LBHS Varsity Winter Sports Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Laguna (9-2) continues to roll behind Blake Burzell. The 6’-6” junior forward scored 40 points on Tuesday, was “held” to 26 Wednesday but tore the scoring apart with 48 points on Thursday in a 72-61 Laguna win over Cajon.

The team is in the Charlie Wilkins Westminster Classic and also had wins against both Kennedy (86-53) on Tuesday and Brea-Olinda (71-44) Wednesday.

Burzell has been getting good support from Grady Morgan, Owen McMurray and Charlie Rounaghi. 

The tournament continues through Saturday. 

Boys Soccer

El Toro got past Laguna, 2-1, on Wednesday.

Girls Basketball

Laguna met Tustin in the Tustin Tournament on Tuesday and lost, 69-32.

Laura Nolan led the Breakers with 12 points.

Girls Soccer

On Thursday, LBHS put together a 2-0 win over Segerstrom. Laguna upped their record to 7-2-0 and Coach Bill Rolfing tells us that the CIF has the girls ranked 5th in their division.

Girls Water Polo

Laguna rolled over Edison, 21-0, Tuesday. Evan Tingler led the team with five goals. Sophia Lucas and Bella Baldridge both added four goals.

Quinn Winter turned back all seven shots on goal by Edison to earn the shutout.

Coed Surf Team

Surf team beats St Margaret at Scholastic Surf Series Event #2; individual champs Jake Levine and Claire Kelly

Written by coaches ALISA CAIRNS and SCOTT FINN

LBHS surf team had another big win on Sunday at the Scholastic Surf Series Event #2 at T- St in San Clemente. We started out the day with Team competition. Laguna Beach High School faced off against St Margaret. Everyone surfed really well as a team and we took the overall win by a large margin, 69-38.  

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Morning stretch: Kiko Nelsen, Travis Booth and Holden Geary get ready for the contest

In addition, in the individual competition we had representation in each of the division finals. Our entire Boys six man shortboard team stole the show, all making the final. The surf was pretty small and difficult, but after the morning drizzle cleared things heated up. All the Laguna kids were really impressive, making good work out of not much. Jake Levine made it two in a row with the win followed closely by Travis Booth in second, Kiko Nelsen in third, Liam McCue in fourth, Holden Geary in fifth and Sam Nelsen in sixth place.

Claire Kelly took the big win in girls shortboard, while Destiny Thompson in her first longboard event and Maya Takabayashi, pretty fresh to competition, surfed well and finished fourth and fifth respectively. 

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Claire Kelly took the big win in girls shortboard

Boys longboard saw another great performance from Jameson Roller, who finished in third place. Meanwhile Sam Starr made the semis in longboard and Joseph Schenk was close to advancement, gaining valuable experience.

The boyboard final saw Hunter Johnson do really nicely fitting in some rolls to finish in second place overall.

The next Scholastic Surf Series event will be Jan 8.

Laguna Beach City Flag Football Results Week 1

Reported by Soul Surf Team

Games played Sunday 12/11/16


Division 3 (second/third grade)

1. Thompson 6 vs. Broncos 12

2. Chargers 20 vs. Nelson 36

Division 2 (fourth/fifth grade)

1. Ducks 25 vs. Tide 6

2. Cowboys 32 vs. Warhawks 8

Division 1 (sixth-eighth grade)

1. Tank 40 vs. Giants 8

2. Cowboys 36 vs. Steelers 18

LBHS Varsity Winter Sports Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Blake Burzell scored 36 points Friday and Owen McMurray added 15 as Laguna beat Irvine, 70=51., in Dugger Gym.

The Breakers led 38-23 at halftime.

Boys Soccer

Tesoro beat Laguna, 2-0, Friday at Tesoro.

Girls Soccer

Laguna reaches 34th Annual Ocean View High School winter classic championship final


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LBHS Varsity Soccer Team

The Varsity Level of the OVWC Tournament began with 12 excellent teams. For those who are interested in all the scoring, I am still at this hour compiling all the individual scores. Basically, the 12 teams narrowed to 8 teams with 4 teams in the GOLD bracket and 4 teams in a (lower) SILVER bracket. The FOUR Golds included undefeated University, Fountain Valley, Rosary and ... Laguna Beach with one loss. We were deservedly bumped up to the GOLD despite our 2-1 loss to FVHS because we had allowed fewest goals (Yes Reno, Cameron and our defense!)

Our epic victory over a very strong University team launched us into the final. Fountain Valley lost to Rosary in PK’s. Now, we enter the arena for a claim to the Tournament Championship Title! The coaching staff is very proud of our player focus and importantly the “Team Effort” from all players, on and off the field. Thanks also to our support group. Maybe there is another Championship in our future two months from now, but Monday night we definitely have an opportunity to take a title home to LBHS. Let’s Do This!

Monday, the players will all be asked to ride a small bus to Ocean View HS. The bus will leave at 5:00 for the 7:00 kickoff against Rosary. All players should dress warm and have eaten a meal prior. We are the “home team” and thus will wear our whites.

Late update: Rosary defeated LBHS 1-0

Girls Water Polo

Thrilling U10 AYSO game ends in win for Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Boys U10 AYSO soccer team pulled off a tremendous win on Tuesday night at the Area 11 Regional playoff tournament, beating Mission Viejo in a shoot out after tying the game in regulation play at 3-3. 

Under the big lights of the Lake Forest Sports Park, the “Limonators” held on to outscore their opponents in an intense shoot out, making history where few Laguna Beach teams have been able to compete with their more densely populated neighboring towns. 

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L-R: Team members Reed Franz, Legend Maltin, Samuel Schaffer, Sienna Reidel (younger daughter of coach), Maverick Maltin, Tristan Reidel, James Kramer, Holden Brown, Jackson Arrasin, Frederick Butler, Dylan Petrie-Norris. 

Back row are coaches Andrew Maltin and Jason Reidel

The boys team, consisting of 10 players aged eight and nine, went into the regional tournament last weekend as assumed underdogs in a two day, five game tournament style playoff match, competing against the regional championship teams from ten different regions in Southern California. 

Head coach Jason Reidel and assistant coach Andrew Maltin supported and motivated their team to outscore their opponents, beating teams from Santa Margarita, San Clemente, Laguna Hills and Mission Viejo. Through it all, the players worked together and encouraged each other to accomplish an outstanding and unprecedented victory. 

The team will move on to represent Southern Orange County in the sectional tournament in February.


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