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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.