Center soccer reboot, weekly horseshoe winners, KRC golf results

After a closure due to COVID-19 issues, the Center of Anna Maria Island planned to open its doors at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, July 13 with some procedures to help ensure the safety of members, guests and staff.

First, everyone will need to wear a face mask to enter, per the city’s face mask order.

In addition, everyone will be required to have a temperature check at the front desk.

Other safety procedures include an equipment wipe down before and after use in the fitness center.

The adult soccer league will resume play on the field with week 2 matchups July 16. The first match between Gulfview Windows and Doors and Sato Real Estate will kick off at 6 p.m., followed by Vintage Beach vs. Blalock Walters at 7 p.m. and Signature Granite facing off with Moss Builders at 8 p.m. The evening concludes with Beach Bums battling Ross Built in the 9 p.m. match.

Here’s hoping that COVID-19 cases begin to subside and we return to some level of normalcy — whether for sports, fitness, school or everyday life.


Horseshoe news

There was an outright champ at the pits during last week’s horseshoe action at Anna Maria City Hall. Tim Sofran walked his way to the winner’s circle July 8 after forging the lone 3-0 record during pool play.

The July 11 games looked to be heading to a playoff, but Sofran had other ideas. His final ringer completed a 21-20 come-from-behind victory, dashing the hopes of two waiting teams that had 2-1 records and keeping Sofran perfect for the week.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Anna Maria pits. Warm-ups 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

Golf action continued at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach with the men teeing off July 6 for a nine-hole modified-Stableford system match.

Chuck Patrick outlasted John Kolojeski in a tight match that saw Patrick finish at plus-4, while Kolojeksi was a point back in second place.

The women were on the course July 7 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights.

Sue Wheeler carded a 1-under-par 31 to grab first place in Flight A, three strokes ahead of second-place finisher Deb Wohlers.

The men were back on the course July 9 for a nine-hole scramble that saw the team of Gerry Dahl, Marty Hicks, Ken Nagengast and Tom Nelson combine on a 3-under-par 29 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Ken Butler, Jon Holcomb and Scott Mitchell were alone in second place with a 2-under-par 30.