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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.

Sport – 10-6-2010

Islander wins volleyball award

Life-long Island resident Jenna Duvall recently earned the 2010 Ashley Morrison Jr. Referee award for her outstanding work as an R2, or down referee, during her club volleyball season. Jenna, who plays club volleyball for the Manatee Area Volleyball, was one of two players recognized in the state by the Florida Region USA Volleyball organization for her great work refereeing club volleyball matches.

In club volleyball, players have to referee, be a line judge or keep score during other team’s matches. A lot of players try to worm their way out of this important responsibility, but not Jenna, who gladly acted as the R2 for many matches and was justly rewarded for her dedication and hard work by Florida Region USA Volleyball.

Jenna also is a member of the recently crowned Manatee County championship Manatee High volleyball team and serves as a team captain. Coach Jessica Hinkle raved about Jenna’s leadership abilities: “Jenna brings stability and leadership to the team while showing honor and respect to the game and her coaches. She basically demonstrates all of the character traits you would want in a daughter or captain.”

Jenna, in her second varsity season for the Hurricanes, has come into her own this season and is playing a prominent role. Hinkle said Jenna’s play has changed from her junior year to her senior year. “Jenna really came alive during her junior club season,” Hinkle said. “And it has carried over and helped her develop confidence and more court awareness.”

When Jenna was asked how she felt playing such a prominent role, she said, “It feels awesome and makes me feel proud to wear the MHS uniform.”

Jenna, who carries an impressive 4.5 weighted grade-point average plans to major in pre-med at the University of Florida and hopes to become a dermatologist. She said she has no plans to play volleyball in college other than maybe playing intramurals, but she definitely plans on getting certified to referee volleyball matches to make some money.

Oct. 1-2, Jenna and her MHS teammates, including Island residents Sarah Howard and Mackenzie Kosfeld, captured the Manatee County volleyball tournament championship by defeating Southeast High 25-19, 25-16. In addition to being a part of the championship team, Sarah also was honored by being named to the all-tournament team along with tournament MVP and teammate Hailey Hall.

Congratulations, girls!

Soccer week 2
It was another exciting week of soccer at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. With only the second week of play completed, there are two undefeated teams in the four age divisions: Fran Maxon Realty in Division III and Sparks Steel Art in Division II, though Sparks has two ties on its record.

The Premier Division is either very competitive or teams treat defense like they do in the Big 12 of college football, as Wash Family Construction and West Coast Surf Shop again engaged in a shootout Sept. 28. WFT outlasted the Surf Shop 9-6 behind an incredible seven goals from Daniel Pimental and a pair of goals from Austin Wash. Chandler Hardy paced the Surf Shop with three goals, while Helio Gomez added two goals and JT Goode chipped in with one in the loss.

The other Premier game had a more modest score, as Beach Bistro edged WFC 5-3 Sept. 27 behind three goals from Julius Gomes and two goals from Phillip Biddulph. WFC was led by Daniel Pimental’s two goals and a single goal from Austin Wash.

Division I has a pair of teams tied for first place, though Mike Norman Realty may have gained the upper hand in defeating Autoway Ford by a 4-2 score Sept. 29. Logan Reiber, Morgan Greig, Michael Duffman and Adam Clark each notched a goal to lead Mike Norman in the victory. Autoway Ford was led by Francesca Parkin and Neil Carper with one goal apiece in the loss.

Mike Norman Realty earned another victory on the week when the team rolled past The Gathering Place by a 6-1 score Sept. 28. Morgan Greig led the realty team with three goals, while Michael Duffman chipped in with two goals and Lauren Sapienza added one goal in the victory. Kieran Grumley led The Gathering Place with one goal in the loss.

There was a bevy of battles in Division II, which appears to be the most competitive division with four ties through the first two weeks of the season. Sparks Steel Art appears to be the class of the division, but they’ve tied twice. Sparks rolled past Southern Greens by a 6-2 score behind four goals from Dylan Joseph and two goals from Tyler Yavalar. Michael Latimer led Southern Greens with a pair of goals in the loss.

The second Division II game of the evening saw Wash Family Construction defeat Mr. Bones BBQ by a 3-1 score. Nico Colleja led WFC with a pair of goals, while Gavin Sentman added one goal in the victory. Jake Miller paced Mr. Bones with one goal in the loss.

Sparks Steel Art and Wash Family Construction battled to a 4-4 tie Sept. 29. Colleja led WFC with two goals while Madison Gunn and Leo Tilelli each added one goal in the tie. Dylan Joseph scored a pair of goals to lead Sparks, which also received a goal apiece from Tyler Yavalar and Morgan Burns in the tie.

Southern Greens earned a 4-2 victory over Mr. Bones BBQ on Sept. 27 behind a pair of goals from Michael Latimer and single goals from Reese Helvey and Abby Achor. Jake Miller and Miles Fischer scored a goal apiece to lead Mr. Bones in the loss.

Connie’s Landscaping earned its first Division III victory of the season, defeating Jessie’s Island Store 5-2 Oct. 1. Roli Zeledon led the way with three goals, while Clayton Wilkinson and Corbin Greg each notched one goal. Jessie’s was led by Gerardo Serrduo, who scored both goals in the loss.

Fran Maxon Realty remained undefeated thanks to a 5-0 victory over Connie’s Landscaping Sept. 29. Josh Class scored four goals and Taro de Haan added one for Fran Maxon in the victory.

Look online at  www.islander.org for schedules and standings in the soccer league.

Horseshoe news

Parity was the word of the day during Oct. 2 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits as no teams earned the required three victories. Three teams managed 2-1 records and battled it out for the day’s bragging rights. In the first playoff game, Sam Samuels and Jay Disbrow rolled past the team of Tom Skoloda and Ron Slagh by a 22-5 score. Samuels and Disbrow then dispatched Jeff Moore and Ron Pepka 22-14 in the finals.

Sept. 29 horseshoe action saw the team of Norm Good and Tim Sofran earn the title of champions with the only 3-0 record. The team of Jerry Martinek and Sam Samuels defeated Tom Skoloda and Steve Grossman 22-9 in the battle for second place.

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.

Key Royale news

The women and men of the Key Royale Club joined up for a mixed scramble Oct. 1. The team of Frankie Smith-Williams, Joyce Brown, Dennis Schavey and Bob Elliott combined for a 20.8 score to take first place. Second place went to the team of Lorraine Towne, Webb Cutting, Fred Meyer and Bob King with a score of 21. Jim Dunne won the closest-to-the-pin contest on number three, while Joyce Brown did the same on number eight.

The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net game Sept. 28 and Penny Williams grabbed the top spot with a 1-over-par 33. Sue Hookem and Diane Miller tied for second place at 34, while Tootie Wagner finished alone in third place with a 35.

The men played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match Sept. 27. The team of Pieter Thomason, Vince Mercadante and Carl Voyles combined for an 8-under-par 56 to take first place. Don Ledford, Bob Jorgensen, Chris Collins and Jim Dunne carded a 5-under par 59 to tie the team of Chuck Reed, Danna Cessna and Bob Hanson for second place.

AMICC Soccer League standings

Division III (ages 8-9)
Team    Won    Lost    Tie    Pts.
Maxon    2    0    0    6
Jessie’s    1    2    0    3
Connie’s    1    2    0    3

Division II (ages 10-11)
Sparks    2    0    2    8
Southern    2    1    1    7
WFC    1    2    1    4
Mr. Bones    1    3    0    3

Division I (ages 12-13)
Autoway    2    1    0    6
Norman    2    1    0    6
Gathering     0    2    0    0

Premier Division (ages 14-17)
WFC    2    1    0    6
Bistro    2    1    0    6
Surf Shop    0    2    0    0

Adult Division
Fish Hole    1    0    0    3
SVEH    1    0    0    3
Sun    0    0    1    1
Back Alley    0    0    1    1
Ross Built    0    1    0    0

AMICC Soccer League schedule
Date    Time    Teams
Instructional Division: (Ages 4-5)
Oct. 6    6 p.m.    Lapensee vs. Oyster Bar
Oct. 6    6:30 p.m.    A&E vs. Isl. Dental
Oct. 12    6 p.m.    Oyster Bar vs. Isl. Dental
Oct. 12    6:30 p.m.    Lapensee vs. W.C. Air

Instructional Division: (Ages 6-7)
Oct. 6    7 p.m.    IRE vs. LPAC
Oct. 8    6 p.m.    Beach Bums  vs. Dojo Ath.
Oct. 8    7 p.m.    Sandbar Vs. Isl. Pest
Oct. 11    6 p.m.    LPAC vs. Isl. Pest
Oct. 11    7 p.m.    IRE vs. Dojo Ath.
Oct. 12    7 p.m.    Beach Bums vs. Sandbar

Division III: (Ages 8-9)
Oct. 6    5:30 p.m.    Jessie’s vs. Fran Maxon
Oct. 8    6 p.m.    Connie’s vs. Fran Maxon

Division II: (Ages 10-11)
Oct. 6    6:30 p.m.    Sparks vs. Mr. Bones
Oct. 8    7 p.m.    WFC vs. Sparks
Oct. 8    8 p.m.    Southern vs. Mr. Bones
Oct. 11    6 p.m.    WFC vs. Mr. Bones

Division I: (Ages 12-13)
Oct. 6    7:30 p.m.    Ford vs. Gathering
Oct. 12    6 p.m.    Norman vs. Gathering

Premier Division: (Ages 14-17)
Oct. 11    7:30 p.m.    Bistro vs. WFC
Oct. 12    7 p.m.    Surf Shop vs. WFC

Adult Division
Oct. 7    6 p.m.    Fish Hole vs. SVEH
Oct. 7    7:20 p.m    Back Alley vs. Ross Built
Oct. 7    8:40 p.m.    BTBC vs. Sun

Sport – 9-29-2010

Soccer season settles in at Center field

The 2010 recreational soccer season is officially under way at the Anna Maria Island Community Center with games being played every night of the week and some Saturday matches.

Though it’s early to track trends and prognosticate which is the team to beat, it’s apparent that the Premier Division for ages 14-17 is going to be a dog fight. That age division got off to an exciting start Sept. 20 with a back-and-forth battle between Wash Family Construction and the Beach Bistro. WFC outlasted the Bistro by a 9-8 score behind Austin Wash’s four goals and three goals from Daniel Pimental. Elijah Clay-Chapman chipped in with two goals in the victory for WFC.

Beach Bistro was led by Julius Gomes, who matched Wash with four goals of his own, while Max Miller added two. Samantha Latimer and Hunter Parrish completed the scoring with a goal apiece.

The second Premier game of the week also was decided by one goal, but was contrasting in style. The Sept. 23 contest between Beach Bistro and West Coast Surf Shop ended in a 2-1 victory for the Bistro as Julius Gomes scored a pair of goals to help the Bistro even its record at 1-1. Chandler Hardy notched the lone goal for the Surf Shop in the loss.

Autoway Ford jumped to an early lead in Division I (ages 12-13) standings on a pair of victories. Autoway opened its season with a tight, 5-4 win over Mike Norman Realty Sept. 22 behind a pair of goals from Sydney Cornell. Francesca Parkin, Neil Carper and Henrik Brusso each notched single goals for Autoway in the win.

Lauren Sapienza led Mike Norman with two goals while Logan Reiber and Michael Duffman each added one in the loss.

Autoway Ford took on The Gathering Place Sept. 23 and came away with an easy 5-1 win behind three goals from Henrik Brusso and two from Neil Carper. The Gathering Place received its goal from Blaine Jenefsky in the loss.

Division II for ages 10-11 looks to be competitive with three of the four teams earning victories in the first week of action. The game of the week had to be the 7-7 tie between Sparks Steel Art and Southern Green Sept. 22. Southern Green was led by Michael Latimer’s five goals and two goals from Reese Helvey.

Tyler Yavalar’s four goals paced Sparks Steel Art, which also received two goals from Dylan Joseph and one goal from Brooke Capperalli in the tie match.

In other Division II action, Mr. Bones BBQ opened its season with a 6-4 victory over Wash Family Construction Sept. 20 behind two goals apiece from Ben Connors and Jake Miller. Leo Rose and Nicole Sewall completed the scoring with one goal apiece in the victory.

Wash Family Construction received a goal apiece from Gavin Sentman, Madison Gunn, Michel Datolli and Nico Colleja in the loss.

Sparks Steel Art earned its first victory of the season Sept. 24 in a 3-1 decision over Mr. Bones. Tyler Yavalar notched a pair of goals and Dylan Joseph added one goal in the victory.
Willow Cooper scored the lone goal for Bones in the loss.

Southern Green kept its division pace with Sparks, thanks to a 6-3 win over Wash Family Construction Sept. 24. Michael Latimer was unstoppable, scoring five goals to lead Southern Green, which also received one goal from Jean-Paul Russo in the victory.

Wash Family Construction received a goal apiece from Nico Colleja, Madison Gunn and Gavin Sentman in the loss.

Jessie’s Island Store earned its first of the season victory when the team rolled past Connie’s Landscaping by a 4-0 score in Division III action Sept. 24. Hannah McCracken, Jack Barnes, Daniel Sentman and Gerardo Serrduo each scored a goal for Jessie’s in the victory.

Connie’s Landscaping was led by goalie Corbin Greg, who made several strong saves to keep Connie’s within striking distance in the loss.

Fran Maxon Real Estate defeated Jessie’s Island Store Sept. 22 behind two goals apiece from Taro de Haan and Josh Class. Allie Connelly added a single goal to complete the scoring for Maxon.
Jessie’s was led by Gerardo Serrduo’s single goal in the loss.

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play with the required three victories Sept. 25 and were left to battle it out for the championship during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Tom Skoloda “walked” all over the team of Jeff Moore and Jay Disbrow by a 21-6 score.

Sept. 22 horseshoe action saw only the team of Barb Dudley and Norm Good emerge with the prerequisite three victories and they were the day’s outright champs. The team of John Johnson and Sam Samuels took second place on the day.

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.

Key Royale Club news

The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net golf game Sept. 22. Dan Hayes earned clubhouse bragging rights with a 1-under-par 63. One shot back in second place was Vince Mercadante, while Carl Voyles took third place with a 3-over-par 67.

The women of the Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, individual-low-net game Sept. 21. Nancy King took top honors in Flight A with a 1-over-par 33. Sue Wheeler carded a 4-under-par 28 to take first place in Flight B, while Joyce Brown, Markie Koziak, Erma McMullen, Joyce Reith and Jane Winegarden all tied for second place with matching 33s.

AMICC soccer league standings
Division III (ages 8-9)
Team    Won    Lost    Tie    Pts.
Maxon    1    0    0    3
Jessie’s    1    1    0    3
Connie’s    0    1    0    0

Division II (ages 10-11)
Sparks    1    0    1    4
Southern    1    0    1    4
Mr. Bones    1    1    0    3
WFC    0    2    0    0

Division I (ages 12-13)
Autoway    2    0    0    6
Norman    0    1    0    0
Gathering     0    1    0    0

Premier League (ages 14-17)
WFC    1    0    0    3
Bistro    1    1    0    3
Surf Shop    0    1    0    0

AMICC soccer schedule
Instructional Division: (ages 4-5)
Date    Time    Teams
Sept. 29    6 p.m.    A&E  vs. Oyster Bar
Sept. 29    6:30 p.m.    Dental Spa vs. WCAC
Oct. 5    6 p.m.    WCAC vs. Oyster Bar
Oct. 5    6:30 p.m.    A&E vs. Lapensee

Instructional Division: (Ages 6-7)
Date    Time        Teams
Sept. 29    7 p.m.    LPAC vs. Sandbar
Oct. 1    6 p.m.    Isl. Pest. vs. Beach Bums
Oct. 1    7 p.m.    Dojo vs. LPAC
Oct. 4    6 p.m.    LPAC vs. Beach Bums
Oct. 4    7 p.m.    Dojo vs. Isl. Pest
Oct. 5    7 p.m.    Sandbar vs. IRE

Division III: (Ages 8-9)
Date    Time    Teams
Sept. 29    5:30 p.m.    Fran Maxon vs. Isl. Pest
Oct. 1    6 p.m.    Connie’s vs. Jessie’s

Division II: (Ages 10-11)
Date    Time    Teams
Sept. 29    6:30 p.m.    Sparks vs. WFC
Oct. 1    7 p.m.    Sparks vs. Southern
Oct. 1    8 p.m.    Mr. Bones vs. WFC
Oct. 4    6 p.m.    Southern vs. WFC

Division I: (Ages 12-13)
Date    Time        Teams
Sept. 29    7:30 p.m.    Norman vs. Ford
Oct. 5    6 p.m.    Norman vs. Gathering

Premier Division: (Ages 14-17)
Date    Time        Teams
Oct. 4    7:30 p.m.    Bistro vs. Surf Shop
Oct. 5    7 p.m.    WFC vs. Surf Shop

Adult League
Sept. 30    6 p.m.    Sun vs. Back Alley
Sept. 30    7:20 p.m    SVEH vs. Ross Built
Sept. 30    8:40 p.m.    BTBC vs. Fish Hole

Sport – 9-22-2010

It must be fall, there’s soccer in the air

The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s fall recreational soccer season got kicked off with “Spirit,” Sept. 17-18 on the center’s two soccer fields. Players and parents participated in Spirit Week, a dress rehearsal for the upcoming season of competition.

While the coaches were experimenting with lineups and evaluated players, parents had the opportunity to show who off team spirit. This spilled over to the kids, most of whom couldn’t pass up on a chance to spray neon green or orange paint in their hair.

Most parents avoided spray-painting their hair, but they had no problem adorning themselves in team colors and making lots of noise to cheer on their kids and their team to victory.

Island Dental Spa captured the 4-5 age division spirit award, while Dojo Athletics won in the 6-7 age division. Fran Maxon Real Estate had the most spirit in the 8-9 division, while Sparks Steel Art Tigers demonstrated the the most team spirit for the 10-11 division. The Gathering Place in the 12-13 division and Wash Family Construction in the 14-17 division also were Spirit Week winners in enthusiasm.

This season there are 24 youth teams in six age divisions with games being played Monday through Friday after school and on Saturdays. The regular season runs until the end of November, when a tournament will be played. In addition to all of that soccer action, there’s a new adult soccer league, which will have games on Thursday evenings. It’s shaping up to be the best season of soccer in a long, long time.

Check the schedules and team standings online weekly at  HYPERLINK “http://www.islander.org” www.islander.org. And we’ll see you at the field.

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records and were left to battle it out for the championship. In a back and forth tussle, Ron Pepka and Sam Samuels outlasted Jeff Moore and Steve Grossman by a 22-17 score.

Sept. 15 horseshoe action saw two teams contend for bragging rights. John Johnson and Sam Samuels rolled past the team of Tim Sofran and Jerry Martinek 23-10 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.

Key Royale Club news

The Key Royale Club men’s 18-hole, two-best-balls match Sept. 15 saw the team of Pieter Thomassen, Vince Mercadante, Carl Voyles and Bob Jorgensen combine to torch the course with a 14-under-par 114 total.

The women played a nine-hole, individual low-net game Sept. 14. Tootie Wagner took medalist honors in Flight A with a 4-over-par 36, one shot better than second-place finisher Penny Williamson. Flight B winner was Sally Martin, who carded a 5-under-par 27. Second place went to Chris Landkammer with a 2-under 30, while Joyce Reith was one shot back in third place.

The men played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome golf match Sept. 13. The team of Carl Voyles, Pieter Thomassen, Earl Huntzinger and Jim McCartney combined to card a 7-under-par 25 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

The women and the men teamed up for their monthly mixed-scramble golf tournament Sept. 10. The team of Terry Westby, Adam Ksaizek and Al Guy took first place with a 16.7 score, while Jane Winegarden, Lou Winegarden Matt Behan and Bob Landgren took second place with a 21.9 average. Pieter Thomassen won closest to the pin on number three, while Terry Westby won on number eight.

2010 AMICC Soccer Schedule

Instructional Division: (Ages 4-5)
Date        Time    Teams
Sept. 22    6 p.m.    Lapensee vs. Oyster Bar
Sept. 22    6:30 p.m.    Dental Spa vs. A&E
Sept. 23    6 p.m.    Dental Spa vs. Oyster Bar
Sept. 23    6:30 p.m.    WCAC vs. A&E
Sept. 28    6 p.m.    Dental Spa vs. Lapensee
Sept. 28    6:30 p.m.    WCAC vs. A&E

Instructional Division: (Ages 6-7)
Date        Time    Teams
Sept. 22    7 p.m.    LPAC vs. IRE
Sept. 23    7 p.m.    Sandbar vs. Beach Bums
Sept. 24    6 p.m.    Dojo vs. IRE
Sept. 24    7 p.m.    Pest vs. Sandbar
Sept. 27    6 p.m.    Dojo vs. Sandbar
Sept. 27    7 p.m.    Pest vs. IRE
Sept. 28    7 p.m.    IRE vs. Beach Bums

Division III: (Ages 8-9)
Date        Time    Teams
Sept. 22    5:30 p.m.    Maxon vs. Jessie’s
Sept. 24    6 p.m.    Connie’s vs. Jessie’s

Division II: (Ages 10-11)
Date        Time    Teams
Sept. 22    6:30 p.m.    Sparks vs. Southern
Sept. 24    7 p.m.    Wash vs. Southern
Sept. 24    8 p.m.    Mr. Bones vs. Sparks
Sept. 27    6 p.m.    Southern vs. Mr. Bones

Division I: (Ages 12-13)
Date        Time    Teams
Sept. 22    7:30 p.m.    Norman vs. Ford
Sept. 23    6 p.m.    Gathering vs. Ford
Sept. 28    6 p.m.    Gathering vs. Norman
Sept. 27    6 p.m.    Southern vs. Bones

Premier League: (Ages 14-17)
Date        Time    Teams
Sept. 23    7:30 p.m.    Bistro vs. Surf Shop
Sept. 27    7 p.m.    Bistro vs. Wash
Sept. 28    7:30 p.m.    Surf Shop vs. Wash

Calling all high school athletes

The 2010 school year is back in session, which means the beginning of another year of high school sports.

Fall sports include volleyball for girls, cross-country, golf, swimming and diving for both boys and girls and, of course, the king of high school sports, football.

Winter sports include basketball and soccer for boys and girls in addition to girls weightlifting and boys wrestling.

The high school calendar wraps up in the spring with weightlifting for boys, coed track and field, tennis, and girls softball and baseball for boys.

If you’re an Islander and are participating in prep sports at your school, call 941-778-7978 or e-mail news@islander.org, so we can highlight your exploits in The Islander.

Horseshoe news

Two teams managed to emerge from pool play with the prerequisite three victories during Sept. 11 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Tim Sofran and Tom Pechous rolled the team of Hank Huyghe and Ron Pepka by a 25-6 score to take the top spot for the day.

It was the same story for pool play during Sept. 8 action as only two teams made it out of pool play and the final match was a blowout. Norm Good and Tim Sofran blitzed walker John Johnson 21-4 to win the day’s bragging rights.

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.

Key Royale news

The women of the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach played an individual low-net golf game on Sept. 7. Powered by a chipin on number nine, Nancy King took first place in Flight A with a 3-over-par 35, while Penny Williams, who finished second, was two shots back.

Joyce Brown took top honors in Flight B with a 1-under-par 31, two shots ahead of second-place finisher Markie Ksiazek. Jane Winegarden, Terry Westby and Joyce Rieth finished in a three-way tie for third place.

Golf tourney news

The 10th annual Anna Maria Oyster Bar golf tournament, will be held at the IMG Academies Golf & Country Club Friday, Sept. 24, and, unlike past sell-outs, there tourney is still open for registration.

For $1,000 a foursome, you can register for the tournament that benefits the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Pace Center for Girls and United Way of Manatee and includes dinner, golf, use of the driving range and some beverages. Also on tap are tons of raffle prizes, as well as longest-drive and closest-to-the-pin contests.

The fun gets going with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, with dinner following play at about 6 p.m.

To sign up or for more information, call the Oyster Bar at 941-761-7797.