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Baseball

Breakers Undefeated in League Play

Baseball (20-8, 15-0) For only the fifth time in 79 seasons of varsity play, Laguna completed the league undefeated with a sweep of third place Estancia last week to conclude the regular season. On Tuesday, May 9, at home, Jack Loechner went the distance striking out five for a...

Baseball (18-8, 13-0)

Laguna captured another Orange Coast League pennant, their fifth in a row, with a sweep last week of the Costa Mesa series coupled with a similar sweep by Calvary against Estancia. Breakers held a four game edge over Estancia and five over Calvary entering the final week of...

Basketball

Girls Basketball (8-18, 4-6) Season Concludes

Breakers quest for a playoff spot ended on Wednesday, Feb. 8, with a 43-24 loss to Saddleback (5-5, 10-14) at Bus McKnight Gym on the Roadrunner campus. Laura Nolan scored 10 as the Breakers made only eight of 59 shots to finish fourth in the Orange Coast League. Godinez was the...

Boys Basketball (18-10, 7-3) Earns Second Place

Laguna completed the regular season with a 57-38 win over Costa Mesa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at home and a 63-36 rout of Saddleback on Thursday, Feb. 9. Breakers advanced to the 3AA playoffs hosting Pioneer (Del Rio # 3 19-8) this past Wednesday, Feb. 15, with the winner advancing to...

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Cycling

Cyclists Score a Win

Thurston Middle School eighth grader Jackson Golden grabbed the gold in his class and took the very first win for the Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain Bike Team in the SoCal NICA League Cruise for the Keyes race March 25 in Keyesville, Calif. The 708 high school students and...

Riding for a Cause

By Sharael Kolberg, Special to the Independent Almost 100 riders took off from Laguna Beach Cyclery recently for 25- or 50-mile rides in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, the second annual Dirt Fondo Challenge mountain bike ride to benefit the Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain...

Football

Ducks Fly Off as Champs

The Ducks won the Laguna Beach fourth-fifth grade flag football championship in a contest played at Laguna Beach High School recently. The team recorded only one loss in the season. The league is run by Soul Surf, according to parent Brooke Tyson

Flag Football Scores and Stats

  Results are in from the first week of the Laguna Beach City flag football teams.   Week #1 Sunday 12/11/16 Division 3 (second/third grade) Thompson 6 vs. Broncos 12 Chargers 20 vs. Nelson 36   Standings Div 3 Broncos: 1-0 Nelson: 1-0 Chargers: 0-1 Thompson: 0-1...

Golf

Boys Golf

Chase Gioffredi shot a 73 to lead the Breakers to eighth place finish in the 20-team Southern Division team playoffs on Monday, May 15, at Mile Square Golf Course in Fountain Valley. This is the best finish for Laguna in years, one spot ahead of the 2015 squad. The other Laguna...

Boys Golf

Kyle Sharp won the 2017 Orange Coast League individual title with a 156 in two rounds at Skylinks in Long Beach on Wednesday, May 3. Chase Gioffredi tied Sharp and forced a playoff that handed the crown to Kyle when Chase bogied the second hole in the playoff. Dante Fornaro...

Soccer

Strikers Take Aim for Spain

Francis Jacobs and Brandon Yee, sixth graders at Thurston Middle School, are members of the Irvine Strikers, which recently won the Cal South National Cup. Their U12 team is the top-ranked team in the national youth soccer rankings and remained undefeated all season, Francis’...

Girls Soccer (18-3-2, 10-0-0) Win League Championship

    Girls soccer completed their most successful regular season in the sport’s 36 year history at Laguna with a 1-0 victory at Saddleback on Feb. 8. Laguna’s success was awarded with a second seed in the Division 4 playoffs and an opening playoff game scheduled this...

Softball

Softball (8-16-1, 2-8)

The season concluded on May 10 with a 10-4 loss at home to Estancia (14-10, 6-4). The team made great improvement from 2016 and is close to getting competitive for a playoff spot.

Softball (8-15-1, 2-7)

Breakers took their lumps last week losing Wednesday, May 3, to Godinez (16-0) and to Costa Mesa on Friday, May 5, (12-8). On Saturday, May 6, Laguna lost a non-league doubleheader to Corona del Mar by the scores of 11-0 and 15-5. On Monday, May 8, the Breakers escaped the OCL...

Surfing & Bodyboarding

Laguna Surfers Dominate Competition

Liam McCue was tops with a final spot in shortboard at Scholastic Surf Series team and individual high school state championships on Saturday, April 22, held at Oceanside’s South Jetty. Laguna Beach High School surfed in the team competition portion of the contest against various...

LBHS Surf, Roller Take Wins Over Tesoro

By Coaches Alisa Cairns and Scott Finn With a win in San Clemente this week against Tesoro, the Laguna Beach High School surf team is now 5 and 0 in the Scholastic Surf Series this season. Jameson Roller, one of many team members doing double duty in multiple divisions, competed...

Swimming

Swimming

Laguna girls scored in three individual events and two relays to add to the two diving scores and finished 14th overall in the Division 2 finals Saturday, May 13, at Riverside City College. Laguna’s top swim performance was Kasey Karkoska’s eighth place finish in the 100...

Swimming – League Champions

Kari Damato’s boys team surprised everyone edging Costa Mesa 383 to 366 to capture the Orange Coast League meet Thursday, May 4, at Costa Mesa High School. Breakers won only one event, the 400 free relay to end the meet as Judge Washer, Riley Bumgardner, Nathan Solomon, and...

Tennis

Boys Tennis (13-5)

Breakers lost in their Division 3 tennis match 14-2 to Foothill on Wednesday, May 10 on the local courts. The Knights (13-9) took all but one singles match with Mason Lebby the lone winner while Taylor Sokolovic and Andrew Johnson picked up two of the doubles wins by 6-3 scores.  

Boys Tennis

Scant details emerged from the league individual tennis playoffs hosted by Saddleback last week. Mason Lebby defeated Ethan Gee for the individual title with the doubles team of Blake Hawkins/Jacob Pieteg defeating Francis Pillsbury/Kyle Herkins for that crown. The team Division...

Track & Field

Track & Field

The track squads competed in the Division 3 preliminaries last Saturday, May 13, at windy Scott Field at Estancia High after decades at the Division 4 level. The bump in classification makes Laguna the third smallest school of the 118 in Division 3. Breakers should return to the...

Track & Field

Laguna won 10 of the 15 contested events to capture the Orange Coast League track and field meet Thursday, May 4, at Eric Hulst Oval at Guyer Field. Breakers totaled 163 points to runner up Godinez with 108. On the boys side, Finn Moriarty won three individual events to help...

Waterpolo

Locals Join USA Water Polo Roster

  Laguna’s goalie, junior Thea Walsh, and team MVP, senior Aria Fischer, will join the 13-player roster of the USA Women’s National Team for the FINA Intercontinental Tournament May 2-7 at UC Davis, USA water polo announced last week. LBHS head coach Ethan Damato will serve as an...

Girls Water Polo Awards

Laguna’s championship girls water polo squad held their annual post-season banquet on Thursday, March 16, at the Woman’s Club. Breakers varsity finished 31-0 as clearly the nation’s top team while the talented JV squad went 21-5 with losses only to ranked varsity teams. The JV...