All-star games wind up youth basketball season
Due to Anna Maria Island Community Center scheduling conflicts for the gym, youth basketball league all-star games were delayed until June 18, but that didn’t diminish the enthusiasm when players were announced over the loudspeaker in NBA fashion.
The first game of the evening saw the 8-10 division Blue all-stars defeat the shorthanded White team 14-5. David Daigle scored 6 points and Daniel Sentman added 4 points to lead the Blue. Tuna McCracken and Andrew Austin both added 2 points for Blue, which boasts all-star teammates Conal Cassidy, Hannah McCracken, Alex Rodriguez and Griffin Heckler.
Luke Marvin and Tori Walter scored 2 points each and Anni Walter added 1 point to lead the White. Katie Krokroskia led all players with eight rebounds. Other members of the White all-star team are Ava Zink, Franklin Valdez and Jack Groves.
The 11-13 division Blue all-stars defeated the White 41-19 behind 13 points from Corey Jacques and 10 points and six rebounds from Dayton Modderman. Moriah Goode and Adam Clark both finished with 4 points and nine rebounds, while Jean-Paul Russo’s 4 points and 3 points each from Rory Houston and Brooke Capparelli rounded out the Blue victory. Other members of the Blue all-star team are Michael Latimer and Trent Boring.
Seth Walter scored 6 points and grabbed six rebounds and Andrew Zink added 4 points and six rebounds to lead the White team in the loss. Andrew Ross finished with 4 points and brother Jake added 3 points. Other members of the White all-stars are Levi Lengel, Jack Walter, George Lardas, Leo Rose and Matthew Manger.
The 14-17 division all-star game was short on participants for the game, but they should be recognized for their season efforts this season. Members of the White all-stars are Tegan Purtill, Jerry Mayer, Kate Michaelson, Joey Carder, Connor Fields, Thomas Pears, Carolyn Cullinan, Justin Gargett, Derek Polch and Brennan Gallagher.
Members of the Blue team are Ryan Gilman, Burke McCampbell-Hill, Neahmiah Goode, Max Miller, Alex Gilman, Madison Driscoll, Pearce Hogan, Julius Gomes, Kieren Grumley, Chelsea Burgess and Johnny Matay.
Key Royale golf news
Members of the club on hand this week mourned the death June 17 of club pro and golf director Donald “Danny” Williams Jr. Williams was committed to keeping members happy and also served on the golf, greens and long-range planning committees at the club. He will be missed.
The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match June 19. Meredith Slavin and Tootie Wagner both carded 3-under-par 29 to finish in a tie for first place in Flight A. Two shots back in a two-way tie for second place were Joyce Brown and Judy Christiansen. Christina Mason and Laura Purcell finished in a tie for third place with even-par 32s.
Terry Westby fired a 4-under-par 28 to earn first place in Flight B. Sue Wheeler was alone in second place at 2-under-par 30, while Liz Lang was another shot back in third place. Diane Miller managed a birdie on hole two.
Three teams emerged from pool play to advance to the knockout round during June 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. George McKay and John King drew the bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and John Johnson edged Dan Belden and Tim Sofran 22-17. Huyghe-Johnson then steamrolled McKay-King 22-7 in the championship game.
Horseshoe action June 20 saw John Johnson and Steve Grossman earn the day’s outright bragging rights with the only 3-0 record in pool play.
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.
Center offers week-long basketball camp
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is offering a youth basketball camp 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 9-12 under the guidance of assistant athletic director Matt Ray.
Ray played collegiate ball at Indiana University East, where he was a starter and team captain. He has experience assisting with past basketball camps at Purdue, Michigan and Dayton Universities.
The center’s basketball camp will focus on helping players improve their fundamentals and understanding of the game.
Cost for the four-day camp is $80. For more information or to register, call the center at 941-778-1908.
Brits bring skills to AMICC
British Soccer Camp will be offered at the center 9-11 a.m. July 23-26 for players ages 3-5 and 9 a.m.-noon for players 6-16.
Cost for the youngsters is $85, while the older age group fee is $110. Applications received less than 10 days prior to camp will be charged an additional $10 fee.
British Soccer Camp provides players of all ages and abilities with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts.
Each day of camp includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a tournament.
Registration forms are available at the center, but players are encouraged to register at www.challengersports.com.
AMICC Summer indoor soccer league schedule
June 27 6 p.m. Bowes Imaging vs. Southern Greens
June 27 7 p.m. Gettel Toyota vs. Beach Bums
June 29 6 p.m. Beach Bistro vs. LaPensee Plumbing
June 27 7 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Eat Here
June 29 7 p.m. Eat Here vs. Waterfront