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Sports – 08-03-2016

Fall basketball, soccer seasons on youth sports horizon

 

Classes for most public school students resume Aug. 10, which elicits groans from kids and cheers from parents, and it also signal to sports enthusiasts that they are one day closer to the start of the youth basketball season at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

A six-game season will tip off Aug. 11 with two games starting at 6 p.m. and continuing weekly until Sept. 13. The playoffs are set for Sept. 20, concluding Sept. 21 with championship and consolation games.

The league boasts four teams of kids, ages 5-9, and sponsors Sugar Beach Digital, Salty Printing, Harry’s Grill and the Waterfront.

 

Soccer club kicks off fall season

Registration is open for the 2016 Manatee Area Youth Soccer League fall co-ed season. Teams are organinzing for players age 6 and under up to high school age.

Cost is $120, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks to go along with a 10-game season.

The last day to register is Aug. 20 at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 4108 14th St. W., Bradenton. This also is MAYSO shopping day at Dick’s.

For more information, visit www.mayso.org or email info@mayso.org.

Key Royale golf news

Tom McDonnell and Ron Vandeman both carded plus-4 to grab first place in the men’s quota-points golf match at the Key Royale Club July 26.

A few Key Royale Club women braved the oppressive heat to play a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match July 27 with a side game of low individual putts.

Penny Williams fired a 1-under-par 31 to grab first place in Flight A, one stroke ahead of Phyllis Roe.

Janet Razze earned the top spot in Flight B with a score of 3-under-par 29. Marilyn Niewijk was alone in second with 3-over-par 35.

Penny Williams, Phyllis Roe and Jana Samuels each had 17 putts to finish in a three-way tie for first place in the game of the day.

The men were back on the course July 28 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Jon Holcomb, Jim Kirk and Gary Razze earned clubhouse bragging rights after combining on a 7-under-par 25.

 

Horseshoe news

Sam Samuels and Jay Disbrow earned the only 3-0 pool-play record July 27 and were the day’s outright champs in the horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage during July 30 action. Steve Doyle trailed Tim Sofran and Roger Nigg 17-7 before rallying for a 23-18 victory 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.

 

 

Sports – 07-27-2016

Wash Family Construction crafts a win in center’s Ace Cup

 

Wash Family Construction rode some impressive skills from back-up goalie Rico Beissert and just enough offense to record a 4-1 victory over Eason Builders Group to win the Paul “Ace” Hayward Cup in the July 21 championship game of the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Wash got on the scoreboard in the third minute when Eason failed to effectively clear the ball after a corner kick from Kyle Lessig. Jennifer Sayko got off one shot that was blocked by Eason goalie Nate Talucci, but the ball bounced to Murat Akay, who poked it in for a 1-0 lead.

Lessig tried to extend the WFC lead in the eighth minute, launching a rocket from 20 yards, but Talucci was equal to the task and made the save.

Eason settled down and started to gain some traction in the match that was dominated early on by WFC. Anthony Barberio carried the ball up the middle before hitting a long pass to Scott Eason on the right wing. Eason took a touch before hitting a strong shot, but Beissert made the save to deny Eason.

Eason had another opportunity a minute later when Scott Dean flicked on a throwin to Shea Yates. Yates got off the shot, but Beissert was again up to the task.

The action was back and forth until the 20th minute, when WFC player Sean Flynn hit a long ball deep into the Eason end that Joey Ciasulo was able to handle. There was considerable debate whether it occurred inside the penalty area, but the referee ruled it in and awarded a penalty kick. Lessig calmly stepped up and finished the penalty kick for a 2-0 WFC lead.

With time winding down in the half, Yates got loose up the right side and unleashed a powerful shot from 20 yards, but Beissert made a diving save to preserve the 2-0 WFC lead as the half came to a close.

Eason came out strong to start the second half, determined to get back into the game. Two minutes into the second stanza, Barberio carried forward and found Dean up the right side. He one-timed it inside to Yates, whose shot was again saved by Beissert.

Three minutes later, Barberio was fouled while making a penetrating run up the middle, giving him a free kick from 23 yards, but his kick was blocked by the defensive wall.

Eason continued to apply offensive pressure, resulting in a corner kick. Dean served the ball in and Dave Green hit a nice volley, but it was right at Beissert, who secured the ball to deny Eason yet again.

WFC extended its lead in the 33rd minute when Lessig carried the ball forward to the 30-yard line. He hit what look like an innocuous shot with the outside of his right foot, but Talucci couldn’t coral the spinning ball and it scooted past him and went into the goal for a 3-0 lead with less than 13 minutes left to play.

Eason finally broke through in the 40th minute. Yates carried the ball up the middle before finding Dean on the right side. Dean one-timed it back to Yates, whose shot found the back of the net from 23 yards.

With time ticking away, Dean received the ball at midfield and served it into the box, where Barberio went high to get a head on it, but it went wide.

The ensuing goal kick went to Andre Lewis, who made a strong run up the right side and into the Eason penalty area. He somehow held the ball despite several Eason defenders all over him and passed the ball to 76-year old Lynn Clarke, wide open on the back post. Clarke passed the ball into the open goal to clinch the 4-1 victory for Wash Family Construction.

Lessig finished with 2 goals to lead WFC, which also received a goal each from Clark and Akay, while Beissert was strong between the pipes with eight saves.

Yates scored the lone goal in the loss for Eason, which also received an assist from Dean and seven saves from Talucci.

      Look online at www.islander.org for more pics from the championship game.

Key Royale golf news

The men of Key Royale Club played a pair of matches July 18, starting with a low-net-of-partner’s game in the morning. The team of Fred Meyer and Hank Tremblay combined on a 1-over-par 33 to grab first place.

Later in the day, the men were back on the course for a nine-hole modified-Stableford System or quota-points match. Jon Holcomb, Merritt Fineout, Dan Richardson and Scott Lemon all posted scores of plus-3 to finish in a tie for first place.

The Key Royale women played a nine-hole individual-low-net match July 19 with a twist. They were only allowed to use three clubs on the round.

Lori Waggoner had no problem carding a 6-under-par 26 to grab first place in Flight A, three strokes ahead of Phyllis Roe and Helen Pollock, who both managed birdies on the second hole.

Terry Westby, Jana Samuels, Kathy Miller and Janet Razze all recorded 2-under-par 30s to finish in a four-way tie for first place in Flight B.

The men were back on the course July 21 for a nine-hole team scramble. The team of Gary Duncan, Lex Halakan and Gary Razze combined on a 5-under-par 27 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

Horseshoe news

Neil Hennessey had a good week of horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. During action July 20, Hennessey walked his way to the only 3-0 record in pool play and was the day’s outright champion.

Hennessey found himself back in the winner’s circle July 23, this time partnering with Sam Samuels as the only team to post a 3-0 pool-play record for another outright win.

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.

 

Register now for MAYSO

Registration is open for the 2016 MAYSO fall soccer season.

Registering online at www.MAYSO.org before July 31 will earn a $15 early-bird discount.

Cost is $120, including jersey, shorts and socks and a 10-game season.

The last day to register is Aug. 20 — the only in-person registration day, which is at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 4108 14th St. W., Bradenton. This also is MAYSO savings day at Dick’s.

For more information, email info@mayso.org.

 

Sports – 07-20-2016

Jackson shoots past Calvary in adult basketball final

 

Going into the championship game between No. 1 seed Team Jackson and No. 2 Team Calvary, the prevailing thought was to beat Team Jackson, limiting Antwan Jackson’s scoring was essential.

As it turned out, Jackson scored only 2 points, but Team Jackson rolled to a 100-62 victory over Team Calvary to win the adult league trophy July 12 at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Team Jackson jumped out to a 48-32 halftime lead behind a 3-point barrage led by John Davis, who hit his first six 3-point attempts. Davis finished with eight 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 26 points. Brandon Kern contributed to the 3-point run with four of his own and 23 points. Matthew Smith dominated down low and finished with 25 points, while Teagon Purtill scored 14 points and Tanoan Alexandrea added 10 points to complete the rout.

Pedro Vega scored 23 points to lead Team Calvary, which also received 18 points from Reggie Clemmons and 11 points from James Friedman in the loss.

 

Finals set for ‘Ace’ Cup

Semifinal action July 14 in the adult soccer league at the center saw a pair of blowout games, but the match is set for the Paul “Ace” Hayward Championship Cup.

The first game saw a red-hot Eason Builders Group roll to a 7-3 victory over No. 1 seed Slim’s Place behind 4 goals and an assist from Anthony Barberio and 3 goals from Nate Talucci. Scott Eason and Scott Dean each added an assist in the victory, while goalie Scott Rudacille finished with 10 saves.

Matt Kretzman scored 2 goals and Zach Shield added 1 goal for Slim’s Place, which also received an assist from PJ Smarjisso and nine saves from goalie Will Case in the loss.

The second semifinal match saw Wash Family Construction demolish Moss Builders by a 7-3 score. Sean Flynn and Kyle Lessig both had 2 goals and an assist to lead WFC, which also received goals from Andre Lewis, Murat Oelfke and James Clifford in the victory.

Ray Gardner scored 3 goals and Josh Sato added an assist to lead Moss Builders in the loss.

The “Ace” Championship game is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men got out for a round of golf July 11, playing a modified-Stableford System-match with Sean Purcell earning clubhouse bragging rights on a plus-6, two points ahead of Mark Kimball.

The women played a nine-hole individual low-net golf match July 12 with a side game of low gross for even numbered holes.

Lori Waggoner and Penny Williams matched 5-under-par 27 to tie for first place in Flight A. Waggoner took the top spot in the side game with a 16.

Flight B also produced a tie for first place between Terry Westby, Debbie Richardson and Jana Samuels — all matching 3-under-par 29. Samuels won low gross on even holes with a 16. Phyllis Roe birdied the sixth hole.

The men were back on the course in Holmes Beach July 14 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Dick Mills, Dave Richardson, Dennis Schavey and Quentin Talbert combined on a 5-under-par 27 to grab first place.

Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action last week at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits produced two outright winners. The team of Tim Sofran and Neil Hennessey posted the only 3-0 pool play record July 13, while Hennessey earned the distinction during July 16 action.

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.

 

Register now for fall MAYSO

Registration is open for the 2016 MAYSO fall recreational soccer season.

The cost per player, $120, includes a jersey, shorts and socks to go along with a 10-game season on the pitch at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton.

Players who register online at www.mayso.org before July 31 will receive a $15 discount.

The last day to register is Aug. 20, which also is the only in-person registration opportunity. It will be held at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 4108 14th St. W., Bradenton, along with coupon day for MAYSO at Dick’s.

For more information, email info@mayso.org.

Fishing – 07-13-2016

Head out early or late to find fish, avoid heat

 

The name of the game: Beat the heat.

With temps in the mid 90s and the heat index topping out at 110 degrees, smart anglers are heading out early in the morning to fish the waters around Anna Maria Island.

Leaving at sunrise and returning to the dock before noon will help you remain cooler, and you may find fish more readily and more receptive, too, especially on the flats.

When summertime temperatures rise, the heat affects the anglers and the fish, too. Try fishing early when air and water temps are cooler.

A couple of other things to keep in mind for summertime fishing are to find shade occasionally and take plenty of water. Fishing in direct sun for hours at a time can be tiring and shade always is a welcome sight. If you’re on a boat where shade is scarce, make sure you have a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen and wear a long-sleeved shirt to protect yourself from the harmful rays. Also bring plenty of water to drink. The last thing you want to do is get dehydrated during the heat of the day. Once you’re dehydrated, fishing doesn’t seem to mean as much anymore, nor does anything else except getting indoors to some AC and sipping water the rest of the day.

Lastly, if you’re not used to the heat, small doses are recommended. I don’t know how many charters I’ve run where the clients wanted to stay out all day, but by noon they’d had enough. Fishing in the heat for four-five hours is enough. If you need more fishing time to get your fix, try breaking up the day. Fish the early morning for a few hours and then go back out just before sunset. It’ll be easier on you and you may notice the fishing to be a little a better.

On my Southernaire Fishing Charters, I’m trying to beat the heat. I leave the dock around sunrise and usually head back around noon. This way we are off the water before the sun and temperatures peak. On these morning trips, we’re catching mangrove snapper, flounder and cobia on nearshore structure. After putting some snapper in the cooler, we’re moving inshore to deep grass flats to hook up with spotted seatrout, Spanish mackerel and bluefish. Despite the heat, the bites are decent, although sometimes a little moving around is required.

As a reminder, Gulf recreational red snapper season closed July 11. The season will reopen Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October and on Labor Day. For more information on the closure, visit myfwc.com/fishing and click on “saltwater,” “recreational regulations” and “snappers.”

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is putting anglers on mangrove snapper around nearshore structure and inshore on deeper grass flats. For the snapper on nearshore structure, Gross is using small live shiners as bait. Due to the bait size, Gross is using a size-4 hook connected to 20-pound fluorocarbon leader. To get baits to the bottom, Gross adds a small split shot to complete the rig. He’s seeing success on nearshore snapper around ledges and small rock piles.

As for the snapper on the deep grass flats, Gross is using the same small shiners as bait, only here he free-lines the bait. The inshore snapper are being found in depths of 6-8 feet where grass is present and especially on the edges of channels and ditches. While targeting snapper, Gross is hooking up with macks, spotted seatrout and flounder.

After snapper fishing, Gross is moving to shallower flats or along the Gulf beaches to do some catch-and-release snook fishing. Again, the small shiners are working as bait. Here Gross likes to add a popping cork to the rig to keep the bait up in the water column and to aid in casting. Snook catches are running 20-30 inches.

Capt. Jason Stock is working offshore with good results. On days where wind is light and the seas are calm, Stock is putting clients on permit around the offshore wrecks and reefs. On those calm days, Stock’s anglers are finding success from  sight casting live pass crabs to schooling fish on the surface. Sometimes when the fish are not visible, Stock anchors and drifts crabs back toward the structure to attract a bite. Permit up to 20 pounds are coming to the hook.

Other species taking the bite around offshore structure include mangrove snapper, cobia and the occasional goliath grouper. For the mangoes and cobia, Stock is bottom fishing with live shiners as bait. For the goliath grouper, baits include whole jack crevalle and mackerel.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing inshore during early morning tides to target spotted seatrout. By using live shiners as bait, Girle is attracting numerous trout in the 12-20 inch range. Deeper grass flats with 6-8 feet of water are producing the best catch. Mixed in with the trout bite are macks, bluefish and jack crevalle.

Moving offshore, Girle’s clients are putting their share of mangrove snapper in the cooler. Small shiners on a knocker rig are resulting in snapper catches up to 18 inches. Reefs, rock piles and ledges are home to these hungry snapper. Flounder and juvenile grouper also are being caught in these same areas.

Capt. Aaron Lowman is targeting spotted seatrout around deep grass flats and channel edges in southern Tampa Bay. By drifting over these deep flats and casting free-lined shiners to edges where grass and sand meet, Lowman is finding trout 10-20 inches. Mixed in are Spanish mackerel, bluefish and an occasional snapper.

Moving out to deeper water, Lowman is working nearshore structure for mangrove snapper and flounder. Both are being taken on live shiners or fresh-cut dead ones on a knocker rig.

Lastly, Lowman is targeting catch-and-release snook along the beaches and passes, where live free-lined shiners are almost guaranteed to result in a bite. Lowman is using 15-pound fluorocarbon and No. 4 hooks to trick these fish into biting.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says water clarity is about as good as it’s going to get in the days to come. Looking under the pier, Malfese can see mangrove snapper, big snook, sheepshead and black drum. Amongst the dense schools of hatch bait are Spanish mackerel, blue runners and skip jacks.

To catch the snapper, most pier anglers are free-lining small shiners under the pier. Light leaders and small hooks are key if you expect to catch anything. Most snapper catches are 8-12 inches.

Snook, although catch-and-release, are a popular bite at the R&R. Slightly heavier leader and larger hooks combined with a pinfish or mojarra are attracting the attention of mostly schooley-sized snook — in the 18- to 22-inch range — although every now and again that big 36-inch female will come out for a snack. That’s when the pier angler is put to the test — and, Malfese says, the snook usually wins.

Lastly, the macks and jacks are being taken with artificials such as Clark spoons and Gotcha plugs. Free-lined live shiners will do the trick.

            Send high-resolution photos and fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Sports – 07-13-2016

Soccer playoffs, basketball semifinals underway at center

 

The adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island ended its regular season a week ago and the playoffs were underway with four first-round matches July 7.

The playoffs opened with No. 4 seed Eason Builders Group taking on No. 4 Ross Built. The match started out as a defensive battle and remained scoreless until the 15th minute, when Shea Yates broke through to score, giving Eason 1-0 lead.

Yates’ goal forced Ross Built out of its defensive posture and opened the flood gates. Three minutes later, Ross Built failed twice to clear the ball out from its goal area and Anthony Barberio pounced on the ball and hammered it home for a 2-0 lead.

Joey Ciasulo padded the Eason lead two minutes later on a cross volley from Yates and a 3-0 lead as the half came to a close.

Ross Built opened the second half determined as Connor Bystrom got loose up the left side before crossing the ball inside to Greg Ross, who finished to cut the lead to 3-1.

Eason Builders answered immediately as Barberio carried the ball up the right side, spotting Yates alone at the back post where she finished for a 4-1 lead.

Three minutes later, Yates found space up the right side and fired a shot that Ross Built goalie Richard Fosmore saved, but the rebound was cleaned up by Barberio for a 5-1 Eason lead.

Ross Built got a nice goal from Chris Circharo, who ripped a shot in the 31st minute from 20 yards to pull to within 5-2, but that was as close as Ross would get.

Eason Builders scored four goals in the next six minutes to open a 9-2 lead they would not relinquish. Ross Built added a late goal by Circharo, but Eason showed it’s a team to be reckoned at 9-3.

Barberio finished with 6 goals and an assist, while Yates added 2 goals and one assist. Austin Wash completed the scoring for Eason with 1 goal, while goalie Scott Rudacille finished with five saves in the victory.

Circharo’s 2 goals and a goal from Greg Ross paced Ross Built, which received an assist from Mike Vitori and four saves from Fosmore in the loss.

The second match of the evening saw seventh-seeded Moss Builders upset second-seed Jiffy Lube 4-3 behind 2 goals from Josh Sato and a goal each from Aaron Parkin and Bing Robinson.

Jiffy Lube received a goal each in the loss from Drew Mitchell, Yorvi Moreira and BJ Grant.

No. 3 seed Wash Family Construction earned a 3-2 victory over No. 6 Island Pest Control behind a pair of goals from Sean Flynn and a goal from Kyle Lessig.

Kevin Roman and Damir Glavan scored a goal each to lead Island Pest Control in the loss.

Top seeded Slim’s Place barely avoided a huge upset from Blake Medical Center No. 2 with a 1-0 win in the evening’s late match. Matt Kretzman scored the only goal of the game, while goalie Will Case helped preserve the shutout with six saves.

Semifinal action continues July 14 with Slim’s Place taking on Eason Builders at 7 p.m. and Wash Family Construction vs. Moss Builders at 8 p.m.

 

And then there were 2

Semifinal action in the adult basketball league at the center took place July 5, setting two teams up for the championship.

The first semifinal game saw undefeated Team Jackson roll to a 61-45 victory over Team Aaron.

Antwan Jackson led four players in double figures with 17 points. Matt Smith added 13 points for Team Jackson, which also received 12 points from Brandon Kern and 11 points from Teagan Purtill in the victory.

Aaron Dudukes scored 18 points and Keith Wilking added 10 points to lead Team Aaron in the loss.

The second semifinal game saw third-seed Team Calvary cruise to an easy 64-50 over No. 2 seed Team Sapanora behind 24 points from Reggie Clemmons. James Friedman added 13 points and Terry Henry finished with 10 points in the Team Calvary victory.

Cole Duncan’s 14 points and 13 points from Scott Elisio paced Team Sapanora in the loss.

The championship game is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, after press time for The Islander.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club held a member Texas scramble July 2 with 38 players. After the round, more than 100 members and friends enjoyed a low-country boil dinner at the clubhouse.

The team of Gary Razze, Janet Razze, Dave Richardson and Deb Richardson combined on a 3-under-par 29 to match Larry Milder, Deb Midler and Merritt Fineout and finish in a tie for clubhouse bragging rights.

The men were back on the course July 7 for a  nine-hole team scramble. The team of Jon Holcomb, Mark Kimball, Mark Mixon and Dick Mills combined on a 6-under-par 26 to grab first place.

 

Horseshoe news

Neil Hennessey walked his way to the winner’s circle after posting the only 3-0 pool-play record during July 6 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

July 9 horseshoe action saw two teams advance to the knockout stage. The team of Sam Samuels and Jay Disbrow outlasted Tim Sofran and Hennessey 22-16 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at city hall. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

 

Last chance to register for youth basketball

The center is accepting registration for its youth basketball league until July 15. Play begins Aug. 2. Players can register online at www.centerami.org or at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Coaches and sponsors also are needed.

There is a $5 processing fee for members and a $90 fee for non-members.

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

Bradenton Christian varsity basketball coach Scott Townsend and some players will conduct a player/coach clinic at 6:30 p.m. July 18-20.

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

Sports – 07-06-2016

Adult sports playoffs hit center boards, soccer field

The regular season of the adult basketball league at the Center of Anna Maria Island gave way to three playoff games June 28. Team Jackson earned a bye into the semifinals and watched to see which team they would play.

The night got started with No. 4 seed Team Aaron taking on No. 5 Team Bekkerus. Team Aaron started the game with a 9-1 scoring run before holding on for a 48-41 victory behind three players with double-figure scoring. Paul Aaron led the way with 14 points, while teammates Dale Smith and Jim Lynch added 12 and 11 points respectively.

Team Bekkerus was led by Neil Baumann, who scored a game-high 21 points. Jens Buff added 8 points in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw No. 3 seed Team Calvary roll to a 69-51 victory over sixth seed Team Terman behind a game-high 25 points from Pedro Vega. Teammates Reggie Clemmons and James Friedman added 17 points each in the victory.

Eric Gledhill’s 21 points and 20 points from Ray Gardner paced Team Terman in the loss.

The third and final game of the evening saw second seed Team Sapanora roll past Team Bailey by an 84-31 score behind double-figure scoring efforts from six players led by 21 points from Scott Elisio. Mike Sapanora finished with 18 points, while Joe Bazzo and Mark Bryan added 12 points each for Team Sapanora, which also received 11 points from Ryan Kraus and 10 points from Tom Heald in the victory.

Daniel Bailey scored 13 points and Jeff Marland added 11 points to carry Team Bailey in the loss.

Semifinal action was set to start at 7 p.m. July 5 after press time for The Islander. Team Aaron was to take on top-seed, undefeated Team Jackson. Team Sapanora versus Team Calvary was to follow at 8 p.m. at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

 

Regular season ends for adult soccer

The regular season of the adult soccer league at the center came to a close June 30 with four matches.

Slim’s Place, Jiffy Lube and Wash Family Construction finished 6-2, but Slim’s got the top seed, ensuring an easier path to the finals. Jiffy Lube and Wash Family earned second and third seeds. Eason Builders Group and Ross Built both finished 4-3-1, and Eason took the fourth seed on a tiebreaker.

Island Pest Control got the sixth seed with a 3-4-1 record, while Moss Builders held down seventh seed with a 2-5-1 record. Blake Medical Center No. 1 and team No. 2 both finished at 1-6-1 and were set to face off July 5 — after press time — to determine which team will take on No. 1 seed Slim’s Place when playoff action kicks off July 7.

Blake Medical Center No. 1 earned its first victory of the season in the opening match June 30, defeating Eason Builders 2-1. Thomas Hall led the way with a goal and an assist, while Alyshia Barr added a goal. Chase Bennion chipped in with an assist and Chris Dzubian made 11 saves in goal.

Anthony Barberio notched the lone Eason Builders goal on an assist from Scott Eason, while David Greene put up seven saves in goal.

Island Pest Control earned a 4-1 victory over Jiffy Lube in the second match of the night behind a pair of goals from Lexi Braxton. Damir Glavan and Frank Agnelli each scored goals, while Kevin Roman and Oliver Peteriet added assists in the victory.

Drew Mitchell notched the lone goal for Jiffy Lube, while Shawn McCarthy had 13 saves in the loss.

The third match of the night saw Ross Built outscore Moss Builders 5-3 behind two goals each from Eric Pullen and Mike Vitori. Greg Ross added a goal and Richard Fosmore made 10 saves to preserve the victory.

Josh Sato and Bing Robinson each scored goals and Angela Wiles added an assist. Moss Builders goalie Ryan Moss made 10 saves in the loss.

Wash Family Construction drubbed Blake Medical Center No. 2 7-1 behind two goals each from Jennifer Sayko and Murat Akay. Kyle Lessig had a goal and two assists, as did James Clifford, who finished with a goal and an assist. Sean Flynn completed the scoring with a goal, and Jason Sato made six saves in goal.

Jermais Gramajo notched the lone goal on an assist from Justin Guitierrez, while Mario Primo made seven saves in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The men started out the week of golf at Key Royale Club June 27with a pair of nine-hole matches. They played an individual-low-net match in the morning, with Jim Auch carding the round of the day on a 7-under-par 25. Bob Dickinson was alone in second place with a 5-under 27.

Later in the day, the men played a modified-Stableford System match. The team of Chris Fuenfechilling, Mike Gillie and John Holcomb combined on a plus-4 to take first place for the day.

The club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match with a side game of total putts June 28. Lori Waggoner took first place in Flight A-B with a 3-under-par 29, two strokes ahead of Helen Pollock and Penny Williams.

Sue Wheeler fired the low-net round of the day, carding a 6-under-par 26 to grab first place in Flight C. Terry Westby, Janet Razze and Markie Ksiazek tied for second place at 2-under-par 30.

Wheeler also took the prize in the low-putts contest with 14 putts.

The men were back on the course June 30 for a nine-hole scramble. After a tiebreaker, the team of Tom McDonnell, Mark Kimball, Dan Richardson and Quentin Talbert took first place with a score of 4-under-par 28 over the team of Merritt Fineout, Art McMillan, John Purcell and Tom Nelson.

 

Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records and were left to battle for the day’s supremacy during June 29 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Walker Tim Sofran drew the lucky bye into the finals and watched as Steve Doyle and Dom Livedoti edged Neil Hennessey 21-20. The finals were all Doyle and Livedoti as the pair rolled to a 25-9 victory over Sofran behind four consecutive double-ringers from Livedoti.

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage during July 2 horseshoe action. Hennessey and Sofran defeated Livedoti and Roger Nigg by a 21-16 score 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.

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.