Becoming a sportswriter a dozen years ago has had several unexpected consequences in my life. I involuntarily take stats in my head even when I’m watching a game on television for fun. I’m an expert on the national anthem, which I’ve heard performed (conservatively) 500 times. And I have spent more hours than I can […]
This week on the show Mike & JJ talk to Lakewood volleyball coach Mike Wadley and decide if the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team is the best team in Long Beach sports history. 00:00 Is Long Beach State Men’s Volleyball the best ever? 08:00 Offseason Reset Interview with Lakewood Coach Mike Wadley 27:20 Athletes […]
VIDEO BY MATT SIMON CIF Volleyball: St. Anthony vs. Los Altos We’ve got highlight from the five-set semifinal match.
STORY BY MATT SIMON Heading into Wednesday night’s CIF Division 4 semifinal matchup at Jack Errion Gym the St. Anthony boys’ volleyball team had already set the bar for the program regardless of the match outcome. St. Anthony Coach Alicia Lemau’u had that same message for her team after the Saints lost to Los Altos […]
We’ve got some great photos from the five-set semifinal thriller at St. Anthony tonight thanks to photographer Stephen Dachman.
We’ve got an exclusive sit-down with the national champions, as we’re talking with head coach Alan Knipe and stud players TJ DeFalco, Josh Tuaniga, Nick Amado, and Jordan Molina. Hear behind the scenes stories from the coach and players about a special and historic season. Episode 34 – Back To Back Champs! A National Title […]
Congratulations to this week’s winners and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship. TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State Volleyball It didn’t take much deliberation to decide on TJ DeFalco as a College Athlete of the Week. The Long Beach State senior led his team to back-to-back national titles and was awarded MVP of the […]
This Wednesday in their home gym, St. Anthony’s boys’ volleyball team will host Los Altos in the CIF-SS Division 4 semifinals. The 6 p.m. start time for the Saints will be a historic moment–it’s the first time that St. Anthony’s boys team has made a semifinals appearance. The No. 2 seeded Saints will have a […]
It was a night they’ll be talking about for a long time. Inside their home arena, the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team became the first program in school history to win back-to-back NCAA championships, taking down Hawaii in the Pyramid in a battle of the two best teams in the nation. Hawaii took the […]
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