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Sports Cast for August 12th:
OHS baseball coach Eric Kindell said he was proud of the way his team handled the tough 2016 season. He said he’s proud that his kids competed night in and night out against some of the best teams in the area.
Kindell says he hopes the team will be even more motivated this year. He said he thinks he has the talent again to make a run at a district title and says some of the younger kids have a lot of talent. He said he keeps in touch with his players through the off season and tells them there is a lot of depth in the program and they need to keep working and playing if you want to start this coming year.
Sports Cast for August 11th:
Adolfo Ponce De Leon was named the most valuable player for Yearling soccer last year. He was a leader on the field and contributed both on offense and defense. He said it was an award he’s tried to win for three years.
Bryan Leal was named the offensive player of the year. He said he was proud that Yearling continued their long string of success in soccer. Yearling finished 7-1-1 last year.
Sports Cast for August 10th:
Bubba Fludd said he wants to play football for Southern Mississippi next year. He made a verbal commitment in July to the school. He said family reasons and an offer to play wide receiver and kick returner made the difference
Fludd admits he was impressed with Georgia Tech during a visit there, they were interested in him as a Quarterback. Fludd was ranked in the top 11 on the Treasure Coast by TC Palm newspapers among seniors this year. He also was busy this summer at the dentist with several procedures after a mouth injury sustained during the spring game with John Carroll. Fludd predicts a strong season for the Brahmans this year
Okeechobee opens with a kickoff classic on August 19th against the LaBelle Cowboys.
Sports Cast for August 9th:
Jose Jaimes won the Golden Boot Award last year with 25 goals for the boys’ soccer team last year. He will be a senior this year. He said he had a good year but gave a lot of the credit to one of his teammates.
He said while the team was disappointed they didn’t make regional last year after a 14-3 regular season record, they can overcome that this year. Okeechobee could have another strong year with at least eight starters expected to return to the lineup.
Sports Cast for August 8th:
Brahman football coach Chris Branham said his young team has grown up a bit but he’s not going to predict any kind of win total this year. He said there are older kids on the team with experience, a chance from recent seasons. He admits it’s hard to predict a win total this year with some new schools to play and an always tough district.
Sebastian River, Jensen Beach and Heritage figure to be tough district opponents, Martin County made the playoffs last year with a then freshman QB and Clewiston is always tough.
The Brahmans open their season with a preseason classic at home against LaBelle on August 19th and then open the season on August 26th with a home game against Martin County High.
Sports Cast for August 5th:
Yearling middle school soccer hopes to keep their winning tradition going this year. The team went 7-1-1 last year.
Luis Colon was named the most improved player. He said he felt it was a successful year. Antonio Vega was named the team’s defensive player of the year. He said even though they lacked experience, the group achieved a lot. Middle School soccer resumes in September.
Between 52 and 60 football players are out for Brahman fall football practice this year. The team is working for their exhibition game at home on August 19th against LaBelle.
Sports Cast for August 4th:
Skyler Casian was named the Brahman Award winner for the Okeechobee boys swim team last year. He will be a junior this season. He said he appreciated the trophy. Casian said school record holder Nathanael Bean was a great inspiration and motivator for him last year.
He specializes in the endurance races. He said those races are more challenging. The Brahmans have a new swim coach Angela Jones who assisted Stephen Neafsey last year.
Sports Cast for August 3rd:
Callie Rucks was named the rookie of the year for the Yearling volleyball team last year. The Lady Bulls went 9-3 last year.
Rucks was only a sixth grader but still gained in skill and playing time as the season went on. She plays club volleyball and sand beach volleyball in the off season to improve her skills.
She said she also wants to inspire younger girls. Yearling volleyball resumes for 2 thousand 16 on September 6th.
Sports Cast for August 2nd:
Brahman flag football coach Jeff Whitlock said 2 thousand 16 was an up and down season for his team. They got off to a 3-0 start and then slumped to a sub .500 record. He said there is more to the games than just winning. Whitlock has some key players to replace including the starting QB, but he feels the team has some talent in which to build upon.
He said he won’t pursue a travel team to build the team. Whitlock said he wants to stick around and build a successful flag football program.
Sports Cast for August 1st:
Jesus Garcia won the Brahman Award for boys’ soccer last year. He said the award gave him an awesome feeling. Garcia said he thinks the team can forget the disappointment of last year and move into the regionals this coming season.
He said the team learned a hard lesson that you must play hard every game when they lost to Palm Beach lakes 3-2 at districts. Two of the district teams advanced to the final 16 in the state last year. Garcia also plans to be more of a leader this year.