High School Sports Update


Girls Sand Volleyball (4-2, 2-0)

Laguna’s sand volleyball players defeated Saddleback Valley Christian and El Toro  on Saturday, April 12 at Huntington Beach. The team, from left, Lauren La Montagne, Kendyl Brennen, Katelyn Carballo,, Briana Boyd, Sage Patchell, Cameron Dorn and Mike Brennan.
Laguna’s sand volleyball players defeated Saddleback Valley Christian and El Toro on Saturday, April 12 at Huntington Beach. The team, from left, Lauren La Montagne, Kendyl Brennen, Katelyn Carballo,, Briana Boyd, Sage Patchell, Cameron Dorn and Mike Brennan. Photo by David Siegmund.

Squad in First with Sweep

LBHS went 2-0 beating previously undefeated No. 6 Saddleback Valley Christian and El Toro to take control of the South Coast Division of the IBVL in matches played on Saturday, April 12 at Huntington Beach sand courts. Top team Briana Boyd/ Cameron Dorn, second team Katelyn Carballo/Sage Patchell and third team Kendyl Brennen/Lauren La Montagne earned the wins.

Breakers will close out league play with matches on April 19 with El Toro and Sage Hill on the Huntington courts then on April 26 with Sage and SVC in Long Beach on the Granada Beach courts. Playoffs begin May 7.

For more information see the IBVL website at: http://www.ibvl.org/.

Baseball (14-2, 5-0)

Laguna Defeats Capo Valley Christian 7-3

Grant Wilhelm pitched a complete game for his sixth win of the season and delivered the game-winning double in the sixth inning Wednesday, April 9, to lead the Breakers (14-2) to the victory over the Division 6, fourth-ranked  Eagles. In the second inning, Steven Harrison scored the first run with his third home run of the season and his 17th of his career. The Eagles pushed two across in the third inning and one more in the fourth. The Eagles could have added more but Laguna catcher Will McInerny tagged two runners out at home in each of the two innings. Breakers added one run in the fourth and one in the fifth to tie the game before the big hit by Wilhelm in the sixth sparked a four run rally. Wilhelm now has 17 career pitching wins, just three shy of the school career mark. Steven Harrison is also making his mark on the career record book with the top mark in “Hit by Pitch” with 35 but he is also second in all-time in career home runs and doubles, third in games played, runs scored, and hits.

Looking ahead: Breakers have won 24 league games in a row dating back to 2012 with ten remaining conference games this season. Toughest remaining roadblock with be Calvary Chapel on April 29 and May 2. Laguna faced Saddleback on April 18 and 19 then will be at Estancia on April 22. Squad returns home on Friday, April 25 for Estancia.

Statistical Leaders through April 15  (16 games)

Batting Average:                         .466          Richie Nunis, .426 Grant Wilhelm, .400 Will McInerny & C. Cochran

Hits:                                                27           Richie Nunis, 23 – Grant Wilhelm

Runs Scored:                                23           Preston Grand Pre

RBI’s :                                             22           Richie Nunis

Doubles :                                                           8            Richie Nunis

Triples                                              2            Grant Wilhelm, Dante Faicchio

Home Runs:                                    3            Steven Harrison

Slugging %                                   .794          Steven Harrison

Stolen Bases                                  20          Preston Grand Pre

Pitching Wins:                                 6           Grant Wilhelm

ERA:                                              0.47          Will McInerny, 1.27 Zak Kovacic, 1.51 Grant Wilhelm

Team ERA                                     1.88

Team Batting Average:               .387          (11 of 13 players hitting above .300)

Updated detailed individual baseball statistics are posted on the MaxPreps web-site:


SSCIF D-4 Rankings for April 14: 1 – Kaiser, 2  – Oaks Christian, 3 – Sonora, 4 – San Dimas, 5 – South Torrance, 6 – Laguna Beach, 7 – Torrance, 8 – California, 9 – Baldwin Park, 10 – Alhambra  Others: Victor Valley, La Sierra, San Marino.

Boys Golf (2-9, 1-4)

Breakers completed their series with the league leading Calvary Chapel Eagles dropping a 231-196 dual match on April 9.  Breakers will conclude the league season with a pair of matches against Costa Mesa and Estancia later this month. The individual league tournament will be on May 5-6 at Skylinks in Long Beach.

Softball (2-14, 0-2)

Calvary Chapel (13-4, 2-0) scored nine runs in the second inning to break open the league game with Laguna on April 8 at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa. Breakers committed five errors and had two hits in the 11-1 loss. Laguna will return to league play on April 24 when they travel to Godinez (3-11). Laguna still is in the hunt for the third playoff berth for the SSCIF D-5 playoffs despite the poor results against a challenging schedule.

Swimming (Boys 3-0 League, Girls 3-0 League)

Next meet is  April 23 vs Godinez (2-0, 2-0) at Santa Ana Valley High School.

Boys Tennis (8-5, 5-0)

Laguna Rolls to Fifth Straight Win

Laguna defeated Saddleback (0-5, 1-8)  17-1 last Thursday, April 10, on the local courts and is on track to sweep to the league title.  Breakers should be a surprise in the D-4 playoffs now that Adrien Azera is eligible to participate. The junior transfer from J Serra swept his three singles matches in his debut against Laguna Hills on April 9 and will be key in the two remaining non-league matches at Newport Harbor on April 24 and home for Palm Springs on May 4.

Track (Boys 4-0, Girls 4-0)

Final dual meet is on April 24 when Laguna hosts Godinez. The Grizzlies won the dual meet title the past three seasons for Boys and the 2011 and 2012 Girl’s titles. The hotly contested meet will be at Hulst Oval on the Laguna campus.

Boys Volleyball (9-3, 5-0)

Laguna Wins 53rd Straight League Match

Noah Blanton recorded 10 kills on 11 swings and Jack Wyett returned to action with 18 kills to lead the Breakers to a 25-14, 25-20, 25-20 sweep of Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana (12-3, 1-1) on Thursday, April 10, at the Calvary Gym. The straight set victory extended the consecutive set win streak to 131 sets dating back to 2009. Overall Laguna is 207-8 in sets and 68-1 in Orange Coast League matches the past eight seasons

Alec Wulff assed 20 set assists while Cameron DePfyffer had 15. Jack Wyett led in digs with 10 and services aces  with three.

Laguna will return to action on April 22 when they host Saddleback and travel to Dana Hills on Friday April 25 for an important non-league match.


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