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Baseball

Breakers Easily Defeat Saddleback

Baseball (12-8, 7-0) Breakers had it easy last week in league as they defeated Saddleback 27-0 in a five-inning contest on Tuesday, April 17, and then the Roadrunners (2-16, 0-19) took a forfeit in a rematch that was slated for Friday, April 20. Breakers set a team single-game...

Burzell Ties a Record, Closes on Another

Baseball (12-8, 7-0) Blake Burzell pitched five shutout innings while Laguna batters collected 14 hits to power the Breakers to a 10-0 victory over Calvary Chapel (7-5, 3-4) on Thursday, April 12, at Tewinkle Park in Costa Mesa. Burzell’s win was his fifth of the season and the...

Basketball

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,...

Record Season Continues

Boys Basketball (17-3, 2-0) Freshman center Nolan Naess scored a career-high 22 points to help Laguna blast No. 13 Rancho Mirage 69-45 on Monday, Jan. 15, in a day game played at Corona del Mar High School. The previous week, Blake Burzell broke the 2,000-point career total for...

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Cycling

Bike Team Exceeds its Goals

Twelve riders in the Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain Bike Team competed at Vail Lake in Temecula recently and three earned podium finishes. “Our goal this season was to break into the top 20, but the race results have far exceeded our expectations and we are so proud of...

Locals Ride With Their Heroes

By George Gore Browne, Special to the Independent    Due to the efforts of two local mountain bike brands, Crankbrothers and Troy Lee Designs, local riders have been able to enjoy the rare experience of riding with their heroes. “Being able to ride your favorite local trials...

Football

A Homecoming Game to Remember – Breakers Rally for 49-46 Victory

Football (6-1) Laguna Beach delighted the overflow 63rd homecoming crowd last Friday night at Guyer Field with a game for the ages that featured big plays and excitement to the finish. The Kares from Arcadia are a Christian high school that has been competing since the 1960s....

Breakers Hold Off Vikings 21-18, 63rd Homecoming This Friday

Football (5-1) Laguna surprised Marina and their homecoming crowd last Friday night at Boswell Field at Westminster High School holding on for a 21-18 victory. Breakers squandered early opportunities then held off the Viking comeback helped by three big defensive plays in the...

Golf

Boys Golf (11-4, 8-0) League Champion

Laguna closed out their match season with a tough 193-194 non-league loss to Trabuco Hills on Monday, April 23, at Ben Brown’s. Kyle Sharp was the top players with a 32 marking the 10thtime he has been the match medalist with lowest overall score. Laguna scorers were: Kyle Sharp,...

Boys Golf (10-3, 8-0)

Laguna concluded their league match play on Thursday, April 12, with Costa Mesa at Aliso Viejo Country Club. Missing a few regular starters they won the match 217-233.  The co-medalists of the match were Kyle Sharp from Laguna and Jimmy Solano from Costa Mesa with one over par...

Soccer

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...

Soccer

Boys Soccer (7-4-2, 2-1-1) Laguna fell into third place after a pair of league games last week. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, the Breakers jumped out to a 3-0 lead over long-time rival Estancia only to have the Eagles (9-3-4, 2-0-2) battle back to tie the contest at 3-3 in the closing...

Softball

Softball (7-5)

The 10-game league schedule got underway this past week. Breakers faced Calvary (9-4 ) on Wednesday, April 11 and Godinez (9-4) on April 13. Only the top three league teams are guaranteed a playoff spot.  

Softball (7-5)

League play begins on Wednesday, April 11, and the Breakers continued to improve in non-league play with four straight wins. Last week they defeated Bolsa Grande 16-4 on Monday, March 26, at Thurston, survived the crossing to Catalina Island to take down Avalon 15-2 on Wednesday,...

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 4-0, Girls 4-0)

Breakers returned to the pool on April 11 hosting Estancia and close out the dual meet season on Wednesday, April 18 at Godinez.

Swimming (Boys 4-0, Girls 4-0)

Laguna traveled to Saddleback on Wednesday, March 28, in a throw-back style league dual meet.  The contest was hand timed so no races could qualify for CIF. Breaker boys won 126-8 and the girls prevailed 141-20.  

Tennis

Boys Tennis (14-5, 8-0) League Champions

As expected, fourth-ranked Laguna is 3-0 so far in the playoffs and traveled this past Wednesday four hours (178 miles) to Santa Ynez for the Division 4 semifinals on the Pirate’s courts. Breakers had made the trek back in 2011 for a similar match and came away with a big...

Boys Tennis (10-5, 8-0) League Champions

Breakers dominated the league individuals this past Thursday, May 3, at Saddleback High School as Mason Lebby defeated teammate Jake Hastings 6-1 to capture his second straight crown. Breaker players have taken 10 of the 12 Orange Coast League singles titles. Jake Hastings took...

Track & Field

Breaker Girls win in Coos Bay

The girls track and field squad took first in the 18thannual Prefontaine Rotary Invitational held in Coos Bay, Ore., last Saturday, April 14, while Laguna’s boys squad finished seventh out of the 25 teams competing. Winners for Laguna were Majia Shaw in the 200-meter dash (26.44)...

Track & Field

Costa Mesa swept the Breakers in a double dual meet on Thursday, April 5, at Hulst Oval by taking the boys 81-45 and shocking the girls squad 70-38. It was the first league dual loss for the Breakers since 2012 snapping a 29 consecutive league dual meet win streak. Breakers did...

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...