The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 11 No. 41 - July 27, 2011


Panther's lose heartbreaker

AMICC Adult Co-Ed Flag Football
Adult Co-Ed League game summaries:

MartiniVille Saints – 40
Island Sun Panthers – 34
For the Saints, Ryan Moss threw for 239 yards and five TDs and had 48 yards receiving and a TD, Jonathan Moss threw for 48 yards and one TD and had 88 yards receiving and four TDs. Ed Moss had 111 yards receiving and a pair of two-point conversions, David Moss had 22 yards receiving and a TD and an interception. For the Panthers, Scott Dell threw for 220 yards and five TDs, Tyler Bekkerus had 112 yards receiving and two TDs and an extra point and an interception, Kevin Austin had 42 yards receiving and two TDs and a safety and three sacks. Morgan Bekkerus had 68 yards receiving and a TD and an extra point.

Agnelli Pools & Spa Dolphins – 49
Integrity Sound Redskins – 0
For the Dolphins, Tim Shaugnessy threw for 129 yards and three TDs had 27 yards receiving and had one TD and an extra point, Brianna Shaugnessy threw for 83 yards and two TDs had 5 yards receiving and one TD, Frank Agnelli had 101 yards receiving and two TDs and two extra points, Pat Calvery had 60 yards receiving and two extra points and one interception return for a TD, Eric Gledhill had 7 yards receiving and an extra point and one interception return for a TD, Monica Simpson had 12 yards rushing and 7 yards receiving and one TD, Zach Schield had five yards receiving and an extra point. For the Redskins, Ryan Hogan threw for 68 yards and had nine yards rushing, Brad Lowery threw for seven yards and had 20 yards receiving, Dina DeJesus had 46 yards receiving and 22 yards rushing and four flag pulls, Kelly Joseph had nine yards receiving and two flag pulls.

Tyler's Ice Cream Steelers – 20
Slim's Place Patriots – 8
For the Steelers, Paul Kurtz threw for 123 yards and one TD, Hampton Harrison had 82 yards receiving and five yards rushing and two TDs and two extra points, Alan Conley 28 yards receiving and an interception return for a TD and five flag pulls. For the Patriots David Johnston threw for 57 yards and had 41 yards rushing, Ben Conlon threw for 38 yards and one TD and rushed for 21 yards and had 38 yards receiving and a two-point conversion, Dustin Swain had 19 yards receiving and one TD and an interception, Tommy Hutchinson had two flag pulls and two interceptions.

Beach to Bay

Construction Bucs – 26
Sato Real Estate Browns – 6
For the Buccaneers, Don Purvis threw for 217 yards and four TDs, Larry Berkery had 118 yards receiving and three TDs, Shawn Kaleta had 53 yards receiving and one TD and an extra point. For the Browns, Josh Sato threw for 46 yards and one TD and had two defensive interceptions, Lexie Braxton had 12 yards receiving and one TD and two sacks, Robert McGlaughin had 34 yards receiving.

AMICC Youth Indoor Soccer Indoor game summaries:

(6 – 9 year-old-league):

Island Dental Spa – 4
Fran Maxon Real Estate – 3
For Island Dental Spa, Luke Marvin scored two goals, Charlie Halfarce scored a goal, Ryan Joseph scored a goal. For Fran Maxon, Sam Bowers, Elizabeth Laviolette and Ozzy Lonzo each scored a goal.

Southern Greens – 4
Beach Bums – 2
For Southern Greens, Julius Peteriet scored all four goals. One in the first half and three in the second. For Beach Bums, Tyler Brewer scored both goals in the second half.

Fran Maxon Real Estate – 5
Southern Greens – 5
For Fran Maxon Real Estate, Elizabeth Laviolette scored the tying goal with only 15 seconds left in the game and also scored two other goals, Sam Bowers had a goal, Ozzy Lonzo scored a goal. For Southern Greens, Julius Peteriet was again the work horse and scored all five goals for his team.

Island Dental Spa – 8
Beach Bums – 4
For Island Dental Spa, Luke Marvin scored six goals, Devin Calderon scored a goal and Ryan Joseph added one goal. For Beach Bums, Tyler Brewer had two goals, Samantha Burgess and Ashton Pennell added one goal each.

(10 – 12 year old league):

Mr. Grout – 20
Sandbar restaurant – 3
For Mr. Grout, Nico Colacci scored three, Sydney Cornell scored one, Ethan Jenkins scored three, Dylan Joseph scored three, Michael Latimer scored five, Jake Miller scored three, Javiar Salgado scored two. For Sandbar, Jean-Paul Russo scored two goals and Nico Calleja scored one.

LaPensee Plumbing – 3
Pink & Navy Boutique – 3
For LaPensee Plumbing, Ryan Fellows scored two goals, Carlos Cruz scored one. For Pink & Navy, Gillian Cassidy scored the tying goal with five minutes left, Brooke McIntosh scored a goal and Sydney Morrow scored a goal.

Mr. Grout – 14
LaPensee Plumbing – 2
For Mr. Grout, Sydney Cornell scored one, Ethan Jenkins scored one, Dylan Joseph scored three, Michael Latimer scored three, Jake Miller scored three, Javiar Salgado scored three. For LaPensee, Gavin Sentman scored one goal and Stephen Whyte scored one.

Pink and Navy Boutique – 4
Sandbar restaurant – 1
For Pink and Navy, Sydney Morrow scored two goals, Brooke McIntosh scored one goal and Morgan Burns scored one goal. For the Sandbar, Aiden Grumley scored one goal.

Keeping fit on the cheap

Keeping fit doesn't have to be expensive.

If you belong to a gym, inquire about existing fitness center discounts.

Some of the biggest gym membership deals come from corporate accounts. Many companies, even small ones, make deals with local gyms.

Insurance companies also often offer discounts or some, like Humana, even pay for entire gym memberships. Companies understand that healthy employees cost a lot less in insurance claims and have less absenteeism.

Another option is part-time gym memberships. If you have a flexible schedule and are willing to avoid the peak times of early mornings and evenings, you might find full gym access at a fraction of the cost. In Florida, it's common to find discounts during the non-peak season when snowbirds are not here.

A home gym is another possibility. When I moved to Florida, I couldn't take my gym with me and sold it for a song on E-Bay. I was amazed how quickly the buyer came and disassembled it. Craig's List and garage sales are other great sources of used equipment, whether it's simple bar bells or a stacking weight set.

Other options include a TRX training system. It is a portable gym made out of strong nylon straps. It is geared toward all training levels and costs about $200. Because I've always been a fitness freak, I ordered one of these, but returned it. I didn't feel completely secure with the way it attached to our somewhat loosely hinged doors. But some people swear by them. It is very portable and can be attached to playground equipment or other similar structures.

For the best deal on the block, free weights are always great. All the big box and sporting goods stores sell them. Or check Amazon and Overstock for good deals. You might even pick up a DVD to go along with them. There are many, but my favorite, effective weight training DVDs are Joyce Vidral's. I was amazed to find how similar her DVDs were to the personal training certification books and instruction I received. A bench to do the exercises on can be obtained for $20, but a mat on the floor, or a plush carpet will suffice for the basics.

Another great resource is Play It Again Sports. I bought a new elliptical machine there. But it is best known for selling used or discounted new equipment. It's very hit or miss depending on the season and what it has in stock. If you get tired of your elliptical, it's a great place to trade it in for something different.

While we're talking cheap, a weekly food tip. I have lots of great tips in my book, but one is buying in bulk. My favorite aisle is beans and grains. The largest bag of beans I could find in Bradenton is a 20 pounder. But even if you don't get that size (lifting it will give you a great workout!), the larger bags provide a fourth cup of beans for just a dime! Compare that to 4 ounces of hamburger meat at $.60 a serving (and that's for the 30 percent fat variety). Even if you're not vegetarian, this is a great way to substitute a few meals a week to save money.

By the way, my recent blood work came back. Cholesterol:160 as it usually is on a plant-based diet. The nurse probed, "You must be taking something. What supplements/meds are you taking?" When I told her I wasn't she asked if I'd bring in my book.

Finally, because I've been challenged by a vegan Austin firefighter to a plank-holding contest, I'm now back up to my six-minute planks. I wowed the kids and adults at the Manatee High cross-country team practice this week where I'm an assistant volunteer coach.

Youngster, ripped firefighter Rip Essylstyn wrote "The Engine 2 Diet" after he successfully got his about-to-be-fired, high cholesterol scoring, fellow firefighters to lower their levels on a plant-based diet. We'll probably get a chance to make good on the challenge when our paths cross at food festivals in Toronto or Boston, where we're both scheduled to speak.

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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