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November 22, 2012
The last of several Junior Breakers Volleyball Clinics, a series of youth volleyball classes run by Laguna Beach High boys' volleyball coach Scott Panaro, starts Sunday at the North Gym on the Laguna Beach campus. The clinics include eight classes and the cost is $200. Other clinics at the gym are also underway: now though Dec. 16 (one clinic per week); now through Dec. 19 (several classes). The clinics are designed for boys ages 14 and younger and of all skill levels. For clinic pricing and other information, visit http://www.lagunabeachcity.net , or call (949)
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By By Mike Sciacca | January 6, 2006
Girls' soccer has little trouble with Beckman, posting a 2-0 victory.The Laguna Beach High girls' soccer team opened its Pacific Coast League schedule Wednesday on a winning note by shutting down visiting Beckman, 2-0. The Breakers took control at Guyer Field by sprinting to a 2-0 halftime lead. Alicia Rose scored off an assist by Anna Hopper for Laguna's first score, and Jessica Heitel nailed an unassisted goal. The Breakers resume league play Monday when they travel to Irvine to battle the Northwood Timberwolves.
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By Matt Szabo | June 26, 2009
LAGUNA NIGUEL ? Laguna Beach High?s Chris Lavery and Benito Romeo made it to the boys? 18 doubles finals at the 11th annual Laguna Niguel Junior Open tennis tournament June 19. Lavery, a senior-to-be, and Romeo, a junior-to-be, advanced to the final against Patrick Lipscomb and Matthew Miller of Irvine before narrowly falling, 7-6, 4-6 and 5-10 in the tiebreaker. On the way to the final, Lavery and Romeo defeated brothers Joshua Barnard and Jacob Barnard, 1-6, 6-1, 10-7. Then, they beat top-seeded Kevin Law of Highland and Ryan Olson of Redlands, 6-2, 6-1. Romeo and Lavery have been training this summer with Coach Jimmy Gleason, the girls?
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By Matt Szabo | August 21, 2009
Taylor Pitz has had her driver’s license for less than a month. It’s a practical thing for Pitz, 16, more than most teenagers. She may enjoy cruising the town, but now she can drive to various beaches around Southern California. “It’s nice being able to drive yourself, especially to the beach and stuff,” she said. “It’s definitely different, though. I feel a lot older.” In terms of surfing, she’s been quite grown for some time now. Yes, Pitz should get better at driving, but when she hits the water it’s her chance to really show off. The Laguna Beach High junior-to-be and standout surfer is in the midst of a competition a weekend.
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By Mike Sciacca | December 28, 2007
The 2007 prep sports season ends this weekend with various tournament activity for several Laguna Beach High winter sports teams. Below is a listing of key highlights that were reported to the Coastline Pilot during the past year:   January-June Laguna boys’ basketball enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in school history. The Breakers reeled off a school-record 23 wins during the regular season, won the school’s first league title in nine years and its No. 5 seeding in the CIF playoffs was the program’s highest since Laguna was seeded No. 1 entering the 1999 playoffs.
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By Mike Sciacca | June 20, 2008
The way the school year began for Laguna Beach High athletics and the way it ended were one and the same: on fire. Sporting events came to a near halt in October, resumed with full force in November and went on — as usual — the latter-half of the school year. Below is a listing of key highlights that were reported to the Coastline Pilot during the past year.   September-December The big story in the fall wasn’t a result of what took place in athletics.
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By Mike Sciacca | June 15, 2007
A new move took the Laguna Beach High athletic program to new heights during the 2006-07 school year. Gone were the days of competing in the six-team Pacific Coast League. What followed was a down-sized move to the newly-formed, four-member Orange Coast League. Breakers athletic teams dominated their new digs by winning league championships in nine sports: football, girls' tennis, girls' and boys' volleyball, boys' cross-country, boys' and girls' water polo, boys' basketball, and boys' track and field.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 18, 2013
Makenzie Fischer, who will enter her junior year at Laguna Beach High next month, has been selected to the USA Water Polo Junior Women's National Team roster for the upcoming FINA Women's Junior World Championships. Fischer, a utility player, is the only high school player on the team. The Junior Women's team, coached by Dan Klatt, will compete Aug. 19-25 at Volos, Greece and opens tournament play against Kazakhstan Aug. 19. Former Laguna Beach standout Nolan McConnell, now at Long Beach State, was named to the USA Water Polo Junior Men's National Team roster for the FINA Men's Junior World Championships at Szombathely, Hungary, Aug. 12-18.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 11, 2013
Teague Hamilton enjoyed a string of successes during his prep tennis career, feats he can attribute to his complete attention to his game. Now, the 18-year-old is preparing to face new challenges before he starts a new career at UC Santa Barbara. Hamilton, who graduated last month from Laguna Beach High as a two-time MVP and Orange Coast League singles champion, has been immersed in training and summer tournament play. He will compete this weekend at the United States Tennis Assn.' Boys' 18s and 16s National Clay Court Championships in Delray Beach, Fla. After that, he'll squeeze in more play and make a trip in early-August to Kalamazoo, Mich.
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Friday Boys' Tennis (3 p.m.) Palm Springs at Laguna Baseball (3:15 p.m.) Laguna vs. Calvary Chapel (at Vanguard University) JV Baseball (3:15 p.m.) Calvary Chapel at Laguna Boys' Volleyball (3:30 p.m.) Laguna vs. La Jolla (at Redondo Union Tournament) — Saturday Boys' JV Baseball (10 a.m.) Laguna at Sage Hill (doubleheader) Boys' Volleyball (TBA) Laguna at Redondo Union Tournament JV Volleyball (TBA) Laguna at Newport Harbor Tournament Frosh/Soph Volleyball (TBA)
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By Mike Sciacca | April 24, 2014
Showing no signs of a let up in Orange Coast League play, the Laguna Beach High baseball team continued its assault toward another league title by winning three road games in the past week. Following a two-day, two-game sweep at Saddleback, Laguna went to Estancia Tuesday and took a 13-1 victory from the Eagles. Grant Wilhelm was a key for the Laguna offense, going three for five and driving in four runs. Preston GrandPre (two RBIs) and Richie Nunis (RBI) also had three hits.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 17, 2014
Having had the first part of spring break week free, the Laguna Beach High baseball team is back in action this weekend for a pair of Orange Coast League games against Saddleback. The Breakers haven't played since April 9, when they took on and defeated Capistrano Valley Christian in nonleague play. They get back into playing mode Friday when they visit Saddleback for a 3:15 p.m. game. They also travel Saturday to face the Roadrunners, this time, for a 10 a.m. start in a contest that will wrap the three-game league series between the teams.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 10, 2014
Through its first five games, it hasn't been difficult for the Laguna Beach High baseball team to score runs, or pick up a victory, against Orange Coast League competition. The defending league champions are now 5-0 in league play, getting that fifth win April 4 by rolling past visiting Costa Mesa, 14-4. The victory, which ended the first round of league play for the Breakers, took Laguna's league win streak to 24 games. Coach Mike Bair called it "just another solid Breaker win. " Laguna, the sixth-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 4, improved to 13-2 overall.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 10, 2014
When the 49th edition of the North-South 12th-Grade All-Star Basketball Games gets underway Saturday, there will be a Laguna Beach High presence at the annual event. Laguna Beach senior Noah Blanton is a selection to the boys' South team roster. The South will take on the North in the second of two games Saturday at Concordia University in Irvine. The annual spring games, featuring some of the top senior players in Orange County and sponsored by the Orange Coast Optimist Club, opens with the girls' game at 5 p.m. The boys' game follows at approximately 7:30 p.m. Additionally, the event names a boys' and girls' coach of the year selected from among county teams each year, and Laguna Beach girls' head coach Mark Lewis was named the 2014 Orange County Girls' Coach of the Year.
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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 | March 6, 2014
The Laguna Beach High boys' tennis team went on the road Tuesday for the second time in as many matches to start the 2014 season and dropped an 11-7 nonleague decision at San Juan Hills. The Breakers picked up five of their seven points in doubles play. Alex Duong and Zack Washer earned a sweep at No. 1 doubles, winning by scores of 6-1, 6-2. The No. 2 team of Sterling Dudley-Bowen and Ethan Gee (7-5) and No. 3 team of Tim Nguyen and Jeff Spitz (6-4), earned one win each. Ryan Gee (6-1)
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By Mike Sciacca | February 27, 2014
A year after turning in a season that was awash in record-setting performances, the Laguna Beach High baseball team is ready for first pitch in a new campaign. The Breakers of 2013 won 25 of 28 games in Mike Bair's second season as head coach. Along the way, they set numerous personal and team records, which included a 15-0 march through the Orange Coast League, which led to an undisputed championship. Laguna, which has several members from that team back for 2014, scrimmages a doubleheader Saturday at JSerra.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 20, 2014
The Laguna Beach High girls' soccer team is entering the CIF Southern Section playoffs the way it had hoped and worked hard to achieve: as champion of the Orange Coast League. Laguna begins its bid for a Division 4 title Friday when it plays host to Ontario Chaffey at 3 p.m. at Guyer Field. The Breakers, ranked 10th in the division and riding an eight-game unbeaten streak, is 12-5-4 overall. Chaffey, runner-up to the Mt. Baldy League title, is 9-7-2 overall. "We are preparing as best as we can for Friday's match with Chaffey," Laguna Coach Bill Rolfing said.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 6, 2014
An overpowering start Wednesday put the Laguna Beach High boys' basketball team on course for a big victory. Laguna jumped all over visiting Saddleback in the opening quarter of the Orange Coast League game at Dugger Gym and ran away with a 72-36 victory. The win kept the Breakers alone in first place in the league standings, two games ahead of the rest of the league pack with three games remaining. The Breakers had raced to a 29-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. "I thought we came out in the first quarter and took care of business," said Laguna Coach Bret Fleming whose squad improved to 7-0 in league, and 18-5 overall.
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