Tag Archives: Sports

Sports – 05-20-2015

Gardner guard, Lane Burnett drives to the basket after coming up with a steal during May 11 action against Gilman in the spring basketball league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Basketball league gets underway at community center   Youth basketball is underway at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Monday-Friday evenings, along with an occasional Saturday matchup. The action got started May 11 with an 11-13 division game pitting Simpson …

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Sports – 05-13-2015

Coquina beach stroll: Too fast for turtles Bradenton resident Jay Bird is the first to cross the finish line May 9 during the Manatee Miles Sea Turtle Stroll at Coquina Gulfside Park, 2650 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Bird finished the 5k with a time of 17 minutes. Islander Photos: Kristin Swain

Scott Dean greets an IMG athlete on the field. Dean will run the May 16 Keys 100 Ultra Marathon to raise money for the IMG Academy Student-Athlete Foundation. Islander Photo: Courtesy IMG

Islander to run 100 miles for charity   Island resident and associate director of athletics for IMG Academy, Scott Dean is running the May 16 Keys100 Ultra Marathon to benefit the academy’s student athletic foundation. Dean, who has lived in …

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Sports – 05-06-2015

Manatee Magic Tryouts Do you have the commitment, drive and determination to compete with the best soccer players in the state of Florida? Then it’s time to try out for the 2015-16 Manatee Magic competitive league. Manatee Magic’s U14 boys, …

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Sports – 04-29-2015

Carol Clifford poses for a photo after completing the all-women New York City Half Marathon on April 19. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ronnie Clifford

Islander completes NYC half-marathon for charity   Island resident Carol Clifford recently completed her first half marathon when she ran in the all women, New York City Half Marathon on April 19. Clifford has lived on Anna Maria Island for …

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Sports – 04-22-2015

Key Royale golf news The Key Royale Club women got out April 14 and played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match in four flights. Liz Lang carded a 4-under-par 28 to edge Pam Lowry and Sue Little by one stroke to …

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Sports – 04-15-2015

Key Royale golf action The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole, red-white-and-gold golf match April 7, teeing off from a set color tee on each hole. Sue Little fired a 3-under-par 29 to take first place in Flight A …

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Sports – 04-08-2015

Spring break leaves only golf, horseshoes on sports desk Little takes place at the Anna Maria Island Community Center sports hub while public schools are on spring break. But the Key Royale Club women teed off for a low-gross, low-net …

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Sports – 04-01-2015

Gino DiClemente, Vince Mercadante, Chet Hutton and Jim Auch topped the Key Royale Club’s men’s senior championship. Mercadante won the event with a 10-under-par 54. Islander Photo: Courtesy Tom Nelson

Round robin tennis tourney has triumphant finish   For several decades, the Anna Maria Island Community Center has been home court to the Round Robin Tennis Players. The group has a core of “year-rounders” from the island, and more than …

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Sports – 03-25-2015

Holmes Beach resident, Sandy Meneley crosses the finish line at the 10th annual Sarasota half-marathon Feb. 8 to take first place in the 65-69 age group. Islander Photo: Courtesy Fritz Meneley

Sports for life: Hooke and Meneley   The opening event for the “63rd Running of the 12 Hours of Sebring” car race at Sebring International Raceway March 14 also kicked off the sixth annual “Run the Track,” which saw 210 …

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Sports – 03-18-2015

Bears defender Charlie Faul makes a flag pull on Buccaneer player Jeremiah Sculco during the 8-10 division Super Bowl game played March 13 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Bears aerial assault keys Super Bowl victory   The Bears rode the passing and running of quarterback Gavin Johnston to a 40-28 victory over the Buccaneers to win the 8-10 division Super Bowl game. The 8-10 Super Bowl jump started …

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