The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 13 No. 52 - October 23, 2013


American Marine rolls in like a hurricane

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Scott dell | submitted

Cole Pearson rips the direct kick towards the goal for the
8-10 year old LPAC team during Saturday’s game
at the Community Center.

The Sun Sports game of the week was an 8 to 10 year old Anna Maria Island Community Center divisional matchup between the American Marine team and the LPAC team. This was a rescheduled game due to the heavy September rain and had to be played on Saturday morning, but the energized American Marine kids rolled in like a hurricane and were ready for fast paced action.'

A minute and a half into the contest, American Marine struck first. Tyler Brewer made a nice assist pass into the middle of the field to teammate Andrew Burgess. Andrew trapped it, turned, and kicked it into the goal with his left foot for the score. American Marine led 1-0.

Two minutes later, Tyler Brewer takes the ball at mid-field and dribbles thru a host of LPAC defenders. Brewer found himself one on one with the LPAC goalie who made the initial first save. The rebound found its way back to the foot of Brewer who didn’t fail and one-timed it into the back of the net for the goal. American Marine led 2-0.

The fast start continued for American Marine when six minutes into the game Andrew Burgess intercepts a pass in front of the LPAC net. He wasted little time and ripped it lower right for the goal and just like that American marine took a commanding lead 3-0.

LPAC gathered themselves and 11 minutes into the first half got on the scoreboard. A hustling Byron Law dribbled down the right sideline. He passed it down that sideline to a surging Cole Pearson. Pearson dribbled down the sideline and once he was in range blasted a low hard shot to the left corner of the goal. Score 1-3

One minute later, Cole Pearson intercepted a pass on the left sideline and took it in one-on-one with the American Marine goalie. Pearson finished it lower left for the breakaway goal and put the LPAC team within striking distance 2-3.

With less than a minute left in the first half, a scrum of players formed in front of the LPAC goalie. Andrew Burgess kicked it and it went off a few defenders and somehow found its way into the net for his third goal. Score 4-2 American Marine at the half.

The two coaches made some second half adjustments and for the majority of the second half it was a stalemate. For the LPAC defense, Madelyn Rogers, Bryon Law and goalie Michael Pears played brilliantly. For the American Marine defense, brother and sister Andrew and Katie Burgess and goalie Grayson Chatt were stellar. Neither team was able to break the defense for more than fifteen minutes.

Finally with less than five minutes remaining, Tyler Brewer made a nice cut to the left with the ball and shot. The goalie made the initial save again but the defense was unable to clear the ball. Brewer gathered up the rebound and scored putting American Marine up 5-2.

With just over three minutes left, Brewer picked off a throw-in pass and ripped it lower left for the goal putting American Marine in front 6-2.

Not giving up and with only one minute left to play, Cole Pearson had a little energy left. Pearson dribbled coast-to-coast thru American Marine defenders and blasted his third goal of the game into the back of the net. The final score was 6-3 and American Marine picked up its second win of the season.

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Youth co-ed Soccer

4-5 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 25, Friday, 6:00 p.m. – LaPensee Plumbing & Pool VS. Eat Here
Oct. 25, Friday, 6:30 p.m. – Air & Energy VS. Sandbar Restaurant
Oct. 28, Monday, 6:00 p.m. – Air & Energy VS. Eat Here
Oct. 28, Monday, 6:30 p.m. – LaPensee Plumbing & Pool VS. Sandbar Restaurant
Oct. 29, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. – LaPensee Plumbing & Pool VS. Eat Here
Oct. 29, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – Air & Energy VS. Sandbar Restaurant

6-7 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 23, Wednesday, 6:00 a.m. – Miller Electric VS. Bowes Imaging Center
Oct. 23, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Agnelli Pool & Spas VS. Mr. Bones
Oct. 25, Friday, 7:00 p.m. – Miller Electric VS. Agnelli Pool & Spas
Oct. 28, Monday, 7:00 p.m. – Miller Electric VS. Agnelli Pool & Spas

8-10 year old co-ed Soccer Results:

American Marine  5
Tyler’s Ice Cream  1

Beach Bistro  5

American Marine  6

8-10 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 23, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – LPAC VS. Island Pest Control
Oct. 23, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Beach Bistro VS. American Marine
Oct. 28, Monday, 6:00 p.m. – Island

The Feast Restaurant – 7
LPAC – 1

Waterfront Restaurant – 6
Jen Crady Massage – 4

11-13 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 25, Friday, 6:00 p.m. – Jen Crady Massage VS. LPAC
Oct. 25, Friday, 7:00 p.m. – The Waterfront Restaurant VS. The Feast Restaurant
Oct. 29, Friday, 8:00 p.m. – Jen Crady Massage VS. LPAC

14-17 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 28, Monday, 8:00 p.m. – Wash Family Construction VS. Jessie’s Island Store

Adult co-ed Soccer Results:

Sato Real Estate  3
Agnelli Pool & Spas  2

Slim’s Place  5
Florida Discount Signs & Wraps  2

Island Pest Control  6
LaPensee Plumbing & Pool  5

Island Gourmet  5
Wash Family Construction  2

Adult co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 24, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – Slim’s Place VS. Island Gourmet
Oct. 24, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – LaPensee Plumbing and Pool VS. Wash Family Construction
Oct. 24, Thursday, 8:00 p.m. – Sato Real Estate VS. Island Pest Control
Oct. 24, Thursday, 9:00 p.m. – Florida Discount Signs & Wraps VS. Agnelli Pool & Spas

Adult co-ed Basketball Results:

Beach to Bay Construction  53
Bowes Imaging Center  31

Waterfront Restaurant  68
Gatorman Pools  67

Island Sun Newspaper  65
Southern Greens  46

Adult co-ed Basketball Schedule:

Oct. 29, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. –Southern Greens VS. Bowes Imaging Center
Oct. 29, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. – Beach to Bay Construction VS. Waterfront Restaurant
Oct. 29, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. – Gator Man Pools VS. The Island Sun


Get healthy at plant-based living festivals

This has probably been the busiest week of my life. My publisher asked me to participate in a large social media campaign to promote my book "Kitchen Divided." In retrospect, I probably should not have agreed to do it between the two largest VegFests in Florida. This past weekend in Tampa and this coming weekend in Orlando. But this was the fourth time that I was going to be speaking at Tampa’s VegFest. And they invited me to speak the very first year they had it when none of my books had even been published yet. So I always like to support organizations that have supported me.

Last year they had 3,000 people and this weekend, they expected 5,000. That's really good for a one-day event. Just to give you some perspective, my publisher only pays for me to go to a VegFest or large events that are over a two-day weekend.

Because I was a cooking instructor for six years at the Anna Maria Island Community Center for the national nonprofit, The Cancer Project, I have been invited to do cooking demonstrations at a lot of VegFests. So I agreed to do it for Tampa’s as well as give a separate talk about Kitchen Divided. (BTW, I'll be doing four cooking classes at the AMI community center in February… stay tuned.)

In addition to me, Dr. Neal Barnard who is president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, D.C. was the speaker right before me. I didn't have time to listen to him but he has been doing a lot of speaking about his new book on preventing Alzheimer’s through a plant-based diet. Dr. Milton Mills who also works with PCRM, gave a talk on how to clean up your colon through a plant-based diet. He is also on the national lecture circuit and is a dynamic and funny speaker.

If you missed Tampa, some great speakers and demos will be the following weekend in Orlando: Legendary basketball player John Salley is the main headliner. He was a 15-year NBA veteran and was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams. After his retirement from the NBA in 2000, Salley explored several opportunities in both television and film. Salley is actively involved with Operation Smile, PETA, and the fight against diabetes. Salley is involved with PCRM and testified before Congress about the Child Nutrition Act.

Salley has adopted a plant-based (vegan) lifestyle and is a frequent speaker at VegFests across the USA. As a wellness advocate, one of Salley’s main missions in life is to educate people on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle through better eating habits.

Tess Challis is another dynamo on the national circuit. Her books include Radiant Health, Inner Wealth; The Two-Week Wellness Solution (foreword by Dr. Neal Barnard); and Radiance 4 Life. Her newest book, Get Waisted: 100 Addictively Delicious Plant-Based Entrees, is now available! Tess co-founded Get Waisted (a healthy plant-based weight loss system) with Dr. Mary Clifton in 2012. Tess and her vegan family travel the country, eating delicious food and spreading the message that we really can have it all -- delicious food AND vibrant health!

And one of my favs, who also spoke in Tampa: Robert Cheeke. He’ll be talking about how to use a plant-based, whole food diet to fuel a better body for better health. Specifically how to: eat to fuel your athletic interests; how to lose weight, gain muscle, lower stress and prevent injuries; create a consistent program to achieve results; eat for nourishment rather than stimulation. He is a champion vegan bodybuilder and best-selling author of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - The Complete Guide to Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet. As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert has been considered one of VegNews Magazine's Most Influential Vegan Athletes. He tours all over North America regularly giving talks about his story transforming from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder.

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: www.vegcoach.com. She is also a nationally certified personal trainer and running coach. For training in a gym or private hire, contact Ellen at ejones@vegcoach.com or 941-704-1025.

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