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Sports – 04-30-2014

Islander Ryan Leestma poses with his first-place award in the eighth annual Gator Half Triathlon April 13 at Lake Manatee State Park. Islander Courtesy Photo

Islander rides, runs, swims to win Gator Half Triathlon   Ryan Leestma of Bradenton Beach is a winner. He took first place in the eighth annual Gator Half Triathlon at Lake Manatee State Park in Bradenton April 13. Leestma completed …

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Sports – 04-23-2014

Key Royale golf news   The men got out on the links at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach April 14 for a pair of golf matches. The morning saw a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Charlie Knopp, …

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Sports – 04-16-2014

Robert Hoffman, Joan Graham, Cheryl Schlehuber and Al Pollock are winners of the April 3 Westbay Point and Moorings-Shell Point condos nine-hole golf scramble at the Key Royale Club. Islander Photos: Courtesy Elizabeth Lindeman

Key Royale hosts golf action for condo players, members   Forty friends and golfers from Westbay Point and Moorings and Shell Point condominiums on Flotilla Drive in Holmes Beach got together for their annual nine-hole scramble April 3 at the …

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Sports – 04-09-2014

Duffy’s Tavern Eagles, 18+ Super Bowl champs Chad Woods, Jason Vancleve, Craig Doehr, Dylan Kraut, Chris Muldoon, Jodi Jester, Eddie Hernandez and Chris Gillum pose with the team’s Super Bowl trophy after a 41-28 victory April 2 over Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICC

Duffy’s Tavern Eagles take 18-plus Super Bowl win   Last week’s season-ending action in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League saw fourth-seeded Duffy’s Tavern Eagles upset No. 2 seed Slim’s Place Bears 41-34 in the March …

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Sports – 04-02-2014

Wil Myers, who batted .293 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI in half a season in winning the 2013 rookie-of-the-year award will be with the Rays from opening day, giving Rays fans hope for a World Series title. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

MLB: Local teams have eyes on World Series   With opening day for the 2014 Major League Baseball season upon us, it got me thinking about Lou Fiorentino, a long-time Anna Maria Island Little League coach and baseball afficiando. He …

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Sports – 03-26-2014

Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings’ defender Tuna McCracken breaks up a pass intended for West Coast Air Conditioning & Heating Dolphins’ receiver Callen Achor during the March 21 8-10 division Super Bowl. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

NFL Flag Football wraps up another ‘super’ season The NFL flag football season came to an end March 21 with three Super Bowl games, one fore each of the competitive youth divisions, and an awards ceremony March 17. The awards …

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Sports – 03-19-2014

Bark & Company Ravens player Leo Tilelli makes a flag pull on Beach to Bay Construction Buccaneers player Trevor Meek during regular season flag football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

AMICC NFL Flag Football: And then there were 2   The Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League is down to two teams in each age division after semifinal action last week in the quest to find the …

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Sports – 03-12-2014

Anna Maria horseshoe pitchers show off their hardware from the recent Gulf Coast Senior Games at G.T. Bray Park. Front, left to right are Art Kingstad, Tom Skoloda, Sam Samuels, Steve Doyle, and Tim Sofran. Back row, left to right, Bill Wright, Bob Mason, Gene Bobeldyk, Jay Disbrow, Bob Lee and Herb Puryear.

Horseshoes lead the week’s news, football playoffs follow   Horseshoe players familiar to the pits at Anna Maria City Hall paid respects to one of their own this week. The inaugural Ron Pepka “The King” Memorial Horseshoe tournament was held …

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Sports – 03-05-2014

Madeline and Luke Valadie meet at the finish line of the Feb. 23 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic in Tampa. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Kyra Valadie

Island youths compete, place in Gasparilla half marathon   Lifetime island youths Madeline Valadie and Luke Valadie are running fast into success. They both competed and placed in the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic half-marathon Feb. 23 in Tampa. Madeline, a …

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Sports – 02-26-2014

Dojo Martial Arts Cowboys defender Anthony Monetti makes a diving flag pull on Manatee Diagnostic Center Ravens player Jacob Klusacek Feb. 22 during Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL flag football 8-10 division action. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Center flag football winds down, horseshoe tourney plans   With only a couple of weeks left in the NFL Flag Football League at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, two remaining unbeaten youth teams lost their first games. Unbeaten 8-10 …

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