Dojo Martial Arts earns comeback indoor soccer victory
It was another exciting week of indoor soccer action for players in the Anna Maria Island Community Center league. The 8-10 division is tight, with Air & Energy, Bowes Imaging and Gulf Bay Realty all sporting 2-2 records.
The 11-14 division, however, is being dominated by Southern Greens, which boasts a perfect 6-0 record. Island Dental Spa and Dojo Martial Arts follow in the standings with matching 3-3 records, while Beach Bistro brings up the rear at 0-6, though their, Coach Neil Fellowes, was given a recent vote of confidence — it doesn’t appear his job is in jeopardy.
The game of the week was without doubt the July 24 match between Dojo Martial Arts and Island Dental Spa.
Island Dental Spa jumped out to a 4-0 lead on two goals from Ryan Joseph and a goal each from David Daigle and Javi Salgado. The Spa carried its lead until Bella Romberger crossed the ball inside to Logan Richelieu, who knocked in the cross to make the score 4-1 just as the half came to a close.
Dojo came out in the second half pressuring the Spa defense, but D.J. Joseph made a couple of strong saves to hold them off.
Latimer broke through to pull to within 4-2, but Joseph added a pair of goals to open up a 6-2 lead with just under 10 minutes to play.
Carter Reemelin then took over, scoring four goals in a 2-minute span to tie things up. Michael Latimer added a goal and Richelieu knocked in one more to complete the 8-6, come-from-behind victory.
Reemelin’s four goals led the way, while Latimer and Richelieu both finished with two goals. Dunn Reemelin was strong down the stretch in goal for Dojo Martial Arts.
Dental Spa was led in the loss by Ryan Joseph’s four goals and a goal each from Daigle and Salgado.
The opening game of the evening saw Southern Greens roll to an 8-3 victory over Beach Bistro. Gavin Walker led the way with three goals, while Shelby Morrow and James Richards notched two goals each. Brooke Capperelli completed the scoring for Southern Greens with one goal.
Robbie Fellowes paced the Bistro in the loss with three goals.
The action continued July 25 when Southern Greens edged Beach Bistro 6-4 behind two goals each from Brooke Capperelli and Preston Walker. Gavin Walker and Morrow added a goal each to complete the scoring for the Greens.
Robbie Fellowes led Beach Bistro with three goals, while Jionni Markham added one in the loss.
Island Dental Spa rolled to an 11-6 victory over Dojo Martial Arts in the second game of the evening behind four goals from Javi Salgado and three goals each from brothers Dylan and Ryan Joseph. David Daigle completed the scoring with one goal in the victory.
Tyler Pearson led Dojo Martial Arts with three goals, while Michael Latimer, Carter Reemelin and Bella Romberger each added one goal in the loss.
Gulf-Bay Realty defeated Bowes Imaging 7-4 during 8-10 division action July 23. Gulf-Bay received two goals each from Winston Romberger and Ben Brashear, while Evan Talucci notched one goal.
Garrett Laflamme scored two goals to lead Bowes in the loss, along with a goal each from Noah Wampole and Lincoln Sauls.
Gulf-Bay Realty scored a second victory by rolling to an 8-1 victory over Air & Energy. Winston Romberger and Talucci scored two goals each in the victory, while Kylie Huffman and Brashear each scored once.
Flag football update
Flag football action in three divisions continued last week at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The 8-10 division has AMI Seahawks leading the way with a 3-1-1 record, with Sugar Beach Digital Cowboys holding down second on a 1-3-1 record.
The Seahawks rolled to a 32-0 victory over Sugar Beach Digital Cowboys behind a huge game from Shawn Balvin, who threw for two touchdowns while also catching a touchdown pass from Cash Carter. Jeremiah Sculco caught a pair of touchdowns, while Byron Law caught one. Evan Christenson ran for one score, while Carter added a pair of extra points to complete the Seahawks scoring in the victory.
The 11-17 division has Anna Maria General Store Buccaneers and Eat Here Lions on top of the standings with matching 4-1 records. Anna Maria Island Sportszone Seahawks follow 3-2, while Bark & Co. Saints are holding down last place at 0-5.
In the adult division, Slim’s Place Seahawks is on top of the standings with a 3-0 record, followed by The Feast Redskins and Jessie’s Island Store Dolphins, both with 2-1 records. Beach to Bay Construction Broncos and Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants are tied for third with 2-2 records, while Island Real Estate at 1-2 and Sato Real Estate Browns at 0-4 bring up the bottom.
Beach to Bay Construction edged Jessie’s Island Store 38-34 and Island Real Estate rolled past The Feast 33-13 during July 24 action, but Agnelli Pool & Spa’s 54-53 shootout with The Feast earns game of the week status.
Quarterback Chuck Bucky completed 27 of 35 passes for 371 yards and seven touchdown passes, four of which went to Matt Kretzman, who finished with eight catches for 126 yards. Frank Agnelli added six catches for 89 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Scott Eason finished with six catches for 86 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points. Rene Rupp rounded out the scoring for Agnelli with five catches for 70 yards and a touchdown.
The Feast was led by quarterback Josh Sato, who completed 12 of 18 passes for 175 yards and five touchdown passes, four of which went to Ray Gardner, who finished with six catches for 131 yards, while also running for a score. As if that weren’t enough, Gardner also threw for one touchdown, and grabbed an interception that he took to the house for another score. Brianna Shaughnessy added three catches for 16 yards in the loss, including a touchdown and an extra point.
Key Royale golf news
The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, individual low-net golf match July 22 with a team low-net side game.
Debi Wohlers, Meredith Slavin and Penny Williams each carded 2-under-par 30s to finish in a three-way tie for first place in Flight A.
Luanne Collins and Carol Duncan both finished at 3-under-par 29 to tie for first in Flight B.
The team of Sue Wheeler, Joyce Lathrop, Wohlers and Kathy Porter combined to card a 2-under-par 126 to finish in a tie for first Fran Barford, Slavin, Williams and Eileen Witzgall.
Three teams emerged from pool play during July 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Jim Eisner and Sam Samuels drew the bye into the finals and watched as Steve Doyle and Hank Huyghe took out Jerry Disbrow and Steve Grossman by a 21-13 score. Doyle and Huyghe “kicked it up a notch” in the finals, destroying Eisner and Samuels 26-6 to earn bragging rights for the day.
Huyghe earned bragging rights for the week during July 26 action, teaming with Grossman to post the day’s only 3-0 pool-play record and earn the outright title.
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.