First-round playoff action in the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island produced no surprises as the fifth, sixth and seventh seeds were eliminated during playoff action April 20.
A champion will be crowned Thursday, April 27, when semifinal action narrows the field to two teams that will battle for the season’s bragging rights in the championship game that kicks off at 8:30 p.m.
Beach to Bay Construction edged Mason Martin Construction 30-25 behind the all-around play of quarterback Tim Shauhnessy. Shaughnessy threw for 80 yards and three touchdown passes, while also running for 36 yards and catching a 60-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Roberts.
Roberts chipped in with 25 receiving yards and a touchdown reception, while Brianna Roberts and Joe Ball each contributed a touchdown reception.
Quarterback Charles Buky helped keep Mason Martin by completing13 of 22 passes for 140 yards and three touchdown passes. Frank Agnelli was the leading receiver, finishing with 80 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns, while David Dunham posted a touchdown reception and a 50-yard touchdown pass. Chad Woods completed the scoring in the loss with a touchdown reception and finished with 70 receiving yards.
Tyler’s Ice Cream rolled to a 38-19 victory over Progressive Cabinetry in the second playoff matchup behind the play of Zach Shield. Shield completed 10 passes for 150 yards, two touchdown passes and two extra points, while adding an interception return for a touchdown on defense.
Tyler Lancaster also had a big game, finishing with 70 rushing yards and 40 receiving yards, including a touchdown reception and extra point. KD Belton finished with 50 receiving yards and a touchdown reception, while also picking off two passes and taking them both to the end zone. Christina Calvary completed the scoring for Tyler’s with a touchdown and an extra point and finished with 35 receiving yards.
Progressive Cabinetry received three touchdown passes and a 120 passing yards from quarterback Jason Sato and touchdown receptions from Chris Sullins, Greg Ross and Sean McCarthy, who finished with a team-high 50 receiving yards in the loss.
Youth soccer completes second week of action
Youth soccer at the center completed three games in its second week, starting with a pair of games April 21 in the 8-10 division. Progressive Cabinetry outscored Wash Family Construction 6-4 behind four goals from Jackson Pakbaz and a goal and three assists from Ewan Cloutier. Jack McCarthy scored a goal to complete the scoring for Progressive.
Riley Lawson was the main story for Wash Family Construction, scoring all four goals. Banks Beukema added an assist, while Dalton Fox helped keep Wash in the game with 11 saves between the pipes.
The second game of the evening saw Truly Nolen roll to a 4-2 victory over Slim’s Place behind four goals from Jack Mattick and an assist from Nick Yatros. Victor Albrecht and Lily Kawahata each made four saves in goal to help preserve the victory.
Aiden Templeton and Gregory Jordan scored a goal each, while Gabe Hoover added an assist in the loss.
Salty Printing outlasted Sign-A-Rama 7-6 April 22 to even up the standings in the two-team 11-14 division. Thomas Heckler led the way with three goals and an assist, while also making four saves in goal. David Daigle added a goal and an assist and Javier Rivera finished with two goals and three saves in the victory for Salty Printing.
German Rivera led Sign-A-Rama with three goals and an assist and Tyler Brewer finished with three goals. Tuna McCracken racked up five saves and Connor Ludwig made three saves for Sign-A-Rama in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
Lex Halakan, Ron Buck, Mike Gillie and Quentin Talbert all posted impressive plus-4 scores to finish in a four-way tie for first place during an April 17 quota-points match at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.
Halakan also was part of the winning team of Dian Miller, Larry Pippel and Blake Ress on a combined plus-6, earning clubhouse bragging rights for the day.
The women of KRC took the course April 18 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights.
Phyllis Roe rode a closest-to-the-pin shot of 18 feet 6 inches to the best low-gross round of the day with a 35. Her low-net score of 5-under-par 27 gave her the win in Flight A by two strokes over Helen Pollock. Marcia Helgeson was alone in third with a 2-under-par 30.
Beatrice Friebe’s 7-under-par 25 was the low-net score of the day and gave her first place in Flight B by three strokes over Sharon Tarras and Connie Livanos.
Beth Lindeman carded a 4-under-par 28 to win Flight C with Jan Turner and Barb Harold both two strokes back.
Flight D went to Terry Westby, who fired a 4-under-par 28 to outpace second-place finisher Beverly Neville’s 2-under-par 30.
The men were back on the course April 19 for the annual Spring Stag Day that saw 43 golfers.
Dave Richardson posted the best low-gross score with a 2-over-par 34, while Chet Hutton and Paul Phillips tied for the best low-net score on matching 4-under-par 28s.
The team of John Kolojeski, Phillips, Gino DiClemente and Vince Mercadante combined on a 4-under-par 124 to win the team low-net competition.
Ron Vandeman won the closest-to-the-pin contest on number 16.
Dom Livedoti and Karl Thomas were the undisputed champions during April 19 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits after posting the only 3-0 pool-play record.
Two teams emerged from pool play during April 22 action that saw Livedoti again earn a trip to the winner’s circle. This time, Livedoti “walked” to the winner’s circle by destroying Steve Doyle and Bob Demont 25-4.
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.
Sign up underway for adult soccer
The center is now registering adult players for a spring soccer league. Cost is $5 for center members and $120 for non-members. Players can register online until May 6 at www.centerami.org or by visting the center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Player evaluations will be at 7 p.m. May 9 and a draft will follow that evening. The season action kicks off May 18.
Anyone interested in sponsoring a team or for more information, contact recreation director Will Schenerlein at email@example.com or 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.