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Rotary Spotlights Two Students The Laguna Beach Rotary Club honored Malia Helms and Drake Butler as Laguna Beach High School scholar athletes. Malia received awards for sportsmanship in varsity tennis and math. She plans to attend UC Davis and major in bio-engineering while...

Students Score Points in Ceramic Exhibit

Three ceramic students from the Festival of Arts Youth Arts Education classes received honors from the 19th annual K-12 Ceramic Exhibition in Kansas City, Mo. Their work, selected from among hundreds of entries nationwide, was exhibited at the Kansas City Convention Center in...

Young Athletes Prepare for Another Challenge

By George Gore Browne, Special to the Independent Sixteen local athletes who participated in the Orange County Track and Field Championships earlier this month are now preparing for another challenge, the Southern California Championships in Downey, Sunday, June 5. Christopher...

Teacher’s Aide Receives White House Honor

  Margaret Warder, a Laguna Beach school district teaching assistant, was absent from class this week due to a ceremony Wednesday, May 11, in Washington, D.C., where she and nine other classified school employees from elsewhere in the nation were honored by the White House...

Beloved Preschool Teacher to Retire

By Amantha Writer, Special to the Independent After 28 years of teaching preschool, Mandy Writer will be retiring soon from Laguna Presbyterian Church’s preschool. She is the instructor with the most longevity among the current staff and began in 1985 at the behest of its former...

Class Notes

Registration Opens for Preschoolers Parents of youngsters 2 ½ to 5 can register for Learning Link, a no cost program to improve early childhood development, on Monday, May 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, May 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. at 811 Manzanita Dr., Room 90, above the...

A Record Number on the Field

By George Gore Browne, Special to the Independent  Fifty local youth participated in the annual Orange County Track and Field Championships recently, the highest participation by Laguna Beach athletes in 25 years. Nearly a quarter of the team earned top-four finishes in various...

Track & Field – Girls Track Orange Coast League Champions

Girls track captured their fourth straight league title, outscoring second place Costa Mesa 222 to 86. Breakers captured both relays and took eight of 13 individual events. Individual winners: 100 meter hurdles, Christine Johnson, 18.15; 400 meter, Coco Putnam, 57.46 (fourth...

Boys Tennis (16-3, 8-0) Orange Coast League Champions

Ryan Gee captured his third straight Orange Coast League singles title with a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of teammate Tristian Krogius in league championships held at Laguna on Thursday, May 5. The doubles team of Ethan Gee and Hayden Seitz captured the doubles title defeating teammates...

Swimming – Orange Coast League Champions

Liv Mitchell on Monday, May 9, captured the Division 2 diving title, the first for Laguna Beach aquatics and despite substandard diving platforms. Laguna earned 22 points towards their D-2 scoring with the swim event finals scheduled for May 14 at Riverside. The girls team...

Softball (3-14, 1-7)

Laguna pulled off a victory defeating Saddleback (2-14, 1-7) 15-11 on Thursday, May 5, at the Thurston field to move into a fifth place tie with the Roadrunners. Earlier in the week, Laguna dropped a 16-5 contest to Costa Mesa (4-4, 9-8) at the Mesa campus. The 2016 season...

Volleyball

Boys Volleyball (17-7, 10-0) Orange Coast League Champions Breakers defeated Hoover (Glendale) 25-14, 25-19, 25-16 behind 11 kills by Tyler Alter and Josh McManus to win their opening round in the 43rd Southern Section boys volleyball playoffs Tuesday, May 10. Sam Burgi added...

Boys Golf (10-3, 9-0) – Orange Coast League Champions

Four Laguna players finished in the top six in the league individual finals held at Skylinks in Long Beach. Calvary’s Person Baird shot a 155 for the individual title followed by Max Brown, Kyle Sharp, and Dante Fornaro, who all finished at 162 for first team all-league honors....

LBHS Sports Update

Spring CIF Playoffs – www.cifss.org Baseball:  parings will post Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m. Breakers schedule depends on league finish. Swimming: D-2 prelims are Friday, May 13, with finals on Saturday at Riverside City College. Track: D-4 prelims are Saturday, May 14, at...

Baseball (13-12, 11-1)

               The Breakers rallied at home to defeat Calvary Chapel 4-3 at Skipper Carrillo Field on Tuesday, May 10. Even if they lose on Thursday, May 12, Laguna will still be the top seed in the Orange Coast League and will host when the playoffs begin next week ....