LBHS Boosters will rock the night away

The Black Tongued Bells and James Clay Garrison & the Giant Peach will perform a benefit concert on Friday, April 27 from 7 p.m. to midnight as part of the Blue Water Music Festival. The concert will benefit the LBHS Tennis and Booster programs.

The Black Tongued Bells

The event will be held at The Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach.

Only 200 tickets are available and they’re expected to sell out fast. Call Rick Conkey at (949) 573-8624 with questions or to purchase tickets.

The Woman’s Club is located at 286 St. Ann’s Drive.

Laguna Beach Boys Varsity Tennis serves up a win against Costa Mesa

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Mason Libby

Sam Reynolds

Blake Hawkins

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Laguna Beach Boys Varsity Tennis won their match this week 15-2. Mason Lebby, Mohammed Berri, Andrew Johnson, Diego Tellez, Sam Reynolds and Casey Boehm all won their singles matches. Doubles winners were Blake Hawkins and Matt Berk in an exciting tie-breaker. 

Kyle Herkins and Francis Pillsbury won their doubles matches. Taylor Tran and Mathew Duong as well as Andrew Duong and Matt Berk won theirs.

Boys Lacrosse is home game against Crean Lutheran this Thursday; three home games next week

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LBHS Boys Lacrosse team

The LBHS Boys Lacrosse team has a home game this Thursday, April 19 against Crean Lutheran at 5 p.m. The team will follow with three home games next week, including Monday, April 23 at 5 p.m. against Beckman; Wednesday, April 25 at 5 p.m. against San Juan Hills; and Thursday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m. against Sage Hill.  

Spectators and supporters are welcome!

Basketball’s Bret Fleming is named OC Register’s Coach of the Year for the 2017-18 season

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LBHS basketball coach Bret Fleming has been named OC Register’s Coach of the Year for the 2017-18 season. The newspaper cites the following reasons for its selection of this most talented coach:

“Laguna Beach boys basketball coach Bret Fleming is highly-regarded among his peers for consistently getting the most out of the Laguna Beach roster. 

“For doing so yet again, Fleming is the Register’s Orange County coach of the year for the 2017-18 season.s

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Bret Fleming in action

The newspaper continued: “The Breakers had one of the best seasons in school history this past season. They won 26 games, going 26-4, one shy of the school single-season record for wins. The Breakers went undefeated in the Orange Coast League to win the league championship.”

While deeply honored at the award, Bret told Stu News, “As far as the award is concerned, nothing we’ve accomplished this year was done in isolation…I’ve got a terrific long-time assistant coach in Rus Soobzokov and this is really just another acknowledgement of what a great season we had.”

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Bret Fleming with team

“This group of young men really understood the concept of playing for something greater than themselves. They dedicated a huge amount of time practicing and preparing for this season, which resulted in winning two major tournaments and finishing third in another. They beat multiple teams that most people would consider upsets... 

“Above all, this group really loved each other and willingly sacrificed their own agendas for the good of the team. I’m extremely proud of all they accomplished this year.”

This was Fleming’s 23rd season coaching Laguna Beach basketball.

Stu News congratulates him, assistant coach Rus Soobzokov, and all the boys on a great season.

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