Center soccer spirit, season kick off, basketball too
The youth soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center got started Sept. 21 with three games in two age divisions.
The Feast opened up the action in the 11-13 age division in grand style, rolling past a short-handed LPAC squad by an 11-0 margin behind six goals from Michael Latimer and three goals from Joe Rogers. Catherine Calhoun added two goals to complete the Feast’s victory.
The second 11-13 game of the evening saw Waterfront Restaurant edge Jen Crady Massage 5-4 behind two goals each from Alex Rodriguez and Silas Banyas, while Hannah Mooney added one goal in the victory.
Jen Crady Massage received goals from Brennan Bowers, Jack Groves, Katie Krokroskia and Daniel Sentman in the loss.
Wash Family Construction got off to a good start in the 14-17 age division with a 3-0 victory over Jessie’s Island Store. Joey Carder scored two goals and Connor Field added one to carry WFC.
Adult coed soccer also got a kick-start this week at the center with four games on Sept. 19.
The first game took Sato Real Estate to a 7-1 victory over Wash Family Construction behind two goals each from Chris Circharo and Stephen Perry, who also added two assists. Matt Plummer, Chrissy Rice and Josh Rio each added single goals in the victory.
Chris Yavalar notched the lone goal for WFC in the loss.
FL Discount Signs edged Island Gourmet 5-4 in the second game of the evening — somewhat of a family affair. Brent Moss led the way with four goals, while Greg Moss added one goal and Ryan Moss had an assist. Goalie David Moss helped preserve the slim lead with 14 saves in the victory.
Adam Bujarski led Island Gourmet with two goals and an assist while Zach Gilliland and Tim Tedesco each scored one in the loss.
Agnelli Pool & Spa steamrolled past Island Pest Control by a 9-4 margin in the third game of the evening. Joey Clasulio and Damir Glavan scored four goals each and Omar Polar added two to lead the Agnelli offense. Frank Agnelli added seven saves in goal.
Teddy Louloudes and Steve Oelke scored two goals each for Island Pest Control in the loss.
The adult basketball at the center got started Sept. 17 with three games and, if the first week of action carries over to the rest of the season, it’s going to be a competitive league.
All three games were decided by five points or less, starting with Bowes Imaging Center defeating the Sun 64-60. Matt Ray led the way with 21 points, while Antwaun Jackson contributed 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Jason Mickan added 14 points and Teagan Purtil scored 11 to round out the action.
Andrew Turmin led the Sun with 23 points, while Chad Woods scored 13 and Eric Gledhill put 12 points and nine rebounds into the loss.
Southern Greens recorded a 58-53 victory over Waterfront Restaurant in the second Sept. 17 game. Brandon Hartwig scored 22 points to lead Southern Greens, which also received nine points apiece from Joe Combs and Brittany Hartwig.
Brandon Kern led Waterfront with 17 points, while Matt Dwyer scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the loss.
Beach to Bay Construction edged Gator Man Pools 53-50 in the final game of the night behind 17 points and 12 rebounds from Sean Hubbard. Jordan Demers added 14 points and eight rebounds and Jon Moss scored 12 points to round out the scoring in the victory.
Scott Eliso scored 20 points and Aaron Dudukes added 14 points and eight rebounds to lead Gator Man Pools in the loss.
Horseshoe action Sept. 18 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits saw a short delay for a couple of noteworthy events. The Anna Maria horseshoe pitchers gathered a $360 donation for the Manatee County Food Bank. The donation and matching funds from Mosaic Foundation will add more than 4,000 pounds of food to the empty pantry.
Another event was the graduation of Bob Heiger from Sam’s Learning Center, a program designed to help horseshoe pitchers improve their skills.
Heiger made the grade with three back-to-back ringers in consecutive games. As a result, he was named the 2013 most-improved horseshoe player. He also was awarded a trophy.
After the two ceremonies, regular horseshoe action commenced with Hank Huyghe and Jerry Disbrow earning the day’s outright championship with the only 3-0 pool-play record.
Two teams emerged from pool play during Sept. 21 horseshoe action. The team of Huyghe and Tim Sofran easily defeated Jerry Disbrow and Sam Samuels 23-12 to earn bragging rights for the day.
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 golf news
A rainy week limited the golf action at Key Royale Club to three events. The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in addition to a side game, “Tee to Green,” where only strokes to get to the green were counted.
Sue Wheeler was the low-net winner with a 1-under-par 31, while Liz Lang was one shot back in second place. Fran Barford, Kris Landkammer, Christina Mason and Helen Pollock tied for third at 33.
Wheeler, Lang and Pollock tied at 28 strokes for first in the “Tee to Green” game.
The men played a nine-hole team scramble Sept. 19 that saw Jon Holcomb, Fred Miller, Mike Gille and Bob Lang take first place with a 6-under-par 26.
On Sept. 20, the members played a nine-hole best-ball-of-threesome match. The team of Joyce Brown, Larry Fowler and Bob Dickinson combined on a 7-under-par 25 to take first place by three strokes. Terry Westby, Jim Dunne and Earl Huntzinger, who chipped in on the sixth hole, were alone in second place with a 3-under-par 28.