Islanders learn 'as they go' in MHS volleyball
|Lauren Woodson, Sarah Howard, Mackenzie Kosfeld, Stephanie Poelstra, Jenna Duvall and Alexa Carr are members of the Manatee High School volleyball team
|Mackenzie Kosfeld spikes the ball during the JV teamís three-game, 25-12, 10-25, 15-13 victory over Southeast High on Sept. 26.
|Ross Builders forward Jake Ross picks off a clearing pass by George Lardas as Mr. Bones teammate Samantha Burgess arrives.
|Jake Ross and Samantha Burgess battle for the ball during Anna Maria Island Community Center soccer action.
Five Islanders - freshmen Lauren Woodson, Sarah Howard, Mackenzie Kosfeld and Jenna Duval, along with sophomore Alexa Carr, are teamed up in the Manatee High School volleyball program.
Carr, a middle-hitter on the junior varsity team is in her second year, which makes her one of the more experienced players from this group, while Duvall, also a JV middle-hitter, has played some club ball with Manatee Area Volleyball. The rest of the girls are learning to play “as they go,” which is often the case for high school athletes in this area, according to some of their coaches.
Kim Wilson, in her first year coaching the freshman and JV volleyball team at Manatee, says she loves teaching the girls the game of volleyball.
“They’re all hard workers and willing to try different positions,” Wilson said. “I enjoy coaching them because they have a great outlook on being team players.” She added that the girls also bring a lot of fun and laughter to their game practices.
Duvall is an all-court player and leads the JV team with nine kills, 12 service aces and 17 digs. Setting up Duvall is Kosfeld, who, as one of the two setters, is among the team leaders with 17 assists. Carr has managed seven kills, six digs and three service aces, while Woodson has one kill and two digs for the JV team, which has compiled a 4-5 record already this year.
Howard was praised by Wilson for the great job she’s been doing as the setter for the freshman team, while also complimenting her for a very consistent serve. Poelstra is on the receiving end of Howard’s sets as an outside hitter for the freshman team, which won its first match Sept. 26 when they defeated Southeast 25-12 and 25-13.
The season is winding down with games at Desoto High School on Oct. 15 and at home against Bayshore on Oct. 16.
Congratulations, JV girls!
Key Royale golf news
The men and women of the Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, low-net-of-team tournament on Sept. 21. Frankie Smith-Williams, Chris Collins and James Driscoll took home first place with a score of 145. Five shots back in second place was the team of Teddy Morgan, Al Morgan, Don Ledford and Jim Finn.
The Key Royale men played a nine-hole, low-net-of-partners game on Sept. 24. The team of John Atkinson and Jim Thorton managed a 1-over-par 65 to take home first-place honors. One shot back was the team of Dan Hayes and Rob King.
Four teams managed 2-1 scores during Sept. 26 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits, but only one survived as Norm Good and Jay Disbrow defeated Doug Yox and Ron Slagh 21-16.
The Sept. 22 horseshoe session saw two teams post 3-0 pool-play records. Ron Pepka and partner Hank Huyghe rolled past the team of Doug Yox and Norm Good by a 21-9 score.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
Youth soccer up and running
The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s recreational soccer league is up and running with a full season of games being played Monday through Friday in four divisions, both at the Center and at Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach.
No scores are kept for the instructional division of the youngest players as the focus is on learning the game, not winning games. Weekly scores and standings will be reported here for Divisions I, II and III.
Stay tuned weekly.
Division III: Bones 2, Ford 0
Jacob Talucci and Samantha Burgess each scored a goal to lead Mr. Bones past Autoway Ford on Sept. 28.
IRE 2, WCAC 1
Joseph Class and Keegan Murphy each scored one goal as Island Real Estate cooled off West Coast Air Conditioning 2-1 on Sept. 28. Sophie Bernet scored the lone goal for WCAC in the loss.
Creative Tile 1, A&E 1
Zach Stewart scored one goal for Creative Tile Design and Nicole Sewall scored one goal for Air & Energy during a 1-1 tie on Sept. 27.
Ross 1, Bones 1
Madison Gsell scored one goal for Ross Builders, which was matched by Chase Lewis of Mr. Bones in a 1-1 tie on Sept. 25.
IRE 2, A&E 1
Brenden Murphy and Diana Pimental each notched one goal to lead Island Real Estate past Air & Energy on Sept. 26. William Bouchard scored the lone goal for Air & Energy in the loss.
Ross 4, WCAC 0
Ross Builders received goals from four different players in their Sept. 26 victory over West Coast Air Conditioning. Madison Gsell, Andrew Ross, Jake Ross and Tyler Yavalar each scored for Ross Builders in the win.
Division II: Cannons 2, Lindsey 2
Hunter Parrish notched a pair of goals for Cannons Marina while Blaine Jenefsky netted a pair for Scott Lindsey Painting during their Sept. 27 tie.
Danziger 3, Lindsey 2
Travis Belsito notched a hat trick to lead Danziger Destroyers to a 3-2 victory over Scott Lindsey Painting on Sept. 26. Caleb Bell and Max Driscoll each scored one goal for Scott Lindsey Painting in the loss.
Cannons 2, Mike Norman 0
Cannons Marina received one goal apiece from Max Moneuse and Hunter Parrish during their 2-0 victory over Mike Norman Realty on Sept. 25.
Division I: Harcon 4, LaPensee 4
Daniel Pimental scored two goals, while Trevor Bysrom and Kyle Parsons added one apiece, during a 4-4 tie game with LaPensee Plumbing on Sept. 27. Paulo Fonseca led LaPensee with three goals, while teammate Danny Krokroskia added one goal in the tie.
LaPensee 6, Sun 6
Paulo Fonseca scored four goals to lead LaPensee Plumbing to a 6-6 tie against Island Sun on Sept. 26. Heldino Gomez and Austin Wash added single goals in the tie. Nick Tankersley and Wyatt Hoffman each scored two goals for the Sun, which also received single goals from Chris Pate and Chris Mundell in the tie.
Harcon 4, Stanley 3
Martine Miller scored two goals to lead Harcon past Morgan Stanley on Sept. 25. Kyle Parsons and Trevor Bystrom each added a goal for Harcon in the victory. Chandler Hardy led Morgan Stanley with two goals, while Jordan Sebastiano added one goal in the loss.
Stanley 8, Sun 7
Jordan Sebastiano scored three goals and Chandler Hardy added two as Morgan Stanley outlasted the Sun by an 8-7 score on Sept. 24. Vanessa Parkin, Mackenzie Kosfeld and Sarah Howard each scored one goal for Morgan Stanley in the victory. Nick Tankersley led the Sun with three goals, while Chris Pate and Wyatt Hoffman each scored two goals in the loss.
2007 AMICC Soccer League schedule
Instructional Division (ages 4-7) games @ Center field
Oct. 36 p.m.Sparks vs. Orthopedics
Oct. 37 p.m.Sand Dollar vs. Duncan
Oct. 46 p.m.Eye Tours vs. Sand Dollar
Oct. 47 p.m.Beach Bistro vs. Sparks
Oct. 56 p.m.AM Glass vs. LPAC
Oct. 57 p.m.Orthopedics vs. Duncan
Oct. 86 p.m.Sparks vs. Duncan
Oct. 87 p.m.Sand Dollar vs. Orthopedics
Division III (ages 8-9) games @ Center field
Oct. 35:30 p.m.Ross vs. A&E
Oct. 36:30 p.m.Mr. Bones vs. IRE
Oct. 46 p.m.Autoway Ford vs. A&E
Oct. 56 p.m.West Coast Air vs. Mr. Bones
Oct. 57 p.m.Tile Design vs. IRE
Oct. 86 p.m.Ross vs. IRE
Division II (ages 10-11) games @ Center field
Oct. 37:30 p.m.Danziger vs. S. Lindsey
Oct. 37 p.m.Cannons vs. S. Lindsey
Division I (ages 12-14) games @ Holmes Beach field
Oct. 36:30 p.m.Sun vs. LaPensee
Oct. 36:30 p.m.Harcon vs. LaPensee
AMICC Soccer League standings as of Sept. 29
Division III (ages 8-9) Won Lost Tie Pts.
IRE 2 0 0 6
Ross 1 0 1 4
Bones 1 0 1 4
A&E 0 1 1 1
Tile 0 1 1 1
Ford 0 1 0 0
WCAC 0 2 0 0
Division II (ages 10-11)
Cannons Marina 1 0 1 4
Danziger 1 0 0 3
S. Lindsey Painting 0 1 1 1
M. Norman Realty 0 1 0 0
Division I (ages 12-14)
Harcon 1 0 1 4
M. Stanley 1 1 0 3
LaPensee0 0 2 2
Sun 0 1 1 1