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Date of Issue: May 26, 2010

Basketball perfection pursued no more

Two teams playing in the Anna Maria Island Community Center basketball league lost games last week after being featured as undefeated teams in last week’s Islander.

Call it the curse of The Islander, though it’s maybe not quite as feared as the famous Sports Illustrated jinx. At any rate, on May 21 Beach to Bay Construction edged Walter & Associates 18-15 in Division II, while Connie’s Landscaping dropped an 11-4 decision to Sandbar May 17 in Division III.

Though dreams of undefeated seasons have gone by the wayside, there’s still a lot to play for with roughly four regular-season games remaining before the playoffs start.

Beach to Bay Construction earned its first victory of the season May 21 when it slipped past Walter & Associates 18-15 behind a game-high nine points from Cameron Brauner. Michael Latimer added 5 points for Beach to Bay, which also received 2 points from Dayton Modderman and 1 point apiece from George Lardas and Matt DeNigris-Menger in the victory.

Seth Walter and Moriah Goode led Walter & Associates with 6 points each, while Jordan Cooley with 2 points and 1 point from Zachariah Goode completed the scoring in the loss.

Division III second-place team Sandbar pulled a little closer to division leading Connie’s Landscaping thanks to an 11-4 victory May 17. Josh Class scored 4 points to lead the Sandbar, which also received 2 points apiece from Brooke Capparelli, Connor Gsell and Joe Rogers, while Leo Tilelli added 1 point to complete the scoring.

Connie’s Landscaping received 4 points from Dylan Joseph in the loss.

In other basketball action last week, Ross Built inched closer to first place in Division II thanks to a 19-16 victory over Bob Vita Lawn Service May 21. Jake Ross was on fire, scoring a game-high 12 points in the victory. Jack Coleman added three points, while Cooper Hardy and Andrew Ross completed the scoring with 2 points apiece.

Adam Clark scored 8 points to lead Vita, which also received 2 points apiece from Ethan Bertrand, Mikey Ellsworth, Sarah Quattromani and Gavin Sentman in the loss.

Connie’s got back into the win column May 20 with a 19-13 victory over Beach Bistro behind 9 points from Leo Rose. Dylan Joseph added 6 points, while Truman Carlson finished with 4 points to complete the scoring for Connie’s.

Joey Stewart scored 9 points to lead the Bistro, which also received 2 points apiece from Daniel Sentman and Andrew Proctor in the loss.

Sandbar earned a 14-6 victory May 19 over Beach Bistro in Division III action behind a balanced scoring attack. Leo Tilelli, Joe Rogers and Josh Class each scored 4 points, while Brooke Capparelli added 2 points in the victory.

Joey Stewart led the Bistro with 4 points, while Griffin Heckler added 2 points in the loss.

Bob Vita Lawn Service defeated Anna Maria Oyster Bar 18-11 in Division II action May 19. Mikey Ellsworth led the way with 6 points, while Corey Jaques, Sarah Quattromani and Gavin Sentman each added four points in the victory.

Tyler Yavalar scored 5 points to lead the Oyster Bar, which also received 4 points from Reese Helvey and 2 points from Emma Moneuse in the loss.

The Gathering Place continued to roll along in the Premier Division as they blasted Tortilla Bay Club 43-22 on May 19. Kyle Aritt led the way with a game-high 22 points, while teammates Jerry Mayer and Chandler Hardy each chipped in with 6 points. Wyatt Hoffman added 5 points for Gathering Place, which also received 3 points from Patrick Edwards and 1 point from Helio Gomez in the victory.

Max Miller’s 8 points and 5 points from Tommy Price paced Tortilla Bay Club, which also received 3 points from Travis Belsito and 2 points apiece from Christian Hightower, Kyle Parsons and Thomas Pears in the loss.

A Paradise Realty rolled to a 37-24 victory May 18 over Coastal Orthopedic in Division I action behind 12 points from Nehimiah Goode and 10 points from Blaine Jenefsky. Josh Zawistoski added 7 points, Mikayla Kane scored 6 and Alexia Yavalar finished with 2 points to complete the Paradise scoring.

Burke McCampbell-Hill scored 11 points and Jake Parsons scored 9 points to lead Coastal Orthopedic, which also received 2 points apiece from Joley Hernandez, Lauren Sapienza and Joey Salinas in the loss.

Rotten Ralph’s rode a balanced scoring attack May 18to a 45-37 Premier Division victory over Tortilla Bay Club. Forrest Schield with 13 points, Brandon Gengler with 12 and J.T. Goode, who finished with 11, led the way for Ralph’s. Daniel Janisch added 5 points, while Chandler McClung and Luke Shackelford scored 2 points apiece in the victory.

Tommy Price scored 9 points and Travis Belsito scored 8 points to lead Tortilla Bay Club, which also received 7 points from Max Miller. Daniel Pimental added 4 points, while Christian Hightower, Kyle Parsons and Thomas Pears each scored 2 points in the loss.

Moriah Goode scored 16 points to lead Walter & Associates past Ross Built 21-10 in Division II action May 17. Seth Walter added 3 points and Jack Walter finished with 2 points to complete the scoring in the win.

Luke Valadie and Andrew Ross scored 4 points each, while Jake Ross finished with 2 points in the loss for Ross Built.

Gathering Place edged Ralph’s 39-36 in Premier action May 17 behind a game-high 19 points from Kyle Aritt. Chandler Hardy with 7 points and Wyatt Hoffman with 6 points added to the total, while Patrick Edwards scored 3 points and Helio Gomez and Denver Hardy each finished with 2 points in the victory.

Brandon Gengler scored 14 points and Forrest Schield added 13 points to lead Rotten Ralph’s in the loss. J.T. Goode scored 3 points, while Daniel Janisch and Blake Rivers completed the scoring with 2 points apiece.

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole, best-of-ball-foursome game May 19 with the team of Bob Kral, Vince Mercadante, Bill Shuman and Peter Proxy taking first place with a 49. That was two shots better than the team of Paul Proxy, Jim Thorton, Lew Winegarden and Dan Hayes.

Club women took the course for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match May 18, when Tootie Wagner and Joyce Brown shared first place in Flight A after both carded even-par 32s. Barbara Estok took second place with a 1-over 33. Flight B winner was Meredith Slavin, who fired a 4-under-par 28 to win by three shots over Pat Rice and Rose Slomba, who both finished at 1-under-par 31.

Rice’s day was made more memorable with a chipin on No. five, while Judy Ward did the same on No. 3.

The members teamed up for a nine-hole, throw-out-the-team’s-worst-hole game May 14. The team of Jane Winegarden, Paul Kaemerlan, Matt Behan and Paulette Proxy carded a 111 to take first place by six shots over the team of Frankie Smith-Williams, Earl Huntzinger, Don Ledford and Patricia Proxy.

Horseshoe news

Only two teams emerged from pool play during May 22 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits and were left to battle it out for first place. Sam Samuels and John Johnson trounced Debbie Rhodes and Steve Doyle 24-14 to claim the day’s bragging rights.

The team of Herb Puryear and Ron Pepka were the only team with three pool-play wins and were outright champions during May 19 horseshoe action. The battle for second place saw walker Jerry Bennett lose by a 23-16 score to Sam Samuels and Norm Good after rallying from an early 20-8 deficit.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warm-ups 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

June 5      10 a.m.    Observer vs. LPAC

June 5      11 a.m.    A&E vs. Dental Spa

Pitching Machine (ages 8-11)

June 5      12:30 p.m.       Sato vs. Cedars

AMICC basketball standings

Premier Division

Team       Won        Loss

Gathering Place      5      1

Rotten Ralph’s        3      3

Tortilla Bay    1      5

Division II

Walter & Assoc.     4      1

Vita Lawn Serv.      4      2

Ross Built       3      2

Beach to Bay  1      3

Oyster Bar       0      4

Division III

Connie’s  5      1

Sandbar   3      3

Bistro      1      5

AMICC basketball schedule

Date Time       Away vs. Home

Premier (ages 13-16)

May 26    8 p.m.      Gathering Place vs. Ralph’s

June 1      8 p.m.      Ralph’s vs. Gathering Place

Division I (ages 12-13)

June 1      7 p.m.      Paradise vs. Coastal

Division II (ages 10-11)

May 26    7 p.m.      Walter vs. Vita

May 28    7 p.m.      Beach Const. vs. Ross

May 28    8 p.m.      Walter vs. Oyster Bar

Division III (ages 8-9)

May 26    6 p.m.      Bistro vs. Connie’s

May 27    7 p.m.      Bistro vs. Sandbar

Instructional (ages 5-7)

May 27    6 p.m.      IRE vs. Jessie’s

May 28    6 p.m.      WCAC vs. IRE