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Sports Cast for September 14th:
Ozzie Osceola took home the Yearling Award for boys’ basketball last year. While the team struggled with only one win, Osceola was a high light with his constant effort and hustle on the court. He said the award meant a lot to him. Osceola said he is determined to be a good basketball player in high school.
OHS girls golf hosts Jensen Beach 3:30 pm
Yearling hosts West Glades volleyball 4:30 pm
Sports Cast for September 13th:
Mary Huff said her team made progress in 2016 despite a sub 500 record. Okeechobee again made it to the post season but lost in the first round to Dwyer. Huff said that was one of her disappointments. Huff said the team must improve at the plate with better, more disciplined hitting.
They also have to find some new pitchers to pick up for graduated senior, Jordan Lawlis. Many of the girls spent the summer with travel ball leagues.
Sports Cast for September 12th:
Okeechobee put up nearly 5 hundred yards in total offense as they dismantled Moore Haven 45-7 in high school football on Friday. Lamar Williams had 175 yards and two touchdowns and Demetrius Clark had 130 yards in receptions on the night.
Jajuan Cherry rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown. He said the team has a different mindset this year The defense held Moore Haven to 176 total yards.
Defensive tackle Joseph Benjamin said everyone on the team played great. John Cox scored the Moore Haven touchdown on a 16 yard run in the first quarter.
Bubba Fludd had two touchdown passes and added a 47 yard touchdown run.
Coach Chris Branham used his bench a lot and was glad to see how they responded
This week Okeechobee plays at Sebastian River in the district opener.
In other big lake games, Pahokee defeats Cardinal Newman 36-21, Clewiston lost to Fort Pierce Central 37-0 and Glades Central fell to American Heritage Delray 37-32.
Sports Cast for September 9th:
Brahman football tonight at Moore Haven and QB Bubba Fludd says he is very impressed with the improvement of the passing game this year. He praised Kysell Richardson for stepping up his game this year. Richardson had two touchdown receptions in the first game and Fludd is completing over 70 percent of his passes so far this season.
OHS JV volleyball lost 2-0 to Harmony last night.
Boy’s golf lost in a blowout to Jensen Beach.
Glades Day had a big win last night as they defeated Florida Christian 41-6. Alex Mineo threw three touchdown passes for the Gators.
OHS girls volleyball defeated Lake Placid 3-1 this week. 25-21, 25-22, 21-25, and 25-18. Raeley Matthews had 14 kills, Raylee Coleman 17 kills, and Michaela Myers had seven blocks for the Lady Brahmans. Carrie Wharin had 14 assists.
On the sports schedule tonight
Sports Cast for September 8th:
Sean Cowen and the Moore Haven Terriers know they will have a tough time dealing with the strength and power of Okeechobee this week. The senior linemen like his team this year for its athleticism and togetherness.
Cowen and the Terriers are off to a 2-0 start this year with victories over St. Edwards and Lake Placid. He said the players get along and are unified
Friday’s game is scheduled for 7 pm in Moore Haven
OHS bowlers lost to Lincoln Park Academy yesterday.
A busy day in local sports
Sports Cast for September 7th:
Mattie Garcia had 7 aces, three assists and a kill and Holly Younger scored nine points at the service line to lead Osceola to a 25-7 and 25-15 victory over Sebastian Middle School Tuesday. Lauren Sills had six service points for Osceola.
Coach Lauren Throop said the girls were tough serving the volleyball. Garcia said the team was excited to get the season started in a positive way. Joy Whipple added five points and two digs for the Lady Warriors.
Osceola soccer tied Sebastian 2-2.
OHS bowling at LPA 3:30 pm Super Play Ft. Pierce
Osceola volleyball at PECS 4:30 pm
Sports Cast for September 6th:
The OCRA Darling softball team was recently honored by the county for finishing as the national runner up at the Dixie Youth world series in Mississippi. Coach Preston Baker said the families all appreciated the honor. Baker says the girls were able to defeat Mississippi and Louisiana but couldn’t overcome Tennessee. John Cox ran for three touchdowns, and Moore Haven scored two touchdowns in the final two minutes to hold off Lake Placid, 28-23 in high school football action Friday night.
In other big lake scores
Pahokee defeated Wayne Hills New Jersey 34-21. Glades Day defeated Pine Crest School 28-21. Clewiston defeated Immokalee, Clewiston defeated Immokalee 20-17 and Palm Beach Lakes defeated Glades Central 16-13.
Sports Cast for September 2nd:
Kassie Weldon won the gold glove award for the girls’ softball team last year. She also is one of the key defenders on the girls’ volleyball team this fall. Weldon, a junior, says she was not afraid to work hard to improve her softball skills. She played travel ball over the summers with Cruisers Elite. She noted the infield is not for some players
Sports Cast for September 1st:
Lady Brahman basketball Coach Joe Smith said he thinks the program is headed in the right direction. He said the work is only beginning. He preaches patience to the basketball fans in Okeechobee as he tries to improve the program year after year.
The girls won 16 games this past winter.
Coach Smith said he would like to have more participation in the off season program as he had to cancel one summer time tournament due to a lack of girls.
Sports Cast for August 30th:
Moore Haven’s QB John Cox is expecting a solid year for the Terriers this year. The Terriers won their opener, 32-7 over St. Edwards using their speed to create big plays in the passing and the run game. Cox says he feels there is enough talent to make a run for the playoffs
Da’Shon Ross ran for a touchdown, and Cox hit Alduvar Gary on a 63-yard screen pass for a touchdown in the win Friday. Cox says it’s nice to have a roster of 30 players but it is up to each individual player to contribute
This week the Terriers play at Lake Placid, a 43-6 winner last week over St. John Neumann of Naples.
On the sports schedule today, OHS volleyball at Jensen Beach JV, varsity to follow
Moore Haven volleyball at Clewiston 5 pm varsity. Moore Haven volleyball hosts Everglades City JV 5 pm, varsity to follow. Moore Haven middle school volleyball at Clewiston 6 pm