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Former Local Star Scores in NCAA Tournament

Former Local Star Scores in NCAA Tournament

Former Laguna Beach High soccer standout Marina Paul (’12), now a Georgetown University sophomore, scored a goal to help seal the Hoyas 2-0 win over LaSalle in the first round of the NCAA tournament last Saturday, Nov. 16, on Georgetown’s home field in Washington, DC. With the victory, the Hoyas are now 16-2-2 overall, tying […]

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Dickerson, Grosher Reach Finals in Oceanside Contest

Dickerson, Grosher Reach Finals in Oceanside Contest

Jack Dickerson led the way with a fourth place finish overall in the bodyboard division at Oceanside Jetty in the Scholastic Surf Series event on Nov. 17. In the girls’ longboard, Marlee Grosher was spectacular winning several of her heats along the way, but came up a bit skunked in the final and had to settle […]

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LBHS Football Report 11/15/13

LBHS Football Report 11/15/13

Breakers Miss Playoffs Mesa blasts Laguna 56-30 to End Season The pre-season favorite, Costa Mesa recovered from early season injuries to win their last seven games including a complete thrashing of the Breakers last Friday night at Guyer Field. The Mustangs led by their talented player, Oronde Crenshaw (20 carries. 250 yards, five touchdowns), scored […]

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LBHS Sports Update 11/15/13

LBHS Sports Update 11/15/13

Breakers Open CIF with Win Girls Volleyball (20-9, 10-0) Laguna rallied to edge Claremont (14-13) in a wild match on Tuesday at Dugger Gym in the first round of the SSCIF D-1A playoffs 21-25, 26-24, 25-19, 25-23. The # 2 seeded Breakers never found a hitting rhythm against the scrappy Wolfpack from the Sierra League.  […]

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Lancaster Steps Up and Stands Alone at the Top

Lancaster Steps Up and Stands Alone at the Top

Last Friday against Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach senior running back Nathan Lancaster scored on runs of 73, 25 and 43 yards to highlight a 208-yard night. It was the last in a long line of stellar performances that punctuated a career unlike any those in attendance at Guyer Field have seen since…well, since last year, […]

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Breakers Tennis Concludes in CIF Quarter Finals

Breakers Tennis Concludes in CIF Quarter Finals

By Kristine Michaels, Special to the Independent While most everyone took the day off on Veterans day, Monday- Nov, 11, the Breakers Varsity Tennis team took the courts to battle Beverly Hills. The Breakers put up a great fight but Beverly Hills was too tough in both singles and doubles. Breakers lost the match 5-15.  […]

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LBHS Football

LBHS Football

Playoffs in Jeopardy? Grizzlies Rally to Upset Laguna 46-24 It took a little over a 13 minutes but Godinez figured out how to take down the Breakers last Thursday, Oct. 31, at Segerstrom High School using their size and weight advantage to take control of the tempo and the contest. Breakers did not help their […]

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Battling Injuries on Her Way to the Top

Battling Injuries on Her Way to the Top

Laguna Beach High’s Kira Hamilton overcame a season of injuries to capture the Orange Coast League individual championship Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Costa Mesa Tennis Center. Laguna’s top singles player was named OC Varsity player of the week after compiling a 44-4 tournament record in seven sets over four matches, beating second place Ashley Shelton […]

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High School Sports Update 11/8/13

High School Sports Update 11/8/13

Boys Water Polo (16-11, 4-0) Laguna 7th at Steve Pal Tournament, CIF next week Breakers finished a disappointing seventh in the 32-team tournament failing to improve on their division ranking. The event opened on Friday, Nov. 1 with a 19-4 victory over Pacifica at El Modena High School. Jakob Colladay led the 11 Laguna scorers […]

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Surf Team Rides Well in Newport

Surf Team Rides Well in Newport

Laguna Beach High School’s surf team faced Newport Harbor on their turf at 61st Street on Oct. 30. While the team didn’t win the contest, coaches Scott Finn and Alisa Cairns remain enthusiastic about the team effort. Marlee Grosher led the way with a longboard win and second in shortboard.  Coco Putnam took third in […]

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LBHS Football: 11/1/13

LBHS Football: 11/1/13

Despite a Rushing Record, Breakers Lose to Calvary Lancaster runs for a record 547 yards, 7 TDS Those who ventured out to Estancia High School on Thursday, Oct. 24, witnessed one of great offensive games in California prep football history as Calvary Chapel rallied to defeat Laguna in overtime, 62-56. Breakers had their chances throughout […]

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Girls JV Shines Again at Mt. SAC Invitational

Girls JV Shines Again at Mt. SAC Invitational

On the heels of a second place finish at the OC Championships, Laguna’s JV cross country team finished third out of 23 teams in the JV national championship race at the Mt. SAC Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Walnut, Calif. Senior Monica White and junior Annie Brown were the only two runners to compete […]

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Breakers Dominate in Cross Country League Finals

Breakers Dominate in Cross Country League Finals

On a day dominated by Breaker runners, both Laguna Beach High cross country teams won Orange Coast League titles Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Irvine Regional Park. Junior Natalie Kimball ran a personal record time of 18:19 over the three-mile course to capture the girls individual title. She is now tied with senior teammate Eliza Romero […]

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Despite a Rushing Record, Breakers Lose to Calvary

Despite a Rushing Record, Breakers Lose to Calvary

Lancaster runs for a record 547 yards, 7 TDS Those who ventured out to Estancia High School on Thursday, Oct. 24, witnessed one of great offensive games in California prep football history as Calvary Chapel rallied to defeat Laguna in overtime, 62-56. Breakers had their chances throughout the game but could not close out the […]

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Youngsters Spar in Competition

Youngsters Spar in Competition

Ten young martial artists from Laguna Beach’s Cho’s Academy competed and medaled in tae kwon do sparring at the 21st annual KS Choi California Open, held at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson on Saturday, Oct. 12. About 1,000 competitors participated in the event. The medal count by Cho’s team, ages 6 to 16, was […]