Sports – 06-01-2016

Lux Carts defender Lawson Francis attempts to clear the soccer ball as Wash Family Construction’s Torianna Hurst applies pressure during May 24 action in The Center of Anna Maria Island soccer league 8-10 division. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Youth soccer wanes, adult basketball picks up   As the youth soccer league at The Center of Anna Maria Island moves closer to the end of its season, the top teams are starting to separate from the pack. Coldwell Banker …

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Sports – 05-25-2016

Beach Bums player Daniel Sentman carries the ball up the left side May 18 as Sugar Beach defenders Morgan Horesh and Madelyn Rogers attempt to close him down during action in The Center of Anna Maria Island soccer league’s 11-13 division. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Signarama outlasts Pink & Navy in youth soccer As the youth soccer league moves into its fifth week, two things stand out. The 11-13 division has three evenly matched teams, while the 8-10 division has two dominant teams and three …

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Sports – 05-18-2016

Signarama’s Dennis Gallagher splits two Pink & Navy Boutique players during a May 9 matchup for 6-7-year-old players at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Signarama outlasts Pink & Navy in youth soccer   Youth soccer completed its second week of summer soccer at The Center of Anna Maria Island and so far, the 11-13 division is looking well balanced. Coldwell Banker is in first …

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Sports – 05-11-2016

Holmes Beach resident Sandy Meneley poses with her All-American certificates from USA Triathlon before heading out for a training session on her bike. Islander Photo: Courtesy Fuzz Meneley

Islander earns USA Triathlon honors   Holmes Beach resident Sandy Meneley recently was named as USA Triathlon All-American for 2015 in the triathlon and the duathlon. Meneley was ranked first nationally in the duathlon — run, bike, run — and …

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Sports – 05-04-2016

Youth soccer kicks off at the center, Magic sets tryouts   The kids kicked off their spring soccer season at The Center of Anna Maria Island with games in four age divisions. The season will see games on weeknights throughout …

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Sports – 04-27-2016

Tourney champ Carol Codella, an agent with Wagner Realty, 3639 Cortez Road, Bradenton, recently won the first-place trophy in the Pinebook/Ironwood Championship tournament. After four rounds in a field of 62 women, Codella won with a four-day score of 152 — 16 strokes better than the field. Peg Downing was runner-up. Islander Courtesy Photo

Horseshoes, golf dominate sports for the week   The Key Royale Club men got out on the links for two rounds of golf April 18. The morning saw competition in a nine-hole better-ball-of-partners match. The team of Andy Barber and …

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Sports – 04-20-2016

Manatee High School senior Jessica Schafer leads a group of soccer players through some stretching activities April 13 prior to soccer tryouts at The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

140 kids tackle spring soccer, Islander hits hole-in-1   The Center of Anna Maria Island’s leap into a spring soccer league has resulted in 140 registered players, up 36 players from the 2015 fall league. Another change from the fall …

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Sports – 04-13-2016

Super Bowl champions Beach House Real Estate: Jesse Brisson, Mike Gillum, MVP Jonathan Moss, Leah Purvis, Shawn Kaleta, Chris Sullins and Don Purvis. Islander Photo: Courtesy The Center

Beach House Real Estate reels in Super Bowl win   Beach House Real Estate reeled in Moss Builders 21-13 April 6 behind the all-around play of Jonathan Moss. Moss caught a touchdown pass and threw for a touchdown on offense, …

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Sports – 04-06-2016

Truly Nolen player Danny Heath catches a pass along the sideline as Moss Builders’ Jon Moss defends during the semifinals for The Center of Anna Maria Island flag football adult league. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Beach House, Moss head into April 6 adult Super Bowl matchup   A great story was brewing for the March 30 semifinal game in the adult division of the flag football league hosted by The Center of Anna Maria Island …

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Sports – 03-30-2016

Paddlers from Paradise row in synch as they compete March 19 in the Suncoast International Dragon Boat Festival at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. Islander Photo: Courtesy Doug Varvil

Dragon boat festival raises money for cancer research   Paddlers from Paradise, representing the AMI Dragon Boat Club, traveled to Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota March 19 to compete in the Suncoast International Dragon Boat Festival. Thanks to the generosity …

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