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Boys Sand Volleyball (9-1) League Champions

Breakers completed the post-season sweeping the individual pairs and four-man competition for the Orange County HS Sand Volleyball League last week in Newport Beach: D-I Jack Burgi & Reed Donenfeld (Laguna Beach) defeated Mater Dei  25-17, Edison 25-14, Huntington Beach...

Breakers Win Opener

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Volleyball (17-11, 10-0) Maranatha from Pasadena was no match for the Breakers as Laguna easily rolled over the Minutemen 25-18, 25-13, 25-9 on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Dugger Gym. Aspen Rocha had 12 kills while Jamie Robbins added 11. Rocha also...

Boys Water Polo (22-6, 5-0) League Champions

Laguna completed their regular season last week with a pair of road games. Laguna defeated Capistrano Valley 17-12 on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Cougar pool then held off Santa Margarita 8-6 on Saturday at the Eagle pool. As expected Laguna is seeded No. 1 in the playoffs and should...

LBHS Polo Star Signs With Stanford

Stanford University’s women’s water polo program signed six prep standouts to national letters of intent, including Makenzie Fischer of Laguna Beach, head coach John Tanner announced Wednesday. A dozen other Laguna Beach High School student athletes also signed similar letters...

Parents Learn to Develop Their Emotional Intelligence

Speaker-author Dr. Jorge Cherbosque discusses monitoring one’s own and other people’s emotions during the 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, PTA Coffee Break workshop at Top of the World Elementary School. Building awareness and emotional intelligence skills strengthens...

Local Runners Contend with Countless Conditions

By Donna Furey | LB Indy While a 100 million fans perched on bar stools or slouched across couches will watch the Super Bowl on Feb. 1, 20,000 runners will set out the same day from Huntington Beach for the Surf City Marathon,a qualifying run for the Boston Marathon. It doesn’t...

LBHS Polo Star Signs With Stanford

Stanford University’s women’s water polo program signed six prep standouts to national letters of intent, including Makenzie Fischer of Laguna Beach, head coach John Tanner announced Wednesday. Fischer is one of just two high school students and the only member of the class of...

Injury Sidelines Former Laguna Beach Soccer Star

Fourteen minutes into the Big East Conference soccer finals, former Laguna Beach High School standout Marina Paul (‘12) went down with a season-ending knee injury and had to watch from the sidelines as her Georgetown teammates lost 2-0 to No. 13-ranked DePaul on Sunday, Nov. 9 in...

Another LBHS Drama Fledgling Bitten by the Bug

By Donna Furey | LB Indy For five weeks last summer, Laguna Beach resident Sawyer Pierce rehearsed with cast and crew in Louisiana for his walk-on part in the recently released hit movie “Maze Runner.” Despite the stultifying heat and humidity and a brown recluse spider bite that...

High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Decision Coming on Southern Section Playoff Teams Pairings will be posted at www.cifss.org Football                                       Sunday, Nov. 9 8 a.m. Girls Volleyball                           Friday, Nov. 7 – 2 p.m. Boys Water Pol...

Cross Country Sweeps League Finals

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High School’s CIF third-ranked girls’ cross country team was perfect at Orange Coast League finals, taking the top five spots and seven of the top eight to easily beat runner up Godinez 15 to 54 for the title on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at...

A New Jewel in the Family Crown

Senior singles player Summer Dvorak won the 2014 Orange Coast League singles title without losing a single game in the process sweeping all four matches to the crown. The senior will be playing for Vanderbilt next season. Her father, Dusty, was an all-CIF basketball and...

Sets of Brothers Score Well Against Newport Harbor

Freshman Jake Levine was Laguna Beach High School’s lone first place finisher in the boys short board division surf competition on Wednesday, Oct. 29 against Newport Harbor. His older brother Zach Levine had a great heat of his own and finished with a second. The Chapman twins,...

Students Fall for Shakespeare’s Comic Tale

Laguna Beach High School’s Park Avenue Players perform William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opening Friday, Nov. 14, for six performances. Former student Erika Schindele will choreograph the show, whose music will be composed by composer and local...

Another LBHS Drama Fledgling Bitten by the Bug

By Donna Furey | LB Indy For five weeks last summer, Laguna Beach resident Sawyer Pierce rehearsed with cast and crew in Louisiana for his walk-on part in the recently released hit movie “Maze Runner.”   Despite the stultifying heat and humidity and a brown recluse spider...