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Author Archive for Robert Campbell

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Capping Her Career by Fulfilling a Dream

Capping Her Career by Fulfilling a Dream

One of the best female swimmers in Laguna Beach High history, Andrea Reigel (’09) realized her life-long dream when she competed in four events for the UCLA Bruins at the NCAA championships last Thursday through Saturday in Indianapolis. “I’m really happy with how my career ended,” she said,  “I feel like I reached my potential […]

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Meet Comes of Age, Starts a New Chapter

Meet Comes of Age, Starts a New Chapter

Laguna Beach High’s Eric Hulst Track and Geyer Field came alive last Saturday, as thousands of spectators, coaches and athletes ushered in a new era in the storied history of the Laguna Beach Trophy Invitational track and field meet. “We’re going to continue to build a quality meet and try to make it better every […]

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Assessing Spring’s Line-up

Assessing Spring’s Line-up

Girls Softball The Breakers return all but one starter from last year’s team that finished third in the Orange Coast league before losing in the CIF wild card round to Silverado. It was Laguna’s first post-season home game in 10 years. Victoria Batistelli, Alan Ludloff’s assistant last season, takes over coaching duties from Ludloff, who […]

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Looking Ahead to the Spring Season

Looking Ahead to the Spring Season

Baseball Breaker baseball has experienced unprecedented success in recent years, with the last two teams posting the best records in team history. This year’s team looks to keep that momentum going. Head Coach Mike Bair has “high expectations” for his experienced squad, which includes 13 seniors and five juniors. The Breakers are again loaded with […]

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Teams Reach Playoff Goals with Balance

Teams Reach Playoff Goals with Balance

It’s been a historic season for Laguna Beach High School basketball. For as far back as records show, the 2012-13 boys team is the first to have four players score at least 240 points, led by senior Cole Kesler’s league-leading 361. The other three—junior Noah Blanton (268), Dalke (264), and junior Alec Wulff (240)—finished among […]

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No More Mister Nice Guy

No More Mister Nice Guy

Noah Blanton may be a quiet kid, but the 6’5” junior has been making some noise on the basketball court for the Breakers, who needed to beat Costa Mesa on Thursday, Feb. 7 at Dugger Gym to cap off an undefeated league season, the third in school history. Most locals remember the exploits of Noah’s […]

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Former Laguna Volleyball Star Enters Cal’s Hall of Fame

Former Laguna Volleyball Star Enters Cal’s Hall of Fame

Lance Stewart, former volleyball coach and three-sport star at Laguna Beach High, was inducted into the UC Berkeley Sports Hall of Fame last Saturday. He received the award in part for his MVP performance as a setter on Cal’s first club national championship team in 1985. “It was kind of cool,” said Stewart, who was […]

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Trio's Bonds Thicker Than Water

Trio’s Bonds Thicker Than Water

The shared life experiences of Lexi Del Toro, Makenzie Baldridge and Sydney Saxe make them much more than BFFs; they’re BFL—Bonded For Life. They grew up in the arms of a close knit community that encouraged their involvement in a sport that not only has become the glue that binds their friendship, but also the […]

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Football Stand-Out Suits Up Again

Football Stand-Out Suits Up Again

Anyone who watched Drake Martinez carry the football the past two seasons for Laguna Beach will tell you the all-league, all-CIF, all-Orange County running back is definitely all that. Now he can add all-southern California to his growing list of honors. Martinez was recently selected to play in the 2013 Canyon-Coast Classic, an annual all-star […]

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Winter Ball Is Underway

Winter Ball Is Underway

    Austin Paxson (’11) slides home for the first of six runs for the alumni squad. The young Breakers beat the old Breakers in seven innings this past Saturday, Jan. 5 at Skipper Carrillo Field.   Chris Stansbury (’03) looked solid in the middle relief against this year’s Breaker squad, but the damage was […]

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Winter Sports Update 12/28/12

Winter Sports Update 12/28/12

Boys Soccer Laguna Beach ran its unbeaten streak to five games with a 2-0 home win over Oxford Academy on Thursday, Dec. 19. Reed Matthews and Willy Wheeler had one goal each to pace the Breakers. Laguna entered play against Sage Hill last Friday with a 4-0-1 record, having yielded only one goal all season. […]

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A Hot Start Dims Last Year’s Dismal Record

A Hot Start Dims Last Year’s Dismal Record

What’s the best way to erase the memory of a winless season? If you’re the Laguna Beach High girls’ basketball team, you do it by winning a season-opening record of six straight games, including a victory last Saturday in the finals of the Oxford Academy Tournament in Cypress, the program’s first tournament title. “Quite a […]

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All League Honors and Beyond, Fall 2012

All League Honors and Beyond, Fall 2012

Compiled by Frank Aronoff Orange Coast League Football All-League Players 2012 2012 Varsity League Champion School:  Laguna Beach HS League MVP:                              Drake Martinez            Laguna Beach HS       12th Grade Offensive Player of the Year:       Robert Murtha           Estancia HS                  12th Grade Defensive Player of the Year:      Blake Hester               Laguna Beach HS         12th Grade Colby Koste       […]

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Defense Won’t Rest Without a Title

Defense Won’t Rest Without a Title

Many believe that Alabama’s legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was the first to say, “offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships.” There’s no doubt that Laguna Beach High’s record-setting offense has been mainly responsible for keeping the Guyer Field stands mostly full this season. But it’s perhaps the defense that has the Breakers one win […]

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 Martinez Sets the Mark

Martinez Sets the Mark

While a number of players have made their impact on the school record book during Laguna Beach High’s current historic two-year run on the football field, perhaps none has done so more emphatically than senior fullback and free safety Drake Martinez. The Breakers take on Irvine’s Northwood tonight in CIF quarterfinals at Guyer Field, Laguna’s […]