Adult soccer pushes to championships, youth soccer, too

After four weeks of action in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, four teams are pushing for the league title and four teams are struggling to put together victories.

Sato Real Estate and Eason Builders appear to be the class of the league. Sato sits in first place with a 3-0-1 record as Eason runs up on its heels at 3-1. Lancaster Design and Moss Builders aren’t far behind either, sporting matching 2-1-1 records, while Jiffy Lube and AMI Locals are tied for fifth place with 1-1-2 records. Slim’s Place, 0-3-1, and Ross Built, 0-4, are in search of a first victory.

AMI Locals took a positive step to right the ship with an 8-3 victory over Lancaster Design in the opening match Nov. 8.

Jessica Williams scored three goals and Kevin Roman added two goals and an assist to lead the Locals, which also received a goal each from Tyler Robinson and Olaf Krause. Chris Culhane chipped in with an assist and Ben Sato made 11 saves in goal.

Zackary Lieb scored two goals and Blair Schlossberg scored to lead Lancaster Design, which also received eight saves from John Haggerty in the loss.

Sato held the top spot in the standings thanks to a 7-2 victory over Jiffy Lube in the second match of the night. Matthew Skaggs led the way with two goals and two assists, while Josh Sato scored two goals. Nate Welch, Mark Rudacille and Francisco Oliviera completed the scoring with a goal each and Scott Bear made 13 saves in goal.

Ricky Anderson had a goal and an assist to pace Jiffy Lube, which also received a goal from Daniel Anderson and 11 saves from Michael Lewis and Steve Oelfke in the loss.

Moss Builders received hat tricks from Adam Bujarski and Eduardo Vera to fuel its 7-3 victory over Slim’s Place. Ryan Moss added a goal and Jordan Demers came through with 11 saves in the victory.

Diego Felipe’s two goals and a goal from Yorvi Moreira paced Slim’s Place in the loss.

Eason Builders rolled to a 9-3 victory over Ross Built behind a hat trick from Sean Flynn and two goals each from Greg DeMeuse, Amy Ivin and Damir Glavan. Cliff Powell kept Ross Built at bay with 11 saves.

Connor Bystrom scored two goals and Chris Circharo added one to lead Ross Built in the loss.


Youth soccer season heads to playoffs
The regular season of the recreational youth soccer league at the center came to a dramatic close Nov. 6 as a couple of upsets sparked championship hopes among the second and third seeds in the two age divisions.

Ugly Grouper opened the 8-10 division matches with a 1-0 upset of top-seeded Planet Stone. Planet Stone atoned for its loss with a 2-0 victory over Progressive Cabinetry in the second match. Progressive then defeated Ugly Grouper to spark playoff hopes among the team’s faithful fans.

Championship night at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, begins with No. 2 seed Ugly Grouper taking on No. 3 seed Progressive Cabinetry with the winner battling No. 1 seed Planet Stone at 6 p.m. for the 8-10 division title.

The 11-13 division followed a similar script in the Nov. 6 action as Wash Family Construction upset previously unbeaten Bins Be Clean by a 4-3 score in the first match.

Slim’s Place then battled Bins Be Clean to a 2-2 tie. The final match saw Wash edge Slim’s 4-3.

Championship night in the 11-13 division kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 with No. 2 seed Wash Family Construction taking on No. 3 seed Slim’s Place. The winner will battle Bins Be Clean for the title at 7 p.m.


Key Royale golf news
Another week of beautiful fall weather brought out the golfers at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.

The men played their regular, Monday morning modified-Stableford system match Nov. 5. Mike Pritchett earned clubhouse bragging rights after carding a score of plus-7, a point ahead of second-place finisher Bill Brodie.

The women got out on the course Nov. 6 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights.

Margrit Layh won Flight A with a 2-under-par 30, one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Marie Scholz. Pam Lowry and Marilyn Thorton finished in a tie for third at even-par 32.

Carol Patterson fired a 1-under-par 31 to grab first place in Flight B by a stroke over Sharon Tarras. Deb Richardson and Tootie Wagner finished in a tie for third place with matching 2-over-par 34s.

Barb Harold had the low-net round of the day with a 5-under-par 27 and first place in Flight C. Pam Alvord was alone in second with a 3-under-par 29, while Penny Williams finished in third with a 1-over-par 33.

Terry Westby’s 2-under-par 30 gave her first place in Flight D. Sally York and Susan VanOrsdel tied for second at 2-over-par 34, while Ellen Boin and Kathy Porter tied for third at 5-over-par 37.

The men were back on the course Nov. 8 for a nine-hole scramble that ended in a tie. The team of Bill Brodie, Tim Friesen, Wayne Patterson and Gary Razze combined on a 2-under-par 30 that was matched by the team of Herb Clauhs, Gerry Dahl and Jon Holcomb.


Horseshoe news
Three teams emerged from pool play and battled for the day’s supremacy during Nov. 7 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Bob Rowley and Bob Lee drew the bye into the finals and watched as Tom Skoloda and Norm Langeland moved onto the finals with a tight 21-20 victory over Tom Farrington and Hank Huyghe. Rowley and Lee then rolled to an impressive 22-1 thrashing of Skoloda and Langeland to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Eleven teams had aspirations of a trip to the winner’s circle or to the knockout stage, but Skoloda and Lee quashed those dreams by compiling the lone 3-0 pool-play record and emerging as the day’s outright champions.

The win was the fourth consecutive title for Lee, who has a hot streak going.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria city pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to play.