The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 12 No. 32 - May 23, 2012


Dips Ice Cream goes undefeated

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Maggie Field | Sun
Above, Dips Ice Cream's Tegan Purtill drives
to the basket on a fast break against Anna
Maria Oyster Bar's Julius Gomes and
Max Miller. Above right, Purtill lays
in two more of the 21 points he scored
in the game.

As the NBA basketball playoffs heat up for the summer, so do the Anna Maria Island Community Center's basketball playoffs. In two out of the three divisions, the regular season championship crown is still up for grabs. Only Dips Ice Cream, in the 14-17-year-old division, has wrapped up first place for the regular season with an 8-0 record.

Just like in the pros, the real quest for the championship lies in the playoffs. During the regular season, there is a first place champion, but all standings are used for placement and game scheduling for the tournament. Every team will make the playoffs and have a shot. The team that has come together the best at the end of the year will be crowned division champs.

First-place finisher Dips will get the first round bye and have fresh legs for the championship game. The team's leading scorer is Tegan Purtill, who has had a terrific season, not only in points scored but also in distributing the ball. Dips has good size under the hoop and scoring play, too, with Connor Field, Justin Garget and Jerry Mayer. The team's offense has been thriving, averaging 54 points per game this year and will be hard to stop.

There is an amazing three-way tie for first place in the 11-13-year-old youth division. Ross Built Construction, Sandbar restaurant and Walter & Associates all have a 5-2 record going into the final week of games. It's hard to predict who will have the edge going into the final regular season week but all three teams play on Wednesday night.

Holy Cow Ice Cream is currently alone in second place and could be the spoiler if it beats Ross Built. Sandbar plays Walter & Associates on Wednesday too and both are tied for first going into that game.

In the 8-10-year-old division at time of press, Beach Bistro and Gettel Toyota are tied for first. They play each other on Monday night, May 21, for the regular season championship. Each time these two teams have met, it has been a very close game. Their last match up was determined by two points in the final seconds of play. David Daigle and Hannah McCracken have been leading the way for Gettel Toyota. Luke Marvin and Franklin Valdez will lead the way for the Beach Bistro.

Who will get the coveted title of tournament championship? Only time will tell but the favorite going into it is Dips Ice Cream, being the only unbeaten team. One thing is for sure though, all of the kids have a chance and all of them will have fun trying.



Walter & Associates  9
Gettel Toyota  12
David Daigle all scoring with 6 points and 4 rebounds; Andrew Austin, Hannah McCracken and Tuna McCracken each chipped in with 2 points for the Gettel Toyota win. For the Walter & Associates team, Tori Walter had 4 points and 9 rebounds, Joey Theil had 3 points and Callen Achor had 2 points.

Island Real Estate  4
Beach Bistro  18
Franklin Valdez had a double-double with 12 points and an unbelievable 31 rebounds. Jack Groves, Luke Marvin and Ava Zink all had 2 points for the Beach Bistro win. For the Island Real Estate team, Conal Cassidy had 2 points and Daniel Sentman had 2 points and 6 rebounds.


Ross Built Construction  37
Walter & Associates  54
Mark Miller and Jack Walter each had a double-double. Miller had 22 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists. J. Walter had 22 points, 14 rebounds and 1 assist in the Walter & Associates win. For the Ross Built team, Jake Ross led the way with 15 points and 1 rebound, and Andrew Ross had 10 points and 4 rebounds.

Eat Here  25
Sandbar restaurant  50
J.P Russo led the way with 26 points and 4 rebounds, and Dayton Modderman had a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Sandbar win. Leading the way for the Eat Here team, Michael Latimer had 12 points and 3 rebounds, and Adam Clark had 6 points and 13 rebounds.

Southern Greens  21
Holy Cow Ice Cream  38
Moriah Goode led the way with 8 points and 2 rebounds, and Trent Boring, Rory Houston and Joey Stewart all pitched in with 7 points each for the Holy Cow Ice Cream win. Andrew Zink had a double-double and almost all the Sothern Greens points with 19 and 14 rebounds. George Lardas had 2 points and 8 rebounds.

Southern Greens  22
Sandbar restaurant  38
Dayton Modderman had a double-double with 11 points and 20 rebounds. Corey Jacques had 17 points and 4 rebounds for the Sandbar win. George Lardas had 8 points and 9 rebounds, and Andrew Zink added 8 points and 15 rebounds for the Southern Greens team.

Eat Here  31
Ross Built Construction  38
Jake Ross scored 20 points and had 1 rebound. Levi Lengel added 12 points and 4 rebounds for the Ross Built win. Adam Clark had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Jordan Cooly added 9 points and 2 rebounds for the Eat Here team.

Holy Cow Ice Cream  29
Walter & Associates  45
Jack Walter led all scoring with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Mark Miller had a double-double with 18 points and 18 rebounds for the Walter & Associates win. Trent Boring had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Joey Stewart chipped in with 6 points for the Holy Cow Ice Cream team.

Integrity Sound  17
Anna Maria Oyster Bar  34
Max Miller had a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds; Ryan Gilman had 10 points and a rebound and an assist in the Oyster Bar win. Leading the way for the Integrity Sound team, Joey Carder had 9 points and 2 rebounds, and Pierce Hogan had 4 points and 5 rebounds.

Integrity Sound  40
Dips Ice Cream  57
Tegan Purtill led the way with 32 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists; Jerry Mayer had 13 points, 9 rebounds and 1 assist for the Dip's Ice Cream win. Leading the way for the Integrity Sound team was Burke Hill with 16 points and 5 rebounds and Joey Carder with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar  53
Dips Ice Cream  69
Jerry Mayer had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Connor Field had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds and also added three assists and three blocks. Tegan Purtill chipped in with 21 points and 6 boards for the Dips win. Julius Gomes had 13 points and 4 rebounds and Max Miller had a double-double with 11 points and 18 rebounds for the Anna Maria Oyster Bar team.

Youth Basketball Schedule

May 23, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Southern Greens vs. Eat Here

May 23, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Walter & Associates (11-13-year-olds) vs. Sandbar restaurant

May 23, Wednesday, 8 p.m., Ross Built Construction vs. Holy Cow Ice Cream

May 25, Friday, 6 p.m., (8-10-year-olds)

All Star Game

May 25, Friday, 7 p.m., (11-13-year-olds), All Star Game

May 25, Friday, 8 p.m., (14-17 year old), All Star Game

June 4, Monday, 6:30 p.m., awards night for all age divisions

Adult Co-Ed Soccer Results

Florida Discount Signs  4
Slim's Place  7
Aaron Parkin had 4 goals; Aaron Duduks, Rob McLaughlin and Chrissy Rice all had one goal each and Adam Mott had 8 saves in goal for the Slim's Place win. Hampton Harrison had 2 goals, Matt Kretzmann and Jerrod Powell each had a goal and Josh Peurifoy had 11 saves for Florida Discount Signs.

Wash Family Construction  0
Florida Discount Signs  2
Matt Kretzmann had 2 goals and Josh Peurifoy had 10 saves in the Florida Discount Signs win. Norman Fleet had 5 saves for the Wash Family Construction team.

Agnelli Pools & Spa  2
Best Buy  7
Zoran Kolega had 3 goals, Kelsea Bachman had 2 goals; Lyn Clarke and Rico Beissert had 1 goal each and Pedro Gonzalez had 13 saves in the Best Buy win. Leslie Lewis had 2 goals, and Troy Shonk had 7 saves for Agnelli Pools and Spa.

Pink & Navy Boutique  2
Slims Place  6
Aaron Duduks and Aaron Parkin each had 2 goals, Tyler Krauss and Sean Sanders each added a goal and Adam Mott had 10 saves in the Slim's Place win. Damir Glavan and Anthony Rasulo each had a goal, and Scott Rudacille had 9 saves for Pink & Navy.

Don Meilner & Son Construction  4
Island Pest Control  4
Tim Tedesco had 3 goals and Paul Hayward added a goal and Nate Talucci had 10 saves for the Don Meilner & Son Construction team. Adam Bujarski and Greg Ross each had 2 goals and Blair Schlossberg had 6 saves for the Island Pest Control team.

Adult Soccer Schedule:

May 24, Thursday, 6 p.m., Don Meilner & Son Construction vs. Agnelli Pools & Spa

May 24, Thursday, 7 p.m., Island Pest Control vs. Florida Discount Signs

May 24, Thursday, 8 p.m., Slim's Place vs. Best Buy

May 24, Thursday, 9 p.m., Pink & Navy Boutique vs. Wash Family Construction

Adult Co-Ed Basketball Results

Island Sun newspaper  36
Gator Man Pools  83
Aaron Duduks led the way with a double-double with 32 points and 11 rebounds; Sean Hubbard also had a double-double with 21 points and 13 boards in the Gator Man Pools win. Nate Coleman had 22 points and 3 rebounds, and Lisa Worthy had 6 points and 2 rebounds for the Island Sun.

The Feast restaurant  48
B. Y. Construction  51
Matt Ray had a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds and Eric Gledhill had 16 points and 8 rebounds for the B.Y. Construction win. Jonathan Moss had 15 points and 2 rebounds, and Robert Serrano had 13 points and 4 rebounds for the Feast team.

Adult Basketball Schedule:

May 29, Tuesday, 6 p.m., BeachHouse restaurant vs. Gator Man Pools

May 29, Tuesday, 7 p.m.; The Feast restaurant vs. Beach to Bay Construction

May 29, Tuesday, 8 p.m., Bowes Imaging Center vs. B. Y. Construction

May 29, Tuesday, 9: p.m., The BeachHouse restaurant vs. Island Sun newspaper

Youth Baseball Results:

Miller Electric  5
Beach Bums  14

Youth Baseball Schedule

May 23, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Gulf-Bay Realty vs. Air & Energy

May 23, Wednesday, 7:15 p.m., Miller Electric vs. Beach Bums

May 25, Friday, 6 p.m., Air & Energy VS. Gulf-Bay Realty

May 25, Friday, 7:15 p.m., Beach Bums vs. Miller Electric

June 4, Monday, 6 p.m., Tee Ball Awards Night

June 4, Monday, 6:30 p.m., Coach Pitch Awards Night

Where do you get your protein?

The most common question vegetarians or vegans get about eating a plant-based diet is, "Where do you get your protein?" I got it long before I wrote my book, especially as an athlete. For reasons that have more to do with marketing more than science, some athletes believe that meat and dairy are the only good sources. This is not true.

Most of us are aware that protein has an important role in our bodies, but you may not know why. Made up of amino acids (oxygen, nitrogren, carbon, and hydrogen), protein is the nutrient responsible for growing new cells and building and repairing tissue. However, contrary to popular belief, we don't need to consume that much of it to be healthy.

According to T. Colin Campbell ("The China Study") and other well-known vegan doctors and dieticians, the average requirement of protein is only about 5 ounces a day, or about 5 percent of your daily caloric intake. Campbell and others write that too much protein can actually damage your bones and organs and that reducing the amount of protein in your diet can give you more energy, put your digestive system at ease and protect your immune system. I'm not alone in my observation of increased energy.

A common misconception is that meat is the best source of protein. Consider the following animals, some of the largest on the planet – gorillas, cows, elephants – all of them are vegans. That means they eat nothing that had a mother or a face.

As a runner, I don't want that body type, but these large animals are great examples of how big and strong a living creature can be on a plant based diet. While animal products contain large amounts of protein, they are also high in cholesterol and saturated fat, which can lead to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The plant-based diet is low in fat, free of cholesterol and full of fiber.

Almost every plant contains protein, though some have more than others. Luckily, we do not need to get all amino acids from one source, so eating a varied vegetarian diet will result in a complete balance of protein. Here are some excellent foods that you can depend on to keep your body fit:

• Beans contain more protein than any other vegetarian source, and they are high in fiber, so you'll feel full hours after eating them. There are countless varieties, the most popular being black, pinto, kidney, chickpea, lentil, split peas and soy.

• Whole grains are a great compliment to beans, and together they pack a protein punch into your diet. Rice is always a great choice, but quinoa is a powerhouse. While quinoa is technically a seed, it contains more protein than any other grain. Check out barly and millet, and keep in mind that even popcorn contains protein. Millet is a beautiful yellow whole grain and it almost deceives you into believing that it is coated with butter.

• Nuts are also very high in protein. One ounce of almonds has the same amount as one ounce of steak, 6 grams. Enjoy your favorite nuts raw, roasted, seasoned or in nutbutter form.

• Seeds are a great addition to any meal. Simply sprinkle them on top or mix them in to add an extra boost of protein to your dish. Flax, pumpkin, and hemp seeds are not only rich in essential amino acids, but contain other important nutrients like omega-3s, iron and fiber.

• There's a reason Popeye was obsessed with spinach - he wanted to maintain his big biceps! Other green veggies with high protein content are broccoli, kale, green beans, asparagus and watercress.

And speaking of biceps, whenever I give talks on a book tour and the protein question comes up as it always does, I say flexing my biceps, "Do I look like I have a protein problem? Do you know anyone with a protein deficiency? No? Bet you know a few people with heart and diabetes issues?" Amid the laughter, hands fly up answering that last question.

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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