Barden likely out for rest of season

GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.


Former Flintridge Prep and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo standout Ramses Barden received some rare playing time Sunday at wide receiver for the New York Giants against the visiting Dallas Cowboys. Barden, a former All-Area member, caught a career-best three passes for 44 yards in the Giants' 33-20 loss.

Just when things were starting to look up for the second-year player, they took a turn for the worse.

Barden, who was drafted by New York in the third round in 2009, reportedly suffered a broken left ankle and Giants Coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that Barden will probably miss the remainder of the season. The Giants competed Sunday without Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith, who suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle.

Barden, who Coughlin said also tore a ligament in the ankle, caught all three of his passes from quarterback Eli Manning in the second quarter. He caught a 26-yard pass before getting short passes for five and three yards.

The New York Post reported that Barden's left foot was in a boot and that he was on crutches after the game. Barden told The Post that he wasn't sure when he would next practice or play.

"[Barden's injury] impacted everybody," Coughlin told The Post. "It impacted three receivers, it impacted four. That's part of the game. We went in knowing that usually Ramses is four, then he became three and I didn't expect that anything would take place without him in there."

Barden caught five passes for 64 yards this season. In his career, he's registered six receptions for 80 yards.

The Giants dropped to 6-3 and will next travel to face the Philadelphia Eagles, who are coached by former Glendale Community College athlete Andy Reid, on Sunday night.


Former St. Francis High boys' soccer player Daniel Paladini and the Carolina RailHawks saw their season conclude in the United States Soccer Federation D-2 championship in Cary, N.C., in late October.

The RailHawks fell to the Puerto Rico Islanders, 3-1, on aggregate scoring. The teams battled to a 1-1 draw in the final match after the Islanders opened with a 2-0 victory.

In order to have won the championship, Carolina needed to win by at least three goals or lead by two goals to force overtime for a possible title win.

Former St. Francis standout goalkeeper Sean O'Connor also played for Carolina.


The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club will conduct its 10th meeting at 11:30 a.m. today.

The club, which is in its 68th year, is geared to support the Crescenta Valley, Glendale, Hoover and St. Francis high football teams and the Glendale Community College football program.

The guest speakers will be Santa Anita Racetrack jockey Tyler Baze and group ticket sales and publicity and promotion official Chris Quinn.

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