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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 […]

Basketball Compton Obituary

Obituary: Carl Lewis’ Death Rocks Compton, Long Beach Hoops Community 

The Compton community was rocked last week by another shooting death of a young basketball player, Carl Lewis, who was killed near Compton High. Lewis, 19 years old, was a talented player well-known in the city. He is the third teenaged basketball player to be shot and killed in Compton in the last four months, […]

Basketball Long Beach State

Long Beach State Women’s Hoops Set Schedule, Challenges Remain

Last week’s announcement of the Long Beach State basketball teams’ schedules brought mixed emotions from fourth year women’s head coach Jeff Cammon, who stressed that things are very much still in flux. Cammon said there are a number of problems to solve between now and the team’s first scheduled game in the Walter Pyramid against […]

Column Education

COLUMN: Two Americas, Two Long Beaches, Two Pandemics

There is one COVID-19, but there are two COVID-19 pandemics. One is the pandemic I see discussed endlessly on Twitter and Facebook and in newspapers and on television. It’s the pandemic that’s being experienced by middle class Americans and white collar employees. They’re working from home, they’re (understandably) upset and emotional at the things they’ve […]

Signing Day

Nineteen Long Beach Athletes Sign Scholarships Totaling $3.5 Million

Nineteen Long Beach high school students signed athletic scholarships last Wednesday on the NCAA’s early period National Letter of Intent Signing Day. The already-large group represent just a fraction of the seniors that are expected to sign scholarships by the end of the school year, and all of the local schools are planning celebrations for […]

Baseball Lakewood

Feature: Lakewood’s JP Crawford Nabs Golden Glove Honor, Reflects on Journey 

JP Crawford is official. The Lakewood High product just finished his fourth season in the Major Leagues, and received a significant honor as well, earning a Gold Glove honor as the top defensive shortstop in the American League. Crawford committed only three errors in 53 games, while hitting a career-best .255. It’s not bad for […]

Education

Large Donations Benefit LBUSD Efforts

The Long Beach Unified School District received a pair of major donations last week, intended to aid the district’s efforts to continue providing education throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Molina Foundation gifted a grant that provided 75,000 new children’s books at a value of $655,000. “Especially in this time of distance learning and limited access […]

Compton Long Beach Poly

Long Beach Poly Named America’s Top Pro Athlete Factory By MaxPreps; Compton Fifth

This won’t come as a surprise to sports fans who’ve been following Long Beach sports for any amount of time, but MaxPreps.com bestowed a major honor on Long Beach Poly last week. The national high school sports website named the city’s oldest high school as America’s top producer of professional athletes by a wide margin, […]

Column

COLUMN: Reflecting On A Historic Year For Dodgers, Lakers

We’re Long Beach-first guys, as you know. But we also recognize that Long Beach is a Dodgers and Lakers town, and we’ve got some thoughts on this historic year, which saw both teams win a championship for the first time since 1988 (when we were toddlers or, in Tyler’s case, not quite born). Mike When […]

Football Long Beach Poly Obituary

Obituary: Community Mourning Loss of Keith “Slice” Thompson

The Long Beach community is mourning the loss of a beloved mentor and longtime Long Beach Poly football assistant Keith “Slice” Thompson, who passed away last week after a battle with cancer. “He was a real community guy who did everything he could to give back and uplift the kids here,” said Poly boys’ athletic […]