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October 13, 2010

La Cañada High parking lot sale

A parking-lot sale to benefit improvements to La Cañada High's swimming pool will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the school's pool-area parking lot (4463 Oak Grove Dr.). The sale is sponsored by La Cañada water polo parents.

Results from the La Cañada Gremlins youth football program.

Flag Football

La Cañada Jr. Gremlins–Gold vs. Duarte Hawks (no score is kept): The Gladiators came out ready to play Saturday, holding the Hawks scoreless on their first drive and scoring on their own. La Cañada's touchdown came when running back Matthew Banich ran it in. The team's defense held up its end, keeping the Hawks off the board the entire first quarter, as Jordan Hershman ran down a Duarte player who had a clear path to the end zone to save a touchdown.

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The third quarter opened up with a 20-yard pass from quarterback Bennett Oakes to Christopher Nava, but the Gladiators were unable to score a touchdown.

Hershman kept up his tough play along with the rest of the Gladiators defense, as Charlie Stewart, Jake Okland and Dylan Luper each helped keep the Hawks' offense in check.

Tackle Football

La Cañada Gremlins 27, Duarte 12: The Gremlins beat the Duarte Hawks Saturday to push their record to 2-2. Both teams scored a pair of touchdowns in the first half, but Chris Wood, the Gladiators kicker, converted an extra-point kick to put La Cañada in front, 14-12, going into halftime.

Two unanswered touchdowns put the Gladiators out front in the second half, leading them to the victory.

The stable of running backs for La Cañada piled up a total of 147 yards in 36 carries. Elijah Washington led the way with 19 carries for 125 yards. Washington has rushed for more than 100 yards each game this season. Tanner Gish, the Gremlins quarterback, completed two passes for 34 yards, one of which was a touchdown to Washington.

The defense held the Hawks scoreless in the second half, as Thomas McConnell finished the game with two sacks and Evan Estrada recovered a fumble and returned it 30 yards for a La Cañada touchdown for the final score.

Duarte 10, La Cañada Junior Pee-Wees 7: It was a tough-fought game between the La Cañada Gladiators and Duarte Hawks on Saturday, but the locals were unable to pull out the win despite a second-half rally. The loss brings La Cañada's record to 2-2.

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