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High School Sports Update

Breakers Defeat Dana By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Boys Basketball (4-3) Isaac Wulff returned to the court last week and the young Breakers (no seniors in the starting rotation) pulled off a pair of non-league wins at Dugger Gym. On Wednesday, Dec. 10, Charlie Rounaghi’s three-point...

Athletes Earn Fall Awards

81st Football awards banquet took place Nov. 19. MVP – Brett Tracy Offensive Player of the Year – Jack Simon Defensive Player of the Year – Nick Krantz Lineman of the Year – Danny Pietig Special Teams Player of the Year – Cole Hutson All Academic:...

Levine and Chapman Win for LBHS Surf

By coaches Scott Finn and Alisa Cairns, Special to the Independent   The Laguna Beach High School Surf Team hosted San Clemente High School at Thalia Street Beach last week. Principal Chris Herzfeld, also a surfer, hit the sand and cheered the team on. In boys shortboard,...

Rotarians Honor Athlete-Scholar

Laguna Beach Rotary Club named Bryson Elghanayan its student of the month for the Laguna Beach High School French department. Bryson plans on studying mechanical and electrical engineering after graduation and is a member of the track and field team throwing shot put and discus....

Sign Up for Youth Theatre Classes

Parents with children ages 4 through 13 can sign up now for Laguna Playhouse Winter 2015 Youth Theatre Classes. The session runs from Jan. 27 to March 27.  Acting Fundamentals for ages 9 to 11 meets Tuesdays at The Women’s Club, 286 Saint Ann’s Dr. The Magic Suitcase for ages...

Kendama Pros Bring on the Clack

By Scott Sanchez | LB Indy An estimated 600 people turned out for the largest organized kendama event to take place in Laguna Beach this past Sunday, Dec. 7. Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy consisting of a hand-held ken (sword), which has three cups, and tama (ball)...

Boys Confront a League Challenge

Breakers (2-3) hobbled through the Godinez tournament Dec. 4-6 after losing key player Isaac Wulf to a finger injury. Laguna was served notice by Godinez that a ninth straight league title will be real challenge as the Grizzlies went 4-1 in the event. The two squads will meet on...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Rain Postpones Boys Soccer

The varsity match with Dana Hills was rained out on Wednesday, Dec. 3 as poor drainage continues to plague Guyer Field. On Friday, Dec. 5, Northwood took a 3-1 match with Laguna. The squad hosted Trabuco Hills on 12-10 and travels to Tesoro on 12-12. This Monday, Laguna plays at...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Girls Go 1-2 in Tournament

Laguna (1-3) completed their participation in the Corona del Mar tournament going 1-2 in the games last week. On Wednesday, Dec. 3 they rallied from a 22-6 deficit at the intermission against Dana Hills to nearly upset the Dolphins, losing 27-25. On Friday, Dec. 5, they easily...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Pillsbury’s Kick Takes a Lucky Bounce

Bill Rolfing’s squad battled Sage Hill to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Guyer Field. Vassar-bound Audrey Pillsbury’s corner kick set up the Laguna goal that was scored on a deflection off a Sage player in the first half. The Lightning tied it up just before the intermission....
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Dvorak Battles for Runner-Up

Vanderbilt-bound Summer Dvorak battled her way into the Southern Section singles tennis championship before dropping a 6-2, 6-2 finals match to defending champion Ena Shibahara from D-1 champion Peninsula/Rolling Hills), the nation’s third-ranked high school player this past...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Breakers Pound Edison 19-0

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy   Girls Water Polo (2-0) The Fischer sisters returned from their USA Water Polo obligations to lead the Breakers to a 19-0 victory over ninth-ranked Edison (2-4) in a match played on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Laguna Community Pool. Sophomore Aria...

‘Shift’ Steps Up Dance

“Shift,” the high school’s winter dance concert, opens this Friday night at the LBHS Artists’ Theatre. The concert opens with “Sweet Talk,” a fun jazz number choreographed by Samantha Hampton to the music of Meghan Trainor. “Paquita” follows, highlighting the choreography of...

Dance Makes A ‘Shift’ with New School Director

By Rita Robinson Estee Carrizosa will debut as Laguna Beach High School’s new dance instructor when “Shift” happens, the school’s winter dance concert in the Artists’ Theatre, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. Carrizosa is 5-foot-3, petite, with long brown hair and a...

Laguna Dance Makes A ‘Shift’

Estee Carrizosa will debut as Laguna Beach High School’s new dance instructor when “Shift” happens, the school’s winter dance concert in the Artists’ Theatre, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. Carrizosa is 5-foot-3, petite, with long brown hair and a luminous smile;...