Tag Archives: 10-17-2012

FDLE releases recommendations in Morris case

Kelly Osborn said her long journey isn’t over, but she has found some sense of peace after an Oct. 12 meeting with Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale.

Osborn is the mother of Sheena Morris, 25, found dead in a Bradenton Beach BridgeWalk Resort motel room on New Year’s Day 2009.

The case was initially ruled a suicide, but Osborn maintained her daughter was killed and in 2011 hired an independent forensic expert to review the case.

The hired expert, Dr. Michael Berkland, said the suicide scene may have been staged based on his review of the crime scene photos. That was enough to convince District 12 Medical Examiner Dr. Russell Vega to change his 2009 cause of death ruling from suicide to undetermined.

Berkland’s reputation has since been tarnished with the discovery of human organs in household containers in a Pensacola storage unit that he rented. Information also surfaced that Berkland has twice been fired from medical examiner duties, but Osborn continues to stand behind him.

She repeatedly has demanded a reopening of her daughter’s case. She received her wish — in part — on Oct. 12, when FDLE, which convened a “Smart Panel” last month to review the case, recommended that BBPD follow up with some areas of the investigation.

Speciale said he will act on the FDLE recommendations and “administratively reopen” the case. He said the case is not being reinvestigated but, rather, in order to address the recommendations, “the case has to be reopened.”

Osborn, in tears after the meeting, had mixed feelings.

“My understanding of what the chief has explained is that FDLE sent their recommendations and that he is going to follow up on them with FDLE assigning an agent to assist,” said Osborn.

She said she didn’t understand why the terminology of “administrative reopening” had to be applied. “In my eyes, I see it as reinvestigating and that gives me a peace of mind. I’ve been waiting a long time for this.”

Speciale said the 15 or so FDLE recommendations were not “major things” and “some are administrative and some will require us to ask FDLE to do some investigating for us, as far as being able to use their services, such as their lab. But this is not reinvestigating the case. It’s an administrative reopening of the case.”

Osborn said the recommendations focus on many of her concerns, but said she cannot yet rest easy.

“I understand this FDLE panel didn’t find any fault with the Bradenton Beach Police Department’s investigation and that concerns me,” she said. “I think that sends the wrong message.”

She said she would prefer FDLE take over her daughter’s case, but FDLE will not reinvestigate.

Speciale said the purpose of the Smart Panel was to review the department’s investigation and not to reinvestigate the case.

When asked if the recommendations being followed lead back to a ruling of suicide would bring her closure, Osborn said she was not sure.

“I’m not sure yet if I could walk away from it,” she said. “I still have other experts saying this is wrong.”

She said what does feel good at this point is that Speciale reached out to include her in the FDLE meeting, and that her concerns are being addressed.

“It also feels good that this police department is learning some things through this process,” she said. “It was a very cordial meeting and I think he understands how I feel. I’ve put a lot of jabs out there that were directed at him, but I have been asking for this meeting for a long time.”

Osborn said she hopes to find closure one day.

“One day I would like to go back to being a wife. I can’t go back to being a mother,” said an emotional Osborn. “I have a great husband, who has been very supportive through all of this and I would like to pay it forward to him when the time comes.”

Speciale said the next step upon completing the recommendations is to return the case to FDLE for further review.

“Then it all gets turned over to the state attorney’s office,” he said. “They will either concur with our findings and tell us nothing further is needed or they will see something that requires further attention.”

Until then, he said, the status of the case has not changed. Vega’s cause of death ruling may have changed to undetermined, but Speciale stands by his department’s finding that there was no foul play.

BBPD and a FDLE agent began their work this week. Speciale said he doesn’t expect it to be a lengthy process, with the exception of waiting on lab results, in particular DNA testing on fingernail clippings taken at the scene from Morris.

Until then, Speciale said the case is technically open and no discussions will take place until it is closed.

Island prepares for music festival — Bayfest

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will soon see its festival organizing come to fruition in the free annual music, food, arts and crafts extravaganza called Bayfest — now in its 12th year.

        “Bayfest is Bayfest,” said chamber president Mary Ann Brockman. “It’s a place to have some good honest fun.”

        Like previous years, it will start in the city-owned vacant field at Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard opposite the Anna Maria City Pier at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. The festival expands to Pine Avenue the next day, when all of the avenue — Gulf Drive to Bay Boulevard — will close to vehicle traffic.

        The festival runs until 10 p.m. both days and opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

        Friday’s entertainment will include MC Scott Pritchard 5-10 p.m.; Koko Ray and the Soul Providers, 6-8 p.m.; and the Billy Rice Band 8:30-10 p.m.

        Saturday’s DJ is MC Chris Grumley, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Live music includes Jimi Gee and the Junior All Stars Band 10:30 a.m.-noon; Scott’s Garage 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Human Condition 3-5 p.m., Shotgun Justice 5:30-7:30 p.m.; and Dr. Dave Band 8-10 p.m.

        Bayfest is expected to draw more than 10,000 festivalgoers — if the weather cooperates, according to Brockman.

        New this year is Shotgun Justice, and last year’s headliners Billy Rice Band and Dr. Dave Band are returning, but switching days, said Brockman.

        Also new, wristbands will be required for alcoholic beverage purchases, she added.

        Food vendors include Johnny’s Bad Dog, AMI Caterers, Tyler’s Homemade Ice Cream, T&L Bar B Q, the Anna Maria Island Privateers, The Feast, Village Idiot Pizzeria, Island Fresh Market, Sandbar Restaurant, Waterfront Restaurant, Island Gourmet, Pete’s Catering and Havana Cabana.

        As in previous years, proceeds from Bayfest will go to the chamber’s college scholarship fund.

        The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host a party aboard its boat-float Skullywag at the Bay Boulevard-Pine Avenue intersection.

        Kids Zone, sponsored by Anna Maria Island Fitness Center, will be located opposite Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

        “There will be loads and loads of vendors, nonprofits, and exhibitors on Pine Avenue,” chamber administrator Terri Kinder said.

        Also, on Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., a car show will line Pine Avenue between the Anna Maria Island Historical Society and city hall at Gulf Drive.

        About 100 classic and custom cars will park along both sides of Pine Avenue. The car show features a participant-judged contest and Lance’s Cruiz’n To The Hop, spinning tunes from the 1950s and ’60s from a rolling DJ trailer.

        The car show is limited to pre-registered entrants, according to organizer Bill Mergens.

        Brockman emphasized the importance of the car show, saying: “Bill Mergens is very, very important to our Bayfest.”

        For more information about the festival, call the chamber at 941-778-1541.

        For more information about the car show, call Mergens at 941-920-2277.

Charter could bind Selby to mayor’s seat

Anna Maria’s charter review committee is in a quandary. In fact, the entire structure of the city’s election system might be in a quandary, according to committee chair Howard Payne.

And there’s no way to fix the problem until the November 2013 election because voters must approve any change to the charter.

The quandary is that after this year’s newly elected commissioners — newcomer Nancy Yetter and incumbent Chuck Webb — are sworn into office at the commission’s Nov. 15 organizational meeting, the commission must elect a chair. According to the city charter, the commission chair is the deputy mayor, who automatically becomes mayor in the absence of the mayor.

And because, when Mayor Mike Selby declined to seek another term and no one filed to run for the office, the next commission chair will be the new mayor.

The question, according to charter review committee member Jim Bennington, is: What happens if no commissioner accepts a nomination to be mayor?

“We could be stuck without a mayor,” he said.

Maybe not, opined Howard Payne, an attorney and committee chair.

“The way I read the charter, Mayor Selby could remain as mayor if no one wants to be commission chair,” said Payne.

City attorney Jim Dye agreed.

In his opinion, the charter makes no provision for such a situation and, therefore, Selby would continue as mayor until a new mayor is either appointed or elected.

“And I don’t think the commission can legally appoint someone as mayor over their objections,” Dye added.

Advisor Tom Aposporos, who chaired the 2002 and 2007 charter review committees, supported Dye’s view.

“The charter says the mayor serves until a successor is sworn in,” Aposporos said.

The majority of commissioners have said they would decline any nomination as commission chair.

Commissioners John Quam, Dale Woodland, Yetter and Webb have all said they could not accept being commission chair-mayor because of the time the mayor puts into the job.

Bennington said the city might get lucky this time, as it “appears as if one commissioner might accept the mayor’s position.”

Bennington was referring to Commissioner SueLynn, who previously was elected mayor 2002-06.

She has not said she would decline a nomination as commission chair, but at the same time has not been enthusiastic about the possibility.

And that’s the other issue the committee is facing.

Commissioners have a vote, the mayor does not.

Were SueLynn to become mayor, she would lose the voting rights she has as a commissioner.

Becoming the mayor is not what a commissioner “signed up for,” Dye said.

Is it right to take a commissioner away from a voting position and put them behind a desk without approval of the electorate? Dye asked.

Dye, however, did not completely rule out the possibility that the commission could draft someone to serve as mayor if that person was willing to take the job.

He’ll put more study into the issue and report back at the commission’s next scheduled meeting Oct. 31.

“That might be an appropriate date for this bunch,” quipped Payne to laughter from committee members in regard to Halloween.

SueLynn has declined to comment on whether she would accept a nomination as commission chair-mayor.

There are pros and cons to each side, she said, but added, “It looks like I’m the only one left.”

The committee also discussed increasing the compensation for mayor and commissioners. No compensation increase has been given elected officials since the 1990s.

County to BB: Coquina ‘vendor now meets requirements’

The selling of beer and wine at the Coquina Beach Park Cafe took another step forward with a letter from Manatee County Parks and Recreation director Cindy Turner to Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy.

The concession stand reopened in May after months of renovations, but a request from the cafe’s operator, United Parks Service, to sell beer and wine similar to the operations at Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach was denied by city commissioners in March.

UPS representatives, Turner and city staff then met in August to work through the city’s concerns with the sale of alcohol at Coquina Beach, including the need for additional law enforcement.

Commissioners denied the alcohol request largely due to Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale’s concerns of seeing the beach return to an unsavory past.

Since then, Turner, County Commissioner Carol Whitmore and UPS operator Mark Enoch have continued to address Speciale’s concerns.

In a letter to Shaughnessy dated Oct. 5, Turner said she wanted to express the county’s continued support to allow UPS beer and wine sales at Coquina, and to inform the mayor that she believes all of the city’s concerns have now been addressed.

“This letter is to provide you with a public record of the county’s support in this effort by our vendor,” wrote Turner. “We see this as an added customer service that will enhance the beach experience, especially for our many European visitors.”

Turner said the county has received several requests to allow beer and wine sales at Coquina, and while it has cleared all other hurdles, the city has the final word.

Following the August meeting, Turner pledged to work with Speciale to address his law enforcement concerns. Speciale said he would need more patrols from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office if alcohol sales were approved.

Turner did not state any specific arrangements or the addition MCSO patrols, but said the vendor has agreed to pay uniformed off-duty city police officers to supervise the area.

“Hopefully, now that some practical parameters have been established that will better ensure the safety of the public and comfort of our visitors, we can now move forward with this next logical step” of approving the permit for the sale of beer and wine at the beach, she said.

Turner said the permit approval is the next logical step, “in the development of what has been deemed one of the top 10 family-friendly beaches in America.”

The positioning of uniformed police officers in the area addresses Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ric Gatehouse’s concerns of supervision, as well.

In August, Gatehouse said an open area that sells alcohol is an invitation to underage drinking without adequate supervision. Gatehouse also said that without proper monitoring, alcohol consumption could create tragedy with people leaving the beach intoxicated.

Turner disagreed with that point in August, saying studies show serving alcohol in a controlled environment, as opposed to people sneaking alcohol onto the beach, reduces the likelihood of an alcohol-related tragedy.

Turner pledged to address Gatehouse’s concerns nonetheless and said the proposal to have a uniformed police presence, paid for by the vendor, addresses both Speciale’s concerns of more enforcement and Gatehouse’s concerns of more supervision.

Bradenton Beach commissioners next meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at city hall but, as of press time, the subject was not listed on the agenda.

Contractor sues Peelen, calls for resignation

On the same day general contractor John Agnelli confronted Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen at a city meeting about statements she’d made in a recent newsletter, he filed a libel suit in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. He named Peelen as the defendant.

        At the Oct. 9 city commission meeting, attended by more than 50 people, Agnelli also called for Peelen’s resignation or removal from office.

        Peelen admitted her errors and apologized for her misstatements in the newsletter, which was distributed through email.

        Agnelli criticized Peelen for a “careless lack of regard for the truth” and a campaign against him, others and the building department. He called for her “immediate resignation” or removal from office.

        Peelen had no comment about the lawsuit or Agnelli’s demands.

        According to the city clerk’s office, no recall petition had been filed as of Oct. 12, although rumors circulated about a second court action by Agnelli that includes a demand for public records — emails and phone logs — from Peelen.

        According to Agnelli’s lawsuit, Peelen’s statements in her Sept. 30 email were “nothing less than vicious and directed at harming John Agnelli’s good reputation in Holmes Beach and surrounding area community.”

        It also claims damages of more than $15,000.

        The complaint as well as Agnelli’s remarks to city commissioners, point to three false statements in a sentence in Peelen’s newsletter: “[Mr.] Agnelli who is a business associate of Shawn Kaleta and who has been cited for construction deficiencies and/or has been before the code board more than once, gave $500 to each incumbent.”

        In another email, to the same recipients of the Sept. 30 newsletter, and in a response after the Oct. 9 meeting, Peelen wrote, “John Agnelli gave the contributions. That is correct, but the rest is not. It is not John, but his son Frank, who has had issues with the building department and has been before the code board.”

        At the meeting she said, “As soon as I had discovered that I’d confused Mr. Agnelli with his son, that I had the wrong name — the right thing, but wrong name — I sent out immediately a correction that it was not a good thing, that it held him up to public criticism.”

        She continued, “And that I was so sorry I made the mistake, and that shouldn’t have happened. I shouldn’t have been careless.”

        Peelen also said she had left two phone messages at John Agnelli’s office “to personally apologize for the mistake I made.”

        Agnelli’s lawsuit contends the email constitutes “libel per se,” in which the law presumes an injury, because the alleged defamatory statements “concerned his qualities and skills as a general contractor.”

        “The truth is I am a fiercely independent businessman,” Agnelli said, adding he’s not associated with Kaleta or any others.

        “The truth is I’ve never been cited for any construction deficiencies in the 41 years as a general contractor.”

        To the contrary, he said, Agnelli-built homes exceed local code requirements.

        Another untruth, he added, is that he’s never been summoned before the code board.

        He said he agreed with one of Peelen’s statements — that he had contributed to the incumbents’ campaigns.

        “I have the right to do so without fear and intimidation,” Agnelli said.

        After the meeting, Johnston said Agnelli’s lawsuit, which does not name the city as a defendant, has been sent to the Florida League of Cities claims department to handle.

        Peelen said she has a private attorney in the event the city does not represent her interest in the lawsuit.

Court to hear motions in HB v. BB 27th Street dispute

The 12th Judicial Circuit Court is set to hear several motions next week — one on behalf of each party — in the ongoing litigation over the ownership of 27th Street in Bradenton Beach.

        Holmes Beach filed a lawsuit in May asking the court to declare as public a portion of the street adjacent to a city of Holmes Beach boundary and the Sandpiper Resort, a mobile home cooperative in Bradenton Beach.

        The street runs east of Gulf Drive to Sarasota Bay at the border of the two cities.

        The lawsuit also seeks a court order requiring the Sandpiper to remove gates and private property signs from a Sandpiper fence, and to remove part of the fence for access to adjoining property in Holmes Beach.

        Bradenton Beach’s motion, filed in July by Charles F. Johnson of the Bradenton law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A., contends Holmes Beach failed to set forth a legal claim that could allow a court to declare 27th Street a public street.

        The motion also argues that Holmes Beach lacks standing to request the relief sought, and fails to contain proper allegations for the requested court order to remove the signs, fence or gate.

        In August, city of Holmes Beach attorneys Jim Dye and Patricia Petruff filed a motion for entry of default against Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc. for failing to file a responsive pleading to the Holmes Beach action in accordance with court rules.

        In September, Sandpiper attorney Charles Webb filed a motion to dismiss and strike the Holmes Beach lawsuit for unnecessarily attaching exhibits, failing to plead grounds for the declaratory relief requested, failing to plead facts that allege a right or interest in the property and for pleading legal conclusions rather than facts.

        The hearing on all three motions is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, before Judge Diana Moreland in the Manatee County Courthouse, 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

        At the Oct. 9 meeting of the Holmes Beach City Commission, Commissioner Jean Peelen continued her objection to the suit, saying $17,000 in attorney’s fees have been spent thus far by the city.

Holmes Beach commissioners dive into pool, parking changes

Holmes Beach City commissioners voted unanimously Oct. 9 to approve the first reading of amendments to the land development code affecting residential districts — one relating to pools and another on parking.

Commissioners decided to implement the rules Nov. 1 — but the measure still needs to be approved on final reading, which is expected Oct. 23.

The proposed LDC changes include establishing 5-foot setbacks for new swimming pools, decks and ancillary structures where an 18-inch separation is now required, and a requirement for one parking space for each bedroom in residential dwellings, as is currently the rule for resort housing.

The pool-related amendment also would establish a 6-foot height restriction on slides and other pool equipment and add a requirement to install sound-baffling enclosures on pool motors adjacent to residential properties.

Commissioners also discussed the construction of pools in relation to corner lots, and determined the current code allows such construction.

Related to new and existing home construction, city attorney Patricia Petruff brought to commissioners the planning commission recommendation related to parking places for homes with three or more sleeping rooms.

“You’re best to grandfather existing units,” she said about the residential parking requirements. “And then for any new construction after a date you pick, all dwelling units will have at least two spaces.”

Petruff said for three or more bedrooms or rooms suitable for sleeping purposes, there would need to be an additional parking space to the two already required.

The planning commission also recommended inserting a minimum size 9 by 18 feet parking space. Petruff said this limitation is existing law found in another part of the code.

Mayor Rich Bohnenberger asked whether the language would invalidate a 20 percent or less parking requirement in some areas. Petruff said she’d look into it, but believed that to be a commercial zoning exception.

In another first reading, the commission voted unanimously to amend its code of ordinances to allow for an alternate voting member on the planning commission.

Commission Chair David Zaccagnino had suggested adding a planning commission alternate Aug. 28 after a 3-2 vote that chose Scott Rudacille to fill the vacancy of the late Mike Snyder from among a field of three.

A unanimous vote approved Barbara Hines as an alternate, pending legal review, with the stipulation the alternate be expected to regularly attend meetings.

Zaccagnino said, provided the second reading passes Oct. 23, it will be up to Hines if she wants to accept and attend meetings as a non-voting alternate.

Holmes Beach man arrested on burglary charge

A 47-year-old Holmes Beach man faces two felony charges after being arrested Oct. 6 for allegedly burglarizing a vehicle.

Roger Cliburn of 2710 Avenue C was seen by a witness breaking into a car in the 2900 block of Avenue E, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The witness told Holmes Beach police that he saw Cliburn loading CDs and a stainless-steel flask into his backpack.

According to the report, the witness knew the vehicle was not Cliburn’s and confronted him. Cliburn allegedly tried to return the items and apologized for stealing them.

He was booked into the Manatee County jail on the felony burglary charge. While being processed, an intake Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy allegedly discovered a small amount of marijuana in Cliburn’s shirt pocket.

He was subsequently charged with a felony, introducing contraband into a detention facility.

Cliburn has a $5,000 bond on each felony charge. As of Islander press time, he remained in custody on a hold for contempt of court. According to court records, Cliburn did not appear on a May 28 misdemeanor loitering/prowling arrest.

Court records show Cliburn has a long list of arrests for theft, burglary and drug possession dating back to 1991.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Island police blotter – 10-17-2012

Anna Maria

• Oct. 2, 200 block of South Bay Boulevard, burglary. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy reported no signs of forced entry after responding to a burglary complaint. The complainant noted missing items, which were not listed in the report.

• Sept. 24, 500 block of Spring Avenue, criminal mischief. A complainant reported someone had knocked over his motorcycle while he was visiting a female friend, causing more than $1,000 in damage. The victim told a MCSO deputy that the woman’s ex-boyfriend had stopped by earlier and knew he was there visiting, but he was not observed near the motorcycle.

• Oct. 6, 300 block of South Bay Boulevard, burglary. A complainant reported someone had entered his residence and stole a television, blue-ray player and food from his refrigerator, all valued at $145.

• Oct. 8, 700 block of Fern Street, identity theft. A man reported to a MCSO deputy that he believed someone was tampering with his identification. The man said it has happened to him several times while “surfing” the Web, according to the report. The complainant was unable to provide any evidence.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• Oct. 8, 100 block of Third Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant told police she left her car doors unlocked overnight. When she opened her vehicle the next day, items valued at $4,420, including a laptop computer and iPad were missing.

• Sept. 29, 400 block of Gulf Drive South, vehicle burglary. An unknown person threw a rock through a vehicle window and stole a checkbook and several personal items.

• Sept. 28, 2400 block of Avenue C, criminal mischief. A complainant reported someone had removed four sections of fence from her backyard. Damages were estimated at $200.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• Oct. 1, 4400 block of 119th Street West, firebomb. A complainant reported he heard a knock on his door. When answered, he was confronted by a male dressed in black, who began taunting him to come outside and fight. The complainant declined, at which time another male threw a bottle filled with lighted gasoline on the victim’s front lawn. The bottle did not break and the fire went out. Sheriff’s deputies were unable to locate the suspects.

• Oct. 4, 4400 block of 125th Street West, fraud. A complainant reported she received a letter from Florida Power & Light informing her that a second account in her name had been opened. She told a MCSO deputy she had not authorized the account.

• Oct. 6, 4400 block of 123rd Street West, trespass warning. A MCSO deputy responded to the listed address and took a statement from a man saying he had been assaulted, but the deputy determined the assault had not occurred. The deputy determined the man who had alleged the incident was not invited to be on the complainant’s property and the man was issued a trespass warning.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

• Sept. 28, 699 Manatee Ave. W., shoplifting. A 31-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested on a shoplifting charge after video at CVS Pharmacy captured him opening a can of Red Bull inside the store, drinking it and leaving without paying. According to the report, video had captured the same man two days prior leaving the store with a can of Red Bull without paying.

• Oct. 8, 500 block of 67th Street, loitering and prowling. A 24-year-old Holmes Beach man was observed by a witness to be peering into several unoccupied vehicles. Police officers made contact with the man and found in his possession “a large amount of change” and a box-cutter tool. Police arrested him on the misdemeanor charge.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Sports – 10-17-2012

As fall weather arrives, AMI sports thrive


The youth soccer league saw another great week of action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Edgewater Realty is taking control of the two-team 14-17 division with a 3-1-1 record, while West Coast Air Conditioning sits at 1-3-1.

Steam Designs continues to chase the elusive perfect season with a 5-0 record in the 11-13 division. They hold a commanding 9-point advantage over second-place LPAC, which sits at 2-2. Jen Crady Massage follows in the standings at 1-2-1 and Wash Family Construction is in fourth place with 0-4-1.

The 8-10 division continues to be the most competitive on the field. Lobstahs, with a 5-0-1 record is tied for first place with American Marine, which is 5-1-1. Tyler’s Ice Cream is alone in third place with a 4-2-0 record. Best Buy is in fourth place with a 3-5-0, followed by Miller Electric at 2-6 and LaPensee Plumbing at 0-5.

LaPensee put a scare into unbeaten Lobstahs during their Oct. 8 matchup, but the 8-10 division first-place team prevailed 2-1 on goals from Catherine Calhoun and Allie Connelly. Sam Bowers scored the lone goal for the plumbers in the loss.

Best Buy exploded for seven goals in defeating Miller Electric in the second 8-10 division game of the evening. Daniel Fritz led the way with four goals, while Jaclyn Schlossberg scored two and Olivia Sizler added one in the victory. Ava Zink scored two goals and Madelyn Rogers added one goal to lead Miller Electric in the loss.

American Marine defeated Best Buy 6-3 during 8-10 division soccer Oct. 9. Tyler Brewer scored four goals and David Daigle added two to lead the American effort. Daniel Fritz scored all three goals to lead Best Buy in the loss.

Tyler’s Ice Cream cruised to a 7-4 victory over Miller Electric in the second 8-10 division game of the night. Daniel Sentman scored four goals to lead Tyler’s, which also received two goals from Giana Sparks and one goal from German Rivera. Ava Zink and Dalton Guthrie each scored two goals to lead the way for Miller.

LPAC slipped past Wash Family Construction in 11-13 division action Oct. 10. Tyler Pearson led LPAC with three goals and Zach Fernandez added one to lead LPAC in the victory. Ben Connors scored two goals and Tyler Yavalar added one for Wash in the loss.

Steam Designs remained undefeated with a 4-1 victory over Jen Crady Massage in the second 11-13 division game of the night. Nico Calleja led the way with two goals while Gavin Sentman and Christian Daniels each notched one goal in the victory. Abby Achor scored the lone goal for Jen Crady Massage.

West Coast Air Conditioning earned a 2-2 tie with undefeated Edgewater Realty during 14-17 soccer action Oct. 10. Max Miller and Carolyn Cullinan each scored a goal for WCAC, while Joey Carder scored both goals for Edgewater.

Edgewater Realty then earned a shutout over WCAC Oct. 8 behind two goals from Max Driscoll and single goals from Kieran Grumley, Derek Pulch and Joey Carder.


Adult basketball continues

Best Buy continues to lead the adult coed basketball league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center with a 5-0 record. Eat Here sits alone in second place with a 3-2 record, while Gator Man Pools, Agnelli Pool & Spas and Island Real Estate follow in the standings with matching 2-3 records. The Feast brings up the rear with a 1-4 record.

The Feast earned its first victory on the season during Oct. 9 action, defeating Agnelli Pool & Spa 40-38. Michael Haynes led the way with 17 points and four assists while Nate Coleman added 14 points and five assists.

Jordan Demers scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Agnelli Pool & Spa, which also received 8 points from Chad Woods and 7 points from Jonathan Moss in the loss.

Antwan Jackson exploded for 49 points while also grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds as Best Buy defeated Gator Man Pools 82-71. Tyler Bekkerus added 15 points and Brandon Kern finished with 14 points in the victory.

Richard Atkins led Gator Man Pools with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Sean Hubbard added 19 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Evan Wolfe chipped in with 13 points and Alban Gesa finished with 12 points in the loss.


Key Royale golf news

The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match Oct. 9. Christina Mason won Flight A with a 1-under-par 31 to finish one shot ahead of second-place finisher Helen Pollock. Joyce Brown took third place with a 1-over 33.

Flight B winner was Terry Westby with a 1-under-par 31. Fran Barford took second place with a 2-over-par 34, while Ginny Nunn Upshaw and Sue Wheeler tied for third place at 3-over 35.

Helen Pollock chipped in on the first hole, while Liz Lang did the same on the seventh hole.


Horseshoe news

Only two teams advanced to the knockout round during Oct. 13 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Sam Samuels and Norm Good both threw double ringers on the way to a 21-8 victory over Jay Disbrow and Tom Skoloda in the championship match.

Samuels and Disbrow were the only team with a 3-0 pool play record and were the Oct. 10 outright champs.

Play gets under way 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 Youth Soccer League schedule

4-5 Division

Oct. 17    6 p.m.      Bowes vs. A&E

Oct. 17    6:30 p.m. Bistro vs. Firkins


6-7 Division

Oct. 19    6 p.m.      Beach Bums vs. Surferbus.com

Oct. 19    7 p.m.      Bowes vs. Tyler’s

Oct. 23    6 p.m.      Bowes vs. Surferbus.com

Oct. 23    7 p.m.      Beach Bums vs. Tyler’s


8-10 Division

Oct. 17    6 p.m.      Miller Elect.  vs. Lobstahs

Oct. 17    7 p.m.      LaPensee vs. Tyler’s

Oct. 19    6 p.m.      American Marine vs. LaPensee

Oct. 23    6 p.m.      Best Buy vs. Tyler’s

Oct. 23    7 p.m.      Lobstahs vs. American Marine


11-13 Division

Oct. 17    8 p.m.      Crady Massage vs. LPAC

Oct. 19    7 p.m.      Steam Design vs. LPAC

Oct. 19    8 p.m.      Wash FC vs. Crady Massage



14-17 Division

Oct. 24    8 p.m.      West Coast AC vs. Edgewater

Oct. 29    8 p.m.      West Coast AC vs. Edgewater


AMICC Adult Soccer League schedule

Oct. 18    6 p.m.      Slim’s Place vs. Moss & Barnard

Oct. 18    7 p.m.      Jessie’s vs. Wash FC

Oct. 18    8 p.m.      Isl. Pest Control vs. Sato Real Estate

Oct. 18    9 p.m.      FL Discount Signs vs. Pink & Navy


AMICC Adult Basketball League schedule

Oct. 23    6:30 p.m. Island Real Estate vs. Gator Man

Oct. 23    7:30 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Eat Here

Oct. 23    8:30 p.m. Best Buy vs. The Feast