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Adult football action continues, youth soccer starts up

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Avis Car Rental receiver Jesse Griffin and Beach Bums defender Karri Stephens both eye the incoming pass during Aug. 3 adult flag football action at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Avis Car Rentals receiver Chris Sullins catches a perfectly thrown football Aug. 3 during a 27-26 loss as Beach Bums defender Chad Woods gives chase on the field at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

The adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island completed its second week of action with games Aug. 1 and Aug. 3.

Mason Martin Construction sits atop the standings with a perfect 3-0 record, one victory ahead of second-place teams Beach House Real Estate and Talucci Construction with 2-0 records. Beach Bums is alone in fourth place with a 1-1 record, followed by Avis Car Rentals at 1-2 and Moss Builders and Truly Nolen at 0-3.

The game of the week was Beach Bums’ 27-26 come-from-behind victory Aug. 3 over Avis Car Rentals. Avis led 20-7 at halftime but, after holding Avis on downs to open the second half, Beach Bums roared back, outscoring Avis 20-6 in the second half.

Quarterback Chuck Buky threw for 170 yards, including three touchdown passes and three extra points, while also adding 75 rushing yards and a touchdown run. Karri Stephens was his favorite receiver, finishing with five catches for 125 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points. Chad Woods finished with 25 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Jay Hoffmeister completed the scoring in the victory with a touchdown reception.

Quarterback Jason Sato threw for 190 yards and four touchdown passes to lead Beach Bums, which also received a huge game from Jesse Griffin, who finished with eight catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Chris Sullins added a touchdown catch and an extra point, while Mike Brusso finished with 30 receiving yards and an extra point in the loss.

Mason Martin Construction rolled to a 32-13 victory over Moss Builders in the second game of the evening behind four touchdown passes and 125 passing yards from QB Tim Shaughnessy. His favorite target was Frank Agnelli, who finished with five catches for 130 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point. Brianna Roberts added a pair of touchdown receptions, while Caleb Roberts threw for 50 yards and a touchdown pass and added a 5-yard touchdown reception and extra point in the victory.

Ryan Moss threw for 110 yards, including a touchdown pass, while also adding 40 receiving yards. Eric Gledhill threw for 40 yards and a touchdown. Jacob Berger added a touchdown and an extra point reception, while Jordan Demers finished with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown in the loss.

The final game Aug. 3 saw Talucci Construction roll to a 33-18 victory over Truly Nolen behind the all-around play of quarterback Ray Gardner, who threw for 105 yards, including two touchdown passes and four extra points while adding 50 rushing and receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. As if that weren’t enough, Gardner also had an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Kevin Roman finished with a pair of touchdown receptions to go along with 45 receiving yards, while Christina Calvary added two extra points and 35 receiving yards in the victory.

Pat Harrington threw for 160 yards and three touchdown passes to Jake Parsons. Parsons finished with five catches for 115 yards for Truly Nolen, which also received three catches for 45 yards from Ben Sato in the loss.

Avis Car Rentals opened Aug. 1 action with a 34-0 thrashing of Truly Nolen behind quarterback Jason Sato, who threw for 210 yards, including four touchdown passes and four extra points. Danny Murphy was his top target, finishing with five catches for 90 yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Griffin added four catches for 75 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points, while Brusso finished with a touchdown and an extra point to go with 45 receiving yards.

Truly Nolen was led by quarterback Harrington’s 160 passing yards and receiver Ben Sato, who finished with five catches for 90 yards in the loss.

Mason Martin outscored Beach Bums 34-20 behind the running and passing of quarterback Shaughnessy, who threw for 150 yards, two touchdown passes and four extra points, while also adding 30 rushing yards, 10 receiving yards and scoring three touchdowns. Agnelli added 55 receiving yards and scored a touchdown and an extra point, while Caleb Roberts finished with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown. Brianna Roberts and David Green completed the scoring with extra points.

Rick Puskas threw for 160 yards, including two touchdowns and two extra points to lead Beach Bums, which also received 60 receiving yards and a touchdown from Stephens and 40 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point from Woods, who also had an interception return for a touchdown in the loss.

The final game Aug. 1 saw Beach House Real Estate edge Moss Builders 21-14 behind three touchdown passes and 135 passing yards from Don Purvis. Receiver Mike Gillum had three catches for 65 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point, while Emily Argeros added 30 receiving yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Moss Builders managed only 105 passing yards between Moss and Eric Gledhill. The lone touchdown pass went to Jacob Berger, who finished with 20 receiving yards and an extra point. Demers completed the Moss scoring with an interception return for a touchdown in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news

The team of Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran teamed up again and posted the only 3-0 pool play record to earn their third consecutive trip to the winner’s circle Aug. 2 in horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

Sofran made it four victories in a row, this time walking his way past the team of Steve Doyle and Neil Hennessey 24-20 in the title game.

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.

 

Key Royale Golf news

Tropical Storm Emily saturated the greens and washed out the golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach last week.

 

Youth soccer starts up in Anna Maria

Registration for the fall youth soccer season at the Center of Anna Maria Island is underway.

Cost for the league, which will start playing matches Sept. 9 and runs until late October, is $10 for members and $126 for non-members. All games will be played Tuesdays and Saturdays at the center. The deadline to register is Aug. 26.

The instructional division for ages 3-5 will have weekly clinics and games, but no evaluations or scorekeeping. However, mandatory player evaluations — tryouts — are scheduled for all other age divisions at the following dates and times.

Aug. 29:           6 p.m.        ages 6-7

Aug. 29:           7 p.m.        ages 8-10

Aug. 30:           6 p.m.        ages 11-13

Aug. 30:           7 p.m.        ages 14-17

Registration can be completed online at www.centerami.org or at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

For more information, call 941-778-1908 or email will@centerami.org.

Center kicks off new adult flag football league new season

The adult flag football league kicked off a new season of competition July 28 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. The league boasts seven teams that will play a six-game schedule Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Regular play will end Aug. 22 with playoffs starting Aug. 24. The championships will be played Sept. 7.

Beach House Real Estate, Talucci Construction and Mason Martin Construction recorded first-week victories July 28.

Beach House only had to show up since their opponent, Avis Car Rentals, didn’t have enough players to field a team, giving Beach House a forfeit victory.

Mason Martin opened the night’s action with a 34-6 victory over Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control. Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy led the way with three touchdown passes, 3 extra points, a 10-yard touchdown reception and, for good measure, he added an interception on defense.

Caleb Roberts added a touchdown pass and a touchdown reception to the Mason Martin offense, which also received a touchdown and an extra point from David Greene to go with touchdown receptions from Brianna Roberts and Frank Agnelli. Agnelli also added an interception, while James Ptak finished with 2 extra points and an interception on defense.

Truly Nolen received a touchdown pass from Pat Harrington to account for its score. John Exley led the defensive effort with three flag pulls, while Ben Sato and Tyler Lancaster finished with two pulls each in the loss.

Talucci Construction rolled to a 34-13 victory over Moss Builders behind the all-around play of quarterback Ray Gardner. He ran for 70 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while adding 170 passing yards, including three touchdown passes and four extra-point passes. His favorite target was John DellTorre, who finished with 90 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches, while David Dunham finished with 65 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point. Christina Calvary added a pair of extra-point catches and Kevin Roman completed the scoring with an extra-point reception.

Ryan Moss threw for 135 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Moss Builders’ offensive attack. Eric Gledhill was his top target, finishing with 120 receiving yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Jesse Brisson added 10 rushing yards and a game-high three flag pulls in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage and battled for supremacy during July 26 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran raced past walker Neil Hennessey by a 21-9 score to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Hennessey had a rare chance at revenge during the July 29 games as he again met Huyghe and Sofran in the finals after both teams went 3-0 in pool play. Huyghe and Sofran again earned a decisive 24-9 victory to earn bragging rights for the week.

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.

It’s free to play and everyone is welcome.

 

Key Royale Golf news

Rain wreaked havoc on nearly any thought of golf last week at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. Regular action Monday and Tuesday was rained out, though the men did get in their regular Thursday scramble July 27.

The team of Dennis Schavey, Mark Kimball, Diane Miller and Gary Razze earned clubhouse bragging rights for the week with a 4-under-par 28.

Golf, horseshoes top sports on AMI

Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was somewhat abbreviated last week. Action July 19 was shortened by the team of Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels, who managed the only 3-0 record in pool play for the day’s bragging rights.

Action July 22 came to a sudden end due to a downpour of rain.

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 men of Key Royale Club played their regular modified-Stableford system match July 17. Dennis Schavey carded a plus-6 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. One shot back in a tie for second place were Mark Kimball and Sean Purcell.

The men were back on the course July 20 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mike Brakefield, Dave Frankenfield and Lex Halakan took first place with a 3-under-par 29.

 

Register now for MAYSO’s fall season

Online registration is now open at mayso.org for players ages 4-18 planning to take part in the Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization’s fall recreational soccer season.

Cost is $125, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks. Players who register before Aug. 1 receive a $15 discount. There is an additional $20 volunteer fee for MAYSO players that is reimbursed if the player volunteers for two hours.

Games get started Oct. 7 at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, but player evaluations start up in August at Bray: Aug. 28 for U6 players, Aug. 29 for U8, Aug. 30 for U10 players and Aug. 31 for U12 and up. Check in for all evaluations start at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact a MAYSO administrator in an email to info@mayso.org or go online to mayso.org.

Sports roundup, summer camp plans

Two teams emerged from pool play to battle for the day’s horseshoe championship during July 12 action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Norm Good walked his way to a 21-12 victory over Tim Sofran and Steve Doyle.

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage with 2-1 records July 15. In a tight final match, Sam Samuels and Hank Huyghe edged walker Gary Howcroft 21-15 to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

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. Play is free and everyone is welcome.

 

Key Royale Golf news

Key Royale Club members got in a few rounds of organized golf on Monday and Tuesday, but July 13 action got rained out.

The men played their regular modified-Stableford system match July 10. Gary Duncan and Hoyt Miller both carded plus-6 to finish in a tie for first place.

The women took to the course July 11 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights.

Debbie Wohlers grabbed the top spot in Flight A with a 1-under-par 31 to earn a two-shot victory. Phyllis Roe and Fran Barford tied for second place with matching 33s.

Jana Samuels had the low round of the day with a 2-under-par 30 to win Flight B going away. Jan Jump and Wendy Holcomb both fired 4-over-par 36 to finish in a tie for second place.

 

Summer my way

Is your child already uttering “I’m bored”?

The Center of Anna Maria Island’s weekly summer camp program might have a solution for summer doldrums. Each week of camp has a different theme in either a sports or discovery track.

The center is offering a “Foreign Friends” camp theme the week of July 24-28. The offering in the sports track focuses on British Open golf and Wimbledon tennis. There is a field trip planned for a round of mini-golf.

In the discovery track, youngsters will be given an opportunity to explore art, language and food from other countries.

Also on tap is a sailing camp for kids ages 8-14 July 24-27. The camp runs from 8:50 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday.

Campers will learn the basics of sailing from Brian Dahms, owner of Bimini Bay Sailing. Sail camp costs $160 for center members and $175 for non-members and space is limited.

For more camp information or to sign up, go to centerami.org.

1 soccer team reaches perfection on way to championship

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Members of the Sato Real Estate soccer team celebrate an unbeaten season July 6 at the Paul “Ace” Hayward corner at the Center of Anna Maria Island on winning the adult league championship by an 8-2 score over Moss Builders. Pictured are Chris Klotz, Lyn Clark, Josh Sato, Jordan Demers, John Coleman, Jake Parsons, Kevin Roman, Adam Mott and Chesea Hoffner. Islander Photo: Courtesy CofAMI

Sato Real Estate completed an unblemished season in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island July 6 with a dominating 8-2 victory over Moss Builders.

After rolling through the regular season, Sato Real Estate won three consecutive playoff games by a combined score of 23-5 to finish with a 10-0 overall record and the championship.

Kevin Roman and Jake Parsons both had two goals and an assist to lead Sato, which also received a pair of goals in the victory from Chris Klotz. Josh Sato and Lyn Clark added a goal each, while Adam Mott chipped in with an assist and goalie Jordan Demers came through with 11 saves.

Matt Kretzman and Diego Felipe each scored a goal for Moss Builders in the loss, while goalie Shawn McCarthy finished with eight saves.

The third-place game saw Anna Maria CrossFit win via forfeit due to Mulock Flynn Law lacking enough players to field a team.

 

Horseshoe news

For the second consecutive week, there was no need for a knockout round in the horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Tim Sofran and Jay Disbrow were the only team to post a 3-0 record during pool play on July 5 and were the day’s outright champs.

Sofran was back in the winner’s circle July 8, this time partnering with Steve Doyle to post the day’s only 3-0 record in pool play for the win.

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.

 

Key Royale Golf news

Key Royale Club members played an Independence Day scramble July 1 to get the celebration started for the holiday. The competition was tight as the team of Dave and Debi Richardson and Jim and Joyce Lathrop, along with the team of George and Fran Barford and Debi Wohlers and Tom Nelson matched the 6-under-par 26 carded by the team of Charlie and Kathy Porter, Jana Samuels and Tom McDonnell for a three-way tie for first place.

Other winners included Nelson for the long drive and Wohlers in the women’s long-drive contest.

Wohlers also captured the closest to the pin for the women, while Dave Richardson won for the men.

After the golf, the members enjoyed a seafood buffet in the clubhouse.

The men played their regular Monday morning modified-Stableford system match July 3. Art McMillan grabbed first place with a plus-3, while Lex Halakan, Nelson and Ron Vandeman tied for second with matching scores of plus-2.

The men were back on the course July 6 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mark Kimball, Nelson and Vandeman torched the course with a 7-under-par 25 to claim clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Register now for fall soccer

Online registration is open at mayso.org for players ages 4-18 planning to take part in the Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization’s fall recreational soccer season.

Cost is $125, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks. Players who register before Aug. 1 receive a $15 discount. There is an additional $20 volunteer fee for MAYSO players that is reimbursed if the player volunteers for two hours.

Games get started Oct. 7 at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, but player evaluations start in August at Bray: Aug. 28 for U6 players, Aug. 29 for U8, Aug. 30 for U10 players and Aug. 31 for U12 and up. Check in for all evaluations start at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact a MAYSO administrator in an email to info@mayso.org or go online to mayso.org.

And then there were 2: Center adult soccer cup pairing

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Moss Builders midfielder Matt Kretzman shoots and scores the game’s second goal during semifinal action June 29 in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Mulock Flynn Law midfielder Sean Flynn shields the ball from Moss Builders forward Lexi Sato during semifinal action June 29 in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Playoff action in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island got started last week with four quarterfinal matches June 27 followed by semifinals June 29.

No. 7 Moss Builders defied the odds and defeated two higher seeded teams to advance to the championship game.

Moss defeated No. 2 seed Acqua Aveda 4-3 in quarterfinal action June 27 to earn a shot at Mulock Flynn Law, which upset third-seeded Slim’s Place by a 3-2 score to advance to the semis.

Moss Builders next jumped on top of Mulock Flynn on a nice goal from Nate Talucci. Moss almost doubled its lead a minute later when Lexi Sato got loose up the right side, but her shot caromed off the post. The rebound went to teammate Rico Beissert, but his also clanged off the post.

The score stayed 1-0 until there was only 3:41 left in the half and Cortni Wash found Jessica Williams with a cross that she finished to tie the score at 1-1.

Moss Builders quickly answered when Sato again found some room on the right side. She crossed the ball back to the 18-yard line where Matt Kretzman was stationed. He received the pass, juked a defender and finished near post for a 2-1 Moss lead.

With time winding down, Mulock Flynn had the ball deep in its offensive end, looking to tie the score, but a clearing pass by Beissert put Sato on a breakaway. She carried the ball in and beat Mulock goalie Ivan Gaeta to give Moss a 3-1 lead as the half came to a close.

Mulock Flynn came out with a lot of energy to start the second half and immediately put the Moss Builders defense on its heels. The ball ended up on the feet of Danny Anderson on the right side of the box, where he curled a left-footed shot into the upper-left corner of the goal to pull Mulock Flynn within a goal.

Again Moss Builders answered back as Diego Felipe and Kretzman executed a perfect give and go that Felipe finished off for a 4-2 lead.

Undaunted, Mulock Flynn continued to battle and got rewarded when Omar Polar scored to again pull to within a goal of Moss Builders.

With just over two minutes left to play and deep in the Mulock Flynn side, Felipe threw the ball into the goal area, but it was knocked back to him. He then juked the defender and finished to give Moss a 5-3 lead.

Mulock Flynn continued to battle and sent a long goal kick to Williams. She passed the ball inside to Anderson who hit a nice shot, but Moss goalie Shawn McCarthy made the save.

A minute later, Sato picked off a pass deep in the Mulock end and poked it into the goal to complete the 6-3 victory.

Felipe, with two goals and an assist and Kretzman’s two goals paced Moss, which also received a goal and an assist from Sato. Talucci chipped in with a goal and McCarthy finished with six saves in the victory.

Anderson, Williams and Polar scored a goal each to lead Mulock Flynn Law, which also received four saves from Gaeta in the loss.

Top-seeded Sato Real Estate avoided the upset bug by rolling past Ross Built 8-2 in its quarterfinal match, and followed it with an easy 7-1 victory over Anna Maria CrossFit in the second semifinal match of the evening to remain unbeaten going into the championship match, which is set for July 6.

Kevin Roman led the way for Sato Real Estate with three goals while Josh Sato, Adam Mott, John Coleman and Jake Parsons each notched a single goal. Chris Klotz chipped in with three assists and Jordan Demers finished with five saves in the victory.

Damir Glavan notched the lone goal for Anna Maria CrossFit and Brett Laudicina made six saves in the loss.

The championship game gets underway at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, for the cup, with the third-place game set for an hour earlier.

 

Horseshoe news

Last week’s horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was short and sweet.

The June 28 games saw the team of Tim Sofran and Bob Heiger post the lone 3-0 pool-play record to earn the day’s outright bragging rights.

Steve Doyle matched that feat with a solo effort, walking his way to the winner’s circle during July 1 action.

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 men kicked off golf action June 26 at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach with a nine-hole modified Stableford system match that saw Terry Schaefer take home first place with a plus-3. Jeff Holcomb and Tom McDonnell shared second place with matching scores of plus-2.

A nine-hole scramble was the game of the day June 29. The team of Debi Richardson, Dan Richardson, Dave Richardson and Terry Schaefer combined on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Mark Kimball, Paul Phillips and Gary Razze was a stroke back in second place.

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.