Anna Maria Island Community Center 8-10 division NFL Flag Football champs Seahawks Shawn Balvin, Evan Christenson, Jeremiah Sculco, Ben Brashear, Byron Law, Cash Carter and coach Joe Christenson
Eat Here Lions, 11-17 division champs Lane Burnett, Codi Tsai, Steele Quiniard, Hagen Powers, Cole Tomlin, Angelina Sculco and coach Ray Gardner
Champions crowned in center’s youth flag football league
Ladies and gentlemen, we have the winners.
The regular-season seedings held for both divisions in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL youth flag football league as both top seeds captured Super Bowl titles Aug. 5 on the field at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Anna Maria Island Seahawks put on a defensive clinic in their win over Sugar Beach Digital Cowboys 13-2 to take the 8-10 division Super Bowl. The Seahawks’ defense pitched a shutout, while the only points scored by the Cowboys were when Will Batey sacked Seahawk quarterback Evan Christenson for a safety.
Byron Law ran for one touchdown, while Shawn Balvin caught a touchdown pass thrown by Christenson. Jeremiah Sculco completed the Seahawk scoring with an extra-point reception.
Christenson contributed five flag pulls and an interception to lead the Seahawk defense, which also received four flag pulls from Balvin. Cash Carter added three pulls, while Law and Sculco finished with two pulls each in the victory.
Batey led the Cowboys with seven flag pulls and the safety, while Ozzy Lonzo added to the loss with four flag pulls and an interception.
Eat Here Lions compiled a 9-1 regular-season record and proved themselves by defeating AMI Sportszone Seahawks 32-26 Aug. 5 to win the 11-17 division Super Bowl.
Hagen Powers was a difference-maker in the game, running for two touchdowns and catching another while also adding four flag pulls and three quarterback sacks on defense. Steele Quinard added a touchdown reception and an extra point, while quarterback Cody Tsai had 11 pass completions — two for touchdowns — while also scoring an extra point.
Lane Burnett’s interception return for a touchdown completed the scoring for Eat Here Lions. Burnett finished with five flag pulls to lead the Lions, which also received two flag pulls and an interception from Tsai in the victory.
Michael Latimer scored two touchdowns to lead the Seahawks, which also received touchdowns from Jake Ross and Andrew Ross. Latimer’s two interceptions paced the Seahawks’ defensive effort in the loss.
And then there were two
The summer indoor soccer league at the center is winding down as the 11-14 division moved onto its second season — playoffs —last week and narrowed the field of potential champions to two teams.
The 8-10 division playoffs start Aug. 13, while both divisional championship games are set for Aug. 15. The action will begin with the 8-10 championship game at 6 p.m. followed by the 11-14 championship at 7 p.m.
The regular season came to an end in the 11-14 division with two games Aug. 4. The first game saw Southern Greens end its two-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over Beach Bistro. Nate Betger scored three goals and Tyler Brewer added two to lead Southern Greens.
Robbie Fellowes scored twice to lead Beach Bistro, which also received one goal in the loss from Connor Mulhearn.
Island Dental Spa locked up second seed with a 9-4 victory over Dojo Martial Arts in the second game of the evening. Dylan Joseph scored five goals to lead Island Dental, which also received two goals from Lane Bowers and one goal from Javi Salgado in the victory.
Carter Reemelin scored all four goals for Dojo Martial Arts in the loss.
Air & Energy rolled to a 10-2 victory over Gulf-Bay Realty 8-10 division regular-season action Aug. 8. Cole Pearson scored five goals to lead Air & Energy, which also received two goals each from unnamed players, while Adrian Zamora completed the scoring with one goal.
Evan Talucci and another player each scored one goal in the loss to lead Gulf-Bay Realty.
The playoffs got started in the 11-14 division Aug. 8 with top-seed Southern Greens taking on fourth-seeded Beach Bistro. James Richards scored a hat trick to lead Southern Greens in the 9-3 victory. Southern also received two goals each from Preston Walker and Shelby Morrow and one goal from Nate Bettger.
Robbie Fellowes led Beach Bistro with all three goals in the loss.
The second playoff game of the evening saw Dojo Martial Arts score a 6-2 victory over Island Dental Spa. Tyler Pearson broke open a defensive struggle with a goal midway through the first half to break the scoreless tie.
Pearson finished with four goals, while Michael Latimer added two goals. Dunn Reemelin had a strong game in goal, while Lilah Naeher added a pair of assists in the victory.
Dylan Joseph and Lane Bowers scored a goal each to lead Island Dental Spa in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club men were on the course twice for some golf action Aug. 4. The men played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match in the morning that saw the team of Barry Martin, George Barford, Dana Cessna and Jim Dunne match the 7-under-par 25 carded by Hank Tremblay, Steve Gerrard, Dennis Schavey and Bill Shuman to finish in a tie for first place.
The men reconvened in the evening for a nine-hole, modified-Stableford System or quota-points match. Tom Nelson managed a plus-5 to take first place by one point over Sean Purcell, who was alone in second.
The women took to the course Aug. 5 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match in two flights with a side game of counting only tee-to-green strokes.
Debi Wohlers rode a birdie on the second hole to a 2-under-par 30 to take first place in Flight A. Janet Razze took first place in Flight B with a 6-under-par 26.
Wohlers captured the tee-to-green game in Flight A with 22 strokes, while Sue Wheeler took Flight B honors with 29 strokes.
The men were back in play Aug. 7 for a nine-hole scramble that saw the team of Ken Rickett, Mike Gillie, Dick Mills and Gary Razze combine on a 6-under-par 26 to earn a one-shot victory over Bob Lang, Lex Halakan, Terry Schaefer and Merritt Fineout.
The team of Hank Huyghe and Steve Grossman dominated horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Huyghe-Grossman were the only team to earn 3-0 records during Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 action and were the outright champions both days.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warm-ups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.