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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 […]

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Under 10s Already Making a Splash

Under 10s Already Making a Splash

Laguna Beach’s 10 under co-ed water polo team won silver at the KAP7 International tournament on Feb. 15–16. The Laguna Beach kids played valiantly against Foothill Club Water Polo,  but lost the final game to Foothill  8 – 14.  Coaches Albie Beeler and Rob Carver were proud of their team, and feel that the hard […]

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 Seniors Set the Bar High for Future Squads

Seniors Set the Bar High for Future Squads

If Laguna Beach High boys’ basketball team was able to beat Don Bosco on Wednesday in the first round of CIF post season play, they will meet either Templeton or Whittier Christian (La Habra) on Friday night, Feb. 21 for a chance to equal the 2007 Breakers for most wins by a Bret Fleming-coached team […]

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Savoring a Season of Change

Savoring a Season of Change

By Robert Campbell Like most of her teammates at Laguna Beach High, Cara Borkovec grew up playing water polo. Now she’s a senior co-captain of arguably the best high school water polo team in the country. But Borkovec is not your typical southern California girl. In fact, she’s from Oak Park, Ill., just east of […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Girls Soccer (12-5-3, 7-1-1) Janie Crawford drilled a pass by Paige Vitolo to give Laguna an early lead over Calvary Chapel at home this past Monday and the Breakers held on for a 1-0 victory, their sixth in a row. The win clinched the Orange Coast League title for the Breakers, only their second league […]

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Sweet Shooting Siblings Set the Same Record

Sweet Shooting Siblings Set the Same Record

It doesn’t matter whether the subject is boys basketball or girls. If the question is “who owns the Laguna Beach High School record for most 3-pointers made in a single season?” The answer is Lewis. As in Brandon and Alexandra. Brandon set the boys mark of 85 in 2012, and his sister Alex just last […]