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Sports Cast for April 26th:
Spring football practice kicked off Monday at Okeechobee High. Coach Chris Branham said the talent is there to have a good spring. Branham said the main questions this spring are keeping healthy, filling spots at linebacker and on the offensive and defensive lines and seeing which kids steps up to take spots
Branham expects a lot of college recruiters this spring talking to Bubba Fludd and Evan Neal. He said he’s not sure how much the kids will be distracted by those visits.
The Brahmans expected about 80 players at spring practice which will include a scrimmage game on May 13th versus John Carroll and the Purple White game on May 20th.
Moore Haven softball travels to Admiral Farragut tonight in St. Petersburg as they seek to return to the state’s final 4. Moore Haven defeated Indian Rocks Christian in the quarterfinals 4-2. First pitch is at 4:30 pm.
South Fork will host Dwyer in regional softball tonight at 7 pm.
Martin County won the baseball districts and will host West Boca Raton tomorrow night at 7pm.
South Fork travels to Dwyer in the other game.
Sports Cast for April 25th:
The Brahman Award winner for boys’ cross country this year was Brendon Patterson. The senior provided steady times and leadership for the team. Patterson said he felt inspired this year and really appreciated this award. The cross country team is the only boys team this year to win a district title. They made it all the way to states in Tallahassee.
Patterson said he will always remember that day. He plans to seek a degree in physical therapy from Indian River State College.
Spring football practice begins at Okeechobee and Moore Haven today. Okeechobee will play a spring game against John Carroll on Friday, May 13th.
Moore Haven will visit the Benjamin School on May 19th.
Sports Cast for April 21st:
William T. Dwyer got solid pitching from Alexa Jaloski and took advantage of Okeechobee mistakes in a four run second inning to defeat the Lady Brahmans 9-6 in the softball regional game Wednesday night. Dwyer built an 8-2 lead and held off a late Brahman rally. Okeechobee Coach Mary Huff said it was a disappointing loss.
Hannah Collier and Peyton Campbell had RBI singles for Okeechobee. Lauren Bostwick, Cheyenne Nunez and Taylor Amadon had two hits apiece.
Huff said in the end it was bad base running and pressing that hurt her team.
Dwyer won for the 11th time while Okeechobee ends the season with 11 wins. Dwyer moves on to play South Fork.
Moore Haven softball will host Indian Rocks Christian in the Class 3A softball quarterfinal tonight at 7 pm.
Sports Cast for April 20th:
Chris Demayo pitched a two hit shutout as Martin County ended the Okeechobee baseball season with a 5-0 victory in the district semifinals last night. Martin County moves on to play South Fork in the district final at OHS tomorrow night. DeMayo said he felt strong in the bullpen and wanted his team to be focused throughout the game. DeMayo had nine strikeouts in the game.
Martin County scored three early runs to put the pressure on Okeechobee and added two runs in the seventh. Tigers Coach Jerry Smith said his pitcher got his team going
Elijah Finney tossed 6 plus innings in his final high school game and allowed one earned run.
Okeechobee girls’ softball will travel to William T. Dwyer in Jupiter for the Class 7A regional quarterfinal game tonight, first pitch at 7 pm.
Sports Cast for April 19th:
Brahman seniors hope to shine tonight as the district baseball tournament gets underway at Okeechobee High School. Armando Rodriguez has done a solid job in left field this season. He said the team must be at its best to hit Martin County pitching.
Zeke Matthews hopes he can repeat his earlier post season success. His big hit helped Okeechobee win a district title two years ago.
Chase Quisenberry has been a late season spark for the bullpen as he’s moved into the closers role after being a utility player for part of the season.
Jensen Beach will meet South Fork at 4 pm and Okeechobee will tangle with Martin County at 7 pm.
Moore Haven baseball season is over as they fell to Community School of Naples 10-6 at their district tournament on Monday.
Sports Cast for April 18th:
A two run triple by Joey Lacosio ruined the Brahman senior night Friday as Centennial defeated the Brahmans 5-3 in high school baseball. Josh Throreau had a sacrifice fly and Brock Hamilton had a pair of RBI single for the Eagles.
Cody Louthan had an RBI double, a sacrifice fly and an RBI single for Okeechobee. Okeechobee left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh.
Coach Eric Kindell used six pitchers in the game including all his senior pitchers. He said he wanted the kids to enjoy their final home game. The Brahmans host districts starting tomorrow at 4 pm.
OHS flag football lost to Fort Pierce Westwood 21-0. Coach Jeff Whitlock said the season didn’t turn out as well as the girls hoped.
Moore Haven baseball lost at Clewiston 9-2.
Okeechobee softball will play at William T. Dwyer on Wednesday night in the regional playoffs.
Moore Haven softball will host Indian Rocks Christian on Thursday night at 7 pm.
Sports Cast for April 15th:
Morgan Blourne continued her dominance over Okeechobee with a 3-hitter as South Fork won the 7A-13 district softball championship, 6-1 last night. Blourne struck out 10 Brahmans.
Coach Mary Huff said her team had to play nearly perfect to beat South Fork. Okeechobee had five errors in the game.
Okeechobee moves onto face William T. Dwyer in the regional semifinals. Huff said the season is not over and she worked to inspire her kids afterward.
Moore Haven trounced Evangelical Christian 15-0 in the District 3A-6 softball championship game and will host regional next week.
On the sports schedule tonight, OHS baseball hosts St. Lucie West Centennial for senior night at 7 pm.
Moore Haven baseball visits Clewiston at 7 pm.
Sports Cast for April 14th:
Alexis Muller took home the Brahman Award for the girls cross country team this season. Muller was a four year letter winner for the team.
She said she will miss her time with the team. Muller said she appreciated the award for her leadership and character
OHS flag football lost at Lake Placid 38-0. The junior varsity won 22-6.
On the sports schedule today, OHS flag football will hold their senior night game against Westwood with JV at 5 and varsity to follow. OHS softball will play in the district championship against South Fork at 7 pm at Martin County High. Moore Haven softball battles Evangelical Christian in their district final at Community School of Naples at 4 pm.
Sports Cast for April 13th:
Okeechobee rallied from a 5-0 deficit to defeat Jensen Beach 8-5 at the District softball tournament to qualify for regional play. Lauren Bostwick had three hits in the game including two RBI singles. She said the team remained positive despite the deficit.
Jordan Lawlis buckled down after a rough second inning and retired 14 Falcons in a row at one point. She said she always feel confident against Jensen.
Coach Mary Huff said she was surprised so many runs were scored. She said the girls did a good job of holding Jensen down after the second inning.
Lawlis had an RBI single and Cheyenne Nunez a two run single for the Lady Brahmans.
Okeechobee moves on to play South Fork in the district final on Thursday.
Moore Haven softball defeated St. John Nuemann 9-2 to advance to their district final against Evangelical Christian on Thursday. Moore Haven baseball defeated Glades Central 8-1.
Elijah Finney struck out nine over six strong innings to lead Okeechobee to a 2-1 victory over Lincoln Park Tuesday at Mets Stadium. Cody Louthan had two hits and picked up the save.
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Sports Cast for April 12th:
An old fashioned pitcher’s duel Monday for the Brahmans as they lost in 10 innings, 1-0 to Treasure Coast. Sean Osceola pitched five shutout innings and allowed just one hit.
The Brahmans though managed just seven hits as a team. Sean Osceola and Zeke Matthews both had two hits.
Coach Eric Kindell said the team pitched and fielded well but made a lot of mistakes running the bases. Kindell said he hopes his team learns from the mistakes they made in key situations.
On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball visits Lincoln Park at Mets Stadium at 3 pm. OHS flag football visits Lake Placid at 6 pm. OHS softball opens their district tournament against Jensen Beach at 5 pm. Moore Haven baseball visits Glades Central at 6 pm. Moore Haven softball takes on St. John Neuman at their district softball tournament in Naples.