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...


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...

Burzell Leaps to a New Record

Junior Blake Burzell scored 26 points against Reno’s Bishop Manogue on Friday, Dec. 30, to break Laguna’s career scoring record with 1,480 points in 17 games this season. That mark leaps ahead of the previous high school career record set by Ron Lutz of 1,468 points. Lutz, who...


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Football The squad will scrimmage with three different schools this Friday, Aug. 18, at Loara High in Anaheim with Los Amigos and Cypress also participating. The 83rd season of varsity football will open on Friday, Aug. 25, at Guyer Field when Laguna takes on Bolsa Grande. John...

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


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 (3-5-2. 1-1-0) As expected, Laguna split their matches last week defeating Calvary Chapel 3-1 in Wednesday’s match and dropping a 3-0 contest to top-ranked Godinez at Guyer Field. Breakers chances for a playoff spot will be challenged this past week with their...


Boys Soccer (2-4-2) Laguna pulled off a pair of wins last week building off their upset tie of Division 3 top-ranked Santiago last month. Breakers defeated Dana Hills 3-2 as Bruce Knill scored all three goals for the Breakers with two assisted by Dexter Russo. Jet Rocha also...


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

LBHS Surf, Roller Take Wins Over Tesoro

By Coaches Alisa Cairns and Scott Finn With a win in San Clemente this week against Tesoro, the Laguna Beach High School surf team is now 5 and 0 in the Scholastic Surf Series this season. Jameson Roller, one of many team members doing double duty in multiple divisions, competed...

Girls Earn Top Scores in Surf Contest

The Laguna Beach High School surfers Kayla Coscino took first and Kalohe Danbara second in the NSSA Interscholastic Regional State Championship on Saturday, March 4, in Cardiff by the Sea. The boys on the team finished fourth among 11 California schools with a total of 86 points....



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 (9-8, 1-0)

SS CIF # 12 Breakers dominated early to defeat improved Costa Mesa 16-9 in a league match on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the local pool. The victory was Laguna’s 54th consecutive league victory in a streak dating back to 2005. On Saturday, Oct. 14, Breakers got off to a slow start but...

Boy’s Water Polo (7-7)

SSCIF # 12 Breakers had their showdown with Division 3 Costa Mesa (13-9) this past Wednesday as Laguna hoped to extend their 53-game consecutive league win streak. Details next week.