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Sports Cast for June 8th:

The OHS boys’ tennis team made history this year as they became the first team to return to regionals for the second year in a row.

4 seniors were among those who accepted diplomas at Okeechobee high school graduation Saturday including Kirby Dobbs, Lucas Penido, Otto Ramirez, and Colt Root.

Coach Morgan Ungerott said she was proud of what the team accomplished this year.

Ungerott said the team achieved a lot this year and she was pleasantly pleased by the seniors and their willingness to work to get better and understand the game. Ungerott said the district had only two competitive teams and were a little fortunate.

She said the team will now entering a rebuilding stage.

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Leanna Cotton was named All-American for Division 3 Softball, photo credit to Capital University Athletics.

Leanna Cotton was named All-American for Division 3 Softball, photo credit to Capital University Athletics.

Sports Cast for June 5th:

Hailey Greeson was honored with the prestige award for Lady Brahman basketball this year.

The senior was a four year letter winner for the basketball team and played a key role off the bench. She was praised for her positive attitude and tireless work ethic.

Greeson said her senior year was enjoyable as the girls played and jelled together. Greeson said Coach Joe Smith did a good job keeping the girls together this year. She said getting the prestige award really was an emotional moment. Greeson plans to study nursing at Florida gulf Coast University.

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Video interviews will be posted on the WOKC Facebook page by the end of today.

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Sports Cast for June 4th:

Defense dominated the scrimmage between incoming freshmen during the Brahman purple White game last week. The defense was given points for stops, and turnovers, while the offense was allowed to score the conventional way. The defense came out on top 13-0. Coach Rex Erwin said they used a very light playbook and tried to keep things simple for the offense

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Defensive end Austin Smith led the way in tackles and had a tackle for loss, QB sack and fumble recovery. He said the team improved this spring

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Brendon Doyle added an interception and Keegan Sarrows recovered a fumble for the defense. Offensive Tackle Evan Neal said his mind set was doing his assignments and create some holes for the running backs.

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Duan Chastine led the Purple squad offense with 13 carries for 33 yards. QB Hayden Sloan completed three of seven passes for 62 yards. He rushed four times for 23 yards.

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Sports Cast for June 2nd:

WOKC sports photo Brahman spring game 2Senior leadership was hailed as the reason for a productive spring practice for Brahman football this year. Coach Chris Branham said it was intense every day and the kids worked very hard. Fullback Angel Garcia said the team leaders told the players they had to be committed or they should not play. He said that commitment showed in the Purple White game.

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Captain of the purple squad Jacob Emmick said he was given the opportunity to help choose the rosters and he’ll never forget his last spring.

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WOKC sports photo brahman spring game 6Wyatt Bessenbacher made a nice grab of a 41 yard pass in the second half. He said if the kids continue to work this summer, we can have a successful season.

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The Okeechobee boys’ baseball team will hold their awards banquet tonight at OHS at 6:30 pm

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Sports Cast for June 1st:

OCRA Dixie Boys ages 13-14 Champions!

OCRA Dixie Boys ages 13-14 Champions!

Jajuan Cherry, Lamar Williams and Janavious Futch all had touchdown runs as the Purple Squad defeated the White Squad 21-10 in the annual intersquad scrimmage Friday.

Williams had two long runs in the game and his touchdown covered 60 yards. He said he got good blocking up front and took care of the rest. He had over 1 hundred yards rushing in the game.

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Offensive linemen Edrick Neal said his team was favored to win but didn’t want to be too confident. The White squad got a 25 yard field goal from Jarrett Mills and a touchdown pass from Bubba Fludd to Drayton Billie that covered 30 yards.

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Linebacker Terrance Boswell liked the fact his team fought until the end.

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Sports Cast for May 29th:

Sha ‘Dajia Williams was named the Brahman Award winner for Lady Brahman basketball this season. She was a three year letter winner for the Brahmans and was praised for her athleticism, positive attitude and energy on the court.

She said the Brahman Award means a lot to her. Williams was among the team leaders in rebounds over the past three years.

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She noted it was an emotional night as she with her teammates for the last time. Williams will enter into the military after high school.

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The annual purple white scrimmage game tonight at Okeechobee high school. There will also be a fundraiser dinner that begins at 5 pm. The upper classmen game is at 6:30 pm and the incoming ninth grade will scrimmage starting at 5:30 pm.

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Sports Cast for May 28th:

Colt Root was named the Brahman Award winner for the boys’ tennis team this year. Root was part of the first team at OHS to make regional two years in a row.

He said he really enjoyed his senior year. Root won the Brahman Award for two years in a row. As a junior he reached the district finals in singles.

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He said he really tried to be a good role model and player people could look up to. He intends to attend college in the fall and was pursuing a scholarship for cheerleading.

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In the Hershey’s track and field games boys ages 11-12 division, C.J Kinder of Osceola Middle won the 100 meters, Jay Thomas of Seminole won the 200 meters, Justin Gopher of Pemayetv Emahakv the 400 meters, and Watt Friends of Central Elementary the 8 hundred meters. The Everglades relay team took the 4 by 800 behind Trystin Lamb, Caleb Reynolds, Shuan Martinez and Jessy Arriaga. Braison Crews of Seminole won the softball throw and Josiah Pacheco of Seminole won the standing long jump.

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Sports Cast for May 27th:

The MVP trophy for boys soccer was handed to senior and four year letterman Daniel Rodriguez this year. Rodriguez also took home the Golden Boot trophy that signifies he led the team in scoring goals with seven.

Rodriguez said the awards banquet was a great night for him.

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Rodriguez said he has a lot of great memories about playing soccer at Okeechobee high school that he will carry with him the rest of his life. Rodriguez said he knew he’d have to be more aggressive this year and score more goals for the team.

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The boy’s team went 6 and 9 this past season. Rodriguez said there is talent in the younger grades and they should improve next season. Video interview on WOKC Facebook page.

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Sports Cast for May 26th:

WOKC sports photo Moore Haven football jamboree Dade Christian 3Dade Christian outscored Moore Haven 28-0 in the second half and defeated the Terriers 38-13 in the coaching debut of Richard Roudybush at their spring jamboree on Saturday night.

John Cox scored on an 89 yard touchdown run on a busted play and Demarcus Ware added a nine yard touchdown run in the first half.

Dwayne Terry caught a 77 yard touchdown pass for Dade Christian. Jordan Wilson added a 40 yard field goal just before halftime for the Crusaders.

Jonathon Wright had two touchdown runs in the second half for Dade Christian.

Coach Roudybush was glad his team played hard until the final buzzer. Roudybush said his team struggled after Cox left the game with an ankle injury. He said the team struggled without him but they have all summer to heal and prepare for next year.

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Okeechobee’s spring game will be held this Friday night.

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Sports Cast for May 22nd:

Jacob Dupree wrapped up his senior year as the Brahman Award winner for the Okeechobee high school wrestling team.   He also qualified for the state tournament this year.

Dupree said he felt his senior year was very successful. Dupree said the Brahman Award really was a team award this year because the kids were self-motivated and didn’t need any great leaders. Dupree and Erik Gaitan represented OHS at the state tournament.

He’ll be leaving for the Marine Corps on September 21st and train at Paris Island.

The Hershey’s track and field games held at Okeechobee high school earlier this month. The girls 11 and 12 age division winners included Alexix Hernandez of Seminole in the 100 meters, Jasmine Shanks of Central in the 200 meters, Lauren Sills of Osceola in the 400 meters, Tammy Martinez of Pemayetv Emahakv in the 800 meters, Madison Hargraves of North Elementary in the softball throw and Bellara Schlosser of Everglades in the Standing long jump. The Osceola squad won the 4 by 100 meter relay behind Lauren Sills, Allana Nesby, Katelyen Shaw and Jakeria Stewart.

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