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How Do You Restart Long Beach Sports?

We’ve got some ideas on how Long Beach high school and youth sports can get going again as safely as possible. Obviously these aren’t practices we want to see implemented permanently. These are just possible steps to hopefully someday getting back to sports as usual. Take It Outside The smartest minds in the world don’t […]

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The562.org All-City Athletes of the Year: Peyton Watson, Tiare Jennings

This is the eighth year of the revived All-City Awards, which resurrect a decades-long tradition of honoring the city’s best high school athletes. Last week we looked at the top athletes in each sport, and in this week’s issue we present other awards including Game of the Year and Coach of the Year.  The centerpiece […]

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All-City: 10 Memorable Moments of the 2019-20 Sports Season

Cabrillo Hosts Moore League Sportsmanship Symposium One of the final highlights of the abbreviated athletic year came on the Westside as Cabrillo hosted the second annual Moore League Sportsmanship Symposium. The event welcomed 10th and 11th graders from all seven of the league’s schools in an effort to highlight the off-field values brought out by […]

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The562.org’s All-City Athletes of the Year

These are difficult days for newspapers and local media outlets, which have been hit as hard as schools and restaurants by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 shutdowns. That’s why we’re particularly proud to continue a nearly decade-long tradition of awarding the top athletes in the city. Below you’ll find our picks for the All-City […]

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Writing The Story of 2020’s Missing League, CIF Championships

With this week’s scheduled CIF Southern Section championships canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will officially be a blank line across the record books. Before we close the book on 2019-20, we wanted to take a look at a few of the league and CIF-SS/State championships we expected to be covering this May–just because […]

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The562.org Announces New Staff

As we celebrated February’s two-year anniversary of the562.org’s launching, we had plenty to be happy about. The runaway growth of the website meant we were reaching hundreds of thousands of people each month, and we’d published more than 500 photo galleries and 450 highlight videos, as well as more than 1,000 articles. None of that […]

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Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Falls To Pacific

STORY BY MATT SIMON After a 6-day break, the Long Beach State men’s basketball team welcomed former Big West foe Pacific to Walter Pyramid on Saturday afternoon. The Beach (3-7) took a 2-0 lead on a Michael Carter III putback dunk, but it was all Pacific after that as the Tigers took advantage of a […]

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The562.org Merchandise On Sale Today!

The562.org is proud to announce that we’ve partnered with local business Name Your Game to make our first-ever merchandise available for pre-order, starting today! We’re really proud of these embroidered snapbacks, that will let everyone know you rock with the best sports coverage in Long Beach. The hats are available exclusive to the562.org subscribers! To […]

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ROUNDUP: Long Beach Football Coverage, Week Eight

We’ve got coverage from all of this week’s football games. Long Beach Poly 68, Cabrillo 0 STORY / VIDEO / PHOTOS Wilson 46, Jordan 12 PHOTOS Compton 48, Millikan 42 STORY / VIDEO St. Anthony 27, La Salle 21 STORY / VIDEO / PHOTOS Avalon 80, Downey Calvary Chapel 40 The Lancers got a massive performance from Beto Martinez […]

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Long Beach Football Previews, Week Seven

We’ve got previews of all of this week’s games to get you ready for the Friday night lights! Come back tonight for live updates Wilson vs. Long Beach Poly Lakewood vs. Millikan St. Anthony vs. Harvard-Westlake Jordan vs. Compton LBCC vs. Cerritos (Saturday, 6 p.m.) Avalon vs Flintridge Prep Football: Chemistry Key For Wilson Offensive […]