The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 13 No. 33 - June 5, 2013


June madness - Center tournament time

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Austin Miller lays in two of his 17 points for Heritage
Paper Co. during the 14-to-17-year-old league championship game.

Spring sports are winding down at the Anna Maria Island Community Center as the Island prepares to jump into summer mode. That means its tournament time.

The tournament brackets have been set, and seeds are determined by the end of the year standings in each age division. If there was a tie in the record standings, then seeding was determined by the head to head competition results between the two teams. In the case of Ross Built Construction and Walter & Associates in the 11-13-year-old basketball division, that was still a tie and they had to go to points against during the season to determine that Ross Built Construction was the number one seed.

In the 8-10-year-old basketball division, there was also a tie for first place between Beach Bistro and Beach Bums. The Beach Bistro team will get the first round bye and number one seed because it won the head to head matchup between the two teams.

In the 14-17-year-old basketball division, Walter & Associates captured the number one seed in the final game of the season matchup over Heritage Paper Co.

In the adult basketball division, there was a tie for first place between the Bowes Imaging Center team and the Island Sun newspaper team. Both teams had a record of 6 & 2 but the Island Sun will get the first place seed after defeating Bowes Imaging in the head to head matchup.

In the adult soccer division, Island Pest Control will get the first place seed with its 7 & 1 record. The second place Sato Real Estate team only had one loss as well but recorded three ties and four wins during the regular season and did not have as many points as Island Pest Control.

The tournament championship is all about which team is hot going into the tournament and playing the best. The regular season records are tight, and the teams were very equal this season. This should bode well for some very climatic tournament games with overtimes and shootouts. The end of every season is a fun and exciting time. Champions will be crowned both on the field and on the court. Follow your favorite teams and show your support. It’s tournament time and from here on out it’s win or go home.

Adult Co-Ed Basketball Results

Bowes Imaging Center  69
Island Real Estate  57

Island Sun newspaper  55
Southern Greens  51

Gator Man Pools  70
Duncan Real Estate  54

Adult Co-Ed Soccer Results
Island Pest Control  2
Pink & Navy Boutique  0

Fl. Discount Signs & Wraps  3
1st USA Plumbing  2

Wash Family Construction  5
Slim’s Place  2

Sato Real Estate  Win
Beach to Bay Construction  Forfeit

Adult Co-Ed Kickball Schedule

June 5, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Tyler’s Ice Cream vs. Beach to Bay Construction
June 5, Wednesday, 8 p.m., Beach to Bay Construction vs. Lobstahs
June 5, Wednesday, 9 p.m., Agnelli Pools & Spa vs. Lobstahs

Youth Baseball Schedule

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

Youth Basketball Special Awards Winners
8-10 Division:

Sportsmanship – Joshy Calhoun
Male MVP – Jack Groves
Defensive MVP – Tuna McCracken
Female MVP – Ava Zink

11-13 Division:

Sportsmanship – Nicole Sewall
Male MVP – JP Russo
Defensive MVP – Trent Boring
Female MVP – Brooke Capparelli

14-17 Division:

Sportsmanship – Ryan Gilman
Male MVP – Phil Rottes
Defensive MVP – Connor Field
Female MVP – Taylor Wilson

I can’t believe it’s vegan

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Last week I gave you some samples (with a little imagination) from an incredible “bi” bakery in New Orleans, meaning they baked and sold both vegan and non-vegan delectables. People have common objections to eating vegan, both real and preconceived ideas. One of them is that the food is boring or there is no variety. So once again, I bring you more photos of what all you can do to eat well, improve your health and the planet.

I had the good fortune to be invited back to speak for the second year in a row at New Orleans’ VeggieFest. And even better fortune to couch surf with the owner of the Breads on Oak Bakery. While I wouldn’t make a steady diet of all of these items, they say more than words ever can, how delicious and varied vegan food can be.

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.

Clockwise from above, vegan chocolate oatmeal cookies

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