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Sports – 11-24-2010

By Kevin Cassidy, Islander Reporter

Samantha Latimer clears the ball away from Dina Gomez during the Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League premier division championship game at the Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Hunter Parrish and Helio Gomez battle for the ball during the premier division championship matchup at the Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Helio Gomez tries to dribble around Hunter Parrish during the premier division championship game at the Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Center soccer season ends with champs named

The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s 2010 recreational soccer season ended last week.

Individual awards were handed out Nov. 15 and the playoffs culminated with four championship games played Nov. 20.

There were four individual awards for players during the gathering at the Center: The Dennis Granstad male most-valuable-player award, named for the longtime Center volunteer and soccer coach, the female MVP, the Pete Lannon goalie-of-the-year award, named for the late Anna Maria Elementary Holmes Beach Police Department-school resource officer, and the Kenny Randall award given to the player that displays the best sportsmanship throughout the season.

Division III MVP went to Fran Maxon Realty’s Taro de Haan, who led the champions in scoring for the league and boasted goalie of the year in Jim Class.

Female MVP went to Hannah McCracken, while Charlotte Pardue won the sportsmanship award.

Sparks Steel Art showed why it was in first place for much of the season in Division II as forward Dylan Joseph captured the Dennis Granstad award. Teammate Brooke Capparelli won female MVP, while Cameron Pasco took home goalie-of-the-year prize. Jean-Paul Russo won the Kenny Randall sportsmanship award for his Southern Greens team.

Mike Norman Realty was Division I champ, while Michael Duffman captured the Dennis Granstad MVP award. The Gathering Place swept the remaining awards as Sydney Cornell, Blaine Jenefsky and Kieran Grumley won the female MVP, goalie and sportsmanship awards.

For the Premier Division awards, Julius Gomes was the most talented player. Female MVP went to Samantha Latimer. Max Miller won the goalie of the year. Elijah Clay-Chapman won the Pete Lannon sportsmanship award.

Onward to the playoffs, which saw a couple of exciting, tension-packed endings in Division II and Premier Division play.

Beach Bistro and West Coast Surf Shop battled to a 4-4 tie in regulation time in the championship game. Julius Gomes led the way with a pair of goals, while teammates Phillip Biddulph and Samantha Latimer each notched a goal. Helio Gomez scored three goals and Dina Gomez added a goal for Surf Shop. Gomes proved to be the difference in the game as he notched his penalty kick, while teammate Max Miller kept Surf Shop from scoring to secure a 5-4 win and the Premier championship.

Other members of the winning Bistro team coached by Dennis Miller are Gussie Lardas, Hunter Parrish, Molly Stoltzfus and Eva Teitelbaum.

The Division II championship game went to a penalty-kick shootout after Southern Greens and Sparks Steel Art battled to a 3-3 tie in regulation.

Ethan Bertrand, Reese Helvey and Michael Latimer were successful on their penalty kicks for Southern Greens to finish three out of four in the shootout. Tyler Pearson and Dylan Joseph were successful, but Sparks was successful on only two out of four penalty kicks to give Southern Greens a 4-3 victory and the Division II championship.

Joseph scored twice in regulation play to lead Sparks, which also received one goal from Tyler Yavalar in the loss.

Southern Greens, coached by Paul Russo, was led by Michael Latimer’s three goals in regulation. Other members of the Division II champion team are Abby Anchor, Aiden Grumley, Brandon Mills, Brenden Murphy, Skyler Sculco and Lexi Selleck.

Mike Norman Realty rolled past Autoway Ford by a 5-1 score in the Division I championship game Nov. 20. As they have much of the season, Mike Norman Realty was led by the tandem of Morgan Greig and Michael Duffman. They scored two goals apiece, while teammate Lauren Sapienza chipped in with one goal to complete the 5-1 victory. Other members of the Division I champs, coached by Monica Simpson, Adam Clark, Harrison Franke, Cooper Hardy, Zoe Piccirillo, Logan Reiber and Kayla Thiel.

Fran Maxon Realty completed an undefeated season when it rolled past Connie’s Landscaping 6-0 in the Division III title game. Josh Class led the way with three goals, while Taro de Haan, Joey Theil and Ava Zink each notched single goals in the victory.

Other members of Fran Maxon Realty, coached by Rich Bell, are Emilee Bell, Reese Bell, Jim Class, Allie Connelly, Remy Lonzo and Sean Quattromani.

Key Royale news
The men of the Key Royale Club are taking advantage of the beautiful weather with golf matches every day of the week. Nov. 20 saw them play an individual- and a team-low-net 18-hole golf game.

Jim Mixon took first place with a 5-under-par 59 to edge second-place finisher Vince Mercadante by one shot. Mixon and Mercadante teamed up with Ed Havlik and Pieter Thomassen to card a 7-under par 249 to win the team event. Bob Elliott and Jim Thorton both managed chipins on holes 16 and 17 respectively.

The women joined the men Nov. 19 for a coed, throw-out-the-two-worst-scores team event. First place went to the team of Jim Finn, Ron Pritchard and Heather Pritchard with a 96. Two shots back in second place were Rose Slomba, Eunice Warda, Hoyt Miller and Dennis Schavey. Slomba and Miller chipped in on holes six and one.

The men played a nine-hole team scramble Nov. 18. The team of Jim Mixon, Jim Auch, Chet Hutton and Jason Chambers combined for a 5-under 27 to take first place.

The men played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match Nov. 17. The team of Vince Fanton, John Sagert, Bud Landgren and Dan Hayes carded a 24-under-par 104 to take first place by two shots over Bill Gallagher, Pieter Thomassen, Dave Krueger and Neil Hammer.

The men played a nine-hole, modified-stableford game Nov. 16. Jim Auch and Larry Pipple both scored 4 points above their average to take first place, while the team of Jim Helgeson, Auch, Al DiConstanso and John Estoc were plus one to win the team title.

The men opened the week Nov. 15 with a nine-hole, individual low net game won by Bill Gallagher, who carded a 5-under-par 27.

The Key Royale Club women held their annual “Doe Day” with a golf game modified to fit a World Series where each hole represented an inning with a different game, such as closest to the pin or longest drive. First place went to Erma McMullen, Kris Landkammer and Sue Little, who all tied at 26.

The team title went to Nancy King, Margrit Layh and Christina Mason with a combined 122.

Horseshoe news
Five teams advanced to the knockout round at the Nov. 20 horseshoe games at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. In the first round, Ron Pepka and John Crawford defeated Tom Markley and

Steve Doyle 21-14, while Art Kingstad and Dave Landsaw rolled past Sam Samuels and Jerry Disbrow 21-10 in the second game. Gene Bobeldyk took advantage of his first-round bye, eliminating Pepka-Crawford 23-6 before defeating Landsaw-Kingstad 21-14 in the finals.

Nov. 17 horseshoe action saw only two teams qualify for the playoffs. Ron Pepka and Tim Sorin wiped out Jerry Disbrow and Dave Landsaw 21-2 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

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.   

Football registration under way
NFL flag football is coming to the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Registration is under way until Friday, Dec. 3, for boys and girls ages 5-16. Cost for the season is $75 for members and $105 for non-members. Each player receives an NFL team jersey and a flag set. Games will be played at the Center starting in January 2011. Coaches and sponsors are also needed.
Age groups and tryout dates are listed below with division’s determined by the child’s age as of Dec. 3.

The Center also is offering 5-on-5 adult coed flag football for ages 20 and up. All games will be played Thursday nights at the Center starting in January. Cost for the season is $75 and players may register as pairs. Team captains will be chosen to draft a team and tryouts are mandatory in order to play. Tryouts will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9.

For more information, contact Tyler Bekkerus at the Center, 941-778-1908, ext. 9217.

Group    Time/Date
Ages 5-7    6:30 p.m. Dec. 10
Ages 8-9    6:30 p.m. Dec. 8
Ages 10-12    6:30 p.m. Dec. 7
Ages 13-16    6:30 p.m. Dec. 6

AMICC Adult Soccer League schedule
Nov. 11    6 p.m.    SVEH vs. Fish Hole
Nov. 11    7:20 p.m.    Sun vs. BTBC
Nov. 11    8:40 p.m.     Ross Built vs. Back Alley

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