KRC finale, spring-summer sport leagues under way
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has myriad sporting opportunities available for adults looking to have some fun and stay active. Basketball on Tuesdays, kickball on Wednesdays and soccer on Thursday evenings are three offerings that got started this past week.
Soccer topped the adult sporting action April 11. The first game of the season saw 1st USA Plumbing tie Sato Real Estate 4-4. Paul Heyward scored two goals to lead Sato while Lexi Davis and Josh Petit each added one goal. Mike Brusso made 10 saves in goal to preserve the tie.
Matt Kretzman’s two goals and a goal and an assist from Rico Beissert paced 1st USA Plumbing on offense. Goalie Pedro Gonzalez made seven saves in the loss.
Island Pest Control doubled up on Florida Discount Signs with a 4-2 victory behind a pair of goals from Lindsey Weaver in the second game of the evening. Danny Anderson added a goal and an assist while Frank Agnelli scored one goal and made four saves in goal.
Paulo Fonseca scored two goals to lead the Florida Discount Sign offense, while Troy Shonk made 18 saves in the loss.
Wash Family Construction demolished Pink & Navy Boutique by a 5-0 score in the third game. Darren Wash and Scott Hertrick scored two goals each, while Aaron Parkin scored one goal, two assists and five saves in goal.
Scott Rudacille made 11 saves to lead the Pink & Navy effort.
Slim’s Place received four goals and an assist from Nick “Canadian Freight Train” LeDuc, during its 7-3 victory over Beach to Bay Construction. Omar Polar added two goals and two assists for Slim’s, which also received a goal and an assist from Austin Wash and 12 saves from Ryan Moss.
Julius Gomes scored two goals and Brent Moss added one goal to lead Beach To Bay Construction, which also received 10 saves from Don Purvis in goal.
Basketball season also got going with three games played April 9. The first game of the evening was a doozy, as Duncan Real Estate edged Bowes Imaging 71-68 behind 23 points and six rebounds from Todd Keiser, and 15 points, five assists and three rebounds from Evan Wolfe. Mike Haynes added 11 points, while Chris Smith and Justin Junes each finished with 8 points in the victory.
Brandon Kern sank six three-pointers on the way to a game-high 29 points. Jason Mickan added 16 points, while Alban Gega finished with 6 points in the loss.
The second game of the evening was another close affair as the Sun rode a balanced scoring attack to edge Gatorman Pools 45-42. Sean Hubbard scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Andrew Terman scored 13 points and Chad Woods finished with10 points. Eric Gledhill scored only 2 points, but hauled in 15 rebounds in the victory.
Aaron Dudukes scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Gatorman Pools, which also received 13 points from Joe Combs in the loss.
Southern Green defeated Island Real Estate 51-42 behind 17 points and 10 rebounds from Jonathan Moss and 14 points and nine rebounds from Jordan Demers in the final game of the night. Scott Easton and Ryan Moss scored 7 points each in the win.
Dylan Bower’s 19 points and 10 rebounds, and 11 points from Jim Lynch paced Island Real Estate in the loss.
Three teams advanced to the knockout round in April 13 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. John Crawford and Marvin Gangemi drew the bye into the finals and watched as Adin Shank and Gene Bobeldyk slipped past Herb Puryear and Bruce Munro 21-16. Crawford and Gangemi then defeated Shank and Bobeldyk by the same 21-16 score to earn bragging rights for the day.
The April 10 games saw two teams advance to the final round. The team of Gene Bobeldyk and Dave Lansaw won the day’s proceedings in a route, defeating John Crawford 21-3 in the finals.
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
It was another busy week at the Key Royale Club, where members put down their clubs to attend the 45th annual farewell and award’s dinner the evening of April 13. All of the various club champions and runners up were recognized, as well as the players who got a hole-in-one during the year.
The women took the course for the club’s annual “Doe Day” on the morning of April 9 with Judy Christenson and Jan Jump chairing the event that includes different games on each hole followed by wine on the patio and lunch.
Erma McMullen and Brenda Sollevid won the day with Fran Barford and Sue Wheeler taking second place. Marianne Siegler and Sally Keyes finished alone in third place.
On April 12 the members played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-playing-group match. The team of Rose Slomba, Sue Little, Dave Kruger and Earl Huntzinger combined on a 10-under-par 22 to grab first place for the day. One shot back in second place was the team of Terry Westby, Jim Dunne and Sue Liddle.
The team of Barry Izzard, Larry Pippel, Charlie Porter and Blake Ress combined on a 5-under-par 27 to win the nine-hole, team scramble on April 11. Second place went to the team of Tom Nelson, Greg Shorten, Jim Menzies and Terry Schaefer, who combined on a 3-under-par 29.
The men played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match April 10. The team of Gary Harris, Jim Thorton, Carl Voyles and Bob Elliott won the day with 24-under-par 104. One shot back in second place were Al Kaiser, Wade Ladue, Jim Helgeson and Art Hibbs, who finished in a tie for second with Pete Weir, Dick Eichhorn, Bob Landgren and Tom Lewis.
The morning of April 8 saw the men in a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Pieter Thomassen, Neil Hammer and Gerry Taylor combined on a 15-under-par 49 to grab a one-shot victory over Tom Lewis, Tom O’Brien and Jim Helgeson.
The afternoon match was a nine-hole, modified Stableford or quota-points game. Tim Friessen rode an eagle on the second hole to a plus-6 score and first place in the individual game. Two points back and tied for second were Gary Duncan and Mike Gillie at plus-4.
Friessen’s plus-6 also helped his team of John Holcomb, Al DiConstanza and Mike Ross to the team title with a plus-2.