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Sports Cast 3/27

Sports Cast for March 27th:

Brahman boys baseball lost to Martin County in a district game and split a double header with St. Albans this weekend. The Tigers scored late to defeat Okeechobee 3-1 on Friday. Mason Adams pitched a strong game and Trevor Thomas had two hits.

Saturday in the opener against St. Albans Ethan Root pitched a strong game into the sixth inning and Sean Osceola blasted two homeruns and drove in five in a 12-2 Brahman victory.

Osceola says he got good pitches to hit. Root allowed just four hits and no earned runs while striking out three. He said a five run third by Okeechobee helped him to relax.

Okeechobee is now 7-7 on the season.

Okeechobee softball defeated Lake Wales 8-4 and lost to Auburndale 9-8 at the Bartow tournament.


Sports Cast 3/24

Sports Cast for March 24th:

Damian Lusby pitched a four hit shutout to lead Sebring to a 3-0 victory over Okeechobee in high school baseball last night.  Josh Crouse added an RBI double for Okeechobee. Baron Stuart pitched six strong innings for the Brahmans with five strikeouts.

Bubba Fludd earned accolades from Okeechobee City Council.

Fludd recently was named all state and will play college football at Southern Mississippi. Fludd told the council he appreciated their honor. His coach Chris Branham says he appreciated the support of the city for the entire football program. He called Fludd one of those standout players he’s coached.

Sports today include the Lady Brahmans at a tournament in Bartow today and Saturday.

OHS baseball travels to district opponent Martin County at 7 pm.

Moore Haven baseball hosts Immokalee at 6 pm.

Moore haven softball competes in the Gulliver Prep Slamfest tournament this weekend.


Sports Cast 3/23

Sports cast for March 23rd:

Okeechobee softball feeling good after a run rule victory over Jensen Beach this week. Coach Mary Huff says the first time the teams played Okeechobee nearly blew a seven run lead and she didn’t want a repeat.
That tournament begins tomorrow in Bartow. Freshman pitcher Haley Underhill struck out seven and allowed just two hits. She also worked out of jam in the third and admits she’s used to high pressure situations. Jill Crosby led the offense with a  double, homerun and three RBI.   She says she tried to be patient at the plate

East Lee County rallied to defeat Moore Haven 6-5 in high school baseball Wednesday.

Vincent Leiba had two hits and two RBI for Moore Haven.

OHS baseball hosts Sebring tonight at 7 pm.

OHS JV baseball visits Fort Pierce Central this afternoon at 4 pm


Sports Cast 3/22

Sports Cast for March 22nd:

Demetrius Clark reached one of his goals this week as he signed to play college basketball. He will join teammate Shaquoy Ferrol in the panhandle of Texas at John Phillips College.

Clark says moving on has been on his mind. His father Bruce Snell has been a big supporter of Demetrius. He says the signing gave him a lot of joy.

Brahman Coach Demetri Riles was praised by both families for going above and beyond being a coach, but also being a supporter, mentor and positive influence.

He says he was glad to see these young men achieve.

Okeechobee pounded Jensen Beach in softball last night.

Jill Crosby drove in three runs and Haley Underhill pitched a complete game three hitter.

Moore Haven baseball had a combined no hitter as they walloped Everglades City 19-2.

On the sports schedule today, OHS tennis visits Martin County at 3:30.  Moore Haven baseball hosts East Lee County at 6 pm.


Sports Cast 3/21

Sports Cast for March 21st:

Okeechobee had two basketball players sign to play college ball at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas. Shaquoy Ferrol says playing college ball is only part of his dream for the future.

His family moved here from the Virgin Islands two years ago.

His father, Frances Romain says he knew his son always had the ability. His mother Sheren Springer Romain says they moved to the United States to give her children more opportunities like this.

Also signing was Demetrius Clark.  We’ll talk to him and his father tomorrow.

Sports today include OHS tennis hosts Sebring at 3:45 pm.  OHS softball visits Jensen Beach with JV at 5 and varsity at 7 pm.  Moore Haven baseball hosts Everglades City at 5 and Moore Haven softball hosts Evangelical Christian at 6 pm.


Sports Cast 3/20

Sports Cast for March 20th:

Josie Griffin was named the Most Valuable Player for the Okeechobee girls soccer team this past season. Griffin was the team’s goal keeper and her leadership stability and athleticism helped the team’s defense.

She said the award was a complete surprise. Griffin says the record setting 11 wins this year was not due to defense, but the offense.

Griffin also was a standout in volleyball this year.

She plans to study political science at Florida Gulf Coast University and wants to be become a lawyer.

Two Brahman basketball players will announce college scholarships today, Shaquoy Ferrol and Demetrius Clark.

NO sports are scheduled in Okeechobee today


Sports Cast 3/17

Sports Cast for March 17th:

Chuck Warren was happy with his first year as OHS boys bowling coach. He says the team struggled at times but also showed growth. The boys finished in seventh place at districts this year. Warren says he’d like to see the bowling team continue next year.

The boys and girls track team had several first place finishes at the Moore Haven meet.

Jajuan Cherry won both the 1 hundred and 2 hundred meters, Gage Ingram won the long jump and 4 hundred meters, Daniel Shelley won the mile and two mile and Gerardo Saucedo won the half mile.  For the girls Brook Julian won the 2 mile and Eve Walker won the shot put.

No sports planned this weekend.


Sports Cast 3/16

Sports Cast for March 16th:

A four run first inning propelled Okeechobee to a 10-1 victory over the Kiski School from Pennsylvania Wednesday night. Sean Osceola pitched four solid innings and Baron Stuart drove in three runs for Okeechobee.

Coach Eric Kindell says the game gave his younger players some playing time and benefited each team.

Stuart says he feels good at the plate and he’s pleased that his teammates have been swinging the bats well.

Omar Ward hit a home run for the Cougars.

Okeechobee improved to 5-4 on the season.

There are no sports events today in Okeechobee due to spring break


Sports Cast 3/15

Sports Cast for March 15th:

Nelson Wyatt won both the Okeechobee and Arcadia rodeos this past weekend. He won the team roping with Brad Culpepper and competed in tie down roping. He says they were pleased with his performance.

He has rodeod since he was eight years old.  He lives in Clanton, Alabama.  He has been in the pro rodeo for three years. He says he really enjoys the rodeo life.

Other winners this year included Tyler Pearson and Clint Thomas in steer wrestling, Wyatt Ortega in bareback riding, Jake Finlay in saddle bronc, Nathan Steinberg in tie-down roping, Brittney Drawdy in barrel racing, and Mike Adams in the bull riding.

On the sports schedule today, Brahman baseball hosts Kiski Academy from Saltsburg, Pennsylvania tonight at 7 pm.


Sports Cast 3/14

Sports Cast for March 14th:

Nolan Carpenter won the Brahman Award for Okeechobee football this year. The senior linemen are one of the top students in his class.  The coaches also praised his work ethic.

Carpenter was a big part of the offensive line that came together and propelled the offense to a record-breaking season. He says the reason was hard work.

The Brahmans finished 8-2 last season.

Carpenter says his work in the weight room made the difference for him this past season.

There are no sports events scheduled due to spring break.


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