Another year has come and gone. Heading into the past with it are several outstanding performances, both team-wise and individually, turned in by Laguna Beach High athletes during 2010.
Below are some of the key athletic highlights from the past 12 months that were reported to the Coastline Pilot:
In an Orange Coast League girls' basketball game Jan. 25, Emily Writer scored 53 points in the Breakers' 71-64 loss to Costa Mesa to set a single-game scoring record. That total broke her own school record, which she set in 2009 when she scored 51 against the Mustangs.
By beating Godinez, 1-0, on Feb. 4, the girls' soccer team clinched third place in the Orange Coast League and secured a Division III playoff berth in the process. By doing so, it marked the first time in its history that the program had made the playoffs in back-to-back years.
The Orange Coast League boys' basketball title has been up for grabs four times since the league was formed at the start of the 2006-07 school year and in each instance, Laguna has done the taking. By defeating host Godinez, 48-38, on Feb. 10, the Breakers — who returned only one significant starter from the previous year — sewed up their fourth straight league crown.