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Lakewood, Dirtbags Alum Matt Duffy Signs With Yankees

Lakewood and Long Beach State alum Matt Duffy has signed with the New York Yankees as part of their 60-player roster, the team announced over the weekend. Duffy is part of an expanded player pool for the 2020 season, which will be a truncated 60-game schedule due to the COVID-19 shutdowns.  Duffy will join Wilson […]

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Long Beach Poly Alum Jordan Bell Signs With Cavaliers

Long Beach Poly alum Jordan Bell is back in the NBA after signing a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday morning, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania. The deal will take Bell through the end of this season as well as next year with the Cavs.  Bell, who won an NBA title with […]

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Bohl Diamond at Blair Field To Host Angels 

Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced on Twitter that the team will host its Summer Camp in two locations: Angel Stadium and Long Beach State’s Bohl Diamond at Blair Field. Long Beach State athletic director Andy Fee confirmed the news Monday morning. “We just need to get the contract executed but I don’t foresee it […]

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Football: Long Beach Poly’s Bryun Parham Commits to San Jose State

Long Beach Poly senior-to-be linebacker Bryun Parham had a special birthday present for his father this week. Parham told his dad, Bryson, that he won’t have to worry about any college payments, as Bryun committed to San Jose State. “It’s a great fit for me, I can fit in the system and compete for a […]

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Long Beach Paralympian Angela Madsen Tragically Dies At Sea

Three-time Paralympian Angela Madsen died at sea over the weekend while attempting a solo row from Southern California to Honolulu. Madsen was about halfway through her record-setting solo row when she stopped responding to messages on Sunday. A cargo ship enlisted by the U.S. Coast Guard discovered Madsen in the water with her boat, Row […]

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COLUMN: Can We Keep the Drive Through Graduations?

Like most people in Long Beach, I cannot wait for the COVID-19 clouds to pass us by, and to resume something resembling normal life. I’m craving an absent-minded trip to Target or a an anxiety-free date night down in the center of my bones. But even as we continue to muddle through this strange new […]

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Millikan Recognizes Athletes Moving To Next Level

Usually the Spring season includes a time-honored tradition at Millikan: the spaghetti dinner fundraiser that also honors the schools athletes moving on to play at the next level, both as scholarship athletes at four-year colleges and at the junior collegiate level. This year, the campus shutdowns have made that ceremony impossible, but the Rams’ athletic […]

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Football: Millikan Star Ezavier Staples Breaks Down UCLA Commitment

Not since Alden Darby was at Millikan in a starring role in 2008 and 2009 has Long Beach’s biggest football star been a Ram–but wide receiver Ezavier Staples is hoping to wear that mantle in 2020. The 6-foot-2 senior-to-be had more than a dozen scholarship offers to choose from, including most of the Pac-12, and […]

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LBUSD Board Votes To End Moore League Transfer Rule

The Long Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education voted to abolish its one-year ineligibility rule for student-athletes transferring between Moore League schools at last week’s board meeting. The vote passed unanimously, 5-0, undoing the rule which had been on the books since March 17, 2015. The rule has been widely decried by Moore League […]

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COLUMN: Long Beach Shows Its Heart, Pride

Ask anyone from Long Beach, and they’ll tell you they’re proud to be from Long Beach. Sometimes they’ll say it without you even asking. That’s certainly been true of me for most of my adult life—but I’ve never been prouder to be from my city than I was last Monday. The night before my wife […]