Adult coed flag football season takes off at center
Break out the ankle and knee braces, Ibuprofen and Icy Hot. Coed adult flag football is back for a summer season of games at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
On Thursday nights, four exciting, action-packed games will be played starting at 6 p.m. and continuing until the end of July. The playoffs get started Aug. 4 and the season culminates Aug. 18 with both Super Bowl and Toilet Bowl games.
The season got started June 16 with Tyler’s Ice Cream Steelers beating the Sato Browns 25-18. Quarterback Paul Kurtz completed 10 of 19 passes for 173 yards and four touchdowns. Alan Conley, who finished with 97 receiving yards was on the receiving end of two TD passes, while Chuck McCracken also caught two touchdown passes and finished with 16 receiving yards. Jason Garden had a big day, too, finishing with 79 receiving yards on offense while contributing three flag pulls and an interception on defense. Conley led the Steelers with four flag pulls, while McCracken finished with three pulls and Hampton Harrison added two pulls in the victory.
Jason Sato led the Browns offense with three touchdown passes and 179 passing yards. Former Manatee High girl’s soccer standout Lexi Braxton caught two touchdown passes, while Tommy Tyrell again showed a nose for the end zone, catching one touchdown pass and finishing with 29 receiving yards. Josh Sato led the team with 63 receiving yards on offense and led defense with three flag pulls.
Beach to Bay Construction Bucs defeated Integrity Sound Redskins 33-20 behind an efficient passing attack led by quarterback Larry Berkery. Berkery completed 16 of 22 passes for 162 yards and four touchdown passes. Shawn Kaleta caught two touchdown passes and finished with a team-high 91 receiving yards. Don Purvis added 38 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown receptions on offense, while also adding an interception return for a touchdown and four flag pulls on defense. Berkery, Scott Eason and Kaleta each finished with two flag pulls to round out the defensive effort.
Integrity Sound Redskins got game from Scott Rudacille, who led all receivers with 119 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. Danny Murphy completed 13 of 25 passes for 201 yards and three touchdown passes, while Brad Lowry added a five-yard touchdown reception. Dina DeJesus rounded out the Redskin offense with 20 receiving yards and an extra point.
Murphy and Rudacille led the Redskins with four flag pulls each, while Joe Carder and Ryan Hogan each finished with two pulls apiece in the loss.
Martiniville Saints defeated Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins 31-19 behind a strong all-around game from Ryan Moss, who completed nine passes for 110 yards and three touchdown passes, while also rushing for 49 yards. Throw in another 66 receiving yards, a touchdown reception and a two-point conversion from Moss, and you get the picture. Jonathan Moss added 78 passing yards and a touchdown pass, while also chipping in 31 receiving yards. Nate Talucci finished with 61 receiving yards and a touchdown, while David Moss added 30 receiving yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion.
Defensively, Jonathan Moss led the way with four flag pulls, while Ed Moss finished with one pull in the victory.
Agnelli was led by Mike Shaughnessy’s 128 passing yards and two touchdown passes to Tim Shaughnessy, who finished with 13 receiving yards and 28 rushing yards. Frank Agnelli finished with 97 receiving yards and a touchdown reception.
Pat Calvery and Tim Shaughnessy led the Dolphin defense with two flag pulls apiece in the loss.
Slim’s Place Patriots rolled past Island Sun Panthers 34-20 behind a workmanlike passing performance from quarterback David Johnston. Johnston completed 10 of 20 passes for 277 yards and five touchdown passes. Three of his touchdown passes went to Dustin Swain, who finished with 130 receiving yards. Tommy Hutchinson added a touchdown reception, an extra point and finished with 50 receiving yards, while Heidi Johnston added 45 receiving yards and a touchdown reception.
Swain led the Patriot defensive effort with four flag pulls, while Darrin Wash added three. Ben Conlon and Hutchinson both finished with two pulls apiece in the victory.
Scott Dell paced the Sun offensive output with 225 passing yards and three touchdown passes to Tyler Bekkerus, who finished with 97 receiving yards. Kevin Austin added 51 receiving yards and Kevin Gregorich added 39 receiving yards, including a two-point conversion. Emily King, Jamie Gregorich, Dell and Austin each finished with one flag pull with Austin adding an interception in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match June 14. Erma McMullen fired a 9-under-par 23 to take first-place — by two shots over Kris Landkammer, whose 7-under-par 25 put her alone in second place. Joyce Reith carded a 3-under par 29 to take third place.
Christina Mason birdied on number two, while Shirley Cessna had a chipin on number seven.
Three teams qualified for the knockout round during June 18 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Jerry Disbrow and Dan Belden drew the bye into the finals and watched as Sam Samuels and Hank Huyghe rolled past Tom Skoloda and John Johnson 22-6. Samuels and Huyghe then opened up an 11-0 lead over Disbrow and Belden only to wilt in the summer heat and eventually lose 21-19.
Sam Samuels and John Johnson were the only team to earn three pool-play victories June 15 and were declared the day’s outright champs.
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.
AMI Chamber golf tourney on tap
The 12th annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf outing for scholarship funds is set for Monday, Sept. 26, at the Bradenton Country Club.
Cost for a single golfer is $125, which includes green fees and cart and the awards dinner. Attendance for non-golfers at the awards dinner is $35.
Businesses are invited to participate as sponsors at four levels. The gold sponsor for $1,000 gets your business a foursome in the tourney while also giving you a banner at the event as well as recognition in media advertising and on flyers.
A silver sponsor receives a foursome in the tourney and a sign on a tee box. You can also sponsor a tee box for $100 or a green for $50.
For more information, contact Linda Dickson or Mike Vejins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-778-1541.