The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 10 No. 51 - September 22, 2010


Record season begins for Community Center soccer

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Grace Garza, right, of the Island Real Estate team,
tries to dribble past Beach Bum's Colin McKinley
during the Community Center's Spirit Day games on
Saturday. The event marks the opening of the
Center's soccer season, which will see a record
30 teams competing in various divisions.

Soccer is back and kickin at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The league has formed a record breaking 30 teams this year, more than any other year in any sport offered in the 50 years at the Center.

Center Athletic Director, Andy Jonatzke, said, “It is fantastic to see so many families excited to participate. The season is off to a great start and thanks to everyone for being a part of this record breaking year.”

The season began last week with the annual kick-off banquet. The event raised more than $1,300 for the league. Sean Murphy and the Beach Bistro donated the food and fed over 350 people. All the players went home with a new uniform and prepared themselves for the weekend Spirit Games. Fans came out in droves to watch and support their favorite teams. Spectators and players dressed up in their team colors, painted their hair and made posters to show their team spirit. This year’s Team Spirit winners are:

4-5-year-olds: Island Dental Spa (royal blue), Coach Kelly Joseph;
6-7-year-olds: Dojo Athletics (lime), Coach April Jonatzke;
8-9-year-olds: Fran Maxon Real Estate (sky blue), Coach Rich Bell;
10-11-year-olds: Sparks Steel Art (orange), Coach Chris Joseph;
12-13-year-olds: The Gathering Place (sliver) Coach Tyler Bekkerus
14-17-year-olds: Wash Family Construction (navy), Coach Darrin Wash;
Each team played two fun spirit games over the weekend. Even though the spirit games don’t count in the regular season standings, a few teams stood out to keep an eye on.

Division III (8-9-year-olds) – Jessie’s Island Store established itself as the team to beat. Gerardo Serrduo scored all three goals for his team posting a 2 to 1 victory over Fran Maxon Realty and a 1 to 0 victory over Connie’s Landscaping. Josh Class scored the only goal against it for Fran Maxon Realty.

Division II (10-11-year-olds) – Sparks Steel Art team set itself apart from the pack. Sparks defeated the Mr. Bones team 3 to 2. Dylan Joseph scored two goals and Morgan Burns added one for Sparks while Jake Miller scored both goals for Mr. Bones. Tyler Yavalar scored all three goals for Sparks in a 3 to 1 win over the Southern Green team. Michael Latimer scored the only goal for Southern Green.

In other action, Wash Family Construction tied Mr. Bones 1 to 1. Nico Colleja scored for Wash Family and Grace Bowers scored for Mr. Bones. The last game saw Southern Green defeat Wash Family Construction 3 to 2. Michael Latimer scored two goals and Reese Helvey scored one for Southern Green while Leo Tilelli and Nico Colleja each scored once for Wash Family.

Division I (12-13-year-olds) – Mike Norman Realty looks very strong. Stellar defense led to two shut outs. It beat Autoway Ford 2 to 0 in its first game with goals by Michael Duffman and Morgan Greig. It also shut out The Gathering Place team 5 to 0 with two goals by Duffman and Greig and one goal by Logan Reiber. In the other game, Henrick Brusso, for Autoway Ford, scored two goals in a tie game with one goal by Sydney Cornell and one goal by Blaine Jenefsky for The Gathering Place team.

Premier (14-17-year-olds) league the quick feet and seven skillful goals of Julius Gomes help the Beach Bistro team to two victories. Gomes scores all four goals and Chandler Hardy scores two for West Coast Surf Shop in the Bistro’s first 4 to 2 win. In the second game, Gomes scored three goals and Max Miller scored one in a close 4 to 3 win over Wash Family Construction Team. Daniel Pimential scored two goals and Garrison Clark scored one in the loss. Austin Wash scored three goals and Daniel Pimential added two for Wash Family Construction in a 5 to 3 win over West Coast Surf Shop. Chandler Hardy scored all three goals for West Coast Surf.

This week’s action:

(4-5-year-olds) Instructional League

Wednesday, Sept. 22
6 p.m., LaPensee Plumbing vs. Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Island Dental Spa vs. Air & Energy
Thursday, Sept. 23
6 p.m., Island Dental Spa vs. Oyster Bar
6:30 p.m., West Coast Air Conditioning vs. LaPensee Plumbing

(6-7-year-olds) Instructional League

Monday, Sept. 20
6 p.m., Dojo Athletics vs. Beach Bums
7 p.m., Island Pest Control vs. LPAC
Wednesday, Sept. 22
7 p.m., LPAC vs. Island Real Estate
Thursday, Sept. 23
7 p.m., Sandbar vs. Beach Bums
Friday, Sept. 24
6 p.m., Dojo Athletics vs. Island Real Estate
7 p.m., Island Pest Control vs. Sandbar
Monday Sept. 27
6 p.m., Dojo Athletics vs. Sandbar
7 p.m., Island Pest Control vs. Island Real Estate

(8-9-year-olds) Division III

Wednesday, Sept. 22
5:30 p.m., Fran Maxon Real Estate
vs. Jessie's Island Store
Friday, Sept. 24
6 p.m., Connie's Landscaping
vs. Jessie's Island Store

(10-11-year-olds) Division II

Monday, Sept. 20
6 p.m., Mr. Bones BBQ vs. Wash Family Construction
Wednesday, Sept. 22
6:30 p.m., Sparks Steel Art vs. Southern Green
Friday, Sept. 24
7 p.m., Wash Family Construction vs. Southern Green
8 p.m., Mr. Bones BBQ vs. Sparks Steel Art
Monday Sept. 27
6 p.m., Southern Green vs. Mr. Bones BBQ

(12-13-year-olds) Division I

Wednesday, Sept. 22
7:30 p.m., Mike Norman Realty vs. Autoway Ford
Thursday, Sept. 23
6 p.m., The Gathering Place vs. Autoway Ford

(14-17-year-olds) Premier Division

Monday, Sept. 20
7 p.m., Beach Bistro vs. Wash Family Construction
Thursday, Sept 23
7:30 p.m., Beach Bistro vs. West Coast Surf Shop
Monday, Sept. 27
7 p.m., Beach Bistro vs. Wash Family Construction

Adult Co-Ed Division

Games will begin on Thursday, Sept. 30.

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