LBHS Varsity Scoreboard

January 25

Boys Basketball – 11-8 (4-0)

Jack Pillsbury hit a pair of three pointers for his six points against Costa Mesa Friday night. It was his second one from the perimeter that made the bus ride back to Laguna a pleasant one. It came with just four seconds on the clock and gave the Breakers a come-from-behind, 37-36, win and undisputed first place in the Orange Coast League.

The Mustangs broke open a 10-10m tie after the first period with an 11-4 run before the half. It was “press this” in the third as Costa Mesa outscored Laguna, 3-2.

The Breakers made the adjustments need in the final quarter with a 21-12 advantage and got the win on Pillsbury’s shot.

Cole Kesler led Laguna with nine points, Tyler Masukawa had eight and both Tyler Kesler and Derek Reigel finished with four points.

Girls Basketball – 7-7 (1-3)

LBHS played at Costa Mesa Thursday night and lost, 51-44.

Emily Writer had 23 points for Laguna.

Saddleback visits Dugger Gym tonight at seven o’clock.

Boys Soccer – 4-2-2 (2-2)

Costa Mesa got past Laguna, 3-1, on the pitch at Guyer Field Friday.

Girls Soccer – 5-5-3 (0-2-1)

The Breakers will host Saddleback at 6:15 this evening.

Girls Water Polo – 10-6

Foothill squeaked past the Breakers, 10-9, Friday at the Tustin Unified school.

An Annual Artful Event at the Boys & Girls Club

The Annual Fine Art Exhibit at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach (BGCLB) was a huge success.

Club members and their families experienced the transformation of the Club’s Community Room, which became a very special exhibit filled with over 200 club members’ masterpieces covering every wall and table!

Club Art Director, Emily Murray was excited, “All the art programs offered at the club are based on the process. Members explore materials and interpret each lesson, taking what they want from the daily art classes. It is evident in the variety and expressive nature of all of their work on display that they are not afraid to express themselves. That is what it is all about!”

The first place pieces at the Fine Art Exhibit will be sent off to the Regional Competition in Oregon and then have a chance to make it to National. The following members received first place at Local Exhibit. Frankie Payne-Carter, Sofia Hefter-Smith, Autumn McQuaid, Zoe Payne-Carter, Solei Prats, Laura Martinez, Andrea Osburn, Tori Jones, Amanda Harris, Jilleah Channels, Alexa Yubeta, Elisa Dobrow-Isaza, Thea Walsh, Sol Forbes, Hana Ford, and Lalia Garcia.

Art Exhibit Photo

Elisa Dobrow-Isaza proudly points to her First-Place artwork

After enjoying the well-anticipated Art Exhibit, families stuck around for an evening of fun. Family Fun Night occurs once a month and gives families a chance to socialize while enjoying a delicious dinner. The activities coincided with the Fine Art Exhibit. Parents and their kids created a giant mural drawing and played Pictionary. The night ended with “live sculpture”, which gave kids a chance to dress their parents up as statues.

The activities encourage creative interpretation, creative problem solving, and character development through personal expression. The Art Room is a fun place for kids to express themselves, learn, and grow. The Club offers various opportunities for creative art experiences aside from the Fine Arts Program.

BGCLB Visual Arts programs are funded through generous grants from the Hearts of Montage, the Redfern Gallery, the Festival of Arts Foundation, and Laguna Craft Guild. For more information contact Emily Murray, BGCLB Art Director, at 494-2535 x 108 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LBHS Varsity Scoreboard

January 21

Girls Water Polo – 10-5

Laguna is currently raked #6 in the CIF Division 1 Coaches Poll. The Top Ten: 1-Dos Pueblos; 2-Los Alamitos; 3-Newport Harbor; 4-Santa Barbara; 5-Corona del Mar; 6-Laguna Beach; 7-Foothill; 8-Edison; 9-Palos Verdes; 10-Fountain Valley

Laguna plays at #7 Foothill today.

Boys Basketball – 10-8 (3-0)

The Breakers remained unbeaten in Orange Coast League play with tight, 36-32, victory over Godinez Wednesday night in Dugger Gym.

Godinez led at halftime, 21-16, but Laguna outscored them 14-11 in the third then out-pressed the visitors and pitched a shutout, 6-0, in the fourth quarter.

Tyler Masukawa led the team with 17 points and Tyler Kesler scored 8. Jack Pillsbury scored five, Derek Reigel four and Luke Barker added two points.

The Breakers play at Costa Mesa tonight.

Girls Basketball – 7-6 (1-2)

Godinez (9-8; 1-2) handled the Breakers, 56-41, Tuesday night. It was the second OCL loss for the Breakers.

Emily Writer had 22 points and Sam Garner tallied 16 with 12 rebounds.

LBHS played @ Costa Mesa last night.

Boys Soccer – 4-1-2 (2-1)

Godinez dominated the Breakers, 4-1, Wednesday handing Laguna its first loss of the season. Travis Sampson had Laguna’s lone goal.

Girls Soccer – 5-5-3 (0-2-1)

The Breakers and Godinez played to a 0-0 tie Tuesday on Guyer Field.

Costa Mesa beat Laguna, 3-1, yesterday. Melissa Chapman scored for LBHS.

What happens in Vegas…came home to Laguna!

G Flip Photo

Giana Costa competes in the Floor Program in Las Vegas

Top of the World 4th grader Giana Costa brought home a Gold Medal for her first place finish in her first international Level 5 competition at the 12th annual Lady Luck Invitational in Las Vegas.

1700 gymnasts from 31 states as well as the best from Canada, Australia, Mexico and The Cayman Islands, united in Vegas to showcase their athletic prowess. Giana tumbled her way to a first place finish on the Floor Program with a score of 9.675. She also medaled in all events, earning an impressive silver medal in the All Around with a personal best score of 37.80.

Giana works out four times a week at Azarian Gymnastics in Aliso Viejo where Perry Davies and Vanessa Gonzales, and Krassi Varbanova coach her.

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