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Cross Country Sweeps League Finals

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High School’s CIF third-ranked girls’ cross country team was perfect at Orange Coast League finals, taking the top five spots and seven of the top eight to easily beat runner up Godinez 15 to 54 for the title on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at...

New Sport Adds to Fall Roster

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Boys Sand Volleyball (1-0) The initial schedule has Laguna opening the season this past Tuesday, Sept. 9, against Edison on the West Newport courts near Colton Street. Breakers will meet Irvine on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at Irvine Valley...

High School Sports Update

Fall Sports Now Underway By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football 80th Varsity Season Opens Friday, Sept. 5 Coach Corey Brown takes his squad to the Bolsa Grande Stadium in Garden Grove for the opening contest in Laguna’s 80th varsity campaign. Breakers will face host Bolsa Grande,...

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

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...

Two Records Fall in a Single Day

Two Laguna Beach High School records fell last week; one had stood for 27 seasons and the other lasted a day short of a year Grant Wilhelm pitched six shutout innings on the road last Thursday, May 8, against Godinez to help Laguna clinch its second straight Orange Coast league...

Laguna’s Girls Wins CIF’s Water Polo Crown

Girls Water Polo (30-1) Makenzie Fischer scored five goals and had five steals to help power Laguna Beach past Newport Harbor 10-7 to capture the CIF’s top tier Division I girls water polo title Saturday at Irvine’s Woollett Center. Cara Borkovec added three goals and Bella...

Sister Act Leads the Way

Much has been and will continue to be written and said about the 2014 Laguna Beach High School girls’ water polo team. And after all the tournament victories, historic wins, record scoring and just plain old-fashioned dominance, they have more than lived up to the considerable...

Talent-Laden Team Starts at the Top

Ranked No. 1 in CIF’s Division I pre-season poll, Laguna Beach’s water polo team is riding a wave of expectations as high as Coach Ethan Damato’s squad is deep. A plethora of returning talent, including first team all-CIF, all Orange County and league MVP Makenzie Fischer joins...

Boys, Girls to Run for State Final

Ranked fifth in CIF entering post-season, the Laguna Beach High boys cross country team proved they are legitimate contenders for a state title, taking home the runner-up hardware at CIF finals last Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.  Junior Cameron Zuziak captured...

Runners Qualify for CIF Finals

Both of Laguna Beach High School’s cross country teams finished second in their respective heats at CIF prelims last Saturday, Nov. 16, at Mt. SAC in Walnut to earn spots in the finals Saturday, Nov. 22, on the same course. Girls coach Steve Lalim rested junior Brenna Merchant...

Battling Injuries on Her Way to the Top

Laguna Beach High’s Kira Hamilton overcame a season of injuries to capture the Orange Coast League individual championship Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Costa Mesa Tennis Center. Laguna’s top singles player was named OC Varsity player of the week after compiling a 44-4 tournament record...

High School Sports Update 11/8/13

Boys Water Polo (16-11, 4-0) Laguna 7th at Steve Pal Tournament, CIF next week Breakers finished a disappointing seventh in the 32-team tournament failing to improve on their division ranking. The event opened on Friday, Nov. 1 with a 19-4 victory over Pacifica at El Modena High...

Seven Turnovers Sink Breakers

Timberwolves rout Laguna, 35-19 Laguna had only themselves to blame by delivering five consecutive turnovers on their first five possessions last Friday, Oct. 4, at Guyer Field, losing their final non-league contest of the season to what had been a winless Northwood squad....