The Anna Maria horseshoe regulars, including, from left, John Crawford, Bob Lee, Herb Puryear, Sam Samuels, Gene Bobeldyk, John Johnson, Jerry Disbrow, Bruce Munro, Jay Disbrow and Bob Mason, took home awards from last week’s Gulf Coast Senior Games.
Key Royale Club champion Lex Halakan and runner-up Tim Friessen pose for a photo at the club. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ed Havlik
KRC lauds new champion, NFL heads to playoffs
Lex Halakan defeated Tim Friesen one-up in the 18-hole match-playfinal for all the marbles Feb. 22. Halakan made his mark, winning the Key Royal Club men’s championships.
The two players battled back and forth in the see-saw match that was all square after 17 holes, but Halakan won the 18th to grab first place.
The club couple’s championship started with 20 teams. The four-round event was played using the Pinehurst-handicap system, which is 60 percent of low and 40 percent of high handicap. The team of Bob Lang and wife Liz Lang captured the title with a score of 104. All four rounds were alternate shot, and the final round was a shotgun start Feb. 20. Sue Hookem and Merrit Fineout took second place with a 109, while Jerry and Kris Landkammer finished in third place at 114.
The men played an 18-hole, low-net-of-partners match Feb. 22. The team of Gino DiClemente and Vince Mercadante took first place with a 119 total. Ernie Hauser and Bob Landgren matched the 121 carded by Pete Weir and Art Hibbs to finish in a tie for second place.
The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match – Feb. 21. Maxine Mitchell grabbed first place in Flight A with a 6-under-par 26 that was three shots better than second-place finisher Lynn Dailey.
Liz Lang’s 4-under-par 28 was the top score in Flight B, one shot ahead of Joyce Brown in second place at 3-under-par 29.
Judy Ward carded a 4-under-par 28 to grab a one-shot victory in Flight C over Roxanne Koche.
Suzanne Liddle’s 8-under-par 24 was the low-net round of the day and gave her first place in Flight D. Luanne Collins was alone in second place at 7-under-par 25.
Maxine Mitchell birdied number six, while Penny Auch, Marty Clark, Terry Westby, Judy Christenson, Liz Lang, Judy Ward and Sally Martin all had chipins on the day.
The men played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match Feb. 20, and Gino DiClemente, Dennis Schavey and Bob Schuetz each carded 9-under-par 21s to tie for first place.
AMICC football looks to playoffs
The playoff seeds are just about set for the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League. The Beach Bistro Vikings have all but wrapped up the top spot in the 8-9 division as it closes out regular season play with a game against last-place Pink & Navy Boutique Cowboys. There is, however, some jockeying for position between the Waterfront Restauran Raiders, Beach Bum Steelers, Southern Greens Jets and Gettel Toyota Texans.
The 10-12 division has LPAC Cardinals and Ross Built Broncos tied atop the 10-12 west division, while Mr. Bones BBQ Colts, which is firmly entrenched as the top seed, finally saw the end to a perfect season when Walter & Associates Bears battled the Colts to a 56-56 tie Feb. 22. Jacob Quinn completed 17 of 35 passes for 194 yards and four touchdown passes. Quinn also added a touchdown reception and a touchdown run for the Bears. Jean-Paul Russo passed for 47 yards and a touchdown, while also adding 58 receiving yards and three touchdowns and 46 rushing yards and a touchdown run.
Rory Houston again played a major role for the Colts, running for 125 yards and three touchdowns, while also passing for 187 yards and five touchdown passes. Malachi Goode caught two touchdown passes and finished with 62 receiving yards, while Ben Connors added 75 receiving yards, including two touchdowns and a pair of extra points.
The 13-16 division is still officially up for grabs, especially since Integrity Sound Redskins last week dropped two games. The Redskins will play Walter & Associates Bears, while Jessie’s Island Store Steelers take on Galati Yacht Sales Texans. A loss by the Redskins could result in a three-way tie for first place.
The Bears edged the Redskins 28-27 Feb. 24 to put themselves in good position to steal the No. 1 seed. Quarterback Seth Walter completed 23-of-30 passes for 253 yards and four touchdown passes. Two of his touchdown passes went to Max Miller, who caught eight passes for 115 yards and also added an extra point and a 2-point conversion. Jack Walter added 10 receptions for 91 yards and one touchdown, while Derek Polch finished with two catches for 25 yards and one touchdown. Polch led the Bears defense with five flag pulls, while Miller added three pulls.
The Redskins were led by Justin and Joey Carder. Justin Carder completed 14 of 17 passes for 202 yards and three touchdown passes, including two to brother Joey. Joey Carder completed 7 of 10 passes for 60 yards and one touchdown pass, while also adding 81 receiving yards. Joseph Andruzzi finished with nine catches for 93 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points. Andrew Zink completed the Redskin scoring with one touchdown reception in the loss.
Ryan Gilman’s five flag pulls and four pulls by Alex Gilman lead the Redskins defense.
AMICC announces adult soccer tourney
Anna Maria Island Community Center announces a 4-vs- 4 adult soccer tournament that will take place at the community center on March 3 and 4. Games will begin at 5:30 p.m. on March 3. The tournament is open to adults ages 18 and up. Teams must be a mix of males and females. One female must be a player on the field at all times. There is a maximum of six people per team. All players should bring a black shirt and a white shirt. We will be grilling hot dogs and selling them along with drinks. Registration is now open. There is a limit of 24 teams. For more information, email Troy at email@example.com or call him at 778-1908 ext. 9205.
Some Anna Maria horseshoe regulars participated in the Gulf Coast Senior games at G.T. Bray Park Feb. 23, and they came away with a bevy of medals.
Jerry Disbrow in the 50-54 age group, Bruce Munro in the 60-64s and Sam Samuels in the 70-74 bracket captured gold medals. Bringing home silver medals were Jay Disbrow and Bob Mason, while Herb Puryear, Gene Bobeldyk, John Crawford and Bob Lee all won bronze medals in their age divisions.
Regular horseshoe action at the city hall pits Feb. 22 saw four teams emerge from pool play. Hank Huyghe and Gene Bobeldyk defeated Nick Younk and Paul Soveltz 21-10 in the first semifinal, while George McKay and Keith Ericson defeated Sam Samuels and Tim Sofran 21-13 in the other semifinal. McKay-Ericson then held on for a 21-16 win over Huyghe-Bobeldyk in the finals.
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.
AMICC NFL Flag Football scores
Feb. 24, Beach Bum Steelers 21, Pink & Navy Boutique Cowboys 14
Gettel Toyota Texans 25, Southern Greens Jets 14
Beach Bistro Vikings 12, Waterfront Raiders 6
Feb. 25, Ross Built Broncos 51, Sandbar Falcons 0
Sand Dollar Steelers 46, Cedars Tennis Resorts Seahawks 13
Feb. 25, First American Bank Ravens 18, Jessie’s Island Store Steelers 16
Galati Yacht Sales Texans 32, Integrity Sound Redskins 20
Walter & Associates Bears 31, Mar Vista Raiders 13
Feb. 24, Galati Yacht Sales Texans 27, Mar Vista Raiders 19
AMICC NFL Flag Football standings
8-9 Division W L Tie
Vikings 7 2
Raiders 5 4
Steelers 5 4
Jets 4 5
Texans 4 5
Cowboys 3 6
10-12 East Division
Colts 8 0 1
Steelers 5 4
Bears 4 4 1
Seahawks 1 8
10-12 West Division
Cardinals 7 2
Broncos 7 2
Falcons 3 6
Chargers 0 9
Redskins 6 3
Steelers 5 4
Texans 5 4
Bears 5 4
Ravens 5 5
Raiders 2 8
Ravens 5 1
Packers 3 2
Raiders 3 2
Falcons 3 3
Vikings 3 3
Chargers 1 4
Bears 0 5
49ers 6 0
Dolphins 4 1
Bills 3 3
Texans 3 3
Broncos 3 3
Browns 2 4
Bengals 0 5
AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule
Date Time Teams
March 2 6 p.m. Cardinals vs. Colts
March 2 7 p.m. Broncos vs. Vikings
March 2 6 p.m. Steelers vs. Texans
March 2 7 p.m. Cowboys vs. Vikings
March 3 3 p.m. #5 vs. #4
March 3 4 p.m. #6 vs. #3
Feb. 29 6 p.m. Steelers vs. Bears
March 3 9 a.m. Chargers vs. Colts
March 3 10 a.m. Seahawks vs. Cardinals
March 3 11 a.m. Falcons vs. Broncos
March 3 12 p.m. Steelers vs. Bears
March 2 8 p.m. Ravens vs. Raiders
March 3 1 p.m. Ravens vs. Bears
March 3 2 p.m. Raiders vs. Texans
March 6 8 p.m. #5 or #4 vs. Redskins
Feb. 29 7 p.m. Packers vs. Chargers
Feb. 29 8 p.m. Dolphins vs. Bengals
Feb. 29 9 p.m. Raiders vs. Bears
March 1 6 p.m. Vikings vs. Falcons Ravens
March 1 7 p.m. Broncos vs. Texans
March 1 8 p.m. Chargers vs. Raiders
March 1 9 p.m. Browns vs. Bills
AMICC Adult Coed Volleyball
Feb. 21 7 p.m. Best Buy vs. Slim’s Place
Feb. 21 8 p.m. Best Buy vs. Tyler’s Ice Cream