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High School Roundup

Laguna Beach football team prepares for season, competing in seven-on-seven event at JSerra.

July 11, 2013|By Mike Sciacca
(Kevin Chang | Coastline…)

The Laguna Beach High football program went through a workout for the first time this summer on Monday, beginning preparations for its summer season.

The Breakers started seven-on-seven competitions with a four-team event Thursday at JSerra. In addition to the Breakers and host Lions, the two other competing teams were Canyon/Anaheim and San Juan Hills.

Laguna next week will travel to Irvine High for a four-team, seven-on-seven competition at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Corey Brown is in his first season as head varsity coach at Laguna. Brown, who was an assistant varsity coach the past two years and head coach of the Breakers' frosh/soph program the previous three years, takes over head coaching duties from Mike Churchill, who stepped down from the position at the end of the 2012 season after two years at the helm.

"We had 30 freshmen show up Monday, and about 70 players, overall," Brown said. "It went really well and I think the incoming class is the best I've seen since I've been here. The varsity had a great spring, and the players are picking up where they left off.

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"Overall, the excitement has been great, and so has the effort."

Baseball

The Breakers started their summer season this week with games at Ocean View and Beckman. The Breakers lost both games.

In their opener Monday, the Breakers fell, 5-1, to Ocean View. Zak Kovacic threw three innings and allowed one earned run.

Bair said that both Kovacic and Anthony Norelli "pitched well" in Wednesday's game at Beckman.

"We have a lot of work to do but thankfully, it's only July," Coach Mike Bair said. "I'm confident we can get us where we need to be."

Laguna again takes on Ocean View and Beckman in the coming week. The Breakers play host to the Seahawks on Monday and the Patriots on Wednesday. Both games start at 5 p.m.

Remaining schedule

Monday: vs. Ocean View, 5 p.m.

Wednesday: vs. Beckman, 5 p.m.

July 22: vs. Woodbridge, 4 p.m.

July 24: at Segerstrom, 2 p.m.

July 29: at Tustin, 4 p.m.

July 31: at Century, 5 p.m.

Boys' Basketball

The Breakers competed last weekend at the Concordia Tournament, where they finished with a 3-1 record at Concordia University in Irvine.

Coach Bret Fleming's squad conquered three teams from Northern California, defeating Clovis North, Clovis and Selma. The Breakers dropped their final game of the tournament, losing in double overtime to Capistrano Valley.

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