Adult soccer, basketball crown championships
The Anna Maria Island Community Center adult basketball and soccer leagues saw seasons come to a close last week and each crowned a champion. The soccer season ended June 14, while basketball finished June 15.
Gator Man Pools lived up to its No. 1 basketball league seed, defeating a shorthanded Bowes Imaging 64-51 behind 23 points, six rebounds and two assists from Aaron Duduks and 18 points from Evan Wolfe, who scored all of his points from behind the 3-point arc. Sean Hubbad and Chris Smith rounded out the Gator Man scoring with 8 points each in the victory. Other team members are Larry Berkery, Sean Sanders and Erica Smith.
Jason Mickan scored a game-high 29 points for Bowes Imaging, which also received 11 points from Mike Hanes and 9 points and 18 rebounds from Mark Templeton in the loss.
Gator Man advanced to the finals thanks to a 66-52 semifinal victory over The Feast June 12 behind 34 points from Aaron Duduks and 16 points and seven rebounds from Evan Wolfe. Sean Hubbard chipped in with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the victory.
Matt Morgan scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Brent Moss scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead The Feast scoring efforts. Jonathan Moss added 9 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Ryan Moss chipped in with 6 points in the loss.
Bowes Imaging advanced to the finals by earning a 65-60 victory over No. 2 seed BeachHouse June 12. Tyler Bekkerus scored a game-high 33 points to lead Bowes Imaging, which also received 16 points from Mike Hanes and 15 points and eight rebounds from Mark Templeton in the victory.
Antwaun Jackson scored 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Beach House, which also received 22 points from Brandon Kern and 5 points from Ian Fetters in the loss.
Meilner earns top soccer spot
Don Meilner & Son Construction obliterated Florida Discount Signs 8-0 to win the Island Cup. Tim Tidesco led the way for Don Meilner with four goals. Matthew Plummer added two goals for Meilner, which also received one goal from Amy Talucci and a pair of assists from Lindsey Weaver in the victory. Goalie Nate Talucci finished with five saves in the shutout victory. Other members of the Island champions are Rich Bell, David Greene, Chris Kazanas, Paul Heyward and Stephen Perry.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match June 12. Kris Landkammer, Diane Miller and Tootie Wagner each carded even-par 32s to finish in a three-way tie for first place in Flight A. Hellen Pollack was a shot back in second place.
Sue Wheeler’s 1-under-par 31 gave her first place in Flight B. Sally Martin was two shots back in second place, while Lu Ann Collins finished in third place with a 2-over-par 34.
Sue Hookem had a birdie on the sixth hole.
Three teams emerged from pool play during June 16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Ron Pepka and George McKay drew the bye and watched as Steve Doyle and Debbie Rhodes rolled Steve Grossman 21-8 in the semifinal match. Doyle and Rhodes then edged Pepka and McKay 22-17 in the finals to earn the day’s bragging rights.
Larry Livrago and Steve Grossman were the only team to achieve three pool-play wins during June 13 action and were the day’s outright 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.
Surf camps planned
West Coast Surf Shop will be hosting three weeks of one-week surf camps starting July 9, July 16 and July 23.
The camps run 9 a.m. to noon weekdays and the cost is $175 per student. With 11 instructors, participants are ensured of both safety and plenty of one-on-one instruction.
Participants will learn the basics of surfing, including paddling skills, how to stand up and catch a wave and water safety.
Each week’s camp is limited to the 25 participants. To register, call the surf shop at 941-778-1001.