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High School Sports Update

Roadrunners Spoil Homecoming Game 38-31 By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (1-6, 0-2) Laguna bounced back from the failure at Costa Mesa to battle Saddleback (4-3, 2-0) right to the end in the homecoming game played last Friday, Oct. 17, before the usual large crowd at Guyer...

High School Sports Update

Timberwolves Roar Past Laguna, 38-14 By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (1-4) Northwood (4-1) scored on their first four possessions then added two more scores off Laguna interceptions to easily handle the Breakers in a non-league contest Thursday, Oct. 2 at Irvine High School....

Here We Go Again

Editor, After successfully convincing the Orange County Transportation Authority to shelve the 405 toll lanes proposal, Caltrans is coming in and hopes to use Orange County sales tax revenue to tax us even more. Orange County voters have twice voted for Measure M, the half-cent...

Grand Jury is Wrong on the Airport

By Keith Curry In more than eight years on the Newport Beach City Council, the lesson I have learned is that effective governance involves a continual search for balance between unfettered growth and protection of the quality of life in the community. Too much emphasis on...

Stricken Parents Offer Pointed Advice

By Carisa Carlton, Special to the Independent A discussion by drug-abuse experts brought new awareness to an issue that could save children’s lives. Even so, the well-attended talk at the high school last week fell short of addressing complex questions underlying what causes...

High School Sports Update

Laguna Routs Costa Mesa Baseball (24-2, 15-0)   Breakers scored early and often to record a 26-1 win against Costa Mesa, the third most lopsided game in 80 seasons of Laguna baseball. The 98th meeting between the two schools was Laguna’s 34th consecutive league victory and...

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...

High School Sports Update

  Baseball (21-2, 12-0) Laguna Streaks to 31, Edging Opponents Godinez frustrated Laguna on Tuesday, May 6, at Skipper Carrillo Field holding the Breakers to a slim 6-5 victory. Breakers were tied entering the final inning after an RBI double by Grant Wilhelm in the sixth...

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Baseball (19-2, 10-0) Laguna extends League Win Streak to 29 Freshman shortstop Dante Faicchio doubled in the sixth inning to score Garrett Burk and Will McInerney, lifting Laguna to a 4-2 victory over Calvary Chapel (8-2, 14-7) on Tuesday, April 29, at Skipper Carrillo Field....

High School Sports Update

Boys Volleyball (8-3, 4-0) Laguna continued to roll through the Orange Coast League, sweeping Costa Mesa (4-7, 1-3) 25-13, 25-17, 25-21 for the program’s 52nd straight league match win Tuesday, April 8.  From 1990 to 1995 Laguna won 53 straight league matches. They were required...

High School Sports Update

St Paul Snaps Streak Baseball (12-1, 4-0) The Swordsmen’s Aaron Pinto struck-out 12 Laguna batters as the squad from Santa Fe Springs defeated Laguna 4-2 on Wednesday, April 2, at Anaheim’s Boysen Park to stop the current win streak at eight. Laguna (12-2) took an early 1-0 lead...

Seniors Set the Bar High for Future Squads

If Laguna Beach High boys’ basketball team was able to beat Don Bosco on Wednesday in the first round of CIF post season play, they will meet either Templeton or Whittier Christian (La Habra) on Friday night, Feb. 21 for a chance to equal the 2007 Breakers for most wins by a Bret...

Sweet Shooting Siblings Set the Same Record

It doesn’t matter whether the subject is boys basketball or girls. If the question is “who owns the Laguna Beach High School record for most 3-pointers made in a single season?” The answer is Lewis. As in Brandon and Alexandra. Brandon set the boys mark of 85 in 2012, and his...

Culinary Arts Pulls Up Stakes

During a midday weekday walk around SoCo, Costa Mesa’s latest foodie mecca, Laguna Culinary Arts founder Nancy Milby found herself both envious and excited to tap into the vibe of the thronged shopping center. Meanwhile, the Laguna Canyon center, home for the last decade to...

Longi-Project Improvements

Editor, [This letter was originally delivered to the members of the Laguna Beach Planning Commission] I have been a Laguna Beach resident of over 40years and have been following the Longi project for the last year. I must give the developer credit for making some of the requested...