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The562.org’s Athletes Of The Week

Congratulations to this week’s Athletes of the Week and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship. YOUTH Nathan Dowdell, Newcomb Track Newcomb Middle School eighth grader Nathan Dowdell won the All-City middle school championship in the 100 meter sprint last week, with a blazing time of 11.12, which would be a top 15 in […]

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Long Beach Softball Season Preview 2019

Long Beach softball is back in a big way this year. The Moore League is full of experienced returning starters, St. Anthony has the talent to make a deep CIF Southern Section playoff run and Long Beach City College is ranked No. 14 in California. Click here for our preview of Wilson Click here for […]

Softball Wilson

Softball Preview: Wilson Wants To Defend League Title

Wilson softball is coming off of one of its most successful seasons in program history. The Bruins snapped Lakewood’s 65-game Moore League winning streak, won their first league title since 2012, and won their first playoff game in six years. Second-year coach George Molina has to replace All-Moore League pitcher Joey Vega, shortstop Amanda Castro […]

Lakewood Softball

Softball Preview: Lakewood Looking To Take Back League Title

With eight of nine starters back, the Lakewood Lancers have more than enough talent to reclaim their spot atop the league after losing to Wilson and Millikan last year. Lakewood entered last season as five-time defending league champs, and winners of nine of the last 10 league titles. “It’s a sore spot,” Lakewood coach Andy […]

Millikan Softball

Softball Preview: Millikan Making Do Without Field

On-campus construction and inclement weather has already wreaked havoc on the Millikan softball season. The field at Millikan will be unusable for at least a year, so the Rams will use the El Dorado Park fields for home games this season. The heavy rains also have pushed them inside to Diane Lewis School of Softball […]

Long Beach Poly Softball

Softball Preview: Long Beach Poly Has Good Mix Of Talent

Poly has a good mix of returning seniors and talented newcomers this season with four-year varsity starters Maddy Demos, Alexis Durand and Deja Williams leading the way. Demos will take her defensive skills to shortstop this season, while Durand returns at catcher and Williams returns to the outfield. Second-year coach Elizabeth Sanches-Martin also will count […]

Jordan Softball

Softball Preview: Jordan Adjusting Under New Head Coach

First-year coach Richard Gonzales has a lot of local coaching experience, and said that his Jordan Panthers have the ability to improve substantially this season. With only four seniors on the roster, there will be plenty of opportunities for the young Panthers to cut their teeth. “It’s all about confidence and believing in themselves,” Gonzales […]

Cabrillo Softball

Softball Preview: Cabrillo Coming Together For Coach Crissman

Cabrillo softball is starting a new era under first-year coach Christina Crissman. The Los Alamitos High alum and former junior varsity coach has had to adjust quickly to her first head coaching job at the variety level. “It’s been a lot more phone calls and emails than I expected but I’m handling it,” Crissman said. […]

Compton Softball

Softball Preview: Compton Continuing To Learn Under Coach Kelly

After winning its first Moore League game in 10 years last season, coach Deshawn Kelly is looking for more improvement in her second year leading the program. “We were ecstatic after that win, it strengthened our bond as a team and made them feel like we can achieve anything together,” Kelly said. “So we’re going […]

Softball St. Anthony

Softball Preview: St. Anthony Set Up For Huge Season

St. Anthony softball might have the most talented roster in Long Beach, and coach Brian McCalip said his team is deeper than the squad that won the CIF title two years ago. “If the girls come together like I think they will, they can win the whole thing again,” McCalip said. St. Anthony’s incredibly talented […]