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Paul, Jones earn top honors

Chris Paul and Keaton Jones nabbed the top two honors and Laguna Beach dominated the selections on the 2011 All-Orange Coast League baseball team. The Breakers also put three members on the all-league softball squad.

Paul and Jones, both seniors, were selected as Most Valuable Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. Paul batted .495 with six home runs and 49 runs batted in. He had a 10-2 pitching record with 80 strikeouts and a 0.99 earned-run average. Jones went 7-0 on the mound with six saves.

Seven other Breakers — Erik Peruzzi, Austin Paxson, Larry Stewart, Travis Clawson, Steven Harrison, Jackson Rees and Alex Iannoti, made the all-league baseball team.

"They are all very deserving," Laguna baseball Coach Jeff Sears said. "Chris and Keaton both had outstanding senior years."

Laguna, which returned to varsity action on the softball diamond in 2011, placed a trio of sophomores — Haley Putnam, Katie Anderson and Corey Kent — on the all-league softball team.


Laguna teams ready for district play

Laguna Beach Little League announced its four All-Star teams and a 9-year-old tournament team for the 2011 postseason.

Laguna Beach will field teams in the District 55 All-Star Tournament in the Majors (12-year-old), 10/11-year-old, 9/10-year-old and Junior divisions. District All-Star play starts June 25.

A fifth Laguna Beach team, a 9-year-old tournament squad, will play against other District 55 teams in a separate double-elimination tournament that begins Saturday and runs through Thursday in Aliso Viejo. The winner of the tournament advances to compete for a Section title against District 68.

Laguna plays its first game at 1 p.m. Saturday against Northwood at Woodfield Park in Aliso Viejo).

"I believe our team will be very completive in this 9-year -old tournament, as each player on the roster is highly skilled and made big contributions to their respective AAA teams throughout the season," Laguna Manager Taylor Pillsbury said. "Our prospects in the first game are particularly good as our starting pitcher, Blake Pivaroff, is one of the top 9-year-old pitchers in the county."

Pillsbury said that Pivaroff struck out 13 batters in a recent District 55 Tournament of Champions game.


Stewart hosting volleyball camps

Lance Stewart, director and head coach at, has announced dates for several upcoming volleyball camps. Both beach volleyball camps, held at the courts at Main Beach, and a strength and conditioning program at Guyer Field at Laguna Beach High, start July 11.

Indoor volleyball camps start July 18 and will be held at the North and Dugger gymnasiums on the Laguna Beach High campus. Specialized weekend camps start July 23 and also are held at the North and Dugger gyms. For more information, contact Stewart at (949) 280-537) or


Tennis and swim camp offered

The Champions for Life Tennis and Swim Camp is open for local youth ages 5 to 13. The camp includes tennis lessons, activities, lunch and swim at the Laguna Beach High pool. Campers will be supervised at all times. For more information, visit


Workouts for Junior tennis players available

All Court Tennis is registering summer tennis workouts for Junior tournament players. Workouts will focus on advanced technique, fitness and conditioning, mental toughness and match strategy for Junior competitors (Intermediate-level players), tournament training for Advanced-level players and Junior Team Prep Academy for players starting out in team or United States Tennis Assn. satellite competition.

The workouts are directed by Julie Heussenstamm, United States Professional Tennis Assn. teaching pro, and will take place between June 27 and Aug. 15 at Alta Laguna Park. For information, visit


Cardio Tennis starts June 27

Cardio Tennis is offering morning and evening workouts June 27 through Aug. 15 at Alta Laguna Park in Laguna Beach. The workouts are open to those 18 and older. Signup information can be found at

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