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Sports Cast 3/23

Sports Cast for March 23rd:

Audrey Craig caught a 21 yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds to go to lead Okeechobee to a 12-6 win over Avon Park in girls’ flag football last night. Okeechobee improved to 3-0 on the season. Craig said she didn’t deserve all the credit.

Audrey Craig on win over Avon Park

Coach Jeff Whitlock said he feels the team is building off last year’s success. He said he’d like to see the team be a constant contender for regional and state championships.

Jeff Whitlock on flag win over Avon Park

Clinesha Williams and LaPorsche Morris had key interceptions in the fourth quarter for Okeechobee.

Girls’ softball dropped a double header to Westminster 9-1 and 8-6 last night.

Coach Mary Huff said Westminster was a talented team that finished plays and were hungry at the plate.  She said she hopes some of their fire rubs off on her team.

Mary Huff on loss to Westminster

Okeechobee hosts Jensen Beach tonight in a key district matchup at 6 pm.

Also tonight boys’ baseball hosts John Carroll at 7 pm.  Moore Haven softball hosts St. John Neumann with JV at 4:30 and varsity at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/22

Sports Cast for March 22nd:

Daniel Shelley took home the MVP award for boys cross country this year. He said it was a great year for the team as they qualified for state

Shelley said the state finals race itself was a memorable experience, one he’d like to repeat.

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Moore Haven scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat East Lee County High 5-4 last night.

Garrett Palladino and Lowell Roberts both had two runs batted in for the Terriers who won their fourth game of the year. John Wright pitched six solid innings for Moore Haven.

On the sports schedule today, OHS softball hosts Westminster School at 6 pm.  OHS flag football hosts Avon Park at 6 pm.  Moore Haven JV baseball visits Brighton at 5 pm.

Moore Haven varsity baseball visits Marco Island Academy at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/21

Sports Cast for March 21st:

De’Angelo Ware of Moore Haven was named first team all-state in Class 3A. This year, the senior running back rushed for nearly 15 hundred yards and 19 touchdowns leading the Terriers to a seven win season.

He said his best memories were being with his team and doing what he could to help them win. He was a five year member of the varsity program.  He recently decided to play for Florida International University.

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Ware said he always knew that football would be his priority

On the sports schedule today, OHS tennis will host Sebring at 3:30 pm.

Moore Haven baseball will host East Lee County High School at 7 pm.

Sports Cast 3/18

Sports Cast for March 18th:

A four run second inning made the difference as North Florida Christian defeated Okeechobee 6-3 at the Sanford Spring break tournament Thursday.

Jarred Morgan and Gabe Greseth both had two hits and Koby Chapman drove in two runs for Okeechobee.

Trey Pearce had a homerun and three hits for North Florida Christian.

Baron Stuart pitched six innings and struck out seven for Okeechobee.

Coach Eric Kindell said the team has learned a lot this week about the little things that winning teams do to win games.   He said his hitters have gotten some valuable at bats against quality pitching. He said the tournament will benefit his team when the district tournament comes around.

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Okeechobee wraps up the tournament this afternoon when they play Palmetto Ridge at 2 pm at Sanford Memorial Stadium.

Sports Cast 3/17

Sports Cast for March 17th:

Katlyn McCue hit a homerun and tossed a one hit gem on the mound to lead the Treasure Coast Titans to a 6-0 victory over Okeechobee in girls softball action last night.

McCue struck out 12 and gave up only a second inning single to Jordan Lawlis in the complete game win.

Brahman Coach Mary Huff said she felt her girls could have had better at bats.

Mary Huff on loss to Treasure Coast

Rachel Samaniago  (Sammon Yeah Go) had four hits for Treasure Coast who improved to (12-2) on the season.  Okeechobee falls to (4-7).

Brahman boys’ baseball continues their tournament in Sanford today when they take on North Florida Christian.  First pitch is 3:30 pm.

Sports Cast 3/16


Sports Cast for March 16th:

Okeechobee lost in extra innings 5-4 to Maclay Tallahassee at the spring break tournament in Sanford Tuesday afternoon.

Alex Lopez threw a strong game with seven strikeouts over six innings.

Cody Louthan had two hits.  Zeke Matthews had a run scoring single in the seventh to tie the score and send it into extra innings.

Koby Chapman added an RBI single for the Brahmans.

The Boys will play North Florida Christian on Thursday at 3:30 pm

Cheyenne Nunez and Lauren Bostwick hit homeruns and Jordan Lawlis pitched a strong game to lead the Lady Brahmans to a 15-4 drubbing of Vero Beach last night.

The Brahmans had 11 hits and took advantage of five Vero Beach errors to improve to (4-6) on the season.

Tonight Okeechobee softball hosts Treasure Coast at 6 pm.

Moore Haven softball visits Brooksville Hernando this morning at 11:30 am.

Sports Cast 3/15

Sports Cast for March 15th:

Okeechobee lost their opening round game against Kissimmee-Osceola 6-2 at the Sanford Spring Break tournament Monday.

Jarred Morgan had two of the Brahmans five hits.  Ryan Daniel started the game and pitched into the fifth inning.

Orland Ortiz pitched six strong innings for Osceola.  Kevin Silva added two hits. Okeechobee plays Maclay High School from Tallahassee at 2 pm today.

Jermaine Moore draws raves from the Brahman football coaches about his work ethic.  He was the junior varsity teams MVP last year. He said football success is simple, just work at it.

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The JV won their final 5 games of the season. He said it was a total team effort. Girls’ softball is on the road tonight against Vero Beach at 6 pm.

Sports Cast 3/14

Sports Cast for March 14th:

Okeechobee took advantage of four Port St. Lucie errors as the shutout the Jaguars 7-0 on Friday. Sean Osceola had a sacrifice fly in the second, Armando Rodriguez an RBi single in the third, and Okeechobee scored four times in the sixth inning on several throwing errors. Brahman Coach Eric Kindell said it was a milestone win for him. He noted he was pleased that his team took advantage of the opportunities Port St. Lucie gave them

Eric Kindell on win over PSL

The Brahmans got solid pitching from Eli Finney who survived several Brahman miscues like three dropped foul balls by his fielders.  Cody Louthan and Sean Osceola pitched well in relief.

Okeechobee plays at a spring break tournament in Sanford this week with their first game tonight at 7 pm.

Moore Haven softball defeated South Florida Christian Academy 12-8.   Moore Haven baseball lost to Canterbury 16-1.

Sports Cast 3/11

Sports Cast for March 11th:

Sean Osceola hit a three run homerun and Baron Stuart pitched a strong game into the 7th inning to lead Okeechobee to a 4-3 victory over Martin County last night.

Osceola’s blast in the fourth erased a 2-0 deficit for Okeechobee.  He said he wanted to break out of a recent slump. Stuart was pulled after giving up a homerun to Ed Pfuger in the seventh.  He admitted it was nerve racking watching the final two outs. Zeke Matthews and Osceola both had two hits for the Brahmans.

Sean Osceola and Baron Stuart on win over MC

Coach Eric Kindell said his team will win a lot of one run games this season.

Eric Kindell on win over MC

On the sports schedule today

Moore Haven softball visits South Florida Christian Academy at 4 pm.   Moore Haven baseball visits Canterbury at 7pm.  OHS baseball hosts Port St. Lucie at 7 pm.  JV boys baseball visits South Fork at 11 am.  Moore Haven softball hosts Immokalee at 2 pm.

Sports Cast 3/10

Sports Cast for March 10th:

Megan Hargraves has been unable to play volleyball or softball this year due to a serious knee injury.  Instead she has become a pseudo assistant coach for the softball team this year. She admits it has been very difficult not being able to play sports she loves. She tore the ATL in her knee at the purple white game in volleyball and won’t be cleared to play until April.

Hargraves 1

She continues to rehab the knee and wants to return even better than before. She hopes to be at full strength for travel softball this summer and will be released by her doctor in April.

Hargraves 2

Baylee Farless threw two touchdown passes and Mercedes Washington ran for over 1 hundred yards to lead the girl’s flag football team to a season opening 20-12 victory over Pahokee Tuesday.

Aysia Jones and Michaels Myers caught touchdown passes.

A late interception set up the Brahmans winning score.

JV flag football lost to Pahokee, 22-0.

On the sports schedule today

  • OHS boys and girls track compete in a track meeting in Moore Haven with Glades Day School and DeSoto County at 3 pm today.
  • OHS tennis visits South Fork at 3:30 pm
  • OHS flag football visits Avon Park with JV at 5 and varsity at 6 pm.
  • OHS boys baseball hosts Martin County tonight at 7 pm.
  • Moore Haven baseball visits St. John Neumann at 4 pm.

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