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...

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...



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...

Star Shooter Aims for Another Record

By Charlie Warner, Special to the Independent The Laguna Beach High School basketball team star Blake Burzell, who recently shattered a 54-year-old scoring record with 1,480 career points, will likely add to that in this week’s games versus Calvary Chapel and Godinez. The...


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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...

Football (1-5, 0-1)

Laguna’s playoff chances for 2017 appeared over as Godinez once again is on track to capture the Orange Coast League title with a 38-14 victory over Laguna last Friday, Oct. 6, at Valley High School in Santa Ana. The Grizzlies scored first on their second possession with a...


Girls Golf (1-4, 1-0)

Breakers opened league play on Monday, Sept. 11, at Willowick Golf Course with a 222-314 win over Saddleback. Scores: BellaRose Robinson = 36, Sarah Hollinshead = 42, Maya Vidas = 46, Gigi DiMond = 49 and Kennedy Roller = 49. Last week the Breakers lost a trio of non-league...

Girls Golf (0-1)

Breakers faced Los Alamitos on Tuesday, Sept. 5; Sage Hill on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6 and 7, respectively. League play starts Monday, Sept. 11, at Saddleback.



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...


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 (3-1-1)

Breakers continue to show a spark of optimism towards the league season with a series of competitive non-league games. On Tuesday, March 7, Breakers dropped a tough 9-8 tournament contest to La Quinta/Westminster (5-1) at the Aztec’s field. Emily Thomas struck out five and Mia...

Softball (2-0)

Breakers won their initial games this season opening on March 1 defeating La Quinta/Westminster JV 9-1 at the Thurston field then defeating Dominguez 14-0 the following day. A scheduled contest with Rialto for March 4 was cancelled due to parade conflicts with the team. Laguna...

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...



The 2017 dual meet season opened on Tuesday, March 7, at El Toro with the Charger boys defeating Laguna 116-47 and the Laguna girls winning 102-66. Boys won two events with Billy Renner taking the 200 freestyle in 1:54.58 and Caden Capobianco in the 100 breaststroke at 1:10.77....


Kari Damato’s squad opened the dual meet season on March 7 at El Toro.


Girls Tennis (10-0,10-6) Orange Coast League Champions

Laguna extended its league win streak to 121 straight matches with another sweep of the Orange Coast League in capturing their 12th consecutive league crown. The landscape will be very different in the ultra-competitive Sunset Conference next season. The OC league...

Girls Tennis (8-6, 8-0)

Laguna won two league matches last week defeating Costa Mesa 15-3 and Godinez 18-0 on Oct. 10 and 12, respectively. This past week they completed the regular season with Calvary Chapel and Estancia. Breakers won their 12th straight league title and has extended their league win...

Track & Field

Track & Field

The Trophy meet, a Laguna tradition since the 1930s, is set for March 18 and the key league dual meet with Godinez is at Hulst Oval on March 23.

Track & Field

The Trophy meet, a Laguna tradition since the 1930s, is set for March 18 and the big league dual meet with Godinez is at Hulst Oval on March 23.


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...