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Sports Cast 7/5

Sports Cast for July 5th:

Lady Brahman soccer Coach Eric Swant says he was proud to be apart of the best season in school history. Coach Swant says the wins were a bonus to the girls having a good time. Swant said a few the girls played other sports to stay in shape and some play travel ball. He said he also wants the girls to focus on conditioning and ways to improve their leg strength. A solid group of girls return to the team in 2017.

Swant was also named District Coach of the year for the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County.


Sports Cast 6/30

Sports Cast for June 30th:

Jajuan Cherry choose the University of South Florida to play college football in 2018..

The Brahman defensive back had offers from 15 schools including Penn State, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, and several mid majors. He says in the end, being close to home, Coach Charlie Strong, and his chance to play won out over the others. Cherry made several recruiting visits across the country in the past several months. He says he feels like he can play right away for the Bulls. He could also contribute on special teams.

Cherry is a three star athlete among national scouting services and is ranked number five among all Treasure Coast football players.


Sports Cast 6/29

Sports Cast for June 29th:

Brahman football has had a busy off season with three camps this month. Coach Chris Branham says he wants to build off the 8-2 record his team compiled last year. Branham said each day was a joy because he had a hard working group that wanted to work and improve.  The team hopes to bring back 20 varsity players this fall.

He says sustaining success year after year and a district title are his main goals for the future.


Sports Cast 6/28

Sports Cast for June 28th:

McKenna Hickson of Okeechobee will compete in the National High school rodeo finals in Cheyenne Wyoming next month. She qualified in the breakaway roping and the goat tying. She won one of the rounds at the state finals in Okeechobee in breakway roping. Hickson says she was pleased with how her season went. She finished third in breakaway roping and fourth in goat tying in the season series.

Hickson will enter the 11th grade this year.  She qualified last year for the nationals.

She says that experience should help her this time around. Z-mann Zamora also won two state titles in rodeo and will also compete in the nationals.


Sports Cast 6/27

Sports Cast for June 27th:

The OHS swim team had a season of improvement in 2 thousand 16 and hope to keep things moving forward this year. Coach Angela Jones says her first year met most of her goals. Jones says they intend to change some practice sessions to make it more convenient for the team. Several kids made it to regional this past year. They would like to have more boys join the team as only four were on the team last year.


Sports Cast 6/26

Sports Cast for June 26th:

OCRA t-ball, AAA and Ozone teams were unable to bring home championships at the Dixie Youth District 8 tournament in lake Placid this weekend. The tee-ball squad lost to Avon Park 25-24, and to Sebring.26-15 Saturday.

The AAA lost to Lake Placid 6-1, and Sebring, 12-1.

The Ozone team lost to Sebring Friday 7-6, defeated Lake Placid 11-8 on Saturday, and lost Sunday to Sebring 12-1.

Tee-ball Coach Edmundo Cruz says the kids worked hard to prepare. Ozone Coach Johnny Tijerina was proud his team came back from a tough loss to play well on Saturday. Mason Diefenbach hit a pair of homeruns for Okeechobee.

The Dixie boys, ages 13-14 all star team automatically qualified for the state tournament in July.


Sports Cast 6/23

Sports Cast for June 23rd:

Jill Crosby became the third Lady Brahman named to the All-State team this year. Crosby struck out 85 batters in 99 innings and had an earned run average under 2 runs per game during her junior year. She says it was great to be on the all-state team. Crosby plays for the Palm Beach Falcons travel ball team and will compete in tournaments in Georgia and South Carolina this summer. She says travel ball has greatly improved her game.

OCRA baseball competes at their district tournament beginning tonight in Lake Placid.  The t-ball, 10 and under and 12 and under Ozone teams have high hopes to make the state tournament.

Three softball teams made state last week.


Sports Cast 6/22

Sports Cast for June 22nd:

Cody Deloney took home the Rookie of the Year Award for the Brahman wrestling team this year. Deloney wrestled at 126 pounds. He says he was pleased with his freshman year and the award. He moved to Jensen Beach for a few years as a child but was glad to return to Okeechobee and join the wrestling team.

He said he tried to focus on improvement this year. The Treasure Coast all-star baseball classic, rained out twice earlier this month will be played this afternoon at Mets Stadium in Port St. lucie at 3 pm.

Coach Eric Kindell, Baron Stuart, Alex Lopez and Cody Louthan will represent the Brahmans.


Sports Cast 6/21

Sports Cast for June 21st:

Megan Hargraves made the Class 7A all-state softball team this year. She hit 436 to lead her team and was among the Brahman leaders in RBI and runs scored. She says it was a great moment in her career. She plays travel ball for Lady Gators Jackson.

She played in a tournament at the American Softball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City this past weekend. She says travel ball has made her a better player. Hargraves recently verbally committee to play college ball at the University of South Florida.

The OCRA Belles team won the district championship last night 9-7 over Wahneta to advance to the state tournament.

The Angels lost to Lake Placid 7-6 but were still invited to the state tournament next month in Bristol.


Sports Cast 6/20

Sports Cast for June 20th:

The Belles and Angels All Stars remained alive at the OCRA District tournament in Lake Placid Monday. The Angels defeated Lake Placid 11-5 and the Belles defeated Wahneta, 10-5 to reach the championship games tonight against those same teams.

The boys pitching machine, ages 7-8 lost two games to Lake Placid, 7-6, and 5-1 and were eliminated. Lauren Bostwick was named to the All-State softball team last week.

Bostwick says she was pleasantly surprised. Bostwick plays travel ball for Gators Gold Flannery in West Palm Beach and will play in tournaments in New Jersey and Colorado this summer. Bostwick says she expects to get college offers in the fall.


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