Spartan Spiker Clinic a hit
La Cañada High girls' volleyball team held its first Spartan Spiker Clinic for girls Saturday.
The clinic was open to public- and private-school athletes in La Cañada Flintridge in the fourth through sixth grades.
More than 40 girls showed up for the all-skills clinic, where they were instructed by members of the Spartans' varsity girl's team, which is currently ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division II-AA. The clinic was designed to introduce girls to the sport of volleyball and to help other players improve their skill levels during the two-hour event.
"I was excited about the turnout, but more excited about all the fun the girls were having, running around and participating in all the drills," La Cañada Coach Brock Turner said. "Later that day, I even received an e-mail from a parent saying that her girls really enjoyed it, and now volleyball is their favorite sport."
Flintridge Autumn Classic on tap
The Flintridge Riding Club is hosting its 70th annual Flintridge Autumn Classic Friday at 8 a.m. through Sunday evening.
Equitation riders of all ages, and from all over Southern California, are invited to the Flintridge Riding Club to ride their way through one of the 28 divisions — both hunter and jumper divisions — vying for championships.
Riders who have qualified earlier in the year will compete for the San Fernando Hunter Jumper Assn. Challenge Medal Finals and the Pacific Coast Horse Show Assn. Awards for best child or adult rider also will be up for grabs.
For those looking to ease their way into the saddle, there will be 188 classes for all skill levels available to take throughout the weekend.
The public is welcome to attend the event for free. For more information, call the club at (818) 952-1233, or visit their website at http://www.flintridgeridingclub.org.
Gladiators enjoy some fine results
La Cañada Gladiators football results from last week.
Junior Gremlins-Cardinals vs. El Sereno Stallions (no score is kept): Bryson Reeves and quarterback Michael Lund had a great games, and so did running backs Andrew Sharman and Jonah Cisneros.
Gladiators cornerback Caden Smith, safety Zachary Roh and defensive end Andrew Seace all pulled their first flags of the season on Saturday. Jordan McWhorter and Caden Smith successfully forced a Stallion fumble.
Reeves also stood out, returning an interception for a touchdown. He later notched another touchdown on offense.
The La Cañada Junior Gremlins-Gold vs. Temple City Rams (no score is kept): Under steadily warming skies, quarterback Bennett Oakes led the local squad. During the first quarter, Oakes completed a pass to Banich for a 15-yard gain. And during the third quarter, Oakes completed a pass to Valentine Nunez for a gain of 20. Handoffs from Oakes to Nathan Lee, in the third and fourth quarters, also resulted in respective gains of 10 and eight yards, respectively.
Dylan Luper had the highlight of the game as he led the Gladiators defense, pulling eight flags in the game. Mathew Banich also stood out, pulling six flags.