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Sports Cast for December 31st:
Aubrie Reister was named Most Valuable athlete for the Lady Brahman swim team this year. Reister has set four school records in her first three years on the team, including three relay records. She also has the 200 individual freestyle record.
Reister won the award on her birthday this month. She said the support of family, teammates, the school and the community help keep the team going.
They broke 6 school records this year alone and sent more swimmers to the regional.
Reister says she stays motivated by her love for the sport.
There are no sporting events today at local schools due to the Christmas holiday break.
Sports Cast for December 30th:
Brahman football player Eli McMullen recently won a championship at a long snapping camp in Boca Raton. He also attended a camp in rural Georgia and did well.
McMullen said he loves football and he really enjoyed these camps. McMullen said as freshmen he wasn’t getting a lot of playing time on the gridiron and decided to give long snapping a shot. At these camps He’s gotten to meet college players and coaches and get new expertise. He is currently ranked #1 in his class for 2017 for long snappers in the nation. He hopes to parlay his work into a college scholarship.
There are no sporting events at local schools this week due to the holiday break.
Sports Cast for December 29th:
Jessica Olney is an MVP Award winner for the fourth consecutive year. The senior won the Lady Brahman bowling team award at the team banquet this month. Olney led the team in overall average at 169 and finished third at districts. Her high game this year was 223. Jessica said it took a lot of hard work to become a top bowler. She fell only seven pins short of state this year. She plans to study criminology and is considering offers from Farleigh Dickinson and Valparaiso. Olney says the four year award is also important.
Olney was the team captain for the Lady Brahmans. Six seniors graduate off the bowling team this year. The team hopes to recruit new bowlers to keep the bowling team going.
There are no sporting events planned at Okeechobee High School until after the first of the year.
Sports Cast for December 24th:
Cole Younger of Okeechobee won the Florida punt, pass and kick competition at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. The 7th grader at Osceola middle school kicked a punt 22 yards, threw a pass for 40 yards and missed wide left on a 35 yard field goal attempt before a capacity crowd in the stadium before a recent Buccaneers game. Younger did not qualify for the national championships to be held before the NFC title game.
Younger said it was an unforgettable day. Younger competed in a younger age group a few years ago down in Miami before a Dolphins game but wasn’t satisfied with his performance there. His ultimate goal is to play place kicker and tight end for Okeechobee high school. He also plays travel baseball.
There are no sporting events in Okeechobee on this Christmas Eve.
Sports Cast for December 23rd:
Boys’ soccer lost in their Christmas tournament to Vero Beach 3-1. Lonnie Sears said his team seemed to just go through the motions and didn’t give the effort he likes to see on the field. Gabriel Hernandez scored the only goal for Okeechobee which fell to (4-6-1) on the season. Desoto also pulled out of the tournament at the last minute which didn’t sit well with Coach Sears. Sears said his team must listen better and give 1 hundred percent effort all the time if they are to win soccer matches.
With Desoto pulling out the tournament ended on Monday with just the one match. Brahman boys basketball lost in the finals of the John Carroll Holiday tournament in a defensive battle 35-20 to fall to (3-11) on the season.
Lady Brahman soccer fell at Lake Placid Friday night 2-0. They are 2-13-1 on the season.
There are no sporting events this week at Okeechobee High School.
Sports Cast for December 22nd:
Bubba Fludd had nine points and six rebounds to lead the Brahman boys basketball team to a 39-35 victory over West Shore at the John Carroll Holiday tournament Friday. Gerald McKee and Adel Zamora both had six points for Okeechobee.
The Brahman boys’ soccer Christmas tournament to be held today with Vero Beach taking on Desoto at 1 pm and Okeechobee meeting Desoto at 3 pm in the nightcap.
Alberto Diaz says the team hopes to have a good turnout of fans for the tournament today and Tuesday. Giovanny Garcia says the boys’ team is playing better after a slow start to the season with four wins in their last five matches.
Okeechobee battles Vero Beach Tuesday at 1 pm in the final match of the tournament.
Moore Haven boys basketball fell to (6-6) with a 67-63 loss at home to Hialeah Education Academy on Friday.
Moore Haven girls basketball defeated Hialeah Education Academy 49-28.
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Sports Cast for December 19th:
Brahman boys’ soccer shuts out Port St. Lucie 2-0 in a physical battle last night. Fernando Perez had his fifth shutout of the year in net for Okeechobee making some exceptional saves. Perez says the team only had 14 players in uniform and he had to be tough in goal. Javier Hernandez and Alfredo Renteria scored goals for the Brahmans
Coach Lonnie Sears said Port St. Lucie played physical but his team battled without a lot of their players due to flu, grades, and family vacations. The boys host their Christmas tournament next Monday and Tuesday afternoon.
Yearling basketball was swept by Storm Grove, the girls 32-2 and the boys team 48-28.
Osceola was swept by Gifford, the girls 26-8 and the boys 55-21. Evan Neal had 12 points for Osceola.
On the sports schedule today, boy’s hoops compete in a holiday tournament tonight and Saturday at John Carroll in Ft. Pierce, they meet West shore tonight at 5:30 pm Moore Haven girls and boys basketball host Hialeah Academy starting at 4 pm.
Moore Haven girls and boys soccer host Berean Christian with matches beginning at 3:30 pm
Sports Cast for December 17th:
Treasure Coast defeats Okeechobee 63-45 in boys basketball action Tuesday night in Port St. Lucie as the Brahmans fall to (2-10) on the season. Gerald Mckee had a season high 16 points for Okeechobee. Roshell Thomas added nine points, and Demetrius Clark seven points.
The Titans led 17-9 after the first quarter and broke the game open in the third quarter.
Yearling girls’ basketball fell to Gifford 40-17. Mariah Spelts led the way with 11 points. Coach Erin Morrow says she sees some improvement in the team in recent games
Lady Brahman soccer tied Moore Haven 2-2, goals were scored by Karina Diaz and Diana Ordonez.
Javier Hernandez and Daniel Rodriguez scored goals to lead Okeechobee to a 2-0 boys soccer win at Sebring. The JV team also won 2-0.
On the sports schedule tonight, the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter school hosts West Glades for basketball at 5 and 6:30 pm. Osceola middle school visits Gifford at 4:30 and Yearling middle visits Storm Grove at 4:30 for hoops.
Also tonight is the annual Okeechobee high school football awards banquet at 6 pm at the high school cafeteria.
Sports Cast for December 16th:
Okeechobee won a defensive battle over Jensen Beach 26-21 in high school girls’ basketball action Monday, their second straight victory. Cheyenne Nunez led the way with seven points despite an ankle injury suffered last week. Okeechobee coach Joe Smith liked that his team battled and also likes that his team continues to show improvement. Okeechobee is now 3-9 on the season while Jensen Beach fell to (1-7). Nunez says the girls tried hard in the physical battle.
Sebastian Middle School swept Osceola yesterday in lop sided games, 27-9 in the girls game after taking a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. Judele Root had four points and six rebounds for the Lady Sharks.
Sebastian won the boys game 42-9. Evan Neal had 7 points and 9 rebounds for the Warriors.
On the sports schedule today, OHS wrestling travels to Sebring for a dual meet at 6 pm. Brahman boys’ basketball visit Treasure Coast with JV at 5:30 and varsity to follow. Girls’ weight lifting competes with Treasure Coast and Port St. Lucie at Treasure Coast High at 7 pm. Moore Haven girls’ basketball hosts Clewiston at 5 pm. Moore Haven boys’ basketball visits Clewiston at 7 pm.
Sports Cast for December 15th:
Boys’ basketball lost in double overtime to Fort Pierce Westwood 75-71 on Friday. Demetrius Clark had 20 points and Bubba Fludd added 19 points for OHS. Girls’ basketball fell 51-17 at Fort Pierce Central.
The Brahman wrestling team defeated Avon Park but lost to Lakeland at the Big Lake Wrestling Classic held Saturday.
Senior Jacob Dupree has taken on more responsibility on the team this year and wants to be a good example for his teammates. Dupree said he expects the team to reach or exceed the 10 wrestlers they sent to regional last year
On the sports schedule today, Lady Brahman soccer visits Moore Haven at 4 pm, girls’ basketball hosts Jensen Beach at 6 pm, Boys soccer visits Sebring with JV at 6 and varsity to follow.
Osceola basketball will host Sebastian River at 4:30 and 6 pm. Yearling basketball hosts Gifford at 4:30 and 5:45 pm