Football

MASSIVE LONG BEACH FOOTBALL PREVIEW FALL 2021

After navigating a lifetime’s worth of troubled waters, the Long Beach high school football season is ready to set sail in 2021. It’s been two years since the Fall approached with any sense of a normal schedule, and local players, coaches, and fans couldn’t be more excited for the prospect of Friday night lights in […]

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The562.org All-City Athletes of the Year: Hank Rivers, Jade McDonald

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 this week we present other awards including Game of the Year and Coach of the Year. The centerpiece of the […]

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The562.org’s Athletes of the Year

This week we continue an eight-year long tradition of presenting the Grunion Sports and The562.org’s All-City Awards, a revival of a beloved city tradition. This week we’ll present our individual All-City Athletes of the Year awards to the top performers in each sport, then next week we’ll name our top boy and girl athlete of […]

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LONG BEACH FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Everybody loves a good Hail Mary touchdown. With just seconds left on the game clock, the California high school football community completed a metaphorical 80-yard touchdown pass to somehow persuade the California Department of Public Health to reverse its position on contact sports. In a three week span, teams went from not being allowed to […]

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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 […]