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.

Laguna Beach-based Project Scientist will host fun expeditions on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan 16

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Laguna Beach-based Project Scientist will host expeditions to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) and Bluebird Canyon Farms on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

At PMMC, one of the world’s largest marine mammal hospitals, students will be guided through hands-on equipment and specimens as well as learn how the hospital treats its patients. The students will learn about PMMC’s mission and work including patients’ diets, diagnoses, treatment and release. 

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Smiles all around at the thought of seeing sea lions and experiencing farm life

From there, the students will hop back into the bus and head to one of South Orange County’s most popular parks, Bluebird Park. Here, the students will have an opportunity to run around and play before heading off to Bluebird Canyon Farms. This farm prides itself on being a community resource as well as a pristine example of sustainable urban living. 

The students will have lunch in a “farm to table” fashion prepared by Bluebird Farm’s executive chef. Afterwards, the students will tour the farm, where the primary focus is on improving awareness of and competency with self-reliance, as well as the understanding of the daily rhythm of a farm. The students will have the opportunity to work independently as well as in a group setting. 

The event will take place on Monday, Jan 16. Students should be dropped off at UCI between 8:30 and 9 a.m. and picked up between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Cost is $120 for individuals and $200 for two siblings. Register at


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