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Sports Cast 3/11

Sports Cast for March 11th:

Kirsten Doney won the Most Improved golfer award for the Lady Brahman golf team this past season. Doney said she was glad she improved her golf game this year. Doney intends to play college golf.  She has a private coach and also intends to play in a tournament in Canada this summer. She admits she enjoys the game and always wants to play and improve.

Boys tennis lost 7-0 to Morningside Academy in a lop sided match on Monday.  No Okeechobee player won more than one game in singles.

Girls’ softball lost to Lincoln Park Academy in 8 innings, 2-1.  Okeechobee was held to 4 hits in the game.

On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball hosts Port St. Lucie tonight at 7 pm.   OHS softball visits Port St. Lucie with JV at 5 and varsity at 7 pm.  Flag football opens their season when they host Martin County, JV at 5 and varsity at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/10

Sports Cast for March 10th:

WOKC Photo softball Jensen Beach 1 WOKC Photo softball Jensen BEach 2Kutter Crawford pitched five strong innings and Elijah Finney finished off the game strong as Okeechobee defeated South Fork 6-2 for their first victory of the season on Friday night in Tropical Farms. Okeechobee put together a five run fifth to erase a 2-1 deficit to get the first head coaching win for Eric Kindell. He said his team has continued to work hard despite the 6 game losing streaks and that paid off with this win. Jarrod Morgan had three hits to lead the offense including a double and a run scored.

Danyelle Sheffield had three hits and Jordan Lawlis threw six strong innings as Okeechobee softball defeated Jensen Beach 9-5 in a mistake marred game at Brahman field Friday. Brahman Coach Mary Huff admits both teams made some fielding mistakes which does not happen a lot when these two rivals play. Lawlis struck out five and didn’t walk a batter in her performance.  She dealt with some chilly conditions.

She said this win means a lot for the team.

On the sports schedule today, boys tennis hosts Morningside Academy at 3:30 pm.

Sports Cast 3/7

Sports Cast for March 7th:

Okeechobee softball star Carisa LiCata says despite a so-so start by the team, she still thinks they can win the district title this year. She said there are new players on the team who are starting to jell together. She notes the team is much more dependent on situational hitting and defense this year with little homerun power, but that in a way that can be an advantage. LiCata has received a college scholarship to play for Florida Gulf coast University.

Rain washed away all of the sports action last night.

On the sports schedule tonight, boys’ baseball will travel to South Fork at 7 pm

OHS softball will host Jensen Beach at 7 pm.

JV Baseball will host South Fork at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/6

Sports Cast for March 6th:

Sonya Smith has stepped down as girls’ soccer coach.  The team had their best season in many seasons this year.  She said the team really achieved this year with five matches and a pair of ties. She said it was a difficult to tell the girls. Smith intends to go back to college and earn a master’s degree in mathematics in her spare time leaving no time for coaching. She said the team really met their potential this year.

Boys’ basketball Coach Shawn Hays has also tendered his resignation after three seasons and a search is underway to find a replacement.

Girl’s tennis lost to Jensen Beach on Wednesday 6-1.  The doubles team of Kayla Orr and Kearstin Dorrance defeated Jen Samander and Katherine Donsooh 8-4.   The most competitive singles matches involved Rachel Williams who lost to Maddie Harvey 8-4 and April Hogenkamp who lost to Jensen’s Laura Samandey 8-3.

Boys’ tennis lost to Jensen Beach 5-2.  Dylan Ferneau won the lone singles match for the Brahmans 8-2 over Greg King.   The doubles team of Cody Walker and Colt Root defeated Ben Gordon/Mike DiSanti 8-5.

On the sports schedule today, Lady Brahman softball will host Westwood at 4:30 for JV and 7 pm for varsity.  JV boys’ baseball hosts Sebring at 6 pm.  OHS tennis will host John Carroll at 3:30 pm.

Sports Cast 3/5

Sports Cast for March 5th:

In high school baseball Vero Beach hammered Okeechobee last night 9-0. Senior Christian Crews in a recent interview admitted the team was young but he felt they were ready to compete and have a good season. Crews battled ankle and elbow problems in his career, undergoing elbow surgery last year. He said he continues to build arm strength and he feels as healthy as he’s been in his high school career. Crews played American Legion ball last summer in Okeechobee and said that experience really helped him to improve.  He was the team’s leading hitter for average last year.  He has earned accolades this year for defense in left field.

Crews father is Shawn Crews who played for the Brahmans in the mid 1990’s.

On the sports schedule today the tennis teams will travel to Jensen Beach for a match at 3:30 this afternoon.

Sports Cast 3/4

Sports Cast for March 4th:

WOKC photo tennis morninside academy 1Hannah Raulerson was named the MVP for the Lady Brahman golf team this year. She averaged 45, the top score on the team and helped lead the team to a regional berth.

She said she felt great to earn this award. Raulerson said she didn’t stress as much about every shot and tried to relax on the course, and she feels that strategy paid dividends. Raulerson said the regional was a good experience.  She still has one year left in high school.  She expects the team to be strong again next year.

The boys’ tennis team lost to Morningside Academy yesterday.  Only Lucas Penido was able to win a game in the four singles matches.

On the sport schedule today, boy’s baseball will visit Vero Beach with game time at 7 pm.  JV boys’ baseball will host Avon Park at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/3

Sports Cast for March 3rd:

Dillon Isom threw a two hitter and struck out nine and John Murphy hit a solo homerun to lead South Fork to a 2-1 victory over Okeechobee in high school baseball action Friday night.

Isom moved his pitches around, threw strikes and kept Okeechobee hitters off balance.  He says that was his game plan. South Fork had come in with only one win on the season and needed a win badly.  They also got a great pitching performance according to their coach Mike Harper..

For Okeechobee Elijah Finney threw a strong complete game as he limited the Bulldogs to only four hits.  He struck out five and walked two. Paul Jackson scored the only run for Okeechobee on a passed ball. Coach Eric Kindell says he saw improvement and some fight in his players in the game.

On the sports schedule today boys tennis will host Morningside Academy at 3:30 pm at the Okeechobee sports complex.

Sports Cast 2/28

Sports Cast for February 28th:

WOKC photo flag football 2 WOKC photo softball versus South Fork 2 WOKC photo softball versus South Fork 1 wokc photo flag football 1A five run fourth inning propelled South Fork to a 6-1 victory over Okeechobee in girls softball Thursday night.  The game was played in a slight drizzle throughout. Carissa LiCata scored the only run for the Lady Brahmans whose four game winning streak was snapped. Lady Brahman Coach Mary Huff said there plan was to put pressure on South Fork. Huff also continues to preach that the team has to play great defense and do what they do in practice during games.

Brahman boys’ tennis defeated South Fork 6-1 on Thursday.  They dropped only one doubles match. Cody Walker def Taylor Phillips 9-7 and Dylan Ferneau defeated Dylan Gillespie 8-6 in the most competitive matches. The girls’ tennis team fell to South Fork 7-0 on Thursday.

Rebecca Peng defeated Lady Brahman April Hogenkamp 8-6 in the most competitive match of the day.

On the sports schedule boy’s baseball tonight hosts South Fork with first pitch at 7 pm.

Sports Cast 2/27

Sports Cast for February 27th:

The boys track team is young this year.  Coach Tyrone Smith said a number of football players have come out to work on conditioning, agility, strength and speed. He said the extra work can’t hurt their ability on the football field. Devon Wigfall will be the main competitor in field events along with Tyrone Peterson.  Wigfall is rebounding from a broken leg suffered in football. Smith said a couple of runners have stood out in the sprint competitions. Emmanuel Gaona figures to be the top long distance runner for the squad this year.

The OHS girls’ tennis team defeated Port St. Lucie 4-3 on Tuesday.  Kearstin Dorrance, April Hogenkamp and Rachel Williams won big singles matches for the Lady Brahmans.

Williams says she feels her season and the teams season is headed in the right direction.

On the sports schedule today, the tennis teams visit South Fork at 3:30 pm.

The softball team tonight hosts South Fork with JV at 5 pm and varsity set for 7 pm.

Sports Cast 2/26

Sports Cast for February 26th:

WOKC Photo OHS tennis port st. lucie 1 WOKC photo ohs tennis port st. lucie 2Paul Saccavino threw a four hit shutout to lead Jensen Beach to a 5-0 win over Okeechobee last night in high school baseball action at Brahman field.

The Falcons scored an unearned run in the first and then added three runs in the second, the key hit a two run single by C.J Fitzpatrick. Coach Chris Vaccaro admits his team is playing for one another right now. Saccavino was in control throughout not allowing two base runners in an inning until the seventh and issuing no walks in the game. Saccavino said he was around the plate all night.

Kutter Crawford pitched five solid innings for Okeechobee, and Jarrod Morgan added a scoreless inning of relief for the Brahmans. Gabe Greseth added two hits. Coach Eric Kindell said his team will be working on fundamentals and better approaches at the plate.

Girls’ softball rolled over Fort Pierce Westwood 20-2 last night.

On the sports schedule today, the OHS track team travels to Sebastian River at 3:30 pm.

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