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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.

5 games into adult soccer season, 1 team rules league

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All for one, oar for all Members and supporters of the Anna Maria Island Paddlers of Paradise celebrate taking home the gold June 3, having competed at the Suncoast International Dragon Boat Festival. The team consists of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerer. Their next competition will be Oct. 1 for the Race for the Cure Dragon Boat Festival at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota. Islander Photos: Courtesy AMI Paddlers of Paradise
Melinda Bradway displays the trophy she and the Anna Maria Island Paddlers of Paradise won June 3 in the co-ed community boat division at the Suncoast International Dragon Boat Festival at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.

After five games, Sato Real Estate is unbeaten and sitting atop the standings of the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Slim’s Place is in second on the heels of Sato with a 4-1 record, while Anna Maria CrossFit and Acqua Aveda follow with matching 3-2 records. Lancaster Design holds down fifth place at 2-3, while Ross Built and Mulock Flynn Law are tied for sixth at 1-4. Moss Builders is in search of its first victory.

Sato showed it is the team to beat during action June 8 as they rolled to a 14-2 victory over Ross Built behind four goals from Jake Parsons and three goals from Kevin Roman. Josh Sato and Chris Klotz added two goals each, while Chelsea Hoffner and the ageless Lyn Clark finished with a goal each in the blowout.

Chris Culhane notched the 2 goals for Ross Built in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Acqua Aveda outscore Mulock Flynn Law by a 5-1 score. James Lynch and Ray Gardner led the way with two goals each, while Eric Pullen added a goal to the victory. Goalie Scott Rudacille helped preserve the victory with four saves.

Anna Maria CrossFit doubled up on Lancaster Design, earning a 4-2 victory behind a pair of goals from Angela Wiles. Camel Duzgun and BJ Grant added a goal each, while Brent Laudicina finished with four saves in goal.

Frank Agnelli and Andre Lewis led Lancaster with a goal each and Ben Sato finished with five saves in the loss.

Slim’s Place kept Moss Builders winless with a 5-3 victory in the final game of the evening. Yorvi Moreira had a pair of goals to lead Slim’s, which also received a goal each from Mike Kaleta, Nikki Kaleta and Aaron Parkin.

Lexi Sato scored two goals and Nate Talucci added a goal to lead Moss, which received five saves from Shawn McCarthy in the loss.

 

Summer soccer camp sharpens skills

Campo General is hosting a summer soccer camp for boys and girls ages 7-18 along with Tampa Bay Rowdies center back Damion Lowe at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W. Bradenton.

Campo General is owned and operated by former islander and entrepreneur Lance Bieker, who possesses a U.S. Soccer Federation D license and is the goal keeper trainer for the Manatee Magic.

In addition to having Lowe on board, Bieker will field a professional camp staff combining more than 50 years of coaching experience in high school, academy and competitive soccer. The camp will kick off June 19.

The first week of camp will be 5:30-8 p.m. June 19-23 for players ages 7-10 at a cost of $100 per camper.

The second week which runs 5-8 p.m. June 26-30 for players ages 11-18 and costs $125.

All Campo General training sessions will focus on the technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects of soccer, with the goal to increase individual and team performance. The daily training sessions consist of soccer fitness, Coerver skills training, including individual drills, soccer speed training and game simulation drills. Every session ends with a World Cup-style tournament.

For more information or to register, contact Bieker at 941-357-3112 or email lbieker@ccim.net.

 

Registration underway adult basketball

The community center is accepting registrations for its adult basketball league, which will start June 27. Games will be played at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Cost is $5 for members and $90 for non-members. Players can sign up individually register a team until June 17.

For information or to sign up as a team sponsor, contact Will Schenerlein at will@centerami.org or 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

 

Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was somewhat abbreviated as the Wednesday, Saturday champs were crowned after posting the only 3-0 pool play records.

Neil Hennessey walked his way to the title June 7 with the only unbeaten pool play record, while Jay Disbrow did the same thing during the June 10 games.

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.

Truly Nolen outlasts Progressive Cabinetry to win 8-10 soccer cup

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Truly Nolen goalie Jack Mattick makes a valient diving attempt May 30 to save this penaly kick from Progressive Cabinetry’s Charlie Rogers during the 8-10 division championship soccer game at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photos: Kevin P. Cassidy
Progressive Cabinetry’s Jackson Pakbaz looks for room to operate May 30 as Truly Nolen’s Chris Ueltschi defends during the Center of Anna Maria Island 8-10 division championship soccer game. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Truly Nolen and Progressive Cabinetry battled it out for 40 minutes May 30 in a back-and-forth affair that finally needed a penalty-kick shootout to decide a winner in the 8-10 division championship game at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Truly Nolen never led in the game that ended in a 4-4 tie after regulation play had expired, but came through in the shootout to earn the victory.

Progressive jumped on top after 90 seconds of action when Keiran Cloutier threw the ball into Jackson Pakbaz, who volleyed the ball far post to give Progressive a 1-0 lead.

Truly Nolen responded two minutes later when Jack Mattick got loose on an end-to-end run that resulted in a corner kick. Mattick’s service bounced off the near post and Lincoln Sauls pounced on the rebound and poked it into the goal to tie the score at 1-1.

Progressive retook the lead at the 12:45 mark of the half when Pakbaz received a clearing pass from Fiona McCarthy at the top of the box. Pakbaz moved to his left and three times cut back until finally scoring from a tough angle to give Progressive a 2-1 lead.

With just over six minutes left to play in the first half, Truly Nolen’s Rylan Guerrero cleared the ball to Mattick, who made another end-to-end run before crossing it back to Chris Ueltschi, who one-timed it past Charlie Rogers in goal to tie the score at 2-2.

With time winding down, Truly Nolen was controlling the play and it appeared they would take the lead before the half came to an end, but Kieran Cloutier cleared the ball out to Ewing Cloutier. Ewing passed the ball inside to Pakbaz, who touched the ball once before firing a shot that beat Truly Nolen goalie Victor Albrecht for a 3-2 Progressive lead.

The second half was scoreless until the 12:36 mark. Truly Nolen was camped down in the Progressive end when Mattick pounced on a weak clearing attempt and poked it into the goal to tie the score at 3-3.

Truly Nolen kept up the offensive pressure and twice looked to take the lead. Nick Yatros intercepted a Progressive clearing attempt and sent it forward to Mattick, who settled, turned and fired a shot that caromed harmlessly off the post.

A minute later, Mattick intercepted a Progressive goal kick and fired a shot, but Rogers came up with the save.

Progressive finally gained some offensive traction and got Pakbaz the ball in space. He dribbled forward, drawing two Truly Nolen defenders before passing inside to Ewen Cloutier, whose shot was saved by Albrecht.

With 3:30 left to play, Progressive got a throw-in around midfield that went to Ewen Cloutier. He carried up the right side before passing back to the 14-yard line, where Pakbaz one-timed a rocket that beat Albrecht for a 4-3 lead with time ticking away.

Truly Nolen stepped up the offensive pressure, but it appeared they would run out of time. A seemingly innocuous throw-in somehow got in deep and, after bouncing around for what seemed like an eternity, found its way to Mattick, who volleyed home the game-tying goal with just over a minute left to play.

The remaining time quickly expired and the game shifted to end-to-end penalty kicks to determine a winner.

Pakbaz and Rogers both scored for Progressive in their first two attempts, as did Ueltschi and Nick Yatros for Truly Nolen. Kieran Cloutier’s kick clanged off the crossbar for Progressive, giving Truly Nolen an opening, but Ewing Cloutier saved Guerrero’s attempt to keep the game tied.

Progressive player Jack McCarthy’s penalty kick was saved by Mattick, who then stepped out of the goal to deliver what turned out to be the game-winner for Truly Nolen. Mattick then made the save on Lily Stringer’s penalty kick to give Truly Nolen a 3-2 shootout win.

Mattick led the Truly Nolen offense with two goals and two assists, while Sauls and Ueltschi had a goal each. Albrecht made four saves between the pipes for Truly Nolen, which also boasted Lily Kawahata, Tori Hurst and Liam Coleman as team members.

Jackson Pakbaz led Progressive with four goals while Charlie Rogers made three saves in goal in the heartbreaking loss.

 

Sato Real Estate at top of adult soccer standings

After four games, Sato Real Estate is on top of the standings in the center’s adult soccer league — the only team without a loss.

Slim’s Place is a game back and alone in second place with a 3-1 record. Anna Maria CrossFit, Lancaster Design and Acqua Aveda follow in the standings with matching 2-2 records. Ross Built and Mulock Flynn Law hold down sixth and seventh place with 1-3 records, while Moss Builders is still in search of a victory in last place.

 

Key Royale golf news

There was a full card of golf action last week at Key Royale Club. The fun got started May 29 with a Memorial Day Members Step-A-Side Scramble.

The team of Mal Hughes, Norma Hughes, Fred Meyer and Tom Nelson combined on an 8-under-par 24 to grab first place and clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

Mal Hughes also took home first place in the longest-drive contest, while Deb Wohlers won the women’s longest drive. Helen Pollock stuck her tee shot on the eighth hole at four feet to win the closest-to-the-pin contest.

Later in the day, the men got out for their weekly modified-Stableford system match. Jack Connors, Lex Halakan, Art McMillan and Ron Vandeman all carded scores of plus-2 to finish in a four-way tie for first place.

The women took the course May 30 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match that included a side game of low putts for the round.

Phyllis Roe pulled a double, winning Flight A with a 3-under-par 29, while also carding a low 15 putts.

Flight B went to Sue Wheeler with a 3-under-par 29 while Carol Duncan, Penny Williams, Roxanne Koche and Sue Christenson finished in a four-way tie for second place. Fran Barford won low putts in Flight B with 16.

Janet Razze also carded 29, taking first place in Flight C by five strokes over second-place finisher Wendy Holcomb. Razze and Markie Ksiazek shared low putts for the flight with 15.

The men were back on the course June 1 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mark Kimball, Tom Nelson and Mike Pritchard combined on a 6-under-par 26 to grab first place. Second place went to the team of Mal Hughes, Jeff Rodencal, Chuck Patrick and Bill Shuman with a score of 4-under-par 28.

 

Register now for adult basketball at the Center

The Center of Anna Maria Island is accepting registrations until June 17 for its summer adult basketball league. Play will start June 27. Games will be played at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday nights.

Cost is $5 for members and $90 for non-members. Prospective players can sign up for team placement or register a team.

For more information, registration or to inquire about team sponsor opportunities, contact Will Schenerlein at will@centerami.org or 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

Seedings hold true in 8-10 soccer playoffs, championship delayed

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Slim’s Place forward Aiden Templeton, left, who scored three goals, battles Progressive Cabinetry’s William Pakbaz for the soccer ball during the May 23 8-10 division semifinal match at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Participants at the Center of Anna Maria Island are enjoying a late spring season of outdoor soccer.

No. 1 seed Truly Nolen and second-seed Progressive Cabinetry emphatically demonstrated the accuracy of the regular-season standings, winning their semifinal matches May 23 in blowout fashion.

Progressive Cabinetry rolled to an 8-3 victory over Slim’s Place in the first semifinal match behind an incredible seven goals from Jackson Pakbaz. Charlie Rogers added a goal, while also chipping in with four saves during his time between the pipes. Ewen Cloutier also spent time in goal, finishing with three saves in the victory.

Aiden Templeton paced Slim’s Place with three goals, one of them on an assist from Gregory Jordan. Goalkeeper Gabe Hoover made four saves for Slim’s Place in the loss.

The second semifinal matchup saw Truly Nolen roll to a 7-2 victory over Wash Family Construction behind the play of Jack Mattick, who scored all seven goals. Nick Yatros added an assist and Chris Ueltschi had three saves in the victory.

Riley Lawson and Jett Smith scored a goal each to lead Wash, which also received four saves from Dalton Fox in the loss.

The consolation and championship games originally planned for May 24 were rescheduled due to storms.

Slim’s Place takes on Wash Family Construction in the third place game before press time at 4 p.m. May 30, followed at 5 p.m. by the championship game between Truly Nolen and Progressive Cabinetry at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

 

Adult soccer continues

The adult soccer league at the Center wound up its second week of action with four matches played May 25.

Although early in the season, it appears Sato Real Estate, Anna Maria CrossFit and Lancaster Design are the teams to beat as all three boast 2-0 records. Ross Built and Slim’s Place at 1-1 follow in the standings while Mulock Flynn Law, Acqua Aveda and Moss Builders are all still in search of their first victories.

Sato opened the action with a 9-4 blowout victory over Acqua Aveda behind three goals each from Adam Mott and Kevin Roman. Jake Parsons added two goals and an assist, while Josh Sato finished with a pair of assists in the win. An own-goal by Aveda brought the score to nine goals for Sato.

Tyler Pullen scored two goals to lead Aveda, which also received a goal each from Jennifer Sayko and James Lynch. Eric Pullen had an assist in the loss.

The second match of the evening saw CrossFit roll to a 5-1 victory over Ross Built behind three goals from Anglea Wiles and a goal and three assists from BJ Grant. Ken Richards rounded out the Anna Maria CrossFit offense with a goal and an assist.

Greg Ross scored the lone goal for Ross Built on an assist from Chris Circharo, while Steve Oelfke made four saves in the loss.

Slim’s Place edged Mulock Flynn Law 2-1 behind a goal each from Aaron Parkin and Nate Welch. Yorvi Moreira added an assist, while PJ Smarjisso had an assist and made three saves in goal to help preserve the margin of victory.

Tony Shard notched the lone goal for Mulock Flynn Law on an assist from Ryan Moss and Sean Flynn made five saves to keep the game close.

Frank Agnelli and Yuri Pereira scored two goals each to lead Lancaster Design to a 6-3 victory over Moss Builders in the late game. Shay Coleman added a goal and an assist and Andre Lewis completed the scoring with a goal.

Lexi Sato scored all three goals to lead Moss, which received an assist from David Greene and three saves from Shawn McCarthy in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

Golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach opened May 23 with the women playing a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in four flights.

Pam Lowry rode a chipin on the fourth hole to a 5-under-par 27 to earn first place in Flight A in a route. Debi Wohlers was six shots back in second, while Helen Pollock took third with a 3-over-par 35.

Sue Christensen fired a 3-under-par 29 to earn a one-stroke victory in Flight B over second-place finisher Tootie Wagner. Terry Westby was another shot back in third place.

Jana Samuels carded a 3-under-par 29 to grab first place in Flight C.

Wendy Holcomb’s 1-under-par 31 gave her first place in Flight D by two strokes over second-place finisher Maryanne Kaemmerlen. Peggi Clauhs was alone in third at 4-over-par 36.

The men got on the course May 25 for a nine-hole scramble, which was topped by the team of Herb Clauhs, Lex Halakan and Jeff Rodencal on a combined 6-under-par 26. Second place went to the team of Gary Alvord, Mark Kimball, Art McMillan and Diane Miller with a score of 3-under-par 29.

 

Horseshoe news

Rod Bussey was the man during last week’s horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Bussey teamed with Dom Livedoti to post the only 3-0 pool-play record and claim the outright title during the May 24 games.

Bussey was at it again in similar fashion May 27 as he and partner Steve Doyle were the outright champs after again posting the only 3-0 pool play record.

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.

Holmes Beach long-distance runner still going strong at 70

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Progressive Cabinetry’s Charlie Rogers takes a forward kick during 8-10 division soccer action May 20 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Progressive Cabinetry’s Ewen Cloutier races downfield with Slim’s Place defender Gabe Hoover hot in pursuit during 8-10 division soccer action May 20 at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Holmes Beach resident Sandy Meneley is in her stride April 17 in the Boston Marathon. Meneley finished her third Boston Marathon in sixth place in her age group with a time of 4:34. Islander Photo: Courtesy Fuzz Meneley

Holmes Beach resident Sandy Meneley ran the April 17 Boston Marathon and finished in a very respectable sixth place in her age division with a time of 4 hours, 34 minutes.

This is Meneley’s third time running the Boston Marathon, having also ran in the 2000 and 2009 races. This year’s run had significance for Meneley and other women runners as it was the 50th anniversary for women taking part in the race.

Kathryn Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston event, also was in the race, competing in the same age division as Meneley. And, for the record, Meneley finished 10 minutes ahead of Switzer.

Meneley tried to draw on her experience from her other two runs in Boston, having learned the pitfalls of starting too fast on the downhill section.

Despite this, she found herself going at a faster pace than she expected after 13 miles so she consciously tried to slow her pace by a half minute per mile. Her body forced the issue, as calf cramps arose at mile 15. A trip to the medical tent for anti-cramping medication helped, but resulted in intestinal problems.

More medical tent stops and three port-a-potty visits got her to the finish line, she said, but added to her overall time.

Meneley was well represented in Boston. Husband Fuzz, son MJ Meneley, as well as friends from the Boston area who winter on Anna Maria Island — Susan and Dan Smith of Natick, Massachusetts, and Pam Halsey of New Hampshire — were cheering her through the miles.

Also in the race: daughter Lesley Brainard of Collierville, Tennessee. She competed in the 45-49 age group and finished 33 out of 1,800 in 3:22.

Next up for Meneley is triathlon season. She says the training is easier on her body, using different muscle groups for swimming and biking.

Though Meneley’s pace is on track, she is starting to deal with the pain of pushing herself to do her best, as opposed to being satisfied with finishing the race.

However, upon returning home and learning she is ranked first in the nation in duathlon — run, bike, run — and an All American in both duathlon and triathlon — she likely will strive for her best.

Congratulations to Sandy and family from The Islander.

 

Playoff matchups set in youth soccer

Regular-season soccer action at the Center of Anna Maria Island came to a close May 20 and the playoff matchups are set for the 8-10 division. The semifinal games were set to start at 5:30 p.m. May 23, after press time for The Islander, when top-seed Truly Nolen will take on fourth-seed Wash Family Construction. The second semifinal follows at 6:30 p.m. between No. 2 seed Progressive Cabinetry and No. 3 Slim’s Place.

Championship Wednesday kicks off Wednesday, May 24, with the 8-10 division championship game at 6:30 p.m. The two-team 11-14 division championship game follows at 7:30 p.m.

The final regular season games kicked off May 20 with an 11-14 division matchup that saw Sign-A-Rama earn a 5-3 victory over Salty Printing behind four goals from Tyler Brewer and a goal and an assist from Connor Ludwig.

Javier Rivera led the way for Salty Printing with two goals in the loss. Thomas Heckler added a goal.

Action continued Saturday morning with a pair of 8-10 division games starting with Slim’s Place taking on Progressive Cabinetry .

Slim’s rode five goals from Aiden Templeton to earn a 5-3 victory. Gregory Jordan added an assist to go along with three saves in goal, while Gabe Hoover finished with two saves between the pipes.

Ewen Cloutier led Progressive Cabinetry with two goals while Jackson Pakbaz added a goal. Charlie Rogers added an assist to go along with three saves, while Jack McCarthy finished with two saves and an assist in the loss.

The second 8-10 division game saw Truly Nolen and Wash Family Construction battle to a 4-4 tie.

 

Key Royale golf news

Golf action at the Key Royale Club kicked off May 15 with the men playing a nine-hole modified Stableford-system match. John Kolojeski lapped the field with a score of plus-5 to win the individual competition, two points ahead of Bill Shuman, who finished alone in second place.

Kolojeski’s score helped teammates Marty Hicks, Lex Halakan and Hoyt Miller to the team title as well with a score of plus-11.

The women played May 16 in a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights.

Debbie Wohlers rode a birdie on the number six to take home first place in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29, one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Pam Lowry.

Tootie Wagner’s 1-under-par 31 was good for first place in Flight B, where Fran Barford and Sue Christenson tied for second place with 1-over-par 33s.

Flight C went to Kathy Porter, who carded a 5-under-par 27 to finish one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Alice Longworth.

Wendy Holcomb fired the low-net round of the day with a 7-under-par 25 to run away with honors in Flight D. Judy Hutton took second place with a 2-over-par 34.

The men were back on the course May 18 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Gerry Dahl, Jon Holcomb, Art McMillan and Jeff Smith took home first place with a 5-under-par 27. The team of Herb Clauhs, Bill MacMillan, Dan Richardson and Earl Ritchie were one stroke back in second place.

 

Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action May 17 saw three teams earn 2-0 pool play records at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The three-way tie was broken by a “sudden death” tiebreaker, giving the team of Dom Livedoti and Sam Samuels the championship.

Two teams advanced to the knockout round May 20. The team of Rod Bussey and Sam Samuels earned a 22-14 victory over Tom Skoloda and Roger Nigg to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

Play gets under way 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.

Soccer, golf, horseshoes dominate island sports scene

Heading into the last month of the school year, kids on Anna Maria Island are winding up a season of league play at the community center.

Midway through the spring soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, Truly Nolen has a commanding lead in the 8-10 division standings.

Sitting at 4-0-1, they hold a 4-point lead over Progressive Cabinetry at 3-2, closely followed by Wash Family Construction at 2-3. Slim’s Place holds down the bottom of the standings on a 1-3-1 record.

The two-team 11-14 division is knotted up with Sign-A-Rama and Salty Printing tied with 2-2 records.

In 8-10 division action May 13, Progressive Cabinetry showed it’s a team to be reckoned with in a 7-3 victory over Wash. Ewen Cloutier scored three goals and Jackson Pakbaz added two goals to lead Progressive, which also received a goal and an assist from Kieran Cloutier and Jack McCarthy in the victory.

Riley Lawson scored all three goals for Wash, which also received two saves from Dalton Fox.

The second game of the day saw fourth-place Slim’s Place and first-place Truly Nolen post a 4-4 tie. Aiden Templeton scored the goals for Slim’s, which also saw four saves between the pipes from Gabe Hoover.

Jack Mattick scored three goals and Chris Ueltschi added a goal to lead Truly Nolen, which also received four saves from goalie Victor Albrecht and assists from Nick Yatros and Lincoln Sauls.

Eight-10 division action May 8 wound up in blowout wins from Progressive Cabinetry and Truly Nolen. Progressive scored a 7-0 victory over Slim’s Place behind four goals from Jackson Pakbaz and two goals from Jack McCarthy. Ewen Cloutier chipped in a goal and an assist in the victory.

Gabe Hoover and Brenna Heckler, with five saves with four saves respectively, tried in vain to keep Slim’s in the game.

The second game of the evening saw Truly Nolen roll to an 8-2 victory behind four goals from Jack Mattick and a pair of goals from Tori Hurst. Lincoln Sauls and Liam Coleman completed the victory with a goal each.

Lawson had a goal and an assist to lead Wash, which also received a goal from Jason McGee and five saves from Fox in the loss.

The last game of the night saw Salty Printing edge Sign-A-Rama by a 2-1 score to knot up the standings in the two-team 11-14 division. Javier Rivera and Thomas Heckler each scored a goal to lead Salty, while David Daigle and Ava Zink each added assists in the victory.

Tyler Brewer notched the lone goal for Sign-A-Rama, which saw a pair of saves from Tuna McCracken in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

Men’s golf action at Key Royale Club kicked off the week with a nine-hole modified Stableford-system match.

Mike Gille carded a plus-4 to earn individual honors, a point ahead of second-place finisher Gary Razze.

Razze’s total helped his team of Gerry Dahl, Jon Holcomb and Earl Ritchiel to a plus-3 to win the team competition.

The women took the course May 9 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in four flights.

Andi Saia torched the course in Flight A with a 5-under-par 27. Helen Pollock, who birdied the second hole, was two shots back in second place.

Roxanne Koche and Sue Wheeler both carded 1-under-par 31s, but Koche prevailed in a card off to earn the honors in Flight B.

Jan Turner fired a 3-under-par 29 to take first place in the Flight C by four shots over second-place finisher Terry Westby.

Judy Hutton’s 4-under-par 28 gave her a one-stroke margin of victory in Flight D ahead of Wendy Holcomb in second place with 29.

Phyllis Roe won the closest-to-the-pin contest on the eighth hole, while Eileen Witzgall had a chipin. Jen Holmes made birdie on the hole six to wrap the day’s highlights.

The men were back on the course May 11 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Jim Auch, Chet Hutton, Fred Miller and Dick Mills combined on a 5-under-par 27 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Mike Gille, Tom McDonnell, Mike Pritchett and Dan Richardson matched the 4-under-par 28 carded by John Purcell, Gary Razze, Blake Ress and Quentin Talbert to tie for second place.

 

Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was abbreviated this week as the throwers May 10 and May 13 failed to have more than one pitcher post 3-0 pool-play records.

Dom Livedoti and Sam Samuels posted the only 3-0 record during May 10 action, while Livedoti found himself back in the winner’s circle May 13 after teaming with Steve Doyle for the only 3-0 record.

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.

 

Sand soccer tourney on horizon

Soccer enthusiasts are invited to grab friends or teammates to compete in a fun, fast-paced soccer tournament June 3-4 on the beautiful beach of Siesta Key.

Cost for the tournament is $400 per team for players in the U8 to U19 age groups.

The format is a five-versus-five competition with a maximum of 10 players on a roster. Every team is guaranteed three games in the tourney.

To register a team, go to siestakeysandsoccer.

Sports – 05-03-2017

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Beach House Realty: 2017 Spring Football Champs Betty Purvis, mother of quarterback Don Purvis, joins the winning players for celebratory photo following the adult league championship football game April 27 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Players are, from left, Jesse Griffin, Jason Mickan, Shawn Kaleta, Don Purvis, Jon Moss, Brittany Sutton, Jay Hoffmeister and Alyssa Moss. Islander Photo: Courtesy CofAMI
Women golfers at KRC play with a “twist”April 25, employing a 25-inch string to shorten their strokes. Islander Photo: Courtesy Marty Clark

Beach House crowned spring Super Bowl champs at center

 

Beach House Real Estate’s defense kept the normally explosive Tyler’s Ice Cream quarterback Ray Gardner in check and the Beach House offense also came through to earn a 21-2 victory April 27 in the championship game of the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Beach House quarterback Don Purvis had a solid game, completing 11 passes for 140 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, while also rushing for 35 yards and a touchdown. Jesse Griffin was his favorite target, finishing with five catches for 80 yards, including a  touchdown reception and three flag pulls and an interception on defense.

Shawn Kaleta added to the scoring for Beach House with a touchdown reception and an extra-point catch, finishing with 20 receiving yards.

Jon Moss of Beach House added three catches for 40 yards, including an extra point and a 2-point conversion. Jason Mickan helped the defense in the victory with two interceptions to go with two flag pulls.

Gardner was limited to 45 passing yards, 25 rushing yards and was victimized by a pair of costly interceptions, though he did account for the only scoring by Tyler’s when he got a flag pull in the endzone for a safety. Christina Calvary was the leading receiver for Tyler’s, finishing with three catches for 30 yards.

Beach House Real Estate advanced to the championship showdown thanks to a 33-20 victory over Beach to Bay Construction.

Purvis threw for 170 yards, including a touchdown and 3 extra points, while also rushing for 80 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jon Moss also had a big game, throwing for 20 yards, running for 40 yards, and adding 20 receiving yards to finish with a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Kaleta led all receivers with 85 yards and finished with a touchdown reception.

Beach to Bay quarterback Tim Shaughnessy threw for 145 yards, including three touchdown passes and a pair of extra points. Caleb Roberts finished with 45 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches. A touchdown reception by Brianna Roberts and a pair of extra point receptions from Jacob Berger completed the Beach to Bay scoring in the loss.

Tyler’s Ice Cream edged Moss Builders 20-19 to advance to the finale behind Gardner as quarterback. He threw for 75 yards, a touchdown and an extra point, while also adding 40 rushing and receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. KB Belton was his favorite receiver, finishing with four catches for 40 yards including a touchdown and an extra point. Christina Calvary completed the scoring with an extra-point catch, finishing with 15 receiving yards.

Moss Builders was led by Ryan Moss, who threw for 110 yards, a pair of touchdown passes and an extra point. Lexi Sato finished with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown while Eric Gledhill added a touchdown catch and finished with 20 receiving yards.

An interception return for a touchdown by Scott Rudacille and an extra-point catch by Nick Sato completed the Moss Builders scoring in the loss.

 

Early standings tight in youth soccer

Three out of four teams have the same record in the 8-10 division of the youth recreational soccer league at the center after three weeks of action. The trio is in a tie for second place behind 3-0 Truly Nolen. Slim’s Place, Progressive Cabinetry and Wash Family Construction follow with matching 1-2 records.

While Truly Nolen has an early lead in the standings, the April 29 matchup between Nolen and Progressive Cabinetry hints the season will tighten up.

Truly Nolen won the 6-5 decision on Jack Mattick’s  five goals. Lily Kawahata added a goal, while Lincoln Sauls finished with an assist and Victor Albrecht made four saves in goal.

Ewen Cloutier scored three goals and Jackson Pakbaz added two goals to lead the way for Progressive in the loss.

A second game April 29 saw Wash Family Construction outscore Slim’s Place 9-6 behind six goals from Riley Lawson and two goals and an assist from Banks Beukema. Jason McGee added a goal and an assist, while Dalton Fox finished with seven saves.

Five goals from Aiden Templeton and a goal from Gregory Jordan paced Slim’s Place, which also received assists from Bert Vortuba and Gabe Hoover in the loss.

The two-team 11-14 division has Sign-A-Rama on top at 2-1 and Salty Printing on the flip-side at 1-2.

Sign-A-Rama outlasted Salty Printing 3-1 during their April 29 matchup. Jackie Schlossberg scored two goals and Tyler Brewer added one to lead Sign-A-Rama to the victory.

Maggie Walejko scored the lone goal for Salty in the loss on an assist from Ava Zink.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men kicked off the week’s golf action with a nine-hole, modified-Stableford system match April 24.

The trio of Barry Izzard, John Kolojeski and Greg Shorten all posted plus-4s to finish in a three-way tie for first place. The team of Jon Holcomb, Jack Lowery, Wayne Patterson and Dave Richardson combined on a plus-7 to win the team competition.

The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match with an added twist in four flights April 25. Each participant had 25 inches of string to improve their shots. A player could, for instance, come up 9 inches short on a putt, cut off 9 inches of string and, poof, the putt is in the cup.

Pam Lowry fired a 5-under-par 27 to edge Andi Saia and Helen Pollock for first place by one stroke. Saia took second after a card-off broke the tie.

Flight B saw Tootie Wagner, Sharon Tarras and Sue Wheeler all carded 6-under-par 26s, but Wagner got first place via the tiebreaker and Tarras took second place over Wheeler in the second tiebreaker.

Barb Harold was the outright winner of Flight C after posting a 6-under-par 26 to finish a stroke ahead of second place finisher Rita Allen. Jan Turner finished alone in third with a 4-under-par 28.

Janet Razze and Judy Hutton both carded 5-under-par 27s, but Razze took first place in a tiebreaker. Wendy Holcomb was alone in third place with a 4-under-par 28.

The men were back on the course April 27 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of John Estok, Chet Hutton, Art McMillan and Dan Richardson combined on a 6-under-par 26 to win the day’s clubhouse bragging rights.

 

Horseshoe news

There were two outright winners during last week’s horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Action April 26 saw Tim Sofran and Bob Lee post the lone 3-0 pool play record, while the April 29 games saw Gene Bobeldyk and Tom Skoloda do the same.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Everyone is welcome.

 

Don’t miss Kids Karate competition

The Center of Anna Maria and Gladiator Dojo will host the Kid’s Karate Island Championship 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 6.

The entry fee is $10 for all levels, ages 4-12, and spectators are welcome.

For more information, contact Sensei Omar Schwanzer at gladiatordojo@gmail.com or 727-741-3992.

 

Sign up now for adult soccer

The center is open for player registration until May 6 in its adult co-ed soccer league. Cost is $5 for members and $120 for non-members.

Players can register at www.centerami.org or at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Player evaluations will be held at 7 p.m. May 9 and the draft will immediately follow. The season will kick off May 18. Sponsors are welcome.

For more information, contact recreation director Will Schenerlein at will@centerami.org or 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

Adult football league: And then there were 4

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.

 

Horseshoe news

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 will@centerami.org or 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

Matchups set at Center of AMI for adult football playoffs

The regular season of the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island concluded April 13 with two games and a pair of forfeit losses by Progressive Cabinetry, which clinched a 0-7 season record to take last place.

Beach House Real Estate rolled to a 40-14 victory over Mason Martin Construction to clinch the top seed and a bye into the semifinal round of playoffs. Beach House will play the winner of the Beach to Bay Construction versus Mason Martin playoff game that kicks off April 20.

Tyler’s Ice Cream nailed down the second seed and will take on winless Progressive Cabinetry in the 7:30 p.m. game. Moss Builders will take on sixth-seed Smoothie King in the 8:30 game.

The playoffs conclude with semifinals at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 27, followed by the championship game at 8:30 p.m.

In the past week, Beach House rolled past Mason Martin 40-14 behind a huge game from quarterback Don Purvis. Purvis completed 13 of 17 passes for 225 yards, including five touchdown passes and four extra points.

Jon Moss was Purvis’ favorite target, finishing with 90 receiving yards, including four touchdown receptions and an extra point. Jay Hoffmeister added 70 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Jesse Griffin and Jason Mickan both added extra points in the victory.

Mickan came through on the defensive side of the ball with two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, while Leah Purvis and Moss both added quarterback sacks in the win.

Charles Buky threw for 165 yards and two touchdown passes and a pair of extra points, but he was hurt by two interceptions. Chad Woods was on the receiving end of both of Buky’s touchdown passes and finished with a team-high 65 receiving yards. Frank Agnelli finished with 40 receiving yards and an extra point, while Tara Stutts added 50 receiving yards in the loss.

Tyler’s Ice Cream defeated Beach to Bay Construction 27-14 to clinch the second seed behind the all-around play of quarterback Ray Gardner. Gardner threw for 105 yards, including a pair of touchdown passes and three extra points, while also rushing for 90 yards and adding 40 receiving yards and a touchdown reception.

Zach Schield also played a big role in the victory, finishing with two touchdown passes on his only two passing attempts. He also ran for 40 yards, while also adding 65 receiving yards for two touchdown receptions and an extra point.

KD Belton completed the Tyler’s scoring with a touchdown and a pair of extra points to go along with 25 receiving yards.

Beach to Bay Construction was led by Tim Shaughnessy’s 100 yards passing, including two touchdown passes and an extra point. Jacob Berger was his leading receiver with 65 yards, including a pair of touchdown receptions in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

Golf action at Key Royale Club got started April 10 with a nine-hole, modified Stableford-system match. Bill Shuman and Buddy Foy both carded plus-5 to finish first in a tie.

The team of Barry Izzard, Chuck Patrick, Dave Richardson and Bob Soos won the team title with a combined score of plus 5.

The women of Key Royale Club took to the course on April 11 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match with a side game of fewest putts in four flights.

Phyllis Roe carded an even-par 32 to take first place in Flight A, while Karen Mitchell had the fewest putts with 14.

Roxanne Koche fired a 5-under-par 27 for the low-net round of the day and a first place finish in Flight B. Sue Christenson and Debbie Richardson both had 14 putts during the round, finishing in a tie for the fewest putts.

Jan Turner rode a chipin birdie to a 3-under-par 29 for the low score in Flight C, while Sally Martin won fewest putts with 15 in her round.

Marty Clark owned Flight D, winning low-net honors with a 4-under-par 28, while also winning low putts in the flight with 18.

Barb Harold also had a chipin birdie to punctuate her round of golf for the day.

The men took over the course April 13 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of John Estok, Mark Kimball and Diane Miller posted a 2-under-par 30 to take first place. Second place went to the team of Mike Gillie, Fred Miller, Art McMillan and Dan Richardson and the team of Mike Brakefield, Karen Mitchell, Scott Mitchell and Greg Shorten after both teams carded matching 1-under-par 31s.

 

Horseshoe news

Rod Bussey and Tom Skoloda posted the lone 3-0 record during pool play and were the outright champs April 12 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during April 15 action. Bob Lee and Roger Nigg drew the bye into the finals and watched as Myles Macleod and Adin Shank took out Steve Doyle by a 21-7 score.

The finals saw Lee and Nigg outlast Macleod and Shank for a 23-13 victory and bragging rights for the day.

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.

 

Sign up now for adult soccer

The Center of Anna Maria Island is accepting registrations for its spring adult co-ed soccer league. Cost is $5 for members and $120 for non-members. Players can register online until May 6 at www.centerami.org or by visting rhe center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Player evaluations will be May 9 at 7 p.m. and a draft will follow that evening. The season kicks off May 18.

Anyone with questions about the league or seeking sponsorship opportunities, contact recreation director Will Schenerlein at  941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or will@centerami.org.