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High School Aquatics Teams Scramble For Practice Sites

While natatoriums sit vacant at Long Beach’s high schools, the water polo and swim programs have been seeking a venue to conduct conditioning workouts outdoors. Due to current health orders, high school teams are only permitted to conduct those sessions outside, but teams have had difficulty in recent weeks finding a place to make that […]

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Nominate Your Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade

The COVID-19 shutdowns have stolen so much joy from everyone. The sports community of Long Beach felt that the most this summer when fields and courts across the city were left unused. For the last decade, we have provided in-depth coverage of the incredible achievements of the elite Long Beach youth sports teams. We respect […]

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Oral History: Covering Long Beach At 2012 London Olympics

It was a true team effort when The Grunion covered the 2012 London Summer Olympics and all 32 athletes and coaches who had ties to Long Beach. Long Beach State’s Misty May-Treanor and Long Beach Poly’s Bryshon Nellum were two of the headliners, and the small but significant stories that Mike Guardabascio and JJ Fiddler […]

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USARC Can’t Come To Long Beach In Time Of Transition

The United States Adaptive Recreation Center has taken over Marine Stadium for a weekend of aquatic activities every summer for more than a decade. However, the unique event that’s part of Casa Colina’s Land Meets Sea Sports Camp is now just another helpful local program that has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. “There’s a […]

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Long Beach Paralympian Angela Madsen Tragically Dies At Sea

Three-time Paralympian Angela Madsen died at sea over the weekend while attempting a solo row from Southern California to Honolulu. Madsen was about halfway through her record-setting solo row when she stopped responding to messages on Sunday. A cargo ship enlisted by the U.S. Coast Guard discovered Madsen in the water with her boat, Row […]

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PODCAST: Interviews With Long Beach State’s Andy Fee & Mauricio Ingrassia

This week on the podcast Mike and JJ talk to Long Beach State Athletics Director Andy Fee and soccer coach Mauricio Ingrassia about how the Beach is adjusting to all of the recent NCAA proposals and changes. 03:30 Interview With Long Beach State Athletics Director Andy Fee 07:00 Interview With Long Beach Soccer Coach Mauricio […]

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Top 10 For 2020: Remember The Elephant Lot

One of the most surprising storylines of 2019 was the city of Long Beach entering into negotiations with the Anaheim Angels about bringing the team to our city, with a new stadium potentially being constructed on the “Elephant Lot,” also known as the Long Beach Arena’s parking lot. While the Angels conversations fell through (the […]

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Long Beach Shore Aquatics Hosting Swim-A-Thon

Long Beach Shore Aquatics is hosting a Swim-A-Thon on Saturday at Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center on the campus of Long Beach State. “The Swim-a-Thon will be a great opportunity for all shore members to get together and have fun! It’ll also be a great fundraiser to raise money for something like new lane lines,” Shore […]

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Long Beach State Men’s Water Polo Season Preview

The Long Beach State men’s water polo program is on the upswing after winning the Golden Coast Conference and reaching the NCAA Tournament last year, but coach Gavin Arroyo knows his 2019 squad is far from being complete because of injuries and transfers. “Week by week we’ve been slowly putting it together,” Arroyo said. “It’s […]

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Moore League Boys’ Water Polo Season Preview

Changes at the top continues to be the theme of our Moore League fall previews. In boys’ water polo, that starts with the Wilson Bruins who find themselves in uncharted waters. Meanwhile Cabrillo is coming off a historic season, but have to start from scratch again, and Poly just hosted the first ever Long Beach […]