Adult flag football action continues, horseshoes, golf, too

The adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island logged its third week of action with three games played Aug. 10.

Mason Martin Construction, Beach House Real Estate and Talucci Construction all are boasting 3-0 league records and sharing first place. Beach Bums is 1-2, followed by Moss Builders and Avis Car Rentals, which are both 1-3. Truly Nolen rounds out the standings at 0-4.

Moss Builders got its first win on the season via forfeit after an illness swept through the Avis Car Rental roster.

Talucci Construction won the past week’s game in convincing fashion, rolling past Beach Bums 28-6 behind 130 passing yards and four touchdown passes from quarterback Ray Gardner. David Dunham was his top receiver, finishing with 55 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches. Kevin Roman added four catches for 30 yards, including two touchdowns and 2 extra points, while John DellaTorre with 30 receiving yards and an extra point and Christina Calvary with an extra point catch completed the scoring for Talucci.

Beach Bums received 95 passing yards and one touchdown pass from quarterback Chuck Buky, which went to Karri Stephens. Stephens finished with five catches for 40 yards in the loss, while Geoff Evans added two catches for 40 yards.

Beach House Real Estate ran past Truly Nolen by a 27-0 score in the final game of the evening behind a combined 135 rushing yards. Emily Argeros led the way with a 60-yard touchdown run, while quarterback Don Purvis passed for 35 yards and a touchdown, ran for 55 yards and two touchdowns while also adding a 40-yard reception.

Jason Mickan finished with three catches for 20 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points while Mike Gillum added two catches for 20 yards and an extra point in the victory.

Pat Harrington threw for 110 yards in the loss and Ben Sato finished with six catches for 90 yards to lead Truly Nolen, which also received two catches for 35 yards from Monica Simpson.


Horseshoe news

The team of Hank Huyghe and Steve Doyle posted the only 3-0 pool-play record Aug. 9 and were the day’s outright champs during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Two teams emerged from pool play during the Aug. 12 games and battled for the championship. Huyghe and partner Gary Howcroft outlasted walker Neil Hennessey by a 23-9 score with Huyghe emphatically ending the match with a double ringer.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria 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 Key Royale Club links recovered from the deluge of Tropical Storm Emily and the golfers returned for some competitions, starting Aug. 7 with a modified

Stableford system match among the men. Hoyt Miller and John Kolojeski both carded plus-1s to finish in a tie for first place.

The women took to the course Aug. 8 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights. Penny Williams fired an even-par 32 to win Flight A by one stroke over second-place finisher Fran Barford.

Flight B saw Janet Razze and Peggy Clauhs card matching 1-under-par 31s to finish in a tie for first place.

Phyllis Roe managed a birdie on the ninth hole while Barford, Marilyn Niewjik and Anne Klein all had chipins during their rounds.

The men were back on the course Aug. 10 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mike Gillie, Mark Kimball, Art McMillan and Bill Shuman combined on a 3-under-par 29 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.


Registration underway for center soccer

Registration for the fall youth soccer season at the center is underway.

The cost for league play, starting Sept. 9, is $10 for members and $126 for non-members. All games will be played Tuesdays and Saturdays and the deadline to register is Aug. 26.

The instructional division for ages 3-5 will have weekly clinics and games, but no evaluations.

Mandatory player evaluations are scheduled for remaining divisions at the following dates and times:

Aug. 29: 6 p.m. ages 6-7
Aug. 29: 7 p.m. ages 8-10
Aug. 30: 6 p.m. ages 11-13
Aug. 30: 7 p.m. ages 14-17

Registration can be made online at or at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call 941-778-1908 or email


And MAYSO’s fall season starts up

Online registration is taking place for players ages 4-18 in the Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization fall season at

Cost is $125, including jersey, shorts and socks. 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 at or go online to

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