Baseball (14-8, 9-0)

Laguna finished its spring break with Grady Morgan delivering a dramatic “walk-off” home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Breakers to a 3-2 victory and the series sweep of Calvary Chapel (7-13, 4-5) on Wednesday, April 19, at home. Blake Burzell started the...

Baseball (13-8, 8-0)

Breakers opened their spring break week with a 7-5 victory over Calvary Chapel (7-12, 4-4) on Monday, April 17, at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa. Calvary took the early lead, but the Breakers scored three runs in the third inning to take a 3-2 lead and added four more in the fourth...


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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Cyclists Score a Win

Thurston Middle School eighth grader Jackson Golden grabbed the gold in his class and took the very first win for the Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain Bike Team in the SoCal NICA League Cruise for the Keyes race March 25 in Keyesville, Calif. The 708 high school students and...

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...


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...


Boys Golf (8-3, 6-0)

League play concluded this past week with matches against Saddleback on Tuesday, April 25, and Estancia on Wednesday, April 26. Breakers need to defeat Estancia to clinch the league title and qualify for the Southern Section CIF team playoffs May 15-16. Should the Breakers...

Boys Golf (8-3, 6-0)

Gus Morck shot a 36 as Laguna defeated Saddleback 208-313 on Thursday, April 13, at Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. Kyle Sharp had a 37 for the Breakers, Ben Sharp a 41, Danny Levinstein a 49 and Joey Ravenna a 49. Match season concludes next week with the league individual...


Strikers Take Aim for Spain

Francis Jacobs and Brandon Yee, sixth graders at Thurston Middle School, are members of the Irvine Strikers, which recently won the Cal South National Cup. Their U12 team is the top-ranked team in the national youth soccer rankings and remained undefeated all season, Francis’...

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...


Softball (7-9-1, 1-3)

Laguna split their league games last week, losing 12-6 at Costa Mesa on Wednesday, April 19, and defeating Saddleback 26-1 on Friday, April 21, at Thurston. The squad faced a must-win contest on Wednesday, April 26, to keep their playoff hopes alive.  

Softball (6-8-1, 0-2)

The squad got off to a rough start facing the top two teams in the league. Breakers lost 18-0 to Calvary Chapel on April 12 and 11-1 to league leader Godinez on April 14. The team had two league games during this week’s break period.  

Surfing & Bodyboarding

LBHS Surf, Roller Take Wins Over Tesoro

By Coaches Alisa Cairns and Scott Finn With a win in San Clemente this week against Tesoro, the Laguna Beach High School surf team is now 5 and 0 in the Scholastic Surf Series this season. Jameson Roller, one of many team members doing double duty in multiple divisions, competed...

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....



Laguna returned to the pool this past week to finish the dual meet portion of the schedule with a home matchup with Saddleback on Wednesday, April 26. League finals are Thursday, May 4, at Costa Mesa.  


Laguna swept Godinez in swimming on Wednesday, April 12, at the home pool. Laguna boys won 134-35 and the girls took a 138-30 victory. Best time of the day was Kasey Karkoska in the girls 100 breaststroke with a 1:09.49 mark.


Boys Tennis (12-4. 7-0)

The squad returned to action this past Monday, April 24, at Costa Mesa, easily taking down the Mustangs (3-5, 3-3) 17-1. Laguna completed their regular season on Tuesday, April 25, wrapping up the sport’s 44th conference crown in 83 seasons of competition. The league individual...

Boys Tennis (11-4. 6-0)

The team was off this past week for Spring Break and will travel to Costa Mesa on Monday, April 24, and closeout the regular season the following day at Estancia. League individual finals are Thursday, May 4, at Saddleback.

Track & Field

Track & Field

Breakers were to travel to Estancia Thursday, April 27, to complete their dual meet schedule and will host the league track and field prelim meet Monday, May 1, and final Thursday, May 4.  

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...


Locals Join USA Water Polo Roster

  Laguna’s goalie, junior Thea Walsh, and team MVP, senior Aria Fischer, will join the 13-player roster of the USA Women’s National Team for the FINA Intercontinental Tournament May 2-7 at UC Davis, USA water polo announced last week. LBHS head coach Ethan Damato will serve as an...

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...