Category Archives: Sports

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Sports – 08-24-2016

Hooke takes top spot in 2016 Madeira Beach Sunset Series Mickey Hooke of Bradenton, a longtime Galati Yacht Sales employee in Anna Maria, recently competed in the 2016 Madeira Beach Sunset Series 5K races. The event comprises three challenging Friday night 5K beach races and come with swag — a beach towel, hat, T-shirt, free […]

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Sports – 08-17-2016

Basketball tips off in center gym, outdoor sports bear heat   Plenty of outdoor sports participants are feeling the summer heat. And some activities in the past week were delayed by rain. But for some young players, a gym provides a cool place to play. The youth basketball league at the Center of Anna Maria […]

Sports – 08-10-2016

Major Beach Soccer checks into Coquina Beach for kicks   The sounds of reggae music filled the air at Coquina Beach Aug. 6 at a two-day Major Beach Soccer qualifying tournament. It is the second year the county-run beach in Bradenton Beach has hosted the tournament for teams competing to advance to the Major Beach […]

Sports – 08-03-2016

Fall basketball, soccer seasons on youth sports horizon   Classes for most public school students resume Aug. 10, which elicits groans from kids and cheers from parents, and it also signal to sports enthusiasts that they are one day closer to the start of the youth basketball season at the Center of Anna Maria Island, […]

Sports – 07-27-2016

Wash Family Construction crafts a win in center’s Ace Cup   Wash Family Construction rode some impressive skills from back-up goalie Rico Beissert and just enough offense to record a 4-1 victory over Eason Builders Group to win the Paul “Ace” Hayward Cup in the July 21 championship game of the adult soccer league at […]

Sports – 07-20-2016

Jackson shoots past Calvary in adult basketball final   Going into the championship game between No. 1 seed Team Jackson and No. 2 Team Calvary, the prevailing thought was to beat Team Jackson, limiting Antwan Jackson’s scoring was essential. As it turned out, Jackson scored only 2 points, but Team Jackson rolled to a 100-62 […]

Fishing – 07-13-2016

Head out early or late to find fish, avoid heat   The name of the game: Beat the heat. With temps in the mid 90s and the heat index topping out at 110 degrees, smart anglers are heading out early in the morning to fish the waters around Anna Maria Island. Leaving at sunrise and […]

Sports – 07-13-2016

Soccer playoffs, basketball semifinals underway at center   The adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island ended its regular season a week ago and the playoffs were underway with four first-round matches July 7. The playoffs opened with No. 4 seed Eason Builders Group taking on No. 4 Ross Built. The match […]

Sports – 07-06-2016

Adult sports playoffs hit center boards, soccer field The regular season of the adult basketball league at the Center of Anna Maria Island gave way to three playoff games June 28. Team Jackson earned a bye into the semifinals and watched to see which team they would play. The night got started with No. 4 […]

Sports – 06-29-2016

Center adult basketball, soccer seasons head into playoffs   The regular season of the adult basketball league at the Center of Anna Maria Island has concluded with Team Jackson leading the way on a perfect 6-0 record, earning a first-round bye for the playoffs. Team Sapanora earned second seed with a 4-2 record after getting […]