Players from The White Egret and Island Dental Spa battle for the ball during Instructional League soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Jackie Burgess carries the ball forward for her Spinnakers Resorts soccer team as Dylan Joseph gives chase during Division I soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Bayshore High School’s Dominic Everett is nailed at high speed by a Wauchula Hardee High defender just prior to going airborne. The game, a district battle, was played Sept. 24 at Bayshore with Wauchula winning 35-21, increasing their undefeated record on the season to 4-0. Islander Photo: Courtesy PageMoore Photo/941.518.4600
Youth soccer season takes over center field
The dress rehearsals for the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth soccer league are over and done. Let the games begin! That’s just what happened last week as the regular season of the AMICC recreational youth soccer league got under way.
Though it’s still early, the teams that get off to a good start are often the teams that find themselves in a good position late in the season. Gettel Toyota and Island Pest Control have the early lead in Division III for ages 8-9, while LaPensee Plumbing leads the age 10-11 Division II. Autoway Ford and Wash Family Construction are undefeated and at the top of the Division I standings for players 12-13, while Ace Hardware leads the two-horse, two-team race that is the Premier Division for ages 14-17.
Two instructional divisions this year for ages 4-5 and 6-7 will focus on learning basic game skills without keeping scores or standings.
Speaking of premieres, Beach Bistro opened its season with a 7-4 victory over Ace Hardware. Julius “Nani” Gomes led the way with three goals, while Chandler Hardy scored two and Gabe Salter chipped in with one. Austin Wash led Ace Hardware with a pair of goals, while Kyle Parsons and Helio Gomez added one goal apiece in the loss.
The Division I game of the week saw Wash Family defeat Spinnakers Cottages 7-3 Sept. 23. Nico Calleja led the way with three goals for Wash, which also received two goals apiece from Tyler Yavalar and Neil Carper in the victory. Henrik Hellem-Brusso scored two goals and Jacob Talucci scored one to lead Spinnakers in the loss.
LaPensee Plumbing defeated Eat Here 4-0 in the Div. II game of the week on Sept. 20. Sullivan Ferreira notched a pair of goals to lead LaPensee Plumbing, who also received single goals from Adra Dupris and Corbin Gregg in the victory.
The Division III game of the week saw Island Real Estate defeat Island Dental Spa by a 6-3 margin Sept. 19. Tyler Brewer led the way with three goals, while Katherine Burgess, Tuna McCracken and Javier Rivera each notched single goals in the victory. Julius Petereit scored all three goals for Island Dental Spa in the loss.
Due to a glitch in reporting by the center, the adult game sheets were not made available by The Islander’s presstime Monday.
Only two teams managed the required three pool-play wins during Sept. 24 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Tom Skoloda and Jerry Disbrow edged Jeff Moore and Tim Sofran 22-15 in a very competitive match.
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.
Key Royale news
The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match Sept. 20. Sue Wheeler took first place with a 3-under-par 29 to edge Beverly Neville, Pam Alvord and Frankie Smith-Williams, who finished in a three-way tie for second place by one stroke. Penny Williams and Sue Hookem tied for third place at even-par 32, while Ginny Nunn was two shots back in fourth place at 34.
The men are finding their way back to the golf course as the sweltering heat of summer starts to turn toward fall temps. The men played an 18-hole, modified Stableford or quota point game Sept. 13. Bob Lang and Dave Johnston finished in a tie for top individual score at plus-four. The team of Dick Mills, Bob Lang, Tim Friesen and Craig Humphreys combined on a plus-five score to take the team title for the day.
The men also played Sept. 12 in a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. Jim Finn, Jerry Brown, Bob Dickinson and Omar Trolyard combined to card a 12-under-par 52 to take first place for the day. Chris Collins, Bob Jorgenssen, Earl Huntzinger and Carl Voyles finished four shots behind in second place.
AMICC Soccer League schedule
Instructional Division (ages 4-5)
Oct. 3 6 p.m. Dental Spa vs. Bowes
Oct. 3 6:30 p.m. Gulf-Bay vs. White Egret
Oct. 4 6 p.m. Dental Spa vs. White Egret
Oct. 4 6:30 p.m. Gulf-Bay vs. Bowes –
Instructional Division (ages 6-7)
Sept. 28 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Coastal
Sept. 28 7 p.m. A&E vs. Tyler’s
Sept. 30 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. A&E
Sept. 30 7 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Coastal
Division III (ages 8-9)
Sept. 28 6 p.m. IRE vs. Gettle
Oct. 3 6 p.m. Pest vs. Feast
Oct. 4 6 p.m. IRE vs. Surf Shop
Division II (ages 10-11)
Sept. 28 7 p.m. Eat Here vs. LaPensee
Oct. 4 7 p.m. LaPensee vs. Crady Massage
Division I (ages 12-13)
Sept. 28 8 p.m. Wash vs. Autoway
Sept. 30 6 p.m. Wash vs. Mr. Bones
Sept. 30 7 p.m. Autoway vs. Spinnakers
Premier Division (ages 14-17)
Oct. 3 7 p.m. Ace Hardware
Sept. 29 6 p.m. Sato vs. Discount Signs
Sept. 29 7 p.m. Euphemia Haye vs. Wash
Sept. 29 8 p.m. Pest Control vs. Ross Built
Sept. 29 9 p.m. Meilner vs. WCAC
AMICC Adult Basketball League schedule
Oct. 4 6:30 Southern Greens vs. Bowes
Oct. 4 7:30 Beach to Bay vs. Agnelli Pool
Oct. 4 8:30 Sun vs. Unique Detailing