Close games heat up summer football action at center field
Five of the eight adult coed flag football games played last week at the Anna Maria Island Community Center in Anna Maria were decided by a touchdown or less. Only one game, a 33-18 victory by Slim’s Place Broncos over Sato Real Estate Browns, saw a margin of victory greater than two touchdowns.
Last week’s schedule was packed into two nights, so some teams made big moves up and down the standings. Waterfront Restaurant Raiders lost two close games and fell to the bottom of the standings on an 0-4 record. Sato edged past them July 24 by a 39-32 score, while Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins slipped past Waterfront July 25 by a 45-42 score.
Seventh-place Jessie’s Island Store Jaguars won its first game of the season July 24 by defeating Slim’s Place Broncos 47-40, but got throttled 45-31 the following night by undefeated Discount Signs & Wraps Seahawks. The Seahawks defeated The Feast Falcons 31-20 July 24 and stand alone in first place in the league, followed by the 3-1 Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants. The Feast, Beach to Bay Construction, Sato Real Estate and Slim’s Place all have 2-2 records and are tied for third place.
Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants earned a 29-28 victory July 24 over Beach to Bay Construction in The Islander’s game of the week. Quarterback Ryan Moss completed 15 of 18 passes for 211 yards and four touchdown passes, leading the Giants’ offense while also contributing seven flag pulls and two sacks on defense.
His favorite receiver was Brent Moss, who finished with five catches for 72 yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Frank Agnelli added four catches for 57 yards and two touchdowns. Jeff Walker completed the scoring with an extra point and a 2-point conversion.
Josh Rio and Brent Moss had three flag pulls each and Amy Moss finished with two flag pulls to contribute to the Giants’ defensive effort.
The Dolphins were led by Shawn Kaleta, who ran for 48 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries, while also adding two sacks and a safety on defense. Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy threw for 146 yards and a touchdown, while also catching two passes for 31 yards and a touchdown.
Mike Shaughnessy completed his four passes for 44 yards and a touchdown pass, while Mark Rudacille led Dolphin receivers with 107 yards in four catches, including a touchdown and a 2-point conversion. Rudacille and Kaleta led the Dolphins with three flag pulls each, while Brianna Shaughnessy added a pair of sacks in the loss.
Indoor soccer continues
Indoor soccer action continues to produce end-to-end action for players and spectators in the center gym. Games are played Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings throughout the summer.
The 8-10 division has LPAC firmly on top of the standings with a 4-0-1 record. Beach Bistro is second with a 1-1-2 record, followed by Air & Energy at 0-4-1.
Beach Bistro took on Air & Energy July 24 and came away with a 5-1 victory behind four goals from Tyler Brewer and one from Javier Rivera. Ozzy Lonzo notched the lone goal for Air & Energy in the loss.
LPAC remained unbeaten and atop the standings with a 1-0 victory over Air & Energy. David Daigle scored the lone goal for LPAC in that victory.
The 11-13 division also is producing some exciting games and the standings reflect that. Eat Here is currently on top with a 3-0-1 record, but LPAC is right behind with a 2-1-2 record. Island Dental Spa sits at 2-2-1, while Bark & Co. Real Estate follows at 0-4-0.
The action got started July 22 when LPAC and Island Dental Spa battled to a 6-6 tie. Shelby Morrow led the way with three goals, while Luke Marvin added two and Brooke Capparelli finished with a single.
Gavin Walker’s three goals, two goals from Taylor Pierce and a goal from Preston Walker paced LPAC in the tie.
The second game of the night saw Eat Here roll to a 7-2 victory over Bark. Carter Reemelin’s three goals and a pair of goals from Javier Salgado paced Eat Here, which also received a goal each from Conal Cassidy and Zach Fernandes in the victory.
James Whyte and Stephen Whyte each scored a goal to lead Bark & Co. in the loss.
Eat Here took on Island Dental Spa in the first game July 24 and quickly found themselves in a 4-0 hole. A goal from Carter Reemelin pulled them to within 4-2 as the half came to a close, and they rallied in the second half to earn an 8-5 victory behind four goals from Javier Salgado. Carter Reemelin, Dunn Reemelin and Conal Cassidy completed the Eat Here scoring in the victory, while Zach Fernandes stood out in goal.
Luke Marvin and Shelby Morrow scored two goals each to lead Island Dental Spa, which also received a goal from Luke Greaves and strong play from goalie Joe Rogers.
LPAC edged Bark & Co. 4-3 in the second game of the evening. Gavin Walker scored four goals to lead LPAC in the victory. Bark & Company received two goals from James Whyte and a goal from Angelina Sculco in the loss.
Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits produced two outright champions last week. The team of Sam Samuels and Bob Heiger were the only team with a 3-0 pool play record July 24, while Tim Sofran walked his way to the only 3-0 record in July 27 action.
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.
Key Royale golf news
It was a busy week of golf at Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach starting July 22 with a morning, nine-hole low-net-of-partners match. Danny Hayes and Matt Behan combined on a 4-under-par 60 to earn a one-shot victory over Jim Dunne and John Perrio.
Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford or quota points game. Quentin Talbert carded a plus-5 to take first place, while the team of Gary Duncan, Terry Schaefer and Dick Mills captured the team title with a score of plus-5.
The women took the course July 23 for a shotgun start individual-low-net match in flights. Meredith Slavin’s 6-under-par 26 gave her a three-shot victory over Helen Pollock in Flight A. Tootie Wagner’s 2-under-par 30 put her in third-place.
Liz Lang and Marty Clark both shot 1-under-par 31 to tie for first place in Flight B. Judy Hanson finished in second at 2-over-par 34.
Janet Razze and Pollock had chipins on the day.
The men played 18 holes July 24 in an individual-low-net match. Pieter Thomassen went low, carding a 12-under-par 52 to earn a 13-shot victory over Carl Voyles, whose 1-over-par 65 put him in second place.
The club members combined for a nine-hole, best-two-balls-of-threesome match July 26 that saw the team of Christina Mason, Terry Westby and Earl Huntzinger combine on 1-under-par 63 and earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.
AMICC indoor soccer schedule
Aug. 2 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Bowes Imaging
Aug. 5 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Bowes Imaging
July 31 6 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Bistro
Aug. 2 7 p.m. LPAC vs. Air & Energy
July 31 7 p.m. Island Dental vs. LPAC
July 31 8 p.m. LPAC vs. Bark & Company
Aug. 5 7 p.m. Eat Here vs. Island Dental
Aug. 5 8 p.m. LPAC vs. Bark & Company
AMICC adult volleyball schedule
Aug. 6 6:30 Bowes Imaging vs. Beach Bums
Aug. 6 7:30 Salon Salon vs. Southern Greens
Aug. 6 8:30 Southern Greens vs. Island Real Estate
AMICC adult flag football schedule
July 31 6 p.m. Beach to Bay Construction vs. Jessie’s
July 31 7 p.m. Waterfront vs. The Feast
July 31 8 p.m. Slim’s Place vs. Discount Signs
July 31 9 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. Agnelli Pool
Aug. 1 6 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Discount Signs
Aug. 1 7 p.m. The Feast vs. Slim’s Place
Aug. 1 8 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. Beach to Bay Construction
Aug. 1 9 p.m. Jessie’s vs. Waterfront
AMICC adult softball
Aug. 2 6:30 p.m. Tyler’s Ice Cream Twins vs. Island Gourmet Rays