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By Matt SzaboCoastline Pilot | April 3, 2009
COSTA MESA ? The anxiety was understandable. Both teams figured to have it in Thursday?s Orange Coast League baseball game between Laguna Beach High and Costa Mesa. After all, the winner would be in sole possession of first place in league with the first round down. But, to Laguna Beach Coach Jeff Sears, it appeared that the host Mustangs did a better job of handing that anxiety. It showed in the Mustangs? better at-bats, which they used to earn a 6-1 win that bounced the Breakers to second place.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 26, 2007
The Laguna Beach High girls' soccer team, a squad that has the luxury of getting contributions for every member of its 19-player roster, has been on a roll in its last three matches. Since playing Costa Mesa to a 1-1 tie in its Orange Coast League opener on Jan. 11, Laguna has been impressive in posting three-straight shutout victories. The victims have been Estancia (3-0) and both Calvary Chapel and Costa Mesa have lost to the Breakers by a score of 2-0. The win over Costa Mesa came Tuesday.
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April 1, 2005
Mike Sciacca In one final push before it settles into the thick of the Pacific Coast League race, the Laguna Beach High School boys' volleyball team defeated Costa Mesa in four games at Dugger Gymnasium. The Breakers won the match, 25-13, 23-25, 25-23, 25-13. "I think we came in really focused in that first game and played steady volleyball," Laguna coach Lance Stewart said. "But we got away from that in the second and third games and Costa Mesa got on a little roll and started to gain some confidence.
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By Matt Szabo | January 29, 2010
Breaking the 50-point barrier is rare for an NBA superstar, not to mention a high school girls? basketball player. But Laguna Beach High junior Emily Writer has done it again. Writer scored 53 points in the Breakers? 71-64 Orange Coast League loss to Costa Mesa on Tuesday night. The mark broke her own school record, set last year when she scored 51 against the Mustangs. The record before that was 36 points, set by Liz Stahl in 1989. Writer shot 16 of 35 from the field Tuesday, and 19 of 22 from the free-throw line.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 6, 2007
Things have gone pretty much as expected in the opening week of the Orange Coast League boys' volleyball season. Namely, Laguna Beach was considered beforehand to be the team to beat and so far, has proven such is the case. In two league matches so far, neither Costa Mesa nor Estancia had any luck against Laguna. In last Friday's league opener, the Breakers were pushed in the second game by Costa Mesa but still earned a sweep of the host Mustangs, 25-12, 28-26, 25-17.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 20, 2007
The boys' volleyball series between Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa has been a lopsided affair throughout the years and Tuesday's Orange Coast League matchup between the host Breakers and Mustangs continued that pattern. Laguna flexed its domination at Costa Mesa's expense again, sweeping the Mustangs, 25-12, 25-16, 25-10, at Dugger Gymnasium. The Breakers played well in many aspects of the match, jumping out to leads in all three games and rolled to victory in each instance. Laguna improved to 48-1 all-time versus Costa Mesa.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 26, 2007
A halftime challenge led to a second-half explosion Tuesday by the Laguna Beach High boys' basketball team in its Orange Coast League encounter with visiting Costa Mesa. Breakers Coach Bret Fleming said he didn't yell at his players, who started out lethargic and went on to trail the Mustangs, 28-22, at the half. Instead, Fleming simply laid out his challenge. "They were waiting for someone to step up and I just told them, that it was up to them to do it," he said. "I thought we came out real tentative and weren't aggressive on offense or defense.
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By Matt Szabo | January 8, 2010
It has been a trying preseason for the Laguna Beach High boys? basketball team. The Breakers have just one senior, Adam Selevan, and he?s been in and out of the lineup with a back injury. Now comes the Orange Coast League portion of the schedule, where the defending-champion Breakers travel to Costa Mesa at 7 tonight. ?It?s been a real slow process getting him back where he could play,? Coach Bret Fleming said. ?He?s been a really good leader for us, both vocally and by example.
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By Mike Sciacca | November 14, 2008
There are still a few more chapters that the Laguna Beach High football team has to complete in the 2008 season. The thing is, the Breakers control their story?s destiny and can pen any ending they?d like. Tonight, Laguna ends one chapter as the regular season and Orange Coast League schedule comes to an end when it takes on Costa Mesa at 7 p.m. at Estancia High. But it?s just not any game. It?s a championship showdown. The winner of tonight?s contest will emerge as the outright league champion.
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By Matt Szabo | April 2, 2010
LAGUNA BEACH — Three big innings will beat one big inning every time. In Orange Coast League play, it’s the Laguna Beach High baseball team that has now come out on the short end of the numbers game twice now. Visiting Costa Mesa scored three runs in the first inning, three in the second and six in the fifth Thursday afternoon. That was enough to earn a 12-4 victory. Laguna Beach, which gave up 15 runs to Calvary Chapel last week, fell to 2-2 in league play.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 1, 2014
It's nearing the midway point of the Orange Coast League softball season and on Tuesday, the Laguna Beach High Breakers went into the win column for the first time. Laguna was impressive in winning its initial league contest in four attempts in shutting down visiting Costa Mesa, 10-0, at Thurston Middle School. Halle Redfearn pitched the shutout and Jennifer Sorensen, Jessica Roediger and Sophie Trabizi had key hits for the Breakers who improved to 1-3 in league and 3-16 overall.
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By Bryce Alderton | April 11, 2014
Friends said Nina Fitzpatrick could light up a room when she walked in. On Thursday night, those same friends and family paid tribute to the 22-year-old Costa Mesa woman, a senior at the Laguna College of Art + Design, by lining Laguna Canyon Road while holding glowing tea lights. Fitzpatrick died earlier this week after she was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk in front of the college's main campus at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road about 8:45 p.m. April 3. About 200 mourners gathered to hug, share stories and remember the fine arts student, an oil painter whose bubbly personality was contagious, friends said.
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By Bryce Alderton | April 8, 2014
Mayor Elizabeth Pearson will not be running for a fourth term on the Laguna Beach City Council. "When I was in the interview stages last March for my new position at Pacific Chorale, I was specifically asked if I would run after my current term," said Pearson, president and chief executive of the nonprofit organization, which is the resident choir of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. "There was concern that my attention would be diverted from the very demanding job as president and chief executive of the organization.
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By Bryce Alderton | April 8, 2014
Laguna College of Art + Design senior Nina Fitzpatrick has died, five days after she was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk on Laguna Canyon Road, the college announced in a news release Tuesday. Fitzpatrick, a 22-year-old fine arts student and Costa Mesa resident, was hit by a Honda sedan driven by an 83-year-old Minnesota woman about 8:45 p.m. Thursday in the crosswalk adjacent to the main campus at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. She was critically injured and transported to Mission Hospital Mission Viejo, according to Laguna Beach police.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 14, 2014
Four games into the season, with victories in each performance, has put the Laguna Beach High baseball team in line for a tournament championship. The Breakers went to 4-0 on the season and also at the Newport Elks Tournament Wednesday by winning, 4-1, in a pool-play game of the Costa Mesa Division at Segerstrom. The victory comes one day after they had shut down visiting Ocean View, 2-0, in pool play. Laguna is in position to win the tournament title. The Breakers have a shot at the title and need a win Friday (3 p.m.)
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By Mike Sciacca | February 13, 2014
As if there wasn't enough already riding on the outcome of Wednesday's Orange League girls' basketball game at Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach was to face a veteran Mustangs team that was celebrating Senior Night. Well, the Breakers put a damper on the party by scoring a 38-36 victory in a defensive battle that allowed them to wrap up sole possession of second place in the final league standings. Laguna finished league play 8-2, one game behind champion Estancia (9-1). The Breakers also moved to 18-8 overall, and are only one win shy of tying the school single-season record for victories (19)
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By Mike Sciacca | January 30, 2014
They have reached the halfway point, but the Laguna Beach High Breakers know now is not the time to rest on their laurels. The Breakers established themselves as the team to beat — a label the boys' basketball program has worn the past several years, Wednesday by picking up an important win. Their 81-53 victory over visiting Costa Mesa gave the Breakers a 5-0 finish to the first half of Orange Coast League play. It also allowed them to open up a two-game lead on their league foes with five games remaining.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 30, 2014
The Laguna Beach High girls' basketball team positioned itself Tuesday for a potential big finish to the 2014 Orange Coast League race. The Breakers stayed in the thick of the title chase by breaking past visiting Costa Mesa in the second half for a 63-50 victory at Dugger Gym. They were able to ease from a one-point halftime lead for a double-digit win that kept the Breakers (4-1 league) tied with Estancia for first place in the league standings. The league lead was on the line Thursday when Laguna played at Estancia to begin the second round of league play.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 30, 2014
Needing a strong close to the first half of Orange Coast League play, the Laguna Beach High boys' soccer team accomplished just that by turning in a pair of big performances to keep its title hopes alive. The Breakers earned their third OCL victory Wednesday and closed out the opening round of league action by taking a 4-2 victory from visiting Costa Mesa at Guyer Field. The Breakers scored the final three goals of the opening half to take a 3-1 lead at the break and went on to run their league record to 3-1-1, and went above .500 for the season at 6-5-2.
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By Bryce Alderton | January 23, 2014
After 13 years of countless wine pours and meals prepared by chefs-in-training and home cooks, Laguna Culinary Arts is about to say farewell to Laguna Beach. Founder Nancy Milby, who along with executive chef Laurent Brazier created a wine and food mecca in Laguna Canyon for the past decade, is moving into a spot in the South Coast Collection (SoCo) district in Costa Mesa. Milby, a Laguna resident, will focus on wine: continuing the wine education and certification classes, tastings, trips and corporate events.
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