Islanders help Magic to Orange Classic tourney title
|James Richards carries the ball upcourt while East Manatee Hurricane players close in on him during indoor soccer tournament action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
|Lane Bowers dribbles the ball toward goal as an East Manatee Hurricane soccer player gives chase during the Centerís indoor soccer tourney.
The New Year’s indoor soccer tournament put on by the Anna Maria Island Community Center was a big hit for all 14 teams that took to the center’s new gym for the action in the Jan. 6-11 week. Two division champs were crowned on Jan. 10 and two remained to be crowned at championship games played on Jan. 11, after this reporter’s story went to press.
The U14 boys division was won by the Magic Bullets, which defeated Border Patrol 10-1 to complete an undefeated run through the tourney. The Magic Bullets were led by three goals from Jacob Titsworth and four goals from Xavier Erazo. Alex Cook scored twice and Antonio Colacci added one goal for the Magic Bullets in the win.
Joey Pilato scored the lone goal for Border Patrol in the loss.
The Magic Bullets opened the tournament by defeating Center Storm 17-2. Toby Howell and Edwardo Ronderos scored four goals each to lead the Magic, which also received three goals from Johnny Salgado and two goals each from Antonio Colacci, Morgan Hackworth and Jacob Titsworth. The Magic then defeated the Border Patrol 13-1 in the second round to advance to the finals. Jacob Titsworth led the Magic offensive attack with six goals while Antonio Collacci and Xavier Erazo added two goals each. Eduardo Ronderos, Toby Howell and Johnny Salgado completed the Magic scoring with one goal apiece.
The Border Patrol advanced by defeating the Islanders 9-4 in the opening game played on Jan. 6 behind two goals from Yuri Pereia and Jarrett Tsai and single goals from Joey Pilato, Matt Walden and Ryan Burrows. They advanced to the finals by beating the Center Storm 5-3 behind a hat trick from Joey Pilato and two goals from Matt Walden. Center Storm was led by Trevor Bystrom’s three goals.
The U12 division boy’s division was a “Magic” affair with three teams — Silver, Black and White — Magic teams along with an Islanders team among the four participants. White Magic outlasted their Magic counterparts 4-2 in the Jan. 10 championship game. Mitchell McCormick led the way with two goals while Edson Chavez and Jacob Titsworth each added a goal in the victory. Xavier Erazo and Morgan Hackworth each scored goals to lead the Black Magic in the loss.
White Magic advanced to the championship game by trouncing Black Magic 12-3 in their opener on Jan. 7. They were led by Antonio Collacci and Edson Chavez, who scored four goals apiece in the victory. Jacob Titsworth and Mitchell McCormick added two goals apiece for the White Magic. Santiago Cruz, Toby Howell and Chris Fenton each scored one goal for the Black Magic in the loss.
White Magic then defeated Silver Magic 10-1 on Jan. 8 to advance to the championship game. Jacob Titsworth led the White with five goals, while Mitchell McCormick added two goals. Jonathan Harte, Edson Chavez and Antonio Collacci completed the scoring with one goal apiece.
Black Magic advanced through the loser’s bracket by defeating the Islanders 18-1 on Jan. 8 and followed that up with a 6-2 victory over Silver Magic on Jan. 9. Xavier Erazo scored six goals, while Toby Howell and Joel Hacussler scored four goals apiece in the victory over the Islanders. Matthew Shim added one goal for Black Magic. Erazo led the way against the Silver Magic, scoring two goals, while Howell, Hacussler, Cruz and Ronderos each added one goal in the victory — and that put them in the championship game.
The U10 boys division had Ross Built taking on the East Manatee Hurricanes. Ross Built advanced by defeating the Hurricanes 10-3 on Jan. 10. John Rivera led Ross Built with three goals, while Jake Ross and Jake LaFemina each added two goals. Andrew Ross, Chris Pennewill and Alex Virgilio completed the scoring with one goal apiece.
East Manatee opened the tourney with an 8-4 victory over the Islanders on Jan. 6 behind three goals from Ryan Ashby and two goals apiece from Mike Pastujoy and Nick Anderson. Ross Springstead scored one goal to complete the Hurricane scoring. Jacob Talucci, Ben Connors, Seth Walter and Michael Latimer each scored one goal to lead the Islanders in the loss. The Hurricanes defeated the Islanders in the Jan. 10 rematch by a 5-1 score. Ryan Ashby scored four goals and Nick Anderson added one. Michael Latimer scored the lone goal for the Islanders in the loss.
The U8 division has the East Manatee Hurricanes taking on the Islanders in the finals on Jan. 11. East Manatee advanced, edging the Islanders 8-7 in overtime on Jan. 6. Ross Springstead led the Hurricanes with two goals, while Morgan Moritz, Nick Anderson, Cameron Leffert, Kaitlin Bohan, Renee Ashby and Colton Popp each added one goal. The Islanders received one goal apiece from Aiden Grumley, Joe Rodgers, Joey Stewart, Dylan Joseph, Trever Meek, Christian Daniels and Leo Tinelli in the loss.
The Hurricanes then blew past Island History by a 10-0 score on Jan. 10. Ross Springstead led the way with four goals, while Morgan Moritz, Kaitlin Bohan and Renee Ashby each scored two.
Later in the day, the Islanders defeated Island History 2-0 in a loser’s bracket game to advance to the finals. Dylan Joseph and Joey Stewart each notched a goal to lead the Islanders in the victory.
Look for the conclusion of the U8 and U10 divisions in next week’s Islander.
Four teams advanced from pool play during Jan. 10 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Art Kingstad and John Johnson rolled past Bob Rela and Gene Bobledyk 21-12 in the semifinals. Norm Good and Fritz Erdrich edged Herb Puryear and Doyle Starkey 22-18 to advance to the finals. The final game saw Kingstad and Johnson prevail 22-15 over Good and Erdrich.
The Jan. 7 games had only two teams advance from pool play. Rod Bussey and Al Norman were “pitted” against Art Kingstad and Doyle Starkey with Bussey and Norman winning by a 21-13 score.
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.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole, best-ball-of-foursome game on Jan. 7. The team of Vince Fanton, Ernie Hauser, John Sagert and Bob Landgren carded a 17-under-par 47 to edge the team of Omer Trolard, Bill Gallagher, Don Latorre and Bob Dickinson by one stroke for first place. Third place went to the team of Chuck Boes, Tom Lewis, Bob Lamp and Bob Sayles with a 14-under 50.
The men played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match on Jan. 5. The team of Jim Helgensen, Al Morgan, Al Gunn and Jerry Micho carded a 10-under-par 22 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Three shots back in second place were Russ Olson, Matt Behan, Larry Fowler and Charlie Knopp.
The Key Royale Club members teamed up for a coed, best-ball-of-foursome match on Jan. 2. The team of Frankie Smith-Williams, Gordon McKinna, Jerry Brown and Al Morgan fired a 5-under-par 27 to claim first place. Jane Winegarden, Sue Hookum, Jim Finn and Matt Behan matched the 28 carded by the team of Nell Bergstrom, Rose Slomba, Earl Huntzinger and Teddy Morgan to finish tied for second.
Al Morgan chipped in on hole five while Earl Huntzinger chipped in on number six.
AMICC Basketball League standings
AMICC Basketball Schedule
Premier Division (ages 14-17)
Jan. 148 p.m.A Paradise vs. IRE
Jan. 158 p.m.A Paradise vs. Ralph’s
Jan. 208 p.m.Academy vs. IRE
Division I (ages 12-13)
Jan. 168 p.m.Dips vs. Fronius
Jan. 207 p.m.Dips vs. IFP
Division II (ages 10-11)
Jan. 166 p.m.Sand Dollar vs. Panoramic
Jan. 167 p.m.Observer vs. E-Training
Division III (ages 8-9)
Jan. 147 p.m.Ross Built vs. Orthopedics
Jan. 157 p.m.A&E vs. Jessie’s
Instructional League (ages 5-7)
Jan. 146 p.m.Walter vs. Bistro
Jan. 156 p.m.Walter vs. Sandbar