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Former Laguna Star Blazing New Trails at USC

Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez visited USC last month. The former Trojan track star from the Dominican Republic was there to make sure the 2013 USC track team understood the importance of beating cross-town rival UCLA. “It was really, really cool,” said USC freshman...

Envisioning a Better Open

Twenty two-person teams battled each other and a stiff sea breeze that whipped across Main Beach last Saturday during the 38th annual Laguna Open Women’s Volleyball Tournament. “This is probably the windiest tournament I’ve ever been in,” said Lynne Galli, after she and partner...

Former Laguna Star Blazing New Trails at USC

Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez visited USC last month. The former Trojan track star from the Dominican Republic was there to make sure the 2013 USC track team understood the importance of beating cross-town rival UCLA. “It was really, really cool,” said USC freshman...

Former Laguna Star Blazing New Trails at USC

Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez paid a visit to USC last week. The former Trojan track star from the Dominican Republic was there to make sure the 2013 USC track team understood the importance of beating cross-town rival UCLA. “It was really, really cool,” said USC...

Friendships Bind Siblings to Their Passion for Running

Janie and Jack Crawford arrived in Laguna with their parents two years ago. For the freshman Janie, the move from Redmond, Wash., marked a new beginning. For Jack, a junior, it became a refreshing reminder of old beginnings past. Jack already trained with two cross-country teams,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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),...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...