Category Archives: Sports

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Winning isn’t everything when you’re age 4-5

When the parents of players who signed up for the 6-7 age division of the youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, received their schedules, only one team was listed. It may have prompted a few questions. Consider them answered. The center revamped its instructional league — […]

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Runner Hooke takes first place, sets yet another record

Six days after Hurricane Irma raced up the Florida peninsula, longtime Galati Yacht Sales employee and former Island resident Mickey Hooke participated in the 13th annual Ranch Run in Temple Terrace Sept. 16. Hooke, who recently turned 56, maintained a solid, steady pace and finished the 10K in 41:31, giving him first place overall for […]

Sport – 09-20-2017

Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc all over the state last week, uprooting trees, families and sports teams. Area schools serving as shelters were bursting at the seems with evacuees who fled their homes for safety. Meanwhile major league sports teams like the Tampa Bay Rays played three games as the “home” team at Citi Bank Field […]

Registration taking place for triathlon

Registration for the 2017 Longboat Key Triathlon benefiting the new Women’s Sports Museum is underway. The triathlon consists of swimming, biking and running. A duathlon also will take place Sunday, Oct. 15. The start time for the races will be 7:30 a.m. Registration is taking place online at lbktriathlon.com. Course details, as well as signup […]

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Playoffs underway in center adult flag football league

The regular season of the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island came to a close Aug. 22 to finalize seedings for the playoffs, which got underway Aug. 24. Mason Martin Construction finished with the best record and earned a first-round bye into the semifinals. The post-season action gets started at […]