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By Mike Sciacca | November 17, 2011
The Laguna Beach girls' volleyball team played with passion Tuesday in the CIF Southern Section Division 1-A semifinals, giving rival Corona del Mar all it could handle. "I thought we played hard and with a lot of heart," Laguna Beach Coach Lance Stewart said. "We just didn't make enough good plays to finish things. They (CdM) made more big plays than we did, and that was the difference. " Second-ranked Corona del Mar had many of those big plays in the second game on its way to eliminating the Breakers, 25-20, 25-23, 17-25, 25-16 at Dugger Gym. CdM, the Pacific Coast League champion, trailed, 10-1, at one point in the second set before mounting a furious rally.
October 27, 2011
Alissa Carins of Laguna Beach won a copper medal in the Women Masters division and helped Team USA to a gold medal at the International Surfing Assn. World Masters Surfing Championships at La Libertad, El Salvador on Sunday. Team USA, coached by surfing legend Ian Cairns, won the Eduardo Arena ISA World Team Trophy with a score of 9,396. Carins was one of four USA team members to medal, joining Tom Curren (Kahunas division, gold), Jim Hogan (Kahunas division, silver) and Allen Sarlo (Grand Kahunas division, copper)
By David Carrillo Peñaloza, | May 21, 2011
CYPRESS — Out of all nine CIF Southern Section boys' volleyball title appearances with Corona del Mar High, the latest one stressed out Coach Steve Conti. At first, he did not know why. When a reporter joked if he felt stressed Saturday because it was supposed to be the end of the world, Conti just grinned. No, it had nothing to with such shenanigans. All of Conti's stress was because the Sea Kings were supposed to win Division II. Not just win, but sweep Laguna Beach. Who cared if the Breakers were the defending champions?
By Mike Sciacca, | May 19, 2011
The Breakers are back for seconds. A year after winning a CIF Southern Section championship, the Laguna Beach boys' volleyball team will play for another title after coming back from a game down Tuesday to defeat visiting Beckman, 26-28, 25-22, 25-19, 25-22, in a Division 2 semifinal match. The win sends the second-ranked Breakers to Saturday's Division 2 final at 4 p.m. at Cypress College against No. 1-ranked Corona del Mar. The Sea Kings defeated Trabuco Hills, 3-0, in Tuesday's other semifinal match-up.
By Cherril Doty | March 31, 2011
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once (s)he grows up. —Pablo Picasso Too often in the daily business of living and working as adults we forget the joy of play for the sake of itself. It is unfortunate but true that, as George Bernard Shaw is noted as saying, "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. It is with good reason and some forethought that my friend Suzette and I call our classes "Mixed Media Playtime.
By Mike Sciacca, | March 10, 2011
What a way to start a revival. Returning to play a full season of varsity softball for the first time in three years, Laguna Beach was hungry for action. The Breakers launched their 2011 campaign March 2 and scored a 13-7 nonleague victory over Connelly. On Tuesday, they scored an even bigger win. The Breakers went to Corona del Mar to take on their rival down the road, a game that originally was scheduled for the new playing field at Thurston Middle School but forced by remnants of recent rains to be moved to CdM. The site switch mattered little to Laguna, which came away with a 7-5 win. Laguna, a Division 5 school, knocked off the Division 2 Sea Kings.
By Mike Sciacca, | January 6, 2011
For the second time in a six-day period, the Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar girls' water polo teams met, and in each instance played exciting, tough matches that went to the wire. The second of the two games was played Wednesday at the CdM pool, and despite holding a two-goal lead in the second quarter, Laguna eventually fell, 5-4, to the Sea Kings. Last Friday, in the semifinals of the Holiday Cup hosted by Newport Harbor and CdM, the Breakers lost in overtime to the Sea Kings.
By Matt Szabo, | January 5, 2011
CORONA DEL MAR — Beating a senior-laden team like Laguna Beach High twice in a five-day span is tough. Corona del Mar senior girls' water polo player Lauren Marks just wants to make her shot tough to ignore. Marks did so in the fourth quarter Wednesday, scoring the game-winning goal crosscage with just over five minutes left as CdM took the nonleague game over the Breakers, 5-4, at CdM. "I knew I had to step it up," said Marks, who scored twice after netting just one goal in CdM's first eight games.
December 30, 2010
TODAY Girls' Water Polo (TBA) Laguna at Holiday Cup tournament (at Corona del Mar/Newport Harbor) MONDAY Boys' Frosh/Soph Soccer (5:30 p.m.) Laguna at Mater Dei Girls' Soccer (6:15 p.m.) San Juan Hills at Laguna JV Soccer (4:45 p.m.) San Juan Hills at Laguna Frosh/Soph Soccer (3:15 p.m.) San Juan Hills at Laguna TUESDAY Boys' Soccer (7 p.m.) Laguna at Orange (at Fred Kelly Stadium)
By Mike Sciacca, | October 28, 2010
Coach Alec Horton called it a "tough day at the office" for the Laguna Beach High girls' tennis team Wednesday. The Breakers stepped away from league play to take on former league foe and rival Corona del Mar in a nonleague match at Laguna and were handed a 15-3 defeat by the Sea Kings, the fifth-ranked team in CIF Division 1. The bright spot for the Breakers came at No. 1 singles as Taylor Nederlander went 2-1, losing a tough battle against...
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