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High School Sports Update

  Boys Basketball ( W 9, L 3) Burzell Shreads Records as Breakers Roll This is the 83rd season of Laguna Basketball and the talented junior should hold nearly every offensive record by the time he plays his last contest for the Breakers in 2018. Last week the squad went 4-1 at...

Basketball

Chiefs Run Over Breakers

  Boys Basketball (12-8, 1-1) A reduced seven-player Breakers squad was no match for Santa Fe as the Chiefs ran past Laguna 56-22 on Monday, Jan. 16. Charlie Rounaghi hit a three-pointer early in the game, but Santa Fe scored 19 straight to take control of the contest played at...

Basketball

Boys Basketball (11-6) Laguna opened their 11th Orange Coast League race this past week and will have a clear idea on taking their 10th of 11 titles when they host Godinez (15-3) on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. at Dugger Gym. Both the Grizzlies and the Breakers are in the Southern...

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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

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...

Saints Overwhelm Breakers 66-27

Football (8-5, 4-1) Breakers were unable to stop the surging Briseno brothers as Santa Ana High was on all-cylinders in the Southern Section CIF Division 13 semifinals Friday, Nov. 25, at the Santa Ana Stadium. The home team scored on their first five possessions plus a kick-off...


Soccer

Soccer

  Boys Soccer (3-5-2. 1-1-0) As expected, Laguna split their matches last week defeating Calvary Chapel 3-1 in Wednesday’s match and dropping a 3-0 contest to top-ranked Godinez at Guyer Field. Breakers chances for a playoff spot will be challenged this past week with their...

Soccer

Boys Soccer (2-4-2) Laguna pulled off a pair of wins last week building off their upset tie of Division 3 top-ranked Santiago last month. Breakers defeated Dana Hills 3-2 as Bruce Knill scored all three goals for the Breakers with two assisted by Dexter Russo. Jet Rocha also...

Softball

Spring Team Announced

Orange Coast League Softball 1st Team Emily Thomas 2nd Team Ceinna Wunder

Softball (3-16, 1-9)

Laguna limped to the season finishing line last week with a forfeit of their league game scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, at Estancia followed by an 11-1 loss to Calvary at home on Thursday, May 12. The team still finished better than the 2015 edition as Laguna completed their...

Surfing & Bodyboarding

LBHS Surf Wins Against St. Margaret

Laguna Beach High School students Jake Levine and Claire Kelly surfed their way into individual championships at the Scholastic Surf Series at T Street Beach in San Clemente on Sunday, Dec. 11 LBHS competed against St Margaret and took the overall win by 69-38.   LBHS...

Breakers Hit the Mark at Individual League Finals

Laguna Beach High School’s Kayla Coscino won both the girls short board and longboard in the individual league final surfing championships at Upper Trestles Nov. 7 and 8. Top surfers from Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Dana Hills and Newport Harbor high schools competed. Six LBHS...

Swimming

Orange Coast League Spring Teams Announced

Boys Swimming 1st Team Camden Benson – 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay Cameron Karkoska – 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free, 400 Free Relay Max Morgan – 200 Medley Relay, 200 IM, 400 Free Relay Billy Renner – 200 Medley Relay, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay   Girls Swimming 1st Team...

Swimming

Boys 4th at CIF Breakers had another successful CIF at the Division 2 finals held last Saturday, May 14, at the swim complex at Riverside City College. Boys Results (Tied for 4th with Aliso Niguel at 126 points 200 IM – 2nd Cameron Karkoska 1:51.11 100 Free – 3rd Max Morgan...

Tennis

Tennis Classes Start

All Court Tennis is offering youth and adult lessons, which both begin this week. Team tennis fields teams in the 10 to 14 age divisions. Coach Julie Heussenstamm welcomes new players and urges them to sign up and arrange for a player evaluation. She is happy to help players find...

Tennis Coach Steps Down

Six-year tennis Coach Don Davis resigned as head coach of the Laguna Beach High School boys and girls tennis teams shortly before winter break and after the girls season concluded. Davis said by email he resigned, but is not retired and will teach at the Nellie Gail Tennis Club...

Track & Field

Runner Again Brings Home Gold

By Amy Luna Capelle, Special to the Independent Ten year-old Laguna Beach resident Everett Capelle won his third consecutive national championship in a 1,500 meter run at the USA Track and Field youth championship with a time of 4:51:14. He also shaved seven seconds off la...

Track and Field Teams Announced

Orange Coast League Spring Teams Boys Track & Field 1st Team Charles Warner – 110M Hurdles, High Jump Brody Seebass – 300M Hurdles, Triple Jump   Girls Track & Field Coco Putnam – League Athlete of the Year 1st Team Shannai Auguis – 4 x 100 Relay Regan Caraher – 800M...

Waterpolo

Girls Water Polo

Girls Water Polo (14-0) Breakers Capture Santa Barbara The top-ranked Laguna girls polo squad won their 10 major tournament title in the past four seasons with a sweep of the top So Cal competition this past weekend in Santa Barbara. Laguna 12, # 3 San Marcos 5 Breakers started...

Breakers Take Down Foothill

Girls Water Polo (9-0) Laguna prepped for their toughest road trip of the season with an 11-2 victory over the Foothill Knights at the loser’s pool Thursday, Jan. 5. Breakers scored on their second possession as Claire Sonne drew the foul exclusion and then got the assist on the...