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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Boys Basketball (13-5, 2-0) Last week Laguna won a pair of league games to open their 80th season starting with a record 74-25 rout of Saddleback on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Roadrunner Gym. Laguna tied the school “margin-of-victory” mark with a 49-point win matching a 2009 win over Calvary-Murrieta. The contest also marked the […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff Girls Water Polo (9-1) Foothill Upsets Laguna 7-8 Foothill Knights (9-3) blocked a close-range Breaker shot with three seconds left to hold on to an 8-7 upset win over Laguna at the Laguna Community Pool last Friday, Jan. 10. Laguna had the opportunity in their 10th six-on-five power play of the match […]

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Schools Catch Up to a Beach Tradition

Schools Catch Up to a Beach Tradition

More than 30 girls tried out for Laguna Beach High’s newest varsity sport: beach volleyball. Raul Papaleo, who also coaches of the girls’ varsity indoor team, ran hitting drills and two-on-two mini scrimmages at Main Beach this past Monday to gauge the level of talent. After at least one more tryout, Papaleo will pick a […]

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LBHS Stands Out on San Clemente’s Breaks

LBHS Stands Out on San Clemente’s Breaks

By Scott Finn and AlisaCairns, Special to the Independent The high school’s surf team won the Scholastic Surf Series competition at San Clemente Pier this past Sunday, Jan. 12. Nearly the entire team advanced into the individual competition against Point Loma High School in three-foot swells. Conditions deteriorated as the day wore on with a […]

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Following Breaker Basketball Online

Following Breaker Basketball Online

Laguna Beach’s community radio station KX 93.5 will broadcast the high school’s boys’ basketball home games with live commentary, beginning Friday, Jan. 17, according to Program Director Tyler Russell. This is the second season KX 93.5 has broadcast LBHS sports. The commentary will be provided by LBHS senior Barrett Thornton and longtime Laguna Beach resident […]

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Cyclist Continues His Climb to the Top

Cyclist Continues His Climb to the Top

While many kids his age huddle over a joystick, trying to reach the next level of the latest video game, 14-year-old Massimo Lucidi can often be found hunched over the handlebars of his carbon fiber racing bike, trying to reach the top of some steep Laguna street. “When it comes to electronic toys and all […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

  Boys Basketball (11-5) Breakers completed their winter break run with a 64-48 win over Brethren Christian in the annual North-South Challenge held on Friday, Jan. 3 at El Toro High School. This was Laguna’s eighth year in this event and Laguna is now 5-3 for the series. Against the Warriors, Josh Adams led all […]

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  Alumni Upset LBHS’s Varsity Squad

Alumni Upset LBHS’s Varsity Squad

  In the annual match-up between former LBHS soccer players and this year’s current girls’ squad, alumni applied strength and experience from the start. The final on Saturday, Jan. 4, was 2-0 in favor of the alumni, the first alum victory in eight years. Although the LBHS varsity squad “sat out” several key players, the […]

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Jersey Collection Scores Off the Field

Jersey Collection Scores Off the Field

Laguna Beach High seniors Rory Saunders and Chris Tellez ask parents and students in town to clean their closets of discarded soccer jerseys and other soccer gear, which they will collect through Jan. 21. Collection boxes were to be placed in schools this week. With the help of Dave Day of Laguna Beach-based Growers First, […]

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Fall Athletes Reap Team Awards

Fall Athletes Reap Team Awards

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy BOYS WATER POLO – Ethan Damato, Head Coach   Varsity (W 19, L 12) Orange Coast League Champions , SSCIF D-II Semifinalist Rookie of the Year: Jakob Colladay. Co-MVP: Jack Dodson, Cade Baldridge. Co-Defensive Player of the Year: Aki Andersen, Garret Hartley. 8th Man of the Year: Trent Sadler. […]

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Orange Crush Advances

Orange Crush Advances

The Laguna Beach AYSO girls under 14 soccer team won the Area 11 soccer championship and thus advance to the section tournament, scheduled for Feb. 8-9 in Garden Grove. The Orange Crush advanced to the area tournament by winning Laguna Beach Region 86  tournament. They opened up the area tournament by winning their flight 2-1-1 […]

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Fall Athletes Reap Team Awards

Fall Athletes Reap Team Awards

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Cross County – Boys coach Scott Wittkop; girls coach Steve Lalim. Boys finished Orange Coach League Champions, 2nd SSCIF D-IV, 2nd State CIF D-IV Girls finished Orange Coast League Champions,  4th SSCIF D-IV, 2nd State CIF D-IV Four-Year Award: Monica White, Kay Baskevitch, Perry Nielson, Audrey Rodriguez, Veda Rebollar, […]

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AYSO Breakers Win League Cup

AYSO Breakers Win League Cup

By Jeb Dickerson, Special to the Independent The AYSO Extra tournament for Laguna boys under 13 was held Dec. 14 and 15 in La Habra. Laguna won their first game of the tournament against Corona Del Mar with a score of 1-0 thanks to a perfectly placed corner kick by Dylan Miller. In another 1-0 […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

 By Frank Aronoff Boys Basketball (6-2) Laguna easily ran past host Beckman (4-3) 64-48 this past Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Patriot’s gym in the opening round of the Irvine World Tournament. The host led briefly in the second quarter but Laguna finally started to hit their shots to pull away in the third period. […]

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Volleyball Players Return to the Sand

Volleyball Players Return to the Sand

With the pre-Christmas weekend weather forecast for sun and 65 degrees, locals know it’s time to break out the sunscreen and head to Main Beach to watch or participate in a local tradition: the free beach volleyball tournament and potluck on Saturday, Dec. 21. Check in for experienced players only begins at 9 a.m., says […]