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Instant Replay: Fair or Foul?

Instant Replay: Fair or Foul?

Kelly Bickett and Javier Abrego

May 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

Sports have always been unfair. Every game comes with human referees who make bad calls. In the past few years, instant replay, the ability to review controversial plays from multiple angles, has shed new light on sports in both negative and positive ways. On the one hand, instant replay ...

Football Fall Recap

Football Fall Recap

Kelly Bickett

November 29, 2017


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While losing two seniors, gained sophomore Koby Skinner, freshman Oscar Houglet, and junior Katherine Perez. Perez joining this year marks the first time a girl has played on the football team in school history. Unfortunately, Perez received a concussion after getting knocked over in a preseason prac...

Fall Sports Overview

Fall Sports Overview

Kelly Bicket

January 13, 2017


Filed under Sports

Football: Qualified in Division 1 Eight-Man Football playoffs, lost first round at Faith Baptist. Volleyball: Qualified in Division 6 playoffs, lost in Seminals to Woodcrest Christian. Also qualified for Division 3 State Tournament, lost second round to Woodcrest Christian. Cross-Country: Gir...

Owls End Season with 2-3 Record

Owls End Season with 2-3 Record

Julia Fay

November 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Laguna Blanca Owls Football Team has drastically changed from years past. Despite the loss of 12 seniors, this year’s version of the team is a cohesive, passionate group of young football players. What they lack in experience, they make up for in desire and determination. The Owls came out strong...

Championship Clash with Cate

Championship Clash with Cate

November 11, 2015


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The Laguna Blanca Owls football team ends its season with a record-setting year. Laguna started off the season playing four non-league opponents and outscoring them 196-26 en route to a 4-0 start. The Owls carried this momentum into their league opener at Villanova Prep for a chance at the Laguna’s first 5-0 sta...

Owls Go 6-0 with Late Game Comeback

Owls Go 6-0 with Late Game Comeback

October 20, 2015


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On Saturday, October 17th the Laguna Blanca Owls escaped an upset bid by the the Orcutt Academy Spartans 38-32 in their homecoming game. The Spartan’s quarterback Darin Miller started off the game with a 50-yard rushing touchdown on Orcutt’s first drive. The Owls retaliated with a 65-yard rushing touchd...

Undefeated Owls Make History on the Gridiron

Undefeated Owls Make History on the Gridiron

October 8, 2015


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           The varsity football team has started off 5-0 for the first time in program history, and is ranked sixth in CIF-SS Division 1. The Owls’ success comes as no surprise as the boys have been training rigorously since late May. Their offseason workouts consisted of heavy lifting, sp...

Shane Lopes Named Dean of Students

Shane Lopes Named Dean of Students

April 27, 2015


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Shane Lopes, the head football coach as well as the strength and conditioning coach, has taken on a new responsibility in the community as he has agreed to become the new upper school dean of students, in addition to the two athletic roles. So far, he has had the unpleasant role of handing out punis...

Students Take Part in Specialty Athletic Clinics

Students Take Part in Specialty Athletic Clinics

April 23, 2015


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Varsity Football head coach and Dean of Students Shane Lopes organized and ran the first ever football passing clinic at Laguna Blanca School on Feb. 7. Forty-eight athletes from Santa Barbara High, Cate, Orcutt Academy, Laguna and various other middle and high schools in the Santa Barbara area gath...

School Receives National ‘Strength of America’ Award

School Receives National ‘Strength of America’ Award

December 2, 2014


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Laguna’s strength and conditioning program has been nationally recognized as the only school in California to receive the 2014 Strength of America Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Only 19 high schools across the nation were recognized for the highest standards in safety a...

LBSvsCU: 62 to 44, Laguna Wins Again!

LBSvsCU: 62 to 44, Laguna Wins Again!

September 20, 2014


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Laguna Blanca's football team wins again! With a final score of 62 to 44, Laguna has won all three games so far this season. This game just adds onto the excellent achievements and efforts put in from the guys, and hopefully they continue to play hard for the rest of the season. Great efforts were pu...

Northwestern Unionization: Revolutionary or Regrettable?

Northwestern Unionization:  Revolutionary or Regrettable?

June 11, 2014


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Allowing collegiate athletes to unionize is a slippery slope. Many believe it will benefit student athletes throughout the country. In all actuality, it is likely that it will only harm sports programs at every college in the United States. On March 26, a regional director of the National Labor Relatio...

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