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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...

Class Notes

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,622 students in September. Among them was Laguna Beach resident Satomi Hinata, who received a Doctor of Dental Medicine in Dentistry.

Thurston Competes at San O

The Thurston Surf Team competed against seven schools at Church in San Onofre State Park last weekend. The team finished second to Shore Cliffs of San Clemente.   Thurston finalists were:   Division 1: Boys Short Board Kiko Nelsen 5th   Girls Short Board Kayla...

High School Sports Update

Breakers Fall Short at Estancia 17-6 By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (1-7, 0-3) Laguna played a tough well-played game last Friday, Oct. 24, at Scott Field on the Estancia campus in Costa Mesa, nearly spoiling the 50th anniversary year celebration for the Eagles (6-2, 3-0)....

Young Martial Arts Devotees Bring Home Gold

Fourteen students age 7 to 12 from Cho’s Academy of Laguna Beach competed among 1,000 participants at the 22nd Annual KS Choi California Open Tae Kwon Do Championships in Carson on Oct. 18. Cho’s team won five gold and two silver medals. Three of the Cho team losses...

Team Leader Comes From a Family of Court Competitors

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Deadlocked at nine after 18 matches with Aliso Niguel, Laguna Beach High School girls’ tennis team lost its regular season finale 71-72 in a tiebreaker based on total games played. “It showed them how important one game can be,” Coach Don Davis said,...

First Tournament Nets a Medal

The co-ed, 10 and under team of Laguna Beach Water Polo won third place at the 2014 Evan Cousineau Memorial Cup, held Oct. 18-19. The Laguna Beach team started the tournament with a 12 – 10 win over Riverside Water Polo on Saturday, and another 10-8 win against OC Water Polo on...

School Candidates Q&A

Q1 Will Common Core make students better workers but expose them less to a liberal arts education? Q2 What needs improvement? Ketta Brown Age: 54 Education: BA, University of Washington, 1982 Occupation: Homemaker for 24 years Contributions: $5,800* A1 Brown’s position is that...

Schools Seek Public Feedback on New Projects

The school board is seeking public input on a facilities master plan and asks members of the community, students, staff and parents to complete a survey on the District’s website, www.lbusd.org, under the Facilities department tab. Survey results will be reviewed at a 6 p.m....
Posted On 30 Oct 2014

Don’t Drop the Ball; Sport Swap is a Slam Dunk

The Thurston Middle School PTA will host the sixth annual Sports Swap from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. Items on sale will include skimboards, snowboards, surfboards, wetsuits, stand-up paddleboards, bikes, golf clubs, tennis racquets, baseball gear, snow gear, cleats,...