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Breaker Report: CIF Playoff Update

Breaker Report: CIF Playoff Update

Boys Basketball (22-6) Breakers defeated Salesian (13-15) 66-33 Wednesday, Feb. 13 as Noah Blanton and Cole Kesler dominated play. The results give Laguna 22 season wins, ranking as the fourth best in 79 years for the school. Up next: tip off against eighth-ranked Harvard-Westlake is Studio City on Friday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.   Girls […]

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No More Mister Nice Guy

No More Mister Nice Guy

Noah Blanton may be a quiet kid, but the 6’5” junior has been making some noise on the basketball court for the Breakers, who needed to beat Costa Mesa on Thursday, Feb. 7 at Dugger Gym to cap off an undefeated league season, the third in school history. Most locals remember the exploits of Noah’s […]

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Winter Ball Is Underway

Winter Ball Is Underway

    Austin Paxson (’11) slides home for the first of six runs for the alumni squad. The young Breakers beat the old Breakers in seven innings this past Saturday, Jan. 5 at Skipper Carrillo Field.   Chris Stansbury (’03) looked solid in the middle relief against this year’s Breaker squad, but the damage was […]

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Winter Sports Update 12/21/12

Winter Sports Update 12/21/12

Boys Basketball (7-5) Breakers went 2-3 in the very tough Irvine News Tournament last week, preparation for league and Laguna’s CIF division placement. The tournament opened on Dec. 11 with a 52-42 loss to Woodbridge followed by a similarly close 60-52 setback to Tesoro. Laguna hit the victory column with a 70-58 defeat of Esperanza […]

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Breakers Host Northwood in CIF Quarterfinal

Breakers Host Northwood in CIF Quarterfinal

Laguna goes for a school record 11th win this Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at Guyer Field as the Breakers face Northwood (5-6) in the Southern Division quarterfinals. Breakers are 1-6 all-time against the Timberwolves and only have one common opponent this season. Laguna and University tied 36-36 on Sept. 7 while Northwood defeated […]

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Fall Sports Update 11/9/12

Fall Sports Update 11/9/12

Cross Country Girls – League Champs ! Teams Prep for CIF This Saturday Laguna girls captured their seventh all-time league team title last Wednesday as the Breakers edged Godinez for conference honors at the annual league meet at Centennial Park adjacent to Godinez High School in Santa Ana. Eliza Romero was Laguna’s top runner finishing […]

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Laguna’s Depth Takes Them Near the Top

Laguna’s Depth Takes Them Near the Top

A two-hour bus ride to Santa Clarita last Monday did nothing to stop the momentum of the Laguna Beach girls tennis team, which scored a decisive 10-6 CIF quarterfinal victory over unranked Valencia High. The victory earned the Breakers another long bus ride, this time to Arcadia, where they met second ranked and undefeated Arcadia […]

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Fall Sports Update: Breakers Claim Three League Titles

Fall Sports Update: Breakers Claim Three League Titles

Girls Tennis (14-5) Captures League Championship Brook Michaels captured the singles title at the seventh annual Orange Coast League championships taking the crown for Laguna for the fourth straight year.  Laguna doubles team of Chloe Mansour and Dominique Willette took that title continuing Laguna’s dominance in the event. Division II CIF playoffs started this past […]

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Spurred by Tradition, Team Battles Back

Spurred by Tradition, Team Battles Back

It’s not Webster’s first definition of “team” (a group of people who compete in a sport, game, etc., against another group), but the second (a group of people who work together) that really defines the collection of dedicated Laguna Beach water polo players who have fought their way to the number two ranking in this […]

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Fall Sports Update

Fall Sports Update

Girls Golf (0-5) League play opened this past week with a 252-277 loss to Estancia. Breakers should battle Calvary for second place in the four-team league and on a good day could take the league-leading Eagles. Only Costa Mesa appears to lack the scores to really complete for the title.   Girls Tennis (2-0, 6-3) […]

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Fall Sports Update

Fall Sports Update

Boys Water Polo (3-3) Breakers finished 11th in the 16-team Santa Barbara Invitational last weekend as Laguna lost a couple of heartbreak matches. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Breakers opened play with a 10-9 sudden-death overtime loss to Miramonte (Orinda), defending North Coast Section CIF Champions.  Riley Thomas led the team with four goals, Camron […]

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Girls Volleyball Update: Breakers Can’t Close at CdM

Girls Volleyball Update: Breakers Can’t Close at CdM

Girls volleyball battled the Sea Queens, ranked fourth in the county, late into every set but the talent-laden hosts were able to close out each game to earn a 25-20, 25-22, 25-22 victory against Laguna this past Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Corona.  Breakers (3-2) ranked No. 8 in the county led 19-18 in the first […]

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Relying on Speed and Willpower

Relying on Speed and Willpower

Graduation took its toll on the 2012 Laguna Beach High boys’ water polo team. Gone is the potent offensive punch of two-time CIF Player of the Year Nolan McConnell, the physical presence of two-time all-CIF center Samer Alkateb, and the in-cage dominance of three-time all-CIF goalkeeper Erik Henrikson. “Most people have written us off, saying […]

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Fall Sports Update

Fall Sports Update

Girls Tennis (3-1) Breakers suffered their first loss of the season with a series of bad breaks against Edison on Wednesday, Sept. 5 on the local courts. Top singles player Brooke Michaels fell in the first game of the second set due to an ankle sprain, forcing a default of that set with a score […]

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Laguna Wins Wild Card Playoff Contest

Laguna Wins Wild Card Playoff Contest

Steven Harrison hit a solo home run (# 6) in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Breakers (18-8) to a 5-4 victory over Victor Valley (10-12) Tuesday, May 15, at Skipper Carrillo Field in a Southern Section CIF Division 4 wild card contest. Laguna started slowly as the Jackrabbits took an early […]