Horseshoe action Dec. 7 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits took a pause for a cause to make a donation of $300 to Goodwill Manasota Veterans Services — a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Regular activities saw three teams emerge from pool play to battle it out for the day’s bragging rights. The team of Dom Livedoti and Bob Palmer drew the luck bye into the finals and watched as Bob Heiger and Bob Lee defeated Bob Mason and Tim Sofran 25-15. Heiger and Lee stayed hot in the final as they defeated Livedoti and Palmer 21-16.
Three teams also advanced to the knockout stage during Dec. 10 action with Livedoti and Lee earning the bye into the finals. Steve Doyle and Palmer rolled into the finals with a 23-6 victory over Art Kingstad and Herb Puryear. The team of Livedoti-Lee earned a trip to the winner’s circle with a 23-16 victory over Doyle-Palmer.
With the victory, Lee lengthened his winning streak to five in a row.
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.
Harry’s Grill wins offensive shootout
Five players had double-figure scoring performances to help Harry’s Grill to a 115-103 shootout victory over Intechgrate Systems during Dec. 6 adult basketball action at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The victory helped Harry’s stay a game behind Beach to Bay Construction in the standings. At 6-1, Beach to Bay and Harry’s at 5-2 are the only teams with winning records. Blake Medical Center and Mike Walter & Associates are both 2-4, while Intechgrate Systems is alone in last place at 1-5.
Teagan Purtil scored 28 points and Brandon Kern scored 27 points to lead Harry’s Grill, which also received 25 points in the victory from Antwuan Jackson, 18 points from John Davis and 17 points from Derek Gargett.
Aaron Dudukes poured in 50 points to keep Intechgrate systems in the game. Intechgrate also received 21 points from Doug Hawkins and 16 points each from Ted Hurst and Craig McDonald in the loss.
Beach to Bay hammered out an 85-35 victory over Blake Medical Center behind 23 points from Scott Elseo. Matt Rossi added 18 points, Jerry Szklarek had 17 points and Thomas Heald finished with 15 points in the blowout victory.
Deshawn Johnson paced the offensively challenged Blake team with 17 points, while Michael Womack and Chris Hall finished with 6 points each in the loss.
Standings tighten in adult soccer
A 3-2 victory by Anna Maria CrossFit over Mason Martin Builders coupled with a forfeit victory by Ross Built has tightened up the standings in the adult soccer league at the center. Anna Maria CrossFit, Mason Martin Builders and Ross Built are all 3-1-1 and tied for first place.
Right behind them is Wash Family Construction at 3-2 with Jiffy Lube alone in fifth place on a 2-3 record. Eason Builders Group fell to 1-3-1 after losing to Ross Built via forfeit, while Slim’s Place and Acqua Aveda share last place with matching 1-4 records.
Slim’s Place earned its first victory of the season Dec. 8 by defeating Acqua Aveda 5-3 behind two goals apiece from Cole Peterson and Andre Lewis. PJ Smarjisso completed the scoring with one goal in the victory.
Nathan Kragt scored two goals to lead Acqua Aveda, while Eric Pullen added a goal and an assist in the loss.
Damir Glavan had three goals and an assist to lead Wash Family to a 7-3 victory over Jiffy Lube. Kris Yavalar added two goals, while Aaron Parkin and Darrin Wash both finished with a goal and an assist in the win.
Vince Circharo led Jiffy with three goals.
The final game of the evening saw Anna Maria CrossFit move into first place with a 3-2 victory over Mason Martin Builders. Ryan Moss scored two goals and Jessica Williams added one goal to lead Anna Maria CrossFit in the victory.
Anthony Barberio’s two goals led Mason Martin in the loss.
Center holds soccer awards
The center held its season-ending youth soccer awards ceremony Dec. 7, giving awards and recognition in three age divisions.
Ewan Cloutier earned the boys offensive MVP in the 6-7 division, while Reshma Barnes captured the offensive MVP on the girls side. Charlie Rogers was defensive MVP, while Asa Brisson was name the best goalie. Bam Gartman took home the league’s sportsmanship award.
There was no surprise when Riley Lawson’s name was called as the 8-10 division MVP. Mikaela Culhane earned the female MVP, while Frankie Coleman received the defensive MVP. Dalton Fox and Evan Talucci shared goalie-of-the-year honors, while Lily Kawahata won the sportsmanship award.
Nick Cavalluzzi took home the 11-14 division’s offensive MVP and Sadie Johnson was named female MVP in the division. Jack Barnes was named defensive MVP, while Thomas Heckler earned goalie honors. Tres Maddox was the sportsmanship award winner.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club men played two rounds of golf Dec. 5. The action got started with a nine-hole individual-low-net match in the morning. Bob Blaser and Jim Thorton both carded 4-under-par 28s to finish tied for first place. Barry Martin and Hank Tremblay were tied for second place with matching 3-under-par 29s.
Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole modified Stableford system or quota-points match. Peter Lund and Tom Nelson both finished with plus-4 to finish in a tie for first place.
Forty-eight women participated in a Turkey Shoot format over nine holes Dec. 6. Brenda Solleveld took first place with a 41, one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Laura Purcell.
The men were back on the course Dec. 8 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Herb “Santa” Clauhs, Marty Hicks, Larry Pippel and Quinten Talbert combined on a 6-under-par 26 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Mike Gillie, Art McMillan, Wayne Patterson and Earl Ritchie were two shots back in second place.