The Manatee High School Hurricanes’ Jalen Holmes breaks up a pass to his Venice opponent during a post-Thanksgiving game in Bradenton. Manatee won 41 to 28. Islander Photos: pagemoorephoto.com
Manatee High’s Cord Sandberg flies into the end zone for a touchdown during a Nov. 26 match-up with Venice. Manatee next goes to Palm Bay.
Adult soccer playoffs on horizon
There’s still a little soccer left to be played in the league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The seedings are set for the Island Cup to get under way Thursday, Dec. 2.
Ross Built gets things started when it takes on Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital in the Empty Cup, a consolation game between the two teams at the bottom of the standings.
The battle for first place starts when second-seed Back Alley takes on third-seeded Sun the same evening at 7:20 p.m. No. 1 seed The Fish Hole follows with a match against fourth-seeded Beach to Bay Construction at 8:40 p.m. The winners of these games meet in the Island Cup final at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3.
The Sun enters the playoffs on a down note after dropping its last game to last-place Ross Built in adult division action Nov. 18. Teddy Louloudes scored a pair of goals and Darrin Wash added one goal in the 3-0 shutout victory.
The Fish Hole rolled past Back Alley by a 4-1 score and enters the playoffs as the clear favorite. Brent Moss scored three goals to lead The Fish Hole, which also received one goal from Ed Moss in the victory. Jesse Brisson scored the lone goal for Back Alley in the loss.
Beach to Bay qualified for the Island Cup thanks to a 3-1 victory over Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital. Enrico Beissert scored a pair of goals and Trevor Flathman added one goal in the victory. Bingham Robinson scored one goal for SVEH in the loss.
Key Royale news
The women of the Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, low-handicap-in-flight game Nov. 23. Flight AA winner was Jean Holmes, who carded a 3-under-par 29 to finish one shot ahead of Cindy Miller and three shots in front of Brenda Solleveld.
Flight A winner was Penny Williams with a 1-under-par 31. Marcia Helgeson finished in second place with a 3-over 35, while Sara Falk was two shots back in third place.
Heather Pritchard fired a 4-under-par 28 to edge second-place finisher Sandy Dahl by two shots in Flight B. Margrit Layh and Sue Christenson tied for third place at 33.
Joyce Reith’s 1-under-par 31 was good enough to hold off Sally Keyes and Mardene Eichhorn, who were two shots back and tied for second in Flight C.
Christina Mason and Jane Winegarden’s 5-under-par 27 tied them for first place in Flight D and for low round of the day. Eunice Warda was alone in second place with a 1-under 31.
The women played a two-best-balls-team-gross-score game as well. First place went to the team of Jean Holmes, Margrit Layh and Brenda Solleveld with a 78, while Cindy Miller, Marcia Helgeson and Penny Williams were three shots back in second place while Joyce Reith.
Heather Pritchard had a chip-in birdie on hole eight, while Cindy Miller birdied number six.
Three teams emerged from pool play with the requisite three victories during Nov. 24 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Art Kingstad and Joe Helms drew the bye into the finals and then watched as Herb Puryear and Tom Markley rolled to an easy 21-5 victory over Ron Pepka and John Crawford. Puryear-Markley followed with a 23-14 victory over Kingstad-Helms in the finals.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warm-ups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
NFL flag football will be played at the Anna Maria Island Community Center starting in January. Boys and girls ages 5-16 can register until Friday, Dec. 3.
Cost for the season is $75 for members and $105 for non-members.
Players each receive a reversible NFL team jersey and a flag set.
Games will be played at the Center. Coaches and sponsors are needed.
Youth age groups and tryout dates are listed below with playing age determined by a child’s age as of Dec. 3.
The Center also is offering 5-on-5 adult coed flag football for ages 20 and up.
All games will be played Thursday nights at the Center beginning in January.
Cost for the season is $75 and players may register as pairs, but not as a team.
Team captains will be chosen to draft teams, and tryouts will be mandatory.
Tryouts are set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9.
For more information, contact Tyler Bekkerus at 941-778-1908, ext. 9217.
AMICC Soccer League adult division schedule
Dec. 2 6 p.m. Ross Built vs. BTBC
Dec. 2 7:20 p.m. Sun vs. Back Alley
Dec. 2 8:40 p.m. Fish Hole vs. SVEH
Dec. 3 7 p.m. Island Cup