Soccer goes to playoffs, football plays on, horseshoes, golf, too

The summer indoor youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island came to an end in July for the three teams in the advanced division.

Meanwhile. the five teams in the intermediate division will hold a wild card playoff game to set up semifinal matchups that will kick off Aug. 6 — after press time for The Islander

Cloud Pest Control posted a 5-0 victory over Solid Rock Construction July 23 and earned a matchup with top seed Moss Builders. Cyrus Ryan led the way with two goals, while Braelyn Curtis, Cala Ryan and Brady Thompson each added goals in the victory.

The advanced division wrapped up its regular season with two matches, though the seedings already were set. G&G Yardscaping holds an insurmountable lead.

G&G showed it’s the team to beat in two blowout victories. They opened the evening July 23 with a 7-0 victory over Ugly Grouper behind three goals and two assists from Connor Samblis and three goals and an assist from Ryan Joseph. Cale Rudacille added a goal and Hudson Green chipped in with an assist in the victory.

G&G next saw Samblis explode for eight goals and two assists to lead the team to an 11-1 victory over AMI Locals. Rudacille, Joseph and Ava Harlan each added goals in the victory.

Elec Brisson notched the lone goal for the Locals in the loss.

Advanced playoff action was set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, with Ugly Grouper taking on AMI Locals. The match winner will then take on G&G in the advanced division championship, which is set for Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Semifinal action in the intermediate division was set for 5 p.m. Aug. 6 with Moss Builders taking on Cloud Pest Control. No. 2 Ugly Grouper will battle third seed Island Vacation Properties at 5:45 p.m.

The division winners next meet in the finals at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.


Adult flag football continues

The standings in the adult flag football league at the center tightened up after week two of action. Progressive Cabinetry held the top spot in the standings with a 2-0 record, just ahead of Hashmark Sports, Moss Builders, Gulfview Windows and Doors and Lancaster Designs, all at 1-1. Ugly Grouper is in last place with an 0-2 record.

Progressive Cabinetry held onto first place, but the team barely outscored Hashmark Sports 33-32 to open Aug. 1 action.

Connor Haughey accounted for four touchdowns, throwing one and catching three to lead Progressive Cabinetry to the win. Brandon Kull added an extra point, while Joey Carder added a sack.

Matthew Briley threw for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown to lead Hashmark Sports, which also received two touchdown receptions from Octavious Cole and a touchdown pass and reception from Chase Richardson in the loss.

Lancaster Design rolled to a 38-18 victory over Moss Builders behind three touchdown passes from Tim Shaughnessy and four touchdown receptions from Karri Stephens. Joseph Ball added a touchdown reception and Jay Hoffmeister finished with a two-point conversion in the victory.

Mike Gillum threw for one goal and added a receiving touchdown to lead Moss Builders in the loss.

The last game of the evening saw Gulfview Windows and Doors roll to a 42-12 victory over Ugly Grouper behind three touchdown passes from Ryan Moss. Jordan Demers finished with a touchdown reception and an extra point, while Jason Sato and Tyler Lancaster each finished with touchdown catches. Brandon Holcomb completed the scoring in the victory with an extra point.

Matthew Manger nailed touchdown passes to Anthony MaCance and Cooper Rosier for Ugly Grouper.

The games will continue on the center field, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.


Key Royale news

Persistent rain plagues the endeavors of golf enthusiasts at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, but players managed to get in a couple of rounds in the week of July 29.

The men played their weekly nine-hole, modified-Stableford system match July 29. Ken Nagengast torched the course to the tune of a plus-8, meaning he was eight points higher than his average point total. Art McMillan and Tom Nelson finished in a tie for second place with matching plus-2s.

The women got out July 30 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in two flights.

Jana Samuels and Ellen Boin finished in a tie for first place in Flight A on matching 2-under-par 30s.

Flight B also ended in a tie for first, as Sue Wheeler and Terry Westby matched the top cards from Flight A at 2-under-par 30. Peggi Clauhs was alone in Flight B in second place with a 3-over-par 35.

The men’s Aug. 1 scramble was rained out.


Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced from pool play and battled for the day’s championship during July 31 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Sam Samuels and Steve Doyle rolled into the finals thanks to a 22-0 victory in the final pool-play match, but had the tables turned on them as Hank Huyghe and Tom Skoloda earned a dominating 24-0 victory in the finals.

The Aug. 30 games saw Huyghe win his fourth championship in a row, this time teaming up with Jay Disbrow to earn a 22-17 victory over Doyle and Jerry Disbrow.

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.



Sign up now for center bowling challenge

Signup is ongoing for the Sept. 7 Center-LaPensee Bowling Tournament at Bowlero Bradenton, 4208 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Proceeds support the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Cost is $30 per player and includes three games, shoes and an order of pizza or wings. Bowlers can sign up individually or as a team.

The tourney also is looking for sponsors, starting with the $500 signature lane sponsor, which provides for five bowlers, a Yeti-Center logo fishing shirt and a pitcher of beer.

A $200 lane sponsorship includes five bowlers and, for $150, a business logo is displayed on a lane and at checkin.

To register or for more information, contact the center at or 941-778-1908.