Community Center Cup championships coming
Scott Dell | Sun
Brent Moss, of Moss & Bernard Construction, plays the ball
close to his feet during AMICC adult co-ed soccer action.
The playoff picture is ready, and the stage is set. Twenty six teams in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s soccer and basketball leagues will square off for the illustrious Community Center Cup championships.
The action will heat up as the playoff games will begin this week. Every competitive division team will have its fair shot at the crown. All teams, no matter what place they finished in the regular season, will make the playoffs. They are all single elimination games, so each team will have to bring its A-game every night.
Going into the playoffs, there are some heavy favorites. Regular season champions Slim’s Place, Lobstah’s and SteamDesigns were all undefeated in the soccer divisions and Best Buy was undefeated in the adult basketball division. The playoffs will bring out the best in teams, so don’t be surprised if there are a few underdog upsets in the near future.
It is an exciting time of year for sports fans. Playoff atmosphere is in the air for most high school and youth sports, and the Island is no exception. Catch all of the highlights on the field and right here in next week’s Sun sports article.
Adult co-ed soccer results
Florida Discount Signs 3
Moss & Bernard Construction 2
Trevor Flathman and Tim Tedesco each had one goal and one assist. Brent Laudicina chipped in with the other goal. Troy Shonk had five saves in goal for the Florida Discount Signs team victory. Brent Moss had two goals. Omar Polar had 12 saves, and Ryan Moss had five saves in goal for Moss & Barnard Construction team.
Sato Real Estate 4
Wash Family Construction 1
Lexi Braxton, Jeff Christianson and JT Goode each scored a goal apiece. Mike Brusso had three saves in goal for the Sato Real Estate win. Kris Yavalar scored the lone goal, and Don Purvis had 12 saves for the Wash Family Construction team.
Slim’s Place 4
Jessie’s Island Store 2
Gina Anderson had two goals. Sean Sanders had a goal and an assist. Lyn Clarke had a goal, and Danny Anderson had an assist. Tyler Bekkerus had seven saves in goal for the Slim’s Place win. Paul Hayward and Matt Plummer each had a goal apiece, and Nate Talucci had 10 saves in goal for the Jessie’s Island Store team.
Pink & Navy Boutique 5
Island Pest Control 0
Frank Agnelli had a goal and an assist. Aaron Parkin, Josh Petitt, Tony Rasulo and Lindsey Weaver each had one goal, and Scott Rudacille had five saves in goal for the shutout win. Pedro Gonzalez had four saves in goal. Mark Pennell had five saves in goal, and Richie Subbiondo had seven saves in goal for the Island Pest Control team.
Youth Soccer Results:
Division III (8-10-year-old)
Tyler’s Ice Cream 1
Jack Groves scored three goals. Chris Snyder scored two goals. Catherine Calhoun and Allie Connely each score a goal apiece in the Lobstah’s win. Gianna Sparks scored the lone goal for Tyler’s Ice Cream.
Miller Electric 7
LaPensee Plumbing & Pools 6
Silas Banyas and Ava Zink each scored three goals apiece, and Dalton Guthrie scored one goal for the Miller Electric win. Sam Bowers scored three goals. Anthony Monetti scored two goals and Lila Naeher added one goal for the LaPensee Plumbing & Pools team.
Tyler’s Ice Cream 3
American Marine 2
Daniel Sentman and Javier Rivera each scored one goal apiece in the Tyler’s Ice Cream win. Tyler Brewer scored two goals for the American Marine team.
Best Buy 0
Catherine Calhoun scored two goals. Josh Calhoun and Chris Snyder added one goal apiece in the Lobstah’s win.
Division II (11-13-year-old)
Steam Designs 3
Jen Crady Massage 1
Nico Calleja scored all three goals for the Steam Designs victory. George Lardas scored the lone goal for the Jen Crady Massage team.
Division I (14-17-year-old)
Edgewater Realty 3
West Coast A/C & Heating 1
Joey Carder scored two goals and Madison Driscoll scored a goal in the Edgewater Realty team win. Thomas Powers scored the lone goal for the West Coast Air Conditioning & Heating team.
Adult co-ed Basketball results
Gator Man Pools 59
Agnelli Pools & Spa 56
Evan Wolfe scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Craig Boery added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist. Richard Atkins scored 11 points and had 7 rebounds in the Gator Man Pools team victory. Brent Moss had 13 points with 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Chad Woods scored 12 points and had 8 rebounds and 2 assists for the Agnelli Polls and Spa team.
Best Buy 76
Island Real Estate 74
This was easily one of the most exciting games to date this season. With eleven seconds to play Matt Ray of Island Real Estate drained a three-pointer to give his team the lead by one point 74-73. Antwaun Jackson took the inbound pass, got triple teamed and found an open Brandon Kern who nailed the three-pointer at the buzzer to keep Best Buy undefeated for the season, 76-74 win. Antwaun Jackson finished with a double-double scoring 35 points, 13 rebounds and had 3 assists. Brandon Kern scored 23 points and had 6 rebounds and 2 assists for the Best Buy win. Matt Ray finished with a double-double scoring 28 points and 14 rebounds. Matt Dwyer scored 17 points and had 5 rebounds for the Island Real Estate team.