AMICC’s kids kick off ‘cool’ indoor soccer season
The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s summer indoor soccer season kicked off July 10 with games played in the cool, air-conditioned gym in the youth divisions for ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13.
The ball got going with a 7-2 victory for LPAC over Air & Energy behind a game-high 4 goals from Ryan Joseph. Chris Snyder added a pair of goals for LPAC, while Joshy Calhoun added 1 goal in the victory.
Will Batey and Sam Bowers each scored 1 goal to lead Air & Energy in the loss.
The game of the night came in the 11-13 division when Island Dental Spa recorded an exciting 9-7 victory over LPAC. Three minutes into the match, Dylan Joseph found himself in front of the LPAC goal and shot, but LPAC goalie James Richards somehow made the save to keep the game scoreless. That didn’t last, as less than a minute later, Ben Buglass received a pass from Brooke Capparelli to score, giving Island Dental Spa a 1-0 lead. Buglass notched another goal two minutes later to up IDS’s lead to 2-0.
LPAC got on the scoreboard at the 12:25 mark of the first half when Luke Greaves was called for a slide tackle, allowing LPAC a free kick. Tyler Pearson finished off the free kick to halve the score.
LPAC gave the goal right back when the free kick was picked off in front of the goal by Capparelli, giving Island Dental Spa a 3-1 lead. Two quick goals by Joseph in the waning minutes of the first half gave Island Dental Spa a commanding 5-1 lead, but Pearson picked off a pass and scored to pull LPAC one goal closer as the half ended.
Two goals from Javier Salgado pulled LPAC to within a goal, but Greaves picked off an errant pass and finished to extend the Island Dental Spa lead to 6-4 at the 13 minute mark. Another goal from Jospeh extended Island Dental Spa’s lead to 7-4, but Gavin Walker then made an end-to-end run to pull LPAC to within 7-5.
Capparelli connected with Jospeh in front to extend Island Dental Spa’s lead to 8-5 with 12 minutes left to play. Salgado connected with Pearson with a nice drop pass at the 9:15 mark to pull LPAC a goal closer, but two minutes later, another errant clearing pass was picked off and finished by Joseph, giving LPAC a 9-6 lead with a little over five minutes to play. Salgado finished off a pass from Taylor Pierce to pull a goal closer, but time ran out as LPAC finished off the 9-7 victory.
Joseph led Island Dental Spa with 4 goals, while Capparelli and Buglass each scored 2. Greaves completed the scoring with 1 goal.
Pearson and Salgado scored 3 goals apiece for LPAC, which also received 1 goal from Walker in the loss.
Indoor socccer action resumed in the gym July 12 when LPAC rolled past Beach Bistro by an 8-1 score in 8-10 division action. Ryan Joseph led the way with 6 goals, while Joshy Calhoun finished with 2 goals in the victory.
Jeremiah Sculco scored for Beach Bistro.
Adult flag football starts play
The adult flag football league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center got started July 11 with four games. The Feast Falcons opened the season action with a 47-18 victory over Jessie’s Island Store Jaguars, while Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants blew out the Waterfront Restaurant Raiders 31-7 in the second game.
Things got more interesting in the evening’s third game, when Discount Signs & Wraps edged Sato Real Estate Browns 28-26, but the final game of the evening was a barn burner for Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins, as they outlasted Slim’s Place Broncos 46-44.
B-to-B’s quarterback Tim Shaughnessy completed 17 of 20 passes for 181 yards and five touchdown passes, while also rushing for 84 yards and a touchdown. Zach Garvin was his favorite target, resulting in seven passes for 104 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point. Shawn Kaleta also scored a pair of touchdowns and an extra point, finishing with six catches for 73 yards. Brad Laudicina and Scott Rudacille each caught a touchdown pass and Brianna Shaughnessy added a pair of extra-point catches to complete the Dolphins scoring.
Slim’s Place was led by quarterback Larry Berkery, who completed 19 passes for 316 yards and seven touchdown passes. Chad Woods was on the receiving end of six touchdowns, finishing with 10 catches for 196 yards. Josh Sato added six catches and one touchdown reception, while Will Case added an extra-point reception to round out the scoring in the loss.
Four teams emerged from pool play during July 13 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Hank Huyghe walked past the team of Sam Samuels and Bob Heiger 21-16 in the first semifinal while Tim Sofran and Ron Pepka edged Steve Doyle and George McKay 21-18 in the other semifinal match.
The final was all Huyghe as he took out Sofran and Pepka 23-14 to earn the day’s championship.
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 charge to play and everyone is welcome.
Key Royale Club golf news
Golf action at Key Royale Club has been a bit light due in part to some rainy weather alternating with hot temperatures, but a few hearty folks braved the summer conditions to satisfy their golf fixation.
The action for the men started July 8 in a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Bill Schuman, Dennis Schavey and Ron Robinson combined on a 12-under-par 52 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. One stroke back in second place was the team of Earl Huntzinger, Vince Mercadante, Carl Voyles and Chris Collins.
Later in the day, some of the men got out for a nine-hole, modified-Stableford System match. Pat Dea and Gary Duncan both carded plus-fives to tie for first place in the individual category. The team of Gary Riser, Ron Vandeman and Terry Schafer combined on a plus-six to take the team title for the day.
The men then played a nine-hole team scramble July 11 when the team of Jon Holcomb, Merritt Fineout and Dave Vande Vrede combined on a 6-under-par 26 to grab clubhouse bragging rights for the day.
AMICC Indoor Soccer schedule
July 19 6 p.m. Bowes Imaging vs. Miller Electric
July 22 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Bowes Imaging
July 17 6 p.m. LPAC vs. Air & Energy
July 19 7 p.m. Bistro vs. LPAC
July 17 7 p.m. Eat Here vs. LPAC
July 17 8 p.m. Island Dental Spa vs. Bark & Co.
AMICC Adult Volleyball League
July 23 6:30 Island Real Estate vs. Beach Bums
July 23 7:30 Bowes Imaging vs. IRE
July 23 8:30 Southern Greens vs. Salon Salon
AMICC Adult Flag Football
July 18 6 p.m. Discount Signs vs. Waterfront
July 18 7 p.m. Slim’s Place vs. Agnelli Pool
July 18 8 p.m. Jessie’s vs. Sato Real Estate
July 18 9 p.m. Beach to Bay vs.The Feast