Youth, adult soccer, MLB connection, horseshoes
Youth soccer continues at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, with games played nightly Monday-Friday — a good way to enjoy the cooler evening weather.
There’s a good race for first place in the competitive 8-10 division, where each team in the six-team division is within a two-game winning streak of first place.
Lobstahs leads the pack with a 4-0-1 record. American Marine has a 3-1-1 record, while Tyler’s Ice Cream, Best Buy and Miller Electric follow in the standings with two wins each. LaPensee Plumbing is still looking for its first win on the season.
The 11-13 division has Steam Designs running away from the pack with a 4-0 record. Jen Crady Massage is in second with a 1-1-1 record, while LPAC is a point behind with a 1-2-0 record. Wash Family Construction follows at 0-3-1.
The regular season is about half over, but there’s still time for some up and down movement in the standings.
Steam Designs showed off its steamroller with a 6-3 victory over LPAC during 11-13 action Oct. 5. Nico Calleja and Gavin Sentman each scored a hat trick to lead Steam Designs to victory. Tyler Pearson, Sullivan Ferreira and Zach Fernandez each notched a goal to lead LPAC in the loss.
The second 11-13 game of the evening saw Crady Massage take a 4-1 victory over Wash behind a pair of goals from Adra Dupuis. George Lardas and Abby Achor each added a goal for Crady in the victory. Ben Connors notched the lone goal for Wash in the loss.
Edgewater Realty cooled off West Coast Air Conditioning by a 5-1 score during 14-17 division action Oct. 1. Kieran Grumley and Derek Pulch scored two goals each, while Joey Carder notched one goal to complete the scoring for Edgewater. Sibella Glavan scored the lone goal for WCAC in the loss.
Lobstahs showed its first-place style with a 6-1 victory over Best Buy during 8-10 division action Oct. 5. Chris Snyder and Jack Groves scored two goals each, while Catherine Calhoun and Allie Connelly each scored one goal in the victory. Jaclyn Schlossberg notched the lone goal for Best Buy in the loss.
Miller Electric kept LaPensee Plumbing winless with a 7-3 drubbing during 8-10 division action on Oct. 2. Ava Zink exploded for four goals to lead Miller, which also received two goals from Silas Banyas and one goal from Dalton Guthrie in the victory. Sam Bowers led Lapensee with a pair of goals while Anthony Monetti added one.
American Marine edged Tyler’s Ice Cream 4-3 in the second division game of the evening behind four goals from Tyler Brewer. Daniel Sentman scored two goals to lead Tyler’s, which also received one goal from Giana Sparks in the loss.
American Marine gave Lobstah’s its first blemish on the season, managing a 3-3 tie during 8-10 division action Oct. 1. Tyler Brewer scored all three goals for American Marine while Catherine Calhoun scored twice for Lobstahs, which also received one goal from Chris Snyder in the tie.
Miller Electric shocked Best Buy 3-1 in the second 8-10 division game of the night. Silas Banyas led Miller Electric with two goals and Callen Achor added one goal in the victory. Jaclyn Schlossberg led Best Buy with one goal in the loss.
10 MLB players up for Hutch Award
Ten distinguished Major League Baseball players have been nominated for the 48th Hutch Award, and will be honored Jan. 30 at Safeco Field in Seattle. The award winner will be announced this fall.
Baseball icon Lou Pinella will give the keynote address at an honors luncheon and proceeds will benefit early cancer detection research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
This year’s nominees include Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals, Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners, Ryan Ludwick, Cincinnati Reds, Brandon McCarthy, Oakland Athletics, Logan Morrison, Miami Marlins, Jake Peavy, Chicago White Sox, Dan Uggla, Atlanta Braves, Rickie Weeks, Milwaukee Brewers, Ryan Zimmerman, Washing Nationals and Barry Zito, San Francisco Giants.
The Hutch Award is given annually to a MLB player who best exemplifies the honor, courage and dedication of baseball legend and manager Fred Hutchinson, who succumbed to cancer at age 45.
Hutchinson came in the 1950s to live with wife Patsy and kids on AMI before cancer cut off his soaring baseball career. He is credited with fueling the community center and baseball field here, and Patsy and son Joe Hutchinson live here still. Joe owns a business in Holmes Beach, Beach Style Recycle Boutique.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center — founded by Fred’s brother, Dr. Bill Hutchinson — is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the understanding, treatment and prevention of cancer and related diseases.
The recipient is selected by a vote of surviving former winners. Since 1965 when Mickey Mantle accepted the inaugural award, 45 players have been honored.
For more information, visit www.fhcrc.org or follow the Hutchinson Center online.
Adult soccer action
Adult coed soccer action continues at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Slim’s Place has jumped out to a 5-point lead in the standings with a 4-0-0 record. Sato Real Estate is in second, five points behind with a 2-1-1 record, closely followed by Wash Family Construction, Florida Discount Signs and Pink & Navy Boutique follow in the standings with 2-2 records and 6 points, while Jessie’s Island Store, Island Pest Control and Moss & Barnard Construction round out the standings.
Sato edged Discount Signs 3-2 to open Oct. 4 soccer action. Diego Felipe led the way with two goals and an assist while Lexi Braxton added one. Brett Laudicina scored two goals to lead Florida Discount Signs in the loss.
Slim’s Place remained undefeated in first place thanks to a 4-1 victory over Island Pest Control. Danny Anderson notched a hat trick to lead Slim’s, which also received one goal from Sean Sanders in the victory. Richie Subbiondo notched the lone goal for Island Pest Control, while Pedro Gonzalez made 17 saves in goal.
Jessie’s Island Store outlasted Moss & Barnard Construction 8-7 in the third game of the evening. Zach Gilliland and Matt Plummer each had three goals and an assist, while B.J. Grant notched a pair of goals to lead Jessie’s in the victory. Brent Moss scored four goals to lead Moss & Barnard, which also received goals from Omar Polar, Ryan Moss and Al Bernard in the loss.
Pink & Navy slipped past Wash Family Construction 3-2 in the final game of the night thanks to an own goal by Wash. Aaron Parkin and Lindsey Weaver scored for Pink & Navy, while Damir Glavan notched both goals for Wash FC in the loss.
Three teams advanced to the knockout round during Oct. 6 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits. Tim Sofran and Tom Rhodes drew the bye into the finals and watched as Norm Good and Sam Samuels outlasted Ron Pepka and Jeff Moore 23-20.
Samuels-Good then dominated Sofran-Rhodes 21-7 in the championship game.
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.
AMICC Youth Soccer League schedule
Oct. 15 6 p.m. Bowes vs. Bistro
Oct. 15 6:30 p.m. A&E vs. Firkins
Oct. 19 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Surferbus.com
Oct. 19 7 p.m. Bowes Vs. Tyler’s
Oct. 15 6 p.m. Miller Elect. vs. American Marine
Oct. 15 7 p.m. Best Buy vs. LaPensee
Oct. 10 6 p.m. LPAC vs. Wash FC
Oct. 10 7 p.m. Steam Design vs. Crady
Oct. 10 8 p.m. West Coast AC vs. Edgewater
Oct. 15 8 p.m. West Coast AC vs. Edgewater
AMICC Adult Soccer League schedule
Oct. 11 6 p.m. Sato vs. Pink & Navy
Oct. 11 7 p.m. FL Discount Signs vs. Slim’s Place
Oct. 11 8 p.m. Wash FC vs. Moss & Barnard
Oct. 11 9 p.m. Jessie’s vs. Pest Control
AMICC Adult Basketball League schedule
Oct. 16 6:30 p.m. Eat Here vs. Best Buy
Oct. 16 7:30 p.m. Island Real Estate vs. Agnelli Pool
Oct. 16 8:30 p.m. Gator Man vs. The Feast