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LBHS Polo Star Signs With Stanford

Stanford University’s women’s water polo program signed six prep standouts to national letters of intent, including Makenzie Fischer of Laguna Beach, head coach John Tanner announced Wednesday. A dozen other Laguna Beach High School student athletes also signed similar letters...

How to Be a Cool Grandmother

By Susan Jacob, Special to the Independent In all my life, I never once concerned myself with being cool. The idea held no interest for me. My family and friends would likely testify to the fact that I am in no way cool. The issue that is motivating me at this late date is the...

Shout Out to Local Markets

The LBHS girl’s water polo team would like to thank Pavilions and Vons Markets for their continued financial support. The ability for our team to team up with Pavilions and Vons in the ongoing eScrip program and the 10% Back to Schools program has been amazing for us. We...

Harvard Duo Bring Their Game Back Home

ast road tri Former Laguna Beach High water polo standouts Yoshi Andersen (’12) and Lexie Del Toro (’13) retuned to the familiar waters of their hometown pool this past Tuesday for a quick practice with the rest of their Harvard teammates on a 10-game West Coast road tr...

Laguna’s Girls Wins CIF’s Water Polo Crown

Girls Water Polo (30-1) Makenzie Fischer scored five goals and had five steals to help power Laguna Beach past Newport Harbor 10-7 to capture the CIF’s top tier Division I girls water polo title Saturday at Irvine’s Woollett Center. Cara Borkovec added three goals and Bella...

Sister Act Leads the Way

Much has been and will continue to be written and said about the 2014 Laguna Beach High School girls’ water polo team. And after all the tournament victories, historic wins, record scoring and just plain old-fashioned dominance, they have more than lived up to the considerable...

Savoring a Season of Change

By Robert Campbell Like most of her teammates at Laguna Beach High, Cara Borkovec grew up playing water polo. Now she’s a senior co-captain of arguably the best high school water polo team in the country. But Borkovec is not your typical southern California girl. In fact, she’s...

High School Sports Update

Girls Soccer (12-5-3, 7-1-1) Janie Crawford drilled a pass by Paige Vitolo to give Laguna an early lead over Calvary Chapel at home this past Monday and the Breakers held on for a 1-0 victory, their sixth in a row. The win clinched the Orange Coast League title for the Breakers,...

High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Water Polo (4-0) Makenzie Fisher missed the Mater Dei match with another USA Water Polo commitment for the World Cup qualifying tournament and sister Aria Fischer, the squads leading scorer after three games was out due to a recent tonsillectomy....

High School Sports Update

 By Frank Aronoff Boys Basketball (6-2) Laguna easily ran past host Beckman (4-3) 64-48 this past Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Patriot’s gym in the opening round of the Irvine World Tournament. The host led briefly in the second quarter but Laguna finally started to hit their shots...

Class Notes 8/23/13

Orangewood Graduate Pursues Advanced Degree Laguna Beach resident Ryan Wall, who spoke at the Orangewood Children’s Foundation annual summer party in Santa Ana this week, is the recipient of a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree her in clinical psychology at Vanguard...

Team Shows its Gratitude to Pavilions

Editor, The Laguna Beach High School girls water polo team is honoring Pavilions for their commitment to our school and particularly the girls water polo program. Pavilions market has contributed much needed monies through eScrip and the 10% Back To Schools program. The players,...

Laguna Athletes Seal College Deals

Seven Laguna Beach High School senior athletes so far have committed to play their respective sports next fall in college, three of them at Ivy League schools. Robert Clemons committed this week to playing football for the Bulldogs at Yale University. Three female water polo...

Mothering Heights: Golden Heroes

All together now, “Big breath in.” Repeat after me, “School has started. And the tourists are gone.” Now doesn’t that feel better? Not really. I’m still traumatized from back-to-school shopping where I stood around in my comfortable shoes and double muffin top negotiating with my...

Laguna Welcomes Hometown Medalist

The city will honor Olympic gold medalist Annika Dries on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the community pool from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to the pool at 670 Park Ave. will be free and residents are encouraged to bring their suit and towel.  Mayor Jane Egly will present Dries with a City...