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January 24, 2013
A trip north resulted in gold for the Laguna Beach Water Polo 14-and-under girls' team last weekend. Laguna won the gold medal at the Santa Barbara Water Polo Invitational Sunday by defeating host and heavily-favored Santa Barbara, 5-4, in the championship game. Despite losing six of seven starters from last season's squad, the youthful Laguna girls kept pace with Santa Barbara during the early part of the game. The locals held a one-point halftime advantage and kept a narrow lead until Santa Barbara tied the score with a goal out of center with 40 seconds left in the game.
January 17, 2013
An early battle between undefeated National Junior Basketball girls' teams Saturday went to the Laguna Beach Breakers. The Breakers earned another victory, their fourth of the season, by turning back Niguel Aliso, 36-25, at Thurston Middle School in Laguna Beach. Laguna combined balanced scoring and aggressive defense to win the Division 1 contest. Sophia Lucas led Laguna in scoring with 11 points followed by Nicole Davidson with nine points. Isabel Mansour and Madison Sinclair both scored seven points.
By Mike Sciacca | January 3, 2013
Bret Fleming saw his Laguna Beach High boys' basketball team go through a learning and growing process the first month of the season. The Breakers won 11 of their first 17 games, although Fleming would like to have a placed a few more of those outcomes in the win column. His squad ended the nonleague portion of their schedule Saturday at the Estancia Coast Christmas Classic, and came up with a third-place finish. Laguna concluded the tournament with an impressive, 67-60 victory over Corona in the third-place game.
By Mike Sciacca | December 20, 2012
Twelve games into the 2012-13 season, and Laguna Beach High boys' basketball coach Bret Fleming says he's still mystified by his team. The Breakers have won seven of those 12 outings and most recently wrapped play Saturday at the Irvine World News/Gary Raya Classic. They started off dubiously at the tournament, losing consecutive games to Woodbridge (52-42) and Tesoro (60-52). They regrouped to defeat Esperanza (70-58) and Edison (60-54) in succession, but in the fifth-place game Saturday, lost, 54-45, to Northwood.
December 20, 2012
Three Laguna Beach National Junior Basketball teams scored convincing victories last weekend to remain undefeated on the new season. It was the final games of the year for Laguna teams which resume their season schedules in January. Boys' Division 3 The Laguna Beach Team 2 improved to 3-0 by rolling to a 60-25 victory over the Laguna Hills Thunder. Nolan Naess netted a game-high 18 points and Will Compton, who had a big game scoring from the outside, scored 16 points for the Breakers.
December 13, 2012
The Laguna Beach girls' Division 1 team got its 2012-13 season off to a winning start Saturday by defeating Laguna Hills Team 1, 37-19, in National Junior Basketball action at Thurston Middle School in Laguna Beach. Laguna Beach got off to a slow start and trailed, 12-6, after the first quarter. They rallied behind a tough defense and balanced scoring and pulled away in the second half. Sophia Lucas led Laguna Beach with nine points. Nicole Davidson scored eight points and had five steals and both Madison Sinclair and Rachel Kinney scored six points.
December 6, 2012
The 2012-13 season got underway last weekend for Laguna Beach National Junior Basketball teams, three of whom picked up opening day victories. GIRLS' NJB Division 2 Laguna Beach 31, Aliso Niguel 14: Piper Naess scored a game-high 12 points and had several steals on defense, as host Laguna registered its first win at Thurston Middle School. Molly Cohn pitched in seven points from the point position, Izzy Meekma scored six points and Evie Laptin added four points. Laguna and Aliso Niguel will face each other on Dec. 15 at Thurston Middle School.
By Mike Sciacca | August 9, 2012
Year one is done and in the books. What, possibly, will the second season hold? After a record-setting season last fall, the Laguna Beach High football program turns its attention to the 2012 season which, believe it or not, is just a few weeks away from its starting point. Players have had a two-week respite between the end of summer ball, and the start of fall camp which opens Monday at Guyer Field. The Breakers begin their season Aug. 31 against Bolsa Grande. The summer session was a success for the Breakers who held four 7-on-7 passing competitions against six schools (JSerra, Lakeside, Estancia, Laguna Hills, Huntington Beach and Aliso Niguel)
By Joanna Clay and Melissa Leu, Los Angeles Times | July 26, 2012
The opening of a Chick-fil-A franchise in Laguna Hills attracted more than new customers early Thursday morning as protesters picketed outside over the restaurant chain chief executive's opposition to gay marriage. About 35 protesters arrived at the new restaurant on El Toro Road near the 5 Freeway to sound off against statements made by CEO Dan Cathy. In a recent interview with Baptist Press , Cathy said that although he doesn't consider Chik-fil-A a "Christian business," he does operate on "biblical principles.
By Mike Sciacca | July 19, 2012
The start of the season is still six weeks away, but Laguna Beach High football Coach Mike Churchill has a pretty good read on his 2012 Breakers. "The biggest thing I've seen so far is that we're so much further ahead this year at this time than we were last year," he said. Last June served as a prelude to Churchill's first season as Laguna's head coach meaning his Breakers were still learning the Xs and Os of a new playbook. "We were [reaching] and had to learn a whole new offense and a whole new defense," Churchill said.
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