The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 12 No. 4 - November 9, 2011


LaPensee Plumbing secures top spot

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Goalie Cameron Pasco, of Jen Crady Massage,
punts the ball a country mile.

This week's Sun sports game of the week was a Division II, 10-11- year-old, matchup between first place LaPensee Plumbing and the second place Jen Crady Massage. These two teams have been neck and neck for first place all season.

Jen Crady Massage came out with the hot foot right away. One minute into the contest, Cameron Pasco dribbled down through the middle of the defense and scored on a nice hard low shot, 1-0. Approximately five minutes later, Olivia Glavan found the left side corner of the back of the net and just like that, gave her team a 2-0 lead. The team's defense held strong led by Aidan Grumley in goal and the solid defenders Hannah McCracken, McKenna Gauntt and Michael Potter.

The score remained the same until Joe Rogers scored from a nice long pass from Jean-Paul Russo and blasted a crossing shot to the upper left, 2-1. With one minute left in the first half, Rogers fed a nice pass of his own to teammate Sullivan Ferreira who shot lower left and scored for the tie, 2-2.

Both teams fought hard in the second half. Tough LaPensee Plumbing defense by Jean-Paul Russo, Sydney Leachford and Rory Welch combined with great mid-field play by Corbin Gregg seemed to keep the ball on their offensive end all the time. Midway through the second half, their relentless offensive attacks finally paid off. A loose ball in the box ended up on the foot of Ferreira and she found the back of the net again for the winning goal, 3-2. With this win, LaPensee Plumbing secured first place season champs in the division.

Adult co-ed soccer results

Euphemia Haye - 1
Island Pest Control - 2
Enrico Bissert scored both goals for the Island Pest Control victory. Tim Tedesco scored the lone goal for Euphemia Haye.

Florida Discount Signs - 3
Ross Built Construction - 4
Eric Howe, Christine Rice, Greg Ross and Toby Wicklund all scored one goal to get the close win. Matt Kretzman scored two goals, and Hampton Harrison scored one goal for Florida Discount Signs.

Jessie's Island Store - 8
Wash Family Construction - 3
Richie Rodal scored three goals, and Aaron Duduks, Robert McClaughlin, Sadge Moore, Anthony Rasulo and Danny Stooksberry all added one goal each for Jessie's Island Store. Tyler Krauss, Jessica Macy and PJ Smargisso each scored a goal for Wash Family Construction.

Sato Real Estate - 9
West Coast Air Conditioning - 1
Stephen Perry scored five goals, and Matt Plummer and Korey Rogers each scored two goals for the Sato Real Estate win. Ryan Moss scored the lone goal for West Coast Air Conditioning.

Adult co-ed soccer schedule

Nov. 10, Thursday, 6 p.m
Florida Discount Signs vs. Jessie's Island Store

Nov. 10, Thursday, 7 p.m.,
Sato Real Estate vs. Wash Family Construction

Nov. 10, Thursday, 8 p.m.
Don Meilner & Son Construction vs. Island Pest Control

Nov. 10, Thursday, 9 p.m.
Euphemia Haye vs. West Coast Air Conditioning

Youth soccer results

Division III (8-9-year-old)

Island Pest Control – 5
Gettel Toyota – 5
Sean Rodriquez scored three goals and Julius Petereit added two goals for Island Pest Control. Daniel Fritz and Daniel Sentman each scored two goals and Jack Barnes added one goal for Gettel Toyota.

West Coast Surf Shop – 2
The Feast – 4
Gerardo Serrano scored all four goals for The Feast. Ryan Joseph and Luke Marvin each scored a goal for West Coast Surf Shop.

Division II (10-11-year-old)

Jen Crady Massage – 1
LaPensee Plumbing – 5
Corbin Gregg and Joe Rogers each scored two goals, and Sullivan Ferreira added one for LaPensee Plumbing. Trent Shackleford scored the lone goal for Jen Crady Massage.

LaPensee Plumbing – 4
Eat Here – 0
Sullivan Ferreira scored three goals, and Jean-Paul Russo added one goal for LaPensee Plumbing.

Division I (12-14-year-old)

Wash Family Construction – 7
Autoway Ford - 3
Nico Calleja scored three goals and Neil Carper, Gavin Sentman, Cortni Wash and Tyler Yavalar each added one goal for Wash Family Construction. Danielle Capparelli, Kieran Grumley and Michael Latimer each scored a goal for Autoway Ford.

Autoway Ford – 3
Spinnakers Vacation Cottages – 3
Henrick Hellem-Brusso scored all three goals for Spinnakers Vacation Cottages. Michael Latimer scored all three goals for Autoway Ford.

Premier League (15-17-year-old)

Ace Hardware – 9
Beach Bistro – 5
JT Goode and Chandler Hardy scored three goals each, Julius Gomes scored two and Greg Moss added one goal for Ace Hardware. Kyle Parsons scored two goals, and Alex Burgess, Tyler Marvin and Austin Wash each added one goal for the Beach Bistro.

Youth soccer schedule

Instructional League (4-5-year-old)

Nov. 14, Monday, 6 p.m., awards ceremony

Instructional League (6-7-year-old)

Nov. 14, Monday, 6 p.m., awards ceremony

Nov. 19, Saturday, 11 a.m. 7-UP game for all league age 7-year-olds

Division III (8-9-year-old)

Nov. 8, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Island Pest Control vs. The Feast

Nov. 14, Monday, 7 p.m., awards ceremony

Nov. 15, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Fifth place team vs. third place team, tournament game

Division II (10-11-year-old)

Nov. 8, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Jen Crady Massage vs. LaPensee Plumbing

Nov. 9, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Eat Here vs. Jen Crady Massage

Nov. 14, Monday, 7 p.m., awards ceremony

Nov. 15, Tuesday, 7 p.m., second place team vs. 3rd place team, tournament game

Division I (12-14-year-old)

Nov. 9, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Mr. Bones BBQ vs. Wash Family Construction

Nov. 14, Monday, 7 p.m., awards ceremony

Premier League (15-17-year-old)

Nov. 14, Monday, 7 p.m., awards ceremony

Adult co-ed basketball playoff results

Beach to Bay Construction – 70
Island Sun Newspaper – 43
Nick Diaz scored 25 points, Scott Eason had 21 points, George Imes and Tommy Tyrell scored 11 points each and Chuck Bucky added two points in the Beach to Bay Construction win. Larry Berkery and Billy Malfese each scored 13 points, Scott Dell had 11 points and Paul Kurtz added 7 points for The Island Sun.

Agnelli Pools & Spa – 65
Bowes Imaging Center – 62
(in overtime) Aaron Duduks scored 37 points, Nate Coleman scored 15 points, Frank Agnelli scored 8, Tyler Krauss added 3 and Will Langston had 2 points for Agnelli Pools and Spa. Michael Kasten scored 23 points, Mark Templeton scored 12 points, Steven Aryes and Tyler Bekkerus each scored 9 points, Nick Schweitzer had 4 points, Ryan Hogan had 3 points and Serena Sammuels added 2 points for Bowes Imaging Center.

Adult co-ed basketball play-off schedule

Nov. 8, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Beach to Bay Construction vs. Southern Greens

Nov. 8, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Unique Mobile Detailing vs. Agnelli Pools & Spa


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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