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Laguna Beach Water Polo Club Wins Silver

By Steve Riches   The Laguna Beach Water Polo teams, 14U and 12U each won silver medals in the Southern Pacific Junior Olympic Qualifying Tournament thus qualifying for the Junior Olympics National Championships Regional Junior Olympic Water Polo Qualifying Tournaments are...

High School Sports Update

Laguna Concludes Most Successful Season Ever Baseball (27-3, 15-0) Breakers had their chances on June 3 in the SSCIF D-4 semifinal game at Kendall Field in Torrance with plenty of “if’s” and “what if’s” to go around. Laguna lost a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning before...

Runner Records Two More Wins

Maija Shaw, a fifth-grader from Top of the World Elementary, continued her win streak at the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation Track & Field Championships June 1 in Downey. Maija ran 29.6 seconds in the 200 meter and 1:09.3 seconds in the 400, winning both...

Searching for Identity, Team Finds Its Leaders

On the eve of the 2014 season, the Laguna Beach High School boys’ volleyball team was having somewhat of an identity crisis. Its floor general and setter Grifan Fair and top three hitters, including emotional leader Weston Barnes, had graduated. Returning middle blocker Noah...

High School Sports Update

Title Quest Ends a Run Short By Frank Aronoff Laguna’s quest to make their first Southern Section CIF finals in 76 seasons of baseball fell short on Tuesday, June 3, as the Breakers dropped a 4-3 decision in nine innings at  Torrance High School. Breakers built a 3-0 lead through...

Title Quest Ends a Run Short

Laguna’s quest to make their first Southern Section CIF finals in 76 seasons of baseball fell short on Tuesday, June 3, as the Breakers dropped a 4-3 decision in nine innings at  Torrance High School. Breakers built a 3-0 lead through five and ½ innings with Preston Grand Pre’s...

Laguna Wins Regional Volleyball Championship

The Breakers defeated ninth-ranked Saddleback Valley Christian 25-13, 25-15, 23-25, 25-11 to capture their fourth enrollment based state regional title in six seasons this past Saturday, May 31, at Cerritos College. Laguna’s crown is the most by any school in this event and put...

Volleyball Open Returns to the Beach

Beach volley players are invited to join the 59th annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8 at Main Beach. Matches start after 9 a.m. and compete for a $4,000 purse. Local musician Jason Feddy and other musical acts will entertain...

Rotary Wins Little League’s Major Division

Team Rotary won the championship game 2-0 against Team Hobie in the majors division of Laguna Beach Little League on Wednesday at Riddle Field. The two top seeded teams from the regular season met for a final game-winner take all affair. Both teams displayed stingy defense,...

High School Sports Update

Baseball and Volleyball Pursue CIF Titles Nunis hit a two-run homer in the third inning to lift Laguna Beach High School’s baseball squad (26-2) to a 2-0 victory over Alhambra in a CIF Division 4 second round win Tuesday, May 27. The team next faces Sonora High School in La...

School Record Falls at CIF Finals

In the final race of his high school career, Laguna Beach senior Nathan Lancaster toppled the school’s longest-standing track and field record at CIF finals on Saturday at Cerritos College. His 49.46 in the 400-meter dash was four ticks faster than the 49.5 Chris Paulsrud ran in...

Rotary Wins Majors Division

Team Rotary won the championship game 2-0 against Team Hobie in the majors division of Laguna Beach Little League on Wednesday at Riddle Field. The two top seeded teams from the regular season met for a final game-winner take all affair. Both teams displayed stingy defense,...

Serving Up a Solution to Sibling Rivalry

By Coach Everett Gee I am a retired physician with a wife and five kids, so one can only imagine how crazy and chaotic our household might be. It was a hot summer day and my two boys, Ethan, 11, and Ryan, 13, were cooped up in the house and as usual started getting on ea...