Sports play on for adults, youth on AMI

With only one regular-season match remaining, Sato Real Estate is looking good for the top seed and the accompanying first-round bye in the quickly approaching playoffs in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Sato is currently 5-0 and alone in first place, though second-place Lancaster Design is on their heels with a 4-1 record. Moss Builders follows in third place with a 3-2 record, while Ross Built holds down the fourth seed with a 2-3 record. Progressive Cabinetry at 2-4, Mar/Kis Insurance at 1-3-1 and Bins Be Clean at 0-4-1 complete the standings in the adult league.

In this week’s regular-season finale, Sato seemingly has the easier path to secure the top seed as they take on sixth place Mar/Kis Insurance, while second-place Lancaster Design will battle third place Moss Builders for second seed.

Ross Built opened action Aug. 23 with an offensive explosion, rolling to a 10-3 victory over Progressive Cabinetry behind four goals from Jake Ross and two goals from Chris Circharo. Greg Ross, Ben Sato, Chris Culhane and Vince Circharo each chipped in with a goal, while Sato made eight saves to help preserve the victory.

Ryan Hogan’s hat trick paced Progressive Cabinetry, which also received four saves from Will Case in the loss.

In the second match of the evening, Sato cruised to a 7-2 victory over Moss Builders behind two goals and an assist from Josh Sato and Amy Ivin. Zack Lieb added a pair of goals, while Joe Jones chipped in one. Goalie Scott Bear helped preserve the victory with six saves.

Matthew Castro scored two goals to lead Moss Builders, which also received an assist in the loss from Aaron Parking and three saves from Olaf Krause.

The last match of the night saw Lancaster Design record a 9-4 victory behind three goals from Murat Akay and two goals from Nate Talucci. Robert Armstrong and Adam Mott both added a goal and an assist, while Jake Parsons and Steve Oelfke completed the scoring with a goal each. Jordan Demers came through with seven saves in the victory.

Rico Beissert scored two goals, while Brayan Felipe and Nate Welch scored a goal each. Cliff Powell made five saves and Ricky Anderson added an assist in the loss.


Youth soccer news

The soccer league for younger players completed a fifth week of exciting, end-to-end action in the gym at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Ugly Grouper Blue surged to the top of the standings with an emphatic, 12-3 victory over second-place Ugly Grouper Red.

Frankie Coleman scored five goals and had an assist as brother Michael Coleman chipped in with three goals and three saves to lead the Blue squad. Jackson Pakbaz added a pair of goals and five saves while Caden Quimby completed the scoring for the Blues with two goals and an assist.

The victory improves the Blue team to 3-1, while the loss dropped the Red to 2-2.

Ugly Grouper Red received two goals from Gregory Jordan and one goal from Laila Yavalar while Harrison Schenerlein and Peyton Harlan combined to make 10 saves in goal.


Key Royale golf news

The men opened the week of golf action at Key Royale Club Aug. 20 with their regular, modified Stableford-system golf match. Bill Koche earned clubhouse bragging rights with a score of plus-3.

The women took over the course Aug. 21 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights. Karen Mitchell was the top golfer in Flight A with a score of 3-under-par 29.

Flight B saw Janet Razze and Sue Wheeler both carded 3-under-par 29s to finish in a tie for first place. Wheeler’s round was punctuated with a birdie on the eighth hole. Terry Westby was alone in second place with a 2-under-par 30.

The men were back on the course Aug. 23 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Jon Holcomb, Art McMillan, Hoyt Miller and Ron Vandeman combined on a 3-under-par 29 to earn top honors for the day.


Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and were left to battle for the day’s supremacy during Aug. 22 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Tim Sofran and Norm Good were too good for walker, Gary Howcroft as they cruised to an easy 21-7 victory to earn bragging rights for the day.

The Aug. 25 games were a three-horse race after three teams posted 2-1 records in pool play. The team of Jerry Disbrow and Sam Samuels drew the bye into the finals and watched as Sofran and Neil Hennessey cruised into the finals on the strength of a 21-6 thumping of Howcroft. The championship match saw Disbrow and Samuels hold on for a 21-16 victory over Sofran and Hennessey.

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.


Registration opens the 2nd annual Skyway 10K

On your mark.

Registration for the second annual run across the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge scheduled to open Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. and the event is expected to sell out quickly.

The inaugural Skyway 10K raised $560,000 for the Armed Forces Families Foundation, and 100 percent of every registration dollar goes to support the families of service men and women.

The inaugural Skyway 10K took place March 4 and was an overwhelming success, with advance registration for the run across the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge hitting its limit of 7,000 participants in only five days.

The run will be March 3, beginning on Interstate 275 at the Manatee County rest area just south of the bridge span and ending on the north — Pinellas County — side of the bridge.

Anyone interested in volunteering or sponsorship for the Skyway 10K can visit or email


Register now for center soccer

The last day to register for the summer-fall youth soccer league at the center is Saturday, Sept. 1.

Players 3 to 17 can take part in the recreational league.

Registration is online at or at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Cost is $10 for members, and $96 for nonmembers.

Evaluations will be held at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, for the 8-10 division, while the 11-13 and 14-17 divisions will try out at 7:30 p.m. Team selection takes placy following evaluations and the season of games will kick off Saturday, Sept. 14. Ages 3-7 have no evaluations.

Anyone interested in coaching, sponsoring a team or for more information, contact Will Schenerlein at or call 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.