The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 13 No. 38 - July 17, 2013


Miller Electric gets season opening win

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Scott Dell | submitted

Evan Talucci, of Miller Electric, with the big kick during
AMICC indoor soccer 5-7-year-old play.

The Sun sports game of the week features the season-opening indoor soccer contest between the Bowes Imaging Center team and the Miller Electric team. The 5 to 7 year old game was a fun and energetic way to begin the new season.

Roll out a ball, which looks like a giant tennis ball, and watch the future of Island soccer take shape. These little players follow the ball like a swarm of bees and get plenty of touches on the ball. Indoor is a fast paced sport, even at this age, which is great for teaching and learning.

Two minutes into the game, Payton Harlan opened up the 2013 season with the first goal when he dribbled in front of the net and slipped it by the goalie for the Bowes Imaging Center 1-0 lead.

At the five minute mark, Max Higgins tied the game for the Miller Electric team with a hard shot through the crowd of players, score 1-1.

For the next 10 minutes the game remained tied as the defense for both teams shinned. For the Bowes Imaging team, it was great all-around play by Elek Brisson and Mikey Bowes that shinned. For the Miller Electric team, it was great all-around play by Jonathan Kinkle and Evan Talucci that shined.

With five minutes left in the half, Max Higgins struck again for Miller Electric. During a big scrum of players in front of the net, Higgins found himself with the ball and gave it a big boot into the back of the net, score 2-1.

Two minutes later, Kirin Malisoff made a great pass to open teammate Grayson Mitchell in front of the net. Mitchell finished it with a shot to the corner of the net and gave Miller Electric the 3-1 lead at the half.

The second half was fun and enjoyable to watch as both teams went back and forth without any scoring. It wasn’t until there was less than 10 minutes left when Jordan Roberts broke the scoring drought for Miller Electric. Roberts was in the right place at the right time as the ball bounced off the back wall and rebounded in front of the net. Roberts hustled to the ball and blasted it into the goal for the score. Score 4-1.

Payton Harlan scored his second goal for Bowes Imaging Center with eight minutes left in the game. Harlan went coast to coast and dribbled the ball the length of the court. He used the wall to pass it to himself once and went one-on-one with the goalkeeper and shot it lower left for the goal. Score 2-4.

Fatigue set in for the little tikes and the rest of the game remained the same score. Miller Electric picked up the season opening first win with a final score of 4 to 2.

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Youth Indoor Soccer

5-7-year-olds Results

Miller Electric  4
Bowes Imaging Center  2

Bowes Imaging Center  4
Miller Electric  3

8-10-year-olds Results

Air & Energy  2

Beach Bistro  1

11-13-year-olds Results

Island Dental Spa  9

Youth Indoor Soccer Schedule


July 19, Friday, 6 p.m., Miller Electric vs. Bowes Imaging Center
July 22, Monday, 6 p.m., Bowes Imaging Center vs. Miller Electric


July 17, Wednesday, 6 p.m. LPAC vs. Air & Energy
July 19, Friday, 7 p.m., Beach Bistro vs. LPAC


July 17, Wednesday, 7 p.m., LPAC vs. Eat Here
July 17, Wednesday, 8 p.m., Island Dental Spa vs. Bark & Company Realty, Inc.
July 22, Monday, 7 p.m., Island Dental Spa vs. LPAC
July 22, Monday, p.m., Eat Here vs. Bark & Company Realty, Inc.

Adult co-ed Flag Football Results

The Feast restaurant Falcons  47
Jessie’s Island Store Jaguars  18

Agnelli Pools & Spa Giants  31
Waterfront restaurant Raiders  7

Discount Signs & Wraps Seahawks  28
Sato Real Estate Browns  26

Beach to Bay Constr. Dolphins  46
Slim’s Place Broncos  44

Adult co-ed Flag Football Schedule

July 18, Thursday, 6, p.m., Discount Signs & Wraps Seahawks vs. Waterfront restaurant Raiders
July 18, Thursday, 7 p.m., Slim’s Place Broncos vs. Agnelli Pools & Spas Giants

July 18, Thursday, p.m., Jessie’s Island Store Jaguars vs. Sato Real Estate Browns July 18, Thursday, 9 p.m., The Feast restaurant Falcons vs. Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins


Why I’m running in the Senior Games

I am officially scared. The National Senior Games is in two weeks. As third in state in the 200, 400 and 1,500 meters, and fourth in the 100 meters, I’m allowed to compete in all four events. I voluntarily signed up to do that, and after looking at the schedule, I’m having a little buyer’s remorse.

I fly on Friday, compete in three qualifying events on Saturday, and if I make the final cut, compete in the 100, 200 and 400 meters on Monday, as well as the 1,500 meters, which has no preliminary race like the other three races. What that means is there aren’t as many people as nuts as I am to compete in the 1,500 meters.

For non-trackies, that’s about a mile around a track. A track, that the promo materials say, is like only one of four other tracks in the world, including the track used at the Beijing Olympics. I hope it makes my legs run faster.

I looked at the roster, and best I can tell, I’m only one of about six female Florida sprint runners. I’m in the final stages of training at Manatee High School with my coach once a week and running a second time at the track with the Suncoast Striders, who meet there anyway on Thursday nights. Be sure to check their training schedule out – awesome group of all ages and abilities.

So why am I spending too much money, time and risky effort (way more chance of injury in sprinting than in endurance running) doing the Senior Games? Several reasons.

• My kids. I am hopeful that they and their world will be healthier as a result of people like me doing the hard work it takes to show you don’t have to be like most of the other people I see on the beach most mornings I run there.

It is not fun to be miserably sick or diseased, even if you’re on great meds. So many relatives in my family couldn’t begin to dream of doing this. I want my children to know that genes and/or lifestyle don’t have to determine destiny.

• To address the many people who come up to me at races, as I’m standing there holding one of the 54 medals I’ve received the past seven years for placing in my age group, “You can’t race eating a vegan diet.”

• To try and get the attention of some in the media to show that eating vegan and racing are magical and fun. Way more fun than sludging down butter and fat-filled, disgustingly, inhumanely treated ducks for foie gras. Food Network and CNN, anyone home?

Paula Deen and Anthony Bourdain could sure use some fair and balanced chefs. Just sayin.’ Even if it is someone a fourth my age. Anyone. Please.

Although I sure do get a lot of people asking me, “How is it that you’re 60 and do all this stuff? Show us what you do.” If I got ratings at 20 and 40, surely someone like me could get ratings at 60.

Also this week, I spent a great deal of time shooting enough videos for the next three months. Netweave Social Marketing, which just won the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Best Small Business Award, took a day to shoot recipes from my new book, “Kitchen Divided.”

I also did off-the-cuff videos on health and fitness tips. Like the beautiful Manatee Beach I ran on this morning, I don’t want to brag too much about Netweave. Everyone will show up and want to use it/him.

The beach was seriously devine to run on this morning. Yes, even in summer in Florida. Gotta run!

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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