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Former Local Star Scores in NCAA Tournament

Former Laguna Beach High soccer standout Marina Paul (’12), now a Georgetown University sophomore, scored a goal to help seal the Hoyas 2-0 win over LaSalle in the first round of the NCAA tournament last Saturday, Nov. 16, on Georgetown’s home field in Washington, DC. With the...

High School Sports Update 10/11/13

Girls Volleyball (11-9, 2-0) Breakers Sweeping Through League Laguna opened their conference play with a pair of sweeps taking Saddleback 25-8, 25-15, 25-14 last Thursday and stopping Estancia 25-16, 25-19, 25-19 on Tuesday, Oct. 8. In the Thursday, Oct. 3, match, Kelsey Paul led...

Long-Range Lewis Chases a Record

Brandon Lewis inherited his penchant for the three-point shot from his father, a former college player who taught him the game. But for all the countless hours he has spent lofting basketballs through his home hoop, the Laguna forward never imagined he would be chasing the team...

A Familiar Face Looks to Invigorate Gridiron

Laguna Beach High School’s football team is heading to the weight room after concluding its spring workouts. Summer practices begin July 5. Veteran coach and Athletic Director Mike Churchill, who took over for Jonathon Todd this season, said “I can’t wait to get the pads on.” A...

Laguna Defeated by CdM for Division Title

Laguna Beach played a near flawless set in the first-ever finals match with longtime rival Corona del Mar in Saturday’s CIF Division 2 championship at Cypress College, but were unable to sustain their momentum. The talented Corona del Mar squad (29-4) played to their potential...

Late Bloomer Lifts Team to New Heights

Two years ago, Keaton Jones was a skinny 5’11” middle infielder searching for his potential on a Breakers team that was just beginning to do the same. Two weeks ago, and 30 pounds heavier, the 6’2” senior gave everyone a glimpse of that potential when he pitched Laguna to its...

LBHS Spring Sports Update

Softball (5-3) Breakers completed the non-league portion of their schedule with a 4-2 loss to Santa Ana in a contest played on Thursday, March 31, at Thurston. Laguna was up 2-0 before the Saints stormed back for the win. The 10-game double round robin Orange Coast League play...

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...

Winter Sports Update

Girls Polo Poised for Playoff Run Laguna (20-7) has been playing their best polo in the program’s history and appear ready for their first playoff run in the highest rated playoff division. Laguna, seeded fifth and ranked No. 1 in Orange County opened play this past Wednesday and...

Scarcity of Courts Kills Coach’s Vision

By Robert Campbell Alec Horton’s dream of turning Laguna Beach High School’s girls tennis team into a top-notch program ended abruptly when the district decided recently not to extend the coach’s contract. And while Horton’s departure appears unrelated to his job...