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Sports Cast for May 11th:
OHS cross country coach AJ Mayernik returned to his native Pennsylvania to run in the Pittsburg marathon last month.
He trained for several months to get ready for the race which covered 26 miles. Mayernik said race day had a few hiccups but he fueled the nerves to do well. Mayernik had two major goals, which were to be in the top 1 hundred and to keep up a steady pace.
On the sports schedule today, the OHS baseball team will hold their awards banquet at 6 pm at the high school cafeteria.
Sports Cast for May 10th:
Cheyenne Nunez signed a scholarship to play softball for Division I Florida Gulf Coast University. She said she has a lot of things to look forward to in college. She said Florida Gulf Coast felt like home and had everything that she wanted.
Nunez had first wanted to play volleyball there but there were no scholarships available in that sport. Cheyenne said she was disappointed but kept working and another opportunity created itself. She thanked all her fans for their support over the years.
She celebrated the accomplishment with a party at the Brighton Indian Reservation in April.
Sports Cast for May 9th:
Mateo Vasquez is cited as a standout at Brahman spring practice this year. He said the team’s success starts with defense. He said he is very impressed with how the defensive line is performing. He also plays for the Brahman basketball team.
Other players being praised this spring include Juanyae Ford, Kysell Richardson and Evan Neal.
The coaches have been disappointed that only 20 eighth graders have come out for spring practice this year.
The Brahmans are excited about the spring game this Thursday when they host John Carroll at 6 pm.
Sports Cast for May 6th:
Morgan Bolan took home the Brahman Award for the girls’ swim team this year. She has high hopes for next year, which is her senior season. Bolan says she totally enjoyed this past year and bonding with her teammates.
Bolan has been swimming for six years. She also does the summer league Shockwaves.
She specialized in the breast stroke this year. Her goal is to break the record in the 1 hundred yard breast stroke.
She said the teams will push harder next year and should break more high school records.
Sports Cast for May 5th:
Michael Lopez, point guard for the Moore Haven Terriers, was named All-State third team in recent voting. Lopez transferred in this year from LaBelle. In his three varsity seasons, his teams have won 20 games.
Lopez thanked his coaches but most importantly his family for making him a better basketball player. Lopez said his goal is to win a district championship in Moore Haven next year. He said if he sets a good example his teammates will follow.
The Brahman football spring game will be a day earlier, on Thursday, May 12th at 6 pm to accommodate John Carroll’s schedule.
Sports Cast for May 4th:
Spring football practice continues at Okeechobee high school. An average of 75 kids have been practicing this spring. A spring game is planned on May 13th.
Daniel Shelley finished in sixth place at the regional track meet in the 16 hundred meters last week at Miami North Western, barely missing out on states.
Baylee Farless won a defensive award for the OHS volleyball team this year. The senior said the volleyball team had some things play against it at districts this year. The team had one of the best regular season records in Brahman history with only three defeats. She said her talented teammates at the net made her a better player.
Farless still would like to play college volleyball next year.
Sports Cast for May 3rd:
Former Miami Hurricane defensive back Randy Phillips is a new assistant coach for the Brahman football team this year. He’s expected to help out in the secondary and with running backs this year. Phillips said he’s very excited to be here.
Phillips said he is very impressed with the work ethic of the players. He said he wants to have a hungry and aggressive secondary that intercepts pass this year. He said the kids can do the same things he did with football. Phillips played in the NFL with the Detroit Lions before injuries forced him to retire.
The Brahmans are getting ready for a spring game on Friday, May 13th against John Carroll at Brahman Stadium.
Sports Cast for April 28th:
The boys 4 by 800-meter relay team at Okeechobee High qualified for regional today at Miami Northwestern High. The team consists of Daniel Shelley, Hunter Sills, Gerardo Saucedo and Alex Hackett. Saucedo is confident the team will do well.
Alex Hackett, a sophomore, just joined the track team this year. He said the older runners have really helped him out.
Sills said he’s gotten a lot of support from the student body. He said the team pushes each other and knows that they can run a good race.
The Moore Haven track team also had several qualifiers, there meet is today at Dade Christian High School.
Sports Cast for April 26th:
Spring football practice kicked off Monday at Okeechobee High. Coach Chris Branham said the talent is there to have a good spring. Branham said the main questions this spring are keeping healthy, filling spots at linebacker and on the offensive and defensive lines and seeing which kids steps up to take spots
Branham expects a lot of college recruiters this spring talking to Bubba Fludd and Evan Neal. He said he’s not sure how much the kids will be distracted by those visits.
The Brahmans expected about 80 players at spring practice which will include a scrimmage game on May 13th versus John Carroll and the Purple White game on May 20th.
Moore Haven softball travels to Admiral Farragut tonight in St. Petersburg as they seek to return to the state’s final 4. Moore Haven defeated Indian Rocks Christian in the quarterfinals 4-2. First pitch is at 4:30 pm.
South Fork will host Dwyer in regional softball tonight at 7 pm.
Martin County won the baseball districts and will host West Boca Raton tomorrow night at 7pm.
South Fork travels to Dwyer in the other game.
Sports Cast for April 25th:
The Brahman Award winner for boys’ cross country this year was Brendon Patterson. The senior provided steady times and leadership for the team. Patterson said he felt inspired this year and really appreciated this award. The cross country team is the only boys team this year to win a district title. They made it all the way to states in Tallahassee.
Patterson said he will always remember that day. He plans to seek a degree in physical therapy from Indian River State College.
Spring football practice begins at Okeechobee and Moore Haven today. Okeechobee will play a spring game against John Carroll on Friday, May 13th.
Moore Haven will visit the Benjamin School on May 19th.