Blonde versus blonde: The Sandbar’s Caroline Berzowski squares off against Ashley Thompson of Eat Here during Anna Maria Island Community Center 4-5 division soccer action Oct. 18. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
Sandbar player Charlie Rogers takes a throw-in during AMICC age 4-5 division soccer action Oct. 18 at the center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Eat Here’s Frankie Coleman dribbles away from Izzy Touray and a host of other Sandbar players in soccer action Oct. 18 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Barry Izzard, Pat Izzard, Mary Selby and Jim Thorton stop for a photo outside the Key Royale clubhouse after winning first place in the Oct. 12Oktoberfest scramble at the club in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Gary Duncan
Center soccer teams jockey for early seeds
With the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s soccer league season winding down, playoff leaders are starting to emerge and teams have begun jockeying for more favorable playoff matchups.
Beach Bistro and Island Pest Control are both undefeated in the 8-10 division, but Beach Bistro, which played more games, has a 6-point lead in the standings. First place in the five-team division earns a bye to the semifinals and plays either the fourth- or fifth-seed.
American Marine holds down third place followed by Tyler’s Ice Cream and LPAC.
American Marine defeated LPAC 6-3 Oct. 19 behind three goals each from Tyler Brewer and Andrew Burgess. Cole Pearson notched three goals for LPAC in the loss.
American Marine rolled to an earlier 5-1 victory over Tyler’s Ice Cream Oct. 16 behind a hat trick from Tyler Brewer and two goals from Anthony Monetti. Chris Snyder notched the lone goal for Tyler’s in the loss.
The second game of the night saw Beach Bistro edge LPAC 5-3. David Daigle and Sean Rodriguez scored two goals each to lead the Bistro, which also received one goal from Tuna McCracken in the victory. Callen Achor, Ozzy Lonzo and Cole Pearson each scored goals for LPAC in the loss.
The Feast is in control of the 11-13 soccer division with a 6-1 record and a 9-point lead over second place LPAC, which sits at 3-3. Waterfront Restaurant is 2-4-1 followed by Jen Crady Massage at 1-4-1. The fourth place team would match up against The Feast in the semifinals, so teams are putting up a battle to get into second or third place.
The Feast rolled past LPAC 7-1 in 11-13 division action Oct. 18. Michael Latimer scored four goals and Joe Rogers added three in the victory. Gage Nevin scored the lone goal for LPAC in the loss.
Jen Crady Massage earned a 4-0 victory over Waterfront Restaurant in the second 11-13 division game of the evening. Cameron Pasco scored three goals and Ava Zink added one in the victory.
LPAC cooled off Waterfront Restaurant 9-3 during 11-13 soccer action on Oct. 14. Tyler Pearson led the way with four goals while Paige Charron scored three goals and Sydney Leechford added one. Silas Banyas led Waterfront Restaurant with two goals, while Angelina Sculco finished with one goal in the loss.
The Feast received eight goals from Michael Latimer in a 10-2 victory over Jen Crady Massage in the second game of the evening. Joe Rogers completed the Feast scoring with two goals. Cameron Pasco led Jen Crady Massage with two goals.
Same goes for adult soccer league
The standings also are tight in the adult coed soccer league at the Center. Florida Discount Signs & Wraps, Sato Real Estate and Slim’s Place are tied at the top with 4-1 records. Agnelli Pool & Spa is three points back in the standings at 3-2, followed by Island Pest Control and Island Gourmet, tied for fifth at 2-3, while 1-4 Wash Family Construction and 0-5 LaPensee Plumbing follow in the standings.
Sato Real Estate edged Agnelli Pool & Spa 3-2 to open the action Oct. 17. Josh Sato and Josh Rio each scored a goal for Sato, which also received a goal and an assist from Chris Circharo and 10 saves from goalie Jason Sato in the victory.
Matt Kretzman and Omar Polar scored goals to lead Agnelli, which also received 14 saves from Frank Agnelli in the loss.
Slim’s Place handed Florida Discount Signs a 5-2 loss, its first on the season. PJ Smargisso had two goals and one assist and Scott Eason had a goal and two assists to lead Slim’s. Josh Petit had a goal and an assist and Eric Pullen scored once to complete the scoring for Slim’s, which also received 13 saves from Richard Fosmore in the victory.
Brent Moss scored two goals and David Moss made 12 saves to lead Florida Discount Signs in the loss.
The third game of the evening saw Island Pest Control edge LaPensee Plumbing behind four goals from Molly Bellairs. Greg Ross and Brandon Lam each scored one goal while David Greene posted 13 saves in goal.
Jeff Christensen scored two goals and Paul Heyward, Scott Macy and Seth Morris added one goal each to lead LaPensee, which also received 15 saves from Pedro Gonzalez in the loss.
Island Gourmet closed the night’s action with a 5-2 victory over Wash Family Construction. Adam Bujarski scored four goals to lead Gourmet, which also received a goal from Tim Tedesco and eight saves from Nate Talucci in the victory.
Aaron Parkin had a goal and an assist and Ryan Hogan scored once to lead WFC in the loss.
Hank Huyghe and Dom Livedoti were the only team to earn a 3-0 pool play record during Oct. 19 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits and were the day’s outright champs.
Two teams emerged from pool play during Oct. 16 action and met in the finals. Steve Grossman and Adin Shank rolled to an easy 22-7 victory over Norm Good and Dom Livedoti 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
Key Royale Club hosted its annual Oktoberfest golf tournament Oct. 12. A full deck — 52 players — particpated in the scramble, which was followed by a cookout and buffet of Oktoberfest dishes prepared by Chef Scott XXXXXXXX.
The team of Pat and Barry Izzard, Mary Selby and Jim Thorton combined to card a 3-under par 29 to grab first place. One shot back in second place was the team of Pam Alvord, Jan Jump, Bob Lang and Ron Vanderman.
The team of Diane Miller, Hoyt Miller and Al Pollack took third following a scorecard playoff to break a three-way tie for third place.
Helen Pollock won the closest-to-the-pin contest on number eight, while Dennis Schavey won closest to the pin on hole three.
The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match Oct. 15. In honor of Columbus Day, they played a Red, White and Blue game with players teeing off from predetermined Red, White and Blue tees.
Phyllis Roe and Kris Landkammer tied for first place in Flight A with matching 2-under-par 30s. Sue Wheeler, Tootie Wagner and Brenda Solleveld tied for second place at 1-under-par 31.
Flight B winner was Joyce Lathrop with a 1-under-par 31, while Terry Westby and Markie Ksiazek were two shots, tied for second place.
Roe and Fran Barford each had chipin birdies on the day.
AMICC Sports schedules
Oct. 29 6:30 p.m. Bowes vs. Southern Greens
Oct. 29 7:30 p.m. Waterfront vs. Beach to Bay
Oct. 29 8:30 p.m. Gator Man vs. Sun
Instructional Division (ages 4-5)
Oct. 25 6 p.m. Eat Here vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Oct. 25 6:30 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Sandbar
Instructional Division (ages 6-7)
Oct. 23 6 p.m. Bowes Imaging vs. Miller Electric
Oct. 23 7 p.m. Mr. Bones vs. Agnelli
Oct. 25 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Agnelli
Oct. 23 6 p.m. LPAC vs. Island Pest
Oct. 23 7 p.m. Bistro vs. American Marine
Oct. 28 6 p.m. Island Pest vs. Bistro
Oct. 28 7 p.m. Tyler’s vs. LPAC
Oct. 29 6 p.m. American Marine vs. LPAC
Oct. 29 7 p.m. Island Pest vs. Tyler’s
Oct. 25 6 p.m. LPAC vs. Jen Crady Massage
Oct. 25 7 p.m. Waterfront vs. The Feast
Oct. 29 7 p.m. LPAC vs. Jen Crady Massage
Oct. 28 8 p.m. Jessie’s vs. Wash
Oct. 24 6 p.m. Slim’s vs. Island Gourmet
Oct. 24 7 p.m. LaPensee vs. Wash
Oct. 24 8 p.m. Island Pest vs. Sato
Oct. 24 9 p.m. Discount Signs vs. Agnelli