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Breakers Earn Laguna’s First Swim Crown

Boys Are CIF Champs! Laguna swimmers saved their best for last, set a new school record in the 4 x 100 relay and vaulting the team to their first CIF title in 54 years last Saturday, May 16, at Riverside City College. The title is the school’s 41st Southern Section sports banner...

Big Field Competes for Bigger Purse at the 39th Women’s Laguna Open

In only their third professional tournament together, Meg Chetwood and Tiffany Marinos held off a comeback attempt by Elisa Rodriquez and Lia Jackson, two members of the Costa Rican national team who train in Manhattan Beach, to win the 39th Women’s Laguna Open 25-22 at Main...

Intervention Aid Receives State Honor

Margaret Warder, a Top of the World Elementary intervention assistant, is one of five members of the California School Employees Association singled out for recognition statewide. She was recognized at this week’s school board meeting as well. “When I received the call that I was...

El Morro Staff Supports English Learners

District administrators nominated El Morro Elementary School Principal Chris Duddy and kindergarten teacher Mary Blanton for their contributions in promoting success for English learner students. Along with other nominees from other school districts, they will be attending the OC...

Students Meet Imagination Challenge

Last spring, 19 Thurston Middle School students on four teams, led by science teacher Inouye Wu, participated for the first time in the Destination Imagination Challenge regional tournament in El Cajon. Three teams advanced to the state competition, The 4 Technoteers, Brilliant...

Class Notes

Testing Readiness at Open House Parents and their preschool children are invited to an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, to try out a school readiness program located in room 90, above the Laguna Beach High School pool, 670 Park Ave. The Learning Link program...

Playoffs Underway ….

Boys Volleyball (17-7, 10-0) Tuesday May 12: Laguna d. Santiago (Corona) 25-17, 25-15, 25-15 Laguna opened their 42nd consecutive trip to the playoffs with a sweep of Santiago (Corona) this past Tuesday, May 12, at Dugger Gym. Breakers were somewhat listless against the Sharks...

Breakers Streak Continues

Baseball (19-6, 14-0) League Champions Tuesday, May 12: Laguna 9, Godinez 5 Breakers rallied past third place Godinez (10-15, 8-6) in a game played at the Grizzly campus this past Tuesday, May 12. Cole Coscino pitched the first 3 2/3 innings only to get into a jam in the fourth...

High School Track & Field

Godinez edged Laguna 135-132 in the Orange Coast Track championships held at Laguna on Thursday, May 7. Breakers won four events and a relay but appeared to leave points on the table by not entering anyone in the triple jump despite having the athletes available. Laguna winners:...

Softball (0-16, 0-8)

The season concluded this past week with a game on Tuesday, May 12, with league champion Calvary and the final game on Thursday, May 14, at Godinez. Last week Laguna lost to Saddleback 23-11 on May 5 and 20-2 to Godinez on May 7. The Friday scheduled non-league contest with Mary...

Boys Golf (12-3, 9-0)

John Grayden shot a 74 to finished tied for 23rd in the Southern Section CIF Southern Division individuals played this past Monday at Skylinks in Long Beach. 116 golfers competed with the top 20 advancing to the Southern Section individual finals. Grayden missed the cut by a...

Girls Sand Volleyball (9-2, 6-2)

Breakers ranked No. 8 and opened the 32-team playoffs this past Monday at Huntington Beach with a sweep of Newport Harbor 3-0. Cameron Dorn /Katelyn Carballo won 21-16, 21-18, # 2 squad Kendyl Brennan / Lexi McKeown won 21-16, 21-12 and the No. squad Olivia Hockaday/Lauren...

Breakers Capture League Titles

Swimming Once again Laguna has captured the Orange Coast League swimming crowns as the boys captured five of the eight individual events and all three relays to out point runner-up Calvary 433 to 260. Costa Mesa finished third at 260. For the Breakers, it was their seventh...

Locals Compete in OC Track Meet

Twenty boys and girls aged 5 to 14 participated in the Orange County Track and Field Championships at Laguna Hills High School on May 3. Half of the local contingent placed in the top four of their respective age division events and are moving on to the Southern California...

Little League

Breakers Beat Brewers By Manager Steve Kimball, Special to the Independent   The Laguna Beach Breakers Little League team defeated the Laguna Hills Brewers 12 to 7 at Alta Laguna Park on Saturday, May 9. The Breakers dominated the game holding the Brewers to three runs until...