Gator Man wins basketball title, soccer heads to cup
Gator Man Pools won its third straight basketball title in the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult coed league June 14 by defeating second-seeded Bowes Imaging 60-54 behind the hot shooting of Aaron Dudukes. Dudukes nailed five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 23 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists. Matt Dwyer added 13 points, while Cody Sullivan finished with 6 points and three rebounds in the victory.
Jason Mickan scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds and Matt Ray added 13 points and six rebounds to lead Bowes Imaging, which also received 5 points from Brandon Kern in the loss.
Adult soccer playoffs kick off
And then there were two — teams that is. The center’s adult coed soccer league playoffs were whittled to Wash Family Construction and Island Pest Control after playoff games June 13 and June 14 on the center field.
The action began with Island Pest Control’s workman-like 3-0 victory over Pink & Navy Boutique. Lindsey Weaver and Greg Ross each had a goal and an assist to lead Island Pest Control. Max Gazzo added a single goal and Frank Agnelli made 10 saves in goal.
Goalies Mark Rudacille made 8 saves, while brother Scott Rudacille finished with 5 saves in the loss.
Slim’s Place and Sato Real Estate battled to a 3-3 tie in regulation before deciding the outcome in a penalty-kick shootout won 4-2 by Sato Real Estate. Josh Sato, Paul Heyward, Lexi Braxton and Josh Petit all made their penalty kicks, while only Nick LeDuc and Austin Wash were able to convert for Wash Construction.
Braxton scored two goals and Robert McLaughlin added a goal and an assist to lead the way for Sato. Goalie Jason Sato finished with 15 saves in the victory.
LeDuc scored twice and Omar Polar added one goal in regulation play to lead Slim’s, which received 12 saves from goalie Ryan Moss and 11 saves from goalie Josh Rio in the loss.
1st USA Plumbing and Wash Family Construction also went to penalty kicks to determine a winner after battling to a 2-2 tie in regulation time. Aaron Parkin had a goal and an assist and BJ Grant scored once to lead Wash Family Construction, which also received seven saves from goalie Mark Pennell.
Matt Kretzman and Brian Piha scored a goal each and Pedro Gonzalez made 11 saves in goal to lead 1st USA.
In the shootout, Parkin, Grant and Wash made their kicks for Wash Family Construction, while only Rico Beissert and Tony Frudakis were able to convert for 1st USA in the loss.
The last game of the evening saw Discount Signs & Wraps edge Beach to Bay Construction 1-0 on a goal by Jeff Christianson.
Semifinal action on June 14 saw Wash Family Construction defeat Sato Real Estate in the first game to advance to the finals, while Island Pest Control outlasted Discount Signs & Wraps 5-3 in the second game. Danny Anderson scored two goals to lead Island Pest Control, which also received goals from Sean Sanders, Lindsey Weaver and Greg Ross in the victory.
Damir Glavan, Kim Christianson and Jeff Christianson scored the goals for Discount Signs in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale men played a two-best-balls-of-foursome match on the morning of June 10. The team of Vince Mercadante, Earl Huntzinger and Chris Collins combined on a 12-under-par 52 to tie the team of Fred Meyers, Charlie Knopp and Jim Dunne for first place.
Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole modified-Stableford system or quota points game. Dennis Schavey and Art McMillan tied for first place with matching scores of plus-4.
McMillan also was part of the team title, helping Quentin Talbert, Ray Lammi and Tom Nelson to a plus-4 and first place for the day.
The women got out for a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match June 11. Tootie Wagner grabbed first place in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29, one shot better than second-place finishers Helen Pollock and Kris Landkammer. Sue Hookem and Penny Williams tied for third place at 1-under-par 31.
Liz Lang fired a 7-under-par 25 to win Flight B by one stroke over Roxanne Koche. Luanne Collins and Erma McMullen tied for third at 2-under-par 30.
Kris Landkammer birdied the sixth hole, while Ginny Upshaw had a chip in on hole two.
Four teams advanced to the knockout round during June 15 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits. Sam Samuels made a triumphant return from his golf foray to help Jerry Disbrow defeat John Johnson and John King 22-15 to advance to the finals.
Walker Norm Good won the other semifinal in easy fashion, defeating Tim Sofran and Bob Heiger 21-2. In a tight final, Samuels and Disbrow prevailed 23-19 to earn bragging rights for the day.
Only two teams advanced from pool play during June 12 action. Steve Doyle and Jerry Disbrow edged Tim Sofran and Ron Pepka 22-18 to win the day’s proceedings.
Play gets underway 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 fee and everyone is welcome.