Center soccer, football standings tight, golf tourney on deck

After four weeks of action in the adult indoor soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, the standings are tightly grouped in a case of the haves and have nots. Ugly Grouper, Progressive Cabinetry and Moss Builders are tied at the top with matching 3-1 records, while Sato Real Estate and Gulfview Windows and Doors sit in fourth place with 1-3 records, followed by Slim’s Place with an 0-4 record.

The action kicked off at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, Sept. 5 with Moss Builders rolling to a 15-6 victory over Sato Real Estate behind five goals and three assists from Miguel Ajoy and four goals and an assist from Juan Carlos. Anil Akbulut chipped in with two goals and an assist, while Omar Polar pulled double duty to help preserve the victory, scoring a pair of goals along with 14 saves in goal.

Adam Bujarski’s three goals led Sato, and Ryan Moss finished with a goal. Mark Rudacille and Josh Sato split goal keeping duties and both scored a goal, combining on 21 saves in the loss.

Gulfview earned its first victory of the season, defeating Slim’s Place 20-13 behind 12 goals and an assist from Jose Urbiola Bolanos and six goals and an assist from Keith Mahoney. Jason Chiafalo and Freddy Lenhert each scored goals and Brandin Holcomb came through with 15 saves in the victory.

Jose Casaras scored six goals to lead Slim’s, which also received five goals from Clancy Vaughan and two goals from Chris Culhane. Robb Marshall was stout in goal, finishing with 15 saves in the loss.

The last match of the night saw Progressive Cabinetry earn a 9-6 victory over Ugly Grouper behind two goals each from Kevin Roman, Steve Oelfke, Jessica Williams and Brayan Felipe. Diego Felipe scored a goal, while also posting 14 saves in goal.

Chris Klotz and Olaf Krause scored two goals each and combined to make 25 saves in goal. Yuri Pereira added a goal and an assist for Ugly Grouper, which also received a goal from James Roadman and seven saves from John Haggerty in the loss.


Standings tighten in flag football

The regular season for the adult football league at the center has ended and now the second season — playoffs — takes “center” stage.

Progressive Cabinetry and Gulfview Windows and Doors, the top two seeds earned a bye into the semifinals and will wait to see who comes through in the two wildcard games set for Sept. 12. The first game has No. 5 Moss Builders taking on No. 4 Lancaster Design, followed by Hashmark Sports, seeded third, taking on Ugly Grouper, seeded sixth.

The final regular season games saw Gulfview Windows and Doors earn a 26-12 victory over Moss Builders behind four touchdown passes from quarterback Ryan Moss. Three of the Moss passes went to Brandin Holcomb, who chipped in a pair of extra points. Jordan Demers was the recipient of Moss’ last touchdown pass. Tyler Lancaster and Jake Parsons spearheaded the defense with a quarterback sack each in the victory.

Ray Gardner and Jon Moss each finished with a touchdown pass, and Jon Moss added a touchdown reception. Lexi Sato had a big game, finishing with a touchdown reception on offense and three quarterback sacks on defense.

The second game of the night saw Hashmark Sports outscore Ugly Grouper 62-46 behind nine touchdown passes from quarterback Chase Richardson, who also chipped in a touchdown reception. Mattnew Briley finished with eight receptions, including five that went for touchdowns, while also chipping in a touchdown pass. Octavious Cole and Corey Banks finished with a pair of touchdown catches, while Tim Holly added three quarterback sacks on defense.

Matthew Manger threw six touchdown passes, three that went to Anthony McCance, who added an extra point. Corey Jakes added two touchdowns and an extra point, while Cooper Rosier and Bradley Coleman both finished with touchdown catches in the loss.

Lancaster Design handed Progressive Cabinetry its second loss of the season behind four touchdown passes and a touchdown reception from Tim Shaughnessy. Anthony Mannino was top receiver, finishing with three touchdown receptions and a pair of extra points, while Kari Stephens added two touchdown catches and an extra point in the victory.

Connor Haughey threw four touchdown passes, including three to Brandon Kull, who chipped in a pair of extra points. Jaret Rojas completed the scoring with a touchdown reception and an extra point in the loss.


Sign up now for October golf tourney

The center is accepting registrations for an Ugly Golf Tournament, hosted by the Ugly Grouper restaurant in Holmes Beach to benefit the center.

The tournament will take place Friday, Oct. 4, at River Club, 6600 River Club Blvd., Bradenton. Cost is $450 for a foursome or $125 per player, with lunch and dinner included in the price. There will be a cash bar available as well as lots of raffles and some frivolity.

Check in begins at 11:30 a.m. prior to a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Sponsorships are in the offing, starting with a platinum level for $2,500, including a logo display at registration and dinner, as well as recognition and a hyperlink on the center event page. Also included are four social media postings, a company tag and four golf spots.

The dinner sponsorship is $2,000, and a beer cart sponsor costs $1,000. There also are hole and tee sponsor opportunities for $150.

To register or for more information, go to events at or call the center at 941-778-1908.

In other center news, there was no report from staff on the outcome of the Sept. 7 fundraising bowling tournament as of press time Sept. 9 for The Islander.


Horseshoe news

Tim Sofran walked his way Sept. 4 during horseshoe action past all competitors with the lone 3-0 pool play record. His efforts were rewarded with the day’s bragging rights at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Three teams emerged from pool play with 2-1 records during Sept. 7 action. Neil Hennessey drew the bye and watched as Dom Livedoti and Hank Huyghe avenged their lone loss in pool play to advance to the finals. Trailing 14-16 to Jerry Disbrow and Bob Heiger, Livedoti and Huyghe scored the final 11 points of the match, culminating in a double-ringer by Livedoti.

Livedoti and Huyghe stayed hot in the finals, hitting Hennessey with a barrage of double ringers on their way to a 24-0 beat down to earn the day’s championship.

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.