Basketball Long Beach Poly

CIF Basketball: Poly Offense Stalls At King In Semifinals

The strength of Long Beach Poly’s girls’ basketball team this year has been its depth, as head coach Carl Buggs has gotten big games from players up and down his bench. On Friday night at King High in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinals, there were no answers to be found offensively anywhere for […]

Long Beach Poly Soccer

Feature: Cutler Sisters Power Long Beach Poly Into Semifinals

As Long Beach Poly’s girls’ soccer team was taking the field against Palos Verdes in the first round of the CIF Southern Section soccer playoffs, one of the PV parents leaned over to another and asked, “Who are THOSE girls?” She was pointing to Aniah and Allanah Cutler, and it’s a question worth answering. The […]

Basketball Long Beach Poly

TONIGHT: Long Beach Poly Visits ML King In CIF Basketball Semifinal

Long Beach Poly is seeking a return trip to the CIF Southern Section championship, two years after claiming their last gold plaque. Standing between Poly and next weekend’s Division 1 championship game is ML King, who hosts the Jackrabbits Friday evening at 7 p.m. in Riverside. “They’re a really good team, athletic, they’re really good […]

Baseball Millikan

Baseball Preview: Millikan Trying For History

Rams coach Ron Keester is excited. This year, Millikan is trying to win its fourth consecutive Moore League championship. That would be the first time in school history the Rams achieved that feat, and the first time any team in the league did it since Lakewood’s epic 1969-84 streak. “We don’t feel a difference between […]

Baseball Long Beach Poly

Baseball Preview: Long Beach Poly Trying To Move Up In League

Last year was a mixed bag for Long Beach Poly, as the Jackrabbits went just 6-6 in the Moore League but also won some playoff games for the first time in a long time. This year is one to determine which of those trends is likely to evolve into the program’s future, which is likely […]

Baseball Jordan

Baseball Preview: Jordan Overcoming Field Issues, Ready For League

Jordan coach Bryan Whitfield doesn’t particularly want to hear anyone else’s complaints about rainy weather messing up their practice schedule. Because Jordan’s construction is still underway, the team doesn’t have a baseball field on campus, and has had to walk over to Houghton Park to get their work in. That has presented its own set […]

Baseball Long Beach City College

Baseball Preview: LBCC Looking For Third Straight Title

Photo courtesy LBCC Entering his 26th season as the head coach at LBCC, Casey Crook is the seven-time conference coach of the year. He didn’t get to that point by mincing words, and he chooses not to in evaluating where the Vikings are a few weeks into the 2019 season. “Well we’re 2-6, so you’d […]

Basketball Compton

CIF Basketball: Compton Falls To Crescenta Valley

The crumpled up piece of paper left on the ground of the Eddie Thomas Gymnasium was a story in itself for the Compton boys’ basketball team and its fans. Compton head coach Tony Thomas (Eddie’s son, by the way) tossed it there in frustration after one of several missed opportunities by his team down the […]