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Thurston Surfers Place Second in Second Event

  Thurston Middle School’s surf team came in second behind San Clemente during the Scholastic Surf Series at the Oceanside Harbor South Jetty last month. They achieved the best ever results in the team’s history with 16 of its surfers making finals. The Division I boys short...

PTA Provides College Prep Panel

The next PTA Coffee Break program will feature a College Prep Panel at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. The panel will provide guidance to parents on what students should consider in choosing a school, writing a...

Breakers Edge Newport, Streak Continues

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Water Polo (5-0) Holly Parker’s save at the buzzer preserved Laguna’s 9-8 victory over Newport Harbor on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at the Laguna Community Pool. Breakers had leads of 3-1, 7-4, and 8-6, but could not pull away from the Sailors who tied the...

High School Sports Update

  Breakers Drench Their Competition By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Water Polo (4-0) Still short-handed missing starter Aria Fischer, top-ranked Laguna dispatched fifth-ranked Orange Lutheran, the top Trinity League squad, 16-8 on Saturday, Dec. 20, at Santa Margarita....

Thurston Hosts Parent Ed Night

“All Roads Lead to Calculus/ Statistics,” a parent education event presented by Patrick J. Callahan, will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 in Thurston Middle School’s Black Box Theatre, 2100 Park Ave. He was asked back because parent feedback was so positive, said...

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