Category Archives: Sports

Adult soccer pushes to championships, youth soccer, too

After four weeks of action in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, four teams are pushing for the league title and four teams are struggling to put together victories. Sato Real Estate and Eason Builders appear to be the class of the league. Sato sits in first place with a […]

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Center soccer players travel to win second tourney

The Center of Anna Maria Island Select Soccer Team traveled to the East Coast Florida Cup in Cocoa Beach over the Oct. 13-14 weekend and came away with its second consecutive tournament title. The all-boys team opened play Oct. 13 with a 9-1 victory over FKK Kraze Timbers and then followed with another 9-1 victory […]

Fall soccer action continues

The fall recreational soccer season at the Center of Anna Maria Island kicked off Oct. 9 with six games in two age groups. With three teams in each age division, the league has each team play two “mini games” of 25 minutes on game nights. The action began with three games in the 8-10 division, […]

Golf, horseshoe news

Golf action at the Key Royale Club got started Oct. 1 with the men playing a nine-hole modified-Stableford system match in the morning. Gary Razze earned clubhouse bragging rights with a score of plus-4. Right on his heels and tied for second place were John Cassese and Tom Nelson, who had matching scores of plus-3. […]

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Soccer, golf, horseshoes rack up for islanders

The adult soccer playoffs at the Center of Anna Maria Island concluded Sept. 27. Heavy rain Sept. 20 forced the Mar/Kis Insurance versus Bins Be Clean semifinal match to be stopped prior to the final whistle, as Bins Be Clean clung to a 6-4 lead. The game was to be resumed Sept. 27, but Mar/Kis […]

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2 longtime islanders excel in sports

Longtime Anna Maria resident and former Islander newspaper editorial cartoonist Jack Egan was inducted into the Manatee High School Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony Sept. 20 at Pier 22 restaurant in Bradenton. Egan, who attended Manatee County High School 1947-50, was a year ahead in school and the smallest male in his graduating […]

Magic 10-11 team wins inaugural tournament

The seven coed teams in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island finally got their first-round playoff games in after a rain delay the week prior. The pause must have taken momentum from the top-seeded teams as two out of the three matches saw upset victories by the lower-seeded teams. Action […]

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Magic 10-11 team wins inaugural tournament

Long-time islanders who know I’ve spent many years and logged hundreds of hours coaching young soccer players at the community center in Anna Maria, whether recreational leagues or for the once 400-member strong Island Futball Club. I’m still coaching, although I’m now putting my energy into the Bradenton G.T. Bray Park-based Manatee Magic soccer club. […]