The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 11 No. 38 - July 6, 2011


Tyler's Ice Cream Steelers win in dramatic overtime

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Nate Talucci, of the MartiniVille Saints, cuts back his run
against defender, Sasha Torres, of the Sato Real Estate Browns.

Adult Co-Ed League game summaries:

Tyler's Ice Cream Steelers - 25
Beach to Bay Construction Buccaneers 19 in overtime
For the Steelers, Paul Kurtz threw for 193 yards and three TDs, Jason Garden had 47 yards receiving and a TD plus an extra point and had five pulls and an interception, Alan Conley had 86 yards receiving for two TDs, Hampton Harrison had three pulls and an interception for a TD. For the Buccaneers Larry Berkery threw for 112 yards and two TDs, Shawn Kaleta had 58 yards receiving and a TD an extra point and an interception, Don Purvis had 40 yards receiving and a TD and a sack and an interception for a TD.

Integrity Sound Redskins 21
Slim's Place Patriots – 20
For the Redskins, Danny Murphy threw for 150 yards and three TDs and had 53 yards rushing and six flag pulls, Ryan Hogan had 126 yards receiving and three TDs and two extra points, Brad Lowery had 15 yards receiving and one extra point and one sack. For the Patriots, David Johnston threw for 149 yards and three TDs and rushed for 29 yards, Ben Conlon had 72 yards receiving, Dustin Swain had 40 yards receiving and a TD and a two-point conversion, Heidi Johnston had 8 yards receiving and a TD, Maria Grumley had 6 yards receiving and a TD.

Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins – 48
Island Sun Newspaper Panthers – 33
For the Dolphins, Tim Shaugnessy threw for 285 yards and five TDs and rushed for 30 yards and a TD, Brianna Shaugnessy threw for a TD and caught a TD and a two-point conversion, Frank Agnelli had 185 yards receiving and three TDs and a two-point conversion, Pat Calvery had 40 yards receiving and a TD and two extra points, Eric Gledhil had one receiving TD. For the Panthers, Scott Dell threw for 215 yards and four TDs and 12 yards receiving for a TD, Kevin Austin threw for 21 yards and a TD had 37 yards receiving for two TDs and an extra point and had six pulls, Tyler Bekkerus had 99 yards receiving and two TDs and an extra point and an interception, Kevin Gregorich had 57 yards receiving and three pulls.

MartiniVille Saints – 26
Sato Real Estate Browns 21
For the Saints, Ryan Moss threw for 97 yards and four TDs and ran for 12 yards for a two-point conversion, David Moss had 45 yards receiving and two TDs, Jonathan Moss had 71 yards receiving and one TD and an extra point, Amy Talucci had six yards receiving and a TD. For the Browns, Jason Sato threw for 189 yards and three TDs, Tommy Tyrell had 66 yards receiving and two TDs and an extra point, Greg Ross had 58 yards receiving and a TD, Lexie Braxton had 62 yards receiving and two extra points, Robert McGlaughin had three pulls and two sacks.

AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule:

Adult Co-Ed League:

July 7, Thursday, 6 p.m.
Sato Real Estate Browns vs. Island Sun Panthers

July 7, Thursday, 7 p.m.
Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins vs. Beach to Bay Buccaneers

July 7, Thursday, 8 p.m.
MartiniVille Saints vs. Slim's Place Patriots

July 7, Thursday, 9 p.m.
Tyler's Ice Cream Steelers vs. Integrity Sound Redskins

AMICC Youth Indoor Soccer schedule:

6-to-9-year-old League:

July 6, Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Beach Bums vs. Southern Greens

July 6, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Island Dental Spa vs. Fran Maxon Real Estate

July 11, Monday, 6 p.m.
Island Dental Spa vs. Beach Bums

July 11, Monday, 7 p.m.
Fran Maxon Real Estate vs. Southern Greens

July 12, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Fran Maxon Real Estate vs. Beach Bums

10-to-12-year-old League:

July 8, Friday, 6 p.m.
Mr. Grout vs. Sandbar restaurant

July 8, Friday, 7 p.m.
LaPensee Plumbing vs. Pink & Navy boutique

July 11, Monday, 8 p.m.
Mr. Grout vs. Pink & Navy boutique

July 12, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Sandbar restaurant vs. LaPensee Plumbing


Hydrating, exercising in Florida summers

I'll never forget the first time I went to a 5K in Florida as a spectator and during a decades-long hiatus from my running passion. I asked a friendly spirit, "How can you possibly run in Florida summers?" She quipped, "Run as close to sunrise as you can." Mission accomplished.

Next question: "How do stay hydrated and not pass out from heat exhaustion?" Answer, "Drink a lot, but not too much."

Simple enough, but now that I'm a personal trainer and work with kids a lot as an assistant volunteer cross country coach at Manatee High, the answer is more complex.

There are charts that tell you how much water you should be drinking based on your age, weight and activity. TMI, as the kids say. Too much information. I really do think it is as simple as the old guideline: your urine should be pale. In the spirit of Goldilocks, not too bright, not too pale. Drink when thirsty. Although as we age, we supposedly lose some of our ability to tell when we're thirsty. I'm happy to report I haven't lost that ability yet.

In Red Cross certification training, which most trainers/coaches and I are required to have, we receive instructions on dehydration and the opposite yet less known, but equally deadly condition, hyponatremia, which is too much water. Usually that only happens in extreme activities such as a marathon when you might lose a lot of sodium through perspiration and the liquid intake during the activity becomes too diluted in the blood. Very rare, of course.

But being well hydrated is more than just taking in fluids.

While water is good, a drink with a little sodium, potassium, chloride and other elements is absorbed faster by the intestine than pure water. This puts more water into the blood faster.

There is cellular damage after any kind of exercise. As a result, there is an increased breakdown of protein during exercise.

Protein consumed during exercise may help speed recovery following exercise. But I don't know many who are eating a burger while they run. Protein is hard to digest, and most sports drinks meant to be consumed during activity don't have added protein.

During a marathon, you can eat sports beans and/or Gatorade or some equivalent, which will take care of the salt, electrolyte and carb depletion.

Damaged tissues can also come from something called oxygen radicals, a byproduct of metabolism, built up during exercise. Vitamins C and E, in particular, can help minimize free-radical buildup. This is probably why strawberries and oranges are common at post race parties and why they taste 10 times more delicious and satisfying than during normal life.

Energy for running comes mostly from stored carbohydrates. When a run is done, the carbohydrate fuel in the muscles (glycogen) can be very near empty and fatigue sets in. However, if some carbs are consumed during exercise, the depletion of glycogen can be delayed.

You'll often hear trainers or coaches say, be sure you get a good protein/carb recovery snack within an hour of exercise.

Check labels on sports recovery drinks. Look for electrolytes, carbohydrates, vitamins, and some protein. The current research says that a 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein is the best.

Don't have the money for drinks? Time for my mantra, "What did our ancestors do?" You can always settle for delicious, juicy fruits, a banana, and some post-activity nuts. I'm a big fan of getting water from nature's best purification system, fruits and vegetables.

Vegan athletes have their own line of drinks too…with peas, quinoa and seed protein. It works…just check out the major hunks on That'll dispel any myth that vegan eaters are weak. Endurance athletes do fine chugging bananas, dates and nuts on their long run.

If running fewer than two hours, you don't really need a sports drink...or some would say any drink at all if you are already hydrated. My coach recommends drinking 16 ounces of cold water upon rising. That's good for whatever ails you, and by the time a run starts a few hours later, you are golden.

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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