Calling all high school athletes

Former Islander Izzy Gomez of Jupiter won a second-place win in the super menehuene (girls) division. The surf festival has raised more than $4 million over the years.

Christian Daniels competes in Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic surf.

Christian Daniels, 9, (in red holding a trophy) posted a third-place win in his division at the Pro Am Surf Festival benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Florida. The competition took place over Labor Day weekend in Cocoa Beach and is organized by former Islanders and pro surfers Phil and Rich Salick. Christian’s division is the super menehuene. Islander Photos: Tom Daniels

The 2010 school year is back in session, which means the beginning of another year of high school sports. Fall sports include volleyball for girls, cross-country, golf, swimming and diving for both boys and girls and, of course, the king …

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Area anglers see schools of red

Team Hooker, captained by Ken Cummins of Bradenton, caught this 276-pound swordfish 130 nautical miles southwest of Anna Maria Sept. 6 during the Labor Day Billfish Tournament hosted by Galati Yacht Sales of Anna Maria. Twisted Bills, captained by Daniel Munyan of Tampa, took the top prize, while Team Hooker won second-place billfish for the catch. Islander Photo: Courtesy Chris Galati

Chris Galati Jr., pictured left with Team Galati, Anna Maria, received the Top Junior Angler award and the team took third place in the 27th annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament June 13-18 in Abaco, Bahamas. Islander Photo: Paula Fishman

Some staggering news of redfish has come in from various captains, with reports of 50-redfish days in local bays and beach waters. In the late summer, redfish begin schooling up and moving inshore. Various CAL shads and MirrOlures or MirrOdines …

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Islander Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 18 Noon — Spanish Fiesta at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Monday, Sept. 20 Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch with guest speaker Richard O’Brien, from the Manatee …

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Island police blotter

Anna Maria Island Sept. 4, 9701 Gulf Drive, disturbance. The complainant called the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office alleging that while he was at Slim’s Place, he was confronted with abusive language and the person spit in his face. Both parties …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

ITEMS FOR SALE SELLING ALL CONTENTS of 2BR home, package deal, $2,500. Sofas, lamps, tables, chairs, beds, dressers, kitchen items. Great condition, purchased in last three years. Pictures at: http://myannamariabeachhouse.com/amenities.html. 941-545-8488. FILLET KNIFE: UNCLE Henry Shrade plus 7-inch blade, Staghorn handle, …

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