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LBHS Spring Sports Wrap

LBHS Spring Sports Wrap

 The 77th spring season for Laguna Beach High School sports was one of the most successful in school history for league titles and CIF finishes. Baseball and swimming had their best finish in school history while softball earned their second appearance ever in the section playoffs. Boys volleyball qualified for the playoffs a CIF record […]

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Fifth Annual All Sports Awards Taylor Pitz and Chris Paul Named Top Athletes

Fifth Annual All Sports Awards Taylor Pitz and Chris Paul Named Top Athletes

Seniors Taylor Pitz and Chris Paul were named as Laguna’s top athletes at the annual All-Sports Banquet held this past Tuesday at Tivoli Terrace.   Pitz has been Laguna’s most successful surfer the past four years and she will be continuing her education at UCLA.   Paul is among Laguna’s most decorated athletes of all-time […]

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Tennis Coach Loves to Ride Waves, Not Make Them

Tennis Coach Loves to Ride Waves, Not Make Them

When Peter Davidson took over the boys’ tennis team at Laguna Beach High, he had few goals other than to “clean up the mess” surrounding the school’s tennis program. Now, the first year coach, who had to hit the court running after succeeding Aaron Talarico just before the season began, has his team on the […]

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LBHS Spring Sports Update

LBHS Spring Sports Update

Baseball Breakers In Uphill Playoff Contest Breakers played their initial CIF playoff game this past Thursday at Skipper Carrillo Field. Breakers first opponent in the single elimination playoff was either Indio (16-5) or Bloomington (11-14).  Should Laguna prevail they would meet either El Segundo (18-12) or Monrovia (11-13-1) on Tuesday, May 24, with the winner […]

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Laguna’s Libero Digs the Back Row

Laguna’s Libero Digs the Back Row

When 5’7” Troy Donenfeld first came to play volleyball for Laguna Beach High, Coach Lance Stewart wasn’t sure what to make of him. “Well, I knew I didn’t have a middle blocker,” said Stewart, laughing. What the coach had was a libero in the making. “I enjoy playing defense and being in charge of the […]

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Fundraiser May 22, LBHS Alumni Take On Water Polo Champs

Fundraiser May 22, LBHS Alumni Take On Water Polo Champs

Laguna Beach High School alumni will compete with the school’s CIF water polo champs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, in a fundraiser for the LBHS aquatics program (including the water polo and swim teams), which will include relay races, raffles and food. The fun continues after the competition from 5 […]

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Fitting In, Breaking Out and Calling the Show

Fitting In, Breaking Out and Calling the Show

The potent bats at the top of order helped deliver Laguna Beach High’s first league title in 48 years last Tuesday at Skipper Carrillo Field. With three regular season games remaining before CIF playoffs begin, fellow seniors Chris Paul (.493 average through Tuesday) Eric Peruzzi (.482) and Keaton Jones (.432) haven’t wasted many opportunities at […]

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Tennis Newcomer Returns to the Net

Tennis Newcomer Returns to the Net

As the only son of a former USC tennis standout and European tour professional, Jake Michaels seemed destined to become Laguna Beach High’s top player. Yet, five years ago, Michaels was neither living in Laguna Beach nor playing competitive tennis. The family moved from Temecula to Laguna before Jake’s freshman year. But Greg Michaels decided […]

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Breaker Softball is Back. Believe It.

Breaker Softball is Back. Believe It.

After a three-year hiatus, varsity softball has returned with a vengeance to Laguna Beach High School. Leading the team to its early 3-1 record is a group of girls only a year or two removed from roaming the same Thurston Middle School grounds where the Breakers now play their home games. In 2007, his first […]

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Spring Sports Update

Spring Sports Update

Baseball (3-0) Off to their best start since 2006, Breakers opened their 73rd season of varsity baseball with three straight victories in the Newport Elks Tournament. Laguna stopped a good Westminster squad 2-0 last Friday at Skipper Carrillo Field behind the pitching and hitting of Chris Paul. The senior struck out nine in six innings […]

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Major Challenges Ahead for Defending Champs

Major Challenges Ahead for Defending Champs

Season Preview For most teams, each year brings some kind of change and challenge. When key players graduate, others are challenged to fill the void. But some programs succumb to the challenge of change and throw up the apologetic “rebuilding” sign, calling it a season even before it begins. Laguna Beach High School’s boys volleyball […]

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Stepping Up Against Top Division Rivals

Stepping Up Against Top Division Rivals

They say big things come in small packages. A hungry and determined group of girls from Orange County’s smallest public high school defied the odds, after being bumped up to CIF Division I this season, to become the county’s top water polo team, according to OCVarsity’s final regular season poll. The CIF ranking committee was […]

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Living Up to the Family Legacy

Living Up to the Family Legacy

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy At the outset of the 2010-11 Orange Coast league season, Laguna’s Coach Bret Fleming figured his young team would have its hands full with senior-laden squads from Calvary Chapel, Estancia and Costa Mesa. But last Friday, the over-achieving Breakers clinched their fifth straight title with two games to spare. […]

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Top Youth Player Wins in Jr. Tournament

Top Youth Player Wins in Jr. Tournament

By Vittorio Romeo, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach High School senior Benito Romeo won his first tournament on the 18 and under men’s team at the USTA League tournament in Laguna Niguel in November. Romeo, the Orange Coast League’s most valuable tennis player last year, has worked hard to raise his results to the […]

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Coach Turns Hard Work into CIF Hardware

Coach Turns Hard Work into CIF Hardware

By Robert Campbell   In just his third season, Ethan Damato has established himself as one of the premier water polo coaches in the county, if not the state. Both his girls and boys teams at Laguna Beach High School already have garnered CIF titles, a first for the boys program in its 47-year history.  […]