Finalists set for indoor soccer, outdoor season kicks off

The final matches were set for the Center of Anna Maria Island adult soccer league playoffs by the Sept. 26 semifinal games.

Progressive Cabinetry advanced to the finals with an 11-7 victory over Sato Real Estate behind three goals each from Kevin Roman and Murat Akay. Brayan Felipe added 2 goals and an assist, while Jessica Williams, Steve Oelfke and Diego Felipe each scored. Diego Felipe came through with 16 saves in the victory.

Adam Bujarski scored 5 goals to lead Sato Real Estate, which also received goals from Ryan Moss and Ben Sato. Mark Rudacille made 20 saves in the loss.

The second semifinal match saw Ugly Grouper roll to a 17-5 victory over Moss Builders behind 10 goals and an assist from Connor Bystrom. Yuri Pereira added 4 goals and three assists for Ugly Grouper, which also received 2 goals from Olaf Krause and 22 saves from Chris Klotz in the victory.

Omar Polar scored 2 goals and made seven saves to lead Moss, which also received goals from Juan Carlos, Miguel Ajoy and Lynn Clarke. David Greene finished with a team-high 10 saves in the loss.

The indoor season will conclude Thursday, Oct. 3, with the third-place match set between Moss Builders and Sato Real Estate set for 6:30 p.m., followed by Progressive Cabinetry versus Ugly Grouper in the championship game at 7:30 p.m.

Youth soccer kicks off

The fall youth soccer season kicked off at the center Sept. 24 with four divisions.

The 3-5 instructional group, sponsored by Diamond Turf and the 6-7 instructional group, sponsored by Bridge Tender Inn, are both “academy” style divisions, putting the focus on instruction and fun. The players take part in weekly drills focused on learning and individual skill development.

After the drills, the players are divided up for scrimmages.

The 8-10 and 11-15 divisions each have four teams and will play a nine-game schedule, including playoffs.

The 8-10 division kicked off with Ugly Grouper edging West Coast Surf Shop 3-2 behind two goals from Nixon Conner and a goal from Riley Karecki. Jack Zaccagnino finished with two saves in the victory.

Magness Rollins and Brady Thompson each scored goals to lead West Coast Surf Shop in the loss.

The second match of the evening saw HSH Designs slip past Moss Builders by a 3-2 score. Dylan Sato led the way for HSH Designs with 2 goals, while Sterling Holiday finished with a goal. Cale Rudacille helped preserve the victory with 10 saves in goal.

Mason Moss and Jackson Titen scored a goal each, while Ava Gitt added an assist. Alexander Teich made eight saves in the Moss Builders loss.

The kickoff for the 11-15 division saw Ugly Grouper outscore Lancaster Design 5-3 behind a hat trick from Abbie Philpott and a goal each from Frankie Coleman and Ethan Sackett. Travis Bates came up with four saves in the victory.

Jackson Pakbaz notched all three goals for Lancaster, which also received an assist from Dalton Fox and two saves each from William Pakbaz and Christian Cole in the loss.

The last match of the evening saw Island Vacation Properties earn a 2-0 shutout victory over Progressive Cabinetry. Jayden Sparks and Thomas Philpott scored a goal each to lead Island Vacation Properties, which also received two saves from Philpott in the victory.

Goalie Madison Ferrari made two saves to lead Progressive Cabinetry in the loss.

Horseshoe news

Sept. 25 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits appeared to be heading to a four-way playoff, but Tom Skoloda had other plans. Skoloda rallied to win his last match of pool play and post the lone 3-0 record and the day’s outright championship.

Three teams emerged from pool play with 2-1 records during Sept. 28 action. The team of Steve Doyle and Dennis Cohen drew the bye into the finals and watched as Neil Hennessey defeated Tim Sofran and Hank Huyghe 23-13 in the semifinals.

Hennessey stayed hot in the finals as he outlasted Doyle and Cohen 21-15 to give the walkers a sweep of the action for the week.

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.

Key Royale golf news

There was another full week of golf action at Key Royale Club this past week, starting with the men competing in a nine-hole modified Stableford-system match Sept. 23.

Dave Richardson earned individual honors with a score of plus-5, a point ahead of Mike Gillie and Art McMillan, who finished in a tie for second place.

The women played a nine-hole individual-low-net match Sept. 24 that saw Pam Alvord and Terry Westby both card 3-under-par 29s for a first-place tie. Sue Wheeler, who had a chipin on the ninth hole, and Ellen Boin tied for second with matching 1-under-par 31s. Jana Samuels was alone in third with an even-par 32.

The members played a nine-hole scramble Sept. 26 to close out the action for the week. The team of Jerry Dahl, Jon Holcomb, Jack Isherwood and Blake Ress matched the 5-under-par 27 carded by Diane Miller, John Cassese, Ken Nagengast and Dave Richardson to record a tie for first place.

Deadline this week for adult soccer registration

The center is signing up players for it's adult coed soccer league — set to kick off Oct. 17.

Cost for the league is $10 for center members and $126 for nonmembers. The last day to register is Oct. 5.

Evaluations will be held on the center field at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, with a player draft to follow. Up to three games will be played Thursdays, starting at 6 p.m.

Players can register online at or at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

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

‘Ugly’ golf benefits center

The annual Ugly Golf Tournament to benefit the Center of Anna Maria Island will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the River Club, 6600 River Club Blvd., Bradenton.

The Ugly Grouper of Holmes Beach presents the tournament, raising money for the nonprofit center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

The cost to compete is $125 per person or $450 per foursome. The fees include a round of golf, lunch and dinner.

Registration will be at 11:30 a.m.

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

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