Adrian Griffin Interiors: Owen Serra, Jordy Perez, Andre Harwood, Coach Mark Barber, Abigail Barber, Coach Charlie Serra, Jackson Griffin, Joseph Caballero, Coach Jesse Griffin, Everly Chaplinksy, Phoenix Harwood
Cheesecake Cutie: Coach Keith Mahoney, Maggie Niedzwick, Charlee Maize, TJ Hagey, Preston LaPensee, Owen Purcell, Gunnar Maize, Theo Aupelle, Kegan McGlade, Thomas Holly, Coach Dave Hagey, Josiah McDonald. Islander Courtesy Photos
Winners were crowned Nov. 14 in the youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.
In the first of two semifinal matches, Adrian Griffin Interiors, challenging as No. 4 seed, upset No. 1 Moss Builders in a penalty-kick shootout after playing to a scoreless draw through regulation time.
Abigail Barber, Joseph Caballero, Andre Harwood and Jackson Griffin, all Adrian Griffin Interiors players, converted on their spot kicks, while only Parker Svoboda and Gunnar Maize scored for Moss Builders, sending Adrian Griffin Interiors to the championship game.
The second verse was much like the first, as No. 2 seed Solid Rock Construction and No. 6 Am I Coconuts battled to a 1-1 tie in regulation, sending the match to spot kicks.
It took a while but Solid Rock prevailed 3-2 in a shootout that went eight rounds. Matthew Darak converted on the first and eighth spot kicks to give Solid Rock the 8-10 division title. Sam Raulerson also converted on his penalty kick.
Adelaid McGraw and Kason Price made their penalty kicks for Am I Coconuts in the loss.
The championship match lacked the drama of the semifinals, as Adrian Griffin Interiors cruised to a 7-1 victory over Solid Rock behind three goals from Jordy Perez and a pair of goals from Joseph Callebero. Jackson Giffin and Phoenix Harwood each added a goal and Andre Harwood came through with 10 saves in the victory.
Sam Raulerson notched the lone goal for Solid Rock, which also received nine saves from Carson Long in the loss.
The 11-14 division playoffs were pretty straight forward as No. 1 Cheesecake Cutie and No. 2 Solid Rock Construction cruised to the finals during Nov. 14 playoff action.
Solid Rock defeated Gitt Team 5-1 behind two goals from Turner Worth and a goal each from Luke Dellinger, Jesse Zaccagnino and Dominik Zupa. Jack Zaccagnino had a quiet day between the pipes and finished with four saves in the victory.
Renan Kesten notched the lone goal for Gitt Team and Austin Guess made five saves in the loss.
The second semifinal saw Cheesecake Cutie outscore HSH Designs 8-1 behind three goals from TJ Hagey and two goals from Preston LaPensee. Josiah MacDonald, Gunnar Maize and Kegan McGlade each added a goal and Thomas Holly finished with five saves in the victory.
Sterling Holiday scored and Jordan Tobey made four saves to lead HSH Designs in the loss.
The championship match was a close battle but Cheesecake Cutie came out on top 3-1. Preston LaPensee, Josiah MacDonald and Gunnar Maize each scored one goal. Keegan McGlade added an assist and Thomas Holly helped preserve the victory with nine saves.
Luke Dellinger notched the lone goal for Solid Rock, which also received eight saves from Jack Zaccagnino in the loss.
Champs crowned in adult soccer league
A champ was crowned Nov. 16 in the adult soccer league at the center, bringing the fall season to a conclusion. No. 2 Gulf Drive Cafe outlasted No. 5 Gulf View Windows & Doors to take the win, but it wasn’t pretty.
The two teams battled to a 3-3 tie through regulation with Helio Gomez scoring a pair of goals for Gulf Drive Cafe, which also received a goal from Kevin Roman and 11 saves from Tuna McCracken.
Gulf View received a goal each from Amber Augustine, Keth Mahoney and Jesus Martinez to go alone with seven saves from Raul Loera in regulation time.
Tyler Brewer notched the game-winning goal in extra time to give Gulf Drive Cafe the championship.
Other members of the winning squad are Alejandro Aviles, Eliza Faillace, Flavio Olvera, Juan Vega and Jana Whitehead.
Seventy-five golfers played Nov. 10 in the annual Key Royale Welcome Back Scramble at the club in Holmes Beach.
To accommodate all the players, the course was modified to all par threes and golfers played in fivesomes with a par of 27.
The team of Chuck Bode, Chet Hutton, Joe Ireland, Jim McParland and Mike Riddick matched the 3-under-par carded by the team of Chris Arendt, Richard Brown, David Julian, Eric Lawson and Steve Martins to finish in a tie for first place.
The highlight of the day was David Julian’s hole-in-one on the 130-yard sixth hole.
Bob Reid won the closest-to-the-pin contest on the eighth hole, sticking his ball 8 feet 3 inches from the hole. Mickey Paine beat out all of the women in the chipping contest, while Tom Nelson and Don Tiden tied for the men.
Following action on the links, members enjoyed lunch and libations on the patio.
Regular action resumed Nov. 13 with the men’s weekly modified-Stableford system match. Art McMillan grabbed first place with a score of plus-5, one point better than second-place finisher Herb Clauhs. Rod Hammonds and Dave Richardson finished in a tie for third place at plus-3.
Action Nov. 14 saw the Ladies Play with Friends Day with the best team average determining a winner. The team of Ann Hackinson, Jenny Huibers, Monica Lawson and Terry Taylor took first place with a 44.4 average. Jean Holmes, Janet Razze and Jana Samuels were alone in second place at 46.33, while Margrit Layh, Terry Westby and Mary Wilkie took third place at 46.66.
Gloria LaDue and Sharon Tarras tied for low putts with 13, with Tarras also getting a birdie on the third hole. Terry Westby and Joyce Lathrop both had chipins on their rounds.
Members were back on the course Nov. 16 for a scramble/shamble combo with set at 52. The team of Jim Goff, Jenny and Ron Huibers combined on a 4-under-par 48 to take first place. The team of Brian Comer, Mike Gillie and Bob Rowley took second place at 2-under-par 50.
Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during Nov. 15 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.
Bob Heiger and Bob Rowley drew the bye and watched as Bob Palmer rallied for a 25-22 victory over Tom Farrington and Tom Skoloda. Trailing 20-19, Palmer threw a double ringer to take the lead. Farrington answered with a ringer, but didn’t come through on his second toss, giving the victory to Palmer.
The final match was another tight affair, but Palmer held off Heiger and Rowley 21-18 to earn the day’s bragging rights.
The Nov. 15 games appeared to be headed to a five-team playoff made up of 2-1 teams as Bob Lee and Steve Doyle were trailing 11-0 in their last pool play game. They proceeded to score 21 straight points to win that game and finished as the lone 3-0 team and outright champs.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays 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.
Adult sports on tap
Registration is open for winter flag football and indoor soccer at the community center.
Flag football runs Jan. 11-March 14 and the last day to register is Dec. 13. Games will be played Thursday evenings. The cost is $20 for members and $130 for nonmembers.
Indoor soccer for adults gets started Jan. 18 with matches Thursdays in the center gym. The cost is $20 for members and $110 for nonmembers. The last day to register is Dec. 15.
For more information, call the center at 941-778-1908 ext. 210.