Category Archives: Sports

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Local runners take on inaugural 10K Skyway Bridge run

It was the first time for everyone. The inaugural Skyway 10K brought 7,606 competitors to the unique and challenging event to benefit local military families. The March 4 event, held on the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge, included competitors from 40 states and four countries. They were greeted with chilly temperatures and 20-mph winds working […]

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Snowbird golfing buddies share 1st holes-in-one

Anna Maria Island snowbirds Dave Ingebritson of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and Don Sabol of Cleveland, fairly new golfing buddies, recently experienced some excitement on their golf outings at Timber Creek Golf Course in Bradenton. The 67-year-old Ingebritson knocked in his first hole-in-one Jan. 15 on the 100-yard fifth hole, using an 8-iron. Six weeks later, […]

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Standings tighten up in adult flag football league

The standings tightened up as a result of the week’s action in the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. One significant change was prompted by the forfeit victory Feb. 22 by Beach House Real Estate over previous top-spot holder Bins Be Clean. Beach House Real Estate and Bins Be Clean […]

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Adult sports take center field at community center

After six weeks of action, the standings are pretty tight in the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Feb. 13 saw Cabb Cleaning edge Beach House Real Estate 28-26 to improve its record to 2-4. The loss dropped Beach House to 4-2. Moss Builders improved […]

Flag football championship games set

The regular-season seedings didn’t mean much in the youth flag football league 8-10 division playoffs at the Center of Anna Maria Island. No. 3 seed Bins Be Clean earned a 14-0 shutout victory over No. 2 Truly Nolen to open the playoff action Jan. 30. As if one upset wasn’t enough, No. 5 seed Cortez […]

Football seedings set for 8-10, 14-17 division playoffs

Playoff action kicks off this week for kids playing in the Center of Anna Maria Island’s flag football league, starting with the 8-10 division Jan. 29 — after press time for this week’s Islander — with No. 6 seed Island Charms taking on No. 3 seed Bins Be Clean, followed by No. 5 seed Cortez […]

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Dolphin Dash on Holmes Beach streets raises AME cash

No matter who wins, this road race adds a dash of dollars to the Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teach Organization ongoing fundraising campaign. Approximately 180 participants arrived Jan. 13 at Anna Maria Elementary School to participate in the decade-long AME Dolphin Dash 5k race and 1-mile fun run. It’s a family-friendly event that starts […]

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Top 5 island sports stories of 2017

The countdown of the top sports stories from 2017 continues with youth soccer at the Center of Anna Maria Island, which provides the bulk of the sports content on Anna Maria Island. 5. Truly Nolen wins 8-10 championship The June 6 sports story told of an epic battle between Truly Nolen and Progressive Cabinetry, a […]