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Obituary: Chi Kredell Sr., Legendary Lifeguard and LBSU Footballer

Chi Kredell Sr. 1933-2021 Legendary lifeguard and waterman Chi Kredell Sr. passed away at the age of 87. Kredell, the father of Wilson Olympian and Shore Aquatics Club Director Chi Kredell Jr., lived a unique life in the Long Beach sports scene. He’s in the record books as the first Long Beach State football player […]

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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: 2018 Shore 10U Girls’ Water Polo National Champions

This is the ninth of 10 stories about the best Long Beach youth sports teams we’ve seen over the last decade. We’ve taken nominations from the community and will release the top 10 in no particular order. Come back next week to read about other club squads that made this historic list. The Shore Aquatics […]

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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 […]