Golf, horseshoes top sports on AMI

Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was somewhat abbreviated last week. Action July 19 was shortened by the team of Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels, who managed the only 3-0 record in pool play for the day’s bragging rights.

Action July 22 came to a sudden end due to a downpour of rain.

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.


Key Royale golf news

The men of Key Royale Club played their regular modified-Stableford system match July 17. Dennis Schavey carded a plus-6 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. One shot back in a tie for second place were Mark Kimball and Sean Purcell.

The men were back on the course July 20 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mike Brakefield, Dave Frankenfield and Lex Halakan took first place with a 3-under-par 29.


Register now for MAYSO’s fall season

Online registration is now open at for players ages 4-18 planning to take part in the Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization’s fall recreational soccer season.

Cost is $125, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks. Players who register before Aug. 1 receive a $15 discount. There is an additional $20 volunteer fee for MAYSO players that is reimbursed if the player volunteers for two hours.

Games get started Oct. 7 at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, but player evaluations start up in August at Bray: Aug. 28 for U6 players, Aug. 29 for U8, Aug. 30 for U10 players and Aug. 31 for U12 and up. Check in for all evaluations start at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact a MAYSO administrator in an email to or go online to

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