Soccer continues to spike center, horseshoes, golf play on

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After another week of youth soccer at the Center of Anna Maria Island, there’s one unbeaten team remaining, but Signarama had a bye so its 2-0 record wasn’t challenged. Bins Be Clean moved into first place thanks to a tie that moved them to 2-1-1 in the standings. Planet Stone and Progressive Cabinetry are tied for third place with matching 1-1-1 records, while Salty Printing holds down the cellar with an 0-3-1 record.

Soccer action May 1 saw Planet Stone edge Salty Printing 4-3 behind two goals each from Aiden Templeton and Nick Yatros and three saves from Evan Talucci. Salty printing was led by a pair of goals from Jack Mattick and a goal from Caden Quimby in the loss.

Bins Be Clean and Progressive Cabinetry battled to a 1-1 tie in the second game of the evening with Bins Be Clean getting a goal from JM Feeney and three saves from Victor Albrecht. Progressive was led by Gregory Jordan’s goal and two saves from Liam Coleman.


Legler & Flynn top adult soccer action

After five weeks of adult soccer action at the center, no team has figured a way to defeat Legler & Flynn Law, which improved to a 5-0 record. Lancaster Design remains on their heels with a 4-1 record and 3-2 Sato Real Estate is another game back in third place. Slim’s Place continued its ascent with another victory to improve its standing to 2-1-2 after starting the season with a pair of ties. Ross Built is 2-3 ahead of 1-3-1 Moss Builders, 1-4 Acqua Aveda and 0-4-1 Mar/Kis Insurance.

Lancaster Design opened the May 3 action with a 4-2 victory over Acqua Aveda behind two goals from Sumiko Chipman and single goals from Daniel Anderson and Greg DeMeuse. Michael Lewis chipped in with a pair of assists and Trey Horne made five saves to help preserve the victory.

Scott Eason and Max Gazzo paced Acqua Aveda with a goal each, while Jason Sato put up six saves in the loss.

Legler & Flynn rode a balanced offense to a 4-1 victory over Mar/Kis Insurance in the second game of the night. Jeremias Gramajo led the way with a goal and an assist, while Diego Felipe, Amy Ivin and Steve Oelfke each notched a goal. Chris Le Clainche added an assist, while Sean Flynn and Felipe combined on six saves in the victory.

Mike Brusso scored on an assist from Erin Felipe to lead Mar/Kis Insurance, which received four saves from Kris Yavalar and three saves from Yuri Periera in the loss.

The third match of the triple-header saw Slim’s Place roll to a 4-1 victory over Sato Real Estate behind three goals and an assist from Andre Lewis. Nate Welch added a goal for Slim’s, which also received seven saves from PJ Smargisso in the win.

The last match of the night saw Ross Built roll to a 7-0 shutout over Moss Builders behind two goals from Greg Ross and single goals from Ben Sato, Chris Klotz, James Lynch and Ryan Hogan. Goalie Robb Marshall wasn’t challenged much, making two saves in the victory.


Key Royale news

The men opened up the week of golf action at Key Royale Club April 30 with a nine-hole, modified Stableford-system match. John Estok and Larry Pippel shared clubhouse bragging rights with matching plus-4s.

The women took the course May 1 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in four flights.

Judy Christensen took first place in Flight A with a 2-under-par 30, edging Pam Lowry for first place by a stroke. Debi Wohlers was alone in third place with an even-par 32.

Sharon Taras and Sue Christenson battled to a tie for first place after both players finished at 1-under-par 31. After a card off — comparing scores on the hardest handicap holes until the tie is broken — Tarras was declared the Flight B winner.

Flight C also was a barn burner, with Carol Duncan and Barb Harold finishing with 2-under-par 30s. After the card off, Duncan was declared Flight C winner. Jana Samuels was alone in third place with a 1-under-par 31.

Susan Van Orsdel was the outright winner in Flight D with a 3-under-par 29 to earn a two-shot victory over Marty Clark and Laura Hicks, who both finished at 1-under-par 31.

Markie Ksiazek, Joy Kaiser, Ann Hitchen and Terry Westby all had chipins on the day while Lowry and Wohlers both had birdies on their rounds.


Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and battled for the day’s supremacy during May 2 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Steve Doyle and Dom Livedoti cooled off the walker, Gary Howcroft, with a convincing 23-11 victory to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams also advanced to the knockout stage during Cinco de Mayo action with 3-0 pool-play records. In a wire-to-wire game, the team of Sam Samuels and Rod Bussey edged Howcroft and Neil Hennessey 21-20 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.


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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