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COLUMN: Injuries Inevitable If High School Sports Hurry Back

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. Generations of rambunctious youths have heard that cliché from concerned adults, but now’s the time to actually take heed. It goes without saying we’re thrilled at the prospect of seeing Long Beach sports return from the COVID-19 shutdowns. It would be a gift to and from […]

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Support The562.org On Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, we’re asking the Long Beach community to consider supporting The562.org with a fully tax-deductible donation. The562 is committed to providing timely, reliable reporting on sports and education in the city of Long Beach, with award-winning journalism from co-founders Mike Guardabascio and JJ Fiddler, along with a talented staff of writers, photographers and […]

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FEATURE: St. Anthony Track Star Asjah Atkinson Commits to Cal

Asjah Atkinson has been on a track for about as long as she could run. Hailing from a multi-generational track family, Atkinson got her start at the tender age of four, and she’s been on the go ever since. The standout senior at St. Anthony High School saw her lifelong commitment reach an important milestone […]

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Last Minute Postponement For Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Opener

The Long Beach State men’s basketball players were in full uniform and on the bus ready to go open their season at UCLA on Monday. Instead, coach Dan Monson had to tell them the game had been postponed. “The players knew something was up because we were (supposed to leave already),” Monson said. “I told […]

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Obituary: Century Club Past President and LB Sports Booster Keith Cordes Passes

Keith Cordes (left) with Long Beach State volleyball coach Brian Gimmillaro and longtime friend Dan Gooch at a Century Club banquet Longtime Long Beach sports booster and former Century Club president Keith Cordes passed away recently at the age of 81 of pancreatic cancer. Cordes, who was born in August of 1939, was fondly remembered as […]

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Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Preview 2020-2021

An offseason unlike any other has prepared Long Beach State men’s basketball for a regular season unlike any other. “Life has prepared us for this season,” LBSU coach Dan Monson said. “Everyone has got a new normal and has to be fluid and flexible.” The Beach has been slow to return to practice this month […]

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Lakewood Raising Funds For Weight Room Upgrades

Photo courtesy Lakewood Athletics. The Lancers are raising money to update their weight room, with plans to install a new floor, as shown. The athletic facilities at Lakewood High were already set to undergo a major overhaul in the coming months, but school administrators and coaches are hoping to take those improvements a step further. […]

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PODCAST: Interview With Long Beach Unified School District Teacher Shar Higa

Happy Thanksgiving! This week on the show we’re talking to Jordan High teacher Shar Higa about how the virtual classroom has changed her job and what she’s doing to stay connected with her students. 01:00 Interview With LBUSD Teacher Shar Higa 26:00 Violence & Death Surrounding Compton Basketball 39:30 Thank You Lists

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What’s At Stake For Long Beach NFL Products

As the NFL sits at its midway point, there are several Long Beach or Moore League products with history on the line, with 13 players currently in the league. Long Beach Poly The Jackrabbit legend Marcedes Lewis is closing in on some unbelievable history. The class of 2002 grad is in the midst of his […]

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Long Beach Poly Students Win Model UN Competition

Photo courtesy Long Beach Poly Model UN Club. The group is pictured on a field trip to New York in March, just days before schools were shut down. For decades, Poly’s magnet programs have drawn national acclaim for the success of their students in the classroom. Even in a virtual world, that success continued earlier […]