Awards, championship games end youth soccer season
The Anna Maria Island Community Center fall recreational youth soccer season came to an end this past week with Championship Saturday held Nov. 10 and Awards Night, held Nov. 5, at the center.
The Kenny Randall Sportsmanship Award, Dennis Granstad MVP, Officer Pete Lannon Goalie of the Year, Female MVP and Defender of the Year were voted on by the league coaches.
Daniel Sentman earned the sportsmanship award in the 8-10 division, while brother Gavin Sentman did the same in the 11-13 division. Eva Teitelbaum earned the award for the 14-17 division.
Reagan Nevin earned defender of the year honors in the 8-10 division, while Abby Achor and Sibella Glavan won in the 11-13 and 14-17 divisions.
Chris Snyder captured the Pete Lannon goalie award in the 8-10 division, while Aiden Grumley and Max Driscoll earned the award in the 11-13 and 14-17 divisions.
Sibella Glavan earned her second trophy when she was named female MVP, while sister Olivia Glavan won the same award in the 11-13 division. Ava Zink was named female MVP in the 8-10 division.
Joey Carder earned the Dennis Granstad MVP in the 14-17 division while Nico Celleja earned that distinction in the 11-13 division. Tyler Brewer was named MVP of the 8-10 division after leading the league in scoring with 36 goals.
In playoff action, two teams were attempting to finish off undefeated seasons in the final week. Steam Designs swept its way to the 11-13 division title and finished the season with a perfect 11-0 record after routing Jen Crady Massage 9-0 in the championship game Nov. 10.
League MVP Nico Calleja and sportsmanship winner Gavin Sentman led the way with three goals each, while Aiden Grumley and Christian Daniels added a goal each to the victory total.
Steam Designs advanced to the finals by defeating Wash Family Construction 8-2 in the semifinals Nov. 6, when Daniels, Gavin Sentman and Grumley scored two goals each, while Calleja and Olivia Glavan each added a goal to the victory. Cortni Wash scored both goals for Wash in the loss.
Jen Crady Massage advanced to the finals by edging LPAC 3-1 behind a hat trick from George Lardas. Tyler Pearson scored the lone goal for LPAC in the loss.
Lobstahs also ended its season without a loss after earning a shutout victory over Tyler’s Ice Cream in the 8-10 division championship game. Catherine Calhoun led Lobstahs with two goals, while Chris Snyder added one in the 3-0 victory. Lobstahs advanced to the finals by defeating Miller Electric 5-1 in the semifinals Nov. 9. Jack Groves scored two goals to lead the way while Calhoun, Snyder and Kole Pearson each added one goal to the victory.
Tyler’s Ice Cream advanced by upsetting American Marine 4-3 in the other semifinal behind two goals from Daniel Sentman and a goal apiece from Giana Sparks and Ava Alderson. Brewer’s two goals and one goal from David Daigle led the American Marine effort.
The 14-17 championship game was a rematch of every game played during the season between the only two teams in the division. Edgewater Realty earned an exciting 7-6 overtime victory over West Coast Air Conditioning behind four goals from Max Driscoll and three goals from Joey Carder. Other members of the team are Kieran Grumley, Madison Driscoll, Chelsea Burgess, Gera Versfield, Joely Hernandez, Christy Losota and Derek Pulch.
Center announces 4v4 soccer tourney
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will host an adult coed 4v4 soccer tournament Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Center.
The cost to play is $150 per team and includes a tournament T-shirt for players. Play will consist of two, 10-minute halves and one female must be on the field at all times. Teams can have a maximum of six players and all must be at least 18 years of age.
The field is limited to the first 20 registered, paid teams and registration will end Nov. 26.
For more information, contact Troy Shonk at 778-1908, ext. 9205, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bruce Munro returned from his winter home in Canada to take top honors in the Nov. 7 and Nov. 10 horseshoe games at the Anna Maria horseshoe pits.
The Nov. 7 games had three teams advance to the knockout round. Munro and partner Norm Good drew the bye into the finals and watched as Rod Bussey and Jay Disbrow edged Norm Langeland and Dom Livedoti 22-18. Munro and Good were too “good,” earning an easy 21-8 victory.
Two teams advanced to the playoffs during the Nov. 10 games. Munro teamed with Rod Bussey to take it to John Crawford and Sam Samuels by a 21-8 score.
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.
KRC golf news
A field of 62 golfers kicked off the men’s 2012-13 golf season with Fall Stag Day. The event features a team low-net and individual low-gross and low-net competition.
The team of Mike Brakefield, Craig Humphreys, Jon Holcomb and Mike Patterson took first place for low-net team with a 4-under-par 124.
Tim Friesen grabbed low-gross honors with an honest 2-over-par 34, while Dick Grimme took low-net honors with a 4-under-par 28. One shot back was club president Craig Humphreys.
Joe Muscatello captured the closest-to-the-pin contest on hole eight when he stuck his tee shot to within 6 feet 8 inches of the hole. Dino Kutrembos won on hole three, hitting his tee shot 10 feet 8 inches from the hole.
In other KRC news, more than 100 club members gathered this past week to celebrate the life and teaching excellence of club professional Danny Williams. Williams died XXX 2012.
He was appointed golf professional at the club in 2001. As expressed at the memorial event, Williams went far beyond the mechanics of the game with members. He rallied physical improvements to the club, inspired members to embrace the rules of the game and made it clear that in tournaments and game, the ball is played where it lies and there is no such thing as a “gimme.”
He was a joy to be around and his warm spirit and firm handshake inspired many Key Royale members in the 12 years he was there. It was fitting that club members gathered after the service to dedicate the redeveloped putting green to Williams and to watch his wife, Penny, take — and make — the first putt on the new practice facility.