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Date of Issue: May 19, 2010

AMICC Instructional leagues all about learning

Trent Shackleford looks for room to shoot as Clayton Wilkinson defends during Division III basketball action for ages 8-9 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Two teams are working on undefeated records in the Anna Maria Island Community Center youth basketball league. Connie’s Landscaping is sporting a 4-0 mark as the league approaches the halfway mark of the season. Connie’s holds a comfortable three and a half game lead in Division III over Beach Bistro and Sandbar, which both stand at 1-3 on the season.

Walter & Associates also has an undefeated record at 3-0, but they have two teams right on the tail. Bob Vita Landscaping is a half game back at 3-1, while Ross Built is 2-1.

The Premier Division is pretty tight with The Gathering Place sitting on first with a 3-1 record, a game and a half up on Rotten Ralph’s, which sits in second place with a 2-2 record. Tortilla Bay Club is two and a half games back with a 1-3 record.

There’s still a lot of basketball to be played before the playoffs start, so stay tuned and catch a game.

Connie’s Landscaping stayed undefeated thanks to a strong second-half performance May 13 from Clayton Wilkinson to help them break open a close game with Beach Bistro and win by a 16-9 score. Connie’s managed to take a 4-1 first-half lead behind a pair of baseline jumpers by Dylan Joseph as both teams played outstanding defense. Beach Bistro’s only point came courtesy of Andrew Proctor who made one of two foul shots.

The second half saw Connie’s get the ball down low to Wilkinson in the post and he responded with six points. Joseph added two second-half baskets to finish with a game-high eight points. Leo Rose and Tori Walter both added one point to complete the scoring for Connie’s.

Joey Stewart led the Bistro scoring effort with four points, while Proctor finished with three points. Daniel Sentman completed the Bistro scoring with two points in the loss.

Beach to Bay Construction earned its first victory of May 14 when it defeated Anna Maria Oyster Bar in Division II action. Michael Latimer and Cameron Brauner led the way with 12 points apiece, while Dayton Modderman added four points and Matt Menger-DeNigris finished with two points.

Tyler Yavalar scored six points and Reese Helvey added five points to lead the Oyster Bar, which also received four points from Bradley Duffman in the loss.

Walter & Associates earned a 27-14 victory over Bob Vita Lawn Service May 14 to remain undefeated in Division II. Moriah Goode scored 12 points and Seth Walter added 11 to lead the way for W&A, which also received two points apiece from Jordan Cooley and Jack Walter in the victory.

Mikey Ellsworth scored six points to lead the way for Bob Vita Lawn Service in the loss. Ethan Bertrand, Adam Clark, Cory Jaques and Gavin Sentman all finished with two points each for Bob Vita Lawn Service.

Connie’s Landscaping received six points apiece from Dylan Joseph and Leo Rose to lead them past the Sandbar by a 12-10 score in Division III action May 12.

William Bernet and Brooke Capparelli led Sandbar with four points apiece, while Joe Rogers and Josh Class finished with two points apiece in the loss.

Ross Built earned a 21-16 Division II victory over Beach to Bay Construction May 12 behind 10 points from Jake Ross. Brother Andrew Ross added three points, while Jacob Barker, Jack Coleman, Cooper Hardy and Luke Valadie each finished with two points in the victory.

Cameron Brauner scored eight points and Jean-Paul Russo added four to lead Beach to Bay. Michael Latimer and Matt Menger-DeNigris added two points apiece in the loss.

Rotten Ralph’s received 12 points apiece May 12 from Forrest Schield and Brandon Gengler during its 44-37 Premier Division victory over Tortilla Bay Club. J.T. Goode added 10 points for Rotten Ralph’s, which also received four points each from Luke Shackleford and Daniel Janisch in the victory.

Tortilla Bay Club was led by Tommy Price’s game-high 17 points. Kyle Parsons scored eight points and Christian Hightower added six points to round out the scoring in the loss.

Coastal Orthopedics earned a 41-30 Division I victory over A-Paradise Realty on May 11 behind a balanced scoring attack led by Joey Salinas who scored 10 points. Lauren Sapienza and Jake Parsons each added eight points while Burke McCampbell-Hill finished with five points.

Blaine Jenefsky led A-Paradise with eight points, while Josh Zawistoski and Mikayla Kane each finished with seven points in the loss.

Rotten Ralph’s edged The Gathering Place 35-31 in Premier League action on May 11 behind a game-high 20 points from Forrest Schield. Brandon Gengler added nine points for Rotten Ralph’s, which also received four points from Daniel Janisch in the victory.

Kyle Aritt led the Gathering Place with 12 points, while Chandler Hardy chipped in with eight points. Wyatt Hoffman finished with six points and Patrick Edwards scored five to complete the scoring in the loss.

Andrew Proctor scored three points and Joey Stewart added two points as Beach Bistro earned a 5-4 Division III victory over the Sandbar May 10. Joe Rogers scored four points to lead the Sandbar in the loss.

Walter & Associates rolled to a 21-7 victory over Anna Maria Oyster Bar in Division III action May 10. Mariah Goode led the way with 17 points, while Seth Walter added four points in the victory.

The Oyster Bar was led in the loss by Tyler Yavalar’s five points and two points from Bradley Duffman.

The Gathering Place rolled past Tortilla Bay 60-40 May 10 during Premier Division action behind a game-high 23 points from Kyle Aritt and 18 points from Wyatt Hoffman. Jerry Mayer and Chandler Hardy each added five points for the Gathering Place in the victory.

Tommy Price scored 12 points and Christian Hightower added 10 points to lead Tortilla Bay, which also received nine points from Daniel Pimental in the loss.

Youth baseball and basketball schedules and standings can be found at

Key Royale news

The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match May 12. The team of Bob Kral, Vince Mercadante, Earl Ritchie and Bill Shuman combined to card a 106 and take first place by five strokes. Jim Thorton, Gary Harris, Lew Winegarden and Peter Proxy came in second with a score of 111.

The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match May 11. Donna Soos and Pat Townsend both carded even-par 32s and tied for first place in Flight A. Sue Hookem and Judy Ward finished one shot back in a tie for second place. Sally York fired a 3-under-par 29 to capture Flight B by one shot over ties from Lorraine Towne, Mary Pat Swamy and Joanne Ozdych, while Jane Winegarden came in third with a 32.

The men played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match May 10. The team of Dick Rouse, Bill Shuman, Carl Voyles and Dick Eichhorn combined to card a 12-under-par 52 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Joe Dickinson, Art Hibbs, Al Kaiser and John Sagert matched the 54 carded by Peiter Thomassen, Omer Trolard, Jim Macvicar and Tom Steele to finish in a tie for second.

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play during May 15 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Hank Huyghe and Debbie Rhodes trounced Herb Puryear and Jerry Bennett 21-8 to earn bragging rights for the day.

Sam Samuels and partner Herb Puryear were the outright champions during May 11 horseshoe action, leaving a slew of pitchers to battle it out for second place. In the end, the team of Norm Good and Bob Dizon edged John Johnson and Tim Sofran 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 baseball schedule

T-ball (ages 5-7)

Date Time               Away       Home

May 22    10 a.m.    A&E  vs. Observer

May 22    11 a.m.    Dental Spa vs. LPAC

Pitching machine (ages 8-11)

May 22    12:30 p.m.       Sato vs. Beach Const.

May 22    2 p.m.      Beach Const.vs. Cedars

AMICC basketball standings

Premier Division

Team       Won        Loss

Gathering Place      3      1

Rotten Ralph’s        2      2

Toritilla Bay   1      3

Division II

Walter & Assoc.     3      0

Vita Lawn Serv.      3      1

Ross Built       2      1

Beach to Bay  1      3

Oyster Bar       0      3

Division III

Connie’s  4      0

Bistro      1      3

Sandbar   1      3

AMICC basketball schedule

Date Time       Away vs. Home

Premier (ages 13-16)

May 19    8 p.m.      Tortilla vs. Gathering Place

May 24    8 p.m.      Tortilla vs. Ralph’s

May 25    8 p.m.      Gathering Place vs. Tortilla

Division I (ages 12-13)

May 25    7 p.m.      A-Paradise vs. Coastal

Division II (ages 10-11)

May 19    7 p.m.      Oyster Bar vs. Vita

May 21    7 p.m.      Walter vs. Beach Const.

May 21    8 p.m.      Vita vs. Ross

May 24    7 p.m.      Beach Const. vs. Oyster Bar

Division III (ages 8-9)

May 19    6 p.m.      Bistro vs. Sandbar

May 20    7 p.m.      Connie’s vs. Bistro

May 24    6 p.m.      Connie’s vs. Sandbar

Instructional (ages 5-7)

May 20    6 p.m.      IRE vs. Jessie’s

May 21      6 p.m.         WCAC vs. Jessie’s