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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

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 (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

Kayla Coscino Finishes Fourth at U.S. Open Final

Laguna Beach surfer Kayla Coscino placed fourth on finals day at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach last weekend. Hawaiian Zoe McDougall claimed the junior girls championship title, with Summer Macedo, also of Hawaii, taking second. San Clemente surfer Samantha...

Local Surfers Start Strong in WSA Contest

Two Laguna Beach surfers earned high marks during the Western Surfing Association’s first contest of the season Aug. 4-5 at San Onofre State Beach Trail 6. Hudson Saunders took second in the Boys U14 division, and Zack Van Meter scored third in Boys U12. Last weekend’s contest...

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 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...

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...

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

Breakers Repeat as Girls State Champions

Laguna girls captured the 47-team California State High School State Championships last weekend at Corona del Mar. The event is the only time schools from Northern California face the Southern California competition as the two regions compete in different seasons. Nor Cal runs...

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...