|Island Real Estate's Austin Wash and Molly Stoltfus collide in midair while battling for a loose ball during Division II soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
|Undefeated at MHS
Islanders on the this year's undefeated Manatee High School Junior Varsity team include, from left, Garmine Galati, Andrew Fortenberry, Zack Geeraerts and Mark Krauss. The team was not only undefeated, but its opponents were scoreless in six of its eight games. Islander Photo: Courtesy Pam Fortenberry
Island Real Estate holds perfect record behind Hardy, Fonseca
Island Real Estate showed why it's the only team with a perfect record as the Anna Maria Island Community Center's recreational soccer league passed the halfway point of the 2005 season. IRE improved to 7-0 with a methodical 7-2 victory over a determined West Coast Surf Shop team on Oct. 13 behind the one-two scoring punch of Chandler Hardy and Paulo Fonseca.
Island Real Estate put the Division II contest away early thanks to two goals apiece from Hardy and Fonseca that staked IRE to a 4-1 halftime lead.
It was more of the same in the second half as Island Real Estate maintained control of the ball deep in the Surf Shop end for long stretches, with the Surfers' only scoring chances coming in transition.
Hardy added two more goals in the second half to finish with four in the game, adding to his division-leading 15 goals on the season. Fonseca notched one second-half goal to increase his season total to eight goals as Island Real Estate opened up a 13-point lead over second-place Harry's Continental Kitchens.
There were a few high-scoring performances in Division I action over the past week led by Martine Miller, who poured in an incredible six goals for her West Coast Air Conditioning team, while Matt Bauer notched four goals for ReMax Gulfstream and Joey Hutchinson matched that for LaPensee Plumbing team.
Andrew Crowton led all scorers in Division III with four goals during Danziger Allergy & Sinus' 7-1 victory over Cannons Marina.
Aside from Division I, which has first place separated from the last-place team by only three points, the race for first place in Divisions II and III is all but over, unless Air & Energy or Island Real Estate go into a prolonged slump.
Division II (ages 10-11)
Trevor Bystrom and Daniel Pimental each scored one goal to help Harry's Continental Kitchens earn a 2-2 tie against Pine Avenue Store in Division II action on Oct. 12. Alex Hall notched a pair of goals for Pine Avenue Store in the 2-2 tie.
West Coast Surf Shop recorded its first victory of the season on Oct. 11 behind two goals from Danny Krokroskia and one goal apiece from Giorgio Gomez and Julian Botero. Alex Hall scored the lone goal for Pine Store in the loss.
Division III (ages 8-9)
Andrew Crowton scored four goals to move Danziger Allergy & Sinus into sole possession of third place in Division III scoring and a 7-1 victory over Cannons Marina on Oct. 13. Josh Zawistoski added two goals, while Blaine Jenefsky notched one goal to complete the Danziger scoring.
Leah Spann scored one goal to lead Cannons Marina in the loss.
Joel Hart scored two goals to push his season total for Air & Energy to an Island-high 21 goals during A&E's 3-1 victory over Mike Norman Realty on Oct. 13. Philip Dudevoire notched one goal to complete the A&E scoring in the two-goal victory.
Ryan Gilman led Mike Norman Realty with one goal in the loss.
On Oct. 11, a hat trick from Joel Hart and two goals from brother Adam lifted A&E to a 7-0 victory over Danziger Allergy & Sinus to avenge its only loss on the season. Connor Field and Henry Bernet each notched a goal to complete the Air & Energy scoring barrage.
Division I (ages 12-14)
Longboat Observer defeated LaPensee Plumbing by a 7-6 score on Oct. 14 to move into a tie for first place with still undefeated Mr. Bones BBQ. Billy Alstrom scored four goals and Celia Ware added three goals to lead the Observer to victory.
LaPensee Plumbing was led by Joey Hutchinson's five goals, which vaults him to the top of individual league scoring with 23 goals. Heldino Gomez added one goal to complete the LaPensee scoring in the loss.
Two goals apiece from Ally Titsworth and Cory Wash lifted Mr. Bones BBQ past ReMax Gulfstream Realty by a 5-3 score on Oct. 12. James Hall added one goal for Mr. Bones, which improved to 2-0-5 on the season. Ben Valdivieso notched two goals to increase his season total to 16, good for second in Division I, while Jordan Sebastiano scored his seventh goal of the season in the loss.
ReMax Gulfstream edged Longboat Observer 8-7 on Oct. 10 to move within one point from first place in Division I. Matt Bauer led the offensive surge for ReMax with four goals, while Jordan Sebastiano and Ben Valdivieso each scored two goals to complete the ReMax scoring barrage.
Celia Ware scored three goals to lead the Observer offensive attack that also received two goals from Blake Wilson and one goal apiece from Alison Lukitsch and Billy Alstrom.
Martine Miller scored an incredible six goals to lead West Coast Air Conditioning past LaPensee Plumbing by an 8-4 score on Oct. 10. Darren Phillips and Broderick West each added one goal in the four-goal victory for West Coast Air.
Joey Hutchinson scored all four goals for LaPensee Plumbing in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
Nancy Grimme and Nancy King each shot a 34 to claim first place in the Flight A, low-net golf competition at the Key Royale Club on Oct. 11. Joyce Reith shot 35 to finish in third place.
Flight B winner was Sally Keyes who came in with an even-par 32, which got even better in the “throw-out-the-mystery-hole” contest, which subtracted a golfer's score on hole No. 6 from their total. Keyes finished with a 28 to beat out Nancy Grimme, Nancy King and Jane Weingarten, who each finished with a 29. Weingarten shot a 36 to finish in second place in Flight B, while Mary Pat Swamy came in third place with a 38.
Swamy's round was helped by a birdie on No. 8, while Terry Westby and Phyllis Lamp had chip-ins on No. 6 and No. 1 respectively.
Little League formation meeting set for Oct. 26
The Anna Maria Island Community Center announced the annual Little League community formation meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Center.
The meeting is open to all adult Little League enthusiasts residing on Anna Maria Island and the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key. The primary agenda is to vote on the Anna Maria Island Little League Board of Directors. For more information, call Center athletic director Andy Jonatzke at 778-1908.
Cooler weather brought out 24 players for the Oct. 15 horseshoe competition. At the end of match play, four teams were tied with 3-0 records, resulting in semifinal and final playoff matches to determine a winning team. Debbie Rhodes of Cortez and Jesse Brisson of Bradenton defeated Steve Doyle of Anna Maria and Sam Samuels of Cortez. The other semifinal match saw Bradenton's Jay Disbrow and Gary Howcroft of Holmes Beach defeat Ron Pepka of Bradenton and Harry Stoltfus of Anna Maria.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria City Hall. Warm ups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.