The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 11 No. 42 - August 3, 2011


Flag footbll playoff picture set

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Jason Sato pulls the flag of Tommy Hutchinson
after his first down catch.

The playoffs are set and ready to start this week on the road to the Community Center's Flag Football Super Bowl. All eight teams made the playoffs, and there was a four way tie for third place, which was decided by drawing names out of a hat. Many teams are getting hot and finding their mojo going into the end of the season tournament. It's hard to predict who will be this year's Champion.

Adult Co-Ed Flag Football

Adult Co-Ed League playoff schedule:

Aug. 4, Thursday, 6 p.m.
Fourth place Tyler's Ice Cream Steelers
vs. fifth place Sato Real Estate Browns

Aug. 4, Thursday, 7 p.m.
Third place Beach to Bay Construction Bucs vs. sixth place Island Sun Panthers

Aug. 4, Thursday, 8 p.m.
Second place Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins vs. seventh place Integrity Sound Redskins

Aug. 4, Thursday, 9 p.m.
First place MartiniVille Saints
vs. eighth place Slim's Place Patriots

Adult Co-Ed League game summaries:

Sato Real Estate Browns – 19
Slim's Place Patriots – 0

Island Sun Panthers – 31
Integrity Sound Redskins – 20

Agnelli Pools & Spa Dolphins – 28
Tyler's Ice Cream Steelers – 6

MartiniVille Saints – 35
Beach to Bay Construction Bucs –15

AMICC Youth Indoor Soccer Indoor game summaries:

6-9-year-old League:

Fran Maxon Real Estate – 4
Beach Bums - 0
For Fran Maxon, Sam Bowers scored three goals, and Daniel Sentman scored one.

Island Dental Spa – 5
Southern Greens – 3
For Island Dental Spa, Luke Marvin scored four goals, and Devin Calderon scored one. For Southern Greens, Julius Peteriet scored two goals, and Angelina Sculco scored one.

Southern Greens – 6
Beach Bums – 2
For Southern Greens, Julius Peteriet scored all six goals for his team. For Beach Bums, Tyler Brewer scored one goal, and Tuna McCracken scored one goal.

Fran Maxon Real Estate – 4
Island Dental Spa – 2
For Fran Maxon, Sam Bowers and Daniel Sentman each scored two goals. For Island Dental Spa, Luke Marvin scored both goals.

10-12-year-old League:

Mr. Grout – 14
Pink & Navy Boutique – 0
For Mr. Grout, Nico Colacci scored three, Sydney Cornell scored three, Ethan Jenkins scored one, Dylan Joseph scored four, Michael Latimer scored one, Jake Miller scored three, Javiar Salgado scored three.

LaPensee Plumbing – 13
Sandbar restaurant – 1
For LaPensee Plumbing, Stephen Whyte scored five goals, Ryan Fellows scored three goals, Robert Fellows scored three and James Whyte scored two goals. For the Sandbar, Olivia Glavan scored one goal.

LaPensee Plumbing – 12
Pink & Navy Boutique – 2
For LaPensee Plumbing, Ryan Fellows scored five goals, Stephen Whyte scored three goals, Carlos Cruz scored two goals, Robert Fellows scored one and James Whyte scored one goal. For Pink & Navy, Brooke Capparelli scored two goals.

AMICC Youth Indoor Soccer schedule:

6-to-9-year-old League:

Aug. 3, Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Island Dental Spa vs. Southern Greens

Aug. 8, Monday, 6 p.m.
Island Dental Spa vs. Fran Maxon Real Estate

Aug. 9, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Southern Greens vs. Beach Bums

Aug. 9, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Southern Greens vs. Fran Maxon Real Estate

10-to-12-year-old League:

Aug. 3, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
LaPensee Plumbing vs. Sandbar restaurant

Aug. 3, Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Mr. Grout vs. Pink & Navy Boutique

Aug. 8, Monday, 7 p.m.
Fourth seed team vs. first seed team

Aug. 8, Monday, 8 p.m.
Third seed team vs. second seed team


What does a vegan runner eat?

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Rae Ann Darling Reed, left, the
MHS girls' cross-country
and track coach, poses with the
author after the Run
Through Hell.


Siesta Key hosted a recent triathlon. That's a race when you run, bike and swim at varying distances. Some include running a full marathon, but others "only" include a 5K, plus a 10-mile or so bike ride, and a mile or two swim. One of these days, I'll try it, although my husband thinks that running a marathon is as much risk as I ought to be taking.

Considering I totally wiped out at the "Run Through Hell 5K" (3.1 miles) in Tampa last weekend, he may have a point. Though I got up and still placed second in my age group. "Hard core trooper," my Facebook friends described it.

If you check out my Facebook page, you'll see an excellent sports-mode, rapid-fire time lapse sequence of my jumping down but not quite landing into what looks like about a 4-foot-high water-filled ditch. Complete with sports-mode detail of water splashing out upon impact.

I would have included the pictures here, but they were too dark for print. If you look closely on the group photo, you may see the caked-on mud. Why would anyone run such a race? The reason many runners do – for the T-shirt. Most of us give them away, but a Run Through Hell, fire-red shirt is a keeper.

A reader wanted to know, "What does a plant-based runner eat? How do you maintain iron levels? And what do you do about stomach issues that might crop up on long runs?"

At 58, I did my first marathon last year after many half marathons and 5Ks. I'm the volunteer assistant cross country and track coach at Manatee High, and a nationally certified personal trainer. I work with clients at a gym and in homes. I just recently had blood work done and all levels of everything are fine, including iron, B12, D, and cholesterol at 160. The nurse who called insisted I must be taking something.

In answer to the question, I have always (in my new/improved adult life) eaten/drank to hunger/thirst, sticking to the Kenyan marathoners model of 70 to 80 percent complex carbs. I looked at some Googled videos online about a year ago and was fascinated how much they stick to the Drs. John McDougall /Neal Barnard models.

I enjoy whole grains, mostly quinoa and brown rice, and an occasional Amy's vegan burrito, as "Born to Run" describes legendary ultra marathoner Scott Jurek, "going out the door." So sticking to beans, greens and grains seems to give many what they need to go the distance. But the caveat is that everyone's different, monitor your levels before and after to create a baseline etc.

I personally trained and train clients in parks that have 5K loops, so that any urges for calories/water in or out can be accommodated. Running in parks with other runners early in the day allows for a plethora of drinks/snacks that are stashed in or on top of cars when the loop is completed. Most Florida endurance runners are out the door by sunrise, year-round.

In races, I've never found any shortage of accommodations for anything. Porta-potties usually abound along long courses. I'm happy to report that after a cup of green tea upon rising, I have only used a porta-potty once during a half or full marathon.

Beer and burgers along or at the end of marathons are a nauseating experience. Most runners I know crave citrus and other light, healthy liquids or fruits at the end of an intense workout. In fact, I've made some noises about organizing or doing a vegan marathon or 5K. But where I live between two fishing piers, that probably won't happen. Nor can I devote much time to organizing, since my book just came out, and it looks like I will be joyously and energetically running around with that for the next few years, my publisher tells me. The Boston, Toronto and Tampa food and vegetarian festivals are now booked for this fall. Toronto is the largest vegetarian festival in North America. Bring it!

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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