Center soccer players travel to win second tourney

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Center Select Soccer Team members Jack Mattick, Jackson Pakbaz, Aiden Templeton, Hamish Robertson, Ronan Robertson, Connor Samblis, Riley Lawson, JM Feeney, Kieran Cloutier, Ewen Cloutier and Victor Albrecht celebrate their victory in the East Coast Florida Cup in Cocoa Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Center of AMI

The Center of Anna Maria Island Select Soccer Team traveled to the East Coast Florida Cup in Cocoa Beach over the Oct. 13-14 weekend and came away with its second consecutive tournament title.

The all-boys team opened play Oct. 13 with a 9-1 victory over FKK Kraze Timbers and then followed with another 9-1 victory over Central Brevard Soccer Club.

The following morning, the center team battled to a 2-2 tie with Cape Coral Arsenal. They met Cape Coral again in the championship match later in the day and came away with a 4-3 victory thanks to a game-winning goal from Jack Mattick. Connor Samblis added a goal and Riley Lawson notched two of his team-leading nine tourney goals, while goalie Victor Albrecht came through with 14 saves.



Fall soccer action continues

Youth soccer league action at the Center of Anna Maria continued last week.

So far, two teams have dominated the 8-10 and 11-13 age divisions. Planet Stone is atop the trio of teams in the 8-10 division with a 6-1-1 record. Ugly Grouper is in second place with a 3-4-1 record, while Progressive Cabinetry holds down the bottom spot in the standings with a 1-5-2 record.

Action Oct. 16 saw Ugly Grouper roll to an 8-3 victory over Progressive Cabinetry before being shutout by a 3-0 score by Planet Stone in the second match. Planet Stone defeated Ugly Grouper 4-2 in its first match of the evening.

Eight-to-10 division action Oct. 17 saw Planet Stone roll to a 7-0 victory over Ugly Grouper in the first match before doubling up on Progressive Cabinetry in the second match.

The 11-13 division standings have Bins Be Clean on top with a 5-0-1 record, well ahead of  1-3-2 Wash Family Construction and 1-4-1 Slim’s Place.

Bins Be Clean opened 11-13 division action Oct. 16 with a 4-1 victory over Wash Family Construction, followed by the Bin team edging Slim’s Place on a 4-3 score. The last match of the evening saw Wash bounce back with a 3-2 victory over Slim’s Place.

Wash put the lone blemish on Bins Be Clean’s season Oct. 17 in a battle to a 2-2 tie.

The Bins bounced back in its second match with a 3-1 victory over Slim’s. The final match of the evening saw Slim’s Place battle to a 1-1 tie with Wash Family Construction.


Adult soccer starts up at center

The adult soccer league at the center kicked off another season Oct. 18 with four matches. The action got started with Lancaster Design rolling to an 8-3 victory over Eason Builders behind three goals from Nick Bouchard and two goals and an assist from Ryan Hogan. Zackary Lieb, Kris Yavalar and John Haggerty each had a goal, while Rebecca Luneau had two assists and Trey Horne finished with nine saves in goal.

Greg DeMeuse scored two goals and Amy Ivin had one to lead Eason Builders, which received eight saves from Cliff Powell in the loss.

Jiffy Lube edged Ross Built by a 7-6 score in the second match behind three goals and an assist from Ricky Anderson and a pair of goals from Nathan Kragt. Eliza Faillace and Steve Oelfke each notched a goal, while Michael Lewis and Mike Brusso combined to make eight saves in the victory.

Connor Bystrom scored three goals and Vince Circharo added two goals to lead Ross Built, which also received a goal from Stephen Adair and seven saves from Robb Marshall in the loss.

The third match of the evening saw the AMI Locals battle to a 4-4 tie with Slim’s Place. Kevin Roman led the way with two goals and an assist, while Tyler Robinson and Chris Culhane had a goal each. Ben Sato and Jake Parsons combined to make 10 saves in the tie.

Aaron Parkin had a pair of goals and an assist and Yorvi Moreira add two goals to lead Slim’s Place, which also received an assist from Joseph Jones and 11 saves from PJ Smargisso in the tie.

The last match of the night saw Sato Real Estate record a 4-2 victory over Moss Builders behind a pair of goals from Matthew Skaggs. Nate Welch and Francisco Olviera both added a goal and an assist, while Scott Bear finished with nine saves in the win.

Eva Howland had a goal and an assist and Adam Bujarski added one goal to lead Moss Builders in the loss.


Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club hosted a nine-hole OktoberFest scramble Oct. 13.

The team of Carol and Gary Duncan and Debi and Dave Richardson combined on a score of 25.6 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Second place went to the team of John Kolojeski, Sue Seiter and Terry Schaefer with a score of 26.7.

Gary Duncan won the men’s long drive contest, while Debi Wohlers captured the women’s long drive title. Gary Razze won the closest-to-the-pin contest on the eighth hole, while Eileen Boin won the longest putt on the second hole.

Regular action teed off with the men playing a nine-hole, modified-Stableford system match Oct. 15. Jim Sullivan carded a plus-6 to earn medalist honors, while Gary Duncan was a point back in second place.

The men were back on the course Oct. 18 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Bill Brodie, Brian Comer, Bill MacMillan and Art McMillan combined on a 3-under-par 29 to take first place. The team of John Cassese, Jon Holcomb, Dale Johnson and Peter Murley were one stroke back in second place, while Herb Clauhs, Larry Pippel, Earl Ritchie and Tom Solosky were alone in third with a 1-under-par 31.


Horseshoe news

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage with 3-0 pool play records during Oct. 17 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels drew the bye into the finals and watched as Tom Skoloda and Dom Livedoti rolled to a 23-5 victory over Steve Doyle. Skoloda and Livedoti stayed hot as they earned the day’s bragging rights with a 23-16 victory over Huyghe and Samuels.

The Oct. 20 games saw some familiar names in the knockout stage. The team of Neil Hennessey and Livedoti edged Skoloda and Doyle to win the day’s championship.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays 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.

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