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Laguna Pack 35 Webelos 2 Den’s Kindness Project

inspired by City Councilman Dicterow

On Tuesday, Oct 30, City Councilman Steve Dicterow invited Laguna Beach Pack 35 Webelos 2 Den to City Hall. Dicterow organized a tour of the fire department and police department for the 5th graders, before inviting them to sit around the Council table at City Hall. 

Webelos 2 Den

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Webelos happy to be involved in Kindness Project

He talked to them about being a government leader and how as citizens they can contribute to their community. He encouraged them to use their individual abilities to make a difference in the world. The Webelos 2 Den is planning a kindness community service project, inspired by Dicterow’s Laguna Kindness Project.


Future cheerleaders from Cheerleading Clinic join LBHS squad on field for Ocean View football game

From the turnout at the LBHS Cheerleading Clinic on October 13, there are quite a number of future Breaker cheerleaders on the horizon. Two days of intensive (and fun) instruction left the kids with cheerleading knowledge and the anticipation of cheering with the LBHS squad at the football game the following Friday. 

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Kids attend the LBHS Cheer Clinic

Future cheerleaders from the ages of kindergarten through eighth grade joined the LBHS cheer squad at the Laguna Beach Cheer Clinic at Dugger Gym. During the clinic, attendees learned chants, cheers, a dance and tie-dyed T-shirts. 

Cheerleader Chloe Gabora, a sophomore, says, “Not only do the kids have fun, but we cheerleaders love doing the cheer clinic as well. We love forming bonds with the future LBHS Cheerleaders as well as getting a chance to give them their first LBHS Cheer experience. After working hard on learning cheers, dances, kicks, and jumps, it is so great seeing the happiness in their faces while performing with us.”

“I had fun helping the younger girls learn our LBHS cheers. I really enjoyed spending time with them and watching them grow as athletes. I love how happy they were when they were cheering at the game,” says Cheerleader Isabella Lyons, also a sophomore. 

Future cheerleaders 2 girls

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Cayden Dancey and Emi Tamura, both Top of the World Kindergarteners and future Breaker Cheerleaders

The response from the attendees was enthusiastic. Cayden Dancey says, “I loved cheering next to the big girls and getting to hold their pom-poms!” 

And her friend Emi Tamura agreed. “I loved learning all of the different cheers!” 

Parent response was positive as well. 

“This was my daughter’s first year attending the LBHS Cheer Clinic and she loved every minute! The clinic was very well organized with the nicest staff and the sweetest cheerleaders. It was a Saturday full of fun activities, making memories with old and new friends and learning the cutest cheers to perform at the football game. On game day, they all had a blast being down on the field with the crowd cheering them on. Cheering at the game made her even more excited to be a future Breaker Cheerleader. We had such a great experience and look forward to the next cheer clinic!” says CC Dancey. 

On the Friday night after the clinic, the kids joined the LBHS cheerleaders on the field for the football game against Ocean View and performed for hundreds of fans in the stands. It was a fun night for all involved, and to top it off, LBHS football team won the game.

Future cheerleaders in line

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Members of the Cheerleading Clinic join LBHS squad on field for game against Ocean View and LBHS won

Head Cheer Coach Mike Burns says, “What a fantastic weekend we had at our annual cheer kids clinic! With only a few weeks to promote, we were able to teach one of our biggest groups of little cheerleaders yet. Between the upbeat cheers, and chants full of spirit, the kids and the Laguna cheerleaders had so much fun! Make sure to join us during our next clinic in the spring, where the little cheerleaders will be able to cheer with the Breakers at an LBHS basketball game! It’s an event you won’t want to miss.”

Dates and details of the next clinic will be published as soon as they are available.


Girls Tennis roars through first CIF rounds upsetting 4th seeded Alta Loma

Laguna Beach High School Girls Tennis upset 4th seeded Alta Loma in the team’s first CIF rounds on Tuesday. 

The Breakers’ number one player, Ella Pachel, won 6-2, 6-0. Sarah Maccallum won in three sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-0. 

Girls tennis roars

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LBHS Girls Tennis team after a big victory

Doubles teams won too. Megan Mindte and Vanessa Gee won 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 and Jessa Chaney and Camille Deckey won 6-1, 6-2, 6-1. Kaleigh O’Donnell and Cosette Bastó did their very best but went down 0-6, 4-6, 0-6. 

LBHS continues today (Friday) with team to be announced.


Breakers Girls Volleyball going for 6th CIF Title Saturday at Cerritos College

Laguna Beach High School Girls Volleyball (18-12) faces number one seed Village Christian (33-9) at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Nov 3 at Cerritos College in the CIF Division 1 Championship game.

The Breakers are meeting the Crusaders for the second time this season after losing in a regular season non-league match on September 21 at home (21-25, 25-23, 20-25, 18-25). 

Breakers Girls Volleyball

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Soren Patchell and the Breakers face Village Christian tomorrow in CIF Division 1 Championship

The two teams also met in 2015 at Village Christian in the IIAA semifinals with the Crusaders winning 25-18, 19-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-13. 

The match will streamed live on Fox Sports West.


LBHS Boys Water Polo faces Newport Harbor Thursday in CIF Elite 8 match

LB Boys Water game

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LBHS Boys Water Polo faces one-loss Newport Harbor on Thursday at 5 p.m. in CIF Division 1 Elite 8 match

Laguna Beach High School Boys Water Polo advanced to the Elite 8 of the CIF Division 1 Water Polo Finals for the first time since 2005. Laguna Beach (18-10) will meet Surf League winner Newport Harbor (27-1) in Round 1 this Thursday at Newport Harbor High School at 5 p.m.

The Breakers have met the Sailors twice this season, falling 11-7 and 8-4, respectively. Laguna is one of three public schools in the Elite 8 bracket and is excited for the challenge and high-level play. 

Come out support your local boys on Thursday at the pool!


LBHS Football finishes regular season with big win against Godinez, to host first round of CIF Playoffs on Friday

LBHS Football capped a truly remarkable regular season on Thursday, defeating league rival Godinez 45-7 on the road. With the win, the team moved to 8-2 on the season, and positioned themselves as one of the top seeds in the CIF Division 12 Playoffs. The team will host Saddleback Valley Christian (3-6) in the first round of the playoffs on Friday at LBHS.

The Breakers came out strong scoring fast and early, 14 points in first quarter with 24 points going into the half. 

LBHS Football finishes Nolan

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Sean Nolan scored two TDs and made an interception on Thursday

Quarterback Andrew Johnson broke more Laguna Beach High School records, including the single game passing TD record with six TDs on the game, connecting with Shane Lythgoe, Sean Nolan, Kai Ball, Noah Diver and Raul Villalobos in the end zone. He also broke the school’s single season passing yards and completions records.

The Breakers defense held Godinez to just 112 total yards with key plays by Sam Tyrell, Caleb Mostajo and interceptions by Sean Nolan and Conner Fink. 

The Breakers need just four wins to be crowned the CIF Division 12 Champions, starting with this Friday’s home game against Saddleback Valley Christian. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.


LBHS Drama presents William Shakespeare’s 

Romeo & Juliet, opens on Friday

Laguna Beach High School Drama invites audiences to a performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet at the Laguna Beach High School Artists Theatre beginning this Friday, Nov 2 at 7 p.m. A timeless tale of jealousy, prejudice, betrayal, and true love, Romeo and Juliet try to defy the circumstances that forbid their love, with heartbreaking results. 

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LBHS is thrilled to perform Romeo and Juliet during the month of November

Set in modern day, in the fictional town of Verona, California, where the wealthy families of the two young lovers are locked in a bitter feud, the LBHS production of Romeo & Juliet will feature the work of guest director Michael Irish, a 1999 alumnus of Laguna Beach High School and the Park Avenue Players. 

Irish has been performing theater, film, and voice-over for over 25 years, appearing in companies such as The Laguna Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, The Chance Theater (where he was a Resident Company Member for five years), Shakespeare By The Sea, The Pearl Theatre, and Allentown Shakespeare, to name a few. 

“Watching this story unfold over the last two months has been a distinct and unforgettable privilege and joy,” said Director Michael Irish. “These students are fiercely talented and uncommonly brave. The opportunity to share my love of Shakespeare’s works and pay forward what the LBHS Drama gave me, here in my old theater with a new generation of artists, was too priceless to let pass,” he concluded.

“Something unique and special occurs when our alumni artists collaborate with our current students,” said LBHS and Thurston Middle School Drama Teacher and Director Alexis Karol. “There is a certain level of trust that falls into place immediately. We’re thrilled to have Michael on board as a guest director. As a working professional who specializes in Shakespeare and fight choreography, and an educator skilled in making the language of Shakespeare accessible to young people, I can’t imagine a better match for our production of Romeo and Juliet.”

Tickets are on sale now at lbhs.booktix.com. Tickets are $12 for students and $17/$22 (Premium) for adults.


LBHS Drama presents William Shakespeare’s 

Romeo & Juliet starting Nov 2

Laguna Beach High School Drama invites audiences to a performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet at the Laguna Beach High School Artists Theatre beginning Friday, Nov 2 at 7 p.m. A timeless tale of jealousy, prejudice, betrayal, and true love, Romeo and Juliet try to defy the circumstances that forbid their love, with heartbreaking results. 

LBHS Drama presents building

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LBHS is thrilled to perform Romeo and Juliet during the month of November

Set in modern day, in the fictional town of Verona, California, where the wealthy families of the two young lovers are locked in a bitter feud, the LBHS production of Romeo & Juliet will feature the work of guest director Michael Irish, a 1999 alumnus of Laguna Beach High School and the Park Avenue Players. 

Irish has been performing theater, film, and voice-over for over 25 years, appearing in companies such as The Laguna Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, The Chance Theater (where he was a Resident Company Member for five years), Shakespeare By The Sea, The Pearl Theatre, and Allentown Shakespeare, to name a few. 

“Watching this story unfold over the last two months has been a distinct and unforgettable privilege and joy,” said Director Michael Irish. “These students are fiercely talented and uncommonly brave. The opportunity to share my love of Shakespeare’s works and pay forward what the LBHS Drama gave me, here in my old theater with a new generation of artists, was too priceless to let pass,” he concluded.

“Something unique and special occurs when our alumni artists collaborate with our current students,” said LBHS and Thurston Middle School Drama Teacher and Director Alexis Karol. “There is a certain level of trust that falls into place immediately. We’re thrilled to have Michael on board as a guest director. As a working professional who specializes in Shakespeare and fight choreography, and an educator skilled in making the language of Shakespeare accessible to young people, I can’t imagine a better match for our production of Romeo and Juliet.”

Tickets are on sale now at lbhs.booktix.com. Tickets are $12 for students and $17/$22 (Premium) for adults.


PTA Coffee Talk presents Entitlemania: How not to spoil your kids

On Wednesday, Nov 14, PTA Coffee Talk presents Entitlemania: How not spoil your kids, and what to do if you already have. The talk will be hosted by Richard Watt and held at Seven 7 Seven from 8:30 - 10 a.m. 

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Learn how to help your children become more, by doing less 

According to Watt, entitlemania is an epidemic, and well-intentioned parents across the country are enabling a “me” generation of children who lack the wisdom and self-satisfaction of accomplishment that only struggle and adversity can bring. Watt sheds light on the increasingly pervasive social trend affecting children at every age, and at every income bracket. 

PTA Coffee Talk is free to members or a 10-dollar donation. To RSVP, visit www.ptacoffeetalk.org

Seven 7 Seven is located at 777 Laguna Canyon Rd.


LBHS Girls Volleyball defeats Bishop Alemany, advances to CIF Semifinals on Saturday

LBHS Girls Volleyball defeated Alemany High School in three straight sets (25-20, 25-18, 25-21) Wednesday night to advance to the CIF D3 Semifinals, for the 28th time in school history.

The Breakers will go on the road to face Cypress High School with first serve at 6 p.m.

 LBHS Girls Volleyball

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#11 Soren Patchell serving at Redlands East Valley last Saturday night. Also on the court: #7 Cambria Hall, #9 Halle Carballo, #2 Gretchen Webb, #14 Piper Naess, and #3 Sophie Reavis.

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