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Dance Concert Entertains, Delights All Ages

By Christine Fugate, Special to the Independent  “Turning Pointe,” the high school’s spring dance concert, opens tonight, Friday, April 24, at the LBHS Artists’ Theatre. This is the second concert directed by the new program head, Estee Carrizosa. For the first time in over a...

Experts Tackle Underage Drinking

A presentation about underage drinking that draws on current trends and narratives from top experts will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the high school’s Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave. “Navigating the Teen Years–Social Pressures, Issues and Underage Drinking” is...

Class Notes

Teacher Attends Conference of Status of Women Laguna Beach High School French teacher Odile Dewar was selected to attend the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, at the United Nations in New York last month. Dewar, an active member in the United Nations...

High School Scholar Earns First-Recruit Status

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Earning the National Merit Scholar can be the admission ticket to any college or university of choice, and Aviva Meyers now has her pick. Aviva, a senior at Laguna Beach High School, is the school’s only National Merit Scholar this year out of 1.5...

History Teacher Leaves Her Own Mark

High School AP and U.S. history teacher Kristin Cowles has been named teacher of the year by the Laguna Beach school district. “Kristin is constantly searching for ways to make the subject matter interesting and personally relevant to students, and they appreciate that,” said...

Bike Racers Ascend New Peaks

The Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain Bike Team recently participated in their second National Interscholastic Cycling Association race, a six-mile course with 275 feet of climbing at Castaic Lake in Los Angeles. Six middle school riders completed the cross-country course...

Boys Return to the Court

Boys Volleyball (7-3, 3-0) Breakers, ranked sixth in the county, return to the court on Tuesday, April 14, with Calvary Chapel and Thursday, April 16, with Godinez. Next week they host the league’s second-ranked team, Costa Mesa, on Tuesday, April 21, and Saddleback on Thursday,...

Breakers Go 4-1 at Tournament

Laguna baseball completed a successful spring break, going 4-1 in the Ryan Lemmon Tournament in Irvine. The only loss for the week was to eventual champion Marina. Zak Kovacic was named to the all-tournament team for his efforts in the week’s games, but the squad’s success was...

Girls Advance on the Sand

Girls Sand Volleyball (6-1, 4-1) On Saturday, April 11, at Huntington, Laguna defeated El Toro 3-0 with Cami Dorn and Katelyn Carballo winning 21-12, 21-13. Lauren LaMontagne and Kendyl Brennan won on a forfeit by El Toro, and Summer Dvorak and Lexi McKeown winning 21-3 21-3....

Breakers Collect Spring Break Wins

Baseball (8-5, 5-0) League Streak Hits 39 Laguna closed out the first round of league play with a perfect 5-0 record and for the 27th time, skipped the spring break vacation to play in a tournament. Breakers had to miss their usual fare in the Anaheim Lions tournament, which was...

Golf Team Eyes League Title

Boys Golf (7-3, 3-0) John Grayden shot a 30 on Wednesday, April 1, at The Ranch in Laguna Beach to lead Laguna to a 180-221 win over Calvary Chapel. Breakers also defeated Costa Mesa 177-250 on Tuesday, March 31, on the same course for their best score of the year. Breakers...

Girls Have Yet to Find Their Mark

Softball (0-8) Laguna concluded their non-league schedule on Wednesday, April 1, at Thurston losing 21-0 to Saddleback Valley Christian as the Warriors scored nine runs in the first inning and never looked back. Laguna was limited to one hit on the day. The 10-game league...

Breakers Live Up to Their Name

Swimming (3-0, 2-0) Breakers swamped Costa Mesa with the boys winning 109-56 and the Girls 128-44. Top marks were earned by: Kasey Karkoska, 100 Free, 55.25; Erik Juliusson, 50 Free, 22.37; Cameron Karkoska, 200 Free, 1:45.79, all new CIF qualifying times. Breakers travel to...

Key League Matches Remain

Boys Tennis (8-2, 2-0) Breakers defeated Dana Hills 12-6 for their first win over the Dolphins in over 20 years. Laguna won seven of nine doubles matches led by the sweep by top team Zach Washer and Sterling Dudley-Bowen, with 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 wins over the visitors. In singles, the...

Breakers Hit Their Stride

Track & Field (2-0) Breakers continued to roll through the league competition setting up for their showdown with Godinez on Thursday, April 30. Last Thursday, April 2, the Breakers ran past Saddleback with the boys winning 71-55 and the girls 89-38.