Sports – 11-30-2011

Adult soccer playoffs, then Island Sippy Cup


The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult coed soccer league playoffs started Nov. 17 with four quarterfinal matches in the chase for the Island Sippy Cup championship. Though not quite as prestigious as the FIFA World Cup, the players give it their all.

Top-seed Ross Built rolled into the semifinals with a 7-3 victory over West Coast Air Conditioning. Former Manatee High School teammates Emily Argeros and Chrissy Rice led the way. Argeros scored three goals, while Rice added two in the easy victory. Greg Ross and Kris Yavalar each added single goals to complete the scoring. Damir Glavan notched all three goals for WCAC in the loss.

No. 2 seed Sato Real Estate also rolled to an easy victory, defeating Euphemia Haye 6-3. Jesse Brisson led Sato with three goals, while Matt Plummer, Josh Sato and Korey Rodgers each added goals in the victory. Paul Hayward, Ryan Hogan and Tim Tedesco notched a goal each for Euphemia in the loss.

Third-seed Jessie’s Island Store edged Florida Discount Sign 2-1 in the third quarterfinal match of the evening. Robbert McClaughlin and Anthony Rasulo each scored one goal in the Jessie’s victory, while Cody Sullivan scored the lone goal for Discount Sign in the loss.

The last game of the evening saw Island Pest Control score a minor upset over No. 4 seed Don Meilner & Son Construction to advance to the semifinals. Enrico Bissert and Scott Eason each notched a goal for Island Pest Control, while Zach Gilliland notched a goal for Meilner.

Semifinal action gets started at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, when Ross Built takes on Island Pest Control followed by Sato vs. Jessie’s at 8 p.m.

The two winners play for the Island Sippy Cup at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, following the third-place game at 6 p.m. between the losers of the Dec. 1 matchups.

Center sets up football, volleyball seasons

The Anna Maria Island Community Center is accepting registration for adult and youth flag football leagues, as well as an inaugural adult coed volleyball league.

Cost is $75 per player.

Volleyball registration is open to the first 80 players and tryouts will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Team selection will conclude the tryout.

Adult flag football registration is open to the first 72 paid players and tryouts will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. Team selection will conclude the tryout.

Youth flag football tryouts will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 for the 13-16 age group and at 7 p.m. for the 10-12 age group. Dec. 6 tryouts for the 5-7 age group are at 6 p.m., while the 8-9 age group tryout is at 7 p.m.

Captains, coaches and sponsors also are needed.

For more information, contact Troy Shonk at 778-1908, ext. 9205 or

Key Royale golf news

The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, individual-low-net-in-flight match and a two-best-balls-of-foursome team game Nov. 22.

Flight A saw a tie between Christina Mason and Maxine Mitchell, both carding even-par 32.

Sue Wheeler, Kris Landkammer and Tootie Wagner carded 4-under-par 28 to finish in a tie for first place in Flight B.

Roxanne Koche fired a 2-under-par 30 to take first place in Flight C.

Pat Rice, Mary Pat Swamy and Nell Bergstrom each shot 4-over-par 36 to finish in a tie for first place in Flight D.

Wagner and Mason both had birdies on the day, while Sara Falk, Joanne Ozdych and Marcia Helgeson had chipins.

Hoyt Miller’s plus-4 gave him first place in the individual category during modified-Stableford golf action Nov. 15. Miller also was teamed up with Laura Purcell, Brenda Solleveld and Terry Schaefer for a combined plus-4, which was good enough for first place in the team competition.


Horseshoe news

Four teams emerged from pool play with the requisite three victories and battled it out for top honors in the Nov. 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

Karl Thomas and Norm Good rolled past Sam Samuels and Art Kingstad 21-12 in the first semifinal match. The second match saw John Crawford and Jerry Disbrow easily dispatch Dave Lansaw and Bruce Munro 22-12. Crawford and Disbrow then earned the day’s bragging rights with a solid 21-14 victory.

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.

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