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Golf, horseshoes top sports on AMI

Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was somewhat abbreviated last week. Action July 19 was shortened by the team of Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels, who managed the only 3-0 record in pool play for the day’s bragging rights.

Action July 22 came to a sudden end due to a downpour of rain.

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

The men of Key Royale Club played their regular modified-Stableford system match July 17. Dennis Schavey carded a plus-6 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. One shot back in a tie for second place were Mark Kimball and Sean Purcell.

The men were back on the course July 20 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mike Brakefield, Dave Frankenfield and Lex Halakan took first place with a 3-under-par 29.

 

Register now for MAYSO’s fall season

Online registration is now open at mayso.org for players ages 4-18 planning to take part in the Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization’s fall recreational soccer season.

Cost is $125, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks. Players who register before Aug. 1 receive a $15 discount. There is an additional $20 volunteer fee for MAYSO players that is reimbursed if the player volunteers for two hours.

Games get started Oct. 7 at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, but player evaluations start up in August at Bray: Aug. 28 for U6 players, Aug. 29 for U8, Aug. 30 for U10 players and Aug. 31 for U12 and up. Check in for all evaluations start at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact a MAYSO administrator in an email to info@mayso.org or go online to mayso.org.

Sports roundup, summer camp plans

Two teams emerged from pool play to battle for the day’s horseshoe championship during July 12 action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Norm Good walked his way to a 21-12 victory over Tim Sofran and Steve Doyle.

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage with 2-1 records July 15. In a tight final match, Sam Samuels and Hank Huyghe edged walker Gary Howcroft 21-15 to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

Play gets under way 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. Play is free and everyone is welcome.

 

Key Royale Golf news

Key Royale Club members got in a few rounds of organized golf on Monday and Tuesday, but July 13 action got rained out.

The men played their regular modified-Stableford system match July 10. Gary Duncan and Hoyt Miller both carded plus-6 to finish in a tie for first place.

The women took to the course July 11 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights.

Debbie Wohlers grabbed the top spot in Flight A with a 1-under-par 31 to earn a two-shot victory. Phyllis Roe and Fran Barford tied for second place with matching 33s.

Jana Samuels had the low round of the day with a 2-under-par 30 to win Flight B going away. Jan Jump and Wendy Holcomb both fired 4-over-par 36 to finish in a tie for second place.

 

Summer my way

Is your child already uttering “I’m bored”?

The Center of Anna Maria Island’s weekly summer camp program might have a solution for summer doldrums. Each week of camp has a different theme in either a sports or discovery track.

The center is offering a “Foreign Friends” camp theme the week of July 24-28. The offering in the sports track focuses on British Open golf and Wimbledon tennis. There is a field trip planned for a round of mini-golf.

In the discovery track, youngsters will be given an opportunity to explore art, language and food from other countries.

Also on tap is a sailing camp for kids ages 8-14 July 24-27. The camp runs from 8:50 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday.

Campers will learn the basics of sailing from Brian Dahms, owner of Bimini Bay Sailing. Sail camp costs $160 for center members and $175 for non-members and space is limited.

For more camp information or to sign up, go to centerami.org.

1 soccer team reaches perfection on way to championship

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Members of the Sato Real Estate soccer team celebrate an unbeaten season July 6 at the Paul “Ace” Hayward corner at the Center of Anna Maria Island on winning the adult league championship by an 8-2 score over Moss Builders. Pictured are Chris Klotz, Lyn Clark, Josh Sato, Jordan Demers, John Coleman, Jake Parsons, Kevin Roman, Adam Mott and Chesea Hoffner. Islander Photo: Courtesy CofAMI

Sato Real Estate completed an unblemished season in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island July 6 with a dominating 8-2 victory over Moss Builders.

After rolling through the regular season, Sato Real Estate won three consecutive playoff games by a combined score of 23-5 to finish with a 10-0 overall record and the championship.

Kevin Roman and Jake Parsons both had two goals and an assist to lead Sato, which also received a pair of goals in the victory from Chris Klotz. Josh Sato and Lyn Clark added a goal each, while Adam Mott chipped in with an assist and goalie Jordan Demers came through with 11 saves.

Matt Kretzman and Diego Felipe each scored a goal for Moss Builders in the loss, while goalie Shawn McCarthy finished with eight saves.

The third-place game saw Anna Maria CrossFit win via forfeit due to Mulock Flynn Law lacking enough players to field a team.

 

Horseshoe news

For the second consecutive week, there was no need for a knockout round in the horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Tim Sofran and Jay Disbrow were the only team to post a 3-0 record during pool play on July 5 and were the day’s outright champs.

Sofran was back in the winner’s circle July 8, this time partnering with Steve Doyle to post the day’s only 3-0 record in pool play for the win.

Play gets under way 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

Key Royale Club members played an Independence Day scramble July 1 to get the celebration started for the holiday. The competition was tight as the team of Dave and Debi Richardson and Jim and Joyce Lathrop, along with the team of George and Fran Barford and Debi Wohlers and Tom Nelson matched the 6-under-par 26 carded by the team of Charlie and Kathy Porter, Jana Samuels and Tom McDonnell for a three-way tie for first place.

Other winners included Nelson for the long drive and Wohlers in the women’s long-drive contest.

Wohlers also captured the closest to the pin for the women, while Dave Richardson won for the men.

After the golf, the members enjoyed a seafood buffet in the clubhouse.

The men played their regular Monday morning modified-Stableford system match July 3. Art McMillan grabbed first place with a plus-3, while Lex Halakan, Nelson and Ron Vandeman tied for second with matching scores of plus-2.

The men were back on the course July 6 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mark Kimball, Nelson and Vandeman torched the course with a 7-under-par 25 to claim clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Register now for fall soccer

Online registration is open at mayso.org for players ages 4-18 planning to take part in the Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization’s fall recreational soccer season.

Cost is $125, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks. Players who register before Aug. 1 receive a $15 discount. There is an additional $20 volunteer fee for MAYSO players that is reimbursed if the player volunteers for two hours.

Games get started Oct. 7 at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, but player evaluations start in August at Bray: Aug. 28 for U6 players, Aug. 29 for U8, Aug. 30 for U10 players and Aug. 31 for U12 and up. Check in for all evaluations start at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact a MAYSO administrator in an email to info@mayso.org or go online to mayso.org.

And then there were 2: Center adult soccer cup pairing

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Moss Builders midfielder Matt Kretzman shoots and scores the game’s second goal during semifinal action June 29 in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Mulock Flynn Law midfielder Sean Flynn shields the ball from Moss Builders forward Lexi Sato during semifinal action June 29 in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Playoff action in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island got started last week with four quarterfinal matches June 27 followed by semifinals June 29.

No. 7 Moss Builders defied the odds and defeated two higher seeded teams to advance to the championship game.

Moss defeated No. 2 seed Acqua Aveda 4-3 in quarterfinal action June 27 to earn a shot at Mulock Flynn Law, which upset third-seeded Slim’s Place by a 3-2 score to advance to the semis.

Moss Builders next jumped on top of Mulock Flynn on a nice goal from Nate Talucci. Moss almost doubled its lead a minute later when Lexi Sato got loose up the right side, but her shot caromed off the post. The rebound went to teammate Rico Beissert, but his also clanged off the post.

The score stayed 1-0 until there was only 3:41 left in the half and Cortni Wash found Jessica Williams with a cross that she finished to tie the score at 1-1.

Moss Builders quickly answered when Sato again found some room on the right side. She crossed the ball back to the 18-yard line where Matt Kretzman was stationed. He received the pass, juked a defender and finished near post for a 2-1 Moss lead.

With time winding down, Mulock Flynn had the ball deep in its offensive end, looking to tie the score, but a clearing pass by Beissert put Sato on a breakaway. She carried the ball in and beat Mulock goalie Ivan Gaeta to give Moss a 3-1 lead as the half came to a close.

Mulock Flynn came out with a lot of energy to start the second half and immediately put the Moss Builders defense on its heels. The ball ended up on the feet of Danny Anderson on the right side of the box, where he curled a left-footed shot into the upper-left corner of the goal to pull Mulock Flynn within a goal.

Again Moss Builders answered back as Diego Felipe and Kretzman executed a perfect give and go that Felipe finished off for a 4-2 lead.

Undaunted, Mulock Flynn continued to battle and got rewarded when Omar Polar scored to again pull to within a goal of Moss Builders.

With just over two minutes left to play and deep in the Mulock Flynn side, Felipe threw the ball into the goal area, but it was knocked back to him. He then juked the defender and finished to give Moss a 5-3 lead.

Mulock Flynn continued to battle and sent a long goal kick to Williams. She passed the ball inside to Anderson who hit a nice shot, but Moss goalie Shawn McCarthy made the save.

A minute later, Sato picked off a pass deep in the Mulock end and poked it into the goal to complete the 6-3 victory.

Felipe, with two goals and an assist and Kretzman’s two goals paced Moss, which also received a goal and an assist from Sato. Talucci chipped in with a goal and McCarthy finished with six saves in the victory.

Anderson, Williams and Polar scored a goal each to lead Mulock Flynn Law, which also received four saves from Gaeta in the loss.

Top-seeded Sato Real Estate avoided the upset bug by rolling past Ross Built 8-2 in its quarterfinal match, and followed it with an easy 7-1 victory over Anna Maria CrossFit in the second semifinal match of the evening to remain unbeaten going into the championship match, which is set for July 6.

Kevin Roman led the way for Sato Real Estate with three goals while Josh Sato, Adam Mott, John Coleman and Jake Parsons each notched a single goal. Chris Klotz chipped in with three assists and Jordan Demers finished with five saves in the victory.

Damir Glavan notched the lone goal for Anna Maria CrossFit and Brett Laudicina made six saves in the loss.

The championship game gets underway at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, for the cup, with the third-place game set for an hour earlier.

 

Horseshoe news

Last week’s horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was short and sweet.

The June 28 games saw the team of Tim Sofran and Bob Heiger post the lone 3-0 pool-play record to earn the day’s outright bragging rights.

Steve Doyle matched that feat with a solo effort, walking his way to the winner’s circle during July 1 action.

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

The men kicked off golf action June 26 at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach with a nine-hole modified Stableford system match that saw Terry Schaefer take home first place with a plus-3. Jeff Holcomb and Tom McDonnell shared second place with matching scores of plus-2.

A nine-hole scramble was the game of the day June 29. The team of Debi Richardson, Dan Richardson, Dave Richardson and Terry Schaefer combined on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Mark Kimball, Paul Phillips and Gary Razze was a stroke back in second place.

Adult soccer winds down, golf, horseshoes round out week

The adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island concluded its regular season June 22, with playoffs starting up June 27.

There were some changes to the seedings since last week, but not at the top. Sato Real Estate defeated Anna Maria CrossFit 4-1 June 22 to finish the regular season with a 7-0 record and top seed for the playoffs. The loss dropped Anna Maria CrossFit into a tie for fourth place.

Mulock Flynn Law rolled to an 8-1 victory over Lancaster Design to improve to 2-4-1 and move up to sixth seed. The loss dropped Lancaster Design to 3-4 — tied for fourth place.

Acqua Aveda edged Slim’s Place 3-2 to leapfrog Slim’s to second seed, while Slim’s dropped into third place on the loss. Moss Builders earned its first victory on the season with a 7-4 victory over Ross Built. The win improves Moss to 1-5-1 and seventh seed, while Ross fell to 1-6 and last place.

The playoffs started at 6 p.m. June 27 with CrossFit taking on Lancaster Design, followed by Slim’s squaring off against Mulock. Acqua Aveda takes on Moss at 8 p.m., while top-seed Sato faces off against Ross at 9 p.m.

Semifinal action is set for Thursday night, June 29, starting at 7 p.m. The third-place and championship games are set for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6. Leading off with the third-place game.

 

Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play with matching 2-1 records and battled for the day’s supremacy during June 21 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Tim Sofran and Sam Samuels drew the bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and Jay Disbrow eliminated Steve Doyle and Roger Nigg by a 22-17 score. Sofran and Samuels won the day’s bragging rights by rolling to a 21-12 victory over Huyghe and Disbrow in the championship game.

The June 21 games also had three teams earn 2-1 records, with Doyle earning the bye into the finals. Disbrow walked his way past Sofran and Gary Howcroft 22-15 to set up a battle of walkers. Doyle came out on top with an easy 23-11 victory over 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

Key Royale Club members got back on the course after a week of rain, starting with a modified-Stableford System golf match June 19. Gerry Dahl topped the field with a plus-3.

The women took to the course June 20 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights. Penny Williams fired an even-par 32 to win Flight A by one stroke over Fran Barford and Sue Wheeler, sharing second place.

Marilyn Niewijk grabbed first place in Flight B with a 1-over-par 33, while Jana Samuels, who had a chipin on the ninth hole was a shot back in second place.

The men were back on the course June 22 for a nine-hole scramble, that saw the team of Tom Nelson, Bill Shuman and Ron Vandeman combine on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

1 adult soccer team still chasing center perfection

With only one week remaining in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, Sato Real Estate was chasing an unbeaten season with a 6-0 record. Having already beaten Slim’s Place, sitting in second place with a 5-1 record, and Acqua Aveda at 4-2, Sato has locked up the top spot for the playoffs, which get started June 27.

Acqua Aveda and Slim’s will square off in the regular-season finale June 22 to determine which team takes the second seed. The rest of the projected seedings are too tough to predict. Anna Maria CrossFit and Lancaster Design both sport 3-3 records and are tied for fourth place. Mulock Flynn Law follows at 1-4-1, while Ross Built at 1-5 and Moss Builders at 0-5-1 round out the standings.

The evening action June 15 started off with Slim’s Place taking an easy 5-2 victory over Ross Built. Yorvi Moreira scored two goals and PJ Smarjisso added a goal and an assist to lead Slim’s, which also received a goal each from Aaron Parkin and Nate Welch. Oliver Petereit finished with two assist, Mike Kaleta had one assist and goalie Jason Sato helped preserve the victory with five saves.

Ross Built’s Vince Circharo and Steve Oelfke scored a goal each and Chandler Hardy had an assist. Richard Fosmore in goal finished with six saves in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Acqua Aveda edge Anna Maria CrossFit 3-2 behind a hat trick from Eric Pullen. Tyler Pullen and Ray Gardner contributed to the Acqua Aveda victory with assists.

Kris Yavalar and Drew Mitchell scored a goal each to lead Anna Maria CrossFit, which also received assists from Angela Wiles and Murat Akay in the loss.

Sato Real Estate remained unbeaten after slipping past Lancaster Design by a 3-1 score behind a pair of goals from Adam Mott and two assists from Kevin Roman. Josh Sato added a goal and an assist, while Jordan Demers finished with four saves in the victory.

Andre Lewis notched the lone goal for Lancaster Design on an assist from Frank Agnelli and Ben Sato finished with four saves in the loss.

The final match of the night saw Mulock battle to a 4-4 tie with Moss behind a pair of goals from Cortni Wash and a goal and an assist from Jessica Williams. Omar Polar chipped in with one goal, while Danny Anderson added an assist and Ivan Gaeta finished with five saves in the tie.

Nate Talucci and Rico Beissert scored two goals each to lead Moss, which received an assist from Matt Kretzman and four saves from Shawn McCarthy in the tie.

Horseshoe news

Three teams advanced to the knockout round after each posted 2-1 pool play records in the June 14 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Sam Samuels and Norm Good drew the bye into the finals and watched as the team of Tim Sofran and Jay Disbrow dispatched walker Steve Doyle by a 23-17 score. In the finals, Samuel and Good were too “good,” rolling to a 23-14 victory over Sofran-Disbrow to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

The proceedings were much more efficient June 17 as Hank Huyghe and Doyle earned the only 3-0 pool play record and were the day’s outright champs.

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

The rainy weather has wreaked havoc with regular golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. All regular golf action was canceled two weeks ago and action in the past week was limited to a nine-hole scramble June 15, which saw the team of Mike Gillie, Jon Holcomb, Dick Mills and Scott Mitchell combine on a 1-under-par 31 to earn clubhouse bragging rights.

5 games into adult soccer season, 1 team rules league

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All for one, oar for all Members and supporters of the Anna Maria Island Paddlers of Paradise celebrate taking home the gold June 3, having competed at the Suncoast International Dragon Boat Festival. The team consists of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerer. Their next competition will be Oct. 1 for the Race for the Cure Dragon Boat Festival at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota. Islander Photos: Courtesy AMI Paddlers of Paradise
Melinda Bradway displays the trophy she and the Anna Maria Island Paddlers of Paradise won June 3 in the co-ed community boat division at the Suncoast International Dragon Boat Festival at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.

After five games, Sato Real Estate is unbeaten and sitting atop the standings of the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Slim’s Place is in second on the heels of Sato with a 4-1 record, while Anna Maria CrossFit and Acqua Aveda follow with matching 3-2 records. Lancaster Design holds down fifth place at 2-3, while Ross Built and Mulock Flynn Law are tied for sixth at 1-4. Moss Builders is in search of its first victory.

Sato showed it is the team to beat during action June 8 as they rolled to a 14-2 victory over Ross Built behind four goals from Jake Parsons and three goals from Kevin Roman. Josh Sato and Chris Klotz added two goals each, while Chelsea Hoffner and the ageless Lyn Clark finished with a goal each in the blowout.

Chris Culhane notched the 2 goals for Ross Built in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Acqua Aveda outscore Mulock Flynn Law by a 5-1 score. James Lynch and Ray Gardner led the way with two goals each, while Eric Pullen added a goal to the victory. Goalie Scott Rudacille helped preserve the victory with four saves.

Anna Maria CrossFit doubled up on Lancaster Design, earning a 4-2 victory behind a pair of goals from Angela Wiles. Camel Duzgun and BJ Grant added a goal each, while Brent Laudicina finished with four saves in goal.

Frank Agnelli and Andre Lewis led Lancaster with a goal each and Ben Sato finished with five saves in the loss.

Slim’s Place kept Moss Builders winless with a 5-3 victory in the final game of the evening. Yorvi Moreira had a pair of goals to lead Slim’s, which also received a goal each from Mike Kaleta, Nikki Kaleta and Aaron Parkin.

Lexi Sato scored two goals and Nate Talucci added a goal to lead Moss, which received five saves from Shawn McCarthy in the loss.

 

Summer soccer camp sharpens skills

Campo General is hosting a summer soccer camp for boys and girls ages 7-18 along with Tampa Bay Rowdies center back Damion Lowe at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W. Bradenton.

Campo General is owned and operated by former islander and entrepreneur Lance Bieker, who possesses a U.S. Soccer Federation D license and is the goal keeper trainer for the Manatee Magic.

In addition to having Lowe on board, Bieker will field a professional camp staff combining more than 50 years of coaching experience in high school, academy and competitive soccer. The camp will kick off June 19.

The first week of camp will be 5:30-8 p.m. June 19-23 for players ages 7-10 at a cost of $100 per camper.

The second week which runs 5-8 p.m. June 26-30 for players ages 11-18 and costs $125.

All Campo General training sessions will focus on the technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects of soccer, with the goal to increase individual and team performance. The daily training sessions consist of soccer fitness, Coerver skills training, including individual drills, soccer speed training and game simulation drills. Every session ends with a World Cup-style tournament.

For more information or to register, contact Bieker at 941-357-3112 or email lbieker@ccim.net.

 

Registration underway adult basketball

The community center is accepting registrations for its adult basketball league, which will start June 27. Games will be played at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Cost is $5 for members and $90 for non-members. Players can sign up individually register a team until June 17.

For information or to sign up as a team sponsor, contact Will Schenerlein at will@centerami.org or 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

 

Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was somewhat abbreviated as the Wednesday, Saturday champs were crowned after posting the only 3-0 pool play records.

Neil Hennessey walked his way to the title June 7 with the only unbeaten pool play record, while Jay Disbrow did the same thing during the June 10 games.

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.

Truly Nolen outlasts Progressive Cabinetry to win 8-10 soccer cup

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Truly Nolen goalie Jack Mattick makes a valient diving attempt May 30 to save this penaly kick from Progressive Cabinetry’s Charlie Rogers during the 8-10 division championship soccer game at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photos: Kevin P. Cassidy
Progressive Cabinetry’s Jackson Pakbaz looks for room to operate May 30 as Truly Nolen’s Chris Ueltschi defends during the Center of Anna Maria Island 8-10 division championship soccer game. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Truly Nolen and Progressive Cabinetry battled it out for 40 minutes May 30 in a back-and-forth affair that finally needed a penalty-kick shootout to decide a winner in the 8-10 division championship game at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Truly Nolen never led in the game that ended in a 4-4 tie after regulation play had expired, but came through in the shootout to earn the victory.

Progressive jumped on top after 90 seconds of action when Keiran Cloutier threw the ball into Jackson Pakbaz, who volleyed the ball far post to give Progressive a 1-0 lead.

Truly Nolen responded two minutes later when Jack Mattick got loose on an end-to-end run that resulted in a corner kick. Mattick’s service bounced off the near post and Lincoln Sauls pounced on the rebound and poked it into the goal to tie the score at 1-1.

Progressive retook the lead at the 12:45 mark of the half when Pakbaz received a clearing pass from Fiona McCarthy at the top of the box. Pakbaz moved to his left and three times cut back until finally scoring from a tough angle to give Progressive a 2-1 lead.

With just over six minutes left to play in the first half, Truly Nolen’s Rylan Guerrero cleared the ball to Mattick, who made another end-to-end run before crossing it back to Chris Ueltschi, who one-timed it past Charlie Rogers in goal to tie the score at 2-2.

With time winding down, Truly Nolen was controlling the play and it appeared they would take the lead before the half came to an end, but Kieran Cloutier cleared the ball out to Ewing Cloutier. Ewing passed the ball inside to Pakbaz, who touched the ball once before firing a shot that beat Truly Nolen goalie Victor Albrecht for a 3-2 Progressive lead.

The second half was scoreless until the 12:36 mark. Truly Nolen was camped down in the Progressive end when Mattick pounced on a weak clearing attempt and poked it into the goal to tie the score at 3-3.

Truly Nolen kept up the offensive pressure and twice looked to take the lead. Nick Yatros intercepted a Progressive clearing attempt and sent it forward to Mattick, who settled, turned and fired a shot that caromed harmlessly off the post.

A minute later, Mattick intercepted a Progressive goal kick and fired a shot, but Rogers came up with the save.

Progressive finally gained some offensive traction and got Pakbaz the ball in space. He dribbled forward, drawing two Truly Nolen defenders before passing inside to Ewen Cloutier, whose shot was saved by Albrecht.

With 3:30 left to play, Progressive got a throw-in around midfield that went to Ewen Cloutier. He carried up the right side before passing back to the 14-yard line, where Pakbaz one-timed a rocket that beat Albrecht for a 4-3 lead with time ticking away.

Truly Nolen stepped up the offensive pressure, but it appeared they would run out of time. A seemingly innocuous throw-in somehow got in deep and, after bouncing around for what seemed like an eternity, found its way to Mattick, who volleyed home the game-tying goal with just over a minute left to play.

The remaining time quickly expired and the game shifted to end-to-end penalty kicks to determine a winner.

Pakbaz and Rogers both scored for Progressive in their first two attempts, as did Ueltschi and Nick Yatros for Truly Nolen. Kieran Cloutier’s kick clanged off the crossbar for Progressive, giving Truly Nolen an opening, but Ewing Cloutier saved Guerrero’s attempt to keep the game tied.

Progressive player Jack McCarthy’s penalty kick was saved by Mattick, who then stepped out of the goal to deliver what turned out to be the game-winner for Truly Nolen. Mattick then made the save on Lily Stringer’s penalty kick to give Truly Nolen a 3-2 shootout win.

Mattick led the Truly Nolen offense with two goals and two assists, while Sauls and Ueltschi had a goal each. Albrecht made four saves between the pipes for Truly Nolen, which also boasted Lily Kawahata, Tori Hurst and Liam Coleman as team members.

Jackson Pakbaz led Progressive with four goals while Charlie Rogers made three saves in goal in the heartbreaking loss.

 

Sato Real Estate at top of adult soccer standings

After four games, Sato Real Estate is on top of the standings in the center’s adult soccer league — the only team without a loss.

Slim’s Place is a game back and alone in second place with a 3-1 record. Anna Maria CrossFit, Lancaster Design and Acqua Aveda follow in the standings with matching 2-2 records. Ross Built and Mulock Flynn Law hold down sixth and seventh place with 1-3 records, while Moss Builders is still in search of a victory in last place.

 

Key Royale golf news

There was a full card of golf action last week at Key Royale Club. The fun got started May 29 with a Memorial Day Members Step-A-Side Scramble.

The team of Mal Hughes, Norma Hughes, Fred Meyer and Tom Nelson combined on an 8-under-par 24 to grab first place and clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

Mal Hughes also took home first place in the longest-drive contest, while Deb Wohlers won the women’s longest drive. Helen Pollock stuck her tee shot on the eighth hole at four feet to win the closest-to-the-pin contest.

Later in the day, the men got out for their weekly modified-Stableford system match. Jack Connors, Lex Halakan, Art McMillan and Ron Vandeman all carded scores of plus-2 to finish in a four-way tie for first place.

The women took the course May 30 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match that included a side game of low putts for the round.

Phyllis Roe pulled a double, winning Flight A with a 3-under-par 29, while also carding a low 15 putts.

Flight B went to Sue Wheeler with a 3-under-par 29 while Carol Duncan, Penny Williams, Roxanne Koche and Sue Christenson finished in a four-way tie for second place. Fran Barford won low putts in Flight B with 16.

Janet Razze also carded 29, taking first place in Flight C by five strokes over second-place finisher Wendy Holcomb. Razze and Markie Ksiazek shared low putts for the flight with 15.

The men were back on the course June 1 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mark Kimball, Tom Nelson and Mike Pritchard combined on a 6-under-par 26 to grab first place. Second place went to the team of Mal Hughes, Jeff Rodencal, Chuck Patrick and Bill Shuman with a score of 4-under-par 28.

 

Register now for adult basketball at the Center

The Center of Anna Maria Island is accepting registrations until June 17 for its summer adult basketball league. Play will start June 27. Games will be played at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday nights.

Cost is $5 for members and $90 for non-members. Prospective players can sign up for team placement or register a team.

For more information, registration or to inquire about team sponsor opportunities, contact Will Schenerlein at will@centerami.org or 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

Seedings hold true in 8-10 soccer playoffs, championship delayed

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Slim’s Place forward Aiden Templeton, left, who scored three goals, battles Progressive Cabinetry’s William Pakbaz for the soccer ball during the May 23 8-10 division semifinal match at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Participants at the Center of Anna Maria Island are enjoying a late spring season of outdoor soccer.

No. 1 seed Truly Nolen and second-seed Progressive Cabinetry emphatically demonstrated the accuracy of the regular-season standings, winning their semifinal matches May 23 in blowout fashion.

Progressive Cabinetry rolled to an 8-3 victory over Slim’s Place in the first semifinal match behind an incredible seven goals from Jackson Pakbaz. Charlie Rogers added a goal, while also chipping in with four saves during his time between the pipes. Ewen Cloutier also spent time in goal, finishing with three saves in the victory.

Aiden Templeton paced Slim’s Place with three goals, one of them on an assist from Gregory Jordan. Goalkeeper Gabe Hoover made four saves for Slim’s Place in the loss.

The second semifinal matchup saw Truly Nolen roll to a 7-2 victory over Wash Family Construction behind the play of Jack Mattick, who scored all seven goals. Nick Yatros added an assist and Chris Ueltschi had three saves in the victory.

Riley Lawson and Jett Smith scored a goal each to lead Wash, which also received four saves from Dalton Fox in the loss.

The consolation and championship games originally planned for May 24 were rescheduled due to storms.

Slim’s Place takes on Wash Family Construction in the third place game before press time at 4 p.m. May 30, followed at 5 p.m. by the championship game between Truly Nolen and Progressive Cabinetry at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

 

Adult soccer continues

The adult soccer league at the Center wound up its second week of action with four matches played May 25.

Although early in the season, it appears Sato Real Estate, Anna Maria CrossFit and Lancaster Design are the teams to beat as all three boast 2-0 records. Ross Built and Slim’s Place at 1-1 follow in the standings while Mulock Flynn Law, Acqua Aveda and Moss Builders are all still in search of their first victories.

Sato opened the action with a 9-4 blowout victory over Acqua Aveda behind three goals each from Adam Mott and Kevin Roman. Jake Parsons added two goals and an assist, while Josh Sato finished with a pair of assists in the win. An own-goal by Aveda brought the score to nine goals for Sato.

Tyler Pullen scored two goals to lead Aveda, which also received a goal each from Jennifer Sayko and James Lynch. Eric Pullen had an assist in the loss.

The second match of the evening saw CrossFit roll to a 5-1 victory over Ross Built behind three goals from Anglea Wiles and a goal and three assists from BJ Grant. Ken Richards rounded out the Anna Maria CrossFit offense with a goal and an assist.

Greg Ross scored the lone goal for Ross Built on an assist from Chris Circharo, while Steve Oelfke made four saves in the loss.

Slim’s Place edged Mulock Flynn Law 2-1 behind a goal each from Aaron Parkin and Nate Welch. Yorvi Moreira added an assist, while PJ Smarjisso had an assist and made three saves in goal to help preserve the margin of victory.

Tony Shard notched the lone goal for Mulock Flynn Law on an assist from Ryan Moss and Sean Flynn made five saves to keep the game close.

Frank Agnelli and Yuri Pereira scored two goals each to lead Lancaster Design to a 6-3 victory over Moss Builders in the late game. Shay Coleman added a goal and an assist and Andre Lewis completed the scoring with a goal.

Lexi Sato scored all three goals to lead Moss, which received an assist from David Greene and three saves from Shawn McCarthy in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

Golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach opened May 23 with the women playing a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in four flights.

Pam Lowry rode a chipin on the fourth hole to a 5-under-par 27 to earn first place in Flight A in a route. Debi Wohlers was six shots back in second, while Helen Pollock took third with a 3-over-par 35.

Sue Christensen fired a 3-under-par 29 to earn a one-stroke victory in Flight B over second-place finisher Tootie Wagner. Terry Westby was another shot back in third place.

Jana Samuels carded a 3-under-par 29 to grab first place in Flight C.

Wendy Holcomb’s 1-under-par 31 gave her first place in Flight D by two strokes over second-place finisher Maryanne Kaemmerlen. Peggi Clauhs was alone in third at 4-over-par 36.

The men got on the course May 25 for a nine-hole scramble, which was topped by the team of Herb Clauhs, Lex Halakan and Jeff Rodencal on a combined 6-under-par 26. Second place went to the team of Gary Alvord, Mark Kimball, Art McMillan and Diane Miller with a score of 3-under-par 29.

 

Horseshoe news

Rod Bussey was the man during last week’s horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Bussey teamed with Dom Livedoti to post the only 3-0 pool-play record and claim the outright title during the May 24 games.

Bussey was at it again in similar fashion May 27 as he and partner Steve Doyle were the outright champs after again posting 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.

Holmes Beach long-distance runner still going strong at 70

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Progressive Cabinetry’s Charlie Rogers takes a forward kick during 8-10 division soccer action May 20 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Progressive Cabinetry’s Ewen Cloutier races downfield with Slim’s Place defender Gabe Hoover hot in pursuit during 8-10 division soccer action May 20 at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Holmes Beach resident Sandy Meneley is in her stride April 17 in the Boston Marathon. Meneley finished her third Boston Marathon in sixth place in her age group with a time of 4:34. Islander Photo: Courtesy Fuzz Meneley

Holmes Beach resident Sandy Meneley ran the April 17 Boston Marathon and finished in a very respectable sixth place in her age division with a time of 4 hours, 34 minutes.

This is Meneley’s third time running the Boston Marathon, having also ran in the 2000 and 2009 races. This year’s run had significance for Meneley and other women runners as it was the 50th anniversary for women taking part in the race.

Kathryn Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston event, also was in the race, competing in the same age division as Meneley. And, for the record, Meneley finished 10 minutes ahead of Switzer.

Meneley tried to draw on her experience from her other two runs in Boston, having learned the pitfalls of starting too fast on the downhill section.

Despite this, she found herself going at a faster pace than she expected after 13 miles so she consciously tried to slow her pace by a half minute per mile. Her body forced the issue, as calf cramps arose at mile 15. A trip to the medical tent for anti-cramping medication helped, but resulted in intestinal problems.

More medical tent stops and three port-a-potty visits got her to the finish line, she said, but added to her overall time.

Meneley was well represented in Boston. Husband Fuzz, son MJ Meneley, as well as friends from the Boston area who winter on Anna Maria Island — Susan and Dan Smith of Natick, Massachusetts, and Pam Halsey of New Hampshire — were cheering her through the miles.

Also in the race: daughter Lesley Brainard of Collierville, Tennessee. She competed in the 45-49 age group and finished 33 out of 1,800 in 3:22.

Next up for Meneley is triathlon season. She says the training is easier on her body, using different muscle groups for swimming and biking.

Though Meneley’s pace is on track, she is starting to deal with the pain of pushing herself to do her best, as opposed to being satisfied with finishing the race.

However, upon returning home and learning she is ranked first in the nation in duathlon — run, bike, run — and an All American in both duathlon and triathlon — she likely will strive for her best.

Congratulations to Sandy and family from The Islander.

 

Playoff matchups set in youth soccer

Regular-season soccer action at the Center of Anna Maria Island came to a close May 20 and the playoff matchups are set for the 8-10 division. The semifinal games were set to start at 5:30 p.m. May 23, after press time for The Islander, when top-seed Truly Nolen will take on fourth-seed Wash Family Construction. The second semifinal follows at 6:30 p.m. between No. 2 seed Progressive Cabinetry and No. 3 Slim’s Place.

Championship Wednesday kicks off Wednesday, May 24, with the 8-10 division championship game at 6:30 p.m. The two-team 11-14 division championship game follows at 7:30 p.m.

The final regular season games kicked off May 20 with an 11-14 division matchup that saw Sign-A-Rama earn a 5-3 victory over Salty Printing behind four goals from Tyler Brewer and a goal and an assist from Connor Ludwig.

Javier Rivera led the way for Salty Printing with two goals in the loss. Thomas Heckler added a goal.

Action continued Saturday morning with a pair of 8-10 division games starting with Slim’s Place taking on Progressive Cabinetry .

Slim’s rode five goals from Aiden Templeton to earn a 5-3 victory. Gregory Jordan added an assist to go along with three saves in goal, while Gabe Hoover finished with two saves between the pipes.

Ewen Cloutier led Progressive Cabinetry with two goals while Jackson Pakbaz added a goal. Charlie Rogers added an assist to go along with three saves, while Jack McCarthy finished with two saves and an assist in the loss.

The second 8-10 division game saw Truly Nolen and Wash Family Construction battle to a 4-4 tie.

 

Key Royale golf news

Golf action at the Key Royale Club kicked off May 15 with the men playing a nine-hole modified Stableford-system match. John Kolojeski lapped the field with a score of plus-5 to win the individual competition, two points ahead of Bill Shuman, who finished alone in second place.

Kolojeski’s score helped teammates Marty Hicks, Lex Halakan and Hoyt Miller to the team title as well with a score of plus-11.

The women played May 16 in a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights.

Debbie Wohlers rode a birdie on the number six to take home first place in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29, one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Pam Lowry.

Tootie Wagner’s 1-under-par 31 was good for first place in Flight B, where Fran Barford and Sue Christenson tied for second place with 1-over-par 33s.

Flight C went to Kathy Porter, who carded a 5-under-par 27 to finish one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Alice Longworth.

Wendy Holcomb fired the low-net round of the day with a 7-under-par 25 to run away with honors in Flight D. Judy Hutton took second place with a 2-over-par 34.

The men were back on the course May 18 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Gerry Dahl, Jon Holcomb, Art McMillan and Jeff Smith took home first place with a 5-under-par 27. The team of Herb Clauhs, Bill MacMillan, Dan Richardson and Earl Ritchie were one stroke back in second place.

 

Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action May 17 saw three teams earn 2-0 pool play records at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The three-way tie was broken by a “sudden death” tiebreaker, giving the team of Dom Livedoti and Sam Samuels the championship.

Two teams advanced to the knockout round May 20. The team of Rod Bussey and Sam Samuels earned a 22-14 victory over Tom Skoloda and Roger Nigg to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

Play gets under way 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.