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Win Streak Stops at 63

Laguna’s girls water polo team played six games last week over a grueling four-day period, including a weekend tournament at Santa Barbara High School. Dos Pueblos 10, Laguna 7 Laguna’s top sports team stumbled this past week and ended their great 63-game win streak at Dos...

Students Take Up the Challenge

A total of 27 students form Thurston Middle School and Top of the World Elementary School participated in the Destination Imagination Instant Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 9, says a district statement. The competition required teams to use critical thinking to solve open-ended...

Top Level Pros to Teach Student Dancers

Intermediate and advanced dance students are invited to participate in a master class Saturday, Jan. 23, taught by celebrated dancer and choreographer Victor Quijada. The class will be held on from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the dance studio at Laguna Beach High School, 625 Park Ave....

Girls Water Polo (10-0)

Breakers poised for toughest test of their streak Laguna’s top sports team, the 2016 girls water polo squad, traveled to Santa Barbara this week and should face their toughest tests of the season. Breakers will meet sixth-ranked Dos Pueblos in a non-league match on Thursday, Jan....

Soccer

Boys Soccer (2-2-4, 0-1) Breakers opened league play last Friday, Jan. 8, with a tough 2-0 loss to defending league champion Godinez. The scheduled match on Jan. 6 with Saddleback Valley Christian was rained out. Breakers played this past Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Costa Mesa (4-4-1)...

Basketball

Boys Basketball (12-5, 1-0) Breakers made it look easy running past Godinez 67-48 last Friday, Jan. 8, at Godinez in Santa Ana as a strong 20-10 third quarter ended any hope of the host Grizzlies (9-9) staying with Laguna. Blake Burzell scored 20 with a hot fourth quarter that...

Class Notes

Principals Compete Off-campus for Top Marks The seventh annual Chef Challenge takes place Monday, Jan. 25 at the Lumberyard restaurant, a $95 per person benefit for Schoolpower. Restaurant owners Suzanne and Cary Redfearn host the friendly rivalry that features menus devised by...

LBHS Drama Partners with Playwright

The high school drama department will feature their Theatre II students in a unique collaboration with a New York City playwright and screenwriter on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8 and 9, in a reading of “Ghost Stories” at 7:30 p.m. Performances will be held in the Greene Room (Room...

School Meetings Go Online

The school district will start streaming its board meetings online starting Tuesday, Jan. 12. Board meetings will be recorded through Granicus, a system also used to record the Laguna Beach City Council, a district statement says. When viewing the archived video, users can click...

Tennis Star Advances to Semi Final Match

Sydney Van Alphen, 16, of Laguna Beach, placed fourth in her division at the United States Tennis Association National Winter Championship in Scottsdale, Ariz. More than 120 players competed in the girls 18 division, which drew contestants from all over the country for the Dec....

Girls Water Polo (9-0)

Breakers set a So Cal record with their seventh straight major in-season tournament title with another Newport Holiday Cup title last week in Newport Beach. The 20th annual tournament opened with Laguna crushing Rancho Bernardo 22-1 with the lone goal for the Broncos coming in...

Soccer

Boys Soccer (2-1-4) Laguna returned to action last Monday, Jan. 4, battling Santiago to a 1-1 tie at the Garden Grove school’s field. Breakers completed their non-league schedule with a match this past Wednesday, Jan. 6., with Saddleback Valley Christian. League play begins...

Basketball

Boys Basketball (11-5) Breakers closed out their play in the Under Armour/Torrey Pines Holiday Classic last week with a pair of tough losses against very talented teams. On Tuesday, Dec. 29, Riverside Poly (12-2) defeated the Breakers 63-47 at Santa Fe Christian High School in...

Winter Teams Commence Play

Breakers winter teams started their 10th Orange Coast League campaign this past week with all five teams poised for a league title run. Girls water polo and boys basketball are clear favorites and girls soccer looks like the next best bet in a competitive soccer season. Boys...

Vandals Tarnish High School on New Year’s Eve

Rooftop vandals broke into three science classrooms at Laguna Beach High School at 11:56 p.m. New Year’s Eve, covering every surface and laboratory equipment with white fire-retardant powder sprayed from fire extinguishers, said Jeff Dixon, facilities director at Laguna Beach...