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Date of Issue: January 07, 2009

Islanders help Magic to Orange Classic tourney title

Island residents Erin Mulrine, Ally Titsworth and Martine Miller helped the U15 Manatee Magic girls soccer team capture the Orange Classic tournament in Fort Lauderdale Dec. 29-30.

The Magic opened the tournament by tying Florida Premier1-1 behind one goal from Ally Titsworth. The Magic then defeated Plantation 4-0 behind a pair of goals from Martine Miller and one goal apiece from Madison Bradley and Nicole Dixon.

Game three saw the Magic edge NASA Premier of Georgia 1-0 with Kaitlyn Wolfe notching the game-winner to take the Magic to the tournament semifinals.

The Magic then defeated Miami 2-1 behind a pair of goals from Erin Mulrine. The girls then defeated NASA Premier for the second time by a 2-0 score. Both goals were scored by Tori Bolyard.

Congratulations girls!

Horseshoe news

Bob Lee overcame the cold and walked to victory lane on Jan. 2 in the opening horseshoe competition of the year. Lee defeated the team of Ron Pepka and Tom Rhodes by a 24-15 score.

Gene Bobeldyk and Jerry Disbrow emerged from the crowded pits with a 23-10 victory over Art Kingstad and Dave Lansaw in Dec. 29 horseshoe action.

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 men of Key Royale Club opened up the new year with a better-ball-of-partners game on Jan. 2. First place went to the team of Earl Ritchie and Bill Melvin with a 25. One shot back were Jim Thorton and Dale Hudson, who matched the 26 carded by Bob Kral and Peter Proxy.

The men played a best-ball-of-partners game on Dec. 31 that was won by Tom Nelson and John Heiselman with a 6-under-par 26. Larry Fowler and Gary Harris matched the 5-under-par 27 carded by Tom Steele and Earl Ritchie to tie for second place. There was also a tie for third place with Jim McCartney and Paul Kaemmerlen combining for a 4-under-par 28 that was matched by Omar Trolard and Bob King.

The last coed tournament of 2008 was played in a best-ball-of-foursome format. Nell Bergstrom, Terry Westby, Hal Sears and Larry Fowler combined to card an 8-under-par 24 to take first place.

Basketball season set to start

The 2008 Anna Maria Island Community Center youth basketball season will kick off in the Center gym on Jan. 14 and the annual season-opener banquet — also to be held in the gym — will be Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. with dinner donated by the Beach Bistro.

Regular season games start up Jan. 14, and once again, there will be four age divisions with the instructional division for players in the 5-7 year old group. Division III is for players ages 8-9 and Division II is for players ages 10-11 year. The Premier Division is for players 14-17-years-old.

Individual and team photos will be taken and scrimmage games will be played on the hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 10 with photos as follows: A Paradise, 9:15 a.m.; Island Real Estate, 9:30 a.m.; Beach Bistro, 10 a.m.; Rotten Ralph’s, 10:15 a.m.; Dips Ice Cream, 10:30 a.m.; Fronius, 11:15 a.m.; Island Family Physicians, 11:30 a.m.; Sand Dollar, 12:15 p.m.; Panaramic, 12:30 p.m.; Longboat Observer, 1:15 p.m.; E-Training Solutions, 1:30 p.m.; Jessie’s Island Store, 2:15 p.m.; Air & Energy, 2:30 p.m.; Coastal Orthopedics, 3:15 p.m.; Ross Built, 3:30 p.m.; Walter & Associates, 4:15 p.m.; Sandbar Restaurant, 4:30 p.m.

Soccer news

Rich Bell is hosting a fun soccer event, Beach Soccer Blast, Jan. 17-18 and Jan. 24-25 at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach for players ages 4-13. And the best part about it? It’s barefoot and it’s free, according to Bell.

The first weekend, Jan. 17-18, is for players who will participate in ages 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9. Jan. 24-25 is for players in the 10-11 and 12-13 age groups.

Teams will consist of 6-12 players and registration can be for a team or for a player. Participants will receive a T-shirt and there will be division awards.

To register, simply go to islandfootballclub.com and click on the registration link. You may also contact Bell at 941-792-9376, or by e-mail at rich@islandfootball.com.

Also, the Center’s revived indoor soccer tournament started Jan. 6 and will host games through Jan. 11 in the Center gym with games being played from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Center athletic director Andy Jonatzke at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

AMICC Basketball League schedule

Premier Division (ages 14-17)

Jan. 15 8 p.m.IRE vs. Connect Cycles

Division I (ages 12-13)

Jan. 148 p.m.Lumber vs. A&E

Division II (ages 10-11)

Jan. 157 p.m.Kumon vs. Dips

Division III (ages 8-9)

Jan. 147 p.m.Bistro vs. Orthopedics

Jan. 156 p.m. Ross vs. LPAC

Instructional League (ages 5-7)

Jan. 146 p.m.BeachHouse vs. Observer

Jan. 166 p.m.BeachHouse. vs. Oyster Bar

Basketball photos and scrimmage games:

Team Name

Division

Game Time

Picture Time

A Paradise

Premier Division

10:00 AM

9:15 AM

Rotten Ralphs

Premier Division

11:00 AM

10:15 AM

Island Real Estate

Premier Division

10:00 AM

9:30 AM

Fronius

Division 1

12:00

11:15 AM

Island Family Physicians

Division 1

12:00

11:30 AM

Dips Ice Cream

Division 1

No Game

10:30

Longboat Observer

Division 2

2:00

1:15 PM

E-Training Solutions

Division 2

2:00

1:30 PM

Sand Dollar

Division 2

1:00

12:15 PM

Panaramic

Division 2

1:00

12:30 PM

Coastal Orthopedics

Division 3

4:00

3:15 PM

Ross Built

Division 3

4:00

3:30 PM

Jessie's Island Store

Division 3

3:00

2:15 PM

Air & Energy

Division 3

3:00

2:30 PM

Beach Bistro

Instructional

No Game

10:00 AM

Walter & Associates

Instructional

5:00

4:15 PM

Sandbar

Instructional

5:00

4:30 PM

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