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Sports Cast 6/21

Sports Cast for June 21st:

Megan Hargraves made the Class 7A all-state softball team this year. She hit 436 to lead her team and was among the Brahman leaders in RBI and runs scored. She says it was a great moment in her career. She plays travel ball for Lady Gators Jackson.

She played in a tournament at the American Softball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City this past weekend. She says travel ball has made her a better player. Hargraves recently verbally committee to play college ball at the University of South Florida.

The OCRA Belles team won the district championship last night 9-7 over Wahneta to advance to the state tournament.

The Angels lost to Lake Placid 7-6 but were still invited to the state tournament next month in Bristol.


Sports Cast 6/20

Sports Cast for June 20th:

The Belles and Angels All Stars remained alive at the OCRA District tournament in Lake Placid Monday. The Angels defeated Lake Placid 11-5 and the Belles defeated Wahneta, 10-5 to reach the championship games tonight against those same teams.

The boys pitching machine, ages 7-8 lost two games to Lake Placid, 7-6, and 5-1 and were eliminated. Lauren Bostwick was named to the All-State softball team last week.

Bostwick says she was pleasantly surprised. Bostwick plays travel ball for Gators Gold Flannery in West Palm Beach and will play in tournaments in New Jersey and Colorado this summer. Bostwick says she expects to get college offers in the fall.


Sports Cast 6/19

Sports Cast for June 19th:

Several OCRA all-star teams remain alive at districts in lake Placid. The Belles defeated Ft. Meade 10-3 Friday, and Brandon 13-3 on Saturday before a loss to Wahneta 5-4 Saturday night.  They defeated Sebring on Sunday 17-2.

Coach Elia Suarez says she is pleased with how the girls are performing. The Ponytails won one of three games, with a victory Saturday over Lake Placid, 12-5, before being eliminated. Coach Steve Curl says it was still a rewarding experience for the team.

The angels lost Friday 13-8 to Lake Placid but rebounded with a 19-6 win over Brandon Saturday and play again today.

The Darlings coached by Daniel Nunez won districts with victories of Lake Placid 23-2 and 14-1.

The baseball pitching machine division also is undefeated with an 8-7 victory over Lake Placid Friday and a 14-1 victory over Avon Park Saturday.


Sports Cast 6/16

Sports Cast for June 16th:

Kiara Hayes won the Floor General Award for the Lady Brahman basketball banquet. The sophomore guard carved out a role for the team after losing her starting spot to a freshman. She says she improved a lot by the end of the year. Hayes may leave Okeechobee for another high school this summer, but still wants to devote herself to the game wherever she plays.

Okeechobee wrestlers trying to purchase a new mat for practice and meets are holding a fund raiser pulled pork dinner today from 10 to 2 at the Brahman Theatre Parking lot.  Dinners are 10 dollars.

OCRA softball district tournaments and the pitching machine baseball district tournaments continue in Lake Placid tonight, Saturday and Sunday.


Sports Cast 6/14

Sports Cast for June 14th:

Dymond Wiggins was the hustle award winner for the Lady Brahman basketball team this year. Wiggins says she was glad to get that award.

Wiggins has played travel ball this summer and is working on her jump shot.

She says it was fun to play on the team this year as the girls had good chemistry and genuinely liked each other. Okeechobee won 16 games for the second straight year.

Dymond also played on the girls flag football team this season.


Sports Cast 6/13

Sports Cast for June 13th:

Moore Haven might have lost their spring game to Benjamin 39-9, but coach Richard Roudybush says he felt it was a very productive spring practice. The Terriers didn’t suffer any serious injuries in spring. The team will focus on the weight room, a couple of camps, conditioning, and some 7 on 7 passing leagues this summer. Roudybush told his players that now is when team’s separate themselves from the competition. The Terriers will be led in the fall by all state QB John Cox and Dashon Ross who is also getting college football offers.

The Okeechobee County track and field winners in the girls ages 13-14 division included Kailynn Reichert of Okeechobee Christian Academy in the 100 meters, Lindsey Saucedo of OCA in the 200 meters, Hannah Beard of OCA in the 16 hundred meters and home school student Joy Whipple in the standing long jump.  The OCA relay team of Jacklyn Pearce, Kailynn Reichert, Faith Caldwell and Jalyn Lightsey won the 4 by 1 hundred meter relay.


Sports Cast 6/12

Sports Cast for June 12th:

Crystal Estrada Hernandez took home the Brahman Award for the girls’ cross country team this year. Crystal was also Brahman award winner for the girls’ soccer team. She was praised by the coach as being a great help in getting the team ready and with logistics. She says she pushed the girls to always do their best.

She said making regional as a team, and setting her personal best times, were highlights this year.

The Okeechobee County track and field winners in boys ages 13-14 this year included Trace Wilcox of Pemayetv Emahakv in the 100 meters and the standing long jump and, Daniel Phillips, a home school student in the 2 hundred meters and the 16 hundred meters, The relay team at Okeechobee Christian Academy won the 4  by 1 hundred meter relay.  Team member incluced Dean Congelton, Josh Hatch, Derek Rucks and Tyler Vest.


Sports Cast 6/9

Sports Cast for June 9th:

Ashton English set a school record for goals scored and won the Golden Boot Award for the Lady Brahman soccer team this past year. English had 22 goals as the team enjoyed their most wins in one season, 11, this past campaign. English says the award caps off a great year. She says she was proud to be part of the success of the soccer team this season. She also ran track and played flag football this year.

She could play club soccer over the summer.

The winners of the County track meet in the girls ages 11 and 12 division this year included, Sanye Washington in the 1 hundred meters, Kaylee Nesby of Central in the 2 hundred, Perla Solis of North in the 4 hundred, and Callie Phillips, a home school student in the standing long jump.  The South relay team of Haylea Smith, Sanye Washingtno, Khaileah Lovely and Yahira Gomez, won the 4 by 1 hundred meter relay.


Sports Cast 6/8

Sports Cast for June 8th:

Eli McMullen was named the Golden Helmet Award winner for Brahman football this year. The long snapper took on the job as a freshman and grew into one of the best around. McMullen plans to continue his playing career at Berry College in Georgia where he can also study about agriculture.

Okeechobee County track meet winners in boys ages 11-12 this year included Bryce Ward of Pemayetv Emahakv in the 100 meters, Ward again in the 2 hundred meters, Bryce Baker of PECS in the 4 hundred meters, and Tucker Myers of Everglades in the standing long jump.  The Seminole relay team of Jahmal Duhaney, Luis Rojas, Cory Wilkerson and Aundre Baker won the 4 by 100 meter relay.


Sports Cast 6/7

Sports Cast for June 7th:

Jillian Kennedy was the Brahman Award winner for Okeechobee girls swimming this year. She says the award was a big surprise. She says her best moment was at regionals in the relay race. She says the swim team has a bright future. Kennedy also participated in weight lifting and track.

Three Brahmans and Coach Eric Kindell will try again to play in the Treasure Coast all star baseball game today in Port St. Lucie weather permitting, Alex Lopez, Cody Louthan and Baron Stuart are all on the South team.  First pitch at Mets Stadium is 11 am.


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