|West Coast Surf Shop defender Hailey Dearlove tackles the ball away from Austin Wash of Island Real Estate during Division II soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
|Chandler Hardy, shown dribbling away from defender Molly Stoltfus, is leading Division II scoring with 23 goals.
Mr. Bones soccer team lone undefeated in AMICC league
Mr. Bones edged LaPensee Plumbing 6-5 on Oct. 19 to grab first place in the Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League, Division I.
With only three games remaining to be played in the season, Mr. Bones helped its title hopes greatly with the one-goal win, while the loss, LaPensee Plumbing's second of the week, dropped it into a last-place tie with West Coast Air Conditioning. Even with its recent losses, LaPensee and the other teams in Division I are not yet mathematically eliminated from the pennant race, which is configured by awarding three points for win and one point for tie within the league.
Such isn't the case in the other two divisions.
Island Real Estate finally lost a game, but it has clinched the Division II title in points. If IRE were to lose its three remaining games, and Harry's Continental Kitchens won three straight, Harry's would still fall one point short of IRE's accumulative game total of 24 points.
Air & Energy clinched the Division III title last week and holds an insurmountable 13-point lead over second-place Danziger Allergy & Sinus with three games left to play.
Upcoming events to conclude the season include Allstar games in Divisions I, II and III and postseason games for the instructional division, all being played on Nov. 12. Next on the agenda is the awards ceremony, which will be at the Center Nov. 14.
Division I (ages 12-14)
Mr. Bones positioned itself for the division title with a 6-5 victory over LaPensee Plumbing on Oct. 19 behind five goals from Cory Wash. James Hall provided Mr. Bones with the winning margin with his goal as Mr. Bones improved to 4-0-5 on the season.
LaPensee Plumbing received three goals from Joey Hutchinson and two from Heldino Gomez in the loss.
On Oct. 17, Mr. Bones remained undefeated thanks to a one-goal victory over West Coast Air Conditioning. Cory Wash exploded for four goals to lead Mr. Bones in the victory with a final score of 4-3.
Broderick West scored two goals to lead WCAC, which also received one goal from Martine Miller in the loss.
ReMax Gulfstream Realty foreclosed on LaPensee Plumbing by a 10-2 score on Oct. 17 behind four goals apiece from Matt Bauer and Ben Valdivieso. Jordan Sebastiano also got into the scoring act with two goals in the easy victory.
Troy Koszewski and Heldino Gomez led LaPensee Plumbing, which was without its leading scorer, Joey Hutchinson, in the lopsided loss.
Division II (ages 10-11)
Harry's Continental Kitchens handed Island Real Estate its first loss on the season when it defeated IRE 5-4 on Oct. 19. Daniel Pimental led the way for Harry's with three goals, while Savannah Schield and Trevor Bystrom each notched one goal in the victory.
Paulo Fonseca and Chandler Hardy scored two goals each to lead IRE, which also received one goal from Austin Wash in the loss.
On Oct. 18, Chandler Hardy added four goals to his league-leading goal total for a 6-3 IRE victory over Pine Aveneue Store. Austin Wash and Paulo Fonseca each added one goal in the IRE victory.
Alex Hall scored two goals and Wyatt Hoffman added one to lead Pine Store in the loss.
Division III (ages 8-9)
Mike Norman Realty and Danziger Allergy & Sinus battled to a 2-2 tie on Oct. 20 in Division III soccer action. Ryan Gilman and Jake Parsons each notched a goal for Mike Norman, while Danziger received goals from Blaine Jenefsky and Andrew Crowton in the tie.
Air & Energy put on a dazzling offensive display that saw three players score two goals apiece in its 6-2 win over Cannons Marina. Trevor Albers, Connor Field and division scoring-leader Joel Hart each found the back of the net two times to spark A&E to its eighth victory of the season.
Max Moneuse and Neil Carper scored one goal apiece to lead Cannons in the loss.
Little League reminder
The Anna Maria Island Community Center announced the formation meeting for Little League will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Center. The meeting is open to all adult Little League enthusiasts residing on Anna Maria Island and the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key. The primary agenda is to vote for the league's board of directors. For more information, call Center athletic director Andy Jonatzke at 778-1908.
Basketball signup begins
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's 2005-2006 youth basketball season is just around the corner, and the Center welcomes players ages 5-17 to register for the upcoming season weekdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. starting this week and running through Nov. 8.
The Center will hold special registration nights from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 1 and Nov. 3. League registration cost for Center members is $45 for the first child in a family and $40 each for any additional children. Nonmember cost is $60 for first child, $55 each for any additional children.
Mandatory tryouts for each of the five age divisions will be held at the following times and dates:
- Ages 14-17, 7-8 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 15.
- Ages 12-13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16.
- Ages 10-11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.
- Ages 8-9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.
- Ages 5-7, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
Also on tap in November is an instructional basketball camp for players from 5 to 13 years old. The camp will provide specific instruction on offensive and defensive fundamentals related to ability and age group. Cost of the camp is $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers.
For more information, call Jonatzke at 778-1908.