The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 12 No. 51 - October 3, 2012


Tyler’s downs Best Buy in soccer action

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Scott dell | sun
Javier Rivera, of Tyler’s Ice Cream, takes the ball
up the left side against defender Justin
Bertrand-Salganov, of Best Buy, during 8-10-year-old soccer.

The Sun Sports game of the week was an Anna Maria Island Community Center soccer match featuring Best Buy and Tyler’s Ice Cream in the 8-10 year old division.

Tyler’s Ice Cream struck first. Gianna Sparks took the ball down the left side into the corner. From there, she sent a beautiful center pass to a wide open Daniel Sentman, who finished it hard to lower right for the early 1-0 lead.

Half way through the first half Best Buy, using great team passing, tied the game. Midfielder Olivia Sizler passed the ball up to Ashton Pennell. Ashton then centered it to a rushing Jaclyn Schlossberg, who beat the defender and blasted it hard off the goalie and in for the tying 1-1 goal

The Best Buy defense, led by Justin Bertrand-Salganov, Mary Grace Cucci and Annie Bennett, was tested often in the first half, but held strong. The Tyler’s Ice Cream offense led by brothers Javier and German Rivera put the pressure on, but could not find the back of the net for the rest of the half.

In the second half, Daniel Sentman shined like a star and took over the game. Five minutes in, Sentman stole a goal kick on the right side and ripped a lower left shot into the corner to give Tyler’s Ice Cream the 2-1 lead. Four minutes later, Sentman did the same exact thing, except ripped an awesome upper 90 shot in for his third goal of the game, 3-1.

With only four minutes left in the game, Charlotte Pardue won a battle for a loose ball in front of the net and added the security goal that gave Tyler’s Ice Cream the 4-1 lead.

The Best Buy team fought hard though and did not give up. With 30 seconds left to play, Ashton Pennell made a nice throw-in pass to a sprinting Jaclyn Schlossberg. Schlossberg took the pass one-on-one with the goalie and shot lower right for Best Buy’s final goal, 4-2.

Adult co-ed soccer results

Slim’s Place  4
Wash Family Construction  1
Danny Anderson scored two goals. Gina Anderson scored a goal, and Sean Sanders scored one goal and had an assist. Tyler Krauss had six saves in goal for the Slim’s Place win. Zoran Kolega scored the lone goal, and Matt Ray had nine saves in goal for Wash Family Construction.

Pink & Navy Boutique 5
Jessie’s Island Store  3
Aaron Parkin scored two goals and had an assist, and Lindsey Weaver also had two goals. Tony Rasulo had one goal, and Hampton Harrison had 17 saves in goal for the Pink & Navy Boutique win. Matt Plummer had two goals, and Dave Greene had one goal. Nate Talucci had five saves in goal for the Jessie’s Island Store team.

Florida Discount Signs  3
Island Pest Control  1
Brent Laudicina, Chrissy Rice and Tim Tedesco each scored one goal. Brad Laudicina had an assist, and Troy Shonk had five saves in goal for the Florida Discount Signs win. Tony Frudakis had a goal, Pedro Gonzalez had 14saves in goal and Mark Pennell had five saves in goal for the Island Pest Control team.

Sato Real Estate  7
Moss & Bernard Construction  1
Jeff Christianson and Josh Sato each had two goals. Lexi Braxton had a goal and an assist. Kim Christianson and Diego Filipe each scored one goal, and Mike Brusso had one save in goal for the Sato Real Estate team win. Brent Moss scored the lone goal, and Ryan Moss had an assist. Jonathan Moss had 24 saves in goal for the Moss & Bernard Construction team.

Adult co-ed Soccer schedule

Oct. 4, Thursday, 6 p.m., Sato Real Estate vs. Florida Discount Signs
Oct. 4, Thursday, 7 p.m., Slim’s Place vs. Island Pest Control
Oct. 4, Thursday, 8 p.m., Moss & Bernard Construction vs. Jessie’s Island Store
Oct. 4, Thursday, 9 p.m., Wash Family Construction vs. Pink & Navy Boutique

Youth Soccer Results
Division III (8-10-year-old)

Best Buy  5
LaPensee Plumbing  3
Daniel Fritz scored 3 goals, and Jaclyn Schlossberg added one goal in the Best Buy win. Sam Bowers, Ben Brashear and Lila Naeher each scored a goal for the LaPensee Plumbing team.

Lobstah’s  5
Miller Electric  1
Jack Groves scored three goals, and Catherine Calhoun scored two goals in the Lobstah’s win. Ava Zink scored the lone goal for Miller Electric.

Lobstah’s  3
Tyler’s Ice Cream 1
Catherine Calhoun scored two goals, and Emilie Bell scored one goal in the Lobstah’s win. Daniel Sentman scored the lone goal for the Tyler’s Ice Cream team.

American Marine  7
Miller Electric  3
Tyler Brewer scored 3 goals, and David Daigle added two goals. Jeremiah Sculco and Fiona Turner-Leathem each added one goal for the American Marine team win. Callen Achor, Dalton Guthrie and Ava Zink each scored one goal for the Miller Electric team.

Tyler’s Ice Cream  4
Best Buy  2
Daniel Sentman had 3 goals, and Charlotte Pardue added one goal for the Tyler’s Ice Cream win. Jaclyn Schlossberg scored both goals for the Best Buy team.

American Marine – 5
LaPensee Plumbing – 3
Tyler Brewer scored 4 goals, and David Daigle added the other goal for the American Marine team win. Lila Naeher scored all three goals for the LaPensee Plumbing team.

Division II (11-13 year old):

Steam Design 9
Wash Family Construction  1
Nico Calleja scored 4 goals. Christian Daniels scored three goals, and Gavin Sentman added two goals for the SteamDesigns victory. Cortni Wash scored the lone goal for the Wash Family Construction team.

Division II (14-17 year old):

West Coast A/C & Heating 3
Edgewater Realty  2
Max Miller scored two goals, and Carolyn Cullinan added one goal for the West Coast Air Conditioning & Heating win. Kieran Grumley scored both goals for the Edgewater Realty team.

Youth Soccer schedule
Instructional League (4-5-year-old)

Oct. 8, Monday, 6 p.m., Beach Bistro vs. Air & Energy
Oct. 8, Monday, 6:30 p.m., Firkins vs. Bowes Imaging Center

Instructional League (6-7 year old)

Oct. 5, Friday, 6 p.m., Bowes Imaging Center vs.
Oct. 5, Friday, 7 p.m., Beach Bums vs. Tyler’s Ice Cream
Oct. 9, Tuesday, 6 p.m. , Bowes Imaging Center vs. Beach Bums
Oct. 9, Tuesday, 7 p.m., vs. Tyler’s Ice Cream

Division III (8-10-year-old)

Oct. 2, Tuesday, 6 p.m., LaPensee Plumbing vs. Miller Electric
Oct. 2, Tuesday, 7 p.m., American Marine vvs. Tyler’s Ice Cream
Oct. 5, Friday, 6 p.m., Lobstah’s VS. Best Buy
Oct. 8, Monday, 6 p.m., LaPensee Plumbing vs. Lobstah’s
Oct. 8, Monday, 7 p.m., Miller Electric vs. Best Buy
Oct. 9, Tuesday, 6 p.m., American Marine vs. Best Buy
Oct. 9, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Miller Electric vs. Tyler’s Ice Cream

Division II (11-13-year-old)

Oct. 3, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Jen Crady Massage vs. LPAC
Oct. 3, Wednesday, 7 p.m., SteamDesigns VS. Wash Family Construction
Oct. 5, Friday, 7 p.m., SteamDesigns vs. LPAC
Oct. 5, Friday, 8 p.m., Wash Family Construction vs. Jen Crady Massage

Division I (14-17 year old)

Oct. 3, Wednesday, 8 p.m., Edgewater Real Estate vs. West Coast Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.
Oct. 8, Monday, 8 p.m., West Coast Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. vs. Edgewater Real Estate

Adult co-ed Basketball results:

Agnelli Pools & Spa  54
Gator Man Pools  36
Ryan Moss scored 22 points and had 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Jordan Demers had 19 points and 5 rebounds, and Jonathan Moss scored 8 points, had 6 rebounds and 3 assists for the Agnelli Pools & Spa victory. Evan Wolfe had a double-double scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Richard Atkins had 8 points and 11 rebounds, and Lisa Worthy added 6 points for the Gator Man Pools team.

Best Buy  62
Island Real Estate  52
Antwaun Jackson had a double-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Tyler Bekkerus scored 18 points and had 2 rebounds. Brandon Kern scored 13 points and had 3 rebounds and 2 assists in the Best Buy win. Eric Gledhill had a double-double scoring 20 points with 10 rebounds. Matt Ray had a double-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists. Matt Dwyer scored 7 points, 5 rebounds and had 2 assists for Island Real Estate.

Eat Here  48
The Feast restaurant  45
Josh Cullen scored 13 points and had 5 rebounds. Daniel Orloff had a double-double scoring 12 points with 11 rebounds and an assist. T.J Green added 7 points a rebound and 2 assists for the Eat Here win. Nate Coleman had 12 points, 5 rebound and 4 assists. Matt Morgan scored 11 points, had 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Michael Kasten scored 9 points and had 8 rebounds for The Feast team.

Adult co-ed Basketball schedule:

Oct. 2, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Eat Here vs. Gator Man Pools
Oct. 2, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Island Real Estate VS. The Feast restaurant
Oct. 2, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Agnelli Pools & Spa vs. Best Buy
Oct. 9, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., The Feast restaurant vs. Agnelli Pools & Spa
Oct. 9, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Island Real Estate vs. Eat Here
Oct. 9, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Gator Man Pools vs. Best Buy

Spreading the word at Veganmania

It’s Friday, so it must be book tour travel day. High above the Gulf of Mexico now, I am enroute to Chicago’s Veganmania. It’s my second trip to Chicago in as many months. I was there most recently for VeggieFest. Apparently the windy city can’t get enough information on how to eat healthfully, deliciously and feel great doing so.

I am struck as Calidisi and Honeymoon Island, followed by Anna Maria Island in the distance, look pristine from 10,000 feet up, their white sands shimmering in the emerald waters. I also can’t help notice the stark contrast of high rises in Longboat Key that suddenly cut into the landscape and skies like jagged knives.

I say a silent prayer that this upcoming election on Anna Maria gives us city leaders who truly recognize the incredible gem that we have and that they will resist destroying the irreplaceable natural resources we get to enjoy daily.

As the islands get farther away, not very seriously, I ask myself, “Why am I leaving paradise?” Ah, yes, to help spread the word that you don’t need to load your grocery cart with Twinkies when living on a food stamp budget. Or that you don’t need to shop at Whole Foods all the time to eat a healthy diet.

So yeah, remember last week when I had a little fun with the woman who sat next to me wearing a face mask while eating a snack bar with sugary white glaze and red gel on the inside? Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Now it’s me wearing the face mask. The 7 hours on the planes home from Portland really did me in. While flu seasons hasn’t officially begun, you wouldn’t have known that on those hacking and sneezing planes.

I haven’t been sick in years since I’ve been eating vegan, even after taxing my body with running distances up to a 26.2 mile marathon. But the lack of sleep from being on the road, along with the germs recycling in the airplane air, must have found their way past my immune system.

Knowing that I was heading to Chicago this weekend, I overdosed on sleep, miso vegetable soup and the kindred, joking, loving spirit of my hubby, Clarence. There is nothing quite like seeing bad behavior on the road and just wanting to run to the safety and security of home. Suffice it to say, sometimes the stress of traveling can bring out the worst in people. I have always loved my husband. But seeing how some people behave in public just reminds me how very lucky I am.

Clarence claims he can be cranky. But so far, he’s been on his best behavior for decades. No marriage is ever perfect, they say. The more I’m out on the road, the more I’m thinking I struck it lucky.

I don’t mean to sound cranky or complaining. I still view all of this as a surreal once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After meeting with my former St. Louis news director last week, who now lives in Portland, he inspired me to see if I can do any TV syndication work. With two Emmys and the National Press Club award under my belt in 18 years as a TV reporter/anchor, you’d think there’d be some market for a gene-defying, certified personal trainer/running coach, accomplished runner who doesn’t look her age and who’s been showing folks how to save money for ages.

At least one syndicator has said, “You would compete topically, to some extent, with some of the things we produce.”

Really? The only other vegan personal trainer I’ve met is a really nice guy name John Pierre, who has been Ellen DeGeneres’ personal trainer. He’s in the process of writing a book, but it isn’t out yet. Of course, there are other vegan personal trainers, but not with the same background. I know it’s a tough route to go.

And as my former news director reminded me, “Ellen, most of the kids in the newsrooms are under 30.”

Aren’t there a lot of women who would like to breeze through menopause on a plant-based diet like I did?

Whatever. I got my first paycheck last week from YouTube. Yup. I’m quite happy to crank out three cooking/fitness videos a week there. If you allow Google Ads to “monetize” your site, every time someone watches a videos, you get paid. And you don’t have to drive to a studio in Orlando.

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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