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By Mike Sciacca | September 28, 2007
Playing what Coach Lance Stewart termed a ?pretty darned-good match,? Laguna Beach?s girls? volleyball team collected a big road victory Tuesday by defeating Santa Margarita. The Breakers bounced back from a first-game loss to win a 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21 match between two highly ranked teams. Laguna is ranked No. 1 in Division II-AA. Santa Margarita was No. 6 in Division I-AA. ?The girls are starting to play together,? Stewart said. ?It?s a new group of kids this year, and they?
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By Mike Sciacca | January 2, 2009
The Laguna Beach High boys? basketball team?s bid to win the Century Tournament title Tuesday was denied by Santa Margarita. The Eagles outscored the Breakers by 15 points over the span of the second and third quarters and went on to take a 63-49 victory in the championship game at Century High. Dylan Roley led three Breakers in double figures with 15 points. Ryan Lawler scored 12 and Cody Duplisea had 10 points. Adam Selevan scored eight points and Chris Paul added four points to complete the scoring for Laguna, which fell to 11-4 overall.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 11, 2008
It had been nearly three weeks since the Laguna Beach girls’ water polo team had faced any competition, so any signs of rust shown by the Breakers would be understandable when they took on Santa Margarita Tuesday in nonleague play. They did manage to shake off their layoff in time, however, to score a 9-8 victory over the Eagles at the Laguna pool. The Breakers, ranked second in Division II, have now won nine straight to improve to 9-1. Their lone loss was a double-overtime setback to top-ranked Foothill (Div.
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September 21, 2007
TODAY Boys? Water Polo (TBA) Laguna at SoCal Tourney (at Newport Harbor High) Football (7 p.m.) Segerstrom at Laguna SATURDAY Boys? Water Polo (TBA) Laguna at SoCal Tourney (at Newport Harbor High) TUESDAY Girls? Tennis (3 p.m.) Edison at Laguna JV Tennis (3 p.m.) Laguna at Edison Boys? Water Polo (5 p.m.) Laguna at San Clemente JV Water Polo (4 p.m.) Laguna at San Clemente Frosh/Soph Polo (3 p.m.)
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January 16, 2009
The CIF Southern Section office in Los Alamitos released the All-CIF Southern Section girls? volleyball teams Tuesday, and Laguna Beach High senior Alexandra Palmer was one of 24 players to make the Division I team. Palmer, a standout setter for the Breakers, was named to the 13-member first team. She helped the Breakers to a 24-9 season and another Orange Coast League title. Laguna Beach lost to Dos Pueblos in four games in the semifinals. The setter finished with 1,023 assists, 188 digs, 41 aces and 59 kills.
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By: Mike Sciacca | October 7, 2005
The Laguna Beach High boys' water polo team is streaking. The Breakers made it win No. 5 in a row Tuesday by holding off host Santa Margarita, 10-9, in a nonleague match at Saddleback College. Laguna led by as many as four goals in the match, but the Eagles fought back late in the match to tie the score. The teams were tied, 2-2, after one quarter, but Laguna took a 7-3 lead at the half. Santa Margarita tied the score at 9-9 in the fourth quarter, but sophomore Nathan McConnell scored the game-winning goal late in the quarter.
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By By Mike Sciacca | January 13, 2006
Up next for Laguna Beach girls' water polo team is a tournament in Santa Barbara.Even though there was a 2 1/2 -week break between games for the Laguna Beach High girls' water polo team, the Breakers weren't completely out of the water over their winter break. During the time leading up to their first game of the new year, the Breakers spent time in the pool with heavy conditioning sessions. "Over the winter break, there was a lot of training, a lot of swimming," Laguna coach Rick McKee said.
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June 25, 2004
Mike Sciacca Doug Reinhardt realized a childhood dream on June 7 when the Anaheim Angels selected him in the 10th-round of the Major League Baseball draft. The Laguna Beach resident, who recently graduated from Santa Margarita High, was the eighth overall pick by the Angels. He said he watched the draft unfold from his home computer, surrounded by family and friends. Reinhardt had not signed with the Angels as of Wednesday -- contract negotiations were still underway, he said.
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June 2, 2006
Stephanie Darnall and Xander Olson of Laguna Beach High will play tonight in the 29th annual Dave Mohs Memorial Orange County High School Volleyball All-Star Games at Newport Harbor High School. The girls' match will be played at 6 p.m., followed at approximately 7:30 p.m. by the boys' match. Admission to the event is $5 and a silent auction will be held at the matches which are being used as a fundraiser for cancer research for Hoag Cancer Center on behalf of the late Dave Mohs.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 23, 2014
Goal No. 2 reached: check. An old nemesis stood in the way of a Laguna Beach High girls' water polo team that was one step away from achieving another milestone Saturday: win the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions. Roadblock cleared. Laguna led the entire way in Saturday's title match against Newport Harbor at Santa Barbara High. The Breakers opened up a 4-0 lead through one quarter and continued their defensive shutout in the second quarter, to open up a 6-0 halftime advantage, which led to an eventual, 9-5 victory.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 16, 2014
Less than a week after being handed its first loss of the season, the Laguna Beach High girls' water polo team got back to its winning ways Wednesday. The Breakers, who were derailed Jan. 10 at home by Foothill, stormed past host Saddleback, 27-8, in an Orange Coast League opener. Defensively, they held the Roadrunners to a single goal in the opening half, and were well in command at halftime, leading, 18-1. Freshman attacker Bella Baldridge, junior utility Makenzie Fischer and senior utility Cara Borkovec, each scored four goals to lead the Laguna offense.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 3, 2013
It's January, and more than a month into the 2012-13 girls' water polo season, but the Laguna Beach High Breakers are just starting to come together as a complete team. The Breakers began the season in late-November without starter Makenzie Fischer, but had several other players, veterans and newcomers alike, step up and lead the team during a formidable, 10-game schedule to start the season. Now, they are at full strength and working on finding their rhythm. "We have been a steady work in progress all year," said Laguna Coach Ethan Damato, whose team is 7-3 overall and ranked sixth in CIF Souther Section Division 1. "We got knocked a few times so far but I think we are learning from our setbacks and taking steps to fix what we are doing wrong.
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March 22, 2012
Friday Baseball (3:15 p.m.) Laguna at Godinez JV Baseball (3:15 p.m.) Godinez at Laguna Boys' Tennis (3:15 p.m.) Laguna at Santa Margarita JV Tennis (3:15 p.m.) Santa Margarita at Laguna Saturday Frosh/Soph Boys' Volleyball (TBA) Laguna at Foothill Tournament Monday Boys' Golf (3 p.m.) Laguna vs. Calvary Chapel (at Mile Square Park) Tuesday Boys' Golf (2:30 p.m.) Laguna vs. Costa Mesa (at Mesa Linda Golf Course)
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | September 17, 2010
The Laguna Beach High girls' volleyball team, ranked No. 1 at the start of the week in the first CIF Division 1-A poll of the regular season, begins play today at the Dave Mohs Tournament, hosted by Edison High. The tournament, one of the top girls' volleyball events, continues Saturday and concludes with championship-round play Monday at Edison. Sixty-four squads, with teams playing in either Division 1 or Division 2, are entered in the 31st annual event. Sites include Edison's Dave Mohs Gym and the gymnasiums at Huntington Beach, Marina, Fountain Valley, Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar, as well as possibly Estancia and Costa Mesa, Edison Coach Trent Jackson said.
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By Matt Szabo | September 18, 2009
The way the early season is going for the Laguna Beach High boys? water polo team, there soon may not be any nails left to bite. Four days after losing their season opener to Villa Park, 10-9, on a goal with a second left, the Breakers were able to get a sense of redemption Tuesday afternoon with a 12-11 overtime victory over Foothill at their home pool. Sophomore Nolan McConnell scored five goals against Foothill for the Breakers (1-1), who used goals from seniors David Brunner and Robbie Quellmalz in the overtime to help hold off the Knights.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 16, 2009
On Wednesday, Laguna began its bid for a third consecutive Orange Coast League championship with a 19-1 rout of visiting Estancia. The Breakers played shutout polo for the first three quarters before losing the shutout in the fourth. Laguna led, 10-0, after one quarter and 13-0 at the half. Taylor Dodson had four goals and three assists to lead the way. Melena Masson scored three goals and Annika Dries, Lexie Ross and Natasha Schulman each scored twice. Also finding the goal were Yoshi Andersen, Lida De Groote and Kaitlyn Waidley.
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January 16, 2009
The CIF Southern Section office in Los Alamitos released the All-CIF Southern Section girls? volleyball teams Tuesday, and Laguna Beach High senior Alexandra Palmer was one of 24 players to make the Division I team. Palmer, a standout setter for the Breakers, was named to the 13-member first team. She helped the Breakers to a 24-9 season and another Orange Coast League title. Laguna Beach lost to Dos Pueblos in four games in the semifinals. The setter finished with 1,023 assists, 188 digs, 41 aces and 59 kills.
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By Mike Sciacca | December 12, 2008
Laguna Beach?s girls? soccer team remained undefeated through the first five matches of the season after the Breakers settled for a 1-1 tie against visiting University on Tuesday at Guyer Field. Both teams had opportunities to win the hard-fought game, but neither could come away with the victory. Laguna?s tough defense, led by senior Holden Penney, turned away repeated attacks from University?s quick forwards. Goalie Lura Hills had 12 saves and several times streaked out to the 18-yard line to stop the attack.
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