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All-City Athletes of the Year: Gray Carson, Laura Williams, Adonia Faumuina

Our All-City Athletes of the Year award has only been around for nine years, a drop in the bucket compared to the 120+ year history of outstanding youth athletes in Long Beach. But over the last near-decade we’ve gotten a good look at the top flight of the city’s talent pool: previous recipients of this […]

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All-City Boys’ Coach of the Year: Sharaud Moore, Jordan Track & Field

The 2022 boys’ track and field season will live forever at Jordan High School, and it’s hard to imagine anyone other than Sharaud Moore guiding the Panthers to those heights.  During the regular season, Jordan defeated Poly in their head-to-head dual meet, helping them earn a three-way share of the Moore League title. That was […]

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All-City Co-Girls’ Coach of the Year: Douglas Schlueter, Michelle Lehr

There were two really deserving honorees for our Girls’ Coach of the Year, with one winning a championship and making school history in the fall, while the other led her team on an impressive run to a CIF title game in her first season on campus. Douglas Schlueter, Long Beach Poly Girls’ Tennis Head coach […]

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All-City Gritty Performers of the Year: Sone Aupiu, Nala Williams

A certain level of toughness and grit is required to play any sports, but every year an athlete or two catch our eyes and distinguish themselves as having found another gear. That’s true of both of this year’s honorees, who played through injury and led their teams both emotionally and in terms of production. Sone […]

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All-City Tribute of the Year: Long Beach Poly Football and Keith “Slice” Thompson

One of the special aspects of the Long Beach sports world is how community-based it is, and how many programs feel like a family. The Long Beach Poly football team has always been one of those teams, and that’s been evident in how the program has grieved and remembered Keith “Slice” Thompson, the beloved longtime […]

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All-City Best Youth Team: Long Beach Patriots 11U

After an unforgettable high school football season in Long Beach, perhaps the most memorable moment came from a group of middle schoolers playing on one of the sport’s biggest stages. The Patriots 11U team out of Long Beach got the chance to play at SoFi Stadium for their Snoop Dogg Super Bowl XVI championship, dominating […]

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All-City Freshmen of the Year: Jovani Ruff, Jillene Wetteland

The All-City Freshmen of the Year award has been a great predictor of success the last two years, with previous winners Camille Lindsay, Maya O’Dea, Jason Parra, and Sammie Hamilton all continuing to dominate the Moore League this year (all four won Moore League Player of the Year or individual championship honors in 2021-22). We […]

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All-City Spirit of Long Beach Award: Gabriel Tyler

Each year we present the Spirit of Long Beach award to a person or group of people that’s inspired us over the course of the school year. We’ve never spent less time deliberating the award than we did this year, in deciding to present it to Long Beach Poly junior Gabriel Tyler. We’ve known Gabe […]

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All-City Multi-Sport Athletes of the Year: Nico Colchico, Jackson Cryst

As athletes begin to specialize in a sport or even a position within a sport at earlier and earlier ages, the era of the multisport star has largely come to a close. It’s no longer the norm for the city dominant high school athletes to earn Player of the Year consideration in multiple sports the […]

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Long Beach Sports Top 10 Moments Of 2021-22: Four Long Beach Football Teams Make CIF Game

NUMBER ONE It’s hard to imagine a Long Beach high school football season to go better than it did at the end of 2021 when Long Beach Poly, Jordan, Compton and St. Anthony all reached CIF championship games. Poly was moved down to Division 4 but its 20th CIF football championship didn’t mean any less […]