AMICC football league plays through Super Bowl
It was a busy week for football players in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football youth league with more than 20 games played last week. A big buildup to the real, much-awaited Super Bowl cliffhanger that saw the Ravens triumph over the SF 49ers.
Closer to home, the AMICC LPAC Cardinals continued to lead the 8-10 division with a 5-0 record, just ahead of the 4-1 Coastal Orthopedic Bears. Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings, Lobstahs Browns and Miller Electric Chargers all were at 3-2 in the standings, while Beach Bistro Buccaneers and Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins both held 1-4 records.
LPAC Cardinals showed why they’re undefeated with a 27-0 shutout victory over third-place Tyler’s Vikings. Daniel Fritz led the Cardinals with a tremendous all-around game. He completed two passes for 26 yards and a touchdown, ran for 27 yards and caught four passes for 54 yards, including a touchdown, extra point and a two-point conversion. If that wasn’t enough, Fritz also led the team with seven flag pulls and three interceptions on defense.
Sean Rodriguez added 112 passing yards to the game, including two touchdown passes and two receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown. Cole Pearson added an 8-yard touchdown run and Thomas Heckler had a 6-yard touchdown catch to round out the Cardinal scoring.
Nathan Costello passed for 38 yards and ran for another 34 yards to lead the Viking offense. Zach Quinn passed for 30 yards and added a 10-yard reception. Noah Costello rounded out the offense for the Vikings with 37 receiving yards.
Ross Built Dolphins continued to lead the 11-13 division with a 4-0 record, but Lobstahs Buccaneers were on their heels at 4-1 in the standings. Holy Cow Cardinals at 3-1 and the 2-2 Beach Bums Ravens are still in the hunt, while Walter & Associates Bears and Edgewater Realty Jaguars, both sit at 1-3. The 0-4 Mr. Bones Colts need to string some victories together to get in the race.
Beach Bums Ravens defeated Walter & Associates Bears 47-29 in the 11-13 division game of the week. Matthew Manger-Denigris completed 17 of 23 passes for 269 yards and six touchdown passes to lead the potent Ravens offense. Three of his touchdown passes went to Leo Rose, who finished with seven catches for 105 yards and Rose also added an extra point. Dylan Doyle added 32 rushing yards and three catches for 98 yards, including two touchdowns and two extra points. Ryan Doyle, with a touchdown reception, and extra points from Tory Cleland and Steele Quinard rounded out the Ravens scoring.
Rose and Dylan Doyle paced the defense with five pulls each.
Corey Jacques passed for 128 yards and three touchdown passes and snagged a 7-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Proctor to lead the Bears’ offense. Proctor also led Bears receivers with six catches for 75 yards and two touchdown receptions. Tori Walter added three receptions for 18 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Anthony McCance and Anni Walter completed the scoring with extra-point catches. Proctor’s six flag pulls and five pulls and a pair of interceptions by Jacques paced the Bears’ defensive effort in the loss.
West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers took the lead in the 14-17 division with a 33-25 victory over previously undefeated Integrity Sound Falcons. Lobstahs Colts at 2-1, the 2-3 Eat Here Packers, the 1-3 Walter & Associates Bears and the 0-5 Beach to Bay Construction Browns follow in the 14-17 standings.
The Buccaneers victory over the Falcons Jan. 29 was spearheaded by a defense that received an interception return for a touchdown by Jack Shinn, an interception from Zach Stewart and four flag pulls, three sacks and a safety from Roberto Rodriguez.
Stewart paced the offense, throwing for 117 yards and three touchdowns, while also catching three passes for 55 yards and a touchdown. Shinn also had a big game offensively for the Bucs, passing for 63 yards and a touchdown and catching six passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. Mikey Ellsworth and Austin Morrow both added touchdown catches, while Ryan Tarsa completed the scoring with an extra-point catch.
Joey Carder passed for 210 yards and four touchdown passes to lead the Falcons. Joe Andruzzi was his favorite target, catching eight balls for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Denver Hardy’s 10-yard touchdown catch and an extra point from Justin Carder, who finished with 54 receiving yards, rounded out the Falcons’ scoring.
Andruzzi and Madison Driscoll each had four flag pulls and Driscoll also managed three quarterback sacks in the loss.
Schedules for AMICC leagues can be viewed with sports online at www.islander.org.
Key Royale golf news
Despite the chill in the air, it was another busy week of golf at Key Royale Club. The Men’s Club Championship narrowed to three quarterfinalists with Ron Pritchard defeating Greg Shorten 4 and 3, while Tim Friesen rolled past Barry Izzard 5 and 4. Jon Holcomb edged Dale Hudson 3 and 2. But the Mark Mixon vs. John Estok match was halted due to an injury to one of the golfers, leaving a match to go to the finals. Next week, Holcomb will take on Friesen, while Pritchard takes on the winner of the Mixon-Estok match.
In regular golf action, the men played an 18-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match Jan. 31. The team of Bob Gallagher, Don LaTorre, Danny Hayes and Bob Dickenson combined to card a 16-under-par 48 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Al Kaiser, Wade Ladue, Jim Helgeson and Paul Proxy matched the 14-under-par 50 carded by Bob Elliott, Peter Proxy, Gary Harris and Jim Thorton to finish in a tie for second. Earl Ritchie, Jim Shepard and Ron Pritchard were another shot back in third place.
The Key Royale women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net-in-flight match Jan. 29. First place in Flight A went to Sue Hookem, who rode two birdies, including a chip-in on the second hole, to post a 5-under-par 27. Tootie Wagner was three shots back in second place, while Laura Purcell and Judy Crowe tied for third at 1-over-par 33.
Kris Landkammer and Christina Mason both carded 3-under-par 29s to finish tied for first in Flight B. Joyce Brown, Ginny Upshaw and Rita Allen had matching 30s and tied for second place.
Marty Clark’s 8-under-par 24 was the round of the day and gave her first place in Flight C. Terry Westby and Barb Lindwall tied for second at 5-under-par 27, while Willa Barkley was a shot back in third.
Flight D went to Donna Karycki, whose 4-under-par 28 gave her a two-shot advantage over Markie Ksiazek. Trish Kruger was another shot back in third place.
Judy Christenson and Jan Jump had chip-ins on the second hole, while Terry Westby birdied the sixth hole.
The men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford match Jan. 28. Jack Connor grabbed first in the individual category with a plus-6, one point ahead of Greg Shorten. Mike Donahue finished in third place at plus-4.
The team of John Cassese, Quenton Talbert, Barry Izzard and Larry Stolberg took home first in the team competition at plus-5.
Earlier in the day, the men played a low net of partners match. The team of Larry Barber and Bob Landgren combined on an 8-under par 56 to earn first place by four shots over the team of Austin Rice and Bob Schuetz.
The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match Jan. 26. Carl Voyles took first place with a 5-under-par 59 to edge Dale Hudson by one shot. Jim Shepard was alone in third place with a 1-under 61.
Three teams emerged from pool play during Feb. 2 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Rod Bussey and John Johnson drew the bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and George McKay edged Gene Bobeldyk and Sam Samuels 22-17. Bussey-Johnson then rolled past Huyghe-McKay 21-13 in the finals.
Four teams advanced to the knockout round during Jan. 30 horseshoe action. In the first semifinal, George McKay and Jerry Disbrow edged John Crawford and Leo Hutton 22-17. The second semifinal match saw Byron Wagner and Norm Good defeat Bruce Copeland and Art Kingstad 21-17. The finals were all McKay-Disbrow as they wiped out Wagner-Good 21-4.
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 NFL Flag Football youth league schedule
Feb. 8 6 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Lobstahs
Feb. 8 6 p.m. Cancer Center vs. Tyler’s
Feb. 8 7 p.m. Bistro vs. A&E
Feb. 9 noon Coastal Orthopedic vs. Bistro
Feb. 9 1 p.m. LPAC vs. Miller Elect.
Feb. 9 2 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Lobstahs
Feb. 9 3 p.m. Cancer Center vs. A&E
Feb. 8 8 p.m. Edgewater Realty vs. Beach Bums
Feb. 9 4 p.m. Mr. Bones vs. Ross Built
Feb. 11 6 p.m. Ross Built vs. Lobstahs
Feb. 11 7 p.m. Holy Cow vs. Walter & Assoc.
Feb. 9 9 a.m. Lobstahs vs. Integrity Sound
Feb. 9 10 a.m. Walter & Assoc.vs. Beach to Bay
Feb. 9 11 a.m. Eat Here vs. Surf Shop
Feb. 11 8 p.m. Lobstahs vs. Surf Shop
Feb. 12 6 p.m. Eat Here vs. Lobstahs
Feb. 12 7 p.m. Surf Shop vs. Beach to Bay
Feb. 12 8 p.m. Integrity Sound vs. Walter & Assoc.
Adult division schedule
Feb. 6 7 p.m. Lobstahs vs. Agnelli
Feb. 6 8 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Harrington House
Feb. 6 9 p.m. BY Construction vs. Slim’s Place
Feb. 7 6 p.m. Sun vs. FL Discount Signs
Feb. 7 7 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Southern Green
Feb. 7 8 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs. Sato Real Estate
Feb. 7 9 p.m. Duffy’s vs. Waterfront
AMICC adult volleyball schedule
Feb. 19 6:30 p.m. Lobstahs vs. IRE
Feb. 19 7:30 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs. Tyler’s
Feb. 19 8:30 p.m. Lobstahs vs. Tyler’s