Sports – 02-11-2015

Daniel Sentman takes a handoff from Seahawks quarterback Ben Barreda during NFL Flag Football League 11-13 division action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Two NFL youth flag teams still chasing gridiron perfection   As the regular season of the NFL Flag Football League at the Anna Maria Island Community Center heads into the second half of the schedule, two teams are still sporting …

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Sports – 02-04-2015

Falcons player Lane Burnett gets around the corner on the way to a 45-yard touchdown run during Jan. 31 flag football action on the field at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy

Eagles claw past Falcons in AMICC flag football action   The Eagles earned a hard-fought, come-from-behind 26-21 victory over the Falcons during Jan. 31 NFL Flag Football action in the 14-17 division at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The …

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Sports – 01-28-2015

Youth, adults NFL Flag Football continues at center   The NFL Flag Football League at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, completed its second week of the season. Some separation is building between the top …

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Sports – 01-21-2015

Buccaneer defender Andrew Proctor makes a flag pull on Brandon Yost during 11-13 division spirit day action in the flag football league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Courtesy Photo: Sugar Beach Digital

Super Bowl season brings on AMI flag football action NFL Flag Football is up and running at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The action got started on Jan. 10 — just in time for Super Bowl fever — with …

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Sports – 01-14-2015

Island sports limited by winter weather, school break   For the adults who congregate outdoors at Anna Maria City Hall on Wednesdays and Saturdays, school break and chilly temperatures have no effect. However, there was no team unbeaten in horseshoe …

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Sports – 01-07-2015

Island Pest Control’s David Hiram carries the ball forward as Slim’s Place midfielder Danny Anderson defends during the Island Cup Final June 26. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Sports year in review, July-December   Looking back at the second half of 2014 in sports and naming The Islander sports story/person of the year:   July There was a big announcement in July regarding longtime islander Ken Bowers, who …

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Sports – 12-31-2014

Bradenton Beach resident Ryan Leestma poses with his first-place award for winning the eighth annual Gator Half Triathlon April 13 at Lake Manatee State Park.

Island sports flashback: January-June   My how the time flies. Another year, another year in review of the sports happenings on and around Anna Maria Island. In past years, I’ve compiled my top 10 as a review of the year, …

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Sports – 12-24-2014

King Middle School cross-country coach Jon Syre and his team: Courtney Isom, Camrynn Carson, Sara Goethe, Abigail Drapala, Marisa Wilson, Marisa Armer, Molly Brown, Tavionne Watson, Stephanie Bobrek, Francesca Cappello, Anni Walter, Brooke Capparelli, Victoria Walter. Not Pictured: Lila Naeher, Delaney Naeher. Islander Photo: Courtesy Danielle Capparelli

KMS girl runners capture county cross-country title   King Middle School’s female road runners captured the Dec. 13 Manatee County middle school cross country championship at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, and they did it thanks to a little help …

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Sports – 12-17-2014

Horseshoes, golf step up, center sports on winter break   While youth and adult sports at the Anna Maria Island go quiet for the winter holidays, golf and horseshoes round out the sports opportunities on AMI. The Key Royale Club …

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Sports – 12-10-2014

Members of the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult soccer finalists, Dojo Martial Arts, left, and Eason Builders, flank Paul Hayward as he holds the newly minted Paul “Ace” Hayward Cup — the championship prize in the Island Cup. Hayward, a soccer enthusiast who, before taking on a battle with cancer, was a routine volunteer in the center soccer program. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICC

Builders take Island Cup, championship honors ‘Ace’   The Island Cup final Dec. 4 in the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult soccer league came down to Dojo Martial Arts and Eason Builders. The game’s significance came into perspective prior …

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