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Date of Issue: September 20, 2007

Islander Fortenberry wins Virginia wakeskating event

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Island resident Andrew Fortenberry gets some "huge" air during the third annual "Wakefest" at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia.

Lifelong Island resident Andrew Fortenberry captured his first wakeskating competition when he won the Smith Mountain Lake “Wakefest” in Virginia. The third annual contest took place July 14 in Virginia, where Andrew and his family spend part of their summers to escape the Holmes Beach heat.

Andrew, who competed in each of the three events held at Smith Lake, upset the local favorite to win his first contest, which bettered his previous best when he finished third last year.

Andrew, 16, and a junior at Manatee High School, now has his sights on a possible pro career in wakeskating. In addition to his first title, he also has three sponsors: Sackdown Sports, Utopia Sunglasses and Freestyle Watches.

Andrew not only competes in wakeskating competitions, he also video tapes the competitors and sets it to music. Two of his productions can be viewed on various Web sites devoted to wakeskating. To view one of Andrew’s productions, simply “Google” Andrew Fortenberry and wakeskating and you’ll get several hits and some “cool” views of Fortenberry’s action on camera.

Congratulations, Andrew!
 
Key Royale golf news

The men and women of Key Royale Club teamed up to play a coed, mixed-scramble tournament on Sept. 7. The team of Ron Robinson, Janet Cashman, Matt Behan and Jim Dunne earned clubhouse bragging rights with a score of 11-under-par 21. One shot back at 10-under 22 was the team of Erma McMullen, Mary Selby, Mike Selby and Chuck Reed.

Web Cutting won closest-to-the-pin on the third hole, while Joyce Reith flagged it on the eighth hole. Mary Selby and Terry Westby each had chip-ins on the day.

John Driscoll partnered with Peter Proxy to fire an 11-under-par 53 to win the Sept. 5, 18-hole, better-ball-of-partners tournament at the Key Royale Club. Second place went to the team of Bob Kral and Vince Mercadante, who combined to card a 7-under 57. Third place went to the team of John Atkinson and Dick Grimme and Al Morgan and John Heiselman, who both carded 4-under par 59s.

The men also played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome tournament on Sept. 3. The team of Al Morgan, John Heiselman and Vince Mercadante won with a score of 57.

Horseshoe news

Tom Rhodes’ six-pack - a double-ringer - emphatically ended the Sept. 12 horseshoe proceedings at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Rhodes’ double ringer gave him and partner Jay Disbrow a 24-17 victory over the team of Steve Doyle and Sam Samuels. Doyle and Samuels advanced to the finals by defeating the team of John Johnson and Bill Bartlett 22-16.

Three teams advanced from pool play with 3-0 records during the Sept. 8 horseshoe contest. Debbie Rhodes and John Johnson defeated the team of George McKay and Jay Disbrow 22-17 in the semifinal and followed that with a 23-17 victory over the team of Ron Slagh and Sam Samuels.

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 Soccer League kicks off Spirit Week

The Anna Maria Island Community Center will start off its soccer season at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, with a spaghetti dinner - provided compliments of the Beach Bistro - at the “new” Center.

The dinner is the league’s season fundraiser, with the price for adults $6 and kids $5. And, while no one will be turned away, families are encouraged to attend (and pay for) the dinner and to meet their coach, collect their player uniform and team schedule.

Soccer kicks off with Spirit Week, where fans and families are encouraged to wear team colors and show - and compete in - the greatest soccer spirit.

 

AMICC Spirit Week Schedule

Instructional League (ages 4-7)
Date                  Time                  Teams
Sept. 20         6 p.m.         Orthopedics vs. Sand Dollar
Sept. 20         6:30 p.m.         Duncan vs. Sparks
Sept. 20         7 p.m.         Eye Tours vs. Sand Dollar
Sept. 20         7:30 p.m.         Sparks vs. Orthopedics
Sept. 22         9 a.m.         Orthopedics vs. Beach Bistro
Sept. 22         9:30 a.m.         Duncan vs. Eye Tours
Sept. 22         10 a.m.         AM Glass vs. Sparks
Sept. 22         10:30 a.m.         LPAC vs. Sand Dollar

Division III (ages 8-9)
Date                  Time                  Teams
Sept. 20         6 p.m.         IRE vs. Autoway
Sept. 20         6:30 p.m.         A&E vs. Bones
Sept. 20         7 p.m.         Creative Tile vs. Ross
Sept. 20         7:30 p.m.         WCAC vs. A&E
Sept. 22         9 a.m.         IRE vs. A&E
Sept. 22         9:30 a.m.         WCAC vs. IRE
Sept. 22         10 a.m.         Creative Tile vs. Bones
Sept. 22         10:30 a.m.         Autoway vs. Ross

Division II (ages 10-11)
Sept. 21         6 p.m.         Cannons vs. Lindsey
Sept. 21         6:30 p.m.         M. Norman vs. Danziger
Sept. 22         11 a.m         Cannons vs. Danziger
Sept. 22         11:30 a.m         M. Norman vs. Lindsey

Division I (ages 12-14)
Sept. 21         7 p.m.         M. Stanley vs. LaPensee
Sept. 21         7:30 p.m.         Sun vs. Harcon
Sept. 22         12 p.m         M. Stanley vs. Sun
Sept. 22         12:30 p.m         Harcon vs. LaPensee

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