A sheriff’s helicopter was used to extract a hiker who suffered an anxiety attack and was unable to move from a steep trail in Laguna Beach’s open space about 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, police said. Lifeguards in an all-terrain vehicle coordinated the extraction from thick brush and a steep slope between Alta Laguna Park [...]
Started in 1955 by the Laguna Beach Recreation Department and billed as the world’s longest running surfing contest, the Brooks Street Surfing Classic finally turned 50 last weekend after a two-year break due to poor surf conditions. “We had a great swell all weekend,” said Brandy Faber, who took over as lead organizer of the [...]
Teams from Laguna Beach Little League’s majors and AAA divisions won the city’s first ever Tournament of Champions titles last Sunday. In the majors division at Chapparosa Park in Laguna Niguel, Laguna VFW cruised through their side of the bracket to reach the finals, where they edged Laguna Niguel 4-3 in extra innings for the [...]
All-Sports Awards Drake Martinez and Haley Putnam were selected as athletes of the year at the seventh annual LBHS Athletic Booster’s Awards held last week. Martinez set 20 different play, game, season and career marks in football as the most prolific runner and scorer in the sport’s 78 year history at the school. Martinez was [...]
Emerald Bay resident Harold Noriega won a gold medal for the second-year in a row at the USA Open Indoor Volleyball Championships held last month in Louisville, Ky. Team USA-RBC Life will go on to represent the U.S. in the World Master’s Games in Torino, Italy, starting Aug. 7.
Crescent Bay Advisors made a historic run through the Tournament of Champions, winning four games and claiming the 2013 minor division championship by beating the Rancho Niguel Tigers 7-0 on Sunday, June 9. The VFW majors team also won, the first two TOC championships in Laguna Beach Little League history. For CBA, Booker Frith pitched [...]
Laguna Beach Little League held its end-of-season awards, awarding the regular season league winning championship to team VFW, recipient of this year’s Jack Norworth Trophy. The Rhoads Martin Trophy winner, awarded annually to the league’s outstanding volunteers, went to Steve and Jennifer Sweet. The award is named after a former league president. The winners of [...]
Boys Golf Awards Coached Scott Finn recently released the awards earned by Laguna’s boys golf squad, which finished third this season in Orange Coast League play. Three players earned second team all-OCL honors: Tyler Metez, Spencer Donavan, and Mitchell Wills. The team awards were as follows: Varsity Golf: Team captain, Mitchell Wills; most valuable golfer, [...]
Laguna Beach’s Blue Lagunas girls under 11 team, which won an AYSO Extra championship in fall and finished first in a spring club circuit, won Irvine’s Joy Fawcett Classic tournament last weekend. The team was moved to the top flight just a week before the tournament, which meant that the Blue Lagunas faced teams playing [...]
The waiting period for the 50th Brooks Street Surf Contest began last week. The surf contest, touted as the oldest surfing classic in the world, is open to Laguna Beach residents only. This year, the contest “window” will include Fridays in addition to the weekend to increase the likelihood the event will occur. To download [...]
Laguna Beach High School students equipped a 16-foot, single-seat canoe to run on sun power to compete in the 11th annual Solar Cup, held recently in Riverside’s Lake Skinner. A series of qualifying events and endurance races preceded the final sprint race. Laguna’s team finished 21st overall in the event sponsored by the Metropolitan Water [...]
Laguna Beach’s Allison Palmer, who attends Arizona State, was among 13 players named to the 2013 U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Training Team, which will begin training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., next week. Palmer will serve as an alternate for the final team.
The waiting period for the 50th Brooks Street Surf Contest begins on Friday, May 31. The surf contest, touted as the oldest surfing classic in the world, is open to Laguna Beach residents only. This year, the contest “window” will include Fridays in addition to the weekend to increase the likelihood the event will occur. [...]
VFW hit three home runs in its regular season finale to beat Newport Beach’s 90 Meters. Grady Morgan and Christian Holm both homered in the first inning and VFW took a quick 5-0 lead and never looked back. Morgan’s home run was his fifth of the season, which led the Majors division. Cutter Clawson hit [...]
Laguna Beach’s Sam Stinnett defended his title during the United Skim Tour skimboarding competition last month in Ubatuba, Brazil, riding a long-lasting sidewave on a beach halfway between Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo. The unique topography of Sununga beach is well-known in skimboarding circles because incoming waves reflect off of a natural rock wall [...]
Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez visited USC last month. The former Trojan track star from the Dominican Republic was there to make sure the 2013 USC track team understood the importance of beating cross-town rival UCLA. “It was really, really cool,” said USC freshman Natasha Strickland, a former Laguna Beach High star who ran the [...]