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Sports Cast for February 12th:
The Lady Brahman tennis team got off to an excellent start with a 6-1 victory over Clewiston Tuesday. Straight set Singles wins were turned in by Keartsin Dorrance, Elizabeth Santileces, Rachel Williams and Kayla Orr. Okeechobee also swept doubles.
Boys tennis walloped the over matched Tigers 7-0. Okeechobee figures to have a strong boys’ team this year.
Otto Ramirez lost just four games in his match, Cody Walker won by shutout and Colt Root and Dylan Ferneau lost just one game. #2 singles player Lucas Penido says he’s optimistic about the team’s chances this year. Penido says his easy victory on Tuesday over Zachary Dukes in a shutout…was a battle mentally but that he worked on some things to improve his game for future matches.
The tennis teams will host Westwood this afternoon at 3:30 pm at the sports complex.
The OHS track team also gets underway today with a meet at Sebastian River High School.
Sports Cast for February 11th:
Blake Marsocci was recently named pitching coach for the Boys baseball team. He said coaching is a way he can give back to Okeechobee for the support they gave him when he played. He says he still has fond memories of his baseball career that ended at Stetson University and included a trip to the state final 4 back in 2005. Marsocci deflects praise about the run stating he had a lot of help in that run of success. Marsocci said he’d like to take Okeechobee back to the final 4 as a coach.
He said he likes the talent level of his pitching staff this year and has been busy getting them on a conditioning routine and working on mechanics.
He also preaches them to get the most out of their abilities. Key pitchers for the Brahmans this year include Kutter Crawford, Christian Crews, Elijah Finney and Paul Jackson.
Cory Vickers qualified for the wrestling state finals this week as he finished in fourth place in the 220 pound weight division.
On the sports schedule today, the tennis teams open up at home this afternoon against Clewiston at 3:30 pm.
Okeechobee boy’s baseball got off to a good start at their preseason classic with a walk off win Friday over Lake Placid, 6-5. Jarrod Morgan drove in a run on a bases loaded walk, and a balk scored Christian Crews. Gabe Greseth followed with a sacrifice fly to deep center to win the game. Greseth said he didn’t get overwhelmed by the moment. Coach Eric Kindell said his team made a few fielding mistakes, but got good pitching and got some much needed experience. Okeechobee also won on Saturday over Clewiston, 9-8 in extra innings.
The girls’ softball team lost a wild one to Hardee, 14-11 in eight innings on Friday. Okeechobee trailed at one point 11-2 before battling back to tie in the seventh inning.
Danyelle Sheffield had two sings and two runs batted in. Lexi Ward added an RBI double and Jordan Lawlis an RBI single. Danielle Welch had a two run single in the 8th inning. The Wildcats scored six runs in the fourth inning.
Sports Cast for February 7th:
10 Brahman wrestlers compete today at the regional tournament at Jensen Beach high school. Joe Turbush will wrestle at 160 pounds. He took second at the districts last week. He said he was thrilled to get to this point. Also going is Cory Vickers who wrestles at 220 pounds. Cory expressed mixed emotions about a second place finish at districts.
Also among the 10 competitors is heavyweight Greg Hernandez who had a strong district tournament last week.
The Brahman baseball preseason classic continues tonight and Saturday. Tonight Okeechobee hosts Lake Placid at 7 pm. Tomorrow Okeechobee plays Clewiston at 2 pm while John Carroll meets Lake Placid at 11 am. Lady Brahman softball hosts Hardee tonight at 7 pm.
Sports Cast for February 6th:
Khalil Smith signed a letter of intent to play college football for Division II power, Carson Newman in Jefferson City, Tennessee on national signing day. The Brahman safety and running back won the Brahman Award for team leadership and character this year. He said he didn’t’ quite know how to describe his happiness. His mother Michelle Allen praised Smith for his work in the classroom and on the football field and was thrilled to be a part of this celebration.
His father Darryl Allen played football collegiately at Ithaca College in Upstate New York. He is also a Brahman Assistant Coach. He expressed pride in the fact his son dedicated himself to improving his skills. He said they came away impressed with Carson Newman after a slew of college visits.
The Okeechobee baseball preseason classic begins tonight at 7 pm. John Carroll will square off with Clewiston at Brahman field.
Sports Cast for February 5th:
Chris Watson had 22 points and Stanley Spence came off the bench to add 18 points as South Fork defeated Okeechobee 73-42 at the district tournament last night at Fort Pierce Westwood. Jacob Stewart led Okeechobee with 19 points. Eddie Neal added 10 points in his final Brahman game.
Brahman Coach Shawn Hays was disappointed afterward. South Fork outscored Okeechobee 32-14 in the fourth quarter to clinch the blowout.
Their Coach Tommy Swagger said it was important for his team to slow Okeechobee early. Michael Rivan played a strong overall game with defense, rebounds and assists for the Bulldogs. He said his team. He said effort made the difference
Okeechobee finished the season at 8 and 16. South Fork advances to play Port St. Lucie in the semifinals tonight.
Sports Cast for February 4th:
Three Okeechobee weight lifters have qualified for the state competition this year, Julia Weldon, Tamea Allen and Jessica Mond. The competition is this Saturday at Kissimmee Osceola High school.
Head Coach Tyrone Smith said he was happy to see the success these girls had. Allen said she was disappointed in her performance at last week’s sectionals and plans to have a better day at the state final.
Allen said Coach Smith pushes the girls hard and she was glad to be able to excel this year. Mond said she was proud of herself for her performance this year and she also thanked her coaches and friends for pushing her. She said she really improved this year.
On the sports schedule today, boys’ basketball opens up their district tournament against South Fork at Fort Pierce Westwood high with the tip to begin at 7 pm.
Sports Cast for February 3rd:
Danyelle Sheffield was named Brahman Award winner for the girls’ golf team this year.
The senior said she enjoyed her senior year and remembers making the regional tournament as a team and shooting 47 in a match with Lincoln Park Academy. She said the Brahman Award was a great honor to attain. Sheffield said she put in a good effort and focused on the sport this year and that is what got her the award. Sheffield plans to attend Florida Gulf Coast University and enter the pharmacy program.
She’s expected to be a key cog in the Lady Brahmans softball squad this year. She tossed three shutout innings Friday in an intersquad game Kelly Chapman had a double and Hannah Collier a single in a two run fifth and the Black team went on to defeat the purple team 10-0 in the 10 inning game that was interrupted by a strong rain storm in the ninth inning. Jordan Lawlis had a triple and Stormy Stokes several good fielding plays in the game for the black squad.
The boys’ baseball Purple White game was postponed due to poor field conditions and will be held Tuesday night instead.
Brahman boys’ basketball wrapped up the regular season with a 55-49 win at Glades Day on Friday for their 8th win of the season. They meet South Fork in the district tournament on Tuesday night.
Sports Cast for January 31st:
Stormy Stokes is excited about the girls’ softball season this year. She is one of 7 seniors on the squad and she says there is a lot of leadership on the team. Stokes stayed in shape in the off season playing travel ball and also gave high school soccer a try where she excelled as the team’s goal keeper.
She admits having three high school coaches in three seasons has been difficult. Stokes also accepted a scholarship offer to play college softball next year at Indian River State College.
10 Brahman wrestlers, all who competed made regional at the District tournament held Wednesday at South Fork High School.
On the sports schedule tonight the Boys baseball purple and white game is scheduled for 7 pm. Girls’ softball holds an inter squad scrimmage tonight at 5 pm. Boys’ basketball visits Glades Day with JV at 4:30 and varsity to tip at 6 pm in Belle Glade.
Sports Cast for January 30th:
Wide receiver T.J Smith won the Most Improved Player Award for Brahman football this year. He was praised for learning whatever the coaches threw at him and with his improvement in pass routes and pass catching abilities. Smith said he really appreciated this honor. Smith only joined the team as a senior. He thanked Coach Chaka Smith for his help in improvements at wide receiver. Smith said he would like to be a teacher. He said he was recruited by the football coaches out of gym class. Smith had his best game against Jensen Beach with a couple of receptions.
Brahman wrestling ended the regular season with a 59-24 trouncing of Vero Beach. Matt Lanning, Alex Hernandez, Alex Bryan, Joe Turbush, Jake Menendez, Jacob Dupree and Greg Hernandez won by pinfall. Tiffany Bowers finished third at the girls wrestling state tournament in Orlando. She competed with 13 other girls in the 97 pound weight division and lost in the semifinals.
On the sports schedule tonight, Brahman boys’ basketball visits Martin County, Junior Varsity at 5:30 and the varsity game at 7 pm.