The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 12 No. 45 - August 22, 2012


Summer Super Bowl set

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Scott Dell | sun
The 11-13-year-old indoor soccer championship team,
Eat Here, poses with its tournament champ T-shirts and medals.


The most anticipated game of the summer is now set. The Agnelli Pools & Spa Dolphins will square-off against the Duffy’s Tavern Raiders in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult co-ed flag football Super Bowl championship.

Eight teams began the season and only two remain after a seven-week summer season and two intense back-to-back playoff games last week. This match up should prove to be one of the best ever. The two teams are both tied with the best record in the league at 8-1. The Dolphins are the only team to have beaten the Raiders this year and the Dolphins loss came earlier in the year from the Vikings.

The Raiders storm into the Supe Bowl after an exhilarating last second win against the Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings. They will be relying heavily on the arm of their quarterback, Chris Gillum, and the receiving yards of his brother Mike Gillum and the two speedsters, Tyler Redmond and Dustin Swain.

The Dolphins cruise into the Super Bowl after a decisive win against the Sato Real Estate Browns. They use a multi-leveled offensive attack with precision play calling by quarterback Tim Shaughnessy. They usually use three to four different quarterbacks to throw the ball, multidimensional run and pass plays using Pat Calvary and Mike and Brianna Shaughnessy and a very stingy fast defense as their game plan.

The big game will be played on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. For current adult flag football individual and team stats and standings go to

Adult Co-Ed Flag Football League Playoff Results

Sato Real Estate Browns 35
Miller Electric Chargers  32
Jason Sato threw for 249 yards and 5 TDs. Scott Rudacille had 155 yards receiving and all 5 TDs and an extra point. J T Goode had 29 yards receiving and 1 extra point for the Browns playoff win. Charles Bucky threw for 279 yards and 5 TDs. Eric Gledhill had 131 yards receiving and 3 TDs and an extra point. Jordan Pritchard had 100 yards receiving and 2 TDs and an extra point for the Chargers. The difference in the game was the Browns converting all 5 extra points and the Chargers only converting 2 of 5 extra points in the game.

Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings  41
Jessie’s Island Store Jets  26
Ryan Moss threw for 231 yards and 6 TDs and had 99 yards rushing and 10 yards receiving. Jonathan Moss had 142 yards receiving a 4 TDs and 3 extra points. Rob Alderson had 48 yards receiving and 1 TD. Caleb Roberts had 6 flag pulls and 2 interceptions on defense for the Vikings playoff win. Matt Piermarini threw for 246 yards and 4 TDs. Ian Fetters had 137 yards receiving and 2 TDs and an extra point. Kyle Stopa had 81 yards receiving and 2 TDs for the Jets.

Duffy’s Tavern Raiders  42
Beach to Bay Construction Saints  34
Chris Gillum threw for 356 yards and 6 TDs. Tyler Redman had 164 yards receiving and 3 TDs and an extra point. Jay Hoffmeister had 90 yards receiving and 2 TDs and an interception of defense for the Raiders playoff win. Larry Berkery threw for 225 yards and 4 TDs. Don Purvis had 75 yards receiving and 3 TDs, an extra point, and threw for 43 yards and 1 TD and also had 1 interception on defense. Jason Mickan had 120 yards receiving and 1 TD and an extra point for the Saints.

Duffy’s Tavern Raiders  35
Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings  34
Semifinal game
Chris Gillum threw for 292 yards and 5 TDs. Mike Gillum had 126 yards receiving and 3 TDs and 2 extra points. Tyler Redman had 67 yards receiving and 2 TDs and an interception on defense for the Raiders semi-final playoff win. Ryan Moss threw for 217 yards and 5 TDs and had 39 yards rushing. Brent Moss had 76 yards receiving a 2 TDs and 3 extra points. Jonathan Moss had 73 yards receiving and 2 TDs and an extra point and 40 yards rushing for the Vikings. The difference in the game was the Raiders converting all 5 extra points and the Vikings only converting 4 of 5 extra points in the game.

Agnelli Pools & Spa Dolphins  31
Sato Real Estate Browns 20
Semifinal game
Tim Shaughnessy threw for 115 yards and 2 TDs and rushed for 20 yards and a TD and had 5 flag pulls on defense. Pat Calvary had 51 yards receiving and 1 TD and rushed for 23 yards and had an interception on defense he returned for a TD. Sean Sanders had 75 yards receiving and 1 TD for the Dolphins semi-final playoff win. Jason Sato threw for 194 yards and 3 TDs. Scott Rudacille had 112 yards receiving and 1 TD. Nick Sato had 39 yards receiving and 1 TD. J T Goode had 23 yards receiving and 1 TD for the Browns.

Adult Co-Ed Flag Football Schedule SUPER BOWL GAME

Aug 23, Thursday, 8 p.m., Agnelli Pools & Spa Dolphins vs. Duffy’s Tavern Raiders
Center Champions
The action was as hot as the summer heat in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s gym. Three teams were crowned champions in their respective sports and divisions last week.

8-10-year-olds Championship
Four teams were narrowed down to two in the 8-10-year-old indoor soccer division. Beach Bums defeated LaPensee Plumbing 5 to 3 in the championship game. Ryan Joseph and Luke Marvin both scored 2 goals each, and Ozzie Lonzo chipped in with a goal for the Beach Bums championship win. Tyler Brewer scored 2 goals, and Giana Sparks added 1 goal for the LaPensee Plumbing team.

11-13-year-olds Championship
Three teams were narrowed down to two in the 11-13-year-old indoor soccer division. Eat Here defeated The Waterfront restaurant team in a jj


Fixing that pain in the back

An article on back pain by reminded me that we all battle gravity, and especially the back.

A recent study said sitting in a chair all day is right up there with cigarette smoking. Other reports about body parts fusing to each other if you don’t get out of that chair, have made me set my computer to announce the time every 15 minutes. I used to have it set for every hour to remind me to move. But it doesn’t seem like that is often enough.

The Active article quotes Todd Sinett, a chiropractor and coauthor of "The Truth about Back Pain." I’ve summarized:

1. You're chained to your desk

Did you know that sitting puts 40 percent more pressure on your spine than standing?

Regular stretching breaks may not seem like a wise way to spend your time, but skipping these habits may cause your back to suffer.

Back muscles will weaken if you don't use them; inactive joints lose lubrication and age more quickly.

Forget anti-inflammatory drugs or acetaminophen. These techniques curb inflammation and fight pain.

Fix it: Sitting at a 135-degree angle can reduce compression of the discs in the spine, so lean back slightly every now and then. Make sure your office chair supports the curve of your spine. Your lower back should be supported, and your head should be straight when you look at your screen.

2. You have a long commute

Hunching over a steering wheel can tighten chest muscles and cause your shoulders to round.

Fix it: "Be sure you sit at a 90-degree angle, close to the wheel so you don't have to stretch," Sinett says.

3. You've been ditching the gym

Get moving to alleviate aches and pains and fix back pain faster.

New research shows that 40 percent of people become less active after back pain strikes, which can make the condition worse.

Fix it: Most sufferers would benefit from more exercise – particularly frequent walks, which ease stiffness, says spine surgeon Raj Rao, MD. For instant relief, he recommends stretching your hamstrings and hips.

4. You don't do yoga

By improving circulation and lowering stress, just about any kind of exercise promotes back pain recovery. Yoga may be best.

Fix it: Find yoga classes locally or check out videos to mix and match your own workout.

5. You're addicted to crunches

Sit-ups and crunches may actually cause more back pain than they prevent, according to Sinett.

Fix it: Be sure to do crunches slowly and use proper form. A good trainer can help.

6. You're not the healthiest eater

Research shows that eating habits that are good for your heart, weight and blood sugar are also good for your back. Finnish research found that people who suffered from back pain were more likely to have clogged arteries to the spine than healthy subjects.

Fix it: A back-healthy diet is one that reduces inflammation. Avoid excess caffeine and processed foods.

7. You carry your entire life in your purse A stuffed-to-the-gills handbag may cause back damage that's comparable to a sports injury.

Fix it: Carry the lightest bag possible.

8. Your mattress is from another decade Can't remember the last time you replaced it?

Fix it: When you do replace your mattress, take a Goldilocks approach. Pick one that's not too squishy or too hard. Consider replacing every 5 to 7 years.

9. Your bike isn't adjusted quite right Do you routinely get a sore back after even a leisurely bike ride?

Fix it: When you straddle a road bike or hybrid, the bar should be about 1 to 2 inches from your crotch. As for seat height, your down leg should be fully extended when the heel of that foot is on the pedal in the six o'clock position with a slight bend in your knee in the down position. Keep a slight bend in your elbows and not feel stretched out when holding the handlebars. If in doubt, check with a bike shop or bike club.

10. You have a thing for high heels or flip-flops. Both lead to foot instability, which can in turn affect your back.

Fix it: You don't have to forgo trendy footwear — just don't walk long distances in them.

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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