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LBHS Boys Varsity Tennis

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LBHS Boys Aryeh

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Brad Aryeh playing a singles match vs St. Margaret’s on March 24

LBHS Boys Herkins

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Jeff Herkins vs St. Margaret’s in a doubles match 

LBHS Boys MacLaughlin

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Singles player Ian MacLaughlin vs St. Margaret’s


Boys golf team plays first matches of 2021 against Newport Harbor and Huntington Beach

In their first matches of the 2021 season, the LBHS varsity boys golf team played a cross-conference tri-match against Newport Harbor High School and Huntington Beach High School on Wednesday, March 25. This counts as two home matches for Laguna, one match against each visiting team. The matches were played at Ben Brown’s Golf Course in Laguna, par 32. 

In the match against Newport, the team scores were NH - 179 and LB - 233. Nick Thayer from Newport was the match medalist; he shot an even-par round of 32.

Head Boys Golf Coach Sean Quigley says, “Huntington and Newport are both strong teams from the Surf League with several college-level players; both of them have the potential to make a run in the team CIF playoffs this year. It was a good experience for our players to see high-level golf this early in the season. It gives them a good reference point for the improvement and hard work and each of our players will need to put in to compete in the Sunset Conference.”

In the match against Huntington Beach, the team scores were HB - 166 and LB - 233. Jason Flory from HB was the match medalist; he shot a one-under-par round of 31.

For Laguna Beach, the starting players, year in school, and scores were: Jake Cutter, Jr (40); Luke Hendrickson, Jr (51); Harrison Judd, Jr (55); Oliver Mackel, Jr (50); Kason Schilling, Jr (49); and Russell Franconi-Krychman, Fr (43). 

“All of our starting varsity players from last year graduated, so, overall, we have a very young team this year, without much varsity experience or any senior starters,” says Coach Quigley. “Only Jake Cutter and Luke Hendrickson have any varsity experience and each of them has only played in one varsity match up to now. 

“This was the first varsity match for the rest of the players, and it was the first high school match of any kind for three of them – Harrison, Kason, and Russell. Unfortunately, our inexperience showed up (Wednesday), as most of our players shot a score above normal for each of them.”


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LBHS All Class Reunion for all Artists and Breakers planned for May 1 at Heisler Park 

The Laguna Beach High School (LBHS) All Class Reunion is happening on Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the picnic tables in Heisler Park at Myrtle Street. Same place as always. 

Beth Williamson Leeds, LBHS Class of ‘59, is organizing the 2021 LBHS All Class Reunion for all Artists and Breakers.

LBHS 2019 reunion

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2019 All Class Reunion at Heisler Park

The high school nickname was originally the Breakers. But after only 19 months, civic pride with Laguna’s art community culminated in a student body vote on June 4, 1936 to change the name to “Artists.” In 2003, the student body voted to return to the “Breakers” nickname. 

The Alumni Association thanks Wendy Potter for her years of dedicated service and thanks Amanda Horton-Bergstrom, LBHS Class of ’93, for taking over the position of President of the Alumni Association. 

LBHS Wendy Potter 

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Wendy Potter selling goods at 2019 All Class Reunion

This year the Alumni Association is asking everyone to bring their own picnic lunch and beverage.

All donations will go to the Alumni’s Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Fund. 

Beth has a fun event planned for participating classes. 

For more information and updates, look at the Laguna High Alumni Facebook page or contact Amanda Horton-Bergstrom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Beth Leeds at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call Dede Westgaard Pike, LBHS Class of ‘78, at (949) 370-2404.


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LBHS girls water polo three-peat Surf League Title

By Steve Riches

Despite an abbreviated eight-game season due to COVID-19, and without CIF playoffs, the Laguna Beach High School girls water polo team dominated their season, finishing an undefeated 8-0. The Breakers finished as winners of the tough Surf League for the third year in a row, with two wins each against Newport Harbor, Corona del Mar, and Los Alamitos. The girls also had solid wins in non-league games against Orange Lutheran and Martin Luther King High Schools. Below are the winning scores and goal scorers.

LBHS girls group

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4th Row: Hannah Carver (Jr), Lela McCarroll (Jr), Charlotte Riches (So), Molly Renner (Sr), Cleo Washer (So); 3rd Row: Jessie Rose (Sr) Mikayla Lopez (Sr), Skylar Kidd (Sr), Emma Lineback (Sr), Imani Clemons (Sr), Ava Houlahan (Jr); 2nd Row: Nicole Struss (Sr), Ella Baumgardner (Sr), Ava Knepper (Fr); 1st Row: Kenedy Corlett (Sr), Rachael Carver (Sr), Emma Singer (Sr); Pool deck: Lauren Schneider (So)

March 4 – Laguna Beach 15, Los Alamitos 2: Molly Renner 3, Rachael Carver 3, Lela McCarroll 2, Jessie Rose 2, Nicole Struss 2, Emma Lineback 1, Skylar Kidd 1, Emma Singer 1

March 6 – Laguna Beach 14, Newport Harbor 8: Emma Lineback 3, Molly Renner 3, Ava Houlahan 2, Nicole Struss 2, Jessie Rose 2, Rachael Carver 1, Emma Singer 1 

March 10 – Laguna Beach 19, Corona del Mar 8: Molly Renner 4, Nicole Struss 3, Charlotte Riches 2, Lela McCarroll 2, Emma Lineback 2, Hannah Carver 1, Kenedy Corlett 1, Emma Singer 1, Jessie Rose 1, Imani Clemons 1, Ava Houlahan 1 

March 13 – Laguna Beach 8, Orange Lutheran 3: Emma Lineback 2, Nicole Struss 2, Rachael Carver 2, Emma Singer 1, Molly Renner 1 

March 16 – Laguna Beach 7, Los Alamitos 5: Molly Renner 2, Emma Lineback 2, Rachael Carver 1, Imani Clemons 1, Nicole Struss 1 

March 17 – Laguna Beach 10, Newport Harbor 4: Ava Houlahan 2, Molly Renner 2, Emma Lineback 2, Lauren Schneider 1, Rachael Carver 1, Imani Clemons 1, Emma Singer 1

March 18 – Laguna Beach 16, Corona del Mar 5: Emma Lineback 4, Molly Renner 4, Lela McCarroll 3, Emma Singer 1, Jessie Rose 1, Nicole Struss 1, Skylar Kidd 1, Cleo Washer 1 

March 19 – Laguna Beach 24, MLK 7: Ella Baumgardner 3, Imani Clemons 3, Charlotte Riches 3, Rachael Carver 3, Nicole Struss 3, Kenedy Corlett 3, Molly Renner 2, Ava Knepper 1, Emma Lineback 1, Jessie Rose 1, Lela McCarroll 

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March 19 game against Martin Luther King High School

“While this season may not have been the season we had all planned on or hoped for,” commented Coach Ethan Damato, “I can’t help but feel blessed for the opportunities that we did have as a program. In August our team was given the opportunity to start using the Laguna Beach pool and weight facilities at a time where most schools and teams were still shut down. 

“As a group we have spent the last six months growing stronger, growing closer together, and having a consistent outlet in our lives that I think we all very much needed. I feel very fortunate for that. When our team received word five weeks ago that we were going to get a chance to play games in March, I think we were all extremely grateful and fired up for that opportunity. I knew that our girls would be ready and do everything they could to make the most of their games together.” 

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LBHS defeated Martin Luther King High School 24-7 on March 19 to finish the season 8-0

“In three weeks we got a chance to play eight games and secured a league championship at both varsity and JV in what I think is the toughest league in the country. I’m very proud of our entire team for persevering through these tough times and coming out the other end as stronger people. I am also very proud of our seniors for their four years in our program and finishing off their career as champions once again.”


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