LPAC’s Nate Bettger surveys the court as Angelina Sculco applies pressure for Bark & Co. Realty Aug. 5 during indoor soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
LPAC’s Ryan Fellowes carries the ball forward Aug. 5 as Bark & Co. Realty’s Brennan Bowers defends during indoor soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Vacation ending brings playoffs to indoor soccer league
The summer indoor soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, is in the books and playoffs begin the week before school begins again in the 8-10 division at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, when third-seed Air & Energy takes on second-seed Beach Bistro.
The winner of that match will take on top-seed LPAC for the division championship at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16
In the 11-13 division, fourth-seed Bark & Co. Realty takes on top-seed Eat Here at 7 p.m. while second-seed LPAC takes on third-seed Island Dental Spa at 8 p.m. The winners then meet to decide the champions of the division at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16
There were a few great games played in the 11-13 division last week, starting Aug. 5 when Eat Here edged Island Dental 6-4 behind three goals each from Javier Salgado and Robbie Fellowes. Luke Marvin, Luke Greaves, Dylan Joseph and Brooke Capparelli scored for Island Dental Spa in the loss.
The second game was a nail-biter as LPAC slipped past Bark & Co. 1-0 behind a goal from Gavin Walker and some strong play from younger brother Preston Walker.
The action Aug. 7 was exciting as well, with LPAC handing Eat Here its first loss on the season. LPAC won 6-4 behind four goals from Ryan Fellowes and single goals from Nate Bettger and Taylor Pierce. Carter Reemelin and Robbie Fellowes scored two goals each to lead Eat Here in the loss.
Island Dental slid past Bark in the second game of the evening behind three goals from Ryan Joseph and a goal each from Luke Greaves and Brooke Capparelli. James Whyte had two goals, while brother Stephen Whyte added one goal for Bark in the loss.
Only one game was played in the 8-10 division last week. LPAC defeated Beach Bistro 6-3 on Aug. 7. Ryan Joseph led the way with four goals, while David Daigle and Joshy Calhoun each added one goal in the victory.
Seeds set for flag football playoffs
The regular season of the center’s NFL Flag Football League has ended and now players turn their attention to the playoffs. It’s win or go home, which will surely ratchet up the intensity.
Discount Signs & Wraps Seahawks earned the top seed with a 6-1-1 record. They were closely followed in the standings by 6-2 Slim’s Place Broncos and Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants, which finished at 5-2-1. Sato Real Estate Browns grabbed fourth seed with a 4-3 record followed by the 3-5 Waterfront Restaurant Raiders. The Feast Falcons and Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins both finished 2-5, while Jessie’s Island Store Jaguars finished 2-6 to earn the eighth seed.
The action gets started at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, when fifth-seed Waterfront Restaurant Raiders take on fourth-seed Sato Real Estate Browns, No. 8-seed Jessie’s Jaguars takes on top-seed Discount Signs & Wraps in the second game, followed by seventh-seed Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins taking on second-seed Slim’s Place Broncos.
First-round playoff action culminates with sixth-seeded The Feast Falcons taking on No. 3 seed Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants.
The playoffs continue Aug. 15 with semifinal games being played and a hope to make it to the center’s Super Bowl, which will be played at the center at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22
Key Royale golf news
Despite the recent heat wave known as summer on Anna Maria Island, it was another fairly busy week of golf at Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.
The women played a best-ball scramble match Aug. 6. The team of Mary Selby, Joyce Lathrop, SueAnne Schmitzerle and Liz Lang combined on a gross score of 37 to edge the second-place team of Joyce Brown, Kris Landkammer, Christina Mason and Terry Westby by one stroke.
The men played a nine-hole team scramble Aug. 8. The team of Tom Nelson, Mike Pritchard, Jim Kirk and Art McMillan combined on a 6-under-par 26 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.
The members got together Aug. 9 for a nine-hole, best-two-balls-of-foursome match, which saw the team of Terry Westby, Chris Collins, Christina Mason and Earl Huntzinger combined on a 7-under-par 57 to grab first place.
Beach Bums, IRE make moves in volleyball
Beach Bums swept past Bowes Imaging Center 25-18 and 25-22 Aug. 6 to break a tie for first place in the adult coed volleyball league at the center gym.
The victory improves Beach Bums to 5-1, while Bowes Imaging Center fell to 4-2 on the season.
Island Real Estate won its second match in a row, defeating Southern Greens 25-23, 25-17 with Meagn Ray coming through on clutch serves on both game and match point.
The final match of the evening saw Southern Greens improve to 3-3 after a come-from-behind victory over Salon Salon 16-25, 25-22, 25-18.
There are two weeks left in the season before playoffs start Aug. 27.
Sign ups underway for fall sports
Registration for adult and youth sports are underway at the center. The center is offering soccer, basketball and dodgeball leagues for adult players, while younger players can take part in outdoor soccer.
To register or to get more information, contact Troy Shonk at 941-778-1908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AMICC Indoor Soccer playoff schedule
Aug. 14 7 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Beach Bistro
Aug. 16 6 p.m. TBD vs. LPAC
Aug. 14 7 p.m. Bark & Company vs. Eat Here
Aug. 14 8 p.m. LPAC vs. Island Dental
Aug. 16 7 p.m. Championship Game
AMICC Adult Flag Football schedule
Aug. 14 6 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Jessie’s
Aug. 14 7 p.m. Waterfront vs. Slim’s Place
Aug. 14 8 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Discount Signs
Aug. 14 9 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. The Feast
Aug. 15 6 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. Slim’s Place
Aug. 15 7 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
Aug. 15 8 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
Aug. 22 7 p.m. Pro Bowl TBA
Aug. 22 8 p.m. Super Bowl TBD
AMICC Adult Softball schedule
Aug. 16 6:30 p.m. Tyler’s Ice Cream vs. Island Gourmet