LBHS 2010-2011 Varsity scoreboard

Nov 5

Boys Cross Country: Laguna is ranked #6 in the CIF Division 4 coaches’ poll this week.

Boys Water Polo: 22-6 (5-0) After recapturing the top spot in CIF Division III over the weekend by capturing the Hank Vellekamp-Servite Tournament title beating previous, temporary, #1 Damien, 9-7, Saturday afternoon, Laguna hosted Aliso Niguel Wednesday afternoon.

Tyler Mancuso and Spencer Dodson each had four goals to pace the Breakers attack.

Mancuso

Photo by Maggi Henrikson

Laguna, ranked #1 in CIF Division 3, will be at Mission Viejo today.

Football: 1-7 (0-3)

The Breakers broke down in the second half Friday night and let a possible first 2010 Orange Coast League win slip away.

Laguna built up a 34-20 lead at halftime off touchdown runs of 2 and 58 yards by Norton Penney, a 53-yard ruin by Robert Clemons, 10 yards from Michael Hyden and a nine-yard hookup from Austin Paxson to Derek Reigel. But the second half belonged to the Grizzlies.

Godinez (5-3, 2-1) scored 28 unanswered points to take a 48-34 lead until Paxson hit Clemons for a 38-yard TD pass late in the fourth quarter.

Wideout Chris Paul was sidelined with a bruised shoulder but is expected to play tonight at Costa Mesa. Paul needs four TD receptions in the final two games to break the all time OC high school career mark.

Girls Golf: 21-6 (11-1) All League: 1st Team – Christianne Kinder & Taylor Weiss –  2nd Team – Jackie McMahon & Devin Altieri

Laguna finished in a tie with Estancia for the regular season crown for Goldenwest League matches.

The Breakers are #7 in OC this week.

Girls Tennis: 11-5 (9-0)League prelims and finals were played this week.

Girls Volleyball: 18-9 (10-0) – The Breakers rolled over Saddleback Wednesday sweeping 25-12, 25-2, 25-16.

Allison Palmer turned in 27 assists and Chanel Stewart led the team with 11 kills. Mackensie Hester had seven kills and Julia Goggin finished with six.

Laguna is ranked #4 in CIF Division 1A.

Tonight is the annual Alumni Game at Dugger Gym.

Note: The Girls JV and Frosh/Soph teams were also 10-0 in OCL.


TOW empowers students to make smart choices

Top of the World Elementary School (TOW) is incorporating an enhancement to their Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) program this year. TOW has chosen this year to emphasize and celebrate “Rachel’s Challenge Week” which they believe will help students focus on making good choices, being kind and helping others.

Rachel’s Challenge is a program that helps create and maintain a positive cultural environment in schools. It is based on the philosophy and writings of Rachel Scott, a high school student who demonstrated kindness and compassion for fellow students. Although she died at a young age, she issued a challenge to all students to focus on being a positive influence by setting goals for personal success, kindness, inclusion, and helping others.

The elementary school program provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate and recognize kindness and compassion in every aspect of their lives. Top of the World PTA, teachers, and staff are working together to create a variety of activities and learning opportunities throughout the year to help build students’ skills.

The program is under the direction of the TOW PBIS team, which is chaired by LBUSD Elementary School Counselor Jami Parsons. Dr. Parsons explains “We are happy to have the opportunity to help students experience the power of one to create a chain reaction of kindness and compassion on the campus and in our community. It will be exciting to see this program take on momentum. We are looking forward to the end of year celebration when we total all the kindness links for all of our classes. We are hoping the school’s chain wraps around the school or extends down Alta Laguna Boulevard!”

TOW Principal Ron La Motte concurs, “We are very excited to be implementing the positive approach presented by Rachel’s Challenge. With the concerns expressed these days regarding bullying behavior among children, we are confident that this approach of promoting acts of kindness and caring will result in children being more sensitive to each other’s feelings and create an increasingly positive environment in the school.”

Rachel’s Program was made possible at Top of the World Elementary School through a SchoolPower Endowment Teacher Grant and the TOW School Site Council and is supported by the TOW PTA.


Laguna College of Art & Design offers figure drawing and painting workshops to the public

Laguna College of Art & Design is offering two uninstructed workshops, one on Mondays and the other on Saturdays. Both workshops are at LCAD main campus at 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Figure Painting Workshop

Mondays, 5 – 10 p.m.

Fees: $10 for LCAD Students and Alumni $20 for Non-Students

Moderator: James Galindo: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Info: This workshop is uninstructed. There will be a new model every week. This is a long pose workshop; one pose for the entire evening. Models are draped and undraped. For additional information, visit: www.lcadworkshops.blogspot.com

Figure Drawing & Painting Workshop

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Laguna Beach CA 92651 Fee: $15

Moderator: Sammy Macias: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Info: This uninstructed workshop enables students to practice and perfect drawing and painting the human form from direct observation. Pose lengths range from two minutes to five hours. The Class Moderator is available for guidance and personal drawing/painting demonstrations during the sessions. Models are draped and undraped.

Ages: 18 and up, all levels.

LBHS 2010-2011 Varsity scoreboard

Nov 2

Boys Water Polo: 21-6 (5-0)Breakers bring home the Championship hardware Laguna recaptured the top spot in CIF Division III over the weekend by capturing the Hank Vellekamp-Servite Tournament title beating Damien, 9-7, Saturday afternoon.

Damien (19-6) of La Verne beat the Breakers, 16-15 at their pool a week earlier to take the D-III top spot away from Laguna.

Erik Henrikson had a stellar performance in goal against Damien with his season-high 16 saves. His effort was recognized by the OC Register and named their Boys Water Polo Athlete of the Week.

Henrikson Photo

Henrikson knocks away one of his 16 saves

Nicky Brunner and Nolan McConnell each scored three goals and senior Spencer Dodson added a pair in the win.

The Breakers also defeated Servite, 9-8, on Friday and took care of Esperanza by the score of 15-8 earlier Saturday.

LBHS will host Aliso Niguel Wednesday at 3:15 and go to Mission Viejo Friday afternoon for a four o’clock match.

Dodson Photo

Dodson’s defensive efforts made a difference

Photos by Maggi Henrikson

Football: 1-7 (0-3)

The Breakers broke down in the second half Friday night and let a possible first 2010 Orange Coast League win slip away.

Laguna built up a 34-20 lead at halftime off touchdown runs of 2 and 58 yards by Norton Penney, a 53-yard ruin by Robert Clemons, 10 yards from Michael Hyden and a nine-yard hookup from Austin Paxson to Derek Reigel. But the second half belonged to the Grizzlies.

Godinez (5-3, 2-1) scored 28 unanswered points to take a 48-34 lead until Paxson hit Clemons for a 38-yard TD pass late in the fourth quarter.

Girls Golf: All League: 1st Team – Christianne Kinder & Taylor Weiss

2nd Ream – Jackie McMahon & Devin Altieri

Laguna finished in a tie with Estancia for the regular season crown at 11-1 for Goldenwest League matches.

Girls Tennis: 11-5 (9-0)

Girls Volleyball: 15-8 (7-0) – Mira Costa swept past the Breakers Tuesday evening, 25-12, 25-22 and 25-16.

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