Sports – 01-25-2012

Hole-in-one for Holcomb at KRC, football continues


It was a busy week at the Key Royale Club with the regular weekly golf matches and the ongoing matches leading to the men’s championship.

The club celebrated Jon Holcomb’s hole-in-one on the eighth hole Jan. 20. And while it it was Holcomb’s first hole-in-one at KRC, it was his fourth such accomplishment in his lifetime of golf.

The feat was witnessed by Tim Freisen, and, honoring tradition, Holcomb bought drinks in the clubhouse.

He used a hybrid 9-iron on the hole. “I knew it had a chance as soon as it left the club,” Holcomb said.

On the same day, members got together for a nine-hole, coed scramble. The team of Tom Warda, Eunice Warda, Paul Kamerlin and Pam Alvord combined on a 5-under-par 27 to take first place for the day. Three teams finished in a tie for second place.

The 18-hole, non-handicap matches to determine the 2012 Key Royale Club men’s championship field started at 42 and has now whittled down to 16 players. Past champions still in the field include John Estok, Mark Mixon, Jim Mixon, Greg Shorten, Merritt Fineout and Dale Hudson. The tournament will continue over the next three weeks.

The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match Jan. 18. Bob Elliott, Joe Dickenson and Jim Sheppard finished in a three-way tie for first place with matching 3-under-par 61s. One shot back in second place was the trio of Bob Landgren, Al Hibbs and Dick Rouse.

Lex Halakan rode an eagle on hole six to a plus-6 score and first place in the Jan. 17 modified-Stableford match. The foursome of Fred Miller, Ken Rickett, Bill Koche and Mike Morse took the team title at plus-4.

The women played a nine-hole, low-net-in-flight match – Jan. 17. Judy Crowe’s 3-under-par 29 gave her first place in Flight A by two shots over Sue Little.

Donna Soos carded a 4-under-par 28 to take first place in Flight B by one shot over Sue Hookem and Christina Mason, who tied for second.

Maryanne Kaemmerlen took first place in Flight C with a 3-under-par 29. Sally Keyes and Joyce Reith carded 2-under-par 30 to tie for second place.

Eunice Warda turned in a 3-under-par 29 to take first place in Flight D by one shot over Markie Ksiazek. –

The game of the day was a team low net won by Pat Rice, Pam Alvord and Rose Slomba with a combined 125.

Fifty men turned out to play a nine-hole, individual-low-net match Jan. 16. Bruce Allan torched the course with an 8-under-par 24 to take first place by three strokes. Carl Wenker was alone in second place while Chris Collins was another shot back in third place.

Gary Harris carded an even-par 64 to take first place in the Jan. 14 individual-low-net match. Vince Mercadante  was one shot back in second place.


NFL plays on at AMICC

It was another week of mild weather and flag football at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The game of the week saw the 10-12 division LPAC Cardinals put on an offensive display, rolling past a determined Sand Dollar Steeler team Jan. 17 by a 49-29 score.

The Cardinals jumped out on top early thanks to their defense. Zach Fernandes intercepted two passes to set up a pair of Jared Richardson touchdowns and an early 13-7 lead.

The Cardinals extended its lead when Richardson handed off to Tyler Pearson for what appeared to be a reverse, but Pearson stopped, turned and tossed a little screen pass to Richardson, who avoided a flag pull to score from 12 yards out. Richardson then hit Pearson for a two-point conversion and a 21-7 lead.

The Cardinal defense forced the Steelers to turn the ball over on downs and, after a couple of short gains, the Cardinals pulled off a double reverse pass. Richardson handed off to Pearson, who handed off to Fernandes. Fernandes threw a 22-yard pass to Richardson in the right corner of the endzone to give the Cardinals a 27-7 lead as the first half came to a close.

The Cardinals picked up where they left off in the second half. After a couple of short gains, Pearson made an over-the-shoulder grab of a 25-yard touchdown pass from Richardson to give the Cards a 33-7 lead.

The Steelers showed some life on its next offensive possession when Joey Stewart threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Truman Carlson to cut the lead to 33-13. Stewart came up with an interception to get the ball back and promptly connected with Ben Balto on a 24-yard touchdown pass to pull to within 33-21 after Carlson’s two-point conversion.

That was as close as the Steelers would get, as Pearson scored on a 24-yard draw play and Richardson hit Alex Rodriguez for a touchdown to essentially put the game out of reach.

Richardson finished with four touchdowns, five flag pulls and an interception on the day, while Pearson added three touchdowns. Fernandes added three interceptions and three flag pulls to complete the victory.

Balto led the Steelers with a pair of touchdowns and a two-point conversion while Carlson and Andrew Proctor each scored one touchdown in the loss.

The 8-9 division game of the week saw Gettel Toyota Texans edge Beach Bistro Vikings 19-16 on Jan. 20 behind 113 rushing yards and three touchdowns from Julius Petereit. Quarterback David Daigle added 26 passing yards while Javier Rivera finished with 25 receiving yards and an extra point.

The Vikings were led by quarterback Nathan Hyman’s 131 passing and rushing yards, including one touchdown. Morgan Horesh added 39 receiving yards, including a touchdown and a two-point conversion to complete the Viking scoring. Hyman also added a pair of interceptions and three flag pulls to lead the Viking defense.

The 13-16 division game of the week Jan. 21saw Walter & Associates Bears defeat First American Bank Ravens 33-26. Seth Walter completed 25-of-33 passes for 305 yards and five touchdown passes. Two touchdown passes went to Keegan Murphy, who finished with 55 receiving yards, while Derek Polch also caught two touchdown passes to finish with 77 receiving yards and 42 rushing yards. Max Miller added a touchdown and an extra point, while Jack Walter finished with 82 receiving yards in the victory. Miller led the defense with three flag pulls, while Jacob Talucci added a quarterback sack.

The Ravens were led by quarterback Jack Shinn, who completed 16-of-23 passes for 140 yards and three touchdown passes while scoring one touchdown. Pierce Hogan finished with 89 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Chris Johnson added 51 receiving yards with a touchdown and an extra point. Burke Hill chipped in with 51 rushing yards, 24 receiving yards and a touchdown to complete the scoring.

Austin Morrow and Pierce led the Ravens with five flag pulls, while Hill and Johnson each added an interception in the loss.


AMICC NFL Flag football scores:

Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play with the required three victories and were left to battle for the day’s bragging rights during Jan. 21 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Paul Sheatler and Dave Lansaw drew the bye and watched as Bob Mason and Larry Delarber rolled past Hank Huyghe and Tom Rhodes by a 21-4 score. The waiting team of Sheatler and Lansaw then dispatched Mason and Delarber 23-9 in the championship match.

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 scores

8-9 Division

Jan. 20, Waterfront Restaurant Raiders 18, Pink & Navy Boutique Cowboys 12

Jan. 21, Beach Bum Steelers 12, Southern Greens Jets 6

10-12 Division

Jan. 17, Sandbar Falcons 43, Air & Energy Chargers 14; Mr. Bones Colts 53, Cedars Tennis Resorts Seahawks 14

Jan. 18, Ross Built Broncos 49, Eat Here Bears 6

13-16 Division

Jan. 20, Jessie’s Island Store Steelers 26, Integrity Sound Redskins 14

Jan. 21, Galati Yacht Sales Texans 45, Mar Vista Raiders 25

Adult Coed Division

Jan. 18, The Feast Falcons 20, Galati Yacht Sales Chargers 19; Edgewater Realty Broncos 34, Sato Real Estate Browns 7; Waterfront Restaurant Bills 45, Banana Cabanna Bengals 20

Jan. 19, FL Discount Signs 49ers 25, Fins Bar Bears 0; Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings 29, Duffy’s Tavern Ravens 25; Agnelli Pool & Spa Packers 28, Coastal Orthopedic Raiders 12; Slim’s Place Dolphins 45, Beach to Bay Construction Texans 25


AMICC Flag Football standings

8-9 Division  W      L

Raiders    3      0

Vikings   2      1

Jets  1      2

Cowboys 1      2

Texans    1      2

Steelers   1      2


10-12 East Division

Colts        3      0

Bears       2      1

Steelers   0      3

Seahawks        0      3

West Division

Cardinals 3      0

Broncos   2      1

Falcons    2      1

Chargers  0      3


13-16 Division

Steelers   3      0

Redskins 2      1

Texans    2      1

Ravens    1      2

Bears       1      2

Raiders    0      3


Adult AFC

Packers    2      0

Ravens    2      1

Vikings   2      1

Falcons    2      1

Chargers  1      1

Bears       0      2

Raiders    0      2


Adult NFC

49ers       3      0

Dolphins 2      0

Bills        2      1

Texans    1      2

Broncos   1      2

Bengals   0      2

Browns    0      3


AMICC Flag Football schedules

Date Time       Teams

Ages 5-7

Jan. 27     6 p.m.      Cardinals vs. Vikings

Jan. 27     7 p.m.      Colts vs. Broncos


Ages 8-9

Jan. 27     6 p.m.      Cowboys vs. Steelers

Jan. 27     7 p.m.      Jets vs. Texans

Jan. 28     11 a.m.    Raiders vs. Vikings

Jan. 30     6 p.m.      Jets vs. Raiders


Ages 10-12

Jan. 31     6 p.m.      Cardinals vs. Falcons

Jan. 31     7 p.m.      Seahawks vs. Steelers

Jan. 31     8 p.m.      Broncos vs. Chargers

Feb. 1      6 p.m.      Colts vs. Bears


Ages 13-16

Jan. 27     8 p.m.      Ravens vs. Raiders

Jan. 28     9 a.m.      Bears vs. Redskins

Jan. 28     10 a.m.    Steelers vs. Texans

Jan. 30     7 p.m.      Steelers vs. Ravens

Jan. 30     8 p.m.      Redskins vs. Texans


Adult Coed

Jan. 25     7 p.m.      49ers vs. Vikings

Jan. 25     8 p.m.      Raiders vs. Broncos

Jan. 25     9 p.m.      Ravens vs. Bills

Jan. 26     6 p.m.      Bears vs. Browns

Jan. 26     7 p.m.      Packers vs. Dolphins

Jan. 26     8 p.m.      Texans vs. Chargers

Jan. 26     9 p.m.      Falcons vs. Bengals


AMICC Adult Coed Volleyball

Jan. 31     7 p.m.      Best Buy vs. Slim’s Place

Jan. 31     8 p.m.      Best Buy vs. Tyler’s Ice Cream

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