The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 12 No. 5 - November 16, 2011


Youth soccer, adult basketball end this week

Much to the sorrow of 27 teams and numerous fans, the 2011 Anna Maria Island Community Center youth soccer and adult basketball season comes to a close this week. The youth soccer season ends this Saturday with the playoff championship and all-star games. The adult basketball season ended on Nov. 15, with its championship game between Agnelli Pools & Spa and Beach to Bay Construction.

If you are still in the mood for watching great soccer action, playoffs for the nine team adult soccer season begin Nov. 17 and conclude on Dec. 1 and 2. It has been a record breaking participation year for the Center's athletics. Athletic Director Troy Shonk stated, "It has been a great season in all leagues. I have met many great people, and I can't wait to continue building new relationships in the upcoming winter season."

Adult co-ed soccer results:

Florida Discount Signs – 3
Jessie's Island Store – 1
Hampton Harrison, Matt Kretzman and Cody Sullivan all scored one goal in the Florida Discount Signs win. Aaron Duduks scored the lone goal for Jessie's Island Store.

Sato Real Estate – 4
Wash Family Construction – 1
Jessie Brisson, Matt Plummer, Josh Sato and Korey Rogers all scored a goal for the Sato Real Estate victory. Tyler Krauss scored the only goal for Wash Family Construction.

Don Meilner & Son Construction – 5
Island Pest Control – 10
Enrico Beissert and Scott Eason scored three goals each, and Lyn Clarke and Tony Fradukis each added two goals for the Island Pest Control win. Jeff Christianson and Zach Gilliland each scored two goals, and Kim Terhern added one goal for Don Meilner & Son Construction.

Euphemia Haye – 6
West Coast Air Conditioning – 1
Tim Tedesco and Kenny Hargreaves each scored two goals, and Paul Hayward and Justin Noyes each added one goal in the Euphemia Haye win. Tim Shaughnessy scored the lone goal for the West Coast Air Conditioning team.

Youth soccer results

Division III (8-9-year-old):

Island Real Estate – 1
Gettel Toyota – 3
Daniel Fritz scored two goals, and Jack Groves scored one goal for the Gettel Toyota victory and to remain unbeaten in the regular season. Tyler Brewer scored the goal for the Island Real Estate team.

Island Pest Control – 4
The Feast – 2
Julius Petereit scored two goals, and Sean Rodriquez and Ana Gonzalez scored one goal each in the Island Pest Control win. Remy Lonzo and Ethan Mata scored one goal each for The Feast.

Division II (10-11-year-old)

Jen Crady Massage – 2
LaPensee Plumbing – 0
Olivia Glavan and Trent Shackleford scored one goal each for Jen Crady Massage.

Jen Crady Massage – 3
Eat Here – 2
Cameron Pasco scored two goals and Olivia Glavan added one goal for the Jen Crady Massage win. Brenden Murphy and Jovan Vasquez each scored a goal for Eat Here.

Division I (12-14-year-old)

Wash Family Construction – 3
Mr. Bones BBQ. – 4
Brothers, Ben and Noah Connors, each scored two goals for the Mr. Bones BBQ win. Gavin Sentman scored two goals, and Nico Calleja scored one goal for the Wash Family Construction team.

Premier League (15-17-year-old)

Ace Hardware – 6
Beach Bistro – 4
Chandler Hardy scored three goals, Julius Gomes scored two and Gabe Salter added one goal for Ace Hardware. Dylan Brennan scored two goals, and Alex Burgess and Austin Wash each added one goal for the Beach Bistro.

Adult co-ed basketball playoff results

Beach to Bay Construction – 75
Southern Greens – 49
Scott Eason had 28 points, Nick Diaz scored 27 points, George Imes added 12 points, Tommy Tyrell scored 6 points and Chuck Bucky added two points in the Beach to Bay Construction win. Robby Bennett scored 20 points, Kevin Austin scored 17 points, and Wayne Grant and Chuck McCracken added 6 points for Southern Greens.

Agnelli Pools & Spa – 45
Unique Mobile Detailing – 44
Aaron Duduks scored 19 points, Nate Coleman scored 12 points, Frank Agnelli and Tyler Krauss scored 6 and Will Langston had 2 points for the Agnelli Pools and Spa win. Jonathan Moss scored 12 points, Ryan Moss added 11 points, Brent Moss scored 8 points, Josh Sato added 7 points and Justin Jones scored 6 points for Unique Mobile detailing.


Ellen answers your questions

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Ellen signs copies of her book at the Boston
Vegitarian Food Festival recently.


I get a lot of questions about being a vegetarian and about fitness in general, especially when I'm doing public speaking. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I get.

When and why did you become interested in fitness?

I have been going to gyms since jiggle belts and Jane Fonda. We used to have family reunions at hospital bedsides and joked about the hospital wings that the cost of our current family's illnesses had paid for. When my aunt died of breast cancer in our home when I was 5, I began the lifelong investigative reporting job of my life trying to dodge the family genes that not only gave all women except me breast cancer, but in addition, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, arthritis, osteoporosis and varicose veins.

All my life, I've been told those conditions were hereditary, but I have not gotten a single one. I didn't get all the good genes. As the youngest in my family, I had plenty of time to figure out what worked and what didn't. Although my parents were active, especially my father, diseases prevented them from lifting my children, let alone baby-sitting them. As new vegan Bill Clinton is fond of quoting my lifelong mantra, "I want to be around for the grandchildren."

Every race I do is for my three daughters and in memory of those who could not be at the finish line.

How would you describe your nutrition program?

Low fat, plant based. When I need to drop a few pounds, I revert to my fav weight loss plan, Dr. McDougalls' maximum weight loss plan. My personal daily living plan is also similar to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's recommendations, which I have outlined in my book. Simply, you eat a lot of healthy beans, grains, greens and fruits, some cooked, some raw.

How would you describe your training program?

Since I am a certified running coach, and am a volunteer running coach for our local high school girl's cross country and track teams, I have studied what works for years. As I have aged, I have followed some excellent senior fitness advice to drop running every day and run only every other day. I run at least 3 miles 3 to 4 days a week, including a long 5 to 10 mile longer run. I also do speed work on one day at a local track or park. I cross train on the off days, and rest one day a week. Depending how much I'm working out weight training with my clients, I'll add more weight training once or twice a week.

I love core and try to hold a plank position 2 to 6 minutes once a week. I incorporate dynamic stretching exercises into warm-ups before running, such as lunges, squats, twists and swings. I make sure I have a recovery protein/carb combo within an hour of exercise to promote good muscle rebuilding. I try to always do at least 10 minutes of stretching after any aerobic or weight training workout. I swim in the Gulf of Mexico at least once a week right after a long run during warm months. Local runners swear by it! Heaven!

What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?

B12 most days. Occasionally I'll add a pea/hemp/quinoa powder to a smoothie post-run, just for fun. I get blood work tests done annually, and the nurse calling me with results always wants to know what I'm on. I tell her, "Plants."

What are some common misconceptions about veganism?

The old, "you don't get enough calcium, protein, energy," or fill-in-the blank. I was really annoyed to sit through my Road Runners Club of America certification class in which the instructor ranted that high school girls who asked questions about a vegan diet are a sure sign of eating disorders and poor health. I raised my hand and respectfully disagreed asking if she had any science/research to support it. She said, no that it was just her own experience.

I said I worked with high school girls for years, and all the cases of eating disorders came from a long family history of meat eaters. I never knew any girl with an eating disorder who was vegan or who had expressed an interest in it. Despite my repeated attempts to change her PowerPoint slide through e-mails, including links to research, information, she refused. I hope with Bill Clinton going vegan, maybe that will change.

What do you think the most important aspect of fitness is?

Remaining positive in a crazy world. Having energy and focus to deal with all that life throws our way. Beating disease. And it's just great fun!

You can follow Island resident Ellen Jaffe Jones on her Facebook page and keep up with her just released book:,"Eat Vegan on $4 a Day," or her website: She is also a nationally certified personal trainer and running coach. For training in a gym or private hire, contact Ellen at or 941-704-1025.

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