The regular season has concluded for teams in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. The first-round of playoff matchups are set.
As expected, Sato Real Estate held onto the top spot in the standings with an undefeated regular-season campaign that wound up with a 4-2 victory over AMI Locals Dec. 6.
AMI Locals fell to sixth place with the loss. No. 2 seed Lancaster Design held onto to the second spot in the standings thanks to a 5-4 victory over Jiffy Lube, which finished in fourth place. Moss Builders finished as No. 3 seed after holding on for a 5-4 victory over Eason Builders, which dropped Eason to fifth in the standings. Slim’s Place held onto the seventh seed after outscoring Ross Built 5-4 during the regular season’s final night of matches Dec. 6.
The playoffs get started at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, with No. 4 seed taking on No. 5 Eason Builders, followed at 7 p.m. by No. 3 Moss Builders versus No. 6 seed AMI Locals. The 8 p.m. matchup will see No. 2 seed Lancaster Design taking on No. 7 Slim’s Place, while the final match of the night at 9 p.m. pits No. 1 Sato Real Estate against No. 8 Ross Built.
Key Royale golf news
Golf action at Key Royale Club got started Dec. 3 with the men playing their usual Monday morning, nine-hole modified-Stableford system match. Barry Izzard, Earl Ritchie and John Kolojeski all carded plus-3s to finish in a three-way tie for first. Not sure who ponied up for drinks in the clubhouse following the round.
Ritchie and Kolojeski’s score helped teammates Bill MacMillan and Gerry Martinek to the team title with a score of plus-4.
The women got out on the course Dec. 4 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights.
Pam Lowry fired a 2-under-par 30 to win first place in Flight A. Helen Pollock was alone in second place with an even-par 32, while Jean Holmes took third place with a 1-over-par 33.
Flight B saw Carol Duncan, Barbara Krueger and Tootie Wagner, who chipped in on the seventh hole, to finish in a tie for first with matching 2-over-par 34s.
Beth Lindeman’s 3-under-par 29 gave her first place in Flight C, one stroke ahead of Sue Wheeler. Jan Turner took third place with a 1-under-par 31.
Janet Razze rode a chipin on the fifth hole to a 4-under-par 28 for the low round of the day and first place in Flight D. Ellen Boin took second with a 2-under-par 30 while, Terry Westby finished in third with an even-par 32.
Ann Hitchen, Joyce Lathrop and Eileen Witzgall joined Razze with chipins on the day.
The men were back on the course Dec. 6 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Barry Izzard, Hoyt Miller, Bill Shuman and Terry Tarras combined on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Second place at 3-under-par 29 was shared by the team of Bill Brodie, Gerry Dahl, Dale Hudson and Bob Soos, and the team of Marty Hicks, Jack Lowry, Peter Lund and Diane Miller.
Two teams advanced to the knockout stage during Dec. 5 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Hank Huyghe and John Crawford held on for a 21-16 win over Dom Livedoti and Dave Berry to win the day’s championship.
The Dec. 8 games saw Gene Bobeldyk and Jim Kleiner forge the lone 3-0 record in pool play to earn the day’s outright championship.
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.