Adult soccer teams jockey for playoff positions, golf and more
With two weeks of the regular season left to play in the adult coed soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, teams are jockeying for position in the standings to gain favorable playoff matchups.
Playoffs get underway June 6 and will continue through June 14, when the Island Cup finals and all-star games takes place.
Island Pest Control appears to be maintaining control of the division with a 5-1 record and a 4-point lead in the standings over second-place Sato Real Estate, the remainder of the teams are separated by only 3 points.
Slim’s Place and Beach to Bay Construction are both 3-3 with 9 points, while 1st USA Plumbing and Discount Signs & Wraps are 2-3-1 and have 7 points. Last, but not least, are Wash Family Construction and Pink & Navy Boutique, both with 2-4 records and 6 points. With two games left to play, a lot can change — stay tuned.
In the past week’s soccer action May 16, Island Pest Control earned a statement win, rolling past second-place Sato Real Estate by a 6-1 margin. Danny Anderson and Greg Ross scored two goals each with Ross also collecting an assist on the evening. Max Gazzo added a goal and an assist, while Sean Sanders completed the scoring with one goal. Frank Agnelli made 13 saves in goal for Island Pest Control.
Paul Heyward notched the lone goal for Sato Real Estate, which also received eight saves from goalie Mike Brusso in the loss.
Slim’s Place doubled up on Pink & Navy 6-3 in the second game of the evening. Nick Leduc scored five goals and Ed Moss scored one goal to lead Slim’s Place, which also received assists from Diego Felipe and Austin Wash in the victory. Ryan Moss made 12 saves in goal.
Matt Plummer scored twice and Anthony Rasulo scored one goal to lead Pink & Navy in the loss.
Discount Signs & Wraps edged Wash Family Construction 4-3 in the third game of the night. Jeff Christianson led the way with two goals and one assist. Paulo Fonseca added one goal and one assist and Damir Glavan completed the scoring with one goal. Troy Shonk preserved the victory for Discount Signs with 19 saves in goal.
Wash Family Construction was led by two goals from Darren Wash and a goal and an assist from BJ Grant. Aaron Parkin assisted on two goals and Mark Pennell made 12 saves in defeat.
The final game of the evening saw Beach to Bay Construction cruise past 1st USA Plumbing by a 3-1 score. Julius Gomes led the way with two goals and one assist, while Brent Moss added one goal.
Rico Beissert scored the lone goal for 1st USA Plumbing, which also received 15 saves from Pedro Gonzalez in the loss.
Youth basketball rolls on
Youth players had a light week of basketball with no games played in the 8-10 division and only a couple of games in the 11-13 and 14-17 divisions.
Ross Built and Walter & Associates both won their games last week, so there’s no changes in the standings. The two teams remain tied for first place at 7-1 with Sand Dollar alone in third place with a 3-4 record. Southern Greens is 2-6 for fourth place, while Duncan Real Estate is in last place, still looking for its first victory.
Walter & Associates is on top of the Premier Division as well with a 7-1 record, one game ahead of Heritage Paper Company. The Feast is in third place with a 2-6 record, while Eat Here brings up the bottom with a 1-7 record.
Walter & Associates took on Eat Here May 14 in one of the two 14-17 division games played last week and came away with a 39-20 victory behind the inside-outside combination of Neil Carper and Eric Crawford. Carper scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists, while Crawford scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Seth Walter added 4 points and six rebounds, while Cooper Hardy, Colin Rottes and Phil Rottes completed the scoring with 2 points each.
Eat Here was led by Garret Ware’s 8 points and 6 points from Joey Carder. Connor Field added 3 points and nine rebounds and Taylor Wilson scored 3 points to complete the scoring in the loss.
Heritage Paper Company kept pace with Walter & Associates in the 14-17 division with a 33-28 victory over The Feast May 13. Austin Miller led the way with 16 points, while Burke Hill added 5 points. Sam Cuva and Tony Sperduto each finished with 4 points for Heritage Paper Company in the victory.
Lee Bergeron’s 9 points and nine rebounds led The Feast, which also received 7 points from Ryan Gilman. Chris Johnson and Alex Gilman each added 6 points to complete the scoring in the loss.
Walter & Associates cruised past Duncan Real Estate 42-25 May 13 to stay on top of the 11-13 division behind a huge game from Dayton Modderman. He scored 22 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, while teammate JP Russo added 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Jack Heckler’s 4 points completed the scoring for Walter & Associates in the victory.
Leo Tilelli’s 12 points and 14 rebounds paced Duncan Real Estate, which also received 5 points from Trent Shackleford and 4 points from Leo Rose in the loss.
Ross Built kept pace with Walter & Associates by defeating Souther Greens 43-20 in the second game on May 13. Trent Boring poured in 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Jake Ross added 16 points, while brother Andrew chipped in with 4 points and eight rebounds in the victory.
Hayden Brewer scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Southern Greens, which also received 6 points and eight rebounds from Matthew Manger in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club women played an individual-low-net golf match May 14 with a side game of low putts for the day.
Joyce Brown negotiated nine holes using 13 putts, while Jean Holmes and Maxine Mitchell each used 14 putts to tie for second.
Holmes rode a birdie on the sixth hole to take first place in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29. Sue Hookem finished in second place with a 2-under-par 30.
Brown rode her low putts for the day to a 7-under-par 25 that gave her a tie for first place in Flight B with Liz Lang. Meredith Slavin took second place with a 3-under-par 29.
Erma McMullen carded a 3-under-par 29 to take first place in Flight C by two shots over second-place finisher Markie Ksiazek.
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 email@example.com or call 941-807-1105.
AMICC Youth Basketball League schedule
Date Time Opponents
Division II (ages 8-10)
May 22 6 p.m. Bistro vs. Beach Bums
May 23 6 p.m. Manatee Cancer Center vs. Bistro
May 23 7 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Manatee Cancer Center
Division I (ages 11-13)
May 22 6 p.m. Sand Dollar vs. Duncan Real Estate
Premier (ages 14-17)
May 23 8 p.m. The Feast vs. Eat Here
AMICC Youth Baseball League schedule
T-Ball (ages 5-7)
May 29 6 p.m. Awards Ceremony
June 7 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Air & Energy
Coach Pitch (ages 8-11)
May 29 6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
June 7 7:15 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Paradise Bagels