Adult soccer winds down, golf, horseshoes round out week

The adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island concluded its regular season June 22, with playoffs starting up June 27.

There were some changes to the seedings since last week, but not at the top. Sato Real Estate defeated Anna Maria CrossFit 4-1 June 22 to finish the regular season with a 7-0 record and top seed for the playoffs. The loss dropped Anna Maria CrossFit into a tie for fourth place.

Mulock Flynn Law rolled to an 8-1 victory over Lancaster Design to improve to 2-4-1 and move up to sixth seed. The loss dropped Lancaster Design to 3-4 — tied for fourth place.

Acqua Aveda edged Slim’s Place 3-2 to leapfrog Slim’s to second seed, while Slim’s dropped into third place on the loss. Moss Builders earned its first victory on the season with a 7-4 victory over Ross Built. The win improves Moss to 1-5-1 and seventh seed, while Ross fell to 1-6 and last place.

The playoffs started at 6 p.m. June 27 with CrossFit taking on Lancaster Design, followed by Slim’s squaring off against Mulock. Acqua Aveda takes on Moss at 8 p.m., while top-seed Sato faces off against Ross at 9 p.m.

Semifinal action is set for Thursday night, June 29, starting at 7 p.m. The third-place and championship games are set for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6. Leading off with the third-place game.


Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play with matching 2-1 records and battled for the day’s supremacy during June 21 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Tim Sofran and Sam Samuels drew the bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and Jay Disbrow eliminated Steve Doyle and Roger Nigg by a 22-17 score. Sofran and Samuels won the day’s bragging rights by rolling to a 21-12 victory over Huyghe and Disbrow in the championship game.

The June 21 games also had three teams earn 2-1 records, with Doyle earning the bye into the finals. Disbrow walked his way past Sofran and Gary Howcroft 22-15 to set up a battle of walkers. Doyle came out on top with an easy 23-11 victory over Disbrow.

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


Key Royale Golf news

Key Royale Club members got back on the course after a week of rain, starting with a modified-Stableford System golf match June 19. Gerry Dahl topped the field with a plus-3.

The women took to the course June 20 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights. Penny Williams fired an even-par 32 to win Flight A by one stroke over Fran Barford and Sue Wheeler, sharing second place.

Marilyn Niewijk grabbed first place in Flight B with a 1-over-par 33, while Jana Samuels, who had a chipin on the ninth hole was a shot back in second place.

The men were back on the course June 22 for a nine-hole scramble, that saw the team of Tom Nelson, Bill Shuman and Ron Vandeman combine on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.