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Sports Cast for January 8th:
Martin County jumped out to a nine point lead in the first quarter and never trailed as they defeated Okeechobee 63-45 in girls basketball last night. Keke Smith had a game high 19 points and Chloe Cooksey and Haleigh Powers both had 11 points for the Lady Tigers.
Cheyenne Nunez led Okeechobee with 17 points. And Shytria Ash added nine points for Okeechobee.
Tiger Coach Kindell Rivers said defense was the difference in the game.
Powers got the team off to a good start with five points, and four steals in the first quarter. She said she felt confident about the game
Martin County won the junior varsity battle 41-31.
Gifford defeats Yearling in girls’ basketball last night 25-4.
On the sports schedule today, OHS wrestlers compete in a tournament in Sebring today and Saturday. OHS boys’ soccer hosts Kissimmee Osceola with JV at 6 and varsity at 7:30 pm. OHS girls’ soccer visits Lake Placid. OHS boys’ basketball visits Seminole Ridge tonight with JV at 6 and varsity at 7:30. They play in the Treasure Coast vs Florida tournament tomorrow at Martin County high and will play Piper of Fort Lauderdale at 4 pm. Moore Haven boys and girls soccer will host Pahokee starting at 5 pm.
Sports Cast for January 7th:
Fort Pierce Central dominated Okeechobee ruining the girls senior night, 6-0 last night. Five Lady Brahmans played their final home game of their career. They included Valerie Alvarez, who said she was sad to see her soccer career coming to an end.
Maria Fernanda Grisales said the girls played hard but couldn’t get things going on offense.
The boys’ soccer team won 1-0 by forfeit over Forest Hill.
Brahman boys’ basketball defeated Frostproof 52-46.
The junior varsity boys blew out Frostproof 51-25.
Moore Haven girls’ basketball defeated Canterbury 52-44, Sydnee Cypress led the way with 22 points.
Moore Haven boys’ basketball defeated Canterbury 64-48.
On the sports schedule today, Pemayetv Emahakv basketball visits LaBelle at 4:30 and 5:45. Moore Haven girls and boys basketball visit Out of Door Academy in Sarasota starting at 5:30 pm. OHS girls’ soccer travels to Treasure Coast at 6 pm. OHS girls’ basketball hosts Martin County with JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7 pm. Yearling basketball will visit Gifford and Osceola basketball visits Oslo with games to begin at 4:30 pm.
Sports Cast for January 6th:
Lady Brahman basketball rolled past royal Palm Beach 50-24 last night. Cheyenne Nunez had 17 points and Lahna Baker 12 points to lead Okeechobee to their 13th win in 17 decisions.
Coach Joe Smith said the team played well in all facets of the game.
Aaliyah Johnson said each of the girls know their role and play them well
The junior varsity was also victorious to earn their 10th win of the year.
Sebastian River Middle rolled past Osceola in girls’ basketball Tuesday, 39-13.
It was the final home game for four 8th graders for the Lady Warriors Mallorie Thomas, Brook Julian, Lafasia Smith and Joan Taylor. Raelin Smalley had 10 points and Tahira McBride 11 points for Sebastian. LaFasia Smith had five points to lead Osceola. Coach Bill McCarthy said the Cowgirls are undefeated this year and had to play hard against Osceola.
Sports Cast for January 5th:
The sixth win is the most Okeechobee has had in a season in several years.
Senior Marisol Solis said the team played hard and played together.
Coach Eric Swant had struggled to get his first win as interim coach and was glad it finally came in the final week of the season.
The Brahman boys soccer team pummeled out manned Avon Park 10-0.
Gabriel Hernandez, Jhovani Hernandez, and Regino Garcia each had two goals for Okeechobee. Garcia said the team has practiced a lot on passing and creating shots.
Lady Brahman girls’ basketball blew out Desoto 52-34 last night. Lahna Baker had 15 points and Aaliyah Johnson added 13 points for Okeechobee.
On the sports schedule today, OHS JV boys’ soccer hosts Vero Beach at 4 pm. OHS girls basketball hosts Royal Palm Beach with JV at 5 pm and varsity at 6:30 pm. Moore Haven girls and boys basketball hosts Canterbury with girls at 5 and boys to follow. OHS boys basketball travels to Frostproof with JV at 6 pm and varsity at 7:30 pm. OHS boys’ soccer visits Vero Beach
Sports Cast for January 4th:
Eddie Neal enjoyed his two years at Dean College in Massachusetts, playing football for the Bulldogs.
He now plans to move onto a four year school to continue his football career. Neal played mostly tight end, and caught seven passes and a touchdown this year for Dean which went 6-3.
He said he really improved his play and earned a post season award from the Northeast Football Conference.
Neal was a four year starter for basketball and three years for football while at Okeechobee High school.
On the sports schedule today, Girls soccer will host Avon Park at 12 noon today. Boys soccer host Avon Park at 2 pm this afternoon.
Lady Brahman girls basketball hosts Arcadia Desoto with JV at 6 pm and varsity at 7:30 pm
Moore Haven girls soccer at Southwest Florida Christian at 4 pm
OHS girls soccer hosts Avon Park 12 noon
OHS boys soccer hosts Avon Park 2 pm
OHS girls basketball hosts Desoto County, 6/7:30 pm
Moore Haven girls basketball at Canterbury Fort Myers, 5 pm
Moore Haven boys basketball at Canterbury Fort Myers 6:30 pm
OHS JV boys soccer hosts Vero Beach at 4 pm
OHS girls basketball hosts Royal Palm Beach 5/ 6:30 pm
Yearling basketball hosts Oslo 4:30/5:45
Osceola hosts Sebastian River 4:30/5:45
OHS boys basketball at Frostproof 6/7:30 pm
OHS boys soccer at Vero Beach 6 pm
Okeechobee wrestling at Treasure Coast dual at 6 pm
OHS girls soccer hosts Fort Pierce Central 4 pm
Pemayetv Emahakv visits LaBelle 4:30/5:45 pm
Moore Haven girls basketball at Out of Door Academy Sarasota 5:30 pm
Moore Haven boys basketball at Out of Door Academy Sarasota 7 pm
OHS girls soccer visits Treasure Coast 6 pm
OHS girls basketball host Martin County 5:30/7 pm
Yearling basketball visits Gifford 4:30/5:45
Osceola basketball visits Oslo 4:30/5:45
OHS wrestling at Sebring tournament 3 pm
OHS boys soccer hosts Osceola, JV 6 pm, varsity at 7:30 pm
OHS girls soccer at Lake Placid 6 pm
OHS boys basketball at Seminole Ridge, 6/7:3
OHS wrestling at Sebring tournament
OHS basketball at Treasure Coast tournament vs Piper High School 4 pm
Sports Cast for December 31st:
Jajuan Cherry took home the most valuable player award for the Brahman defense this year.
The sophomore played well at cornerback defending the pass and being one of the team’s top tacklers.
Cherry said he wanted to bring home this award.
Cherry said he still intends to play college football and that he continues to make progress in that direction. Cherry said the highlight of his year was the victory at Eau Gallie.
He said he intends to work out hard in the offseason and get better as an athlete and a student.
There are no sporting events at Okeechobee schools until January 4th.
Sports Cast for December 29th:
Raylon Eagle was named the most valuable player for the Lady Brahman bowling team this year.
Eagle is a three year letter winner for the team. She said she has enjoyed bowling for Okeechobee High.
She said this year was especially enjoyable as the team enjoyed good chemistry and friendships.
She has been bowling about 7 years and really enjoys the sport.
On the sports schedule today, Moore Haven boys’ basketball continues to host their holiday basketball tournament tonight.
Sports Cast for December 28th:
Andrew Wine won the Brahman Award for the Okeechobee Football team this year.
The Awards banquet was held in December.
Wine battled back from a knee injury as a junior to be a steady member of the offensive line this year.
He said he appreciated the recognition.
Wine said he definitely had trepidation to see how his knee would respond this year. He moved to offensive line in the spring practices and that helped him learn the position. Wine had played linebacker and defensive end earlier in his career.
Wine plans to join the US Coast Guard after graduation.
Sports Cast for December 24th:
Todd Jones said he enjoyed his first year coaching the Brahman bowling team this year.
It was a last minute selection and Jones readily admitted he didn’t know much about the sport. Still he said it was great to work with the kids and rely on their own talent and experience
Jones also got to go with Chapman when he competed in the state bowling finals this year in Orlando.
Jones said it was the largest bowling alley he has ever seen. He said the kids had fun throughout the year.
There are no local sporting events due to the Christmas holiday this week.