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All City Football Long Beach Poly Millikan

Game of the Year 2024: Long Beach Poly vs. Millikan Football

The562’s coverage of Long Beach Poly is sponsored by Bryson Financial. The562’s coverage of Millikan athletics in the 2023-24 school year is sponsored by Curtis Boyer. The562’s coverage of football in 2023-24 is sponsored in part by the MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center Foundation and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Foundation. Year in and year […]

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Baseball

For the Fridge: Los Altos 9s Win Cal Ripken SoCal State Tournament

The Los Altos 9s All Stars from El Dorado Park won the Cal Ripken SoCal State Tournament earlier this month, punching their ticket to the Cal Ripken Regional Tournament in Galt, CA. Los Altos won a best-of-three state tourney with a pair of wins over fellow Long Beach squad Uptown. The Los Altos 9s won […]

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For the Fridge: Los Altos 8s Win Cal Ripken SoCal State Tournament 

The Los Altos 8s All Stars out of El Dorado Park won the Cal Ripken SoCal State Tournament earlier this month, punching their ticket to the Cal Ripken Regional Tournament in Rohnert Park. The Long Beach boys were dominant in the State Tourney with 10-0 and 10-4 wins to reach the championship, where they played […]

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All City Long Beach State

Student Section of the Year 2024: Long Beach State Sand Pit

The562’s coverage of Long Beach State athletics for the 2023-24 season is sponsored by Marilyn Bohl. There was a time when the Monson Maniacs filled the far side of Walter Pyramid to support their men’s basketball team, but now the best student section in the city and at Long Beach State has been for national […]

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Clutch Performance of the Year 2024: Jovani Ruff, Long Beach Poly & Ryann Bennett, St. Anthony

No one was surprised when local basketball stars Jovani Ruff and Ryann Bennett took over CIF postseason games and carried their teams to victory. That’s because they’d been doing it all year. It didn’t look like Bennett had brought her A-game when St. Anthony took on Moreno Valley in the CIF Southern Section Girls’ Basketball […]

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Multisport Athletes of the Year 2024

Unfortunately as specialization is pushed at younger and younger ages, the high school multisport athlete is largely becoming a thing of the past, with year-round commitments crowding out the old-school approach. As such we wanted to recognize four Long Beach athletes competing in multiple sports at a high level this year. On the boys’ side, […]

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Baseball: Moore Leaguers Help CBA Bears to Perfect Game 17U World Series Title

The562’s high school baseball coverage is sponsored by Tribe Athletics. Visit TribeAthlete.com for more information on their fitness community. A collection of talented baseball players from the Long Beach area swept their way to a championship last week in Arizona, as the CBA Bears claimed the Perfect Game 17U National World Series Championship. The Bears roster is […]

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All City Long Beach City College

Spirit of Long Beach 2024: LBCC’s Randy Totorp

Each year we present the Spirit of Long Beach award to a person or group of people that’s inspired us over the course of the school year. This year, LBCC Dean of Kinesiology, Athletics, and Public Health Randy Totorp is our obvious selection. Anyone who’s seen the revitalization of LBCC’s sports facilities knows that they’re […]

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Baseball: Wilson Captures American Legion Area Championship After Perfect Week

The562’s high school baseball coverage is sponsored by Tribe Athletics. Visit TribeAthlete.com for more information on their fitness community. Even though the dog days of summer are fast approaching, last week was a busy one at Wilson’s Skip Rowland Field, where the Bruins won three games in four days to secure an American Legion Area […]