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Date of Issue: October 01, 2008

Kick in the grass: Center soccer season under way

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Austin Wash tackles the ball away from Chandler Hardy during Premier Division soccer action at the Center.
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John Horne, (the one not wearing a pink hat) poses for a picture with Island residents and winners of the most-honest golfers award, Andy Price, Kurt Janisch, Mark Howard and Dave Pate, at the party for the Anna Maria Oyster Bar charity golf tourney.
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Mackenzie Kosfeld clears the ball away from the Lapensee Plumbing goal during Anna Maria Island Community Center Premier Division soccer action at the Center. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy

The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s fall recreational soccer league is only one week into the season and there’s already a great race for first place in Division I. Each of the teams has played twice and there is a four-way tie for first place between Autoway Ford, Island Real Estate, Ross Built and Mike Norman Realty. Each team is sporting a 1-1 record.

Division II has Panoramic and Mr. Bones currently atop the standings with 2-0 records, while Lapensee Plumbing and West Coast Air Conditioning are already battling it out for first place in the Premier Division with 1-0-1 records.

There’s lots of soccer left to play, so stay tuned.

Mr. Bones smoked Coastal Orthopedic 2-0 in Sept. 26 Division II soccer action. Ben Connors and Michael Latimer led the way for Mr. Bones, scoring one goal each in the shutout victory.

On Sept. 26, Island Real Estate edged Ross Built 4-3 in an exciting Division I match. Ray Fano paced Island Real Estate with three goals while teammate Neil Carper added one goal in the victory.

Jake Ross scored two goals to lead Ross Built, which also received one goal from Andrew Ross in the loss.

On Sept. 25, Trevor Bystrom and Daniel Pimental each scored a pair of goals to lead West Coast Air Conditioning to a 5-0 shutout over Wash Family Construction in Premier action. Adina Dicus added a goal to complete the scoring in the victory.

Autoway Ford rode a balanced scoring attack to record a 3-2 victory over Island Real Estate in Division I soccer action on Sept. 25. Henrik Brusso, Zach Stewart and Josh Zawistoski each notched a goal in the victory for Autoway Ford.

Island Real Estate was led by Neil Carper’s two goals in the loss.

On Sept. 24, Ross Built edged Mike Norman Realty 2-1 during Division I soccer action. Jake Ross led the way with two goals for Ross Built in the victory, while Mikey Ellsworth paced Mike Norman Realty with one goal in the loss.

Lapensee Plumbing 4, Harcon Corp. 1

Also on Sept. 24, Jerry Meyer scored three goals to lead Lapensee Plumbing to a 4-1 victory over Harcon Corp. in Premier action. Danny Krokroskia added one goal for Lapensee in the victory, while Garrison Clark scored the lone goal for Harcon in the loss.

Mr. Bones smoked the luster off of Sparks Steel Art for a 6-2 Division II victory on Sept. 23. Incredibly, Michael Latimer scored all six goals for Mr. Bones in the victory.

Ethan Bertrand and Jacob Talucci each notch a goal for Sparks in the loss.

Tyler Yavalar scored a pair of goals to lead Panoramic to a 4-1 victory over Coastal Orthopedic in Division II action Sept. 23. Leo Rose and Joey Altachoff each added a goal for Panoramic in the victory.

Miles Fischer notched the lone Coastal Orthopedic goal in the loss.

Mike Norman Realty received single goals from three different players during its 3-1 victory over Autoway Ford in Division I action Sept. 22. Mikey Ellsworth, Morgan Greig and Emma Terry each notched goals in the victory.

Autoway was led by Josh Zawistoski’s lone goal in the loss.

Wash Construction 4, Harcon 2

Also on Sept. 22, Wash Family Construction doubled up Harcon Corp. by a 4-2 score in Premier action. Julian Botero led the way with two goals, while Chris Callahan and Christian Hightower each notched one goal for the winners.

Harcon Corp. received goals from Nicole Botero and Garrison Clark in the loss.

Panoramic 3, Sparks 0

Finally, on Sept. 22, Panoramic ran past Sparks Steel Art in Division II soccer behind a pair of goals from Tyler Yavalar. Leo Rose completed the scoring for Panoramic.

Local charities benefit from Oyster Bar Golf Tournament

The eighth annual Anna Maria Oyster Bar Charity Golf Tournament was played Sept. 19 at River Strand Golf and Country Club. This year’s tournament benefited the Anna Maria Island Community Center, as usual, but also the PACE Center for Girls, United Way and the Pinnacle Academy. A total of $69,822.00 was raised in this one-day event.

Setting the pace were 204 golfers from Manatee, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Orange, Broward and Polk counties and one golfer who traveled from Spain joined the cause. The foursomes played 27 holes. 

McCain Foods had the winning combination of Mike Ludlum, Don Little, Rick Lockwood and Greg Kornowa. In second place were Corky Taylor, Larry McGary, Carl Callahan and John Mayo. Darryl Weaver, Hugh Miller, Keith Offenhauer and Kurt Reinert made up the third-place foursome.

The “most honest” team honors went to the all-Islander squad of Mark Howard, Andy Price, Dave Pate and Kurt Janisch, who were awarded pink hats.

John Mayo and Tony Dimare tied for first place in the putting contest sponsored by Coca Cola. Derek Williams took a long drive and one of two closest-to-the-pin prizes, while Wayne Wood, Joe Miller, Tommy O’Brien and Pat Christie won the other closest-to-the-pin contest. The remaining long drive winners were Theresa Rawe, Vince Eurice and Larry McGary. John Hagerty won for straightest drive and Darin Pierce for most-crooked drive.

An after-golf dinner was held at Stoneybrook Golf Club, where a 5-pound live Maine lobster, donated by the Anna Maria Oyster Bar, was won by Ernie Cotton.

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole, low-net-of-partners game Sept. 24. First place went to the team of Bob Kral and Vince Mercadante with a 2-over-par 130, three shots ahead of Jim Thorton and Bob Elliott, who carded a 133 to finish in second place. Third place went to Larry Fowler and Dick Mills with 137.

The women of Key Royale Club played a low-net and low-gross game on Sept. 23. Winning low net in flight one was Roswitha Fowler, who fired an even-par 32 to finish one shot ahead of Terry Westby and Diane Miller, who both carded 33s.

Second-flight, low-net winner was Meredith Slavin with a 2-under-par 30, while Frankie Smith-Williams took second place with a 34.

Dorothy McKinna, Joyce Reith, Sue Hookem, Nancy King and Lois Biel tied at 49 for first flight honors in low gross, while Phyllis Lamp took second flight honors with a 52.

The men played nine holes on Sept. 22 in a low-net-of-partners game. Gordon McKinna and Fred Meyer carded an even-par 64 to claim first place, two shots ahead of Bill Snyder and Dick Mills. Third place went to the team of Danny Hayes and Peter Proxy with a 68.

AMICC Soccer League

Standings as of Sept. 25:


Division II





Division I


IRE   1103

Ross  1103


Premier Division





AMICC soccer schedule

Date  TimeTeams

Instructional Division (ages 4-5)

Oct. 16:30 p.m.  Surf Shop vs. Bistro

Oct. 26:30 p.m.Ralph’s vs. Panoramic

Oct. 66:30 p.m.  Surf Shop vs. Bistro

Oct. 76:30 p.m.  A&E vs. Panoramic

Division III (ages 6-7)

Oct. 17 p.m.  AM Glass vs. Oyster Bar

Oct. 17 p.m.Sandbar vs. Oyster Bar

Oct. 27 p.m.Jessie’s vs. Sandbar

Oct. 67 p.m.  AM Glass vs. Sand Dollar

Oct. 77 p.m.Oyster Bar vs. AM Glass

Division II (ages 8-9)

Oct. 36 p.m.Panoramic vs. Bones

Oct. 37 p.m.Sparks vs. Orthopedic

Oct. 76:30 p.m.Sparks vs. Panoramic

Division I (ages 10-11)

Oct. 16:30 p.m.Norman vs. Ross

Oct. 38 p.m.  IRE vs. Ross

Oct. 66:30  p.m.Autoway vs. Norman

Oct. 76:30 p.m.  IRE vs. Norman

Premier Division (ages 12-15)

Oct. 17:30 p.m.  Wash vs. Harcon

Oct. 26:30 p.m.Harcon vs. WCAC

Oct. 27:30 p.m.Lapensee vs. Wash

Oct. 67:30 p.m.  Wash vs. WCAC

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