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Author Archive for Robert Campbell

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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 […]

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Laguna’s Depth Takes Them Near the Top

Laguna’s Depth Takes Them Near the Top

A two-hour bus ride to Santa Clarita last Monday did nothing to stop the momentum of the Laguna Beach girls tennis team, which scored a decisive 10-6 CIF quarterfinal victory over unranked Valencia High. The victory earned the Breakers another long bus ride, this time to Arcadia, where they met second ranked and undefeated Arcadia […]

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Keeping Up with the King of Kicks

Keeping Up with the King of Kicks

It can take a lifetime for some to become the best at what they do. For Laguna Beach High School football player Robbie McInerny, it has taken less than two seasons. As of last Friday, the senior place kicker owned or shared at least seven school kicking records. He’s also tied for second in the […]

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Spurred by Tradition, Team Battles Back

Spurred by Tradition, Team Battles Back

It’s not Webster’s first definition of “team” (a group of people who compete in a sport, game, etc., against another group), but the second (a group of people who work together) that really defines the collection of dedicated Laguna Beach water polo players who have fought their way to the number two ranking in this […]

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Littlest Photographer Gets His Big Shot

Littlest Photographer Gets His Big Shot

Dante Fornaro and his mother Denise were on their way to Laguna Beach High’s home opener last month when he asked her if they could stop and pay Principal Joanne Culverhouse a visit. “ ‘If I’m going to the football game, I want to take pictures,’ ” Mrs. Fornaro remembers her son saying. The 13-year-old […]

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Clemons and Crew Deliver Many Happy Returns

Clemons and Crew Deliver Many Happy Returns

Robert Clemons received a punt on his own 21-yard line early in the second quarter of his team’s victory over St. Margaret’s last Friday. The nearest Tartan defender was more than five yards away. “If they give me some space to work with, I know that there’s a chance I can make something happen,” said […]

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Cross Country Teams Ranked 8th in CIF

Cross Country Teams Ranked 8th in CIF

Coach Scott Wittkop gave his CIF eighth-ranked boys’ varsity cross-country team last Saturday off in preparation for the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto on Saturday, Sept. 29. The freshman squad continued its dominance so far this season, winning at Dana Hills last Saturday for their third straight invitational victory. As a reward for their performance, […]

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Cancelled Aquathon Goes Off Without a Hitch

Cancelled Aquathon Goes Off Without a Hitch

Moments after Nubie Sears performed his heartfelt ode to the sea as a traditional send off of the 26th Aquathon last Sunday, unofficial organizer Gary Cogorno announced with mock solemnity that the unsanctioned event was officially cancelled. Thus began the annual odyssey of swimmers, hikers, kayakers and SUP-ers as they left the picturesque confines of […]

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Relying on Speed and Willpower

Relying on Speed and Willpower

Graduation took its toll on the 2012 Laguna Beach High boys’ water polo team. Gone is the potent offensive punch of two-time CIF Player of the Year Nolan McConnell, the physical presence of two-time all-CIF center Samer Alkateb, and the in-cage dominance of three-time all-CIF goalkeeper Erik Henrikson. “Most people have written us off, saying […]

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Division Shakeup, Hard Work Ahead

Division Shakeup, Hard Work Ahead

The Laguna Beach girls volleyball team kicked off its season yesterday in a re-aligned CIF division 1-A. Corona del Mar and Loyola Marymount, teams that escorted Laguna to early playoff exits the past two seasons, have been moved up to 1-AA, clearing the way for the pre-season number one Breakers to make a run at […]