There’s ‘Magic’ emerging from Anna Maria Island waters
The U14 Manatee Magic girl’s competitive soccer team defininitely has a strone wash of “island” flavor. Eight of the 15 players on the roster live on Anna Maria Island, while one, Brooke McIntosh, has deep roots on AMI from her father/coach Brett McIntosh, who grew up here and an aunt and uncle, Beth (Greig) and Scott McIntosh who also grew up on AMI and now reside in Holmes Beach.
The other eight — Lily Meaker, Morgan Burns, Grace Bowers, Emma Monuese, Olivia Glavan, Brooke Capparelli, Danielle Capparelli and Jenna Rogers — all live on or around Anna Maria Island. Emma Monuese lives on Longboat Key while Grace Bowers lives in the village of Cortez — and they also have parents who grew up on AMI.
Most of them played prominent roles on the girls Magic team that placed second in the Oct. 5-6 Largo United Halloween Tournament.
Burns, Bowers and Danielle Capparelli were part of a defense that included “towners” Gianna Hager and Felicia Cardenas in front of goalie Moneuse. They held the opposition scoreless in 280 minutes of soccer action.
Meaker, Glavan and Brooke Capparelli are part of a midfield that also includes Shelby Morrow, while McIntosh joins forwards Gabby Coulter, Jo Jo Coulter and Maddie Oliszewski in rounding out the team.
The girls won their first match of the tourney by a 2-0 score over First Hernando behind goals from Jo Jo and Gabby Coulter. They won their second match over Pinellas VSI 1-0 on a goal from Jo Jo Coulter and then played to a scoreless tie with Oldsmar in their third match.
Their 2-0-1 pool play record earned them a rematch against Oldsmar in the championship game, which again went scoreless through regulation time. The game went to penalty kicks, which the Magic lost 3-2.
The tournament serves as a kick off to the regular season, which gets started Oct. 19.
Congratulations to all of the Magic players, parents and coaches from the Islander.
Youth soccer rolls on at AMICC
Soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center continued last week with a bevy of games in all age groups.
The standings are pretty tight in the 8-10 division with Beach Bistro on top with a 3-0-1 record, three points ahead of Island Pest Control at 2-0-1 on one less game. Tyler’s Ice Cream and LPAC are tied for third place with matching 1-2 records, while American Marine is still looking for its first victory.
The 8-10 division action got started Oct. 8 with two matches. Beach Bistro rolled past Tyler’s Ice Cream 7-1 behind four goals from Sean Rodriguez and three goals from Thomas Heckler. Emma Laade notched the lone goal for Tyler’s in the loss.
The second game of the evening also was a blowout as Island Pest Control scored a 6-1 victory over American Marine behind four goals from Julius Petereit and two goals from Javiar Rivera. Brewer scored the lone goal for American Marine in the loss.
Island Pest Control continued its winning ways Oct. 9 with a 5-2 victory over LPAC behind five goals from Petereit. Ozzy Lonzo and Callen Achor each scored one goal to lead LPAC in the loss.
The second match of the evening saw Beach Bistro defeat American Marine 5-3 behind two goals each from Rodriguez and Tuna McCracken, while a goal from David Daigle completed the Bistro scoring. Brewer scored two goals to lead American Marine, which also received one goal from Anthony Monetti in the loss.
The Feast is in control of the 11-13 division with a 4-1 record and a five-point lead on second-place Waterfront Restaurant which sits alone in second place at 2-2-1. LPAC is right behind with a 2-2 record, while Jen Crady Massage is 0-3-1.
LPAC edged Jen Crady Massage 5-4 during 11-13 division action Oct. 7. Tyler Pearson led LPAC with five goals, while Ava Zink scored two goals to lead Jen Crady. Cameron Pasco and Jack Groves each scored one goal to complete the scoring for Crady in the loss.
The Feast rolled over the Waterfront 5-0 behind three goals from Michael Latimer during 11-13 division action Oct. 8. Abbey Achor added two goals for The Feast in the victory.
The two-team 14-17 division has Wash Family Construction firmly in control at 3-0-2. The two ties show Jessie’s Island Store can compete, so it’s a matter of time before they break through for a first win on the season.
Jessie’s earned a 2-2 tie in the Oct. 7 game on goals from Lucan Heffernan and Tyler Marvin, while Nico Calleja and Carolyn Cullinan scored for Wash.
Wash then re-established its dominance with a 4-0 win over Jessie’s Oct. 9. Nico Calleja led Wash with three goals, while Cortni Wash put in one goal.
Standings tighten in adult basketball
The adult basketball league standings at the Anna Maria Island Community Center are tight from top to bottom after four weeks of action.
Beach to Bay Construction is on top with a 3-1 record, closely followed by Souther Greens, Bowes Imaging Center, Gator Man Pools and the Sun which all sit with 2-2 records. Waterfront Restaurant is 1-3, but still within striking distance of the top spot and competitive, as evidenced Oct. 7 by a 83-81 loss to Bowes Imaging.
Antwaun Jackson led Bowes with 27 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, while Matt Ray added 24 points in the victory. Matt Dwyer paced all scorers with 37 points and 13 rebounds, while teammate Brandon Kern posted 35 points in the loss.
In other action, the Sun defeated Beach to Bay Construction 53-39 and Gator Man Pools defeated Southern Greens 71-66.
Three teams emerged from pool play with 2-1 records during Oct. 9 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits and were left to battle for the day’s title.
Norm Good and Steve Grossman drew the bye into the finals and watched as Jerry Disbrow and Adin Shank rolled past Steve Doyle by a 21-9 score. The finals were all Good-Grossman as they easily dispatched Disbrow-Shank 24-9 to earn the day’s bragging rights.
Play gets under way 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
Members of the Key Royale Club took advantage of the emerging fall weather last week.
The golf action got started Oct. 7 with an early, nine-hole, best-net-ball-of-foursome match for the men. The team of Vince Mercadante, Earl Huntzinger and Larry Fowler combined on a 12-under-par 20 to grab a three-shot victory over the second-place team of Fred Meyer, Charlie Knopp and Chet Hutton.
Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modified Stableford or quota points match. The team of John Casese, Lex Halakan, Fred Miller and Art McMillan combined on a plus-5 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the afternoon.
The Key Royale Club women took the course Oct. 8 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in two flights. Tootie Wagner’s 6-under-par 26 gave her first place in Flight A by two strokes over Sue Wheeler. Christina Mason grabbed first place in Flight B with a matching, 6-under-par 26 to win by one stroke over Terry Westby.
Sue Hookem birdied the sixth hole, while Joyce Brown opened her round with a chipin on the first hole.
Brown also won individual low putts for the day with 13, while Mason and Wagner tied for second with 15 putts each.
The men got out on the links the morning of Oct. 9 for an 18-hole, individual-low-net match. Jim Mixon fired a 5-under-par 59 to grab first place by two strokes over second-place finisher, Vince Mercadante.
The action for the men concluded Oct. 10 with a nine-hole team scramble, won by Quentin Talbert, Pat Dea, Ron Vandeman and Hoyt Miller on a combined 5-under-par 27.
AMICC sports schedules
Oct. 22 6:30 p.m. Sun vs. Bowes
Oct. 22 7:30 p.m. Southern Greens vs. Waterfront
Oct. 22 8:30 p.m. Gator Man vs. Beach to Bay
Instructional Division (ages 4-5)
Oct. 18 6 p.m. Lapensee Plumbing vs. Air & Energy
Oct. 18 6:30 p.m. Sandbar vs. Eat Here
Instructional Division (ages 6-7)
Oct. 16 6 p.m. Mr. Bones vs. Miller Electric
Oct. 16 7 p.m. Agnelli Pool & Spa vs. Bowes Imaging
Oct. 18 6 p.m. Bowes Imaging vs. Mr. Bones
Oct. 16 6 p.m. Tyler’s vs. American Marine
Oct. 16 7 p.m. LPAC vs. Bistro
Oct. 19 10 a.m. American Marine vs. LPAC
Oct. 19 11 a.m. Island Pest vs. Tyler’s
Oct. 18 6 p.m. The Feast vs. LPAC
Oct. 18 7 p.m. Jen Crady Massage vs. Waterfront
Oct. 16 8 p.m. Jessie’s vs. Wash
Oct. 17 6 p.m. Sato vs. Agnelli
Oct. 17 7 p.m. Discount Signs vs. Slim’s
Oct. 17 8 p.m. LaPensee vs. Island Pest
Oct. 17 9 p.m. Wash vs. Island Gourmet