Sports – 05-01-2013

Youth basketball, baseball seasons take off at AMICC


The Anna Maria Island Community Center youth basketball season got underway last week in the gym. Most games are being played weeknights with some games also being played on Saturdays.

Beach Bums sits atop the Division II standings with a 2-0 record after one week of action. Manatee Cancer Center is on their heels with a 2-1 record, while Beach Bistro is looking for its first win.

Ross Built is on top of the Division I standings with a 3-0 record. Walter & Associates is right behind with a 2-1 record, followed by 1-1 Sand Dollar and winless Southern Green and Duncan Real Estate.

The premier division has Walter & Associates in first place with a 3-0 record, while Heritage Paper Company is in second with a 1-1 record. Eat Here and The Feast are still in search of a first victory in the startup league.

Jack Groves scored all 18 points to lead Manatee Cancer Center past Beach Bistro 18-16 in Division II basketball action April 27. Groves also chipped in 14 rebounds for his team, which also received seven rebounds from Josh Calhoun in the victory.

Beach Bistro was led by David Daigle, who scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Thomas Heckler added 4 points and six rebounds, while Sean Rodriguez finished with 2 points and five rebounds in the loss.

Ross Built rolled to a 45-27 victory during Division I action April 27 behind 19 points and 13 rebounds from Trent Boring and 18 points and seven rebounds from Jake Ross. Andrew Ross added 6 points and 11 rebounds and Hannah McCracken finished with nine rebounds in the victory.

Joey Stewart scored 13 points and Corey Jacques added 10 points and 14 rebounds to lead Sand Dollar in the loss.

Walter & Associates rolled to a 43-25 victory over Duncan Real Estate in Division I action April 27 behind 21 points from JP Russo and 16 points and 19 rebounds from Dayton Modderman.

Duncan was led by Leo Rose, who scored 19 points, while Leo Tilelli added 8 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss.

Trent Boring scored 18 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to lead Ross Built to a 42-28 victory over Walter & Associates during Division I basketball action April 26. Jake Ross added 12 points and twin brother Andrew finished with 10 points, six rebounds and two assists in the victory.

JP Russo’s 21 points and 10 rebounds and 8 points and 17 rebounds from Dayton Modderman paced Walter & Associates in the loss.

Southern Green edged Sand Dollar 36-34 in Division I basketball action April 26. Hayden Brewer led Southern Green with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Edward Cullinan finished with 10 points and 17 rebounds. Blake Battle added 6 points, while Mathrew Manger and Brandon Mills each chipped in with 4 points in the victory.

Corey Jacques led all scorers with 21 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead Sand Dollar, which also received 6 points from Joey Stewart in the loss.

Walter & Associates cruised to a 41-27 victory over The Feast in premier division action April 26. Phil Rottes led Walter & Associates with 14 points and 18 rebounds, while Seth Walter added 12 points. Neil Carper chipped in with 5 points, while Jack Walter and Eric Crawford finished with 4 points each in the victory.

Alex Gilman scored 14 points and Lee Bergeron added 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead The Feast in the loss.


Paradise Bagels gets walk-off victory

Paradise Bagels Cafe opened the 2013 baseball season for youths April 26 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center with a walk-off win over Beach to Bay Construction 5-4.

While trailing 4-3 with Tony Rappold on base with a single, the cafe’s Tyler Brewer came up and delivered a two-run, inside-the-park home run to end the game in dramatic fashion.


MAYSO announces youth soccer tryouts

The Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization has announced tryout dates and times for Manatee Magic, its competitive soccer program.

Cost per player for the Magic season, which runs September-March, is $400 and includes home and away uniforms and a backpack.

All MAYSO Magic coaches are licensed and possess many years of coaching and playing experience.

Tryouts will be held at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton 6-7:30 p.m. May 28-June 5 for age groups as follow:

• U9-10 Boys: May 28, June 3.

• U9-10 Girls: May 28, June 3.

• U11-12 Boys: May 29, June 4.

• U11-12 Girls: May 29, June 4.

• U13-16 Boys: May 30, June 5.

• U13-16 Girls: May 30, June 5.

For more information, email me at or call 941-807-1105.


Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced to the knockout round during April 27 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Rod Bussey ended the championship match with a six-pack — double ringer — to lead both he and Carl Samuelson to a 26-11 victory over Herb Puryear and Marvin Gangemi.

The April 24 games had four teams advance from pool play with matching 2-1 records. The first playoff match saw Jerry Disbrow and Ron Pepka take out Bruce Munro and Gene Bobeldyk 22-11, while Art Kingstad defeated Rod Bussey and Hank Huyghe 21-4 in the second playoff. Kingstad walked over Disbrow and Pepka in the finals, defeating them 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.


Key Royale golf news

The members of Key Royale Club got together for a coed best-ball-of-foursome match April 26. The team of Rose Slomba, Terry Westby, Jim Dunne and Bob Dickinson combined on a 7-under-par 25 for first place.

The team of Bob Soos, Dale Hudson, Joe Muscatello and Larry Pippel matched the 4-under-par 28 carded by Jack Conners, Dave Johnson and Art McMillan to tie for first place in a nine-hole team scramble April 25.

The Key Royale men played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match April 24. The team of Al Kaiser, Wade Ladue, Jim Helgeson and Carl Voyles combined on a 32-under-par 96 to earn an eight-shot victory over the second-place team of Earl Ritchie, Larry Fowler, D. Johnavey and Tom Lewis.

Jerry Elson scored a plus-6 to take first place during the April 22, modified-Stableford match at the club. Dale Hudson, Earl Ritchie, Gary Silke and Larry Pippel tied for second place at plus-4.

The foursome of John Cassese, Joe Cassese, Bill Melvin and Rod Bluhm won the team competition with a combined score of plus-5.

The club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net-in-flight match April 23.

Joy Kaiser and Judy Crowe both carded 4-under-par 28s to tie for first in Flight A. Pam Alvord was one shot back in second, while Jean Holmes finished third with a 1-under-par 31.

Joyce Brown’s 7-under-par 25 gave her a three-shot victory in Flight B over Margrit Layh and Sue Christenson, who tied for second place. Meredith Slavin was another shot back in third place.

Sue Wheeler carded a 6-under-par 26 to earn a 7-shot victory over Maryanne Kaemmerlen and Jan Jump in Flight C. Barb Lindwall and Roxanne Koche tied for third at 3-over-par 35.

Markie Ksiazek’s 8-under-par 24 was the low-net round of the day and gave her first place in Flight D. Shirley Cessna took second place with 4-under-par 28, while Sharon Conlon, Joanne Ozdych and Rose Slomba tied for third with matching 30s.

Bob Landgren and John Sagert combined on an 8-under-par 56 to take first place in the nine-hole, low-net-of-partners match April 22. Andrew Barber and Dave Kruger finished one shot back in second place.

For AMICC youth sports schedules, go online at


AMICC Youth Basketball League schedule

Date        Time       Opponents

Division II (ages 8-10)

May 2      6 p.m.      Beach Bums vs. Manatee Cancer Center

May 2      7 p.m.      Bistro vs. Beach Bums

May 4      11 a.m.    Manatee Cancer Center vs. Bistro


Division I (ages 11-13)

May 3      6 p.m.      Southern Green vs. Duncan Real Estate

May 3      7 p.m.      Sand Dollar vs. Walter  & Assoc.

May 4      Noon       Duncan Real Estate vs. Ross Built

May 4      1 p.m.      Walter  & Assoc. vs. Southern Green

May 6      6 p.m.      Ross Built vs. Walter  & Assoc.

May 6      7 p.m.      Southern Green vs. Sand Dollar


Premier division (ages 14-17)

May 2      8 p.m.      Heritage Paper vs. The Feast

May 3      8 p.m.      Walter  & Assoc. vs. Eat Here

May 6      8 p.m.      Heritage Paper vs. Eat Here

May 7      6 p.m.      The Feast vs. Eat Here


AMICC Youth Baseball League schedule

T-Ball (ages 5-7)

May 3      6 p.m.      Miller Electric vs. Air & Energy

May 6      6 p.m.      Miller Electric vs. Air & Energy


Coach Pitch (ages 8-11)

May 3      7:15 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Paradise Bagels

May 6      7:15 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Paradise Bagels

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