples at 7 pm.  OHS softball begins play in the Kissimmee Klassic tonight with four games through Saturday.

Brighton reservation baseball visits Moore Haven junior varsity this afternoon at 4 pm.

Sports Cast 3/28

Sports Cast for March 28th:

OHS cross country coach AJ Mayernik is thrilled with the progress both teams made this year. The boys team made it to state and figure to have enough back next year to make another run. The girls’ team also has young and upcoming talent to build upon. Mayernik said his teams worked hard and constantly improved.

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Mayernik says most athletes want to be successful and the cross country team can offer that to them.

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OHS tennis plays their district tournaments starting today in Boynton Beach. Jensen Beach is the prohibitive favorite.

Moore Haven baseball visits Glades Day this afternoon, first pitch at 4 pm.

Sports Cast 3/25

Sports Cast for March 25th:

Jajuan Cherry won the defensive player of the year award for the Brahman football team this year. The cornerback was among the team’s leaders in interceptions and tackles this past year. He said the award was something he always had his eye on. Cherry played a lot of 7 on 7 last summers and he felt he knew more about the position this year

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Cherry has been slowed by foot problems during the track season and is yet to run the 1 hundred meter dash this spring.

Okeechobee softball split a pair on Thursday, winning the completion of a rain suspended game at Jensen Beach 11-9, but then losing to South Fork 10-0.

South Fork hit seven homeruns in the game.

Okeechobee baseball was rained out last night in the second inning against Avon Park with the Red Devils in the lead 1-0.

On the sports schedule, Moore Haven softball will host Sebring on Saturday at Noon.

Sports Cast 3/24

Sports Cast for March 24th:

Jordan Lawlis pitched a complete game and had an RBI triple as Okeechobee held off Jensen Beach 7-5 in girls’ softball action last night. Lauren Bostwick added a three run double for the Lady Brahmans. Lawlis said she liked the way Okeechobee responded after Jensen took a 4-3 lead in the fourth

Jordan Lawlis on win over Jensen

Kassie Weldon added an RBI single for the Brahmans.

Coach Mary Huff admits there always is a lot of emotion and fire when these two teams play. The two teams finish off a rain shortened game today at 4 pm in Jensen Beach.

Mary Huff on win over Jensen

The Lady Brahmans then move over to South Fork to play a regular game at 7 pm this evening.

John Carroll scored five runs in both the second and fourth innings and ripped Okeechobee 13-1 in high school baseball last night.

On the sports schedule today OHS tennis will host Avon Park for senior day at 4:30.  A ceremony for seniors starts at 4 pm.  OHS baseball will host Avon Park at 7 pm.  Moore Haven baseball hosts Immokalee at 6 pm.  Moore Haven softball visits Community school of Naples at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/23

Sports Cast for March 23rd:

Audrey Craig caught a 21 yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds to go to lead Okeechobee to a 12-6 win over Avon Park in girls’ flag football last night. Okeechobee improved to 3-0 on the season. Craig said she didn’t deserve all the credit.

Audrey Craig on win over Avon Park

Coach Jeff Whitlock said he feels the team is building off last year’s success. He said he’d like to see the team be a constant contender for regional and state championships.

Jeff Whitlock on flag win over Avon Park

Clinesha Williams and LaPorsche Morris had key interceptions in the fourth quarter for Okeechobee.

Girls’ softball dropped a double header to Westminster 9-1 and 8-6 last night.

Coach Mary Huff said Westminster was a talented team that finished plays and were hungry at the plate.  She said she hopes some of their fire rubs off on her team.

Mary Huff on loss to Westminster

Okeechobee hosts Jensen Beach tonight in a key district matchup at 6 pm.

Also tonight boys’ baseball hosts John Carroll at 7 pm.  Moore Haven softball hosts St. John Neumann with JV at 4:30 and varsity at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/22

Sports Cast for March 22nd:

Daniel Shelley took home the MVP award for boys cross country this year. He said it was a great year for the team as they qualified for state

Shelley said the state finals race itself was a memorable experience, one he’d like to repeat.

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Moore Haven scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat East Lee County High 5-4 last night.

Garrett Palladino and Lowell Roberts both had two runs batted in for the Terriers who won their fourth game of the year. John Wright pitched six solid innings for Moore Haven.

On the sports schedule today, OHS softball hosts Westminster School at 6 pm.  OHS flag football hosts Avon Park at 6 pm.  Moore Haven JV baseball visits Brighton at 5 pm.

Moore Haven varsity baseball visits Marco Island Academy at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/21

Sports Cast for March 21st:

De’Angelo Ware of Moore Haven was named first team all-state in Class 3A. This year, the senior running back rushed for nearly 15 hundred yards and 19 touchdowns leading the Terriers to a seven win season.

He said his best memories were being with his team and doing what he could to help them win. He was a five year member of the varsity program.  He recently decided to play for Florida International University.

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Ware said he always knew that football would be his priority

On the sports schedule today, OHS tennis will host Sebring at 3:30 pm.

Moore Haven baseball will host East Lee County High School at 7 pm.

Sports Cast 3/18

Sports Cast for March 18th:

A four run second inning made the difference as North Florida Christian defeated Okeechobee 6-3 at the Sanford Spring break tournament Thursday.

Jarred Morgan and Gabe Greseth both had two hits and Koby Chapman drove in two runs for Okeechobee.

Trey Pearce had a homerun and three hits for North Florida Christian.

Baron Stuart pitched six innings and struck out seven for Okeechobee.

Coach Eric Kindell said the team has learned a lot this week about the little things that winning teams do to win games.   He said his hitters have gotten some valuable at bats against quality pitching. He said the tournament will benefit his team when the district tournament comes around.

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Okeechobee wraps up the tournament this afternoon when they play Palmetto Ridge at 2 pm at Sanford Memorial Stadium.

Sports Cast 3/17

Sports Cast for March 17th:

Katlyn McCue hit a homerun and tossed a one hit gem on the mound to lead the Treasure Coast Titans to a 6-0 victory over Okeechobee in girls softball action last night.

McCue struck out 12 and gave up only a second inning single to Jordan Lawlis in the complete game win.

Brahman Coach Mary Huff said she felt her girls could have had better at bats.

Mary Huff on loss to Treasure Coast

Rachel Samaniago  (Sammon Yeah Go) had four hits for Treasure Coast who improved to (12-2) on the season.  Okeechobee falls to (4-7).

Brahman boys’ baseball continues their tournament in Sanford today when they take on North Florida Christian.  First pitch is 3:30 pm.

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