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Surf Team Competes in Final

Surf Team Competes in Final

Laguna Beach High School’s surf team competed in the league finals against San Clemente, Dana Hills and Newport Harbor at Upper Trestles in San Onofre State Beach. Despite the small surf and chilly temperature, Dante Madrigal came close to advancement in bodyboarding, coming off a season-long injury to cover for the injured Jack Dickerson. Next […]

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Soccer Update

Soccer Update

Laguna Beach High School’s boys’ soccer team started the first five games of the season with two wins, two ties and a loss. The Breakers area scheduled to play three away games this week, including Friday’s match on Dec. 20 at Garden Grove’s Santiago High School, beginning at 3 p.m.. Coach Dan Richards has an […]

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No Crying for These Blues

No Crying for These Blues

To top off their regular season, Laguna Beach’s AYSO girls U12 team Laguna Blues advanced to the semifinal match of the AYSO South Orange County tournament of champions. In the regular season with matches played against Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel, the Laguna Blues were the only team to defeat the top finishing Aliso Viejo […]

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High School Soccer

High School Soccer

Boys Soccer (1-1-2) Breakers picked up their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Northwood in a contest played on Monday, Dec. 9 at Guyer Field. Breakers were down 1-0 at the intermission and won on goals by Willy Wheeler and Harrison Gregory. Coach Daniel Richards commented on the win:   “This […]

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High School Basketball

High School Basketball

Boys Basketball (4-1) Breakers were cruising over Aliso Niguel late in the third period last Saturday, Dec. 7 when the Wolverines suddenly started to hit their shots. Laguna missed most of their opportunities and let the game slip to a 46-39 defeat in the championship of the third annual Godinez Grizzly Tournament at the Santa […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

  Girls Water Polo (3-0 Makenzie Fischer scored the final goal in a shootout to help USA Women’s Water Polo clinch a 12-10 victory over Australia in the championship of the Canada Cup on Dec. 8 in Gatineau, Quebec. The USA rallied from an 8-4 deficit to win the gold. Fischer now returns to interscholastic […]

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AYSO Volunteers Win Cheers

AYSO Volunteers Win Cheers

Volunteers with Laguna Beach’s AYSO won the cheers from the sidelines at an annual dinner recognizing their contribution to the organization that provides a city-wide soccer youth program open to all ages and skills. Denise Coury’s 15 years of volunteer service as treasurer and secretary received the first award of the night. Peter Weisbrod, one […]

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Talent-Laden Team Starts at the Top

Talent-Laden Team Starts at the Top

Ranked No. 1 in CIF’s Division I pre-season poll, Laguna Beach’s water polo team is riding a wave of expectations as high as Coach Ethan Damato’s squad is deep. A plethora of returning talent, including first team all-CIF, all Orange County and league MVP Makenzie Fischer joins three experienced transfers and two gifted freshmen to […]

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Academy Celebrates Its Students

Academy Celebrates Its Students

About 100 people attended Cho’s Academy third annual tae kwon do awards banquet and fundraiser, which last month received $3,870 in contributions for the Red Cross. Founder Jacob Cho praised participants in the academy’s student-run Youth Outreach Initiative, intended to develop their skills, awareness and responsibility as well as help charities. They included Joe Laptin, […]

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Breakers Fall to Champs 8-6

Breakers Fall to Champs 8-6

Boys Water Polo (19-12, 4-0) Laguna battled the eventual champion Agoura Chargers (26-4) to their opponent’s toughest match with a division team this season in a contest played last Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Irvine’s Woollett Center. A large turnout of Laguna fans saw Jakob Colladay open the scoring at the 3:25 mark in the first […]

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Boys, Girls to Run for State Final

Boys, Girls to Run for State Final

Ranked fifth in CIF entering post-season, the Laguna Beach High boys cross country team proved they are legitimate contenders for a state title, taking home the runner-up hardware at CIF finals last Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.  Junior Cameron Zuziak captured all-CIF honors, finishing ninth overall with 15:42. It was the second […]

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Girls Club Team Wins its Division

Girls Club Team Wins its Division

Laguna Beach’s only club soccer team, the girls under 12 Blue Lagunans went undefeated this fall to win Coast Soccer League’s bronze omega division. With a record of 10-0-2, 32 goals for and only 4 against, the Blue Lagunas battled their way to first place in their inaugural year. Coach Kent Pachl said assists from […]

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Star Rising

Star Rising

Laguna Beach’s Sydney Van Alphen, 14, won the women’s open singles tournament at San Diego’s Barnes Tennis Center on Sunday, Nov. 24. She travels this week to Minnesota to compete in her first Level 2 national tournament for girls under 18.   .  

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Defense Sends Polo Back to CIF Semifinals

Defense Sends Polo Back to CIF Semifinals

Boys Water Polo (19-11, 4-0) Breakers opened their 29th trip to the playoffs with a pair of defensive wins to advance to the semifinals for the sixth consecutive year facing top seed Agoura this past Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Woollett Center in Irvine. Should the Breakers defeat the Chargers, the Division II finals will […]

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Runners Qualify for CIF Finals

Runners Qualify for CIF Finals

Both of Laguna Beach High School’s cross country teams finished second in their respective heats at CIF prelims last Saturday, Nov. 16, at Mt. SAC in Walnut to earn spots in the finals Saturday, Nov. 22, on the same course. Girls coach Steve Lalim rested junior Brenna Merchant and sophomore Pearl Shoemaker in preparation for […]