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By Mike Sciacca | July 14, 2006
A promising start to an elimination contest against Rancho Niguel never materialized into a big finish for the Laguna Beach Little League Majors All-Star team. A tight contest early turned into a big win for Rancho Niguel, which scored an 11-4 victory on July 6 in the District 55 All-Star Tournament at Chapparosa Park in Laguna Niguel. Rancho Niguel got its first three runs on a one-out home run by Matt Wilson. Laguna lead-off hitter Brian Vail took a 2-2 pitch over the fence in left field in the top of the first inning, and he was followed by Alex Iannotti who sent a 1-0 pitch past the fence in right field, and after one inning, it was a 3-2 ballgame.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 13, 2007
Errors plagued the Laguna Beach Little League 10/11 All-Star team in its final District 55 tournament game and those miscues translated into a 12-2 loss to Rancho Niguel at the Laguna Hills Sports Complex. Garrett Burk pitched three strong innings at the outset for Laguna, allowing only one earned run while striking out five. Burk left the game after the third inning and over the course of the next three innings, Laguna pitching yielded nine walks. One highlight for Laguna came from the bat of Robert Clemons, who hit a towering home run in the top of the fourth inning.
SPORTS
July 13, 2007
(Through Tuesday) Little League All-Stars (at Chapparosa Park) Aliso Viejo 16, Central Irvine 5 Lake Forest American 3, Newport Beach National 0 Lake Forest National 11, Aliso Canyon 10 Newport Beach American 9, South Irvine 1 Northwood 3, Rancho Niguel 1 Saddleback 5, Laguna Beach 3 Laguna Niguel 3, Aliso Viejo 2 Lake Forest National 10, Lake Forest American 5 Northwood 7,...
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By Mike Sciacca | June 29, 2007
Little League All-Stars (at Chapparosa Park) Saturday Aliso Viejo vs. Central Irvine, (10 a.m.) Lake Forest American vs. Newport Beach National, (1 p.m.) Aliso Canyon vs. Lake Forest National, (4 p.m.) South Irvine vs. Newport Beach American, (7 p.m.) Sunday Rancho Niguel vs. Northwood, (10 a.m.) Laguna Beach vs. Saddleback, (1 p.m.) Laguna Niguel vs. Aliso Viejo/Central Irvine winner, (4 p.m.)
NEWS
July 12, 2002
Mike Sciacca Laguna Beach, despite having played better the second time around, had a short stay in the 2002 District 55 Little League All-Star Tournament of Champions. The Majors Division All-Star team was eliminated from the tournament in a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Rancho Niguel in action at Hicks Canyon Park in Irvine. Dalton Sype pitched well in a complete game effort, but lapses in performances, once again, doomed Laguna Beach. It was a similar story in last week's opening round, 7-1 loss to Viejo, a game in which Laguna Beach came out flat.
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July 6, 2007
(through Monday, July 2) Little League All-Stars (at Chapparosa Park) Aliso Viejo 16, Central Irvine 5 Lake Forest American 3, Newport Beach National 0 Lake Forest National 11, Aliso Canyon 10 Newport Beach American 9, South Irvine 1 Northwood 3, Rancho Niguel 1 Saddleback 5, Laguna Beach 3 Laguna Niguel 3, Aliso Viejo 2 Lake Forest National 10, Lake Forest American 5 Northwood 7,...
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July 6, 2007
In a game where bats were alive on both sides, Rancho Niguel came up with the game's final rally and came back to score a 10-9 victory over the Laguna Beach Firefighters in Junior League All-Star action Sunday at Chapparosa Park in Laguna Niguel. The Firefighters will try to stay alive in the tournament at 5 p.m. today when they face South Irvine. South Irvine fell, 11-9, to Central Irvine in an opening-round game played Saturday. "My boys played a great game," Firefighters Coach Ralph Davis said.
NEWS
July 12, 2002
Mike Sciacca The way things had gone for the Laguna Beach Little League 9/10 Division All-Star team in its first two District 55 All-Star Tournament of Champions games, you could say that the maroon and white were walking tall entering Monday night's winner's bracket showdown with host Rancho Niguel. They had to be floating on air, too, when they took a seemingly commanding, 4-0 lead through four complete innings of play at La Paz Park in Laguna Niguel.
SPORTS
July 14, 2006
Little League All-Stars (at Chapparosa Park) Rancho Niguel 11, Laguna Beach 4 (Laguna Beach eliminated) Earlier scores: Aliso Canyon 5, Laguna Beach 0 Laguna Beach 8, Newport Beach National 0 9/10 All-Stars (at Woodfield Park) Northwood 4, Laguna Beach 3 (Laguna Beach eliminated) Earlier scores: Saddleback 4, Laguna Beach 2 11-Year-Old All-Stars (at Chapparosa Park) Saddleback 13, Laguna Beach 6 (Laguna Beach eliminated)
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July 9, 2004
The season came to an end for the Laguna Beach Little League 11-year-old All-Star team, which fell to Laguna Niguel, 14-1, in an elimination game in the District 55 All-Star tournament at Wagon Wheel Sports Park in Trabuco Canyon. Laguna began the tournament with a 10-0 loss to San Clemente. 11-year-old scoreboard Early-round results Viejo 12, Northwood 2 Rancho Santa Margarita 11, Newport Beach-National 2 Trabuco Canyon 7, Lake Forest-Gold 6 San Clemente 10, Laguna Beach 0 Newport Beach-American 13, Rancho Niguel 9 Laguna Hills 12, San Juan Capistrano 8 Aliso Niguel 12, Rancho Santa Margarita 0 Tijeras Creek 22, Ladera Ranch 0 San Clemente 11, South Irvine-National 0 North Mission Viejo 14, South Irvine-American 1 Rancho Mission Viejo 6, Newport Beach-American 5 Laguna Hills 14, Lake Forest-Blue 2 Saddleback 6, North Mission Viejo 5 Tijeras Creek 8, Laguna Niguel 1 Saturday's results Viejo 5, Aliso Viejo 4 Tijeras Creek 13, San Clemente 2 Rancho Mission Viejo 7, Laguna Hills 6 Saddleback 6, Trabuco Canyon 0 Rancho Santa Margarita 12, Rancho Niguel 8 South Mission Viejo 5, South Irvine-American 0 Lake Forest-Blue 12, Newport Beach-National 7 North Mission Viejo 10, Lake Forest-Gold 3 Laguna Niguel 14, Laguna Beach 1 Monday's results North Mission Viejo 4, Laguna Niguel 1 Newport...
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By Mike Sciacca | July 4, 2013
Through the first five days of the 2013 Little League District 55 All-Star Tournament, three Laguna Beach teams were still in contention for division championships. The teams, the 11-year-old, 9/10 and 8/9 Superstar All-Stars, each have one loss in the double-elimination event, but can win district titles by winning out the remainder of the tournament. * Little League All-Stars Laguna was eliminated from the tournament after dropping its first two games. Laguna fell, 10-0, to Laguna Niguel in an opener on Saturday, and on Sunday had its postseason come to an end in a 16-7 loss to Rancho Niguel.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 12, 2012
The Laguna Beach Little League Major Division All-Star team had its run in the District 55 Tournament halted July 6 when it dropped a wild 15-14 game to Laguna Niguel at Chapparosa Park in Laguna Niguel. Laguna Beach finished the tournament with a 2-2 record. The a game was much different from when they first met at the tournament's opener June 30, a 10-0 win by Laguna Niguel. In the rematch, Laguna Niguel jumped on Laguna Beach early and it appeared another blowout was imminent.
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From Staff Reports | July 5, 2012
The Laguna Beach Little League Major Division All-Star team is moving on in the District 55 All-Star Tournament. Laguna has played three games since Saturday, has won two straight and posted a 2-1 record. It's latest game Tuesday resulted in a 10-1 victory over Rancho Niguel at Woodfield Park in Aliso Viejo that kept the team alive in the double-elimination tournament. Laguna Beach will attempt to again fend off elimination when it takes on Laguna Niguel at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Woodfield Park (Field 4)
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From Staff Reports | June 28, 2012
The final stretch of the 2012 Little League Baseball season starts this weekend for four Laguna Beach teams in the District 55 All-Star tournament. The Majors and 10/11 teams start tourney play Saturday. The 9/10 team plays its first game Sunday and the Junior team is in action Monday. The double-elimination event runs through next week, culminating in championship finals in each division. There are no tournament games Wednesday because of the Fourth of July holiday. * Majors Division Opener: 4 p.m. Saturday, vs. Laguna Niguel (Chapparosa Park, Laguna Niguel)
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From Staff Reports | June 7, 2012
Peaking at the right time. That's what Crescent Bay Advisors did to win the Laguna Beach Little League AAA division postseason tournament. CBA took the division's top-seed into the Little League District 55 Tournament of Champions, and has won its first two Minor division games. CBA, playing on its own Riddle Field, opened tournament action Saturday and was able to subdue Rancho Niguel, 5-3, in eight innings. CBA returned Monday to face Lake Forest and, despite a frantic final inning, was able to emerge with a 7-4 triumph.
SPORTS
June 26, 2009
The Laguna Beach Little League All-Star teams are geared up and ready to go for the District 55 All-Star Tournament, which begins Monday. The Little League (age 11/12) All-Stars, coached by Mark Linton, have a first-round game against Lake Forest Tuesday at 5 p.m., at Lincoln Elementary in Newport Beach. A win there and Laguna Beach would play against Aliso Viejo at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the same venue. The Laguna Beach 10/11 All-Star team, coached by Andy Hauer, will face Saddleback in a first-round game at 6 p.m. Monday, at Woodfield Park in Aliso Viejo.
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.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 4, 2008
The season may have come to an end for the Laguna Beach Little League 9-and-10-year-old All-Star team this week, but the foundation for a bright future might have been set. So says Coach Kent Sveningson, whose All-Star team was highly competitive in three District 55 All-Star Tournament games that saw the local team win one of those contests. Laguna, which opened the important district tournament Saturday with a 12-2 mercy-rule win over Newport Beach National, saw its postseason end with a 21-20 loss to Northwood on Monday, which followed a 9-5 setback Sunday against Rancho Niguel.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 13, 2007
Errors plagued the Laguna Beach Little League 10/11 All-Star team in its final District 55 tournament game and those miscues translated into a 12-2 loss to Rancho Niguel at the Laguna Hills Sports Complex. Garrett Burk pitched three strong innings at the outset for Laguna, allowing only one earned run while striking out five. Burk left the game after the third inning and over the course of the next three innings, Laguna pitching yielded nine walks. One highlight for Laguna came from the bat of Robert Clemons, who hit a towering home run in the top of the fourth inning.
SPORTS
July 13, 2007
(Through Tuesday) Little League All-Stars (at Chapparosa Park) Aliso Viejo 16, Central Irvine 5 Lake Forest American 3, Newport Beach National 0 Lake Forest National 11, Aliso Canyon 10 Newport Beach American 9, South Irvine 1 Northwood 3, Rancho Niguel 1 Saddleback 5, Laguna Beach 3 Laguna Niguel 3, Aliso Viejo 2 Lake Forest National 10, Lake Forest American 5 Northwood 7,...
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