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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 […]

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Spring Sports Underway!

Spring Sports Underway!

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Baseball (3-0) Laguna appears to be on-track for one of their best seasons ever as they opened the squad’s 76th campaign with three straight victories. Breakers started the season on Thursday, March 6, with a 6-2 victory over Orange. Grant Wilhelm went the distance for the win striking out […]

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Sizing Up Breaker Baseball

Sizing Up Breaker Baseball

By Max Hilburn, Special to the Independent The 2014 high school baseball season is underway. After last season’s push into the second round of the CIF playoffs, the team is looking to parlay that success into another record setting year. Although Laguna lost 2013’s Orange Coast league MVP Jackson Rees and pitcher of the year […]

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Blue Lagunas Finalists in State Cup

Blue Lagunas Finalists in State Cup

The Blue Lagunas became the first team from Pacific Soccer Club and the first Laguna Beach based soccer team to advance to the State Cup last month. When the dust cleared, the team in the under 12 division had survived three games in their initial pool, followed by six elimination games to find themselves in […]

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Laguna Rules Water Polo !

Laguna Rules Water Polo !

High School Sports Update By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Water Polo (30-1) Makenzie Fischer scored five goals and had five steals to help power Laguna Beach past Newport Harbor 10-7 to capture the CIF’s top tier Division I girls water polo title Saturday at Irvine’s Woollett Center. Cara Borkovec added three goals and […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Five-Sport Sweep is a School First Laguna experienced a first in their sports history as all five winter squads qualified for post-season play, hosted their initial post-season contests and won their initial events. Four of the teams went on to host second round contests. Girls Water Polo (29-1, 4-0) Laguna Meets Newport in D-I CIF […]

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 Sister Act Leads the Way

Sister Act Leads the Way

Much has been and will continue to be written and said about the 2014 Laguna Beach High School girls’ water polo team. And after all the tournament victories, historic wins, record scoring and just plain old-fashioned dominance, they have more than lived up to the considerable hype. But through it all, this once-in-a-generation collection of […]