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Breakers Lose in Opener

The Breakers football team lost 50-0 in its opener on Friday against Valley Christian of Cerritos on the home field. The loss was the most lopsided opening game in 81 seasons of play. The Ted Clarke era got off to a rocky start as Breakers first four possessions ended with an...

Local Boy Wins Back-to-Back Titles

By Amy Capelle, Special to the Independent Nine year-old Laguna Beach resident Everett Capelle captured the gold medal in the boys’ 9-10 year-old division 1500-meter race with a time 4:56:70 at the National Youth Outdoor Championships held last month in Lisle, Ill. Everett also...

Laguna’s Lawn Bowlers Win

Two players from the Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling club have emerged winners in the men’s pairs tournaments, which took past over the past two weekends. Joe Regan and Steve Smith won first place for the Stripes and Charlie Herbert with Brian Stewart won for the Stars. Also,...

Baseball

Paul, Jones start minor league baseball careers Laguna baseball alumni from the 2011 class started their professional baseball careers this summer signing contacts after the annual June baseball draft. Chris Paul (UC Berkeley), drafted in the sixth round by Minnesota, is starting...

Volleyball

Patchell’s 18s Capture JO Gold Shawn Patchell, a Laguna resident and former head coach at Laguna Beach High School, saw his 18s squad (T-Street) defeat Cleveland 18-Black 16-25, 25-10, 15-10 for the open division title at the annual Junior Nationals held in New Orleans in early...

Water Polo

Breakers Repeat as Girls State Champions Laguna girls captured the 48-team California High School Championships last weekend, surviving a shootout with Orange Lutheran before crushing Corona del Mar in the finals 9-2. On their way to the finals, Breakers wins included Clovis...

Locals Top Finishers in Beach Volleyball

  Laguna Beach locals Lexi McKeown and Hallie Carballo took silver and bronze medals, respectively, during the 22nd annual AAU Junior National Beach Volleyball Championships held July 11-12 at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The contest welcomed 300 teams from across the country on...

Horse Lovers Sponsor Stable Tour

Laguna Beach Horse Lovers hosts a behind-the-scenes tour Sunday, July 26, from 3-5 p.m. of stables in San Juan Capistrano. “We put together a fun, free event for families and individuals to spend time appreciating each other, horses and the outdoors. Laguna Beach Horse Lovers’...

Making Waves to Fight Cancer

Three Laguna locals, Lynn Kubasek, Tom Hale and Eric Paine, will participate in a triple relay, three teams swimming simultaneously, across the Catalina Channel to raise funds for cancer research. The relay planned for Monday, July 20, is organized with two swimming...

It’s a Wrap on Class of ‘15

Dane Olson and Tyler Alter ALL-CIF Laguna received two players on the 43rd Annual All-CIF squad announced on June 22. Senior outside hitter Dane Olson and junior middle/opposite Tyler Alter were selected to the 13-player list joining the 66 past Laguna players to receive the...

Local Rider Brings Home the Blue

Local Lori Savit won first place in the San Juan Capistrano Dressage Society Show riding Atticus in the Training 1 class on Friday, June 19. Atticus is owned by Maureen Hall. Savit began training in dressage in 2013 after years as an occasional trail rider. She founded Laguna...

Swim Team Awards:

3D – Dedication, Determination, Desire; Harper Dix, Nolan Del Toro. Most Improved: Kyla Whitelock; Luc Durand, Jack Dodson. Character: Kirra Nash, Max Morgan Captains: Erik Juliusson, Cade Baldridge, Nolan Del Toro; Haley Evans, Kirra Nash. MVP: Erik Juliusson, Cameron...

Alumni Selected in Baseball Draft

Chris Paul ’11 and Keaton Jones ’11 were both selected in Major League Baseball’s annual amateur draft held June 8-10, the first Laguna Beach High School alumni selected since 1992. The MBL draft has been held every June since 1965 with over 1,200 players selected each year, but...