Sandbar Restaurant plaer Jean Paul Russo blocks an attempted pass by Walter & Associates player Seth Walter during 11-13 division Anna Maria Island Community Center basketball league action in the center gym.
Air & Energy’s Cohen Moore looks happy that baseball season last week was finally under way. Cohen is a T-baller in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s baseball league. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love
Gulf-Bay Realty second-baseman Evan Talucci gets ready to take out Air & Energy’s Dante Tilelli during T-ball action in the Anna Maria Island Community Center baseball league. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love
Gulf Bay Realty coach Jesse Brisson encourages Juliet Greene as she gets ready to hit during T-ball action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s baseball league. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love
Three basketball teams chase perfection
Both youth basketball and baseball leagues are under way, as well as adult soccer at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Three basketball teams appear to be separating themselves from the pack and have forged undefeated records in the first three weeks of the season. Dip’s Ice Cream is on top in the 14-17 division at 3-0 followed in the standings by Anna Maria Oyster Bar and Integrity Sound. Beach Bistro is 3-0 and first place in the 8-10 division with Gettel Toyota, Island Real Estate and Walter Associates following in the standings. Sandbar Restaurant has a 2-0 record in the 11-13 division, followed by Walter & Associates, Holy Cow, Ross Built and Eat Here all with 1-1 records.
The Sandbar showed why they’re in the hunt with a solid 43-27 victory over Walter & Associates in 11-13 division action April 25. Corey Jacques scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Jean Paul Russo added 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Sandbar. Dayton Modderman finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds in the victory.
Walter & Associates was led by Seth Walter’s 15 points and five rebounds, while Jack Walter finished with 10 points and 17 rebounds in the loss.
Eat Here earned a 39-32 victory over Southern Greens in more 11-13 action April 25. Michale Latimer scored a game-high 23 points, while teammate Adam Clark added 10 points and 20 rebounds in the victory.
Leo Rose scored 14 points to lead Southern Greens, which also received 8 points and nine rebounds from George Lardas and 6 points and seven rebounds from Andrew Zink in the loss.
The day’s final 11-13 division game saw Ross Built defeat Holy Cow Ice Cream 46-39 behind a game-high 24 points from Jake Ross. Levi Lengle added 12 points while Andrew Ross scored 8 points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds in the victory.
Trent Boring, Rory Houston and Moriah Goode each scored 13 points to lead Holy Cow, while Goode also pulled down a game-high 19 rebounds in the loss.
Dip’s Ice Cream rolled to a 51-27 victory over Integrity Sound in 14-17 division basketball April 24. Justin Garget scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Dip’s, which also received 14 points from Tegan Purtill. Jerry Mayer grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds, while Kate Michaelsen knocked down a pair of three-pointers on the way to 10 points in the victory.
Burke McCampbell-Hill scored 9 points and Derek Polch scored 8 points to lead Integrity Sound. Joey Carder dished out seven assists and grabbed five rebounds in the loss.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar edged Integrity Sound 36-34 in 11-13 action April 23. Ryan Gilman’s 12 points led the Oyster Bar, which also received 11 points and nine rebounds from Neahmiah Goode and 6 points and 20 rebounds from Max Miller in the victory.
Joey Carder’s 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists led Integrity Sound. Burke McCampbell-Hill added 8 points, while Chelsea Burgess and Thomas Pears both finished with 6 points in the loss.
Gettel Toyota overcame a scoreless first half to rally for an 11-9 victory over Walter & Associates in 8-10 action April 23. David Daigle’s 3 points and 11 rebounds paced Gettel Toyota. Tuna McCracken and Andrew Austin completed the Gettel scoring with two points apiece.
Katie Krokroskia scored 4 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Walter & Associates. Joey Thiel scored 3 points and Callen Achor added 2 points to complete the scoring in the loss.
Jack Groves scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Beach Bistro past Island Real Estate by a 22-18 score in 8-10 division action April 23. Luke Marvin scored 8 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Ava Zink finished with six rebounds in the victory.
Daniel Sentman’s 6 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots paced Island Real Estate, which also received 4 points and seven rebounds from Conal Cassidy. Sean Rodriguez finished with 4 points, while Shelby Morrow and Thomas Heckler each scored 2 points in the loss.
Adult soccer continues
Island Pest Control sits atop the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult coed soccer league with a 4-0 record after a 4-1 victory April 26 over winless Wash Family Construction.
Adam Bujarski led the way with three goals and an assist. Ryan Hogan completed the scoring with a goal while Brent Laudicina finished with three saves.
Kip Lalosh scored the lone goal for Wash Family Construction, while Norman Fleet made 14 saves in goal.
Slim’s Place moved into second place and defeated Don Meilner & Son Construction 3-0, handing Meilner its first loss of the season. Emily Argeros, Meredith Argeros and Francisco Salgado-Marin each notched goals for Slim’s Place, which also received nine saves from Adam Mott in goal.
Pink & Navy defeated Best Buy 5-3 to earn its first victory on the season and knock Best Buy down to a tie for fourth in the standings. Damir Glavan scored two goals and Scott Eason added a goal and a pair of assists to lead the way. Anthony Rasulo and Jason Sato each added single goals, while Scott Rudacille finished with 11 saves.
Rico Beissert, Josh Petitt and Lyn Clark each scored a goal, while Pedro Gonzalez finished with 10 saves in the loss.
Mini baseball gets under way
It’s not really sanctioned Little League, but the Anna Maria Island Community Center kicked off a mini baseball season April 25 with one game in the age 8-11 pitching-machine division. Miller Electric and Beach Bums battled that game to a 4-4 tie.
They met again April 27 with Beach Bums on top 6-3.
With only two teams, there will be six more matchups during the season and an the award ceremony June 4. The center also has tee-ball teams competing toward the June 4 awards.
Key Royale golf news
It was another busy week of golf at Key Royale Club. The men played a nine-hole two-best-balls-of-foursome match April 27. The team of Matt Behan, Omar Tolard and Bob Dickenson combined on a 13-under par 51. Second place went to the team of Earl Huntzinger, Don Ledford and Terry Westby with a 3-under-par 61.
The men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford match in the afternoon April 23. Dale Hudson took home individual honors with a plus-3, while the team of Charlie Porter, Dean Christiansen and John Cassese matched the plus-2 carded by Barry Izzard, Mike Ross and Craig Humphreys to finish in a tie for first place.
The KRC women played a nine-hole low-net-in-flight match April 24. Christina Mason’s 1-under-par 31 gave her first place in Flight A by one shot over second-place finisher Sandi Tocco.
Joyce Reith rode a birdie on the eighth hole to a 4-under-par 28 to take a two-shot victory in Flight B over Jan Turner, Sue Christenson, Fran Barford and Margarit Layh, who finished in a four-way tie for second place.
Gloria LaTorre’s 2-under-par 30 was good enough for first place in Flight C. Jan Jump was one shot back in second place with a 31.
Sandy Burrill and Penny Auch both carded 2-under-par 30 to finish in a tie for first place in Flight D, while Joanne Ozdych was alone in second place at 33.
Beverly Neville, Christina Mason, Barb Estok, Margarit Layh and Rita Trefz all had chipins on the day.
The men played a low-net-of-partners match on the morning of April 23. The team of Ernie Hauser and Bob Landgren took home first place honors with a score of 6-under-par 58. John Sagert and Tom O’Brien matched the 2-under-par 62 carded by Dennis Schavey and Bill Schuman to finish in a tie for second place.
The men played an 18-hole individual-low- net match April 21, and Tom Lewis fired a 4-under-par 60 to take first place by two shots over second-place finisher Bob Elliott. Gary Harris was alone in third place at 1-under par 63.
Three teams emerged from pool play during April 28 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Bruce Munro and Sam Samuels drew the lucky bye and watched as Rod Bussey and Ron Slagh defeated Herb Puryear and Tom Skoloda 23-14. Bussey and Slagh then rolled past Munro and Samuels by a 22-8 score in the championship game.
Three teams advanced to the knockout round during April 25 horseshoe action. The team of Bruce Munro and Norm Good defeated Herb Puryear and John Crawford 21-12 in the semifinals. The win advanced them to the finals, where they ran into a buzz-saw team of Rod Bussey and Marvin Gangemi, who took an easy 23-4 victory.
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)
May 7 6 p.m. IRE vs. Walter
May 7 7 p.m. Gettel vs. Bistro
Division I (ages 11-13)
May 2 6 p.m. Ross Built vs. Southern Greens
May 2 7 p.m. Holy Cow vs. Sandbar
May 2 8 p.m. Eat Here vs. Walter
Premier Division (ages 14-17)
May 7 8 p.m. Dip’s vs. Integrity Sound
May 8 6 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. Dip’s
AMICC baseball schedule
Tee Ball (ages 5-7)
May 4 6 p.m. Gulf Bay vs. A&E
Coach Pitch (ages 8-11)
May 4 7:15 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Beach Bums