Category Archives: Sports

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Walter & Associates hangs on, takes basketball crown

No. 3 seed Mike Walter & Associates defeated second-seed Harry’s Grill 82-71 in semifinal action Jan. 3 and followed with a tight 50-46 victory over top seed Beach to Bay Construction Jan. 4 to take the title in the Center of Anna Maria Island adult basketball league. Walter & Associates staked themselves to a 26-21 […]

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Sports year-end review, top 10 stories

It’s the morning of the last day of 2016 and I’m parked on the couch watching a Premier League soccer match on TV between Middlesbrough and Manchester United while also perusing the sports stories I wrote in 2016. It suddenly brought me to a realization: “Man I’m getting old.” I’ve been writing sports for The […]

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Sports – 12-07-2016

Planet Stone, Bins Be Clean celebrate division soccer titles   The top seeds in the youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria island lived up to their regular-season billing. Planet Stone captured the 11-14 division championship and Bins Be Clean topped the 8-10 division during championship night Nov. 29 at the center, 407 […]

1 adult basketball team chases perfect season

Thanksgiving brings a quiet time to the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. But before the short break, the adult basketball league at the center moved into the second half of its regular season, and Beach to Bay Construction is chasing a perfect, undefeated season. At 5-0, B-to-B currently holds a […]

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Parity reigns in youth soccer, cornhole champs named

The inaugural season of the Ugly Grouper cornhole league, culminated Nov. 1 at the restaurant, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with a season-ending tournament. First place in the regular season went to Amateur Corn Stars players Abbot Heath and Adam Merritt, who didn’t lose a match until falling in the tournament to Captain Morgan Charters’ […]