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Sports – 05-03-2017

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Beach House Realty: 2017 Spring Football Champs Betty Purvis, mother of quarterback Don Purvis, joins the winning players for celebratory photo following the adult league championship football game April 27 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Players are, from left, Jesse Griffin, Jason Mickan, Shawn Kaleta, Don Purvis, Jon Moss, Brittany Sutton, Jay Hoffmeister and Alyssa Moss. Islander Photo: Courtesy CofAMI
Women golfers at KRC play with a “twist”April 25, employing a 25-inch string to shorten their strokes. Islander Photo: Courtesy Marty Clark

Beach House crowned spring Super Bowl champs at center

 

Beach House Real Estate’s defense kept the normally explosive Tyler’s Ice Cream quarterback Ray Gardner in check and the Beach House offense also came through to earn a 21-2 victory April 27 in the championship game of the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Beach House quarterback Don Purvis had a solid game, completing 11 passes for 140 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, while also rushing for 35 yards and a touchdown. Jesse Griffin was his favorite target, finishing with five catches for 80 yards, including a  touchdown reception and three flag pulls and an interception on defense.

Shawn Kaleta added to the scoring for Beach House with a touchdown reception and an extra-point catch, finishing with 20 receiving yards.

Jon Moss of Beach House added three catches for 40 yards, including an extra point and a 2-point conversion. Jason Mickan helped the defense in the victory with two interceptions to go with two flag pulls.

Gardner was limited to 45 passing yards, 25 rushing yards and was victimized by a pair of costly interceptions, though he did account for the only scoring by Tyler’s when he got a flag pull in the endzone for a safety. Christina Calvary was the leading receiver for Tyler’s, finishing with three catches for 30 yards.

Beach House Real Estate advanced to the championship showdown thanks to a 33-20 victory over Beach to Bay Construction.

Purvis threw for 170 yards, including a touchdown and 3 extra points, while also rushing for 80 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jon Moss also had a big game, throwing for 20 yards, running for 40 yards, and adding 20 receiving yards to finish with a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Kaleta led all receivers with 85 yards and finished with a touchdown reception.

Beach to Bay quarterback Tim Shaughnessy threw for 145 yards, including three touchdown passes and a pair of extra points. Caleb Roberts finished with 45 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches. A touchdown reception by Brianna Roberts and a pair of extra point receptions from Jacob Berger completed the Beach to Bay scoring in the loss.

Tyler’s Ice Cream edged Moss Builders 20-19 to advance to the finale behind Gardner as quarterback. He threw for 75 yards, a touchdown and an extra point, while also adding 40 rushing and receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. KB Belton was his favorite receiver, finishing with four catches for 40 yards including a touchdown and an extra point. Christina Calvary completed the scoring with an extra-point catch, finishing with 15 receiving yards.

Moss Builders was led by Ryan Moss, who threw for 110 yards, a pair of touchdown passes and an extra point. Lexi Sato finished with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown while Eric Gledhill added a touchdown catch and finished with 20 receiving yards.

An interception return for a touchdown by Scott Rudacille and an extra-point catch by Nick Sato completed the Moss Builders scoring in the loss.

 

Early standings tight in youth soccer

Three out of four teams have the same record in the 8-10 division of the youth recreational soccer league at the center after three weeks of action. The trio is in a tie for second place behind 3-0 Truly Nolen. Slim’s Place, Progressive Cabinetry and Wash Family Construction follow with matching 1-2 records.

While Truly Nolen has an early lead in the standings, the April 29 matchup between Nolen and Progressive Cabinetry hints the season will tighten up.

Truly Nolen won the 6-5 decision on Jack Mattick’s  five goals. Lily Kawahata added a goal, while Lincoln Sauls finished with an assist and Victor Albrecht made four saves in goal.

Ewen Cloutier scored three goals and Jackson Pakbaz added two goals to lead the way for Progressive in the loss.

A second game April 29 saw Wash Family Construction outscore Slim’s Place 9-6 behind six goals from Riley Lawson and two goals and an assist from Banks Beukema. Jason McGee added a goal and an assist, while Dalton Fox finished with seven saves.

Five goals from Aiden Templeton and a goal from Gregory Jordan paced Slim’s Place, which also received assists from Bert Vortuba and Gabe Hoover in the loss.

The two-team 11-14 division has Sign-A-Rama on top at 2-1 and Salty Printing on the flip-side at 1-2.

Sign-A-Rama outlasted Salty Printing 3-1 during their April 29 matchup. Jackie Schlossberg scored two goals and Tyler Brewer added one to lead Sign-A-Rama to the victory.

Maggie Walejko scored the lone goal for Salty in the loss on an assist from Ava Zink.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men kicked off the week’s golf action with a nine-hole, modified-Stableford system match April 24.

The trio of Barry Izzard, John Kolojeski and Greg Shorten all posted plus-4s to finish in a three-way tie for first place. The team of Jon Holcomb, Jack Lowery, Wayne Patterson and Dave Richardson combined on a plus-7 to win the team competition.

The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match with an added twist in four flights April 25. Each participant had 25 inches of string to improve their shots. A player could, for instance, come up 9 inches short on a putt, cut off 9 inches of string and, poof, the putt is in the cup.

Pam Lowry fired a 5-under-par 27 to edge Andi Saia and Helen Pollock for first place by one stroke. Saia took second after a card-off broke the tie.

Flight B saw Tootie Wagner, Sharon Tarras and Sue Wheeler all carded 6-under-par 26s, but Wagner got first place via the tiebreaker and Tarras took second place over Wheeler in the second tiebreaker.

Barb Harold was the outright winner of Flight C after posting a 6-under-par 26 to finish a stroke ahead of second place finisher Rita Allen. Jan Turner finished alone in third with a 4-under-par 28.

Janet Razze and Judy Hutton both carded 5-under-par 27s, but Razze took first place in a tiebreaker. Wendy Holcomb was alone in third place with a 4-under-par 28.

The men were back on the course April 27 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of John Estok, Chet Hutton, Art McMillan and Dan Richardson combined on a 6-under-par 26 to win the day’s clubhouse bragging rights.

 

Horseshoe news

There were two outright winners during last week’s horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Action April 26 saw Tim Sofran and Bob Lee post the lone 3-0 pool play record, while the April 29 games saw Gene Bobeldyk and Tom Skoloda do the same.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Everyone is welcome.

 

Don’t miss Kids Karate competition

The Center of Anna Maria and Gladiator Dojo will host the Kid’s Karate Island Championship 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 6.

The entry fee is $10 for all levels, ages 4-12, and spectators are welcome.

For more information, contact Sensei Omar Schwanzer at gladiatordojo@gmail.com or 727-741-3992.

 

Sign up now for adult soccer

The center is open for player registration until May 6 in its adult co-ed soccer league. Cost is $5 for members and $120 for non-members.

Players can register at www.centerami.org or at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Player evaluations will be held at 7 p.m. May 9 and the draft will immediately follow. The season will kick off May 18. Sponsors are welcome.

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

Adult football league: And then there were 4

First-round playoff action in the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island produced no surprises as the fifth, sixth and seventh seeds were eliminated during playoff action April 20.

A champion will be crowned Thursday, April 27, when semifinal action narrows the field to two teams that will battle for the season’s bragging rights in the championship game that kicks off at 8:30 p.m.

Beach to Bay Construction edged Mason Martin Construction 30-25 behind the all-around play of quarterback Tim Shauhnessy. Shaughnessy threw for 80 yards and three touchdown passes, while also running for 36 yards and catching a 60-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Roberts.

Roberts chipped in with 25 receiving yards and a touchdown reception, while Brianna Roberts and Joe Ball each contributed a touchdown reception.

Quarterback Charles Buky helped keep Mason Martin by completing13 of 22 passes for 140 yards and three touchdown passes. Frank Agnelli was the leading receiver, finishing with 80 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns, while David Dunham posted a touchdown reception and a 50-yard touchdown pass. Chad Woods completed the scoring in the loss with a touchdown reception and finished with 70 receiving yards.

Tyler’s Ice Cream rolled to a 38-19 victory over Progressive Cabinetry in the second playoff matchup behind the play of Zach Shield. Shield completed 10 passes for 150 yards, two touchdown passes and two extra points, while adding an interception return for a touchdown on defense.

Tyler Lancaster also had a big game, finishing with 70 rushing yards and 40 receiving yards, including a touchdown reception and extra point. KD Belton finished with 50 receiving yards and a touchdown reception, while also picking off two passes and taking them both to the end zone. Christina Calvary completed the scoring for Tyler’s with a touchdown and an extra point and finished with 35 receiving yards.

Progressive Cabinetry received three touchdown passes and a 120 passing yards from quarterback Jason Sato and touchdown receptions from Chris Sullins, Greg Ross and Sean McCarthy, who finished with a team-high 50 receiving yards in the loss.

 

Youth soccer completes second week of action

Youth soccer at the center completed three games in its second week, starting with a pair of games April 21 in the 8-10 division. Progressive Cabinetry outscored Wash Family Construction 6-4 behind four goals from Jackson Pakbaz and a goal and three assists from Ewan Cloutier. Jack McCarthy scored a goal to complete the scoring for Progressive.

Riley Lawson was the main story for Wash Family Construction, scoring all four goals. Banks Beukema added an assist, while Dalton Fox helped keep Wash in the game with 11 saves between the pipes.

The second game of the evening saw Truly Nolen roll to a 4-2 victory over Slim’s Place behind four goals from Jack Mattick and an assist from Nick Yatros. Victor Albrecht and Lily Kawahata each made four saves in goal to help preserve the victory.

Aiden Templeton and Gregory Jordan scored a goal each, while Gabe Hoover added an assist in the loss.

Salty Printing outlasted Sign-A-Rama 7-6 April 22 to even up the standings in the two-team 11-14 division. Thomas Heckler led the way with three goals and an assist, while also making four saves in goal. David Daigle added a goal and an assist and Javier Rivera finished with two goals and three saves in the victory for Salty Printing.

German Rivera led Sign-A-Rama with three goals and an assist and Tyler Brewer finished with three goals. Tuna McCracken racked up five saves and Connor Ludwig made three saves for Sign-A-Rama in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

Lex Halakan, Ron Buck, Mike Gillie and Quentin Talbert all posted impressive plus-4 scores to finish in a four-way tie for first place during an April 17 quota-points match at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.

Halakan also was part of the winning team of Dian Miller, Larry Pippel and Blake Ress on a combined plus-6, earning clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

The women of KRC took the course April 18 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights.

Phyllis Roe rode a closest-to-the-pin shot of 18 feet 6 inches to the best low-gross round of the day with a 35. Her low-net score of 5-under-par 27 gave her the win in Flight A by two strokes over Helen Pollock. Marcia Helgeson was alone in third with a 2-under-par 30.

Beatrice Friebe’s 7-under-par 25 was the low-net score of the day and gave her first place in Flight B by three strokes over Sharon Tarras and Connie Livanos.

Beth Lindeman carded a 4-under-par 28 to win Flight C with Jan Turner and Barb Harold both two strokes back.

Flight D went to Terry Westby, who fired a 4-under-par 28 to outpace second-place finisher Beverly Neville’s 2-under-par 30.

The men were back on the course April 19 for the annual Spring Stag Day that saw 43 golfers.

Dave Richardson posted the best low-gross score with a 2-over-par 34, while Chet Hutton and Paul Phillips tied for the best low-net score on matching 4-under-par 28s.

The team of John Kolojeski, Phillips, Gino DiClemente and Vince Mercadante combined on a 4-under-par 124 to win the team low-net competition.

Ron Vandeman won the closest-to-the-pin contest on number 16.

 

Horseshoe news

Dom Livedoti and Karl Thomas were the undisputed champions during April 19 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits after posting the only 3-0 pool-play record.

Two teams emerged from pool play during April 22 action that saw Livedoti again earn a trip to the winner’s circle. This time, Livedoti “walked” to the winner’s circle by destroying Steve Doyle and Bob Demont 25-4.

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.

 

Sign up underway for adult soccer

The center is now registering adult players for a spring soccer league. Cost is $5 for center members and $120 for non-members. Players can register online until May 6 at www.centerami.org or by visting the center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Player evaluations will be at 7 p.m. May 9 and a draft will follow that evening. The season action kicks off May 18.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a team or for more information, contact recreation director Will Schenerlein at will@centerami.org or 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

Matchups set at Center of AMI for adult football playoffs

The regular season of the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island concluded April 13 with two games and a pair of forfeit losses by Progressive Cabinetry, which clinched a 0-7 season record to take last place.

Beach House Real Estate rolled to a 40-14 victory over Mason Martin Construction to clinch the top seed and a bye into the semifinal round of playoffs. Beach House will play the winner of the Beach to Bay Construction versus Mason Martin playoff game that kicks off April 20.

Tyler’s Ice Cream nailed down the second seed and will take on winless Progressive Cabinetry in the 7:30 p.m. game. Moss Builders will take on sixth-seed Smoothie King in the 8:30 game.

The playoffs conclude with semifinals at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 27, followed by the championship game at 8:30 p.m.

In the past week, Beach House rolled past Mason Martin 40-14 behind a huge game from quarterback Don Purvis. Purvis completed 13 of 17 passes for 225 yards, including five touchdown passes and four extra points.

Jon Moss was Purvis’ favorite target, finishing with 90 receiving yards, including four touchdown receptions and an extra point. Jay Hoffmeister added 70 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Jesse Griffin and Jason Mickan both added extra points in the victory.

Mickan came through on the defensive side of the ball with two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, while Leah Purvis and Moss both added quarterback sacks in the win.

Charles Buky threw for 165 yards and two touchdown passes and a pair of extra points, but he was hurt by two interceptions. Chad Woods was on the receiving end of both of Buky’s touchdown passes and finished with a team-high 65 receiving yards. Frank Agnelli finished with 40 receiving yards and an extra point, while Tara Stutts added 50 receiving yards in the loss.

Tyler’s Ice Cream defeated Beach to Bay Construction 27-14 to clinch the second seed behind the all-around play of quarterback Ray Gardner. Gardner threw for 105 yards, including a pair of touchdown passes and three extra points, while also rushing for 90 yards and adding 40 receiving yards and a touchdown reception.

Zach Schield also played a big role in the victory, finishing with two touchdown passes on his only two passing attempts. He also ran for 40 yards, while also adding 65 receiving yards for two touchdown receptions and an extra point.

KD Belton completed the Tyler’s scoring with a touchdown and a pair of extra points to go along with 25 receiving yards.

Beach to Bay Construction was led by Tim Shaughnessy’s 100 yards passing, including two touchdown passes and an extra point. Jacob Berger was his leading receiver with 65 yards, including a pair of touchdown receptions in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

Golf action at Key Royale Club got started April 10 with a nine-hole, modified Stableford-system match. Bill Shuman and Buddy Foy both carded plus-5 to finish first in a tie.

The team of Barry Izzard, Chuck Patrick, Dave Richardson and Bob Soos won the team title with a combined score of plus 5.

The women of Key Royale Club took to the course on April 11 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match with a side game of fewest putts in four flights.

Phyllis Roe carded an even-par 32 to take first place in Flight A, while Karen Mitchell had the fewest putts with 14.

Roxanne Koche fired a 5-under-par 27 for the low-net round of the day and a first place finish in Flight B. Sue Christenson and Debbie Richardson both had 14 putts during the round, finishing in a tie for the fewest putts.

Jan Turner rode a chipin birdie to a 3-under-par 29 for the low score in Flight C, while Sally Martin won fewest putts with 15 in her round.

Marty Clark owned Flight D, winning low-net honors with a 4-under-par 28, while also winning low putts in the flight with 18.

Barb Harold also had a chipin birdie to punctuate her round of golf for the day.

The men took over the course April 13 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of John Estok, Mark Kimball and Diane Miller posted a 2-under-par 30 to take first place. Second place went to the team of Mike Gillie, Fred Miller, Art McMillan and Dan Richardson and the team of Mike Brakefield, Karen Mitchell, Scott Mitchell and Greg Shorten after both teams carded matching 1-under-par 31s.

 

Horseshoe news

Rod Bussey and Tom Skoloda posted the lone 3-0 record during pool play and were the outright champs April 12 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during April 15 action. Bob Lee and Roger Nigg drew the bye into the finals and watched as Myles Macleod and Adin Shank took out Steve Doyle by a 21-7 score.

The finals saw Lee and Nigg outlast Macleod and Shank for a 23-13 victory and bragging rights for the day.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

 

Sign up now for adult soccer

The Center of Anna Maria Island is accepting registrations for its spring adult co-ed soccer league. Cost is $5 for members and $120 for non-members. Players can register online until May 6 at www.centerami.org or by visting rhe center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Player evaluations will be May 9 at 7 p.m. and a draft will follow that evening. The season kicks off May 18.

Anyone with questions about the league or seeking sponsorship opportunities, contact recreation director Will Schenerlein at  941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or will@centerami.org.

Youth soccer kicks off, KRC women celebrate ‘Doe Day’

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Jane Perkins and Marty Clark show off their royal costumes for Spring Doe Day. They then showed off their golf skills, combining on a 12-under-par 20 to take first place in the Ryder Cup-like format. Islander Photo: Courtesy KRC

Spring soccer kicked off April 7 with one of four free clinics at the Center of Anna Maria Island that include an appearance by former U.S. National Team and current L.A. Galaxy goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.

Three more clinics will start at 6 p.m. April 28, May 12 and May 19

The clinics are being led by coaches Tony Shard and Rick Hurst.

The season kicked off April 8 with three games, starting with an 11-14 division matchup between Sign-A-Rama and Salty Printing.

Sign-A-Rama doubled up on Salty Printing with a 6-3 victory behind three goals from Jackie Schlossberg. Tyler Brewer chipped in two goals and Tuna McCracken finished with one. Connor Ludwig made four saves to help preserve the victory.

Javier Rivera led Salty Printing with two goals, while David Daigle and Ava Zink each added a goal in the loss.

Slim’s Place rolled to a 10-0 victory over Wash Family Construction to open the 8-10 division action behind five goals from Gregory Jordan. Connor Samblis added three goals and two assists, while Aiden Templeton finished with two goals and two assists for the win.

Slim’s margin of victory might have been more had it not been for the stellar play of Wash goalie Dalton Fox, who made 12 saves for his team in the loss.

The last match of the day saw Truly Nolen roll to a 5-1 victory over Progressive Cabinetry behind a hat trick from Jack Mattick. Nick Yatros and Victor Albrecht added a goal each in the win.

Jackson Pakbaz notched the lone goal for Progressive Cabinetry, which also received five saves from Jack McCarthy in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The women of the Key Royale Club held their annual Spring Doe Day April 5 with a theme of “the Royals.” Costumes and clubhouse decorations reflected the royal touch.

The golf action mirrored the Ryder Cup with twosomes competing over three holes of best ball, three holes of best shot and three holes of alternate-shot play.

Co-chairs Pam Alvord and Susan VanOrsdel along with their committee of Sally York, Linda Ress, Marilyn Niewijk, Kathy Miller and Joyce Lathrop created a fun-filled day for the participants.

Jane Perkins and Marty Clark were the big winners of the day with a net score of 12-under-par 20. Stephanie Morris and Jana Samuels took second place with a 10-under-par 22 by a cardoff over Joyce Lathrop and Sally York, who had to settle for third. Fourth place went to Terry Westby and Tootie Wagner, fifth to the team of Anne Klein and Donna Marycki, and Laura Purcell and Cate Foy.

Deb Wohlers won the longest-drive contest, while Purcell won closest to the pin. Jud Ward won the raffle prize — a party basket.

The Key Royale men played a nine-hole nodified Stableford-system match April 3.

Gary Silke won individual honors with a plus-6 to outlast second-place finisher Jack Lowry, who finished with a plus-4. Silke’s individual score helped his team of Al Carr, Tom McDonnell and Joe Tynan to the team title.

The men were back on the course April 6 for a nine-hole, team scramble. The team of Rush Haines, Jill Pritchard, Ron Pritchard and Paul Smith matched the 4-under-par 28 carded by the team of John Cassese, Jack Isherwood, Diane Miller and Silke for a two-way tie for first place.

 

Adult flag football continues

The standings in the adult flag football league at the center tightened up after April 6. The excitement came when Moss Builders ended Beach House Real Estate’s bid for an undefeated season. Moss handed them a 13-7 loss. The loss drops Beach House to 6-1, but still atop the standings.

Moss Builders improved to 4-3 in a tie for third place with Beach to Bay Construction, which defeated Smoothie King 29-25 to fall to 2-5 and sixth place in the standings. Tyler’s Ice Cream improved to 5-2 and a game out of first place after rolling to a 36-18 victory over Mason Martin Construction. The loss dropped Mason Martin into fifth with a 3-4 record. Progressive Cabinetry was off and remains in seventh place in the standings.

With only one week remaining in the regular season, playoff matchups are nearly complete. The playoffs get started April 20 with the semifinals and championship game April 27.

 

Horseshoe news

Four teams advanced from pool play to the knockout stage during April 5 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

In the first semifinal, Norm Good and Steve Doyle edged out Tim Sofran and Norm Langeland 21-18, while Gene Bobeldyk and Jim Lothschutz rolled to a 21-4 victory over Bob Lee and Roger Nigg in the other semifinal. Bobeldyk-Lothschutz outlasted Good-Doyle 24-17 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Jay Disbrow walked his way to the winner’s circle in the April 8 action after posting the only 3-0 pool play record.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Sports – 04-05-2017

Adult flag football continues

 

Flag football is peaking in the adult league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Beach House Real Estate continued toward an undefeated season with a 27-12 victory March 30 over Progressive Cabinetry to run its record to 6-0. The victory, coupled with a forfeit loss by Tyler’s Ice Cream, gives Beach House a two-game lead over the now 4-2 Tyler’s squad. The builders, Beach to Bay Construction, Mason Martin Construction and Moss Builders, have hammered out matching 3-3 records. Smoothie King improved to 2-4 thanks to the Tyler’s forfeit, as Progressive fell to 0-6 on the season.

Beach House continued its impressive season in the game against Progressive Cabinetry behind the passing of quarterback Don Purvis. Purvis competed 13 of 18 passes for 185 yards and three touchdown passes, while also chipping in a touchdown run of his own.

Jon Moss finished with 85 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Jason Mickan and Jay Hoffmeister both added receiving touchdowns in the victory.

Chris Gillum threw for 280 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to lead Progressive Cabinetry in the loss, along with touchdowns from Chris Sullins and Sean McCarthy.

Beach to Bay outlasted Mason Martin 23-13. Jacob Berger had a strong game for Beach to Bay, finishing with a touchdown and a pair of extra points and a team-high 80 receiving yards. Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy added a touchdown, while Caleb Roberts came through with a pick-six to complete the scoring in the victory.

Charles Buky threw for 150 yards and a touchdown pass to Robert Kasten while also adding a touchdown reception of his own in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

Golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach last week was punctuated by the conclusion of the annual men’s handicap club championship tournament.

After five weeks of tough match play, Greg Shorten emerged as the 2017 champ, rolling past Tom Nelson by a four and three score. Shorten birdied five of the first 11 holes, which put Nelson in a hole of his own, unable to dig out.

In regular men’s golf action March 27, John Cassese and Kent Newbold both carded scores of plus-4 to tie for first in the modified Stableford-system match.

The team of John Holcomb, Newbold, Earl Ritchie and Jim Watt were on top with a score of plus-4.

The women took to the course March 28 for a best-four-consecutive-holes match in four flights. Karen Mitchell won the four-holes contest in flight A with a 17, while also earning best low-net score with a 4-under-par 28.

Carol Duncan’s 17 was the best four-hole score in flight B and her 2-under-par 30 also topped the flight.

Marcia O’Brien carded an 18 on four consecutive holes and finished with an even-par 32 to take the top spot in flight C.

Flight D was the only flight where the best four holes winner didn’t win the overall score. Sally York put together a 19 on four holes, while Terry Westby had the low-net round of the day with a 6-under-par 26.

The men were back on the course March 30 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of John Cassese, Mark Kimball, Art McMillan and Larry Solberg matched the 3-under-par 29 carded by Mike Gille, Fred Miller, Hoyt Miller and Gary Risner for a two-way tie for first place.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and squared off in the finals in the March 29 horseshoe gathering at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Neil Hennessey and Bob Brown captured the day’s proceedings after rolling past the team of Hank Huyghe and Frank Fegan by a 21-4 score.

Three teams advanced from pool play to the knockout stage during April 1 action. The team of Bob Lee and Jay Disbrow drew the bye into the finals and watched as Huyghe and Jim Waller moved on thanks to a game-ending double-ringer from Huyghe, which gave Huyghe-Waller a 25-18 victory.

Waller then opened the final with a double ringer of his own to spark a 21-20 victory for Huyghe-Waller over Lee-Disbrow to earn the day’s bragging rights.

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.

Football, golf, horseshoes top AMI sports action

Week 5 of the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island saw Moss Builders even its record at 3-3 March 23 without having to play a game. Moss received a forfeit victory when Progressive Cabinetry failed to field a full team.

Beach House Real Estate remained unbeaten and alone in first place after rolling to a 41-7 victory over Mason Martin Construction. The loss dropped Mason Martin into third place with a 3-2 record. Tyler’s Ice Cream improved to 4-1 and a solo second-place spot in the standings after outscoring Beach to Bay Construction by a 41-27 score. Smoothie King was idle and remains at 1-4 on the season.

Adult flag football action continues March 30 at the Center, 407 Magnolia Drive, Anna Maria.

In youth flag football, a last-minute schedule change resulted in postponement for the 8-10 division semifinal and championship games. Those games will be played after press time March 27.

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men played their annual President’s Cup Tournament March 22.

Gary Risner captured the cup bragging rights with a 2-under-par 30 to win the low gross score, while club president Mike Gillie recorded the low-net score, a 6-under-par 26.

Frankie Purritano won the long-drive contest, while Risner took the prize for closest to the pin with a shot that was just over 6 feet from the pin.

The men played their regular Monday morning modified-Stabledford system match March 20. Barry Izzard carded a plus-6 to take individual honors, one point ahead of Peter Fischer, who was alone in second place.

Fischer’s score helped teammates Peter Lund, Fred Miller and Quentin Talbert to the team title with a score of plus-6.

The women managed to get on the course March 21 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights.

Joy Kaiser took first place in Flight A with a 2-under-par 30 to edge Phyllis Roe, who birdied the sixth and eighth holes by one shot. Andi Saia was alone in third place after firing an even-par 32.

Tootie Wagner carded a 3-under-par 29 to capture first place in Flight B. Gloria LaDue and Sue Christensen finished in a tie for second place at 1-under-31.

Carol Patterson ran away with Flight C after her 2-under-par 30 gave her a six-shot victory over Markie Ksiasek and Susan VanOrsdel.

Terry Westby’s 6-under-par 26 was good for first place in Flight D and low-net round of the day. Jane Perkins had the next-best low-net round at 4-under-par 28 to finish second in Flight D. Marilyn Niewijk took third with a 3-under-par 29.

Sally York and Karen Mitchell both had birdies on the day, while Beverly Neville had a chipin on the fourth hole.

The men were back on the course March 23 for a nine-hole scramble. First place went to the team of Mark Covault, George Dreyer, Dale Hudson and Paul Phillips with a score of 4-under-par 28. The team of Al Carr, Bob Longworth, Ron Pritchard and Greg Shorten combined on a 2-under-par 30 to match the score carded by John Estok, Russ Gibson, Jon Holcomb and Jim Kirk for a two-way tie for second place.

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play with unbeaten records and met in the finals during March 22 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The finals were a blowout as Jim Waller and Gene Bobeldyk rolled to a 22-2 victory over Ron Gagnon and Bob Lee.

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during March 25 action. Neil Hennessey and Bob Brown drew the bye into the finals and watched as Lee and Hank Huyghe advanced to the finals with a 21-11 victory over Myles Macleod and Steve Hooper. Lee and Huyghe stayed hot as evident by their 23-4 victory over Hennessey and Brown in the finals.

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.

2 champs crowned, 1 title game to be played

The 11-13 playoffs March 15 for the youth flag football playoffs at the Center of Anna Maria Island had the seedings correct with No. 2 Planet Stone taking on top-seed Miller Electric.

Miller Electric edged Tyler’s Ice Cream 20-18 to advance to the championship game, while Planet Stone rolled to a 53-28 victory over Progressive Cabinetry in the other semifinal game.

The finals saw Planet Stone edge Miller Electric 19-12 to win the 11-13 championship game.

The 14-17 championship game March 15 saw Intechgrate Systems live up to its top seed and record a 24-15 victory over Air & Energy.

Weather and other events resulted in last-minute schedule changes and postponements in the 8-10 division. The 8-10 division semifinal and championship games were delayed to March 27.

 

Adult flag football update

Week four of the adult flag football league at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, saw Beach House Real Estate continue its chase of an unbeaten record by rolling to a 35-6 victory over Smoothie King to close out action on March 16.

The loss dropped Smoothie King to 1-4 and sixth place in the standings.

Mason Martin Construction cruised past winless Progressive Cabinetry 47-13 to climb into a tie for second place with idle Tyler’s Ice Cream and improve to 3-1 on the season.

Beach to Bay Construction fell to  2-2 after dropping a 27-19 decision to Moss Builders. Moss Builders improved to 2-3 on the season.

 

Key Royale hits the links

The Key Royale Club men played a nine-hole,  modified-Stableford system or quota-points match March 13.

Wayne Patterson carded a plus-5 to win individual honors and the accompanying clubhouse bragging rights. John Estok was alone in second place at plus-4.

Estok and Patterson teamed up, along with Fred Miller and Paul Proxy, to win the team title as well with a score of plus-5.

The men were back on the course March 16 for a nine-hole scramble.

The team of Peter Lund, Wayne Patterson, Frank Purritano and Dave Richardson matched the score of Gerry Elson, Peter Fischer, Dick Mills and Bill Shuman, which match the score of Fred Miller, Scott Mitchell, Larry Pippel and Peter Proxy.

All three teams carded 4-under-par 28s to finish in a three-way tie for first place.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams posted 3-0 records during March 15 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits and were left to battle for the day’s supremacy.

The team of Steve Hooper and Tom Farrington outlasted Bob Heiger and Sam Samuels 25-17 to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

March 18 action saw four teams advance to the knock out stage. In the first semifinal match, John Crawford and Norm Langeland eased past Gene Bobeldyk and Samuels 22-15 while Jim Waller and Adin Shank took out Gene Fehl and Bob Lee by a 22-5 score. Crawford and Langeland rolled to a 22-8 victory in the finals to earn the day’s bragging rights.

 

Register now for youth soccer

The Center of Anna Maria Island is accepting registrations for the spring youth soccer league until Saturday, March 25.

Cost for the spring season is $5 for members and $120 for non-members.

The season will start April 8 and all games will be played on Saturdays.

Player evaluations are scheduled for the week of March 26 and are as follows. An exception is the 3-5 years, who have weekly clinics and games, but no evaluations.

  • March 27, 6 p.m., ages 6-7.
  • March 27, 7 p.m., ages 8-10.
  • March 28, 6 p.m., ages 11-13.
  • March 28, 7 p.m., ages 14-17.

The center also is looking for volunteers coaches and team sponsors.

For more information, contact Will Schenerlein at 778-1908 or will@centerami.org.

Senior Anna Maria pitchers bring home game hardware

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Sam Samuels, Dom Livedoti, Fred Gelderman, Bob Palmer, John Crawford, Gene Bobeldyk, Bill Fox and Neil Hennessey show their winning medals from the Gulf Coast Senior Games held Feb. 16 at G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Islander Photo: Courtesy Bob Lee

Some senior players of the Anna Maria horseshoe regulars ventured off island Feb. 16 to participate in the 28th annual Gulf Coast Senior Games at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, and they collected some serious hardware.

Dom Livedoti, Bob Palmer and Gene Bobeldyk won gold medals, while Sam Samuels, Bill Fox and Neil Hennessey brought home silver medals. Fred Gelderman and John Crawford completed the medal haul for the group, taking bronze.

The Gulf Coast Senior Games is a qualifier for the Florida Senior Games, which will take place in December.

In regular action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits March 8, five teams went 3-0 during pool play and met in a playoff. Jim Waller and Tennessee Bob drew the first bye and watched as Dom Livedoti and Adin Shank edged Bob Mason and Leo Hutton 21-15 in first-round action that also saw Tim Sofran and Rod Bussey roll to a 22-3 victory over Tom Farrington and Brian Barr.

Livedoti and Shank drew the lucky bye into the finals, where they met Sofran and Bussey, who stayed hot with a 21-3 victory over Waller and Tennessee Bob. Livedoti and Shank promptly cooled off Sofran and Bussey with a 21-9 victory in the finals.

March 11 action also had five teams advance to the knockout stage. Bob Brown and Art Kingstad drew the first bye and watched as Bob Mason and Neil Hennessey edged Steve Hooper and Leo Hutton 21-18, while Tom Farrington and Myles Macleod eliminated Bob Palmer and John Crawford on a 23-15 score. Mason and Hennessey drew the bye into the finals, while Farrington and Macleod advanced with a 22-11 victory over Brown and Kingstad. The team of Farrington-Macleod won the day’s bragging rights with a 21-13 victory over Mason-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.

 

Adult football takes center field

After four weeks of action in the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, there is one team to beat.

Beach House Real Estate is riding atop the standings at 3-0, closely followed by Tyler’s Ice Cream at 3-1. Beach to Bay Construction and Mason Martin Construction follow with matching 2-1 records. Moss Builders and Smoothie King are at 1-3. Progressive Cabinetry completes the standings at 0-3.

Action March 10 at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, got started with Mason Martin Construction defeating Moss Builders 19-12 behind 180 passing yards and three touchdown passes from James Ptak. Frank Agnelli was his favorite target, finishing with 85 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown receptions, while Chad Woods had a touchdown and an extra point to go along with 55 receiving yards.

Nick Sato led the Moss offense with two touchdown passes to go along with 85 rushing yards. Clay Spangler passed for 100 yards, but also had two touchdown receptions in the loss.

Smoothie King ran past Progressive Cabinetry 34-13 behind the play of quarterbacks Andrew Terman and Mike Gillum. Terman passed for only 25 yards, a touchdown pass and 2 extra points, but ran for 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Gillum passed for 160 yards and 2 extra points, while also running for 60 yards and a touchdown. Ben Sato had a touchdown reception and 2 extra points to go with 55 receiving yards.

The last game of the evening saw Beach House edge Tyler’s 13-12 to move into first place. Quarterback Don Purvis threw for 100 yards and a touchdown pass while also adding 40 rushing yards. Shawn Kaleta had a touchdown reception and 35 receiving yards. Leah Purvis chipped in with a 20-yard touchdown run and Jesse Griffin had an extra-point reception to complete the scoring for Beach House.

Ray Gardner threw for 115 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, while also running for another 45 yards. KD Belton led all receivers with 65 yards and a touchdown reception, while Christina Calvary added one touchdown catch and finished with 25 receiving yards in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men opened a week of golf action with a nine-hole, modified Stableford-system or quota-points match March 6.

Gary Duncan had the best individual score with a plus-4, while Gary Alvord, David Crabb, Wayne Patterson and Bob Terhar tied for second at plus-3.

Crabb also was part of the winning team with Gerry Elson, Dick Mills and Gary Risner, who carded a plus-3 score overall.

Eleven women’s foursomes competed for team low-net scores March 7. The team of Marcia O’Brien, Penny Auch and Anne Klein survived a card-off tiebreaker to grab first place honors with a 4-under-par 124. They edged the team of Sue Christensen, Roxanne Koche, Connie Livanos and Penny Williams, who had to settle for second place. Third place went to the team of Terry Westby, Tootie Wagner, Jana Samuels and Karen Mitchell with a 1-over-par 129.

Individual winners included Jean Holmes in flight A with 1-under-par 31, while Tootie Wagner took flight B with a 2-under-par 30. Koche grabbed flight C with a 28, while flight D winner Jane Perkins had the low-net round of the day with a 5-under-par 27.

The men were back on the course March 9 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Jon Holcomb, Dale Johnson, Jim Kirk and Fred Miller combined on a 2-under-par 30 to grab clubhouse bragging rights for the day. One shot back in second place was the team of Gary Alvord, Peter Lund, Larry Pippel and Bill Shuman.

Sports – 03-08-2017

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Salty Printing’s Colton Shook is surrounded by Lancaster Design players Kieran Cloutier, Ava Harlan, Caleb Kinkle and Andrew Hyman during 8-10 division flag football action March 4 at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Lancaster Design defender Kieran Cloutier makes a diving attempt to pull the flag of Salty Printing’s Colton Shook in an 8-10 division game in the flag football league at The Center of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Salty Printing’s Nick Yatros makes a flag pull on Lancaster Design’s Ava Harlan during 8-10 division flag football action at The Center of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Final seedings flag football playoffs set for 2 divisions

 

The final day of games March 4 in the regular season for the 8-10 and 14-17 divisions of the youth flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island saw some movement in the standings, while the 11-13 division, with another week of regular action, stayed the same.

Truly Nolen moved back into the top spot of the 8-10 division on the strength of a 22-0 victory over Lancaster Design coupled with Beach to Bay Construction’s 26-6 win over Bark & Co. Realty.

Truly Nolen is on top with a 6-2 record. while Beach to Bay moves to second place at 5-2-1. Bark, also with a 5-2-1 record fell to third, just ahead of Salty Printing, which rolled to a 33-12 victory over fifth-place Lancster Designs.

Cloud Pest Control remained in sixth place at 3-5 after winning by forfeit over last-place Slim’s Place.

The 11-13 division standings stayed the same. Miller Electric remains undefeated and earns a bye into the second round with a 41-7 victory over Anna Maria Oyster Bar. Planet Stone didn’t play, but remained in second place at 5-2. Progressive Cabinetry edged Tyler’s Ice Cream 20-12 to improve to 3-4 and third place, while Tyler’s settles for fourth place at 2-5.

Intechgrate improved to 5-1-1 and wrapped up the top seed in the 14-17 division with a 46-20 victory over Duncan Real Estate, which fell to 0-7. Second place went to Sign-A-Rama, 25-20 victors over Air & Energy.

The center did not provide playoff matchups and schedules by press time for The Islander.

 

Adult flag football news

Adult flag football completed its third week of action with three games played March 2. After three weeks, Tyler’s Ice Cream finds itself on top of the standings with a 3-0 record, just ahead of second-place Beach House Restaurant at 2-0. Beach to Bay Construction follows at 2-1 with Mason Martin holding down fourth at 1-1. Moss Builders is alone in fifth place at 1-2, while Progressive Cabinetry and Smoothie King are still in search of their first victories.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men played a nine hole, modified Stableford system match Feb. 27. Larry Pippel and Peter Solleveld tied for first place on matching plus-4s. Pippel’s score helped his teammates — Marty Hicks, Art McMillan and Paul Phillips —to the team title with a combined score of plus-6.

Forty-nine women participated Feb. 28 in a “tee-to-green” match, where the putter is left in the bag.

Debi Wohlers rode birdies on holes two and six to a 21, which gave her first place in Flight A. Pam Lowry, who birdied number one, was one stroke back in in second place, while Helen Pollock was third with a 25.

Beatrice Friebe took first place in Flight B with a 24, four shots better than second-place finisher Sue Wheeler, while Fran Barford took third with a 29.

First place in Flight C went to Roxanne Koche with a 29, while Susan VanOrsdel took second over Jan Turner in a tiebreaker.

Terry Westby lapped the field in Flight D with a 27, seven strokes ahead of Peggy Clauhs. Willa Barkley was alone in third with a 36.

The men were back on the course March 2 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Gary Alvord, Mike Brakefield, Gerry Elson and Dick Mills combined on a 3-under-par 29 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

The team of John Estok, Dale Hudson, Dale Johnson and Tom McDonnell matched the 1-under-par 31 carded by Dave Crabbe, Jack Lowry, Pippel and Larry Solberg to finish in a two-way tie for second place.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage and battled for the day’s bragging rights during March 1 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Bob Lee and Roger Nigg won over walker Neil Hennessey 22-6 in the championship game.

The second annual Ron Pepka Memorial Horseshoe tournament took place March 4 with 14 teams present to honor the late Pepka. He was a longtime participant and leader of the group.

The team of Adin Shank and Steve Hooper had to settle for third place after losing to Bob Mason and Roger Nigg 21-15 in the semifinal game. The team of Rod Bussey and Jay Disbrow took home the winner’s trophy with a 23-7 victory over Mason and Nigg in the finals.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Two weeks remain, playoffs loom in youth football

With only two weeks of play remaining in the regular season of the flag football league at The Center of Anna Maria Island, teams are jockeying for seeds before the playoffs. In the 11-13, 8-10 divisions, it means a first-round bye, while in the 14-17 division, it means facing an easier first-round opponent in the playoffs.

With that said, there was movement in the standings after the Feb. 25 results in the 14-17 and 8-10 divisions.

Truly Nolen dropped to second in the 8-10 division after Salty Printing edged them by a 19-16 score, while Bark & Co. Realty moved into first place thanks to a 12-0 shutout over Cloud Pest Control. Bark now is 5-1-1 and alone in first place, while Truly Nolen fell to 5-2.  Beach to Bay Construction outscored Slim’s Place 40-36 to move into third place with a 4-2-1 record, just ahead of Salty Printing in fourth place at 4-3. Lancaster Design had a bye week, remaining 2-4, while Cloud Pest Control is 2-5 and Slim’s is 1-6.

Intechgrate Systems moves into the top spot in the 14-17 division with a 4-1-1 record on a 48-6 roll over Sign-A-Rama, which previously held the top spot. The loss dropped the Sign team to third place, while Air & Energy moved into second thanks to a 46-13 victory over Duncan Real Estate, putting Duncan at 0-6 on the season.

Miller Electric remained first in the 11-13 division at 6-0 without playing a game Feb. 25. Planet Stone inched closer to the top thanks to a 31-13 victory over third-place Progressive Cabinetry, which fell to 2-4. Tyler’s Ice Cream improved to 2-4 with a 37-22 win over Anna Maria Oyster Bar. The loss dropped AMOB to 1-6 on the season.

Finally, an incorrect score was provided to The Islander last week. AMOB apparently defeated Progressive Cabinetry by a 21-6 score.

 

Key Royale golf news

It was back to the normal golfing routine and spring-like conditions this past week at the Key Royale Club, starting with the men playing a couple of rounds Feb. 20.

The action got started with a nine-hole individual-low-net match that saw Jim Auch earn medalist honors with a 5-under-par 27. Chet Hutton was alone in second place at 3-under-par 29, while Bob Reid was another shot back in third place.

Later in the day, the men were back out for a nine-hole modified Stableford-system match. Gary Risner and Peter Solleveld tied for first place at plus-5. The winning team of Peter Fischer, Marty Hicks, Jon Holcomb and Bob Reid combined on a plus-8.

The women took the course Feb. 21 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights.

Judy Christensen torched the course to the tune of a 6-under-par 26 to win Flight A going away. Phyllis Roe rode birdies on holes three, six and eight to finish with a gross score of 38 and was alone in second at 2-under-par 30, two strokes ahead of third-place finisher Pam Lowry.

Margrit Layh and Debbie Richardson tied for first place in Flight B with 3-under-par 29s, but Layh took first place on a card off. Penny Williams claimed third with a 2-under-par 30.

Roxanne Koche matched the round of the day with a 6-under-par 26 to win Flight C by three strokes over Jan Turner. Judy Ward was another stroke back in third place at 2-under-par 30.

Flight D was won by Penny Auch with a 5-under-par 27, four strokes ahead of Terry Westby and Marty Clark, who finished in a tie for second place.

The men got together again Feb. 23 for a nine-hole scramble, which was topped by the team of Al Carr, Scott Mitchell, Dave Richardson and Gary Silke on a combined 6-under-par 26. The team of Barry Anderson, Dan Hazewski, Mike Pritchard and Earl Ritchie were three shots back in second place.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play during Feb. 22 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits and battled for the day’s supremacy.

Gene Bobeldyk and Steve Hooper edged Bob Lee and Del Reese 21-18 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

There were only two teams to earn three pool-play victories during Feb. 25 action. After falling just short on Tuesday, Lee came out on top as he and partner Adin Shank earned a 23-20 victory over Gene Fehl and Rod Bussey.

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.