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Costa Mesa Ends Baseball Win Streak

Costa Mesa’s Tyler Corkhill slammed a three-run home run in the third inning to lead the Mustangs to a 6-3 upset of the Breakers last Friday, May 4, at the Mustang’s diamond. The loss was Laguna pitcher Blake Burzell’s first of the season and snapped Laguna’s 29 game league win...

Burzell, Laguna’s Top Pitcher

Baseball (16-8, 11-0) Blake Burzell became Laguna’s top all-time pitcher as the Breakers continued to cruise through the league race. The senior, already the all-time scorer in basketball, became the Breakers top pitcher with 207 career innings and a  26-8 career win record. He...

Basketball

Historic Run Continues

  Boys Basketball (23-3, 8-0) Breakers closed out their regular season this past week and should enter the post season with a school record 25-3 mark, easily beating the 22-4 regular season mark of 1962 and 23-5 record in 2007. The full season record is 27-4 set 56 years ago....

Calvary Crushed 87-18, Saddleback 77-28

Boys Basketball (21-3, 6-0) Breakers continue to shred the record book as they march towards the playoffs in February. Last Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Breakers easily defeated Saddleback 77-28 with Blake Burzell scoring 21 in limited time, Charlie Rounaghi added 2, Owen McMurray 7,...

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Cycling

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...

Riding for a Cause

By Sharael Kolberg, Special to the Independent Almost 100 riders took off from Laguna Beach Cyclery recently for 25- or 50-mile rides in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, the second annual Dirt Fondo Challenge mountain bike ride to benefit the Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain...

Football

84th Varsity Season Opens Friday Night

Coach John Shanahan (13-11-0) returns for his third season as Laguna opens at 7 p.m. this Friday night, Aug. 24, when they host Hoover (1-0) from Glendale in the first meeting between the two schools in football. The Tornadoes opened last week with a 13-12 victory over La Canada...

Football

Breakers are in the Golden West League Pac 4 and will open the season on Aug. 23. The other league members are Godinez, Western and Ocean View. Homecoming is Oct. 5, when Laguna hosts Rio Hondo Prep.

Golf

Boys Golf (11-6, 8-0)

League individuals were held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1-2 at Skylinks in  Long Beach and the Breakers swept the top five spots led by Ben Sharp. The scores for each day and the tournament totals, respectively:  Ben Sharp, 74/79, 153;Kyle Sharp, 78/77, 155;Chase Gioffredi,...

Boys Golf (11-6, 8-0) League Champions

League individuals were held on Tuesday, May 1, in Long Beach and the Southern Division team playoff is Monday, May 14, at Mile Square. Last week the dual match season concluded with a pair of non-conference losses to Trabuco Hills. As reported last week, they lost to the...

Soccer

League Champs

Girls Soccer (9-9-2, 7-1-1)      Rookie head coach Ben Helm was nearly speechless as the Breakers came back at Estancia (6-7-4, 5-2-2) on Monday, Feb. 5, to clip the Eagles 3-2 to capture their second straight league title. Early in the contest a deflection gave the host Eagles a...

Soccer

Boys Soccer (8-5-2, 3-2-1) Laguna suffered another tough loss on Wednesday, Jan. 24, falling 2-1 at Saddleback but bounced back to defeat Calvary 1-0 on Friday, Jan. 26, to remain in a three way tie for second place with four tough matches remaining. The league race has five...

Softball

Softball (8-9-1, 1-4)

This past Monday, Laguna dropped a 6-2 contest at Calvary Chapel (13-5, 3-1). Cienna Wunder’s two-run home run accounted for the Laguna scores as the Breakers stranded eight on base. Last week they lost a tough 12-10 contest with Costa Mesa on Tuesday, April 17, tied La...

Softball (7-7, 0-2)

Laguna started the 10-game league portion of the schedule facing the two toughest opponents. On Wednesday, April 11, they dropped an 11-4 game to Calvary Chapel in a contest played at Thurston Middle School. Rhys Campbell hit a solo home run in the sixth inning for Laguna. On...

Surfing & Bodyboarding

Laguna Finishes Third in Final Surf Contest

 by coaches Scott Finn and Alisa Cairns For the second consecutive year, the Laguna Beach High School surf team finished third place at the NSSA National High School Championships held at Salt Creek Beach earlier this month. In the women’s division Kayla Coscino led the way...

A Locals Only Contest

About 30 surf competitors took to the waves in an unofficial locals-only contest last weekend. Organizers declined to release the results. Photographer Mark Golter generously shared some scenes from the sand.  

Swimming

Swimming (Boys 6-0, Girls 6-0)

Laguna’s dual meet season concluded on Wednesday, April 18, with a 126-40 sweep of Godinez at the Valley High School pool in Santa Ana by both varsity squads. League finals are May 3 at Laguna with the boys looking very competitive between Calvary, Laguna, and Costa Mesa.  

Swimming (Boys 5-0, Girls 5-0)

Laguna stepped closer to a sweep of their dual meet season with a crushing win over Estancia on Wednesday, April 11, at the Laguna Community Pool. Boys won 115-51 and the girls prevailed 137-32. The last meet of their 12-year Orange Coast League run was to take place Wednesday,...

Tennis

Boys Claim Championship in Thrilling Finish

Breakers won their fourth tennis title after a 36-year absence with a thrilling 10-8 victory over Redlands East Valley last Friday, May 18, at the Claremont Club in Claremont. The contest came down to the last set in competition with the doubles team of Francis Pillsbury  and...

Boys Tennis Wins CIF Championship

The Laguna Beach High School boys tennis team excited the crow with a nail-biting win this past Friday, May 18, over Redlands East Valley for the CIF championship, the first in 36 years. Boys singles and doubles won in the first round. In the second round, singles players Mason...

Track & Field

Girls Are League Champs, Boys Tie for 2nd

Laguna girls captured nine of 15 events to secure their sixth straight Orange Coast League meet on Thursday, May 3, at Costa Mesa’s Mustang Stadium. The meet win handed the overall league track crown to the Breakers, their eighth in 12 seasons of Orange Coast League competition....

Track & Field

Laguna’s final Orange Coast League meet was held this past Thursday, May 3, at Costa Mesa. Results will be posted next week.  Breakers teams will compete in the SS CIF D3 for the second straight year as the smallest school in the 110  school division. Prelims are Saturday, May...

Waterpolo

Girls Take First in San Diego Contest

The Laguna Beach girls’ 12U water polo team took first place in the South County San Diego Cup Water Polo Championship, held May 4-6. A field of 23 boys and girls teams competed in one of the largest youth tournaments, a prelude to the Junior Olympics scheduled for Stanford in...

Girls Water Polo Captures Regional Title

  Girls Water Polo (26-3) The 2018 squad closed out the season with a sweep of three opponents to capture the inaugural Southern California CIF Division 2 water polo title last weekend at Corona del Mar High School. Breakers opened play on Friday, March 2, with a 20-1 victory...