The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
REID, EAGLES NOTCH VICTORY
For the first time in a month,
The Eagles (2-4) received a big effort from running back
"This is a tough place to play. They came in with the right attitude and battled like crazy. Now they have a week to rest and get themselves ready for the Cowboys."
The Eagles are in last place in the
WIN, LOSS FOR RAIDERS' JACKSON
On Monday, Campbell said he'll undergo surgery soon and hopes to be back in the lineup in six to eight weeks.
Campbell was replaced by
With Campbell out, Oakland special teams provided the difference during Oakland's first home game since the death of owner
"We'll do whatever it takes to win football games," Jackson told the Associated Press. "Every week there's going to be something there to give us a chance to win a game."
"A year ago, we didn't find a way to win these kinds of games. Two years ago, we didn't find a way to win these kinds of game. The team is now believing in each other and fighting like he always thought it could. And they're winning football games."
Oakland will next face the
ESTRADA'S SEASON COMES TO AN END
The right-hander pitched three innings, allowing four hits and four runs. He struck out four and walked two and finished with a 12.00 earned-run average.
Estrada, who helped Milwaukee win the
St. Louis will face the
LOCAL TEAMS KEEP CIF RANKINGS
Seven area high school teams remained ranked by CIF after the CIF Southern Section office unveiled its latest polls Monday. All remain in the same spots they occupied last week.
St. Francis' football team remains ranked third in the Western Division. The Golden Knights (6-0) will meet host Gardena Serra, ranked fourth in the division, in a Mission League game at 7 p.m. Friday.
In boys' cross-country, Flintridge Prep is ranked No. 3 in Division V. In girls' cross-country, Crescenta Valley is No. 6 in Division I, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is No. 5 in Division IV and Flintridge Prep holds the sixth spot in Division V.
The Glendale and Hoover boys' water polo teams are ranked seventh and ninth, respectively, in Division V.
LOCAL AYSO PARTICIPATION SKYROCKETS
Region 88 of the American Youth Soccer Organization, serving Glendale and La Crescenta, registered a record 3,745 players for the 2011 soccer season this fall, according to Region 88 officials. Officials said 329 teams play on Saturdays and Sundays at parks and schools across Glendale.
Commissioner Aldo Mascheroni said in a press release that there was growth among a number of both boys' and girls' teams.
Although officials estimate that more than 70% of the athletes are from Glendale and La Crescenta, the program's success, along with its open-registration policy, attracts players from the surrounding communities of La Cañada Flintridge, Burbank, Sunland, Eagle Rock and Atwater Village.
QUARTERBACK CLUB SET TO MEET
The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club will hold its sixth meeting of the year at 11:30 a.m. today at The Elk's Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale.
The club, which is in its 69th year, is geared to support the Crescenta Valley, Glendale, Hoover, St. Francis and Village Christian high football teams and the Glendale Community College football program.