Champs crowned in preseason basketball tourney
Moriah Goode wins the opening tip from Andrew Ross in the Division II preseason tourney championship game. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s 2010 youth basketball season is now set to begin after the completion of the preseason tourney. Three teams head into the regular season, which begins May 4, in their respective divisions, full of confidence, having established themselves on the court.
Beach Bistro took first place in Division III with a 12-8 victory over Connie’s Landscaping April 14. Bistro took control of the game early, racing to an 8-0 halftime lead behind four points from Joey Stewart and two points apiece from Daniel Sentman and Andrew Proctor.
Connie’s Landscaping fought back in the second half behind four points from Dylan Joseph and two points apiece from Leo Rose and Tori Walter. With a little luck, Connie’s may have put more of a dent in the Bistro lead, but the shots just wouldn’t fall and Bistro held on for a 12-8 victory.
Andrew Proctor finished with six points to lead all scorers, while Stewart added four points and Sentman finished with two in the victory.
Beach Bistro advanced to the finals thanks to a 16-10 victory in the loser’s bracket finals April 12 over the Sandbar. Andrew Proctor led the Bistro with six points, while Aiden Grumley chipped in with four. Maya Sapienza, Daniel Sentman and Joey Stewart each added two points to complete the Bistro scoring in that victory.
The Sandbar was led in the loss by Joe Rogers’ six points and four points from Brooke Capparelli.
Walter & Associates captured the Division II tourney title April 14 with a 12-8 victory over Ross Built. The teams battled to an 8-8 tie at halftime, but Ross Built went cold in the second half. Walter & Associates received two points apiece from Moriah Goode and Seth Walter to earn the victory.
Goode and Walter finished with four points apiece, while Jordan Cooley and Jack Walter each added two points.
Walter & Associates advanced to the finals thanks to a 14-11 victory over Beach to Bay Construction April 13. Walter led all scorers with 10 points, while Goode chipped in with four points in the victory.
Cameron Brauner scored nine points to lead Beach to Bay, which also received two points from Michael Latimer in the loss.
Rotten Ralph’s won the Premier Division tourney with a 43-38 victory over The Gathering Place April 13. Forest Schield led the way with 18 points, including going 7-for-11 from the charity stripe in the second half to help Ralph’s hold on for the victory. J.T. Goode added nine points, while Brandon Gengler and Daniel Janisch each finished with seven points in the victory.
The Gathering Place was led by Kyle Aritt, whose 21 points led all scorers, and Wyatt Hoffman’s nine points. Chandler Hardy added eight points for the Gathering Place in the loss.
Rotten Ralph’s advanced to the finals by narrowly defeating Tortilla Bay Club 47-45 April 12. Forrest Schield again led the way with 18 points, while Brandon Gengler finished with 13 points. Goode and Luke Shackleford each added four points, while Daniel Janisch and Blake Rivers each finished with three points in the victory.
Tommy Price scored 17 points to lead Tortilla Bay Club, which also received 10 points from Max Miller. Christian Hightower added eight points and Travis Belsito finished with seven points in the loss.
Center youth sports schedules for basketball and baseball are online at www.islander.org.
Key Royale golf news
The women and men of the Key Royale Club played a coed match on April 16 where each team’s worst hole was “thrown out.” The team of Frankie Smith-Williams, Gordon McKinna, Don Ledford and Jerry Brown combined to card a 107 to edge the team of Jane Winegarden, Earl Huntzinger, Matt Behan and Jim Finn by one stroke to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.
The men’s weekly 18-hole match April 14 was a low-net-of-partners game that saw the team of Joe Dickinson and Gerry Taylor combine to card a 107 to take first place by three shots. Second place was shared by Bob Dickinson and Omer Trolard, whose 110 was matched by Bill Gallagher and Dan Hayes. There was also a tie for third place at 111 as Jim Macvicar and Pieter Thommasen matched the score of Jim Krumme and Dave Kruger.
The men’s weekly nine-hole match April 12 was a two-best-balls-of-foursome game that saw the team of Omer Tolard, Frank Vikingstadt, Bob Dickinson and Bill Gallagher combine to card a 14-under-par 50 to take first place by two strokes. Second place went to the team of Carl Voyles, Dick Eichhorn, Pete Weir and Bill Shuman with a 12-under 52.
Norm Good and John Johnson were the only team to manage a 3-0 record in pool play and were the day’s outright champs during April 17 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.
With one outright winner, that left five teams to battle it out for second place. Tom Skoloda and Karl Thomas sent Debbie Rhodes and Rod Bussey limping home with a 21-7 shellacking, while Marvin Gangemi and Jerry Disbrow rolled past Steve Grossman and Sam Samuels 21-12. The second round started with Gangemi and Disbrow smoking Art Kingstad and Dave Lansau 21-3. The finals saw Gangemi-Disbrow outlasting Skoloda-Thomas 23-14.
Five teams qualified for the knockout round during horseshoe action April 14. Round one saw Marvin Gengas and Ron Pepka take out Gene Bobeldyke and Steve Grossman 23-16. while Jerry Disbrow and Dave Lansau did the same to John Crawford and Tim Sosran. Disbrow and Lansau opened second-round action by eliminating Bennett-Good 23-16 only to fall to Pepka-Gengas by a 22-8 score in the finals.
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.
AMICC baseball schedule
T-Ball (ages 5-7)
Date Time Away Home
May 1 10 a.m. LPAC vs. Observer
May 1 11 a.m. Dental Spa vs. A&E
Pitching Machine (ages 8-11)
May 1 12:30 p.m. Sato vs. Cedars
May 1 2 p.m. Beach Const. vs. Sato
AMICC basketball schedule
Date Time Away Home
Premier (ages 13-16)
May 4 8 p.m. Tortilla vs. Ralph’s
Division I (ages 12-13)
May 4 7 p.m. A-Paradise vs. Coastal
Division II (ages 10-11)
May 5 7 p.m. Ross vs. Vita
Division III (ages 8-9)
May 4 6 p.m. Connie’s vs. Bistro/Sandbar winner
Instructional (ages 5-7)
May 6 6 p.m. IRE vs. WCAC