Flag football championship games set

The regular-season seedings didn’t mean much in the youth flag football league 8-10 division playoffs at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

No. 3 seed Bins Be Clean earned a 14-0 shutout victory over No. 2 Truly Nolen to open the playoff action Jan. 30. As if one upset wasn’t enough, No. 5 seed Cortez Pump eliminated No. 1 seed Beach Bums by a 26-14 score to advance to the championship game, which was set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6, after press time for this week’s Islander. The championship game was to be preceded by the third-place game between Beach Bums and Truly Nolen at 5:30 p.m.

There were no such surprises in the 11-13 division as No. 1 seed Planet Stone dispatched No. 4 seed USA Fence 19-6 after watching No. 2 seed Blue Lagoon slip past No. 3 seed Tyler’s Ice Cream 26-25 during semifinal action Jan. 31.

The third-place game between Tyler’s and USA Fence is set 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, followed by the championship game between Planet Stone and Blue Lagoon at 6:30 p.m.

The 14-17 division also will crown a champion Feb. 7. No. 1 seed, as undefeated Slim’s Place will have to await the winner of the 7:30 p.m. semifinal between Blalock Walters and Salty Printing to know its opponent. The final game kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m.


Adult flag football news

The adult flag football league at the center completed its fourth week and Bins Be Clean is atop the standings with a perfect 4-0 record after dismantling fourth-place Moss Builders 49-6 to close out the Feb. 1 action. Beach House Realty is alone in second place with a 3-1 record after slipping past 1-3 Lancaster Design by a 26-25 score. Third place Beach Bums improved to 2-2 after defeating Cabb Cleaning 26-20.


Adult volleyball bumps, sets, spikes

The adult volleyball league completed its third week of action at the center with three matches Jan. 30. Slim’s Place is on top of the standings with a 3-1 record, followed by Bins Be Clean at 2-2 and Signarama at 1-3.

Bins Be Clean opened the action with a 25-13, 25-11 match win over Signarama. Slim’s then showed why it’s on top of the standings with a 25-14, 25-11 victory over Bins Be Clean. Slim’s Place closed out the evening’s action with a 25-16, 25-4 victory over Signarama.

Games are played Tuesday evenings.


Key Royale golf news

Sunday rains canceled regular golf action for the men and women of Key Royale Club Jan. 29-30, but the men managed to get out en masse Feb. 1 for a weekly scramble. Sixty-two golfers took to the course for the nine-hole scramble, setting a new club record for the highest number of linksmen.

The team of Gary Duncan, Chuck Patrick and Gerald Smith combined on a 7-under-par 25 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. One stroke back in second place was the team of Tim Friessen, Art McMillan, Jim Menzies and Bob Soos with a 6-under-par 26. Third place went to the team of Rob Babcock, Ron Buck, Jon Holcomb and Peter Wier with a 5-under-par 27.


Horseshoe news

Four teams emerged from pool play and battled for the day’s supremacy during Jan. 31 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pit.

The team of Bob Lee and Neil Hennessey pitched a 21-0 shutout over Jay Disbrow and Ken Dyk, while John Crawford walked to the finals with a 21-11 victory over Tim Sofran and Gene Bobeldyk. Lee and Hennessey held off Crawford 22-18 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Three teams advanced to the knockout round in the Feb. 3 action. Hennessey and Bill Fox drew the bye into the finals and watched as Bob Mason and Hank Huyghe edged Sam Samuels and Rod Bussey 22-15. Mason-Huyghe stayed hot, defeating Hennessey-Fox by a 23-15 score.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays 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 youth basketball

The last day to register for the youth basketball league at the center is Saturday, Feb. 10. Cost for registration is $10 for members and $96 for non-members.

The center will hold evaluations starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, for 8-10 year olds. The 11-13 and 14-17 divisions will follow at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectivley.

Rather than evaluations, the 5-7 age division will participate in skills clinics followed by games.

All participants will be placed on a team.

Games will begin Feb. 24 for all age divisions.

For more information or to sign up, visit the center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or call 941-778-1908, ext. 205.


Golfing for dogs benefit scheduled

Well, the dogs won’t be on the links, but you can help homeless pets and enjoy a day at the Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club, 2802 Terra Ceia Bay Blvd., Palmetto.

Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue has organized a “Golf Outing for the Rescue” that will start at 7:30 a.m. with registration and a shotgun blast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28.

The tourney fee is $65, including green fees, carts, lunch, two drink tickets, awards and a gift bag.

Lunch only is $25, including drink tickets and club facilities —pool, tennis, fitness center and fishing from  the the bayfront dock.

Sponsorship are available at various levels.

Proceeds benefit Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue

For more information, call MoonRacer representatives Toni Lyon, Islander ad sales rep at 941-928-8735 or email tlyonami@gmail.com, or Lisa Williams, Islander office manager, 941-778-7978.

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