Summer soccer action continues, rain, too

After four weeks of action, it appears to be a three-horse race for supremacy in the adult coed soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Sato Real Estate is alone at the top with a 4-0 record while Lancaster Design and Moss Builders are right on their heels with matching 3-1 records. Progressive Cabinetry is hanging close with a 2-3 record, while Mar/Kis Insurance is holding down fifth place with a 1-3-1 record. Ross Built follows at 1-3, while Bins Be Clean is 0-3-1 and in last place.

Action on Aug. 16 kicked off with Lancaster Design slipping past Progressive Cabinetry by an 8-7 score behind four goals from Murap Akay and two goals from Adam Mott. Robert Armstrong chipped in with a goal and an assist while the ageless Lyn Clark added a solo strike. Jordan Demers helped preserve the victory with seven saves between the pipes.

Damir Glavan and Ryan Hogan each had three goals and an assist to lead Progressive Cabinetry, which also received one goal from Kris Yavalar and eight saves from William Case in the loss.

The second match of the night saw Mar/Kis Insurance hand Moss Builders a 3-1 defeat for their first loss on the season. Miguel Ajoy had a pair of goals to lead Mar/Kis, which also received one goal from Tony Morales and two assists from Omar Polar. Goalie Mario Primo made six saves to help preserve the victory for Mar/Kis.

Chris Scott notched the lone goal for Moss Builders on an assist from Aaron Parkin while Ray Gardner and Olaf Krause combined on 10 saves in the loss.

The last match of the evening saw undefeated Sato Real Estate roll to an 8-2 victory over Bins Be Clean behind two goals apiece from Amy Ivin, Zack Lieb and Jessica Williams. Josh Sato chipped in with a goal and an assist while Scott Probst completed the scoring with one goal.


Indoor youth soccer news

The standings in the three-team, summer indoor soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island tightened up after Aug. 14.

Three Ugly Grouper teams are battling for supremacy in the center gym.

Ugly Grouper White handed Ugly Grouper Blue its first loss of the season, dropping them to 2-1. Ugly Grouper Red is alongside with a matching 2-1 record, while White improved to 1-3 on the season.

Connor Samblis led White with six goals, while Riley Lawson added three goals and two assists in the victory. Victor Albrecht and Kane Richardson combined to make 10 saves in goal to help preserve the victory.

Frankie Coleman had five goals and an assist to lead Red, which also received a goal each from Spencer Grose and Michael Coleman. Fiona McCarthy notched five saves in the loss.


Key Royale golf news

Summer rains canceled golf action at the Key Royale Club golf course in Holmes Beach Aug. 13 and Aug. 14, but the course dried out and opened for the men’s Aug. 16 scramble.

The team of Herb Clauhs, Mike Gille and Alan Tripp combined on a 6-under-par 26 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Pat Moyna, Karen Mitchell, Scott Mitchell and Peter Murley were a stroke back in second place.


Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action at the city of Anna Maria’s horseshoe pits was short and sweet this past week. Both the Aug. 15 and Aug. 18 games saw no need for playoff action with outright winners both days.

Dom Livedoti took home the championship Aug. 15, then teamed up with Neil Hennessey Aug. 18 to win the day’s proceedings and claim bragging rights for the week.

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 youth soccer

Soccer players ages 3 to 17 are invited to sign up for the recreational youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

The summer-fall league plays outdoors on the field.

Cost for the season is $10 for members, and $96 for nonmembers. The final day to register is Saturday, Sept. 1.

Games mostly will be played Tuesdays, starting at 5:30 p.m. and, possibly Wednesday nights, depending on registration volume and the number of teams.

Evaluations for the 8-10 division will be at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, while the 11-13 and 14-17 divisions will hold tryouts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Teams will be picked immediately following evaluations and the season will kick off Saturday, Sept. 14.

The 3-5 and 6-7 divisions are learning opportunities. There are no permanent teams and no scores or standings — helping put the focus on game play and individual player development.

Players can register online at or by stopping by the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Coaches and sponsors are also sought.

For more information, contact Will Schenerlein at or call 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

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