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Baseball

Team Award Winners

Coaches for spring sports reported their team’s awards this season, with the exception sand volleyball. All-CIF squads for boys volleyball and baseball are available on the CIF website. Baseball Varsity Best offensive player, Dante Faicchio; pitcher, Jack Loechner; defensive...

Grand Pre Selected in Baseball Draft

Preston Grand Pre, a 2014 Laguna Beach graduate, was selected in the 2017 first year player draft as the Los Angeles Dodger’s 24th pick in the 40 players they selected. He becomes the sixth Laguna player to be selected since the June amateur draft began in 1965. Grand Pre was a...

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

Team Award Winners

Boys Golf Varsity Most valuable and captain, Kyle Sharp; most improved, Dante Fornaro; coaches award, Ben Sharp, Danny Levinstein; Orange Coast League scholar athletes, with GPA of 3.75 or higher, Danny Levinstein, Evan Haglund, Joey Ravenna, Kyle Sharp, Ben Sharp, Chase...

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...

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

Winners

  Softball Captain’s award, Lola Fisher, sophomore, first base ; Coaches award, Katie William, senior, right field; most improved, Taylor Glenn, junior, catcher; Scholar Athlete Award, Mia Pitz, sophomore, third base; MVP offense, Cienna Wunder, sophomore, 535 batting average;...

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.

Surfing & Bodyboarding

Coscino, Levine Lead Way in Surf Championships

By Coaches Scott Finn and Alisa Cairns, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach High School’s surf team finished third out of 17 schools competing in the NSSA National High School Championships at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point June 17-19. Leading the way were finalists Kayla...

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...

Swimming

Winners

Swimming: Varsity Girls Team Captain: Olivia Vera, Kasey Karkoska, Bella Baldridge, Kyla Whitelock; most improved, Grace Houlahan; character, Bryn Gioffredi; 3D (Determination, Dedication, Desire), Claire Kelly; MVP, Ella Judd, Kasey Karkoska; diving MVP, Liv Mitchell.  ...

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...

Tennis

Winners

Boys Tennis Varsity MVP, Mason Lebby; Captain, Nick Besso; Coach’s Award, Blake Hawkins; sportsmanship, Ethan Gee; most improved, Taylor Sokolovic.   Junior Varsity MVP, Jack Moran; Coach’s Award, Andrew Doung, Mohammad Berri; sportsmanship, Alex Chung; most improved, Finn...

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.  

Track & Field

Winners

Track & Field   Coaches Award: Callista Helms, Piper Warner, Laura Biachi, Jessica Berk, Noah Kilburg, Chris Hynson, Eric Cortellessa, Carter Sokolovic. Distance: Evie Cant, Zach Falkowski, Sebastian Fisher Throws: Evelyn Kilburg, Kyle Juergens Sprints & Hurdles:...

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...

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...