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By Matt Szabo | March 5, 2010
IRVINE — The rain came and went Saturday afternoon at Irvine High. Momentum seemed to change just as quickly in the CIF Southern Section Division II girls’ water polo championship game. But unfortunately for Laguna Beach High, a repeat wasn’t in the forecast. Second-seeded Palos Verdes led through most of the game and ended up with a 6-5 victory over the top-seeded and defending-champion Breakers. Laguna Beach had established itself as a favorite to repeat after winning at Palos Verdes’ pool, 10-5, in a nonleague game in late January.
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By Matt Szabo | February 27, 2010
IRVINE — The rain came and went Saturday afternoon at Irvine High. Momentum seemed to change just as quickly in the CIF Southern Section Division II girls’ water polo championship game. But unfortunately for Laguna Beach High, a repeat wasn’t in the forecast. Second-seeded Palos Verdes led through most of the game and ended up with a 6-5 victory over the top-seeded and defending champion Breakers. Laguna Beach had perhaps established itself as a favorite to repeat after winning at Palos Verdes’ pool, 10-5, in a nonleague game in late January.
NEWS
September 3, 2004
Mike Sciacca The Jimmy Nolan coaching era begins tonight at Laguna Beach High when the Breakers host Palos Verdes at a new-look Guyer Field. Laguna will take the field wearing new uniforms and play on a new OmniGrass turf. "We feel very fortunate and lucky to have such a nice field," Nolan said. "I don't think there is a better high school football stadium in California. "The kids have a lot of pride in the new uniforms and are very thankful for all the generous donations that made it possible to afford them.
NEWS
September 19, 2003
Mike Sciacca The Laguna Beach High football team continued to roll in the early portion of the 2003 prep football season last Saturday as the Breakers dominated host La Quinta, 50-7, at Bolsa Grande High. Laguna, which soundly defeated Palos Verdes in its opener on Sept. 5, hit the road Thursday for the third consecutive week. The playing surroundings Thursday were quite familiar for the Breakers, who traveled back to Bolsa Grande High to battle the host Matadors (0-1)
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | March 19, 2010
A spectacular season fell just short of the final prize, but the Laguna Beach High girls? water polo team was still rewarded handsomely when it came to the All-CIF Southern Section Division II selections. Senior Lexie Ross and juniors Jessie Holechek and Jessica Shusko were named first-team All-CIF, as selected by the Southern California Water Polo Coaches Assn. Additionally, junior goalie Etianne Manetta and sophomore Yoshi Andersen were second-team honorees. Coach Ethan Damato was named the co-Coach of the Year, along with Chris Murin of Palos Verdes.
NEWS
February 18, 2005
Mike Sciacca In a season of firsts, the Laguna Beach High girls' basketball team has added another to its list of accomplishments this year. Thursday night , the school hosted its first-ever playoff game in girls' basketball, as Laguna entertained St. Monica in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV-AA playoffs. The score was not available at press time. The hype and hoopla, if you will, surround this week's game was something the Breakers aren't accustomed to. They tasted a bit of that euphoria last year, when they qualified for the CIF-SS playoffs for the first time in quite some time, but they hit the road to play Palos Verdes in a first-round game.
NEWS
September 10, 2004
Mike Sciacca A night of "firsts" on Sept. 3 didn't go as planned for the Laguna Beach High football team. Playing on a new turf and in new uniforms under new head coach Jimmy Nolan, Laguna opened its new season with an uninspiring, 14-7 loss to visiting Palos Verdes. Nolan took blame for the loss and says the season shouldn't be measured by victory or defeat. "I didn't see a whole lot of pluses," he said of the opening night setback. "We are much better than our poor display last Friday.
NEWS
September 12, 2003
Mike Sciacca There were many pluses to come out of Laguna Beach High's 34-13 victory over host Palos Verdes in the season opener for both teams played on Sept. 5. A potent offense featured several big-play efforts and overall, the team played well as a whole, coach Dave Holland said. But with the good came a bit of scrutiny, problems, Holland said, that can be fixed. "If there was one area I think we need to work on, it's on defense," he said.
NEWS
By: Mike Sciacca | September 2, 2005
As first games go, the Laguna Beach High football team couldn't face a tougher task. Rolling into town for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Guyer Field is Centennial of Compton, a team new to Laguna's schedule. What the Apaches bring is talented athletes, plenty of speed, good size and a potent rushing attack. "This team will be an extremely difficult test for us," Laguna coach Jimmy Nolan said. "They're a tough team." The past two years, Laguna opened the season against Palos Verdes.
SPORTS
By Chris Williams | January 22, 2010
Competition was held on a recent Saturday in fun 2- to 4-foot surf with overcast skies at the top of the point at Ventura’s famous California Street, or “C” street as it has come to be known. The boys’ division (ages 12 to 14) was out in the water first and it was filled with razor sharp surfing from heat to heat. The battles went back and forth between these groms all day, with the Ventura crew not conceding an inch to the Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego groms.
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SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | March 19, 2010
A spectacular season fell just short of the final prize, but the Laguna Beach High girls? water polo team was still rewarded handsomely when it came to the All-CIF Southern Section Division II selections. Senior Lexie Ross and juniors Jessie Holechek and Jessica Shusko were named first-team All-CIF, as selected by the Southern California Water Polo Coaches Assn. Additionally, junior goalie Etianne Manetta and sophomore Yoshi Andersen were second-team honorees. Coach Ethan Damato was named the co-Coach of the Year, along with Chris Murin of Palos Verdes.
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NEWS
By Matt Szabo | March 5, 2010
IRVINE — The rain came and went Saturday afternoon at Irvine High. Momentum seemed to change just as quickly in the CIF Southern Section Division II girls’ water polo championship game. But unfortunately for Laguna Beach High, a repeat wasn’t in the forecast. Second-seeded Palos Verdes led through most of the game and ended up with a 6-5 victory over the top-seeded and defending-champion Breakers. Laguna Beach had established itself as a favorite to repeat after winning at Palos Verdes’ pool, 10-5, in a nonleague game in late January.
NEWS
By Matt Szabo | February 27, 2010
IRVINE — The rain came and went Saturday afternoon at Irvine High. Momentum seemed to change just as quickly in the CIF Southern Section Division II girls’ water polo championship game. But unfortunately for Laguna Beach High, a repeat wasn’t in the forecast. Second-seeded Palos Verdes led through most of the game and ended up with a 6-5 victory over the top-seeded and defending champion Breakers. Laguna Beach had perhaps established itself as a favorite to repeat after winning at Palos Verdes’ pool, 10-5, in a nonleague game in late January.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | February 5, 2010
PALOS VERDES ESTATES? It was the biggest nonleague game of the year for the Laguna Beach High girls? water polo team. The word ?over-prepared? didn?t exist. ?We?ve been preparing and talking about Palos Verdes all year long,? Coach Ethan Damato said. ?I have like 10 films on them.? What did exist though at Palos Verdes High was quite a gap between the Breakers and the host Sea Kings. Second-ranked Laguna served notice that it should be the favorite to defend its CIF Southern Section Division II title after defeating top-ranked Palos Verdes, 10-5, on Jan. 29. The Breakers (15-5)
NEWS
By Matt Szabo | January 30, 2010
PALOS VERDES — It was the biggest nonleague game of the year for the Laguna Beach High girls’ water polo team. The word "over-prepared" didn’t exist. "We’ve been preparing and talking about Palos Verdes all year long," Coach Ethan Damato said. "I have like 10 films on them." What did exist, though, on Friday at Palos Verdes High was quite a gap between the Breakers and the host Sea Kings. Second-ranked Laguna served notice that it should be the favorite to defend its CIF Southern Section Division II title after defeating top-ranked Palos Verdes, 10-5.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | January 29, 2010
They are separated by nearly 60 miles of California coastline. But today, the Laguna Beach and Palos Verdes high school girls? water polo teams will see just how much separates them in the pool. The top two teams in the CIF Southern Section DIivsion II poll meet at 3:15 p.m. at Palos Verdes High. It will be their only meeting until a possible showdown in the Division II finals, and it may determine who gets the top seed for CIF. Palos Verdes (12-4) has been ranked No. 1 in Division II for much of the season.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | January 23, 2010
LAGUNA BEACH — Jessie Porter fired a rocket shot from the right side, across the cage midway through the fourth quarter. Foothill girls’ water polo Coach Dave Mikesell, always his intense self on the pool deck, could finally relax a little. “Nice shot, kid,” he said. Porter’s third goal of the game had essentially put it away, as Foothill beat Laguna Beach, 11-6, in the nonleague game Saturday. The Breakers, the top-ranked team in the CIF Southern Section Division II poll, seemed sluggish for some reason.
SPORTS
By Chris Williams | January 22, 2010
Competition was held on a recent Saturday in fun 2- to 4-foot surf with overcast skies at the top of the point at Ventura’s famous California Street, or “C” street as it has come to be known. The boys’ division (ages 12 to 14) was out in the water first and it was filled with razor sharp surfing from heat to heat. The battles went back and forth between these groms all day, with the Ventura crew not conceding an inch to the Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego groms.
NEWS
By: Mike Sciacca | September 2, 2005
As first games go, the Laguna Beach High football team couldn't face a tougher task. Rolling into town for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Guyer Field is Centennial of Compton, a team new to Laguna's schedule. What the Apaches bring is talented athletes, plenty of speed, good size and a potent rushing attack. "This team will be an extremely difficult test for us," Laguna coach Jimmy Nolan said. "They're a tough team." The past two years, Laguna opened the season against Palos Verdes.
NEWS
February 18, 2005
Mike Sciacca In a season of firsts, the Laguna Beach High girls' basketball team has added another to its list of accomplishments this year. Thursday night , the school hosted its first-ever playoff game in girls' basketball, as Laguna entertained St. Monica in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV-AA playoffs. The score was not available at press time. The hype and hoopla, if you will, surround this week's game was something the Breakers aren't accustomed to. They tasted a bit of that euphoria last year, when they qualified for the CIF-SS playoffs for the first time in quite some time, but they hit the road to play Palos Verdes in a first-round game.
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