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CIF Boys’ Soccer: Wilson, Millikan, Poly, Cabrillo, Lakewood, St. Anthony Start Playoffs This Week

Long Beach is sending six boys’ soccer teams to the CIF Southern Section playoffs this week, and all of the Moore League teams will be on the road against league champions. The first round is Friday. Most games will be at 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. Division 1 Despite winning the Moore League championship for […]

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PREVIEW: CIF-SS Cross Country Prelims

All of The562’s cross-country coverage for the 2021-22 school year is sponsored by Bryson. Visit BrysonFinancial.com to learn more. The cross-country community will converge on Mt. San Antonio College this weekend for the 2021 CIF-SS/Ford Cross-Country Championships prelims, held this Friday and Saturday. The Long Beach area will have a handful of teams and individuals […]

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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship. HIGH SCHOOL Kensley Flynn, Avalon Volleyball Junior Kensley Flynn had 12 kills and 7 blocks in Avalon’s quarterfinal win over California Lutheran. Flynn’s leadership at the net has powered the Lancers to the CIF-SS semifinals once again. Maya Alvarez, […]

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CIF Volleyball: Millikan, Avalon Move On To Second Round

While Poly and Wilson were knocked out of opening round matches on Tuesday, Millikan (Division 3) and Avalon (Division 9) both advanced to the second round with wins. Lakewood is in Division 1 and is still awaiting their opening match of the bracket, a quarterfinal on the road next Wednesday. Millikan defeated St. Margarets Episcopal […]

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CIFSS Volleyball Brackets Provide Playoff Path For Lakewood, Wilson, Poly, MIllikan

The release of the CIF Southern Section girls’ volleyball playoff brackets reveal a difficult path for Long Beach’s five playoff teams, with no one in the Moore League getting a home match in their opening round. Lakewood The Lancers are the undefeated Moore League champions, having not dropped a set the entire way through league […]

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Massive Long Beach High School Girls’ Volleyball Preview

Long Beach’s high school girls’ volleyball players are fired up and ready to get back on the court. Girls’ volleyball was the only sport in the Moore League that didn’t get some kind of a season last year, a fact that was not lost on the top players in the city. “No regular season, no […]

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CIF-SS Announces Postseason Plan for Spring Sports

This story has been updated with quotes from CIF-SS Commissioner Rob Wigod during Monday’s press conference. The CIF-Southern Section has just announced that there will be postseason play in the 2020-21 school year. With recent changes to California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines permitting schools to travel across multiple county lines for competition, the […]

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PODCAST: Getting Clearance For Return Of High School Sports

This week on the show we discuss the latest news from the California Department of Public Health and what it’s going to take to get local high school sports up and running this month. 10:30 Interview with Cabrillo baseball coach Phillip Berman 20:00 Interview with USC Football beat writer Chris Trevino

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PODCAST: Talking Return Of High School Football With CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod

This week on the show we’re talking to CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod about the latest California Department of Public Health guidelines that clear the way for football, baseball, softball, soccer, water polo, cheerleading, and other outdoor high school sports to return. 01:00 Breaking News 09:30 Interview with Rob Wigod