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Date of Issue: May 11, 2006

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Look, honey!
Cindy Miller of Anna Maria, who has been playing golf just shy of two years, shows off the ball she used to score her first hole-in-one. Miller's hallmark shot was made April 27 with a 9-wood on the par-three No. 8 hole at the Key Royale Club in Homes Beach. Husband Duke said, "This shot was against a strong crosswind. The ball sailed to the front edge of the green and rolled back to drop in the cup." Islander Photo: Anna Maria City Commissioner (husband) Duke Miller
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Chris Moneuse makes a nice play at third base for his Oldies team during the seventh inning of the inaugural "Spring Fling" baseball game - a matchup between The Islanders and coaches and friends. Islander Photos: Paul Roat
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Coach Kozewski takes a cut for The Islander junior leaguers during "Spring Fling" baseball action.
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Scott May delivers a pitch for the Oldies team during "Spring Fling" baseball action.

Experience overcomes youth in baseball game

The kids on the block gave it a valiant try, but in the end, The Islander-sponsored Junior League players came out on the wrong end of a 6-1 score at the inaugural “Spring Fling” baseball game April 29 at Birdie Tebbetts Field.

Once again, Ben Valdivieso pitched solidly to keep the game close until the final stanza. The old, er, experienced, guys took an early 3-1 lead before tacking on three more runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Oldies pitcher Scott May retired the younger Islanders in order to close out the game. Bob Gurskis, Greg Ross and Jim Dudevoir shared mound duties with May and all pitched effectively. Ross provided the lone offensive excitement when he ripped a triple that one-hopped to the fence.

Other members of the Islander Oldies team were Chris Moneuse, Mike Brusso, Dave Pate, Steve Titsworth, Mike Field, Andy Jonatzke, Phelps Tracy, Tim Tedesco and Dawn Wash.

Before and during the baseball game, “base races” were held in four different age groups. Jake Ross bested brother Andrew Ross to win the 5-6 age division for a family sweep.

Adam Hart captured the 7-8 age division, while Sarah Green finished in second.

Joel Hart was the top runner in the 9-10 age division with Connor Field finishing in second place.

Sean Conover out ran all competitors to win the 11-12 age division over second-place Kyle Parsons.

Congratulations to all of the participants and winners.

 

Horseshoe news

Four teams advanced to the playoffs with undefeated records during April 26 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. “Big” John Crawford was the one-man team and emerged as the champion after defeating the team of Charlie Aguzzo and Bruce Munro by a 21-9 score.

Crawford advanced to the final match by defeating Herb Puryear and Herb Dizler 21-5. Munro and Aguzzo defeated Hank Hugyhe and Bob Tresne 21-16.

In the April 22 horseshoe competition, Tom Rhodes threw back-to-back “six packs” to lead the team of Rhodes and John Johnson to a resounding 21-2 victory over the team of George McKay and Carole Watson.

Rhodes and Johnson defeated the team of Ron Pepka and Adin Shank by a 22-17 score. Rhodes and Johnson were trailing 12-4 when Johnson ripped off four consecutive ringers to rally the team to victory.

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

Sally Keyes fired a three-under 29 to claim top honors in the women’s weekly low-net golf competition at the Key Royale Club. Mary Selby and Joan Tourt tied for second place with 31, while Dorothy McKinna finished in fourth place with an even-par 32. Nancy Grimme and Marian Mulroy both shot 33 to finish in a tie for fifth place, while Mary Anne Kammerlen finished in sixth with a 34.

There was a two-way tie for first place team in the putting competition with 15.66 putts when Nell Bergstrom, Roswitha Fowler and Nancy Grimme finished with the same number of average putts as the team of Dorothy McKinna, Marian Mulroy and Jean Tourt. The team of Phyllis Lamp, Diane Miller and Joyce Reith finished in third place with a 16.33 average, while Sara Falk, Jean Holmes, Sue Hookem and Nancy King finished in fourth place with 16.75 putts.

Holmes also managed a birdie on hole No. 8, while Nancy King and Mary Miller each sank approach shots during their rounds.

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