Laguna Sports Update: Week of July 21

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SUMMER NOTES:

Football

It is less than four weeks to the much-anticipated opening of Laguna’s 89th varsity football season, and Coach John Shanahan (46-28 for eight seasons) returns with his most talented team expected to make another successful league and deep post-season run. Ryner Swanson (BYU Commit) will be out to set the school career receiving record. He already has 128 catches, 1,538 yards and 18 scores. Swanson is the most decorated Laguna player in over thirty years and is expected to be the opponents’ focus. Jackson Kollock returns at quarterback (262-173-3, 2,202 yards, 32 TDs ) and is also expected to continue his assault on the record book. Nick Rogers, who ran for 1,259 yards and 12 touchdowns, leads the backfield. A number of other players from last year could make significant contributions this season. The opening game is 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Chino High School.

For more information, including the record book, visit the team website at www.lbhsathletics.com 

Girls Volleyball

Sinan Tanek returns for this third season guiding the Breakers and is in the summer training season, ending on Aug. 5 and 6 with the Queens Court Tournament at Foothill High School. All three levels, Varsity, JV and Frosh-Soph, will compete in the event with the 2023 rosters set just prior to that weekend. The 51st regular season begins on Tuesday, Aug. 15, with JSerra at Dugger Gym.

Girls Water Polo

Summer season concluded this past weekend at the Junior Olympics, with the Breaker players competing on the Saddleback-El Toro (SET) teams. Results coming next week.

Boys Water Polo

Summer season wrapped up with the Junior Olympics held in Orange County last weekend. The local Laguna Beach club 14’s squad under Jack Dobson finished third in the Classic Division. The 59th varsity season will get underway next month under coach Camron Hauer, with the regular season beginning on Aug. 22.

Laguna Beach High School Athletics Summer Camps – go to this link.

Camp activity for some sports continues into mid-August.

Looking for the 2023-24 high school statistics, schedules and scores? Check Laguna Beach High School on the Max Preps website. Got a Summer sports note? You can reach Frank at [email protected].

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