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The 562.org’s Athletes of the Week

Congrats to the honorees in this week’s supersized Athletes of the Week. HIGH SCHOOL Joey Vega, Wilson Softball Wilson pitcher Joey Vega battled through a leg injury last week to help lead Wilson to its first postseason win in seven years. Vega pitched a complete game and yielded just two runs, and he had a […]

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Long Beach State Volleyball Celebrations Roll On

Long Beach is known for producing championship-caliber athletes and teams—but also for its hearty celebration of its own. When Wilson’s football team beat Poly for the first time in the 1940s, the Bruins literally paraded down 2ndStreet with their marching band and spent the entire night celebrating. The Long Beach State men’s volleyball team has […]

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CIF Track: Poly, Wilson, St. Anthony Athletes Win Titles

Saturday’s CIF Southern Section track & field championships proved once again that Long Beach is among the nation’s best at turning out top-tier athletes. Long Beach Poly, Wilson, and St. Anthony all produced individual CIF champions while the Jackrabbits finished second in the Division 1 girls’ team standings. Fourteen entries from six schools will compete […]

Long Beach Poly

CIF Baseball: Long Beach Poly Stuns Fullerton

Long Beach Poly entered Friday afternoon’s CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoff game as the decided underdog, with a 15-16 overall record, a fourth place finish in the Moore League, and the dubious history of not having advanced to the second round of the postseason since 2006. Their opponent, Fullerton, was the Freeway League champion […]

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CIF Softball: Wilson, Lakewood Advance To Second Round

The Wilson softball team was down to the last inning of its season, facing a 2-0 deficit in a first-round CIF Southern Section playoff game. The Bruins had been kept off the scoreboard all game, but the optimism in the dugout was obvious—and justified. Wilson came back to score three runs in the bottom of […]

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CIF Baseball: Millikan, Lakewood Knocked Out Of Playoffs

It was a great season for the Millikan baseball team, but unfortunately for Rams fans it ended on a down note. Millikan three-peated as Moore League champions for the first time since 1993 but were ousted from the first round of the playoffs for the third consecutive year, falling to Murrieta Valley 3-1. “It’s the […]

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CIF Baseball: Long Beach Poly Beats Sage Hill

Going into Wednesday afternoon’s CIF Southern Section Division 3 wild card game against Sage Hill, Long Beach Poly hadn’t won a postseason game since 2006. Plenty of NCAA Division 1 talent has come through the program since that ’06 win over Servite, but has come up empty in the playoffs. Wednesday the Jackrabbits flipped the […]