Adult soccer, golf see rain delays, horseshoes play on

The last night of the regular season for the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island was rained out, forcing the rescheduling of games to Wednesday, June 19.

Solid Rock Construction will take on Beach House Real Estate at 6 p.m., followed by Jiffy Lube taking on Gulfview Windows and Doors at 7, concluding the regular season matches.

Wildcard action follows with the seventh seed taking on the No. 10 at 8 p.m., and No. 8 taking on No. 9 at 9 p.m. Quarterfinal action is set for Thursday, June 20, when the top seed takes on the winner of the 6 p.m. wildcard match, and the second seed takes on the winner of the 7 p.m. wildcard game. The third seed battles the sixth seed at 8 p.m. followed by the fourth seed taking on the fifth seed at 9 p.m.

Championship Thursday is June 27, with the semi final games scheduled for 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., prior to the final at 8:30 p.m.

There were two regular season games completed before the rain arrived at the center. Blalock Walters rolled to a 4-1 victory over Duncan Real Estate to creep closer to the third seed to open the action June 12. Greg DeMeuse and Matt Plummer led the way with a goal and an assist each, while Stephen Perry and Dan Van Etten each notched a goal. Scott Rudacille helped to preserve the victory with nine saves in goal.

Joey Hutchinson scored the lone goal for Duncan, which also received 12 saves from Trey Horne in the loss.

The second saw Ross Built edge Flynn Law to pull to a tie for first place with Gulfview Windows and Doors, though Ross has one more game played. Connor Bystrom, Vince Circharo and Jessica Williams each scored a goal for Ross, which also received eight saves from goalie John Hagerty in the victory.

Chris Culhane and Tyler Robinson each scored a goal and Mark Rudacille made eight saves to lead Flynn in the loss.


Key Royale news

Golf at the Key Royale Club got off to a wet start with Monday’s action rained out. The women got out on the course June 11 with a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights.

Sharon Tarras fired a 4-under-par 28 to cruise to first place in Flight A by four strokes over second-place finisher Debi Wohlers.

Flight B saw Laurie Hicks and Sue Wheeler, who had a chipin on the fourth hole, finish tied for first with matching 32s. Jana Samuels and Ellen Boin shared second place with matching 1-over-par 33s.

The men finally got on the course June 13 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Herb Clauhs, Hoyt Miller, Ken Nagengast and Dave Richardson combine on a 6-under-par 26 to lap the field and take the clubhouse bragging rights for the day.


Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play and battled for the day’s supremacy during June 12 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Hank Huyghe and Norm Good drew the bye into the finals and watched as Bob Heiger and Dom Livedoti stayed alive with a 22-20 victory over Steve Doyle and Sam Samuels. Heiger and Livedoti kept their feet on the gas and raced to a 21-14 victory to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams met in the finals during the June 15 games. Livedoti, this time partnered with Josh Landers, won a second championship on the week, defeating the team of Huyghe and Mason King 21-20.

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.