Summer sports start up, golf and horseshoes continue
A plethora of sports for kids and adults is on the horizon at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The adults can choose coed flag football — played Wednesday and Thursday evenings starting July 11 — or volleyball in the gym on Tuesday evenings starting July 9.
Both leagues play through August.
There is some apparent dissatisfaction with new rules in the adult flag football league that limit which family members can play on the same team. It seems only “married” couples will be allowed to play on the same team at the center, while the couples’ children, partners and siblings will not be allowed to play together.
There also is some resulting talk about forming a family league, but no action.
For the kids, there’s indoor soccer in the cool confines of the center’s air-conditioned gymnasium and no limitations on siblings on the same team.
Sign up has resulted in two teams in the 5-7 division, three teams in the 8-10 division and four teams in the 11-13 division. Games start July 10 and continue until Aug. 14 and playoffs.
Stay tuned to The Islander for schedules, results and standings from the center leagues.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club men played a nine-hole team scramble June 27. The team of Gary Riser, Gary Razzi and Bob Lang combined on a 6-under-par 26 to grab a one-shot victory over the team of Ken Rickett, John Purcell, Dennis Schavey and Dave Vande Vrede.
The men again took the course for two rounds June 24. The morning saw a low-net-of-partners match that was won by the team of Bob Dickinson and Hank Tremblay, who combined on a 9-under-par 55. The team of Al Pollack and Matt Behan were alone in second place at 4-under-par 60.
Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford System or quota points match. Bob Lang and Ron Vanderman both finished at plus-4 to tie for first place.
Lang helped teammates Ken Rickett and Quentin Talbert to the team title on a combined plus-3. One point back was the team of Art McMillan, Ron Vanderman and Dave Vande Vrede.
The Key Royale women got out on the course June 25 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match in two flights.
Sue Hookem fired a 6-under-par 26 to win Flight A by one shot over second-place finisher Ginny Upshaw. Kris Landkammer’s 4-under-par 28 put her in third place, one shot in front of Sue Wheeler, who was alone in fourth place.
Fran Barford’s 5-under-par 27 gave her a three-shot victory in Flight B over Shirley Cessna, Luanne Collins and Liz Lang, who finished in a three-way tie for second place.
On June 22, the men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match. Carl Voyles fired a 9-under-par 55 to grab first place by seven strokes over second-place finisher Larry Fowler, who finished at 2-under-par 62.
Only two teams emerged from June 29 pool-play during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Sam Samuels “walked” past Steve Doyle and Hank Huyghe by a 21-5 score to earn bragging rights for the day.
Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during June 26 horseshoe action. Jerry Disbrow and Steve Doyle drew the bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and George McKay eliminated Dom Livedoti and Tim Sofran 21-13. Huyghe and McKay then easily defeated Disbrow and Doyle by a 21-8 score in the finals.
Play gets underway 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 indoor soccer schedule
July 10 6 p.m. Bowes Imaging vs. Miller Electric
July 12 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Bowes Imaging
July 10 7 p.m. LPAC vs. Air & Energy
July 12 7 p.m. Bistro vs. LPAC
July 10 8 p.m. Island Dental vs. LPAC
AMICC adult volleyball schedule
July 9 6:30 Island Real Estate vs. Bowes Imaging
July 9 7:30 Beach Bums vs. Salon Salon
July 9 8:30 Southern Greens vs. Beach Bums
AMICC adult flag football schedule
July 11 6 p.m. Jessie’s vs. The Feast
July 11 7 p.m. Waterfront vs. Agnelli Pool
July 11 8 p.m. Discount Signs vs. Sato Real Estate
July 11 9 p.m. Slim’s Place vs. Beach to Bay Construction