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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.

Registration taking place for triathlon

Registration for the 2017 Longboat Key Triathlon benefiting the new Women’s Sports Museum is underway.

The triathlon consists of swimming, biking and running. A duathlon also will take place Sunday, Oct. 15. The start time for the races will be 7:30 a.m.

Registration is taking place online at lbktriathlon.com.

Course details, as well as signup costs, can be found on the website.

Playoffs underway in center adult flag football league

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Avis Car Rentals receiver Jesse Griffin catches a touchdown pass during the adult flag football season finale Aug. 22 against Mason Martin Construction at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Mason Martin receiver Tim Shaughnessy and Avis Car Rentals defenders Nick Sato and Chris Sullins battle for an incoming pass during the regular-season flag football finale Aug. 22 at the center. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

The regular season of the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island came to a close Aug. 22 to finalize seedings for the playoffs, which got underway Aug. 24.

Mason Martin Construction finished with the best record and earned a first-round bye into the semifinals. The post-season action gets started at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, with Beach House Real Estate taking on Avis Car Rental, followed at 8:30 p.m. by top-seed Mason Martin Construction versus Moss Builders.

First round action got started with No. 4 seed Moss Builders outscoring No. 5 Beach Bums 43-33 behind 180 passing yards and six touchdown passes from quarterback Ryan Moss. Moss spread the ball to Eric Gledhill, Jordan Demers and Ed Moss, who all came through with two touchdown receptions in the victory.

Quarterback Chuck Buky led Beach Bums with 250 passing yards, including five touchdown passes. Chad Woods was his top target, finishing with 90 yards and three touchdown catches. Karri Stephens added a touchdown and a 2-point conversion, while Jay Hoffmiester finished with a touchdown, an extra point and 70 receiving yards in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw No. 6 seed Avis Car Rental upset No. 3 Talucci Construction 30-27. Danny Murphy threw for 135 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 40 yards and caught four passes for 60 yards in the victory. Mike Brusso caught two touchdown passes, while Nick Sato threw for a touchdown and returned an interception for a touchdown on defense. Lexi Sato added 20 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Jason Sato completed the scoring with a 10-yard touchdown run.

Quarterback Ray Gardner threw for 80 yards and two touchdowns while also running for 40 yards and scoring two touchdowns. John DellaTorre threw one touchdown pass and added a touchdown reception, while Nate Talucci finished with 35 receiving yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points.

The final game of the evening saw Beach House edge Truly Nolen 23-19 behind 170 passing yards and two touchdown passes from Chris Gillum. Jon Moss was his top target, finishing with five catches for 100 yards including a touchdown and a pair of extra points. Mike Gillum added 55 receiving yards including a touchdown and an extra point while Jason Mickan finished with 30 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Truly Nolen received two touchdown passes and an extra point from Joe Carder and 35 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point from Ben Sato. Jake Parsons added a 20-yard touchdown reception, while Pat Calvary completed the Truly Nolen scoring with an interception return for a touchdown.

 

Horseshoe news

The team of Tim Sofran and Hank Huyghe posted the only 3-0 record in pool play and were the outright champs during Aug. 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
Two teams emerged from pool play with 2-1 records during Aug. 26 action. Sofran emphatically earned his second trip in a week to the winner’s circle with a double ringer to cap a 25-12 victory over Steve Doyle and Neil Hennessey.

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 a nine-hole modified Stableford-system match Aug. 21 to open the week. Ron Vandeman earned clubhouse bragging rights with a plus-2.

The women took to the course Aug. 22 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights. Helen Pollock fired an even-par 32 to take first place in Flight A by two strokes over

Tootie Wagner, who was alone in second place.

Peggi Claus carded a 1-under-par 31 to grab first place in Flight B. Marlyn Niewijk took second with a 1-over-par 33.

The men played a nine-hole scramble Aug. 24. The team of Bill MacMillan, Art McMillan and Tom Nelson combined on a 4-under-par 28 to take first place.

 

Adult soccer signup underway

Registration for the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island is underway. For $10, center members can reserve a spot on a team, while nonmembers pay $126.

Registration closes Saturday, Sept. 9, and player evaluations will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the center with the player draft to follow.

The season gets started Sept. 21 with all games played Thursday evenings.

The center also is looking for sponsors.

Register at www.centerami.org or 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

For more information, call 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

Last of unbeatens fall in center adult football standings

Week 4 of the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island saw three previously unbeaten teams — Talucci Construction, Mason Martin and Beach House Real Estate — drop in the standings due to a lost game or, as Beach House Real Estate did, games.

Talucci and Mason Martin now top the standings with 4-1 records, although Talucci Construction holds the tiebreaker after edging Mason Martin 22-19 Aug. 15.

Beach House dropped into fourth place with a 3-2 record, with Beach Bums moving into third on defeating Beach House 34-26 in another Aug. 15 game. Avis Car Rentals and Moss Builders follow with 2-3 records, while Truly Nolen is still in search of a first victory in last place with an 0-6 record after a loss to Moss Builders 24-21 in the final Aug. 15 game.

Mason Martin got the action started Aug. 17 with a 34-26 victory over previously unbeaten Beach House behind the all-around play of Tim Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy passed for 130 yards, including a touchdown pass and two extra points, while also adding an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Caleb Roberts added four catches for 75 yards, including a touchdown and two extra points, while also throwing a touchdown pass. Frank Agnelli finished with four catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns while also adding 20 rushing yards. Jame Ptak completed the M-M scoring with a touchdown pass.

Beach House, playing without quarterback Don Purvis, turned to Chris Gillum, who threw for 165 yards, including three touchdown passes and two extra points. Mike Gillum was his favorite target, finishing with eight catches for 95 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Jon Moss added three catches for 35 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Leah Purvis completed the Beach House scoring in the loss with a touchdown catch.

Beach Bums outscored Truly Nolen 33-21 in the second game Aug. 17 behind a huge game from quarterback Chuck Buky, who passed for 255 yards, including five touchdown passes and three extra points. Karri Stephens was his top target, finishing with five catches for 110 yards, a pair of touchdown receptions and an extra point. Chad Woods also had two touchdown receptions and an extra point to go along with 50 receiving yards, while Jay Hoffmeister finished with five catches for 85 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point.

Jake Parsons led Truly Nolen with a 10-yard touchdown run to go along with four catches for 65 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points. Joseph Carder threw for 120 yards, including two touchdown passes and three extra points, and Ben Sato finished with 45 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point in the loss.

Avis Car Rentals ran past Talucci Construction behind Danny Murphy, who rushed for 60 yards and a pair of touchdowns on three carries, while also adding a 20-yard touchdown reception. Jason Sato threw for 90 yards and a pair of scores and Lexi Sato finished with three catches for 25 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Ray Gardner threw for 155 yards and two touchdown passes to lead Talucci in the loss. Nate Talucci finished with four catches for 50 yards and a touchdown and Kevin Roman added two catches for 50 yards and a touchdown.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams squared off in the finals after posting 2-1 records in pool play during Aug. 16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Hank Huyghe and Steve Doyle rolled to a 21-7 victory over Norm Good and Gary Howcroft to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams rolled through Aug. 19 pool-play action with 3-0 records and met in the finals to determine the day’s champs. Howcroft redeemed himself after getting thumped in Wednesday’s finals by walking past Huyghe and Neil Hennessey 21-10, which earned him 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.

 

Key Royale golf news

The week produced a full slate of golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, starting with a nine-hole modified Stableford-system match Aug. 14. Pat Moyna and Paul Phillips both carded plus-3s to finish in a tie for first place.

The women had the course to themselves Aug. 15 and for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights.

Sue Wheeler fired an even-par 32 to take the top spot in Flight A. Debi Wohlers and Penny Williams were three shots back in a tie for second place.

Janet Razze’s even-par 32 gave her first place in Flight B by one stroke over second-place finisher Wendy Holcomb.

The men were back on the course Aug. 17 for a nine-hole scramble, won by the team of Mark Kimball, Paul Phillips and Bill Shuman on a combined two-under-par 30.

 

Last week to register for soccer

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

Registration closes Aug. 26, but don’t delay. Some age groups fill up prior to the registration deadline.

Cost is $125, including jersey, shorts and socks, plus $20 that is reimbursed if a parent volunteers for two hours during the season.

Mayso gets started Oct. 7 at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, while player evaluations, also at Bray, are 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 is at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, email info@mayso.org or go online to mayso.org.

The Center of Anna Maria Island also is registering young players for a fall soccer league and “the chance to learn about teamwork, sportsmanship and soccer skills, while having fun and building friendships.”

Center youth soccer is for children 3-17 years old.

The deadline to register is Saturday, Aug. 26.

Player evaluations will be Tuesday, Aug. 29, for kids age 6-10 and evaluations for kids age 11-17 will be Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The season of games will open Saturday, Sept. 9, and continue through October.

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

Registration can be completed online at centerami.org, by calling the center at 941-778-1908 or in person at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Adult flag football action continues, horseshoes, golf, too

The adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island logged its third week of action with three games played Aug. 10.

Mason Martin Construction, Beach House Real Estate and Talucci Construction all are boasting 3-0 league records and sharing first place. Beach Bums is 1-2, followed by Moss Builders and Avis Car Rentals, which are both 1-3. Truly Nolen rounds out the standings at 0-4.

Moss Builders got its first win on the season via forfeit after an illness swept through the Avis Car Rental roster.

Talucci Construction won the past week’s game in convincing fashion, rolling past Beach Bums 28-6 behind 130 passing yards and four touchdown passes from quarterback Ray Gardner. David Dunham was his top receiver, finishing with 55 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches. Kevin Roman added four catches for 30 yards, including two touchdowns and 2 extra points, while John DellaTorre with 30 receiving yards and an extra point and Christina Calvary with an extra point catch completed the scoring for Talucci.

Beach Bums received 95 passing yards and one touchdown pass from quarterback Chuck Buky, which went to Karri Stephens. Stephens finished with five catches for 40 yards in the loss, while Geoff Evans added two catches for 40 yards.

Beach House Real Estate ran past Truly Nolen by a 27-0 score in the final game of the evening behind a combined 135 rushing yards. Emily Argeros led the way with a 60-yard touchdown run, while quarterback Don Purvis passed for 35 yards and a touchdown, ran for 55 yards and two touchdowns while also adding a 40-yard reception.

Jason Mickan finished with three catches for 20 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points while Mike Gillum added two catches for 20 yards and an extra point in the victory.

Pat Harrington threw for 110 yards in the loss and Ben Sato finished with six catches for 90 yards to lead Truly Nolen, which also received two catches for 35 yards from Monica Simpson.

 

Horseshoe news

The team of Hank Huyghe and Steve Doyle posted the only 3-0 pool-play record Aug. 9 and were the day’s outright champs during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Two teams emerged from pool play during the Aug. 12 games and battled for the championship. Huyghe and partner Gary Howcroft outlasted walker Neil Hennessey by a 23-9 score with Huyghe emphatically ending the match with a double ringer.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria 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 Key Royale Club links recovered from the deluge of Tropical Storm Emily and the golfers returned for some competitions, starting Aug. 7 with a modified

Stableford system match among the men. Hoyt Miller and John Kolojeski both carded plus-1s to finish in a tie for first place.

The women took to the course Aug. 8 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 second-place finisher Fran Barford.

Flight B saw Janet Razze and Peggy Clauhs card matching 1-under-par 31s to finish in a tie for first place.

Phyllis Roe managed a birdie on the ninth hole while Barford, Marilyn Niewjik and Anne Klein all had chipins during their rounds.

The men were back on the course Aug. 10 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Mike Gillie, Mark Kimball, Art McMillan and Bill Shuman combined on a 3-under-par 29 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

 

Registration underway for center soccer

Registration for the fall youth soccer season at the center is underway.

The cost for league play, starting Sept. 9, is $10 for members and $126 for non-members. All games will be played Tuesdays and Saturdays and the deadline to register is Aug. 26.

The instructional division for ages 3-5 will have weekly clinics and games, but no evaluations.

Mandatory player evaluations are scheduled for remaining divisions at the following dates and times:

Aug. 29: 6 p.m. ages 6-7
Aug. 29: 7 p.m. ages 8-10
Aug. 30: 6 p.m. ages 11-13
Aug. 30: 7 p.m. ages 14-17

Registration can be made online at www.centerami.org or at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call 941-778-1908 or email will@centerami.org.

 

And MAYSO’s fall season starts up

Online registration is taking place for players ages 4-18 in the Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization fall season at mayso.org.

Cost is $125, including jersey, shorts and socks. 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 at info@mayso.org or go online to mayso.org.

Adult football action continues, youth soccer starts up

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Avis Car Rental receiver Jesse Griffin and Beach Bums defender Karri Stephens both eye the incoming pass during Aug. 3 adult flag football action at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Avis Car Rentals receiver Chris Sullins catches a perfectly thrown football Aug. 3 during a 27-26 loss as Beach Bums defender Chad Woods gives chase on the field at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

The adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island completed its second week of action with games Aug. 1 and Aug. 3.

Mason Martin Construction sits atop the standings with a perfect 3-0 record, one victory ahead of second-place teams Beach House Real Estate and Talucci Construction with 2-0 records. Beach Bums is alone in fourth place with a 1-1 record, followed by Avis Car Rentals at 1-2 and Moss Builders and Truly Nolen at 0-3.

The game of the week was Beach Bums’ 27-26 come-from-behind victory Aug. 3 over Avis Car Rentals. Avis led 20-7 at halftime but, after holding Avis on downs to open the second half, Beach Bums roared back, outscoring Avis 20-6 in the second half.

Quarterback Chuck Buky threw for 170 yards, including three touchdown passes and three extra points, while also adding 75 rushing yards and a touchdown run. Karri Stephens was his favorite receiver, finishing with five catches for 125 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points. Chad Woods finished with 25 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Jay Hoffmeister completed the scoring in the victory with a touchdown reception.

Quarterback Jason Sato threw for 190 yards and four touchdown passes to lead Beach Bums, which also received a huge game from Jesse Griffin, who finished with eight catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Chris Sullins added a touchdown catch and an extra point, while Mike Brusso finished with 30 receiving yards and an extra point in the loss.

Mason Martin Construction rolled to a 32-13 victory over Moss Builders in the second game of the evening behind four touchdown passes and 125 passing yards from QB Tim Shaughnessy. His favorite target was Frank Agnelli, who finished with five catches for 130 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point. Brianna Roberts added a pair of touchdown receptions, while Caleb Roberts threw for 50 yards and a touchdown pass and added a 5-yard touchdown reception and extra point in the victory.

Ryan Moss threw for 110 yards, including a touchdown pass, while also adding 40 receiving yards. Eric Gledhill threw for 40 yards and a touchdown. Jacob Berger added a touchdown and an extra point reception, while Jordan Demers finished with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown in the loss.

The final game Aug. 3 saw Talucci Construction roll to a 33-18 victory over Truly Nolen behind the all-around play of quarterback Ray Gardner, who threw for 105 yards, including two touchdown passes and four extra points while adding 50 rushing and receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. As if that weren’t enough, Gardner also had an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Kevin Roman finished with a pair of touchdown receptions to go along with 45 receiving yards, while Christina Calvary added two extra points and 35 receiving yards in the victory.

Pat Harrington threw for 160 yards and three touchdown passes to Jake Parsons. Parsons finished with five catches for 115 yards for Truly Nolen, which also received three catches for 45 yards from Ben Sato in the loss.

Avis Car Rentals opened Aug. 1 action with a 34-0 thrashing of Truly Nolen behind quarterback Jason Sato, who threw for 210 yards, including four touchdown passes and four extra points. Danny Murphy was his top target, finishing with five catches for 90 yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Griffin added four catches for 75 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points, while Brusso finished with a touchdown and an extra point to go with 45 receiving yards.

Truly Nolen was led by quarterback Harrington’s 160 passing yards and receiver Ben Sato, who finished with five catches for 90 yards in the loss.

Mason Martin outscored Beach Bums 34-20 behind the running and passing of quarterback Shaughnessy, who threw for 150 yards, two touchdown passes and four extra points, while also adding 30 rushing yards, 10 receiving yards and scoring three touchdowns. Agnelli added 55 receiving yards and scored a touchdown and an extra point, while Caleb Roberts finished with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown. Brianna Roberts and David Green completed the scoring with extra points.

Rick Puskas threw for 160 yards, including two touchdowns and two extra points to lead Beach Bums, which also received 60 receiving yards and a touchdown from Stephens and 40 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point from Woods, who also had an interception return for a touchdown in the loss.

The final game Aug. 1 saw Beach House Real Estate edge Moss Builders 21-14 behind three touchdown passes and 135 passing yards from Don Purvis. Receiver Mike Gillum had three catches for 65 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point, while Emily Argeros added 30 receiving yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Moss Builders managed only 105 passing yards between Moss and Eric Gledhill. The lone touchdown pass went to Jacob Berger, who finished with 20 receiving yards and an extra point. Demers completed the Moss scoring with an interception return for a touchdown in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news

The team of Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran teamed up again and posted the only 3-0 pool play record to earn their third consecutive trip to the winner’s circle Aug. 2 in horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

Sofran made it four victories in a row, this time walking his way past the team of Steve Doyle and Neil Hennessey 24-20 in the title game.

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

Tropical Storm Emily saturated the greens and washed out the golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach last week.

 

Youth soccer starts up in Anna Maria

Registration for the fall youth soccer season at the Center of Anna Maria Island is underway.

Cost for the league, which will start playing matches Sept. 9 and runs until late October, is $10 for members and $126 for non-members. All games will be played Tuesdays and Saturdays at the center. The deadline to register is Aug. 26.

The instructional division for ages 3-5 will have weekly clinics and games, but no evaluations or scorekeeping. However, mandatory player evaluations — tryouts — are scheduled for all other age divisions at the following dates and times.

Aug. 29:           6 p.m.        ages 6-7

Aug. 29:           7 p.m.        ages 8-10

Aug. 30:           6 p.m.        ages 11-13

Aug. 30:           7 p.m.        ages 14-17

Registration can be completed online at www.centerami.org or at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

For more information, call 941-778-1908 or email will@centerami.org.

Center kicks off new adult flag football league new season

The adult flag football league kicked off a new season of competition July 28 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. The league boasts seven teams that will play a six-game schedule Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Regular play will end Aug. 22 with playoffs starting Aug. 24. The championships will be played Sept. 7.

Beach House Real Estate, Talucci Construction and Mason Martin Construction recorded first-week victories July 28.

Beach House only had to show up since their opponent, Avis Car Rentals, didn’t have enough players to field a team, giving Beach House a forfeit victory.

Mason Martin opened the night’s action with a 34-6 victory over Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control. Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy led the way with three touchdown passes, 3 extra points, a 10-yard touchdown reception and, for good measure, he added an interception on defense.

Caleb Roberts added a touchdown pass and a touchdown reception to the Mason Martin offense, which also received a touchdown and an extra point from David Greene to go with touchdown receptions from Brianna Roberts and Frank Agnelli. Agnelli also added an interception, while James Ptak finished with 2 extra points and an interception on defense.

Truly Nolen received a touchdown pass from Pat Harrington to account for its score. John Exley led the defensive effort with three flag pulls, while Ben Sato and Tyler Lancaster finished with two pulls each in the loss.

Talucci Construction rolled to a 34-13 victory over Moss Builders behind the all-around play of quarterback Ray Gardner. He ran for 70 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while adding 170 passing yards, including three touchdown passes and four extra-point passes. His favorite target was John DellTorre, who finished with 90 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches, while David Dunham finished with 65 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point. Christina Calvary added a pair of extra-point catches and Kevin Roman completed the scoring with an extra-point reception.

Ryan Moss threw for 135 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Moss Builders’ offensive attack. Eric Gledhill was his top target, finishing with 120 receiving yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Jesse Brisson added 10 rushing yards and a game-high three flag pulls in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage and battled for supremacy during July 26 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran raced past walker Neil Hennessey by a 21-9 score to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Hennessey had a rare chance at revenge during the July 29 games as he again met Huyghe and Sofran in the finals after both teams went 3-0 in pool play. Huyghe and Sofran again earned a decisive 24-9 victory to earn bragging rights for the week.

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.

It’s free to play and everyone is welcome.

 

Key Royale Golf news

Rain wreaked havoc on nearly any thought of golf last week at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. Regular action Monday and Tuesday was rained out, though the men did get in their regular Thursday scramble July 27.

The team of Dennis Schavey, Mark Kimball, Diane Miller and Gary Razze earned clubhouse bragging rights for the week with a 4-under-par 28.

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.