Sports – 11-20-2013

Island Pest and Feast take AMICC soccer league titles


The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s fall recreational soccer season came to a close Nov. 15 with two exciting championship games. Island Pest Control captured the 8-10 division title and The Feast Restaurant won the 11-13 division title, both in close, hard-fought victories over two capable opponents during championship Friday.

No. 1 seed Island Pest Control defeated No. 2 seed Beach Bistro 4-3 in the their division’s championship game behind two goals apiece from Javier Rivera and Julius Petereit, who scored the eventual game winner in the match.

Sean Rodriguez, David Daigle and Lilah Bowers notched goals for Beach Bistro in the tough loss.

The Feast and LPAC battled to a 5-5 tie in regulation play, but The Feast connected on three of its five kicks in the penalty-kick shootout to take the 11-13 division title.

Michael Latimer scored three goals and Joe Rogers added two goals during regulation play to lead The Feast. Tyler Pearson led LPAC with four goals, while Paige Charron added one goal in the loss.

Abbey Achor, Latimer and Joseph Peery scored goals for The Feast in the shootout to secure the dramatic victory.


1 vs. 2 in adult basketball championship

Beach to Bay Construction and Bowes Imaging Center justified their No. 1 and second seedings by advancing to the title game with victories during semifinal action Nov. 15 in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult coed basketball league.

Look for results from the championship game, played Nov. 19, in next week’s Islander.

Bowes Imaging advanced to the finals by edging the Sun 70-64 behind 20 points and four assists from Teegan Purtil and 19 points and 11 rebounds from Matt Ray. Antwaun Jackson added 16 points to round out the scoring for Bowes Imaging Center in the victory.

Andrew Turman scored 24 points, while Eric Gledhill added 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Sun, which also received 15 points from Caleb Earhart in the loss.

The Sun advanced to the semifinals with a 70-60 victory over Southern Greens during the Nov. 12 opening round of playoffs. Caleb Earhart led the way with 33 points and 13 rebounds, while Eric Gledhill added 19 points and 17 rebounds in the victory.

Brandon Hartwig scored 18 points to lead Southern Greens, which  also received 14 points from Joe Combs and 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists from Justin Jones in the loss.

Beach to Bay defeated Gator Man Pools 51-31 in the second semifinal game of the evening. Robert Serrano scored 14 points and Jordan Demers added 14 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to lead Beach to Bay in the victory. Jonathan Moss added 13 points and Ryan Moss finished with 10 points to round out the Beach to Bay scoring.

Aaron Dudukes led Gator Man Pools with 11 points, while Nate Coleman finished with eight points and Brandon Osmmond added six points in the loss.

Gator Man Pools advanced to the semifinal round with a 65-60 victory over Waterfront Restaurant during opening-round playoff action Nov. 12. Aaron Dudukes led all scorers with 28 points and 13 rebounds, while Scott Ellis added 19 points and Nate Coleman finished with 12 points in the victory.

Brandon Kern scored 26 points and Matt Dwyer had 14 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead Waterfront Restaurant, which also received 10 points and eight rebounds from Matt Myers in the loss.


Playoff underway in adult soccer

The playoffs for the adult coed soccer league at the center got started with four matches played Nov. 14. The action continues with semifinal action on Nov. 20 with the winners meeting in the championship game at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.

Slim’s Place advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 victory over Wash Family Construction. Eric Pullen led Slim’s with two goals while Scott Eason and Nate Coleman each added one. BJ Grant scored two goals and Kris Yavalar scored once to lead Wash in the loss.

Island Gourmet defeated Island Pest Control 3-1 in the second match of the evening behind three goals from Adam Bujarski. Molly Bellairs notched the lone goal for Island Pest Control in the loss.

Top-seeded Sato Real Estate slipped past eighth seed Lapensee Plumbing by a 5-4 score behind two goals each from Matt Plummer and Leslie Rio. Stephen Perry completed the Sato scoring with one goal. Scott Macy scored two goals and James Lynch and Paul Heyward scored one goal each to lead Lapensee Plumbing in the loss.

The last game of the evening saw Agnelli Pool & Spa roll past Florida Discount Signs & Wraps by a 5-2 score. Matt Kretzman and Joey Casullo scored two goals each and Damir Glavan added one goal to lead Agnelli in the victory. Logan Bystrom and Ed Moss notched the goals for Discount Signs in the loss.


Register underway for AMICC winter sports

The center is accepting registration now for its winter lineup of adult coed sports, including flag football, volleyball and, for the first time, a tennis league.

Games begin in January and players who sign up for two sports get a $25 discount.

There are mandatory tryouts for volleyball to ensure league parity. Volleyball tryouts are Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and teams will be chosen immediately afterwards. Matches will be played on Tuesday evenings in the center gym. The cost is $75 for members, and $110 for non-members.

Adult flag football tryouts will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and, like volleyball, teams will be chosen that evening. Games will be played Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $75 for members and and $110 non-members.

The cost for tennis is $50 for individuals and $85 for doubles, and matches will be played under the lights at the center courts starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

Interested players can register online at For more information, contact center athletic director Matt Ray at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email


Register now for adult coed 4v4 soccer tourney

The center is hosting an adult coed 4v4 soccer tournament for adults 18 years old and up with games starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

The tournament is open to the first 20 paid teams. The cost is $150 per team with a maximum of six players per team.

Teams can register online at For more information, contact center athletic director Matt Ray at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email


Key Royale golf news

It was a busy week at the Key Royale Club, including a Doe Day golf event for women Nov. 13, with more than 60 players turning out for a best-ball scramble followed by a lunch in the clubhouse prepared by new chef Scott Langdon.

The team of Sally Keyes, Liz Lang, Joyce Brown and Pam Alvord took first place with a low-net score of 33. Second place went to the team of Roxanne Koch, Meredith Slavin, Helen Pollock and Kris Landkammer with a 34, while Janet Razze, Christina Mason, Eileen Wizgall and Laura Purcell took third.

Sue Little won the Doe Day longest-drive competition, while Joyce Lathrop won closest to the pin. The women also held a putting contest, which was won by Barbara Estok. Mary Lou Dreier took second, while Margrit Layh was third in putts.

In other club news, the men members played an 18-hole, indivual-low-net golf match Nov. 9. Jim Thorton took first place with a 3-under-par 61, while Tom Lewis took second place with a 3-over-par 67.

The men played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match Nov. 11. The team of Ron Pritchard, Dennis Schavey, Ron Robinson and Gert Sevlneier combined on a 51 to earn a two-shot victory over the second-place team of Charlie Knopp, Fred Meyer, Jim Auch and Chet Hutton.

The men went out later in the day for a nine-hole, modified-Stableford or quota-points game. Larry Pippel took home individual honors with a plus-3, one point ahead of Terry Schaefer and John Purcell,who tied for second place.

Bob Lang, John Cassese, Schaefer, and Gary Duncan combined on a plus-2 to take home the team title for the day.

The men played a nine-hole, team scramble Nov. 14. The team of Jim Mixon, Mark Mixon, Dean Christensen and Tom Lewis combined on a 6-under-par 26 to take first place. Three shots back in second place was the team of Dick Mills, Jerry Elson, Jack Isherwood and Chuck Tencate.

The members played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match Nov. 15. The team of Sally Martin, Mary Ann Kammerlin, Carl Peterson and Rose Slomba fired a 14-under-par 50 to take first place. Three shots back in second place was the team of Marlyn Thorton, Jim Thorton, Bill Anderson and Carl Wencker.


Horseshoe news

Three teams advanced from pool play during Nov. 16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Sam Samuels drew the bye into the finals and watched as Gene Bobeldyk and Adin Shank slipped past Hank Huyghe and Jay Disbrow by a 21-19 score. It was all Samuels in the finals as he strolled past Bobeldyk and Shank 21-10 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams earned 3-0 pool-play records during Nov. 13 action and met in the finals. Bobeldyk and Karl Thomas steamrolled Bob Palmer and Bill Wright 22-6 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.


AMICC sports schedule

Adult soccer league playoffs

Nov. 20   7 p.m.      Island Gourmet vs.  Slim’s

Nov. 20   8 p.m.      Sato vs. Agnelli

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