Youth Sports

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 […]

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Long Beach PONY Returns To Super-Region Tournament

This has been an eventful summer for local youth baseball, and the Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars are the last team standing. They have advanced to the Super-Region every year since winning the World Series in 2008, and they start the 2018 Super-Region tournament on Thursday night in Covina against Simi Valley. “We have been […]

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Los Altos Baseball Hosting Major Tournaments

Not only did Los Altos Youth Baseball & Softball host the The Cal Ripken Southern California Championships late last month, the local baseball All-Stars defended their turf to win the tournament for the fifth consecutive year and earn the right to host the next round. The 2018 Cal Ripken Pacific South West Regional will be […]

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Long Beach Waves Baseball Wins Tournament

The Long Beach Waves 10-Under youth baseball team won the Xtreme Diamond Easter Bash Tournament Championship in San Clemente at Richard Steed Memorial Park last weekend. Picture courtesy LB Waves: Bottom row (L/R) – Nico Villafana, Benny Howard, Tate Hammond, Cade Miller, Benny Lane; Middle row (L/R) – Logan Hunt, Wade Latham, Will Adams, Cole […]