Island Dental Spa player Ben Bugless after his final indoor soccer game at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Ben and his family, who vacation here from Scotland, became friends with Chris and Kelly Joseph and their sons, Dylan and Ryan, who are active in center sports. Ben scored four goals in his final game and is now back in Scotland. Father Dave, a professional soccer coach at home, wanted to thank everyone for allowing his son to participate in sports while on the island. Islander Photo: Courtesy Dave Bugless
Air & Energy’s Lilah Bowers prepares to take on Beach Bistro’s Tyler Brewer during 8-10 division indoor soccer action July 17 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Ray Lammi and Terry Schaefer both carded plus-4 during a modifed-Stableford golf match July 15 at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Gary Duncan
Summer soccer: A kick in the gym for kids
Week two of games in the indoor soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center saw LPAC on top in the 8-10 division standings with a 3-0-1 record, Beach Bistro at 0-1-2 and Air & Energy following at 0-2-1.
Beach Bistro and LPAC battled to a 2-2 tie July 19. Tyler Brewer scored both goals to lead the Bistro, while Joshy Calhoun and Eli Heskin each scored one goal to lead LPAC in the tie.
There was another tie in the 8-10 division July 17 as Air & Energy and Beach Bistro battled to a 3-3 finish. Brewer scored three goals to lead Beach Bistro, including the game-tying goal with just under a minute to play. Sam Bowers led Air & Energy with two goals, while Ozzy Lonzo added a goal in the tie.
LPAC secured the only outright victory in the 8-10 division when they edged Air & Energy 5-3 in July 15 action. Ryan Joseph scored four goals and Chris Snyder added one goal in the victory. Gianna Sparks scored two goals and Sam Bowers added one to lead Air & Energy in the loss.
The 11-13 division is tight, as Island Dental Spa took the top of the standings with a 2-1 record, followed closely by undefeated Eat Here at 1-0-1. LPAC at 1-1-1 and 0-2 Bark & Co. Realty follow in the standings.
Eat Here played the first 10 minutes of its match against LPAC July 17 short a player and found themselves down by 4-1, but a goal by Carter Reemelin with less than a minute left to play in the first half pulled them to within two goals. Eat Here then shut out LPAC in the second half to pull out a 4-4 tie and remain unbeaten.
Reemelin finished with three goals, while Zach Fernandes added a goal and played outstanding in goal during the second half. Gavin Walker’s two goals and a goal from both Tyler Pearson and Preston Walker led the LPAC effort.
Island Dental Spa defeated Bark & Co. Realty 9-5 in the second 11-13 division game of the evening. Ben Bugless, who scored four goals in his final game during his summer vacation from Scotland, led the Island Dental Spa effort. Brooke Capparelli added three goals and Luke Marvin scored two goals in the victory.
Connor Mulhearn’s three goals and two goals from Stephen Whyte paced Bark & Co. in the loss.
Eat Here secured a 5-2 victory over Island Dental Spa during 11-13 division action July 15, as Javier Salgado notched three goals and Robbie Fellowes added two to lead Eat Here. Dylan Joseph scored on two free kicks to lead Island Dental Spa in the loss.
LPAC defeated Bark & Co. 5-3 in the second game of the evening behind four goals from Gavin Walker and one goal from Nate Bettger. James Whyte scored two goals and Stephen Whyte added one to lead Bark in the loss.
Flag football continues
Week two of the adult flag football league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center is in the books. Three out of four games played July 18 were close games except for the Sato Real Estate 38-6 blowout of Jessie’s Island Store. Slim’s Place earned a 33-26 win over Agnelli Pool & Spa, while The Feast remained unbeaten thanks to a 33-24 victory over Beach to Bay Construction.
The game of the week, however, was a 28-26 Discount Signs & Wraps victory over the Waterfront Restaurant.
Discount Signs quarterback Don Purvis completed 16 of 19 passes for 179 yards and four touchdown passes to lead the team’s offense. Pat Calvary also played a big role, catching five passes for 43 yards and a pair of touchdown receptions. Andrew Turman added six catches for 97 yards including a touchdown, an extra point and a two-point conversion. Dina DeJesus added a touchdown reception and Joey Carder had an extra point to round out Discount Signs scoring.
The Sign’s defense also played a big part in the victory, intercepting three passes, two by Calvary and one by Purvis to stifle three Waterfront’s scoring drives.
Mike Gillum paced the Waterfront Restaurant offense with three touchdowns, including a 12-yard run and two touchdown receptions. Chris Gillum threw for 133 yards and three touchdown passes, including one to Richard Fosmore, who also added an extra point. Lindsey Weaver, who caught five passes for 40 yards completed the Waterfront scoring with an extra point.
Two teams emerged from pool play and were left to battle for the championship during July 20 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
The top story is Hank Huyghe and his recent roll at the pits. Huyghe teamed up with Jerry Disbrow to earn a 22-20 come-from-behind victory over Sam Samuels and George McKay, earning the day’s bragging rights for the fourth straight time.
Huyghe teamed up with Jay Disbrow during July 17 horseshoe action to earn a 22-7 victory over Tim Sofran and Bob Heiger.
Play gets underway 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 golf news
Another busy week of golf at the Key Royale Club started with a nine-hole, modified-Stableford system or quota points match July 15. Ray Lammi and Terry Schaefer tied for individual honors with matching plus-4s. Meanwhile, Quinten Talbert, Tom Nelson, Dave Vande Vrede and Merritt Fineout won the team competition with a robust score of plus-8.
The women teed off on a shotgun start nine-hole match with a twist July 16 — no drivers or woods — allowing irons only to get to the hole. Helen Pollock managed an even-par 32 to take first place in Flight A. One shot back in second place was Meredith Slavin.
Christina Mason grabbed first place in Flight B with a 2-over-par 34, two shots ahead of Jan Jump and Liz Lang, who tied for second place at 5-over-par 37.
The men played a nine-hole team scramble July 18 that saw the team of Dennis Schavey, Jon Holcomb, Randy Clark and Ken Rickett grab clubhouse bragging rights for the day on a 5-under-par 27.
Club members got together July 19 for a coed, two-best-balls-of-foursome match that saw the team of Joyce Brown, Fred Meyer and Chris Schilling match the 10-under-par 54 carded by the team of Jerry Dahl, Charlie Knopp, Terry Westby and Fran Schilling in a tie for first place.
Center announces soccer camp plans
The community center will host the UK International Soccer Camp July 29-Aug. 1. Players who want to sharpen their tactical and technical soccer skills are encouraged to participate in the four-day camp.
The camp runs from 9-10:30 a.m. for players in the 5- and 6-year-old age group and costs $85.
Players in the 7-14 age group will take the field from 9 a.m. to noon at a cost of $145.
All campers will receive a UK International T-shirt.
Players can register online at www.uksocca.com/newhtml/ or for more information, contact AMICC athletic director Troy Shonk at 941-778-1908 ext. 9205, or at email@example.com.
AMICC indoor soccer schedule
July 26 6 p.m. Bowes Imaging vs. Miller Electric
Aug. 2 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Bowes Imaging
July 24 6 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Bistro
July 26 7 p.m. LPAC vs. Air & Energy
July 24 7 p.m. Eat Here vs. Island Dental
July 24 8 p.m. LPAC vs. Bark & Company
July 29 7 p.m. Eat Here vs. LPAC
July 29 8 p.m. Island Dental vs. Bark & Co.
AMICC adult volleyball
July 30 6:30 Beach Bums vs. Southern Greens
July 30 7:30 Salon Salon vs. Bowes Imaging
July 30 8:30 Island Real Estate vs. Salon Salon
AMICC adult flag football
July 24 6 p.m. Discount Signs vs. The Feast
July 24 7 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Beach to Bay Construction
July 24 8 p.m. Waterfront vs. Sato Real Estate
July 24 9 p.m. Slim’s Place vs. Jessie’s
July 25 6 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. Slim’s Place
July 25 7 p.m. Jessie’s vs. Discount Signs
July 25 8 p.m. The Feast vs. Agnelli Pool
July 25 9 p.m. Beach to Bay Construction vs. Waterfront