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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 Drive Of The Year: Compton Football Win At Lakewood

Compton football has fallen heartbreakingly short in a handful of Moore League games over the last few years. Losing a 13-point second half lead at Jordan and a last-second touchdown pass given up against Millikan are just two examples from this year alone. Compton and coach Calvin Bryant bucked the trend in late October at […]

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All-City Comeback Of The Year: Long Beach State Dirtbags

Everyone wanted to forget the 2019 Long Beach State Dirtbags season as soon as it was over. The failed campaign started with a 10-game losing streak — the worst start in program history — and included coach Troy Buckley’s firing after a physical altercation with an assistant. It was also the first thing new Dirtbags […]

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All-City Spirit Of Long Beach Award: Activist Athletes

As 2020 rapidly became a year for the history books, with a global pandemic eventually sharing the spotlight with civil unrest across the globe, sports was asked to take a back seat this year. Yet even with no games to play, Long Beach’s athletes didn’t fade into the background, but instead came forward in the […]

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All-City Finish Of The Year: Long Beach Poly Boys’ Soccer Title

After two weeks of giving you our selections for the annual All-City awards, it’s apropos to end the list with the best finish we saw over the last 12 months. The most recent Moore League boys’ soccer season was wildly unpredictable, and then it ended in spectacular and historic fashion. Long Beach Poly, Millikan, Cabrillo, […]

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All-City Coaches Of The Year: Allen Caveness & Tino Nunez

Millikan girls’ soccer coach Tino Nunez and St. Anthony boys’ basketball coach Allen Caveness have been building their programs up for the last few years, and this season they both made history. A year after winning its first Moore League title since 1991, and first ever CIF-SS Division 1 playoff game, Millikan repeated as league […]

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Century Club Honors Middle School Athletes With All-City Honors

Despite school closures during the spring semester, the Long Beach Century Club was still able to honor the city’s middle school athletes and distribute All-City plaques to the winning schools. This year’s All-Sports Award winners, given to the best overall middle school sports programs in the city, were Hughes in Division I and co-champions Newcomb […]

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All-City Team Of The Year: Wilson Girls’ Basketball

Long Beach’s lone CIF championship during the 2019-20 season was a significant one, as Wilson’s girls’ basketball program claimed its first CIF plaque in two decades with a 66-62 overtime win over Eisenhower for the CIF-SS Division 3A title. The victory united generations of Bruins hoopers, with senior standout Samiya Terry receiving calls from members […]

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All-City Freshmen Of The Year: Camille Lindsay, Maya O’Dea

This year, there were a pair of impressive newcomers in the Long Beach high school ranks, both of whom will be making headlines for years to come. Camille Lindsay, Cross Country, Long Beach Poly It’s difficult to make history at Long Beach Poly, but that’s what freshman Camille Lindsay did this year for the Jackrabbits’ […]

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All-City Game of the Year: Long Beach Poly Football vs. Orange Lutheran

The night began with frustration for the Long Beach Poly football team, and it ended with glory. The Jackrabbits were late to their own CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoff game thanks to a mixup with buses, and then for the first quarter of their opener against Orange Lutheran, it looked like the Poly offense […]