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By Ralph Saenz | September 7, 2006
La Cañada Varsity Football Coach Rich Wheeler predicted before the season that although the Spartans weren't going to blow anybody away, they were going to give everyone a game. That's exactly what La Cañada did last Friday night in its season opener at home against Monarch High from Louisville, Colo. The Coyotes, who are 47-5 in the last five seasons, subdued the Spartans, 36-22. La Cañada came up on the short end of the score, but not in terms of spirit. Wheeler, who is starting his 10th season as the Spartans' coach, said in his post game interview that he was proud of his players.
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September 18, 2008
La Cañada did their best last Thursday night but a strong throwing game by Crescenta Valley and an offense that struggled to put together yards downed the Spartans, 39-7, on Moyse Field at Glendale College. The Spartans weren’t able to get their offense going until late in the game, with quarterbacks Duke McCaffrey and Dale Robbins going 0-for-6 with an interception on their first six pass attempts. Late in the game, Robbins connected on two passes, finishing the game 2-for-5 with 52 yards.
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By Jonathan Raber | October 25, 2007
The stage was set for a storybook ending. An inexperienced quarterback making only his second varsity appearance leads an underdog squad down the field late in the game to set up a game-tying score. For the St. Francis High football team, everything but the final score went according to the script, as the Golden Knights scored with no time left on the clock, but missed the ensuing point-after attempt to fall in heartbreaking fashion, 21-20, to Loyola at Friedman Field on Thursday night.
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February 9, 2007
Timithie Gould The Lady Spartans were hoping to close the season last Thursday 7-0, but instead walked off in defeat after a 1-0 loss to visiting Monrovia.  Late in the second half the Wildcats had a breakaway run downfield as the Spartans got caught in their own off-side trap. The play left a two-on-one opportunity for the Wildcats, who took a conservative shot in the lower left corner of the net for the score. A win or tie would have given the Spartans an uncontested first place in the Rio Hondo League.
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September 9, 2004
John Sciarra, a St. Francis High graduate who spent the last two years at UCLA, is now a quarterback for Wagner College in Staten Isand, N.Y. In his first game for the eastern school last Saturday, the La Cañada Flintridge resident set a new school record by completing 29 passes against La Salle. His team, the Seahawks, defeated the Explorers, 35-28, for their third consecutive season opener against La Salle. Sciarra, a junior, was 29 for 38 in completions for 333 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
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December 28, 2006
What if the only two La Cañada High School classes to win both freshman and varsity Rio Hondo League football championships in the last 26-plus years were to meet? What if each team was led by the LCHS football's Steve Gunderson Award recipients for each of those years who were brothers? And what if you added in players like 2002's Jesse Hirdler, Tony Naples, Tommy McGuinness, Jordan Mickelson, Troy Emi and Adam Schell, among others, and 2005's Chris Walters, Kris Brown, Matt Motia, Doug An, Austin Brady and Mike Martin, among others?
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By Kevin Lacey | November 17, 2005
The St. Francis freshman football team ended its season with a convincing 21-12 victory over visiting Harvard-Westlake last Friday afternoon at St. Francis High. The Golden Knights finished 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the Mission League. Quarterbacks Justin Sciarra and Spencer Stephens each tossed a touchdown pass, and tailback Evan King ran for a third to lead the St. Francis offense. On defense, Joe Cardenas, playing defensive back, had an outstanding game that included two key fourth quarter interceptions.
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By Ralph Saenz | September 23, 2004
One of the worst things that can happen to a football team is fatigue during the game and that's what happened to Crescenta Valley last Friday at home in their preseason contest against St. Francis High. "They got a lot of kids playing two ways (both offense and defense) and they start to get tired around the third quarter," said St. Francis coach Jim Bonds whose Golden Knights came back from a 14-0 deficit to win going away, 35-21. St. Francis, which has scored two impressive wins at the beginning of the season, will put its 2-0 record on the line against visiting Burbank Burroughs tomorrow night (Friday)
SPORTS
September 20, 2007
The Gladiator teams played well in their season openers against the Rosemead Rebels at La Cañada High School last Saturday. JR. GREMLIN CARDINAL The defense looked extremely strong, allowing only one big play and forcing two punts in the first half. Pressure on the quarterback was provided by linemen Julian Martinez, Connor McGoldrick, Will McConnell, Noah Kim, Andrew VanGinkel, Kyle Ramirez, Bobby Gazmarian, Miles Haxton and Kudzai Kachingwe. Playing well in the secondary were Carson Oakland, Tom McConnell, Dylan McGoldrick, Ian Goodstein, Jared Bourgault and Henry Alvarez.
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September 18, 2008
La Cañada did their best last Thursday night but a strong throwing game by Crescenta Valley and an offense that struggled to put together yards downed the Spartans, 39-7, on Moyse Field at Glendale College. The Spartans weren’t able to get their offense going until late in the game, with quarterbacks Duke McCaffrey and Dale Robbins going 0-for-6 with an interception on their first six pass attempts. Late in the game, Robbins connected on two passes, finishing the game 2-for-5 with 52 yards.
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By Jonathan Raber | October 25, 2007
The stage was set for a storybook ending. An inexperienced quarterback making only his second varsity appearance leads an underdog squad down the field late in the game to set up a game-tying score. For the St. Francis High football team, everything but the final score went according to the script, as the Golden Knights scored with no time left on the clock, but missed the ensuing point-after attempt to fall in heartbreaking fashion, 21-20, to Loyola at Friedman Field on Thursday night.
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By Ralph Saenz | September 7, 2006
La Cañada Varsity Football Coach Rich Wheeler predicted before the season that although the Spartans weren't going to blow anybody away, they were going to give everyone a game. That's exactly what La Cañada did last Friday night in its season opener at home against Monarch High from Louisville, Colo. The Coyotes, who are 47-5 in the last five seasons, subdued the Spartans, 36-22. La Cañada came up on the short end of the score, but not in terms of spirit. Wheeler, who is starting his 10th season as the Spartans' coach, said in his post game interview that he was proud of his players.
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