Summer slowdown, soccer startup
|Wash Family Construction defender Gussie Lardas and Lapensee Plumbing's Danny Krokroskia battle for the ball during soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, proved to be a nice warm up for players, coaches and team supporters in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s 2008 fall recreational soccer league.
After practicing against each other, soccer teams got a chance to see where they stand in their preparations for the season. Coaches surely had questions answered about trying a particular player at one position or another and perhaps received surprise performances from some players.
Fans and supporters were certainly on their game. Fans were resplendent in team colors, flashing signs and wearing wild wigs. All that was missing to give it a Sunday English Premier League feel, was fans singing songs supporting their teams. The challenge now for team supporters is to bring their enthusiasm to each and every game.
The season gets started for real on Sept. 22. Look for the schedules and game results in the Islander. Results from the exhibition games played on Sept. 20 follow.
Lapensee Plumbing received one goal apiece from Jerry Meyer and Danny Krokroskia in their 2-0 shutout victory over Harcon Corp. in Premier Division action.
Daniel Pimental scored a pair of goals for West Coast Air Conditioning while teammates Jack Titsworth and Chandler Hardy each scored one goal to lead WCAC 4-0 past Harcon Corp. in Premier Division action.
Vanessa Parkin scored two goals and Mackenzie Kosfeld added one goal to lead Lapensee Plumbing past Wash Family Construction by a 3-1 score in another Premier Division game. Julian Botero notched one goal to lead Wash Family Construction in the loss.
WCAC cooled off Wash Family Construction by a 7-2 score in Premier Division action. Trevor Bystrom notched a hat trick, while teammates Chandler Hardy and Daniel Pimental each scored two goals in the route.
Wash Family Construction was led by two goals from Chris Callahan in the loss.
Ross Built defeated Division I foe Island Real Estate 3-1 behind a pair of goals from Jake Ross and one goal from brother Andrew. IRE was led by Blaine Jenefsky’s lone goal in the loss.
Emma Terry scored the lone goal of the match as Mike Norman Realty edged Autoway Ford 1-0 for a shutout victory in Division I.
Autoway Ford edged IRE by one goal for a 4-3 finish in Division I action behind a hat trick from Josh Zawistoski. Natasha Nieckoski added one goal for the winners.
Blaine Jenefsky had a hat trick of his own to lead Island Real Estate in the loss.
And Mr. Bones defeated Sparks Steel Art 4-1 in Division II action behind a pair of goals from Michael Latimer and single goals from Ellie Liebe and Ben Connors. Jacob Talucci led Sparks with one goal in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
The men of the Key Royale Club played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome golf game on Sept. 17. The team of Bob Kral, Vince Mercadante, John Heiselman and Earl Huntzinger carded a 9-under-par 119 to edge the second-place team of Bob Jorgensen, John Ledford, Paul Keyes and John Driscoll by one shot.
The men teed it up on Sept. 15 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net game won by Fred Meyer and Richard Westby, who both fired a 1-under-par 31. Second place went to Dick Grimme, Bob Jorgensen and Ralph Bassett, who each fired a 1-over 33. Bob Kral, Jim Dunne and Larry Fowler tied for third with 34s.
The Key Royale Club women had the course to themselves on Sept. 16 and played individual-low-net and throw-out-the-worst-three-holes game. First-flight winner in the low-net game was Lois Biel with a 1-over 33, followed by Tootie Wagner with a 36. Third place was shared by Roswitha Fowler and Joyce Reith with matching 38s.
Second-flight winner was Sylvia Price with a 35, while Lorraine Towne, Nancy Grimme and Jeanette Cashman each carded 39s to tie for second.
The game of the day was won by Tootie Wagner, who, after throwing out her three worst holes, finished with a 22. Nancy Grimme had honors in the second flight with a 31.
The women teamed up with the men on Sept. 12 for a best-ball-of-foursome game. Jane Winegarden, Joyce Brown, Web Cutting and Jeanette Cashman fired a 6-under-par 26 to finish four shots ahead of two teams. Dorothy McKinna, Jim Finn, Jerry Brown and John Driscoll matched the 30 carded by Frankie Smith-Williams, Earl Huntzinger, Don Ledford and Paulette Proxy to take second place.
The champions of the horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits finished off their opponents early during competition last week. Debbie and Tom Rhodes emerged with the day’s only undefeated 3-0 record on Sept. 17 to win outright bragging rights. Jay Disbrow, playing as the walker, jumped out to an early 18-8 lead only to watch as John Johnson and Steve Grossman battled back to tie the score at 20-20. Disbrow then threw a four-pointer to win the match and take second place for the day.
The Sept. 13 games also saw the champs take an early seat by virtue of undefeated pool-play record. This time it was the team of Tom Rhodes and George McKay that forged a 3-0 record. Second place went to the team of Debbie Rhodes and Gary Howcroft, thanks to a 23-16 victory over Jay Disbrow and Hank Huyghe.
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.
2008 AMICC Soccer League schedule
Date Time Teams
Instructional Division (ages 4-5)
Sept. 246 p.m. Surf Shop vs. Ralph’s
Sept. 246:30 p.m. A&E vs. Bistro
Sept. 256:30 p.m. Surf Shop vs. Panoramic
Sept. 296:30 p.m. Surf Shop vs. A&E
Sept. 306:30 p.m.Ralph’s vs. Bistro
Division III (ages 6-7)
Sept. 247 p.m. AM Glass vs. Oyster Bar
Sept. 257 p.m. Sand Bar vs. Sand Dollar
Sept. 297 p.m.Jessie’s vs. AM Glass
Sept. 307 p.m. Sand Dollar vs. Oyster Bar
Division II (ages 8-9)
Sept. 266 p.m.Bones vs. Coastal Ortho.
Sept. 306:30 p.m.Bones vs. Sparks
Division I (ages 10-11)
Sept. 246 p.m. Ross vs. Norman
Sept. 256 p.m. IRE vs. Autoway
Sept. 267 p.m. Ross vs. IRE
Sept. 296:30 p.m. Ross vs. Autoway
Sept. 307:30 p.m.Norman vs. IRE
Premier Division (ages 12-15)
Sept. 247 p.m.Lapensee vs. Harcon
Sept. 257 p.m.WCAC vs. Wash
Sept. 297:30 p.m.WCAC vs. Lapensee