The summer adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island kicked off July 19 with three matches on the outdoor pitch.
The season, which runs for seven weeks, will conclude Aug. 30 and playoffs will start Sept. 6. The championship game is set for Sept. 20.
The action got started with Moss Builders outscoring Progressive Cabinetry 10-6 behind a hat trick from Chris Scott and two goals each from Ray Gardner and Aaron Parkin. Olaf Krause, Ed Moss and Yuri Pereira added a goal each, while Ryan Moss, Gardner and Krause combined to make nine saves in goal.
Ryan Hogan scored three goals to lead Progressive, which also received two goals and two assists from Hakan Toka. Damir Glavan chipped in with a goal in the loss, while goalie William Case made seven saves.
The second match of the evening saw Lancaster Design roll to a 9-3 victory over Ross Built behind four goals from Murat Akay and three goals from Adam Mott. Robert Armstrong added a pair of goals for Lancaster, which also received a goal from Lyn Clark and six saves from Jordan Demers.
Ross Built was led in the loss by a goal each from Connor Bystrom, Chris Culhane and Jake Ross, while goalie Ben Sato made six saves.
The final match of the night was a 7-7 tie between Bins Be Clean and Mar/Kis Insurance. Francisco Oliviera and Rico Beissert scored two goals each to lead Bins Be Clean, which also received goals from Nate Welch, Brayan Felipe and Diego Felipe. Cliff Powell made seven saves to help preserve the tie.
Jeremias Gramajo and Joey Ciasullo scored two goals each in the loss, while Omar Polar, Joel Sanchez and Shay Coleman scored a goal each for Mar/Kis Insurance.
Kids soccer moves indoors
Youth soccer moved indoors to the gym at the center, where it kicked off July 17 with three Ugly Grouper teams, Red, White and Blue, battling for the league championship.
If you havenâ€™t seen indoor soccer, it is a fast-paced, end-to-end game of nonstop action with loads of scoring and excitement.
Action July 17 saw Ugly Grouper Red earn a 7-6 victory over Ugly Grouper White behind four goals from Gregory Jordan and three goals from Anthony Nguyen. Jack Whiteside came up with six saves to help preserve the victory.
Kane Richardson paced Ugly Grouper White in the loss with two goals and four saves, while Jack McCarthy, Riley Lawson, Connor Samblis and Victor Albrecht each finished with a goal. Albrecht also added six saves in goal.
Key Royale golf news
Golf action at Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach in the past week started July 16 with a nine-hole, modified Stableford-system match. Bill Shuman grabbed the top spot with a score of plus-4, while Jerry Martinek came in second with a plus-3.
The women took the course July 17 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match. Jana Samuels had the low round of the day with a 4-under-par 28 to edge second-place finisher Terry Westby by one stroke. Fran Barford was alone in third, carding a 1-under-par 31.
July 18 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall pits featured a battle of walkers who met in the finals after both went 2-1 in pool play. Jay Disbrow grabbed the dayâ€™s championship with a solid 21-12 victory over Neil Hennessey.
Disbrow and Hennessey were back in the finals during July 21 action. This time, Hennessey came out on top 21-17 to earn the dayâ€™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.