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Girls Basketball Struggles to Advance

February 10, 2012


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Following the departure of last year’s seniors, the girls basketball team is looking to recruit and rebuild. Led by senior Eva Davis, who thinks it can be a fun year despite the loss of the seniors, says “We have a young team, but when the freshman are juniors and seniors they will have a really...

Cross Country Runs Its Way into CIF

Cross Country Runs Its Way into CIF

December 5, 2011


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After running mile after mile in race after race in preparation, the boys cross country team took third place in the Condor League and qualified for the CIF preliminary round at Mountain San Antonio College in Pomona. On what is said to be one of the hardest courses, senior Patrick Gainey ran an 18...

Tennis Girls Take Out Cate

Tennis Girls Take Out Cate

December 2, 2011


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“We are like the Average Joe’s from the movie Dodgeball. We’re playing Cate in a couple of matches this week, and I hear they’re the Globo Gym of the league,” said Girl’s Tennis Coach Jonny Sapp at a Round Table meeting. With a 3-4 record, the team was ready to take on the challenge and usher...

Football Focuses on the Future

Football Focuses on the Future

December 2, 2011


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When the season started for the Owls (4-3, 1-2) the Condor League Title and a CIF berth was in the minds of most everyone. However, the early loss of senior co-captain Andrew McCaffery (ACL/MCL tear), and later the loss of senior center Alex Louden (oblique fracture, wrist) forced a reconsideration of this year’...

Tennis Expands into Hope Ranch

December 2, 2011


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On campus, Laguna sports teams make use of the track, football field, soccer fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and a baseball diamond. The tennis teams, however, are subject to a 15-minute drive to and from the public tennis courts. Thanks to an extremely generous donor, Laguna is in...

Homecoming Promotes Community

Homecoming Promotes  Community

December 2, 2011


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Two victories and a night to remember - all in a weekend’s work. The girls varsity volleyball team swept Dunn in a 3-0 win, as junior Bella Taron, Courtney O’Donnell, and Jessie Dusebout honored the seniors during a touching senior night. Also on Friday, parents put in hours of work arranging an...

Facing Injuries Head On

Facing Injuries Head On

November 17, 2011


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School takes a proactive approach to dealing with and preventing head injuries on student athletes. Dealing with injuries is always a challenge for student athletes. Specifically when dealing with head trauma that can not only affect a students’ sports career, but also a students’ academic career. As...

Fall Sports Preview

Fall Sports Preview

November 17, 2011


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According to Director of Athletics Mr. Mike Biermann, Laguna is filled with perhaps the most athletic student body to date. The sports teams of the 2011 fall season have big things in sight. With the majority of the teams being primarily senior-led and senior-dominated and backed up with a healthy...

Sailing Team Takes Home High Honors from Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation

Sailing Team Takes Home High Honors from Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation

November 17, 2011


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Over the summer, members of the Laguna Blanca Sailing Team, seniors Savanna Brown and Tucker Atterbury, and junior Cassidy Shevitz received high honors from the Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation for their achievements. Tucker  received the Sheridan P. Gerard Trophy Perpetual Crew Award. According...

It’s About What You Eat Nutrition for the Student Athlete

It’s About What You Eat Nutrition for the Student Athlete

November 15, 2011


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Nutrition gives you an edge, and allows you to stay healthy throughout a difficult match or intense practice. Competing and exercising, whether on a football field or on a cross country trail, requires a lot of energy and nutrients. While eating and working out for Laguna students doesn’t incite second thoughts, many are unaware of how one affects the other. The stra...

Club Sports vs. School Sports

September 23, 2011


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However, since there is still a high priority on academic success, the level of competition suffers a blow, as compared to club sports. For members of a club team, some of the main reasons to participate are: to better one’s skills, to pursue one’s sport at a more competitive level, and to expose...

Sailing Team Makes its Mark

Sailing Team Makes its Mark

September 19, 2011


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Since August, the Sailing Team has been gearing up and making their mark in the midst of stiff competition up and down the California Coastline. Tucker Atterbury, Jake Bartlein, Savanna Brown, and Cassidy Shevitz have been practicing with the Santa Barbara Youth Foundation all year long. Ca...

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