Long Beach State

Behind The Scenes Of Long Beach State’s National Championship

UCLA men’s volleyball coach John Speraw, also the current USA national team coach, didn’t mince words in describing this year’s Long Beach State national champion. “I’ve said before that this is one of the best collegiate teams I’ve ever seen,” he said. Long Beach took their place in history by beating the Bruins for the […]

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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

Congrats to this week’s winners! HIGH SCHOOL Jenna Sonnenberg, Millikan Diving Millikan sophomore Jenna Sonnenberg made history last week, claiming the CIF Southern Section Division 2 diving championship. Sonnenberg finished with a score of 514.30, easily besting second-place Katelynn Shaheen of Crescenta Valley, who finished with 490.90. COLLEGE Clayton Andrews, Dirtbags Baseball The Big West’s […]

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Long Beach Athletes Will Pack CIF-SS Track Finals

The CIF Southern Section track and field championships aren’t being held in Long Beach this weekend, but they’re going to have a distinctly LBC feel—that’s because six local schools placed 33 entries in the finals. The finals will be at El Camino College beginning at 11 a.m. with running events beginning at 1 p.m. Long […]

Podcast

The562 Thirty: Local Journalism, Hospital Closures, Queen Mary Hauntings

Local Journalism, Hospital Closure, and Queen Mary Hauntings by The562 0:40 – Naples Rib Company 1:30 – Cuts to Local Journalism 15:40 – Community Hospital Closure 18:00 – Summertime in the LBC Lineup 20:30 – Liberation Brewing Opens 22:40 – Is the Queen Mary Haunted? 26:45 – Whine & Dine 30:06 – JJ Hates NASA […]

Lakewood St. Anthony Wilson

CIF Volleyball: Wilson, Lakewood, St. Anthony Fall In Second Round

A promising boys’ volleyball season came to an abrupt and surprising end on Thursday evening, as Lakewood, Wilson, and St. Anthony were all knocked out of the second round of the playoffs. The Lancers were seeded No. 2 in Division 2 and the Saints were No. 1 in Division 4. Wilson had a great showing […]

Lakewood

Feature: Volleyball A Family Affair For Lakewood’s Tufugas

If you ever find yourself at a park on a sunny day and you stumble across a Tufuga family picnic, do not attempt to join in a pickup volleyball match—unless you can come correct. The first family of Moore League volleyball powered Lakewood to this year’s league championship, and they’re hoping to lead the Lancers […]

Long Beach Poly Millikan

Millikan’s Jenna Sonnenberg Wins CIF Diving Championship

Millikan sophomore Jenna Sonnenberg made history earlier this week, claiming the CIF Southern Section Division 2 diving championship at the Riverside Aquatic Complex. Sonnenberg finished with a score of 514.30, easily besting second-place Katelynn Shaheen of Crescenta Valley, who finished with 490.90. Three other Moore Leaguers finished in the top 12 as Poly’s Sydney Wren […]

Lakewood St. Anthony Wilson

Feature: ‘Long Beach Kid’ Aidan Grosz Powering St. Anthony CIF Push

St. Anthony boys’ volleyball enters this week’s CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoffs as the tournament’s No. 1 seed, the favorites to win a CIF championship and to add another trophy to their case, which already includes a third consecutive Camino Real League championship. A big reason for the Saints’ success is junior captain Aidan […]