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Breakers Edge Newport, Streak Continues

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Water Polo (5-0) Holly Parker’s save at the buzzer preserved Laguna’s 9-8 victory over Newport Harbor on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at the Laguna Community Pool. Breakers had leads of 3-1, 7-4, and 8-6, but could not pull away from the Sailors who tied the...

High School Sports Update

  Breakers Drench Their Competition By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Water Polo (4-0) Still short-handed missing starter Aria Fischer, top-ranked Laguna dispatched fifth-ranked Orange Lutheran, the top Trinity League squad, 16-8 on Saturday, Dec. 20, at Santa Margarita....

Polar Bears Play in Spring Conditions

The sixth annual Laguna Christmas Polar Bear Volleyball Tournament and Toy Drive was held between the rain storms on Saturday, Dec. 13, and 16 co-ed, four-person teams braved the perfect 65 degree weather to play at Main Beach, said organizers Kirk and Landi Morgan. Players...

High School Sports Update

Breakers Defeat Dana By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Boys Basketball (4-3) Isaac Wulff returned to the court last week and the young Breakers (no seniors in the starting rotation) pulled off a pair of non-league wins at Dugger Gym. On Wednesday, Dec. 10, Charlie Rounaghi’s three-point...

Athletes Earn Fall Awards

81st Football awards banquet took place Nov. 19. MVP – Brett Tracy Offensive Player of the Year – Jack Simon Defensive Player of the Year – Nick Krantz Lineman of the Year – Danny Pietig Special Teams Player of the Year – Cole Hutson All Academic:...

Levine and Chapman Win for LBHS Surf

By coaches Scott Finn and Alisa Cairns, Special to the Independent   The Laguna Beach High School Surf Team hosted San Clemente High School at Thalia Street Beach last week. Principal Chris Herzfeld, also a surfer, hit the sand and cheered the team on. In boys shortboard,...

Kendama Pros Bring on the Clack

By Scott Sanchez | LB Indy An estimated 600 people turned out for the largest organized kendama event to take place in Laguna Beach this past Sunday, Dec. 7. Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy consisting of a hand-held ken (sword), which has three cups, and tama (ball)...

Boys Confront a League Challenge

Breakers (2-3) hobbled through the Godinez tournament Dec. 4-6 after losing key player Isaac Wulf to a finger injury. Laguna was served notice by Godinez that a ninth straight league title will be real challenge as the Grizzlies went 4-1 in the event. The two squads will meet on...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Rain Postpones Boys Soccer

The varsity match with Dana Hills was rained out on Wednesday, Dec. 3 as poor drainage continues to plague Guyer Field. On Friday, Dec. 5, Northwood took a 3-1 match with Laguna. The squad hosted Trabuco Hills on 12-10 and travels to Tesoro on 12-12. This Monday, Laguna plays at...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Girls Go 1-2 in Tournament

Laguna (1-3) completed their participation in the Corona del Mar tournament going 1-2 in the games last week. On Wednesday, Dec. 3 they rallied from a 22-6 deficit at the intermission against Dana Hills to nearly upset the Dolphins, losing 27-25. On Friday, Dec. 5, they easily...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Pillsbury’s Kick Takes a Lucky Bounce

Bill Rolfing’s squad battled Sage Hill to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Guyer Field. Vassar-bound Audrey Pillsbury’s corner kick set up the Laguna goal that was scored on a deflection off a Sage player in the first half. The Lightning tied it up just before the intermission....
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Dvorak Battles for Runner-Up

Vanderbilt-bound Summer Dvorak battled her way into the Southern Section singles tennis championship before dropping a 6-2, 6-2 finals match to defending champion Ena Shibahara from D-1 champion Peninsula/Rolling Hills), the nation’s third-ranked high school player this past...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Breakers Pound Edison 19-0

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy   Girls Water Polo (2-0) The Fischer sisters returned from their USA Water Polo obligations to lead the Breakers to a 19-0 victory over ninth-ranked Edison (2-4) in a match played on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Laguna Community Pool. Sophomore Aria...

Breakers Win Against Anaheim

Boys Basketball (1-1) Blake Burzell, a 6’ 4” freshman, scored 24 points in his debut to lead Laguna to a 57-35 win over Anaheim on Monday, Dec. 1, in the opening round of the Godinez Tournament at the Grizzly Gym. The win over the Colonists was only the second in the 14-game...

Boys Battle El Dorado to a Tie

Laguna and El Dorado battled to a 2-2 tie on Monday, Dec. 1. Weather permitting, Breakers were scheduled to face Dana Hills this past Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Northwood on Friday, Dec. 5 at Guyer Field. Breakers will be home again on Wednesday, Dec. 10, when they host Trabuco Hills...