Tag Archives: Sports

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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Sports – 06-29-2016

Center adult basketball, soccer seasons head into playoffs   The regular season of the adult basketball league at the Center of Anna Maria Island has concluded with Team Jackson leading the way on a perfect 6-0 record, earning a first-round …

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Sports – 06-22-2016

Evie Baugher carries the ball forward for her Blue Lagoon Landscaping team during the 8-10 championship game on June 13 at The Center of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Soccer finale: The Feast gorges on short-handed Blue Lagoon Landscaping The Feast rode a deep and talented roster to a 6-2 victory June 18 championship game in the 8-10 division at the Center of Anna Maria Island’s spring soccer league. …

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Sports – 06-15-2016

Colin causes rainouts for some AMI outdoor sports According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Colin dumped more than 14 inches of rain in our area June 7-8. It canceled organized golf activity at Key Royale Club and forced …

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Sports – 06-08-2016

ARC of the Nature Coast development director Nancy Stubbs awards Mickey Hooke May 28 for his win in the 10th Annual Spring Lake 5K in Brooksville. Islander Photo: Courtesy ARC

Runner makes strides, sets new course record   Heralded distance runner Mickey Hooke, 55, of Bradenton, overcame a partial tear to his plantar fascia tendon on his left foot to break the ribbon at the 10th annual Spring Lake 5K …

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Sports – 06-01-2016

Lux Carts defender Lawson Francis attempts to clear the soccer ball as Wash Family Construction’s Torianna Hurst applies pressure during May 24 action in The Center of Anna Maria Island soccer league 8-10 division. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Youth soccer wanes, adult basketball picks up   As the youth soccer league at The Center of Anna Maria Island moves closer to the end of its season, the top teams are starting to separate from the pack. Coldwell Banker …

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Sports – 05-25-2016

Beach Bums player Daniel Sentman carries the ball up the left side May 18 as Sugar Beach defenders Morgan Horesh and Madelyn Rogers attempt to close him down during action in The Center of Anna Maria Island soccer league’s 11-13 division. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Signarama outlasts Pink & Navy in youth soccer As the youth soccer league moves into its fifth week, two things stand out. The 11-13 division has three evenly matched teams, while the 8-10 division has two dominant teams and three …

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