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Sports Cast for May 24th:
Hannah Collier was the Brahman Award winner for the girls weight lifting team this year. She said she definitely appreciated this trophy
Collier said she started weight lifting to help her with her strength and her softball skills. She will attend Indian River State College on scholarship to play softball. She said she is ready for college ball.
She played travel ball for the Firestix and also Light Speed 18 U and Cruisers Elite on the Treasure Coast.
Hannah plans to be a physical therapist and earn a Masters Degree.
Sports Cast for May 23rd:
The South squad won the Mike Picano Senior All-Star game at Tradition Field Sunday, in a pitcher’s duel, 2-1.
Zeke Matthews of Okeechobee drove in the North squads only run with a sacrifice fly. Matthews also earned a scholarship to play at Indian River State College next year. He said he’s looking forward to that challenge.
Matthews was also awarded the Gold glove award at the Brahman baseball banquet as he played a solid center field this year.
Other Brahmans in the game include head coach Eric Kindell, Armando Rodriguez, Jarred Morgan and Eli Finney.
Troy Martinez of Port St. Lucie was the game’s MVP with two innings of shutout relief. Bad weather continued to plaque the Brahman spring practice as lightning cancelled Friday’s scrimmage.
Moore Haven’s spring game was also stopped after a quarter against Benjamin. Moore Haven led 7-0 on an 82 yard touchdown pass from John Cox to Eric Hunter.
Sports Cast for May 20th:
Dylan Ferneau took home the most valuable player award from the Okeechobee boys tennis banquet earlier this month. He called it one of the highlights of his senior season. Ferneau thanked his mother Darcy for her support and thanked his coach Morgan Ungerott for her guidance over the past four years. Ferneau said it was disappointing the team didn’t make it to regional this year.
The district champion went on to win the state championship. He was also a key runner on the cross country team. He intends to study at the University of Florida and study medicine.
The Brahman 8th grade football scrimmage was scrapped by a thunderstorm last night; the team will try a varsity practice scrimmage this afternoon open to the public at 5 pm.
Sports Cast for May 19th:
Evan Neal said all of the attention he’s getting from colleges already has not interrupted his preparations and practices.
Neal said he is using the attention as motivation to continue to improve on the gridiron. Neal has gotten verbal offers from several schools already including interest from SEC schools like Florida, South Carolina and Alabama.
Neal came away impressed with the play of the offensive line in last week’s game with John Carroll. He said it feels good when his teammates make big plays.
The Brahmans changed the purple white game to only a practice session tomorrow night due to injuries. The practice is open to the public starting at 5 pm.
The Moore Haven Terriers spring game is scheduled for tonight at 6 pm at the Benjamin School.
Sports Cast for May 18th:
Alex Hernandez took home the Brahman Award for Okeechobee wrestling this year. He was also a three-year letter winner. Hernandez said he really enjoyed the experience. He was disappointed he didn’t reach the state finals as a senior. Hernandez said he set high goals for himself to keep himself motivated.
He plans to be a firefighter and paramedic and study at Indian River State college.
The purple white football game won’t be held this year due to a lack of available linemen for both teams. Instead the public will be invited to a team practice session at 5 pm Friday at Brahman Stadium and a controlled scrimmage of up to 25 plays. There is no charge.
There were 50 healthy players for the John Carroll game but only 34 available for this week.
The 8th graders will have a controlled scrimmage on Thursday night at 5:30 pm. The numbers increased from 18 at the beginning of spring to 28 8th grade players.
Sports Cast for May 17th:
Fred Bradley was named the Brahman Award winner for the boys’ basketball team this year. The senior said he tried to be a good example and work hard this year.
Bradley said the team met expectations this year and he felt the Brahmans belonged in the post season. He said he represented his school the way an athlete should.
Bradley also was named to play in the Treasure Coast All-Star game for seniors.
He said he was honored to play in that game. He is trying to continue his athletic career in football.
Sports Cast for May 16th:
Mercedes Washington was the most valuable player for the Brahman weight lifting team this year. She earned four year awards for weight lifting. She finished third in districts and was able to qualify for the regionals this year. She finished in the top five at regional. She said she had a good performance that day
She plans to attend Florida State University and study to be an athletic trainer. She ran track and also played flag football for OHS this year.
Sports Cast for May 13th:
Bubba Fludd had two long touchdown runs and Boo Boo Stallworth added two touchdowns as Okeechobee defeated John Carroll 45-26 in their spring game last night.
Devante Luellman and Lamar Williams added touchdown runs for the Brahmans and Gage Ingram added a 23-yard field goal for the Brahmans. Assistant Coach Tyrone Smith said it was a good night for the Brahmans overall. Smith said they must do better against the run. John Carrolls Zakk Montoya rushed for over 100 yards in the game.
Stallworth caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Kysell Richardson in the second quarter and intercepted a pass for a 25-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. He said he did what a defensive back is supposed to do.
John Carroll also returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the game.
Okeechobee plays a Purple White scrimmage next Friday.
Sports Cast for May 12th:
Rachel Bryan said the Lady Brahman volleyball team should keep on winning in the next few years. She won the Best All-Around player award this year. She said despite disappointment at districts the team had a great season. She said earning an award really was a nice way to end the season
The volleyball team lost only three matches in the regular season.
The Brahman football team ready for their spring game tonight when they host the John Carroll Rams. Kickoff is set for 6 pm.
Sports Cast for May 11th:
OHS cross country coach AJ Mayernik returned to his native Pennsylvania to run in the Pittsburg marathon last month.
He trained for several months to get ready for the race which covered 26 miles. Mayernik said race day had a few hiccups but he fueled the nerves to do well. Mayernik had two major goals, which were to be in the top 1 hundred and to keep up a steady pace.
On the sports schedule today, the OHS baseball team will hold their awards banquet at 6 pm at the high school cafeteria.