Adult soccer nears end of run, kids up next on center field

The adult soccer season is rolling to a close in two weeks, but playoffs and the championship will keep the games going for the big kids.

Games six and seven of the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island are in the books and the standings are tight. Only two matches remain in the regular season.

Sato Real Estate, Ross Built and Solid Rock Construction reside at the top of the table with matching 4-2 records, while Beach Bums follows with a 3-3 record. Blalock Walters is next up on a 2-2-2 record with Vintage Beach right behind at 2-3-2. Moss Builders follows with a 2-3-1 record, while Signature Granite and Gulfview Windows and Doors bring up the rear with matching 2-4 records.

Action Aug. 12 kicked off with Solid Rock Construction outscoring Blalock Walters 8-5 behind four goals from Josh Furman and two goals and two assists each from Chris Scott and Darrin Wash. Chris Culhane added a pair of assists and Mark Long made six saves to help preserve the victory.

Matthew Staggs scored twice to lead Blalock Walters, which also received a goal apiece from Ryan Hogan, Matthew Plummer and Jessica Williams. Trey Horne came through with nine saves in the loss.

Gulfview Windows and Doors received three goals and an assist from Daniel Adan in its 6-4 victory over Beach Bums in the second match of the evening. Emily Argeros, Raul Loera and Keith Mahoney each added goals and Brandin Holcomb made 10 saves in the victory.

Kevin Roman, Amy Ivin, Connor Haughey and Robert Fellowes scored a goal each to lead Beach Bums in the loss.

Signature Granite cruised to a 7-2 victory over Vintage Beach in the third match of the night on two goals each from Damir Glavan, Zack Lieb and Chris Yavalar. Cemal Duzgun added a goal and Scott Bear made seven saves to help preserve the victory.

Nick Bouchard and Joey Hutchinson each scored to lead Vintage Beach, which received eight saves from David Greene in the loss.

The last match of the night saw Ross Built outscore Sato 5-2 behind a hat trick from Garrett Furman and a goal each from Jake Ross and Eric Pullen. Chris Circharo and Max Gazzo combined on eight saves to help preserve the victory.

Nate Welch and Josh Sato scored a goal each to lead Sato Real Estate, which received four saves from Steve Oelfke in the loss.

Adult soccer action resumed Aug. 13 with Moss Builders and Blalock Walters battling to a 3-3 tie. Daniel Anderson scored two goals and Brent Moss added one to lead Moss Builders, which also received 13 saves from Zack Long for the tie.

Matthew Staggs led Blalock Walters with a pair of goals, while Matthew Plummer scored once and Trey Horne made seven saves in the tie.

The second match of the night saw Beach Bums roll to an 11-6 victory in a game devoid of any defense. Connor Haughey’s four goals and two assists, along with three goals and two assists from Amy Ivin, paced Beach Bums, which also received two goals each from Robert Fellowes and Kevin Roman. Neil Fellowes added an assist while also making three saves in goal.

Tim Holly led Signature Granite with four goals, while Cemal Duzgun and Chris Yavalar each added a goal in the loss.

Ross Built moved up in the standings thanks in part to a 5-3 victory in the third match of the night behind two goals each from Greg Ross and Garrett Furman. Tyler Pullen added a goal and two assists, while Chris Circharo came through with 15 saves to help preserve the victory.

Sean Flynn, Cole Peterson and Jenna Steininger each scored a goal to lead Vintage Beach, which received a combined 11 saves from Ben Sato and David Greene in the loss.

The last match of the night saw Gulfview Windows and Doors cruise to an 8-3 victory over Solid Rock Construction behind a hat trick from Keith Mahoney and two goals and an assist from Daniel Adan. Raul Loera added a pair of goals for Gulfview, which also received a goal from Jesse Kunc and 10 saves from Matt Fletcher in the victory.

Chris Scott’s two goals paced Solid Rock Construction, which also received a goal from Josh Furman and five saves from Mark Long in the loss.

The action continues Aug. 20 with four matches on the center field, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Youth soccer returns

The center is registering players age 4-17 for its fall youth soccer league with the cost $10 for members and $126 for nonmembers. The last day to register is Aug. 25.

Player evaluations will be Aug. 26 starting at 6 p.m. for the 8-10 division players, followed by the 11-13 and 14-17 divisions at 7:30 p.m. There are no evaluations for the 3-5 or 6-7 age divisions.

The center will host a free-for-all players clinic 6-7 p.m. Aug. 12 and Aug. 19 to help refresh kids on the soccer basics.

Volunteer coaches are also being sought.

For more information, contact Connor Haughey at 941-778-1908, ext. 209, or

Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play with 2-1 records and battled it out for the day’s supremacy during Aug. 12 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Tim Sofran drew the lucky bye into the finals and watched as Norm Good and Neil Hennessey advanced to the finals with a dominating 22-8 victory over Jerry Disbrow and Bob Heiger. Good and Hennessey rallied to earn a 21-17 come-from-behind victory over Sofran to win the day.

The Aug. 15 games saw Sofran and Heiger team up to forge the lone 3-0 record in pool play and the win the day.

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 news

The routine has returned to the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, at least as far as regularly scheduled golf outings are concerned.

The men got things started Aug. 10 with the weekly nine-hole modified-Stableford match. Ron Vandeman earned serious clubhouse bragging rights after carding a plus-4 to take first place. The team of Mike Cusato, Bill MacMillan and

Bill Shuman combined on a plus-3 to win the team competition.

The Key Royale women took to the course Aug. 11 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match.

Jana Samuels fired a 2-under-par 30 to grab first place for the day. Fran Barford took second on an even-par 32 and Helen Pollock’s 1-over-par 33 was good for third.

The men were back on the course Aug. 13 for a nine-hole scramble. A nice battle for clubhouse bragging rights ensued between the team of Gary Alvord, Dave Richardson and Deb Richardson, who matched the 3-under-par 29, from

the team of Art McMillan, Chuck Patrick, Bill Shuman and Quentin Talbert. Not sure which team had to pick up the tab at the club.