When Annika Dries became the youngest girl ever selected to train with the U.S. national water polo team in 2009, the 17-year-old tried to contain her excitement, saying, “From here on I have endless possibilities, but I also have endless work to do. I’m not there yet.” Well, she’s there now, or soon will be. […]
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Whatever happened at CIF finals this past Thursday, May 10, in Riverside, it can’t diminish what swim coach Kari Johnson has accomplished at Laguna Beach High. A former swimmer at Mission Viejo High, Johnson took over the boys and girls teams four years ago with one overriding goal: to bring legitimacy to what many had […]
Lexi Del Toro, 17, a top water polo player at Laguna Beach High School, spent spring break surfing in Mexico as well as taking the ACT, a college entrance exam. Even so, she’s no typical teenager. Two years ago, she confronted her own mortality, learning she is afflicted with incurable kidney disease, the same disorder […]
Transition Laguna’s Food Group Gets the Spotlight The public and Transition Laguna members are invited to the group’s Tuesday, April 3, meeting at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Anne’s Dr. Guest speaker Facundo Malbran of My Botanica landscape design, will be discussing water efficient irrigation systems. The meeting culminates in a vegetarian […]
Helping Parents Identify Depression, Anxiety and Eating Disorders An upcoming parent education workshop at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, focuses on identifying symptoms of adolescent depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Two mental health professionals will lead the event and the Laguna Beach High School Library and also provide resources and recommendation. RSVP is required […]
At least 13 LBHS student athletes will pursue collegiate level competition, having committed to NCAA participation agreements in their chosen sport. “These student athletes represent the best of the best at Laguna Beach High School,” said Athletic Director Mike Churchill. “They have excelled on the field of competition and in the classroom. We are very […]
Alyse Wallace Ford and Riley Thomas are finding out that fitting in at a new school is easier when you can knock down kills at the volleyball net in record numbers or fire shots that regularly find the back of a water polo cage. These two Laguna Beach High newcomers may have adjusted well without […]
Fall sports start playoff action next week except for football, which closes out regular season play on Friday, Nov. 11. CIF’s Southern Section will announce girls volleyball brackets on Saturday, boys water polo on Sunday, and girls tennis on Monday. Web site is www.cifss.org for the schedules.
Incoming high school freshman Makenzie Fischer, a member of Laguna’s 12 and 14 and under girls’ water polo club team, recently traveled with Team USA to Puerto Rico to compete in international games, said her club coachScott Baldridge. The USA team won silver, losing to Canada 7-6 in the championship match. Makenzie hopes to earn […]
Laguna’s sixth grade and under girls team traveled to the Inland Empire recently for the invitation only US Club championships and returned home with the silver medal against some very tough competition. In the first game, the girls took on the local host team, Chino Hills, with a strong 11-4 win. Later that same day […]
The 47-year drought is finally over as the Boys Water Polo squad took care of business, defeating Damien 11-9 in the Southern Section CIF Division III finals. The match was held last Saturday evening at the Woollett Center in Irvine in front of a vocal and enthusiastic crowd. The Breakers (27-6) had met the Spartans […]
Without former Breakers Annika Dries, Taylor Dodson and Natasha Schulman, who are now scoring goals for Stanford, Cal and UCLA respectively, Laguna’s water polo team has struggled to keep up with the offensive standard set by last year’s squad. With nine matches in the books through Dec. 31, this year’s team is averaging a little […]