Tag Archives: Sports

Sports – 08-31-2016

Mickey Hooke, 2016 Madeira Beach Sunset Series 5K overall male winner, poses at the finish line at John’s Pass. Islander Photo: Courtesy Tyler Beyel

Center sees action in adult flag football, youth basketball Only two weeks into the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, there’s one team that hasn’t lost a game and one …

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Sports – 08-24-2016

Mickey Hooke, 2016 Madeira Beach Sunset Series 5K overall male winner, poses at the finish line at John’s Pass. Islander Photo: Courtesy Tyler Beyel

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 …

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Sports – 08-17-2016

Anna Maria horseshoe pitchers closely inspect three possible ringers during Aug. 6 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Islander Photo: Courtesy Harry Samuels

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 …

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Sports – 08-10-2016

Center player Drew Mitchell gets sandwiched by Still Kicking players Shawna Allen and Nicole Davis during Major Beach Soccer action Aug. 6 at Coquina Beach. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

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 …

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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 …

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Sports – 07-27-2016

Wash Family Construction’s Murat Akay heads the ball just over Eason Builder’s Shea Yates July 21 in the league championship game at the center. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

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 …

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Sports – 07-20-2016

Team Jackson’s Matthew Smith goes strong to the basket during the adult basketball championship game at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

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 …

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Fishing – 07-13-2016

Jon Prachyl of Fort Myers shows off his amberjack, caught July 2 about 30 miles due west of Holmes Beach in about 110 feet of water on a threadback. Prachyl was fishing with John Lafferty aboard his boat, InFocus.

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 …

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Sports – 07-13-2016

Eason Builders Group striker Anthony Barberio volleys home one of 6 goals he notched July 7 in the 9-3 playoff victory over Ross Built at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

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 …

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Sports – 07-06-2016

Team Bekkerus player Derek Gargett dribbles behind his back as Keith Wilking defends during first-round adult basketball playoffs at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photos: Kevin P. Cassidy

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 …

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