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By Matt Szabo | August 14, 2009
Laguna Beach High graduate Annika Dries has helped lead the U.S. junior women?s national team into the semifinals at the FINA Junior Women?s Water Polo World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Dries, a center and team captain, scored two goals in Thursday?s 9-5 quarterfinal win over defending champion Australia. Team USA will meet the Netherlands in today?s semifinal. Dries was one of three players who scored three goals in Wednesday?s 16-4 victory over South Africa.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | December 5, 2013
In January, a ballerina will make her way across the Atlantic. She bears no resemblance to petite, long-legged dancers, though. Instead, she is about 22 feet tall, 18 feet wide and weighs 8,000 pounds. Constructed of solid metal, she is named "Gracious" and is very near to Ron Taybi's heart. She first came to his mind 17 years ago. The Laguna Beach resident was seated in his Festival of Arts booth, peppered with sculptures of male and female torsos, when he noticed someone sidling up to a nearby pole.
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By Barbara Diamond | April 25, 2013
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) will chair a meeting Friday in Washington, D.C., to pursue the proposal he announced in Laguna last week about joining with Russia to combat radical Islam. Rohrabacher chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats. "We need to work with Russia to fight radical Islam," Rohrabacher said at the April 19 meeting of the Laguna Beach Rotary Club. "They are doing things I can't imagine an American doing.
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June 5, 2009
Annika Dries has already proven herself in water polo on the high school stage. Now, she?s doing it on the international stage. The Laguna Beach High senior played with the U.S. women?s senior national team Sunday, in a FINA World League preliminary match against Canada at Corona del Mar High. Dries, 17, is the youngest player on the team. She scored the final goal of the first quarter, helping the U.S. to a 4-0 lead in what would become a 10-5 win. She is next traveling with the team to Russia for the FINA Super Final, which begins Tuesday with Team USA taking on Italy.
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December 12, 2013
The Laguna Beach City Youth Flag Football program is offering a winter season for youth grades 2-8. All games and clinics will be held at Laguna Beach High School's Guyer Field. All games will be played between 8 a.m. and noon on Sundays. Potential players are required to participate in a skills clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Guyer Field. League teams will be drafted Dec. 20. Coaches for each team will determine days and times of practice sessions. For more information, call (949)
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By Barbara Diamond | April 22, 2013
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) proposed a cooperative effort with Russia to combat terrorism during a talk at the Laguna Beach Rotary Club's weekly luncheon. "We need to work with Russia to fight radical Islam," Rohrabacher said Friday at Aliso Creek Inn. "They are doing things I can't imagine an American doing. They slaughter innocent people without going into combat - they even slaughter their own people. " Rohrabacher opined that America's open society, including the attitude toward women, appears to be a threat to the radical element of Islam principles.
SPORTS
July 9, 2010
Former Laguna Beach High water polo player Annika Dries was part of the USA Women's Senior National Team that won the gold medal Saturday at the FINA World League Super Final in La Jolla. Team USA defeated Australia, 12-11, in the second shootout between the teams in the tournament, to win the gold. Dries, who now plays for Stanford, scored a goal in a 9-7 win July 2 over Greece that advanced Team USA to the Super Final. She also scored a first-quarter goal when Team USA opened the tournament June 29 with an 11-9 win over the Greeks and posted two goals in a 12-9 win July 1 over Russia.
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By Matt Szabo | August 21, 2009
Recent Laguna Beach High graduate Annika Dries helped lead the United States junior women?s national team to a third-place finish at the FINA Junior Women?s Water Polo World Championships, completed Saturday in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The United States was undefeated until suffering a 12-11 shootout loss to the Netherlands in the semifinals Aug. 14. But Team USA rebounded with an 11-8 victory over Hungary in the bronze-medal match. Dries, who scored 13 goals in the tournament, was one of two Americans named to the all-tournament team.
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July 12, 2002
Mike Sciacca Spencer Dornin is in the midst of an Eastern European tour, his ultimate destination -- Athens, Greece. In order to reach the ancient city, Dornin first must display his talents in such places as Russia, Croatia and Hungary. It may appear that he is a long way off from reaching his goal, but the Laguna Beach resident needs to travel each of these roads in order to fulfill his dream. Dornin is part of the USA National Men's Senior Water Polo team, which, just this week, embarked on a two-week playing tour of Eastern Europe.
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By Matt Szabo | June 19, 2009
Annika Dries and Ryan Lawler earned Athlete of the Year honors as the Laguna Beach High athletic boosters recently announced their award winners for the 2008-09 season. The Stanford-bound Dries, a water polo and swimming standout, helped the Breakers girls? water polo team to Orange Coast League and CIF Southern Section Division II titles this year. She also was a key member of the girls? swim team that also repeated as league champs and finished second at the CIF Southern Section Division III finals, the best swimming finish in school history.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | December 5, 2013
In January, a ballerina will make her way across the Atlantic. She bears no resemblance to petite, long-legged dancers, though. Instead, she is about 22 feet tall, 18 feet wide and weighs 8,000 pounds. Constructed of solid metal, she is named "Gracious" and is very near to Ron Taybi's heart. She first came to his mind 17 years ago. The Laguna Beach resident was seated in his Festival of Arts booth, peppered with sculptures of male and female torsos, when he noticed someone sidling up to a nearby pole.
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By Barbara Diamond | April 25, 2013
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) will chair a meeting Friday in Washington, D.C., to pursue the proposal he announced in Laguna last week about joining with Russia to combat radical Islam. Rohrabacher chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats. "We need to work with Russia to fight radical Islam," Rohrabacher said at the April 19 meeting of the Laguna Beach Rotary Club. "They are doing things I can't imagine an American doing.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | August 14, 2009
Laguna Beach High graduate Annika Dries has helped lead the U.S. junior women?s national team into the semifinals at the FINA Junior Women?s Water Polo World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Dries, a center and team captain, scored two goals in Thursday?s 9-5 quarterfinal win over defending champion Australia. Team USA will meet the Netherlands in today?s semifinal. Dries was one of three players who scored three goals in Wednesday?s 16-4 victory over South Africa.
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