Long Beach State

Long Beach State Tops Ohio State, Headed To NCAA Title Match

PHOTOS COURTESY JOHN FAJARDO, LBSU ATHLETICS The Long Beach State men’s volleyball team will get its chance at history after a dramatic four-set win over Ohio State in the NCAA Final Four, topping the Buckeyes 25-22, 25-23, 25-27, 32-30. Long Beach will now face UCLA on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the NCAA championship back […]

Long Beach State

TONIGHT: Long Beach State vs. Ohio State In NCAA Final Four

A whole season comes down to one night, as the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team faces two-time defending national Ohio State in the NCAA Final Four at 5 p.m. today in UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. The team has piled up all manner of awards. Five 49ers were named All-Americans, Alan Knipe was named Coach of […]

Long Beach State

Long Beach State’s Josh Tuaniga Named National Player Of The Year

Major news landed Wednesday morning as the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced that Long Beach State junior setter Josh Tuaniga is this year’s National Player of the Year. “It’s really an honor and I appreciate it, especially on behalf of my family,” said Tuaniga. Of the 29 previous honorees, Tuaniga becomes just the seventh setter […]

Long Beach State

International Players Hoping For National Championship At Long Beach State

There are about 2,700 international students enrolled at Long Beach State, studying a variety of subjects. Two of them, Bjarne Huus and Simon Anderson, are trying to help the school’s men’s volleyball team win a national championship this week. Huus and Anderson are not your typical “fish out of water” stories. Both have thrived since […]

Avalon

Boys’ Volleyball: Avalon Wins Express League Championship

The Lancers defeated Liberty Christian to earn a co-Express League championship. Beto Martinez led the way with 16 kills, while Jose Gomes had 13 aces and 26 digs and Jimmy Felix had 47 assists. Avalon joins Lakewood and St. Anthony as local boys’ volleyball champions. CIF-SS playoff brackets will be released Friday afternoon.

Podcast

PODCAST: What Up, Long Beach!? Ep. 8 Long Beach Baseball Mt. Rushmore

This week JJ Fiddler and Mike Guardabascio are talking about which local baseball players belong on this edition of Long Beach Sports Mount Rushmore (9:30). We’re also checking in on Long Beach State men’s volleyball (1:00) the Moore League championships (26:00) and a postgame marriage proposal (32:00).