Long Beach State

Feature: DeFalco, Tuaniga’s Partnership Brings Special Results For Long Beach State

In the late 1970s, the NCAA rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird elevated the sport of basketball. The national championship game that year was the most-watched basketball game ever, and as their rivalry moved on to the NBA, it’s widely considered responsible for launching basketball into the “major sport” status it enjoys today. The […]

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Feature: LBCC Men’s Volleyball Wants ‘Second Chance’ At State

The Long Beach City men’s volleyball team heads into the state championship week undefeated and ranked No. 1 in California, just two wins away from a 10thstate championship. Their coach, Jonathan Charette, is also an alum, one who found his life path thanks to playing for the Vikings. “I was a punk, I had no […]

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Boys’ Volleyball: St. Anthony, Wilson Win

St. Anthony remained undefeated in league with an easy sweep of St. Paul, 25-10, 25-16, 25-15. The Saints (21-3) were led by Nicky Mizraji, who had 13 kills and five aces, Aidan Grosz (seven kills), Brandon Barry (seven kills), and Eamon Pool-Harris (12 digs). Wilson swept Long Beach Poly 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 to take firm […]

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Swimming: Wilson Boys, Poly Girls Win At Moore League Dual Meet

California’s longest league championship streak appears to be safe. The Wilson boys’ swimming team topped Long Beach Poly at last week’s dual meet by a margin of 98-72 in front of a packed crowd in Wilson’s Pete Archer Aquatics Center. The Bruins have won every Moore League boys’ swim title since 1973, a run of […]

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New Facilities Are Fields Of Dreams For Long Beach Athletes

The construction workers toiled for months, and Wilson track and field coach Neil Nelson sat in the stands and watched them, every day. It wasn’t that he didn’t trust that the work was being done correctly, it was just that adults don’t often get a chance to experience the excitement a child has on Christmas […]

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Long Beach NFLers Keep Each Other Sharp In Offseason

From a distance it would have looked like any other group of friends on the beach, working out together, tossing a football around while relaxing afterwards. Except that when closer proximity lifted the veil of fog that blanketed the Long Beach peninsula that particular Saturday morning, it was obvious that this group of friends was […]

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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

This week’s Athletes of the Week, presented by Naples Rib Company. HIGH SCHOOL Josh Lambert, Wilson Volleyball Wilson’s Josh Lambert had a special week last week. He led his Bruins to a big-time upset of Lakewood, handing the Lancers their first loss of the Moore League schedule; Lambert had 22 kills and 10 digs in […]