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Date of Issue: March 17, 2005

Sports
Anna Maria Oyster Bar player Matt Bauer pushes the ball upcourt as Wyatt Hoffman defends for his Danziger Allergy & Sinus team during Division II basketball action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
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Oyster Bar 'D' suffocates Danziger to claim DII victory

The Anna Maria Oyster Bar rode a suffocating team defense to a 27-16 come-from-behind victory over Danziger Allergy & Sinus Friday, Jan. 21, in Anna Maria Island Community Center Division II basketball action. The Oyster Bar held Danziger to only two points after intermission to turn a three-point halftime lead into a 27-16 seemingly lopsided loss.

The game was hardly lopsided early on as Danziger carved out a 6-3 first-quarter lead behind a layup and a long-range jumper from Emma Barlow and a baseline jump shot from Grant Bower.

The second quarter saw Matt Bauer explode for eight points to spark a 14-8 scoring run that put the Oyster Bar on top by three points. Bauer started the run with a jumper from the top of the key while also scoring four on rebound putbacks and two points when he grabbed a rebound and drove the length of the court for a layup and the Oyster Bar's first lead of the game at 15-14.

Molly Slicker, Katie Hunt and Kelly Dodson each scored two points in the second half to go along with four more points from Bauer to close the game out with a 10-2 run on the way to an 11-point victory.

Bauer finished with a game-high 15 points and five rebounds, while Blake Rivers added four points. Dodson, Botero and Zach Evans each finished with two points while Slicker led the team with eight rebounds while also scoring two points in the win.

Barlow paced Danziger with 10 points, three steals and four rebounds, while Bower finished with four points and two steals. Raphael Kasser completed the Danziger scoring with two points in the loss.

Duncan 28, Galati 14

Duncan Real Estate received 14 points from Chris Callahan during its 14-point Division II victory over Galati Marine on Friday, Jan. 21. Ashley Waring supported Callahan with eight points - six of them in the final quarter.

Martine Miller scored seven points to lead Galati Marine, which also received four points from free-agent acquisition McKenzie Kosfeld and three points from Kayla Aritt in the loss.

STGC 17, Danziger 13

Steve Titsworth General Contractors defeated Danziger Allergy & Sinus by four points Wednesday, Jan. 19, behind nine points from Ally Titsworth and eight points from Chandler Hardy.

Glenn Bower's 11 points paced Danziger Allergy & Sinus, which also received two points from Emma Barlow in the Division II loss.

Oyster Bar 23, Galati 22

Anna Maria Oyster Bar edged Galati Marine on Monday, Jan. 17, behind a balanced scoring attack that saw seven of its nine players score at least one basket. Sarah Howard's eight points and seven points from Matt Bauer paced the Oyster Bar team. Nicole Botero, Kelly Dodson, Zach Evans and Molly Slicker each added two points in the victory.

Galati Marine was led by 13 points from Martine Miller and four points from Connor Cloherty in the loss. Kayla Aritt scored three points and McKenzie Kosfeld had two to complete the Galati scoring.

Duncan 24, STGC 20

Chandler McClung scored four of his six points in the fourth quarter to help Duncan Real Estate hold on for a four-point victory over Steve Titsworth Gerneral Contractors on Monday, Jan. 17. Chris Callahan's 10 points led Duncan, which also received four points apiece from Ashley Waring and Kyle Crum in the Division II victory.

STGC guard Ally Titsworth led all scorers with 12 points in the loss. Kelly Guerin added four points, while Chandler Hardy and Molly McDonough each finished with two points for STGC.

Division III

Dips 13, A Paradise 6

Zach Guerin broke open a close game by scoring six of his nine points in the fourth quarter to lead Dips Ice Cream to a 13-6 victory over A Paradise Realty on Saturday, Jan. 22, in Division III basketball action. Johnny Mattay and Jerry Meyer completed the Dips scoring with two points apiece in the victory.

Logan Reiber's four points and two points from Josh Schmidt led A Paradise Realty in the loss.

Bistros 25, Paradise 3

Hailey Dearlove poured in 17 points to lead the Bistros to an easy Division III victory over A Paradise Realty on Thursday, Jan. 20. Giorgio Gomez added six points and Stephanie Purnell scored two points to complete the Bistros scoring.

Josh Schmidt nailed a three-pointer in the third quarter to lead the A Paradse offense.

Jessie's 14, Harry's 11

Max Miller scored six points and Julian Botero and Daniel Pimental added four points apiece to lead Jessie's Island Store past Harry's Continental Kitchens on Thursday, Jan. 20.

Cliff Pascal scored six points to lead Harry's, which also received two points apiece from Savannah Schield and Zach Facheris and one point from Isaiah Beaton in the loss.

Premier Division: West Coast Air 58, ReMax 55

Clay Orr poured in 26 points and Brian Cziraky added 13 to help West Coast Air Conditioning cool off ReMax Gulfstream Realty 58-55 in Premier Division action on Saturday, Jan. 22. Taylor Manning's eight points and seven points from Anthony Rosas added to the West Coast offense, which also received two points apiece from Todd Test and Jake McDonald in the victory.

Seventeen points from Franklin Moore and 10 points from Jordan Graeff paced the ReMax offense in defeat. Spencer Carper and Luis Leon each added eight points for ReMax, which also received four points apiece from Matt Skaggs and Alisha Ware in the loss.

AM Glass 65, IRE 56

Anna Maria Glass & Screen rode the 32-point scoring outburst from David Buck to a nine-point Premeir Division victory over Island Real Estate on Saturday, Jan. 22. Zach Schields scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as Glass & Screen held off a determined IRE squad. Jake Stebbins added six points, while Matt McDonough scored four points and Chad Reed finished with three points in the victory.

Josh Elsenheimer's 22 points and 17 points from Tyler Bekkerus paced Island Real Estate in the loss. Nick Sato added seven points for IRE, which also received six points from Jamie Urch and three points from Ian Douglas.

ReMax 58, IRE 52

Spencer Carper slashed his way to a team-high 22 points, while teammate Chase Parker connected on five three-pointers on the way to a 19-point game to lead ReMax Gulfstream Realty past Island Real Estate on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Nine points from Luis Leon, six points from Jordan Graeff and two points from Franklin Moore completed the ReMax scoring in the victory.

IRE was led by Josh Eslenheimer's game-high 24 points and 16 points from Tyler Bekkerus. Nick Sato added seven points for IRE, which also received three points from Jamie Urch and two points from Ian Douglas in the loss.

AM Glass 67, West Coast Air 50

AM Glass & Screen cooled off West Coast Air Conditioning 67-50 on Monday, Jan. 17 behind 26 points from David Buck and 15 points from Jake Stebbins. Zach Schields chipped in with nine points from the low post while Derrick Gargett added seven points and Chad Reed scored five. Eric Distelhurst's four points and three points from Matt McDonough completed the Glass & Screen scoring.

Clay Orr scored 17 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter as he tried to rally West Coast Air. Eric Fridenberg added nine points while teammates Taylor Manning and Brian Cziraky completed the scoring with six and three points respectively.

Division I: Publix 32, Observer 28

Justin Dearlove scored six of his game-high 13 points in the fourth quarter as Publix held off a determined Longboat Observer team on Saturday, Jan. 22, in Division I action. Ben Valdivieso supported Dearlove with 11 points, while Breann Richardson chipped in with four points. Brooke Fitzgerald and Egan Fridenberg completed the Publix scoring with two points apiece in the victory.

Celia Ware's eight points and seven points from Kyle Aritt led Observer in defeat. Billy Alstrom added six points, while leading scorer Grant Lukitch was held to a season-low five points.

A&E 37, Publix 34

Thirteen points from Corbin Kitchen and 10 points from Garrett Secor on Thursday, Jan. 20, helped Air & Energy avenge an earlier loss to Publix by a 37-34 score. Kyle Seawall added eight points for A&E, which also received four points from Kevin Callahan and two points from Jordan Sebastiano in the victory.

Publix was led by 15 points from Justin Dearlove and nine points from Ben Valdivieso. Breann Richardson added six points, while Egan Fridenberg and Brooke Fitzgerald scored two points apiece to complete the Publix scoring in the loss.

Observer 48, LPAC 39

Grant Lukitch and Kyle Aritt combined for 25 points to lead Longboat Observer to a nine-point victory over LPAC on Tuesday, Jan. 18 in Division I action. Lukitch finished with 13 points and Aritt had 12 for Observer, which also received eight points from Celia Ware and six points from Billy Alstrom in the victory. Daniel Riley and Blake Wilson scored two points each to complete the Observer scoring.

Broderick West's 12 points and 10 points from Matt Shafer led LPAC who also received nine points from Ryan Guerin in the loss. Four pointes apiece from Whitney Bauer and Jason Rappe completed the LPAC scoring in the game.

Hurricanes baseball program's sixth annual "Steakout"

If you like steak and baseball, the sixth annual Manatee High School Hurricanes baseball "steakout" is for you. For the low price of $25 for adults and $16 per child, you can enjoy a delicious steak barbecue and provide financial support to the Manatee Hurricanes baseball program.

The must-attend event takes place 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Molter Termite & Pest Control, which is located at 5306 Manatee Ave. W. Barbecue host is Dan Molter, along with former and current Hurricane players, parents and coaches.

For ticket information, please contact Molter at 747-8525, Manatee High varsity coach Al Melnick at 714-7300, ext. 2012, or Bruce Braithwaite at 954-5100.

The Hurricanes annual alumni game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at G.T. Bray Park. Go Canes!

Little League announces registration dates

Anna Maria Island Little League is back and better than ever, according to the Anna Maria Island Community Center, which runs the program.

Andy Jonatzke of the Center announced that "every" player who signs up by Feb. 12 will receive a free ticket to the Pirates versus Red Sox game on March 20. The Pirates ticket is part of AMI Little League's opening celebration, which includes a weekend parade, pictures and baseball games starting March 19.

The League is for boys and girls ages 5-17. Cost will be $55 per player and $50 for additional siblings. Registrations are now being taken at the Center. Interested junior or senior league players can call Nichole Pelkey at 778-9637. Saturday, Feb. 12 is the last day to register.

Everyone who tries out will be placed on a team, but for parity within the league, mandatory tryouts are at the following times.

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 10-12 year olds.

• 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7-9 year olds.

• 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 5-6 year olds.

• Noon Saturday, Feb. 18, 7-9 year olds.

• 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 10-12 year olds.

For more information, call Jonatzke at the Center, 778-1908.

Sign up now for team tennis

Boys and girls ages 9-16 are encouraged to sign up for USA Youth Team Tennis at the Bradenton Country Club. Signups are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the club's tennis facility, which is located at 4646 Ninth St. W., Bradenton.

There will also be a free instructional clinic at that time in addition to a raffle for great prizes. The tennis matches are played at all levels with matches taking place at 1 p.m. Saturdays. The league runs from Feb. 26 through April 23.

For more information, call Laurie Tinnell at 792-2933.

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