Tag Archives: Sports

Sports – 06-24-2015

Indoor adult soccer action continues at center   The standings for the adult soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center remain tight from top to bottom, which likely will result in a competitive playoff race. 11-Man Gang is …

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Sports – 06-17-2015

Lightning bolts electrify Beach Bistro       Lightning fever swept Anna Maria Island as Tampa’s NHL team battled Chicago’s Blackhawks to bring home the Stanley Cup. Fans gathered to watch at sports bars and pubs, burger joints and seafood shacks as …

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Sports – 06-10-2015

Team Gardner’s Andrew Proctor takes on a double team from Team Laade players Alex Rodriguez and Joey Mannino during the 11-13 basketball championship game June 5 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria Islander Photos: Kevin P. Cassidy

3 championship teams crowned in youth basketball   The youth basketball league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center came to a close June 5 with championship games in three age groups. The two-team 8-10 division opened championship night with …

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Sports – 06-03-2015

Bradenton Marauders baseball team members Jordan Steranka (25), Michael Fransoso (3), Henry Hirsch (50), and Chris Diaz (5) pose May 30 with Anna Maria Little League players at Benji Scanio Field at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The AA-level professional baseball players came to “pitch in” and help with the age 8-12 baseball playoffs. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

Basketball playoffs start at center court, soccer kicks grass   The youth basketball league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center has concluded its regular season and now the battle for the playoffs begin. The two-team 8-10 division championship game …

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Sports – 05-27-2015

The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s dragon boat team placed fourth out of 12 teams in a competition in Marathon.

Basketball rules in cool center gym,   As youth basketball at the Anna Maria Island Community Center moves into the final weeks in the regular season, teams were jockeying for favorable seeding positions in order to make a deep run …

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Sports – 05-20-2015

Gardner guard, Lane Burnett drives to the basket after coming up with a steal during May 11 action against Gilman in the spring basketball league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Basketball league gets underway at community center   Youth basketball is underway at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Monday-Friday evenings, along with an occasional Saturday matchup. The action got started May 11 with an 11-13 division game pitting Simpson …

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Sports – 05-13-2015

Coquina beach stroll: Too fast for turtles Bradenton resident Jay Bird is the first to cross the finish line May 9 during the Manatee Miles Sea Turtle Stroll at Coquina Gulfside Park, 2650 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Bird finished the 5k with a time of 17 minutes. Islander Photos: Kristin Swain

Scott Dean greets an IMG athlete on the field. Dean will run the May 16 Keys 100 Ultra Marathon to raise money for the IMG Academy Student-Athlete Foundation. Islander Photo: Courtesy IMG

Islander to run 100 miles for charity   Island resident and associate director of athletics for IMG Academy, Scott Dean is running the May 16 Keys100 Ultra Marathon to benefit the academy’s student athletic foundation. Dean, who has lived in …

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Sports – 05-06-2015

Manatee Magic Tryouts Do you have the commitment, drive and determination to compete with the best soccer players in the state of Florida? Then it’s time to try out for the 2015-16 Manatee Magic competitive league. Manatee Magic’s U14 boys, …

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Sports – 04-29-2015

Carol Clifford poses for a photo after completing the all-women New York City Half Marathon on April 19. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ronnie Clifford

Islander completes NYC half-marathon for charity   Island resident Carol Clifford recently completed her first half marathon when she ran in the all women, New York City Half Marathon on April 19. Clifford has lived on Anna Maria Island for …

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Sports – 04-22-2015

Key Royale golf news The Key Royale Club women got out April 14 and played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match in four flights. Liz Lang carded a 4-under-par 28 to edge Pam Lowry and Sue Little by one stroke to …

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