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Sports Cast for February 15th:
Zachary Jackson won the Most Valuable Player award for the Brahman boys swim team this year. Jackson says he thought he had a good season in the pool. Coach Angela Jones praised Jackson for dedication to the team and his effort this year.
A four run sixth inning rally paced Avon Park to a 5-1 victory over Okeechobee at the Red Devils preseason classic Tuesday night.
Josh Rivera drove home three runs for Avon Park. Koby Chapman had two hits and Baron Stuart drove in a run for Okeechobee.
Moore Haven baseball defeated Gateway Charter at the Immokalee preseason classic 5-2. John Wright threw a complete game with five strikeouts for the Terriers and Evan Navarro had two hits and two runs batted in.
There are no sports events scheduled in Okeechobee today.
Sports Cast for February 14th:
Richard Speiss won the Most Valuable Player trophy for the Brahman bowling team this year. The senior won the Brahman Award as a junior and says this was an ever better reward.
Spiess says he really enjoyed playing on the team because everyone got along and had fun. Spiess plans to attend a trade school in Jacksonville and become a welder.
He had a season high 198 pins against Westwood.
On the sports schedule today, Okeechobee tennis will open their home schedule against South Fork at 3:30 pm
OHS baseball plays in a preseason tournament in Avon Park tonight at 7:30 pm
Moore Haven baseball plays at a preseason tournament in Immokalee against Gateway Charter at 4 pm.
Gilbert Chevrolet to provide Okeechobee’s youth with a Free Baseball Clinic and financial assistance to OHS Softball Program
Okeechobee, February 14, 2017 – Gilbert Chevrolet is partnering with Cal Ripken Baseball to provide a free baseball clinic for Okeechobee’s youth as part of the national Chevy Youth Baseball program. In addition, Gilbert Chevrolet is teaming with the OHS Softball Program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, and an opportunity for community members to earn additional funds for the softball program via a Test Drive fundraiser.
The FREE instructional baseball clinic will be held Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex. This clinic is op to all boys and girls ages 6-14. Participants should wear athletic apparel and tennis shoes and bring their own glove. Early registration is required and the clinic is limited to the first 200 children.
Family members are strongly encouraged to attend the entire clinic and support their child. To register, visit baseball.youthsportsclinics.com, select market “West Palm Beach, and enter password “playball”. Additional information, including detailed location information and itineraries, are also available at that website.
“We are proud to be able to bring our community closer to the game and support the development of the kids in our community through the joy of play,” said Christa Luna, owner of Gilbert Chevrolet.
For more information, please contact J.D. Mixon at 863-824-3612.
Sports Cast for February 13th:
Okeechobee earned a rematch with Dillard high school as they finished second at the district boys basketball tournament this weekend. Okeechobee overcame Heritage 66-62 on Friday and then lost to defensive minded Sebastian River in the championship game 44-29 Saturday. The Brahmans rallied from a 45-30 second half deficit to defeat Heritage Friday behind Demetrius Clark’s 21 points and Shaquoy Ferrol’s 20 points
No Brahman was in double figures in the title game.
Coach Demetre Riles says the team lacked patience on offense.
Okeechobee and Glades Central are the only boys basketball teams to qualify for regional play from the Big Lake area this year. The regional games are Thursday night. Dillard is the defending state champion.
Brahman softball split at the Palm Beach Gardens preseason classic.
Okeechobee defeated Suncoast 3-0 on Thursday and fell to Palm Beach Gardens 11-0 on Saturday.
On the sports schedule today, OHS tennis travels to Sebring at 3:30 pm
Sports Cast for February 10th:
OHS girls softball has another strong team ready to compete for a district title. Megan Hargraves returns after a year off due to a knee injury and Lauren Bostwick is expected to be the next great Brahman hitter. Jill Crosby will be the primary pitcher along with freshman Haley Underhill.
Coach Mary Huff says the team appears to have what it takes to win the crown. Huff says the team must continue to work in all areas of the game. She likes the freshman class which will have an immediate impact. The girls play Saturday night at Palm Beach Gardens in a preseason tournament.
The boys basketball district tournament continues tonight with Jensen Beach tangling Sebastian River at 5:30 and Okeechobee meeting Heritage Palm Bay at 7 pm.
The winners tonight will play in the championship game on Saturday at 7 pm.
Sports Cast for February 9th:
Okeechobee raced to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter and trounced South Fork at the district boys’ basketball tournament 82-53 last night. Shaquoy Ferrol had 35 points and Demetrius Clark added 26 points for the Brahmans. Clark admits the team was nervous before the start and played with urgency. Clark had six three pointers in the game.
Jean Mervil had 14 points for South Fork.
Devin Williams had 12 points as Sebastian River defeated Eau Gallie 45-25 in another first round game. Sharks Coach William Wilson says his team took nothing for granted.
Jensen Beach won the first game, 65-59 over Bayside.
Coach Jeffrey Anderson said his team played a complete game
The tournament continues Friday with Jensen Beach against Sebastian River at 5:30 pm and Okeechobee against Heritage at 7 pm
Moore Haven boys basketball season ended with a blowout loss to #1 seed South West Florida Christian Academy.
Lady Terrier softball defeated LaBelle 4-3 in the Clewiston preseason tournament.
On the local sports schedule OHS softball opens the season with a preseason classic at Palm Beach Gardens tonight at 7 pm.
Osceola and Yearling play in the Brighton Big Lake Conference Tournament with Yearling to meet Brighton and Osceola to meet Clewiston this afternoon.
Sports Cast for February 8th:
Moore Haven QB John Cox was named All-State last month. He ran and threw for over 2 thousand yards this year leading the Terriers to a 7-3 season. He said he was greatly honored to make the all-state team.
Coach Richard Roudybush is glad he has Cox back for his senior year next year. He says Cox has one attribute that sets him apart.
On the local sports schedule today
OHS boys’ basketball hosts the District 7A-13 tournament starting today.
Jensen Beach will take on Bayside at 5 pm, Sebastian River tangles with Eau Gallie at 5:30 and Okeechobee takes on South Fork at 7 pm.
The semifinals are Thursday and the finals are Friday night.
Sports Cast for February 7th:
Jarrett Mills was named all-state as one of only three place kickers in Class 6A to earn that honor last month. Mills is believed to be the first kicker from Okeechobee to be named all state. He had over 50 points this year. Mills said he appreciated the honor.
Mills attends camps throughout the off season to improve his craft and has worked with both college and professional kickers. He said you must be committed to improvement.
He also thanked his long snapper Eli McMullen and holder Logan Etherton for their help during his career.
Moore Haven boys hoops defeated Seacrest country Day at the District 3A-6 tournament and move on to play #1 seed South West Florida Christian tonight in the semifinals at 7 pm in Naples.
There are no local sports events today.
Sports Cast for February 6th:
Okeechobee boys’ basketball secured a 20-win season Friday a victory over arch rival Clewiston 74-60. Shaquoy Ferrol led the way with 28 points. He said 20 wins meant a lot
Senior Joseph Benjamin said it was enjoyable to play well in his final home game. He had six points in the game. Zachary Kielbasa had 10 points
Coach Demetre Riles said his team accomplished a lot this season.
Okeechobee rolled past the Tigers, outscoring them 42-29 in the second half.
Alonzo Wargolet led Clewiston with 21 points.
The district tournament begins in Okeechobee on Wednesday with three games. Okeechobee will take on South Fork in the first round.
Sports Cast for February 3rd:
Two OHS softball players received college scholarships this year. Raylee Coleman will bring her speed and outfield glove to South Florida State College in Avon Park.
Taylor Amadon will bring her versatility to Broward College. Amadon says it was a day she has always dreamed about. She said college coaches liked her versatility and attitude.
Coleman chose to stay local and will study in the medical field. She noted she set a goal and achieved it
Softball practice began this week for Okeechobee High School.
On the sports schedule tonight, Okeechobee boys basketball will host Clewiston for senior night. Junior varsity action begins at 6 and varsity at 7:30 pm