Cooler weather comes with center soccer playoffs
The dress rehearsal that is soccer’s regular season for kids soccer is nearly over.
With only one week remaining before playoffs in the Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League, the matchups are just about set. Beach Bistro and Island Pest Control are still battling for the top spot in the 8-10 division, while American Marine, Tyler’s Ice Cream and LPAC follow, all with sub-.500 records.
It appears LPAC and Tyler’s will open the playoffs Nov. 5, with the winner taking on whoever ends up with the top seed at 7 p.m. the following night.
The 11-13 division ends its regular season Nov. 1 with LPAC taking on Waterfront Restaurant and Jen Crady Massage battling the top-seed, The Feast Restaurant. It is a preview of the playoffs, which gets started in games scheduled for 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 5.
The two-team 14-17 division again play in a championship game at 8 p.m. Nov. 6.
Island Pest Control showed it’s in it to win it with a resounding 7-1 victory Oct. 23 over LPAC.
Julius Petereit led the way with three goals, while Joshy Calhoun and Javier Rivera notched two goals each. Callen Achor scored the lone goal for LPAC in the loss.
The second game of the evening saw Beach Bistro remain undefeated with a 5-4 victory over American Marine. Sean Rodriguez scored four goals to lead Beach Bistro, which also received a goal from Tuna McCracken in the victory. Tyler Brewer led American Marine with three goals, while teammate Anthony Monetti added one goal.
Beach Bistro put the icing on Tyler’s Ice Cream 4-1 Oct. 22 behind a pair of goals from Giancarlo Padilla. David Daigle and McCracken also scored for the Bistro. Jeremiah Sculco scored for Tyler in the loss.
Island Pest Control outlasted American Marine 7-6 in the second 8-10 division game of the evening. Julius Petereit scored four goals and Calhoun added three goals to lead Island Pest Control. Brewer and Andrew Burgess scored two goals each to lead American Marine, which also received a goal from Anthony Monetti in the loss.
Standings tighten in adult roundball
Beach to Bay Construction holds a two-game lead with two games to play in the regular season and is looking to lock up top seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs.
Sun, Bowes Imaging Center and Waterfront Restaurant are lurking two games back, waiting to secure a playoff bye as well with a second-place finish.
Southern Greens and Gator Man Pools bring up the rear with 2-4 records and are pinning their championship hopes on putting up some heat in the playoffs.
Basketball action Oct 22 saw two double-digit victories sandwich a close game. Bowes Imaging Center opened the evening’s action with a 75-64 win over the Sun behind a 28 point, 14 rebound performance from Antwaun Jackson. Teegan Purtil added 18 points and Matt Ray finished with 13 points in the victory.
Eric Gledhill’s 24 points and 22 points from Caleb Earhart paced the Sun in the loss.
Waterfront Restaurant edged Southern Greens 66-61 in the second game of the night. Brandon Kern posted 29 points, while 17 points and nine rebounds from Matt Dwyer paced the winners. Brandon Hartwig scored 16 points and Brittany Hartwig added 14 points to lead Southern Greens, which also received 13 points from Antwann Bryant and 11 points from Justin Jones in the loss.
Beach to Bay Consruction rolled to an easy 56-39 victory over Gator Man Pools in the final game of the night. Sean Hubbard’s 21 points and 12 rebounds led the way for Beach to Bay, which also received 10 points from Ryan Moss and 9 points from Jonathan Moss in the victory. Aaron Dudukes led Gator Man Pools with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Scott Eliso finished with 10 points in the loss.
Two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records during Oct. 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Bob Heiger and Norm Good were too hot, rolling to a 23-5 victory over Adin Shank and Karl Thomas.
Sam Samuels and Karl Thomas were the only team to earn a 3-0 record during Oct. 26 pool play and were the day’s outright champs.
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
The week that was at Key Royale Club saw some action rained out, but the men did get in some golf. The action started Oct. 19 with an 18-hole, individual low-net match. Tom Lewis and Vince Mercadante both carded 5-under-par 59s to tie for first place, while Jim Mixon was two shots back in second place.
The men played a morning individual low-net match Oct. 21 that again saw Mercadante finish in a tie for first place. This time he matched Jim Auch with a 5-under-par 27, while Bob Schultz took second st 4-under.
Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford match. Jon Holcomb and Dick Mills were both carded plus-5 to tie for first place. Holcomb was also part of the team winners with John Cassese, Craig Humphreys and Dan Richardson.
The women dominated a nine-hole, coed match Oct. 25. Penny Auch fired a 3-under-par 29 to grab first place, while Mary Lou Drier’s even-par 32 was good for second place.
AMICC sports schedules
Nov. 5 6:30 p.m. Bowes vs. Gator Man
Nov. 5 7:30 p.m. Waterfront vs. Sun
Nov. 5 8:30 p.m. Southern Greens vs. Beach to Bay
Instructional Division (ages 4-5)
Nov. 4 6 p.m. Awards ceremony
Instructional Division (ages 6-7)
Nov. 1 6 p.m. Mr. Bones vs. Miller Electric
Nov. 1 7 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Bowes Imaging
Nov. 4 6 p.m. Awards ceremony
Nov. 4 6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
Nov. 5 6 p.m. LPAC vs. Tyler’s
Nov. 1 6 p.m. LPAC vs. Waterfront
Nov. 1 7 p.m. Jen Crady Massage vs. The Feast
Nov. 4 6:30 p.m. Awards ceremony
Nov. 5 7 p.m. Waterfront vs. LPAC
Nov. 5 8 p.m. Jen Crady Massage vs. The Feast
Nov. 6 8 p.m. Jessie’s vs. Wash
Oct. 30 6 p.m. Agnelli vs. Island Gourmet
Oct. 30 7 p.m. Wash vs. Island Pest
Oct. 30 8 p.m. LaPensee vs. Discount Signs
Oct. 30 9 p.m. Sato vs. Slim’s