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By: | September 23, 2005
The Laguna Beach water polo boys' 14-and-under team opened its new season Sunday with a 13-3 victory over visiting Chino Hills. Laguna led from the start as Robert Chew scored three goals, Spencer Dodson scored twice and Nolan McConnell had a goal in the first period of play. Goalie Peter Weidner, a newcomer to the team, got off to a strong shot with a block of a four-meter attempt in the opening quarter. Dodson, Chew, Cole Kennedy and Nicky Brunner scored in the second frame, and the defense of Robbie Quellmalz, Zach Riegler, Derek Kott, Tommy Renner and new players Brent Donenfeld, Trevor Bass and Casey Connors held Chino Hills to a single first-half goal.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 8, 2012
It was a first-round playoff match Tuesday , but sure felt like a later-round match for the Laguna Beach High girls' volleyball team. The Breakers (17-6) rallied from a loss in the first set to win a five-set match against Chino Hills, defeating the Huskies, 23-25, 25-20, 25-21, 17-25, 15-10, in the CIF Southern Section Division 1-A playoffs. The win advanced the Breakers (17-6) to a second-round date Thursday against Louisville of Woodland Hills. The score of Thursday's game wasn't available at press time.
SPORTS
May 25, 2007
The Laguna Beach Water Polo Age Group girls' 14-and-under team went on the defensive last weekend and rode that form to the SOPAC Zone championship. By winning the gold medal at the weekend tournament at the Irvine Aquatics Complex, Laguna has qualified for the Junior Olympics water polo tournament in August. Using a rotation of Jessie Holechek, Jessica Shusko, Melena Masson, Yoshi Andersen, Candyce Schroeder, Kelsey Thorton, Riley Duncan and goalie Edy Manetta, Laguna dominated it opponents with defense.
SPORTS
July 27, 2007
Playing up an age group and in its final event before leaving for the Junior Olympics, the Laguna Beach Age Group Water Polo girls' 14-and-Under team finished runner-up in the 16-U bracket of the John Hale Tournament in Murietta. Laguna competed against 16-U teams from Empire, Elite, Stanford, Los Alamitos and Chino Hills. The team, coached by Chad Beeler and Ethan Damato, compete the first week on August at the Junior Olympics. Laguna 14, Empire 1 Laguna cruised in its tournament opener last Friday, getting three goals each from Yoshi Andersen, Kelsey Thorton and Candyce Schroeder, and single goals from Riley Duncan, Kaitlyn Waidley, Lida De Groote, Melena Masson and Jessie Holechek.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | January 19, 2012
Chamber of Commerce interim Executive Director Kristine Thalman finds working and living in her hometown exhilarating, if a little demanding. "You have a vested interest," said Thalman, who has headed the chamber staff since last September. "It is interesting and fun, but you never stop working. " Her work has impressed chamber officials, and they have extended her contract for another six months, said Michael Kinsman, chamber board president. "We are in relatively sound financial position, but we are changing the direction of the chamber," he said.
NEWS
August 12, 2005
Mike Sciacca Turning in a solid showing in San Jose, the Laguna Beach girls' 14-and-Under water polo team came up with a 10th-place finish at the USA Water Polo Girls' National Junior Olympics. Laguna won four matches en route to its top 10 finish. The locals lost the ninth-place game to Riptides of Florida, 10-6. Laguna finished 10th out of 36 teams competing in the 14-and-under tournament. Members of the Laguna team include coaches Ethan Demato and Chad Beeler; goalie Sarah Zuziak; and field players Annika Dries, Hannah Fait, Lexy Ross, Kacky Brown, Madison Duncan, Dylan Conroy, Ari Palmer, Ari Ross and Siena Martin.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | August 30, 2007
The Laguna Beach High girl?s golf program turned in its most successful season ever last fall. With the start to the 2007 season a week away, new Breakers Head Coach Valorie Quigley this week was looking to solidify the varsity contingent following two days of tryouts at nearby courses. Quigley, who previously coached Laguna?s junior varsity team and teaches math at the school, held tryout sessions Tuesday at Aliso Creek Golf Course, and Wednesday at San Clemente Municipal Golf Course.
NEWS
February 11, 2005
Laguna Beach Club Water Polo will send six of its teams into battle this weekend at the Los Alamitos Winter Festival tournament. Sixteen club programs from throughout the southland will enter teams in the tournament, which opens Saturday and concludes with championship round play on Sunday. The tournament will be played at the following sites: Los Alamitos High, Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, Kennedy High in La Palma, Cypress High, Long Beach Millikan High, Long Beach City College, McGaugh School Community Pool in Seal Beach, and Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach.
SPORTS
April 14, 2006
The Laguna Beach Age Group Water Polo's Eighth-Grade-and-Under boys' team came up just a hair short in its bid to win its own tournament Sunday. Actually, they were a lot of hairs short. To bolster solidarity, the Laguna players shaved their heads before the game. With Chantal McConnell, the mother of Laguna Coach Nick McConnell, and team player, Nolan, manning the clippers, each player had their locks sheered. Teams from Chino Hills, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Capistrano Valley, Corona del Mar and Newport Beach contended for the title at the sixth annual event.
SPORTS
February 16, 2007
Laguna Beach Age Water Polo's 14-and-Under girls' team won three of four matches last weekend to take second-place at their first big tournament of the new season, WinterFest 2007, in Los Alamitos. The tournament drew 16 teams. Laguna was ranked first in its eight-team bracket and opened play with two easy victories on Saturday, then concluded the tournament with two more matches on Sunday. Laguna's boys' 14-and-Under team won the bronze medal by finishing third in its tournament.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 8, 2012
It was a first-round playoff match Tuesday , but sure felt like a later-round match for the Laguna Beach High girls' volleyball team. The Breakers (17-6) rallied from a loss in the first set to win a five-set match against Chino Hills, defeating the Huskies, 23-25, 25-20, 25-21, 17-25, 15-10, in the CIF Southern Section Division 1-A playoffs. The win advanced the Breakers (17-6) to a second-round date Thursday against Louisville of Woodland Hills. The score of Thursday's game wasn't available at press time.
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NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | January 19, 2012
Chamber of Commerce interim Executive Director Kristine Thalman finds working and living in her hometown exhilarating, if a little demanding. "You have a vested interest," said Thalman, who has headed the chamber staff since last September. "It is interesting and fun, but you never stop working. " Her work has impressed chamber officials, and they have extended her contract for another six months, said Michael Kinsman, chamber board president. "We are in relatively sound financial position, but we are changing the direction of the chamber," he said.
SPORTS
June 4, 2010
Once again, the Laguna Beach kids won a gold medal in club water polo. On May 1 and 2, Laguna's 10-and-under club water polo team went to San Diego to compete against some of the best water polo teams in the state. Laguna played five difficult games May 1 and the final May 2. Laguna played against club teams from Chino Hills, San Diego Shores, Commerce and SET. According to the players, the most challenging teams were Commerce, San Diego Shores and SET. After Laguna won the gold medal game, 5-4, over San Diego Shores, Coach Chad Beeler was pushed into the pool along with all the players that had played in the tournament.
LOCAL
By Bruce Sampson | February 17, 2009
  ENTERTAINMENT VETERANS AND LOCAL COMPANIES JOIN FORCES FOR INLAND IDOL 2009 EVENT Annual Youth Talent Competition Ramping Up There are less than three weeks before the first round of qualifying auditions for Inland Idol 2009, and things are certainly heating up! Inland Idol is an annual solo vocal competition open to Southern California youth ages 7-18 and produced in The Inland Empire. David Sidoni has just been confirmed as host for the finale.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | August 30, 2007
The Laguna Beach High girl?s golf program turned in its most successful season ever last fall. With the start to the 2007 season a week away, new Breakers Head Coach Valorie Quigley this week was looking to solidify the varsity contingent following two days of tryouts at nearby courses. Quigley, who previously coached Laguna?s junior varsity team and teaches math at the school, held tryout sessions Tuesday at Aliso Creek Golf Course, and Wednesday at San Clemente Municipal Golf Course.
SPORTS
July 27, 2007
Playing up an age group and in its final event before leaving for the Junior Olympics, the Laguna Beach Age Group Water Polo girls' 14-and-Under team finished runner-up in the 16-U bracket of the John Hale Tournament in Murietta. Laguna competed against 16-U teams from Empire, Elite, Stanford, Los Alamitos and Chino Hills. The team, coached by Chad Beeler and Ethan Damato, compete the first week on August at the Junior Olympics. Laguna 14, Empire 1 Laguna cruised in its tournament opener last Friday, getting three goals each from Yoshi Andersen, Kelsey Thorton and Candyce Schroeder, and single goals from Riley Duncan, Kaitlyn Waidley, Lida De Groote, Melena Masson and Jessie Holechek.
SPORTS
May 25, 2007
The Laguna Beach Water Polo Age Group girls' 14-and-under team went on the defensive last weekend and rode that form to the SOPAC Zone championship. By winning the gold medal at the weekend tournament at the Irvine Aquatics Complex, Laguna has qualified for the Junior Olympics water polo tournament in August. Using a rotation of Jessie Holechek, Jessica Shusko, Melena Masson, Yoshi Andersen, Candyce Schroeder, Kelsey Thorton, Riley Duncan and goalie Edy Manetta, Laguna dominated it opponents with defense.
SPORTS
March 16, 2007
A two-week hiatus from competition did little to slow the Laguna Beach Age Group Water Polo girls' 14-and-Under team. Hosting the seventh annual Laguna Beach Tournament last weekend, Laguna cruised to three straight victories to claim the championship. Eight eighth-grade-and-under teams competed for the title at the Laguna Beach High pool. Laguna 12, Huntington Beach 0 The locals took exactly 10 seconds to get on the scoreboard, then continued their scoring assault in blanking Huntington.
SPORTS
February 16, 2007
Laguna Beach Age Water Polo's 14-and-Under girls' team won three of four matches last weekend to take second-place at their first big tournament of the new season, WinterFest 2007, in Los Alamitos. The tournament drew 16 teams. Laguna was ranked first in its eight-team bracket and opened play with two easy victories on Saturday, then concluded the tournament with two more matches on Sunday. Laguna's boys' 14-and-Under team won the bronze medal by finishing third in its tournament.
SPORTS
July 28, 2006
The Laguna Beach girls' 14-and-Under water polo teams traveled to the stifling heat in the Inland Empire last weekend to compete at the John Hale Tournament, and returned home with a runner- up finish. Laguna fell in the title game to LA Water Polo Club, 6-4. The tournament, which began on July 21 and ended Sunday, was hosted by Chino Hills. Laguna 13, LA Water Polo "B" 1 Laguna 4, City of Los Angeles 3 In two games played Friday at Rowland High, Laguna easily dispatched the "B" team from LA Water Polo and then slipped past City of Los Angeles, a club known as, "COLA."
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