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April 30, 2004
Coldwell Banker collected two victories in AAA Division play at Laguna Beach Little League by holding off Quiksilver, 7-6, and routing First Team Nolan, 9-1, at Riddle Field. Coldwell Banker 7 Quiksilver 6 Coldwell Banker rallied late to pull past Quiksilver. Quiksilver started strong behind the pitching of Derek Reigel, who pitched three shutout innings. Behind the hitting of Norty Penny, Connor Hyland and Reigel, Quiksilver built an early 2-0 lead.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 20, 2012
A season of superlatives continued Wednesday for the Laguna Beach High football team. Two weeks after concluding a memorable 11-1-1 season, the program handed out awards at its 79th annual football team banquet at Tivoli Terrace in Laguna Beach. Head Coach Mike Churchill and his assistant coaches recognized the achievements of teams and players from the varsity and frosh/soph teams. Churchill said that the individual awards were voted on by the players. The Laguna coaching staff voted on the winners of the Coaches Award.
SPORTS
June 19, 2009
Laguna Beach Little League has announced its all-star teams for the District 55 All-Star Tournament, which begins next week. The squads will compete against district teams from 10 other leagues for the right to move on to the Section Tournament. Other leagues in District 55 include Aliso Viejo, Central Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Northwood, Rancho Niguel, Saddleback and South Irvine. Last year, the Little League all-star team won two games in the all-star tournament for the first time since at least 2000.
NEWS
January 9, 2004
The Laguna Beach National Junior Basketball third- and fourth-grade boys' basketball team began the New Year on a winning note, as it routed the Trabuco Pistons, 46-26. Laguna trailed early in the game but its defense, behind a 1-3-1 zone, soon took command and limited the Pistons to just three baskets after the first quarter of play. Austin Hilleman scored a basket and later hit two free throws as Laguna, which shut down Trabuco in the second quarter, pulled away to a seven-point lead.
NEWS
April 8, 2005
VFW got its bats going early and scored often in routing the San Juan Capistrano Pirates, 12-0, in a Majors Division game called by the mercy rule after four innings. Starting pitcher Rex Strombotne allowed the Pirates only one hit in the first three innings. He also had a hand in the game's first run as he hit an RBI double in the bottom of the second. But it was third inning when VFW wrapped up the win. Colin Ceithaml, James Lavery and Matt Neev led the rally by loading the bases, and Tyler Pierce followed with a two-run double.
SPORTS
May 5, 2006
The Oysters moved into a tie for first-place in the Majors Division at Laguna Beach Little League Tuesday by scoring two runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull out a 5-4 victory over VFW at Riddle Field. The Oysters moved into a share of the top spot with VFW. VFW struck first, tallying two runs in the first inning. Austin Paxson doubled home Nort Penney who had walked, and a single into right field by Santi Pierini scored Paxson. The Oysters drew even in the top of the third.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | July 13, 2007
A shaky first inning spelled trouble for the Laguna Beach Little League Major Baseball All-Star team in its second District 55 outing of the 2007 tournament. And it was a setback from which it couldn't recover. Lake Forest American roughed up Laguna for seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and rode that hot start to an eventual 9-1 victory July 5 at Chapparosa Park in Laguna Niguel. From that first inning on, Laguna and Lake Forest American played on near-even terms but in the end, the loss eliminated Laguna from the tournament.
SPORTS
May 4, 2007
In a pitching and defensive battle that wrapped up quickly — the game Saturday at Riddle Field took an hour and 15 minutes — Oysters rallied and slipped past Team Hobie, 2-1, in Majors Division action at Laguna Beach Little League. It was the second one-run victory recorded by Oysters in a week. Previously, they outlasted Rotary, 7-6, in a seven-inning affair. Oysters 2, Team Hobie 1 For the first five innings, Oysters had been shut out in hits and runs by an outstanding performance by Hobie pitcher Grifan Fair, and trailed 1-0 heading into their final at-bat.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | May 23, 2013
LAGUNA BEACH - Mike Bair asked his Laguna Beach High baseball team to reach down deep in the final inning of Friday's CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoff opener. "It was about having faith, reaching down and finding it in your heart, and keeping that faith in your mind," he said, explaining what he told his Breakers during a team huddle outside the Laguna dugout, as the Breakers prepared to take their final at-bat against Victorville Victor Valley. The Breakers, it turns out, thrive on these last at-bats against the Jackrabbits.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 29, 2012
Larry Stewart made his return this week to the diamond, playing as though he never missed a beat. Stewart, an all-league performer last year, helped the Laguna Beach High baseball team big Orange Coast League victories over Godinez and Costa Mesa. The Breakers on Tuesday rolled past visiting Costa Mesa, 18-2. On March 23, they were 10-4 winners at Godinez. The two wins pushed Laguna above .500 in league play at 3-2. The Breakers are 6-4 overall and travel on Friday to face Saddleback.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 23, 2013
LAGUNA BEACH - Mike Bair asked his Laguna Beach High baseball team to reach down deep in the final inning of Friday's CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoff opener. "It was about having faith, reaching down and finding it in your heart, and keeping that faith in your mind," he said, explaining what he told his Breakers during a team huddle outside the Laguna dugout, as the Breakers prepared to take their final at-bat against Victorville Victor Valley. The Breakers, it turns out, thrive on these last at-bats against the Jackrabbits.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 20, 2012
A season of superlatives continued Wednesday for the Laguna Beach High football team. Two weeks after concluding a memorable 11-1-1 season, the program handed out awards at its 79th annual football team banquet at Tivoli Terrace in Laguna Beach. Head Coach Mike Churchill and his assistant coaches recognized the achievements of teams and players from the varsity and frosh/soph teams. Churchill said that the individual awards were voted on by the players. The Laguna coaching staff voted on the winners of the Coaches Award.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 1, 2012
It was Senior Night, and oh, what a night, it turned out to be for the Laguna Beach High football team. Laguna, the second-ranked team in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division, played host to Godinez in an Orange Coast League game Oct. 26 that had big ramifications for both the Breakers and Grizzlies. The finished product had Laguna written all over it, as the Breakers cruised to a 42-13 victory at Guyer Field. The win gave Laguna a piece of the OCL title, which is the 13th championship in 78 years of varsity football for the program.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 29, 2012
Larry Stewart made his return this week to the diamond, playing as though he never missed a beat. Stewart, an all-league performer last year, helped the Laguna Beach High baseball team big Orange Coast League victories over Godinez and Costa Mesa. The Breakers on Tuesday rolled past visiting Costa Mesa, 18-2. On March 23, they were 10-4 winners at Godinez. The two wins pushed Laguna above .500 in league play at 3-2. The Breakers are 6-4 overall and travel on Friday to face Saddleback.
SPORTS
June 19, 2009
Laguna Beach Little League has announced its all-star teams for the District 55 All-Star Tournament, which begins next week. The squads will compete against district teams from 10 other leagues for the right to move on to the Section Tournament. Other leagues in District 55 include Aliso Viejo, Central Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Northwood, Rancho Niguel, Saddleback and South Irvine. Last year, the Little League all-star team won two games in the all-star tournament for the first time since at least 2000.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | July 13, 2007
A shaky first inning spelled trouble for the Laguna Beach Little League Major Baseball All-Star team in its second District 55 outing of the 2007 tournament. And it was a setback from which it couldn't recover. Lake Forest American roughed up Laguna for seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and rode that hot start to an eventual 9-1 victory July 5 at Chapparosa Park in Laguna Niguel. From that first inning on, Laguna and Lake Forest American played on near-even terms but in the end, the loss eliminated Laguna from the tournament.
SPORTS
May 4, 2007
In a pitching and defensive battle that wrapped up quickly — the game Saturday at Riddle Field took an hour and 15 minutes — Oysters rallied and slipped past Team Hobie, 2-1, in Majors Division action at Laguna Beach Little League. It was the second one-run victory recorded by Oysters in a week. Previously, they outlasted Rotary, 7-6, in a seven-inning affair. Oysters 2, Team Hobie 1 For the first five innings, Oysters had been shut out in hits and runs by an outstanding performance by Hobie pitcher Grifan Fair, and trailed 1-0 heading into their final at-bat.
SPORTS
May 5, 2006
The Oysters moved into a tie for first-place in the Majors Division at Laguna Beach Little League Tuesday by scoring two runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull out a 5-4 victory over VFW at Riddle Field. The Oysters moved into a share of the top spot with VFW. VFW struck first, tallying two runs in the first inning. Austin Paxson doubled home Nort Penney who had walked, and a single into right field by Santi Pierini scored Paxson. The Oysters drew even in the top of the third.
NEWS
April 8, 2005
VFW got its bats going early and scored often in routing the San Juan Capistrano Pirates, 12-0, in a Majors Division game called by the mercy rule after four innings. Starting pitcher Rex Strombotne allowed the Pirates only one hit in the first three innings. He also had a hand in the game's first run as he hit an RBI double in the bottom of the second. But it was third inning when VFW wrapped up the win. Colin Ceithaml, James Lavery and Matt Neev led the rally by loading the bases, and Tyler Pierce followed with a two-run double.
NEWS
April 30, 2004
Coldwell Banker collected two victories in AAA Division play at Laguna Beach Little League by holding off Quiksilver, 7-6, and routing First Team Nolan, 9-1, at Riddle Field. Coldwell Banker 7 Quiksilver 6 Coldwell Banker rallied late to pull past Quiksilver. Quiksilver started strong behind the pitching of Derek Reigel, who pitched three shutout innings. Behind the hitting of Norty Penny, Connor Hyland and Reigel, Quiksilver built an early 2-0 lead.
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