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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 […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Laguna Sets League Win Streak Boys Basketball (17-5, 6-0) Breakers continue to roll through the Orange Coast League smashing a 60-year old school record for consecutive league wins and ran the current string to 19last Friday, Jan. 31, with a 76-42 rout of Estancia at the Eagles gym. Noah Blanton scored 23 while Josh Adams […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Boys Basketball (15-5, 4-0) Breakers continue to roll through the Orange Coast League towards their eighth straight league title defeating Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana 71-54 on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Dugger Gym as Josh Adams scored 24 points to lead the home squad.  Laguna outscored Calvary 29-6 in the first quarter and coasted from there to […]

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Laguna Stuns Newport With Historic Loss

Laguna Stuns Newport With Historic Loss

Girls Water Polo now 17-1 In one of the top all-time athletic contests for Laguna Beach High School, now in their 80th season of competition, the girls’ water polo squad handed second-ranked Newport Harbor (16-4) the worst loss in their sport’s history with a 13-1 defeat Friday, Jan. 24, at the Newport pool. Since 1998, […]

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With Technology, Coach Helps Swimmers Excel

With Technology, Coach Helps Swimmers Excel

A 15-year-old Brett Rose visited Mission Viejo in 1980 to compete in a junior national swim meet. He and his family had never before left their native Pennsylvania, but a detour to Laguna Beach during that trip hooked the family. Five years later, “We picked up like the Beverly hillbillies and moved to Laguna Beach,” […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Boys Basketball (13-5, 2-0) Last week Laguna won a pair of league games to open their 80th season starting with a record 74-25 rout of Saddleback on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Roadrunner Gym. Laguna tied the school “margin-of-victory” mark with a 49-point win matching a 2009 win over Calvary-Murrieta. The contest also marked the […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff Girls Water Polo (9-1) Foothill Upsets Laguna 7-8 Foothill Knights (9-3) blocked a close-range Breaker shot with three seconds left to hold on to an 8-7 upset win over Laguna at the Laguna Community Pool last Friday, Jan. 10. Laguna had the opportunity in their 10th six-on-five power play of the match […]

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Schools Catch Up to a Beach Tradition

Schools Catch Up to a Beach Tradition

More than 30 girls tried out for Laguna Beach High’s newest varsity sport: beach volleyball. Raul Papaleo, who also coaches of the girls’ varsity indoor team, ran hitting drills and two-on-two mini scrimmages at Main Beach this past Monday to gauge the level of talent. After at least one more tryout, Papaleo will pick a […]

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LBHS Stands Out on San Clemente’s Breaks

LBHS Stands Out on San Clemente’s Breaks

By Scott Finn and AlisaCairns, Special to the Independent The high school’s surf team won the Scholastic Surf Series competition at San Clemente Pier this past Sunday, Jan. 12. Nearly the entire team advanced into the individual competition against Point Loma High School in three-foot swells. Conditions deteriorated as the day wore on with a […]

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Following Breaker Basketball Online

Following Breaker Basketball Online

Laguna Beach’s community radio station KX 93.5 will broadcast the high school’s boys’ basketball home games with live commentary, beginning Friday, Jan. 17, according to Program Director Tyler Russell. This is the second season KX 93.5 has broadcast LBHS sports. The commentary will be provided by LBHS senior Barrett Thornton and longtime Laguna Beach resident […]

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Cyclist Continues His Climb to the Top

Cyclist Continues His Climb to the Top

While many kids his age huddle over a joystick, trying to reach the next level of the latest video game, 14-year-old Massimo Lucidi can often be found hunched over the handlebars of his carbon fiber racing bike, trying to reach the top of some steep Laguna street. “When it comes to electronic toys and all […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

  Boys Basketball (11-5) Breakers completed their winter break run with a 64-48 win over Brethren Christian in the annual North-South Challenge held on Friday, Jan. 3 at El Toro High School. This was Laguna’s eighth year in this event and Laguna is now 5-3 for the series. Against the Warriors, Josh Adams led all […]

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  Alumni Upset LBHS’s Varsity Squad

Alumni Upset LBHS’s Varsity Squad

  In the annual match-up between former LBHS soccer players and this year’s current girls’ squad, alumni applied strength and experience from the start. The final on Saturday, Jan. 4, was 2-0 in favor of the alumni, the first alum victory in eight years. Although the LBHS varsity squad “sat out” several key players, the […]