Slim’s Place pursues perfection in adult soccer league

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Chris Scott carries the ball for Mulock Flynn Law past Ross Built defenders Greg Ross, Kevin Roman and Monica Simpson during Nov. 2 adult soccer action at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Kevin P. Cassidy
Mulock Flynn’s Frank Agnelli heads the ball away from his goal during Nov. 2 adult soccer action at the Center of Anna Maria Island.
Ross Built’s Trevor Bystrom sprints for the ball after poking it away from Mulock Flynn’s Chris Scott during Nov. 2 adult soccer action at the center.

With only one week left to play in the regular season of the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, Slim’s Place continues to boast a perfect 6-0 record.

Mulock Flynn Law is second with a 4-1-1 league record, just ahead of 4-2 Jiffy Lube. Sato Real Estate follows in fourth place at 2-3-1, while Acqua Aveda, Moss Builders and Ross Built all have 2-4 records. Mar/Kis Insurance is in last place, but did veer off the winless path Nov. 2 with a 7-2 victory over Sato.

Miguel Ajoy led the way with three goals and an assist, while Jermias Gramajo, Joel Sanchez, Omar Polar and Ruby Rodriguez each notched a goal. Mario Prino made six saves in goal to help preserve the victory.

Yunior Guerra had a goal and an assist and Josh Sato scored once to lead Sato in the loss.

Ross Built opened the Nov. 2 action with a 4-1 victory over Mulock Flynn Law behind a pair of goals from Greg Ross. Scott Eason and Trevor Bystrom each notched a goal, while Ben Sato made nine saves between the pipes.

Chris Scott scored the lone goal for Mulock Flynn in the loss, including 11 saves from Sean Flynn.

Jiffy Lube rolled to a 9-5 victory over Moss Builders behind three goals and an assist from Chris Culhane and two goals and three assists from Danny Anderson. Jiffy Lube also received two goals and an assist from Chris Klotz, while Ricky Anderson and Eliza Faillace both added a goal in the victory.

Andre Lewis scored twice to lead Moss Builders, which also received a goal each from Matt Plummer, Olaf Krause and Shay Coleman in the loss.

Slim’s Place remained unbeaten thanks to a 7-6 victory over Acqua Aveda in the final game of the night. Damir Glavan scored three goals and Kris Yavalar added two goals and an assist. Matt Kretzman chipped in with a goal and an assist, while Greg Demeuse finished with a goal and three assists in the victory.

Steve Oelfke led Acqua Aveda with a hat trick while Eric Pullen added two goals and an assist. Rico Beissert completed the Acqua Aveda scoring with a goal and an assist in the loss.


Key Royale golf news

Key Royale Club members took advantage of some beautiful weather to get in a full slate of golf action.

The men got out on the morning of Oct. 30 for their usual modified-Stableford system match. Dave Richardson earned the top spot with a plus-4, one point better than second-place finishers Gerry Elson, Marty Hicks, Dale Hudson and Jere Rice.

A coven of women took over the course on Halloween for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights. (Did anyone see witches flying on brooms?)

Marcia Helgeson rode a birdie on the seventh hole to a 4-under-par 28 to earn a two-shot victory in Flight A over second-place finisher Karen Mitchell. Helen Pollock, who chipped in on the first hole and Joy Kaiser shared third place with matching 1-under-par 31s.

Tootie Wagner’s 1-under-par 31 gave her first place in Flight B over Sally Martin, who carded a 1-over-par 33, and Fran Barford who finished with a 35.

Marilyn Niewijk fired a 3-under-par 29 to earn a two-shot victory over Joyce Lathrop to win Flight C. Lathrop, who had a chipin on the first hole, finished at 1-under-par 31, while Roxanne Koche and Jana Samuels tied for third at even-par 32.

Penny Auch’s 2-over-par 34 gave her a five-shot victory over Anne Klein to win Flight D.

The men were back on the course Nov. 2 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Al Carr, John Kolojeski, Wayne Patterson and Steve Phiel combined on a 4-under-par 28 to grab clubhouse bragging rights. The team of Lex Halakan, Dale Johnson, Tom Nelson and Jere Rice were one shot back in second place.


Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and battled for the day’s supremacy in the Nov. 1 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Dom Livedoti teamed up with Jay Disbrow to win his fifth consecutive championship with the Anna Maria pitchers. They soundly defeated Tim Sofran and Hank Huyghe by a 21-3 score to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams also advanced to the knockout stage during the Nov. 4 games. The team of Bob Mason and Rod Bussey earned a come-from-behind 21-19 victory over Bob Lee and Art Kingstad to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

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.


Youth football registration ends Nov. 11

The center is calling for youth flag football registration until Nov. 11.

The cost is $10 for members and $126 for non-members.

Player evaluations are mandatory and a draft follows for the age 5-7 division at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. for the 8-10 division Tuesday, Nov. 14. Evaluations continue Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. for the 11-13 division and at 7 p.m. for the 14-17 division.

Games will be scheduled for Tuesdays and Wednesdays and some Saturdays.

As always, the center is looking for coaches and sponsors.

Players can register online at, call 941-778-1908 or visit the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.


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