Soccer action tops center news, golf, horseshoes continue

The adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island completed its second week of the fall season with four matches played Oct. 25.

After two matches, Sato Real Estate and Lancaster Design were the lone teams at 2-0 in the standings. Jiffy Lube is on their heels with a 1-0-1 record, followed by 1-1 Eason Builders. Slim’s Place, AMI Locals and Moss Builders all sport 0-1-1 records, while Ross Built is in the basement with an 0-2 record.

The action kicked off with Sato rolling past Ross Built by a 7-3 score behind two goals each from Eric Pullen and Mark Rudacille. Andrew Schmidt added a goal and two assists, while Francisco Oliviera and Matthew Skaggs each added goals. Scott Bear helped preserve the victory with 10 saves between the pipes.

Chris Circharo, Vince Circharo and Erin Felipe each scored a goal for Ross Built, which also received eight saves from Robb Marshall in the loss.

Jiffy Lube and Moss Builders battled to a 6-6 tie in the second match of the night. Adam Bujarski paced Moss Builders with five goals. Omar Polar added one goal while Robert Armstrong chipped in with two assists and Jordan Demers finished with seven saves.

Daniel Anderson paced a balanced Jiffy Lube attack with two goals while Nathan Kragt, Eliza Faillace, Mike Brusso and Charles Buky each notched one. Ricky Anderson added two assists while Michael Lewis finished with nine saves in the tie.

Lancaster Design outscored Slim’s Place 6-4 in the third match behind a balanced offense led by Nick Bouchard’s two goals. Blair Schlossberg had a goal and an assist while Zackary Lieb, Sumiko Chipman and Ryan Hogan each added one goal. Trey Horne helped preserve the victory with 11 saves in goal.

Aaron Parkin and Diego Felipe scored two goals each to lead Slim’s Place, which also received an assist from Nathan Talucci and 13 saves from goalie PJ Smargisso in the loss.

The last match of the night saw Eason Builders hold off AMI Locals for a 6-5 victory behind two goals from Scott Eason. Sean Flynn added a goal and an assist for Eason, which also received goals from Damir Glavan, Amy Ivin and Greg Demeuse in the victory. Goalie Cliff Powell made seven saves to help preserve the victory.

Jessica Williams and Tyler Robinson scored two goals each to lead AMI Locals, which also received a goal from Kevin Roman and nine saves from Ben Sato in the loss.


Youth teams maintain big leads in soccer

Action in the youth soccer league at the center continued last week with a bevy of “mini” games played Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Planet Stone continues to lead the 8-10 division with a 6-2-2 record while Ugly Grouper stands alone in second place at 5-5-1. Progressive Cabinetry is in third place with a 2-6-3 record.

Progressive earned a point to open action Oct. 23 with a 1-1 tie against first-place Planet Stone, although not as fortunate in its second match, dropping a 2-1 decision to Ugly Grouper, which then suffered a 6-0 loss to Planet Stone in the final match of the evening.

Action Oct. 24 started with Planet Stone earning a 2-1 victory over Ugly Grouper before dropping a 2-1 decision to Progressive Cabinetry. Ugly Grouper then closed out the night with a 4-3 victory over Progressive.

The 11-13 division has undefeated Bins Be Clean in first place with a 7-0-1 record, well ahead of second-place Slim’s Place at 2-6 and Wash Family Construction, holding down third place on a 2-5-1 record.

Bins Be Clean opened Oct. 23 action with a 6-4 victory over Wash. WFC bounced back with a 3-1 victory over Slim’s Place in the second match, as the final match of the night saw Bins Be Clean earn a 2-0 shutout victory over Slim’s Place.

Slim’s opened the Oct. 24 action with a 4-1 victory over WFC, which bounced back to give Bins Be Clean its first blemish on a 2-2 tie finish. Bins Be Clean bounced back to hand Slim’s Place a 4-1 defeat in the last match of the week.


Key Royale golf news

Members of Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach participated in a Nine, Wine & Dine scramble Oct. 19 at the club.

The team of Peggy and Herb Clauhs and Veronica and Peter Murley combined on a 6-under-par 26 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Second place went to the team of Mary Lou Dreier, Debi Wohlers and Sharon and Terry Terras with a score of 4-under-par 28. The team of Remi Drigan, Robert Kingan and Brenda and Bob O’Brien were alone in third place at 3-under-par 29.

Regular golf action resumed Oct. 22 with the men’s nine-hole modified-Stableford system match. Larry Solberg carded a plus-6 to take first place, two points ahead of second-place finisher Bob Leeham.

The women got on the course Oct. 23 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights.

Stephanie Morris fired an even-par 32 to win Flight A, one stroke ahead of Helen Pollock and Tootie Wagner, who tied for second place. Pam Lowry and Carol Duncan were another stroke back in a tie for third place.

Marty Clark’s 4-under-par 28 gave her first place in Flight B. Terry Westby came in second on a 2-under-par 30, while Fran Barford took third with a 1-over-par 33.

Clark, Amy Tripp, Tarras, Morris and Duncan all had chip-ins on the day.


Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced to the knockout round and battled for the day’s championship after posting 3-0 records in pool play during Oct. 24 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Dom Livedoti and Tom Skoloda held off Gary Howcroft and came away with a 21-19 victory to earn bragging rights for the day.

The Oct. 27 games saw four teams advance to the playoffs with 3-0 records. In the first semifinal, Bob Rowley walked his way into the finals with a 22-8 victory over Howcroft and Jay Disbrow, while the other semifinal match saw Livedoti and Norm Langeland move on with a 21-12 victory over Tim Sofran. Livedoti and Langeland rolled into the winner’s circle with a 22-5 blowout over Rowley, giving Livedoti his fifth consecutive victory.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits, where warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.



A player and a coach were inadvertently omitted from last week’s sports announcement for the Center Select Soccer Team. Player Nick Yatros and coach Rick Hurst are participants with the travel team.

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