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Turnaround Artist Named Coach of the Year

Turnaround Artist Named Coach of the Year

Mark Lewis was named the 2013-14 Orange County girls’ basketball coach of the year after leading Laguna Beach High to second place in the Orange Coast League and a first round CIF post-season victory. The team’s eight league wins this season is a school record. Lewis’ first team three years ago went 0-18. Each of […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Boys Volleyball (8-3, 4-0) Laguna continued to roll through the Orange Coast League, sweeping Costa Mesa (4-7, 1-3) 25-13, 25-17, 25-21 for the program’s 52nd straight league match win Tuesday, April 8.  From 1990 to 1995 Laguna won 53 straight league matches. They were required by CIF to forfeit an April 7, 1995, win over […]

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Thurston Student Excels in the Pool

Thurston Student Excels in the Pool

Sebastian Jacobs, 13, a Thurston Middle School eighth-grader, won top honors at the Newport Beach All-Star Invitational 5-Lives competition, which was hosted by Newport Beach Water Polo for the under 14 boys age group division April 4-6. The tournament was created to draw U14 level competitors and attracted 10 teams. Teams chose their top players […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

St Paul Snaps Streak Baseball (12-1, 4-0) The Swordsmen’s Aaron Pinto struck-out 12 Laguna batters as the squad from Santa Fe Springs defeated Laguna 4-2 on Wednesday, April 2, at Anaheim’s Boysen Park to stop the current win streak at eight. Laguna (12-2) took an early 1-0 lead in the third inning as Preston Grand […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Baseball (7-1, 3-0) Laguna rolls – Lions Tournament Next Breaker bats continue to swing at a torrid pace (.414) as Laguna picked up a pair of league wins blasting Saddleback 23-2 and Estancia 11-2 to extend their league conference streak to 22 in a row. Against Saddleback on Friday, March 21, at Laguna, Grant Wilhelm […]

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High School Sports Winter Awards

High School Sports Winter Awards

Boys Basketball The 76th annual awards dinner was held this past week with the following awards: captain, Noah Blanton;  outstanding defensive player, Bryan Ludloff; MVP award, Alec Wulff, Noah Blanton, Josh Adams, Matt Jones, and Bryan Ludloff. Noah Blanton was named first team all-CIF for Division 4-AA while Alec Wulff received second team honors. Breakers […]

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JV Baseball Starts Season with Win

JV Baseball Starts Season with Win

In the first game of the LBHS baseball season against Godinez, strong hitting by JV players Grant Potratz, Jack Wills and Alex Baker got the Breakers on the board with a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Pitcher Ashton Goddard was strong on the mound; going 3-up 3-down for four innings and […]

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Lewis Returns to American Racing

Lewis Returns to American Racing

Laguna Beach resident Michael Lewis returned to race tracks in his home country to compete this season in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. He earned two top-8 finishes at the Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla., on March 13 and 14. Lewis started Race 1 on the outside of row four. At the wave of the […]

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Record Crowds Turn Out for Record-Setting Meet

Record Crowds Turn Out for Record-Setting Meet

Laguna Beach High’s girls’ varsity track and field team turned in their best performance ever at the Trophy Invitational last Saturday at Guyer Field. Their second place score of 59 points put them three ahead of third place Corona del Mar but well behind the 148.5 tallied by Dana Hills. The boys’ varsity finished 10th. […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Breakers Blast Godinez 20th consecutive league win and Elks title Baseball (5-1, 1-0) Laguna opened the 76th league campaign this past Tuesday, March 18, with a 16-4 victory at Godinez as the squad pounded out 23 hits including home runs by Preston Grand Pre, Richie Nunis, Grant Wilhelm, and Steven Harrison. Wilhelm went four for […]

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 Harvard Duo Bring Their Game Back Home

Harvard Duo Bring Their Game Back Home

ast road tri Former Laguna Beach High water polo standouts Yoshi Andersen (’12) and Lexie Del Toro (’13) retuned to the familiar waters of their hometown pool this past Tuesday for a quick practice with the rest of their Harvard teammates on a 10-game West Coast road trip  during  spring break. Del Toro had never […]

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Surf Team Wins Oceanside Contest

Surf Team Wins Oceanside Contest

By Coaches Alisa Cairns and Scott Finn Laguna Beach High School’s surf team came up with a win Sunday in Oceanside during the final event of the Scholastic Surf Series season. Laguna took on the hometown Oceanside team and took the overall win with nearly the entire team advancing into the individual competition. The 3-4 […]

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Sand Volleyball

Sand Volleyball

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Runners Ready for City Meet

Runners Ready for City Meet

The city holds its annual track meet Friday, April 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach High School track and field.  All children born in or after 1999 and reside or attend school within the local district are invited to attend. Participants may enter three events and the top finishers in each […]

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Finding Strength to Go the Distance

Finding Strength to Go the Distance

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy When it comes to why people run marathons, it’s probably safe to say there are as many reasons as there are runners. Among the 21,829 who lined up for the start of the Los Angeles Marathon last Sunday, local optometrist Michael Cook, his daughter Aralyn and Laguna lifeguard Mitch […]