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The562.org’s College Athletes Of The Week

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners. TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State Volleyball Senior TJ DeFalco had five aces in a sweep of UCLA last weekend, obliterating the UCLA defense even with the serves that didn’t find the floor. DeFalco is now just seven aces shy of the school record. He also had six kills, […]

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Long Beach High School Baseball Preview

With the high school baseball season starting two weeks earlier this year due to a calendar shift by the CIF State office, local players have had to trade their bats for umbrellas. Every coach in the city has talked about the difficulty of warming up for the season while the temperatures are in the 40s, […]

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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 […]

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PODCAST: CIF Soccer Stories, Athletes Of The Week & Hating The New Football League

This week on the show Mike and JJ interview local soccer coach Dalton Kaufman about everything Long Beach futbol, announce the Athletes Of The Week for the first CIF winter playoff games and rant about how much we hate the new football league. Well, mostly it’s JJ who hates it. Enjoy! 06:45 Offseason Reset Interview: […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Playoffs, Signing Day & The Grand Prix

Our latest episode of What Up, Long Beach?! is the perfect thing to listen to on your drive home from work! This week we’re talking about CIF Southern Section playoffs, National Letter Of Intent Day events and new sponsorship for the Long Beach Grand Prix. SUBSCRIBE 00:00 CIF-SS Winter Playoff Previews 05:00 Recapping National Letter […]

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Surprise Party Celebrates 75th Birthday of Long Beach Soccer Pioneer Ron Beaulac

Ron Beaulac (center, yellow jacket) poses with former players Last weekend, there was a surprise 75th birthday party for Ron Beaulac, which also served as a kind of history of the sport of soccer in Long Beach. Beaulac started the first club soccer team in Long Beach in 1976, a club that competed in the […]

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63rd Century Club Sports Night Banquet A Sold-Out Hit

Last week was the 63rd annual Long Beach Century Club Sports Night banquet, one of the biggest events on the local sports calendar each and every year. As usual, the club gave away more than $50,000 in scholarships, recognized a pair of Athletes of the Year, inducted four new Hall of Famers, and took time […]

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PODCAST: Offseason Reset Interview With Justin Utupo

This week on the show we’re talking to Justin Utupo about Moore League football and breaking down the new CIF Southern Section transfer rules committee. 04:00 Offseason Reset With Justin Utupo 26:00 Athletes Of The Week 32:00 CIF-SS Transfer Rules Transformation 46:00 Fam Jam