Center sports halted due to COVID-19, KRC resumes matches

Adult summer soccer kicked off June 18 at the Center of Anna Maria Island with nine coed teams committed to play.

However, shortly after the conclusion of the first week of play, some staff members reported COVID-19 symptoms and, as of press time for The Islander, one staffer had tested positive.

Center leadership temporarily closed the center until further notice.

Those who experienced symptoms for the virus were to self-isolate for 14 days.

The email announcement from the center stated the board of directors planned to evaluate the situation, determine the next steps and look forward to a safe reopening.

Key Royale golf is back!

After a two-month hiatus necessitated by the pandemic, organized golf outings resumed the week of June 22 at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.

The men were back on the course June 22 for an 18-hole modified Stableford-system match. Tom Solosky was in midseason form, carding an impressive plus-8 — eight points higher than his average point total. Mike Clement and Bob Blaser finished in a tie for second place with matching plus-5s.

The women made their return June 23 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in two flights.

Roxanne Koche fired a 4-under-par 28 to earn a one-stroke victory over second-place finisher Helen Pollock, who finished at 3-under-par 29.

Penny Williams carded a 1-under-par 31 to take first place in Flight B. Laurie O’Donner and Markie Ksiazyk were two strokes back in a tie for second place.

Fran Barfield managed a chipin on the seventh hole to round out the day.

The men were back on the course  June 25 for a nine-hole ‘Shamble.’ The team of Tom Nelson, Dave Richardson, Deb Richardson and Ron Vandeman earned clubhouse bragging rights by combining on a 2-over-par 34. The team of Bob Blaser, Gerry Dahl, Jon Holcomb and Art McMillan were one stroke back in second.


Horseshoe news

Parity was evident at the Anna Maria horseshoe pits, as there were no unbeaten teams in pool play during recent horseshoe action.

The June 24 games saw the team of Jerry Disbrow and Norm Good get hot early, throwing nine ringers in their first 12 attempts as they rolled to an easy victory in their first pool-play match. They cooled off and split their next two matches, but advanced to the finals to take on Tim Sofran and Gary Howcroft, who also fashioned a 2-1 record.

The finals were all Disbrow and Good on a 23-7 victory.

Action June 27 saw three teams emerge from pool play with 2-1 records. The team of Sofran and Bob Heiger drew the lucky bye into the finals and watched as Disbrow and Don Manifort eliminated Howcroft and Neil Hennessey by a 22-7 score.

Disbrow and Manifort stayed hot and rolled to a 24-13 victory over Sofran and Heiger to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Anna Maria pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.