Adult, youth leagues take over center soccer pitch

The adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island kicked off its spring season April 18 with four matches, the first in the 10-team league. The regular season runs until June 13 with playoffs kicking off June 20, culminating in a championship match June 27.

The games got underway with Solid Rock Construction taking on Moss Builders. Solid Rock outlasted Moss 4-3 behind a hat trick from Ryan Hogan and a goal from Steve Oelfke. Goalie Ben Sato helped preserve the victory with 15 saves.

Damir Glavan scored two goals and Amy Ivin added a goal in the loss for Moss, which also saw assists from Diego Felipe and Nate Talucci and 15 saves from Scott Bear.

The second match April 18 saw Gulfview Windows & Doors record a 4-1 victory over Beach House Real Estate behind a pair of goals from Jose Urbiola Bolanos and a goal each from Ryan Moss and Ashley Friszman. Goalie Jordan DeMers came through with 12 saves to close out the game.

Adam Bujarski scored the lone goal for Beach House, which also received five saves in the loss by Cliff Powell.

Sato Real Estate and Blalock Walters battled to a 3-3 tie in the third match of the night. Josh Sato scored a hat trick for the tie game. Sato also had an assist from Murap Akay and nine saves from Jason Sato.

Matt Skaggs scored two goals and Stephen Perry added one to lead Blalock Walters, which received eight saves from Scott Rudacille in the draw.

The fourth match of the evening turned into a high-scoring contest as Jiffy Lube outscored Flynn Law 12-7 behind four goals each from Mathew Stetson and Ricky Anderson. Anil Akbulut added a pair of goals, while Daniel Anderson, with a goal and an assist, and Sean Flynn, who also posted a goal and an assist, completed the scoring for Jiffy Lube.

Kevin Roman and Lexi Sato scored three goals each to lead Flynn Law, which also received a goal in the loss from Olaf Krause and six saves from Josh Bernet.


Youth soccer

Youth soccer action at the center kicked off April 16 with Beach House Real Estate earning a 2-0 shutout victory over Ace Hardware in the league’s 8-10 age division. Dennis Gallagher scored both goals, while Cyrus Ryan made three saves in goal.

Jack Zaccagnino and Jack McCarthy each made saves for Ace in the loss.

The second 8-10 division match of the night saw Freckled Fin outscore Ugly Grouper 3-1 score behind two goals from Duncan Cloutier and a goal from Nixon Connor. Taylor June King and Cale Rudacille combined to make three saves to help preserve the victory.

Savanna Coba scored for Ugly Grouper, while John Harrison and Alexander Teich combined to make three saves in the loss.

There also were games in the 11-15 age division, starting with the Lazy Turtle taking on CABB Cleaning, earning a 3-1 victory behind a pair of goals from Jackson Pakbaz and a goal and six saves from Thomas Philpott.

Fox Dalton scored the lone goal for CABB, which also received eight saves from Evan Talucci in the loss.

CABB Cleaning bounced back in the second April 16 match, earning a 4-3 victory over Lancaster Design on a hat trick from JM Feeney and a goal from Sam Leister. Evan Talucci was strong between the pipes, finishing with nine saves to preserve the victory.

Aiden Templeton scored a pair of goals to lead Lancaster, which also received a goal from Kieran Cloutier and seven saves from Mikey Coleman in the loss.


Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men celebrated tax day with a nine-hole modified-Stableford system match. Chuck Patrick lapped the field with a score of plus-7 to win individual honors. The team of Sam Major, Tom McDonnell, Lou Pagano and Alan Tripp combined on a plus-7 to win the team title for the day.

The women took to the course for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights. Phyllis Roe fired a 2-under-par 30 to capture Flight A by three strokes over Pam Lowry, while Helen Pollock took third with a 4-over-par 36.

Meredith Slavin fired a 7-under-par 25, the low-net round of the day to take first place in Flight B. Margrit Layh was alone in second, carding an even-par 32, while Beth Lindeman was another stroke back in third.

Flight C saw Roxanne Koche and Jan Turner tie for first place after they both carded 3-under-par 29s. Ellen Boin and Jana Samuels tied for second with matching even-par 32s.

Marty Clark took first place in Flight D with a 3-under-par 29 to earn a three-stroke victory over second-place finisher Terry Westby. Marki Ksiazk was alone in third at 3-over-par 35.

The men were back on the course April 18 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Bill Brodie, Dean Christensen, Gary Duncan and Marie Taddeo combined on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.


Horseshoe news

There was no need for playoffs to wrap up the April 17 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Gary Howcroft and Sam Samuels saw to the win after posting the lone 3-0 record during pool play, earning the day’s bragging rights.

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during the April 20 games. Steve Doyle drew the bye into the finals and watched as Myles Macleod and Tom Skoloda squeaked out a 21-19 victory over Bob Rowley and Adin Shank. The finals saw Macleod and Skoloda jump out to an early lead and a 22-13 victory over Doyle.

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.