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.

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