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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 Playoff Run for Laguna Breakers

Boys Basketball (25-3, 10-0) LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Breakers are seeded second in the 32-team 3AA single elimination playoffs and played the first round on Wednesday, Feb. 14, hosting Santiago/Corona. Should the Breakers defeat the Sharks they would either host Twentynine Palms (20-8)...

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....

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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

Breakers Upset Ocean View 38-21 – Qualify for CIF

Football (7-2) For the first time in 84 seasons of Varsity football, Laguna is going to the playoffs for the third consecutive year after the surprising victory over previously undefeated Ocean View (8-1) last Friday night at Guyer Field. Laguna faced Godinez (2-7) this past...

Mistakes Sink Breakers at Western 47-35

Football (6-2) The opening Golden West Conference–Pac 4 League contest was delayed Friday night due to lightning and was played Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13, on the worn wet natural grass field at Western High School. Breakers knew they faced a talented squad ranked #1 in D11 and...

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

Girls Soccer (12-10-2)

After a decisive 2-1 victory in the second round at Eastside/Lancaster on Feb. 20, the Breakers were unable to take advantage of their opportunities at top-seeded Paloma Valley falling 3-0 at the Menifee school on Feb. 23. The squad under first-year coach Ben Helm finished the...

Girls Soccer Wins – Qtrs Next

Breakers advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over Eastside in Lancaster this past Tuesday, Feb. 20. Emerson McCune and Reilyn Turner scored for the Breakers while the host Lions (18-5) scored their lone goal late in the contest. Laguna advances for the quarterfinals...

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

LBHS Surf Opens League with Win over Newport Harbor

By LBHS Surf Coaches Scott Finn and Alisa Cairns The Laguna Beach High School surf team came out of the gates firing against Newport Harbor High School for the league opener win. The Oct. 4 league event was held at ThaliaSt. beach and Laguna surfers led the way in several of the...

Surfing Becomes State Sport of California

Monday was filled with a little more stoke than usual this week, as Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1782 into law, making surfing the official sport of California.

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

Team Awards Boys Tennis

The Division 4 CIF Championship squad had their finest team performance in over 35 years: Junior Varsity: JV Sportsmanship – Liam Rafaty; Team Captain – Miles Riehl; Coach’s Award JV Singles – Taro Sakai Coach’s Award JV Doubles – Arturo Vidaurri Tucker;...

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...

Track & Field

Track & Field

Girls Relay Lowers their Mark Again The 4 x 100 meter relay of freshmen Maija Shaw, Ella Dartz, Ella Tyus and sophomore Reilyn Turner finished a disappointing eighth in the Division 3 finals at El Camino College on Saturday, May 19, but lowered their time to a new school record...

Girls Relay Lowers Their Mark

The 4 x 100 meter relay of Ella Dartez, Shanai Auguis, Ella Tyus, and Majia Shaw  lowered their school record time with a 49.53 mark at the Division 3 CIF preliminaries last Saturday, May 12, at Scott Field in Costa Mesa. The mark was good for eight place sending Laguna to the...

Waterpolo

Boys Water Polo

Practice begins Monday, Aug. 13, with a scrimmage scheduled at Foothill before the opening match at Los Osos on Aug. 24.

Quinn Winter Named MVP after Girls Water Polo Victory

Laguna’s varsity goalkeeper, Quinn Winter, was named the most valuable player as the local SET club squad captured the 16’s division with a 7-6 win over Santa Barbara’s 805 Club on July 29 to secure the gold medal honors at USA Water Polo’s Junior Olympics. SET’s 18’s team...