Youth soccer, adult basketball seasons wind down at center
The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult-coed soccer league came to a close June 12 with the final four regular-season games.
Jessie’s Island Store locked down the top seed for the upcoming playoffs with a 6-0-1 record and, with three more victories, will complete an undefeated season and allow them to hoist the Island Cup.
While not quite as prestigious as hoisting the World Cup, it’s still an accomplishment to complete a season without losing a game, as so many things can go wrong on the field.
The first round of the playoffs will begin June 19, followed by semifinals June 25. The Island Cup final is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, June 26.
Jessie’s outlasted Sato Real Estate 8-6 in their regular-season finale behind an incredible five goals from Danny Burton. Aaron Parkin added a pair of goals, while “ageless wonder” Lyn Clarke completed the scoring with one goal. Jessie’s goalie, Pedro Gonzalez, made 12 saves to contribute to the victory.
James Lynch led Sato with three goals, while Josh Sato, Chrissy Rice and Ally Titsworth added a goal each. Jason Sato made 14 saves for Sato in the loss.
Ross Built edged Island Pest Control to hand them their first loss of the season in the evening’s first match. Adam Bujarski paced Ross with two goals and an assist, while Tim Tedesco and Steve Oelfke each scored once. Goalie Scott Rudacille was solid in the net, finishing with 14 saves.
Eric Pullen scored all three goals for Island Pest Control, which also received six saves from Ray Gardner in the loss.
LaPensee Plumbing earned a 5-2 victory over Agnelli Pool & Spa in the second match of the evening. Joe Ciasullo scored twice for LaPensee, which also received single goals from Sean Sanders, Jeff Christenson and Aaron Dudukes. Adam Mott came through with 17 saves to help preserve the Lapensee victory.
Alisha Keene and Ryan Hogan led Agnelli Pool & Spa with a goal each, while Dave Greene made 10 saves in goal.
The final game of the night saw Beach to Bay Construction roll to a 4-0 victory over Slim’s Place behind a pair of goals from Damir Glavan and single goals from Omar Polar and Leslie Rio. Goalie Rico Beisert made 12 saves in earning the shutout.
Basketball season winds down
The adult basketball season at the center is around the corner, with only two weeks remaining until playoffs.
The Bug Guys opened June 10 action by edging Duncan Real Estate 60-55 to pull into a tie for first place and a coveted first-round playoff bye. Matt Dwyer led the way with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Brandon Kern added 15 points, five rebounds and two assists. Ryan Moss was also in double figures, finishing with 11 points in the victory.
Jonathan Moss scored 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead Duncan, which also received 15 points from Jordan Demers and 12 points from Joe Combs in the loss.
Gator Squad held onto its third-place spot with a 57-51 victory over Island Gourmet in the second game of the night behind 16 points and seven rebounds from Deo Brown and 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists from Aaron Dudukes. Brandon Osmond finished with 14 points, while Michael Scpondra finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds in the victory.
Scott Elisio scored 16 points and Justin Jones added 15 points to lead Island Gourmet, which also received 10 points and seven rebounds from Craig Boers in the loss.
The final game of the evening saw the Sun roll to an easy 81-66 victory over last-place Feast. Matt Ray exploded for 29 points and 10 rebounds, while Teagan Purtill added 22 points and five rebounds. Karri Stephens rounded out the Sun scoring with 15 points in the victory.
Antwan Jackson was a one-man show for The Feast, scoring 43 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Ricky Tyrell and Christopher Robinson added seven points each in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
The men of the Key Royale Club got out on the course a couple of times, starting June 9 with a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Chris Collins, Jim Lathrop, Carl Voyles and George Barford combined on a 17-under-par 47 to take first place.
Later the same day, the men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford match. Quentin Talbert led all golfers with an individual score of plus-3. His score helped the team of Tim Friesen, Pat Moyan and John Purcell to win the team competition with a plus-4.
The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-gross and low-net golf match June 10.
The low-gross winners were Debi Wohler, who carded a 44 to take first place in Flight A, while Sue Wheeler’s 46 gave her first place in Flight B.
Ginny Upshaw fired a 1-under-par 31 to take first place in Flight A, while Janet Razze torched the course with a 4-under-par 28.
The men played a nine-hole scramble June 12. The team of Jerry Landkammer, Bob Lang, John Purcell and Dan Richardson combined on a 2-under-par 30 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.
Two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records during June 11 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Steve Doyle and Hank Huyghe rolled to a 23-11 victory over Tim Sofran and Sam Samuels in the finals to earn the day’s bragging rights.
June 14 horseshoe action also had two teams advance to the knockout round. Sam Samuels walked past Hank Huyghe and Jerry Disbrow by a 21-18 score to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.
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.