Center culminates 8-week cornhole season with tourney
The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosted a first-ever season-ending cornhole tournament March 7 to culminate its eight-week schedule. Though only six teams participated, league organizer Jim Harrison said everyone had a good time and the players are looking forward to next season.
Team Harrison, Jim and wife Dee, won the tournament, defeating Team Wohlers-Waggoner 19-21, 21-11, 21-14 in the finals. Debbie Wohlers and Laurie Waggoner advanced to the finals by defeating Team Estabrooks-Bonini in the first round and then upset No. 1 seed Team Smith in the semifinals.
Team Harrison was No. 2 seed and received a bye into the semifinals, where they defeated Team Tarras to advance to the finals.
The center is considering a summer cornhole league if players show interest. Troy Shonk at the center wants to hear from potential teams and players at 941-778-1908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Super Bowl match-ups set
One final victory to come. Each of the teams that are still alive in the NFL Flag Football Youth League at the center have that much in common. They all hope to win their respective Super Bowl March 22.
For the most part, earning a high seed matters but not so much in this year’s playoff brackets.
The 8-10 division Super Bowl will see No. 3 seed Coastal Orthopedic Bears square off against fourth-seed Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings. The Vikings upset top-seeded LPAC Cardinals 25-13 to advance to the finals. The Bears also defeated a higher ranked team when they rolled over Lobstahs Browns by a 36-13 score.
The 11-13 division’s top seed, Holy Cow Cardinals, held serve with a convincing 48-15 victory over Mr. Bone’s Colts to advance to the final test.
Lobstahs Buccaneers advanced to the finals with a 32-20 victory over second seed Ross Built Dolphins.
The 14-17 division also has a one-versus-three seed after Walter & Associates Bears earned a 26-19 victory over second seed West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers.
As the playoffs have shown, anything can happen. Stay tuned.
Adult football marches toward Super Bowl
The playoffs got under way this past week in the adult coed NFL Flag Football season at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The third-sixth seeds in each conference squared off March 6 hoping to stay alive. The winners earn a game against a No. 1 or No. 2 seed.
Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings easily advanced with a 41-18 victory over BY Construction Bears to open playoff action March 6.
The Sun Bills also advanced with no problem, defeating Duncan Real Estate Cardinals 38-25 in the second game of the evening.
Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants also stayed alive, edging Lobstahs Lions 34-27 in an exciting game, while the final game of the night saw Duffy’s Tavern Raiders roll over Beach to Bay Construction Ravens 30-12 to advance to second-round action.
Duffy’s Tavern Raiders took on the NFC No. 2 seed, Waterfront Restaurant Dolphins, to open second-round playoff action March 7. The Dolphins prevailed 34-24 behind 224 passing yards and three touchdown passes from Ryan Moss. Jonathan Moss was on the receiving end of six passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Rio, Ben Kirby and Ryan Moss added touchdowns to complete the scoring.
The Raiders were led by 279 yards passing and three touchdown passes from quarterback Chris Gillum. Brother Mike Gillum caught nine passes, including two for touchdown while finishing with 114 receiving yards. Tyler Redmond and Jay Hoffmeister also added touchdown receptions in the loss.
Sato Real Estate Browns rolled to a 40-13 victory over Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants behind 215 passing yards and five touchdown passes from Jason Sato. Brother Josh Sato caught eight passes and scored two touchdowns and two extra points to lead the Browns, which also received two touchdowns from Ed Moss and a touchdown each from Lexi Braxton and Matt Morgan.
Robert Mandrine threw for 230 yards and six touchdown passes as Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings upset AFC top seed FL Discount Signs Colts 39-25. Chad Woods and Billy Malfese each had two touchdown receptions with Malfese also adding an extra point and a two-point conversion in the victory.
The Colts were led by Dustin Swain, who ran for a touchdown and threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Hartwig, who also threw a pair of touchdown passes in the loss.
The final game of the evening saw the Sun Bills roll to a 45-20 victory over the Southern Greens Seahawks. Quarterback Chuck Bucky passed for 234 yards and five touchdown passes to lead the Colts, which received touchdown receptions from five different players. Will Weaver, Jesse Brisson, Scott Dell, Galen Brown and Lindsey Weaver each scored touchdowns with Brown adding three extra points.
The Seahawks were led by Tyler Bekkerus, who threw three touchdown passes, two of those to Mark Templeton. Andrew Terman added a touchdown and an extra point to round out the scoring in the loss.
Playoff action continues March 20with the toilet bowl, a battle of last place teams and semifinal action that pits Sato Real Estate Browns against Waterfront Restaurant Dolphins at 7 p.m. The second game pits the Sun Bills against Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings at 8 p.m.
The Super Bowl will be played at 7 p.m. March 21.
KRC golf news
It was another busy week for golfers at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. The men’s handicap championship is now down to Mike Selby and Dale Hudson. Look for results from that match in next week’s Islander.
The members teamed up for a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match Feb. 14. The team of Sue Collins, Joyce Brown, Nel Bergstrom and Jerry Brown combined on a 15-under-par 49 to take first place by two shots over the team of Rose Slomba, Peny Auch and Carl Weiner.
The men played a nine-hole team scramble March 13. The team of Dave Vande Vrede, Jim Stewart, Bob Lang and Arnie Brames combined on a 3-under-par 29 to grab clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Quentin Talbert, Mike Pritchett, Merritt Fineout and Earl Ritchie took second place with a 1-under-par 31.
The team of Bill Gallagher, Don LaTorre, Dave Kruger and Pieter Thomassen combined to card a 19-under-par 45 to win the March 13, best-ball-of-foursome match. Two shots back in second place was the team of Wade Ladue, Jim Helgeson, Peter Proxy and Paul Proxy.
Dean Christensen and Gary Silke both carded plus-5s to share the individual title in modified-Stableford action March 12.
They also helped their respective teams to a team competition tie for first place. Christensen teamed with Dick Grimme, Al DiConstanzo and Dave Johnston for a plus-4 to match the score carded by Dan Hazeewski, Dick Mills and Silke.
Morning action March 12 saw the men play a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Bill Shuman, Dennis Schavey, Ron Robinson and Ron Pritchard combined on a 20-under-par 44 to match the score of Matt Behan, Austin Rice, Bob Schuetz and Dan Hayes. Second place went to the team of Andy Barber, Lance Lindeman and John Kolotesc with a score of 46. Chet Hutton, Jim Auch and Charlie Knopp were another shot back in third place.
Action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits March 16 saw three teams earn 3-0 pool-play records to advance to the knockout round. Leo Hutton and Bill Wright drew the bye into the finals and watched as Norm Langland and Herb Puryear easily dispatched Dave Lansaw and Bruce Copeland 21-7. Langland-Puryear then prevailed over Hutton-Wright by a 21-18 score to win in the finals.
Three teams also advanced to the knockout round during March 13 horseshoe action. Tim Sofran and Dave Lansaw slid past Nick Younk and George McKay by a 22-16 score. Unfortunately, they ran into a buzz saw in Sam Samuels and John Crawford, who cruised to a 21-1 victory 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.