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Baseball

Little League Hosts Fiesta Night

Laguna Beach Little League hosted its annual Fiesta Night on Friday, June 2, at Riddle Field. The event included a t-ball exhibition game, trophies, a chili cook-off and a home run derby. Teams that won their respective tournament were VFW, AAA – McKenna Porsche, and...

Breakers Fall to Etiwanda 16-7

Down 5-3 in the third inning, Laguna Beach High School pitcher Jack Loechner was hit by a line drive that broke a finger on his pitching hand in the CIF quarterfinal against Etiwanda played at home Friday, May 26. After the forced pitching change, the Breakers gave up five runs...

Basketball

Basketball

Boys Basketball (13-9, 2-2) Breakers split their games last week as Costa Mesa (3-1, 7-14) defeated Laguna 46-39 on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Mustang Gym for their first victory over the Breakers at their home gym in 10 years. On Friday, Jan. 20, Grady Morgan’s hot hand led the...

Chiefs Run Over Breakers

  Boys Basketball (12-8, 1-1) A reduced seven-player Breakers squad was no match for Santa Fe as the Chiefs ran past Laguna 56-22 on Monday, Jan. 16. Charlie Rounaghi hit a three-pointer early in the game, but Santa Fe scored 19 straight to take control of the contest played at...

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Cycling

New Sports Team Takes to the Trails

The newly established Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain Bike Team, made up of three girls and seven boys from Thurston Middle School, will compete this season in the SoCal League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. The team’s three-race schedule kicks off...

Teen Pedals Into Sport’s Top Rank

Massimo Lucidi, a 14-year-old junior road racing cyclist and freshman at Laguna Beach High School, placed third overall among 79 riders in the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association. Massimo currently races road bikes in the 15-16 age group of the Rokform Junior...

Football

Football (4-5, 3-1)

SS CIF D-12 Playoff brackets will post Sunday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. at www.cifss.org   Breakers took a big step for the 2017 Division 12 playoffs with a 40-21 victory over Estancia (2-7, 2-2) Friday, Oct. 27, at Guyer Field. A good size crowd witnessed the Laguna offense rolling up...

Football (3-5, 2-1)

Laguna remained in the hunt for a D12 playoff spot with a comeback 32-28 victory over Saddleback last Friday night at Segerstrom Field. Breakers were a little sloppy at the beginning allowing the Roadrunners to recover the opening kickoff and scoring on the game’s second play...

Golf

Girls Golf (4-7, 3-0)

Breakers took the inside track for the 2017 Orange Coast League title with a 207-249 victory over Calvary Chapel, of Santa Ana, (3-1) on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Mile Square Golf Course. BellaRose Robinson led the squad with a 34 followed by Sarah Hollinshead at 37. Claire Smithers...

Girls Golf (3-5, 2-0)

Breakers won their second league match on Tuesday, Sept. 12, defeating Estancia 201-259 at Costa Mesa CC. Abby Bekken was the low scorer with a 36 followed by BellaRose Robinson at 37. On Thursday, Sept. 14, the Breakers defeated Laguna Hills 226-262 at Laguna Woods. BellaRose...

Soccer

Girls Soccer (17-3-2, 9-0-0) LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Bill Rolfing’s squad captured only the school’s third league title ever by sweeping their Orange Coast League competition. Last week the Breakers defeated third place Calvary 3-1 on Tuesday, Jan. 31, came home on Thursday, Feb. 2, to...

Soccer

Boys Soccer (4-7-3. 2-3-1) Breakers are tied for third place with Costa Mesa and will host the Mustangs on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. at Guyer Field with the winner clearly in position to make the playoffs. Last week Laguna tied Saddleback 0-0 on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Laguna...

Softball

Softball (6-5-1)

Breakers scored three runs in the seventh inning to defeat Bolsa Grande 4-3 on Thursday, March 23, at the Matador’s field. On Saturday, March 25, Laguna dropped their Costa Mesa tournament games at TeWinkle Park, losing 7-6 to Los Amigos in the morning game and 10-0 to Tustin in...

Softball (5-2-1)

The softball team continued to look competitive for the upcoming league season going 2-2 last week. On Tuesday, March 14, Laguna was edged 8-7 by Westminster, but the following day defeated Orange 7-2. In the Costa Mesa tournament this past Saturday, March 18 at TeWinkle Park,...

Surfing & Bodyboarding

Surfing

One of three club sports at Laguna along with the two sand volleyball teams, the surf schedule for 2017-18 has not posted yet with the competitive season starting in October. Web site is www.surfsss.org    

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...

Swimming

Karkoska Sets Swim Record

Kasey Karkoska won the 100-yard backstroke with a new school record of 55.66 seconds at the Mission Viejo Invitational Saturday, March 25, breaking her own record of 57.02 set last season. The junior also broke the school record in the 100 butterfly with a 55.23 mark, smashing...

Swimming

The squads took on Pacifica on Wednesday, March 15, at the local pool with the boys winning 92-70 and the girls taking the Mariners 111-51. Individual marks were not provided. The first league dual meet was March 22 with Calvary and the showdown with Costa Mesa is on March 29 at...

Tennis

Sports Briefs

City to Offer Jr. Tennis Camp Laguna Beach High School tennis coach Rick Conkey has enlisted top-level pros to offer two, four-day clinics Jan. 2-5 at the high school courts for seventh through 12th grade players through the city’s recreation department. Local pros Tim Kpulun and...

Girls Tennis (10-7)

Breakers playoff run ended in the opening round to top seed Beckman 14-4 on Nov. 1 at Laguna. Elle Pachl was the Breakers’s bright spot, sweeping her matches 7-5, 6-0, 6-0.  

Track & Field

Talent, Strength on Display at Track Meet

By Charlie Warner, Special to the Independent   Frank Harris, a stand out senior from Basic High School in Henderson, Nev., cleared 7 feet in the high jump at the Laguna Beach High School Trophy Invitational Track Meet on Saturday, March 18, a new meet record set by the top...

Track & Field

The Trophy meet, a Laguna tradition since the 1930’s is set for Saturday, March 18, at Hulst Oval. More information available at www.trophyinvite.com    

Waterpolo

Girls Water Polo

The nation’s top team played in two matches this past week, against El Toro on Tuesday, Nov. 28, and La Canada the following day. Next Wednesday, Dec. 6, Breakers will face Dos Pueblos in a key test to be played at Santa Margarita High School.

Boy’s Water Polo (20-9)

Breakers were upset 6-5 by Redlands East Valley on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Division 2 quarterfinals in a match played at Indian Springs High School in Redlands. It was a tight hard fought contest won by the host team in the closing seconds of regulation.