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Final four set in adult soccer playoffs at community center

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Mulock Flynn Law player Jessica Williams, center, settles the ball during first-round playoff action in the adult soccer league against Ross Built at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Williams scored two goals to help her team advance on a 3-2 win. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

There were no upsets during first-round playoff action on Nov. 16 in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, though the evening did not lack excitement.

The opening game of the night between No. 3 seed Sato Real Estate versus No. 6 seed Moss Builders was decided by penalty kicks.

The two teams battled to a 6-6 tie through regulation time before Sato prevailed in the shootout. Adam Mott had a busy night in goal for Sato, making 14 saves and scoring two goals, leading the offensive charge. Zoran Kolega and Yunior Guerra each contributed a goal and an assist in the victory, while Josh Sato and Bobby Troxler completed the scoring with a goal each.

Moss Builders received two goals each from Andre Lewis, Shay Coleman and Jillian Ptak, with Ptak also adding an assist. Goalie Jordan Demers made eight saves to help keep Moss Builders in the match.

The second match of the evening saw No. 4 seed Jiffy Lube roll to an 8-3 victory over No. 5 seed Acqua Aveda behind four goals from Chris Klotz and three goals and an assist from Ricky Anderson. Danny Anderson completed the Jiffy Lube scoring with a goal, while Jason Sato made five saves to help preserve the win.

Eric Pullen scored two goals to lead Acqua Aveda, which also received a goal from Rico Beissert and an assist from Ray Gardner, while Steve Oelfke made 5 saves between the pipes in the loss.

Mulock Flynn Law slipped past Ross Built by a 3-2 score in the evening’s third match. Jessica Williams scored two goals and Chris Scott added a goal to lead Mulock Flynn, which received four saves from goalie Sean Flynn in the victory.

Kevin Roman scored two goals and Ben Sato made four saves to lead Ross Built in the loss.

As expected No. 1 seed Slim’s Place rolled to an easy 4-0 victory over No. 8 seed Mar/Kis Insurance. Angela Wiles had a goal and an assist to lead Slim’s, which also received goals from Matt Kretzman, Greg DeMeuse and the ageless Lyn Clark. Kris Yavalar and Damir Glavan chipped in with assists, while Dave Green made four saves to complete the shutout victory.

Goalie Mario Prino made six saves to lead Mar/Kis Insurance in the loss.

The semifinal games are set for Thursday, Nov. 30, with Jiffy Lube facing Mulock Flynn Law at 7 p.m. and Slims vs. Sato Real Estate at 8 p.m.

The championship match will be played at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the center, 407 Magnolia Drive, Anna Maria.

 

Key Royale news
It was a busier than usual week for golfers at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. The club hosted a “welcome back” coed scramble Nov. 11. The team of Mary Lou Dreier, Andi Saia, John Kolojeski and Gary Silke combined on a 5-under-par 27 to win the outing via scorecard tiebreaker over the team of Scott Mitchell, Karen Mitchell, Gloria LaTorre and Don LaTorre with a matching 27. The team of Kathy Porter, Charles Porter, Tommy McDonnell and Jana Samuels were alone in third place with a 4-under-par 28.

Lance Lindeman captured the men’s long-drive contest, while Helen Pollock won the women’s contest. Scott Mitchell won the closest-to-the-pin challenge on hole three, while Beth Lindeman won for the women on the eighth hole.

The men played their regular modified Stableford-system match Nov. 13. Art McMillian carded a plus-4 to win individual honors over Tim Friesen and Dennis Schavey, who carded matching plus-3s.

McMillan and Schavey’s scores helped teammates Dale Hudson and Terry Tarras to a first-place team finish at plus-7.

The club women held their semi-annual Doe Day tournament Nov. 14. The team of Terry Westby, Tootie Wagner, Stephanie Morris and Jana Samuels combined on a score of 30.5 to take first place for the day. Second place went to Sally Martin, Judy Squier and Fran Barford with a 31, while Janet Razze, Carol Duncan, Brenda Solleveld and Laura Purcell were alone in third with a 31.5.

Diane Miller won the long-drive contest.

The men were back on the course Nov. 15 for their counterpart to Doe Day, a Stag Day tourney.

Tim Friesen carded a 2-under-par 30 to earn medalist honors for low gross score. Larry Pippel was three strokes behind him to finish alone in second.

Terry Tarras fired a 6-under-par 26 to win the low-net contest, one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Marty Hicks.

The team of Gary Alvord, Peter Lund, Tom Nelson and Tarras combined on a 7-under-par 25 to win the team low-net competition.

Friesen won the low-putts contest with only eight putts, one fewer than second-place finisher Mark Mixon. Jack Lowry won the long-drive contest from the blue tees, while Gary Silke won from the whites.

The men played their regular Thursday morning scramble Nov. 16 to close out a busy week of competitive golf. The team of Dale Hudson, Tom McDonnell, Scott Mitchell and Dave Richardson combined on a 5-under-par 27 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Horseshoe news
Two teams emerged from pool play and battled it out for the day’s bragging rights during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Gene Bobeldyk and Bob Lee earned a 21-12 victory over Rod Bussey and Bob Rowley to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

Two teams met in the finals during Nov. 18 action. Bob Palmer and Bob Lee won all three pool-play games by an impressive margin of 62-7 to meet Dom Livedoti and Jim Kleiner in the finals. Palmer and Lee stayed hot, rolling to a 22-0 victory over Livedoti and Kleiner to truly 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.

Seedings set for adult soccer playoffs at center

The regular season is in the books and the playoff seedings and schedules are carved in stone.

The playoffs kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, with No. 4 seed Moss Builders taking on fifth seed Sato Real Estate. The second match of the evening has No. 3 seed Jiffy Lube pitted against sixth seed Ross Built at 7 p.m., while the 8 p.m. match pairs No. 2 Mulock Flynn Law against seventh seed Ross Built.

As expected, Slim’s Place finished the regular season as top seed, but they did finally lose a game, removing the pressure of an unbeaten season. No. 1 will take on No. 8 Mar/Kis Insurance in the final match of the evening, starting at 9 p.m.

The last night of the regular season Nov. 9 opened with Jiffy Lube easing past Sato Real Estate by a 7-4 score behind four goals from Danny Anderson and two goals from Ricky Anderson. Chris Klotz added a goal and an assist in the victory, while goalie Jason Sato made eight saves.

Josh Sato’s two goals paced Sato Real Estate, which also received single goals from Nate Welch and Zoran Kolega while Bobby Troxler, Yunior Guerra and Adam Mott each had one assist in the loss.

The second match of the night saw Ross Built and Acqua Aveda battle to a 2-2 tie. Kevin Roman and Scott Eason scored a goal and Ben Sato made three saves between the pipes to lead Ross Built. Darrin Wash scored two goals to lead Acqua Aveda, which also received assists from Cortni Wash and Rico Beissert in the tie.

Mulock Flynn Law edged Slim’s Place 5-4 behind five goals from Chris Scott. Angela Wiles led Slim’s Place with three goals, while Greg DeMeuese added a goal in the loss.

Mar/Kis Insurance seems to be finding its stride after starting the season with five consecutive losses. The team won its first game last week and battled to a 5-5 tie against Moss Builders in its final regular season match. Jeremias Gramajo led the way with two goals, while Miguel Ajoy, Tony Frudakis and Ruby Rodriguez scored a goal each. Mario Prino helped keep Mar/Kis in the game with seven saves in goal.

Andre Lewis led Moss Builders with a goal and two assists, while Ryan Moss, Jillian Ptak, Olaf Krause and Shay Coleman added a goal in the tie.

 

Club news

There was a full week of golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, starting with a nine-hole modified-Stableford system match for the men Nov. 6.

Buddy Foy and John Kolojeski both carded plus-4s to finish in a tie for first place. The foursome of Tim Friessen, Lex Halakan, Marty Hicks and Gary Razze combined on a plus-5 to win the team competition.

The women took over the course Nov. 7 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights, including a side game of low putts.

Flight A was particulary competitive with Helen Pollock, Marcia Helgeson, Margrit Layh and Debbie Milder all coming in with matching 1-under-par 31s — a four-way tie for first place. Joy Kaiser finished alone in second place with a 32. Helgeson and Kaiser tied for low puts in the group with 14 putts.

Meredith Slavin and Fran Barford both fired 1-under-par 31s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight B. Roxanne Koche was alone in second with an even-par 32, while Jana Samuels was a stroke back in third place. Pam Alvord and Sue Christenson both had 13 putts to win the low putts contest in the flight.

Sue VanOrsdal won Flight C with a 1-over-par 33, while Janet Razze took second with a 2-over-par 34. Jan Turner was alone in third at 4-over-par 36. Turner and Carol Patterson won the low putts game with 13 putts.

Peggy Clauhs took first place in Flight D with a 40, while Cathy Rice and Marty Clark finished in second and third place respectively. Clark was the outright winner of the low putts game in the flight with 14 putts during her round.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced from pool play to the knockout round during Nov. 8 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Hank Huyghe and Rod Bussey rolled in the finals with a 21-6 victory over Bob Lee and Art Kingstad.

Six teams advanced to the knockout stage with 2-1 records during Nov. 11 action. The team of Tom Skoloda and Steve Doyle won its first-round match by a 22-12 score over Jerry Disbrow and Tim Sofran. Meanwhile Neil Hennessey and Adin Shank cruised past Dom Livedoti and Steve Hooper  by a 21-2 score. John Crawford walked his way past Tom Farrington and Norm Langeland 22-16. Crawford drew the lucky bye into the finals and watched as Skoloda-Doyle advanced to the championship game, defeating Hennessey-Shank 24-11. Crawford ended the marathon playoff by defeating Skoloda-Doyle 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.

Slim’s Place pursues perfection in adult soccer league

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Chris Scott carries the ball for Mulock Flynn Law past Ross Built defenders Greg Ross, Kevin Roman and Monica Simpson during Nov. 2 adult soccer action at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Kevin P. Cassidy
Mulock Flynn’s Frank Agnelli heads the ball away from his goal during Nov. 2 adult soccer action at the Center of Anna Maria Island.
Ross Built’s Trevor Bystrom sprints for the ball after poking it away from Mulock Flynn’s Chris Scott during Nov. 2 adult soccer action at the center.

With only one week left to play in the regular season of the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, Slim’s Place continues to boast a perfect 6-0 record.

Mulock Flynn Law is second with a 4-1-1 league record, just ahead of 4-2 Jiffy Lube. Sato Real Estate follows in fourth place at 2-3-1, while Acqua Aveda, Moss Builders and Ross Built all have 2-4 records. Mar/Kis Insurance is in last place, but did veer off the winless path Nov. 2 with a 7-2 victory over Sato.

Miguel Ajoy led the way with three goals and an assist, while Jermias Gramajo, Joel Sanchez, Omar Polar and Ruby Rodriguez each notched a goal. Mario Prino made six saves in goal to help preserve the victory.

Yunior Guerra had a goal and an assist and Josh Sato scored once to lead Sato in the loss.

Ross Built opened the Nov. 2 action with a 4-1 victory over Mulock Flynn Law behind a pair of goals from Greg Ross. Scott Eason and Trevor Bystrom each notched a goal, while Ben Sato made nine saves between the pipes.

Chris Scott scored the lone goal for Mulock Flynn in the loss, including 11 saves from Sean Flynn.

Jiffy Lube rolled to a 9-5 victory over Moss Builders behind three goals and an assist from Chris Culhane and two goals and three assists from Danny Anderson. Jiffy Lube also received two goals and an assist from Chris Klotz, while Ricky Anderson and Eliza Faillace both added a goal in the victory.

Andre Lewis scored twice to lead Moss Builders, which also received a goal each from Matt Plummer, Olaf Krause and Shay Coleman in the loss.

Slim’s Place remained unbeaten thanks to a 7-6 victory over Acqua Aveda in the final game of the night. Damir Glavan scored three goals and Kris Yavalar added two goals and an assist. Matt Kretzman chipped in with a goal and an assist, while Greg Demeuse finished with a goal and three assists in the victory.

Steve Oelfke led Acqua Aveda with a hat trick while Eric Pullen added two goals and an assist. Rico Beissert completed the Acqua Aveda scoring with a goal and an assist in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

Key Royale Club members took advantage of some beautiful weather to get in a full slate of golf action.

The men got out on the morning of Oct. 30 for their usual modified-Stableford system match. Dave Richardson earned the top spot with a plus-4, one point better than second-place finishers Gerry Elson, Marty Hicks, Dale Hudson and Jere Rice.

A coven of women took over the course on Halloween for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights. (Did anyone see witches flying on brooms?)

Marcia Helgeson rode a birdie on the seventh hole to a 4-under-par 28 to earn a two-shot victory in Flight A over second-place finisher Karen Mitchell. Helen Pollock, who chipped in on the first hole and Joy Kaiser shared third place with matching 1-under-par 31s.

Tootie Wagner’s 1-under-par 31 gave her first place in Flight B over Sally Martin, who carded a 1-over-par 33, and Fran Barford who finished with a 35.

Marilyn Niewijk fired a 3-under-par 29 to earn a two-shot victory over Joyce Lathrop to win Flight C. Lathrop, who had a chipin on the first hole, finished at 1-under-par 31, while Roxanne Koche and Jana Samuels tied for third at even-par 32.

Penny Auch’s 2-over-par 34 gave her a five-shot victory over Anne Klein to win Flight D.

The men were back on the course Nov. 2 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Al Carr, John Kolojeski, Wayne Patterson and Steve Phiel combined on a 4-under-par 28 to grab clubhouse bragging rights. The team of Lex Halakan, Dale Johnson, Tom Nelson and Jere Rice were one shot back in second place.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and battled for the day’s supremacy in the Nov. 1 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Dom Livedoti teamed up with Jay Disbrow to win his fifth consecutive championship with the Anna Maria pitchers. They soundly defeated Tim Sofran and Hank Huyghe by a 21-3 score to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams also advanced to the knockout stage during the Nov. 4 games. The team of Bob Mason and Rod Bussey earned a come-from-behind 21-19 victory over Bob Lee and Art Kingstad 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 football registration ends Nov. 11

The center is calling for youth flag football registration until Nov. 11.

The cost is $10 for members and $126 for non-members.

Player evaluations are mandatory and a draft follows for the age 5-7 division at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. for the 8-10 division Tuesday, Nov. 14. Evaluations continue Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. for the 11-13 division and at 7 p.m. for the 14-17 division.

Games will be scheduled for Tuesdays and Wednesdays and some Saturdays.

As always, the center is looking for coaches and sponsors.

Players can register online at centerami.org, call 941-778-1908 or visit the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

 

Progressive Cabinetry earns 8-10 soccer championship

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Progressive Cabinetry, 8-10 division champs: Kieran Cloutier, Lily Kawahata, Ewen Cloutier, Magness Rollins, Jack Mattick, Jax Kagin, Liam Coleman, Blair Warfield and Kylie Barkley with coaches Rick Cloutier and Esther Mattick.
Jack Mattick, who scored all three Progressive Cabinetry goals, prepares to go to work on the Bins Be Clean defense during the 8-10 division championship soccer game Oct. 24 at the center.
Progressive Cabinetry defender Ewing Cloutier volleys the ball away from his goal during the 8-10 division championship soccer game Oct. 24 at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Kevin P. Cassidy

By halftime in the Oct. 24 championship soccer game at the Center of Anna Maria Island, Progressive Cabinetry looked to be living up to it’s No. 1 seeding in the 8-10 division matchup against Bins Be Clean, thanks to a pair of goals from Jack Mattick, the likely choice for the division MVP.

Mattick scored on a pair of breakaway goals in the second minute and the 13th minute to give Progressive a 2-0 halftime lead.

Early in the second half, Kieran Cloutier knocked a long clearing pass upfield, where it was fielded by Bins Be Clean central defender JM Feeney. Feeney looked to pass the ball out of his end, but Mattick picked his pocket and carried the ball in for an easy close-range goal and what looked like an insurmountable 3-0 lead.

Bins Be Clean had other ideas, however, and continued to push forward. Jackson Pakbaz got free up the left side in the 32nd minute, but Kieran Cloutier stifled that run with a solid tackle.

A minute later, Pakbaz fired a long-range shot that looked promising, but Progressive goalie Lily Kawahata made the save.

Bins Be Clean finally broke through in the 34th minute when Pakbaz stole the ball deep in Progressive territory, carried it in and beat Kawahata from close range to pull to 3-1.

Two minutes later, a Progressive defender inadvertently crossed the ball across his own goal mouth and Bins Be Clean player David Patterson pounced, hitting a nice shot, but Kawahata came up with the save.

With time winding down, Pakbaz carried the ball up the right side and hit a nice cross that resulted in a hand ball on a Progressive defender. Pakbaz deposited the ensuing penalty kick into the goal to pull to 3-2, but the final seconds ticked away, denying Bins Be Clean the hoped fo dramatic comeback.

Mattick scored all three Progressive Cabinetry goals to lead the way, while Kieran Cloutier was a strong defensive presence, also garnering an assist. Kawahata finished with six saves to help preserve the championship victory.

Pakbaz scored both goals for Bins Be Clean, which received three saves in the loss from Andrew Patterson.

Wash Family Construction edged Blue Lagoon 4-3 to win the third-place game behind two goals and an assist from Riley Lawson and a goal and an assist from Lincoln Sauls. Chris Ueltschi added a goal, while Kendall Rice and Jack Whiteside combined on nine saves in the victory.

Frankie Coleman notched a hat trick to lead Blue Lagoon, which also received an assist from Caden Quimby and 7 saves from Victor Albrecht in the loss.

 

Slim’s Place holds onto first
Slim’s Place continues to lead the pack with a perfect 4-0 record at the halfway point in the adult soccer league at the center.

Mulock Flynn Law continues to nip at their heels with a 3-0-1 record, just ahead of 2-1-1 Sato Real Estate. Jiffy Lube and Acqua Aveda are both 2-2, while Ross Built and Moss Builders are 1-3. Mar/Kis Insurance is in last place — still in search of a victory.

Sato opened Oct. 26 action with a 7-6 victory over Moss Builders behind three goals and an assist from Josh Sato and two goals from Zoran Kolega. Nate Welch and Chesea Hoffner completed the Sato scoring with a goal each in the victory.

Jillian Ptak paced Moss Builders with three goals, while Andre Lewis scored two goals and Matt Plummer added a goal.

The second game of the evening saw Mulock Flynn Law ease past Acqua Aveda by a 6-4 score. Sean Flynn, Aaron Parkin and Chris Scott scored two goals each to lead Mulock in the victory.

Stephen Adair led Acqua Aveda with two goals and an assist in the loss, while Rico Beissert and Eric Pullen notched a goal each.

Jiffy Lube rolled to a 9-2 victory over Mar/Kis Insurance behind two goals each from Danny Anderson, Brad Laudicina and Eliza Faillace. Chris Klotz, Mike Brusso and Chris Culhane completed the scoring with a goal each in the win.

Jeremias Gramajo led Mar/Kis Insurance with two goals while, Omar Polar had an assist.

Matt Kretzman had 4 goals and an assist to lead Slim’s Place to an 8-4 victory over Ross Built in the final game of the evening. Kris Yavalar added twp goals, while Damir Glavan and Greg DeMeuse had a goal each in the victory.

Kevin Roman led Ross Built with three goals and an assist and Greg Ross scored once in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news
Three teams advanced from pool play with 3-0 records and battled for the day’s bragging rights during Oct. 25 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Jerry Disbrow and Norm Langeland drew the bye into the finals and watched as Dom Livedoti and Bob Palmer advanced to the finals with a 21-15 victory over Neil

Hennessey. The finals saw Livedoti and Palmer roll to a 23-7 victory over Disbrow and Langeland.

The Oct. 28 games saw two teams advance to the knockout stage. Livedoti earned his fourth consecutive victory, this time teaming with Steve Doyle to earn a trip to the winner’s circle with a 23-7 victory over Tom Skoloda and Hennessey.

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

 

Youth flag football on horizon
The center is holding registration for its youth flag football league until Nov. 11.

Prospects are required to attend player evaluations followed by a draft.

Evaluations for the 5-7-year-old division will be at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, for the 8-10 year olds. Evaluations continue at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 for the 11-13 division and 7 p.m. for the 14-17 division.

Games will be played Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and some Saturdays.

Cost is $10 for members and $126 for non-members. Players can register at centerami.org or call 941-778-1908 or visit the center.

The center also is recruiting coaches and sponsors.

Slim’s rises in adult soccer, youth soccer enters finals

After three weeks of soccer action in the adult league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, Slim’s Place has the only unblemished record at 3-0 and stands alone in first place. Mulock Flynn Law is right on their heels at 2-0-1, closely followed by Acqua Aveda at 2-1. Sato Real Estate holds down fourth place with a 1-1-1 record, while Ross Built, Jiffy Lube and Moss Builders all sport 1-2 records. Mar/Kis Insurance holds down last place and is still in search of a victory at 0-3.

Moss Builders opened the Oct. 19 action on the center field, emphatically breaking its schneid with a 9-4 victory over Acqua Aveda to behind two goals each from Shay Coleman, Olaf Krause and Jillian Ptak. Ryan Moss, Andre Lewis and Matt Plummer each added a goal to complete the scoring, while Jordan Demers made four saves in goal.

Rico Beissert scored three goals and Cortni Wash added a goal to lead Acqua Aveda in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Slim’s Place improve to 3-0 as Jiffy Lube failed to field the required number of players.

Ross Built rolled to an 8-1 victory over Mar/Kis Insurance behind five goals from Kevin Roman and a goal each from Scott Eason, Jake Parsons and Greg Ross.

Jermais Gramajo notched the lone goal for Mar/Kis Insurance in the loss.

The last game of the evening was the best, as Mulock Flynn Law and Sato battled to a 7-7 tie. Chris Scott led Mulock Flynn with six goals and Lexi Sato added a goal.

Zoran Kolega and Josh Sato scored two goals each to lead Sato, which also received goals from Nate Welch, Adam Mott and Angela Albrecht in the tie.

 

Finals set in 8-10 youth soccer division
There were no upsets of monumental proportion during the Oct. 17 semifinals of the 8-10 youth soccer division playoffs at the center.

Top seeded Progressive Cabinetry easily dispatched Blue Lagoon 4-1, while Bins Be Clean defeated Wash Family Construction 3-1, to set up a No. 1 seed versus No. 2 championship game.

The final will have a 6:30 p.m. kickoff after press time for The Islander Tuesday, Oct. 24. Before he championship match at 5:30 p.m., the third-place playoff game will pit Wash versus Blue Lagoon

 

Horseshoe news
Four teams emerged from pool play with 2-1 records and battled it out for the day’s championship during Oct. 18 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Dom Livedoti and Sam Samuels rolled past Norm Good and Tim Sofran 25-2, while Jay Disbrow waltzed past Bob Rowley and Tom Skoloda 23-7 in the semifinals.

Livedoti and Samuels earned the day’s bragging rights with a 21-16 win over Disbrow.

Livedoti found himself back in the winner’s circle during Oct. 21 action, teaming with Steve Doyle to post the lone 3-0 record during 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.

 

Key Royale news
The Key Royale Club golfers took part in an Oktoberfest Scramble Oct. 14 that included a traditional evening German buffet that was enjoyed by more than 60 club members.

The team of John Koljeski, Charlie Porter and Kathy Porter combined on a 10-under-par 22 to take home first-place honors for the day. They were followed by Diane Miller, Karen Mitchell and

Scott Mitchell in second place with a 7-under-par 25, while Debbie Richardson, Dave Richardson, Phyllis Roe and Jack Roe were another shot back in third place.

Margrit Layh won the closest-to-the-pin contest for the women on the eighth hole, while Charlie Porter took home the men’s prize on the third hole.

Helen Pollock won the women’s long-drive contest, while Dave Richardson won on the men’s side.

The men were back on the course Oct. 16 for their regular modified-Stableford system match. Jeff Rodecal grabbed first place with a plus-5, while Mark Kimball took second with a score of plus-2.

The men played a nine-hole scramble Oct. 19. The team of Lex Halakan, Tom Lewis, Rodencal and Gary Silke combined on a 6-under-par 26 to take first place, while Dick Mills, Pat Moyna, Tom Nelson and Terry Tarras combined for second place at 3-under-par 29.

Contenders emerge in youth soccer, wrestling returns

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Bins Be Clean player Connor Samblis takes on Wash Family Construction’s Reshma Barnes during 8-10 division soccer action Oct. 10 at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Wash Family Construction’s Riley Lawson carries the ball as Bins Be Clean’s Gabriela Gilbert gives chase during 8-10 division soccer action Oct. 10 at the center. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

They say the cream rises to the top and that appears to be happening in the youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. The two-team 11-14 league started out with a tie and a loss, but, Truly Nolen since has run off three successive victories to improve to 4-0-1 as Slim’s Place fell to 0-4-1 after dropping a 5-3 decision Oct. 10 and a forfeit Oct. 14.

The 8-10 division is tighter, but it appears Progressive Cabinetry is on top of its class — currently 4-1 on the season. Wash Family Construction and Bins Be Clean, which both sport 3-2 records, may debate that statement. Meanwhile, Blue Lagoon is alone in last place, still searching for its first victory.

Wash took on Bins Be Clean Oct. 10 and came away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory. Bins Be Clean got on the scoreboard in the 10th minute when an own goal from Wash gave them a 1-0 lead.

With about six minutes left in the first half, Lincoln Sauls got free and scored to tie the game at 1-1.

The second half saw Bins Be Clean come out strong as Jackson Pakbaz carried the ball up the left side and fired a shot from close range that Kendall Rice somehow blocked to keep the game tied.

Riley Lawson almost gave WFC its first lead two minutes later when he picked off a goal kick and unleashed a rocket that caromed off the post.

WFC finally took the lead with 7:03 to play as Peyton Harlan got loose on a breakaway and produced a goal for a 2-1 lead.

Bins Be Clean looked to tie the score with 3:43 to play when Pakbaz carried the ball up the right side and crossed inside to Connor Samblis, but the volley was just wide and WFC held on for a 2-1 victory.

Action Oct. 14 in the 8-10 division saw Bins Be Clean edge Blue Lagoon 3-2 behind two goals from David Patterson and a goal from Gabriella Gilbert. Tori Hurst and Samblis added assists, while Jaxon Henry made two saves in goal.

Frankie Coleman led Blue Lagoon with a goal and an assist, while Caden Quimby scored. Goalie Victor Albrecht helped keep Blue Lagoon in the game with five saves in the loss.

Progressive Cabinetry rolled to a 5-1 victory over Wash Family Construction in the morning’s second 8-10 division game behind four goals from Jack Mattick.

Jax Kagin added a goal and an assist, while Lily Kawahata finished with three saves in the win.

Peyton Harlan scored the lone goal in the loss for Wash on an assist from Riley Lawson.

 

Horseshoe news

Dom Livedoti and Jay Disbrow were the outright winners after posting the only 3-0 pool play record in the Oct. 11 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Three teams advanced to the knockout round Oct. 14 with matching 2-1 records. The team of Sam Samuels and Tim Sofran drew the bye and watched as

Livedoti and Disbrow eliminated the brother team of Neil and Dave Hennessey 21-6. In the finals, Samuels and Sofran rolled to a 23-10 victory over Livedoti and 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.

 

Key Royale golf news

Golfers at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach got back to a normal schedule after interruptions from bad weather and storm cleanup.

The men played a nine-hole modified-Stableford system match Oct. 9. Tom McDonnell grabbed individual honors with a plus-7, while Bill Shuman took second place with a plus-5 and Tim Friesen finished in third place with a score of plus-3.

Shuman’s score helped his mates, Marty Hicks and Diane Miller, to the team title with a score of plus-3.

The women played a regular nine-hole individual-low-net-match Oct. 10. Helen Pollock, Phyllis Roe and Fran Barford each carded 1-over-par 33s to finish in a three-way tie for first place in Flight A.

Penny Auch took first place in Flight B with a score of 5-over-par 37.

The side game of the day was tee-to-green and Phyllis Roe took first place with 25 strokes.

The men were back on the course Oct. 12 for a nine-hole scramble. Art McMillan, Larry Pippel, Jeff Rodencal and Quentin Talbert matched the 4-under-par 28 carded by John Cassese, Jerry Elson, Bob Leedham and Dan Richardson to share clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Youth wrestling returns to center

The Center of Anna Maria Island is bringing youth wrestling to the mat in its fall programming.

Instructors will teach techniques to all experience levels and the club is expected to travel on weekends to regional tournaments.

Practice will be 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays at the start of the season, which will open Nov. 1.

Registration closes Saturday, Oct. 26.

Enrollment is $96 for members and $126 for non-members.

For more information, visit the center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, call 941-778-1908 or go online to centerami.org.

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.

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

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Ava Gitt and Savannah Coba take off during the dribbling relay race during the Planet Stone instructional league clinic on Oct. 7 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Coach Patty McBean leads her Planet Stone players through some toe taps during an Oct. 7 instructional league clinic at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Two Planet Stone players chase after the ball during the 6-7 instructional league clinic on Oct. 7 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

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 — the age 4-5 and 6-7 divisions — to put the focus where it should be, on instruction.

Even though the center hasn’t kept track of wins and losses and hasn’t kept standings in the youngest age divisions, too much focus was put on teams to win their Saturday games.

Not anymore. The focus now for Beach Bums, kids 4-5, and Planet Stone, the 6-7 division, is on skill development and fun.

Coach Nathan Kragt, who played soccer for the Manatee Magic and at Bradenton Christian School, recently led a group of about 20 youngsters through a series of ball drills called Coerver Skills. Coerver skills develop first-touch and dribbling by training kids to feel comfortable with the ball at their feet.

Kragt started with toe touches, which helps develop the balance needed to have mad ball skills. He then had the kids switch to instep touches, sole rolls and an inside-outside stop, where kids move the ball with the inside of their foot, then the outside, then stop the ball.

Though the program is in its infancy, staying the course will pay off big time for these kids when they start playing competitive games. They’ll have the skills they need.

Kragt and his assistant coach, Patty McBean, who played high school soccer in Canada, threw in fun games like kick the coach with the ball and a dribbling relay before finishing the session by placing the kids into four teams for scrimmages.

Watch out for these up-and-coming players when they move up to the big field.

Speaking of the big field, soccer action continued in the 8-10 and 11-14 divisions. Truly Nolen improved its season to 2-0-1, thanks to a 3-0 victory over Slim’s Place. Aiden

Templeton led the way with three goals, while Evan Talucci made three saves in the shutout victory.

The loss, which dropped Slim’s Place to 0-2-1 on the season, produced a pair of saves from Nick Yatros.

The 8-10 division standings are tight with Bins Be Clean, Wash Family Construction and Progressive Cabinetry all sporting 2-1 records. Blue Lagoon is 0-3.

Action Oct. 7 saw Progressive Cabinetry roll to a 7-2 victory over Bins Be Clean behind five goals from Jack Mattick and a goal each from Kieran Cloutier and Lily Kawahata.

Kawahata also made three saves in goal, while Ewen Cloutier finished with three saves and an assist in the victory.

David Patterson and Connor Samblis each scored a goal to lead Bins Be Clean in the loss.

The second game of the morning saw Wash Family Construction roll to a 6-1 victory over Blue Lagoon behind six goals from Riley Lawson and an assist from Layla Yavalar.

Jack Whiteside made three saves and Lincoln Sauls added two saves to help preserve the victory.

Frankie Coleman scored the lone goal for Blue Lagoon, while Victor Albrecht and Jocelyn Raines contributed three and two saves respectively.

 

Adult soccer kicks off new season

The adults kicked off a new soccer season at the center Oct. 5. The seven-game regular season runs until Nov. 9 with playoffs Nov. 16 and the championship game Dec. 7.

First-week action saw Acqua Aveda edging Sato Real Estate 5-3 behind three goals from Eric Pullen and a goal each from Rico Beissert and Stephen Adair.

Bobby Troxler led Sato with a pair of goals, while Zoran Kolega scored once. Chelsea Hoffner and Junior Guerra each added assists in the loss.

Mulock Flynn Law slipped past Moss Builders 7-6 in the second game of the evening. Lexi Sato paced Mulock Flynn with three goals and an assist and Aaron Parkin finished with two goals. Sean Flynn had a goal, while a goal and an assist from Jessica Williams completed the scoring for Mulock Flynn.

Shay Coleman’s three goals and an assist paced Moss Builders in the loss, as well as two goals and two assists from Matt Plummer and a goal and two assists from Andre Lewis.

Jiffy Lube rolled to a 7-2 victory over Ross Built in the third game of the night behind five goals from Chris Klotz and two goals from Chris Culhane. Danny Anderson added a pair of assists and Mike Brusso made four saves in goal.

Scott Eason had a goal and an assist and Kevin Roman scored once to carry Ross Built in the loss.

Slim’s Place cruised to a 7-2 victory over Mar/Kis Insurance behind three goals each from Angela Wiles and Damir Glavan. Kris Yavalar chipped in with a goal, while Matt Kretzman added a pair of assists in the win.

Joel Sanchez and Jermais Gramajo scored a goal each to lead Mar/Kis Insurance, which also received an assist from Michel Marquez in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news

For the second consecutive week, horseshoe action at the city of Anna Maria’s pits saw no need for playoffs. There were again two outright winners.

Dom Livedoti teamed up with Neil Hennessey during the Oct. 4 games to post the day’s only 3-0 pool play record and earn bragging rights for the day.

Livedoti was back in the winner’s circle Oct. 7, this time with Jerry Disbrow to post the lone 3-0 pool play record and take the day’s championship.

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.

 

Key Royale golf news

More rain and more clean up limited golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach to a nine-hole scramble by the men Oct. 5. The team of Barry Izzard, Dick Mills, Scott Mitchell and Larry Pippel combined on a 3-under-par 29 to match the score carded by the team of John Cassese, Dan Richardson, Larry Solberg and Dave Richardson for a two-way tie for first place.

No thanks to Irma, youth soccer season finally underway

After delays to tryouts, team selection, practices and games due to the passing of the Category 2 Hurricane Irma, the youth soccer season at the Center of Anna Maria Island finally kicked off last week.

After just a week of action, there’s only one team with a spotless record and that belongs to Bins Be Clean in the 8-10 division. They handily won both of their matches to jump out to a 2-0 record and grab an early lead in the standings. Wash Family Construction and Progressive Cabinetry follow with matching 1-1 records, while Blue Lagoon is 0-2.

The two-team 11-14 division had its first match decided by a forfeit when Slim’s Place was unable to field a team Sept. 26 for its match against Truly Nolen, though the two teams did play to a 2-2 tie Sept. 30.

Aiden Templeton paced Truly Nolen in the Sept. 30 match with a goal and an assist, while Evan Talucci added a goal.

Slim’s Place was led by Brock and Shane Soletti, who scored a goal each to lead Slim’s, which also received an assist from Sam Leister in the tie.

Bins Be Clean opened the 8-10 division fall season Sept. 26 with a 5-3 victory over Progressive Cabinetry, which received four goals from Jackson Pakbaz and two saves from goalie David Patterson in the victory.

Jack Mattick’s hat trick paced Progressive Cabinetry, which also received three saves from goalie Lily Kawahata in the loss. An own-goal by Progressive accounted for the final score for Bins Be Clean.

The second game of the evening saw Wash Family Construction roll to a 4-0 victory over Blue Lagoon behind a hat trick from Chris Ueltschi and a single goal from Lincoln Sauls. Goalie Jack Whiteside made four saves to earn the shutout victory for WFC.

Victor Albrecht helped keep Blue Lagoon in the match with two saves in the loss.

Action continued Sept. 30 with two 8-10 division matches, starting with Progressive Cabinetry’s 6-1 dismantling of Wash Family Construction. Ewen Cloutier led the way with three goals, while Jack Mattick finished with two goals and two assists. Kieran Cloutier added a goal and an assist, while Lily Kawahata finished with two saves in the victory.

Lincoln Sauls scored Wash Family Construction’s goal, and Jack Whiteside finished with four saves in the loss.

Jackson Pakbaz and Connor Samblis both had two goals and an assist to lead Bins Be Clean to a 5-0 victory over Blue Lagoon. Gabriella Gilbert added a goal and Andrew Peterson finished with two saves in the victory.

Victor Albrecht made four saves and Jocelyn Raines added two saves for Blue Lagoon in the loss.

 

More soccer

The adult soccer league at the center will kick off its fall season with four games starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. The eight-team co-ed league includes Jiffy Lube, Sato Real Estate, Acqua Aveda, Ross Built Construction, Slim’s Place, Mulock Flynn Law, Moss Builders and Mar/Kis Insurance.

The seven-game season runs through Nov. 9, with playoffs starting Nov. 16 and championship Thursday set for Dec. 7.

 

Horseshoe news

There was no need for playoffs during horseshoe action Sept. 27 and Sept. 30 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Dom Livedoti and Bob Heiger posted the only 3-0 record and were the outright champs during Sept. 27 action, while Neil Hennessey walked his way to the lone 3-0 pool play record during action Sept. 30.

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.

 

Key Royale golf news

Normalcy returned to Key Royale Club after the past few weeks spent cleaning up the fairways from Irma’s mess.

The men teed off Sept. 25 for their regular, modified-Stableford system match. Jim Auch and Barry Izzard both carded plus-4s to finish in a tie for first place.

The women got on the course Sept. 26 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in two flights.

Helen Pollock fired a 3-under-par 29 to earn a two-shot victory over Stephanie Morris, who was alone in second place with a 1-under-par 31. Phyllis Roe and Jean Holmes finished in a tie for third with matching even-par 32s.

Roxanne Koche scorched the course with a 6-under-par 26 to take the top spot in Flight B. Janet Razze took second place with a 1-under-par 31, while Jana Samuels finished at 2-over-par 34, including a chipin on the second hole.

Pollock also won the game of the day with 13 putts.

The men played a nine-hole scramble Sept. 28 that saw the team of Marty Hicks, Jack Isherwood, Larry Pippel and Gary Razze combine on a 6-under-par 26 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Mike Gille, Barry Izzard, Jeff Rodencal and Dennis Schavey finished two shots back in second place.

 

More golf news

The Center of Anna Maria Island invites all golf enthusiasts to join them for the annual fundraising golf tournament Friday, Oct. 20, at the IMG Golf Academy, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton.

Cost for the tournament is $125 per player or $450 per foursome and includes lunch, dinner and the usual assortment of prizes and raffles. The tournament benefits the sports programs at the center.

Sign up is at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, online at centerami.org or by calling the center at 941-778-1908.

Runner Hooke takes first place, sets yet another record

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Mickey Hooke closes in on the finish line of the 13th annual Ranch Run in Temple Terrace. He earned a first place finish in the 10K.
Mickey Hooke poses with his medals with incoming Col. Chad Chronister of the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office on winning the 10K at the 13th annual Ranch Run in Temple Terrace. Islander Photos: Courtesy Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office/Charles Bean IV

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 the day. His finish time was 4 minutes 12 seconds ahead of his closest competitor and earned him a trifecta: course, masters and grandmasters records.

He has set 290 records since he turned 40, including 46 overall course records.

The race attracted 323 runners for 5K, 10K and 15K races and raised $19,000 for the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch and its programs.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and battled for first place during Sept. 20 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Tom Skoloda and Jay Disbrow defeated Dom Livedoti and Tim Sofran 22-12 in the finals and earned bragging rights for the day.

Livedoti teamed up with Bob Heiger to post the only 3-0 pool play record as outright champs Sept. 23.

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.

 

Key Royale golf news

Clean up from Hurricane Irma continued on the Key Royale links Sept. 18, but the women got back in the swing of things Sept. 19 with a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match in two flights.

Helen Pollock and Phyllis Roe both carded 4-under-par 28s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight A. Fran Barford and Stephanie Morris tied for second with matching 3-under-par 29s.

Roxanne Koche fired a 3-under-par 29 to take first place in Flight B. Marilyn Niewijk was alone in second with a 1-over-par 33. Jana Samuels had a chipin on the eighth hole.

The men finally got out on the course Sept. 21 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Paul Phillips, Gary Razze, Jeff Rodencal and Quentin Talbert matched the 3-under-par 29 carded by the team of Mike Brakefield, Dave Frankenfield, Mark Kimball and Dick Mills and Barry Izzard, John Kolojeski and Scott Mitchell for a three-way tie for first.

 

Center postscript

The Center of Anna Maria Island has canceled the adult football championship game that was scheduled the weekend Irma threatened to arrive in Florida and the island came under an evacuation order.

The game was apparently called a draw because neither team could agree to a date that worked for all.

Youth soccer, also delayed by Irma, is scheduled to begin this week.

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 in New York, while the Jacksonville Jaguars were forced stay the week in Houston after their game there Sept. 10 because the conditions in Jacksonville were deteriorating.

Add in cancellation of all games by all of the state colleges and rescheduling of the opening game of the NFL season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Miami Dolphins and you can start to see the disruption to our sporting routine.

The storm also disrupted local sporting events and high school football and youth sports all across the state. The Unitied Soccer Association had two weekends of games interrupted as some areas weren’t as lucky as others with respect to Irma’s impact.

All sports at the Center of Anna Maria Island were canceled for Irma and have yet to be rescheduled. The youth soccer league looks to get the fall season started Sept. 23, while championship night in the adult flag football league hopes to kick off Sept. 21, but a final decision had not been made at press time.

West Bradenton and the island definitely dodged the proverbial bullet thanks to Irma’s last-minute jog to the east, and the time spent hunkered down with family and friends serves as a reminder for what is really important and valued.

Next up is Hurricane Maria, forecast to hit the already devastated islands of Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. By the middle of the week, Maria will eye the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

It’s too early to judge whether Florida will be impacted by Maria, but I wouldn’t put all the sandbags, plywood and batteries away just yet. Lee is just behind her in the Atlantic.

 

Horseshoe news

There were no horseshoes pitched Sept. 9 or Sept. 13 due to Hurricane Irma, but the players did manage to get in some action Sept. 16.

Walker Neil Hennessey posted the only 3-0 pool-play record and was the day’s outright champion.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays 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.