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TONIGHT: Long Beach Girls’ Volleyball Teams Start Playoffs

Six Long Beach girls’ volleyball teams start the playoffs tonight at 6 p.m.–we’ve got previews of every match and we’ll have live updates this evening. The second round is slated for Saturday at 6 p.m., except for Division 1, which won’t play again until next week. Division 1 Long Beach Poly vs. Mira Costa CLICK […]

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PREVIEW: Long Beach Poly vs. Mira Costa CIF Girls’ Volleyball

Division 1: Long Beach Poly vs. Mira Costa, 6 p.m. The Jackrabbits host Mira Costa in the best match perhaps anywhere in Southern California this evening, with Division 1’s No. 8 and No. 9 teams meeting. Poly will be the slight underdog, although that’s mostly academic in a meeting of the Moore League champions and […]

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PODCAST: What Up, Long Beach?! Weekend Sports Calendar

What Up, Long Beach?! is our weekly podcast that features local sports discussions between JJ Fiddler and Mike Guardabasico. 04:00 Long Beach Sports Calendar Oct. 18-21 11:00 Obituary: Basketball Coaching Legend Tex Winter 13:45 What It’s Like To Be A Los Angeles Dodgers Fan This Week 22:00 Either, or… Do You Like Trash Talk?  

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Girls’ Tennis: Long Beach Poly Clinches Moore League Title

With a 14-4 win over Wilson last week, Long Beach Poly improved to 17-0 on the season, 12-0 in the Moore League. The win clinches the Jackrabbits’ fifth consecutive team league championship. Poly was led by three doubles team sweeps with Men Phy/Isabella Feng, Sara Soderberg/Tara Rahai, and Lola Underwood/Dylan Dempsey all coming through with […]

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Column: Let’s Hear It For The Band (And The Cheerleaders, And…)

I’ll be perfectly blunt: usually when I go to a football game, I’m there for the football game. Yes, I recognize the value of pageantry in sports and especially in football. I make sure to include the marching band, the drumline, and the cheerleaders in my highlight videos and I enjoy having some music in […]

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Long Beach Sports Calendar Oct. 18-21

Find out where your favorite Long Beach teams are playing this weekend… THURSDAY High School Girls’ Golf, Noon Today is the final round of the Moore League individual tournament at El Dorado Golf Course. It will be the only 18-hole round of the week after nine holes were played at Recreation Park and Skylinks on […]

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Long Beach Poly Cross Country Wins Dos Pueblos Invite

For the second year in a row, the Long Beach Poly boys’ cross country team won the sweepstakes title at the Dos Pueblos Invitational. The Jackrabbits have a great history at the Santa Barbara event, which they’ve competed at 16 times in a row (with 14 wins). There’s a unique scoring format at the event, […]

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From Long Beach To Harvard, Aaron Shampklin Leads The Ivy League

Photo by Thomas Cordova In the pre-dawn hours of a winter day in 2016, a truck driver put on his jacket and prepared to leave for work. His son, a senior in high school, was already in the living room studying. In the front of their mobile home, the two nodded at each other, a […]

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LB In NFL: JuJu Smith-Schuster Hauls In Catch Of The Year

It’s not often that you know something is the “Fill in the Blank of the Year” as it happens, but there’s not likely to be a catch by a Long Beach NFL player this year that tops the one JuJu Smith-Schuster hauled in on Sunday for the Steelers in a narrow Pittsburgh win over the […]

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The562.org’s Athletes Of The Week

Congrats to this week’s Athletes of the Week and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship! Aliya Mesihovich, Wilson Cross Country For the second time this year, Wilson junior Aliya Mehisovich led a Moore League cross country meet wire to wire and ended up with a big first-place finish. Mehisovich won the individual gold […]