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March 16, 2007
The Laguna Pink, a girls' AYSO Region 86 10-and-under soccer team, got their season off to a good start, winning its opener against Rancho Santa Margarita before battling Laguna Niguel to a scoreless tie. Laguna 5, Rancho Santa Margarita 0 Laguna opened its season Saturday on the road and scored an impressive victory over Rancho Santa Margarita. Goalies Nina Bo, Summer Dvorak, Brooke Borges, and Peighton McRobie rotated in the net to combine on the shutout. The dribbling and passing of forwards Audrey Pillsbury, Francie Holte and Makenzie Fischer continually was able to penetrate the Rancho Santa Margarita defense.
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September 13, 2002
The Laguna Beach Pop Warner football team turned in a solid performance during last weekend's 2002 season opener against Rancho Santa Margarita, but ended up on the short end of a 27-18 score. Rancho Santa Margarita scored on the sixth play from scrimmage and then added a two-point conversion to open up an 8-0 lead. But Laguna Beach struck later in the first quarter for its first touchdown of the season, when defensive end Chris Hyden recovered a bad snap in the end zone to make it an 8-6 game.
NEWS
January 24, 2003
Laguna Beach's boys' Division 5 All-Star soccer team played Rancho Santa Margarita to the wire last weekend, and the tense Area 11-L tournament battle ended in a 3-3 standstill. Laguna Beach struck first on a beautiful header by Sam Stinnett. Rancho Santa Margarita came back from the 1-0 deficit to post two goals, including one on a penalty kick, to assume a 2-1 halftime lead. Following the break, Stinnett's second goal brought Laguna Beach to a 2-2 tie. The play of forward Sammy Witte, mid-fielders Michael Dougher, Morgan Curry, Wilber Abarca, Austin Hilleman and Nolan McConnell, defenders Rouzbeh Kazemian, Sawyer Pierce and Travis Wilson, and keepers Michael Hyden and McConnell, slowed down an aggressive and high-powered Rancho Santa Margarita offense.
NEWS
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...
NEWS
June 27, 2003
The 2003 District 55 Little League All-Star tournament begins this weekend with competition in three different divisions. The 9/10, Majors and Junior All-Star division double-elimination tournaments begin Saturday with play at four different sites in south county. The Senior All-Star tournament begins July 5 at Chaparrosa Park and is hosted by Rancho Niguel Little League. District 55, which covers the southern part of Orange County, is comprised of the following 19 little leagues: Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Northwood, North Mission Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo, Rancho Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, Saddleback, San Clemente, San Juan, South Irvine, South Mission Viejo, Tijeras Creek, Trabuco Canyon and Viejo.
SPORTS
April 11, 2013
Three Laguna Beach athletes, fourth-grade students Jack Payne , George Williams and Nolan Naess , were selected to the Laguna Hills National Junior Basketball All-Star Team. The team, composed of players from both Laguna Beach and Laguna Hills, advanced to the Final Four of the national tournament. The team started 9-0 during the three-weekend tournament and along the day defeated teams from Rancho Santa Margarita, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose. The team's only loss was a 58-53 semifinal defeat Sunday to eventual champion Newport Mesa Gold.
NEWS
January 17, 2003
Mike Sciacca Laguna Beach opened play in the AYSO Area 11-K tournament last weekend and earned a two-game split. The Division 5 boys' squad knocked off visiting Lake Forest, 6-2, to begin the tournament, but suffered a 2-0 road setback at Mission Viejo. The win over Lake Forest began when Sam Stinnett scored a few minutes into the match and continued when Sam Witte added two more first-half goals for a 3-0 Laguna lead at the break. Laguna's first-half domination included the strong play of Witte and Stinnett at forward and Michael Dougher, Morgan Curry, Wilber Abarca and Nolan McConnell at mid-field.
SPORTS
January 16, 2014
A well-played battle between the two Laguna Beach National Junior Basketball boys' Division 1 teams ended Saturday with the LB2 team coming back in the second half to score a 43-39 victory over LB1 team at Thurston Middle School. In one of the better-played games of the 2013-14 season, LB1 got off to a fast start and led by eight points at the half. LB2 came on strong in the second half behind George Knapp's three three-point shots to rally for the win. Knapp led LB2 with 15 points while Noah Handel and Nicholas Lucas added 10 points each.
NEWS
By Alisha Gomez | September 20, 2012
Clemente Heredia is looking to spice things up with a second Carmelita's in Orange County. The restaurant, which combines traditional-style cooking with today's best ingredients, has come to Laguna Beach in the former Crab Zone spot at 217 Broadway. Heredia, 27, is no newbie to the business. His parents have owned the two Carmelita's in the Sacramento area for some 50 years. He's also traveled extensively to various parts of Mexico, mostly the Polanco district in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Rosarito, picking up cooking nuances there.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 19, 2008
Men in Black has punched its ticket to the Section 11 tournament next February. The Laguna Beach AYSO Region 86 boys? Under-12 regional championship team competed at the AYSO Area 11L playoffs last weekend at the San Juan Park Complex against other south county regional champions and emerged with the division championship. Men in Black went 5-0 and outscored the opposition, 23-4, to capture the Area 11 title Dec. 11 to earn a spot at the Section 11 tournament to be held President?
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January 16, 2014
A well-played battle between the two Laguna Beach National Junior Basketball boys' Division 1 teams ended Saturday with the LB2 team coming back in the second half to score a 43-39 victory over LB1 team at Thurston Middle School. In one of the better-played games of the 2013-14 season, LB1 got off to a fast start and led by eight points at the half. LB2 came on strong in the second half behind George Knapp's three three-point shots to rally for the win. Knapp led LB2 with 15 points while Noah Handel and Nicholas Lucas added 10 points each.
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SPORTS
April 11, 2013
Three Laguna Beach athletes, fourth-grade students Jack Payne , George Williams and Nolan Naess , were selected to the Laguna Hills National Junior Basketball All-Star Team. The team, composed of players from both Laguna Beach and Laguna Hills, advanced to the Final Four of the national tournament. The team started 9-0 during the three-weekend tournament and along the day defeated teams from Rancho Santa Margarita, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose. The team's only loss was a 58-53 semifinal defeat Sunday to eventual champion Newport Mesa Gold.
NEWS
By Alisha Gomez | September 20, 2012
Clemente Heredia is looking to spice things up with a second Carmelita's in Orange County. The restaurant, which combines traditional-style cooking with today's best ingredients, has come to Laguna Beach in the former Crab Zone spot at 217 Broadway. Heredia, 27, is no newbie to the business. His parents have owned the two Carmelita's in the Sacramento area for some 50 years. He's also traveled extensively to various parts of Mexico, mostly the Polanco district in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Rosarito, picking up cooking nuances there.
NEWS
October 30, 2009
Principals? rivalry heats up Laguna Beach High and Thurston Middle schools Principals Don Austin and Joanne Culverhouse will go plate-to-plate in a fundraiser cook-off at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Lumberyard restaurant, sponsored by restaurant owner Cary Redfearn. Chef Armando Ortego will prepare a three-course dinner for school supporters, from which the proceeds will benefit SchoolPower, the local public education foundation. The evening will help SchoolPower reach its fundraising goals for Laguna Beach kids.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | April 24, 2009
Formerly well-heeled theatergoers now pinching pennies to make ends meet in today’s economy will be able to identify with the heroine of the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theater’s upcoming production. “A Little Princess,” opening May 8 for a two-weekend engagement, focuses on Sara Crewe, a young girl born in London and raised in India by her world-traveling father. When Dad becomes bankrupt, she’s reduced from enormous wealth to terrible poverty virtually overnight.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 19, 2008
Men in Black has punched its ticket to the Section 11 tournament next February. The Laguna Beach AYSO Region 86 boys? Under-12 regional championship team competed at the AYSO Area 11L playoffs last weekend at the San Juan Park Complex against other south county regional champions and emerged with the division championship. Men in Black went 5-0 and outscored the opposition, 23-4, to capture the Area 11 title Dec. 11 to earn a spot at the Section 11 tournament to be held President?
SPORTS
January 4, 2008
Laguna Beach AYSO soccer went into the holiday break on a high after both its boys? and girls? Under-12 teams earned Region 86 Area 11-L championships. Both teams turned in title-winning performances at Chapparosa park in Laguna Niguel Dec. 19. After the girls? team sewed up their area crown, the boys? U-12 team followed suit by defeating Mission Viejo, 3-1, in the division final. Coach Peter Davidson?s squad, referred to as, the ?Sticks,? fell behind early in the final as Mission Viejo slipped a goal past the Sticks?
SPORTS
May 18, 2007
The Laguna Beach 16-year old girls' soccer team charged into Temecula last weekend and returned home with championship medals after winning its division at the annual AYSO Select tournament. The squad, known as Beach, won two matches on Saturday and two more Sunday, to claim the title. Beach established itself early and showed it was a title contender by scoring a tournament-opening, 4-1 victory over Laguna Niguel. That win was followed with another decisive triumph, a 5-2 conquest of Rancho Santa Margarita.
SPORTS
March 16, 2007
The Laguna Pink, a girls' AYSO Region 86 10-and-under soccer team, got their season off to a good start, winning its opener against Rancho Santa Margarita before battling Laguna Niguel to a scoreless tie. Laguna 5, Rancho Santa Margarita 0 Laguna opened its season Saturday on the road and scored an impressive victory over Rancho Santa Margarita. Goalies Nina Bo, Summer Dvorak, Brooke Borges, and Peighton McRobie rotated in the net to combine on the shutout. The dribbling and passing of forwards Audrey Pillsbury, Francie Holte and Makenzie Fischer continually was able to penetrate the Rancho Santa Margarita defense.
NEWS
December 22, 2006
Laguna Beach High School student Chloe Cunningham was selected as one of three finalists in the "My Teacher, My Story, My Life" essay contest from Cox Communications and TNT, which invited students to submit essays about a favorite teacher who made a dramatic impact on their life. The contest was announced in August and invited Orange County high school students to submit 500-word essays that were judged based on five categories, ranging from creativity to grammar. The contest drew essays from students all over south and central Orange County.
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