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OBITUARY: Tex Winter’s Passing Cuts Another Long Beach State Tie To Glory Days

Image from Basketball in Long Beach; Tex Winter draws a play on the hardwood.This story features excerpts and a photo from Basketball in Long Beach, available in bookstores, online, or from the authors. Additional reporting by Chris Trevino. Former Long Beach State men’s basketball coach Tex Winter passed away Wednesday at the age of 96; […]

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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 […]

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LB In MLB: Chase De Jong Making Mark In Minnesota

The Minnesota Twins have invested in another former Wilson Bruin in Chase De Jong after a midseason trade with the Seattle Mariners, and De Jong delivered the best month two-month stretch of his professional career. “I kind of figured a trade was coming because (the Mariners) didn’t see me as a fit anymore,” De Jong […]

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LB In MLB: Chris Betts Back To Being Himself

If his career keeps trending in the right direction, Chris Betts will become the 16th Wilson Bruin to reach Major League Baseball. Currently, the catcher is just thankful to be healthy. After being drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015, Betts underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entire season. He then broke a […]

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The562.org’s College Athletes Of The week

Congrats to our college athletes of the week and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship! Sarah Maher, Long Beach State Soccer Wilson alum Sarah Maher got to play hero for Long Beach State again, scoring the only goal in a critical 1-0 win over UC Santa Barbara. Maher’s header in the 64th minute […]

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Long Beach Football Schedule, Week 10

Find out where and when your favorite football team is playing this week. Avalon @ Calvary Chapel (Sat. 11 a.m.) Compton @ Cabrillo Long Beach Poly @ Lakewood Wilson @ Millikan St. Anthony vs. St. Paul LBCC vs. Bakersfield (Sat. 5 p.m.) BYE: Jordan