Center champions crowned in adult basketball, soccer
Champions were crowned in the adult basketball and soccer leagues at the Anna Maria Island Community Center last week. The adult championship games culminated a long season of exciting roundball and fütball, while also giving a boost to the economy with increased sales of Advil, Icey Hot and Ace bandages.
Beach to Bay Construction justified its No. 1 seeding with a close, 70-66 score in the title game Nov. 19 over second-seed Bowes Imaging Center.
Jordan Demers had a huge game for Beach to Bay, scoring 25 points and grabbing 11 rebounds to lead the champs. Robert Serrano chipped in with 20 points, while Sean Hubbard finished with14 points, six rebounds and five assists. Jon Moss rounded out the Beach to Bay scoring with 10 points in the victory.
Antwaun Jackson led all players with 32 points and 15 rebounds, while Matt Ray added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Bowes Imaging Center, which also received 7 points from Jason Mickan and 6 points from Teegan Purtil in the loss.
Upsets rule soccer playoffs
The seedings proved true in the first round of playoff action to decide the champion of the center’s adult soccer league, but that went out the window in the semifinals. No. 4 seed Agnelli Pool & Spa upset top-seed Sato Real Estate 3-1, while No. 3 Slim’s Place upended second-seed Island Gourmet 5-4 in semifinal action on Nov. 20.
The upsets continued when Agnelli Pool & Spa defeated Slim’s Place by a 3-1 score in the Nov. 21 championship game. Matt Kretzman had a goal and an assist to lead Agnelli, which also received goals from Sean Sanders and Tyler Krauss. Goalie Frank Agnelli made seven saves. However, the sentimental leader on the Agnelli team has to be 70-year-old Lyn Clarke.
Other members of the championship team are Meredith Argeros, Joey Ciasullo, Damir Glavan and Omar Polar.
PJ Smargisso scored the lone goal for Slim’s Place, which also received seven saves from Richard Fosmore in the loss. Other members of Slim’s Place are Kelsea Bachman, Scott Eason, Robbie McLaughlin, Josh Petit, Eric Pullen, Nate Coleman and Richie Subbiondo.
Agnelli Pool & Spa advanced to the finals by defeating Sato Real Estate 3-1 in the semifinals. Omar Polar scored two goals and Matt Kretzman had a goal and an assist to lead Agnelli to victory. Stephen Perry notched the lone goal for Sato Real Estate, which also received 11 saves from goalie Josh Sato in the loss.
Slim’s Place edged Island Gourmet 5-4 in the other semifinal match. Eric Pullen and PJ Smargisso scored two goals each and Nate Coleman scored to lead Slim’s Place. Adam Bujarski scored three goals to lead Island Gourmet, which also received a goal from Tim Tedesco in the loss.
Winter sports call for registration
The center is accepting registration for its winter lineup of adult sports, including flag football, volleyball and, for the first time ever, tennis.
There are mandatory tryouts for volleyball and flag football to ensure league parity. Volleyball tryouts will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and teams will be chosen on the field. Matches will be played Tuesday evenings and the cost is $75 for members and $110 for non-members.
Flag football tryouts are at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and teams will be assigned that evening. Games will be played on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The cost to play is $75 for members and $110 non-members.
The cost for tennis is $50 for singles tennis and $85 for doubles. The games will be played starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.
Players who sign up for two sports get a $25 discount. The leagues will begin play after the holidays in January.
Registration is online at www.islandcommunitycenter.com.
For more information, contact athletic director Matt Ray at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email email@example.com
Key Royale golf news
The week that was for golf action at Key Royale Club started Nov. 18 with a morning, nine-hole individual-low-net match among the men. Joe Dickinson carded a 4-under-par 28 to take first place by one stroke over Andy Barber and Pieter Thomassen.
Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford match. Earl Ritchie and Tom Nelson tied for first for the best individual score, while the team of Quentin Talbert, Dennis Schavey, Gary Alvord and Nelson Eagle combined on a plus-4 to win the team compeition.
The Key Royale women played a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match in four flights Nov. 19.
Flight A saw Mary Lou Dreier, Sue Hookem and Sue Little tie for first place with matching 2-over-par 34s.
Kris Landkammer fired a 2-under-par 30 to take first place in Flight B. Joyce Brown was one shot back in second place, while Sue Wheeler’s 1-over-par 33 was good enough for third place.
Joyce Lathrop shot the low-net round of the day with a 6-under-par 26, which gave her first place in Flight C. Christina Mason took second with an even-par 32, while Rita Allen was one shot back in third place.
Joanna Ozdych’s 1-over-par 33 put her first place in Flight D. Penny Auch took second with a 35, while Sally Keyes took third with a 37.
The men played a nine-hole team scramble Nov. 21. The team of Dale Hudson, Jon Holcmob, Chuck Tencate and Barry Anderson combined on a four-under-par 28. The team of Bill Lowman, John Cassese, John Estok and Dieter Burckhardt finished alone in second at minus three.
The week’s action ended Nov. 22 with a coed, nine-hole, two-best-net-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Penny Auch, Maryanne Kaemmerlen and Bob Dickinson combined on an 11-under-par 53 to earn a one-shot victory over the team of Earl Huntzinger, Nell Bergstrom, Heather Balone and Luanne Collins.
The Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pit regulars heard the news Nov. 19 prior to play that long-time participant Ron Pepka had died the day before.
Pepka was a fixture at the pits, while also being active in ensuring the weekly Anna Maria horseshoe scores made it to The Islander.
After sentiments for Pepka, three teams advanced from pool play with 3-0 records. Karl Thomas and Dave Lansaw drew the bye and watched as Bruce Munro and Norm Good anhilated Gene Bobeldyk and Roy England 22-1 to advance to the finals. Munro and Good were too “good,” defeating Thomas and Lansaw 21-8 in the championship matchup.
Two teams emerged from pool play during Nov. 22 horseshoe action and were left to battle for the day’s bragging rights. Bruce Munro and Dave Lansaw defeated Bob Palmer and Karl Thomas 23-12 in the title game.
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.