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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.

Adult football action continues, youth soccer starts up

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Avis Car Rental receiver Jesse Griffin and Beach Bums defender Karri Stephens both eye the incoming pass during Aug. 3 adult flag football action at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Avis Car Rentals receiver Chris Sullins catches a perfectly thrown football Aug. 3 during a 27-26 loss as Beach Bums defender Chad Woods gives chase on the field at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

The adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island completed its second week of action with games Aug. 1 and Aug. 3.

Mason Martin Construction sits atop the standings with a perfect 3-0 record, one victory ahead of second-place teams Beach House Real Estate and Talucci Construction with 2-0 records. Beach Bums is alone in fourth place with a 1-1 record, followed by Avis Car Rentals at 1-2 and Moss Builders and Truly Nolen at 0-3.

The game of the week was Beach Bums’ 27-26 come-from-behind victory Aug. 3 over Avis Car Rentals. Avis led 20-7 at halftime but, after holding Avis on downs to open the second half, Beach Bums roared back, outscoring Avis 20-6 in the second half.

Quarterback Chuck Buky threw for 170 yards, including three touchdown passes and three extra points, while also adding 75 rushing yards and a touchdown run. Karri Stephens was his favorite receiver, finishing with five catches for 125 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points. Chad Woods finished with 25 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Jay Hoffmeister completed the scoring in the victory with a touchdown reception.

Quarterback Jason Sato threw for 190 yards and four touchdown passes to lead Beach Bums, which also received a huge game from Jesse Griffin, who finished with eight catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Chris Sullins added a touchdown catch and an extra point, while Mike Brusso finished with 30 receiving yards and an extra point in the loss.

Mason Martin Construction rolled to a 32-13 victory over Moss Builders in the second game of the evening behind four touchdown passes and 125 passing yards from QB Tim Shaughnessy. His favorite target was Frank Agnelli, who finished with five catches for 130 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point. Brianna Roberts added a pair of touchdown receptions, while Caleb Roberts threw for 50 yards and a touchdown pass and added a 5-yard touchdown reception and extra point in the victory.

Ryan Moss threw for 110 yards, including a touchdown pass, while also adding 40 receiving yards. Eric Gledhill threw for 40 yards and a touchdown. Jacob Berger added a touchdown and an extra point reception, while Jordan Demers finished with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown in the loss.

The final game Aug. 3 saw Talucci Construction roll to a 33-18 victory over Truly Nolen behind the all-around play of quarterback Ray Gardner, who threw for 105 yards, including two touchdown passes and four extra points while adding 50 rushing and receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. As if that weren’t enough, Gardner also had an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Kevin Roman finished with a pair of touchdown receptions to go along with 45 receiving yards, while Christina Calvary added two extra points and 35 receiving yards in the victory.

Pat Harrington threw for 160 yards and three touchdown passes to Jake Parsons. Parsons finished with five catches for 115 yards for Truly Nolen, which also received three catches for 45 yards from Ben Sato in the loss.

Avis Car Rentals opened Aug. 1 action with a 34-0 thrashing of Truly Nolen behind quarterback Jason Sato, who threw for 210 yards, including four touchdown passes and four extra points. Danny Murphy was his top target, finishing with five catches for 90 yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Griffin added four catches for 75 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points, while Brusso finished with a touchdown and an extra point to go with 45 receiving yards.

Truly Nolen was led by quarterback Harrington’s 160 passing yards and receiver Ben Sato, who finished with five catches for 90 yards in the loss.

Mason Martin outscored Beach Bums 34-20 behind the running and passing of quarterback Shaughnessy, who threw for 150 yards, two touchdown passes and four extra points, while also adding 30 rushing yards, 10 receiving yards and scoring three touchdowns. Agnelli added 55 receiving yards and scored a touchdown and an extra point, while Caleb Roberts finished with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown. Brianna Roberts and David Green completed the scoring with extra points.

Rick Puskas threw for 160 yards, including two touchdowns and two extra points to lead Beach Bums, which also received 60 receiving yards and a touchdown from Stephens and 40 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point from Woods, who also had an interception return for a touchdown in the loss.

The final game Aug. 1 saw Beach House Real Estate edge Moss Builders 21-14 behind three touchdown passes and 135 passing yards from Don Purvis. Receiver Mike Gillum had three catches for 65 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point, while Emily Argeros added 30 receiving yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Moss Builders managed only 105 passing yards between Moss and Eric Gledhill. The lone touchdown pass went to Jacob Berger, who finished with 20 receiving yards and an extra point. Demers completed the Moss scoring with an interception return for a touchdown in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news

The team of Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran teamed up again and posted the only 3-0 pool play record to earn their third consecutive trip to the winner’s circle Aug. 2 in horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

Sofran made it four victories in a row, this time walking his way past the team of Steve Doyle and Neil Hennessey 24-20 in the title game.

Play gets under way 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

Tropical Storm Emily saturated the greens and washed out the golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach last week.

 

Youth soccer starts up in Anna Maria

Registration for the fall youth soccer season at the Center of Anna Maria Island is underway.

Cost for the league, which will start playing matches Sept. 9 and runs until late October, is $10 for members and $126 for non-members. All games will be played Tuesdays and Saturdays at the center. The deadline to register is Aug. 26.

The instructional division for ages 3-5 will have weekly clinics and games, but no evaluations or scorekeeping. However, mandatory player evaluations — tryouts — are scheduled for all other age 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 completed 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.

Center kicks off new adult flag football league new season

The adult flag football league kicked off a new season of competition July 28 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. The league boasts seven teams that will play a six-game schedule Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Regular play will end Aug. 22 with playoffs starting Aug. 24. The championships will be played Sept. 7.

Beach House Real Estate, Talucci Construction and Mason Martin Construction recorded first-week victories July 28.

Beach House only had to show up since their opponent, Avis Car Rentals, didn’t have enough players to field a team, giving Beach House a forfeit victory.

Mason Martin opened the night’s action with a 34-6 victory over Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control. Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy led the way with three touchdown passes, 3 extra points, a 10-yard touchdown reception and, for good measure, he added an interception on defense.

Caleb Roberts added a touchdown pass and a touchdown reception to the Mason Martin offense, which also received a touchdown and an extra point from David Greene to go with touchdown receptions from Brianna Roberts and Frank Agnelli. Agnelli also added an interception, while James Ptak finished with 2 extra points and an interception on defense.

Truly Nolen received a touchdown pass from Pat Harrington to account for its score. John Exley led the defensive effort with three flag pulls, while Ben Sato and Tyler Lancaster finished with two pulls each in the loss.

Talucci Construction rolled to a 34-13 victory over Moss Builders behind the all-around play of quarterback Ray Gardner. He ran for 70 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while adding 170 passing yards, including three touchdown passes and four extra-point passes. His favorite target was John DellTorre, who finished with 90 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches, while David Dunham finished with 65 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point. Christina Calvary added a pair of extra-point catches and Kevin Roman completed the scoring with an extra-point reception.

Ryan Moss threw for 135 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Moss Builders’ offensive attack. Eric Gledhill was his top target, finishing with 120 receiving yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Jesse Brisson added 10 rushing yards and a game-high three flag pulls in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage and battled for supremacy during July 26 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran raced past walker Neil Hennessey by a 21-9 score to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Hennessey had a rare chance at revenge during the July 29 games as he again met Huyghe and Sofran in the finals after both teams went 3-0 in pool play. Huyghe and Sofran again earned a decisive 24-9 victory to earn bragging rights for the week.

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.

It’s free to play and everyone is welcome.

 

Key Royale Golf news

Rain wreaked havoc on nearly any thought of golf last week at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. Regular action Monday and Tuesday was rained out, though the men did get in their regular Thursday scramble July 27.

The team of Dennis Schavey, Mark Kimball, Diane Miller and Gary Razze earned clubhouse bragging rights for the week with a 4-under-par 28.

Golf, horseshoes top sports on AMI

Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was somewhat abbreviated last week. Action July 19 was shortened by the team of Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels, who managed the only 3-0 record in pool play for the day’s bragging rights.

Action July 22 came to a sudden end due to a downpour of rain.

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 their regular modified-Stableford system match July 17. Dennis Schavey carded a plus-6 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. One shot back in a tie for second place were Mark Kimball and Sean Purcell.

The men were back on the course July 20 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mike Brakefield, Dave Frankenfield and Lex Halakan took first place with a 3-under-par 29.

 

Register now for MAYSO’s fall season

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

Cost is $125, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks. Players who register before Aug. 1 receive a $15 discount. 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 in an email to info@mayso.org or go online to mayso.org.

Sports roundup, summer camp plans

Two teams emerged from pool play to battle for the day’s horseshoe championship during July 12 action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Norm Good walked his way to a 21-12 victory over Tim Sofran and Steve Doyle.

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage with 2-1 records July 15. In a tight final match, Sam Samuels and Hank Huyghe edged walker Gary Howcroft 21-15 to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

Play gets under way 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. Play is free and everyone is welcome.

 

Key Royale Golf news

Key Royale Club members got in a few rounds of organized golf on Monday and Tuesday, but July 13 action got rained out.

The men played their regular modified-Stableford system match July 10. Gary Duncan and Hoyt Miller both carded plus-6 to finish in a tie for first place.

The women took to the course July 11 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights.

Debbie Wohlers grabbed the top spot in Flight A with a 1-under-par 31 to earn a two-shot victory. Phyllis Roe and Fran Barford tied for second place with matching 33s.

Jana Samuels had the low round of the day with a 2-under-par 30 to win Flight B going away. Jan Jump and Wendy Holcomb both fired 4-over-par 36 to finish in a tie for second place.

 

Summer my way

Is your child already uttering “I’m bored”?

The Center of Anna Maria Island’s weekly summer camp program might have a solution for summer doldrums. Each week of camp has a different theme in either a sports or discovery track.

The center is offering a “Foreign Friends” camp theme the week of July 24-28. The offering in the sports track focuses on British Open golf and Wimbledon tennis. There is a field trip planned for a round of mini-golf.

In the discovery track, youngsters will be given an opportunity to explore art, language and food from other countries.

Also on tap is a sailing camp for kids ages 8-14 July 24-27. The camp runs from 8:50 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday.

Campers will learn the basics of sailing from Brian Dahms, owner of Bimini Bay Sailing. Sail camp costs $160 for center members and $175 for non-members and space is limited.

For more camp information or to sign up, go to centerami.org.

1 soccer team reaches perfection on way to championship

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Members of the Sato Real Estate soccer team celebrate an unbeaten season July 6 at the Paul “Ace” Hayward corner at the Center of Anna Maria Island on winning the adult league championship by an 8-2 score over Moss Builders. Pictured are Chris Klotz, Lyn Clark, Josh Sato, Jordan Demers, John Coleman, Jake Parsons, Kevin Roman, Adam Mott and Chesea Hoffner. Islander Photo: Courtesy CofAMI

Sato Real Estate completed an unblemished season in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island July 6 with a dominating 8-2 victory over Moss Builders.

After rolling through the regular season, Sato Real Estate won three consecutive playoff games by a combined score of 23-5 to finish with a 10-0 overall record and the championship.

Kevin Roman and Jake Parsons both had two goals and an assist to lead Sato, which also received a pair of goals in the victory from Chris Klotz. Josh Sato and Lyn Clark added a goal each, while Adam Mott chipped in with an assist and goalie Jordan Demers came through with 11 saves.

Matt Kretzman and Diego Felipe each scored a goal for Moss Builders in the loss, while goalie Shawn McCarthy finished with eight saves.

The third-place game saw Anna Maria CrossFit win via forfeit due to Mulock Flynn Law lacking enough players to field a team.

 

Horseshoe news

For the second consecutive week, there was no need for a knockout round in the horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Tim Sofran and Jay Disbrow were the only team to post a 3-0 record during pool play on July 5 and were the day’s outright champs.

Sofran was back in the winner’s circle July 8, this time partnering with Steve Doyle to post the day’s only 3-0 record in pool play for the win.

Play gets under way 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

Key Royale Club members played an Independence Day scramble July 1 to get the celebration started for the holiday. The competition was tight as the team of Dave and Debi Richardson and Jim and Joyce Lathrop, along with the team of George and Fran Barford and Debi Wohlers and Tom Nelson matched the 6-under-par 26 carded by the team of Charlie and Kathy Porter, Jana Samuels and Tom McDonnell for a three-way tie for first place.

Other winners included Nelson for the long drive and Wohlers in the women’s long-drive contest.

Wohlers also captured the closest to the pin for the women, while Dave Richardson won for the men.

After the golf, the members enjoyed a seafood buffet in the clubhouse.

The men played their regular Monday morning modified-Stableford system match July 3. Art McMillan grabbed first place with a plus-3, while Lex Halakan, Nelson and Ron Vandeman tied for second with matching scores of plus-2.

The men were back on the course July 6 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mark Kimball, Nelson and Vandeman torched the course with a 7-under-par 25 to claim clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Register now for fall soccer

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

Cost is $125, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks. Players who register before Aug. 1 receive a $15 discount. 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 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 in an email to info@mayso.org or go online to mayso.org.

And then there were 2: Center adult soccer cup pairing

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Moss Builders midfielder Matt Kretzman shoots and scores the game’s second goal during semifinal action June 29 in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Mulock Flynn Law midfielder Sean Flynn shields the ball from Moss Builders forward Lexi Sato during semifinal action June 29 in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Playoff action in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island got started last week with four quarterfinal matches June 27 followed by semifinals June 29.

No. 7 Moss Builders defied the odds and defeated two higher seeded teams to advance to the championship game.

Moss defeated No. 2 seed Acqua Aveda 4-3 in quarterfinal action June 27 to earn a shot at Mulock Flynn Law, which upset third-seeded Slim’s Place by a 3-2 score to advance to the semis.

Moss Builders next jumped on top of Mulock Flynn on a nice goal from Nate Talucci. Moss almost doubled its lead a minute later when Lexi Sato got loose up the right side, but her shot caromed off the post. The rebound went to teammate Rico Beissert, but his also clanged off the post.

The score stayed 1-0 until there was only 3:41 left in the half and Cortni Wash found Jessica Williams with a cross that she finished to tie the score at 1-1.

Moss Builders quickly answered when Sato again found some room on the right side. She crossed the ball back to the 18-yard line where Matt Kretzman was stationed. He received the pass, juked a defender and finished near post for a 2-1 Moss lead.

With time winding down, Mulock Flynn had the ball deep in its offensive end, looking to tie the score, but a clearing pass by Beissert put Sato on a breakaway. She carried the ball in and beat Mulock goalie Ivan Gaeta to give Moss a 3-1 lead as the half came to a close.

Mulock Flynn came out with a lot of energy to start the second half and immediately put the Moss Builders defense on its heels. The ball ended up on the feet of Danny Anderson on the right side of the box, where he curled a left-footed shot into the upper-left corner of the goal to pull Mulock Flynn within a goal.

Again Moss Builders answered back as Diego Felipe and Kretzman executed a perfect give and go that Felipe finished off for a 4-2 lead.

Undaunted, Mulock Flynn continued to battle and got rewarded when Omar Polar scored to again pull to within a goal of Moss Builders.

With just over two minutes left to play and deep in the Mulock Flynn side, Felipe threw the ball into the goal area, but it was knocked back to him. He then juked the defender and finished to give Moss a 5-3 lead.

Mulock Flynn continued to battle and sent a long goal kick to Williams. She passed the ball inside to Anderson who hit a nice shot, but Moss goalie Shawn McCarthy made the save.

A minute later, Sato picked off a pass deep in the Mulock end and poked it into the goal to complete the 6-3 victory.

Felipe, with two goals and an assist and Kretzman’s two goals paced Moss, which also received a goal and an assist from Sato. Talucci chipped in with a goal and McCarthy finished with six saves in the victory.

Anderson, Williams and Polar scored a goal each to lead Mulock Flynn Law, which also received four saves from Gaeta in the loss.

Top-seeded Sato Real Estate avoided the upset bug by rolling past Ross Built 8-2 in its quarterfinal match, and followed it with an easy 7-1 victory over Anna Maria CrossFit in the second semifinal match of the evening to remain unbeaten going into the championship match, which is set for July 6.

Kevin Roman led the way for Sato Real Estate with three goals while Josh Sato, Adam Mott, John Coleman and Jake Parsons each notched a single goal. Chris Klotz chipped in with three assists and Jordan Demers finished with five saves in the victory.

Damir Glavan notched the lone goal for Anna Maria CrossFit and Brett Laudicina made six saves in the loss.

The championship game gets underway at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, for the cup, with the third-place game set for an hour earlier.

 

Horseshoe news

Last week’s horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was short and sweet.

The June 28 games saw the team of Tim Sofran and Bob Heiger post the lone 3-0 pool-play record to earn the day’s outright bragging rights.

Steve Doyle matched that feat with a solo effort, walking his way to the winner’s circle during July 1 action.

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

 

Key Royale Golf news

The men kicked off golf action June 26 at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach with a nine-hole modified Stableford system match that saw Terry Schaefer take home first place with a plus-3. Jeff Holcomb and Tom McDonnell shared second place with matching scores of plus-2.

A nine-hole scramble was the game of the day June 29. The team of Debi Richardson, Dan Richardson, Dave Richardson and Terry Schaefer combined on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Mark Kimball, Paul Phillips and Gary Razze was a stroke back in second place.

Adult soccer winds down, golf, horseshoes round out week

The adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island concluded its regular season June 22, with playoffs starting up June 27.

There were some changes to the seedings since last week, but not at the top. Sato Real Estate defeated Anna Maria CrossFit 4-1 June 22 to finish the regular season with a 7-0 record and top seed for the playoffs. The loss dropped Anna Maria CrossFit into a tie for fourth place.

Mulock Flynn Law rolled to an 8-1 victory over Lancaster Design to improve to 2-4-1 and move up to sixth seed. The loss dropped Lancaster Design to 3-4 — tied for fourth place.

Acqua Aveda edged Slim’s Place 3-2 to leapfrog Slim’s to second seed, while Slim’s dropped into third place on the loss. Moss Builders earned its first victory on the season with a 7-4 victory over Ross Built. The win improves Moss to 1-5-1 and seventh seed, while Ross fell to 1-6 and last place.

The playoffs started at 6 p.m. June 27 with CrossFit taking on Lancaster Design, followed by Slim’s squaring off against Mulock. Acqua Aveda takes on Moss at 8 p.m., while top-seed Sato faces off against Ross at 9 p.m.

Semifinal action is set for Thursday night, June 29, starting at 7 p.m. The third-place and championship games are set for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6. Leading off with the third-place game.

 

Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play with matching 2-1 records and battled for the day’s supremacy during June 21 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Tim Sofran and Sam Samuels drew the bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and Jay Disbrow eliminated Steve Doyle and Roger Nigg by a 22-17 score. Sofran and Samuels won the day’s bragging rights by rolling to a 21-12 victory over Huyghe and Disbrow in the championship game.

The June 21 games also had three teams earn 2-1 records, with Doyle earning the bye into the finals. Disbrow walked his way past Sofran and Gary Howcroft 22-15 to set up a battle of walkers. Doyle came out on top with an easy 23-11 victory over 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

Key Royale Club members got back on the course after a week of rain, starting with a modified-Stableford System golf match June 19. Gerry Dahl topped the field with a plus-3.

The women took to the course June 20 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 Fran Barford and Sue Wheeler, sharing second place.

Marilyn Niewijk grabbed first place in Flight B with a 1-over-par 33, while Jana Samuels, who had a chipin on the ninth hole was a shot back in second place.

The men were back on the course June 22 for a nine-hole scramble, that saw the team of Tom Nelson, Bill Shuman and Ron Vandeman combine on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

1 adult soccer team still chasing center perfection

With only one week remaining in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, Sato Real Estate was chasing an unbeaten season with a 6-0 record. Having already beaten Slim’s Place, sitting in second place with a 5-1 record, and Acqua Aveda at 4-2, Sato has locked up the top spot for the playoffs, which get started June 27.

Acqua Aveda and Slim’s will square off in the regular-season finale June 22 to determine which team takes the second seed. The rest of the projected seedings are too tough to predict. Anna Maria CrossFit and Lancaster Design both sport 3-3 records and are tied for fourth place. Mulock Flynn Law follows at 1-4-1, while Ross Built at 1-5 and Moss Builders at 0-5-1 round out the standings.

The evening action June 15 started off with Slim’s Place taking an easy 5-2 victory over Ross Built. Yorvi Moreira scored two goals and PJ Smarjisso added a goal and an assist to lead Slim’s, which also received a goal each from Aaron Parkin and Nate Welch. Oliver Petereit finished with two assist, Mike Kaleta had one assist and goalie Jason Sato helped preserve the victory with five saves.

Ross Built’s Vince Circharo and Steve Oelfke scored a goal each and Chandler Hardy had an assist. Richard Fosmore in goal finished with six saves in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Acqua Aveda edge Anna Maria CrossFit 3-2 behind a hat trick from Eric Pullen. Tyler Pullen and Ray Gardner contributed to the Acqua Aveda victory with assists.

Kris Yavalar and Drew Mitchell scored a goal each to lead Anna Maria CrossFit, which also received assists from Angela Wiles and Murat Akay in the loss.

Sato Real Estate remained unbeaten after slipping past Lancaster Design by a 3-1 score behind a pair of goals from Adam Mott and two assists from Kevin Roman. Josh Sato added a goal and an assist, while Jordan Demers finished with four saves in the victory.

Andre Lewis notched the lone goal for Lancaster Design on an assist from Frank Agnelli and Ben Sato finished with four saves in the loss.

The final match of the night saw Mulock battle to a 4-4 tie with Moss behind a pair of goals from Cortni Wash and a goal and an assist from Jessica Williams. Omar Polar chipped in with one goal, while Danny Anderson added an assist and Ivan Gaeta finished with five saves in the tie.

Nate Talucci and Rico Beissert scored two goals each to lead Moss, which received an assist from Matt Kretzman and four saves from Shawn McCarthy in the tie.

Horseshoe news

Three teams advanced to the knockout round after each posted 2-1 pool play records in the June 14 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Sam Samuels and Norm Good drew the bye into the finals and watched as the team of Tim Sofran and Jay Disbrow dispatched walker Steve Doyle by a 23-17 score. In the finals, Samuel and Good were too “good,” rolling to a 23-14 victory over Sofran-Disbrow to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

The proceedings were much more efficient June 17 as Hank Huyghe and Doyle earned the only 3-0 pool play record and were the day’s 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.

 

Key Royale Golf news

The rainy weather has wreaked havoc with regular golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. All regular golf action was canceled two weeks ago and action in the past week was limited to a nine-hole scramble June 15, which saw the team of Mike Gillie, Jon Holcomb, Dick Mills and Scott Mitchell combine on a 1-under-par 31 to earn clubhouse bragging rights.