LBHS Spring Sports Update


Softball (5-3)

Haley Putnam makes the tag at home against Santa Ana’s Saints on Thursday, March 31, at Thurston, losing 4-2. Laguna is 5-3 heading into the league season. Photo by Robert Campbell

Breakers completed the non-league portion of their schedule with a 4-2 loss to Santa Ana in a contest played on Thursday, March 31, at Thurston. Laguna was up 2-0 before the Saints stormed back for the win. The 10-game double round robin Orange Coast League play begins on April 12 when the Breakers travel to Estancia. Calvary Chapel appears to be the favorite to capture their third straight title.

Boys Golf (6-6, 6-2)

The golf squad defeated Westminster 208-271 on March 28 but loss a non-league dual match to Aliso Niguel on March 29. Breakers played at Costa Mesa on April 7 and will face three league rivals next week with Ocean View, Loara, and Orange.

Boys Tennis (6-4, 4-0)

Laguna continued towards their fourth straight league crown with pair of league wins last week. Breakers defeated Estancia 14-4 on March 30 and Costa Mesa 14-4 on Thursday, March 31. Laguna faced a pair of tough non-league matches this past week with Sage Hill and Santa Margarita.. Next week the Breakers will face Cerritos and Mater Dei.

Southern Section CIF D-IV Poll  for April 4:

1 – Viewpoint, 2 – Paramount, 3 – Laguna Beach, 4 – Santa Ynez, 5 – Dunn, 6 – La Quinta/Westminster, 7 – Segerstrom, 8 – Linfield Christian, 9 – Buckley, 10 – Santa Clara.

Track and Field (3-1)

Freshman Marlee Grosher wins the long jump at a meet last week. Photo by Marc Grosher

After four straight boys dual meet titles, Laguna held out most of their athletes in the showdown with Godinez,  losing 84-42 on Thursday at the Eric Hulst Oval.  Laguna girls also held out many of their athletes and lost 84-44. No word from the Laguna track coaches on their reasons for de-emphasizing the school’s participation in the track dual meet season. The annual league meet finals will be held at Estancia on May 5.

Boys Volleyball (10-10, 3-0)

Breakers continued on their league cruise control with a string of victories to open league play for 2011 and their quest for their 25th league crown since 1973. On Tuesday, March 29 the Breakers swept Estancia 25-14, 25-21, 25-17, the following day they defeated Saddleback 25-14, 25-12, 25-12, and completed the sweep on Thursday with Calvary Chapel winning 25-11, 25-17, 25-12. Coach Stewart was able to clear the bench in all three outings. Laguna faced Estancia and Costa Mesa this week and will see Calvary and Godinez next week.

No 11 Colin Ceithaml blocks Calvary’s No. 23 Matt Mittry last Thursday at Dugger Gym. No. 1 Alek Burk provides the block assist while as No. 33 Daniel Fierro watches the action. Photo by Robert Campbell

Southern Section CIF D-II Poll  for April 4:

1 – Corona del Mar, 2 – Laguna beach, 3 – Valencia/Valencia, 4 – Oak Park, 5 – Trabuco Hills, 6 – Oaks Christian, 7 – Beckman, 8 – San Luis Obispo, 9 – El Toro, 10 – Aliso Niguel.




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