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Sports – 06-29-2016

Center adult basketball, soccer seasons head into playoffs

 

The regular season of the adult basketball league at the Center of Anna Maria Island has concluded with Team Jackson leading the way on a perfect 6-0 record, earning a first-round bye for the playoffs.

Team Sapanora earned second seed with a 4-2 record after getting a forfeit victory over No. 3 seed Team Calvary, which also has a 4-2 record. Team Aaron is set for fourth seed with a 3-3 record, while Team Bekkerus and Team Terman hold down fifth and sixth seeds with matching 2-4 records. Team Bailey wrapped up the seventh seed with an 0-6 record.

The playoffs will get started June 28 with Team Aaron taking on Team Bekkerus at 6:30 p.m., Team Calvary versus Team Terman at 7:30 p.m. and Team Bailey versus Team Sapanora at 8:30 p.m.

With the forfeit by Team Calvary during June 21 action, there were only two games played. The first game saw Team Aaron roll to a 59-39 victory over Team Terman behind 21 points from Paul Aaron. Dale Smith added 16 points for Team Aaron, which also received 12 points from Jim Lynch in the victory.

Andrew Terman scored 21 points to lead Team Terman as the only player in double figures in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Team Jackson roll to an 89-65 victory over Team Bekkerus behind a game-high 28 points from Antwan Jackson. Matthew Dwyer added 24 points for Team Jackson, which also received 22 points from Teagan Purtill and 15 points from Tanoan Alexandrea in the victory.

Neil Baumann paced Team Bekkerus with 25 points, while Tyler Bekkerus and Greg Winsper added 14 points each and Sam Hooker finished with 12 points in the loss.

 

Another playoff approaches: adult soccer

With one week left of the regular season in adult soccer, there is some fierce competition for the top seed and the easiest path to the finals. The top seed gets a first-round game against either 0-6-1 Blake Medical Center No. 1 or 1-5-1 Blake Medical Center No. 2 — both likely to wind up in the July 5 game.

Jiffy Lube currently resides in the top spot with a 6-1 record, but Slim’s Place at 6-2 and Wash Family Construction at 5-2 are on their heels. Eason Builders Group is alone in fourth place with a 4-2-1 record, while Ross Built holds down the No. 5 spot with a 3-3-1 record. The sixth and seventh spots in the standings are held by Moss Builders and Island Pest Control with matching 2-4-1 records.

Action on June 23 started with a 6-6 tie between Island Pest Control and Ross Built. Island Pest received a hat trick from Kevin Roman and single goals from Lexi Braxton, Shay Coleman and Frank Agnelli, who also contributed with five saves in goal.

Mike Vitori, with 2 goals and two assists and Matt Dwyer with 2 goals of his own, led the Ross Built offensive attack. Chris Circharo and Dr. Connor Bystrom scored a goal each and Richard Fosmore made seven saves to help preserve the tie.

Slim’s Place edged Blake No. 2 by a 3-2 score in the second match of the evening. James Lynch led Slim’s with 2 goals, while Darrin Wash added a goal. Will Case with six saves and an assist from Chris Culhane contributed to the victory.

Jermais Gramajo’s 2 goals and seven saves from Mario Primo paced Blake Medical in the loss.

Wash Family Construction rolled to a 10-1 blowout over Blake No. 1 behind 2 goals each from Rico Beissert, Steve Oelfke, Jennifer Sayko and the ageless Lyn Clark. Kyle Lessig and Murat Akay both added goals, while Beissert, Oelfke, Caitlin Lemmond and Lessig all contributed assists in the victory.

Aaron VanHook scored the lone goal on an assist from Chris Dzubian while John Darley made 11 saves in goal.

The last game of the evening saw Eason Builders Group and Moss Builders battle to a 4-4 tie. Nate Talucci and Austin Wash both had a goal and an assist to lead Eason Builders, which also received a goal each from Anthony Barberio and Shea Yates while Scott Rudacille finished with six saves between the pipes.

Aaron Parkin and Angela Wiles both had a goal and an assist to lead Moss Builders, which also received a goal each from Josh Sato and Bing Robinson in the tie.

 

Key Royale golf news

It was another busy week of summer golf at Key Royale Club. The men got out twice June 20, starting with a morning, nine-hole best-ball-of-partners match. The team of Dennis Schavey and Bill Shuman combined to card an 8-under-par 24, three shots ahead of second-place finishers Jim Thorton and Bob Dickinson at 5-under 27.

Later in the day, the men were out for a nine-hole, modified-Stableford System match. Tim Friessen led the pack with a plus-6, while Tom McDonnel and Ron Vandeman tied for second place at plus-4.

The women were on the course June 21 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights.

Fran Barford fired a 2-under-par 30 to grab a one-shot victory in Flight A. Phyllis Roe, Helen Pollock and Penny Williams all shot 1 under par to finish in a three-way tie for second.

Terry Westby carded the low round of the day with a 4-under-par 28 and first place in Flight B. Markie Ksiazek was alone in second with a 1-over-par 33.

The men played nine-hole scramble June 23 that resulted in clubhouse bragging rights for the team of Herb Clauhs, Tim Friessen, Jim MacVicar and Dick Mills at 4-under-par 28.

 

Horseshoe news

The team of Tim Sofran and Dom Livedoti dominated horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits last week. On June 22 and June 25, Sofran and Livedoti were the only team to earn the recquisite 3-0 pool-play record and were both day’s outright champions.

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 ongoing for youth basketball

The center is accepting registrations for a youth basketball league. Interested players can register online at www.centerami.org or at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Play begins Aug. 2. A $5 processing fee is required for center members. Non-members pay $90. The deadline to register is July 15.

Evaluations will be at 6:30 p.m. July 18 for players age 5-7, July 19 for 8-10 year olds, July 20 for players 11-13 and July 21 for players 14-17.

Scott Townsend, Bradenton Christian School varsity basketball coach and some of his players will be conducting a three-night player-coaches clinic at 6:30 p.m. July 18-20.

The center is seeking coaches and sponsors for the upcoming season of sports programs.

For more information, contact youth program manager Drew Mitchell at drew@centerami.org or call 941-778-1908, ext. 9217.

 

 

Sports – 06-22-2016

Soccer finale: The Feast gorges on short-handed Blue Lagoon Landscaping

The Feast rode a deep and talented roster to a 6-2 victory June 18 championship game in the 8-10 division at the Center of Anna Maria Island’s spring soccer league.

Tropical Storm Colin flooded the field for the scheduled game June 6, and the date may have contributed to Blue Lagoon Landscaping’s shortcomings — they played without substitutes due to the start of summer vacation.

At any rate, this game was not as close as the final score may indicate. The Feast was up by three goals after only 11 minutes of action. The first goal came when Jackson Kruse made a strong tackle to stop a promising run by Blue Lagoon’s Aiden Templeton. Kruse then kicked the ball forward to teammate Anthony Nguyen, who got behind the Blue Lagoon defense for a one-on-one with the goalie — which he won — giving The Feast a 1-0 lead.

The Feast kept up the pressure, but goalie Sam Leister made a couple of saves to keep Blue Lagoon’s deficit at one goal. However, they eventually fell prey to constant pressure.

After a corner kick by The Feast, Templeton and Connor Allen worked the ball out past midfield on what looked like a promising counter attack, but Kruse again came through with a strong tackle. He then took it all the way up the left side and scored for a 2-0 lead.

Gregory Jordan added to The Feast lead a couple of minutes later when he stole the ball at midfield and took it all the way in before finishing with his right foot for a 3-0 lead.

The Feast piled on in the 17th minute when Nguyen stole the ball and passed ahead to Jordan, who carried it up the middle to score another goal for a 4-0 Feast lead.

Less than a minute later, Jordan made another steal and carried it straight to the goal as the half came to a close for an insurmountable 5-0 lead.

Four minutes into the second half, The Feast again padded its lead when Kruse pounced on a throw in by Blue Lagoon and took it all the way for a 6-0 lead.

Templeton gave Blue Lagoon it’s best scoring opportunity a few minutes later when he picked off The Feast’s goal kick and got off a shot, but Konnor Oelfke came up with the save to preserve the shutout.

Blue Lagoon Landscaping finally broke through in the 35th minute when a good clearance by Tommy Baugher put Templeton in a 50/50 race to the ball with Feast goalie Kruse, who was out of the goal. Templeton beat him to the ball and deposited it into the empty goal to cut the lead to 6-1 with less than five minutes to play.

Blue Lagoon kept battling. Allen stole the ball in the midfield and passed it inside to Templeton, who scored just before time expired to close the game with The Feast on top at 6-2.

Jordan finished with three goals to lead The Feast, which also received two goals from Kruse and one from Nguyen in the victory. Other members of the 8-10 champs are Juliet Greene, Elek Brisson, Dante Tilelli, Kendall Rice and Giliany Aldius.

Templeton’s two goals paced Blue Lagoon Landscaping in the loss. Other members of the second-place team are Evie Baugher, Nick Yatros, Marlin Duytschaver, Patrick Collin, Ethan Sackett and Lily Kawahata.

 

Adult soccer action

The seventh week of adult soccer action produced little movement in the standings as the season inches closer to conclusion.

Jiffy Lube remains on top of the standings with a 6-1 record, closely followed by Slim’s Place, a game back at 5-2. Wash Family Construction and Eason Builders Group follow with matching 4-2 records, while Ross Built holds down fifth place at 3-3. Island Pest Control and Moss Builders occupy sixth and seventh place with matching 2-4 records, while Blake Medical No. 2 at 1-4-1 and Blake Medical No. 1 at 0-5-1 complete the standings.

June 16 action at the center opened with Jiffy Lube earning a 3-2 victory over Ross Built behind a goal wXG from Danny Anderson, Matt Plummer and Yorvi Moreira. Colleen McCarthy added an assist in the victory, while goalie Shawn McCarthy finished with 9 saves.

Chris Circharo and Mike Vitori scored ONE goal each to lead Ross Built, which also received an assist from Max Gazzo and 10 saves from Richard Fosmore in the loss.

Eason Builders Group outscored Island Pest Control 7-6 in the second game of the evening behind four goals from Anthony Barberio. Scott Eason, Joey Ciasulo and Austin Wash each scored once, while Scott Dean finished with two assists in the victory.

Lexi Braxton had had goals and an assist to lead Island Pest Control, which also received two goals each from Kevin Roman and Frank Agnelli, while John Coleman finished with three assists in the loss.

The third match of the night saw Wash Family Construction ease past Moss Builders by a 3-1 score. Andre Lewis, Rico Beissert and James Clifford scored one goal each for WFC, which also received six saves from goalie Jason Sato in the victory.

Ray Gardner scored the lone goal for Moss Builders, which received six saves from Don Purvis in goal.

Slim’s Place rolled to a 5-2 victory over Blake Medical Center No. 1 behind two goals from Matt Kretzman and a goal each from PJ Smargisso, James Lynch and Zach Schield. Sean Sanders added two assists and Will Case made three saves to wrap up the victory.

Ryan Besecu’s two goals and six saves from goalie Chris Dzubian paced Blake Medical Center in the loss.

 

Adult basketball rolls into week 6

The adult basketball league at the center passed week six and Team Jackson still has no losses. That’s because they had a bye and they lead the pack with a 5-0 record, just in front of second place Team Calvary, which improved to 4-1. Team Sapanora is alone in third place at 3-2, while Team Terman, Team Bekkerus and Team Aaron follow with 2-3 records. Team Bailey is alone at the bottom of the standings at 0-6.

Team Bailey opened the June 14 action by absorbing a 66-41 thumping from Team Sapanora. Scott Elisio paced Team Sapanora with 26 points, while Mike Sapanora added 19 points for the winners.

Jeff Marland scored 14 points and Daniel Bailey added 11 points to pace Team Bailey in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Team Aaron edge Team Bekkerus 56-53 behind 20 points from Paul Aaron and 13 points from Dale Smith.

Derek Gargett led all scorers with 26 points and Tyler Bekkerus added 9 points to lead Team Bekkerus in the loss.

Pedro Vega poured in 35 points and Reggie Clemmons added 20 points to lead Team Calvary to an 81-65 victory over Team Terman, closing out the June 14 action.

Ray Gardner’s 19 points and 16 points from Andrew Terman paced Team Terman in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men played their normal Monday games June 13, starting with a best-ball-of-foursome match in the morning. The team of Bill Shuman, Dennis Schavey and Hugh Holmes combined on a 10-under-par 22 to grab first place. The team of George Barford, Jim Thorton and Barry Martin were two shots back in second place.

Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole modified-Stableford System match. Tom Nelson lapped the field with a plus-5 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

The Key Royale women played a nine-hole individual-low-net match June 14 in two flights, in addition to a surprise poker hand. Sue Wheeler captured first place in the top flight with a 3-under-par 29, one stroke ahead of Sally Martin and Fran Barford, who finished in a tie for second place.

Terry Westby and Marike Ksiazek both carded 3-under-par 29s to tie for first place in Flight C, while Eileen Witzgall and Penny Auch tied for second with matching 2-under-par 30s.

Phyllis Roe captured the best poker hand on six sixes.

The men played a nine-hole scramble for their June 16 golf outing. The team of Jon Holcomb, Jim MacVicar, Dennis Schavey and Ron Vandeman combined on a 5-under-par 27 to take first place honors.

 

Horseshoe news

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 – 06-15-2016

Colin causes rainouts for some AMI outdoor sports

According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Colin dumped more than 14 inches of rain in our area June 7-8.

It canceled organized golf activity at Key Royale Club and forced the 8-10 division championship soccer game at the Center of Anna Maria Island to be rescheduled to June 1,3 after press time for The Islander.

Other outdoor activities resumed mid-week, including adult soccer and basketball at the Center.

 

Adult soccer rolls on

The sixth week of adult soccer action at the center saw Jiffy Lube earn a victory without taking the field as, unfortunately, Blake Medical Center No. 2 failed to field a team, which resulted in a 1-0 victory for Jiffy Lube.

The win moved Jiffy to 5-1 on the season, one game up on 4-2 Slim’s Place. Ross Built, Wash Family Construction and Eason Builders follow with matching 3-2 records, while Island Pest Control and Moss Builders are tied in seventh place with 2-3 records. Blake No. 2 is alone in eighth place at 1-4-1, while Blake Medical Center No. 1 hold up the rear at 0-4-1.

Slim’s Place improved to 4-2 with a 3-2 victory over Moss Builders to open the action on the center’s field June 9. Slim’s was led by a goal and an assist from Darrin Wash and a goal and four saves from Will Case in goal. James Lynch completed the scoring for Slim’s with one goal, while Sean Sanders added an assist in the victory.

Aaron Parkin and Ed Moss scored a goal each and Don Purvis made four saves to lead Moss Builders in the loss.

Wash Family Construction rolled to a 12-4 victory over Island Pest Control behind goals from six different players, including a game-high four goals from Jennifer Sayko. Sean Flynn, Rico Beissert and Murat Akay added two goals each, while Andre Lewis and Lyn Clark completed the scoring with a goal each.

Kevin Roman led the Pests with a pair of goals, while Lexi Braxton added a goal and an assist. Frank Agnelli completed the scoring with one goal in the loss.

The last game of the evening was a builder battle. Eason Builders Group defeat Ross Built 3-1 behind a hat trick from Anthony Barberio. Shea Yates added an assist in the victory and Scott Rudacille recorded three saves.

Chris Circharo scored the lone goal for Ross Built in the loss, while Richard Fosmore made four saves.

 

Adult basketball continues

Team Jackson continues to lead the pack in the adult basketball league at the Center at the conclusion of the June 7 action. Team Jackson is 5-0 with Team Calvary its closest challenger, two wins back with a 3-1 record. Team Sapanora, Team Terman and Team Bekkerus follow with 2-2 records. Team Aaron is alone in sixth place at 1-3, while Team Bailey is still in search for its first victory.

The first game of the evening June 7 saw Team Calvary roll to an easy 82-51 victory over Team Bailey behind a game-high 35 points from James Friedman and 24 points from LaTravis Washington. Andrew Staggs paced Team Bailey with 23 points, while Matt Connell and Daniel Bailey added 12 points each in the loss.

Team Bekkerus earned a 64-50 victory over Team Terman in the second game of the night behind 25 points from Neil Baumann and 12 points from Jens Buff. Scott Eason’s 14 points and 12 points from Ray Gardner led Team Terman in the loss.

Team Jackson received double-figure scoring from four players, led by Antwan Jackson’s 27 points during their 76-68 victory over Team Sapanora. Matthew Dwyer and Teagan Purtil added 13 points each, while John Davis finished with 11 points in the victory. Scott Elisio’s 22 points and 15 points from Joe Bazo paced Team Sapanora in the loss.

 

Sports – 06-08-2016

Runner makes strides, sets new course record

 

Heralded distance runner Mickey Hooke, 55, of Bradenton, overcame a partial tear to his plantar fascia tendon on his left foot to break the ribbon at the 10th annual Spring Lake 5K May 28in Brooksville.

Hooke suffered the foot injury in June last year, when he jumped off a boat and landed awkwardly. The injury could not be treated with surgery, so he had to hang up his running shoes for five and a half months to allow the foot to heal. It was his longest break from running in his 20-year career.

He was ready to train in January, 18 pounds overweight, taking it slow with 35 minute walks and soon adding five minutes of light jogging. Slowly and steadily, he increased his running and, by mid-February, he had shed 17 pounds. Another month in, Hooke was back to his full training regimine but had more work to do to achieve his former level of fitness.

He got back in the game with a 5K run May 14 in Punta Gorda, where he finished third overall and set two records in his class. By May 28, Hooke returned to “Florida’s Toughest 5K” in Brooksville.

He says he ran conservatively on the beginning half mile of the thin, twisty rooted trail. As the lead pack left the trail, He stayed with the leader for a tenth of a mile before surging ahead to challenge the three long steep hills that awaited.

Hooke said he was running steady when he pulled away to win the race with a time of 20:09, 41 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.

Hooke made his comeback, setting a new course record, as well as masters and grandmasters records.

Congrats to the former islander from The Islander, which has followed his endeavors for 20 years.

 

Youth soccer playoffs underway, 11-13 division crowns Sugar Beach Digital champion

      The regular youth soccer season came to a close and the second season — playoffs — got started June 3 at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

The 8-10 division playoffs saw Lux Carts take its first win of the season — a big one — with a 2-1 quarterfinal victory over John Damato PA to open the June 3 playoffs on the outdoor field at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Jackson Pakbaz led the way with two goals for Lux Carts in the win, while Phillipe Baumgartner notched the lone goal for Damato in the loss.

The following day, The Feast showed why they were the top seed in the 8-10 playoffs with a 7-0 victory over Lux Carts, advancing the finals, while ending the season for Lux Carts. Anthony Nguyen led the way with three goals, while Greg Jordan added two goals and Juliet Green finished with one goal for the victory.

The second semifinal match June 4 saw Blue Lagoon Landscaping roll to a 7-0 victory over Wash Family Construction. Aiden Templeton paced Blue Lagoon with three goals, while Marlin Duytschaver, Sam Leister, Nick Yatros and Connor Allan each finished with one goal in the victory.

The 8-10 championship game was set for 7 p.m. Monday, June 6, after press time.

The three-team 11-13 division saw last place Sugar Beach digital earn an upset victory over second place Beach Bums. Sugar Beach received four goals from Nicholas Cavalluzzi and one goal from David Daigle in the victory.

Daniel Sentman and Dalton Guthrie paced Beach Bums with a goal each in the loss.

Sugar Beach continued its winning ways with a 4-2 victory over top-seeded Coldwell Banker in the final championship game. Cavalluzzi again led the way with two goals, while Daigle and Tuna McCracken each added one goal to the victory.

Tyler Brewer scored two goals to lead Coldwell Banker in the loss.

 

More soccer news

Adult soccer action continued with four games played June 2 at the center.

Jiffy Lube sits atop the standings with a 4-1 record, closely followed by 3-1 Ross Built and Slim’s Place, which sports a 3-2 record and third place. Eason Builders, Island Pest Control, Moss Builders and Wash Family Construction follow in the standings with matching 2-2 records. Blake Medical Center No. 2 holds down the No. 8 spot with a 1-3-1 record, while Blake No. 1 is last with an 0-4-1 record.

Action June 2 saw Wash Family Construction hand Ross Built its first loss on the season in a 7-2 thrashing. Andre Lewis led the way with four goals, while Rico Beissert, Murat Akay and Kyle Lessig scored one goal. Chris Circharo and Connor Bystrom paced Ross Built with a goal each in the loss.

Jiffy Lube showed why it’s in the top spot in the standings with a 7-0 victory over Eason Builders behind two goals each from Drew Mitchell and Matt Plummer. Danny Anderson, BJ Grant and Yorvi Moreira added a goal each in the victory.

Blake No. 1 and Blake No. 2 tied 2-2 in a battle of coworkers in the third game of the night. Chase Bennion and Ryan Besecu scored a goal each to lead Blake-1 while Jermais Gramajo and Michael Aston scored a goal each to lead Blake-2 in the tie.

Slim’s Place closed out the evening’s action with a 5-4 victory over Island Pest Control, thanks in part to a pair of disappointing own goals from Island Pest. Also scoring for Slim’s Place were Matt Kretzman, Sean Sanders and James Lynch. Kevin Roman and Lexi Braxton scored two goals each for Island Pest Control in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The men’s regular Monday golf action at the Key Royale Club was replaced Memorial Day with a couple’s scramble, followed by a member barbecue.

The team of Al and Helen Pollock and Jim and Penny Auch fired a 2-under-par 30 to tie the team of Tony and Marilyn Niewijk and Dave and Debbie Richardson for first place and clubhouse bragging rights.

Jean Holmes won the closest-to-the-pin contest among women players, while Jim Auch  was the men’s winner. Barb Estok won the women’s long-drive contest, while Jack Lowry won it for the men.

Twenty-three Key Royale Club women took to the course May 31 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match that also included a “tee-to-green” side game.

Sue Wheeler fired a 3-under-par 29 to grab first place in the top flight. Debbie Wohlers was alone in second on a 1-under-par 31.

Wohlers took first place in the tee-to-green competition, where only strokes used to get on the green are counted. She took 21 strokes to the putting surface, three strokes better than Helen Pollock.

Roxanne Koche carded a 5-under-par 27 for low-net round of the day and first place in Flight C. Janet Razze and Markie Ksiazek were both one stroke back in a tie for second place.

Terry Westby and Koche tied for first place in Flight C in the tee-to-green game with 28 strokes.

The men reported play for a nine-hole scramble June 2. The team of Art McMillan, Quentin Talbert, Dennis Schavey and Bill Shuman combined on a 4-under-par 28 to take first place on the day.

 

Sports – 06-01-2016

Youth soccer wanes, adult basketball picks up

 

As the youth soccer league at The Center of Anna Maria Island moves closer to the end of its season, the top teams are starting to separate from the pack.

Coldwell Banker sits atop the 11-13 division standings with a 4-0-2 record, comfortably ahead of second place Beach Bums at 2-2-1, while Sugar Beach Digital follows at 1-4-1.

Signarama is on top of the 6-7 division with a 4-1-0 record, one game ahead of Progressive Cabinetry and Truly Nolen, which both sport 3-2-0 records. Pink & Navy stands at 0-5-0, still in search of its first victory.

The Feast is the top team in the 8-10 division with a perfect 4-0-0 record, though Wash Family Construction is close behind at 4-1-0. Blue Lagoon Landscape at 1-3-1 and John Damato PA at 1-2-1 follow in the standings. Lux Carts is bringing up the rear at 0-4-0.

Wash Family Construction closed in on the the top of the standings May 24 with a 4-1 victory over Lux Carts behind 4 goals from Riley Lawson in 8-10 division action.

WFC got it going early as Lawson stole the ball at midfield and raced up the left side before cutting back, eluding Lux Cart defender Giles Kirkland and sliding the ball past Lux Cart goalie Victor Albrecht for a 1-0 lead six minutes into the game.

Lux Carts had a promising offensive push in the 12th minute as Jackson Pakbaz carried the ball out from his own goal and into the offensive third. But Layla Yavalar made a strong tackle to start a counter attack that resulted in Lawson getting off a shot. However, Pakbaz trekked back and made a sliding block to deny Lawson.

WFC extended its lead in the 17th minute when Max Higgins threw the ball into Lawson, who one-timed a shot that found the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.

Two minutes later, Kylie Barkley picked off the Lux Carts goal kick and passed it inside to Lawson, who finished for a 3-0 lead as the half came to a close.

Lux Carts came out after halftime with good energy and looked to cut into the WFC lead. Pakbaz stole the WFC goal kick and carried the ball in for a shot, but WFC goalie Evan Talucci came up with the save. Lux Carts continued to apply pressure as Pakbaz again found some space on the right side, but the quality cross was for naught.

Lux Carts had another scoring chance in the 28th minute when Pakbaz weaved his way up the middle and fired a shot, but Jayden Sparks came up with the save.

Lawson added to the WFC lead in the 33rd minute when he gathered in the goal kick and hit a rocket past Kirkland in goal for a 4-0 lead.

With the scoreboard clock stopped and the remaining time in the hands of the official, Lux Carts finally broke through. Fiona McCarthy picked off the WFC goal kick and passed it inside to Pakbaz, who deposited it in the goal to pull to within 4-1 in the final seconds.

 

Adult basketball continues

Adult basketball completed its third week of action with three games played May 23. Team Jackson, Team Sapanora and Team Calvary are tied for first place with undefeated records. Team Terman follows at 1-1, followed by Team Bekkerus at 1-2 record. Team Aaron and Team Bailey are tied at 0-3 for last place.

Team Jackson improved to 3-0 after blowing out Team Terman by a 97-51 score in the first game of the evening. Antwan Jackson led all scorers with 29 points, but he was strongly supported by teammates Brandon Kern with 25 points and Matthew Smith, who finished with 22 points.

Ray Gardner scored 16 points and Andrew Terman added 11 points to lead Team Terman in the loss.

Team Calvary earned a 65-56 victory over Team Aaron behind 24 points from Reggie Clemons and 18 points from Pat Calvary in the night’s second game.

Paul Aaron’s 20 points and 13 points from Dale Smith paced Team Aaron in the loss.

The final game of the evening saw Team Bekkerus edge Team Bailey 45-44 behind 18 points from Neil Baumann and 10 points from Derek Gargett.

Andrew Staggs and Jeff Marland scored 12 points each to lead Team Bailey in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men played a pair of nine-hole matches May 23, starting with a low-net-of-partners match in the morning. The team of Dave Kruger and Jim Lathrop combined on an 11-under-par 53 to take first place. One shot back was the team of Jim Thorton and Barry Martin.

Later in the day, the men were back on the course for a nine hole, modified-Stableford System match. Merritt Fineout topped all players with a plus-5, while Jack Connors, Lex Halakan, Fred Miller and Pat Moyna tied for second place at plus-3.

The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, individual-low-net-golf match May 24 in three flights.

Debi Wohlers fired a 2-under 30 to grab first place in Flight A by one stroke over Helen Ross-Pollock.

First place in Flight B went to Sue Christenson, who carded a 1-under-par 31.

Janet Razze burned up the course with a 7-under-par 25 to win first place in Flight C.

The side game of the day was low putts, which was captured by Wohlers and Debbi Richardson, who both used 15 putts on the round.

The men were back on the course May 26 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Lex Halakan, Art McMillan and Ken Ricket combined on a 6-under-par 26 to grab first place and clubhouse bragging rights.

Sports – 05-25-2016

Signarama outlasts Pink & Navy in youth soccer

As the youth soccer league moves into its fifth week, two things stand out. The 11-13 division has three evenly matched teams, while the 8-10 division has two dominant teams and three teams trying to hang on.

The Feast Restaurant sits atop the 8-10 standings with a 4-0 record, while Wash Family Construction is on their heels with a 4-1 record. John Damato P.A. is alone in third with a 1-2-1 record with Blue Lagoon Landscaping close behind at 0-2-1, followed by Lux Carts, which is still in search of its first victory.

The Feast demonstrated that despite the standings, they are the team to beat in the 8-10 division as they rolled to a 6-0 victory over Wash May 16. Anthony Nguyen and Jackson Kruse scored two goals each, while Juliet Greene and Elek Brisson each notched on goal in the victory.

Results for the May 17 8-10 division games were not provided by the center.

The 11-13 division is a portrait for parity, as only three points separates first from last place. Coldwell Banker is on top with a 2-1-2 record, ahead of second place Beach Bums’ 2-2-1 record. Sugar Beach Digital brings up the rear at 1-3-1, but only one victory from surging to the top of the standings.

Coldwell Banker opened 11-13 division action for the week with a 4-2 victory over Sugar Beach Digital behind a hat trick from Tyler Brewer and a single goal from Ava Zink. Nick Cavalluzzi notched 2 goals to lead Sugar Beach in the loss.

The final 11-13 division game May 18 is the Islander’s game of the week.

Beach Bums earned a 2-1 victory over Sugar Beach Digital that wasn’t as close as the score indicates. Beach Bums scored its first goal in the second minute of play when Sean Rodriguez threw the ball into Alex Winterhalter, who volleyed the ball past Sugar Beach goalie Tuna McCracken to make it 1-0.

Beach Bums proceded to dominate play for the next 15 minutes, but could not put another shot past McCracken and the Sugar Beach defense. Shortly after the first goal, Dalton Guthrie passed inside to Winterhalter, but McCracken came up with the save.

McCracken made another save two minutes later when Winterhalter fed Guthrie in front of the goal — only to be denied.

Beach Bums almost had a specatcular goal three minutes later when Rodriguez sent a free kick into the Sugar Beach goal area. With his back to the goal, Daniel Sentman flicked the service over his head, but McCracken was again there to deny the Bums a scoring opportunity.

Sugar Beach finally gained some traction in the waning moments of the first half when Nick Cavalluzzi and David Daigle worked a nice give-and-go up the right side. However, Cavalluzzi’s shot was blocked by Bum’s defender Bryce Higgins.

Sugar Beach got on the scoreboard early in the second half when Cavalluzzi and Daigle worked the ball up the left side. Daigle held the ball up before passing inside at the top of the box to Sam Waterman, who lofted the ball over Beach Bum goalie Javier Rivera to tie the score at 1-1.

The rest of the second half was a battle in the midfield with no clear-cut scoring chances until the 31st minute, when Sentman and Winterhalter worked a nice give-and-go that produced a strong shot from Winterhalter, but Morgan Horesh made a great save to deny it.

With the scoreboard clock stopped and the official time now in the referee’s hands, Beach Bums midfielder Sentman sent a long throw-in to Guthrie, who volleyed the ball into the goal for the game winner.

Sentman finished with a goal and an assist, while Rodriguez had one assist. Guthrie added the game winner. Rivera finished with 3 saves to complete the Beach Bums victory.

Waterman scored the lone goal for Sugar Beach on an assist from Daigle.

 

Adult soccer continues

The adult soccer league at the center completed its third week of action with four matches played May 19. Ross Built, had a bye while Eason Builders moved into a tie with Ross in the standings on the strength of a 7-1 victory over Slim’s Place, which fell to 2-1 on the season and into a fourway tie for second place.

Eason Builders received a hat trick from Anthony Barberio and 2 goals from Joey Ciasulo in the victory while Zach Shield scored the lone goal for Slim’s Place on an assist from Joanna Baugh.

Island Pest Control improved to 2-1 with a 5-2 victory over winless Blake Medical No. 2 behind two goals from Damir Glavan and single goals from Frank Agnelli, Shawn Kaleta and John Coleman. Michael Aston notched both goals for Blake in the loss.

Moss Builders also moved into a tie for second with a 9-2 victory over Blake Medical No. 1 behind four goals from Angela Wiles and two goals each from Bing Robinson and Olaf Krause. Ryan Besecu and Karyn Tietz scored a goal each to lead Blake in the loss.

Jiffy Lube moved into the conversation among teams in a second-place tie thanks to a 4-2 victory over winless Wash Family Construction behind two goals from BJ Grant and a goal each from Danny Anderson and Drew Mitchell. Andre Lewis and Murat Akay scored a goal each to lead WFC in the loss.

 

Youth baseball to begin

      Holy cow, sports fans.

The Center of Anna Maria Island is hosting a youth baseball league this summer.

Registration is required by June 3 and can be completed online at centerami.org or the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Player evaluations will be:

• 6:30 p.m. June 7 for ages 5-7.

• 6:30 p.m. June 8 for ages 8-10.

• 6:30 p.m. June 9 for ages 11-13.

Members will pay a $5 processing fee.

The cost to non-members is $90.

A coaches and players clinic, led by Manatee High School baseball coach Rob Vierra and some of the high school players, will be June 8, June 15 and June 22.

The center is still seeking coaches and sponsors.

For more information, call the center at 941-778-1908.

 

Horseshoe news

The team of Tom Skoloda and Tim Sofran were the only team to earn three victories during May 18 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria pits and were declared the day’s outright champions.

May 21 action at the City Hall park saw two teams emerge from pool play and battled it out for the day’s bragging rights. Steve Doyle and Sofran eased past Skoloda by a 22-16 score to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

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

Golf continues at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach with action throughout the week.

The men played two rounds May 16, starting with a better-ball-of-partners match won by the team of Jack Roe and Al Kaiser. They combined on an 8-under-par 24 to grab a one-shot victory over two teams. Hugh Holmes teamed up with Paul Proxy to match the 7-under-par 25 carded by Dave Kruger and Jim Lathrop to finish in a tie for second.

Later in the day, the men played nine-hole, modified-Stableford System match. Jack Lowry had the best individual score, carding a plus-5, while the team of Lex Halakan, Art McMillan, Earl Ritchiel and Quentin Talbert combined on a plus-9 to win the team competition.

The men were back on the course May 19 for a team scramble. The team of Mal Hughes, Tim Friessen, Pat Moyna and Earl Ritchie combined for first place on a 5-under-par 27 in a tie with Jack Connors, John Estok, Bob Leedham and Dan Richardson.

Sports – 05-18-2016

Signarama outlasts Pink & Navy in youth soccer

 

Youth soccer completed its second week of summer soccer at The Center of Anna Maria Island and so far, the 11-13 division is looking well balanced.

Coldwell Banker is in first place by a point with a 1-1-2 record, but Sugar Beach Digital at 1-1-1 and the 1-2-1 Beach Bums are on their heels.

Wash Family Construction and The Feast are battling for supremacy in the 8-10 division. WFC is 4-0, while The Feast is right behind at 3-0. Damato R.E. follows at 1-2-1, while Blue Lagoon Landscaping at 0-2-1 and Lux Carts at 0-4 complete the division standings.

The 6-7 division has Signarama on top with a 3-0 record and Progressive Cabinetry right behind at 2-1-1. Truly Nolen sits alone in third with a 1-2 record while Pink & Navy Boutique dropped to 0-3 after dropping a 2-0 decision to Signarama in the Islander’s game of the week.

Signarama scored one goal in each half to outlast Pink & Navy Boutique 2-0 in 6-7 soccer action on May 9 the center.

The game was scoreless until the eighth minute when Gigi Greene came through on defense to clear the ball out of danger. Her clearing pass went to Dennis Gallagher, who dribbled the ball the rest of the way and scored for a 1-0 Signarama lead.

Four minutes later, Pink & Navy’s Leighton Francis found space up the left side. He fired a shot from a tough angle, but it slid harmlessly across the goal mouth.

A few minutes later, Asa Brisson got loose up the right side for Signarama and shot, but Pink & Navy goalie Savannah Coba made the save. Charlie Rogers then intercepted the ensuing goal kick, but his shot sailed wide right as the half came to a close.

Signarama added to its lead in the 22nd minute when Gallagher again got loose and dribbled in on the Pink & Navy goal, but Xane Flores came off his line to clear the ball away. Unfortunately, his kick went to Charlie Rogers who crossed the ball to a wide-open Gallagher, who tapped it into the open goal for a 2-0 lead.

Pink & Navy had a good scoring chance 3 minutes later when Alex Cox dribbled up the middle towards the Signarama goal, but his shot was wide.

Cox had another scoring chance a few minutes later when he again found space up the middle, but Rogers tracked him down and cleared the ball out of danger to help preserve the 2-0 Signarama victory.

 

Adult basketball underway

Adult basketball action got started May 10 with three games in the center gym. Team Jackson got the season off to a good start with a 71-53 victory over Team Aaron behind 22 points from Antwan Jackson and 21 points from Brandon Kern. Paul Aaron led Team Aaron with a game-high 31 points, while Dale Smith added 10 points.

The second game of the evening saw Team Sapanora roll to a 72-39 victory over Team Bekkerus. Joe Bazo led Team Sapanora with 22 points, while Cole Duncan added 16 points in the victory. Tyler Bekkerus scored 11 points and Neil Baumann added 9 points to lead Team Bekkerus in the loss.

Team Terman rolled to an 80-37 victory over Team Bailey behind a game-high 28 points from Andrew Terman and 24 points from Scott Eason. Andrew Staggs scored 12 points and Jeff Marland scored 10 points to lead Team Bailey in the loss.

 

Adult soccer continues

Adult soccer completed its second week of action on the center field with four matches played May 12. After two weeks of action, Ross Built and Slim’s Place are on top of the standings with matching 2-0 records, closely followed by Eason Builders Group at 1-0. Island Pest Control, Moss Builders and Jiffy Lube follow in the standings at 1-1, while Wash Family Construction, Blake Hospital No. 1 and Blake Hospital No. 2 are in search of a first victory.

The first game of the evening saw Slim’s earn a 3-0 victory over Wash behind two goals from Will Case and one goal from Stephanie Ankiel.

Jiffy Lube earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Moss Builders behind Austin Wash, who scored the game’s only goal.

Island Pest Control rolled to a 10-0 victory over Blake Hospital No. 1 behind four goals from Kevin Roman and three goals from Lexi Braxton. Damir Glavan, Shay Coleman and Blair Schlossberg completed the scoring with a goal each.

Ross Built closed the evening out with a 3-1 victory over Blake Hospital No. 2 behind a goal each from Eric Pullen, Mike Vitori and Greg Ross. Jermais Gramajo scored the lone goal for Blake in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news

Four teams emerged from pool play on May 11 and battled it out for the day’s championship during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Steve Doyle and Sam Samuels rolled to a 23-10 victory over Tim Sofran in the first semifinal, while the second match saw Neil Hennesssey and Karl Thomas earn a 21-10 victory over Norm Good and Bob Heiger. Doyle and Samuels stayed hot in the finals, rolling to a 22-10 victory over Hennessey-Thomas.

Two teams advanced to the knockout round in the May 14 action. The team of Hank Huyghe and Tom Skoloda earned a 23-13 victory over Steve Doyle and Neil Hennessey.

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 Key Royale Club men played a pair of golf matches May 9 at the club. The morning saw a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match won by Dave Kruger, who carded an 8-under-par 24. Bill Shuman took second place with a 7-under-par 25, while Chet Hutton was another shot back in third place.

The men returned in the afternoon for a nine-hole modified-Stableford System match. Bill MacMillan won the individual title with a plus-6, two points higher than second-place finisher Jack Lowry. MacMillan’s score helped his teammates John Cassese, Jack Connors and Chuck Patrick to the team title with a combined score of plus-8.

The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match – March 10 in three flights. Marcia Helgeson carded a 4-under par 28 to grab first place in Flight A, one shot over Liz Lang and Joy Kaiser, who tied for second.

Sue Wheeler’s 4-under-par 28 gave her first place in Flight B. Sue Christenson took second place with a 3-under-par 29, while Fran Barford and Tootie Wagner were tied for third at 2-under-par 30.

Jan Jump fired a 3-under-par 29 to grab first place in Flight C, two shots ahead of Kathy Miller and Sally York, who tied for second place.

Debi Wohlers had a chipin birdie on the second hole, while Joy Kaiser had a chipin on the ninth.

The men were back on the course May 12 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mike Gillie, Jon Holcomb and Larry Solberg combined on a 6-under-par 26 to grab clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Blake Ress, Earl Ritchie and Dan Richardson were one shot back in second place.

The club announced a 30-day summer membership offer is ongoing now through Oct. 30. Call 941-778-3055 for more information.

Sports – 05-11-2016

Islander earns USA Triathlon honors

 

Holmes Beach resident Sandy Meneley recently was named as USA Triathlon All-American for 2015 in the triathlon and the duathlon.

Meneley was ranked first nationally in the duathlon — run, bike, run — and eighth nationally in the triathlon — swim, bike, run — in her 65-69 age group.

She’s competed in many local events and in numerous events in other states and earned these first-place finishes in her age group:

• St. Jude Marathon: 4:10.

• Anna Maria Island Dolphin Dash 5K: 23:47.

• Gasparilla 15K: 1:15.

• First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon: 1:54.

• Robinson Preserve 10K: 49:06.

• Run for Turtles 5K: 25:36.

• Irongirl Half Marathon: 1:49.

Meneley is coached by daughter Lesley Brainard, who lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Some competitions bring mother and daughter together and they often share successes, with mom winning the grandmasters (over age 50) and daughter taking the top spot in the masters (over age 40).

They ran the St. Jude Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee, and both qualified for the Boston Marathon for 2017.

Meneley plans to compete in the Fort Desoto Duathlon, Memphis in May Triathlon, Half Ironman, TopGun Triathlon and the National Long Course Championship Triathlon in Miami in the coming months.

She’s been running since she was about 30, added swimming when she moved to Florida in 2002 and added biking when she started training for triathlons.

She currently trains as many as seven hours a day, depending on the race ahead.

She travels with husband Fuzz, her race photographer.

The former school teacher and track coach said she enjoys the triathlon and duathlon because each competition presents unknown obstacles.

 

Youth soccer continues

The youth soccer league at The Center of Anna Maria Island completed its second week of action. The 8-10 division has a pair of unbeaten teams sitting atop the standings, with Wash Family Construction in first place with a 3-0 record, closely followed by The Feast at 2-0. John Damato R.E. follows with an 0-2-1 with Blue Lagoon Landscaping at 0-1-1 and Lux Carts at 0-2 completing the division standings.

In action May 2, The Feast doubled up on Lux Carts by a 6-3 score during 8-10 division action on May 2. Elec Brisson, Anthony Nguyen and Jackson Kruse scored 2 goals apiece to lead The Feast’s offensive output. Jackson Pakbaz scored 2 goals and Lawson Francis added 1 goal to lead Lux Carts in the loss.

The Feast got another win May 3 when they shutout Blue Lagoon Landscaping by a 3-0 score. Anthony Nguyen, Jackson Kruse and Kendall Rice each tallied single goals for the victors.

Wash Construction outlasted John Damato R.E. in the second match of the evening behind 5 goals from Riley Lawson. Phillipe Baumgartner scored 2 goals to lead Damato, which received a goal each from Jack Mattick and Frankie Coleman in the loss.

In the three-team 11-13, Coldwell Banker and Sugar Beach Digital tied with matching 1-0-1 records followed by 0-2 Beach Bums after last week’s action.

Coldwell Banker earned a 4-1 victory over Beach Bums during 11-13 division action May 3. Jackson Hayes led the way with 3 goals, while Tyler Brewer added 1 goal. Daniel Sentman scored the goal for Beach Bums in the loss.

May 4 action was rained out.

 

Adult spring soccer kicks off

The spring adult soccer kicked off last week with four games played May 5. They had a great turnout of adult players, with nine teams in the league.

The action got started with Slim’s Place earning a 5-2 victory over Jiffy Lube behind 2 goals from James Lynch and single goals from Matt Kretzman, Sean Sanders and Zach Schield. Danny Anderson led Jiffy Lube with 2 goals in the loss.

The second game saw Eason Builders edge Blake Hospital No. 2 by a 2-1 score behind a goal each from Austin Wash and Kim Dean. Jermais Gramajo notched the lone goal for Blake Hospital in the loss.

Ross Built destroyed Blake Hospital No. 1 10-3 behind a pair of hat tricks from Mike Vitori and Connor Bystrom. Chase Bennion led Blake Hospital No. 1 with 3 goals in the loss.

Moss Builders shutout Island Pest Control 3-0 to round out week one action behind a goal apiece from Kate Serdy, Olaf Krause and Aaron Parkin.

The regular season continues until June 30 with the playoffs and the chase for the Island Cup concluding July 21. Stay tuned!

 

Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play during May 7 horsehoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Jerry Disbrow and Hank Huyghe drew the bye into the finals and watched as Steve Doyle and Tim Sofran edged Dom Livedoti and Karl Thomas by a 21-19 score. The finals weren’t so close as Disbrow and Huyghe rolled to a 23-8 victory to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. 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 Key Royale Club men hit the links twice on May 2. The morning saw them play a two best balls of foursome match. The team of Wade Ladue, Al Kaiser, Art Hibbs and Paul Proxy combined on a 15-under-par 49 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Second place went to the team of Matt Behan, Bruce Allan, Charlie Porter and Jim Dunne with a score of 12-under-par 52.

Later in the day, the men took to the course for a nine-hole modified-Stableford System or quota-points match. Jon Holcomb carded a plus-4 to take individual honors, one point ahead of Fred Miller who was alone in second place.

The team of Bill Lowman, Ken Newbold, Larry Pippel and Earl Ritchie won the team event with a -1.

Key Royale Club is offering summer memberships through Oct. 30.

Sports – 05-04-2016

Youth soccer kicks off at the center, Magic sets tryouts

 

The kids kicked off their spring soccer season at The Center of Anna Maria Island with games in four age divisions.

The season will see games on weeknights throughout May, with playoffs starting the first week of June.

The action got started for the 6-7-year-olds April 25, when Signarama defeated Progressive Energy 4-1 and Truly Nolen rolled past Pink & Navy on a 5-2 score.

The 8-10 division got underway April 25 with Wash Family Construction defeating Damato 5-2 behind a hat trick from Riley Lawson.

April 26 action saw The Feast roll to a 7-0 victory over Lux Golf Carts and Blue Lagoon and Damato battled to a 2-2 tie.

Sugar Beach Digital and Coldwell Banker battled to a 1-1 tie to open the 11-13 division April 26. Sugar Beach Digital was back on the pitch April 27 to hand Beach Bums a 3-0 loss.

 

More soccer news

Do you have what it takes to take your soccer game to the next level? If your answer is “yes,” you should try out for the area’s competitive soccer club, Manatee Magic.

The Magic fielded eight travel or competitive teams last season, ranging from U15 down to U11, and the club is looking to build on that number.

There is no cost to try out but prospective players are encouraged to register online at mayso.org.

There is some overlap in the age limits for players on high school teams that start play in late August to avoid conflicts with high school soccer.

All levels will try out 6-7:30 p.m. at the G.T. Bray Park soccer fields, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton:

Tuesday, May 31: Seniors, 2000-2002.

Wednesday, June 1: Juniors, 2002-2006.

Thursday, June 2: Juniors, 2002-2006.

Saturday, June 4: Juniors 10-11:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 4: Seniors 1-2:30 p.m.

For more information, prospective players/parents can send an email to info@mayso.org or MAYSO vice president Kevin Cassidy at 941-807-1105.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams managed 3-0 pool-play records during April 27 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Bob Lee and Neil Hennessey earned a 25-20, come-from-behind victory over Dom Livedoti and Bob Rowley. Hennessey’s game-ending double ringer punctuated the victory and gave his team bragging rights for the day.

Tim Sofran and Steve Doyle were the undisputed champs of the April 30 action, as they were the only team to post a 3-0 record during pool-play action.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays 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 Key Royale Club men got out on the course for two rounds of golf April 25. The morning saw a low-net-of-partners match over nine holes. The team of Dave Kruger and Jim Lathrop matched the 7-under-par 57 carded by Jim Auch and Chet Hutton to tie for first place. Second place ended in a tie as Jack Roe and Wade LaDue matched the 3-under-par 61 carded by Fred Myer and Tom Bode.

Later in the day, the men were back out for a nine-hole modified-Stableford System match. Herb Claus, John Estok, Tom McDonnell, Ken Rickett and Bob Soos all finished at plus-3 on quota points to finish in a five-way tie for first place.

Estok was part of the top team with Greg Burke, Barry Izzard and Larry Solberg, combining on a plus-7 to win the team competition.

The men were back on the course April 28 for a nine-hole, team scramble. The team of Larry Pippel, Dick Mills, Chuck Patrick and Dan Richardson combined on a 5-under-par 27 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Tee up for summer baseball

      Summer baseball will begin June 13, with playoff games planned for July 11-16.

Evaluations for team members will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, for ages 5-7; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, for ages 8-10; and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, for ages 11-13.

Coach and player clinics will be conducted at the center by the Manatee High School baseball team and coach Rob Viera June 8, June 15 and June 22.

The cost for summer baseball is $5 for members and $90 for non-members. Games will be held Monday-Wednesday and some Friday nights at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

For more information, contact the center at 941-778-1908.

Sports – 04-27-2016

Horseshoes, golf dominate sports for the week

 

The Key Royale Club men got out on the links for two rounds of golf April 18. The morning saw competition in a nine-hole better-ball-of-partners match. The team of Andy Barber and Peter Proxy combined on a 9-under-par 23 to take first place. Four partner teams — Wade Ladue and Paul Proxy, Neil Hammer and Jim Thorton, Tony Niewyk and Jim Lathrop, as well as Jim Auch and Chet Hutton — carded 6-under-par 26s to finish in a tie for second place.

Later in the day, the men were back on the course for a nine-hole, modified-Stableford System match. Mike Gillie, Dale Hudson and Jim Watt all recorded plus-4s to finish in a three-way tie for first place.

The team of Dean Christensen, John Estok and Rush Haines combined on a plus-9 to take first place in the team competition.

The women membership at the Key Royale Club played a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights April 19.

Lori Waggoner fired a 5-under-par 27 for the low round of the day and first place in Flight A, while Marie Sholtz, Helen Pollock and Marcia Helgesen tied for second with matching 3-under-par 29s.

Barbara Estok and Sue Wheeler both carded 3-under-par 29s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight B with Carol Duncan, Beatrice Friebe, Sue Christenson and Tootie Wagner, all one shot back in second place.

Jan Turner’s 4-under-par 28 gave her first place in Flight C, two shots ahead of second-place finishers Roxanne Koche and Nancy King.

Gloria LaTorre took first place in Flight D and matched Waggoner for low round of the day with a 5-under-par 27. Penny Auch and Cate Foy were tied for second place in Flight D at 4-under-par 28.

Sue Little, Meredith Slavin and Trish Kruger carded birdies during their April 19 rounds.

Fifty-three players came out April 21 to enjoy golf, lunch and camaraderie in the club’s 2016 Men’s Spring Stag Day.

Tim Friessen fired an even-par 32 to win individual low-gross honors with John Estok one stroke back in second place. Hank Tremblay blistered the course to a 7-under-par 25 to win the handicap or low-net event. Art Hibbs was three strokes back in second place.

The team of Bob Blaser, Dick Mills and Gary Silke took first place in the team competition with an 8-under-par 24. The team of John Estok, Friessen, Greg Shorten and Quentin Talbert took second place with a 5-under-par 27.

In horseshoe news, four teams emerged from pool play and were left to battle for the day’s bragging rights during April 20 action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

John Crawford and Bob Lee opened semifinal action with a 21-13 victory over Hank Huyghe and Jerry Disbrow, while the pairing of Gene Bobeldyk and Sam Samuels won its semifinal match over Dom Livedoti and Bob Rowley by a 23-8 score. It was all Crawford-Lee in the finals as they rolled to a 23-4 victory over Bobeldyk-Samuels to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during April 23 action. Jay Disbrow and Bobeldyk drew the bye into the finals and watched as Lee “walked” past Karl Thomas and Livedoti by a 21-15 score. Lee followed with a 21-1 thumping of Bobeldyk and Jay Disbrow to earn his second trip to the winner’s circle in a 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.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.