Dennis Schavey, Greg Shorten, John Estok and Joe Scholz capture first place in the Key Royale Club’s Spring Stag Day golf outing April 17. No one, however, claimed the cash prize for a hole in one. Islander Photo: Courtesy Laura Purcell
Runner Mickey Hooke takes his 18th running title at the fourth annual Shark Tooth 10K road race in Venice.
Adult sports takeover spring season at community center
Adult spring soccer and basketball are in a third week of games and both leagues appear to have parity — only one team is unbeaten in basketball while three teams are sitting perfect in soccer.
The Sun sits atop the basketball league with a 2-0 record, while Southern Green, Duncan Real Estate, Bowes Imaging Center and Island Real Estate all sport 1-1 records. Gator Man Pools is still searching for its first victory.
Bowes Imaging won its first game, defeating Southern Green 60-46 to open spring basketball action April 16. Brandon Kern’s 22 points and 18 points from Matt Ray paced Bowes in the victory.
Jordan Demers scored 25 points and Jonathan Moss added 11 points to lead Southern Green in the loss.
Sun defeated Duncan 58-42 in the second game of the evening behind 26 points from Andrew Terman and 13 points from Sean Hubbard.
Evan Wolf led Duncan with 21 points, while Philip Slack added 10 points in the loss.
The final game of the evening wound up with Island Real Estate defeating Gator Man Pools 42-31. Dylan Bower scored 15 points to lead IRE, which also received 12 points from Teagon Purtill in the victory.
Gator Man Pools was led by Aaron Duduke’s 17 points and 8 points from Joe Combs in the loss.
The adult coed soccer league has Island Pest Control on top of the early standings with a 2-0 record, but 1st USA Plumbing and Sato Real Estate are right behind IPC with 1-0-1 records. Wash Family Construction, Slim’s Place and Beach to Bay Construction all sport 1-1 records, while Discount Signs and Wraps and Pink & Navy Boutique are searching for an inaugural victory.
Sato Real Estate rolled past Slim’s Place 4-0 to open the April 18 action. Josh Petit scored two goals, while Lexi Braxton and Paul Heyward each added one goal. Jason Sato earned the shutout with eight saves in goal.
Beach to Bay Construction edged Discount Signs and Wraps 3-2 in the second game of the evening behind a goal each from Julius Gomes, Brent Moss and Blair Schlossberg. Don Purvis made 16 saves in goal to preserve the victory.
Paulo Fonseca and Kim Christianson each scored a goal to lead Discount Signs and Wraps, which received 12 saves from goalie Troy Shonk in the loss.
Rico Beissert notched three goals and Matt Kretzman added two goals to lead 1st USA Plumbing to a 5-2 victory over Pink & Navy in the third game.
Matt Plummer and Anthony Rausulo scored a goal each to lead Pink & Navy Boutique in the loss.
Island Pest Control remained on top of the standings with a 4-1 victory over Wash Family Construction in the final game of the night. Lindsey Weaver scored two goals to lead Island Pest, which also received goals from Sean Sanders and Danny Anderson in the victory.
Scott Hertrick notched the lone goal for Wash in the loss.
Another record run
Longtime Galati Yacht Sales employee and former islander Mickey Hooke took second place overall in the fourth annual Shark Tooth 10K at the 21st annual Venice Shark Tooth Festival April 13 in Venice. Hooke’s time of 38:19 over the 6.2 mile course earned him first place and a 2013 RRCA Florida Master 10K state championship and a new grandmasters division record for the course.
The masters win was Hooke’s 18th championship since 2000.
Two teams emerged from pool play in the April 20 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Gene Bobeldyk and Steve Grossman cruised to a 22-11 victory over George McKay and Karl Thomas to earn bragging rights for the day.
Five teams advanced to the knockout round during April 17 horseshoe action. Tom Skoloda and Hank Huyghe rolled past Herb Puryear and Adin Shank by a 21-7 score in the first playoff game. John Crawford and Ron Pepka edged Rod Bussey and Josh Slagh in the second match.
The next round saw Skoloda-Huyghe eliminate Bruce Munro and Ron Slagh 24-17 to advance to the finals. In the finals, Crawford-Pepka threw an easy 21-8 victory over Skoloda-Huyghe.
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 men took over the Key Royale Club golf course April 17 for their annual Spring Stag Day tournament. Eighty-two men participated in the event, which included morning and afternoon nine-hole golf matches and a variety of contests.
Low gross winner for the day was Mark Mixon, who carded a 1-over-par 33, while low-net winner was shared by Dan Hayes and Dennis Schavey, both finishing at 5-under-par 27.
John Estok, Joe Scholz, Dennis Schavey and Greg Shorten won the team low-net competition with a 7-under par-121.
The members teamed up for a two-best-balls-of-group match April 19. The winning team of Nell Bergstrom, Bob Dickinson and Earl Huntzinger combined on a 14-under-par 50. Second place went to the team of Jim Dunne, Sue Little and Rose Slomba with a 1-over 65.
The team of Al Dicostanza, Jon Holcomb, Hoyt Miller and Ken Rickett combined on a 4-under-par 28 in a nine-hole scramble April 18.
The Key Royale women took over the links for a nine-hole, low-net-in-flight match April 16. Marlyn Thorton needed only 12 putts to card a 4-under-par 28 and take first place in Flight A by one shot over Pam Alvord. Beatrice Friebe took third place with a 2-under-par 30.
Penny Williams torched the course with a 6-under-par 26 to take first place in Flight B. Joyce Brown and Ginny Upshaw both carded 4-under-par 28s to finish in a tie for second place.
Barb Lindewall’s 7-under-par 24 was the low round of the day and gave her first place in Flight C. Kathy Porter was five shots back in second place, while Jan Jump was alone in third place with a 1-under-par 31.
Marcia O’Brien fired a 7-under-par 25 to take first place in Flight D by three shots over second-place finisher Erma McMullin. Shirley Cessna finished with a 2-under-par 30 in third-place.
Neil Hammer and Chet Hutton both carded 5-under-par 27s to finish in a tie for first place during a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match April 15. One shot back and tied for second were Arch Fowler and Dennis Schavey.
Later the same day, the men played a nine-hole, modified Stableford or quota points match. Dan Hazewski, Dale Hudson, Rich Papini and Charlie Porter each finished with plus-4 to tie for first place. Hudson also helped the team of Al Dicostanza, Merritt Fineout and Larry Solberg to a score of plus-6 and first place in the team category.AMICC Youth Basketball League schedule
Date Time Opponents
Division II (ages 8-10)
April 24 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Manatee Cancer Center
April 25 6 p.m. Manatee Cancer Center vs. Bistro
April 25 7 p.m. Bistro vs. Beach Bums
April 27 11 a.m. Manatee Cancer Center vs. Bistro
Division I (ages 11-13)
April 26 6 p.m. Ross Built vs. Walter & Assoc.
April 26 7 p.m. Southern Green vs. Sand Dollar
April 27 noon Sand Dollar vs. Ross Built
April 27 1 p.m. Walter & Assoc. vs. Duncan Real Estate
April 29 6 p.m. Sand Dollar vs. Duncan Real Estate
April 29 7 p.m. Ross Built vs. Southern Green
Premier Division (ages 14-17)
April 25 8 p.m. Heritage Paper vs. The Feast
April 26 8 p.m. The Feast vs. Walter & Assoc.
April 29 8 p.m. The Feast vs. Eat Here
April 30 8 p.m. Eat Here vs. Heritage Paper
AMICC youth baseball schedule
T-Ball (ages 5-7)
April 26 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Air & Energy
Coach Pitch (ages 8-11)
April 26 7:15 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Paradise Bagels