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Sports – 11-02-2016

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Tim Shaughnessy somehow came up with this catch despite three Tyler’s Ice Cream defenders surrounding him during the adult flag football playoffs at the Center of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Progressive Cabinetry nails down adult flag football title

 

The adult flag football league playoffs concluded Oct. 27 at the Center of Anna Maria Island with semifinal and championship games. Progressive Cabinetry rolled to a pair of victories to claim the 2016 Super Bowl title.

Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy and receiver Pat Calvary were unstoppable. Shaughnessy completed 17 of 18 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns, while also running for 65 yards and an extra point.

Pat Calvary had a 20-yard touchdown to go along with 170 receiving yards for two touchdowns and an extra point. Caleb Roberts also had a big game with 100 receiving yards, three touchdowns and an extra point in the victory. Christina Calvary completed the scoring with a touchdown and an extra point to go with 60 receiving yards.

Pat Calvary and Roberts led the defense with four flag pulls each, while Brianna Shaughnessy added a flag pull and a pair of quarterback sacks. Other members of Progressive Cabinetry are Mike Shaughnessy and Jason Garden.

Mason Martin Construction was led by Ray Gardner, who threw for 185 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 110 yards and a touchdown. Eric Gledhill paced Mason Martin with 95 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown receptions, while Jay Hoffmeister added 75 receiving yards, two touchdowns and an extra point in the loss.

Mason Martin advanced to the championship game by defeating Moss Builders 25-21 behind another huge game from Ray Gardner, who ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns and passed 85 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Eric Gledhill added 80 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point.

Moss Builders was led by Ryan Moss, who threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite receiver, Chad Woods, finished with 130 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point. Andrew Terman finished with 40 receiving yards, a touchdown and a 2-point conversion, while Mike Gillum completed the scoring with a touchdown reception.

Progressive Cabinetry advanced to the title game by rolling past Tyler’s Ice Cream 28-18. Quarterback Shaughnessy led the attack with 245 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns plus 35 rushing yards and a touchdown. Dad Mike Shaughnessy completed 3-of-4 passes for 30 yards and added 10 receiving yards.

Caleb Roberts led all receivers with 130 yards, including a pair of touchdowns and 2 extra points, while also completing a touchdown pass. Pat Calvary completed the scoring for Progressive with a 5-yard touchdown run, a touchdown reception and 60 receiving yards.

Jason Sato threw for 140 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to lead Tyler’s Ice Cream, which also received two touchdown receptions and a 10-yard touchdown run from Josh Sato. Ben Sato completed the scoring with a touchdown reception and 20 receiving yards in the loss.

 

Adult basketball continues

Adult basketball at the center completed its second week of action with a pair of games played Oct. 25.

Beach to Bay Construction improved to 2-0 after slipping past Mike Walter & Associates 62-58 behind 19 points from Jesse Dauphinee and 16 points from Matt Rossi. Mark Bryan finished with 10 points to help Beach to Bay to the victory.

The loss dropped Mike Walter & Associates to 0-2. Thomas Gish led all scorers with 35 points, but he was the only player in double figures for Mike Walter in the loss.

The other game played Oct. 25 saw Harry’s Grill improve to 1-1 on the season with an 80-40 thumping of Blake Medical Center in the five-team league.

Taegon Purtill led four players in double figures with 32 points. Antwan Jackson added 16 points, Derek Gargett posted 15 points and Patrick Calvary 10 points in the victory.

Giovanni Reino led Blake with 14 points and Chris Hall added 7 points in the loss.

 

Youth soccer plays on

Youth soccer completed its second week of action with a bevy of games, including the Spooktacular Saturday — costumed players —Oct. 29. However, results were not available at presstime for the spooky games.

Progressive Cabinetry rolled to an 8-4 victory over Tyler’s Ice Cream during 11-14 division action on Oct. 24. David Daigle scored three goals and Christian DeWitt added two to lead Progressive, which also received single goals from Alanna Belfore, Nick DeWitt and Tuna McCracken in the victory.

Tyler Brewer scored four goals to lead Tyler’s Ice Cream — no family relation. Tyler’s also saw six saves from Tres Maddox in goal.

Mason Martin Builders earned a 2-1 victory over Bins Be Clean to open 8-10 division soccer action Oct. 25. Mason Agnelli led the way with two goals and Dalton Fox made four saves to preserve the victory.

Riley Lawson scored the lone goal for Bins Be Clean in the loss.

The second match of the evening saw Gulf-Bay Realty record a 5-3 victory over Cloud Pest Control. Gregory Jordan scored three goals and Jayden Sparks added two goals to lead Gulf-Bay.

Aiden Templeton paced Cloud Pest Control in the loss with three goals.

Bin There Dumped That edged Blalock Walters by a 2-1 score to open 6-7 division action Oct. 24. Ewan Cloutier scored both goals for the victory.

Victoria Perry notched the lone goal for Blalock Walters.

Conor Samblis scored two goals and Alex Cox added a goal to lead Signarama past Air & Energy by a 3-2 score.

Gigi Greene and Charlie Rogers each scored a goal in the loss column.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men got out for a couple of rounds of golf last week, starting with a nine-hole modified-Stableford System match Oct. 24.

Jack Isherwood led all golfers with a plus-4 to earn clubhouse bragging rights ahead of Art McMillan and Larry Pippel, who both carded plus-3s on their rounds.

The team of Bob Leedham, Bill Koche, Pippel and Earl Ritchie combined on a plus-1 to win the team title.

The women played Oct. 25 in a nine-hole matchup with a twist — they limited their resources to three clubs, including the putter.

Phyllis Roe grabbed first place in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29, one stroke ahead of Helen Pollock.

Barb Mason Estok held the top spot in Flight B with a 3-under-par 29 — two strokes better than Sue Wheeler.

Judy Squire, Terry Westby, Pollock and Debbie Richardson all had chipins on the day.

The men were back on the course Oct. 27 for a nine-hole team scramble. The team of Jon Holcomb, Jim Kirk and Dan Richardson combined on a 1-under-par 31 to earn first place.

 

Horseshoe news

There was no need for playoffs as Dom “Dominator” Livedoti’s winning streak finally came to an end during last week’s horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Livedoti partnered with Karl Thomas Oct. 26 to forge the only 3-0 pool-play record and earn the day’s outright championship. The win was Livedoti’s ninth in a row, dating back to Sept. 28.

The streak officially ended Oct. 29 when Bob Palmer walked his way to 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.

Center adult football playoffs underway

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Famed tennis coach and trainer Nick Bollettieri, second from the left, was the headline attendee at the Center of Anna Maria Island’s golf tournament fundraiser Oct. 21 at IMG Golf Club. Bollettieri’s foursome, above, won first place in the tournament, which included a dinner and fundraising events, such as a raffle and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit. Islander Photo: Courtesy Center of AMI

The adult flag football league playoffs got started Oct. 20 at the Center of Anna Maria Island with four quarterfinal games played. The teams are fighting to secure a spot in the Super Bowl, which is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, following a pair of semifinal games that get started at 6 p.m.

The playoff action began with a slight upset by fifth-seeded Tyler’s Ice Cream. Tyler’s edged No. 4 seed Coldwell Banker in a close 29-28 score behind three touchdown passes and 115 passing yards from quarterback Jason Sato. Brother Josh Sato also played a hand in the victory, finishing with one touchdown pass to go along with 80 rushing yards and a touchdown, 55 receiving yards and three touchdown catches, all in addition to a 2-point conversion.

Younger brother Nick Sato completed the scoring with one touchdown reception to go along with 3 extra points and 65 receiving yards.

Chuck Buky paced Coldwell Banker with 245 passing yards and three touchdown passes, but was hurt by two interceptions. Karri Stephens finished with 110 receiving yards, inclduing a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to go along with four flag pulls, a quarterback sack and an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Matt Morgan completed the Coldwell Banker scoring with two touchdowns and a pair of extra points to go with 90 receiving yards.

The second game of the evening saw second-seed Mason Martin Construction roll to an 18-9 victory over Blake Medical Center behind the running and passing by quarterback Ray Gardner. Gardner rushed for 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while also passing for 75 yards and a touchdown. Frank Agnelli completed the scoring with a touchdown reception in the victory.

Blake could only manage one touchdown on a completion from Chase Bennion to Chris McCorkle, who finished with 85 receiving yards and an extra point. Aaron VanHook completed the scoring in the loss with a quarterback sack for a safety.

Sixth-seed Moss Builders pulled off the big upset of the night by rolling to a 26-8 victory over No. 3 Beach House Real Estate behind 205 passing yards and three touchdown passes from quarterback Ryan Moss. Andrew Terman also had a huge game, finishing with 115 receiving yards, including a pair of touchdowns and two extra points. Terman also came through on defense with a pair of interceptions, including a return for a touchdown. Chad Woods completed the scoring in the victory with a touchdown reception to go along with 80 receiving yards.

Don Purvis led Beach House with 160 passing yards and a touchdown pass, but was hurt by two interceptions. Jon Moss led Beach House receivers with 140 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

The final game of the evening saw top-seed Progressive Cabinetry roll to a 25-15 victory over Anna Maria CrossFit. Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy passed for 85 yards and three touchdown passes, while also adding 95 rushing yards. Caleb Roberts added 140 all-purpose yards, including a pair of touchdown receptions and an extra point, while also chipping in an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Christina Calvary completed the Progressive scoring with a touchdown reception.

Quarterback Danny Murphy paced CrossFit with a strong all-around game that included 160 passing yards and a touchdown pass, 50 rushing yards and 30 receiving yards, including one for a touchdown to go along with two quarterback sacks — one for a safety. Sean Flynn had a 30-yard touchdown pass and finished with 50 receiving yards and a touchdown in the loss to complete the scoring.

 

Youth soccer gets rolling

Youth soccer at the Center of Anna Maria Island moved into its second week of action with a bevy of games. The 6-7 division has Air & Energy atop the standings with a 2-0 record, closely followed by Bin There Dumped That and Signarama which both sit at 1-1. Blalock Walters completes the standings after two weeks of action at 0-2.

The 8-10 division is a picture of parity. Bins Be Clean, Cloud Pest Control, Gulf-Bay Realty and Mason Martin Construction all sit at 1-1 and all games have been decided by one goal.

The 11-14 division has Planet Stone leading with a 1-0 record, followed by 1-1 Tyler’s Ice Cream and 0-1 Progressive Cabinetry.

Tyler’s Ice Cream defeated Progressive Cabinetry 4-2 in 11-14 division action on Oct. 19 to win their first game on the young season behind four goals from Tyler Brewer and six saves from goalie Thomas Heckler.

Christian DeWitt and Tuna McCracken scored one goal each, while McCracken made eight saves between the pipes in the loss.

Cloud Pest Control opened 8-10 division action on Oct. 18 with a 2-1 victory over Mason Martin Builders behind a pair of goals from Aiden Templeton. Connor Allen helped preserve the victory with three saves in goal.

Mason Agnelli notched the lone goal for Mason Martin in the loss.

Gulf-Bay Realty earned a 4-3 victory over Bins Be Clean in the second 8-10 match of the evening behind three goals from Gregory Jordan and a goal from Sam Leister. Lily Kawahata made three saves in goal to help preserve the one-goal advantage.

Riley Lawson scored all three goals for Bins Be Clean, which received five saves in the loss from Nick Yatros.

Air & Energy opened the 6-7 division action Oct. 17 with a 2-1 victory over Bin There Dumped That behind two goals from Charley Rogers and a pair of saves from Gigi Greene.

Ewan Cloutier notched the lone goal for Bin There, while Brady Thompson had three saves in the loss.

Signarama rolled to a 3-0 victory over Blalock Walters behind a goal each from Alex Cox, Anthony Dunfee and Connor Sambis. Goalie Bert Vortuba made five saves in the shutout victory.

The action takes place Monday through Wednesday evenings on the center field, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, so don’t miss out.

 

Key Royale golf news

Nearly 48 golfers turned out Oct. 15 for the Key Royale Club Oktoberfest Scramble. The team of Debi Wohlers, Lori Waggoner, Carol Patterson and Wayne Patterson combined on a 3-under-par 29 to grab clubhouse bragging rights. Second place went to the team of Helen Pollock, Al Pollock, Marie Schultz and Joe Schultz with a 2-under -par 30.

Joe Schultz won the men’s long-drive contest, while Debi Wohlers captured the contest among the women golfers.

Judy Hutton won the closest-to-the-pin contest on the eighth hole, while Jack Isherwood won for the men.

The men were back on the course for a pair of matches Oct. 17. They played a best-ball-of-twosome match in the morning, which saw Tom Lewis and Peter Proxy combine on a 7-under-par 25 for first place by five strokes. The team of Jim Thorton and George Barford came in second place at 2-under-par 30.

Later in the day, the men were back out for a nine-hole modified Stableford System match. The team of Gary Razze, Wayne Patterson, Larry Solberg and Bill Shuman combined on a plus-3 to take the team title.

Bob Leedham carded a plus-4 to win the individual title, one point ahead of Shuman’s plus-3.

The Key Royale women got on the course Oct. 19 for a nine-hole blue-green-and-gold game. They teed off for three holes on each tee color, scoring a low-net match in two flights.

Phyllis Roe and Carol Patterson both carded 1-under-par 31s to tie for first place in Flight A. Debi Wohlers and Jean Holmes were a stroke back in second place.

Debbie Richardson’s 1-under-par 31 gave her first place in Flight B by one stroke over Fran Barford. Terry Westby was alone in third place with a 1-over-par 33.

The men played a nine-hole scramble Oct. 20 that saw the team of Rollin Cutter, Dale Hudson, Jack Isherwood and Gary Razze combine on a 4-under-par 28 to grab a one-stroke victory over the second-place team of Bill MacMillan, Dan Richardson, Bob Soos and Ron Vandeman.

 

Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action Oct. 19 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits saw six teams advance to the knockout stage with matching 2-1 pool-play records. Dom “Dominator” Livedoti walked past Steve Doyle and Karl Thomas by a 23-4 score, while Neil Hennessey and Norm Langland rolled to a 21-5 victory over Roger Nigg and Tim Sofran. Hank Huyghe and Bob Rowley also advanced on a 22-12 victory over Norm Good.

Huyghe and Rowley drew the bye into the finals and watched as Livedoti advanced with a 24-2 victory over Hennessey and Langland. Livedoti kept his hot streak alive with a 23-14 victory to earn yet another trip to the winner’s circle

Two teams posted 3-0 pool play records during Oct. 22 action as Livedoti made it eight in a row, this time teaming with Gary Howcroft to defeat Steve Doyle by a 23-14 margin.

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.

 

Ugly Grouper cornhole action

Week seven of the Ugly Grouper cornhole league, located at 5704 Marina Dr. in Holmes Beach resumed and Amateur Corn Stars continue to lead the pack with a perfect 7-0 record after dispatching The Feast, The Duckand the Corn by a 2-0 score. Captain Morgan Charters fell to 5-2 after dropping a 2-0 decision to Bag em and Tag em which improved to 5-2.

AMI Car Wash, Ugly Grouper Toss Me Softly and General Store are all 5-2 after last week’s action while Island Coffee Haus HB and Corn Dawgs follow in the standings at 4-3. Def Con 5 and Island Coffee Haus AMI are 3-4 and Island Bazaar Beach Bums is alone in tenth place at 2-5. Corn Dawgs and Island Coffee Haus are 1-6 while The Feast, The Duck and the Corn remain winless at 0-7.

 

Center offers wrestling program

A Center Wrestling Club is reaching out to interested youth ages 5-13 on Anna Maria Island. The club will travel in the area to weekend tournaments.

The season starts Nov. 9 and costs $5 for members and $90 for non-members. The last day to register is Oct. 28.

For more information, contact the center at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email  will@centerami.org.

Soccer season finally takes center field at Center of AMI

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Alex Cox carries the soccer ball through heavy traffic for Signarama during 6-7 division action at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Kevin P. Cassidy

The fall soccer league finally got in a full week of action after two weeks of cancellations due to rainy weather.

The action got going Oct. 10 with a pair of games in the 6-7 age division.

Bin There Dumped That earned a 3-0 victory over Signarama behind a hat trick from Ewan Cloutier and a pair of saves between goalies Xane Flores and Cale Rudacille. Conor Samblis made six saves in goal for Signarama in the loss.

Air & Energy slipped past Blalock Walters by a 3-2 score in the second 6-7 division game. Gigi Greene, Jack McCarthy and Jordan Moore each scored goals to lead A&E, which also received four saves from goalie Charlie Rogers in the victory.

William Pakbaz scored two goals to lead Blalock Walters and saves from goalies Ethan Guerrero, Victoria Perry, Fox Smith and Lily Stringer in the loss.

The 8-10 division got underway Oct. 11 with a pair of matches. The first one saw Gulf Bay Realty edge Mason Martin Builders by a 4-3 score behind three goals from Gregory Jordan and one from Elek Brisson. Lily Kawahata made five saves in goal to help preserve the victory.

Mason Agnelli, Mikela Culhane and Jackson Pakbaz scored a goal each, while Fiona McCarthy and Giles Kirkland combined for five saves in the loss.

The second 8-10 division game saw Cloud Pest Control earn a 4-2 victory over Bins Be Clean behind three goals from Aiden Templeton. Frankie Coleman added a goal, while brother Mikey Coleman made four saves in the victory.

Riley Lawson scored two goals and Nick Yatros made four saves for Bins Be Clearn in the loss.

Planet Stone recorded a 5-1 victory over Tyler’s Ice Cream to open the 11-14 division season. Nick Cavaluzzi recorded a hat trick and Jack Barnes scored two goals to lead Planet Stone, which also received two saves from goalie Bryce Higgins in the victory.

Tyler Brewer notched the lone goal for Tyler’s Ice Cream, which received an incredible 14 saves from Thomas Heckler in goal.

 

Adult flag football heads to playoffs

The regular season is over, seedings are set and the second season — playoffs — is here for the participants in the adult flag football league at the center.

The action gets started at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, with the No. 5 seed Moss Builders taking on fourth seeded Coldwell Banker. No. 2 seed Mason Martin Construction takes on seventhe seed Blake Medical Center in the second game of the evening. Third seeded Beach House Realty battles sixth place Tyler’s Ice Cream in the third game, while top seeded Progressive Cabinetry takes on eighth seeded Anna Maria CrossFit in the final game of the evening.

The winners advance to two semifinal games at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, with the winners set to battle for the championship at 8:30 p.m.

 

Key Royale golf news

The men of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole modified-Stableford golf match Oct. 10. Bob Soos came in as the big winner, carding a plus-5 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Barry Izzard was one point back in second place.

The women got on the course Oct. 11 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match with a side game of low putts for the round.

Liz Lang’s 1-over-par 33 was good enough for first place in Flight A. Jana Samuels and Carol Duncan were two strokes back in a tie for second place. Flight B saw Marcia O’Brien, Terry Westby and Debbie Richardson fire even-par 32s to finish in a three-way tie for first.

Margrit Layh won the low-putts game with 15 putts on her round.

The men were back on the course Oct. 13 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Ron Buck, Gary Duncan, Merritt Fineout and John Purcell matched the 5-under-par 27 scored by the team of Jack Isherwood, Bob O’Keefe, Bob Soos and Ron Vanderman to finish in a tie for first place.

 

Horseshoe news

The team of Dom Livedoti and Norm Good managed the only 3-0 pool play record and were the day’s outright champs during Oct. 12 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Livedoti made his sixth straight trip to the winner’s circle in the Oct. 15 action. This time he teamed up with Neil Hennessey to defeat Sam Samuels and Steve Doyle by a 21-16 score.

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.

 

Cornhole action in 6th week

Week six of the Ugly Grouper cornhole league, played at the restaurant, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, resumed after a rain-out last week.

General Store was victorious over Ugly Grouper Toss Me Softly by a 2-0 score. Tag Em and Bag Em defeated Island Coffee Haus AMI 2-0, while Def Con 5 and Island Coffee Haus HB both dropped 2-0 decisions. AMI Car Wash beat Feast, Duck and Corn 2-1, while Corn Dawgs No. 2 took out rival Corn Dawgs 2-0. Amateur Corn Stars remained undefeated after topping Captain Morgan Charters by a 2-1 score.

 

 

Sports – 10-12-2016

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Dom “Dominator” Livedoti finds himself in the winner’s circle Oct. 8 at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Livedoti comes to the game as a reitired college football coach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Sam Samuels

Threat of storms stifles most AMI sporting events

For the second time in the past month or so, a tropical weather system has wreaked havoc with the sports offerings on the island.  Though our area dodged any real damage from the passage of Hurricane Hermine, Hurricane Matthew brought little more a breeze.

The county school district canceled classes Oct. 7 and the Center of Anna Maria Island followed suit.

 

Key Royale golf news

It also was a short week of golf at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.

The men managed to get out for a nine-hole quota-points match Oct. 3. The duo of John Cassese and Fred Miller both carded plus-3 to finish in a tie for first place.

 

Horseshoe news

Dom “Dominator” Livedoti and Tom Skoloda posted the only 3-0 pool-play record on Oct. 5 and were the day’s outright champs during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Livedoti, a 1965 Olivet grad, coached the Olivet College football team in Olivet, Michigan, 1988-92, served as head coach at Wayne State University in Michigan for two years, then returned to coach the Olivet Comets prior to the 2005 campaign. He and wife Liz reside in Bradenton.

Three walkers advanced into the knockout stage during Oct. 8 horseshoe action to set up the first ever walker showdown. Tom Sofran rolled past Gary Howcroft 22-2 to advance to the finals against Livedoti.

Livedoti earned his nickname, taking out Sofran by a 22-7 score to hoist the championship trophy on a fourth consecutive win, his fifth title in six sessions.

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.

 

Center to offer youth wrestling

Wrestling is coming to the center for children ages 5-13 under the new Center Wrestling Club, with plans to travel and compete in weekend tournaments.

The season will start Nov. 9 and costs $5 for members and $90 for non-members. The last day to register is Oct. 28.

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

 

Adult soccer starting up

The adult coed soccer leauge is back and accepting registrations for the season that starts Nov. 3. Games will be played Thursday evenings and the last day to register is Oct. 14. Cost is $5 for members and $120 for non-members.

Player evaluations are scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, with a player draft to follow.

For more information, contact the center.

 

Sports – 10-05-2016

Thunderstorms wreak havoc on center sports

 

Numerous thunderstorms wreaked havoc with the sports schedules at the Center of Anna Maria Island  in late September as youth soccer matches and adult flag football games were canceled due to lightning. However, the center did not provide a new schedule.

Two soccer games in the 8-10 division were played Sept. 27. The first saw Mason Martin Builders outlast Cloud Pest Control by a 6-5 score. Mason Agnelli led Mason Martin in the victory with three goals, while Jackson Pakbaz added two goals and Marley Culhane finished with a goal.

Aiden Templeton and Connor Allen tallied two goals each and Frankie Coleman finished with a goal for Cloud Pest in the loss.

Bins Be Clean slipped past Gulf-Bay Realty by a 3-2 score in the second game of the evening. Riley Lawson scored two goals to lead Bins Be Clean, which also received a goal from Natalie Talucci in the victory.

Elek Brisson and Sam Leister scored a goal each to lead Gulf-Bay Realty in the loss.

Progressive Cabinetry defeated Moss Builders 28-13 in the only flag football game played. Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy led the way with 180 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Pat Calvary was his top receiver with 155 receiving yards, three touchdown receptions and three extra points. Jason Garden added 40 receiving yards, including a touchdown reception and an extra point, while Mike Shaughnessy completed one pass that was good for a touchdown.

Ryan Moss threw for 175 yards and a touchdown, while also running for 60 yards and a score to lead Moss Builders in the loss. Chad Woods was his go-to receiver, finishing with 115 yards, a touchdown and an extra point.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale men hit the links Sept. 26 for a nine-hole modified-Stableford System match. Kent Newbold and Dan Richardson both carded plus-4s to finish in a tie for first place.

The women got on the course Sept. 27 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match in two flights that also featured a side game of low putts.

Lori Waggoner rode a birdie on the sixth hole to a 4-under-par 28 to claim first place in flight A by two strokes over second-place finisher Margrit Layh.

Debbie Richardson carded a 4-under-par 28 to win first place in flight B. Terry Westby was alone in second with a 1-over-par 33.

Richardson won the game of the day with 14 putts on her round.

Debi Wohlers and Penny Williams had birdies on their rounds.

The men were back on the course Sept. 29 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of John Cassese, Mike Gillie and Ken Newboldl combined on a 4-under par to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Horseshoe news

There were no playoffs needed during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits last week.

Action Sept. 28 saw the team of Tim Sofran and Dom Livedoti post the only 3-0 pool-play record to win the day’s outright title.

Livedoti was back in the winner’s circle Oct. 1, this time teaming up with Gary Howcroft to post the only 3-0 record in pool play.

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.

 

Cornhole action enters week 6

Cornhole action continues at The Ugly Grouper, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with games played Tuesday nights at the restaurant-bar.

There are two unbeaten teams left after week five. Captain Morgan Charters and Amateur Corn Stars both improved to 5-0. Captain Morgan defeated Island Coffee Haus AMI 2-0, while Amateur Corn Stars defeated Ugly Grouper Toss Me Softly 2-1 for its first loss, putting them 4-1 on the season along with AMI Car Wash and Toss Me Soflty.

General Store and Def Con 5 follow in the standings at 3-2, while Island Bazaar Beach Bums, Island Coffee Haus AMI and Corn Dawgs #2 come in at 2-3. Corn Dawgs are alone in 12th place at 1-4, while Island Coffee Haus, Feast, Duck and Corn are 0-5.

Sports – 09-28-2016

Waterfront halts Sugar Beach’s bid for basketball perfection

Based on the lead up in the regular basketball season, players for Sugar Beach Digital Photography should have walked out of the gym Sept. 21 at the Center of Anna Maria Island clutching championship trophies.

The players from Waterfront Restaurant had other ideas. They came to play and scored an 8-7 upset victory over Sugar Beach to win the center’s youth basketball championship.

Nick Yatros led the way with 7 points, while Jayden Sparks’ single foul shot provided the winning margin of victory for the newly crowned champs. Other members of Waterfront are Evan Talucci, Natalie Talucci, Cole Rudacille and Dalton Fox.

Jack Proctor paced Sugar Beach with 7 points in the loss. Other members of Sugar Beach are Lily Kawahata, Tom Baugher, Peyton Hovda, Sterling Holmes Holidy and Evie Baugher.

Waterfront advanced to the finals by upsetting regular-season, second-place finisher Harry’s Grill 13-8 Sept. 20 behind 6 points from Jayden Sparks, 5 points from Nick Yatros and 2 points from Evan Talucci.

Harry’s Grill was led by Kenneth Neiring’s 6 points and 2 points from Anthony Nguyen.

Sugar Beach advanced to the finals by rolling to a 16-7 victory over Salty Printing behind 10 points from Jack Proctor. Evie Baugher chipped in with 4 points, while brother Tommy Baugher finished with 2 points in the victory.

Harrison Schenerlein paced Salty Printing with 6 points, while Fiona McCarthy completed the scoring with 1 point.

Games are played at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

 

Standings tighten in adult football league

The adult flag football league at the center became a lot more interesting after last week’s action delivered Mason Martin its first loss of the season.

It drops Mason Martin into a three-way tie for first place with Progressive Cabinetry and Moss Builders, which all sit at 3-1 on the season. Beach House Real Estate and Coldwell Banker follow at 2-2, while Tyler’s Ice Cream, Anna Maria CrossFit and Blake Medical Center bring up the rear of the standings with matching 1-3 records.

Coldwell Banker opened the Sept. 22 action with a 19-7 victory over Tyler’s Ice Cream behind an efficient passing performance from quarterback Chuck Buky. Buky completed 15 of 19 passes for 260 yards and three touchdown passes to three different receivers.

Robert Kaston had a team-high 90 receiving yards and one touchdown reception, while Matt Morgan finished with 65 receiving yards and a touchdown to go along with 50 passing yards on two completions. James Ptak added a touchdown reception to go along with 60 receiving yards, while Karri Stephens completed the scoring with an extra point and 60 receiving yards.

Jason Sato passed for 175 yards and a touchdown to lead Tyler’s Ice Cream, which also received a touchdown reception and 65 receiving yards from Ben Sato. Nick Sato added 60 receiving yards while Lexi Sato completed the scoring with an extra-point reception in the loss.

Progressive Cabinetry moved into first place thanks to a 20-12 victory over Mason Martin behind a strong all-around game from quarterback Tim Shaughnessy.

Shaughnessy completed nine of 11 passes for 120 yards and one touchdown pass, while also running for 70 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Caleb Roberts was his favorite receiver with 90 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Pat Calvary completed the scoring with a pair of extra-point receptions.

Ray Gardner paced Mason Martin with 230 passing yards and a pair of touchdown passes to Frank Agnelli, who finished with two touchdown catches. Eric Gledhill added 80 receiving yards for Mason Martin in the loss.

Moss Builders rolled to a 41-22 victory over Anna Maria CrossFit in the third game of the evening behind the play of quarterback Ryan Moss. Moss completed 17 of 20 passes for 235 yards and three touchdown passes, while also running for 35 yards and a touchdown.

Andrew Terman also had a huge game. He was Moss’ favorite target on offense, finishing with 115 receiving yards, including two touchdowns and three extra points, while adding three interceptions, including two that he returned for touchdowns on defense. Chad Woods added 75 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Mike Gillum and Rainia Lardas completed the scoring with extra-point catches.

Clay Spangler passed for 170 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Sean Flynn added 105 receiving yards including a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to lead Anna Maria CrossFit. Jesse Brisson added 60 receiving yards, including a touchdown an a two-point conversion while Danny Murphy completed the scoring with a touchdown run.

Blake Medical Center defeated Beach House Real Estate 19-13 to earn its first win of the season. Quarterback Chase Bennion passed for 230 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, while also running for 45 yards and a touchdown to account for all of Blake’s points. Aaron VanHook was his top receiver, finishing with 115 yards and a touchdown, while Chris McCorkle added 110 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point. McCorkle also added two interceptions to go along with a team-high four flag pulls to pace the Blake defense in the victory.

Beach House Real Estate quarterback Don Purvis completed only five passes and was picked off twice, but switched to receiver and finished with 115 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Jon Moss completed only three passes, but they were good for 145 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford System match Sept. 19, with David Crabb the big winner on a plus-1.

The Key Royale women got on the course Sept. 21 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match in two flights.

Helen Pollock carded a 2-under-par 30 to grab first place in flight A. Debi Wohlers was one shot back in second place, while Phyllis Roe was alone in third with an even-par 32.

Jana Samuels fired a 2-under-par 30 to take first place in flight B. Sue Wheeler took second place with a 1-over-par 33, while Fran Barford and Terry Westby were tied for third with matching 35s.

The men were back on the course Sept. 22 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Jon Holcomb, Hoyt Miller and Ron Vandeman combined on a 3-under-par 29 to earn clubhouse bragging rights.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and were left to battle for top dog in the Sept. 21 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Dom Livedoti and Neil Nennessey earned a trip to the winner’s circle after defeating Sam Samuels and Roger Nigg by a 23-14 score.

Tim Sofran was the outright champ during Sept. 24 action after forging the only 3-0 record in pool play.

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.

 

Cornhole action continues at Ugly Grouper

Cornhole action continues at the Ugly Grouper Bar & Grill, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with games played Tuesday nights.

Ugly Grouper Toss Me Softly, Amateur Corn Stars and Captain Morgan Charters are 4-0 for a three-way tie for first place. Tag em and Bag em and AMI Car Wash are 3-1 and tied for fourth place. Island Coffee Haus AMI, Island Coffee Haus HB, Corn Dawgs #2, Island Bazaar Beach Bums, Def Con 5 and General Store all are 2-2 in a six-way tie for fifth place. Corn Dawgs #1 are alone in 11th place while The Feast, the Duck and the Corn, Island Coffee Haus and Beach Monkey Pools are 0-4 — tied for last place.

 

Sports – 09-21-2016

Tight scores, close games highlight week 4 of flag football

Week 4 in adult flag football at the Center of Anna Maria Island produced some tight scores, including a first vs. last place match up Sept. 15 between Mason Martin and Blake Medical Center.

Mason Martin held on for the victory to improve to 4-0 on the season, a game up on Beach House Realty and Progressive Cabinetry. Moss Builders and Tyler’s Ice Cream follow with 2-2 records, while Coldwell Banker and Anna Maria CrossFit hold down sixth and seventh place with 1-3 records. Blake Medical Center is still in search of a victory.

The action got started Sept. 15 with Beach House Realty rolling to a 25-7 victory over Anna Maria CrossFit behind quarterback Don Purvis, who passed for 170 yards and three touchdown passes. Purvis ran for 50 yards and a touchdown for Beach House, which also received a strong all-around game from Jon Moss. Moss threw for 35 yards and ran for 40 yards, while adding 55 receiving yards, five flag pulls and a quarterback sack on defense. Jesse Griffin made two touchdown grabs and Leah Purvis added a 5-yard touchdown reception to complete the Beach House scoring.

Quarterback Danny Murphy paced CrossFit with 180 passing yards and a 10-yard touchdown run. Alan Conley, Sean Flynn and Sean McCarthy all finished with 60 receiving yards, while Clay Spangler completed the scoring with an extra-point catch.

Progressive Cabinetry rolled to a 25-13 victory over Coldwell Banker behind a strong all-around game from Pat Calvary, who ran for 45 yards and a touchdown while adding a pair of receiving touchdowns and an extra point to go along with a team-high four flag pulls and an interception on defense. Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy threw for 155 yards and three touchdown passes, while adding 50 combined rushing and receiving yards. Caleb Roberts also had a strong game, finishing with 130 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches.

Chuck Buky passed for 285 yards and two touchdown passes to lead the Coldwell Banker offense, which also received 90 receiving yards from Matthew Morgan. Taryn Morgan added 55 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Robert Kaston finished with a touchdown and an extra point to complete the Coldwell Banker scoring in the loss.

Tyler’s Ice Cream edged Moss Builders 14-13 to move into a tie for fourth place in the third game of the evening. Jason Sato passed for 140 yards and a touchdown pass. Lexi Sato had a touchdown reception and an extra point to go along with 35 receiving yards and Josh Sato completed the offensive scoring with an extra point. Josh Sato led the defense with a game-high four flag pulls and an interception return for a touchdown.

Moss Builders was led by quarterback Ryan Moss who passed for 200 yards and a touchdown on offense while adding an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Andrew Terman added 130 receiving yards, 40 rushing yards and a touchdown to go with his team-high five flag pulls on defense. Mike Gillum completed the scoring with an extra point and 55 receiving yards.

Mason Martin slipped past Blake Medical Center 20-18 to remain unbeaten in the standings. Quarterback Ray Gardner needed only eight pass completions to throw for 225 yards and two touchdown passes to lead Mason Martin, which also received 70 rushing yards, 45 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns and an extra point from Tyler Lancaster. Frank Agnelli finished with 110 receiving yards and a touchdown to go with a pair of extra-point passes to complete the scoring in the victory.

Chase Bennion passed for 180 yards and a pair of touchdown passes while adding 80 receiving yards and a touchdown to lead Blake Medical Center in the loss. Aaron VanHook also had a strong game, passing for 65 yards, adding a touchdown and 120 receiving yards. Tom Hall and Chris McCorkle both had touchdown receptions to complete the Blake scoring.

 

Basketball action continues in center gym

Sugar Beach Digital locked up the top seed and improved to 6-0 on the season in the past week’s action at the center. They were set to take on fourth-seed Salty Printing Sept. 20 — after press time — in the first playoff game. Harry’s Grill is second seed at 4-2 and will face off in the second game of the day against third-seed Waterfront Restaurant.

Sugar Beach Digital nailed down its top seed Sept. 13 by defeating Harry’s Grill 10-6 in the last regular-season game. Jack Proctor led Sugar Beach with 10 points in the victory. Kenneth Neiring paced Harry’s Grill with 4 points, while Anthony Nguyen finished with 2 points in the loss.

Waterfront Restaurant rolled to a 10-2 victory over Salty Printing in the second game of the night. Nick Yatros scored 6 points and Jayden Sparks added 4 points in the victory. Kieran Cloutier led Salty Printing with 2 points in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford System or quota-points match Sept. 12. Dave Richardson lapped the field with a plus-5 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

The men were back on the course Sept. 15 for a nine-hole, team-scramble. The team of Art McMillan, Tom Nelson and Richardson combined on a 5-under-par 27 to earn first place.

 

Horseshoe news

Dom Livedoti was the big winner during last week’s horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Livedoti walked his way to the winner’s circle on Sept. 14 after posting the lone 3-0 record during pool play.

Livedoti then teamed up with Hank Huyghe Sept. 17 for the only 3-0 pool-play record to become the day’s outright championship.

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.

 

Cornhole players compete in Holmes Beach

League play continues for cornhole players at the Ugly Grouper, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with games played every Tuesday night.

Week 3 action saw General Store earn a 2-0 victory over Island Coffee Haus, Captain Morgan Charters also took out Island Coffee Haus on a 2-0 score. AMI Car Wash was victorious over the Feast, the Duck and the Corn by 2-0 scores. Toss Me Softly beat Coffee Haus 2-0, while Amateur Corn Stars rolled past Tag em and Bag em 2-0. Corn Dawgs #2 defeated Island Bazaar-Beach Bums 2-0 and Def Con 5 took out Corn Dawgs by a 2-1 score.

After three weeks of action, Captain Morgan Charters, AMI Car Wash and Amateur Corn Stars sport 3-0 records and are tied for first place. Toss Me Softly follows at 2-0.

The league is accepting teams of two players along with an option for subs or free agents.

The competition will result in a league trophy and a first-place prize of $300 Grouper Bucks. Second place also earns a trophy and $200 in Grouper Bucks, while the prize for third place is a trophy and $100 in Grouper Bucks.

 

Sports – 09-14-2016

Mason Martin chasing unbeaten record in flag football

Mason Martin remained unbeaten as Blake Medical Center is still looking for a victory after week three of the adult flag football season at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Mason Martin is on top of the table with a 3-0 record followed by Beach House Real Estate, Moss Builders and Progressive Cabinetry, all sporting 2-1 records. Coldwell Banker, Tyler’s Ice Cream and Anna Maria CrossFit have 1-2 records, while Blake brings up the rear at 0-3.

Action Sept. 8 got started on the center field with Beach House edging Tyler’s 22-19 behind the quarterback tandem of Don Purvis and Jon Moss. Purvis completed 11 of 12 passes for 115 yards, two touchdown passes and 4 extra-points. Purvis also added 90 rushing yards, 65 receiving yards and a touchdown. Moss passed for 110 yards and a touchdown, while also adding 35 rushing yards and 30 receiving yards to go along with a touchdown and an extra point.

Other contributors include Jesse Griffin, who finished with 60 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Jason Mickan finished with 60 receiving yards and a pair of extra points.

Jason Sato paced the Tyler’s offense, passing for 205 yards, a pair of touchdown passes and an extra point. Brother Josh Sato also had a big game, finishing with 120 receiving yards and 20 rushing yards, while adding two touchdowns and an extra point. Brother Ben Sato completed the scoring with a touchdown reception to go along with 40 receiving yards in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Progressive Cabinetry slip past Blake by a 19-12 score behind the all-around play of Tim Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy passed for 110 yards and a touchdown, while also adding 30 rushing yards, 60 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. Pat Calvary added 10 rushing yards and 30 receiving yards to go along with a touchdown. Caleb Roberts completed two of three passes, including a touchdown pass to go along with 30 receiving yards and an extra point in the victory.

Tim Shaughnessy also showed up on the defensive side of the ball with a interception, while Chris Culhand finished with an interception and a sack.

Aaron VanHook passed for 135 yards and ran for 55 more to lead the Blake offense, which also received a 45-yard touchdown pass from Chris McCorkle to Van Kinder. McCorkle also added 65 receiving yards to spark the offense. Mark Baker accounted for the other touchdown when he intercepted Shaughnessy and took it to the house.

Mason Martin rolled to a 27-6 victory over Anna Maria CrossFit in the third game of the evening behind another all-around effort from Ray Gardner. Gardner passed for 100 yards, including two touchdown passes while rushing for 55 yards and adding 95 receiving yards. As if that weren’t enough, Gardner added an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Eric Gledhill finished with 50 receiving yards including two touchdowns an 3 extra points, while Tyler Lancaster had 80 rushing yards, 20 receiving yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Quarterback Danny Murphy threw for 130 yards and a touchdown, but was hurt by a pair of interceptions. Alan Conley added 30 rushing yards, 60 receiving yards and the lone touchdown in the loss.

Ryan Moss passed for 215 yards and three touchdowns to lead Moss Builders to a 34-21 victory over Coldwell Banker, closing out flag football action for the night. Mike Gillum was his favorite target, finishing with 150 receiving yards, including two touchdown receptions and a pair of extra points. Gillum also ran for 40 yards and a touchdown, while also adding an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Chad Woods completed the scoring with 65 receiving yards, including a touchdown and 2 extra points.

Charles Buky threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns to lead Coldwell Banker in the loss. Matthew Morgan was his top target with 105 receiving yards, including a pair of touchdowns and a two-point conversion, while Robert Kaston finished with 55 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point.
Basketball action continues in the gym

Sugar Beach Digital continued its run towards perfection with another comfortable victory to improve to 5-0 in the youth basketball league at the center.

Sugar defeated Salty Printing 12-1 to open Aug. 30 action at the center. Jack Proctor paced Sugar Beach with 8 points, while Peyton Hovda and Evie Baugher added 2 points each in the victory.

Kieran Cloutier led Salty Printing with 1 point in the loss.

Harry’s Grill is still on Sugar Beach Digital’s heels at 4-1, after a win over Waterfront Restaurant & Grill 10-5 behind 8 points from Anthony Nguyen and 2 points from Colin Bankert.

Nick Yatros scored 3 points to lead Waterfront, which also received 2 points from Evan Talucci in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men played a nine-hole scramble on Sept. 8. The team of Merritt Fineout, John Masefield and Tom Nelson combined on a 5-under-par 27 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Horseshoe news

Only one team managed the requisite 3-0 pool-play record during Sept. 7 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Tim Sofran and Roger Nigg were the day’s outright champions for their efforts.

Two teams emerged from pool play during Sept. 10 action and battled for a trip to the winner’s circle. The team of Hank Huyghe and Neal Hennessey earned bragging rights for the day after defeating Sam Samuels and Nigg 22-13 in the championship game.

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.

 

Ugly Grouper cornhole league tosses off

The current standings in the Ugly Grouper Cornhole League after week No. 1 are:

Captain Morgan Charters, Island Coffee Haus HB, Amateur Corn Stars, Island Bazaar Beach Bums, Bag em and Tag em and Def Con 5 all stand at 1-0.

General Store, Corn Dawgs, Beach Monkey Pools, The Feast, The Duck and The Corn, Island Coffee Haus and Island Coffee Haus AMI stand at 0-1, while the Feast #2 and AMI Car Wash are at 0-0.

The Ugly Grouper is at 5704 Marina Drive.

 

 

Sports – 09-07-2016

Sugar Beach on sweet path in basketball, soccer tees up

 

Sugar Beach Digital won its fourth game in a row for a sweet 4-0 season, one-game ahead of Harry’s Grill in the youth basketball league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Waterfront Restaurant follows with a 1-3 record while Salty Printing is still in search of its first victory.

Sugar Beach took on Waterfront in the first game of the evening Aug. 30 and came away with an 8-4 victory. Jack Proctor led the way by scoring all of the Sugar Beach points.

Evan Talucci and Jayden Sparks scored 2 points each to lead Waterfront in the loss.

The second game of the night saw Harry’s Grill keep pace in the standings with a 20-6 victory over Salty Printing behind 10 points from Kenneth Neiring. Grayson Mitchell added 8 points and Alex Cox added 2 points to complete the scoring in the victory.

Ewan Cloutier scored 4 points to lead Salty Printing, which also received 2 points from Harrison Schenerlien in the loss.

 

Register by Sept. 9 for center youth soccer

      The center is still accepting registration for its fall youth soccer league. Divisions are organizing for players ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-17. Players must register by Sept. 9 online at www.centerami.org or in person at the center.

Cost for center members is a $5 processing fee while non-members pay $90.

The seasons kicks off in early October and ends in early December.

The center also is seeking coaches and sponsors. For more information, contact Drew Mitchell at 941-778-1908, ext. 217, or drew@centerami.org.

 

Play underway in ‘Ugly’ cornhole league

The Ugly Grouper restaurant-bar at 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, is sporting a cornhole league with games played Tuesday nights.

Teams must constist of a minimum of two people with the option of having subs or free agents available when a regular team member is unable to play a weekly game.

The teams in the league play for bragging rights, a league trophy and the first-place prize of 300 Grouper Bucks — to be spent at the Ugly Grouper. Second place also receives a trophy and 200 Grouper Bucks, while the third place winner will have a trophy and 100 Grouper Bucks to spend.

In addition, team members receive T-shirts and there will be photos and statistics posted to social media after league play to measure up the team standings.

The league has 14 teams led by Captain Morgan Charters, Island Coffee Haus HB, Amateur Corn Stars, Island Bazaar Beach Bums, Bag ’em and Tag ’em and Def Con 5, all boasting 1-0 records after the first week of action.

If you’re interested in entering a team or just want more information about the Ugly Grouper, call 941-778-4402 or email info@uglygrouper.com.

 

Volleyball club comes to Holmes Beach

Sirenia Beach Volleyball Club is accepting registration for its girl’s beach volleyball club.

The season runs Sept. 11-Nov. 20 with club practice at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost for the season is $600, which covers Wednesday and Sunday practices, or there’s a $300 option to practice only on Sundays.

The club is under the direction of new Bradenton resident Jason Jones. Jones comes from Las Vegas, where he was a volunteer assistant at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, in addition to being a USA High Performance assistant coach. Jones also started the Vegas Pursuit Indoor and Beach Tournament series, which grew into a must-attend event. Going into its fourth year, the tournament boasts 80 teams from 15 states.

Tryouts for the Sirenia Club’s fall season will be 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Sept. 11, at Manatee Beach. There is a $20 tryout fee. Interested players in the 12-18 age group can register online at sireniabvc.com.

Also on tap for Sirenia Beach Volleyball Club is a $100-per-player clinic Oct. 8 and a tournament Oct. 9 at the home beach.

For more information, call Jones at 702-721-2326 or go online at www.sireniabvc.com.

 

Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action Aug. 31 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits gave way to rains from Hermine, but the horseshoe regulars were back at the pits Sept. 3. Steve Doyle walked his way to the only 3-0 pool-play record and was the day’s outright champion.

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.

 

 

Sports – 08-31-2016

Center sees action in adult flag football, youth basketball

Only two weeks into the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, there’s one team that hasn’t lost a game and one team still in search of its first victory.

But the season is young.

Mason Martin sits atop the standings with a 2-0 record, while Blake Medical Center is on the bottom, sandwiching Beach House Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, Tyler’s Ice Cream, Anna Maria Crossfit, Moss Builders and Progressive Cabinetry, all sporting 1-1 records.

There’s still a ton of football to be played — so stay tuned for game results and standings.

Action Aug. 25 saw two close games, a shutout and a forfeit victory.

Coldwell Banker opened the night by defeating Anna Maria Crossfit 26-18 behind 235 passing yards and four touchdown passes from quarterback Charles Buky. His favorite receiver was Matthew Morgan, who finished with 130 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions. Mike Brusso added a 10-yard touchdown reception for Coldwell Banker in the victory, which also saw extra-point receptions from Robert Kaston and Taryn Morgan.

Anna Maria Crossfit was led by Danny Murphy, who threw for 35 yards and two touchdown passes, while also adding 60 rushing yards, 30 receiving yards and scoring a touchdown. Clay Spangler added 160 passing yards, including one for a touchdown, while Kate Serdy and Sean McCarthy both scored touchdowns to complete the Crossfit scoring in the loss.

Mason Martin edged Beach House Real Estate 20-14 in the second game of the evening behind the dynamic efforts of quarterback Ray Gardner. Gardner completed 12 of 17 passes for 160 yards and three touchdown passes, while also rushing for 90 yards and a 2-point conversion. Eric Gledhill finished with 55 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Zach Schield added a touchdown reception of his own to complete the scoring.

Don Purvis threw for 215 yards, including a pair of touchdown passes and two extra points to lead Beach House, which also received 100 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point from Jesse Griffin. Jon Moss finished with 70 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Jason Mickan added 45 receiving yards and an extra point in the loss.

Moss Builders rolled to a 20-0 victory over Blake Medical Center behind the play of quarterback Ryan Moss, who completed 13 of 18 passes for 235 yards, including three touchdown passes and a pair of extra points. Andrew Terman also had a strong game, finishing with 130 receiving yards, 35 rushing yards, a touchdown and an extra point. Mike Gillum finished with 30 receiving yards, 30 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Chad Woods added 75 yards and a touchdown.

Chase Bennion, with 100 passing yards and 45 rushing yards, paced Blake Medical Center, which also got 90 receiving yards from Chris McCorkle in the loss.

 

Sugar Beach surges in youth basketball

After three weeks of youth basketball action at the center, Sugar Beach Digital has established itself as the team to beat with a perfect 3-0 record fueled by Jack Proctor, arguably the league’s best player. Harry’s Grill follows with a 2-1 record as the Waterfront Restaurant at 1-2 and 0-3 Salty Printing completing the standings.

The top teams — Sugar Beach and Harry’s — squared off Aug. 23 in the night’s opener in the gym, but Harry’s Grill was without leading scorer Anthony Nguyen and it showed. Sugar Beach rolled to a 16-4 victory behind 10 points from Jack Proctor. Evie Baugher, Lilt Kawahata and Peyton Hovda added 2 points each in the victory for Sugar Beach.

Alex Cox and Kenneth Neiring led Harry’s Grill with 2 points each in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Waterfront Restaurant edge Salty Printing 8-5 for its first victory of the season. Nick Yatros scored 8 points to lead the Waterfront to victory.

Ewan Cloutier and Jack McCarthy scored 2 points each to lead Salty Printing, which also received 1 point from Fiona McCarthy in the loss.

 

Register now …

The center is accepting registrations for its LaPensee Plumbing Bowling Tournament Sept. 10 at AMF Lanes 4208 Cortez Road, Bradenton.

Cost for the tournament is $30 per player, which includes shoes and three games along with an evening of frivolity. Awards for high game, low game, high series and low series — yes, awards for losing — will be made at the lanes.

Pre-registration is required and the center also is looking for lane sponsors.

The center will be closing registration for its fall youth soccer league Sept. 9.

Prospective players can register online at Centerami.org or in person at the center.

The cost is $90 for non-members, while members pay a $5 processing fee. The league offers divisions for ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-17.

The seasons kicks off in early October and ends in early December.

For more sports information, contact Drew Mitchell at drew@centerami.org or 941-778-1908, ext. 217, or stop by at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men got out on the golf course for a couple of rounds last week, starting with an Aug. 22 nine-hole modified-Stableford match. Bob O’Keefe lapped the field with a plus-6 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

The women took the course Aug. 23 for a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match in two flights.

Tootie Wagner carded a 4-under-par 28 to grab first place in Flight A by one stroke over Lori Waggoner, who had a birdie on the second hole and a chipin on the seventh hole.

Flight B saw Terry Westby and Joyce Lathrop finish in a tie for first place on 1-under-par 31s.

The men were back on the course Aug. 25 for a nine-hole team scramble. The team of Jim Auch, Paul Phillips, Gary Razze and Dan Richardson combined on a 4-under-par 28 to take first place.

 

Horseshoe news

There were no unbeaten teams in pool play during Aug. 24 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. There were, however, three teams that forged 2-1 records, left to battle for the day’s supremacy.

The team of Bob Heiger and Neil Hennessey drew the lucky bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and Norm Good took out Tom Sofran and Steve Doyle by a 21-5 score. But Huyghe and Good were too “good” in the finals, as they rolled to a 24-13 victory and a spot in the winner’s circle.

Aug. 27 action also produced three 2-1 records in pool play. Sofran and Gary Howcroft edged Huyghe and Doyle 21-19 to advance to the finals where they met Hennessey and Jay Disbrow. Sofran-Howcroft brought the heat, defeating Hennessey-Disbrow by a 23-14 score.

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.

 

Registration taking place for LBK triathlon

The 2016 Longboat Key Triathlon benefiting the new Women’s Sports Museum will be Oct. 16.

The international distance triathlon consists of swimming a half mile, biking 20 miles and running 5 miles.

The Sprint Distance race consists of swimming a quarter mile, biking 10 miles and running 2.5 miles.

The international duathlon consists of running 2 miles, biking 20 miles and running 5 miles.

The sprint duathlon consists of running a mile, biking 10 miles and running another 2.5 miles.

The start time is 7:30 a.m.

Registration is taking place online at lbktriathlon.com.

Course details, as well as signup costs, can be found on the website.