Youth soccer tournament ends with a bang at IMG Academy

Youth soccer tournament ends with a bang at IMG AcademyDecember 10, 2013 

The 2013 USL Super Y-League North American Finals concluded Monday at IMG Academy with champions crowned in various age groups for boys and girls.

Here's who came away with the championships:

In the 12-and-younger boys division, Waza FC East (Michigan) bested Cedar Stars Academy (New Jersey) 2-0.

In the 13-and-younger boys division, BW Gottschee, from New York, defeated the Northern Virginia Royals 3-1.

Gottschee claimed the 14-and-younger boys title with a 1-0 victory over the Long Island Rough Riders.

West Pines United FC, from the Miami-area, beat Southern Soccer Academy (Georgia) 4-2 for the win the 15-and-younger boys crown.

Real Maryland Futures edged Ottawa Fury FC 1-0 in the boys 16-and-younger final.

In the 17-and-younger division, Ironbound SC (New Jersey) downed the Toronto Lynx 1-0 for the title.

West Pines added the girls 12-and-younger championship with a 1-0 victory against FC America, of Orlando.

Alliance Academy Black (Michigan) beat the Ohio-based Internationals Soccer Club 4-0 in the girls

13-and-younger final.

The girls 14-and-younger and 15-and-younger divisions weren't decided in regulation.

Internationals won in the seventh round of a penalty shootout to garner the 14-and-younger crown over Seacoast United following a 1-1 stalemate after extra time, and Meqoun United (Wisconsin) beat Super Nova FC (Pennsylvania) 3-0 in a penalty shootout after the two were tied 1-1 after extra time to earn the 15-and-younger title.

Seacoast United Mariner (Maine) defeated the Florida Fire Juniors 2-0 to capture the girls 16-and-younger division.

And in the girls 17-and-younger division, Waza FC East were declared champions after winning its match on Monday in the final day of group play for the five-team division. Waza were 4-0-0 to top the group by six points.

Hooke runs fast to win third straight Florida Senior Games title Bradenton's Mickey Hooke won his third Florida International Senior Games & State Championships Road Race by taking the 10K Road Race title on Saturday in Fort Myers.

Hooke ran the course in 37 minutes, 15.37 seconds and was the overall top finisher. He won the 5K and 10K Road Races in 2012.

Hooke claimed the gold medal in the 50-54 age group, while finishing 1 minute, 54 seconds ahead of his nearest challenger, Minnesota's Paul Giannobile.

Hooke bested a field of 98 that participated in the event held in downtown Fort Myers.

Beach Dawgs net a runner-up finish among three tournament participants.

The Bradenton Beach Dawgs had three teams in competition at two different youth baseball tournaments this past weekend.

The 13-and-younger squad participated in the USSSA WCFBL travel league tournament, where they won three games in the double-elimination event before falling 11-4 in their second game on Sunday.

Austin Brinling (4-for-8, two RBIs, four runs, four walks, six stolen bases), Carson Wehmeyer (4-for-12, three runs, three RBIs, double, two stolen bases), Jason Hauck (4-for-11, two doubles),

Ty Hooks (4-for-10, three runs, RBI), Kieren Collins (4-for-9, run, five RBI, two walks, double, six innings pitched, three hits allowed, five strikeouts and a win) led the way.

The 12-and-younger and 11-and-younger clubs competed in the Suncoast Toys for Tots tournament. In the 12-and-younger age division, the team fell in the first bracket game on Sunday.

Pacing the offense were Corbin Blackstone (3-for-6, walk, two runs, three stolen bases), Orin Taylor (3-for-7, run, two RBIs), AJ Thompson (3-for-7, run, two RBIs), Jake Evans (2-for-4, five RBIs, run, double, grand slam home run, two walks, stolen base) and Wyatt Beasley (2-for-6).

Meanwhile, the 11-and-younger team finished in second place.  The outstanding performances included: Wyatt Sevin (7-for-12, walk, six runs, three RBI, two doubles, nine stolen bases),

Lucas Hartman (7-for-10, walk, two runs, five RBIs, double, home run, 4 1/3 innings pitched, five strikeouts, win), Charlie Duffy (3-for-12, run, two RBIs, two stolen bases), Jeremie Swafford (4-for-11, two runs, three RBIs, double, seven stolen bases), Connor McCray (5-for-10, two runs, RBIs, two stolen bases), Dante Talarico (six innings pitched, five runs allowed, six strikeouts), Josh Devine (two hits, run, three RBIs), Logan O'Leary (seven innings pitched, five runs, six hits allowed, seven strikeouts).

Jason Dill, sports reporter, can be reached at 745-7017 or via email at jdill@bradenton.com Follow him on Twitter @Jason__Dill

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