The fall recreational soccer season at the Center of Anna Maria Island kicked off Oct. 9 with six games in two age groups.
With three teams in each age division, the league has each team play two “mini games” of 25 minutes on game nights.
The action began with three games in the 8-10 division, starting with Progressive Cabinetry and Planet Stone battling to a 1-1 tie.
Ugly Grouper followed, with a 3-0 victory over Progressive Cabinetry.
The action concluded with Planet Stone handing Ugly Grouper a 3-0 loss.
The three-team 11-13 division also uses this format.
The action commenced with Bins Be Clean earning a 2-0 victory over Slim’s Place.
Bins Be Clean followed that performance with a 4-0 victory over Wash Family Construction.
The action concluded with Slim’s Place rolling to a 6-3 victory over Wash Family Construction.
Key Royale Golf news
The men opened golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach in the last week with a nine hole, Modified Stableford System match on the morning of Oct. 8.
Warren Boin earned clubhouse bragging rights with a score of plus-5. John Cassese was two points back in second place with a plus-3.
The women got out for a nine hole, low-net match Oct. 9 in two flights.
Jana Samuels and Tootie Wagner both carded 2-over-par 34s to finish in a tie for first place.
Peggy Clauhs was the top finisher in Flight B with a 2-over-par 34. Terry Westby was one stroke back in second place while Laurie Hicks held down the third spot in the standings with a 4-over-par 36.
The men were back on the course Oct. 11 for a nine-hole scramble.
The team of Bruce Allen, Hoyt Miller, Peter Murley and Blake Ress combined on a 2-under-par 30 to earn clubhouse bragging rights.
Two teams advanced to the knockout stage and battled for the day’s bragging rights during Oct. 10 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
The walker, Jerry Disbrow and the team of Gary Howcroft and Bob Heiger were the only teams to forge 3-0 pool play records and met in the finals. Disbrow earned a 22-20, come-from-behind victory over Howcroft and Heiger to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.
The Oct. 13 games also saw two teams advance to the playoffs.
The team of Dom Livedoti and Bob Hawkes held on for a 23-17 victory over Tim Sofran and Steve Doyle to earn the day’s bragging rights.
Play gets under way 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.
Youth wrestling returns
The wrestling program founded last year at the Center of Anna Maria Island is back and looking to improve on last season’s successful start.
Last season’s team experienced some expected growing pains, but improved dramatically as the young wrestlers gained experience and confidence.
To sign up for the center wrestling club, you can go to the center, located at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria; call the center at 941-778-1908; or go online to www.centerami.org.
Cost for the club is $100 for members and $130 for nonmembers.
The team will practice 5:15-6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, with a third practice being added later in the season.
The season will start Nov. 9 and the last day to register will be Nov. 3.
Coaches include Will Schenerlein, Felix Ossuna-Cotto, William Hermaneau, Eric Tamayo, Ivan Gaeta and Rob Alderson.
For more information about the center program, contact Schenerlein at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or firstname.lastname@example.org.