Oyster Bar 'D' suffocates Danziger to claim DII victory
|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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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
For more information, call Laurie Tinnell at 792-2933.