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Sports Cast 2/27

Sports Cast for February 27th:

The boys track team is young this year.  Coach Tyrone Smith said a number of football players have come out to work on conditioning, agility, strength and speed. He said the extra work can’t hurt their ability on the football field. Devon Wigfall will be the main competitor in field events along with Tyrone Peterson.  Wigfall is rebounding from a broken leg suffered in football. Smith said a couple of runners have stood out in the sprint competitions. Emmanuel Gaona figures to be the top long distance runner for the squad this year.

The OHS girls’ tennis team defeated Port St. Lucie 4-3 on Tuesday.  Kearstin Dorrance, April Hogenkamp and Rachel Williams won big singles matches for the Lady Brahmans.

Williams says she feels her season and the teams season is headed in the right direction.

On the sports schedule today, the tennis teams visit South Fork at 3:30 pm.

The softball team tonight hosts South Fork with JV at 5 pm and varsity set for 7 pm.

Sports Cast 2/26

Sports Cast for February 26th:

WOKC Photo OHS tennis port st. lucie 1 WOKC photo ohs tennis port st. lucie 2Paul Saccavino threw a four hit shutout to lead Jensen Beach to a 5-0 win over Okeechobee last night in high school baseball action at Brahman field.

The Falcons scored an unearned run in the first and then added three runs in the second, the key hit a two run single by C.J Fitzpatrick. Coach Chris Vaccaro admits his team is playing for one another right now. Saccavino was in control throughout not allowing two base runners in an inning until the seventh and issuing no walks in the game. Saccavino said he was around the plate all night.

Kutter Crawford pitched five solid innings for Okeechobee, and Jarrod Morgan added a scoreless inning of relief for the Brahmans. Gabe Greseth added two hits. Coach Eric Kindell said his team will be working on fundamentals and better approaches at the plate.

Girls’ softball rolled over Fort Pierce Westwood 20-2 last night.

On the sports schedule today, the OHS track team travels to Sebastian River at 3:30 pm.

Sports Cast 2/25

Sports Cast for February 25th:

Cody Walker won the Golden Helmet Award that honors community service and character for the Brahman football team this year. He said he was thrilled to receive this award. Walker got to play in the South Central Football All-Star Classic, and recovered a fumble.  He also played offensive line in a Treasure Coast versus Space Coast All Star game in January.

He currently is considering walking on at the University of Miami in the fall.

The boys’ tennis team won the Heartland Invitational on Saturday.   Lucas Penido, Walker, Dylan Ferneau and Colt Root all won individual championships as did the doubles team of Walker and Root.

The girls’ team had several players bow out in the semifinals of the tournament.

On the sports schedule today, boys’ baseball is home to face Jensen Beach at 7 pm.  Girls softball visits Westwood with JV at 4 pm and varsity at 6 pm.  The tennis teams will host Port St. Lucie at 3:30 this afternoon.

Sports Cast 2/24

Sports Cast for February 24th:

Danyelle Sheffield threw five shutout innings and added two hits at the plate as Okeechobee defeated Sebring 9-3 in girls’ softball Friday.  Sheffield allowed just one hit over the first five innings. She said she threw the ball well. Okeechobee broke out with a five run fourth keyed by two run doubles by Cheyenne Nunez and Kaylen Fulford.  Stormy Stokes and Kelly Chapman added RBI singles in the game.

Brahman Coach Mary Huff said she felt her team played well in all facets of the game. Huff said the team was really given a boost by their victory over Jensen Beach Thursday.

Boys’ baseball was one hit by Port St. Lucie, in a 4-1 loss on Friday.  Evan Faulk threw a strong game for the Brahmans.  Paul Jackson had the only hit.  Mark Stewart had 13 strikeouts for unbeaten Port St. Lucie.

Boy’s junior varsity baseball overcame Port St. Lucie 5-4 on a base hit by Arthur Woodruff.

The Okeechobee Outlawz travel baseball squad defeated North Palm Beach in a double header, 11-10 and 14-5.

Sports Cast 2/21

Sports Cast for February 21st:

Tiffany Bowers recently finished third in the 99 pound weight class at the state girls wrestling finals.

Tiffany won three matches, one with a pin in the first 44 seconds, and also defeated her second opponent in seven seconds.

She said she felt she achieved at the tournament. Bowers said she will miss her wrestling career.  She is the only girl to wrestle for OHS in the past several years.

She dedicated her career to her older brother.

Danyelle Sheffield went 3 for 4 with two RBIs Thursday as Okeechobee High School’s softball team defeated Jensen Beach 3-1 in a District 13-6A game at Jensen Beach.

On the sports schedule today, boys’ baseball tangles with Port St. Lucie in a matinee at 3:30 this afternoon.  Girls’ softball will be home against Sebring tonight, JV at 5:30 and the varsity game to follow.

The tennis teams compete in the Heartland Tournament in Sebring today and Saturday.  The Junior varsity softball team competes in a tournament at Martin County on Saturday.

Sports Cast 2/20

Sports Cast for February 20th:

WOKC photo softball versus Port St. Lucie 2 WOKC photo tennis versus Sebring 2 Tabatha Henry decided the University of Central Florida as her choice as she runs college cross country and track at the Orlando school next year.

Henry said she enjoyed visiting the campus and has always dreamed of attending this school. She liked the fact that coach Johnny Gray is a former Olympian who represented the United States in four Olympics, winning bronze in the 800 meters in Barcelona in 1992

She says Gray is excited to coach her.

OHS cross country coach Julie Halsey says Henry studied the schools and really made a wise decision. OHS boys baseball opens up their season tonight at home against Avon Park with game time at 7 pm.

WOKC Photo softball versus Port St. Lucie 1 WOKC Photo tennis versus Sebring 1

Sports Cast 2/19

Sports Cast for February 19th:

Eleven Lady Brahmans reached base by walk or being hit by a pitch in the third inning as Okeechobee scored, 13 runs and blew out Port St. Lucie 17-2 last night in a mercy rule game. Okeechobee also had a two run single by Khrysta Herndon in the third and RBI singles by Jordan Lawlis and Kaylen Fulford in the first inning. Coach Mary Huff earned her first high school varsity coaching win after a 0-2 start.  She said she felt the girls relaxed and played the way they know how.

Starting pitcher Kaylen Fulford has battled back in her career from several injuries including knee surgery.  She said this victory made her feel awesome.

In girls tennis Sebring blanked Okeechobee 7 to nothing on a tough afternoon at the Sports complex.  Elizabeth Santelices had the best afternoon as she won four games in two sets.

Boys tennis defeated Sebring 5-2.    Lucas Penido defeated Millind Khurana 6-2 and 6-2, Colt Root defeated Cody Crivello 6-3 and 6-1, Cody Walker defeated James Pinkey 6-1 and 6-1 and Dylan Ferneau defeated Conner Patterson 6-2 and 6-2.

Boy’s baseball lost to Sebring 5-1 last night.

Sports Cast 2/18

Sports Cast for February 18th:

Trenton Hickman takes a fast ball high and tight during the second inning of Monday's game.

Trenton Hickman takes a fast ball high and tight during the second inning of Monday’s game.

Avon Park rallied for two runs in the seventh to tie and then won in 11 innings last night, ruining the head coaching debut of Eric Kindell as the Red Devils defeat Okeechobee 5-4.  Norris Gordon scored the winning run on a passed ball.  A throwing error by the Brahmans allowed the tying runs to score and ruined a solid 9 strikeout performance by starting pitcher Kutter Crawford. Brahman Coach Eric Kindell said his team battled but couldn’t overcome their own mistakes.

Cody Pearlman had three hits for Avon Park.    Gabe Greseth had two hits including a double for Okeechobee. Coach Kindell said Avon Park was a quality opponent.

The Brahmans are back in action tonight when they visit Sebring.

On the sports schedule today, the tennis teams will host Sebring match time at 4:30 pm at the sports complex.

Lady Brahman softball will host Port St. Lucie with JV at 5 pm and varsity to follow at about 7 pm.

Sports Cast 2/17

Sports Cast for February 17th:

Brahman baseball opens the regular season tonight with a game against old Heartland Conference Rival Avon Park at Brahman Stadium.

Head Coach Eric Kindell is thrilled with how practice has gone over the past month and feels his team will be competitive this year. Kindells formula for victory this year will be solid defense and pitching, and just enough offense. Kindell says the kids improve and take steps in the right direction every day.  He says the kids are building their skills and getting better.

He also has several players vying for starting positions and he feels that will push the players to be their best.

Key players for the team this year include seniors Christian Crews and Kutter Crawford, and newcomers like Elijah Finney, Jarrod Morgan, and Gabe Greseth.

Sports Cast 2/14

Sports Cast for February 14th:

Cory Vickers is up at the Lakeland Civic Center competing this weekend in the state wrestling finals in Class 2A. Vickers finished fourth at the regional tournament in Jensen Beach last week in the 220 pound weight division.

Vickers said he always felt he could make this goal. Vickers has only been on the wrestling team for two years.  He has but four losses this year. He said he expects a lot of great competition at the state final.

OHS Wrestling Coach Bruce Jahner said he was glad to get back to Lakeland with a wrestler.

Sophomore Morgan Blourne pitched a one-hitter and struck out 15 Thursday night as South Fork High School’s softball team defeated Okeechobee 3-0 in a District 13-6A game at Tropical Farms.

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