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Boys Sand Volleyball (9-1) League Champions

Breakers completed the post-season sweeping the individual pairs and four-man competition for the Orange County HS Sand Volleyball League last week in Newport Beach: D-I Jack Burgi & Reed Donenfeld (Laguna Beach) defeated Mater Dei  25-17, Edison 25-14, Huntington Beach...

Spring Sports Roundup

Boys Volleyball (1-1) Breakers stumbled last Friday night in their home opener as Newport Harbor swept the varsity 25-18, 27-25, 25-21 at Dugger Gym.  Laguna hit well for the match (.440) but gave up too any service errors (18) and overpasses to hand free points to the winners....

Musings on the Coast

Tour of Duty: Personal and Political   Last Sunday at Newport Harbor yacht club, about 25 of us gathered to board the Soluna, my brother’s 52” motorboat and spread ashes at sea. They were of my former wife’s father, Les.  Like my own father, Les had suffered the torments of...
Posted On 02 Mar 2012

Girls Lose to Newport in OT 7-6

For the second year, Laguna Beach High’s girls’ water polo squad lost in overtime at the Division I semifinals on Wednesday. It took a hot Newport Harbor squad (26-4) on a 15-game win streak to stop the Breakers (23-7) while last year undefeated Dos Pueblos pulled out the win....

Winter Sports Update

CIF Action: Basketball Stopped, But Polo Plays On Boys Basketball Breakers Stopped in Second Round Laguna’s run into the Southern Section CIF D-IV playoffs came to another overtime ending as ninth-ranked Whittier Christian rallied from a 35-19 deficit midway through the third...

Economic Tide Turns Against Kelp Foresters

Southern California’s kelp forests, essential to the health of the marine ecosystem in California, have taken a beating in recent decades. Natural cycles of growth and decline have been skewed toward decline by El Nino events, algal blooms, polluted water, and populations of...