Legal team still chasing perfection on center soccer field

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After four weeks of action in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, Legler & Flynn Law is clinging to first place and a 4-0 unbeaten season.

Sato Real Estate and Lancaster Design are right on their heels with matching 3-1 records, while Moss Builders and Slim’s Place are tied for fourth place at 1-2-1. Acqua Aveda dropped to sixth place and a 1-3 record, while Mar/Kis Insurance remained in last place at 1-3-1.

Slim’s Place made the jump in the standings thanks to a 4-2 victory over Ross Built to open the April 26 action at the center. Andre Lewis exploded for four goals, while Nate Welch had an assist and Will Case made five saves in the victory.

Chris Culhane and Omar Polar each notched a goal for Ross Built, which received four saves from Robb Marshall in the loss.

Legler & Flynn held on for a 4-3 victory over Acqua Aveda to remain unbeaten behind a pair of goals from Amy Ivin and a goal and an assist from Chris Le Clainche. Shay Coleman added a goal, while Diego Felipe and Steve Oelfke chipped in with assists in the victory.

Eric Pullen scored a hat trick to lead Acqua Aveda, which also received an assist from Miguel Ajoy and four saves from Jason Sato in the loss.

Lancaster Design rolled to a 4-0 victory over Mar/Kis Insurance in the third match of the evening behind a hat trick by Danny Anderson and a goal from Robert Armstrong. John Coleman added an assist and Trey Horne made five saves in goal to record the shutout.

Goalie Mario Prino made six saves in the loss for Mar/Kis Insurance.

Sato Real Estate rolled to a 10-2 victory over Moss Builders behind four goals and two assists from Damir Glavan and a hat trick from Jose Casaras. Josh Sato chipped in a goal and two assists and Nate Talucci had a goal and an assist. Francisco Oliviera completed the route with a goal and Jordan Demers finished with five saves.

Stephen Adair and Chris Scott scored a goal each to lead Moss Builders, which received six saves from goalie Josh Bernet in the loss.

The center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.


Youth soccer completes week 2

After two weeks of youth soccer action at the center, Signarama has impressive 2-0 start, though Bins Be Clean is on their heels with a 2-1 record. Progressive Cabinetry is alone in third with a 1-1 record, while Planet Stone is in fourth place with an 0-1-1 record, just ahead of Salty Printing with an 0-2-1 record and last place.

Signarama moved to 2-0 with a 3-1 victory over Planet Stone behind three goals from Connor Samblis and a save from Kendall Rice in goal.

Krosby Lamison led Planet Stone with a goal and a save, while Evan Talucci finished with two saves in the loss.

Bins Be Clean kept pace in the standings with Signarama with a 3-2 victory over Salty Printing. Jackson Pakbaz led the way with a pair of goals, while JM Feeney chipped in a goal.

Frankie Coleman led Salty Printing with two goals, while Jack Mattick finished with two saves in the loss.

Key Royale golf news

Another week of mild spring weather brought a bevy of Key Royale Club members to the golf course, starting with the men’s weekly modified Stableford-system match April 23.

Marty Hicks captured individual honors with a plus-4, a point ahead of Steve Pfeil and Greg Shorten, who finished in a tie for second place.

Shorten teamed with Glenn Greenfelder, Blake Ress and Dan Richardson on a plus-5 to tie the team of Hoyt Miller, Keith Offenhauer, Jere Rice and Tom Solosky for first-place honors. Not sure who had to buy in the clubhouse following the round.

The women took over the course April 24 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights, including a side game of low score on even holes.

Helen Pollock fired a 3-under-par 29 to win Flight A by four shots over second-place finisher Pam Lowry, who carded an even-par 32 and a chipin on the ninth hole.

Sue Christenson’s matching 32 gave her first place in Flight B with Connie Lovanos alone in second with a 2-over-par 34.

Jan Turner carded a 3-under-par 29 to win Flight C by a stroke over Barb Harold, while Sue Wheeler was another shot back in third.

Marty Clark captured Flight D with an even-par 32, while Markie Ksiazek’s 5-over-par 37 earned her a second-place finish.

Turner won the side game with a 17 on the four even-numbered holes, while Janet Razze carded a chipin on the first hole.

The men were back on the course April 26 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Marty Hicks, Jim Menzies, Terry Schaefer and Quentin Talbert combined on a 5-under-par 27 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Dean Christenson, Jon Holcomb and Fred Miller were two strokes back in second place.


Horseshoe news

Two teams managed 3-0 pool-play records and met in the finals to determine bragging rights in the April 25 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Herb Heesch and Dom Livedoti ran roughshod over Gary Howcroft and Jay Disbrow by a 22-6 score to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during April 28 action. Bob Rowley and Livedoti drew the bye into the final and watched as Gene Bobeldyk and Rod Bussey defeated Hank Huyghe and Neil Hennessey 23-16 to earn their way into the finals. Bobeldyk and Bussey overtook Rowley and Livedoti 23-18 thanks to a game ending, double-ringer by Bobeldyk to grab the day’s bragging rights.

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.


Register now for ‘Magic’ soccer

Players interested in taking their game to the next level are invited to register for tryouts for the 2018-19 competitive Manatee Magic soccer league.

Tryouts for the junior age group — players with birth years of 2005-10 — are set for 6-8 p.m. May 14-15, with check in starting at 5:30 p.m. The junior season runs mid-October-April, depending on the success and desire of the teams.

Senior group tryouts are 6-8 p.m. May 16-17, with check in at 5:30 p.m. The season for high school age players is split to avoid conflict with high school soccer. It runs August-October and resumes mid- to late-January. Depending on success and the team, the league plays through April.

Tryouts are at the G.T. Bray Park soccer fields, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton.

There is no cost for the tryouts, but interested players must register online at

The cost for the season is $600, including two uniforms, backpack, training and one tournament entry.

For more information, email

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