The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 12 No. 33 - May 30, 2012


Youth basketball tourney tips-off

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

scott dell | submitted
Seth Walter, of Walter & Associates, goes up for
the layup while J.P Russo, of the Sandbar restaurant,
tries to block it during AMICC 11-13 year old basketball.

Youth Basketball Results


Walter & Associates  15
Beach Bistro  17
Franklin Valdez had a double-double with 10 points and 19 rebounds. Jack Groves had 4 points and 8 rebounds for the Beach Bistro win. For the Walter & Associates team, Joey Theil had all 15 points and 9 rebounds.

Island Real Estate 6
Walter & Associates  8
Joey Theil scored 4 points and had 5 rebounds, and Anni and Tori Walter each chipped in with 2 points for the Walter & Associates win. For the Island Real Estate team, Daniel Sentman, Thomas Heckler and Shelby Morrow all had 2 points each.

Gettel Toyota  7
Beach Bistro  12
Jack Groves had 6 points and 3 rebounds, and Luke Marvin chipped in with 4 points 2 rebounds and 2 assists for the Beach Bistro win. Anna Pears had 3 points and 1 rebound for Gettel Toyota.


Southern Greens  17
Eat Here  48
Jordan Cooley had 14 points and 2 rebounds. Adam Clark had a double-double with 12 points 15 rebounds and an assist for the Eat Here victory. For Southern Greens, Andrew Zink had 8 points and 8 rebounds, George Lardas had 4 points and 9 rebounds.

Sandbar restaurant  34
Walter & Associates  50
Seth Walter had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and brother Jack Walter also had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the Walter & Associates win. For the Sandbar, Corey Jacquez had 20 points and Dayton Modderman had 8 points and 10 rebounds.

Ross Built Construction  26
Holy Cow Ice Cream  43
Trent Boring and Moriah Goode both had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds each for the Holy Cow Ice Cream win. For Ross Built Construction, Jake Ross had 11 points and 4 rebounds, and Mathew Manger had 9 points and 5 rebounds.


Integrity Sound  42
Anna Maria Oyster Bar  (Playoffs) 45
Ryan Gilman had 16 points and 3 rebounds, and Nehemiah Goode added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the Oyster Bar win. For Integrity Sound, Burke Hill scored 19 points, and Joey Carder had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.

Adult Co-Ed Soccer Results

Agnelli Pools & Spa  3
Wash Family Construction  9
Norman Fleet had 4 goals and 1 save; Kris Yavalar had 4 goals and an assist for the Wash Family Construction team win. For Agnelli Pools & Spa, Matt Morgan had 2 goals, and Leslie Lewis had a goal. Troy Shonk had 9 saves in goal.

Best Buy  5
Don Meilner & Son Construction  6
Matt Plummer had 4 goals, and Tim Tedesco had 2 goals and 3 assists. Nate Talucci had 9 saves in goal for the Don Meilner Construction win. For Best Buy, Rico Beissert had 2 goals, and Zoran Kolega had 2 goals and an assist. Pedro Gonzalez had 6 saves in goal.

Pink & Navy Boutique 0
Island Pest Control  2
Adam Bujarski had a goal and an assist, and Greg Ross had a goal. Oliver Petereit had 7 saves in goal for the Island Pest Control win. Scott Rudacille had 15 saves in goal for Pink & Navy Boutique.

Adult Soccer (Playoff) Schedule

May 31, Thursday, 6 p.m., Agnelli Pools & Spa vs. Island Pest Control
May 31, Thursday, 7 p.m., Wash Family Construction vs. Slim's Place
May 31, Thursday, 8 p.m., Pink & Navy Boutique vs. Don Meilner & Son Construction
May 31, Thursday, 9 p.m., Best Buy vs. Florida Discount Signs

Adult Co-Ed Basketball Results

Island Sun newspaper  37
The Feast restaurant  53
Jonathan Moss had 17 points and 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Matt Morgan had 15 points and 2 rebounds for the Feast win. For the Island Sun, Matt Dwyer had 19 points and 7 rebounds; Nate Coleman had 10 points and 2 rebounds.

The BeachHouse restaurant  62
Gator Man Pools  72
Aaron Duduks had 29 points, 7 rebounds and an assist. Evan Wolfe had 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists in the Gator Man Pools win. For the BeachHouse, Antwaun Jackson had a double-double with 28 points and 17 rebounds and 3 assists. Brandon Kern had 20 points and 7 rebounds.

Beach to Bay Construction  61
Bowes Imaging Center  68
Tyler Bekkerus had 36 points, a rebound and an assist. Jason Mickan had 21 points and 5 rebounds for the Bowes Imaging Center win. For the Beach to Bay Construction team, Richard Atkins had 20 points and 5 rebounds and Nick Diaz had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Adult Basketball Schedule

June 5, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Island Sun Newspaper vs. Bowes Imaging Center
June 5, Tuesday, 8 p.m., The Feast Restaurant vs. Gator Man Pools
June 5, Tuesday, 9 p.m., Beach to Bay Construction vs. B. Y. Construction

Youth Baseball Results

Miller Electric – 5
Beach Bums – 7

Beach Bums – 7
Miller Electric - 9

Youth Baseball Schedule

June 4, Monday, 6 p.m., T-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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