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Sports Cast 7/24

Sports Cast for July 24th:

Alkeecia Clayton won the Offensive Player of the year for the Lady Brahman basketball team this past season. The freshman opened some eyes with a 36 point performance in her second varsity game. She says she is proud of the way the team played and how they have worked to improve. Clayton says she tried to get all of her teammates involved in the offense and likes what the future holds. Clayton says she had the confidence she could succeed at the high school level.

The girls team won 16 games last year.

Sports Cast 7/21

Sports Cast for July 21st:

Cade Pearce won the MVP trophy for boy’s tennis. The freshman really enjoys the sport and thought it was a good decision to join the team. He said his goal in the off season is to improve his endurance and also continue improvement on his volley game. He says he had to play a number of older strong players this year, but was able to hold his own.

He plans to recruit some younger players to join the team next year as they build the program.

Sports Cast 7/20

Sports Cast for July 20th:

Richard Roudybush resigned as Moore Haven football coach. He will take a job in the private sector and spend more time with his young family. He says his future coaching plans are up in the air. Max Manin was named the interim coach.  He was the defensive coordinator for the past two years.

He says he knows the kids and is excited about the opportunity.

Moore haven has won seven games the past two years and have designs on a playoff trip this year.

The new offensive coordinator is Chris Cook who coached before at Hardee High and Sebring High.

Sports Cast 7/19

Sports Cast for July 19th:

The Okeechobee boys cross country team doesn’t plan to rebuild but reload after two consecutive trips to the State Finals. Coach A.J Mayernik says he always felt the cross country team could be a state power. The guys lost three key runners to graduation but Mayernik says the returning group should be strong. The girl’s team was young and continues to grow. He says the kids work out all summer long to get ready for the season.

The boy’s team was 23rd in the state this year despite a runner being injured during the state finals.

Sports Cast 7/18

Sports Cast for July 18th:

Haley Underhill was named the Rising Star of the Brahman softball team this year. She hit three homeruns, and was among the team leaders in runs scored and batting average. Underhill says she lacked confidence when she started her freshman year. She was also the top pitcher on the team until an injury derailed her season.  She said she readjusted her thinking and was determined to help her team in another way.

Haley is among the Lady Brahmans who play travel ball throughout the year.

Sports Cast 7/17

Sports Cast for July 17th:

Carol Olney of Okeechobee was named to the Martin county bowling hall of fame this spring. She shot a perfect 3 hundred game at Stuart Bowl in February which is a requirement for the Hall of Fame. Olney says this was one of the things on her bucket list. Olney is also a member of the Flint, Michigan bowling hall of fame, her home town. She said the perfect game kind of took her by surprise as she wasn’t really aware until the 10th frame.

Olney says bowlers should practice, be committed, and have fun with the sport.

Sports Cast 7/14

Sports Cast for July 14th:

Silas Madrigal is expected to be a key piece to the Brahman boys basketball program in the next three years. The freshman guard won the junior varsity MVP trophy this year. The member of the Seminole Tribe grew up playing basketball at various tournaments across the country. He says he took a big step forward this past year and enjoyed the trophy. Madrigal played Chobee Nation basketball this summer and worked to improve his game. The Junior varsity went 15-5 this past season.

Sports Cast 7/13

Sports Cast for July 13th:

The Okeechobee high school  girls golf program took a huge step forward last year and hope to do the same in 2 thousand 17. Coach Morgan Ungerott says the girls also made the sport enjoyable last fall. She said the girls also did a lot of work to improve their swings and their games.  She said they came a long way from the start of the season. Four of the girls, all underclassmen, never played competitive golf before they joined the team.

Most of the girls will return to the squad this year.  She said they will have higher expectations this year.

Emily Rhodes was the MVP and only a few strokes from qualifying for regional.

Sports Cast 7/12

Sports Cast for July 12th:

Alexi Morgan was one of three underclassmen who qualified for the weight lifting regionals this year. She will be a junior this year. She says she enjoyed getting to regional. Morgan says she got to meet new people, made new friends, and enjoyed watching her teammates get better. Her best life was 130 pounds on clean and jerk.

They spent time lifting weight, traditional exercises, and running. Her ultimate goal is to make the state finals. She also plays volleyball and flag football.

Sports Cast 7/11

Sports Cast for July 11th:

The Okeechobee Darlings softball team won the Florida Dixie Youth State Title Monday as they swept a double header from Holmes County, 14-2 and 16-4. They advance, along with the Angels All-Stars to the Dixie Youth World Series.  It begins on July 28th in Sumter, South Carolina. Dalton Murray of Okeechobee was named to the Gulf South Conference First Team All-GSC Student athletes for the 2017 baseball campaign.

Murray was also named First Team All-South Regional team by the American baseball Coaches Association. Murray batted .378 which was third highest in the conference, slugged .579 good for eighth best in the conference, and had an on base percentage of .448, good for fifth highest in the conference.  He also drove in 44 runs, good for 10th in the conference.

Dalton says a position change helped him improve at the plate.

He says making the all conference team was a goal he set early in they year. Murray led his team to a 33-22 record and a berth in the NCAA Division II regionals this year.

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