Sports – 04-09-2014

Duffy’s Tavern Eagles take 18-plus Super Bowl win


Last week’s season-ending action in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League saw fourth-seeded Duffy’s Tavern Eagles upset No. 2 seed Slim’s Place Bears 41-34 in the March 19 semifinal matchup. Duffy’s then proceeded to a 41-28 victory over second-seed Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins April 2  to capture the 18-and-over division Super Bowl trophy.

Quarterback Chris Gillum wrote the story for the Eagles, completing 21 of 26 passes for 294 yards and six touchdown passes. Chad Woods was his most effective target, finishing with five catches for 101 yards and three touchdowns, while Jodi Jester made the most of her four catches — two went for touchdowns and one was good for an extra point.

Chris Muldoon finished with seven catches for 80 yards including a touchdown, a two-point conversion and an extra point reception. Jason Vancleve, who completed the scoring with an extra point, finished with seven catches for 77 yards. He also added an interception on defense to go along with five flag pulls from Woods.

Jonathan Moss and Ryan Moss both had big games for the Dolphins. Jonathan completed seven of seven passes for 119 yards and two touchdown passes, while also catching three passes for 37 yards and two touchdown receptions. Meanwhile, Ryan added 10 completions for 118 yards and three touchdown passes in addition to five receptions for 94 yards and a pair of touchdown receptions. Shawn Kaleta completed the scoring for the Dolphins with a touchdown reception and three extra points to go along with six catches for 73 yards in the loss.

Jeff Walker paced the Dolphin defense with six flag pulls in defeat.

The Dolphins advanced to the Super Bowl in a 28-26 victory March 19 over Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants.


Florida Discount Signs ‘wraps’ volleyball title

The winter 2014 adult volleyball season at the center came to an end April 2 with a one-day playoff among the league’s three teams.

Florida Discount Signs & Wraps defeated Southern Greens 25-10, 23-25 and 25-10 in the semifinal before setting its sites on top-seeded Duncan Real Estate, which earned a bye into the finals on placing first in the regular season.

Florida Discount Signs won in straight sets, although the games were close, 25-20 and 25-16, to claim the trophy and, of course, bragging rights.


Key Royale golf news

After a two-week hiatus due to rainy weather, 60 women league got out for a nine-hole, par-three only round of golf in four flights at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.

Sue Little carded an impressive 9-under-par 23 to grab first place in Flight A by three strokes over Jean Holmes, Judy Crowe and Marlyn Thorton, who tied for second with matching scores of 6-under-par 26.

Flight B went to Beatrice Friebe and Carol Patterson with matching 8-under-par 24s.

Connie Livanos carded a ridiculously low 14-under-par 18 to obliterate the field in Flight C.

Sue Liddle took first place in Flight D with a 12-under-par 20 to grab a two-shot victory over second-place finisher Penny Auch.


Horseshoe news

Three teams advanced to the knockout round during April 5 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Gene Bobeldyk and Bill Wright drew the bye into the finals and watched as the team of Adin Shank and Rod Bussey thrashed the team of Bruce Copeland and Tom Skoloda 21-7 to advance to the championship game.

Shank and Bussey then battled it out with Bobeldyk and Wright, but hung on for a 23-16 victory and the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams advanced out of pool play April 2 and were left to battle for the day’s championship. In a tight affair, Adin Shank and Bruce Munro edged John Lothschutz and Rod Bussey by a 23-19 score.

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.

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  1. Jim Lothschutz

    Regarding the horseshoe results for April 2. The name should be Jim Lothschutz instead of John Lothschutz.

    I was visiting my mother for the week on Anna Maria island and was invited to participate by one of the regulars that was staying at the same resort as us. I had a great time and really enjoyed the opportunity to toss a few shoes with the guys. Thank you.


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