SAN MARINO — Pins were aplenty when the La Cañada High and San Marino wrestling teams clashed for the Rio Hondo League title Tuesday.
Only one match ended without a fall as the Spartans picked up the 54-27 victory for their second straight league title after notching nine pins to the Titans' four pins and one decision win.
"San Marino is usually a very buff team and our team is good at throwing," said La Cañada sophomore Alex Bache, explaining the reason for all the pins. "With those two matched up together, it's usually pins after pins after pins because everyone is trying to muscle each other into pins."
Although the score may not show it, the dual meet was a roller coaster of momentum and emotion as La Cañada (3-0 in league) took a commanding early lead before San Marino (2-1) charged back into contention and nearly tied it up late.