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April 30, 2010
The Laguna Beach High softball team has settled gained confidence over other junior varsity teams in its division after playing pre-holiday break games with varsity-level teams. Laguna?s record is 10-5 and the Breakers are 4-0 in junior varsity Orange Coast League play. In their most recent game, the Breakers outlasted Godinez, 8-7, at El Morro Field. Lots of Lagunans were on the base paths, including Bailey Romatowski, who swiped multiple bases and scored multiple runs. Chloe Mansour was two for three with a run batted in and two runs scored, while Kennedi Gherardini went two for three with a walk, steal and two runs scored.
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By Ashley Breeding | March 7, 2008
For the first time in years, Laguna Beach High will not field a softball team this spring season, Athletic Director Mike Churchill has confirmed. Despite all efforts to recruit a substantial team, they could not find enough students who wanted to play. The Athletic Department collaborated with new softball coach Ali Poulos for two months to recruit players but only enlisted seven ? five of whom played the previous year. These seven girls made their own recruitment efforts and found two more players, but that wasn?
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By Mike Sciacca | June 21, 2012
Laguna Beach High boys' volleyball player Jack Winn and softball standout Haley Putnam were named All-CIF in their respective sports. Winn's honor - a spot on the Southern Section Division 2 team - comes on the heels of being named Most Valuable Player in the Orange Coast League. A three-year varsity player, the senior has started for the Breakers the past two years. "This season, Jack was asked to hit, as well, play some opposite, in addition to his setting duties," Laguna Coach Scott Panaro said.
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By Mike Sciacca | October 6, 2011
A few new faces will grace the sidelines for the upcoming winter and spring seasons at Laguna Beach High. Laguna hired new coaches for the 2011-12 school year in girls' basketball, softball and baseball, Athletic Director Mike Churchill said. Mark Lewis has been selected to head the girls' basketball program, Alan Ludloff the softball program and Mike Bair the baseball program. "We are very happy to have these three coaches in place for our athletes this year," Churchill said.
SPORTS
March 7, 2013
Friday Track and Field (2:30 p.m.) Laguna at Irvine/Asics Invitational Baseball (3 p.m.) Westminster at Laguna (Newport Elks Tournament) * Saturday Softball (11 a.m.) Laguna vs. La Quinta (Costa Mesa Tournament) Swimming (noon) Laguna at Los Alamitos Coed Relays JV Baseball (11 a.m.) Laguna vs. Orange (Garden Grove Tournament) * Monday Softball (TBA) Laguna at Laguna Hills Tournament Tuesday Boys' Tennis (3 p.m.)
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April 17, 2009
Two city records were broken as Laguna Beach held its annual youth track meet April 4. In the boys? Division 2 (athletes born in 2001), Koa Todd set the record in the 100 meters with a mark of 15.9 seconds. He broke Aaron Chesley?s city mark of 16.7, which was set in 1985. Marlee Grosher also set a record in the 1,600 meters for the girls? Division 7 (born in 1996), finishing in 6 minutes, 30.75 seconds. That bettered the old time of 6:49.90, set by current Laguna Beach High cross country standout Gerry Artman in 2004.
NEWS
February 2, 2007
The City Council is looking into banning alcohol at Riddle Field. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to prohibit alcohol consumption and containers at the park, as recommended by the city's Recreation Department. Citysponsored cultural events will be exempted from the ban. Riddle Field will be the only park in town where alcohol consumption is not permitted with a meal. "It is special because of Little League played there," said Susan Cannan of the Community Services Department.
SPORTS
June 8, 2007
The Laguna Beach High softball team had four members named to the 2007 All-Orange Coast League softball team. In addition, four other Breakers received honorable mention status. Sophomore Kelsey Linton and juniors Caitlin Barretto, Shannon Sweeney and Courtney Capobianco each made the second team. Seniors Alivia Leveque and Charlotte Bell and sophomores Megan Friday and Holden Penney all were honorable mention. League honors MVP: Taylor West, Estancia, Jr. MVP Pitcher: Josie Flores, Estancia, Sr. First Team Allison Rickerts, 3B, Jr. Calvary Chapel Katie McCullough, C, Sr. Amanda Gonzales, P, Fr. Sarah Maness, 2B, Fr. Brianna Villines, SS, Sr. Costa Mesa Emily Pulaski, 1B, Jr. Kira Mitani, P, Fr. Danielle Morton, SS, Sr. Brienna Ramirez, 3B, Jr. Estancia Kiele Brown, 1B, Sr. Lina You, 3B, Sr. Taylor Brown, 2B, Sr. Second Team Courtney Capobianco, SS, Jr. Laguna Beach Shannon Sweeney, 3B, Jr. Caitlin Barretto, 1B, Jr. Kelsey Linton, P/OF, Soph.
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May 2, 2003
Mike Sciacca Hilary Frimond is the type of softball player that coaches dream about. Her many talents aside, the key factor that makes Frimond the all-around player she has become is her attitude, so says Mike Roche, varsity coach at Laguna Beach High. "The best part about Hilary is that she's just a great person," Roche said of his senior star. "When it comes to the game, she's a fierce competitor. You wouldn't guess it, though, by her demeanor.
SPORTS
October 28, 2005
Softball team wraps up Monday League crown with 3-2 win.The City of Laguna Beach Community Services Dept. men's summer 16-inch slow pitch softball season finally came to an end when Courtesy Auto Body won the Monday League championship. Courtesy Auto Body earned the crown by sweeping through the Monday championship series, which it capped with a 3-2 win over the Puswatrkylegs. They got the win despite being out-hit, 11-4, and falling behind by a score of 2-0. The Puswatrkylegs took a 2-0 lead in the top half of the first inning when Ryan Schissler reached base on a walk and John Reynard followed with a two-run home run. That score stood until the bottom of the third, when Jeff Pich walked and Dave Meggison delivered a two-run home run to tie the score at 2-2. An RBI by Bede Arabe that scored Chris Ornelas in the fourth inning provided the winning margin for Courtesy Auto Body.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 1, 2014
It's nearing the midway point of the Orange Coast League softball season and on Tuesday, the Laguna Beach High Breakers went into the win column for the first time. Laguna was impressive in winning its initial league contest in four attempts in shutting down visiting Costa Mesa, 10-0, at Thurston Middle School. Halle Redfearn pitched the shutout and Jennifer Sorensen, Jessica Roediger and Sophie Trabizi had key hits for the Breakers who improved to 1-3 in league and 3-16 overall.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 6, 2014
The Laguna Beach High softball team began its 2014 season Tuesday in Irvine and the Breakers, under new head coach Andrea Lorenz, fell, 15-7, to host University in nonleague play. Lorenz takes over a program which last year went 10-18 overall, which tied for the fourth-best win total in program history, reached the CIF Southern Section playoffs for just the fourth time, and then won a postseason wild-card game to get to the first-round of the Division 5 tournament. "Our goal for the year is to compete all the time not just in games but in practices as well," she said.
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By Mike Sciacca | June 6, 2013
During a nine-month stretch when Laguna Beach High athletics attained unparalleled success in different avenues of competition, Haley Putnam and Drake Martinez have been selected to carry the banner for the 2012-13 school year. Putnam was named the female recipient, and Martinez the male counterpart, of the school's Athlete of the Year honor. The two, both seniors who will graduate in two weeks, were honored, as well as several other Breakers, during the school's annual All Sports Booster Club banquet Tuesday at Tivoli Terrace in Laguna Beach.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 16, 2013
The Laguna Beach High softball team took a turn at history Tuesday. The Breakers, who were opening the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs at Thurston Middle School against No. 8-ranked Riverside Woodcrest Christian (Ambassador League No. 4), scored an 11-4 victory. The win gave the 2013 squad the distinction of becoming the first Laguna softball team to win a playoff game. The win came under first-year head coach Victoria Batistelli. "I am proud of my girls," Batistelli said.
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May 13, 2013
The Laguna Beach High softball team beat Estancia in an Orange Coast League third-place playoff game last week and earned a home game in the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs. The Breakers (8-13) will play host to Riverside Woodcrest Christian (12-8, Ambassador League at-large) in a wild-card game Tuesday. The winner will play at Montebello Schurr (15-13), the Almont League champion. Redlands Citrus Valley (20-4), the Mountain Valley League champion, is the division's top seed.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 9, 2013
Another win, another record set by the Laguna Beach High baseball team. And so the Breakers season moves onward. Laguna started the final week of the regular season Tuesday playing Costa Mesa in the first of two games between the schools. The Breakers, who already have the Orange Coast League title in tow, coasted to a 9-0 home-field victory. The win was the 20th consecutive for the Breakers, a continuing school record, and the shutout was the eighth of the season, which also set a school record.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 2, 2013
For only the second time in the last 50 years, the Laguna Beach baseball team can call itself league champion. Laguna secured the 2013 Orange Coast League title Tuesday when it overwhelmed host Godinez, 23-2. The one-sided win pushed the Breakers' school-record win streak to 18 games. It also made them 12-0 in league, and 22-2 overall. The title is the first for the Breakers under second-year head coach Mike Bair. "It's big-time," Bair said of his team's accomplishment. "This is something the program has only done twice, now, in the last 50 years.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 18, 2013
A sweep, and then a rout. That is how the Laguna Beach baseball teams got things done this week. The Breakers maintained their grip on the Orange Coast League lead by defeating both Estancia and Saddleback in consecutive outings. The two wins kept them one game ahead of Calvary Chapel in the league standings and set up a showdown Tuesday against the Eagles. But, before Laguna could set its sights on Calvary Chapel, it first must face Saddleback. The teams close out their three-game league series at 3:15 p.m. Friday at Laguna.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 11, 2013
It had been quite awhile, 17 days, to be exact, since the Laguna Beach softball team last saw game action. The last time the Breakers stepped on a diamond for competition, they played a nonleague doubleheader March 23 at JSerra. On Tuesday, they got back into action and, despite the long break, came up with a big win. Laguna launched its Orange Coast League schedule Tuesday against Saddleback and needed just five innings to turn back the visiting Roadrunners at Thurston Middle School.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 21, 2013
It was a key, early road test, the Laguna Beach baseball team aced its exam. The Breakers traveled Tuesday for an Orange Coast League game with Estancia and came out firing from the get-go. They put the ball in play throughout the contest, took advantage of a few fielding errors, and had the back of pitcher Kurt Rebone who tamed the Eagles. It all added up to an 8-0 victory that kept Laguna undefeated in league play and moved the Breakers to 7-2 overall. Rebone tossed a one-hitter.
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