Skimboard bash attracts big crowd to BeachHouse
Manatee High School volleyball players Mallory Kosfeld, Sarah Howard, Jenna Duvall and Mackenzie Kosfeld show off the pink uniforms they wore for their participation in the second annual “Volley for the Cure” match at Southeast High School. Islander Photo: Courtesy Scott Kosfeld
Joey Mattay of Holmes Beach takes some air before making a clean landing on one of his contest runs at the West Coast Surf Shop Skimboard Bash. Islander Photo: Courtesy Nick St. John/www.chubnelson.com
Once again, the Skimboard Bash, a beachfront contest for skimmers of all ages at the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach drew a throng of onlookers and 80-plus participants to show their stuff Oct. 4.
Master of ceremonies Joe Bonk kept things lively with commentary over the loudspeaker, while Travis Johnson, David Fix, Tommy Wooten, Ben Handley and Joey Mattay did a great job as volunteer judges.
The eighth annual event, again sponsored by West Coast Surf Shop donated some proceeds — more than $800 — to Mote Marine red tide research in addition to paying out prizes to winners.
Local participants fared well in this year’s event with Brandon Mills of Holmes Beach taking home first place in the menehune division. Another Holmes Beach resident, Christian Daniels, grabbed the top spot in the minis division, beating out Bradenton’s Trent Shakelford, who took home second place. Rainia Lardas of Holmes Beach grabbed second place in her division, while Joey Mattay, also of Holmes Beach, won second place. Bradenton residents Chris Cover and Brad Hamilton took third and fourth place in the men’s division.
Other locals who placed on the board include David Lanzillo and Tom Sanger of Holmes Beach in senior men, Ethan Bertrand of Bradenton, fourth in the menehune, and the Izzy Gomez, former Islander who now lives in Jupiter, took third place in the girls division.
Thanks go to Nick St. John for contributing great action photos from the event. To view more photos from the event and surfing action, visit his Web site at www.chubnelson.com.
Manatee High Island girls participate in Volley for the Cure
Island residents Sarah Howard, Jenna Duvall, Mackenzie Kosfeld and Mallory Kosfeld are members of the Manatee High Hurricanes volleyball program that along with Southeast High team members participated in the second annual “Volley for the Cure” volleyball match Sept. 30.
The girls, along with other players, parents, friends and family members all went to work selling pink T-shirts to raise money during Breast Cancer Awareness month. With more than 1,000 shirts sold, the Southeast High gym was a sea of pink and organizers managed to raise almost $4,000 for the cause.
Howard, Duvall and Mackenzie Kosfeld are first-year members of Manatee High’s varsity team while Mallory is a member of the freshman team.
Coach Jessica Hinkle said Howard, Duvall and Kosfeld are all pretty versatile players and have played several positions for the Canes, who are in a rebuilding year after losing seniors Taylor Mealy and Courtney McDonald, both now playing in college.
Howard has played mostly middle hitter for the Canes who are now 5-10 after an Oct. 8 match at Bayshore that the Canes won 3-2. Howard managed two kills and three digs in that match. Kosfeld is listed as a libero or defensive specialist, but she must be getting some time as an outside hitter as she had eight kills, two assists and two digs against Bayshore. Duvall, who has also spent time at the libero position was 3-for-4 serving while also managing an assist and a couple of digs for the Lady Canes in victory.
Congratulations and good work girls!
Two soccer teams chase undefeated seasons
At the halfway mark of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s recreational soccer season, two teams have yet to taste defeat. Sandbar in Division II and Ross Built in Division I are sporting 5-0 records and hold comfortable leads in their respective divisions.
Ross Built is led by Jake and Andrew Ross, who along with Sydney Cornell and Keiran Grumley have several players who can put the ball into the back of the net. Sandbar is similar with Christian Daniels, Hannah McCracken, Jason Partridge and Joe Joe Rodgers all capable of scoring goals.
Their competition needs to step things up quickly or there will be no chance of catching up with them in the standings.
Ross Built stayed undefeated in Division I thanks to a 5-2 victory over Autoway Ford on Oct. 9. Andrew Ross led the way with three goals while Emma Peery and Jake Ross each scored one goal. Michael Latimer and Miles Fischer scored a goal apiece to lead the Autoway Ford effort.
Mr. Bones BBQ got its first win of the season when the team edged Wash Family Construction 4-3 behind a pair of goals by Ben Connors. Neil Carper and Angelique Ayoade both added goals in the victory. Jacob Talucci led Wash with three goals in the loss.
Autoway Ford smoked Mr. Bones 4-1 on Oct. 6 behind two goals apiece from Michael Latimer and Miles Fischer. Ben Connors led Mr. Bones with one goal in the loss.
Ross Built opened the week with a 9-1 demolition of Wash Family Construction on Oct. 6 behind five goals from Andrew Ross. Keiran Grumley added a pair of goals for Ross Built, which also received goals from Jake Ross and Lauren Sapienza. Talucci scored the lone goal for Wash.
Sandbar remained undefeated in Division II, but lost its perfect record when West Coast Surf Shop battled to a 2-2 tie on Oct. 9. Christian Daniels scored two goals to lead Sandbar, while Jadelynn Pasco and Aiden Grumley each scored a goal to lead the Surfers.
The second Division II game of the night saw Sparks Steel Art garner its first victory by defeating Panoramic 2-0. Emma Moneuse and Nicole Sewall led the way with one goal each in the victory.
West Coast Surf Shop moved into second place in Division II thanks in part to a 4-1 victory over Sparks Steel Art on Oct. 7. Ethan Bertrand’s two goals led the Surf Shop, which also received goals from Aiden Grumley and Sean Quattromani in the victory. Nicole Sewall notched the lone Sparks goal in defeat.
The second Division II game of the night saw Hannah McCracken and Joe Joe Rodgers score goals to lead Sandbar past Panoramic by a 2-1 score. Morgan Burns scored the lone Panoramic goal.
In the Premier Division battle for first place, Harcon Corps. Defeated Mike Norman Realty 7-5 on Oct. 7 behind a hat trick by Trevor Bystrom. Julian Botero and Michael Duffman each added two goals in the victory. Chandler Hardy led Mike Norman with four goals while Morgan Greig added one in the loss.
Harcon stayed atop the Premier Division standings, thanks in part to a hard-fought 3-3 tie against Wash on Oct. 8. Bystrom led Harcon with two goals while Botero added one goal. Danny Krokroskia scored all three Wash goals in the loss.
Wash defeated Mike Norman 5-3 on Oct. 5 behind three goals from Krokroskia and two goals from Garrison Clark. Hunter Parrish, Chandler Hardy and Harrison Franke each notched one goal for Mike Norman in the loss.
AMICC soccer league standings
Won Lost Tie Pts.
(3 points per win, 1 point tie)
Division II (Ages 8-9)
Sandbar 5 0 1 16
Surf Shop 2 2 1 7
Panoramic 2 3 0 6
Sparks 1 2 0 3
Division I (Ages 10-11)
Ross Built 5 0 0 15
Autoway 3 3 0 9
Wash 1 4 0 3
Bones 1 4 0 3
Premier Division (Ages 12-15)
Harcon 3 1 1 10
Norman 2 3 1 7
Wash 1 2 2 5
AMICC soccer schedules
Instructional Division: (Ages 4-5)
Oct. 14 6 p.m. Dental Spa vs. IRE
Oct. 14 6:30 p.m. Ortho. vs. A&E
Oct. 16 6 p.m. Panoramic vs. A&E
Oct. 16 6:30 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. IRE
Oct. 19 6 p.m. IRE vs. Panoramic
Oct. 19 6:30 p.m. Ortho. vs. Dental Spa
Division III (Ages 6-7)
Oct. 14 7 p.m. LaPensee vs. Isl. Pest
Oct. 15 6 p.m. LaPensee vs. Jessie’s
Oct. 15 7 p.m. Isl. Pest vs. WCAC
Oct. 16 7 p.m. Bistro vs. WCAC
Oct. 19 7 p.m. LaPensee vs. Bistro
Division II (Ages 8-9)
Oct. 14 5:30 p.m. Panoramic vs. Surf Shop
Oct. 14 6:30 p.m. Sparks vs. Sandbar
Oct. 16 6 p.m. Sparks vs. Surf Shop
Oct. 16 7 p.m. Panoramic vs. Sandbar
Division I (Ages 10-11)
Oct. 15 6 p.m. Bones vs. Autoway
Oct. 16 8 p.m. Ross vs. Wash
Oct. 19 6 p.m. Bones vs. Wash
Premier Division (Ages 12-15)
Oct. 14 7:45 p.m. Norman vs. Harcon
Oct. 15 7:15 p.m. Wash vs. Harcon
Oct. 19 7:15 p.m. Wash vs. Norman