Category Archives: Sports

Two weeks remain, playoffs loom in youth football

With only two weeks of play remaining in the regular season of the flag football league at The Center of Anna Maria Island, teams are jockeying for seeds before the playoffs. In the 11-13, 8-10 divisions, it means a first-round bye, while in the 14-17 division, it means facing an easier first-round opponent in the […]

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Golf champ named at KRC, center adult football kicks off

The Key Royale Club played host to a couple of special events in recent weeks. The men wrapped up two weeks of play in their annual club championship, with Gary Risner successfully defending his 2016 title. Risner carded scores of 69 and 68 for a 9-over-par 137 that easily surpassed the 152 (75, 77) carded […]

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Islander heads to Stetson U for soccer, education

National signing day Feb. 1 took on an Island flavor when Holmes Beach resident Sydney Cornell signed with Stetson University in Deland to play soccer for the Lady Hatters. She chose the Hatters, who play in the Atlantic Sun Conference over other recruits from Nova Southeastern University, University of West Georgia and Oral Roberts. Cornell, […]

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Flag football charges into 2nd week on AMI gridiron

There was a full Saturday of youth football on the field Jan. 21, with games played from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center of Anna Maria Island. The action got started with an 11-13 division matchup between Tyler’s Ice Cream and Anna Maria Oyster Bar. Both teams traded possessions without gaining much traction […]

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Walter & Associates hangs on, takes basketball crown

No. 3 seed Mike Walter & Associates defeated second-seed Harry’s Grill 82-71 in semifinal action Jan. 3 and followed with a tight 50-46 victory over top seed Beach to Bay Construction Jan. 4 to take the title in the Center of Anna Maria Island adult basketball league. Walter & Associates staked themselves to a 26-21 […]

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Sports year-end review, top 10 stories

It’s the morning of the last day of 2016 and I’m parked on the couch watching a Premier League soccer match on TV between Middlesbrough and Manchester United while also perusing the sports stories I wrote in 2016. It suddenly brought me to a realization: “Man I’m getting old.” I’ve been writing sports for The […]