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Girls’ Season Ends in Disappointment By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Volleyball (17-12, 10-0) For the second year in a row and the fourth time in 41 playoff appearances, Laguna Beach took an early exit losing to unranked Esperanza in five sets, 26-28, 24-26, 25-12, 25-16, 13-15...

Cross Country Teams Qualify for CIF Finals

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High School’s cross country teams qualified for CIF finals at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut on Saturday, Nov. 22. The girls’ team finished third in their semi finals heat and sixth overall out of 13 qualifying teams. The boys took...

Laguna Girls Win Soccer Championship

AYSO Team Beach, coached by Sherrie Conley and Sam Eidt, beat Laguna Hills 4-2 on Sunday, Nov. 9, capping a second undefeated season in league play. Ranked among the top teams from Irvine to San Clemente, Laguna’s record of 6-0-1 in the medal round and 9-0-2 overall, left them in...

Teen Pedals Into Sport’s Top Rank

Massimo Lucidi, a 14-year-old junior road racing cyclist and freshman at Laguna Beach High School, placed third overall among 79 riders in the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association. Massimo currently races road bikes in the 15-16 age group of the Rokform Junior...

Breakers Lose in Semi’s, But Advance to State Regionals

By Frank Aronoff Girls Tennis (18-5, 10-0) Laguna’s Division 2 playoff run ended on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Murrieta Valley with a 12-6 loss to the Nighthawks. Breakers narrow loss in three sets could have gone either way in the match. Breakers’ doubles team of Ashley Shelton and...

Boys Water Polo Heads to Playoff

By Frank Aronoff Jack Dodson scored seconds into the match to lead the Breakers (23-6, 5-0) to a 19-6 rout of Aliso Niguel (15-12) this past Saturday, Nov. 15, before a packed house at Gilleran Pool on the Wolverine campus. In less than four minutes into the initial seven-minute...

Girls’ Season Ends in Disappointment

Girls Volleyball (17-12, 10-0) For the second year in a row and the fourth time in 41 playoff appearances, Laguna Beach took an early exit losing to unranked Esperanza in five sets, 26-28, 24-26, 25-12, 25-16, 13-15 at the Aztec Gym Thursday, Nov. 13. After clear success in the...

Breakers Rout Godinez 31-7

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (2-8, 1-4) Laguna closed out the season with a 31-point rally to defeat the Grizzlies Friday, Nov. 7, at Guyer Field to avoid the cellar in Orange Coast League play. Much of the talent will return next season along with players from the frosh...

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...

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...