Island horseshoe pitchers expand their shooting range

The youth league completed its fourth week of football contests at the Center of Anna Maria Island Jan. 21 and Jan. 23.

Flag fooball action Jan. 21 saw Beach Bums improve to 4-0 on the season with a 31-0 blanking of Ugly Grouper to open the 8-10 division action Jan. 21. The second game of the evening saw Progressive Cabinetry cruise to a 33-19 victory over Bins Be Clean, before the third game, an exciting 33-28 win for Slim’s Place over Planet Stone.

The 8-10 standings have Beach Bums on top with 3-0-1 Slim’s Place right on their heels. Progressive Cabinetry is alone in third place with a 2-1-1 record, while Planet Stone is in fourth with a 1-2-1 record. Ugly Grouper at 0-3-1 and Bins Be Clean at 0-4 complete the division standings.

Action in the 11-13 division Jan. 23 kicked off with Grooms Automotive rolling to a 26-4 victory over Beach House Real Estate in the 11-13 division. The second contest of the day saw CABB Cleaning clean up with a 33-0 victory over Tyler’s Ice Cream.

The CABB victory improved the team to 3-0 — the top spot in the 11-13 standings. Beach House Real Estate fell to 2-1, but remained in second place, ahead of Tyler’s Ice Cream and Island Charms, which both sport 1-2 records. Grooms completes the 11-13 standings with a 1-3 record.

The final game Jan. 23 was a 14-17 division matchup between Cloud Pest Control and Blue Lagoon, which saw Blue Lagoon cruise to a 32-18 victory. Lagoon improved to 2-1 on the season, tied for first place with 2-0 Ace Hardware. Island Fitness holds down third place with a 1-1 record, while Cloud Pest Control is still in search of a victory.


Adult football action continues, too

The adults at the center also like to play games. The league completed its second week of action Jan. 24 with a trio of matchups. Beach House Real Estate edged Lancaster Design 22-20 in the first game, while Gulfview Windows rolled to a 48-24 victory over Hashmark Sports in the second game. Progressive Cabinetry concluded the night’s action with a 34-14 victory over Ugly Grouper.

After two weeks of play in the adult division, Gulfview Windows leads the way with a 2-0 record, while Hashmark, Lancaster, Beach House and Progressive Cabinetry all sport 1-1 records. Ugly Grouper completes the standings with an 0-2 record.

The action continues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.


Horseshoe news

Two teams forged 3-0 records in pool play to meet in the finals of the Jan. 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Tim Sofran and Bob Lee rolled to a 21-9 victory over Bob Brown and Bob Palmer in the championship match to earn the day’s bragging rights.

The Jan. 26 games saw four teams record undefeated records during pool play. In the first semifinal, Palmer and Sam Samuels cruised into the finals with a 23-6 victory over Steve Doyle and Gene Fehl. The second semifinal saw Jim Kleiner and Lee rally for a come-from-behind 21-20 victory over Brown and John Crawford. Lee and Kleiner stayed hot and rolled to a 21-9 victory over Palmer and Samuels in the championship game.

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.


Key Royale golf news

The heavy rains that descended on the area closed the course late last week, but not before the men and women got in their weekly golf outings Jan. 21-22.

The men teed off Jan. 21 on their regular nine-hole, modified-Stableford match.

John Kolojeski won individual honors by carding a plus-4 to edge the trio of Tom Donnor, Bill MacMillan and Bob Soos, all with plus-3s in a tie for second place.

Donnor and MacMillan were part of the winnning team with Warren Boin and Jerry Martinek on a combined plus-5.

The women played their regular nine-hole, individual-low-net match in four flights Jan. 22.

Helen Pollock and Cathy Rice both fired 2-under-par 30s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight A. Pam Lowry was alone in second with an even-par 32.

Carol Patterson carded a 2-under-par 30 to capture first place in Flight B, while Carol Duncan took second with a 3-over-par 35 and Debbie Milder was another stroke back in third place.

Beth Lindeman torched the course with a 6-under-par 26 that gave her a six-shot margin of victory in Flight C. Second place went to Jana Samuels with an even-par 32, while Fran Barford was another shot back in third place.

Marty Clark matched Lindeman for low round of the day and a first-place finish in Flight D. Marcia O’Brien, Terry Westby and Susan VanOrsdel finished in a tie for second place in the flight with matching 1-under-par 31s.