Category Archives: Sports

Flag football championship games set

The regular-season seedings didn’t mean much in the youth flag football league 8-10 division playoffs at the Center of Anna Maria Island. No. 3 seed Bins Be Clean earned a 14-0 shutout victory over No. 2 Truly Nolen to open the playoff action Jan. 30. As if one upset wasn’t enough, No. 5 seed Cortez […]

Football seedings set for 8-10, 14-17 division playoffs

Playoff action kicks off this week for kids playing in the Center of Anna Maria Island’s flag football league, starting with the 8-10 division Jan. 29 — after press time for this week’s Islander — with No. 6 seed Island Charms taking on No. 3 seed Bins Be Clean, followed by No. 5 seed Cortez […]

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Dolphin Dash on Holmes Beach streets raises AME cash

No matter who wins, this road race adds a dash of dollars to the Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teach Organization ongoing fundraising campaign. Approximately 180 participants arrived Jan. 13 at Anna Maria Elementary School to participate in the decade-long AME Dolphin Dash 5k race and 1-mile fun run. It’s a family-friendly event that starts […]

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Top 5 island sports stories of 2017

The countdown of the top sports stories from 2017 continues with youth soccer at the Center of Anna Maria Island, which provides the bulk of the sports content on Anna Maria Island. 5. Truly Nolen wins 8-10 championship The June 6 sports story told of an epic battle between Truly Nolen and Progressive Cabinetry, a […]

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Island wrestlers get their feet wet at local tourney

Members of the newly formed wrestling club at the Center of Anna Maria Island got their first taste of competitive wrestling at the I Own Florida youth wrestling championships Dec. 16, sponsored by the Manatee Wrestling Club at Manatee High School. The center’s program started up its season in November, so expectations were tempered at […]

Championship matchup set in adult soccer

With the regular season and playoffs behind them, the adult soccer players at the Center of Anna Maria Island are preparing for their final challenge. Championship Thursday will close out the season Dec. 7. The action gets started at 6 p.m., when the first of three consolation games begins with Mar/Kis Insurance taking on Ross […]