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2 champs crowned, 1 title game to be played

The 11-13 playoffs March 15 for the youth flag football playoffs at the Center of Anna Maria Island had the seedings correct with No. 2 Planet Stone taking on top-seed Miller Electric.

Miller Electric edged Tyler’s Ice Cream 20-18 to advance to the championship game, while Planet Stone rolled to a 53-28 victory over Progressive Cabinetry in the other semifinal game.

The finals saw Planet Stone edge Miller Electric 19-12 to win the 11-13 championship game.

The 14-17 championship game March 15 saw Intechgrate Systems live up to its top seed and record a 24-15 victory over Air & Energy.

Weather and other events resulted in last-minute schedule changes and postponements in the 8-10 division. The 8-10 division semifinal and championship games were delayed to March 27.

 

Adult flag football update

Week four of the adult flag football league at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, saw Beach House Real Estate continue its chase of an unbeaten record by rolling to a 35-6 victory over Smoothie King to close out action on March 16.

The loss dropped Smoothie King to 1-4 and sixth place in the standings.

Mason Martin Construction cruised past winless Progressive Cabinetry 47-13 to climb into a tie for second place with idle Tyler’s Ice Cream and improve to 3-1 on the season.

Beach to Bay Construction fell to  2-2 after dropping a 27-19 decision to Moss Builders. Moss Builders improved to 2-3 on the season.

 

Key Royale hits the links

The Key Royale Club men played a nine-hole,  modified-Stableford system or quota-points match March 13.

Wayne Patterson carded a plus-5 to win individual honors and the accompanying clubhouse bragging rights. John Estok was alone in second place at plus-4.

Estok and Patterson teamed up, along with Fred Miller and Paul Proxy, to win the team title as well with a score of plus-5.

The men were back on the course March 16 for a nine-hole scramble.

The team of Peter Lund, Wayne Patterson, Frank Purritano and Dave Richardson matched the score of Gerry Elson, Peter Fischer, Dick Mills and Bill Shuman, which match the score of Fred Miller, Scott Mitchell, Larry Pippel and Peter Proxy.

All three teams carded 4-under-par 28s to finish in a three-way tie for first place.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams posted 3-0 records during March 15 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits and were left to battle for the day’s supremacy.

The team of Steve Hooper and Tom Farrington outlasted Bob Heiger and Sam Samuels 25-17 to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

March 18 action saw four teams advance to the knock out stage. In the first semifinal match, John Crawford and Norm Langeland eased past Gene Bobeldyk and Samuels 22-15 while Jim Waller and Adin Shank took out Gene Fehl and Bob Lee by a 22-5 score. Crawford and Langeland rolled to a 22-8 victory in the finals to earn the day’s bragging rights.

 

Register now for youth soccer

The Center of Anna Maria Island is accepting registrations for the spring youth soccer league until Saturday, March 25.

Cost for the spring season is $5 for members and $120 for non-members.

The season will start April 8 and all games will be played on Saturdays.

Player evaluations are scheduled for the week of March 26 and are as follows. An exception is the 3-5 years, who have weekly clinics and games, but no evaluations.

  • March 27, 6 p.m., ages 6-7.
  • March 27, 7 p.m., ages 8-10.
  • March 28, 6 p.m., ages 11-13.
  • March 28, 7 p.m., ages 14-17.

The center also is looking for volunteers coaches and team sponsors.

For more information, contact Will Schenerlein at 778-1908 or will@centerami.org.

Senior Anna Maria pitchers bring home game hardware

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Sam Samuels, Dom Livedoti, Fred Gelderman, Bob Palmer, John Crawford, Gene Bobeldyk, Bill Fox and Neil Hennessey show their winning medals from the Gulf Coast Senior Games held Feb. 16 at G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Islander Photo: Courtesy Bob Lee

Some senior players of the Anna Maria horseshoe regulars ventured off island Feb. 16 to participate in the 28th annual Gulf Coast Senior Games at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, and they collected some serious hardware.

Dom Livedoti, Bob Palmer and Gene Bobeldyk won gold medals, while Sam Samuels, Bill Fox and Neil Hennessey brought home silver medals. Fred Gelderman and John Crawford completed the medal haul for the group, taking bronze.

The Gulf Coast Senior Games is a qualifier for the Florida Senior Games, which will take place in December.

In regular action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits March 8, five teams went 3-0 during pool play and met in a playoff. Jim Waller and Tennessee Bob drew the first bye and watched as Dom Livedoti and Adin Shank edged Bob Mason and Leo Hutton 21-15 in first-round action that also saw Tim Sofran and Rod Bussey roll to a 22-3 victory over Tom Farrington and Brian Barr.

Livedoti and Shank drew the lucky bye into the finals, where they met Sofran and Bussey, who stayed hot with a 21-3 victory over Waller and Tennessee Bob. Livedoti and Shank promptly cooled off Sofran and Bussey with a 21-9 victory in the finals.

March 11 action also had five teams advance to the knockout stage. Bob Brown and Art Kingstad drew the first bye and watched as Bob Mason and Neil Hennessey edged Steve Hooper and Leo Hutton 21-18, while Tom Farrington and Myles Macleod eliminated Bob Palmer and John Crawford on a 23-15 score. Mason and Hennessey drew the bye into the finals, while Farrington and Macleod advanced with a 22-11 victory over Brown and Kingstad. The team of Farrington-Macleod won the day’s bragging rights with a 21-13 victory over Mason-Hennessey.

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.

 

Adult football takes center field

After four weeks of action in the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, there is one team to beat.

Beach House Real Estate is riding atop the standings at 3-0, closely followed by Tyler’s Ice Cream at 3-1. Beach to Bay Construction and Mason Martin Construction follow with matching 2-1 records. Moss Builders and Smoothie King are at 1-3. Progressive Cabinetry completes the standings at 0-3.

Action March 10 at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, got started with Mason Martin Construction defeating Moss Builders 19-12 behind 180 passing yards and three touchdown passes from James Ptak. Frank Agnelli was his favorite target, finishing with 85 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown receptions, while Chad Woods had a touchdown and an extra point to go along with 55 receiving yards.

Nick Sato led the Moss offense with two touchdown passes to go along with 85 rushing yards. Clay Spangler passed for 100 yards, but also had two touchdown receptions in the loss.

Smoothie King ran past Progressive Cabinetry 34-13 behind the play of quarterbacks Andrew Terman and Mike Gillum. Terman passed for only 25 yards, a touchdown pass and 2 extra points, but ran for 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Gillum passed for 160 yards and 2 extra points, while also running for 60 yards and a touchdown. Ben Sato had a touchdown reception and 2 extra points to go with 55 receiving yards.

The last game of the evening saw Beach House edge Tyler’s 13-12 to move into first place. Quarterback Don Purvis threw for 100 yards and a touchdown pass while also adding 40 rushing yards. Shawn Kaleta had a touchdown reception and 35 receiving yards. Leah Purvis chipped in with a 20-yard touchdown run and Jesse Griffin had an extra-point reception to complete the scoring for Beach House.

Ray Gardner threw for 115 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, while also running for another 45 yards. KD Belton led all receivers with 65 yards and a touchdown reception, while Christina Calvary added one touchdown catch and finished with 25 receiving yards in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men opened a week of golf action with a nine-hole, modified Stableford-system or quota-points match March 6.

Gary Duncan had the best individual score with a plus-4, while Gary Alvord, David Crabb, Wayne Patterson and Bob Terhar tied for second at plus-3.

Crabb also was part of the winning team with Gerry Elson, Dick Mills and Gary Risner, who carded a plus-3 score overall.

Eleven women’s foursomes competed for team low-net scores March 7. The team of Marcia O’Brien, Penny Auch and Anne Klein survived a card-off tiebreaker to grab first place honors with a 4-under-par 124. They edged the team of Sue Christensen, Roxanne Koche, Connie Livanos and Penny Williams, who had to settle for second place. Third place went to the team of Terry Westby, Tootie Wagner, Jana Samuels and Karen Mitchell with a 1-over-par 129.

Individual winners included Jean Holmes in flight A with 1-under-par 31, while Tootie Wagner took flight B with a 2-under-par 30. Koche grabbed flight C with a 28, while flight D winner Jane Perkins had the low-net round of the day with a 5-under-par 27.

The men were back on the course March 9 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Jon Holcomb, Dale Johnson, Jim Kirk and Fred Miller combined on a 2-under-par 30 to grab clubhouse bragging rights for the day. One shot back in second place was the team of Gary Alvord, Peter Lund, Larry Pippel and Bill Shuman.

Sports – 03-08-2017

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Salty Printing’s Colton Shook is surrounded by Lancaster Design players Kieran Cloutier, Ava Harlan, Caleb Kinkle and Andrew Hyman during 8-10 division flag football action March 4 at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Lancaster Design defender Kieran Cloutier makes a diving attempt to pull the flag of Salty Printing’s Colton Shook in an 8-10 division game in the flag football league at The Center of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Salty Printing’s Nick Yatros makes a flag pull on Lancaster Design’s Ava Harlan during 8-10 division flag football action at The Center of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Final seedings flag football playoffs set for 2 divisions

 

The final day of games March 4 in the regular season for the 8-10 and 14-17 divisions of the youth flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island saw some movement in the standings, while the 11-13 division, with another week of regular action, stayed the same.

Truly Nolen moved back into the top spot of the 8-10 division on the strength of a 22-0 victory over Lancaster Design coupled with Beach to Bay Construction’s 26-6 win over Bark & Co. Realty.

Truly Nolen is on top with a 6-2 record. while Beach to Bay moves to second place at 5-2-1. Bark, also with a 5-2-1 record fell to third, just ahead of Salty Printing, which rolled to a 33-12 victory over fifth-place Lancster Designs.

Cloud Pest Control remained in sixth place at 3-5 after winning by forfeit over last-place Slim’s Place.

The 11-13 division standings stayed the same. Miller Electric remains undefeated and earns a bye into the second round with a 41-7 victory over Anna Maria Oyster Bar. Planet Stone didn’t play, but remained in second place at 5-2. Progressive Cabinetry edged Tyler’s Ice Cream 20-12 to improve to 3-4 and third place, while Tyler’s settles for fourth place at 2-5.

Intechgrate improved to 5-1-1 and wrapped up the top seed in the 14-17 division with a 46-20 victory over Duncan Real Estate, which fell to 0-7. Second place went to Sign-A-Rama, 25-20 victors over Air & Energy.

The center did not provide playoff matchups and schedules by press time for The Islander.

 

Adult flag football news

Adult flag football completed its third week of action with three games played March 2. After three weeks, Tyler’s Ice Cream finds itself on top of the standings with a 3-0 record, just ahead of second-place Beach House Restaurant at 2-0. Beach to Bay Construction follows at 2-1 with Mason Martin holding down fourth at 1-1. Moss Builders is alone in fifth place at 1-2, while Progressive Cabinetry and Smoothie King are still in search of their first victories.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men played a nine hole, modified Stableford system match Feb. 27. Larry Pippel and Peter Solleveld tied for first place on matching plus-4s. Pippel’s score helped his teammates — Marty Hicks, Art McMillan and Paul Phillips —to the team title with a combined score of plus-6.

Forty-nine women participated Feb. 28 in a “tee-to-green” match, where the putter is left in the bag.

Debi Wohlers rode birdies on holes two and six to a 21, which gave her first place in Flight A. Pam Lowry, who birdied number one, was one stroke back in in second place, while Helen Pollock was third with a 25.

Beatrice Friebe took first place in Flight B with a 24, four shots better than second-place finisher Sue Wheeler, while Fran Barford took third with a 29.

First place in Flight C went to Roxanne Koche with a 29, while Susan VanOrsdel took second over Jan Turner in a tiebreaker.

Terry Westby lapped the field in Flight D with a 27, seven strokes ahead of Peggy Clauhs. Willa Barkley was alone in third with a 36.

The men were back on the course March 2 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Gary Alvord, Mike Brakefield, Gerry Elson and Dick Mills combined on a 3-under-par 29 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

The team of John Estok, Dale Hudson, Dale Johnson and Tom McDonnell matched the 1-under-par 31 carded by Dave Crabbe, Jack Lowry, Pippel and Larry Solberg to finish in a two-way tie for second place.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage and battled for the day’s bragging rights during March 1 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Bob Lee and Roger Nigg won over walker Neil Hennessey 22-6 in the championship game.

The second annual Ron Pepka Memorial Horseshoe tournament took place March 4 with 14 teams present to honor the late Pepka. He was a longtime participant and leader of the group.

The team of Adin Shank and Steve Hooper had to settle for third place after losing to Bob Mason and Roger Nigg 21-15 in the semifinal game. The team of Rod Bussey and Jay Disbrow took home the winner’s trophy with a 23-7 victory over Mason and Nigg in the finals.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

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 playoffs.

With that said, there was movement in the standings after the Feb. 25 results in the 14-17 and 8-10 divisions.

Truly Nolen dropped to second in the 8-10 division after Salty Printing edged them by a 19-16 score, while Bark & Co. Realty moved into first place thanks to a 12-0 shutout over Cloud Pest Control. Bark now is 5-1-1 and alone in first place, while Truly Nolen fell to 5-2.  Beach to Bay Construction outscored Slim’s Place 40-36 to move into third place with a 4-2-1 record, just ahead of Salty Printing in fourth place at 4-3. Lancaster Design had a bye week, remaining 2-4, while Cloud Pest Control is 2-5 and Slim’s is 1-6.

Intechgrate Systems moves into the top spot in the 14-17 division with a 4-1-1 record on a 48-6 roll over Sign-A-Rama, which previously held the top spot. The loss dropped the Sign team to third place, while Air & Energy moved into second thanks to a 46-13 victory over Duncan Real Estate, putting Duncan at 0-6 on the season.

Miller Electric remained first in the 11-13 division at 6-0 without playing a game Feb. 25. Planet Stone inched closer to the top thanks to a 31-13 victory over third-place Progressive Cabinetry, which fell to 2-4. Tyler’s Ice Cream improved to 2-4 with a 37-22 win over Anna Maria Oyster Bar. The loss dropped AMOB to 1-6 on the season.

Finally, an incorrect score was provided to The Islander last week. AMOB apparently defeated Progressive Cabinetry by a 21-6 score.

 

Key Royale golf news

It was back to the normal golfing routine and spring-like conditions this past week at the Key Royale Club, starting with the men playing a couple of rounds Feb. 20.

The action got started with a nine-hole individual-low-net match that saw Jim Auch earn medalist honors with a 5-under-par 27. Chet Hutton was alone in second place at 3-under-par 29, while Bob Reid was another shot back in third place.

Later in the day, the men were back out for a nine-hole modified Stableford-system match. Gary Risner and Peter Solleveld tied for first place at plus-5. The winning team of Peter Fischer, Marty Hicks, Jon Holcomb and Bob Reid combined on a plus-8.

The women took the course Feb. 21 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights.

Judy Christensen torched the course to the tune of a 6-under-par 26 to win Flight A going away. Phyllis Roe rode birdies on holes three, six and eight to finish with a gross score of 38 and was alone in second at 2-under-par 30, two strokes ahead of third-place finisher Pam Lowry.

Margrit Layh and Debbie Richardson tied for first place in Flight B with 3-under-par 29s, but Layh took first place on a card off. Penny Williams claimed third with a 2-under-par 30.

Roxanne Koche matched the round of the day with a 6-under-par 26 to win Flight C by three strokes over Jan Turner. Judy Ward was another stroke back in third place at 2-under-par 30.

Flight D was won by Penny Auch with a 5-under-par 27, four strokes ahead of Terry Westby and Marty Clark, who finished in a tie for second place.

The men got together again Feb. 23 for a nine-hole scramble, which was topped by the team of Al Carr, Scott Mitchell, Dave Richardson and Gary Silke on a combined 6-under-par 26. The team of Barry Anderson, Dan Hazewski, Mike Pritchard and Earl Ritchie were three shots back in second place.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play during Feb. 22 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits and battled for the day’s supremacy.

Gene Bobeldyk and Steve Hooper edged Bob Lee and Del Reese 21-18 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

There were only two teams to earn three pool-play victories during Feb. 25 action. After falling just short on Tuesday, Lee came out on top as he and partner Adin Shank earned a 23-20 victory over Gene Fehl and Rod Bussey.

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.

Golf champ named at KRC, center adult football kicks off

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Debbie Richardson and guest Sharon Ellen, along with Jana Samuels and guest Barbara Krueger pose after winning the “For the Love of Golf” Valentine’s Day event Feb. 14 at the Key Royale Club, Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Courtesy Marty Clark
For the Love of Golf chairs Meredith Slavin and Roxanne Koche.

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 by runnerup Ron Pritchard. Third place went to Art McMilan with a 157 (82, 75).

The women held a special member-guest event Feb. 14, “For the Love of Golf” in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Sixty-eight members and guests participated in the four-person scramble.

The first-place team, with a low-net score of 18.75, was Debbie Richardson and guest Sharon Ellen and Jana Samuels and guest Barbara Krueger.

Event chairs Meredith Slavin and Roxanne Koche organized the event, with prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and closest drive to the red heart line. After the golfing festivities, the women enjoyed a luncheon in the clubhouse.

Regular men’s action last week got started Feb. 13 with a couple of rounds of golf. The morning saw the men play a best-two-balls-of-foursome match over nine holes.

The team of Jim Auch, Chet Hutton, Hank Tremblay and Fred Meyer combined on a 17-under-par 47 to earn a one-stroke victory over the team of Al Kaiser, Wade Ladue, Art Hibbs and Paul Proxy. Third place went to the team of Bill Martin, Jim Thorton, Bob Reid and Peter Proxy with a 13-under-par 51.

Later in the day, some of the men were back out on the course for a nine-hole modified Stableford-system or quota-points match. Dave Richardson won the individual match with a score of plus-5 with Tom Perkins alone in second place at plus-3.

Richardson’s score helped teammates Art McMillan and Wayne Patterson to the team title on a score of plus-3.

The men were back on the course Feb. 16 for a nine-hole scramble that ended in a tie. The team of Herb Clauhs, Dale Johnson, Wayne Patterson and Peter Soleveld carded a 3-under-par 29 to match the score of Bob Blaser, Ron Babcock, Ron Buck, Jon Holcomb and Larry Soleberg.

Adult football kicks off

Another season of adult flag football kicked off last week at the Center of Anna Maria Island with three games played Feb. 16.

Beach to Bay Construction got the action started with a 22-13 victory over Smoothie King behind the play of quarterback Tim Shaughnessy, who threw for 165 yards and a pair of touchdown passes while also rushing for 45 yards and a touchdown. If that wasn’t enough, he also caught a 2-point conversion and intercepted a 2-point conversion on defense.

Caleb Roberts was his favorite target, finishing with 95 receiving yards and a touchdown. Jacob Berger added 45 receiving yards and a touchdown to complete the scoring in the victory.

Andrew Terman threw for 160 yards and a touchdown pass while also running for a score to lead Smoothie King. Karri Stephens scored the other touchdown in the loss and finished with 45 receiving yards.

Tyler’s Ice Cream rolled to a 32-6 victory over Mason Martin Construction Feb. 16 behind the dynamic play of Ray Gardner. Gardner threw for 125 yards and three touchdown passes while also rushing for 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jordan Ganey had two touchdown receptions and finished with 65 receiving yards while also chipping in four quarterback sacks on defense. KD Belton completed the scoring with a touchdown reception and a 2-point conversion.

Quarterback Charles Buky threw for 150 yards and one touchdown to Chad Woods, who led all receivers with 125 receiving yards.

Beach House Restaurant edged Moss Builders 13-6 in the third game Feb. 16. Quarterback Don Purvis threw for 100 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to Jason Mickan, who finished with 75 receiving yards in the victory.

Ryan Moss paced Moss Builders with 160 passing yards, while Nick Sato ran for the lone touchdown in the loss.

Games are played at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Youth flag football carries on

Play was nearly scuttled Feb. 18 in the youth flag football league at the center, with two games forfeited in the 8-10 division and two games rained out in the 14-17 division.

The 14-17 division continues to be the most competitive division among the three age groups in the league. Sign-A-Rama and Intechgrate Systems continue to lead the way with matching 3-1-1 records. Air & Energy is on their heels at 3-2, while Duncan Real Estate is still in search of a victory.

Miller Electric continues to lead the 11-13 division with a perfect 6-0 mark, followed by 4-2 Planet Stone and 3-2 Progressive Cabinetry. Tyler’s Ice Cream follows at 1-4 while Anna Maria Oyster Bar is alone in last with an 0-6 record.

Miller Electric remained unbeaten with a 33-8 thumping of second place Planet Stone, while Progressive Cabinetry inched closer to second place with a 21-6 win over AMOB.

The 8-10 division standings are still pretty tight, with 5-1 Truly Nolen holding down first place by a slim margin over Bark & Co. Real Estate at 4-1-1. Beach to Bay Construction holds down third place at 3-2-1, just ahead of Salty Printing at 3-3. Lancaster Design and Cloud Pest Constrol follows with matching 2-4 records, while Slim’s Place completes the standings at 1-5.

Beach to Bay moved into third place thanks to a 40-21 victory over Cloud, the only game played in the division. Bark & Co. and Truly Nolen both earned forfeit victories when Lancaster Design and Slim’s Place failed to field a team.

Horseshoe news

Only two of 15 teams managed three victories during Feb. 15 pool play action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Gene Fehl and Dom Livedoti outlasted Al Kigly and Bob Lee by a 23-17 score to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Five teams moved to the knockout round during Feb. 18 horseshoe action. Steve Doyle and Bob Brown drew the bye and watched as Bob Mason and Hank Huyghe took out Herb Puryear and Tom Farrington 21-3. Lee and Myles Macleod advanced with a 22-10 victory over Art Kingstad and Livedoti. Lee and Macleod drew the bye into the final against Mason-Huyghe, who edged Doyle and Brown 22-18. Mason-Huyghe stayed hot, defeating Lee-Macleod 21-13 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

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.

Flag football’s youth league passes season midpoint

The kids taking part in flag football at the Center of Anna Maria Island moved past the midpoint of the season and the haves and have nots are revealing themselves in each of the league’s three age divisions.

The top contenders for the 8-10 division appear to be Truly Nolen, which sits on top with a 4-1 record, and Bark & Co. Real Estate, on their heels at 3-1-1. Salty Printing at 3-3 and Beach to Bay Construction at 2-2-1 round out the upper half of the standings. Lancaster Design and Cloud Pest Control slot into the fifth and sixth spots in the standings with matching 2-3 records while Slim’s Place is riding in seventh on a 1-4 record.

Miller Electric with a 5-0 record tops the 11-13 division and is the only unbeaten team in the league. Miller is closely pursued by Planet Stone, which is 4-1, while Progressive Cabinetry is alone in third place at 2-2. Tyler’s Ice Cream at 1-4 and 0-5 Anna Maria Oyster Bar complete the 11-13 standings.

The 14-17 division might be the most interesting, with three teams pursuing title aspirations. Sign-A-Rama and Intechgrate Systems are tied with 3-1-1 records, but Air & Energy is on their heels at 3-2. Duncan Real Estate, which is still in search of its first win, is out of the mix for a title.

There were a couple of close games during Feb. 11 action in the 14-17 division. First place Sign-A-Rama barely escaped with a 21-14 victory over Duncan behind 140 passing yards and two touchdown passes from Tuna McCracken. Connor Ludwig was his favorite target, finishing with 55 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown receptions.

Jackson Hayes paced the Duncan offense with a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown to go with 70 receiving yards. Mac May threw for a touchdown and finished with 75 passing yards in the loss.

The second 14-17 division game saw Intechgrate Systems edge Air & Energy 14-12. Nate Hyman ran for a touchdown and added a touchdown reception to go along with 90 receiving yards. Lucan Lubore threw for 100 yards, including a touchdown pass, while Hyman and Javier Rivera each had an extra point in the victory.

Rutger Langley threw for 105 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to Morgan Horesh and Corey Jacques in the loss.

Miller Electric showed why they’re the team to beat in the 11-13 division with a 45-0 shutout victory over Tyler’s Ice Cream behind 265 passing yards and five touchdown passes from Gavin Johnston. Shawn Balvin was his favorite target, finishing with 130 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Cole Murphy added a touchdown and an extra point to go with 70 receiving yards, while Caleb O’Connor finished with 35 receiving yards and a touchdown.

O’Connor and Balvin both added interceptions, both returned for touchdowns, to complete the Miller scoring.

Josh Waldo threw for 155 yards, while Cash Carter ran for 20 yards and added 50 receiving yards in the loss.

Planet Stone rolled to a 26-6 victory over Anna Maria Oyster Bar Feb. 11 in the second 11-13 division game. Jeremiah Sculco had a huge game for Planet Stone, throwing for 145 yards and a touchdown pass, while also adding 115 rushing and receiving yards and three touchdowns to the victory. Antonio Bujarski added a touchdown reception, while Evan Christenson and Zach Stewart completed the scoring with extra points.

Wesley Choate threw for 105 yards and scored the only touchdown in the loss, while Byron Law ran for 45 yards.

Truly Nolen slipped past Beach to Bay Construction 24-20 during 8-10 division action behind 160 rushing yards, 65 receiving yards and three touchdowns from Dante Tilelli. As if that weren’t enough, Tilelli also added an interception return for a touchdown on defense to spark Truly Nolen to victory.

Matt Hennessy threw for 165 yards and three touchdown passes to lead Beach to Bay, which also received 70 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns from Gregory Jordan. Will Wright completed the scoring in the loss with a touchdown reception.

Riley Lawson ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns to lead Salty Printing to an 18-6 victory over Slim’s Place in the second 8-10 division game. Colton Shook completed the scoring with one touchdown, while rushing for 55 yards.

Quinton O’Connor ran for 45 yards and added 45 receiving yards and a touchdown to lead Slim’s, which also saw 85 passing yards from Addison Johnston.

The final 8-10 division game of the day saw Cloud Pest Control slip past Lancaster Design 18-13 behind 105 passing yards and two touchdown passes from Luke Bowes. Luke Winsper had a pair of touchdown receptions to go with 55 receiving yards, while Gabriel Hoover finished with 80 all-purpose yards and one touchdown.

Andrew Hyman threw for 120 yards and scored a touchdown to lead Lancaster, which also received 85 rushing/receiving yards from Peyton Harlan, including a touchdown and an extra point in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men got the week started with a couple of rounds of golf Feb. 6, beginning with a morning better-ball-of-partners match. Three teams, Art Hibbs and Peter Proxy, Fred Meyer and Hank Tremblay and Jim Auch and Chet Hutton, carded 8-under-par 24s to share first place. It was more of the same for second place, as Neil Hammer and Pete Weir matched the 6-under-par 26 by Al Kaiser and Wade LaDue for a two-way tie.

Later in the day, the men were back out on the course for a nine-hole, modified Stableford-system or quota-points match. Jack Lowry and Jim Menzies both finished at plus-5 to tie for individual honors. The team of Mike Gillie, Dale Hudson, Wayne Patterson and Jim Watt combined on a plus-4 to take the team title.

The men were back on the course Feb. 9 for a nine-hole, team scramble, which saw the team of John Purcell, Dan Richardson, Gary Silke and Bob Terhar combine on a 5-under-par 27 for clubhouse bragging rights. One stroke back in second was the team of Dean Christenson, Buddy Foy, Peter Lund and Paul Proxy.

 

Horseshoe news

Four teams advanced to the knockout round and battled for the day’s bragging rights Feb. 8 during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

In the first semifinal, Bob Mason and Myles Macleod eased past Rod Bussey and Gene Bobeldyk 23-17, while John Crawford and Bob Lee rolled to an easy 22-3 victory over Gene Fehl and Steve Hooper. The finals saw Crawford and Lee earn a tight 21-18 victory over Mason and Macleod to earn a walk to the winner’s circle.

Feb. 11 action again saw four teams emerge from pool play to battle for a trip to the winner’s circle. Hooper and Jim Kleiner moved to the finals, edging Bobeldyk and Adin Shank by a 21-19 score, while Crawford and Bob Brown moved on thanks to a 21-18 victory. The finals saw Hooper and Kleiner earn a trip to the winner’s circle with a 22-16 victory over Crawford and Brown.

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.

Islander heads to Stetson U for soccer, education

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Holmes Beach resident Sydney Cornell is all smiles as she signs her letter of intent to play soccer at Stetson University in Deland during a Feb. 1 signing ceremony at Manatee High School. Islander Photos: Courtesy Denise Brigg
Sydney Cornell has come a long way since she got her start playing soccer in MAYSO.

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, who was a four-year starter at Manatee High School at outside midfield and forward had an injury-plagued senior season that limited her to only two games, but still finished her high school career with 40 goals and 39 assists for the Hurricanes.

She was Freshman of the Year in her first season on the varsity team and was named to the local all-area team following her sophomore season. Cornell was an important cog on a talented team that won district titles her freshman and sophomore years. She also made the state Olympic Development Program team in 2013-14 and advanced in 2014 to the ODP Regional Camp in Alabama.

Cornell also got it done in the classroom. She carries a 3.9 grade point average and earned Manatee’s “White M” academic award in 2014 and 2015.

Cornell got her start in soccer when she was 5 in MAYSO’s recreational soccer league. Along the way, she played for other clubs, but really saw success when she played up a year for the U17 Braden River Rage, coached by George Ameres, also her high school coach. That team advanced to the Elite 8 of the U17 State Cup and won the 2014-15 Washington Area Girls Soccer tournament — a huge college showcase — in Washington, D.C.

Cornell has lived in Holmes Beach for 10 years with mom Denise Brigg and dad Robert Cornell. She attended Anna Maria Elementary for her third- to fifth-grade years, and played a few seasons of soccer, flag football and basketball at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Cornell plans on majoring in business and graduate school for a degree in health care administration.

We offer congratulations and the best of luck at Stetson to Sydney.

 

Flag football continues at the Center

Youth flag football action continues at the Center of Anna Maria Island with all regular-season games played Saturdays.

The 8-10 division standings are tight, with Bark & Co. Real Estate at 3-1-1, a narrow lead over second place Truly Nolen at 3-1. Beach to Bay Construction follows at 2-1-1, while Lancaster Design is 2-2. Salty Printing at 2-3 and Slim’s Place and Cloud Pest Control, both with 1-3 records, complete the standings.

Truly Nolen cut into Bark’s lead in the standings with a 36-21 victory Feb. 4, but the 8-10 division game of the week was Beach to Bay Construction’s 32-28 victory over Lancaster Design. Gregory Jordan and Brennan Gunter led the way with two touchdowns each, while Will Wright added a pair of 2-point conversions and an extra point in the victory.

Peyton Harlan led Lancaster Design with two defensive touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and a 2-point conversion. Andrew Hyman added a defensive touchdown and Layla Yavlar scored an offensive touchdown to complete the Lancaster scoring.

The 11-13 standings are more defined. Miller Electric rides the top with a 4-0 record, followed by Planet Stone, a game behind at 3-1. Progressive Cabinetry is alone in third with a 2-2 record, while 1-3 Tyler’s Ice Cream and 0-4 Anna Maria Oyster Bar follow.

Miller showed why it’s unbeaten with a 34-13 victory over Progressive Cabinetry, but the game of the week was a defensive struggle that saw Planet Stone edge Tyler’s 13-7 behind a pair of touchdowns from Blake Balais and an extra point from Cole Titsworth.

Ava Alderson scored the lone touchdown for Tyler’s on a pass from Thomas Heckler.

The 14-17 standings are tight with Air & Energy on top at 3-1, closely followed by Sign-A-Rama and Intechgrate Systems, both with 2-1-1 records. Duncan Real Estate is still in search of a victory at 0-4.

Sign-A-Rama rolled to a 26-8 victory over Intechgrate Systems, but a 31-30 shootout win from Air & Energy over Duncan Real Estate was the game of the week. Cory Jacques led the way with two touchdowns, an extra point and an interception, while Silas Banyas, Rutger Langley and Roman Langley each scored touchdowns in the victory.

Jackson Hayes was the offensive sparkplug for Duncan, finishing with three touchdowns, an extra point and a 2-point conversion. Chris Snyder added one touchdown and 120 passing yards in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men got out on the course a few times last week, including two rounds Jan. 30.

The morning saw the men play a low-net-of-partners match over nine holes. The team of Dave Kruger and Jim Lathrop combined on a 3-under-par 61 to match Jim Auch and Chet Hutton, resulting in a tie for first place. Second place went to the team of Hank Tremlay and Andy Barger with 1-over-par 65.

Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole modified Stableford system or quota-points match that ended in three-way tie for first among Marty Hicks, Earl Ritchie and Greg Shorten, as all carded plus-4.

Hicks’ score helped teammates Bill Koche, Jack Lowry and Larry Pippel take the team title at plus-1.

The men were back on the course Feb. 2 for a nine-hole team scramble. Blazer, Gary Duncan, Tom Perkins and Gary Risner combined on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. There was a tie for second, as the team of Tony Butzek, John Estok, Chuck Patrick and Gary Razze matched the 3-under-par 29 carded by Tim Friesen, Marty Hicks, Tom McDonnell and Frank Purritano.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and battled for the day’s bragging rights during Feb. 1 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Bob Mason and Dom Livedoti threw a shutout, defeating Bob Rowley and Bob Brown 21-0 to win the day’s proceedings.

Five teams advanced to the knockout stage during Feb. 4 action. Walker Bob Palmer drew the first bye and watched as Hank Huyghe and Bob Lee eliminated Larry Delabber and John Crawford with a 21-12 victory. Art Kingstad and Livedoti advanced to the final three with a 21-15 win over Jim Klreiner and Roger Nigg.

Kingstad and Livedoti drew the bye into the finals and watched Huyghe-Lee take out Palmer by a 23-10 score. The finals saw Huyghe-Lee earn an easy 21-1 victory over Kingstad-Livedoti.

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.

Mason Martin wins ‘Ace’ Cup, flag football enters week 3

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Enjoying their win under the scoreboard, Mason Martin Construction players, from left, standing, Charles Buky, Nate Welch, Nick Sato, Frank Agnelli, Ben Sato, Ted Hurst and Anthony Barberio, kneeling from left, Lexi Sato and Tara Stutts, pose with their prize beer cups on winning the Paul “Ace” Hayward Cup championship in the Center of Anna Maria Island adult soccer league. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

No. 1 seed Mason Martin Construction and No. 3 Anna Maria CrossFit squared off Jan. 26 for the Paul “Ace” Hayward Championship Cup on the field at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

The first 10 minutes of the match was competitive, with Anna Maria CrossFit earning the early scoring opportunities. In the second minute, Mason Martin cleared the ball out from its own end, but Ryan Moss ran onto the ball and unleashed a laser that just cleared the crossbar.

Three minutes later, Moss settled a Mason Martin goal kick near midfield and passed outside to Jessica Williams. Williams carried the ball forward before cutting back and hitting a left-footed cross toward Rico Beissert. Mason Martin defender Charles Buky stepped up to clear the ball. It scooted over his foot, but Beissert controlled the ball and beat Mason Martin goalie Ben Sato near post for a 1-0 Anna Maria CrossFit lead.

The goal seemed to wake up Mason Martin as they took control of the flow from that point on. Lexi Sato had a go from 25 yards, but her shot was just wide of the upper-right corner of the goal.

Mason Martin won the ball back and got a corner kick for Anthony Barberio, who hit a hard-curling cross into the goal mouth that bounced off a defender and into the goal to tie the score at 1-1.

Three minutes later, Barberio settled a long goal kick, turned and unleashed a 27-yard rocket into the lower-left corner of the goal for a 2-1 lead they would not relinquish.

M-M continued to pressure the CrossFit defense and, with minutes left in the first half, M-M scored again after a nice build up of passes between Barberio, Lexi Sato and Ted Hurst. Hurst finished it off with a strong shot from 20 yards to push the lead to 3-1.

Six minutes into the second half, Mason Martin was again pressuring the CrossFit defense. Lexi Sato, finding no room to operate, passed the ball to Barberio, who beat two defenders up the left side before blasting a rocket, beating CrossFit goalie Olaf Krause near post for a 4-1 lead.

Two minutes later, Nate Welch received the ball on the left side, cut in and hit a strong shot that was saved by Krause, but Frank Agnelli pounced the rebound and knocked it in for a 5-1 lead.

Welch got on the scoreboard 5 minutes later when Hurst received a throw in from Tara Stutts and dropped it back to Welch, who hit a low, hard shot that squirted through Krause’s hands for a 6-1 M-M lead.

With 9 minutes to play, CrossFit built a nice counter attack. Will Kretzman carried the ball forward and passed to Beissert, but Barberio read the play perfectly and picked it off. He carried the ball up the left side, drawing three defenders before passing to a wide-open Lexi Sato on the back post. She easily deposited the ball into the goal to increase the M-M lead to 7-1.

CrossFit continued to fight and came close to scoring with just over 6 minutes to play when Matt Jeronimo picked off a Mason Martin pass and carried it forward. He drew the defender and passed it to Lynn Clarke. Clarke carried it towards the goal, but Mason Martin goalie Nick Sato came off his line and smothered the ball, denying Clarke.

Barberio led the way in the 7-1 Mason Martin victory with three goals and an assist, while Agnelli, Hurst, Lexi Sato and Welch added single goals.

Beissert scored the lone goal for CrossFit on an assist from Williams.

 

Flag football moves into third week of action

Center youth completed a third week of flag football action Jan. 28 with a full slate of games in three age divisions.

The standings are pretty tight so far, with only one team in the 11-13 division — Miller Electric— boasting a perfect 3-0 record.

Bark & Co. Real Estate is on top of the 8-10 division with a 2-1-1 record, with Truly Nolen and Lancaster Design right on its heels with matching 2-1 records. Salty Printing is alone in fourth with a 2-2 record, followed by Beach to Bay Construction at 1-1-1, Cloud Pest Control at 1-2 and Slim’s Place at 1-3.

Miller Electric is closely followed in the 11-13s by Progressive Cabinetry and Planet Stone at 2-1. Tyler’s Ice Cream follows at 1-2, while Anna Maria Oyster Bar is still in search of their first victory.

Intechgrate Systems sits atop the 14-17 division with a 2-0-1 record, closely pursued by 2-1 Air & Energy. Sign-A-Rama is alone in third with a 1-1-1 record, while Duncan Real Estate brings up the rear at 0-3.

Air & Energy edged Sign-A-Rama 25-19 to open 14-17 division action Jan. 28. Quarterback Rutger Langley threw three touchdown passes, including two to Corey Jacques to lead the offense, which also received a touchdown reception from Chancelor Hayward. Roman Langley completed the scoring with an interception return for a touchdown and a 2-point conversion.

Tuna McCracken, David Daigle and Connor Ludwig each scored touchdowns for Sign-A-Rama in the loss.

Intechgrate defeated Duncan 24-14 behind two touchdowns from Lane Burnett. Joe Peery added a touchdown and a 2-point conversion, while Ethan Breslin and Nate Hyman added 2-point conversions to complete the scoring for Intechgrate.

Mac May threw touchdown passes to John McCauley and Jackson Hayes, while Chris Snyder added a 2-point conversion in the loss.

Miller Electric showed why they’re tops in the 11-13s with a 28-0 thumping of AMOB. Shawn Balvin led the way with two touchdown receptions and two interception returns for touchdowns. Quarterback Gavin Johnston threw two touchdown passes and added a pair of 2-point conversions in the victory.

Progressive Cabinetry edged Tyler’s Ice Cream 21-14 in the second 11-13 game behind three touchdown passes by quarterback Elijah Newman. Charlie Halfacre had a pair of touchdown receptions and Ginger Muro had one in the victory.

Devin Calderon had a huge game for Tyler’s, rushing for one touchdown and grabbing four interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown.

Salty Printing opened the 8-10 division action with a 20-6 victory over Cloud Pest Control behind two touchdown receptions by Riley Lawson and one from Colton Shook. Quarterback Nick Yatros had three touchdown passes in the game.

Luke Winsper threw one touchdown pass to Mike Bowes, while also adding a pair of interceptions on defense to lead Cloud Pest Control in the loss.

Andrew Hyman threw two touchdown passes to Peyton Harlan, while scoring a touchdown of his own to lead Lancaster Design past Slim’s Place by an 18-13 score.

Brad McDonald scored a touchdown and threw a TD pass to Harrison Schenerlein to lead Slim’s Place in the loss.

Bark & Co. Real Estate edged Truly Nolen 20-14 in the 8-10 division game. Quarterback Tommy Baugher scored a touchdown and threw for two more to lead Bark, which also received touchdown receptions from Jocelyn Raines and Ashton Hovda.

Duncan Finley threw two touchdown passes to Aiden Templeton to lead Truly Nolen in the loss.

 

Register now for Gulf Coast Senior Games

Calling all 50-and-over athletes. Registration is winding down for the 27th annual Gulf Coast Senior Games, which will take place Feb. 13-21 at various locations in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Senior athletes can register online at parksonline.scgov.net. However, they need to act quickly as the deadline to enter is Feb. 1.

Events at the 2017 games include archery, basketball shooting, bocce ball, bowling, cribbage, cycling, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, racquetball, shuffleboard, swimming, Ping-Pong, tennis and track and field.

 

Key Royale golf action

The Key Royale Club golfers got started with 23 men braving the wind and rain Jan. 23 to play a nine-hole modified-Stableford System or quota-points match.

Tom Perkins carded a plus-5 to take individual first-place honors, while Quentin Talbert grabbed second place with a plus-4.

Forty-nine men participated in a nine-hole afternoon scramble Jan. 26.

The team of Gary Alvord, Herb Clauhs, Gary Razze and Terry Schaefer combined on a 6-under-par 26 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Mike Brakefield, Ton Butzek, Scottt Mitchell and Bob Terhar were alone in second at 28, while the team of Marty Hicks, Jim Hitchen, Gary Risner and Jim Watt were another shot back in third.

 

Horseshoe news

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during Jan. 25 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Tim Sofran and Dom Livedoti drew the bye into the finals and watched as Bob Lee and Norm Good rolled to an easy 21-9 victory over Bob Palmer and Bob Brown. In the finals, Lee and Good were too good, taking out Sofran and Livedoti on a 23-10 final.

Livedoti and Al Kigly were the only team to post a 3-0 pool-play record during Jan. 28 action and were the day’s outright champs.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Flag football charges into 2nd week on AMI gridiron

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Ava Alderson makes a flag pull for Tyler’s Ice Cream on AMOB’s Byron Law Jan. 21 during 11-13 division flag football action at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photos: Kevin P. Cassidy
AMOB receiver Nicholas DeWitt eyes the ball as it sails toward him and Tyler’s Ice Cream defender Josie Alderson Jan. 21 during 11-13 division flag football action at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

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 for the first 15 minutes of the first half.

The AMOB’s best chance to break the scoreless tie came on its second offensive possession. Brandon Yost took a handoff and swept around the right end for 16 yards. After an incomplete pass, quarterback Wesley Choate pitched it to Yost, who threw it back to Choate in the left flat for a first down on the 24-yard line.

A penalty backed them up 5 yards, but Choate hit Nicholas DeWitt for 12 yards on second down to put them in good position. Ava Alderson put an end to the scoring threat when she broke through to sack Choate on third down and take the ball for Tyler’s.

Consecutive three and outs wound down the first-half clock to just over 4 minutes when Tyler’s got the ball back and quarterback Josh Waldo went to work.

He hit Josie Alderson for 10 yards on second down and followed with a 16-yard strike to Reese Riley to give them a first down. An incomplete pass was followed by a bit of trickery, as Waldo dropped back and sent a lateral in the right flat to Cash Carter, who then threw 29-yards to Devin Calderone for a touchdown and a 6-0 lead with 1:55 left in the half.

Tyler’s held AMOB to a three-and-out, getting the ball back with 1:21 left in the half. Waldo hit Calderone for 11 yards and followed that up with a 9-yard completion to Josie Alderson. Facing third and 10, Waldo hit Carter over the middle for a first down.

An incomplete pass on first down was followed by an 8-yard completion to Josie Alderson, but the drive and the half ended when Waldo’s third-down pass was intercepted in the end zone by Travis Bates.

A close game turned into a route during the first 5 minutes of the second half when Tyler’s Calderone gained 12 yards on a first-down run and Waldo next hit Josie Alderson for 5 yards. On third down, Waldo hit Carter on a short crossing that he turned into a 40-yard catch-and-run TD and a 12-0 lead.

AMOB got the ball and after a 7-yard run by Choate on first down, Choate’s pass over the middle was picked off by Calderone, who took it in for a touchdown and a 19-0 lead after the extra-point pass to Calderone.

AMOB got the ball back but, on first down, Choate dropped back to pass under pressure from Ava Alderson, who forced a fumble in the end zone, giving Tyler’s a 21-0 lead on a safety.

Tyler’s then got the ball and Waldo hit Carter for 26 yards on first down and followed that up with a completion to Thomas Heckler for another first down. Waldo’s first-down pass was incomplete, but on second down, Waldo handed off to Carter, who spun around and hit Waldo with a perfect pass down the left sideline for a 35-yard touchdown. Waldo then hit Heckler for the extra point and a 28-0 lead.

AMOB then put together a strong drive with Choate hitting Byron Law on a short crossing route that he turned into a 42-yard gain. Choate hit Kale Petrin for 8 yards and a Yost run was stopped for no gain by a flag pull from Ava Alderson on second down. Facing third and goal, Choate threw to the end zone, but Heckler stepped in and killed the drive with an interception.

Tyler’s tried to whittle the clock down by running the ball, but Law broke through to make a flag pull in the end zone for a safety to finally get on the scoreboard.

Time ran out with Tyler’s Ice Cream on top by a 28-2 score.

In other 11-13 division action Jan. 21, Planet Stone rolled to a 26-7 victory over Progressive Cabinetry.

The 8-10 division action followed with Truly Nolen rolling to a 34-6 victory over Lancaster Design. Salty Printing defeated Beach to Bay Construction 20-15 and Bark & Co. Real Estate edged Slim’s Place 16-12.

The day came to a close with a pair of 14-17 division games that saw Sign-A-Rama dunk Duncan Real Estate 14-6 and Intechgrate Systems zapped Air & Energy 20-7.

Football continues Saturday, Jan. 28, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

 

Finals set in adult soccer league

Some surprising results from the previous week were toppled during semifinal playoff action Jan. 19 in the adult soccer league at the center. No. 1 seed Mason Martin Construction survived an upset bid from No. 4 Wash Family Construction to win 3-2.

Anthony Barberio led the way for Mason Martin in the victory with two goals and one assist, while Lexi Braxton added a goal.

Jason Sato and Chelsea Hoffner each scored a goal for Wash in the loss with Kris Yavalar and Aaron Parkin picking up assists.

The second semifinal lacked drama as No. 3 seed Anna Maria CrossFit rolled to a 7-3 victory over seventh seed Jiffy Lube to advance to the championship game.

Will Kretzman led the CrossFit scoring with three goals and an assist, while Rico Beissert added a single goal and four assists. Allison Burhnam added two goals and Jessica Williams finished with one goal in the victory.

Danny Anderson had a goal and an assist to lead the Jiffy Lube offense, which also received a goal each from Murat Akay and Shay Coleman in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

Golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach got started Jan. 16 with a nine-hole better-ball-of-partners match for the men in the morning.

George Barford and Jim Thorton matched the 9-under-par 23 carded by Dave Kruger and Al Pollock to finish in a tie for first place. Bob Reid and Bill Martin were two shots back in second place.

Later in the day, some of the men members played a nine-hole modified Stableford system match.

The team of Gary Alvord, Dan Richardson and Dennis Schavey combined on a plus-4 score, but it was matched by Dale Hudson, John Koloveski, Larry Pippel and Dennis Schavey to complete a tie for first.

Forty-six women played first-round matches in the Women’s President’s Cup Jan. 17. Net scores will be combined with next week’s scores to determine the Key Royale women’s champion.

Roxanne Koche, playing in Flight C, carded a 7-under-par 25 to grab the first-round lead by one shot over Penny Williams, who finished with a 6-under-par 26 in Flight B. Terry Westby carded a 5-under-par 27 in Flight D to claim third place.

Others within striking distance before the second week’s matches are Tootie Wagner, alone in fourth place with a 3-under-par 29, and Margrit Layh, Sue Little, Gloria LaDue and Connie Livanos — all tied for fifth place — with matching 2-under-par 30s.

The men were back on the course Jan. 16 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Jim Auch, Bob Blazer, Marty Hicks and Dan Richardson combined on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Horseshoe news

Three teams advanced from pool play in Jan. 18 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Bob Mason and John Crawford drew the lucky bye into the finals. Dom Livedoti and Bob Lee rolled into the finals with an easy 21-3 drubbing of Gene Bobeldyk and Bob Brown. It was more of the same in the finals as Livedoti and Lee easily dispatched Mason and Crawford 21-5 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Action Jan. 21 saw Livedoti back in the winner’s circle, this time partnering with Myles Macleod to forge the only 3-0 pool-play record.

Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

Adult soccer playoffs kick off, youth football in 2nd week

The adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island moved Jan. 12 from regular season to four quarterfinal matches starting with No. 5 seed Eason Builders Group taking on fourth seed Wash Family Construction.

Wash advanced to the semifinals with a 4-2 victory behind two goals each from Matt Kretzman and Aaron Parkin. Jason Sato made five saves in goal to help preserve the victory.

Bing Robinson and Matt Plummer led Eason in the loss with a goal each, while Tyler Lancaster made five saves.

The second match saw No. 7 seed Jiffy Lube score a 6-3 upset victory over second seed Ross Built. Danny Anderson led the way in the victory with two goals, while Vince Circharo, Ed Moss, Heidi Johnston and Shawn Kaleta each scored a goal.

Greg Ross, Stetson Matthews and Connor Bystrom each scored a goal in the loss for Ross Built.

Third seed Anna Maria CrossFit narrowly averted another upset bid by No. 6 Acqua Aveda in a 5-4 victory that was decided by a penalty kick shootout.

The teams battled to a 4-4 tie in regulation. Will Kretzman scored three goals and Rico Beissert added a goal for CrossFit, while Nathan Kragt scored two goals for Acqua Aveda, which also received a goal each from Sean Flynn and John Zamora.

In the shootout, Anna Maria CrossFit made all five of their penalty kicks, while Kragt couldn’t convert on his shot and CrossFit won the shootout 5-4.

The last match of the evening saw top-seed Mason Martin Construction avoid the upset bids on an 8-4 victory over Slim’s Place behind four goals from Anthony Barberio. Nate Welch added two goals, while Frank Agnelli and Ted Hurst each finished with a goal in the victory.

Cole Peterson scored two goals each to lead Slim’s in the loss, which also received a goal each from Andre Lewis and Chris Klotz.

Playoff action continues with Mason Martin taking on Wash at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, followed by Anna Maria CrossFit battling Jiffy Lube on the pitch at 8:30 p.m.

The center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

 

Youth flag football action

Flag football in three youth divisions at the center has completed its second week of action and a bevy of games.

The action got underway the morning of Jan. 14 with an 11-13 division matchup between Anna Maria Oyster Bay and Progressive Cabinetry. Progressive rolled to a 32-6 victory over the Oyster Bar behind two touchdowns from Cole Pearson and one from Grant Shackleford. Ginger Muro also had a big game with two flag pulls, two interceptions and 80 rushing yards.

Oyster Bar was led by Brandon Yost, who threw for 15 yards including a five-yard touchdown pass to Travis Bates.

The second 11-13 game saw Miller Electric roll to a 20-8 victory over Planet Stone behind Shawn Balvin’s two touchdowns, an extra point and eight flag pulls. Gavin Johnston added a touchdown and Caleb O’Connor completed the scoring with an extra point.

Blake Balais scored the lone touchdown for Planet Stone and pulled in two interceptions in the loss.
The action then switched to the 8-10 division with three games played, starting with Slim’s Place flattening Cloud Pest Control by a 14-8 score. Colson Kragt threw for 95 yards and a touchdown, while also adding a 2-point conversion. Kendall Johnston had a big game on defense, finishing with a game-high five flag pulls and an interception that she returned for a touchdown.

Luke Winsper threw for 50 yards and a touchdown to Mike Bowes. Brett Balais completed the scoring with a two-point conversion in the loss.

Beach to Bay Construction and Bark & Co. Real Estate battled to a 20-20 tie in the second 8-10 division contest. Gregory Jordan led the way with two touchdowns, while Will Wright added a touchdown and a 2-point conversion.

Ashton Hovda paced Bark & Co. with three touchdowns, while Tommy Baugher added a 2-point conversion.

Lancaster Design shut out Salty Printing 12-0 behind 180 passing yards and two touchdown passes from Andrew Hyman. Kane Richardson and Kieran Cloutier each had a touchdown reception in the victory.

Maddox Culhane led Salty Printing with 35 receiving yards and a pair of interceptions.

Air & Energy rolled to a 21-8 victory over Duncan Real Estate to open action in the 14-17 division behind 195 passing yards and a pair of touchdown passes from Rutger Langley. Silas Banyas and Morgan Horesh both had touchdown receptions, while Corey Jacques returned an interception for a touchdown.

Chris Snyder threw for 125 yards and a touchdown pass to lead Duncan, which received a touchdown from Marcus Boyles and a 2-point conversion from Jackson Hayes in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

Golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach got started Jan. 9 with a men’s nine-hole modified Stableford-system match.

John Cassese and Larry Pippel were on fire, each carding a plus-5 to share individual honors.

The team of Gary Duncan, Buddy Foy, Joe Tynan and Dave Richardson combined on a plus-7 to win the team title.

The men were back on the course Jan. 12 for a nine-hole scramble. Mike Pritchard, Dan Richardson and Bob Soos combined on a 3-under-par 29 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play to battle it out for the day’s bragging rights during Jan. 11 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Tim Sofran and Larry Delarber rolled to an easy 23-10 victory over Sam Samuels and Art Kingstad to win the day’s proceedings.

Jan. 14 action saw only the team of Tom Skoloda and Bob Brown earn the required three victories in pool play and were the outright champs.

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.