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Sports Cast 4/14

Sports Cast for April 14th:

Makayla Root was named the Most Valuable Player for OHS volleyball this past season, leading the team in blocks and kills at the net. Root performed well despite some physical injuries and issues with her back. She said the award came as a surprise. Root was also praised by opponent’s coaches for the way she played volleyball.   She said there praise means a lot as well. Root was also praised for her fundamentals at the net. The volleyball team enjoyed another winning season and reached the regional semifinal for the second consecutive year.

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Cheyenne Nunez was the Brahman Award winner for volleyball.

Brahman boy’s baseball shutout South Fork on Friday 7-0. They will be the 4th seed in next week’s district tournament and host Fort Pierce Westwood on Monday night.

On the sports schedule today, flag football visits Centennial in Port St. Lucie. JV starts at 4 pm and varsity at 5 pm.   Moore Haven baseball travels to South West Florida Christian at 7 pm. Moore Haven softball starts their district tournament at St. John Neumann in Naples with games beginning at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 4/13

Sports Cast for April 13th:

Elisia Garcia had three hits including a homerun as Okeechobee slammed Sebring 10-0 to wrap up their regular season on Friday.

Garcia said it was a perfect script for her senior night. Okeechobee won by mercy rule and scored in each of the first four innings of the game. Megan Hargraves had a two run triple. Senior Lexi Ward singled and scored in her final home game. She said it was a good win for the team.

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Kristin Dryden and Jordan Lawlis both pitched well for Okeechobee in the game. Lawlis added two hits and two runs batted.   Jillan Crosby had a two run snigle and Peyton Campbell an RBI double.

Coach Mary Huff said senior night is always emotional and her two seniors, Garcia and Ward, will be missed.

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Okeechobee meets Jensen Beach in the district tournament on Tuesday afternoon at South Fork.

OCRA Results

OCRA Results for their First Week of Play

OCRA ended their first week of play with 16 baseball games and 14 softball games in the books. In the rookie league Nunez Lawn Care defeated Bruce Homer Insurance 8-5. Okeechobee Realty defeated Diamond Fertilizer 8-7. Goodbread Ranch defeated Bad Apple Salon 10-5. Bruce Homer Insurance defeated Lorenze Animal Food 10-3. Nunez Lawn Care outlasted Okeechobee Realty 10-9 and Diamond R Fertilizer defeated Goodbread Ranch 7-5.

In the AAA league, Quality Tees defeated Green Leaf Irrigation 9-2. Wayne Carr Truck shutout ARS Power Sports 6-0. W&W Lumber nipped Quality Tees 11-10. W&W Lumber nipped ARS Power Sports 10-9.

In the Ozone division, Burnsed Express defeated Farm Bureau 7-4. Cross Fit 426 defeated the Law Officers of Roger Azcona 6-1. Burnsed Express defeated the Law offices of Roger Azcona 10-3. Cross Fit 426 defeated Farm Bureau 5-2.

In the Dixie Boys Division, Native Roots defeated Cross Fit injection 8-4. Cross fit injection defeated Center State Bank 10-8.

In the girls softball Darlings Division Big Lake Eye Care defeated Diamond Girls 6-2. Silver Spurs Signs defeated Advance America 3-1. Big Lake Eye Care pounded South Bling 13-0. Diamond Girls defeated Advance America 7-0.

In the Angels Division, Golden Corral defeated Native Roots 8-1. Native Roots defeated Everglades Pediatric Dentistry 4-2. Golden Corral nipped Everglades Pediatric Dentistry 9-8.

In the Ponytails Division, Maguire Bobcats defeated Native Roots 6-3, Williams Masonry defeated Fitness Factor 5-2, Maguire Bobcats defeated Fitness Factor 7-6.

In the Belles Division, Total Roadside Services defeated Seminole Design 10-0. JNJ Ranch outslugged Emory Walker Company 13-10. Seminole Design overcame JNJ Ranch 3-1. Total Roadside Service defeated Emory Walker Company 13-8.

Sports Cast 4/10

Sports Cast for April 10th:

wokc sports photo flag football Lake Placid 1Dracia Peacock scored the only touchdown of the game with a 19 yard touchdown reception as Okeechobee defeated Fort Pierce Central 6-0 in flag football action Thursday. Okeechobee drove 75 yards in 11 plays to get the touchdown. Peacock says she was glad she was able to make the big play. The Okeechobee defense was tough all day. Caylea Nunez and Baylee Farless had interceptions. Nunez said the girls have worked hard to get to the .500 mark. Heaven Feltenberger led the defense with two sacks and seven tackles. Baylee Farless threw for 2 hundred and 10 yards in the game.

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Moore Haven softball winning two of three this week, defeating Glades Central 11-1 and Lake Placid 8-0 the Lady Terriers fell to Sebring 2-1.

Moore Haven baseball whupped Pahokee 17-1 but lost last night at LaBelle 11-1.

On the sports schedule today, OHS softball senior night tonight, with ceremony to begin at 6:30. They play Sebring at 7 pm. OHS baseball visits South Fork at 7 pm.

Gov. Scott: Florida Spring Training Attendance Tops 1.5 Million

Gov. Scott: Florida Spring Training Attendance Tops 1.5 Million

~Total attendance up 8.1 percent over last year~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today Governor Rick Scott announced that the 33-day Florida Spring Training season had an 8.1 percent increase in total attendance in 2015 where all 15 teams topped total attendance figures from the 2014 season.  Total attendance for the 2015 season was 1,587,463.

Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida’s tourism industry creates jobs and opportunities for millions of Florida families, which is why we worked with the Legislature in 2013 to create a program that provides more than $3 million annually to be used only for Spring Training facilities. It’s great news that attendance at Spring Training games is on the rise in Florida and we will continue to work to make our state number one for jobs and opportunity.”

Since 2000, total attendance has surpassed 1.5 million in 13 of the last 16 years.  Over 25 million fans have attended Florida Spring Training games since 2000.

“We are proud of the marketing and promotional efforts of the 15 teams in Florida, the Regional Sports Commissions, the Convention and Visitor’s Bureaus and the Florida Sports Foundation Staff who spread the word of the Florida Grapefruit League,” said Florida Sports Foundation President John Webb.  “These entities spend months promoting the team schedules, the ballparks and their amenities and the family-friendly opportunities the Florida Spring Training experience has to offer. “

The New York Yankees (Tampa) led the Florida Grapefruit League with a total attendance of 171,915 for a league-leading 10,113 average per game.  The Yankees had the largest Florida Grapefruit League crowd of the season when 10,936 saw the Yankees and Atlanta Braves meet, on Thursday, March 12.

2015 Team-by-Team Florida Spring Training Attendance

Atlanta Braves – Disney’s Wide World of Sports, Lake Buena Vista

16 Games: 127,112 total attendance; 7,945 average per game

Largest Crowd: 9,980 vs. New York Yankees, Wednesday, March 18

Baltimore Orioles – Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota

15 Games (1 rain out): 112,238 total attendance; 7,483 average per game

Largest Crowd: 8,535 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, March 22


Boston Red Sox – JetBlue Park, Fort Myers

16 Games (1 rain out): 148,862 total attendance; 9,924 average per game

Largest Crowd: 10,156, vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, March 10


Detroit Tigers – Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland

17 Games: 134,377 total attendance; 7,905 average per game

Largest Crowd: 9,817 vs. New York Yankees, Friday, March 20

Houston Astros – Osceola County Stadium, Kissimmee

13 Games (1 Rainout): 47,781 total attendance; 3,675 average per game

Largest Crowd: 5,097, vs. New York Yankees, Sunday, March 28

Miami Marlins – Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter

14 Games: 70,982 total attendance; 5,070 average per game

Largest Crowd: 6,860 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, March 17

Minnesota Twins – Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers

16 Games: 118,579 total attendance; 7,411 average per game

Largest Crowd: 8,951 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, March 15

New York Mets – Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie

15 Games: 91,329 total attendance; 6,089 average per game

Largest Crowd: 8,205 vs. New York Yankees, Sunday, March 22

New York Yankees – Steinbrenner Field, Tampa

17 Games: 171,915 total attendance; 10,113 average per game

Largest Crowd: 10,936, vs. Atlanta Braves, Thursday, March 12

Philadelphia Phillies – Bright House Field, Clearwater

16 Games: 127,479 total attendance; 7,967 average per game

Largest Crowd: 9,815, vs. Boston Red Sox, Sunday, March 15

Pittsburgh Pirates – McKechnie Field, Bradenton

15 Games: 106,038 total attendance; 7,069 average per game

Largest Crowd: 9,018, vs. Detroit Tigers, Wednesday, March 18

St. Louis Cardinals – Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter

15 Games; 98,623 total attendance; 6,575 average per game

Largest Crowd: 7,662, vs. Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 9

Tampa Bay Rays – Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte

14 Games: 80,406 total attendance; 5,360 average per game

Largest Crowd: 8,934 vs. Detroit Tigers, Saturday, April 4 (at Tropicana Field)

Toronto Blue Jays – Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Dunedin

14 Games: 69,101 total attendance; 4,936 average per game

Largest Crowd: 5,550, vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, March 18

Washington Nationals – Space Coast Stadium, Viera

14 Games: 82,641 total attendance; 5,903 per game average

Largest Crowd: 7,413 vs. Miami Marlins, Sunday, March 29

Florida Spring Training Total Attendance

230 Games: 1,587,463 total attendance; 6,902 per game

The 2015 Florida Spring Training attendance is compiled by the Florida Sports Foundation from daily box scores of games played in the state of Florida between Major League teams and confirmed by each of the 15 teams. For more information about the Florida Grapefruit League, visit, follow on Twitter @flaspringtrain or download the Mobile Phone App.

Sports Cast 4/9

Sports Cast for April 9th:

WOKC sports photo softball Lincoln Park 2Kristin Dryden threw well and added an RBI and Cheyenne Nunez and Peyton Campbell also had runs batted in to lead Okeechobee to a 5-4 victory over Suncoast in girls’ softball action last night.

Jordan Lawlis picked up the save as she pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the fifth inning.

Coach Mary Huff said her team did a better job but continue to leave too many runners on base. Megan Hargraves added some key hits for the Brahmans as she played three positions in the field. She said this win was good for the teams’ mental state

LaPorsche Morris picked off a pass and returned it for a touchdown with just over 1 minute remaining to lead the flag football team to a 12-6 win over Lake Placid.

WOKC sports photo softball Lincoln Park 1Baylee Farless added a five yard touchdown run for Okeechobee, who won their third game of the year.

Farless said when defenses give her running lanes she’s going to take it. Farless and Dymond Wiggins had interceptions in the game for Okeechobee.

On the sports schedule today, Moore Haven baseball travels to LaBelle, JV at 4 and varsity at 7 pm. OHS flag football will host Fort Pierce Central tonight with JV at 4:30 and varsity at 5:30 pm.

Sports Cast 4/8

Sports Cast for April 8th:

Taylor Strickland tossed a one hit shutout as Lincoln Park defeated Okeechobee 2-0 in high school softball last night.

Strickland and Ashley Langel had the RBIs for the Lady Greyhounds, who are ranked in the state at 15-4 this season.

Lady Brahman Coach Mary Huff said she’s not sure why her hitters haven’t been able to handle good pitchers. Strickland had nine strikeouts. Cheyenne Nunez barely missed a home run on a ball that drifted foul down the left field line.

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Centennial exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning as they defeated Okeechobee by mercy rule 12-2 in high school baseball last night. Kevin Coleman threw well for Okeechobee and Sean Osceola and Coleman had Runs batted in.

Centennial Coach Jamie Siminski said his pitcher; Michael Lyons was getting tired in the late innings but hung tough.

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Sports Cast 4/7

Sports Cast for April 7th:

The Brahman boy’s tennis team hopes for better results today as they battle Melbourne in the district regionals. The boys fell short of a district title against Jensen Beach and hope to avenge last year’s loss to Melbourne.

Colt Root said his district final performance wasn’t great on paper but he gave his all. Kirby Dobbs first match came at last year’s regional as a replacement for Lucas Penido who couldn’t attend due to the science fair.

Dobbs said he felt that experience might help him today.

On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball visits St. Lucie West Centennial at 4 pm. OHS softball will host Lincoln Park tonight at 6 pm. Flag football will host Lake Placid at 5 pm.

Sports Cast 4/6

Sports Cast for April 6th:

Glades Central defeated Okeechobee 20-0 in flag football action last week. Jocelyn Geiger hit Breanna Myrick with a 12 yard touchdown, and Breanna Sargent also had a touchdown for Belle Glade.

Dracia Peacock and Dymond Wiggins had interceptions for Okeechobee. Coach Jeff Whitlock said despite the loss he saw some positives for the Lady Brahmans. Belle Glade also won the JV game 30-0.

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For Okeechobee Meridian Causier caught eight passes for 48 yards. Savannah Hendrix had an interception.

No sports events are scheduled today.

Sports Cast 4/3

Sports Cast for April 3rd:

WOKC sports photo baseball Lake Placid 1Ryan Daniel pitched five strong innings and Okeechobee scored two quick runs and held on to defeat Lake Placid 2-1.

Daniel allowed two hits and struck out seven in five innings. He said after a rough first inning, he settled down. Paul Jackson had a sacrifice and Zeke Matthews drove home on a run on a fielder’s choice for the Brahmans.

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Coach Eric Kindell said they’ll take the win but he felt his team made a lot of mistakes. Justin Larosa doubled and scored for Lake Placid.

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WOKC sports photo OCRA baseball 2South Fork scored nine runs in a nightmare fifth inning to defeat Okeechobee in girls softball last night 11-0 by mercy rule to solidify their hold on the district title.

Alexandra Little hit a grand slam and Kayli Gephardt also went deep for the Lady Bulldogs. Taylor Schmidt threw five shutout innings and struck out five.

On the sports schedule tonight, Moore Haven softball visits Lake Placid with JV at 5:30 and varsity to follow.

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