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PODCAST: What Up, Long Beach?! With Ken Jakemer

This week we’re discussing the Long Beach PONY All-Star success with president and manager Ken Jakemer (2:30) 20:00 Long Beach Football Previews 33:00 Either, Or: Hard Knocks or Last Chance U? 39:00 Fam Jam

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Long Beach Youth Volleyball Players Win Championships

A pair of local youth volleyball players have had quite the summer together. Gabriella “Babi” Gubbins and Kaia Herweg were on the same indoor club team that won a Junior Olympics title in June, and together they won a beach volleyball championship at the OCVolley in Huntington Beach last week. Gubbins, 12, goes to Rogers […]

Baseball Youth Sports

Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars Advance To World Series Championship Game

A pair of wins in shortened games on Tuesday has put the Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars back into the PONY World Series championship game for the fourth time in the last 12 years. They play Chinese Taipei on Wednesday (4:30 p.m. PST) in Washington, Pennsylvania. The championship will be streamed live at and […]

Youth Sports

Long Beach PONY Q & A With Manager Ken Jakemer

The Long Beach PONY 14-Under All-Stars won their third tournament of the summer on Sunday to advance to their fifth DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series in the last 12 years. They won the world title in 2008 and 2012. Long Beach starts the 10-team tournament against the winner of Washington County and Bronx, […]

Youth Sports

Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars Stay Alive

After surviving a Zone Tournament elimination game, the Long Beach PONY 14-Under All-Stars are two wins away from making their third World Series appearance since 2008. Long Beach came back to beat the All-Stars from Maui, Hawaii 2-1 on Saturday in West Hills thanks to a pair of sixth inning runs driven in by Ryan […]

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Long Beach PONY 14U Opens Tourney With 20-0 Win

Four tournaments every summer stand between the Long Beach PONY 14-Under All-Stars and a PONY World Series championship. After taking the District and Super-Region tournament titles in dominant fashion last month, Long Beach started the Zone tournament on Thursday with a 20-0 win over South Sound (Washington). Long Beach has won its last nine games […]

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Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars Wins Super-Region

The Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars maintained its dominance this summer by taking the Super-Region tournament championship on Monday night with a 14-2 win over Tecolote in Lakeside. “This team is playing with great confidence and pride, enjoying their time playing together, and wanting to extend it as long as possible,” coach Ken Jakemer said. […]

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Beach FC 15U Girls’ Win National Championship

The Beach FC 15-Under Girls’ Development Player League team used a double-overtime goal to win the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championship last weekend. It is the fifth national championship for the club since Long Beach State women’s soccer coach Mauricio Ingrassia started Beach FC in 2008. “It was a great feeling to know that […]

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Shore 10U Girls’ Water Polo Wins Junior Olympics Title

The Shore 10-under girls’ water polo team traveled to Palo Alto last weekend where they won the 2018 Junior Olympics national championship, and they did it the Long Beach way. “We’re not the biggest team so we rely on our speed and awareness,” coach Brendan Patterson said. “We are defense first, and get teams on […]