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Sports – 12-07-2016

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Planet Stone, 11-14 division champions: Jack Barnes, Nick Cavaluzzi, Bryce Higgins, Michael Pears, Chris Snyder and coach Joel Snyder. Not pictured: Madelyn Rogers and Keira Johnston. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Bins Be Clean, 8-10 division champions: Maddox Culhane, Torianne Hurst, Riley Lawson, Kyle Samuels, Ethan Sackett, Evan Talucci, Natalie Talucci, Layla Yavalar, Nick Yatros and coach Rick Hurst.

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 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Planet Stone outlasted Progressive Cabinetry 6-5 in an exciting back-and-forth game. The Planet led 3-2 after the first half on three goals from Chris Snyder, while Progressive Cabinetry received a goal each from David Daigle and Tuna McCracken.

Progressive tied the score at 3-3 early in the second half when McCracken hit a long clearing pass that found Nicholas DeWitt, who finished the scoring chance.

A few minutes later, Progressive took a 4-3 lead on some nice passes between Daigle and DeWitt that resulted in a pass inside to Connor Ludwig and a goal.

The lead was shortlived, however, as Planet Stone’s Jack Barnes got loose up the right side and crossed it inside to Snyder, who deposited into the goal to tie the score at 4-4.

With 8:14 remaining to be played, Bryce Higgins somehow fought his way through two Progressive defenders to score and give Planet Stone a 5-4 lead.

Three minutes later, Planet Stone earned a corner kick that Nick Cavaluzzi hammered toward the goal mouth as it caromed off the goalie and into the goal for a 6-4 Planet Stone lead.

Undaunted, Progressive Cabinetry continued to fight and with just over 3 minutes left to play, a long goal kick found its way to Daigle, who ripped a shot from the 18 yard line that found the back of the net to cut the deficit to 6-5.

Daigle almost tied the score in the final minute of play, when his shot from 25 yards hit the left post and bounced to Nicholas DeWitt. However, DeWitt’s shot was saved by Snyder in goal to preserve the victory for Planet Stone.

Snyder finished with a game-high four goals and a pair of saves, while Cavaluzzi and Higgins each added a goal.

Daigle’s two goals led Progressive Cabinetry, which also received a goal each from DeWitt, McCracken and Ludwig in the loss.

Progressive Cabinetry advanced to the title game by defeating Tyler’s Ice Cream 6-3 Nov. 28 in the semifinal match. Daigle and Nicholas DeWitt scored two goals each to lead Progressive, which also received a goal from Christian DeWitt in the victory.

Tyler Brewer scored three goals to lead Tyler’s Ice Cream in the loss.

The 8-10 division championship game saw Bins Be Clean ease past Gulf-Bay Realty behind a pair of goals from Riley Lawson. Bins Be Clean goalie Evan Talucci, who made nine saves, came up with a big save on a Gulf-Bay penalty kick with just over 6 minutes to play to preserve his team’s two-goal advantage.

Gulf-Bay advanced to the finals by upsetting Mason Martin Builders 5-3 during semifinal action Nov. 28. Sam Leister scored two goals, while Gregory Jordan, Juliet Greene and Elek Brisson each scored a goal in the victory.

Mason Agnelli scored two goals and Jiles Kirkland added a goal to lead Mason Martin Builders in the loss.

Bins Be Clean advanced to the finals by rolling past Cloud Pest Control 6-2 in the second semifinal match of the evening. Riley Lawson scored five goals and Maddox Culhane added a goal to lead the Bins in the victory.

Aiden Templeton led Cloud Pest Control with two goals in the loss.

On another center note: The youth football league registration will close Dec. 9. Tryouts are Dec. 12-14 and play starts in January.

Adult soccer news

The adult soccer league at the center completed its fourth week of action with two unbeaten teams — Mason Martin Builders and Ross Built — both 3-0-1 and tied for first place.

Anna Maria CrossFit is alone in second place with a 2-1-1 record, while Jiffy Lube and Wash Family Construction follow with matching 2-2 records. Eason Builders Group is alone in sixth place at 1-2-1, followed by Acqua Aveda at 1-3. Slim’s Place is in last place, still in search of its first victory.

Dec. 1 action got started with Ross Built edging Slim’s Place 5-4 behind a hat trick from Connor Bystrom. Kevin Roman and Chris Circharo added single goals, while Ben Carpenter made nine saves in goal.

Andre Lewis, Chris Klotz, Stephanie Ankiel and Chris Culhane each scored for Slim’s in the loss.

Wash Family Construction rolled to a 5-1 victory over Eason Builders behind a balanced scoring attack that saw five players score. Kris Yavalar, Damir Glavan, David Greene, Alf Klotz and Darrin Wash each notched a goal, while Greene added five saves between the pipes.

Josh Sato scored the lone goal for Eason, which also received five saves from Tyler Lancaster in the loss.

Mason Martin Builders rolled to an 8-2 win over Acqua Aveda behind three goals from Frank Agnelli and two goals and two assists from Anthony Barberio. Ted Hurst, Lexi Sato and Nate Welch each added a goal for Mason Martin in the victory.

Eric Pullen and Nathan Kragt scored a goal each to lead Acqua Aveda, which also received 11 saves in the loss from goalie Will Case.

Anna Maria CrossFit outscored Jiffy Lube by a 6-2 margin behind three goals each from Rico Beissert and Will Kretzman.

Drew Mitchell and Vince Circharo scored a goal each to lead Jiffy Lube in the loss.

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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 two-game lead on 3-2 Harry’s Grill with 2-2 Blake Medical Center holding third place. Mike Walter & Associates and Intechgrate Systems both sport 1-4 records in fourth and fifth place.

Beach to Bay extended its lead to two games by earning a 77-67 victory over Harry’s Grill to open Nov. 22 action at the center.

Scott Eliseo scored 26 points and Matt Rossi added 25 points to lead Beach to Bay, which received 11 points from Mark Bryan and 9 points from Thomas Heald in the victory.

John Davis paced Harry’s Grill with 21 points, while Antwuan Jackson and Teagon Purtill scored 19 points each in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Mike Walter & Associates edge Intechgrate Systems 54-50 for its first victory of the season. Thomas Gish led all scorers with 29 points to lead Mike Walter & Associates, which also received 7 points from Sam Hooker and 6 points each from Ian Hardy and Tyler Bekkerus.

Aaron Dudukes scored 23 points to lead Intechgrate Systems, which also received 13 points from Craig McDonald and 10 points from Ted Hurst in the loss.

 

Flag football signup ongoing

The Center of Anna Maria is accepting registrations for its youth flag football league, which is set to get started Jan. 3.

The final day to register is Dec. 9.

Registration is ongoing online at www.centerami.org or at the center.

The Center also is seeking coaches and sponsors.

For more information, contact Drew Mitchell at drew@centerami.org or call 941-778-1908, ext. 9208.

 

Key Royale golf news

Due to Thanksgiving, it also was a short week for golf action at the Key Royale Club.

The men got out for their normal Monday outing, a nine-hole, modified-Stableford system or quota-points match Nov. 21.

Steve Pheil carded a plus-4 to earn individual first-place honors with Peter Solleveld taking second with a score of plus-3.

Pheil’s score helped his team of Peter Lund, Dennis Schavey and Ron Vandeman to a score of plus-5, which earned them clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

The women took to the course Nov. 22 for their regular outing. They played a nine-hole individual-low-net game in four flights that also included a low-putts side game.

Sue Little fired a 1-under-par 31 to win Flight A, while Debbie Milder’s 12 putts earned the low total in the flight.

Heather Pritchard’s 1-under-par 31 gave her first place in Flight B. Jana Samuelson had 15 putts during her round to earn first place in the flight.

Roxanne Koche carded a 1-under-par 31 to win first place in Flight C and Barb Harold won the low-putts competition.

Janet Razze had the round of the day with a 2-under-par 30 to win Flight C with Stephanie Morris winning the flight’s low putts with 13.

 

Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play to battle for the day’s bragging rights during Nov. 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

Walker Bob Mason drew the bye into the finals and watched as Roger Nigg and Bob Palmer rolled into the final with a 23-7 beat down of Jim Kleiner and Hank Huyghe. Nigg and Palmer then edged Mason by a 21-19 score to earn bragging rights.

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during Nov. 26 action. The team of John Crawford and Bob Lee drew the bye and watched as Karl Thomas and Mason earned a 21-14 win over Gene Bobeldyk and Bob Heiger to advance to the finals. Crawford and Lee then knocked off Thomas and Mason 21-11 to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Youth soccer enters second season, adults play, too

The dress rehearsal that is the regular season has come to a close in the youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Division teams battled it out in the past week for the most favorable playoff path to the league championship.

This is most evident in the 11-14 division, where top-seed Planet Stone has earned a bye into the championship game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. No. 2 seed Progressive Cabinetry and third-seed Tyler’s Ice Cream, who twice battled to ties, will face off in a semifinal game at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, with the winner taking on Planet Stone for the title.

The four-team 8-10 division saw Bins Be Clean earn the top seed via a tiebreaker over Mason Martin and matching 5-3-1 records. The third and fourth seeds are Gulf-Bay Realty and Cloud Pest Control, which also had matching records of 3-5-1. Bin Be Clean will take on Cloud in the first division semifinal at 6 p.m. Nov. 28, while Mason Martin is set to take on Gulf-Bay in the second semifinal at 7 p.m. The winners will square off for the championship at 6 p.m. Nov. 29.

The 6-7 division has no playoffs. But the champ or champs is determined by the season standings. Air & Energy and Signarama both compiled 4-3-1 records and finished in a tie for the championship. Bin There Dumped That finished second place with a 3-3-2 record, while Blalock Walters finished third with a 1-5-2 record.

Signarama climbed into a tie for first place thanks to a 1-0 victory over A&E in the final game of the regular season Nov. 14. Bert Vortuba scored the game’s only goal to lift Signarama to the victory. Other members of the co-champions are Colin Bankert, Reeshema Barnes, Asa Brisson, Anthony Dunfee, Leo Foster and Conor Samblis.

Members of the A&E co-champs are Caroline Wettstein, ViVi Dupre, Bam Gartman, Gigi Greene, Jack McCarthy, Jordan Moore and Charlie Rogers.

 

Adult basketball news

The adult basketball league completed its fourth week of action in the center gym with two games Nov. 15. Beach to Bay Consruction sits atop the standings with a 4-0 record, closely followed by Harry’s Grill at 3-1. Blake Medical Center at 2-2, Intechgrate Systems at 1-3 and 0-4 Mike Walter & Associates.

Blake opened the Nov. 15 action with a 74-40 victory over Mike Walter & Associates behind a game-high 24 points from Brandon Beserva and 10 points from Louis Flores. Chris McCormick added 9 points and Chris Hall and Van Kinder finished with 7 points each in the victory.

Nick Evangelista scored 16 points and Ian Hardy added 11 points to lead Walter & Associates in the loss.

Beach to Bay remained undefeated on a 57-43 win over Intechgrate Systems 57-43 in the second game of the evening behind a balanced scoring attack that saw all eight players score.

Mark Bryan scored 15 points and Matt Rossi tallied 10 points to lead Beach to Bay, which also received 9 points from Jerry Szklarek and 7 points each from Scott Eliseo and Thomas Heald in the victory.

Aaron Dudukes scored 15 points to lead Intechgrate, which also received 12 points from Ted Hurst and 10 points from Doug Bidwell in the loss.

 

Adults kick in the grass

Adult soccer on the center field completed its third week of action and four matches Nov. 17.

Mason Martin Builders currently holds the top spot in the standings with a 3-0 record, closely followed by Ross Built at 2-0-1. Jiffy Lube is in third place at 2-1 with Anna Maria CrossFit and Eason Builders Group holding fourth and fifth place with matching 1-1-1 records. Acqua Aveda and Wash Family Construction follow with 1-2 records, while Slim’s Place brings up the rear at 0-3.

Eason Builders and Mason Martin battled to a 6-6 tie in the first of the night’s four matches. Matt Plummer led Eason with three goals and an assist, while Scott Eason, Omar Polar and John Coleman scored one goal each.

Ted Hurst and Lexi Braxton scored two goals each to lead Mason Martin, which also gained a goal and an assist from Tara Stutts and a goal from Frank Agnelli.

Jiffy Lube slipped one over Slim’s Place 5-4 behind two goals from Murat Akay and a goal each from Danny Anderson, Vince Circharo and Shawn Kaleta.

Cole Peterson scored a pair of goals to lead Slim’s, which also received a goal each from Chris Klotz and Mike Brusso in the loss.

Wash hammered out a 7-3 victory over CrossFit. Matt Kretzman, Damir Glavan and Alf Klotz led Wash with two goals each. Unfortunately, one of Klotz’ goals was an own goal — a point for the other team. Chelsea Hoffner added a goal and an assist to complete the scoring for Wash Family Construction.

Will Kretzman and Ryan Moss scored a goal each to lead CrossFit, which also received six saves from Moss in the loss.

Ross Built cruised past Acqua Aveda 6-2 behind three goals from Kevin Roman and two goals from Connor Bystrom. Chris Circharo completed the scoring with one goal, while Max Gazzo finished with five saves between the pipes.

Nathan Kragt and Ray Gardner led Acqua Aveda with a goal each and Will Case made six saves in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The men played a nine-hole modified Stableford-system match during golf action Nov. 14 at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. The trio of Tom McDonnell, Tom Nelson and Quentin Talbert all carded plus-3s to tie for first place.

Talbert’s score helped his team of Marty Hicks, Lex Halakan and Art McMillan to the team title with a combined score of plus-1.

The men were back on the course Nov. 17 for a nine-hole scramble and again there was a three-way tie for first place. The team of Bob Blazer, Art McMillan, Bill Schuman and Herb Claus along with the team of Jon Holcomb, Bob Soos, Bob O’Keefe and Ron Vandeman matched the score of 2-under-par 30 carded by Gary Razze, John Purcell and Jim Menzies, allowing them to share clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play during Nov. 16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Art Kingstad and Norm Good edged the team of John Crawford and Dom Livedoti by a 22-19 score to win the day.

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during Nov. 19 action. The team of Bob Palmer and Kingstad drew the bye and watched as Bob Mason and Livedoti rolled past Bob Lee and Sam Samuels 25-6. Mason and Livedoti stayed hot, cruising past Palmer and Kingstad by a 21-9 score for the day’s championship.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna

 

Center organizing youth football league

Huddle up at the center.

The Center of Anna Maria Island is registering players for its Winter Youth Football League.

Player evaluation will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 for children in the 5-7 age group, 7 p.m. Dec. 12 for children in the 8-10 age group, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 for children in the 11-3 age group and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 for children 14-17 years old.

Play will begin Jan. 3.

The center also is seeking coaches and sponsors.

The cost is $5 for center members, $120 for non-members.

The registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 9.

Registration can be completed at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria; online at centerami.org; or by phone at 941-778-1908.Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

Soccer on the center pitch, Election Day golf, walkers dominate horseshoes

The youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island continues to produce competitive matches — evident by the standings, especially in the 6-7 and 8-10 divisions.

The 6-7-year-old division is really tight with the top three teams separated by a game. Air & Energy is holding down the top spot with a 4-2-1 record, just ahead of Bin There Dumped That and Signarama, both 3-3-1. Blalock Walters completes the standings at 1-5-1.

Bins Be Clean with a 5-2 record holds down first place in the 8-10 division in front of Mason Martin Builders at 4-3. Gulf-Bay Realty is alone in third with a 3-4 record, while Cloud Pest Control follows at 2-5.

The 11-14 division is seemingly set in stone for Planet Stone. They are 5-1, comfortably in front of Progressive Cabinetry at 2-2-2. Tyler’s Ice Cream follows at 1-4-2.

Progressive Cabinetry and Tyler’s Ice Cream battled to a 3-3 tie during 11-14 division action Nov. 1. Nick DeWitt scored two goals and Tuna McCracken had a goal and three saves to lead Progressive Cabinetry in the tie.

Tyler Brewer led Tyler’s Ice Cream with three goals, while Thomas Heckler made nine saves between the pipes.

Planet Stone showed they’re the team to beat the following evening, rolling to a 6-2 victory over Progressive Cabinetry with two goals each from Jack Barnes and Nick Cavaluzzi. Bryce Higgins and Chris Snyder added one goal each in the victory.

David Daigle and Nick DeWitt scored a goal each to lead Progressive, which also received four saves from Conor Ludwig in the loss.

Bins Be Clean edged Gulf-Bay Realty 3-2 to open the 8-10 division action Nov. 8. Riley Lawson notched a hat trick to lead Bins Be Clean on offense, while Evan Talucci finished with seven saves in the victory.

Gregory Jordan and Dante Tilelli scored a goal each to lead Gulf-Bay in the loss.

Mason Martin Builders scored a 4-3 victory over Cloud Pest Control in the second match of the evening. Mason Agnelli’s three goals led the way and Jackson Pakbaz added a goal. Dalton Fox helped preserve the victory with seven saves in goal.

Frankie Coleman scored two goals and Aiden Templeton added one to lead Cloud Pest Control in the loss.

Signarama scored a 2-0 shutout victory over Blalock Walters in 6-7 division action Nov. 7. Reeshma Barnes and Conor Samblis scored a goal each to lead Signarama in the victory.

The second game of the evening saw Air & Energy and Bin There Dumped That battle to a 3-3 tie. Charlie Rogers scored two goals and Jack McCarthy added one to lead A&E, while Ewan Cloutier scored three goals to lead Bin There.

Adult soccer action

Adult soccer at the Center of Anna Maria put a second week of action on the books with four games played Nov. 10.

Acqua Aveda opened the night’s action with a 5-4 victory over Wash Family Construction behind two goals each from Nate Talucci and Nathan Kragt. Sean Flynn added a goal and an assist, while Eric Pullen contributed three assists in the victory.

Alf Klotz led Wash Family Construction with two goals, and Kris Yavalar and Chelsea Hoffner each scored a goal in the loss.

Mason Martin Builders rolled to a 9-4 victory over Slim’s Place behind four goals from Frank Agnelli and three goals from Ted Hurst. Lexi Sato came up with two goals in the victory, while Anthony Barberio, Nick Sato and Tara Stutts contributed assists.

Chris Klotz scored two goals on assists from Andre Lewis to lead Slim’s in the loss.

The third game of the evening saw Ross Built and Anna Maria CrossFit battle to a 4-4 tie. Kevin Roman scored two goals and Chris Circharo and Stetson Matthews added a goal each to lead Ross Built.

Rico Beissert and Will Kretzman scored two goals each to even up CrossFit.

Jiffy Lube slipped past Eason Builders Group 5-4 behind two goals each from Shay Coleman and Vince Circharo. Murat Akay added a goal for Jiffy Lube, which received assists from Circharo, Tony Shard and Coleman in the victory.

Blair Schlossberg scored two goals to lead Eason Builders. He was helped in the loss by a goal each from Scott Eason and Shea Yates.

Key Royale golf news

Over 50 golfers participated in Stag Day Nov. 3 at Key Royale Club that included morning and afternoon rounds of golf sandwiched by lunch in the clubhouse.

The team of Gary Silke, Barry Fenstermacher, Tony Butzek and Bob Longworth combined on a 3-over-par 131 to post the best low-net score in the morning, while Merritt Fineout, Dennis Schavey, Dave Richardson and Barry Izzard had a 10-over-par 138 to best the afternoon scores.

Jim Auch’s 5-under-par 27 was the best low-net score in the morning, while Barry Izzard’s 4-under-par 28 was the best individual score for the afternoon players.

Fineout grabbed the closest-to-the-pin contest on the third hole.

The men were back on the course Nov. 7 for a nine-hole modified Stableford-system or quota-points match.

Barry Izzard led all golfers with a plus-5, while Bill Shuman came in second on a plus-2.

The team of Herb Clauhs, Mike Gillie, Tom Nelson and Earl Ritchie combined on a plus-2 to win the team competition.

The women took to the tees Nov. 8 for an Election Day match. They played an individual low-net match from the blue tees and used red or white tees to celebrate their right to vote.

Playing her first round, Andi Sala carded a 3-under-par 29 to take first place in Flight A. Debi Wohlers was three strokes back in second place with an even-par 32.

Penny Williams and Meredith Slavin carded 3-over-par 35s to share first place in Flight B.

The men played a nine-hole team scramble Nov. 9 that saw the team of John Cassese, Tom Nelson, Bob Reid and Quentin Talbert combine on a 4-under-par 28 for bragging rights for the day.

Horseshoe news

Walkers dominated last week’s horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

On Nov. 9, Bob Mason walked his way to the only 3-0 pool-play record, earning the day’s undisputed championship.

Nov. 12 action saw two teams emerge from pool play. Walker Bob Palmer threw four double ringers and pitched a shutout on his way to a 22-0 victory over Karl Thomas and Jay Disbrow.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Parity reigns in youth soccer, cornhole champs named

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Members of the Ugly Grouper Cornhole League celebrate their season of Cornhole, including, back row, left to right, Rick Burns, Beverly Lesnick, Tommy Kilpatrick, Brian Sizemore, Dave Huggins, Dennis Goehler, Abbot Heath, Adam Merritt, Charlie Trygg, Sarah Calhoun, Jay Calhoun, League organizer/ manager James Davis, Greg Hermis and Mike Morgan. Front row, left to right, are Bee Granger, Paul Barnett, Jim Leary, Shea Khalil amd Nathaniel Schwemmer. Islander Courtesy Photo

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’ Greg Hermis and Mike Morgan.

Bag Em and Tag Em’s Paul Barnett and Jim Leary took second place in the regular season, while Captain Morgan Charters captured third-place during the regular season.

The restaurant wanted to thank all of the teams that participated in its cornhole league and remind players they can register now for the winter league, which will get started Tuesday, Dec. 6.

 

Center soccer takes center field

Coaches appear to have done a good job evaluating talent and picking players for their teams in the Center of Anna Maria Island youth soccer league draft, which was held prior to the season opening.

After six games, there are no unbeaten and no winless teams in either of the three age divisions in which official standings are kept.

The youngest age group keeps no scores or standings.

But the 6-7 standings are most competitive. The division has Air & Energy on top with a 4-2 record, closely followed by 3-3 Bin There Dumped That — alone in second place. Signarama is 2-3-1 at third place, just ahead of Blalock Walters at fourth place and 1-4-1.

Bins Be Clean sits atop the 8-10 standings with a 5-1 record, while Gulf-Bay Realty and Mason Martin Builders are tied for second with matching 3-3 records. Cloud Pest Control completes the 8-10 standings at 1-5.

The three-team 11-14 division has Planet Stone in first place on a 4-1 record, but Progressive Cabinetry is close behind at 2-2-2 and Tyler’s Ice Cream is only two wins away at 1-3-2.

The 11-14 division got in two matches Nov. 1, starting with a 3-3 tie for Progressive Cabinetry and Tyler’s Ice Cream. Nick DeWitt scored two goals and Tuna McCracken scored once to lead Progressive Cabinetry.

Tyler Brewer led Tyler’s with three goals, while Thomas Heckler had a strong game in goal, finishing with nine saves.

Planet Stone defeated Progressive Cabinetry 6-2 Nov. 2 behind two goals each from Nick Cavaluzzi and Jack Barnes. Bryce Higgins and Chris Snyder each added a goal to complete the scoring in the victory.

David Daigle and Nick DeWitt scored a goal each to lead Progressive Cabinetry in the loss.

Bins Be Clean opened the 8-10 division action Nov. 1 with a 3-0 victory over Cloud Pest Control. Riley Lawson scored all three goals, while Evan Talucci put up four saves in the shutout victory.

Connor Allen was strong in goal for Cloud Pest Control, finishing with six saves in the loss.

Mason Martin Builders earned a 5-3 victory over Gulf-Bay Realty in the second match of the evening. Jackson Pakbaz scored three goals and Mason Agnelli added two goals to lead Mason Martin to victory.

Gregory Jordan scored two goals and Jayden Sparks scored once to lead Gulf-Bay in the loss.

Close games are the norm in 6-7 division action based on games played Nov. 2.

Bin There Dumped That edged Signarama 2-0, receiving a goal each from Ewan Cloutier and Cale Rudacille. Asa Brisson kept the game close for Signarama with four saves in goal.

The second game of the evening saw Blalock Walters earn a 3-2 victory over A&E behind two goals from Ethan Guerrero and a goal from Savannah Coba.

Jack McCarthy and Gigi Greene scored a goal each to lead Air & Energy in the loss.

Games are played on two fields at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

 

Adult basketball rolls on

Adult basketball wrapped up its third week of action Nov. 2 at the center with two games played. Beach to Bay Construction leads the standings with a 3-0 record, one game ahead of Harry’s Grill, which is alone in second place with a 2-1 record. Intechgrate Systems sits in third place at 1-1, while Blake Medical Center and Mike Walter & Associates are both 0-2.

Beach to Bay Construction improved to 3-0 thanks to an 81-19 thrashing of Blake Medical Center behind a balanced offense that saw five players score in double figures. Beach to Bay was led by 16 points from Scott Eliseo, while Matt Rossi added 15 points, Joe Bazzo 14 points, and Thomas Heald and Mike Saponara each scored 10 points in the victory.

Blake Medical Center received 9 points from Van Kinder and 4 points from Chris McCormick.

Teagan Purtil scored 21 points to lead Harry’s Grill to a 64-48 victory over Intechgrate Systems in the second game of the evening. John Davis added 15 points for  Harry’s, which also received 13 points from Brandon Kern in the victory.

Ted Hurst led Intechgrate Systems with 18 points while Dean Foster, Craig McDonald and Todd McIntyre finished with 8 points each in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match Nov. 1 in four flights.

Pam Lowry fired a 4-under-par 28 to take first place in Flight A by four strokes over Judy Squir, who was alone in second place with an even-par 32.

Jana Samuels’ 2-under-par 30 gave her first place in Flight B. Sharon Tarras was a stroke back in second place, while Sue Christensen and Deb Richardson were tied for third at even-par 32.

Susan VanOrsdel carded a 2-under-par 30 to grab first place in Flight C by one stroke over Barb Harrold.

Laurie Hicks 1-under-par 31 gave her first place in Flight D by three strokes over Janet Razze and Penny Auch, who finished in a tie for second place.

 

Horseshoe news

Ten teams battled it out in pool play during Nov. 2 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Tom Skoloda and Steve Doyle were the only team that managed a 3-0 record and were the day’s outright champs.

Two teams emerged from pool play during Nov. 5 action and met in the finals. Bob Palmer walked his way to a 21-3 victory over Art Kingstad and Hank Huyghe to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Sports – 11-02-2016

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Tim Shaughnessy somehow came up with this catch despite three Tyler’s Ice Cream defenders surrounding him during the adult flag football playoffs at the Center of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Progressive Cabinetry nails down adult flag football title

 

The adult flag football league playoffs concluded Oct. 27 at the Center of Anna Maria Island with semifinal and championship games. Progressive Cabinetry rolled to a pair of victories to claim the 2016 Super Bowl title.

Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy and receiver Pat Calvary were unstoppable. Shaughnessy completed 17 of 18 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns, while also running for 65 yards and an extra point.

Pat Calvary had a 20-yard touchdown to go along with 170 receiving yards for two touchdowns and an extra point. Caleb Roberts also had a big game with 100 receiving yards, three touchdowns and an extra point in the victory. Christina Calvary completed the scoring with a touchdown and an extra point to go with 60 receiving yards.

Pat Calvary and Roberts led the defense with four flag pulls each, while Brianna Shaughnessy added a flag pull and a pair of quarterback sacks. Other members of Progressive Cabinetry are Mike Shaughnessy and Jason Garden.

Mason Martin Construction was led by Ray Gardner, who threw for 185 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 110 yards and a touchdown. Eric Gledhill paced Mason Martin with 95 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown receptions, while Jay Hoffmeister added 75 receiving yards, two touchdowns and an extra point in the loss.

Mason Martin advanced to the championship game by defeating Moss Builders 25-21 behind another huge game from Ray Gardner, who ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns and passed 85 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Eric Gledhill added 80 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point.

Moss Builders was led by Ryan Moss, who threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite receiver, Chad Woods, finished with 130 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point. Andrew Terman finished with 40 receiving yards, a touchdown and a 2-point conversion, while Mike Gillum completed the scoring with a touchdown reception.

Progressive Cabinetry advanced to the title game by rolling past Tyler’s Ice Cream 28-18. Quarterback Shaughnessy led the attack with 245 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns plus 35 rushing yards and a touchdown. Dad Mike Shaughnessy completed 3-of-4 passes for 30 yards and added 10 receiving yards.

Caleb Roberts led all receivers with 130 yards, including a pair of touchdowns and 2 extra points, while also completing a touchdown pass. Pat Calvary completed the scoring for Progressive with a 5-yard touchdown run, a touchdown reception and 60 receiving yards.

Jason Sato threw for 140 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to lead Tyler’s Ice Cream, which also received two touchdown receptions and a 10-yard touchdown run from Josh Sato. Ben Sato completed the scoring with a touchdown reception and 20 receiving yards in the loss.

 

Adult basketball continues

Adult basketball at the center completed its second week of action with a pair of games played Oct. 25.

Beach to Bay Construction improved to 2-0 after slipping past Mike Walter & Associates 62-58 behind 19 points from Jesse Dauphinee and 16 points from Matt Rossi. Mark Bryan finished with 10 points to help Beach to Bay to the victory.

The loss dropped Mike Walter & Associates to 0-2. Thomas Gish led all scorers with 35 points, but he was the only player in double figures for Mike Walter in the loss.

The other game played Oct. 25 saw Harry’s Grill improve to 1-1 on the season with an 80-40 thumping of Blake Medical Center in the five-team league.

Taegon Purtill led four players in double figures with 32 points. Antwan Jackson added 16 points, Derek Gargett posted 15 points and Patrick Calvary 10 points in the victory.

Giovanni Reino led Blake with 14 points and Chris Hall added 7 points in the loss.

 

Youth soccer plays on

Youth soccer completed its second week of action with a bevy of games, including the Spooktacular Saturday — costumed players —Oct. 29. However, results were not available at presstime for the spooky games.

Progressive Cabinetry rolled to an 8-4 victory over Tyler’s Ice Cream during 11-14 division action on Oct. 24. David Daigle scored three goals and Christian DeWitt added two to lead Progressive, which also received single goals from Alanna Belfore, Nick DeWitt and Tuna McCracken in the victory.

Tyler Brewer scored four goals to lead Tyler’s Ice Cream — no family relation. Tyler’s also saw six saves from Tres Maddox in goal.

Mason Martin Builders earned a 2-1 victory over Bins Be Clean to open 8-10 division soccer action Oct. 25. Mason Agnelli led the way with two goals and Dalton Fox made four saves to preserve the victory.

Riley Lawson scored the lone goal for Bins Be Clean in the loss.

The second match of the evening saw Gulf-Bay Realty record a 5-3 victory over Cloud Pest Control. Gregory Jordan scored three goals and Jayden Sparks added two goals to lead Gulf-Bay.

Aiden Templeton paced Cloud Pest Control in the loss with three goals.

Bin There Dumped That edged Blalock Walters by a 2-1 score to open 6-7 division action Oct. 24. Ewan Cloutier scored both goals for the victory.

Victoria Perry notched the lone goal for Blalock Walters.

Conor Samblis scored two goals and Alex Cox added a goal to lead Signarama past Air & Energy by a 3-2 score.

Gigi Greene and Charlie Rogers each scored a goal in the loss column.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men got out for a couple of rounds of golf last week, starting with a nine-hole modified-Stableford System match Oct. 24.

Jack Isherwood led all golfers with a plus-4 to earn clubhouse bragging rights ahead of Art McMillan and Larry Pippel, who both carded plus-3s on their rounds.

The team of Bob Leedham, Bill Koche, Pippel and Earl Ritchie combined on a plus-1 to win the team title.

The women played Oct. 25 in a nine-hole matchup with a twist — they limited their resources to three clubs, including the putter.

Phyllis Roe grabbed first place in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29, one stroke ahead of Helen Pollock.

Barb Mason Estok held the top spot in Flight B with a 3-under-par 29 — two strokes better than Sue Wheeler.

Judy Squire, Terry Westby, Pollock and Debbie Richardson all had chipins on the day.

The men were back on the course Oct. 27 for a nine-hole team scramble. The team of Jon Holcomb, Jim Kirk and Dan Richardson combined on a 1-under-par 31 to earn first place.

 

Horseshoe news

There was no need for playoffs as Dom “Dominator” Livedoti’s winning streak finally came to an end during last week’s horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Livedoti partnered with Karl Thomas Oct. 26 to forge the only 3-0 pool-play record and earn the day’s outright championship. The win was Livedoti’s ninth in a row, dating back to Sept. 28.

The streak officially ended Oct. 29 when Bob Palmer walked his way to the only 3-0 pool-play record.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Center adult football playoffs underway

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Famed tennis coach and trainer Nick Bollettieri, second from the left, was the headline attendee at the Center of Anna Maria Island’s golf tournament fundraiser Oct. 21 at IMG Golf Club. Bollettieri’s foursome, above, won first place in the tournament, which included a dinner and fundraising events, such as a raffle and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit. Islander Photo: Courtesy Center of AMI

The adult flag football league playoffs got started Oct. 20 at the Center of Anna Maria Island with four quarterfinal games played. The teams are fighting to secure a spot in the Super Bowl, which is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, following a pair of semifinal games that get started at 6 p.m.

The playoff action began with a slight upset by fifth-seeded Tyler’s Ice Cream. Tyler’s edged No. 4 seed Coldwell Banker in a close 29-28 score behind three touchdown passes and 115 passing yards from quarterback Jason Sato. Brother Josh Sato also played a hand in the victory, finishing with one touchdown pass to go along with 80 rushing yards and a touchdown, 55 receiving yards and three touchdown catches, all in addition to a 2-point conversion.

Younger brother Nick Sato completed the scoring with one touchdown reception to go along with 3 extra points and 65 receiving yards.

Chuck Buky paced Coldwell Banker with 245 passing yards and three touchdown passes, but was hurt by two interceptions. Karri Stephens finished with 110 receiving yards, inclduing a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to go along with four flag pulls, a quarterback sack and an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Matt Morgan completed the Coldwell Banker scoring with two touchdowns and a pair of extra points to go with 90 receiving yards.

The second game of the evening saw second-seed Mason Martin Construction roll to an 18-9 victory over Blake Medical Center behind the running and passing by quarterback Ray Gardner. Gardner rushed for 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while also passing for 75 yards and a touchdown. Frank Agnelli completed the scoring with a touchdown reception in the victory.

Blake could only manage one touchdown on a completion from Chase Bennion to Chris McCorkle, who finished with 85 receiving yards and an extra point. Aaron VanHook completed the scoring in the loss with a quarterback sack for a safety.

Sixth-seed Moss Builders pulled off the big upset of the night by rolling to a 26-8 victory over No. 3 Beach House Real Estate behind 205 passing yards and three touchdown passes from quarterback Ryan Moss. Andrew Terman also had a huge game, finishing with 115 receiving yards, including a pair of touchdowns and two extra points. Terman also came through on defense with a pair of interceptions, including a return for a touchdown. Chad Woods completed the scoring in the victory with a touchdown reception to go along with 80 receiving yards.

Don Purvis led Beach House with 160 passing yards and a touchdown pass, but was hurt by two interceptions. Jon Moss led Beach House receivers with 140 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

The final game of the evening saw top-seed Progressive Cabinetry roll to a 25-15 victory over Anna Maria CrossFit. Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy passed for 85 yards and three touchdown passes, while also adding 95 rushing yards. Caleb Roberts added 140 all-purpose yards, including a pair of touchdown receptions and an extra point, while also chipping in an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Christina Calvary completed the Progressive scoring with a touchdown reception.

Quarterback Danny Murphy paced CrossFit with a strong all-around game that included 160 passing yards and a touchdown pass, 50 rushing yards and 30 receiving yards, including one for a touchdown to go along with two quarterback sacks — one for a safety. Sean Flynn had a 30-yard touchdown pass and finished with 50 receiving yards and a touchdown in the loss to complete the scoring.

 

Youth soccer gets rolling

Youth soccer at the Center of Anna Maria Island moved into its second week of action with a bevy of games. The 6-7 division has Air & Energy atop the standings with a 2-0 record, closely followed by Bin There Dumped That and Signarama which both sit at 1-1. Blalock Walters completes the standings after two weeks of action at 0-2.

The 8-10 division is a picture of parity. Bins Be Clean, Cloud Pest Control, Gulf-Bay Realty and Mason Martin Construction all sit at 1-1 and all games have been decided by one goal.

The 11-14 division has Planet Stone leading with a 1-0 record, followed by 1-1 Tyler’s Ice Cream and 0-1 Progressive Cabinetry.

Tyler’s Ice Cream defeated Progressive Cabinetry 4-2 in 11-14 division action on Oct. 19 to win their first game on the young season behind four goals from Tyler Brewer and six saves from goalie Thomas Heckler.

Christian DeWitt and Tuna McCracken scored one goal each, while McCracken made eight saves between the pipes in the loss.

Cloud Pest Control opened 8-10 division action on Oct. 18 with a 2-1 victory over Mason Martin Builders behind a pair of goals from Aiden Templeton. Connor Allen helped preserve the victory with three saves in goal.

Mason Agnelli notched the lone goal for Mason Martin in the loss.

Gulf-Bay Realty earned a 4-3 victory over Bins Be Clean in the second 8-10 match of the evening behind three goals from Gregory Jordan and a goal from Sam Leister. Lily Kawahata made three saves in goal to help preserve the one-goal advantage.

Riley Lawson scored all three goals for Bins Be Clean, which received five saves in the loss from Nick Yatros.

Air & Energy opened the 6-7 division action Oct. 17 with a 2-1 victory over Bin There Dumped That behind two goals from Charley Rogers and a pair of saves from Gigi Greene.

Ewan Cloutier notched the lone goal for Bin There, while Brady Thompson had three saves in the loss.

Signarama rolled to a 3-0 victory over Blalock Walters behind a goal each from Alex Cox, Anthony Dunfee and Connor Sambis. Goalie Bert Vortuba made five saves in the shutout victory.

The action takes place Monday through Wednesday evenings on the center field, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, so don’t miss out.

 

Key Royale golf news

Nearly 48 golfers turned out Oct. 15 for the Key Royale Club Oktoberfest Scramble. The team of Debi Wohlers, Lori Waggoner, Carol Patterson and Wayne Patterson combined on a 3-under-par 29 to grab clubhouse bragging rights. Second place went to the team of Helen Pollock, Al Pollock, Marie Schultz and Joe Schultz with a 2-under -par 30.

Joe Schultz won the men’s long-drive contest, while Debi Wohlers captured the contest among the women golfers.

Judy Hutton won the closest-to-the-pin contest on the eighth hole, while Jack Isherwood won for the men.

The men were back on the course for a pair of matches Oct. 17. They played a best-ball-of-twosome match in the morning, which saw Tom Lewis and Peter Proxy combine on a 7-under-par 25 for first place by five strokes. The team of Jim Thorton and George Barford came in second place at 2-under-par 30.

Later in the day, the men were back out for a nine-hole modified Stableford System match. The team of Gary Razze, Wayne Patterson, Larry Solberg and Bill Shuman combined on a plus-3 to take the team title.

Bob Leedham carded a plus-4 to win the individual title, one point ahead of Shuman’s plus-3.

The Key Royale women got on the course Oct. 19 for a nine-hole blue-green-and-gold game. They teed off for three holes on each tee color, scoring a low-net match in two flights.

Phyllis Roe and Carol Patterson both carded 1-under-par 31s to tie for first place in Flight A. Debi Wohlers and Jean Holmes were a stroke back in second place.

Debbie Richardson’s 1-under-par 31 gave her first place in Flight B by one stroke over Fran Barford. Terry Westby was alone in third place with a 1-over-par 33.

The men played a nine-hole scramble Oct. 20 that saw the team of Rollin Cutter, Dale Hudson, Jack Isherwood and Gary Razze combine on a 4-under-par 28 to grab a one-stroke victory over the second-place team of Bill MacMillan, Dan Richardson, Bob Soos and Ron Vandeman.

 

Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action Oct. 19 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits saw six teams advance to the knockout stage with matching 2-1 pool-play records. Dom “Dominator” Livedoti walked past Steve Doyle and Karl Thomas by a 23-4 score, while Neil Hennessey and Norm Langland rolled to a 21-5 victory over Roger Nigg and Tim Sofran. Hank Huyghe and Bob Rowley also advanced on a 22-12 victory over Norm Good.

Huyghe and Rowley drew the bye into the finals and watched as Livedoti advanced with a 24-2 victory over Hennessey and Langland. Livedoti kept his hot streak alive with a 23-14 victory to earn yet another trip to the winner’s circle

Two teams posted 3-0 pool play records during Oct. 22 action as Livedoti made it eight in a row, this time teaming with Gary Howcroft to defeat Steve Doyle by a 23-14 margin.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

 

Ugly Grouper cornhole action

Week seven of the Ugly Grouper cornhole league, located at 5704 Marina Dr. in Holmes Beach resumed and Amateur Corn Stars continue to lead the pack with a perfect 7-0 record after dispatching The Feast, The Duckand the Corn by a 2-0 score. Captain Morgan Charters fell to 5-2 after dropping a 2-0 decision to Bag em and Tag em which improved to 5-2.

AMI Car Wash, Ugly Grouper Toss Me Softly and General Store are all 5-2 after last week’s action while Island Coffee Haus HB and Corn Dawgs follow in the standings at 4-3. Def Con 5 and Island Coffee Haus AMI are 3-4 and Island Bazaar Beach Bums is alone in tenth place at 2-5. Corn Dawgs and Island Coffee Haus are 1-6 while The Feast, The Duck and the Corn remain winless at 0-7.

 

Center offers wrestling program

A Center Wrestling Club is reaching out to interested youth ages 5-13 on Anna Maria Island. The club will travel in the area to weekend tournaments.

The season starts Nov. 9 and costs $5 for members and $90 for non-members. The last day to register is Oct. 28.

For more information, contact the center at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email  will@centerami.org.

Soccer season finally takes center field at Center of AMI

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Alex Cox carries the soccer ball through heavy traffic for Signarama during 6-7 division action at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Kevin P. Cassidy

The fall soccer league finally got in a full week of action after two weeks of cancellations due to rainy weather.

The action got going Oct. 10 with a pair of games in the 6-7 age division.

Bin There Dumped That earned a 3-0 victory over Signarama behind a hat trick from Ewan Cloutier and a pair of saves between goalies Xane Flores and Cale Rudacille. Conor Samblis made six saves in goal for Signarama in the loss.

Air & Energy slipped past Blalock Walters by a 3-2 score in the second 6-7 division game. Gigi Greene, Jack McCarthy and Jordan Moore each scored goals to lead A&E, which also received four saves from goalie Charlie Rogers in the victory.

William Pakbaz scored two goals to lead Blalock Walters and saves from goalies Ethan Guerrero, Victoria Perry, Fox Smith and Lily Stringer in the loss.

The 8-10 division got underway Oct. 11 with a pair of matches. The first one saw Gulf Bay Realty edge Mason Martin Builders by a 4-3 score behind three goals from Gregory Jordan and one from Elek Brisson. Lily Kawahata made five saves in goal to help preserve the victory.

Mason Agnelli, Mikela Culhane and Jackson Pakbaz scored a goal each, while Fiona McCarthy and Giles Kirkland combined for five saves in the loss.

The second 8-10 division game saw Cloud Pest Control earn a 4-2 victory over Bins Be Clean behind three goals from Aiden Templeton. Frankie Coleman added a goal, while brother Mikey Coleman made four saves in the victory.

Riley Lawson scored two goals and Nick Yatros made four saves for Bins Be Clearn in the loss.

Planet Stone recorded a 5-1 victory over Tyler’s Ice Cream to open the 11-14 division season. Nick Cavaluzzi recorded a hat trick and Jack Barnes scored two goals to lead Planet Stone, which also received two saves from goalie Bryce Higgins in the victory.

Tyler Brewer notched the lone goal for Tyler’s Ice Cream, which received an incredible 14 saves from Thomas Heckler in goal.

 

Adult flag football heads to playoffs

The regular season is over, seedings are set and the second season — playoffs — is here for the participants in the adult flag football league at the center.

The action gets started at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, with the No. 5 seed Moss Builders taking on fourth seeded Coldwell Banker. No. 2 seed Mason Martin Construction takes on seventhe seed Blake Medical Center in the second game of the evening. Third seeded Beach House Realty battles sixth place Tyler’s Ice Cream in the third game, while top seeded Progressive Cabinetry takes on eighth seeded Anna Maria CrossFit in the final game of the evening.

The winners advance to two semifinal games at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, with the winners set to battle for the championship at 8:30 p.m.

 

Key Royale golf news

The men of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole modified-Stableford golf match Oct. 10. Bob Soos came in as the big winner, carding a plus-5 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Barry Izzard was one point back in second place.

The women got on the course Oct. 11 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match with a side game of low putts for the round.

Liz Lang’s 1-over-par 33 was good enough for first place in Flight A. Jana Samuels and Carol Duncan were two strokes back in a tie for second place. Flight B saw Marcia O’Brien, Terry Westby and Debbie Richardson fire even-par 32s to finish in a three-way tie for first.

Margrit Layh won the low-putts game with 15 putts on her round.

The men were back on the course Oct. 13 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Ron Buck, Gary Duncan, Merritt Fineout and John Purcell matched the 5-under-par 27 scored by the team of Jack Isherwood, Bob O’Keefe, Bob Soos and Ron Vanderman to finish in a tie for first place.

 

Horseshoe news

The team of Dom Livedoti and Norm Good managed the only 3-0 pool play record and were the day’s outright champs during Oct. 12 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Livedoti made his sixth straight trip to the winner’s circle in the Oct. 15 action. This time he teamed up with Neil Hennessey to defeat Sam Samuels and Steve Doyle by a 21-16 score.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

 

Cornhole action in 6th week

Week six of the Ugly Grouper cornhole league, played at the restaurant, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, resumed after a rain-out last week.

General Store was victorious over Ugly Grouper Toss Me Softly by a 2-0 score. Tag Em and Bag Em defeated Island Coffee Haus AMI 2-0, while Def Con 5 and Island Coffee Haus HB both dropped 2-0 decisions. AMI Car Wash beat Feast, Duck and Corn 2-1, while Corn Dawgs No. 2 took out rival Corn Dawgs 2-0. Amateur Corn Stars remained undefeated after topping Captain Morgan Charters by a 2-1 score.

 

 

Sports – 10-12-2016

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Dom “Dominator” Livedoti finds himself in the winner’s circle Oct. 8 at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Livedoti comes to the game as a reitired college football coach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Sam Samuels

Threat of storms stifles most AMI sporting events

For the second time in the past month or so, a tropical weather system has wreaked havoc with the sports offerings on the island.  Though our area dodged any real damage from the passage of Hurricane Hermine, Hurricane Matthew brought little more a breeze.

The county school district canceled classes Oct. 7 and the Center of Anna Maria Island followed suit.

 

Key Royale golf news

It also was a short week of golf at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.

The men managed to get out for a nine-hole quota-points match Oct. 3. The duo of John Cassese and Fred Miller both carded plus-3 to finish in a tie for first place.

 

Horseshoe news

Dom “Dominator” Livedoti and Tom Skoloda posted the only 3-0 pool-play record on Oct. 5 and were the day’s outright champs during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Livedoti, a 1965 Olivet grad, coached the Olivet College football team in Olivet, Michigan, 1988-92, served as head coach at Wayne State University in Michigan for two years, then returned to coach the Olivet Comets prior to the 2005 campaign. He and wife Liz reside in Bradenton.

Three walkers advanced into the knockout stage during Oct. 8 horseshoe action to set up the first ever walker showdown. Tom Sofran rolled past Gary Howcroft 22-2 to advance to the finals against Livedoti.

Livedoti earned his nickname, taking out Sofran by a 22-7 score to hoist the championship trophy on a fourth consecutive win, his fifth title in six sessions.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

 

Center to offer youth wrestling

Wrestling is coming to the center for children ages 5-13 under the new Center Wrestling Club, with plans to travel and compete in weekend tournaments.

The season will start Nov. 9 and costs $5 for members and $90 for non-members. The last day to register is Oct. 28.

For more information, contact center recreation director Will Schenerlein at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email will@centerami.org.

 

Adult soccer starting up

The adult coed soccer leauge is back and accepting registrations for the season that starts Nov. 3. Games will be played Thursday evenings and the last day to register is Oct. 14. Cost is $5 for members and $120 for non-members.

Player evaluations are scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, with a player draft to follow.

For more information, contact the center.

 

Sports – 10-05-2016

Thunderstorms wreak havoc on center sports

 

Numerous thunderstorms wreaked havoc with the sports schedules at the Center of Anna Maria Island  in late September as youth soccer matches and adult flag football games were canceled due to lightning. However, the center did not provide a new schedule.

Two soccer games in the 8-10 division were played Sept. 27. The first saw Mason Martin Builders outlast Cloud Pest Control by a 6-5 score. Mason Agnelli led Mason Martin in the victory with three goals, while Jackson Pakbaz added two goals and Marley Culhane finished with a goal.

Aiden Templeton and Connor Allen tallied two goals each and Frankie Coleman finished with a goal for Cloud Pest in the loss.

Bins Be Clean slipped past Gulf-Bay Realty by a 3-2 score in the second game of the evening. Riley Lawson scored two goals to lead Bins Be Clean, which also received a goal from Natalie Talucci in the victory.

Elek Brisson and Sam Leister scored a goal each to lead Gulf-Bay Realty in the loss.

Progressive Cabinetry defeated Moss Builders 28-13 in the only flag football game played. Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy led the way with 180 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Pat Calvary was his top receiver with 155 receiving yards, three touchdown receptions and three extra points. Jason Garden added 40 receiving yards, including a touchdown reception and an extra point, while Mike Shaughnessy completed one pass that was good for a touchdown.

Ryan Moss threw for 175 yards and a touchdown, while also running for 60 yards and a score to lead Moss Builders in the loss. Chad Woods was his go-to receiver, finishing with 115 yards, a touchdown and an extra point.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale men hit the links Sept. 26 for a nine-hole modified-Stableford System match. Kent Newbold and Dan Richardson both carded plus-4s to finish in a tie for first place.

The women got on the course Sept. 27 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match in two flights that also featured a side game of low putts.

Lori Waggoner rode a birdie on the sixth hole to a 4-under-par 28 to claim first place in flight A by two strokes over second-place finisher Margrit Layh.

Debbie Richardson carded a 4-under-par 28 to win first place in flight B. Terry Westby was alone in second with a 1-over-par 33.

Richardson won the game of the day with 14 putts on her round.

Debi Wohlers and Penny Williams had birdies on their rounds.

The men were back on the course Sept. 29 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of John Cassese, Mike Gillie and Ken Newboldl combined on a 4-under par to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Horseshoe news

There were no playoffs needed during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits last week.

Action Sept. 28 saw the team of Tim Sofran and Dom Livedoti post the only 3-0 pool-play record to win the day’s outright title.

Livedoti was back in the winner’s circle Oct. 1, this time teaming up with Gary Howcroft to post the only 3-0 record in pool play.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

 

Cornhole action enters week 6

Cornhole action continues at The Ugly Grouper, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with games played Tuesday nights at the restaurant-bar.

There are two unbeaten teams left after week five. Captain Morgan Charters and Amateur Corn Stars both improved to 5-0. Captain Morgan defeated Island Coffee Haus AMI 2-0, while Amateur Corn Stars defeated Ugly Grouper Toss Me Softly 2-1 for its first loss, putting them 4-1 on the season along with AMI Car Wash and Toss Me Soflty.

General Store and Def Con 5 follow in the standings at 3-2, while Island Bazaar Beach Bums, Island Coffee Haus AMI and Corn Dawgs #2 come in at 2-3. Corn Dawgs are alone in 12th place at 1-4, while Island Coffee Haus, Feast, Duck and Corn are 0-5.