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Baseball

Local Little League baseball gained their second all-time major league player this past month as Michael Brady made a brief appearance with the Oakland Athletics after getting called up by the A’s from the Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League). He was called up on June 17 and...

All-Stars Survive Until the Final Round

Laguna Beach Little League played a tough game in the all-stars final against Aliso Viejo, but unfortunately lost 11-1 at Woodfield Little League Park Saturday, July 1. Corwin Allard, on the mound nearly the entire game, pitched with heart and managed three strikeouts against 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

Three Amigos Bike Baja

By Brian Lopes and Richie Schley Adventure is something different for everyone. For freeride mountain bike legend Richie Schley it’s the element of surprise with just enough information to make it through safely. For mountain bike world champion Brian Lopes, it’s being...

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...

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

Winning Girls Soccer Coach Exits the Field

Veteran coach Bill Rolfing, who completed his 13th season with the best record in the sport’s 36-year history at at Laguna Beach High School, will not be returning to guide the girl’s soccer program. Rolfing was 125-112-59 for the Breakers with the program’s only league titles in...

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’...

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

Star Surfer Joins the National Team

By Karla Coscino, Guest Contributor Laguna Beach surfer Kayla Coscino has been selected to the 2018 USA Surfing National team as one of four under 18 girls. Kayla, who will be a junior at Laguna Beach High School in fall, surfed in the West Coast Prime Series and earned an invite...

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...

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

Girls Water Polo Captures Three Titles at Jr. Olympics

  Laguna captured three open division titles this past week at the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics, which was held at area pools and the Woollett Center in Irvine. 18’s – Set finished fourth. 680 Red from Northern Califorina won the title. 16’s – Set finished fifth. Rose...

Girls Water Polo Win Club Tournament

The Laguna Beach Water Polo Girls U14 team recently won the U.S. Club Championship in Corona, says an announcement from parent Katie Houlahan. This is following the club’s first win of Cal Cup for the U14 girls bracket. Laguna led early in the game and did not allow a single goal...