Islander qualifies for national surf contest, golf winners
Lifelong Islander Christian Daniels surfed in four separate divisions in the four-day Nike National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) East Coast Regional Championships held in New Smyrna Beach Inlet April 12-15.
Daniels, 10 and a fifth-grader at Anna Maria Elementary, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Explorer Menehune division (12 & under) and advanced to the semifinals of the open Mini-grom division (10 & under) before being edged out.
His best performance came in the Explorer super-grom (10 & under), where he advanced to the finals and led midway through the heats before settling for third place.
Daniels may not have come in first, but his performance qualified him for the June 26-July 3NSSA Nationals in Huntington Beach, Calif.
He’s looking for sponsors and donations to compete in California, and anyone interested can call dad, Tommy Daniels, at 941-726-1713.
Christian also is competing in the Eastern Surfing Association Southeast Regionals in New Smyrna Beach April 20-22 for a chance to compete in September at Cape Hatteras, N.C.
Congratulations to Christian and his family from The Islander.
Center basketball continues
The Anna Maria Island Community Center Basketball League continues play in the gym at the center on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
The season is young, but Beach Bistro is looking strong in the 8-10 division with a 2-0 record. Gettel Toyota and Island Real Estate are both 1-1 while Walter & Associates is 0-2. Another Walter & Associates team in the 11-13 division, Holy Cow Ice Cream and Sandbar are at 1-0, while Ross Built, Southern Greens and Eat Here are sitting at 0-1. Dips Ice Cream is on top of the 14-17 division with Anna Maria Oyster Bar and Integrity Sound following in the standings.
Dips ascended the top of its division thanks to a 47-37 victory over Anna Maria Oyster Bar April 17. Tegan Purtill scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Justin Gargett added 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead Dips to the victory.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar was led by Max Miller’s 14 points and 20 rebounds, while Neahmiah Goode added 12 points and eight rebounds in the loss.
Conal Cassidy’s third-quarter basket turned out to be the winner as Island Real Estate earned its first victory of the season, edging Walter & Associates 7-6 in 8-10 division action April 16. Alex Rodriguez led IRE with five points, while Griffin Heckler added eight rebounds in the victory.
Joey Thiel led Walter & Associates with six points and 10 rebounds, while Katie Krokroskia and Tori Walter finished with eight rebounds apiece in the loss.
The second 8-10 division game of the evening saw Bistro remain undefeated, edging Gettel Toyota 15-14. Luke Marvin paced Bistro with five points, while Ava Zink and Franklin Valdez each scored four points and pulled down six rebounds. Jack Groves completed the Bistro scoring with two points.
Gettel Toyota was led by Hannah McCracken’s game-high 12 points and 11 rebounds. Andrew Austin completed the Gettel scoring with two points.
Dips Ice Cream rode a balanced scoring attack to a 49-32 victory over Integrity Sound in 14-17 division action April 16. Jerry Mayer scored 13 points to lead four players in double-digit scoring. Tegan Purtill scored 12, while Connor Field and Justin Gargett both finished with 10 points and six rebounds.
Integrity Sound’s Burke McCampbell-Hill led all scorers with 19 points, while Joey Carder added nine points. Thomas Pears finished with a game-high 10 rebounds in the loss.
Center adult basketball
Adult basketball completed its second week at the center gym with Sun atop the standings with a 2-0 record. Gator Man Pools, while also undefeated has played one less game and sits alone in second. The Feast, Bowes Imaging Center and Beach to Bay Construction are tied with 1-1 records, while BeachHouse and B.Y. Construction have yet to win a game.
The Sun received 19 points and 14 rebounds from Matt Plummer and 15 points and eight rebounds from Jonathan Schneider during its 52-38 victory over Bowes Imaging Center during court action April 17.
Jason Mickan scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Bowes Imaging, which also received 12 points from Tyler Bekkerus in the loss.
Gator Man Pools earned a 55-52 victory over Feast in the second game of the evening. Sean Hubbard’s 20 points and 16 rebounds led Gator Man, which also received 14 points from Aaron Duduks in the victory.
Jonathan Moss led Feast with 20 points and five rebounds, while Brent Moss added 13 points and five rebounds in the loss.
Beach to Bay utilized a balanced scoring attack to roll past B.Y. Construction 56-33 in the second game of the evening. Frank Agnelli scored 14 points, Richard Atkins scored13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Scott Eason added 12 points in the victory.
Matt Ray led B.Y. Construction with 16 points and 12 rebounds and Eric Gledhill added 12 points and nine boards in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
It was an extraordinarily busy week of golf at Key Royale Club with regular golf action to go along with Stag Day April 18 and the annual awards banquet April 21.
The awards banquet reviews all of the outstanding events during the 2011-12 golf season, starting with recognitionf for all of the golfers who made a hole in one during the year, including Bob Dickenson, Mike Wagner, Jon Holcomb, Ken Rickett, Art McMillan, Dale Hudson, John Cassese and, the most recent entry, Matt Behan, whose hole in one April 19 on number three brought the total for the club to eight for the year.
Also recognized were the women’s and men’s President’s Cup winners, Donna Soos and Ken Rickett. Bob and Liz Lang were recognized for winning the mixed couples championship, while Dr. Carl Voyles was awarded for his senior men’s handicap championship. Kris Landkammer was recognized for winning the women’s nine-hole handicap championship, while Mike Gille was recognized as the men’s 18-hole handicap championship.
As is the norm, Col. Bob Elliott fired the starting pistol to signal the start of the 84th semi-annual Stag Day at the club. 76 members participated in the event, which featured a morning and afternoon group and lunch between the two rounds.
Low gross honors for the day went to Dale Hudson with a 3-over-par 35, while Gary Harris, Al Carr and Dean Christiansen shared low-net honors with a score of 4-under-par 28. The team of Nub Turner, Bob Lang, Al Carr and Mark Mixon combined to card a 130 for first-place honors.
The women played a nine-hole low-net-in-flight match April 17. Jean Holmes grabbed first place in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29, three strokes over Diane Miller and Sue Hookem, who tied for second place.
Margarit Layh and Heather Pritchard both carded 4-under-par 28 to finish in a tie for first place in Flight B with Joyce Reith one shot back in second place.
Flight C saw Roxanne Koche take first place with a 2-under-par 30. Three shots back in a tie for second place were Barb Lindwall and Kathy Porter at 1-over-par 33.
Joanne Ozdych fired a 2-under-par 30 to take first place in Flight D. Sharon Conlon and Luanne Collins both finished at even-par 32 to tie for second.
The low-net team game of the day was won by Jean Holmes, Diane Miller, Laura Purcell and Margarit Layh with a 121 team total.
The men played a nine-hole modified-Stableford match on the afternoon of April 16. Fred Miller fired a plus-6 to win the individual title, while also helping teammates Bob Lang, Bob Soos and Dean Christiansen to the team title with a plus-4.
The men played an 18-hole individual-low-net match April 14. Jim Thorton carded a 5-under-par 59 to take first place by two shots over Vince Mercadante and Bob Elliott, who both finished at 3-under-par 61.
Ten teams participated in horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits April 21. The team of Norm Good and Sam Samuels were the only team to earn the required three pool-play victories and were outright champs.
There were 11 teams during April 18 horseshoe action but, again, only one team managed to win three pool-play games. Gene Bobeldyk and Dom Livedoti were the day’s champs.
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.
AMICC Basketball Schedule
Date Time Opponents
Division II (ages 8-10)
April 30 6 p.m. IRE vs. Gettel
April 30 7 p.m. Walter vs. Bistro
Division I (ages 11-13)
April 25 6 p.m. Southern Greens vs. Eat Here
April 25 7 p.m. Sandbar vs. Walter
April 25 8 p.m. Holy Cow vs. Ross Built
Premier Division (ages 14-17)
April 30 8 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. Dip’s
May 1 6 p.m. Integrity Sound vs. Oyster Bar