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Runner Records Two More Wins

Runner Records Two More Wins

Maija Shaw, a fifth-grader from Top of the World Elementary, continued her win streak at the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation Track & Field Championships June 1 in Downey. Maija ran 29.6 seconds in the 200 meter and 1:09.3 seconds in the 400, winning both races. She previously won both events at the Laguna Beach […]

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Star Rising

Star Rising

Laguna Beach’s Sydney Van Alphen, 14, won the women’s open singles tournament at San Diego’s Barnes Tennis Center on Sunday, Nov. 24. She travels this week to Minnesota to compete in her first Level 2 national tournament for girls under 18.   .  

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Local Tennis Prodigy Proving Her Potential

Local Tennis Prodigy Proving Her Potential

Laguna Beach resident Sydney Van Alphen beat Kalani Soli of Carson, Calif 6-1, 6-3 to win the USTA Regional Tournament Segment 16s last Sunday at Woodbridge Tennis Club in Irvine. “It was a great feeling,” said Van Alphen of her first USTA victory against national competition. “I was happy that I had supporters there watching […]

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At the Net

At the Net

Tennis Players Work on Their Game   Classes for Pee Wee, Junior and Teens begin Sept. 14 and 16 at Alta Laguna Park and Moulton Meadows Park. Six lessons cost $126. Players will work on developing strokes, footwork and point play.   Junior Tournament Training begins Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.; $196 for 6 workouts. Tournament […]

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At the Net

At the Net

Tennis Players Work on Their Game   Classes for Pee Wee, Junior and Teens begin Sept. 14 and 16 at Alta Laguna Park and Moulton Meadows Park. Six lessons cost $126. Players will work on developing strokes, footwork and point play.   Junior Tournament Training begins Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.; $196 for 6 workouts. Tournament […]

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Youth Tennis

Youth Tennis

Hamilton Wins Tournament   Laguna Beach High School junior Teague Hamilton won his first boys 18-and-under tournament in Upland on Monday, Aug. 15.   Teague, unseeded in this tournament, initially faced No. 3 seed Marcus Nalley (7-5, 7-5).  He went on to also beat top seed Tomas E. Aranguiz (6-1, 6-1) in the semi-finals and […]

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Tennis Champion

Tennis Champion

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Young Player Scores at Christmas Open

Young Player Scores at Christmas Open

On Dec. 30, Laguna Beach’s 11-year-old Sydney Van Alphen beat 14-year-old Kristen Venter of San Diego in the quarter-finals of the Carmel Valley Christmas Junior Open Tournament in San Diego, with a score of 6/1 – 6/1. Sydney want on to play against 13-year-old Danielle Garido, the number one seed in the girls 14s singles, […]