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1 team in adult soccer league steps closer to perfection

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Winners of the May 18 Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf tournament pose in the banquet room at the IMG Academy Golf Club, 4316 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. First-place winners are AAA Payroll team with Kevin Lough, left, Mike Southwick, Randy Clark and Ken Powell. Second-place winners are Cablish and Gentile team with Val Cablish and Jim Gentile and third-place winners are the Fat Cat team, with Kenny Krickse, Larry House, Jim Stufflebeam and Charlie Penman. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICofC/Cathy Pizzo
Angelle Duhaime hits off one of the tees during the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf tournament May 18 at IMG Academy Golf Club in Bradenton. The annual tournament raises funds for the chamber’s college scholarship awards. Islander Photos: Sandy Ambrogi

Seven up, seven down. That’s how Legler & Flynn Law has done it in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

There’s been a few close calls, but Legler & Flynn improved to 7-0 after soccer action May 17 and increased its lead to two games. Lancaster Design, which fell to 5-2 with a loss last week to Sato Real Estate, held down second place. Sato improved to 4-3 and moved into third place. Slim’s Place fell to 3-2-2 thanks to a blowout loss, and Ross Built is alone in fifth with a 3-4 record. Moss Builders holds down sixth place at 2-4-1, while Mar/Kis Insurance follows at 1-5-1 and Acqua Aveda has a hold on last place with its1-6 record.

Sato opened the action with a 5-2 victory over Lancaster Design behind two goals each from Eliza Faillace and Damir Glavan. Nate Talucci completed the scoring with a goal, and Jordan Demers made six saves in the victory.

Daniel Anderson and Greg DeMeuse notched a goal each and Ricky Anderson added an assist to lead Lancaster Design in the loss.

Ross Built rolled to a 5-2 victory over Acqua Aveda behind a hat trick from Chris Klotz and a goal and an assist from Omar Polar. Greg Ross added a goal and Ben Sato helped preserve the victory with five saves between the pipes.

Eric Pullen and Scott Eason scored a goal each to lead Acqua Aveda, which received an assist from Shea Yates and five saves from Jason Sato in the loss.

Legler & Flynn Law obliterated Slim’s Place 11-1 behind three goals each from Jeremias Gramajo and Steve Oelfke and two goals each from Shay Coleman and Yorvi Moreira. Sean Flynn completed the scoring with a goal and Diego Felipe made four saves in goal.

Maxim Panchenko notched the lone goal for Slim’s Place, which also received six saves from Will Case in the loss.

Moss Builders doubled up on Mar/Kis Insurance 4-2 in the last match of the night. Stephen Adair led the way with two goals, while Ryan Moss and Jessica Williams had a goal each.

Kris Yavalar and Manoj Kumar Poudel each scored a goal and Mario Prino made six saves to lead Mar/Kis Insurance in the loss.

No surprises in youth soccer playoffs
Proving that the regular season does matter, the top seeds easily held serve during first-round playoff action May 16 in the youth soccer league at the center.

Top seeded Bins Be Clean rolled past No. 4 seed Planet Stone by a 4-1 score behind four goals from Jackson Pakbaz and three saves from Victor Albrect. Aiden Templeton notched the lone goal for Planet Stone, which also received three saves from Evan Talucci in the loss.

The second match of the evening saw No. 2 seed Progressive Cabinetry earn a 5-0 shutout victory over Signarama behind a hat trick from Gregory Jordan and a goal each from Kieran Cloutier and Liam Coleman.

Beckham Factor made two saves to lead Signarama in the loss.

Bins Be Clean will square off against Progressive Cabinetry in the championship game at 7 p.m. May 23, after press time for The Islander. The third-place playoff is at 6 p.m., before the championship game.

 

Key Royale golf news
Rain put a damper on some of the past week’s golf action at the Key Royale Club, but the men did manage to get out a couple of times during the week, starting with a nine-hole, modified Stableford-system match May 14.

Barry Izzard grabbed clubhouse bragging rights with a score of plus-5, edging second-place finisher Jack Lowery by a point.

Izzard was big man on the links twice, helping teammates Blake Ress and Dave Richardson to a 7-under-par 25 to win the May 17 scramble.

 

Horseshoe news
Two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records and battled for the day’s supremacy during May 16 action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Hank Huyghe and Rod Bussey rolled to an easy 21-11 victory over Tim Sofran and Tom Skoloda to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Huyghe was back in the winner’s circle May 19 as he walked his way to the only 3-0 record in pool play and was the day’s outright champ.

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.

 

Register now for adult flag football
Adult sports enthusiasts are encouraged to register and play in the adult flag football league at the center.

The season kicks off June 21, with all games played Thursday nights.

Cost for the league is $10 for center members and $126 for nonmembers. A $10 late fee applies for anyone who registers after the June 9 deadline.

Player evaluations and a draft will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a team or for more information, contact center recreation director, Will Schenerlein at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or will@centerami.org.

1 team chases perfection in center’s adult soccer league

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Legler & Flynn Law player Diego Felipe has his eye on the ball during May 10 adult soccer action at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photos: Courtesy Erin Felipe
Ross Built’s Ryan Hogan and Legler & Flynn defender Steve Vellequette battle for position as the ball comes in during May 10 adult soccer action at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Soccer rules, as the saying goes on Anna Maria Island, meaning it’s No. 1.

With only two weeks of action remaining in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, Legler & Flynn Law is 6-0 and alone in first place. Lancaster Design is on L&F’s heels though, sporting a 5-1 record. Slim’s Place follows with a 3-1-2 record in third place. Sato Real Estate is at 3-3. Ross Built, Moss Builders, Mar/Kis Insurance and Acqua Aveda follow in the standings in order.

Legler & Flynn opened May 10 action with a 5-2 victory over Ross Built behind two goals apiece from Diego Felipe and Chris LeClainche. Shay Coleman added a goal, while Steve Oelfke and Felipe combined on seven saves in goal.

Ross Built was led by a goal and an assist from Ryan Hogan and a goal from Chris Culhane. Chris Klotz added an assist and Robb Marshall made six saves in the loss.

Mar/Kis Insurance edged Sato Real Estate 3-2 in the second game of the evening behind a goal and an assist from Tony Morales and a goal each from Joel Sanchez and Manoj Kumar Poudel. Mario Prino helped preserve the victory with five saves between the pipes.

Eliza Faillace scored twice to lead Sato Real Estate, which also received an assist in the loss from Josh Sato and four saves from Jordan Demers.

Lancaster Design rolled to a 5-1 victory over Moss Builders behind two goals and an assist from Robert Armstrong and a goal and an assist from Ricky Anderson and Sumiko Chipman. Daniel Anderson completed the win with a goal, while Michael Lewis made four saves.

Jessica Williams notched the lone goal for Moss Builders on an assist from Chris Scott, while Josh Bernet made three saves in the loss.

Slim’s Place outscored Acqua Aveda 5-4 to close out the May 10 action behind a hat trick from Rico Beissert and a goal each from PJ Smargisso and Nate Welch. Andre Lewis had an assist and Smargisso made seven saves in the victory.

Jake Parsons scored three goals in the loss and Shea Yates added a goal.
1 week remains for youth soccer
With only one game remaining in the spring schedule, the standings in the youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island are tight. Bins Be Clean is alone in first place with a 3-1-1 record, but Progressive Cabinetry and Signarama are on their heels with matching 2-1-2 records. Planet Stone isn’t far behind with a 2-2-1 record, while Salty Printing is locked in last place, still in search of a win.

Action on May 12 kicked off with Planet Stone slipping past Signarama by a 1-0 score. Riley Lawson notched the lone goal for Planet Stone, while Beckham Factor made five saves to help preserve the victory.

Kendall Rice made a save for Signarama in the loss.

The second game of the day saw Bins Be Clean earn a 3-1 victory over Salty Printing behind a hat trick from Jackson Pakbaz and five saves from Victor Albrecht.

Jack Mattick scored the lone goal for Salty Printing, which also received three saves in the loss from Jack McCarthy.

The last game of the day saw Signarama and Progressive Cabinetry battle to a 1-1 tie.

 

Key Royale news
Golf action at the Key Royale Club teed off with the men playing their regular nine-hole, modified-Stableford system match May 7. Hoyt Miller earned clubhouse bragging rights after carding a score of plus-5 to edge second-place finisher Dave Richardson by a point.

The women took to the course May 8 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in four flights.

Phyllis Roe grabbed the top spot in Flight A with a 1-under-par 31, one shot better than Debi Wohlers. Pam Lowry fired a 1-over-par 33 to finish in third place.

Pam Alvord’s even-par 32 gave her first place in Flight B by one stroke over second-place finisher Sue Christenson.

Carol Duncan fired a morning best, 3-under-par 29 to take first place in Flight C. Sue Wheeler finished alone in second with a 1-under-par 31.

The men were back on the course May 10 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Chuck Patrick, Mark Schlenker and Larry Solberg combined on an 8-under-par 24 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Gerry Dahl, Jon Holcomb, Bob O’Keefe and Ron Vandeman came in second with a 5-under-par 27.

 

Horseshoe news
Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was short and sweet this past week, as both champs were outright winners.

May 9 action saw the team of Steve Doyle and Neil Hennessey post the lone 3-0 pool-play record to win the day’s proceedings.

Bob Heiger and Rod Bussey matched that feat and were champs for the May 12 horseshoe action.

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.

Soccer continues to spike center, horseshoes, golf play on

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After another week of youth soccer at the Center of Anna Maria Island, there’s one unbeaten team remaining, but Signarama had a bye so its 2-0 record wasn’t challenged. Bins Be Clean moved into first place thanks to a tie that moved them to 2-1-1 in the standings. Planet Stone and Progressive Cabinetry are tied for third place with matching 1-1-1 records, while Salty Printing holds down the cellar with an 0-3-1 record.

Soccer action May 1 saw Planet Stone edge Salty Printing 4-3 behind two goals each from Aiden Templeton and Nick Yatros and three saves from Evan Talucci. Salty printing was led by a pair of goals from Jack Mattick and a goal from Caden Quimby in the loss.

Bins Be Clean and Progressive Cabinetry battled to a 1-1 tie in the second game of the evening with Bins Be Clean getting a goal from JM Feeney and three saves from Victor Albrecht. Progressive was led by Gregory Jordan’s goal and two saves from Liam Coleman.

 

Legler & Flynn top adult soccer action

After five weeks of adult soccer action at the center, no team has figured a way to defeat Legler & Flynn Law, which improved to a 5-0 record. Lancaster Design remains on their heels with a 4-1 record and 3-2 Sato Real Estate is another game back in third place. Slim’s Place continued its ascent with another victory to improve its standing to 2-1-2 after starting the season with a pair of ties. Ross Built is 2-3 ahead of 1-3-1 Moss Builders, 1-4 Acqua Aveda and 0-4-1 Mar/Kis Insurance.

Lancaster Design opened the May 3 action with a 4-2 victory over Acqua Aveda behind two goals from Sumiko Chipman and single goals from Daniel Anderson and Greg DeMeuse. Michael Lewis chipped in with a pair of assists and Trey Horne made five saves to help preserve the victory.

Scott Eason and Max Gazzo paced Acqua Aveda with a goal each, while Jason Sato put up six saves in the loss.

Legler & Flynn rode a balanced offense to a 4-1 victory over Mar/Kis Insurance in the second game of the night. Jeremias Gramajo led the way with a goal and an assist, while Diego Felipe, Amy Ivin and Steve Oelfke each notched a goal. Chris Le Clainche added an assist, while Sean Flynn and Felipe combined on six saves in the victory.

Mike Brusso scored on an assist from Erin Felipe to lead Mar/Kis Insurance, which received four saves from Kris Yavalar and three saves from Yuri Periera in the loss.

The third match of the triple-header saw Slim’s Place roll to a 4-1 victory over Sato Real Estate behind three goals and an assist from Andre Lewis. Nate Welch added a goal for Slim’s, which also received seven saves from PJ Smargisso in the win.

The last match of the night saw Ross Built roll to a 7-0 shutout over Moss Builders behind two goals from Greg Ross and single goals from Ben Sato, Chris Klotz, James Lynch and Ryan Hogan. Goalie Robb Marshall wasn’t challenged much, making two saves in the victory.

 

Key Royale news

The men opened up the week of golf action at Key Royale Club April 30 with a nine-hole, modified Stableford-system match. John Estok and Larry Pippel shared clubhouse bragging rights with matching plus-4s.

The women took the course May 1 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in four flights.

Judy Christensen took first place in Flight A with a 2-under-par 30, edging Pam Lowry for first place by a stroke. Debi Wohlers was alone in third place with an even-par 32.

Sharon Taras and Sue Christenson battled to a tie for first place after both players finished at 1-under-par 31. After a card off — comparing scores on the hardest handicap holes until the tie is broken — Tarras was declared the Flight B winner.

Flight C also was a barn burner, with Carol Duncan and Barb Harold finishing with 2-under-par 30s. After the card off, Duncan was declared Flight C winner. Jana Samuels was alone in third place with a 1-under-par 31.

Susan Van Orsdel was the outright winner in Flight D with a 3-under-par 29 to earn a two-shot victory over Marty Clark and Laura Hicks, who both finished at 1-under-par 31.

Markie Ksiazek, Joy Kaiser, Ann Hitchen and Terry Westby all had chipins on the day while Lowry and Wohlers both had birdies on their rounds.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and battled for the day’s supremacy during May 2 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Steve Doyle and Dom Livedoti cooled off the walker, Gary Howcroft, with a convincing 23-11 victory to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams also advanced to the knockout stage during Cinco de Mayo action with 3-0 pool-play records. In a wire-to-wire game, the team of Sam Samuels and Rod Bussey edged Howcroft and Neil Hennessey 21-20 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.

 

Register now for ‘Magic’ soccer

Players interested in taking their game to the next level are invited to register for tryouts for the 2018-19 competitive Manatee Magic soccer league.

Tryouts for the junior age group — players with birth years of 2005-10 — are set for 6-8 p.m. May 14-15, with check-in starting at 5:30 p.m. The junior season runs mid-October-April, depending on the success and desire of the teams.

Senior group tryouts are 6-8 p.m. May 16-17, with check-in at 5:30 p.m. The season for high school age players is split to avoid conflict with high school soccer. It runs August-October and resumes mid- to late-January. Depending on success and the team, the league plays through April.

Tryouts are at the G.T. Bray Park soccer fields, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton.

There is no cost for the tryouts, but interested players must register online at mayso.org.

The cost for the season is $600, including two uniforms, backpack, training and one tournament entry.

For more information, email info@mayso.org.

Legal team still chasing perfection on center soccer field

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After four weeks of action in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, Legler & Flynn Law is clinging to first place and a 4-0 unbeaten season.

Sato Real Estate and Lancaster Design are right on their heels with matching 3-1 records, while Moss Builders and Slim’s Place are tied for fourth place at 1-2-1. Acqua Aveda dropped to sixth place and a 1-3 record, while Mar/Kis Insurance remained in last place at 1-3-1.

Slim’s Place made the jump in the standings thanks to a 4-2 victory over Ross Built to open the April 26 action at the center. Andre Lewis exploded for four goals, while Nate Welch had an assist and Will Case made five saves in the victory.

Chris Culhane and Omar Polar each notched a goal for Ross Built, which received four saves from Robb Marshall in the loss.

Legler & Flynn held on for a 4-3 victory over Acqua Aveda to remain unbeaten behind a pair of goals from Amy Ivin and a goal and an assist from Chris Le Clainche. Shay Coleman added a goal, while Diego Felipe and Steve Oelfke chipped in with assists in the victory.

Eric Pullen scored a hat trick to lead Acqua Aveda, which also received an assist from Miguel Ajoy and four saves from Jason Sato in the loss.

Lancaster Design rolled to a 4-0 victory over Mar/Kis Insurance in the third match of the evening behind a hat trick by Danny Anderson and a goal from Robert Armstrong. John Coleman added an assist and Trey Horne made five saves in goal to record the shutout.

Goalie Mario Prino made six saves in the loss for Mar/Kis Insurance.

Sato Real Estate rolled to a 10-2 victory over Moss Builders behind four goals and two assists from Damir Glavan and a hat trick from Jose Casaras. Josh Sato chipped in a goal and two assists and Nate Talucci had a goal and an assist. Francisco Oliviera completed the route with a goal and Jordan Demers finished with five saves.

Stephen Adair and Chris Scott scored a goal each to lead Moss Builders, which received six saves from goalie Josh Bernet in the loss.

The center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

 

Youth soccer completes week 2

After two weeks of youth soccer action at the center, Signarama has impressive 2-0 start, though Bins Be Clean is on their heels with a 2-1 record. Progressive Cabinetry is alone in third with a 1-1 record, while Planet Stone is in fourth place with an 0-1-1 record, just ahead of Salty Printing with an 0-2-1 record and last place.

Signarama moved to 2-0 with a 3-1 victory over Planet Stone behind three goals from Connor Samblis and a save from Kendall Rice in goal.

Krosby Lamison led Planet Stone with a goal and a save, while Evan Talucci finished with two saves in the loss.

Bins Be Clean kept pace in the standings with Signarama with a 3-2 victory over Salty Printing. Jackson Pakbaz led the way with a pair of goals, while JM Feeney chipped in a goal.

Frankie Coleman led Salty Printing with two goals, while Jack Mattick finished with two saves in the loss.

Key Royale golf news

Another week of mild spring weather brought a bevy of Key Royale Club members to the golf course, starting with the men’s weekly modified Stableford-system match April 23.

Marty Hicks captured individual honors with a plus-4, a point ahead of Steve Pfeil and Greg Shorten, who finished in a tie for second place.

Shorten teamed with Glenn Greenfelder, Blake Ress and Dan Richardson on a plus-5 to tie the team of Hoyt Miller, Keith Offenhauer, Jere Rice and Tom Solosky for first-place honors. Not sure who had to buy in the clubhouse following the round.

The women took over the course April 24 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights, including a side game of low score on even holes.

Helen Pollock fired a 3-under-par 29 to win Flight A by four shots over second-place finisher Pam Lowry, who carded an even-par 32 and a chipin on the ninth hole.

Sue Christenson’s matching 32 gave her first place in Flight B with Connie Lovanos alone in second with a 2-over-par 34.

Jan Turner carded a 3-under-par 29 to win Flight C by a stroke over Barb Harold, while Sue Wheeler was another shot back in third.

Marty Clark captured Flight D with an even-par 32, while Markie Ksiazek’s 5-over-par 37 earned her a second-place finish.

Turner won the side game with a 17 on the four even-numbered holes, while Janet Razze carded a chipin on the first hole.

The men were back on the course April 26 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Marty Hicks, Jim Menzies, Terry Schaefer and Quentin Talbert combined on a 5-under-par 27 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Dean Christenson, Jon Holcomb and Fred Miller were two strokes back in second place.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams managed 3-0 pool-play records and met in the finals to determine bragging rights in the April 25 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Herb Heesch and Dom Livedoti ran roughshod over Gary Howcroft and Jay Disbrow by a 22-6 score to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during April 28 action. Bob Rowley and Livedoti drew the bye into the final and watched as Gene Bobeldyk and Rod Bussey defeated Hank Huyghe and Neil Hennessey 23-16 to earn their way into the finals. Bobeldyk and Bussey overtook Rowley and Livedoti 23-18 thanks to a game ending, double-ringer by Bobeldyk to grab the day’s bragging rights.

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.

 

Register now for ‘Magic’ soccer

Players interested in taking their game to the next level are invited to register for tryouts for the 2018-19 competitive Manatee Magic soccer league.

Tryouts for the junior age group — players with birth years of 2005-10 — are set for 6-8 p.m. May 14-15, with check in starting at 5:30 p.m. The junior season runs mid-October-April, depending on the success and desire of the teams.

Senior group tryouts are 6-8 p.m. May 16-17, with check in at 5:30 p.m. The season for high school age players is split to avoid conflict with high school soccer. It runs August-October and resumes mid- to late-January. Depending on success and the team, the league plays through April.

Tryouts are at the G.T. Bray Park soccer fields, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton.

There is no cost for the tryouts, but interested players must register online at mayso.org.

The cost for the season is $600, including two uniforms, backpack, training and one tournament entry.

For more information, email info@mayso.org.

KRC hands out titles, Beach Bums takes title at center court

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The men’s senior handicap match-play golf tournament was played over the course of four weeks at the Key Royale Club with the final match April 4. Eighteen players were whittled down to Jim Auch and Jere Rice going mano a mano. Auch prevailed, defeating Rice three and one to earn the crown of Key Royale Club’s senior champ.

Another special tourney, the annual Key Royale Club men’s President Cup, took place with 44 players March 28.

Chet Hutton earned first-place honors with a 7-under-par 25, one stroke better than second-place finisher Mike Gillie. Auch and Gary Silke finished in a tie for third place with matching 5-under-par 27s.

Barry Izzard won the closest-to-the-pin competition on the eighth hole, putting it at 10 feet, 3 inches of the hole. Silke won longest drive from the gold tees, while Terry Tarras won the long drive from the blue tees.

Competitors celebrated in the clubhouse with beverages, pizza and chicken wings.

The women got out on the course April 17 for a nine-hole individual low-net match in four flights.

Judy Christensen fired a 3-under-par 29 to roll to a three-shot victory in Flight A. Jean Holmes was alone in second at even-par 32, while Pam Lowry took third with a 2-over-par 34.

Sue Christenson captured Flight B with a 2-under-par 30, two strokes ahead of second-place finisher Connie Livanos.

Flight C was ruled by Beth Lindeman, who carded a 3-under-par 29. Jana Samuels took second place with an even-par 32, while Roxanne Koch was two shots back in third.

Markie Ksiazek survived a card off with Sally York to break a tie for first place after both players shot a 3-over-par 35.

The men were returned April 18 for their annual Spring Stag Day with 56 players participating in the golf and lunch that followed.

Andy Barber, Chet Hutton and Bob O’Brien all carded 3-under-par 29s to share the best low-net scores, while O’Brien and Larry Pippel tied for the best low-gross score.

Hutton, Buddy Foy, Scott Mitchell and Pippel combined on a 1-under-par 127 to finish in a tie with Jim Auch, Gerry Elson, Dale Hudson and Dave Kruger for the best team low-net score.

Silke won the long drive from the gold tees, while Tarras won from the blues. Greg Shorten had the closest to the pin on the third hole, while Pippel won it on the eighth hole. Art Hibbs had the longest first putt to round out the stag day winners.

 

Youth basketball season ends

Beach Bums defeated Slim’s Place 46-43 in the April 17 championship game of the youth basketball league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Brock Soletti poured in 22 points to lead Beach Bums, which also received 7 points from Connor Ludwig and 6 points from Matt Spiedel. Evan Christenson and Jeremiah Sculco completed the scoring for Beach Bums in the victory with 4 points each.

Tyler Brewer scored 12 points and David Daigle added 10 points to lead a balanced Slim’s Place offense, which also received 8 points from Bryce Higgins. Tuna McCracken added 6 points and Travis Bates finished with 2 points in the loss.

Blue Lagoon edged Bins Be Clean 16-11 in the third-place game behind a game-high 7 points from Ben Barreda. Jackson Hayes chipped in 4 points and Ken Nieding finished with 3 points in the victory.

Anthony Nguyen led Bins Be Clean with 5 points, while Sean Kelly and Jiles Kirkland finished with 4 and 2 points respectively.

 

Adult soccer completes third week

After three weeks of adult soccer action at the center, only one team has an unblemished record. Legler & Flynn Law is atop the standings with a perfect 3-0 record as Sato Real Estate and Lancaster Design follow closely behind with matching 2-1 records. Moss Builders holds down fourth place with a 1-1-1 record, while fifth and sixth place are occupied by Acqua Aveda and Ross Built with 1-2 records. Slim’s Place is alone in seventh place with an 0-2-1 mark, while Mar/Kis Insurance is holding down eighth place on an 0-2-1 record.

The April 19 “action” got started with Moss Builders getting a win for just showing up. Opponent Acqua Aveda didn’t have enough players to field a team, giving Moss the forfeit victory.

Lancaster Design showed why they’re a contender in the second match, earning a 6-2 victory over Slim’s Place behind two goals each from Danny Anderson and Greg DeMeuse. Sumiko Chipman added a goal and an assist and Michael Lewis scored a goal to round out the offense. Goalie Trey Horne helped hold the lead with seven saves in the victory.

Andre Lewis and Rico Beissert led Slim’s with a goal each and Will Case made six saves in the loss.

Ross Built rolled to a 5-2 victory over Mar/Kis Insurance in the third match of the night behind a pair of goals from Omar Polar and a goal and an assist from Chris Culhane. An own goal and a single tally from Monica Simpson rounded out the score for Ross, which also received five saves from Rob Marshall.

Kris Yavalar and Tony Morales scored a goal each to lead Mar/Kis Insurance, which also received five saves from Mario Prino in the loss.

The final game of the evening saw first place Legler & Flynn Law roll to a 6-1 victory over Sato Real Estate behind two goals each from Sean Flynn and Amy Ivin. Jeremais Gramajo and Shay Coleman each added a goal, while Chris Le Clainche and Blair Schlossberg both notched assists in the win.

Damir Glavan scored the lone goal in the loss for Sato Real Estate on an assist from Eliza Faillace.

 

Horseshoe news

April 18 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits produced three teams that advanced to the knockout stage. Walker Bob Rowley drew the bye into the finals and watched as Bob Lee and Ron Slaugh outlasted Myles Macleod and Adin Shank 21-18. Lee and Slaugh cruised to a 23-10 victory over Rowley to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Hank Huyghe walked his way to the winner’s circle during April 21 action after earning the lone 3-0 record during pool play.

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.

Basketball playoff action tips off on center court

The youth basketball league playoffs at the Center of Anna Maria Island tipped off April 11 with a pair of semifinal games.

Beach Bums took on Bins Be Clean in the first game and came away with a 47-19 blowout victory to advance to the championships. Brock Soletti led the way with 20 points, while Evan Christenson added 11 points. Connor Ludwig chipped in with 9 points, while Matt Spiedel and Jeremiah Sculco added 4 and 3 points respectively.

Anthony Nguyen scored 12 points to lead Bins Be Clean, which also received 3 points from Nick Yatros and 2 points each from Cole and Cash Carter in the loss.

The second game also was a blowout as Slim’s Place rolled past Blue Lagoon 37-11 behind 14 points from Tyler Brewer and 10 points from Bryce Higgins. David Daigle chipped in with 8 points and Tuna McCracken finished with 5 points in the victory.

Ben Barreda scored 7 points to lead Blue Lagoon, which also received 2 points each from Max Higgins and Riley Quillin in the loss.

Adult soccer completes second week
After two weeks of adult soccer action at the Center of Anna Maria Island, there are two undefeated teams. Legler Flynn Law and Sato Real Estate both sport 2-0 records. Right on their heels with 1-1 records are Lancaster Design and Acqua Aveda. Slim’s Place follows with an 0-0-2 record, while Mar/Kis Insurance and Moss Builders are tied for sixth place with matching 0-1-1 records. Ross Built is alone in last place and still searching for a victory.

Action April 12 started with Legler & Flynn rolling to a 5-0 victory over Lancaster Design behind two goals and an assist from Jeremais Gramajo and a goal and an assist from Blair Schlossberg. Shay Coleman and Amy Ivin added single goals, while Diego Felipe had an assist and made three saves in goal.

The second game of the evening saw Slim’s Place and Moss Builders battle to a 4-4 tie. Nate Welch led Slim’s with 2 goals, while PJ Smarjisso and Renee Rupp each scored. Rico Beissert added an assist, while Will Case and Welch each finished with three saves.

Chris Scott led Moss Builders with two goals, while Jessica Williams added a goal and an assist. Ivan Gaeta added a goal and Josh Bernet finished with three saves and an assist.

Sato Real Estate rolled to a 6-2 victory over Ross Built in the third match of the night behind a hat trick from Jose Casera and two goals from Josh Sato. Damir Glavan completed the scoring with a goal and Jordan Demers helped preserve the victory with five saves.

The final match of the night saw Acqua Aveda slip past Mar/Kis Insurance by a 3-1 margin. Miguel Ajoy led the way with two goals, while Eric Pullen scored once.

Jason Sato closed out the victory with five saves and Scott Eason added an assist in the win.

Kris Yavalar notched the lone goal for Mar/Kis Insurance and Mario Prino came through with five saves in the loss.

Action continues with four games starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19.

 

Key Royale golf news
The golf action at Key Royale Club got started April 9 with the men playing a modified Stableford-system match. Gary Silke earned individual honors with a plus-4 to edge second-place finisher Buddy Foy by a point.

Silke’s round also helped teammates Gerry Dahl, Dale Hudson and Barry Izzard to the team title with a combined score of plus-5.

The men played a nine-hole shamble April 12. The team of Jim Auch, Bill Merrill, John Purcell and Bob Soos combined on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Tim Friessen, Buddy Foy, Tom McDonnell and Nub Turner matched the 3-under-par 29 carded by Gary Alvord, Bob Blaser, Mike Gillie and Wayne Patterson for a tie for second place.

 

Horseshoe news
Four teams emerged from pool play and battled it out during April 11 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Bob Rowley and Norm Langeland outlasted walker Myles Macleod 23-19, while Steve Doyle and Rod Bussey advanced to the finals with a 26-20 victory over Hank Huyghe and Bob Lee. Doyle and Bussey earned a trip to the winner’s circle after defeating Rowley and Langeland by a 26-19 score.

April 14 action saw three teams advance from pool play to the knockout stage. The team of Tim Sofran and Neil Hennessey drew the bye into the finals and watched as John Crawford and Bussey eliminated Sam Samuels and Lee by a 22-19 score. The finals were all Crawford and Bussey, as they dominated Sofran and Hennessey to win by a 24-6 score.

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.

 

Register for T-ball at center
Interested youngsters ages 3-6 can register for a spring T-ball program at the center at centerami.org or in person at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

The season, which costs $10 for members and $96 for nonmembers, gets started April 30. It will include a skills clinics and games starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings The last day to register is April 21. For more information, email will@centerami.org or call 941-778-1908.

Sports – 05-30-2012

Youth basketball seeds set for playoffs

The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth basketball season has come to an end, but the games are not over. Opening-round playoff contests are set in two of the center league divisions, the 8-10 and 11-13 age groups.

The championship game matchup is set in the 14-17 division with top seed, undefeated Dips Ice Cream taking on No. 2 seed Anna Maria Oyster Bar at noon, Saturday, June 9.

Oyster Bar got there on the strength of a 45-42 playoff victory over Integrity Sound May 21. Ryan Gilman led the Oyster Bar with 16 points, while Max Miller finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Neahmiah Goode added 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in the victory.

Burke McCampbell-Hill scored 19 points and Joey Carder added 11 points to lead Integrity Sound. Pierce Hogan scored 8 points and grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds in the loss.

Beach Bistro grabbed the top spot in the 8-10 division with a 7-1 record and will play fourth-seed Walter & Associates at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. Second-seed Gettel Toyota will take on third seed Island Real Estate in the following game with the winners meeting for the championship game 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9.

Top seed in the 11-13 division is Walter & Associates, which gets a bye into the semifinals along with second-seed Holy Cow Ice Cream. No. 4 seed Eat Here faces fifth-seed Sandbar Restaurant at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, while No. 3 seed Ross Built takes on sixth-seed Southern Greens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6

Eat Here tuned up for the 11-13 division playoffs with an easy 48-17 victory over Southern Greens May 23. Jordan Cooly scored 14 points and Adam Clark added 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Eat Here scoring effort. Michael Latimer chipped in with 10 points, while Brooke Capparelli finished with 7 points and five rebounds in the victory.

Andrew Zink paced Southern Greens with 10 points and nine rebounds, while George Lardas added 4 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

Walter & Associates defeated Sandbar 50-34 in the second 11-13 division game of the evening behind 18 points and 10 rebounds from SethWalter and 16 points and 12 rebounds from Jack Walter. Mark Fields added 14 points and 20 rebounds to round out the Walter victory.

Corey Jacques led Sandbar with 20 points, while Dayton Modderman finished with 8 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Holy Cow Ice Cream defeated Ross Built 43-26 to complete 11-13 division action for the evening. Moriah Goode and Trent Boring both scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Holy Cow, which also received 8 points from Rory Houston in the victory.

Jake Ross scored 11 points and Matthew Manger added 9 points and grabbed five rebound to lead Ross Built, which also received 6 points from Andrew Ross in the loss.

Walter & Associates earned its first victory on the season when they edged Island Real Estate 8-6 during 8-10 division action May 21. Joey Theil led Walter & Associates with 4 points and five rebounds, while Anni Walter and Tori Walter both scored 2 points. Tori Walter also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.

Daniel Sentman, Thomas Heckler and Shelby Morrow each scored 2 points in the loss.

Beach Bistro defeated Gettel Toyota 12-7 in the second 11-13 game of the evening. Jack Groves scored 6 points and Luke Marvin finished with 4 points apiece to lead Beach Bistro, which also received 2 points from Franklin Valdez in the victory.

Anna Pears led Gettel Toyota with 3 points, while Andrew Austin and Hannah McCracken each finished with 2 points in the loss.

Island Pest holds ‘Slim’ lead in adult soccer
Island Pest Control’s 2-0 victory over Pink & Navy May 21 propelled them to the top of the standings by a point over Slim’s Place.

Island Pest sits at 6-1-2 for 20 points, while idle Slim’s Place has a 6-1-1 record and 19 points. Don Meilner & Son Construction is 5-2-2, one point ahead of Florida Discount Signs, which is alone in fourth place at 5-3-1. Best Buy, Pink & Navy, Wash Family Construction and Agnelli Pool & Spas follow in the standings.

In its 2-0 victory, Island Pest Control’s Adam Bujarski’s goal and assist, and a goal from Greg Ross led the way. Brent Laudicina made seven saves in goal.

Meilner Construction edged Best Buy 6-5 behind four goals from Matt Plummer and two goals and three assists from Tim Tedesco. Pedro Gonzalez made six saves for Don Meilner in the victory.

Wash Family Construction rolled to a 9-3 victory over Agnelli in the evening’s first game. Kris Yavalar and Norman Fleet each scored four goals, while Kip Lalosh added a goal and an assist.

Key Royale golf news
The women of the Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, low-net-in-flight golf match May 22. Nancy King carded a 4-under-par 28 to take first place in Flight A. Helen Pollock’s 1-under 31 gave her second place, one shot ahead of third-place finisher Penny Williams.

Joyce Brown’s 1-under par-31 gave her a one-shot victory in Flight B over Sue Christianson, who finished at even-par 32.

Horseshoe news
Three teams advanced to the knockout round during May 26 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Sam Samuels and Jerry Disbrow drew the bye and watched as Jay Disbrow — walker — slipped past Tom Rhodes and George McKay 23-20.

The finals saw Jerry Disbrow-Samuels roll over Jay Disbrow 23-11 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage during May 23 horseshoe action. The team of John Johnson and Tim Sofran slipped past George McKay and Jay Disbrow 21-20.

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 Basketball League schedule
Date        Time    Opponents
Division II, ages 8-10
June 4    6:30 p.m.    Awards
June 6    6 p.m.    Walter vs. Bistro
June 6    7 p.m.    IRE vs. Gettel

Division I, ages 11-13
May 23    6 p.m.    Southern Greens vs. Eat Here
May 23    7 p.m.    Sandbar vs. Walter
May 23    8 p.m.    Holy Cow vs. Ross Built
June 4    6:30 p.m.    Awards

Premier Division, ages 14-17
June 4    6:30 p.m.    Awards
June 9    1 p.m.    Oyster Bar vs. Dips

Anna Maria Community Center baseball schedule
Tee Ball, ages 5-7
May 23    6 p.m.    Gulf-Bay vs. A&E
May 25    6 p.m.    Gulf-Bay vs. A&E
June 4    6 p.m.    Awards

Coach Pitch, ages 8-11
May 23    7:15 p.m.    Miller Electric vs. Beach Bums
May 25    7:15 a.m.    Miller Electric vs. Beach Bums
June 4    6:30 p.m.    Awards

Sports – 01-11-2012

NFL Flag Football returns to center, golfer Eliot feted at KRC

 

NFL Flag Football is back on the schedule at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The season culminates in early March with playoffs and ultimately, a Super Bowl.

Waterfront Restaurant Raiders took on Gettel Toyota Texans Jan. 7 in an 8-9 age division matchup. The teams traded offensive possessions early in the game, keeping it scoreless until there were just over two minutes left in the first half. The Texans’ David Daigle dropped back looking to pass, but handed the ball off to Ava Zink on a reverse, pass-run option. Zink looked for a receiver, but seeing noone open, she reversed her field and ran around the right end. She somehow eluded several Raider flag pull attempts near midfield and then outran everyone down the sideline to complete a 32 yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt failed and the Texans took a 6-0 lead into the half.

The Raiders wasted little time getting back into the game in the second half. Eli Heskin hauled in a short pass from quarterback Jack Barnes and took it to the house to complete a 31-yard catch-and-run play and tie the score 6-6. The Raiders then went for a 2-point conversion with Barnes handing the ball off to Callen Achor, who started sweeping to the left, but he reversed field and scored. The Raiders took an 8-6 lead.

Barnes then intercepted Daigle at the Texans’ 16-yard line. Jackson Hayes took the handoff from Barnes and swept around the right end for a touchdown and a 14-6 lead. Barnes’ extra-point pass attempt was broken up by Zink to keep the score at 14-6. Another Raider interception by Heskin thwarted any chance of the Texans tying the score.

Heskin finished with 55 rushing and receiving yards, including one touchdown, while Hayes added 22 yards and one touchdown. Achor finished with seven passing yards, 12 rushing yards and a 2-point conversion, while Barnes had 30 passing yards in the game. Achor led the Raiders defensively with three flag pulls, while Barnes and Heskin added interceptions in the victory.

Zink paced the Texans with 30 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Javier Rivera finished with 25 rushing yards. Daigle added 20 yards on the ground. Zink led the Texans’ defensive effort with three flag pulls and a pass break up.

In other 8-9 division action Jan. 7, Southern Greens Jets edged Pink & Navy Boutique Cowboys 6-0. Daniel Fritz provided much of the offense, gaining 46 rushing yards and 35 receiving yards, but the five yards gained by Charlie Halfacre resulted in the winning touchdown. Luke Marvin threw for 50 yards, while Jackie Schlossberg added 15 receiving yards in the victory. Dalton Guffrie led the defense with three flag pulls and an interception, while Fritz finished with three flag pulls.

The Cowboys were led in the loss by Brandon Early’s 37 passing yards and Zachary Quinn’s 30 rushing yards. Daniel Sentman and Quinn also had interceptions for the Cowboys.

Nathan Hyman completed nine passes for 100 yards and a touchdown to lead Beach Bistro Vikings to a 20-0 win over Beach Bum Steelers in 8-9 division action Jan. 7. Morgan Horesh also had a big game, rushing for 42 yards and catching four passes for 42 yards, while scoring two touchdowns. Sean Rodriguez added two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown to complete the scoring.

Hyman also had a huge day on defense, picking off four passes while Adam Oulddaba finished with three flag pulls.

Other scores last week include:

Jan. 7, 10-12 division

LPAC Cardinals 42, Ross Built Broncos 22

Eat Here Bears 39, Air & Energy Chargers 31

Sandbar Falcons 19, Cedars Tennis Resort Seahawks 18

Mr. Bones Colts 19, Sand Dollar Steelers 14

Jan. 6, 13-16 division

Integrity Sound Redskins 28, Mar Vista Raiders 0

First American Bank Ravens 23, Galati Yacht Sales Texans 12

Jessie’s Island Store Steelers 24, Walter & Associates Bears 14

Jan. 5, Adult Coed Division

Beach to Bay Construction Texans 40, Sato Real Estate Browns 20

Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings 42, The Feast Falcons 40

Duffy’s Tavern Ravens 32, Edgewater Realty Broncos 25

FL Discount Sign 49ers 19, Waterfront Bills 0

 

Key Royale golf news

It was a cold week for golf at the Key Royale Club, but some brave souls managed to get their swings in. On Jan. 6, the men and women teamed up for a nine-hole scramble followed by a luncheon.

The team of Joyce Brown, Jay Nellis, Earl Huntzinger and Mark Clark carded a 13-under-par 19 to take first place. Three shots back in second place was the team of Sue Little, Bob Elliott, Paul Kamerlin and Harold McKammish.

Jan. 5 saw the men participate in a team scramble over nine holes. The team of Rich Papini, Greg Shorten and Tim Friesen matched the 5-under-par 27 carded by Randy Clark, Merritt Fineout, John Holcomb and Ken Rickett to tie for first place.

On Wednesdays, the men typically play an 18-hole tournament of some kind, but with the temperature sitting at 38 degrees, Jack Frost was declared the winner. Earl Ritchie and Harold McKammish played and said the round was refreshing.

The men played a nine-hole modified-Stableford match Jan. 3. Bob Lange won the individual title with a plus 2, while John Estok, Buddy Foy, Mike Gillie and Jim Auch won the team title at minus 3.

The turnout for the Jan. 3 women’s golf was light due to cold weather. Jan Turner won Flight B with a 3-over-par 35. Flight D saw Penny Auch and Jan Jump finish in a tie for first place at even-par 32.

Hookem won the game of the day with 16 putts on her round.

Jan. 2 was a big day at the club and for Col. Bob Elliott, who turned 97. The Rev. Jim Meena and the club were ready with warm mince pie and ice cream to celebrate with Elliott.

The men then played a better ball of foursome match that saw the team of Dave Kruger, Omar Trolard, Jon Lindwall and Al Policki take first place with a 9-under-par 23. One stroke back in second place was the team of Dana Cessna, Tom Warda, Loren Hansen and Allan Hansen.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged Jan. 7 from pool play at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Jerry Disbrow and Sam Samuels defeated walker Bob Lee 23-13.

Despite cold weather Jan. 4, 15 players showed up, but only two managed the three pool-play victories needed to advance to the knockout round. Bob Lee defeated Norm Good and Dominic Lovedoti 21-13 in the championship game.

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 NFL Flag Football schedule

Date           Time          Teams

Ages 5-7

Jan. 13       6 p.m.         Cardinals vs. Colts

Jan. 13       7 p.m.         Broncos vs. Vikings

Ages 8-9

Jan. 13       6 p.m.         Texans vs. Cowboys

Jan. 13       7 p.m.         Vikings vs. Jets

Ages 10-12

Jan. 11       6 p.m.         Bears vs. Seahawks

Jan. 17       6 p.m.         Cardinals vs. Steelers

Jan. 17       7 p.m.         Falcons vs. Chargers

Jan. 17       8 p.m.         Seahawks vs. Colts

Jan. 18       6 p.m.         Broncos vs. Bears

Ages 13-16

Jan. 13       8 p.m.         Raiders vs. Steelers

Adult Coed

Jan. 11       7 p.m.         49ers vs. Texans

Jan. 11       8 p.m.         Bills vs. Broncos

Jan. 11       9 p.m.         Ravens vs. Raiders

Jan. 12       6 p.m.         Bengals vs. Packers

Jan. 12       7 p.m.         Vikings vs. Chargers

Jan. 12       8 p.m.         Bears vs. Falcons

Jan. 12       9 p.m.         Dolphins vs. Browns

 

AMICC Adult Coed Volleyball schedule

Jan. 10       7 p.m.         Best Buy vs. Slim’s Place

Jan. 10       8 p.m.         Best Buy vs. Tyler’s Ice Cream

Sports – 10-12-2011

Car dealers chase undefeated soccer season

 

Autoway Ford in Division I and Division III Gettel Toyota are both sporting perfect 4-0 records at the halfway point of the Anna Maria Island Community Center soccer league season. While Gettel Toyota holds a comfortable 7-point lead in Division III, Autoway Ford has Wash Family Construction on its heels.

Division II has Jen Crady Massage and LaPensee Plumbing tied for first with matching 3-1 records, but LaPensee defeated Jen Crady 4-2 Oct. 4 which could be a harbinger of things to come.

Gettel showed why it’s the team to beat in Division III Oct. 5 when it rolled past Island Pest Control by a 5-1 score. Gettel wasted no time, scoring its first goal in the fourth minute when Daniel Sentman picked off a clearing pass at the top of the box and finished top shelf for a 1-0 Gettel lead.

Sentman got into the scoring act again in the ninth minute when he took a pass from Ava Zink on the right wing. Sentman carried the ball into the box and ripped a rocket that Devin Calderon managed to block. But Sentman was there to knock in his own rebound to take a 2-0 lead.

The Pests had a bit of bad luck in the 11th minute when a defender inadvertently handed the ball in the box. Daniel Fritz converted the resulting penalty kick for a 3-0 Gettel lead.

IPC’s best scoring threat in the first half came in the 16th minute when Julius Petereit found some space up the right side. Defenders Charlotte Pardue and Emilee Bell forced him outside where his angle shot was easily covered by Gettel goalie Jack Barnes.

Gettel notched another goal before the whistle, when Jack Groves picked off the goal kick and finished far post for a 4-0 halftime lead.

IPC scored its lone goal in the 35th minute to make it 4-1. Gettel gained one more goal from Groves to complete the 5-1 victory.

In other Division III action, Island Real Estate and West Coast Surf Shop battled to a 3-3 tie Oct. 4, while IRE battled The Feast to a 7-7 tie Oct. 1. The Feast notched a 3-1 victory over Island Pest Control Oct. 3 to complete the Division III game results.

Jen Crady Massage won a pair of games last week, defeating Eat Here 5-2 Oct. 5 and 6-1 Oct. 1. In between on Oct. 4, they dropped a 4-2 decision to LaPensee. Sullivan Ferreira led LaPensee Plumbing with three goals while Jean-Paul Russo added one goal in the victory. Aiden Grumley and Trent Shackelford scored one goal each in the loss.

The game of the week in Division I saw Wash Family Construction defeat Spinnakers Vacation Cottages 3-2 Oct. 7. Neil Carper led Wash with a pair of goals, while Nico Calleja added one goal. Henrik Hellem-Brusso led Spinnakers with two goals in the loss.

Other Division I action saw Autoway Ford remain undefeated on an 8-2 victory over Mr. Bones Oct. 7. And Mr. Bones earned a 5-2 victory over Spinnakers Oct. 5 to round out Division I action.

Ace Hardware again defeated Beach Bistro, this time by a 6-3 score. Jeremiah Goode scored five goals to lead Ace Hardware, which also received one goal from Chandler Hardy in the win. Tyler Marvin scored two goals to lead Bistro in the loss.

 

Locals win gold medal Senior Games

Longboat Key resident Toni Teasdale and Barbara Smith of Bradenton captured a team pickleball gold medal in the 60-64 age group at the 2011 Tampa Bay Senior Games Oct. 5 in Sun City.

Teasdale and Smith both play pickleball at the center and are fixtures in women’s doubles pickleball matches in seniors games up and down the west coast of Florida.

 

Adult soccer heats up

Sato Real Estate, by virtue of a bye week, is the only remaining undefeated team in the center’s adult coed soccer division.

Ross Built is tied for first place with Sato, but Ross is now 3-1, having dropped a 3-2 decision to Jessie’s Island Store Oct. 6. Jessie’s received single goals from Aaron Duduks, Anthony Rasulo and Sean Sanders in the victory. Eric Howe notched both goals for Ross Built in the loss.

In other action, Island Pest Control improved to 2-2 with an 8-1 victory over Wash Family Construction. Don Meilner & Son Construction stayed within two points of first place with a 6-4 win over Euphemia Haye, and Florida Discount Sign earned its first win on the season with a 3-1 victory over West Coast Air Conditioning.

 

Roundball playoffs approach

Unique Mobile Detailing is undefeated at 4-0 and is a victory or two away from locking up top seed for the center’s adult basketball playoffs, which start Nov. 1.

UMD rolled to a 52-32 victory over the winless Sun during action Oct. 4. Ryan Moss led a balanced scoring attack with 12 points, while Justin Jones finished with 10 points. Brent Moss, Jonathan Moss and Lindsey Weaver each finished with eight points in the victory. The Sun was led by Larry Berkery’s 13 points, while Chris Smith scored 9 points and Billy Malfese finished with 6 points in the loss.

In other roundball action, Beach to Bay Construction evened its 2-2 record with a 65-58 victory over Agnelli Pool & Spas. Bowes Imaging also got back to the .500 mark with a close 61-60 win over Southern Greens.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play during Oct. 8 horseshoe games at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Jeff Moore and Sam Samuels defeated Larry Livrago and Jerry Disbrow by a 22-16 score in the finals.

Jerry Disbrow and Sam Samuels defeated Norm Good and Bob Heigher 21-15 to earn bragging rights for the Oct. 5 games.

Meantime, Ron Pepka, the long-time horseshoe pitcher and organizer is scheduled for open-heart surgery. His horseshoe playing buddies and the staff at The Islander wish him well.

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 Soccer League standings

Division III (Ages 8-9)

Teams                       W          L        T         Pts.

Gettel Toyota            4            0        0         12

Island Real Est.         1            1        2         5

The Feast                                1        1         1 4

Isl. Pest Control        1            3        0         3

WC Surf Shop           0            2        1         1

 

Division II (Ages 10-11)

Crady Massage         3            1        0         9

LaPensee                   3            1        0         9

Eat Here                    0            4        0         0

 

Division I (Ages 12-14)

Autoway Ford           4            0        0         12

Wash FC                   3            1        0         9

Mr. Bones                 1            3        0         3

Spinnakers                0            3        0         0

 

Adult Division (Old Folks)

Sato Real Estate       3            0        0         9

Ross Built                 3            1        0         9

Meilner & Son          2            1        1         7

Island Pest                 2            2        0         6

Jessie’s                      1            1        1         4

WC Air Cond.           1            2        0         3

Wash FC                   1            2        0         3

Euphemia                  1            3        0         3

FL Dis. Sign              1            3        0         3

 

Soccer League schedule

Instructional League (ages 4-5)

Oct. 17    6 p.m.      Egret vs. Dental

Oct. 17    6:30 p.m. Bowes vs. Gulf Bay

Oct. 18    6 p.m.      Dental vs. Gulf Bay

Oct. 18    6:30 p.m. Egret vs. Bowes

 

Instructional League (ages 6-7)

Oct. 12    6 p.m.      Coastal vs. A&E

Oct. 12    7 p.m.      Tyler’s vs. Beach Bums

 

Division III (ages 8-9)

Oct. 17    6 p.m.      Surf Shop vs. Gettel

Oct. 18    6 p.m.      The Feast vs. Isl. Real Est.

 

Division II (ages 10-11)

Oct. 12    6 p.m.      Eat Here vs. Crady

Oct. 18    7 p.m.      Crady vs. LaPensee

 

Division I (ages 12-13)

Oct. 12    7 p.m.      Mr. Bones vs. Wash FC

Oct. 12    8 p.m.      Spinnakers vs. Autoway

 

Premier League (ages 14-17)

Oct. 17    7 p.m.      Ace vs. Bistro

 

Adult Coed Division

Oct. 13    6 p.m.      Discount Sign vs. IPC

Oct. 13    7 p.m.      Jessie’s vs. WCAC

Oct. 13    8 p.m.      Meilner vs. Wash

Oct. 13    9 p.m.      Sato vs. Ross Built

 

Adult Basketball League

Oct. 18    6:30 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Unique Detailing

Oct. 18    7:30 p.m. Sun vs. Bowes Imaging

Oct. 18    8:30 p.m. Southern Greens vs. Agnelli Pool

 

Adult basketball standings

Unique Mobile Detailing     4          0        0

Agnelli Pool & Spa              2          2        0

Southern Greens                   2          2        0

Bowes Imaging                     2          2        0

Beach to Bay Const.             2          2        0

Island Sun                             0          4        0

Sports – 01-05-2011

Looking back: The year 2010 in sports

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed, much less another year of Island sports. This year is my 18th year writing sports for The Islander.

I was a witness to many good games and performances in 2010, and some pretty cool things were included in my column. I never thought I would be writing about an olympian, but pairs skater Mark Ladwig made The Islander news in February. Another person who made the sports page was Nick Galati, an offensive lineman for the Manatee Hurricanes football team that advanced to the state semifinals. Paige-Moore provided several great photos of Nick, who was recently named to the Bradenton Herald all-area football team.

My children Conal and Gillian both made a few appearances on Islander pages (as is the norm) for indoor soccer, outdoor soccer and volleyball.

And then, the bread and butter of my weekly column, is the Anna Maria Island Community Center. A big thanks to Andy Jonatzke and Tyler Bekkerus, who provided weekly updates, schedules, announcements and statistics. Their efforts ensure that a lot of names end up in the paper.

Others who merit mentioning are the folks at the Key Royale Club and Ron Pepka and the crew from the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

And now, the top 10 stories in Island sports:

No. 1: Jones finishes strong

The top story of the year is Ellen Jones’ story. Jones is a Holmes Beach resident who has dealt with a series of medical maladies, including almost dying from a colon blockage, calcification of her arteries, high cholesterol and brutal joint pain exacerbated by being overweight.

Seven or eight years ago, Jones decided to change her life, and she started with eating more plants and eventually becoming a vegetarian. She lost close to 30 pounds, which in turn reduced the pain in her joints.

She started running more, joined the Braden Runners Club and now is an accomplished runner in the 55-59 age group. This year, she had several high finishes in local 5-k races, completed two half-marathons and recently ran the Palm Beaches Marathon.

Jones is an inspiration to us all.

No. 2: Center caters to adult athletes

The Anna Maria Island Communit Center provides the majority of the content for this weekly column, much of the information focusing on youth sports.

But the Center started offering adult coed leagues in flag football and soccer this year, and who could have guessed the response would be so positive.

Flag football started in June and continued through August, when the Buccaneers rallied to defeat the Broncos 14-12 in the Superbowl.

The center then kicked into soccer season and scored another big hit. Adult soccer concluded in December with the first “Island Cup” won by the Erin Heckler-led Fish Hole soccer team. The Fish Hole defeated Back Alley 2-1 in a penalty-kick shoot out that was full of drama and excitement. Could an adult coed kickball league be on the horizon?

No. 3: O’Connor Challenge is one for the ages

The O’Connor Bowling Challenge, which took place Aug. 28, marked its 20th anniversary and was last time the event for the Center would be put together by George and Billy O’Connor at the AMF Lanes in Bradenton.

Together with spouses Sharon O’Connor, Sue O’Connor and long-time cohorts Peggy Davenport, Jen and Bill Lowman, Christine Holmes and Chris McNamara, this challenge helped raise more than $150,000 for sporting equipment at the Center.

No. 4: Players moving up to the next level

Some of my favorite stories are seeing Center youth players excel at the next level — be it club, high school, college or beyond.

Nick Sato grew up at the Center playing every sport, but was probably best known for quarterbacking the Anna Maria Dolphins to the 2003 PAL Superbowl. He moved on to Manatee High in 2006-2008 as a weakside linebacker, and last spring he was a walk-on linebacker at Florida State University.

Anna Maria resident Stephen Thomas made the paper in March after being named the offensive MVP for the Manatee Hurricanes boys soccer team and making the Florida Athletic Coaches Association all-star team.

Martine Miller and her St. Stephens High School team advanced to the regional semifinals, as reported in the Feb. 17 edition. She finished her sophomore season with 19 goals and 11 assists.

Jenna Duval, Sarah Howard and Mackenzie Kosfeld appeared in The Islander in October. Duval was recognized for her stellar officiating during the club volleyball season.

Also, Duval and her Manatee Hurricane volleyball teammates captured the Manatee County Cup. All of the girls played well, with Howard making the all-tournament team.

And also requiring mention — the Jan. 27 District 12 semifinal game between Manatee High and Naples Gulf Coast in girls varsity soccer. Twice Manatee trailed by a goal and Islanders Ally Titsworth and Erin Mulrine came up big when it mattered. Titsworth scored to tie it up in the 27th minute, and later threw herself into the middle of the fray which allowed her teammate to tie the score. In the second overtime, Mulrine scored on a rocket from 25 yards to win the game.

No. 5: Flag Football champs crowned

Flag football was one of the better additions to the sports offerings at the Center. It’s fun, fast and entertaining for players and spectators.

In March, an exciting season of flag football came to an end with the championship games. Tapes Tennis Titans, Ross Built Raiders and Sparks Steel Art Eagles earned Superbowl victories.

No. 6: Soccer champs crowned

Another great season of soccer came to an end in November with championships decided in five age groups.

Jaysen Berzowski scored three second-half goals to lead Island Real Estate to a 3-2 victory over Sandbar in the 6-7 tournament.

Fran Maxon Real Estate completed an undefeated season with a 6-0 win to capture the Division III title.

Division II saw the Michael Latimer led Southern Greens defeat Spark Steel Art 4-3 in a penalty-kick shootout.

The Premier League title game also went to a shootout with Beach Bistro edging West Coast Surf Shop 5-4 on Julius Gomes’ penalty kick and stellar goal keeping from Max Miller.

Mike Norman Realty won the Division I title by a 5-1 score over Autoway Ford behind the scoring duo of Morgan Greig and Michael Duffman.

No. 7: Basketball crowns four champs

The basketball season concluded in June with championship games in three age groups.

The Gathering Place rolled past Rotten Ralph’s to take the Premier League title, while Walter & Associates defeated Ross Built 19-6 to take the Division II title behind the dominant defensive play of Moriah Goode.

The Division III championship game saw Connie’s Landscaping jump out to an 8-4 lead before holding on for a 14-12 win over Sandbar.

No. 8: AMICC pickleball players take gold

Seven players who regularly play pickleball at the Center combined to win 12 medals at the Lee County Senior Games in late February.

Anita Marcus led the way with a gold medal in women’s oubles while Craig Humphreys captured gold in men’s doubles and silver in mixed doubles.

Barb Smith took silver in both women’s doubles and mixed doubles while Toni Teasdale won a silver in women’s doubles and a bronze medal in mixed doubles. Jim Teasdale and Niles Kenyon won bronze in men’s doubles.

No. 9: Local takes 5-k Villages series

Long time Galati Yacht Sales employee and former Islander Mickey Hooke took first place overall in the second and final race of the Villages 5K Series at Lake Sumter Landing.

Hooke ran to victory with a time of 16:43, which set a new course record as well as broke his own masters record by 42 seconds.

The victory helped Hooke reach his pre-season goal of being an overall winner at 49 years of age with his fastest 5-k performance since entering the male 45-49 age group.

No. 10: Indoor soccer cools summer

This past summer, the Center hosted an indoor soccer league with seven teams in two age groups.

No standings were kept, though Action Kawasaki Yamaha certainly had the strongest team.

I enjoyed it because my children and their friends were playing and it gave me something to write about during the dog days of summer.