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Sports Cast 3/14

Sports Cast for March 14th:

Kutter Crawford says he still has work to do as his senior year in baseball continues.  He recently signed to pitch next year for Indian River State College. He says he worked hard in the offseason and bulked up on the mound.

He said the young team has made the game fun this year.

He understands he has to be a veteran mentor for the other pitchers. He played travel ball with the Florida Burn out of Sarasota and Okeechobee American Legion ball and said that improved his skills in the off season.

Okeechobee softball pounded Sebring last night 18-4.

Okeechobee girl’s tennis defeated Sebastian yesterday 6-1.  Kearstin Dorrance defeated Kelsey Wells 8-2, Elizabeth Santelices defeated Vanessa Dreher 8-1, Rachel Williams defeated Emily Brandes 8-2 and Imari Roberts defeated Martha Grudens 8-2.  Okeechobee also swept the doubles matches.

On the sports schedule tonight boys baseball hosts Westwood at 7 pm.

The OHS track team competes at Martin County this afternoon at 4 pm.

Sports Cast 3/13

Sports Cast for March 13th:

Tristen Anderson took home the Most Valuable Player award for the Junior Varsity Brahman football defensive unit this year.  He said it came down to him and Alex Garcia for the award. Anderson got a cup of coffee with the varsity squad late in the year and made an impact at corner back.  He said that was one of the highlights of the year.

Lincoln Park shut out the Lady Brahmans in tennis action Wednesday 7-0 with no competitive matches.

The boy’s tennis team lost to the Greyhounds 6-1. The Brahmans won the number 2 doubles, 8-3 behind Cody Walker and Colt Root.

On the sports schedule today OHS softball visits Sebring with JV at 5 and varsity at 7.  Flag Football travels to meet South Fork with JV at 5 pm and varsity at 6 pm.  OHS tennis visits Sebastian River at 3:30 this afternoon.

Sports Cast 3/12

Sports Cast for March 12th:

WOKC Photo baseball versus Port St. Lucie 3 WOKC photo baseball versus Port St. Lucie 2 WOKC Photo baseball versus Port St. Lucie 5 WOKC photo baseball versus PSL 1Tyler Anshaw out dueled Elijah Finney to lead Port St. Lucie to a 3-1 victory over Okeechobee last night in high school baseball at OHS. A two run rally in the sixth was the difference for the Jaguars.  Coach Tony Malizia said he always expects a close game when he plays at Okeechobee. Enrique Esquivel helped the rally as he was hit by a pitch.  He will play at Indian River State college next year.   He said the team was down after a recent loss and wanted this win. Brahman Coach Eric Kindell praised his team and said he felt his team can compete with Port St. Lucie.  He said Finney has given his chance to win.

Flag football lost to Martin County last night 13-7.   The junior varsity prevailed 14-12.

On the sports schedule tonight, softball will play a makeup game with Fort Pierce Westwood at 5 pm.

The tennis teams travel to Lincoln Park at 3:30 pm.

The OHS wrestling awards banquet is tonight at the high school cafeteria at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/11

Sports Cast for March 11th:

Kirsten Doney won the Most Improved golfer award for the Lady Brahman golf team this past season. Doney said she was glad she improved her golf game this year. Doney intends to play college golf.  She has a private coach and also intends to play in a tournament in Canada this summer. She admits she enjoys the game and always wants to play and improve.

Boys tennis lost 7-0 to Morningside Academy in a lop sided match on Monday.  No Okeechobee player won more than one game in singles.

Girls’ softball lost to Lincoln Park Academy in 8 innings, 2-1.  Okeechobee was held to 4 hits in the game.

On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball hosts Port St. Lucie tonight at 7 pm.   OHS softball visits Port St. Lucie with JV at 5 and varsity at 7 pm.  Flag football opens their season when they host Martin County, JV at 5 and varsity at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/10

Sports Cast for March 10th:

WOKC Photo softball Jensen Beach 1 WOKC Photo softball Jensen BEach 2Kutter Crawford pitched five strong innings and Elijah Finney finished off the game strong as Okeechobee defeated South Fork 6-2 for their first victory of the season on Friday night in Tropical Farms. Okeechobee put together a five run fifth to erase a 2-1 deficit to get the first head coaching win for Eric Kindell. He said his team has continued to work hard despite the 6 game losing streaks and that paid off with this win. Jarrod Morgan had three hits to lead the offense including a double and a run scored.

Danyelle Sheffield had three hits and Jordan Lawlis threw six strong innings as Okeechobee softball defeated Jensen Beach 9-5 in a mistake marred game at Brahman field Friday. Brahman Coach Mary Huff admits both teams made some fielding mistakes which does not happen a lot when these two rivals play. Lawlis struck out five and didn’t walk a batter in her performance.  She dealt with some chilly conditions.

She said this win means a lot for the team.

On the sports schedule today, boys tennis hosts Morningside Academy at 3:30 pm.

Sports Cast 3/7

Sports Cast for March 7th:

Okeechobee softball star Carisa LiCata says despite a so-so start by the team, she still thinks they can win the district title this year. She said there are new players on the team who are starting to jell together. She notes the team is much more dependent on situational hitting and defense this year with little homerun power, but that in a way that can be an advantage. LiCata has received a college scholarship to play for Florida Gulf coast University.

Rain washed away all of the sports action last night.

On the sports schedule tonight, boys’ baseball will travel to South Fork at 7 pm

OHS softball will host Jensen Beach at 7 pm.

JV Baseball will host South Fork at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/6

Sports Cast for March 6th:

Sonya Smith has stepped down as girls’ soccer coach.  The team had their best season in many seasons this year.  She said the team really achieved this year with five matches and a pair of ties. She said it was a difficult to tell the girls. Smith intends to go back to college and earn a master’s degree in mathematics in her spare time leaving no time for coaching. She said the team really met their potential this year.

Boys’ basketball Coach Shawn Hays has also tendered his resignation after three seasons and a search is underway to find a replacement.

Girl’s tennis lost to Jensen Beach on Wednesday 6-1.  The doubles team of Kayla Orr and Kearstin Dorrance defeated Jen Samander and Katherine Donsooh 8-4.   The most competitive singles matches involved Rachel Williams who lost to Maddie Harvey 8-4 and April Hogenkamp who lost to Jensen’s Laura Samandey 8-3.

Boys’ tennis lost to Jensen Beach 5-2.  Dylan Ferneau won the lone singles match for the Brahmans 8-2 over Greg King.   The doubles team of Cody Walker and Colt Root defeated Ben Gordon/Mike DiSanti 8-5.

On the sports schedule today, Lady Brahman softball will host Westwood at 4:30 for JV and 7 pm for varsity.  JV boys’ baseball hosts Sebring at 6 pm.  OHS tennis will host John Carroll at 3:30 pm.

Sports Cast 3/5

Sports Cast for March 5th:

In high school baseball Vero Beach hammered Okeechobee last night 9-0. Senior Christian Crews in a recent interview admitted the team was young but he felt they were ready to compete and have a good season. Crews battled ankle and elbow problems in his career, undergoing elbow surgery last year. He said he continues to build arm strength and he feels as healthy as he’s been in his high school career. Crews played American Legion ball last summer in Okeechobee and said that experience really helped him to improve.  He was the team’s leading hitter for average last year.  He has earned accolades this year for defense in left field.

Crews father is Shawn Crews who played for the Brahmans in the mid 1990’s.

On the sports schedule today the tennis teams will travel to Jensen Beach for a match at 3:30 this afternoon.

Sports Cast 3/4

Sports Cast for March 4th:

WOKC photo tennis morninside academy 1Hannah Raulerson was named the MVP for the Lady Brahman golf team this year. She averaged 45, the top score on the team and helped lead the team to a regional berth.

She said she felt great to earn this award. Raulerson said she didn’t stress as much about every shot and tried to relax on the course, and she feels that strategy paid dividends. Raulerson said the regional was a good experience.  She still has one year left in high school.  She expects the team to be strong again next year.

The boys’ tennis team lost to Morningside Academy yesterday.  Only Lucas Penido was able to win a game in the four singles matches.

On the sport schedule today, boy’s baseball will visit Vero Beach with game time at 7 pm.  JV boys’ baseball will host Avon Park at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/3

Sports Cast for March 3rd:

Dillon Isom threw a two hitter and struck out nine and John Murphy hit a solo homerun to lead South Fork to a 2-1 victory over Okeechobee in high school baseball action Friday night.

Isom moved his pitches around, threw strikes and kept Okeechobee hitters off balance.  He says that was his game plan. South Fork had come in with only one win on the season and needed a win badly.  They also got a great pitching performance according to their coach Mike Harper..

For Okeechobee Elijah Finney threw a strong complete game as he limited the Bulldogs to only four hits.  He struck out five and walked two. Paul Jackson scored the only run for Okeechobee on a passed ball. Coach Eric Kindell says he saw improvement and some fight in his players in the game.

On the sports schedule today boys tennis will host Morningside Academy at 3:30 pm at the Okeechobee sports complex.

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