Spring Sports Update: Week of March 17

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy


BASEBALL (3-3-1)

Laguna lost a 6-1 game on March 13 at home, losing to Corona del Mar. The Breakers trailed 1-0 entering the sixth inning, but two errors fueled a 4-run inning for the Sea Kings, putting the game aside. Breaker’s only run was a solo home run by Max Sands. Laguna traveled to Fountain Valley (4-4) on March 15 and hosted Los Alamitos (8-1) on March 17, and traveled to Huntington Beach (4-6) on March 22. League play begins March 24 with Newport Harbor.

Statistical leaders after seven games:

Average: .381 – Joey Capobianco

Hits: 8 – Joey Capobianco

RBIs: 4 – Griffin Naess

Innings pitched: 20 – Griffin Naess

Launch ERA: 0.000 – Griffin Naess

Strikeouts: 30 – Griffin Naess

Full statistics are published on Max Preps

March 13 SSCIF D4 poll: 1 – Northwood, 2 – Glendora, 3 – Canyon/Anaheim, 4 – Laguna Beach, 5 – Crean Lutheran, 6 – El Segundo, 7 – La Habra, 8 – Upland, 9 – El Rancho, 10 – Arrowhead Christian, OTHERS: St François, Chaparral, Hemet


Laguna defeated El Toro 216-217 on March 8 at Tijeras Creek Golf Club. Breakers scores were Russell Franconi-Krychman (JR)=40, Kiyan Arshadi (Fr)=41, Chase Tyson (JR)=45, Ranen Seeck (JR)=45 and Hudson Mills (Fr)=45. was hoping to play last week, weather permitting.


Emmy Regal scored six goals to lead Laguna to a 15-11 win over Capistrano Valley on March 14 at Guyer Field. The Breakers continue their non-league schedule next week, hosting Laguna Hills on March 20 and Mission Viejo on March 21. They close out the month on the road and begin league play in April.


Laguna had another narrow loss, this time to Los Alamitos (4-1) on March 9 at Seal Beach. The two schools will face off on the main beach later this month on March 28.

Los Alamitos at Seal Beach/4th Street

#1 – Grace Christian/Meg Gardner lost 24-26, 11-21

#2 – Dempsey Sadler/Hayes Frith lost 21-18, 19-21, 13-15

#3 – Ava Steris/Maddie Rootleib lost 21-14, 10-21, 9-15

#4 – Katie Halvorson/Macey Draper lost 12-21, 21-14, 11-15

#5 – Bella Piskun/Ivy Bianchi lost 8-21, 22-24


A double meet scheduled with Corona del Mar last Monday, March 13, has been canceled. Laguna is set to host Huntington Beach on March 22 in a non-league fixture. League fixtures are March 28 at Newport Harbor, April 4 at Marina and April 18 with Edison at the Laguna Community Pool. The Laguna Girls are the defending Wave League champions.


Laguna lost a tight 10-8 non-league game at Dana Hills on Thursday, March 9. Chris Herkins led the singles, going 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 in his sets, while the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams also went 2-1. Owen Britt/Lucas Silverman went 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in their sets, while Nick Plais and Michael Hoefler went 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

Like most outdoor sports this month, weather affects scheduled games.


Laguna will host the annual ASICS Trophy meet on March 18 at Hulst Oval at Guyer Field. This will be a major track event with many Southern California schools participating. The meet was first held in 1937 and for many years provided track competition for small schools.

The program and more information are available at


Laguna lost a tough three-set match to San Clemente 25-23, 25-12, 25-21 on March 8 at Dugger Gym in the fifty-fourth best-of-five-set encounter between the two rivals. The first set was tied at 23, but Laguna couldn’t finish it. Jake Mauro led the team in striking with eight kills, while Logan Ribarich added seven kills and two aces. Kai Patchell also had eight kills and added two aces and a block. The Breakers still lead the series 32-22.

On March 9, the team lost to No. 1 Newport Harbor (16-1) 25-14, 25-18, 25-16, with Jake Mauro leading the team in eliminations. Kai Patchell recorded four aces with very difficult serves against the Tars.

Last week, Laguna was at Corona del Mar (9-3) on Wednesday and traveled to Edison (12-6) on March 17 for the league opener. Laguna is at home on March 22 with Fountain Valley and at Marina on March 24.

Looking for 2022-23 high school stats, schedules and scores? Check Laguna Beach High School on the Max Preps website.

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