Members of the Anna Maria horseshoe club present Kristin Theisen with a check for $250 for the Manatee County Food Bank.
Mickey Hooke shows off his new hardware from the 2012 RRCA Florida 5K championships in Hollywood Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mickey Hooke
Runner keeps setting records
Longtime Galati Yacht Sales employee Mickey Hooke competed in the ninth annual Broward County Firefighters 5K Sept. 9 in Hollywood Beach. With only four months of training under his belt, Hooke finished first in the Grandmasters division, setting a new Grandmasters course record and winning the 2012 RRCA Florida state championship. He ran a 17:33 to finish fourth overall out of about 1,000 runners.
This 5K state championship goes along nicely with the 10K RRCA state championship Hooke captured in February in Eau Gallie. Hooke set two grandmasters records there and finished in third overall.
At age 51, Hooke is dominating the grandmasters division and making some of the younger division runners look over their shoulder for Hooke making a pass on them.
Adult soccer and basketball get started at center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center adult coed soccer and basketball leagues got started last week.
Basketball got under way with three games played Sept. 11 in the center gym. The games are played every Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m.
Best Buy opened with a 77-65 victory over Eat Here behind 34 points and 16 rebounds from Antwann Jackson, and 23 points, four rebounds and five assists from Brandon Kern. Tyler Bekkerus added 12 points and Chuck McCracken contributed seven rebounds for Best Buy in the victory.
Dominic Orloff paced Eat Here with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Emmanuel Abraham hit five 3-pointers. RJ Mizel added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Eat Here in the loss.
Agnelli Pool & Spa edged Island Real Estate 67-65 behind 26 points and eight rebounds from Chad Woods. Jonathan Moss chipped in 17 points and six boards for Agnelli, which also received 12 points and seven rebounds from Jordan Demers in the victory.
Matt Ray’s 24 points and 12 rebounds paced Island Real Estate, which also received 11 points from Ian Fetters and 9 points each from Eric Gledhill, Matt Dwyer and Teagan Purtill in the loss.
Gatorman Pools slipped past The Feast 48-42 in the last game of the evening behind 22 points and six rebounds from Evan Wolfe, and 13 points and 13 rebounds from Sean Hubbard.
Michael Haynes led The Feast with 12 points and seven rebounds, while Nate Coleman added 11 points in the loss.
Adult soccer got started Sept. 13 with four games played on the center field. Adult soccer matches start at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Wash Family Construction got its season off to a good start with a 4-2 victory over Sato Real Estate behind a hat trick from Zoran Kolega and one goal from Greg Ross. Kris Yavalar and Damir Glavan each added an assist, while Don Purvis made 10 saves in goal.
Lexi Braxton and Jeff Christianson scored a goal each and Kim Christianson added an assist to lead Sato in the loss.
Florida Discount Signs earned a 5-3 victory over Moss & Bernard Construction in the second game of the evening. Chrissy Rice led the way with a pair of goals, while Tim Tedesco and Rich Bell each added goals in the victory. Troy Shonk made five saves for Discount Signs.
Omar Polar paced Moss & Bernard with two goals and an assist. Brent Moss added one goal, while Jonathan Moss made 17 saves in the loss.
Island Pest Control outlasted Pink & Navy Boutique 7-6 in the third game of the evening. Austin Wash had three goals and an assist and Monica Simpson added a pair of goals to lead Island Pest Control. Rico Beissert and Richie Subbiondo each added a goal and an assist, while Pedro Gonzalez finished with seven saves.
Lindsey Weaver scored three goals and Aaron Parkin scored twice to lead Pink & Navy. Josh Petit added a goal and an assist, while Scott Rudacille finished with 14 saves in the loss.
Slim’s Place earned a 3-0 win over Jessie’s Island Store to close out the night’s action. Sean Sanders, Tyler Krauss and Nate Coleman each scored a goal, while Danny Anderson and Gina Anderson had assists. Josh Peurifoy finished with six saves in the victory. Nate Talucci made 20 saves to lead Jessie’s Island Store in the loss.
Before horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits got under way Sept. 12, the horseshoe players donated $250 to the Food Bank of Manatee County.
Once the games began, Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels weren’t giving anything away, earning the day’s only 3-0 record.
Sept. 15 horseshoe action saw Bob Heiger defeat Steve Doyle and Jerry Disbrow 21-18 in the last pool play game, ending their chance for a 3-0 record on the day and forcing a four-team playoff.
Hank Huyghe and Tom Skoloda defeated Jay Disbrow and Dom Livedoti 21-15 in the first semifinal while Jerry Disbrow and Steve Doyle also advanced to the finals with a 21-15 victory. Disbrow-Doyle then rolled past Huyghe-Skoloda by a 21-12 score 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.
Key Royale golf news
The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match Sept. 13.
Helen Pollack took first place with a 2-under-par 30, while Fran Barford and Liz Lang tied for second with matching 1-over-par 33s. Sue Wheeler and Meredith Slavin both carded 2-over-par 34 to finish in a tie for third place.
AMICC Youth Soccer League schedule
Sept. 22 10 a.m. Bistro vs. A&E
Sept. 22 10:30 a.m. Firkins vs. Bowes
Sept. 24 6 p.m. Bowes vs. Bistro
Sept. 24 6:30 p.m. A&E vs. Firkins
Sept. 22 11 a.m. Bowes vs. Surfer Bus
Sept. 22 12 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Tyler’s
Sept. 25 6 p.m. Bowes vs. Beach Bums
Sept. 25 7 p.m. Surfer Bus. Vs. Tyler’s
Sept. 22 9 a.m. American Marine vs. Best Buy
Sept. 22 10 a.m. Tyler’s vs. Miller Elect.
Sept. 22 11 a.m. Lobstah’s vs. LaPensee
Sept. 24 6 p.m. Best Buy vs. LaPensee
Sept. 24 7 p.m. Miller Elect. vs. Lobstah’s
Sept. 25 6 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Lobstah’s
Sept. 25 7 p.m. Miller Elect. vs. American Marine
Sept. 22 noon Steam Design vs. LPAC
Sept. 22 1 p.m. Wash FC vs. Crady Massage
Sept. 26 8 p.m. Steam Design vs. Wash FC
Sept. 22 2 p.m. West Coast AC vs. Edgewater
Sept. 24 8 p.m. West Coast AC vs. Edgewater
AMICC Adult Soccer League schedule
Sept. 20 6 p.m. Moss & Barnard vs. Island Pest
Sept. 20 7 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. Jessie’s
Sept. 20 8 p.m. Wash FC vs. Discount Signs
Sept. 20 9 p.m. Pink & Navy vs. Slim’s Place
AMICC Adult Basketball League schedule
Sept. 25 6:30 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Gator Man
Sept. 25 7:30 p.m. Best Buy vs. Island Real Estate
Sept. 25 8:30 p.m. Eat Here vs. The Feast