Soccer standings still tight in Center Division III
|Mr. Bones defender Nicco Calleja takes the ball away from Mr. Bones forward Michael Latimer during Division III soccer action at the Center.
|Ben Connors puts the soccer ball into the open net for Mr. Bones as Creative Tile goalie Chris Burdick looks on during Anna Maria Island Community Center League Soccer Division III action.
|Zach Stewart surveys the field as he speeds forward with the ball during Center League Soccer Division III action.
Creative Tile remained undefeated in the Anna Maria Island Community Center League Soccer League's Division III thanks to an impressive 4-2 victory over a tough Mr. Bones team on Oct. 12.
The two teams battled back and forth throughout most of the game's first half until the 18th minute, when Michael Latimer pounced on the ball when the Mr. Bones defense failed to clear it and beat Mr. Bones goalie George Lardas near post to take a 1-0 lead.
Latimer tried to add to the Creative Tile total when he got loose up the right side and dribbled in along the end line before ripping a left-footed shot that goalie Lardas smothered to keep Bones close.
Four minutes later, Mr. Bones equalized thanks to a great individual effort by Ben Connors. Connors carried the ball in up the right side, cut inside and somehow held onto the ball as Creative Tile defenders Kiernan Grumley, Jack Coleman and Jack Heckler swarmed around him. Connors got off a shot through traffic that Creative Tile goalie Chris Burdick blocked, but Connors kept his feet moving and cleaned up the rebound to tie the score at 1-1.
Creative Tile opened the second half with a goal when Zach Stewart threw the ball into Latimer. Latimer carried the ball in close where he rocketed a shot that Lardas blocked, but the rebound fell to Latimer, who smartly poked it into the empty net for a 2-1 lead five minutes into the second half.
Lardas kept Mr. Bones within a goal two minutes later when Zach Stewart got loose on a one-on-one, and Lardas came off his line to make the save for Mr. Bones.
Creative Tile extended its lead in the 40th minute when Latimer picked off a weak goal kick and finished near post for a 3-1 lead.
With time winding down, Mr. Bones picked up the intensity and was rewarded when Henrik Brusso picked off a clearing pass, split two defenders and deftly finished far post to pull to within a goal with less than 10 minutes to play.
Creative Tile then iced the game in emphatic fashion when Latimer served a beautiful corner kick to Stewart, who volleyed it into the back of the net to complete a 4-2 victory for Creative Tile.
Latimer finished with two goals and an assist to lead Creative Tile, which also received a pair of goals from Stewart. Goalie Burdick finished with five saves in the victory for Creative Tile.
Mr. Bones was led by a goal apiece from Brusso and Connors, while also receiving a strong game from defenders Danielle Capparelli, Gabby Gailo and Nicco Calleja. Goalie Lardas was also strong, finishing with six saves in the loss.
Nicole Sewall scored a pair of goals and Gavin Sentman added one as Air & Energy defeated West Coast Air Conditioning 3-0 on Oct. 11.
Autoway Ford edged Ross Builders 1-0 in a closely contested affair played on Oct. 11. Natasha Nieckoski notched the lone goal of the day for Autoway Ford.
Michael Latimer scored a hat trick to lead Creative Tile 4-0 past West Coast Air Conditioning on Oct. 10. Austin Morrow also notched a goal for Creative Tile in the victory.
Mr. Bones smoked Air & Energy 2-0 on Oct. 10 as Chase Lewis and Henrik Brusso each notched goals for Mr. Bones.
Ross Builders earned a 4-0 shutout victory over Island Real Estate on Oct. 8 behind a pair of goals from Andrew Ross. Madison Gsill and Tyler Yavalar each added single goals for Ross Builders in the victory.
Scott Lindsey Painting earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Mike Norman Realty on Oct. 10. Blaine Jenefsky notched the game-winner for Scott Lindsey Painting.
Cannons defeated Mike Norman Realty 3-1 on Oct. 9 behind Garrison Clark, who scored a pair of goals. Max Moneuse added one goal for Cannons in the victory. Josh Zawistoski scored the lone goal for Mike Norman Realty in the loss.
Scott Lindsey Painting and Dr. Danziger's Destroyers battled to a 1-1 tie on Oct. 9. Blaine Jenefsky scored the lone goal for Scott Lindsey Painting, while Lexi Moore scored for Dr. Danziger Destroyers.
Cannons cruised past Danziger Destroyers 7-0 on Oct. 8 behind four goals from Hunter Parrish. Max Moneuse chipped in with two goals, while Garrison Clark finished with one goal in the shut-out.
Martine Miller led the way in Harcon's 6-3 victory over Sun on Oct. 11 with three goals, while teammates Trevor Bystrom, Kyle Parsons and Daniel Pimental each notched single goals. Nick Tankersley scored two goals to lead the Sun, whcih also received one goal from Chris Pate in the loss.
First place LaPensee Plumbing and last place Sun battled to a 2-2 tie on Oct. 10 to tighten up the Division I standings. Paulo Fonseca paced LaPensee with two goals, while Nick Tankersley notched both Sun goals in the tie.
Morgan Stanley outlasted LaPensee Plumbing 7-6 on Oct. 8 behind two goals apiece from Jonah Castor and Chandler Hardy. Mackenzie Kosfeld, Vanessa Parkin and Jordan Sebastiano each added single goals in the victory.
Paulo Fonseca led LaPensee Plumbing with four goals, while Heldino Gomez and Christian Hightower each added one goal in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club men played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match on Oct. 8. The team of Gordon McKinna, Chet Hutton and Fred Meyer combined to fire a 6-under-par 58 to claim first-place honors. Second place went to the team of Chet Collins, John Atkinson and Dick Grimme, who matched the 4-under-par 60 carded by the team of Bob Holly, Bob Jorgensen and Paul Keyes.
The men also teed it up for 18 holes on Oct. 10 for a best-ball-of-foursome match. The team of Gordon McKinna, Fred Meyer, Chet Hutton and David Platt combined for a 48 to win first place by five shots. Don Ledford and Paul Keyes finished in second place with a 53.
Three of the eight teams in the Oct. 7 horseshoe competition at the Anna Maria City Hall pits forged unbeaten pool-play records and were left to battle it out for the day's bragging rights. The semifinal match saw Ron Pepka and Jay Disbrow defeat the team of George McKay and Norm Good 21-15 to advance to the finals. Waiting for them was Debbie Rhodes, a walking team of one who showed everyone who's boss with a 21-7 thumping.
There was a slim turnout for the Oct. 10 proceedings, which turned out to be a rather streamlined affair. John Johnson and Debbie Rhodes posted the only undefeated record to win first place, while Ron Slagh and Ron Pepka posted a 2-1 record to capture second place.
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 standings as of Oct. 12
Division III (ages 8-9) WonLostTiePts.
Division II (ages 10-11)
Division I (ages 12-14)
AMICC Soccer schedule
All games at AMICC
Instructional League (ages 4-7)
Oct. 176 p.m.Orthopedics vs. A.M. Glass
Oct. 177 p.m.Duncan vs. LPAC
Oct. 186 p.m.Sand Dollar vs. Sparks
Oct. 187 p.m.Eye Tours vs. Beach Bistro
Oct. 226 p.m.Sparks vs. Eye Tours
Oct. 227 p.m.Sand Dollar vs. A.M. Glass
Oct. 236 p.m.LPAC vs. Orthopedics
Oct. 237 p.m.Duncan vs. Beach Bistro
Division III (ages 8-9)
Oct. 175:30 p.m.IRE vs. A&E
Oct. 176:30 p.m.Ross vs. WCAC
Oct. 186 p.m.Bones vs. Ford
Oct. 226 p.m..IRE vs. WCAC
Oct. 236 p.m..WCAC vs. Ford
Division II (ages 10-11)
Oct. 177:30 p.m.Danziger vs. Lindsey
Oct. 227 p.m.Cannons vs. Danziger
Oct. 237 p.m.Danziger vs. Norman
Division I (ages 12-14)
All games at Holmes Beach field
Oct. 176:30 p.m.Morgan Stanley vs. Island Sun
Oct. 186:30 p.m.Morgan Stanley vs. Harcon
Oct. 196:30 p.m.Harcon vs. Morgan Stanley
Oct. 226 p.m.Morgan Stanley vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Oct. 236 p.m.Island Sun vs. Harcon