Center’s fall youth, adult sports seasons gear up
The start of the fall sports season at the Anna Maria Island Community Center is right around the corner, where coaches for the youth soccer league have been practicing hard in anticipation of their first live action on Sept. 22 with the rousing warmup for fans and players — Spirit Day.
The day-long jamboree of games at the center is highlighted by the fans and families who put on their best game faces, wigs, makeup, colors and wild attire to show they have the best winning spirit. The spirit, of course, continues through the schedule of games, and the winners are announced at the season-ending awards banquet.
Air & Energy, Beach Bistro, Firkins and Bowes Imaging Center are team sponsors in the instructional league for players 4-5 years of age. No scores or standings are kept in this division, as learning game fundamentals and having fun are emphasized over winning. The 4-5 division jamboree gets started at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and the regular season of games will kick off Sept. 24.
The 6-7 division boasts four teams, Surfer Bus, Beach Bums, Tyler’s Ice Cream and Bowes Imaging Center. Their jamboree games are at 11 a.m. and noon with the regular season play starting Sept. 25.
The 8-10 division is the largest group of players with six teams, including American Marine, Best Buy, Tyler’s Ice Cream, Lobstah’s, Lapensee Plumbing and Miller Electric. They all get a practice run Spirit Day with games at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The 8-10 division schedule kicks off Sept. 24.
Steam Design, Jen Crady Massage, Wash Family Construction and Larry Pearson Air Conditioning, aka LPAC, make up the 11-13 division. Their Spirit Day games are set for noon and 1 p.m. Sept. 22 with the regular season kicking off Sept. 26.
The 14-17 division has but two teams to face off during the fall season. Sponsors are West Coast Refrigeration and Edgewater Real Estate. They also get a practice run on Spirit Day at 2 p.m. and regular games begin at 8 p.m. Sept. 24.
The season for all youth divisions runs into November with playoffs, cup games and all-star games.
Meanwhile, the big kids get started with a season of adult basketball in the center gym kicking off Sept. 11 and adult soccer Sept. 18.
All games for all leagues are played at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
For more information, call the center at 941-778-1908.
Dom Liveeduto and John Johnson were the only team to earn a 3-0 record in pool play and were the day’s outright winners during Sept. 8 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
Two teams advanced to the knockout round during Sept. 5 horseshoe action. Sam Samuel culminated a 24-6 victory over winners Tim Sofran and George McKay, who tossed in a double ringer.
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.
Key Royale golf news
The women of the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach braved the September heat to play a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match Sept. 4.
Former Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford carded a 1-under-par 31 to take first place by one shot over Terry Westby and Helen Pollock, who both finished at even-par 32. Sue Wheeler was another shot back in third place.
AMICC Youth Soccer League schedule
Sept. 22 10 a.m. Beach Bistro vs. A&E
Sept. 22 10:30 a.m. Firkins vs. Bowes
Sept. 24 6 p.m. Bowes vs. Bistro
Sept. 24 6:30 p.m. A&E vs. Firkins
Sept. 22 11 a.m. Bowes vs. Surfer Bus
Sept. 22 noon Beach Bums vs. Tyler’s
Sept. 25 6 p.m. Bowes vs. Beach Bums
Sept. 25 7 p.m. Surfer Bus vs. Tyler’s
Sept. 22 9 a.m. American Marine vs. Best Buy
Sept. 22 10 a.m. Tyler’s vs. Miller Electric
Sept. 22 11 a.m. Lobstah’s vs. Lapensee
Sept. 24 6 p.m. Best Buy vs. Lapensee
Sept. 24 7 p.m. Miller vs. Lobstah’s
Sept. 25 6 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Lobstah’s
Sept. 25 7 p.m. Miller vs. American Marine
Sept. 22 noon Steam Design vs. LPAC
Sept. 22 1 p.m. Wash Family Construction
vs. Crady Massage
Sept. 26 8 p.m. Steam Design vs. Wash FC
Sept. 22 2 p.m. WC Refrigeration vs. Edgewater
Sept. 24 8 p.m. WC Refrigeration vs. Edgewater
AMICC Adult Soccer League schedule
Sept. 13 6 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. Wash FC
Sept. 13 7 p.m. Moss & Barnard vs.
Florida Discount Signs
Sept. 13 8 p.m. Pink & Navy vs. Island Pest
Sept. 13 9 p.m. Slim’s Place vs. Jessie’s Store
AMICC Adult Basketball League schedule
Sept. 18 6:30 p.m. IRE vs. Gator Man
Sept. 18 7:30 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Eat Here
Sept. 18 8:30 p.m. Best Buy vs. The Feast