The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 13 No. 31 - May 22, 2013


Hard to stay undefeated

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Tee-ball baseball player from Air & Energy,
Charlie Rogers, is safe at first during
AMICC baseball action.

The Anna Maria Island Community Center is currently offering five different sports. This is a new record, according to Center’s Athletic Director Troy Shonk. Of the 34 teams currently playing, only the Beach to Bay Construction kickball team remains unbeaten.

The Sato Real Estate soccer team was the only other unbeaten team, but it fell short, losing to Island Pest Control 6 to 1 this week. The Beach to Bay construction team had a tough time keeping that perfect record this week, though. It had to pull off wins in the last inning of play in both of this week’s games. It won by a score of 5 to 3 over Lobstahs and a score of 8 to 6 over Agnelli Pools & Spa.

Playoffs and tournaments for all the leagues start up after Memorial Day. The sports action will definitely heat up as the summer draws near.

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Adult Co-Ed Basketball Results

Bowes Imaging Center  93
Duncan real estate  61
Brandon Kern led all scoring with 30 points and had 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Jason Mickan had 29 points with 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Matt Ray had a double-double scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Bowes Imaging team victory. Philip Slack scored 30 points and had 9 rebounds. Justin Jones scored 29 points and had 4 rebounds. Chris Smith scored 4 points and had 6 rebounds for the Duncan Real Estate team.

Gator Man Pools  48
Island Sun newspaper  44
Matt Dwyer had a double-double scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Aaron Dudukes had a double-double scoring 11 points with 10 rebounds and 3 assists. Joe Combs scored 12 points with 6 rebounds for the Gator Man Pools team win. Sean Hubbard had a double-double scoring 17 points and had 12 rebounds. Andrew Terman scored 17 points with 5 rebounds. Scott Dell had 5 points and 6 rebounds for the Island Sun team.

Southern Greens  61
Island Real Estate  55
Scott Eason led the way with 20 points and 2 rebounds. Jordan Demers scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Jon Moss added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the Southern Greens team win. Dylan Bower had a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Teagan Purtill scored 14 points and had 2 rebounds. Jim Lynch scored 10 points and 7 rebounds for the Island Real Estate team.

Adult Basketball Schedule:

May 21, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Southern Greens vs. Bowes Imaging Center
May 21, Tuesday, 8 p.m., Gator Man Pools vs. Island Real Estate
May 21, Tuesday, 9 p.m., Duncan Real Estate vs. Island Sun newspaper

Adult Co-Ed Soccer Results

Island Pest Control  6
Sato Real Estate  1
Danny Anderson scored 2 goals. Greg Ross scored 2 goals and had an assist. Max Gazzo and Sean Sanders each had one goal, and Max had an assist. Frank Agnelli had 13 saves in goal for the Island Pest Control win. Paul Hayward had the lone goal for his team, and Mike Brusso had 8 saves for the Sato real estate team.

Slim’s Place  6
Pink & Navy Boutique  3
Nick Laduc led the way with 5 goals. Ed Moss chipped in with one goal. Diego Philippe and Austin Wash each had an assist. Ryan Moss had 13 saves in goal for the Slim’s Place victory. Matt Plummer scored 2 goals. Anthony Rasulo scored a goal, and Britta Schaa had 3 saves in goal for the Pink & Navy team.

Florida Discount Signs & Wraps  4
Wash Family Construction 3
Jeff Christianson scored 2 goals and had an assist. Paulo Fonseca had a goal and an assist. Damir Glavan scored a goal, and Troy Shonk had 19 saves in goal for the Discount Signs & Wraps win. Darin wash scored 2 goals. B.J Grant scored a goal and had an assist. Aaron Parkin had two assists and Mark Pennell had 12 saves in goal for the Wash Family Construction team.

Beach to Bay Construction  3
1st USA Plumbing 1
Julius Gomes scored two goals and had an assist. Brent Moss scored one goal, and Blair Schlossberg Scott Eason and Rich Bell all had saves in goal for the Beach to Bay Construction win. Rico Beissert scored one goal, and Pedro Gonzalez had 15 saves in goal for the 1st USA Plumbing team.

Adult Soccer Schedule

May 23, Thursday, 6 p.m., Island Pest Control vs. Pink & Navy Boutique
May 23, Thursday, 7 p.m., 1st USA Plumbing vs. Fl. Discount Signs & Wraps
May 23, Thursday, 8 p.m., Slim’s Place vs. Wash Family Construction
May 23, Thursday, 9 p.m., Sato Real Estate vs. Beach to Bay Construction

Adult Co-Ed Kickball Results

Beach to Bay Construction  5
Lobstahs  3

Beach to Bay Construction  8
Agnelli Pools & Spa  6

Agnelli Pools & Spa  20
Tyler’s Ice Cream  6

Adult Co-Ed Kickball Schedule

May 22, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Tyler’s Ice Cream vs. Beach to Bay Construction
May 22, Wednesday, 8 p.m., Tyler’s Ice Cream vs. Lobstahs
May 22, Wednesday, 9 p.m., Agnelli Pools & Spa vs. Lobstahs

Youth Baseball Results

Beach to Bay Construction – 9
Paradise Bagels, Café & Catering – 4

Beach to Bay Construction – 7
Paradise Bagels, Café & Catering – 6

Youth Baseball Schedule

June 7, Friday, 6 p.m., Miller Electric vs. Air & Energy
June 7, Friday, 7:15 p.m., Beach to Bay Construction vs. Paradise Beagles, Café & Catering

Youth Basketball Results

Beach Bums – 18
Manatee Cancer Center – 12
Ava Zink led the way scoring 10 points and 8 rebounds. Daniel Sentman scored 6 points and 8 rebounds. Tuna McCracken added 2 points and 3 rebounds for the Beach Bums win. Josh Calhoun scored 6 points and 1 rebound. Jack Groves added 4 points and 2 rebounds. Silas Banyas chipped in with 2 points and 2 rebounds for the Manatee Cancer Center team.

Beach Bistro  21
Beach Bums  16
David Daigle scored 8 points and had 6 rebounds. Abby Clark scored 6 points, and Sean Rodriguez scored 6 points and 4 rebounds for the Beach Bistro win. Daniel Sentman scored 8 points and had 6 rebounds. Ava Zink scored 6 points and had 4 rebounds. Tuna McCracken scored 2 points and had 3 rebounds for the Beach Bums team.


Walter & Associates  42
Duncan Real Estate  25
Dayton Modderman had a double-double with 22 points and 20 rebounds. J.P Russo scored 16 points and 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Jack Heckler chipped in with 4 points and 3 rebounds for the Walter & Associates victory. Leo Tilelli had a double-double scoring 12 points and had 14 rebounds. Trent Shackelford scored 5 points with 3 rebounds. Leo Rose chipped in with 4 points and 1 rebound for the Duncan Real Estate team.

Ross Built Construction  43
Southern Greens  20
Trent Boring had a double-double scoring 20 points with 14 rebounds. Jake Ross scored 16 points with 2 rebounds. Andrew Ross scored 4 points with 8 rebounds and an assist for the Ross Built win. Hayden Brewer scored 12 points and had 9 rebounds and an assist. Mathew Manger scored 6 points and had 7 assists. Edward Cullinan score 2 point and had 11 rebounds for the Southern Greens team.


Heritage Paper Co.  33
The Feast restaurant  28
Austin Miller scored 16 points and 4 rebounds. Burke Hill scored 5 points and had 6 rebounds and an assist. Tony Sperduto had 4 points and 2 rebounds and Sam Cuva chipped in with 4 points and 6 rebounds for the Heritage Paper Co. win. Lee Bergeron scored 9 points and had 9 rebounds and an assist. Ryan Gilman scored 7 points and had 2 rebounds. Alex Gilman scored 6 points and 5 rebounds. Chris Johnson added 6 points and 3 rebounds and 3 assists for The Feast squad.

Walter & Associates  39
Eat Here  20
Neil Carper scored 16 points and had 8 rebounds and an assist. Eric Crawford had a double-double scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Seth Walter chipped in with 4 points and 7 rebounds for the Walter & Associates win. Garret Ware scored 8 points and 2 rebounds. Joey Carder scored 6 points and had 5 rebounds. Connor Field scored 3 points and had 9 rebounds, and Taylor Wilson also had 3 points and 2 rebounds for the Eat Here squad.

Youth Basketball Schedule

May 22, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Beach Bums vs. Beach Bistro
May 23, Thursday, 6 p.m., Manatee Cancer Center vs. Beach Bistro
May 23, Thursday, 7 p.m., Beach Bums vs. Manatee Cancer Center


May 22, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Sand Dollar vs. Duncan Real Estate


May 21, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Heritage Paper Company vs. Walter & Associates
May 23, Thursday, 8 p.m., The Feast vs. Eat Here


Consider changing your diet

If anyone should be terrified of breast cancer, it should be me. My aunt died of it in our home when I was 5. As I say in my YouTube video responding to the Jolie decision to undergo two prophylactic mastectomies, figuring out the truth about food and how to avoid breast cancer has become the investigative reporting job of my life. Many newspaper articles have been written about my apparent success in defying the odds.

Years ago, a doctor suggested my family donate our blood and genes to become part of the original BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer gene studies done by Myriad Genetics. My sister was undergoing surgery at the time (one of the rare times you can get blood from a breast cancer survivor.How many consider that when undergoing voluntary mastectomies?), and I drove her blood sample in a refrigerated container to the airport where it was flown to Myriad's labs in Nevada.

Our family felt like we were contributing something valuable to the world. Because of pre-existing conditions in insurance, I'm the only one who has ever talked about it, as far as I know.

Studies don't disclose if you test positive or not. But no one in our family needed a study to tell us what we already knew. I've had doctors offer to get me tested privately. But they all say, other than a mastectomy, "We know you wouldn't and shouldn't change a thing about your vegan and running lifestyle." Testing positive before I go on Medicare in four years is considered a pre-existing condition.

Both of my sisters led public lives, so much of the information I relate here is already out there. The one sister, who has had breast cancer three times, breastfed her four children about six months each. So that still wasn't enough to defy the genes.

My other, second sister had diabetes and heart disease for decades. She went in for routine surgery and got MRSA, antibiotic resistant staph infection. She is now paralyzed for the rest of her life. Within a year of that, she got breast cancer.

The day she got MRSA was the same day my dad died in the intensive care unit. They had beds next to each other. We used to joke in our family that family reunions took place at hospitals.

The year my first sister got breast cancer was the same year I almost died of a colon blockage. Docs in the ER said they'd never seen a blockage so large in someone my age, and I would need to be on meds the rest of my life. That's when I ran to the health food store and read all five books on fiber and changed my eating habits big time. I began running too, and I believe it has made all the difference.

I had breastfed all of my children. I became the Missouri Associate Coordinator of Leader Applicants for La Leche League International, a great breastfeeding and information volunteer support group. Doctors again were telling me, "You better do something different with your life or you'll end up like everyone else in your family!"

I've received some comments that Jolie should be free to make her own decision. I don't pretend to second-guess her. However, it is all about making informed choices for the rest of us, who must pick up the pieces after her ringing endorsement of this expensive, painful and perhaps unnecessary decision. Most docs don't get a single nutrition class in medical school.

I saved myself from a hysterectomy returning to a vegan diet because I had an OB who courageously said, "Go back to that vegan diet and call me in the morning." Within three weeks, all signs of menopause were gone.

How many hysterectomies and breast removals could be avoided if more doctors said that! How many voices like mine are out there saying, "Wait. Changing your diet could be so much easier and cheaper and even enjoyable!"

It's about informed choices. Please get all of the facts and multiple opinions before digesting mastectomies as routine and easy as swallowing a magic bullet pill. I've seen many mastectomies end up with horrific complications or side effects the patient had no clue could happen. Changing a diet is much easier, at least for me and many others I know trying to fight their genes.

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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