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.
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.