Gulfview gets a gridiron win, soccer enters semis

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Gulfview Windows and Doors champions Jake Parsons, Ryan Moss, Justin Greer, Tyler Lancaster, Jordan Demers, Dina Calvary, Brandin Holcomb and Jason Sato celebrate their league title at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: CofAMI
The AMI Paddlers from Paradise lend a hand Sept. 21 in the International Coastal Cleanup coordinated by Keep Manatee Beautiful. The dragon boat racers helped clean up Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Participants are Bill Booher, Mileah Hudgins, Diane Goolsby, Stacey Hiles-Janik, Craig Bradway, Beth Coyne, Jill St. John, Lynn Kravontka and Melinda Bradway. Other volunteers help clean at the Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach, the beaches in Anna Maria and the FISH Preserve in Cortez. Islander Photo: Rob Hudgins

Gulfview Windows and Doors outlasted Hashmark Sports in the semifinal game, then rolled to a 34-12 victory over Lancaster Design in the Sept. 19 championship game to win the title in the Center of Anna Maria Island adult flag football league.

Ryan Moss threw three touchdown passes and Jason Sato threw two touchdown passes, while chipping in with a touchdown reception to lead Gulfview to an easy victory over Lancaster Design. Jordan Demers finished with a pair of touchdown receptions and an extra point, while Tyler Lancaster added a touchdown and an extra point to round out the offensive attack.

Tyler Lancaster helped spark the defense, which held Lancaster Design to a pair of touchdowns with a quarterback sack, while Brandin Holcomb came through with an interception.

Tim Shaughnessy and Mike Shaughnessy each had a touchdown pass to lead Lancaster Design in the loss, which also received a pair of touchdown catches from Anthony Mannino.

Gulfview advanced to the championship by outscoring Hashmark Sports 34-24 behind four touchdown passes from Moss. Holcomb, Dina Calvary, Demers and Sato all had touchdown receptions and Holcomb added a pair of extra points in the victory.

Corey Banks threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead Hashmark Sports and also received a touchdown pass and a touchdown reception from Matthew Briley in the loss.

The first semifinal match saw Lancaster Design hold on for a 33-27 victory over Progressive Cabinetry behind five touchdown passes from Tim Shaughnessy. Karri Stephens had 11 receptions, including three for touchdowns, while Mannino finished with two touchdowns in the victory.

Jaret Rojas and Connor Haughey both threw a pair of touchdown passes for Progressive, which also received three touchdown catches from Brandon Kull and a touchdown from Ben Sato in the loss.


Indoor soccer semifinalists set

Wildcard matchups Sept. 19 kicked off the playoffs in the adult indoor soccer league at the center, leaving four teams to vie for the championship.

The first wildcard game saw the No. 5 Sato Real Estate roll to a 21-6 victory over No. 4 Gulfview Windows and Doors behind 5 goals and an assist from Adam Bujarski and Jason Sato. Ryan Moss and Mark Rudacille both added 4 goals and an assist — while Rudacille also found time to record 13 saves in goal. Josh Sato completed the scoring for the winners with three goals and three assists.

Keith Mahoney scored 5 goals to pace Gulfview, which also received a goal from Jason Chiafalo and 12 saves from Brandin Holcomb in the loss.

The second wildcard game saw No. 3 Ugly Grouper eliminate No. 6 Slim’s Place by an 18-8 score behind 8 goals from Connor Bystrom and 6 goals from Chris Klotz. Yuri Pereira had a goal and six assists for Ugly Grouper, which also received 2 goals and 14 saves from John Hagerty and a goal from Olaf Krause in the victory.

Joey Hutchinson had 5 goals and an assist to lead Slim’s Place, which also received a pair of goals from Clancy Vaughn and a goal from Lexi Sato. Robb Marshall recorded 20 saves for Ugly Grouper in the loss.

Semifinal action kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 with No. 1 Progressive Cabinetry taking on Sato, followed by No. 2 seed battling No. 3, Ugly Grouper.


Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play with 2-1 records and battled for the day’s bragging rights during Sept. 18 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Brothers Dave and Neil Hennessey were paired up in the draw and jumped to an early lead and never looked back, rolling to a 22-5 victory over Sam Samuels and Tim Sofran for the day’s championship.

Two teams met in the Sept. 21 finals after posting 3-0 pool play records. Tom Skoloda and Sofran eeked out a 21-20 victory over Hank Huyghe and Jay Disbrow to earn bragging rights for the day.

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 news

There was a full week of golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, starting with the men’s nine-hole, modified Stableford-system match Sept. 16.

John Kolojeski and Sam Major both carded plus-4s to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

The women were on the course Sept. 17 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match. Ellen Boin torched the course with a 6-under-par 26 to grab first place by four strokes over Barb Krueger, who finished at 2-under-par 20. Jana Samuels was alone in third with an even-par 32, while Sue Wheeler and Terry Westby tied for fourth place at 1-over-par 33.

The men were back on the course Sept. 19 for a nine-hole scramble, which saw the team of Gary Alvord, Mike Clements, Jerry Martinek and Dick Mills match the 3-under-par 29 carded by Herb Clauhs, Ken Nagengast, Tom Nelson and Blake Ress and the team of Jerry Dahl, Jon Holcomb, Hoyt Miller and Ron Vandeman for a three-way tie for first place. No word on who had to buy the after-round drinks in the clubhouse.


Sign up for golf to benefit community center

You can chip, drive and putt “Ugly” and still benefit the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, in the annual Ugly Golf Tournament — presented by the Ugly Grouper restaurant of Holmes Beach.

Play will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start Friday, Oct. 4, at the River Club, 6600 River Club Blvd., Bradenton. Check-in is at 11:30 a.m.

The cost to compete is $125 per person or $450 per foursome. The fees include a round of golf, lunch, dinner and a bevy of prizes.   The center also is looking for sponsors.

For more information, call the center at 941-778-1908.