Conal Cassidy battles to hold onto the ball as Waterfront players Olivia Glavan and Ryan Fellowes close in during indoor soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Jermiah Victor shows off his tennis tournament prize with coach Vamsee Chappidi. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Jenah Victory
Jermiah Victor hits a forehand while practicing at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Jenah Victor
Waterfront player Robbie Fellowes brings the ball forward during indoor soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Waterfront posts advances to division soccer final
Waterfront Restaurant defeated Air & Energy 7-3 in Anna Maria Island Community Center summer soccer league playoff action Aug. 10.
Air & Energy earned a 2-1 lead in the first half on goals from Nicole Sewall and James Richards, but Robbie Fellowes toe-poked one past the A&E goalie to tie the score at 2-2 in the opening minutes of the second half. Morgan Burns then scored twice in the next few minutes to break open the game on the way to an easy 7-3 victory.
Burns finished with three goals to lead Waterfront, which also received two goals apiece from brothers Robbie and Ryan Fellowes.
Air & Energy received a goal each from Stephen Whyte, Richards and Sewall in the loss.
Waterfront Restaurant earlier edged Eat Here 2-1 in Aug. 6 11-13 division action. Ryan Fellowes and Olivia Glavan scored one goal each to lead Waterfront in the victory. Dylan Joseph scored the lone goal for Eat Here in the loss.
LaPensee Plumbing won a pair of games Aug. 10 and one game Aug. 8 to ascend to the top in the 8-10 division standings. The plumbers drowned out Beach Bistro 12-2 in the first game behind four goals each from Tyler Brewer and Giana Sparks. Ashton Pennel and Sean O’Reilly added two goals each for LaPensee in the victory. Thomas Fellowes and Andrew Burgess each scored one goal for Bistro in the loss.
LaPensee followed its first win on the day with a 10-3 victory over Beach Bums behind five goals from Tyler Brewer and two goals from O’Reilly. Pennel, Sparks and Chris Snyder each added a goal in the victory. Ryan Joseph scored two goals and Ozzie Lonzo added one goal to lead Beach Bums in the loss.
LaPensee defeated Beach Bums Aug. 8 with the score 8-3. Brewer scored four goals and Pennel added two goals to lead LaPensee, which also received a goal each from O’Reilly and Chris Snyder in the win. Lonzo, Didier Avila and Andres Rincon scored a goal each in the loss.
Beach Bistro edged Gettel Toyota 4-2 in 8-10 division action Aug. 6. Julius Peteriet led the way with three goals while Lila Naeher added one goal in the victory. Ava Zink and David Daigle scored one goal apiece to lead Gettel Toyota, which received outstanding play in the goal from Tuna McCracken in the loss.
Island youth wins tennis tourney
Anna Maria Island resident Jermiah Victor traveled Aug. 4 to Cassleberry, Fla., for the Red Bug Back to School Tournament.
Victor won all three of his matches with scores of 4-0, 4-0 to earn the first-place trophy for age 10 and under boys. He is a home-schooler who trains at Anna Maria Island Community Center with 2011 Sarasota Open Doubles ATP finalist and former USTA Junior Tennis champion Vamsee Chappidi of Bradenton.
Congratulations to Jermiah and his family from the Islander.
Flag football playoff matches set
The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Coed Flag Football League wrapped up plan and the first-round playoff matchups, which get started Aug. 15, are set in stone.
Top seed Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins will take on winless Slim’s Place Titans, while second-place Duffy’s Tavern Raiders will play Beach to Bay Construction Saints in its first-round playoff game. Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings will battle Jessie’s Island Store Jets, while Miller Electric Chargers plays Sato Real Estate Browns in other first-round playoffs.
Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins retained the top seed, but did finally lose a game, dropping a 21-20 decision to Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings during Aug. 9 action.
Jonathan Moss had a huge game for the Vikings, completing one pass for a 20-yard touchdown, while also adding eight catches for 92 yards on offense and chipping in with a quarterback sack and a safety on defense. Quarterback Ryan Moss added 137 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Vikings victory.
The Dolphins were led by Pat Calvary with two catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns on offense, while also contributing on defense with six flag pulls. Jesse Brisson also had a big defensive game, garnering four pulls and three quarterback sacks in the loss.
In other action, Miller Electric Chargers throttled Sato Real Estate Browns 39-19 behind 269 yards and five touchdown passes from quarterback Chuck Buky. Eric Gledhill was his favorite target, catching six passes for 115 yards and four touchdowns. Matt Ray’s six flag pulls and two quarterback sacks from Hilary Gledhill keyed a strong defensive effort for the Chargers.
Jason Sato threw for 209 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Browns, which also received six catches for 113 yards and a touchdown reception from Scott Rudacille.
Beach to Bay Construction Saints defeated Slim’s Place Titans 35-18 to hold the Titans winless on the season. Larry Berkery paced the Saints with 217 passing yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 42 yards and a touchdown. Don Purvis added 42 rushing yards, six catches for 53 yards including four extra-point catches and two sacks on defense.
The Titans were led by Tyler Bekkerus’ 157 passing yards and three touchdowns, while Zach Schield chipped in with four catches for 46 yards and one touchdown. Schield also topped the Titans’ defensive effort with five flag pulls, while Emily King finished with five pulls and a quarterback sack in the loss.
Duffy’s Tavern Raiders clinched the second seed with a 27-13 victory over Jessie’s Island Store Jets in the final game of the evening. Quarterback Chris Gillum paced the Raiders with 282 passing yards and four touchdown passes. His favorite target was Tyler Redmond, who grabbed five passes for 112 yards, two touchdowns and two extra points. Redmond also contributed a pair of interceptions to the victory.
Robert Mandrine threw for 205 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, but was hurt by three interceptions. Ian Fetters caught five passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran were the only team to earn a 3-0 pool-play record and were declared champs during Aug. 8 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits.
Not to be outdone, Jerry Disbrow walked his way to the only 3-0 record in pool play and was champ of the Aug. 11 horseshoe action.
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 Indoor Soccer League schedule
Aug. 17 7 p.m. Championship Game TBA
Aug. 17 8 p.m. Waterfront vs. Eat Here
NFL Adult Coed Flag Football playoff schedule
Aug. 15 6 p.m. Browns vs. Chargers
Aug. 15 7 p.m. Jets vs. Vikings
Aug. 15 8 p.m. Saints vs. Raiders
Aug. 15 9 p.m. Titans vs. Dolphins
Aug. 16 7 p.m. TBA vs. TBA
Aug. 16 8 p.m. TBA vs. TBA
Aug. 23 7 p.m. Pro Bowl Game
Aug. 23 8 p.m. Super Bowl Game