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Date of Issue: January 25, 2007

Basketball season under way, games at KMS

The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s basketball season is off and running - all the way to King Middle School in Bradenton. There are games being played in King’s new gym Monday through Friday, so get out and catch the kids in action.

 

Premier Division:

IRE 49, WCAC 40

Al Barrett scored 18 points and handed out six assists to lead Island Real Estate past West Coast Air Conditioning on Jan. 11. Jordan Graeff added 12 points, while Zach Schield chipped in with 11 points and three blocked shots.

Chad Reed and David Tyson each scored 15 points to lead WCAC’s offense. Reed also grabbed 10 rebounds for West Coast, which also received five points from Celia Ware in the loss.

Ralph’s 37, IRE 31

Garrett Secor scored 17 points and snared 12 rebounds to lead Rotten Ralph’s past Island Real Estate on Jan. 8. Jacob Stebbins added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Ralph’s, which also received four points and four rebounds from Brandon Gangler in the victory.

Al Barrett paced IRE in scoring with nine points, while Zach Schield added eight points and 17 rebounds. Jordan Graeff and Kyle Aritt rounded out the scoring for IRE with four points apiece in the loss.

 

Division I:

Oyster Bar 35, Danziger 32

Anna Maria Oyster Bar received four points from Ryan Schroeder and two points from Emma Barlow as the team outscored the Destroyers 6-3 in overtime to secure the Jan. 10 victory. Schroeder finished with a team-high 17 points, while Brett Rocklein added 12 points, five assists and five rebounds. Barlow finished with four points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Matt Bauer led all scorers with 20 points and 24 rebounds, while Danziger Destroyer teammate Kelly Guerin added five points in the loss.

A Paradise 37, Cycles 23

Daniel Janisch scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Blake Wilson added 10 points, seven steals and four rebounds to lead A Paradise Realty past Connect Cycles on Jan. 9. Katie Hunt and Sarah Howard rounded out the scoring with six points apiece in the victory.

Tommy Price had 11 points, six steals and five rebounds to lead Connect Cycles, which also received six points from Chris Callahan in the loss.

 

Division II:

ReMax 26, Duncan 11

ReMax Gulfstream Realty foreclosed on Duncan Real Estate on Jan. 10 behind 10 points apiece from Travis Belsito and Jacob Baird. Giorgio Gomez, Max Miller and Patrick Sheedy rounded out the scoring with two points apiece.

Kalif Mora scored 10 points to lead Duncan, which also received three points from Josh Schmidt and two points from Luke Shakelford in the loss.

Dips 21, ReMax 15

Dips Ice Cream cooled off ReMax Gulfstream Realty on Jan. 9 behind 10 points and six rebounds from Justin Gargett and six points from Zach Guerin.

Travis Belsito led ReMax with six points, while Patrick Sheedy added four points in the loss.

A&E 38, Duncan 16

Becca Butler exploded for 17 points and 12 rebounds as Air &  Energy cooled off Duncan Real Estate on Jan. 9. Stephanie Purnell added eight points and Taylor Wilson chipped in with seven points to round out the A&E scoring.

Duncan Real Estate was led by Josh Schmidt and Kalif Mora, who each scored eight points in the loss.

 

Division III:

Kumon 18, Publix 16

Neil Carper scored two of his game high 10 points in overtime as Kumon overcame a determined Publix team on Jan. 11. Carper also added eight steals and four rebounds for Kumon, which also received four points apiece from Chris Burdick and Logan Reiber.

Publix was led by Burke McCampbell-Hill’s eight points, while Cameron Brauner and Joey Salinas each finished with four points in the loss.

 

Kumon 25, Ross 4

Kumon stifled Greg Ross Development 25-4 on Jan. 10 behind 16 points, four steals and three rebounds from Neil Carper. Logan Reiber added five points for Kumon in the victory.

Lexi Moore and Bruce Oliver scored two points apiece for Greg Ross Development in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club’s men played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome game on Jan. 8. Gordon McKinna, Fred Meyer, Al Kaiser and Mike Selby combined to fire a nine-under-par 55 to secure clubhouse bragging rights for the day. There was a two-way tie for second place with twin 57s. The teams of Bob Sayles, Bob Lamp, Tom Lewis and Chuck Boes and Russ Olson, Merritt Fineout, Charlie Knopp and Matt Behan both finished two shots back.

The ladies of Key Royale Club teed it up on Jan. 9 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net game. Sue Hookem fired a one-over-par 33 to capture flight AA over second-place finishers Penny Williams and Marilyn Thorton, who tied for second with 35s.

Linda Kelly’s even-par 32 was one shot better than second-place finisher Nancy King, while Kathy Geeraerts and Joyce Brown both shot 36 to finish in a tie for third.

Terry Westby shot a one-over-par 33 to finish one shot ahead of Markie Ksiazek and Mary Miller in Flight B-C. Mary Ann Kaemerlen and Sally Keyes each shot 36 to tie for fourth place.

Flight D was won by Joanne Brougher with an even-par 32, two shots ahead of second-place finisher Erma McMullen, and Theresa Schutt and Roxanne Koche finished in a tie for third with a pair of 36s.

The team putt competition was won by Cindy Miller, Cindi Mansour, Mary Selby and Penny Williams with an average of 15.5 putts over nine holes. Sara Falk, (No. 5), Nancy King, (6) and Erma McMullen, (9) each had chipins to add a little excitement to their round of golf.

The week that was in golf culminated with the Key Royale men playing an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome game on Jan. 10.

The team of Gordon McKinna, John Purcell, Fred Meyer and Mike Selby fired an even-par 120 to finish two shots ahead of the team of Vince Fanton, Bob Landgren, Ernie Hauser and John Sager and the team of Jim Mixon, Gino DiClemente, Dale Hudson and Neil Hammer.

Third place went to the team of Jim Thorton, Hal Seres, Bill Melvin and Earl Ritchie with a score of 123, while two teams finished in a tie for fourth with scores of 126.

 

More golf news

Attention senior golfers: The Men’s Senior Golf Association of Manatee County has openings for golfers over age 55 to play in a twice-weekly league. The association plays at the Manatee County Golf Course and River Run. There are prizes and a hole-in-one contest.

For more information, contact Hugh Benedict at 761-0702 or Karl Sturtz at 778-2920. You can also get information by e-mailing hube860@aol.com.

 

Horseshoe news

The Jan. 6 horseshoe games at the Anna Maria City Hall pits saw 24 players whittled down to two teams after pool play action. Sam Samuels and Al Norman teamed up to defeat John Crawford and Bob Lee by a 23-9 score to earn bragging rights for the day.

Three teams advanced from pool play on Jan. 10 with perfect 3-0 records. Al Norman and Bob Hains defeated Artie Kingstad and Tom Rhodes in the first playoff match, but then fell to the waiting team of Herb Puryear and Bob Mason by a 23-11 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.

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