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Contenders emerge in youth soccer, wrestling returns

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Bins Be Clean player Connor Samblis takes on Wash Family Construction’s Reshma Barnes during 8-10 division soccer action Oct. 10 at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Wash Family Construction’s Riley Lawson carries the ball as Bins Be Clean’s Gabriela Gilbert gives chase during 8-10 division soccer action Oct. 10 at the center. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

They say the cream rises to the top and that appears to be happening in the youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. The two-team 11-14 league started out with a tie and a loss, but, Truly Nolen since has run off three successive victories to improve to 4-0-1 as Slim’s Place fell to 0-4-1 after dropping a 5-3 decision Oct. 10 and a forfeit Oct. 14.

The 8-10 division is tighter, but it appears Progressive Cabinetry is on top of its class — currently 4-1 on the season. Wash Family Construction and Bins Be Clean, which both sport 3-2 records, may debate that statement. Meanwhile, Blue Lagoon is alone in last place, still searching for its first victory.

Wash took on Bins Be Clean Oct. 10 and came away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory. Bins Be Clean got on the scoreboard in the 10th minute when an own goal from Wash gave them a 1-0 lead.

With about six minutes left in the first half, Lincoln Sauls got free and scored to tie the game at 1-1.

The second half saw Bins Be Clean come out strong as Jackson Pakbaz carried the ball up the left side and fired a shot from close range that Kendall Rice somehow blocked to keep the game tied.

Riley Lawson almost gave WFC its first lead two minutes later when he picked off a goal kick and unleashed a rocket that caromed off the post.

WFC finally took the lead with 7:03 to play as Peyton Harlan got loose on a breakaway and produced a goal for a 2-1 lead.

Bins Be Clean looked to tie the score with 3:43 to play when Pakbaz carried the ball up the right side and crossed inside to Connor Samblis, but the volley was just wide and WFC held on for a 2-1 victory.

Action Oct. 14 in the 8-10 division saw Bins Be Clean edge Blue Lagoon 3-2 behind two goals from David Patterson and a goal from Gabriella Gilbert. Tori Hurst and Samblis added assists, while Jaxon Henry made two saves in goal.

Frankie Coleman led Blue Lagoon with a goal and an assist, while Caden Quimby scored. Goalie Victor Albrecht helped keep Blue Lagoon in the game with five saves in the loss.

Progressive Cabinetry rolled to a 5-1 victory over Wash Family Construction in the morning’s second 8-10 division game behind four goals from Jack Mattick.

Jax Kagin added a goal and an assist, while Lily Kawahata finished with three saves in the win.

Peyton Harlan scored the lone goal in the loss for Wash on an assist from Riley Lawson.

 

Horseshoe news

Dom Livedoti and Jay Disbrow were the outright winners after posting the only 3-0 pool play record in the Oct. 11 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Three teams advanced to the knockout round Oct. 14 with matching 2-1 records. The team of Sam Samuels and Tim Sofran drew the bye and watched as

Livedoti and Disbrow eliminated the brother team of Neil and Dave Hennessey 21-6. In the finals, Samuels and Sofran rolled to a 23-10 victory over Livedoti and Disbrow.

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

Golfers at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach got back to a normal schedule after interruptions from bad weather and storm cleanup.

The men played a nine-hole modified-Stableford system match Oct. 9. Tom McDonnell grabbed individual honors with a plus-7, while Bill Shuman took second place with a plus-5 and Tim Friesen finished in third place with a score of plus-3.

Shuman’s score helped his mates, Marty Hicks and Diane Miller, to the team title with a score of plus-3.

The women played a regular nine-hole individual-low-net-match Oct. 10. Helen Pollock, Phyllis Roe and Fran Barford each carded 1-over-par 33s to finish in a three-way tie for first place in Flight A.

Penny Auch took first place in Flight B with a score of 5-over-par 37.

The side game of the day was tee-to-green and Phyllis Roe took first place with 25 strokes.

The men were back on the course Oct. 12 for a nine-hole scramble. Art McMillan, Larry Pippel, Jeff Rodencal and Quentin Talbert matched the 4-under-par 28 carded by John Cassese, Jerry Elson, Bob Leedham and Dan Richardson to share clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Youth wrestling returns to center

The Center of Anna Maria Island is bringing youth wrestling to the mat in its fall programming.

Instructors will teach techniques to all experience levels and the club is expected to travel on weekends to regional tournaments.

Practice will be 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays at the start of the season, which will open Nov. 1.

Registration closes Saturday, Oct. 26.

Enrollment is $96 for members and $126 for non-members.

For more information, visit the center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, call 941-778-1908 or go online to centerami.org.

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.

Winning isn’t everything when you’re age 4-5

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Ava Gitt and Savannah Coba take off during the dribbling relay race during the Planet Stone instructional league clinic on Oct. 7 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Coach Patty McBean leads her Planet Stone players through some toe taps during an Oct. 7 instructional league clinic at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Two Planet Stone players chase after the ball during the 6-7 instructional league clinic on Oct. 7 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

When the parents of players who signed up for the 6-7 age division of the youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, received their schedules, only one team was listed.

It may have prompted a few questions. Consider them answered.

The center revamped its instructional league — the age 4-5 and 6-7 divisions — to put the focus where it should be, on instruction.

Even though the center hasn’t kept track of wins and losses and hasn’t kept standings in the youngest age divisions, too much focus was put on teams to win their Saturday games.

Not anymore. The focus now for Beach Bums, kids 4-5, and Planet Stone, the 6-7 division, is on skill development and fun.

Coach Nathan Kragt, who played soccer for the Manatee Magic and at Bradenton Christian School, recently led a group of about 20 youngsters through a series of ball drills called Coerver Skills. Coerver skills develop first-touch and dribbling by training kids to feel comfortable with the ball at their feet.

Kragt started with toe touches, which helps develop the balance needed to have mad ball skills. He then had the kids switch to instep touches, sole rolls and an inside-outside stop, where kids move the ball with the inside of their foot, then the outside, then stop the ball.

Though the program is in its infancy, staying the course will pay off big time for these kids when they start playing competitive games. They’ll have the skills they need.

Kragt and his assistant coach, Patty McBean, who played high school soccer in Canada, threw in fun games like kick the coach with the ball and a dribbling relay before finishing the session by placing the kids into four teams for scrimmages.

Watch out for these up-and-coming players when they move up to the big field.

Speaking of the big field, soccer action continued in the 8-10 and 11-14 divisions. Truly Nolen improved its season to 2-0-1, thanks to a 3-0 victory over Slim’s Place. Aiden

Templeton led the way with three goals, while Evan Talucci made three saves in the shutout victory.

The loss, which dropped Slim’s Place to 0-2-1 on the season, produced a pair of saves from Nick Yatros.

The 8-10 division standings are tight with Bins Be Clean, Wash Family Construction and Progressive Cabinetry all sporting 2-1 records. Blue Lagoon is 0-3.

Action Oct. 7 saw Progressive Cabinetry roll to a 7-2 victory over Bins Be Clean behind five goals from Jack Mattick and a goal each from Kieran Cloutier and Lily Kawahata.

Kawahata also made three saves in goal, while Ewen Cloutier finished with three saves and an assist in the victory.

David Patterson and Connor Samblis each scored a goal to lead Bins Be Clean in the loss.

The second game of the morning saw Wash Family Construction roll to a 6-1 victory over Blue Lagoon behind six goals from Riley Lawson and an assist from Layla Yavalar.

Jack Whiteside made three saves and Lincoln Sauls added two saves to help preserve the victory.

Frankie Coleman scored the lone goal for Blue Lagoon, while Victor Albrecht and Jocelyn Raines contributed three and two saves respectively.

 

Adult soccer kicks off new season

The adults kicked off a new soccer season at the center Oct. 5. The seven-game regular season runs until Nov. 9 with playoffs Nov. 16 and the championship game Dec. 7.

First-week action saw Acqua Aveda edging Sato Real Estate 5-3 behind three goals from Eric Pullen and a goal each from Rico Beissert and Stephen Adair.

Bobby Troxler led Sato with a pair of goals, while Zoran Kolega scored once. Chelsea Hoffner and Junior Guerra each added assists in the loss.

Mulock Flynn Law slipped past Moss Builders 7-6 in the second game of the evening. Lexi Sato paced Mulock Flynn with three goals and an assist and Aaron Parkin finished with two goals. Sean Flynn had a goal, while a goal and an assist from Jessica Williams completed the scoring for Mulock Flynn.

Shay Coleman’s three goals and an assist paced Moss Builders in the loss, as well as two goals and two assists from Matt Plummer and a goal and two assists from Andre Lewis.

Jiffy Lube rolled to a 7-2 victory over Ross Built in the third game of the night behind five goals from Chris Klotz and two goals from Chris Culhane. Danny Anderson added a pair of assists and Mike Brusso made four saves in goal.

Scott Eason had a goal and an assist and Kevin Roman scored once to carry Ross Built in the loss.

Slim’s Place cruised to a 7-2 victory over Mar/Kis Insurance behind three goals each from Angela Wiles and Damir Glavan. Kris Yavalar chipped in with a goal, while Matt Kretzman added a pair of assists in the win.

Joel Sanchez and Jermais Gramajo scored a goal each to lead Mar/Kis Insurance, which also received an assist from Michel Marquez in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news

For the second consecutive week, horseshoe action at the city of Anna Maria’s pits saw no need for playoffs. There were again two outright winners.

Dom Livedoti teamed up with Neil Hennessey during the Oct. 4 games to post the day’s only 3-0 pool play record and earn bragging rights for the day.

Livedoti was back in the winner’s circle Oct. 7, this time with Jerry Disbrow to post the lone 3-0 pool play record and take the day’s championship.

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

More rain and more clean up limited golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach to a nine-hole scramble by the men Oct. 5. The team of Barry Izzard, Dick Mills, Scott Mitchell and Larry Pippel combined on a 3-under-par 29 to match the score carded by the team of John Cassese, Dan Richardson, Larry Solberg and Dave Richardson for a two-way tie for first place.

No thanks to Irma, youth soccer season finally underway

After delays to tryouts, team selection, practices and games due to the passing of the Category 2 Hurricane Irma, the youth soccer season at the Center of Anna Maria Island finally kicked off last week.

After just a week of action, there’s only one team with a spotless record and that belongs to Bins Be Clean in the 8-10 division. They handily won both of their matches to jump out to a 2-0 record and grab an early lead in the standings. Wash Family Construction and Progressive Cabinetry follow with matching 1-1 records, while Blue Lagoon is 0-2.

The two-team 11-14 division had its first match decided by a forfeit when Slim’s Place was unable to field a team Sept. 26 for its match against Truly Nolen, though the two teams did play to a 2-2 tie Sept. 30.

Aiden Templeton paced Truly Nolen in the Sept. 30 match with a goal and an assist, while Evan Talucci added a goal.

Slim’s Place was led by Brock and Shane Soletti, who scored a goal each to lead Slim’s, which also received an assist from Sam Leister in the tie.

Bins Be Clean opened the 8-10 division fall season Sept. 26 with a 5-3 victory over Progressive Cabinetry, which received four goals from Jackson Pakbaz and two saves from goalie David Patterson in the victory.

Jack Mattick’s hat trick paced Progressive Cabinetry, which also received three saves from goalie Lily Kawahata in the loss. An own-goal by Progressive accounted for the final score for Bins Be Clean.

The second game of the evening saw Wash Family Construction roll to a 4-0 victory over Blue Lagoon behind a hat trick from Chris Ueltschi and a single goal from Lincoln Sauls. Goalie Jack Whiteside made four saves to earn the shutout victory for WFC.

Victor Albrecht helped keep Blue Lagoon in the match with two saves in the loss.

Action continued Sept. 30 with two 8-10 division matches, starting with Progressive Cabinetry’s 6-1 dismantling of Wash Family Construction. Ewen Cloutier led the way with three goals, while Jack Mattick finished with two goals and two assists. Kieran Cloutier added a goal and an assist, while Lily Kawahata finished with two saves in the victory.

Lincoln Sauls scored Wash Family Construction’s goal, and Jack Whiteside finished with four saves in the loss.

Jackson Pakbaz and Connor Samblis both had two goals and an assist to lead Bins Be Clean to a 5-0 victory over Blue Lagoon. Gabriella Gilbert added a goal and Andrew Peterson finished with two saves in the victory.

Victor Albrecht made four saves and Jocelyn Raines added two saves for Blue Lagoon in the loss.

 

More soccer

The adult soccer league at the center will kick off its fall season with four games starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. The eight-team co-ed league includes Jiffy Lube, Sato Real Estate, Acqua Aveda, Ross Built Construction, Slim’s Place, Mulock Flynn Law, Moss Builders and Mar/Kis Insurance.

The seven-game season runs through Nov. 9, with playoffs starting Nov. 16 and championship Thursday set for Dec. 7.

 

Horseshoe news

There was no need for playoffs during horseshoe action Sept. 27 and Sept. 30 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Dom Livedoti and Bob Heiger posted the only 3-0 record and were the outright champs during Sept. 27 action, while Neil Hennessey walked his way to the lone 3-0 pool play record during action Sept. 30.

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

Normalcy returned to Key Royale Club after the past few weeks spent cleaning up the fairways from Irma’s mess.

The men teed off Sept. 25 for their regular, modified-Stableford system match. Jim Auch and Barry Izzard both carded plus-4s to finish in a tie for first place.

The women got on the course Sept. 26 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in two flights.

Helen Pollock fired a 3-under-par 29 to earn a two-shot victory over Stephanie Morris, who was alone in second place with a 1-under-par 31. Phyllis Roe and Jean Holmes finished in a tie for third with matching even-par 32s.

Roxanne Koche scorched the course with a 6-under-par 26 to take the top spot in Flight B. Janet Razze took second place with a 1-under-par 31, while Jana Samuels finished at 2-over-par 34, including a chipin on the second hole.

Pollock also won the game of the day with 13 putts.

The men played a nine-hole scramble Sept. 28 that saw the team of Marty Hicks, Jack Isherwood, Larry Pippel and Gary Razze combine on a 6-under-par 26 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Mike Gille, Barry Izzard, Jeff Rodencal and Dennis Schavey finished two shots back in second place.

 

More golf news

The Center of Anna Maria Island invites all golf enthusiasts to join them for the annual fundraising golf tournament Friday, Oct. 20, at the IMG Golf Academy, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton.

Cost for the tournament is $125 per player or $450 per foursome and includes lunch, dinner and the usual assortment of prizes and raffles. The tournament benefits the sports programs at the center.

Sign up is at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, online at centerami.org or by calling the center at 941-778-1908.

Runner Hooke takes first place, sets yet another record

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Mickey Hooke closes in on the finish line of the 13th annual Ranch Run in Temple Terrace. He earned a first place finish in the 10K.
Mickey Hooke poses with his medals with incoming Col. Chad Chronister of the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office on winning the 10K at the 13th annual Ranch Run in Temple Terrace. Islander Photos: Courtesy Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office/Charles Bean IV

Six days after Hurricane Irma raced up the Florida peninsula, longtime Galati Yacht Sales employee and former Island resident Mickey Hooke participated in the 13th annual Ranch Run in Temple Terrace Sept. 16.

Hooke, who recently turned 56, maintained a solid, steady pace and finished the 10K in 41:31, giving him first place overall for the day. His finish time was 4 minutes 12 seconds ahead of his closest competitor and earned him a trifecta: course, masters and grandmasters records.

He has set 290 records since he turned 40, including 46 overall course records.

The race attracted 323 runners for 5K, 10K and 15K races and raised $19,000 for the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch and its programs.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and battled for first place during Sept. 20 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Tom Skoloda and Jay Disbrow defeated Dom Livedoti and Tim Sofran 22-12 in the finals and earned bragging rights for the day.

Livedoti teamed up with Bob Heiger to post the only 3-0 pool play record as outright champs Sept. 23.

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

Clean up from Hurricane Irma continued on the Key Royale links Sept. 18, but the women got back in the swing of things Sept. 19 with a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match in two flights.

Helen Pollock and Phyllis Roe both carded 4-under-par 28s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight A. Fran Barford and Stephanie Morris tied for second with matching 3-under-par 29s.

Roxanne Koche fired a 3-under-par 29 to take first place in Flight B. Marilyn Niewijk was alone in second with a 1-over-par 33. Jana Samuels had a chipin on the eighth hole.

The men finally got out on the course Sept. 21 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Paul Phillips, Gary Razze, Jeff Rodencal and Quentin Talbert matched the 3-under-par 29 carded by the team of Mike Brakefield, Dave Frankenfield, Mark Kimball and Dick Mills and Barry Izzard, John Kolojeski and Scott Mitchell for a three-way tie for first.

 

Center postscript

The Center of Anna Maria Island has canceled the adult football championship game that was scheduled the weekend Irma threatened to arrive in Florida and the island came under an evacuation order.

The game was apparently called a draw because neither team could agree to a date that worked for all.

Youth soccer, also delayed by Irma, is scheduled to begin this week.

Sport – 09-20-2017

Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc all over the state last week, uprooting trees, families and sports teams.

Area schools serving as shelters were bursting at the seems with evacuees who fled their homes for safety.

Meanwhile major league sports teams like the Tampa Bay Rays played three games as the “home” team at Citi Bank Field in New York, while the Jacksonville Jaguars were forced stay the week in Houston after their game there Sept. 10 because the conditions in Jacksonville were deteriorating.

Add in cancellation of all games by all of the state colleges and rescheduling of the opening game of the NFL season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Miami Dolphins and you can start to see the disruption to our sporting routine.

The storm also disrupted local sporting events and high school football and youth sports all across the state. The Unitied Soccer Association had two weekends of games interrupted as some areas weren’t as lucky as others with respect to Irma’s impact.

All sports at the Center of Anna Maria Island were canceled for Irma and have yet to be rescheduled. The youth soccer league looks to get the fall season started Sept. 23, while championship night in the adult flag football league hopes to kick off Sept. 21, but a final decision had not been made at press time.

West Bradenton and the island definitely dodged the proverbial bullet thanks to Irma’s last-minute jog to the east, and the time spent hunkered down with family and friends serves as a reminder for what is really important and valued.

Next up is Hurricane Maria, forecast to hit the already devastated islands of Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. By the middle of the week, Maria will eye the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

It’s too early to judge whether Florida will be impacted by Maria, but I wouldn’t put all the sandbags, plywood and batteries away just yet. Lee is just behind her in the Atlantic.

 

Horseshoe news

There were no horseshoes pitched Sept. 9 or Sept. 13 due to Hurricane Irma, but the players did manage to get in some action Sept. 16.

Walker Neil Hennessey posted the only 3-0 pool-play record and was the day’s outright champion.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays 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.

Registration taking place for triathlon

Registration for the 2017 Longboat Key Triathlon benefiting the new Women’s Sports Museum is underway.

The triathlon consists of swimming, biking and running. A duathlon also will take place Sunday, Oct. 15. The start time for the races will be 7:30 a.m.

Registration is taking place online at lbktriathlon.com.

Course details, as well as signup costs, can be found on the website.

Playoffs underway in center adult flag football league

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Avis Car Rentals receiver Jesse Griffin catches a touchdown pass during the adult flag football season finale Aug. 22 against Mason Martin Construction at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Mason Martin receiver Tim Shaughnessy and Avis Car Rentals defenders Nick Sato and Chris Sullins battle for an incoming pass during the regular-season flag football finale Aug. 22 at the center. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

The regular season of the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island came to a close Aug. 22 to finalize seedings for the playoffs, which got underway Aug. 24.

Mason Martin Construction finished with the best record and earned a first-round bye into the semifinals. The post-season action gets started at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, with Beach House Real Estate taking on Avis Car Rental, followed at 8:30 p.m. by top-seed Mason Martin Construction versus Moss Builders.

First round action got started with No. 4 seed Moss Builders outscoring No. 5 Beach Bums 43-33 behind 180 passing yards and six touchdown passes from quarterback Ryan Moss. Moss spread the ball to Eric Gledhill, Jordan Demers and Ed Moss, who all came through with two touchdown receptions in the victory.

Quarterback Chuck Buky led Beach Bums with 250 passing yards, including five touchdown passes. Chad Woods was his top target, finishing with 90 yards and three touchdown catches. Karri Stephens added a touchdown and a 2-point conversion, while Jay Hoffmiester finished with a touchdown, an extra point and 70 receiving yards in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw No. 6 seed Avis Car Rental upset No. 3 Talucci Construction 30-27. Danny Murphy threw for 135 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 40 yards and caught four passes for 60 yards in the victory. Mike Brusso caught two touchdown passes, while Nick Sato threw for a touchdown and returned an interception for a touchdown on defense. Lexi Sato added 20 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Jason Sato completed the scoring with a 10-yard touchdown run.

Quarterback Ray Gardner threw for 80 yards and two touchdowns while also running for 40 yards and scoring two touchdowns. John DellaTorre threw one touchdown pass and added a touchdown reception, while Nate Talucci finished with 35 receiving yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points.

The final game of the evening saw Beach House edge Truly Nolen 23-19 behind 170 passing yards and two touchdown passes from Chris Gillum. Jon Moss was his top target, finishing with five catches for 100 yards including a touchdown and a pair of extra points. Mike Gillum added 55 receiving yards including a touchdown and an extra point while Jason Mickan finished with 30 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Truly Nolen received two touchdown passes and an extra point from Joe Carder and 35 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point from Ben Sato. Jake Parsons added a 20-yard touchdown reception, while Pat Calvary completed the Truly Nolen scoring with an interception return for a touchdown.

 

Horseshoe news

The team of Tim Sofran and Hank Huyghe posted the only 3-0 record in pool play and were the outright champs during Aug. 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
Two teams emerged from pool play with 2-1 records during Aug. 26 action. Sofran emphatically earned his second trip in a week to the winner’s circle with a double ringer to cap a 25-12 victory over Steve Doyle and Neil 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.

 

Key Royale golf news

The men of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole modified Stableford-system match Aug. 21 to open the week. Ron Vandeman earned clubhouse bragging rights with a plus-2.

The women took to the course Aug. 22 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights. Helen Pollock fired an even-par 32 to take first place in Flight A by two strokes over

Tootie Wagner, who was alone in second place.

Peggi Claus carded a 1-under-par 31 to grab first place in Flight B. Marlyn Niewijk took second with a 1-over-par 33.

The men played a nine-hole scramble Aug. 24. The team of Bill MacMillan, Art McMillan and Tom Nelson combined on a 4-under-par 28 to take first place.

 

Adult soccer signup underway

Registration for the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island is underway. For $10, center members can reserve a spot on a team, while nonmembers pay $126.

Registration closes Saturday, Sept. 9, and player evaluations will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the center with the player draft to follow.

The season gets started Sept. 21 with all games played Thursday evenings.

The center also is looking for sponsors.

Register at www.centerami.org or 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

For more information, call 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

Last of unbeatens fall in center adult football standings

Week 4 of the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island saw three previously unbeaten teams — Talucci Construction, Mason Martin and Beach House Real Estate — drop in the standings due to a lost game or, as Beach House Real Estate did, games.

Talucci and Mason Martin now top the standings with 4-1 records, although Talucci Construction holds the tiebreaker after edging Mason Martin 22-19 Aug. 15.

Beach House dropped into fourth place with a 3-2 record, with Beach Bums moving into third on defeating Beach House 34-26 in another Aug. 15 game. Avis Car Rentals and Moss Builders follow with 2-3 records, while Truly Nolen is still in search of a first victory in last place with an 0-6 record after a loss to Moss Builders 24-21 in the final Aug. 15 game.

Mason Martin got the action started Aug. 17 with a 34-26 victory over previously unbeaten Beach House behind the all-around play of Tim Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy passed for 130 yards, including a touchdown pass and two extra points, while also adding an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Caleb Roberts added four catches for 75 yards, including a touchdown and two extra points, while also throwing a touchdown pass. Frank Agnelli finished with four catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns while also adding 20 rushing yards. Jame Ptak completed the M-M scoring with a touchdown pass.

Beach House, playing without quarterback Don Purvis, turned to Chris Gillum, who threw for 165 yards, including three touchdown passes and two extra points. Mike Gillum was his favorite target, finishing with eight catches for 95 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Jon Moss added three catches for 35 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Leah Purvis completed the Beach House scoring in the loss with a touchdown catch.

Beach Bums outscored Truly Nolen 33-21 in the second game Aug. 17 behind a huge game from quarterback Chuck Buky, who passed for 255 yards, including five touchdown passes and three extra points. Karri Stephens was his top target, finishing with five catches for 110 yards, a pair of touchdown receptions and an extra point. Chad Woods also had two touchdown receptions and an extra point to go along with 50 receiving yards, while Jay Hoffmeister finished with five catches for 85 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point.

Jake Parsons led Truly Nolen with a 10-yard touchdown run to go along with four catches for 65 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points. Joseph Carder threw for 120 yards, including two touchdown passes and three extra points, and Ben Sato finished with 45 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point in the loss.

Avis Car Rentals ran past Talucci Construction behind Danny Murphy, who rushed for 60 yards and a pair of touchdowns on three carries, while also adding a 20-yard touchdown reception. Jason Sato threw for 90 yards and a pair of scores and Lexi Sato finished with three catches for 25 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Ray Gardner threw for 155 yards and two touchdown passes to lead Talucci in the loss. Nate Talucci finished with four catches for 50 yards and a touchdown and Kevin Roman added two catches for 50 yards and a touchdown.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams squared off in the finals after posting 2-1 records in pool play during Aug. 16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Hank Huyghe and Steve Doyle rolled to a 21-7 victory over Norm Good and Gary Howcroft to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams rolled through Aug. 19 pool-play action with 3-0 records and met in the finals to determine the day’s champs. Howcroft redeemed himself after getting thumped in Wednesday’s finals by walking past Huyghe and Neil Hennessey 21-10, which earned him a trip to the winner’s circle.

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

The week produced a full slate of golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, starting with a nine-hole modified Stableford-system match Aug. 14. Pat Moyna and Paul Phillips both carded plus-3s to finish in a tie for first place.

The women had the course to themselves Aug. 15 and for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights.

Sue Wheeler fired an even-par 32 to take the top spot in Flight A. Debi Wohlers and Penny Williams were three shots back in a tie for second place.

Janet Razze’s even-par 32 gave her first place in Flight B by one stroke over second-place finisher Wendy Holcomb.

The men were back on the course Aug. 17 for a nine-hole scramble, won by the team of Mark Kimball, Paul Phillips and Bill Shuman on a combined two-under-par 30.

 

Last week to register for soccer

Online registration is open at mayso.org for players ages 4-18 wanting to take part in the Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization’s fall soccer season.

Registration closes Aug. 26, but don’t delay. Some age groups fill up prior to the registration deadline.

Cost is $125, including jersey, shorts and socks, plus $20 that is reimbursed if a parent volunteers for two hours during the season.

Mayso gets started Oct. 7 at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, while player evaluations, also at Bray, are Aug. 28 for U6 players, Aug. 29 for U8, Aug. 30 for U10 players and Aug. 31 for U12 and up. Check in for all evaluations is at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, email info@mayso.org or go online to mayso.org.

The Center of Anna Maria Island also is registering young players for a fall soccer league and “the chance to learn about teamwork, sportsmanship and soccer skills, while having fun and building friendships.”

Center youth soccer is for children 3-17 years old.

The deadline to register is Saturday, Aug. 26.

Player evaluations will be Tuesday, Aug. 29, for kids age 6-10 and evaluations for kids age 11-17 will be Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The season of games will open Saturday, Sept. 9, and continue through October.

The cost to register is $10 for center members and $126 for non-members.

Registration can be completed online at centerami.org, by calling the center at 941-778-1908 or in person at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Adult flag football action continues, horseshoes, golf, too

The adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island logged its third week of action with three games played Aug. 10.

Mason Martin Construction, Beach House Real Estate and Talucci Construction all are boasting 3-0 league records and sharing first place. Beach Bums is 1-2, followed by Moss Builders and Avis Car Rentals, which are both 1-3. Truly Nolen rounds out the standings at 0-4.

Moss Builders got its first win on the season via forfeit after an illness swept through the Avis Car Rental roster.

Talucci Construction won the past week’s game in convincing fashion, rolling past Beach Bums 28-6 behind 130 passing yards and four touchdown passes from quarterback Ray Gardner. David Dunham was his top receiver, finishing with 55 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches. Kevin Roman added four catches for 30 yards, including two touchdowns and 2 extra points, while John DellaTorre with 30 receiving yards and an extra point and Christina Calvary with an extra point catch completed the scoring for Talucci.

Beach Bums received 95 passing yards and one touchdown pass from quarterback Chuck Buky, which went to Karri Stephens. Stephens finished with five catches for 40 yards in the loss, while Geoff Evans added two catches for 40 yards.

Beach House Real Estate ran past Truly Nolen by a 27-0 score in the final game of the evening behind a combined 135 rushing yards. Emily Argeros led the way with a 60-yard touchdown run, while quarterback Don Purvis passed for 35 yards and a touchdown, ran for 55 yards and two touchdowns while also adding a 40-yard reception.

Jason Mickan finished with three catches for 20 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points while Mike Gillum added two catches for 20 yards and an extra point in the victory.

Pat Harrington threw for 110 yards in the loss and Ben Sato finished with six catches for 90 yards to lead Truly Nolen, which also received two catches for 35 yards from Monica Simpson.

 

Horseshoe news

The team of Hank Huyghe and Steve Doyle posted the only 3-0 pool-play record Aug. 9 and were the day’s outright champs during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Two teams emerged from pool play during the Aug. 12 games and battled for the championship. Huyghe and partner Gary Howcroft outlasted walker Neil Hennessey by a 23-9 score with Huyghe emphatically ending the match with a double ringer.

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.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club links recovered from the deluge of Tropical Storm Emily and the golfers returned for some competitions, starting Aug. 7 with a modified

Stableford system match among the men. Hoyt Miller and John Kolojeski both carded plus-1s to finish in a tie for first place.

The women took to the course Aug. 8 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights. Penny Williams fired an even-par 32 to win Flight A by one stroke over second-place finisher Fran Barford.

Flight B saw Janet Razze and Peggy Clauhs card matching 1-under-par 31s to finish in a tie for first place.

Phyllis Roe managed a birdie on the ninth hole while Barford, Marilyn Niewjik and Anne Klein all had chipins during their rounds.

The men were back on the course Aug. 10 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mike Gillie, Mark Kimball, Art McMillan and Bill Shuman combined on a 3-under-par 29 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Registration underway for center soccer

Registration for the fall youth soccer season at the center is underway.

The cost for league play, starting Sept. 9, is $10 for members and $126 for non-members. All games will be played Tuesdays and Saturdays and the deadline to register is Aug. 26.

The instructional division for ages 3-5 will have weekly clinics and games, but no evaluations.

Mandatory player evaluations are scheduled for remaining divisions at the following dates and times:

Aug. 29: 6 p.m. ages 6-7
Aug. 29: 7 p.m. ages 8-10
Aug. 30: 6 p.m. ages 11-13
Aug. 30: 7 p.m. ages 14-17

Registration can be made online at www.centerami.org or at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call 941-778-1908 or email will@centerami.org.

 

And MAYSO’s fall season starts up

Online registration is taking place for players ages 4-18 in the Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization fall season at mayso.org.

Cost is $125, including jersey, shorts and socks. There is an additional $20 volunteer fee for MAYSO players that is reimbursed if the player volunteers for two hours.

Games get started Oct. 7 at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, but player evaluations start up in August at Bray: Aug. 28 for U6 players, Aug. 29 for U8, Aug. 30 for U10 players and Aug. 31 for U12 and up. Check in for all evaluations start at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact a MAYSO administrator at info@mayso.org or go online to mayso.org.