Autoway Ford remains undefeated with 5-0 win
|Autoway Ford striker Neil Carper stretches out to score during the team's 5-0 win over Americo Title.
|Robby Officer splits two Americo defenders during Division III soccer action.
Autoway Ford remained undefeated in Division III after a convincing 5-0 victory over Americo Title on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Holmes Beach soccer fields.
Autoway Ford wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. Jack Walter stole the ball in the midfield and passed it ahead to Robby Officer on the left side of the field. Officer drew two defenders toward him before finding Neil Carper on a break-away, and Carper finished it for a 1-0 Autoway Ford lead.
Americo Title looked to tie the score two minutes later when Jake Parsons ran down a Chris Burdick punt, beat two defenders and was closing in on the Autoway Ford goal. Autoway goalie Maddy Valadie came off her line and smothered the ball to deny Parsons and his Americo teammates.
Autoway extended its lead to 2-0 in the 12th minute when Officer found some space up the left side. He beat an Americo defender around the corner and fired a rocket that clanged off the near post. The ball rolled out in front of the goal and Emma Peery alertly knocked the ball into the empty goal.
Officer looked like he was going to score another goal three minutes later when he again dribbled into the Americo box, but Burdick made a nice defensive play to deny the Autoway striker. However, Carper retrieved the clearing pass and deposited the ball far post for a 3-0 Autoway lead.
Autoway Ford put the game away as the first half came to a close when Officer stole the ball from an Americo defender and poked it in for a 4-0 lead.
The second half saw Autoway play more conservatively on offense, though first-half goalie Valadie did notch one goal to complete the scoring at 5-0.
In other soccer action on Saturday, Air & Energy rode the three-goal performance of Mikey Ellsworth to a 4-2 victory over Mike Norman Realty in Division III soccer action. Kalif Mora added one goal for A&E, while Lexi Moore notched both goals for Mike Norman Realty in the loss.
Ooh La La! Bistro cooked-off Mr. Bones 8-1 in Division III behind four goals from Josh Zawistoski and single goals from Jazmin Rivera, Mikayla Kane, Kiley Aldefer and Joselin Presswood. Jewel Martinez led Mr. Bones with one goal in the loss.
The Sun edged Island Real Estate 3-2 in Division II as Joel Hart notched two goals, while Josh Schmidt added one. Daniel Pimental led Island Real Estate with two goals.
Three goals from Carlos Rios and one goal from Jordan Sebastiano carried ReMax Gulfstream Realty past Danziger Allergy and Sinus Destroyers 4-3 in Division I action. Ally Titsworth notched a pair of goals for Danziger, which also received one goal from Tommy Price in the loss.
Joey Hutchinson scored three goals to lead Lapensee Plumbing to a 3-1 Division I victory over Island Family Physicians. Martine Miller scored the lone goal for IFP in the loss.
Mike Norman Realty earned its first victory of the season with a 2-1 win over Ooh La La! Bistro in Division III action on Oct. 20. Lexi Moore and Joe Class each notched one goal to lead Mike Norman on offense. Josh Zawistoski scored the lone Ooh La La goal in the close match.
The Sun continued to roll with a 5-2 win over West Coast Surf Shop in Division II soccer action on Oct. 19. Joel Hart led the way with three goals, while younger brother Adam chipped in with two goals of his own in the victory. The Surf Shop received single goals from Stephanie Purnell and Danny Krokroskia in the loss.
Air & Energy cooled off Americo Title with a 5-1 Division III victory on Oct. 18. Kalif Mora and Mikey Ellsworth led the way with two goals apiece, while Madison Driscoll chipped in with one goal. Jake Parsons notched the lone goal for Americo Title in the loss.
ReMax Gulfstream received four goals from Carlos Rios during its 7-2 victory over Harry’s Continental Kitchens in Division I soccer action on Oct. 17. Cory Wash added a pair of goals for ReMax, which also reveived one goal from Jordan Sebastiano in the win. Harry’s was led by Matt Bauer and Kyle Aritt, who each scored one goal in the loss.
Division III Autoway Ford continued its quest for an undefeated season with a 4-2 win over Mr. Bones on Oct. 16. Robby Officer led the way with three goals, while Neil Carper added one goal for Ford. Blaine Jenefsky scored two goals to lead Mr. Bones in the loss.
Island Little League organizes
A community organizational meeting for the Anna Maria Island Little League will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Holmes Beach Fire Station. 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 will be to vote in the new Little League slate of directors.
Mark your calendars and plan on attending this important formation meeting. For more on Little League, contact Center athletic director Andy Jonatzke at 778-1908.
Four of the eight teams in attendance for the Oct. 14 horseshoe competition at the Anna Maria City Hall pits posted undefeated records and advanced to the playoffs.
In the first semifinal, Sam Samuels and Tom Skoloda ran away with a 21-12 victory over Hank Huyghe and Roy Vickers. The other semifinal game saw Debbie Rhodes and Tim Hottinger fall to the walker, Norm Good, by a 25-17 score.
Samuels and Skoloda then prevailed in the finals against Good by a 22-15 score.
Horseshoe action on Oct. 18 saw Samuels again claim the duck-shaped trophy, this time as a walker and the only owner of a perfect 3-0 pool-play record. Ron Pepka and Carole Watson emerged to win the playoff for second place.
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 teams of Collins-Tripolino and Lewis-Elliot both shot 125 to tie for first place in the Key Royale Club’s sum-of-partners 18-hole tournament held on Oct. 18. Morgan and Heiselman came in second place with a score of 128, while Thorton and Winegarden came in third with a score of 130.
Oct. 16 saw the men tee it up for a nine-hole, individual-low-net game. Driscoll fired a five-under-par 27 to claim first place by two strokes over Morgan. Two shots back in third place were Atkinson and Fowler, who both shot 31 on the day.
Friday the 13th of October saw the team of Terry Westby, Don Hookem, Jim Finn and Dick Mills claim the weekly coed, nine-hole tournament. Playing a two-best-balls-of-foursome game, the foursome shot a 55 to win by four shots over the team of Morgan, Morgan, Winegarden and McKinna, who combined to shoot a 59.
AMICC Soccer League schedule
Date Time Team vs. Team
Division I (ages 12-14)
- Oct. 28 9 a.m. Physicians vs. Harry’s
- Oct. 28 10 a.m. Danziger vs. LaPensee
Division II (ages 10-11)
- Oct. 26 5:30 p.m. Surf Shop vs. Cannons
- Oct. 29 1 p.m. Sun vs. Cannons
- Oct. 29 2 p.m. M. Stanley vs. IRE
Division III (ages 8-9)
- Oct. 25 5:30 p.m. Americo vs. Ooh La La
- Oct. 27 5:30 p.m. Ford vs. A&E
- Oct. 29 3 p.m. Bones vs. A&E
- Oct. 29 4 p.m. Americo vs. M. Norman
Instructional League (ages 5-7)
- Oct. 25 5:30 p.m. Bank vs. WCAC
- Oct. 26 5:30 p.m. LPAC vs. Ralph’s