Lobstahs ‘claws’ way to volleyball championship
The Anna Maria Island Community Center coed adult volleyball league’s season came to an end Aug. 14 with Lobstahs Restaurant completing an undefeated season with a win in the finals over The Feast Restaurant 25-12, 25-16.
Unlike some adult sports at the center, the volleyball league fosters a kinder, gentler attitude, one in which experienced players encourage and help teach new players the nuances of the game.
The overall attitude of volleyball players is definitely more laid back. They don’t blame the referee for blowing the game. They come out, play the game and have fun.
Leading the way for Lobstahs was Mike Rigo, who finished with eight kills and a plethora of service winners. Troy Shonk added four aces, while both Rainia Lardas and Meagan Dolan finished with four kills in the victory. Andrea Leone completed the scoring for Lobstahs with three kills and seven service winners.
Dave Norris and John Coleman paced The Feast with three kills each, while JT Goode and Lindsey Weaver each added two kills. Michelle Laade added seven service winners for The Feast in the loss.
Indoor soccer winds down
The center summer indoor soccer league also came to an end last week with championship games played Aug. 15 and Aug. 17.
The 8-10 division championship game Aug. 17 saw Lapensee Plumbing take on Beach Bums. The Bums took the title with a 5-3 victory behind two goals each from Luke Marvin and Ryan Joseph and a single goal from Ozzie Lonzo. Other members of Beach Bums are Didier Avila, Andres Rincon, Tori Coover and Madelyn Rogers.
Tyler Brewer scored two goals and Giana Sparks added one goal to lead Lapensee Plumbing in the loss. Other members of Lapensee Plumbing are Ashton Pennel, Sean O’Reilly, Chris Snyder, Charlotte Pardue, Preston Plambeck and Mary Grace Cucci.
Eat Here edged Waterfront Restaurant 4-3 in the 11-13 division championship game Aug. 15. The game was a tense, back-and-forth affair that saw Waterfront take an early 1-0 lead on a Ryan Fellowes goal, only to see Shelby Morrow tie it up on a nice shot off a cross from Dylan Joseph. The game was tight until late in the play when Morrow pounded in a failed clearing attempt to give Eat Here a 4-2 lead. Fellowes scored with just under a minute to play to close the gap before time ran out for the Waterfront.
Morrow’s two goals led the way for Eat Here, which also received a goal each from Joseph and Nika Ukhurgunahsvili in the victory. Other team members are Brooke Capparelli, Daniel Sentman, Danielle Capparelli, Willow Cooper and goalie Joe Rogers.
Flag football super bowl match up set
A summer of coed adult flag football action is down to one contest for Duffy’s Tavern Raiders and Agnelli Pool and Spa Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 23. Two nights of playoff action last week whittled the field down to what were the top two teams throughout the season.
Aside from the fifth-seed Sato Real Estate Browns defeating fourth-seed Miller Electric Chargers, there were no upset victories in the playoffs. Sato defeated Miller 35-32, Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings rolled over Jessie’s Island Store Jets and Duffy’s Tavern Raiders defeated Beach to Bay Construction Saints 42-34 in quarter-final action Aug. 15.
The semifinal match up between Duffy’s and Tyler’s was a 35-34 barn burner that came down to an unconverted extra point by Tyler’s. Raider quarterback Chris Gillum completed 24 of 30 passes for 292 yards and five touchdown passes. Mike Gillum was his favorite target, catching 12 passes for 126 yards, including three touchdowns and two extra points. Tyler Redmond added three catches for 67 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Raider victory, while Dustin Swain added two extra-point catches and Jay Hoffmeister added one extra point. Swain with four flag pulls and Hoffmeister with three pulls paced the Raider defense, which also received an interception from Redmond.
Ryan Moss paced the Viking offense with 217 passing yards and five touchdown passes, including two each to Jonathan Moss and Brent Moss. Brent Moss finished with 76 yards and added three extra points, while Jonathan Moss added one extra point to go along with 73 receiving yards. Aris Thompson completed the scoring with one touchdown reception in the loss. Caleb Roberts led all players with seven flag pulls and Jonathan Moss added four pulls to lead the Viking defense.
The second semifinal game saw Agnelli defeat Sato 31-20. Tim Shaugnessy threw for 115 yards and three touchdown passes, while also adding 20 yards rushing, including a 10-yard scamper for a touchdown. Sean Sanders led the Agnelli receivers with three catches for 75 yards and a touchdown, while Pat Calvary added five catches for 51 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Jesse Brisson completed the Agnelli scoring with a five-yard touchdown reception.
Tim Shaughnessy led the defense with five flag pulls, while Calvary added an interception return for a touchdown on defense.
Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits continued the recent trend of outright winners Aug. 15. Sam Samuels and Tim Sofran posted the only 3-0 pool-play record and won the day’s bragging rights. Aug. 18 horseshoe action was rained out.
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.
Key Royale golf news
The women of the Key Royale Club braved hot and humid weather to play an individual-low-net golf match Aug. 14. Meredith Slavin grabbed the top spot in Flight A with a 1-under-par 31 for a one-shot victory over Christina Mason, Fran Barford and Joyce Brown, who finished in a three-way tie for second place.
Ginny Upshaw fired a 4-under-par 28 to win Flight B by three shots over Liz Lang, who was alone in second place with a 1-under 31.
Center announces soccer league registration
The community center announced coed youth soccer registration for its fall season of outdoor soccer in five age divisions is ongoing through Friday Aug. 24.
Cost for the season is $75 for member players and $105 for non-members. A $15 late fee will be added for signup at tryouts.
Tryouts Monday, Aug. 27, are for ages 4-5 at 6 p.m.; ages 6-7 at 7 p.m.; and ages 11-13 tryout at 8 p.m. On Aug. 28, ages 8-10 tryout at 6 p.m. and ages 14-17 tryout at 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Troy Shonk at the center at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email Troy@myamicc.com.