Third-seeded Jiffy Lube outlasted top-seed Slim’s Place in the championship game Dec. 7 to win the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.
The match was a physical, back-and-forth affair that saw Jiffy Lube jump on top, only to see Slim’s Place continually claw its way back into the match.
But Jiffy Lube kept answering the challenge, ending on the winning side of a 7-4 victory, earning them the Paul “Ace” Hayward Championship.
Jiffy Lube rode a balanced scoring attack from Danny Anderson and Chris Culhane, each with two goals, and a goal each from Ricky Anderson and Chris Klotz. Jason Sato was stout in goal, making seven saves to help preserve the victory.
Matt Kretzman had a hat trick and an assist to lead Slim’s Place, which also received a goal from Angela Wiles and six saves from Dave Green in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
It was another full week of golf action at Key Royale Club, starting with a nine-hole, modified Stableford-system match among the men.
Mike Gillie took individual honors with a plus-5 to edge second-place finisher Gerry Elson by a point.
Elson’s score helped his team, which included Dick Mills, Bob Reid and Jere Rice, to a score of plus-3 and a win in the team competition.
The women got on the course Dec. 5 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in four flights.
Helen Pollock and Brenda Solleveld both had chipins and battled to a tie for first place in Flight A. Both carded 3-under-par 29s, two strokes clear of Joy Kaiser, who was alone in second place. Marlyn Thorton, Sue Little and Stephanie Morris all carded even-par 32s to finish in a tie for third place.
Sharon Tarras fired a 1-over-par 33 to grab first place in Flight B, edging second-pace finisher Tottie Wagner by a stroke. Barb Estok finished in third place with a 35.
Janet Razze had a chipin on the seventh hole and took first place in Flight C with the second best low-net score of the day — a 4-under-par 28. Jan Turner was one stroke back in second, while Kathy Porter finished in third place with a 1-under-par 31.
Cathy Rice’s 5-under-par 27 was the low-net round of the day — good for first place in Flight D. Kathy Miller took second place with an even-par 32, a stroke ahead of Judy Huttona and Maryanne Kaemmerlan, who finished in a tie for third place.
Forty-six golfers played a nine-hole scramble Dec. 7 at the Holmes Beach course. The team of Bruce Allan, Art McMillan, Larry Pippel and Dennis Schavey combined on a 6-under-par 26 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Dieter Burckhardt, Dick Mills, and Gary Razze were two strokes back in second place.
Four teams emerged from pool play and were left to battle for the day’s supremacy during Dec. 6 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
The team of Bob Palmer and Bob Lee advanced to the finals with a 23-11 victory over Gene Bobeldyk and Myles Macleod, while Steve Doyle and Dom Livedoti eliminated Adin Shank by the same score. The finals saw Palmer-Lee outlast Doyle-Livedoti by a 23-15 score.
Five teams forged 2-1 pool-play records during Dec. 9 action and battled their way through elimination games. Hank Huyghe and Bobeldyk drew the bye into the second round and watched as Lee and Bob Mason rolled past Gary Howcroft and Jay Disbrow by a 21-1 score. The other first-round match was also a blowout. Neil Hennessey and Tom Farrington cruised to a 21-5 victory over Steve Hooper and Tom Skoloda. Hennessey-Farrington drew the bye into the finals. They watched Lee-Mason ease into the finals with a 23-18 victory over Huyghe-Bobeldyk. Lee and Mason stayed hot and earned an easy 21-1 victory over Hennessey and Farrington 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.
Last chance to register for adult flag football
Saturday, Dec. 16, is the last day to register for the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.
Mandatory player evaluations will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, with the player draft to follow.
The league starts play at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4. All games are played Thursday evenings.
The center also is looking for sponsors.
For more information, call 941-778-1908 or email email@example.com.