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Sports Cast 2/19

Sports Cast for February 19th:

 Joe Turbush put in a strong effort against Juan Venezuela of St. Lucie West.

Joe Turbush put in a strong effort against Juan Venezuela of St. Lucie West.

Okeechobee high school wrestling won their senior night match, 41-27 over St. Lucie West Centennial. Colin Marrero, Drayton Billie Alex Hernandez, and Brandon Shockley were among the wrestlers victorious.

Coach Bruce Jahner saluted all the seniors for their efforts this year. Eric Gaitan defeated Tommy Nicholson, 9-2, outscoring his opponent 7-0 in the third round. He wrestled at 1 hundred and 95 pounds after competing all year at 1 hundred and 82 pounds

Sebastian Fulleda (Foo-Jetta) defeated Anthony Marcy 13-5. It was a 2-2 tie after the first round. He said senior night brings distractions and also pressure to perform.

Sebastian Fulleda on senior night wrestling

Eric Gaitan on senior night win

Bruce Jahner on senior night win over SLW

Sebastian Fulleda wins his match at senior parent night Wednesday.

Sebastian Fulleda wins his match at senior parent night Wednesday.

Districts for the wrestling team is Wednesday, March 6th.

On the sports schedule today, OHS tennis visits Avon Park at 3:45 pm. OHS Junior varsity softball will host Brighton middle school at 5 pm.


Okeechobee sports briefs February 18 NP

Okeechobee sports briefs February 18 NP

By Charles M. Murphy

Okeechobee News

Okeechobee pitchers had a rough night as Jensen Beach pounded out 14 hits and took advantage of three Brahman fielding errors in a 17-6 victory on Tuesday.

The Falcons, (1-1), scored in every inning of the game. Kyle Bauer had three hits while Angel Pardo and Jesse Alker had two hits. Carson Moore drove home four runs for Jensen Beach.

Kevin Coleman and Zeke Matthews both had two strikeouts on the mound for Okeechobee, (3-1). Jensen led 7-3 before Okeechobee cut the lead to 8-6 in the fourth inning. Jensen scored five times in the bottom of the fourth and then three more in the sixth to win by mercy rule.

Raylee Coleman had three hits and Cheyenne Nunez had two hits and four runs batted in as the Lady Brahmans defeated Treasure Coast 5-0 in girl’s softball action on Tuesday.

Jordan Lawlis pitched a complete game shutout for OHS, (4-0). Okeechobee out-hit the Lady Titans (7-4) in the game. Okeechobee scored twice in both the fourth and seventh inning. Treasure Coast fell to (2-2) on the season.

Moore Haven softball pounded Evangelical Christian in their district opener, 20-0, on Tuesday evening.

OHS boy’s tennis lost their first match of the year on Tuesday at Sebring 4-3. The teams played pro sets instead of best of three sets.

Lucas Penido defeated Jeremiah Comino 8-3, Dylan Ferneau defeated Conner Patterson 8-4 and the doubles team of Colt Root and Ferneau defeated Jeremiah Comino and Anton Ayala, 8-4 for Okeechobee’s points.

Conner Angell defeated Otto Ramirez in the #1 singles match 8-4. Milind Khurana defeated Root 8-2 in #3 singles. The Blue Streak tandem of Angell and Khurana defeated Penido in Ramirez in #1 doubles, 8-3.

Boy’s tennis traveled to Avon Park on Thursday.


Sports Cast 2/17

Sports Cast for February 17th:

Former Brahman catcher Adam Tewksbury continues playing baseball as he enters his season year at Troy University in Alabama, a Division I school in the Sunbelt conference.

It’s been an odyssey for Tewksbury who played at Tallahassee Community College, Indian River State College and Florida Christian College in Kissimmee. He’s battled injuries during his career. He said his love for the game kept him going despite some bumps in the road. Adam has gotten more and more playing time at Troy and has been praised as a key defender and leader on the team

He’s also been praised for his handling of the pitching staff at troy. Tewksbury says he’d like to see his offense return this year.

Adam Tewksbury on college baseball at Troy University

On the sports schedule today

Moore Haven softball visits Evangelical Christian at 5 pm. Moore Haven baseball travels to Clewiston at 7 pm. OHS tennis travels to Sebring at 3:30 pm. OHS baseball visits Jensen Beach at 6 pm. OHS softball at Treasure Coast, varsity only at 4 pm. JV baseball hosts John Carroll at 5 pm. Moore Haven girls track visits St. John Neumann at 3 pm.


Sports Cast 2/16

Sports Cast for February 16th:

Cheyenne Nunez drove in three runs and Lexi Ward and Taylor Amadon each scored three runs as Okeechobee blasted Moore Haven 16-6 in girls’ softball action Friday.

Coach Mary Huff said her girls didn’t strike out at the plate and were dialed in after a good week of hitting practice. Huff said she continues to learn something new about her girls and is impressed with how they have started the season. Okeechobee is now 3-0 on the season.

Boys’ baseball whipped Fort Pierce Westwood 11-1.

Baron Stuart drove home two runs and Mason Adams and Chase Quisenberry pitched well on the mound for Okeechobee, which improved to (3-0) on the season.

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Sports Cast 2/13

Sports Cast for February 13th:

WOKC Sports photo girls tennis vs Lake PlacidTrenton Hickman and Paul Jackson had two hits apiece and Baron Stuart had five strikeouts on the mound as Okeechobee defeated Fort Pierce Central 4-2 in boy’s baseball action Thursday afternoon.

A two run fifth was the difference for Okeechobee. Layton Thomas reached base three times on walks.

The Brahman home opener is tonight against Fort Pierce Westwood at 7 pm.

Coach Eric Kindell says this might be one of the more talented groups of kids he’s seen at Okeechobee. Kindell said the kids are very confident and are working hard. He just wants them to keep an edge and not rest on last season’s success

Eric Kindell on OHS baseball season preview

OHS girls’ tennis lost to Jensen Beach yesterday, 5-2. Chelsea Walker won a three set match over Alex Biggs, 2-6, 6-4 and 10-4 in the tie breaker. Hannah Raulerson lost in a tie breaker to Allison Vaughn in a three set match.   The doubles team of Artha Jonassaint and Chelsea Walker were also victorious.

On the sport schedule tonight, OHS softball hosts Moore Haven, JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:30 pm. The team will also hold a fund raiser barbecue dinner for 9 dollars.

Moore Haven baseball hosts Glades Day at 7 pm.


Sports Cast 2/12

Sports Cast for February 12th:

Lexi ward drove home two runs in the Lady Brahmans 16-5 victory at Fort Pierce Central on Tuesday. The senior will be counted on to provide steady leadership this year at second base and at the plate.

Ward says she’s looking forward to the year. Ward lost seven close friends who graduated and admits the team has changed a lot in the last year. She said she is getting used to the new team. The girls’ home opener is tomorrow night versus Moore Haven.

Lexi Ward on OHS softball season preview

OHS tennis swept Lake Placid Tuesday, the boys 7-0 and the girls 5-2.

Moore Haven softball defeated South West Florida Christian 9-7. Moore Haven baseball lost to Immokalee 13-1.

On the sports schedule today, OHS tennis will host Jensen Beach at 3:30 pm.   OHS baseball will visit Fort Pierce Central first pitch at 3:30. Moore Haven softball visits LaBelle at 7 pm.


Sports Cast 2/11

Sports Cast for February 11th:

Okeechobee Brahman baseball won their season opener, 4-2 at John Carroll last night.

Layton Thomas, Trenton Hickman, Baron Stuart and Paul Jackson all had RBIs for Okeechobee. Coach Eric Kindell said his hitters did well against quality pitching. Starting pitcher Kevin Coleman threw three strong innings for the win. Coach Kindell said Coleman did it against quality hitters.

Okeechobee plays at Fort Pierce Central on Thursday.

Tonight OHS wrestling visits South Fork at 6 pm.

Lady Brahman softball defeated Fort Pierce Central, with an 8 run seventh inning, 16-5 last night to improve to (2-0). Jordan Lawlis got the win on the mound.   Okeechobee pounded out 10 hits in the ball game. Their home opener is Friday.


Sports Cast 2/10

Sports Cast for February 10th:

Lady Brahman softball overcame Sebring 8-6 in their season opener. Jordan Lawlis picked up the win on the mound. Cheyenne Nunez and Raylee Coleman had two hits apiece. Megan Hargraves went 3 for 4 for Okeechobee.

Head Coach Mary Huff said the team has enough talent to again be a district title contender this year despite the loss of key seniors off last year’s team. Huff says development of younger pitchers to give the staff more depth will be a key element to the team’s success this year

The Lady Brahmans first home game is Friday night against Moore Haven.

The Moore Haven Lady Terriers lost in the regional basketball playoffs to Community School of Naples in a blowout to finish their season at 8 and 13.

On the sports schedule today:

OHS tennis hosts Lake Placid 3:30 pm

OHS baseball at John Carroll 6 pm.

OHS softball at Fort Pierce Central 4 pm varsity only

Moore Haven softball at SW Florida Christian 4 pm

Moore Haven baseball hosts Immokalee 5 pm


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