Undefeated, Dips also claims ‘double triple’ play
The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth basketball league came to a close June 9 with “championship Saturday” and three teams were crowned champions.
Dips Ice Cream completed an undefeated season in the Premier Division with a 66-55 victory over Anna Maria Oyster Bar that wasn’t as close as the final score might indicate. Dips rolled behind a huge performance from point guard Tegan Purtil, who came through with a “triple double” — double-figure scoring, rebounding and assists. Purtil finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, while teammate Jerry Mayer added 18 points and nine rebounds. Justin Garget finished with 17 points for Dips, which also received 4 points from both Johnny Mattay and Connor Field in the victory. Other members of Dips Ice Cream are Katie Michaelson and Brennan Galeger.
Ryan Gilman’s 19 points and 14 fourth-quarter points from Neahmiah Goode paced the Anna Maria Oyster Bar scoring effort. Max Miller finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Alex Gilman added 6 points in the loss.
Walter & Associates lived up to their No. 1 seed with a solid 35-26 victory over Holy Cow Ice Cream. Jack Walter scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Walter & Associates, which also received 13 points and 19 rebounds from Mark Miller. Seth Walter’s 6 points completed the Walter scoring in the victory.
Other members of the team are Trent Shackleford, Morgan Horesh and Cooper Hardy.
Eight points and 10 rebounds from Trent Boring and 6 points and seven rebounds from Moriah Goode paced Holy Cow Ice Cream. Joey Stewart finished with 6 points and Rory Houston added 4 points for Holy Cow in the loss.
David Daigle exploded for 12 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Gettel Toyota to a 26-20 upset victory over Beach Bistro in the 8-10 division championship game. Hannah McCracken and Andew Austin each added 6 points to round out the Gettel scoring. Other members of Gettel Toyota are Mike Parrish, Anthony Monetti, Tony Rappold, Anna Pears and Tuna McCracken.
Franklin Valdez scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Beach Bistro, which also received 5 points from Jack Groves and 4 points from Luke Marvin in the loss.
Congratulations to all of the players, parents and coaches for another great season of youth basketball at the center.
Island Cup to be decided
The June 8 Island Cup championship game had to be postponed due to rain and a soaked soccer field, so we have until June 14, following the adult all-star game for the match to decide who hoists the cup between Florida Discount Signs and Don Meilner & Son Construction.
Fourth-seeded Discount Signs upset No. 1 seed Slim’s Place June 7 in a penalty-kick shootout to advance to the cup finals. Daniel Anderson scored a pair of goals and Matt Kretzman added one to help Discount Signs earn a 3-3 tie in regulation. Aaron Parkin scored two goals and Aaron Duduks notched one to lead Slim’s Place.
Don Meilner & Son had no problem with Pink & Navy in the second semifinal match of the evening. Lindsey Weaver and Tim Tidesco scored two goals each, while Matthew Plummer scored two goals and added one assist in the victory. Nate Talucci finished with six saves in goal for Meilner.
Larry Waterman had two goals and an assist and Scott Eason added one goal to lead Pink & Navy. Goalie Scott Rudacille finished with eight saves in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
It was a fairly busy week of golf at Key Royale Club despite heavy rains. The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net golf match June 6. Carl Voyles carded a 7-under par-57 to take first place by three strokes over Bob Elliott, who finished with a 3-under 61. Larry Fowler was alone in third at 1-under-par 63.
A chipin helped Tootie Wagner to a 1-under-par 31 for first place in Flight A in women’s low-net golf action June 5. Sue Hookem, Kris Landkammer, Joyce Lathrop and Helen Pollock each matched par to finish in a four-way tie for second place.
Sue Wheeler’s even-par 32 gave her a one-shot victory in Flight B over Sally Keyes. Liz Lang was a shot back in third place.
The men played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match June 4. The team of Hugh Holmes Jr., Dick Rowse and Dave Schavey combined on a 10-under-par 22 to take first place. The team of Dan Hayes, Matt Behan and Al Pollock was four shots back in second place.
Norm Good and George McKay were the only team to earn three victories during June 9 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits and were the outright champs for the day.
Two teams earned their way June 6 into the knockout round during horseshoe action. Sam Samuels and Norm Good defeated Tim Sofran and Steve Grossman 23-10 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.