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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

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...

Basketball

Boys Basketball (11-6) Laguna opened their 11th Orange Coast League race this past week and will have a clear idea on taking their 10th of 11 titles when they host Godinez (15-3) on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. at Dugger Gym. Both the Grizzlies and the Breakers are in the Southern...

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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 (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...

Breakers Crash Past Costa Mesa 35-23

Football (2-5, 1-1) Laguna picked up their first league win defeating Costa Mesa (3-4, 0-2) last Friday, Oct. 13, at Guyer Field before a delighted 62nd homecoming crowd. Special teams and a hook and ladder play were the highlights of the evening play. Breakers scored on their...

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

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...

Soccer

Boys Soccer (4-6-2. 2-2-0) Breakers suffered a tough 4-3 loss at Estancia last Friday, Jan. 20, at Scott Field in the battle for second place in league play. Top-ranked Godinez leads the league and is 14-0 overall. Earlier in the week, Laguna defeated Costa Mesa (1-2-1, 6-5-2)...

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

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

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

Boy’s Water Polo (19-8, 4-0) Orange Coast League Champions

Breakers won their ninth in a row on Thursday, Oct. 26, as they defeated Dana Hills 12-9 to conclude the regular season. Breakers are seeded fourth in the Division 2 playoffs behind the top seeds, Foothill, Corona del Mar and Agoura, respectively. Play opened Thursday, Nov. 2,...

Boy’s Water Polo (15-8, 2-0)

Boys held their seed in sweeping all matches at the Steve Pal tournament this past weekend at Beckman. Never facing a higher seed, Laguna defeated La Canada 15-6, host Beckman 16-7, Mira Costa (D2 # 12) 9-5, La Serna (D3 #1) 8-6, and Redlands East Valley (D2 #5) 9-7 in the...