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Baseball

Baseball (6-5, 2-0)

Laguna opened their league title defense with a 5-4 win over Calvary Chapel of Santa Ana in a contest played Friday, March 17, at Skipper Carrillo Field. Jack Loechner came in with one out in the seventh to save the win as Blake Burzell picked up the victory. On Saturday, March...

Baseball (3-4)

Laguna’s Newport Elks tournament run ended with two losses last week as the Breakers dropped a 10-6 contest to St. Paul on Wednesday, March 8, at Skipper Carrillo Field. The Swordsman used a five-run third inning outburst to control the game and Laguna squandered a number of...

Basketball

Girls Basketball (8-18, 4-6) Season Concludes

Breakers quest for a playoff spot ended on Wednesday, Feb. 8, with a 43-24 loss to Saddleback (5-5, 10-14) at Bus McKnight Gym on the Roadrunner campus. Laura Nolan scored 10 as the Breakers made only eight of 59 shots to finish fourth in the Orange Coast League. Godinez was the...

Boys Basketball (18-10, 7-3) Earns Second Place

Laguna completed the regular season with a 57-38 win over Costa Mesa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at home and a 63-36 rout of Saddleback on Thursday, Feb. 9. Breakers advanced to the 3AA playoffs hosting Pioneer (Del Rio # 3 19-8) this past Wednesday, Feb. 15, with the winner advancing to...

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Cycling

Riding for a Cause

By Sharael Kolberg, Special to the Independent Almost 100 riders took off from Laguna Beach Cyclery recently for 25- or 50-mile rides in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, the second annual Dirt Fondo Challenge mountain bike ride to benefit the Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain...

Bike Team Exceeds its Goals

Twelve riders in the Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain Bike Team competed at Vail Lake in Temecula recently and three earned podium finishes. “Our goal this season was to break into the top 20, but the race results have far exceeded our expectations and we are so proud of...

Football

Ducks Fly Off as Champs

The Ducks won the Laguna Beach fourth-fifth grade flag football championship in a contest played at Laguna Beach High School recently. The team recorded only one loss in the season. The league is run by Soul Surf, according to parent Brooke Tyson

Flag Football Scores and Stats

  Results are in from the first week of the Laguna Beach City flag football teams.   Week #1 Sunday 12/11/16 Division 3 (second/third grade) Thompson 6 vs. Broncos 12 Chargers 20 vs. Nelson 36   Standings Div 3 Broncos: 1-0 Nelson: 1-0 Chargers: 0-1 Thompson: 0-1...

Golf

Boys Golf (3-3, 1-0)

Sean Quigley’s golf squad split their matches last week starting with a 181-207 loss to Aliso Niguel on Monday, March 13, at Ben Brown’s. Breaker scores: 37 – Dante Fornano, 40 – Chase Gioffredi, 42 – Jameson Roller, 44 – Miles Stripling, 44 – Evan Haglund. On March 15 the...

Boys Golf (2-2, 1-0)

The resurging Laguna Beach boys golf program continues to improve as the Breakers shot a 210 to defeat Calvary Chapel on Thursday, March 9, on the back 9 (Par 37) at Aliso Viejo. Laguna scores: Benjamin Sharp – 37 (medalist), Dante Fornaro – 38, Kyle Sharpe – 41, Chase Gioffre...

Soccer

Girls Soccer (18-3-2, 10-0-0) Win League Championship

    Girls soccer completed their most successful regular season in the sport’s 36 year history at Laguna with a 1-0 victory at Saddleback on Feb. 8. Laguna’s success was awarded with a second seed in the Division 4 playoffs and an opening playoff game scheduled this...

Girls Soccer (17-3-2, 9-0-0) LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Bill Rolfing’s squad captured only the school’s third league title ever by sweeping their Orange Coast League competition. Last week the Breakers defeated third place Calvary 3-1 on Tuesday, Jan. 31, came home on Thursday, Feb. 2, to...

Softball

Softball (5-2-1)

The softball team continued to look competitive for the upcoming league season going 2-2 last week. On Tuesday, March 14, Laguna was edged 8-7 by Westminster, but the following day defeated Orange 7-2. In the Costa Mesa tournament this past Saturday, March 18 at TeWinkle Park,...

Softball (3-1-1)

Breakers continue to show a spark of optimism towards the league season with a series of competitive non-league games. On Tuesday, March 7, Breakers dropped a tough 9-8 tournament contest to La Quinta/Westminster (5-1) at the Aztec’s field. Emily Thomas struck out five and Mia...

Surfing & Bodyboarding

Girls Earn Top Scores in Surf Contest

The Laguna Beach High School surfers Kayla Coscino took first and Kalohe Danbara second in the NSSA Interscholastic Regional State Championship on Saturday, March 4, in Cardiff by the Sea. The boys on the team finished fourth among 11 California schools with a total of 86 points....

Pulling in at Salt Creek

Hudson Saunders, a Laguna Beach resident and El Morro Elementary student, finished second in the NSSA Southwest Open Surfing Tour at Salt Creek Beach on Sunday, Feb. 26. Hudson competes in the under 11 division and is currently ranked fourth after seven events, the highest ranked...

Swimming

Swimming

The squads took on Pacifica on Wednesday, March 15, at the local pool with the boys winning 92-70 and the girls taking the Mariners 111-51. Individual marks were not provided. The first league dual meet was March 22 with Calvary and the showdown with Costa Mesa is on March 29 at...

Swimming

The 2017 dual meet season opened on Tuesday, March 7, at El Toro with the Charger boys defeating Laguna 116-47 and the Laguna girls winning 102-66. Boys won two events with Billy Renner taking the 200 freestyle in 1:54.58 and Caden Capobianco in the 100 breaststroke at 1:10.77....

Tennis

Boys Tennis (4-3)

Laguna continued on their non-league match play, dropping a 12-6 contest at St Margaret’s on Tuesday, March 14, followed by a 16-2 victory at Los Amigos the following day. On Thursday, March 16, the Breakers dropped a 14-4 match at JSerra. Mason Libby was a double winner against...

Boys Tennis (3-1)

Laguna split their matches last week losing the tie breakers to Mission Viejo 69-64 in games on Tuesday, March 7, and crushing Trabuco Hills 14-4 on Thursday, March 9. Mission Viejo Scores Mason Libby 1-6, 0-6, 6-4, Nick Besso 2-6, 0-6, 2-6, Ethan Gee 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, Andrew...

Track & Field

Talent, Strength on Display at Track Meet

By Charlie Warner, Special to the Independent   Frank Harris, a stand out senior from Basic High School in Henderson, Nev., cleared 7 feet in the high jump at the Laguna Beach High School Trophy Invitational Track Meet on Saturday, March 18, a new meet record set by the top...

Track & Field

The Trophy meet, a Laguna tradition since the 1930’s is set for Saturday, March 18, at Hulst Oval. More information available at www.trophyinvite.com    

Waterpolo

Girls Water Polo Awards

Laguna’s championship girls water polo squad held their annual post-season banquet on Thursday, March 16, at the Woman’s Club. Breakers varsity finished 31-0 as clearly the nation’s top team while the talented JV squad went 21-5 with losses only to ranked varsity teams. The JV...

Playoffs Conclude With One Heartbreak, One Title

  Winter sports wrapped up with drama, heartbreak and finally a historic title victory with the Laguna Beach High School girls’ water polo team crowned by a fourth title Saturday, Feb. 25, while the girls’ soccer squad’s playoff hopes stopped in the quarter-final with a...