The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 12 No. 44 - August 15, 2012

sports

Lobstahs undefeated going into playoffs

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

John Coleman, of The Feast restaurant,
goes for the block at the net during AMICC
adult co-ed volleyball action.
Scott Dell | Sun

The Sun sports game of the week was the final regular season game in the Community Center’s adult co-ed volleyball season. Lobstahs took on The Feast restaurant to try and remain unbeaten going into the playoffs.

In the first game, in the best two out of three, Lobstahs and The Feast went back and forth and were tied 7 to 7. Then the Lobstahs team ran away with the set, scoring 10 points to the Feast’s two points, scoring on the service of Andrea Leone and Troy Shonk. Then they went on another run scoring eight points to the Feast’s two and winning the first set 25 to 11.

The second set was back and forth much like the first, but was tied at 16-16. Great placement of serves by John Coleman of the Feast and perfect setting by Michelle Laade led a nice little comeback to tie the game at 16. Mike Rigo then took over service for Lobstahs with his overhand jump serve. Lobstahs scored the next eight points straight and then went on to win the match point and stay undefeated 25-19.

All four teams will make the end of the year tournament but the Lobstahs team will go in with confidence.

Very few adult sports teams in any sport go undefeated. It’s quite an accomplishment, but it also puts a target on their back. The other three teams will be digging, spiking and blocking their way to try and knock off the unbeaten Lobstahs in the volleyball playoffs.

For current adult flag football and volleyball individual and team stats and standings go to www.amiccsports.com.

Youth Indoor Soccer

(8-10-year-olds) Results

LaPensee Plumbing  8
Beach Bums  3
Tyler Brewer scored four goals. Ashton Pennel scored two goals, and Sean O’Reiley and Chris Snyder each scored one goal for the LaPensee Plumbing win. Avila Didier, Ozzie Lonzo and Andres Rincon each scored one goal for the Beach Bums team.

LaPensee Plumbing  12
Beach Bistro  2
Tyler Brewer and Giana Sparks each scored four goals. Ashton Pennel and Sean O’Reiley each scored two goals for the LaPensee Plumbing win. Andrew Burgess and Thomas Fellows each scored one goal for the Beach Bistro team.

LaPensee Plumbing  10
Beach Bums  3
Tyler Brewer scored five goals. Sean O’Reiley scored two goals, and Ashton Pennel, Giana Sparks and Chris Snyder each scored one goal for the LaPensee Plumbing win. Ryan Joseph scored two goals, and Ozzie Lonzo scored one goal for the Beach Bums team.

Youth Indoor Soccer

11-13-year-olds Results

Waterfront restaurant  7
Air & Energy  3
Morgan Burns scored three goals. Ryan Fellows and Robbie Fellows each scored two goals for the Waterfront win. James Richards, Nicole Sewall and Stephen Whyte scored one goal each for the Air & Energy team.

Youth Indoor Soccer Schedule

5-7-year-olds

Aug. 17, Friday, 6 p.m. Southern Greens vs. Bowes Imaging Center

8-10-year-olds Championship game

Aug. 17, Friday, 7 p.m., winner of Aug. 13, 6 p.m. game vs. winner of Aug. 13, 7 p.m. game

11-13-year-olds Championship game

Aug. 17, Friday, 8 p.m., winner of Aug. 13 game vs. Eat Here

Adult Co-Ed Flag Football League Results

Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings  21
Agnelli Pools & Spa Dolphins  20
Ryan Moss threw for 152 yards and 3 TDs. Jonathan Moss had 72 yards receiving a TD and an extra point. Brent Moss had 20 yards receiving and 2 TDs and three big interceptions for the Vikings win. Tim Shaughnessy threw for 160 yards and three TDs. Pat Calvary had 66 yards receiving and two TDs and six flag pulls on defense. Sean Sanders had 40 yards receiving and one TD for the Dolphins.

Miller Electric Chargers  39
Sato Real Estate Browns  19
Charles Bucky threw for 278 yards and five TDs. Eric Gledhill had 115 yards receiving and four TDs. Jordan Pritchard had 87 yards receiving and one TD for the Chargers win. Jason Sato threw for 212 yards and three TDs. Scott Rudacille had 113 yards receiving and one TD. Brent Laudicina had 48 yards receiving and one TD and 32 yards rushing. J.T. Goode had 11 yards receiving and one TD for the Browns.

Beach to Bay Construction  35
Slim’s Place Titans  18
Larry Berkery was a triple scoring threat as he threw for 217 yards and two TDs, had 42 yards rushing and two TDs and had 20 yards receiving and one TD. Don Purvis had 53 yards receiving and four extra points, threw for 20 yards and one TD and had two sacks on defense. Shawn Kaleta had 69 yards receiving and one TD. Jason Mickan had 30 yards receiving and one TD for the Saints win. Tyler Bekkerus threw for 154 yards and three TDs. Mark Templeton had 70 yards receiving and one TD. Zach Schield had 46 yards receiving and one TD. Emily Bekkerus had five yards receiving and one TD and also had a sack on defense for the Titans.

Duffy’s Tavern Raiders  27
Jessie’s Island Store Jets  13
Chris Gillum threw for 277 yards and 4 TD’s. Tyler Redman had 112 yards receiving and 2 TD’s, 2 extra points and had 2 interceptions on defense. Dustin Swain had 57 yards receiving and two TDs for the Raiders win. Robert Mandrine threw for 209 yards and two TDs. Ian Fetters had 92 yards receiving and one TD. Lindsey Weaver had 12 yards receiving and one TD for the Jets.

Adult Co-Ed Flag Football Schedule: PLAYOFFS

Aug. 15, Wednesday, 6 p.m., fifth seeded team vs. fourth seeded team

Aug. 15, Wednesday, 7 p.m., sixth seeded team vs. third seeded team

Aug. 15, Wednesday, 8 p.m. seventh seeded team vs. second seeded team

Aug. 15, Wednesday, 9 p.m., eighth seeded team vs. first seeded team

Aug. 16, Thursday, 7 p.m., winner of Aug. 15, 7 p.m. vs. winner of Aug. 15, 8 p.m.

Aug. 16, Thursday, 8 p.m., winner of Aug. 15, 6 p.m. vs. winner of Aug. 15, 9 p.m.

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League RESULTS

Lobstahs restaurant  25
The Feast restaurant  11
(First game of best two out of three)

Lobstahs restaurant  25
The Feast restaurant  19
(Second game of best two out of three)

Best Buy  25
Florida Discount Signs  20
(First game of best 2 out of 3)

Best Buy  25
Florida Discount Signs  21
(Second game of best two out of three)

 

Fixing that pain in the back

An article on back pain by Active.com reminded me that we all battle gravity, and especially the back.

A recent study said sitting in a chair all day is right up there with cigarette smoking. Other reports about body parts fusing to each other if you don’t get out of that chair, have made me set my computer to announce the time every 15 minutes. I used to have it set for every hour to remind me to move. But it doesn’t seem like that is often enough.

The Active article quotes Todd Sinett, a chiropractor and coauthor of "The Truth about Back Pain." I’ve summarized:

1. You're chained to your desk

Did you know that sitting puts 40 percent more pressure on your spine than standing?

Regular stretching breaks may not seem like a wise way to spend your time, but skipping these habits may cause your back to suffer.

Back muscles will weaken if you don't use them; inactive joints lose lubrication and age more quickly.

Forget anti-inflammatory drugs or acetaminophen. These techniques curb inflammation and fight pain.

Fix it: Sitting at a 135-degree angle can reduce compression of the discs in the spine, so lean back slightly every now and then. Make sure your office chair supports the curve of your spine. Your lower back should be supported, and your head should be straight when you look at your screen.

2. You have a long commute

Hunching over a steering wheel can tighten chest muscles and cause your shoulders to round.

Fix it: "Be sure you sit at a 90-degree angle, close to the wheel so you don't have to stretch," Sinett says.

3. You've been ditching the gym

Get moving to alleviate aches and pains and fix back pain faster.

New research shows that 40 percent of people become less active after back pain strikes, which can make the condition worse.

Fix it: Most sufferers would benefit from more exercise – particularly frequent walks, which ease stiffness, says spine surgeon Raj Rao, MD. For instant relief, he recommends stretching your hamstrings and hips.

4. You don't do yoga

By improving circulation and lowering stress, just about any kind of exercise promotes back pain recovery. Yoga may be best.

Fix it: Find yoga classes locally or check out videos to mix and match your own workout.

5. You're addicted to crunches

Sit-ups and crunches may actually cause more back pain than they prevent, according to Sinett.

Fix it: Be sure to do crunches slowly and use proper form. A good trainer can help.

6. You're not the healthiest eater

Research shows that eating habits that are good for your heart, weight and blood sugar are also good for your back. Finnish research found that people who suffered from back pain were more likely to have clogged arteries to the spine than healthy subjects.

Fix it: A back-healthy diet is one that reduces inflammation. Avoid excess caffeine and processed foods.

7. You carry your entire life in your purse A stuffed-to-the-gills handbag may cause back damage that's comparable to a sports injury.

Fix it: Carry the lightest bag possible.

8. Your mattress is from another decade Can't remember the last time you replaced it?

Fix it: When you do replace your mattress, take a Goldilocks approach. Pick one that's not too squishy or too hard. Consider replacing every 5 to 7 years.

9. Your bike isn't adjusted quite right Do you routinely get a sore back after even a leisurely bike ride?

Fix it: When you straddle a road bike or hybrid, the bar should be about 1 to 2 inches from your crotch. As for seat height, your down leg should be fully extended when the heel of that foot is on the pedal in the six o'clock position with a slight bend in your knee in the down position. Keep a slight bend in your elbows and not feel stretched out when holding the handlebars. If in doubt, check with a bike shop or bike club.

10. You have a thing for high heels or flip-flops. Both lead to foot instability, which can in turn affect your back.

Fix it: You don't have to forgo trendy footwear — just don't walk long distances in them.

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 [email protected] or 941-704-1025.


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