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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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Top 10 For 2020: New Style For Dirtbags Baseball

This will be a season of change for the Long Beach State Dirtbags baseball program no matter what results they find on the field. New coach Eric Valenzuela is rebuilding the roster and changing the approach after taking over in the summer. He turned around the St. Mary’s program with his energy and modern approach, […]

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Long Beach Century Club Names 64th Hall of Fame Class

Long Beach Century Club president Sharleen Higa has announced the club’s 64th Hall of Fame class, which will be inducted at the club’s annual Sports Night banquet on Jan. 27. “We’ve got a really good mix of younger athletes and people who’ve been contributing for a long time,” said Higa. The Century Club’s Hall of […]

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LB In MLB: Wilson’s Aaron Hicks Plays Hurt For New York Yankees

Wilson High alum Aaron Hicks wasn’t even supposed to be in the New York Yankees postseason lineup because of an injury, but he ended up being the hero in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series last weekend. Hicks, 30, had been placed on the 60-day injured list in early August with a nagging […]

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Long Beach State Dirtbags Release 2020 Schedule

The Eric Valenzuela era with the Long Beach State Dirtbags will begin with the difficult nonconference schedule left behind for him. LBSU will host five different Pac-12 opponents next year after opening the season against Cal on Feb. 14 at Bohl Diamond at Blair Field. The Dirtbags season-opening 11-game home stand ends with Mississippi State […]

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LB In MLB: Good News, Bad News For Local Boys

This Major League Baseball season continues to produce some of the best and worst story lines for players with Long Beach ties. Marco Estrada, 36, is reportedly set to retire after nagging injures caused the Oakland A’s to release the 12-year veteran pitcher. The former Long Beach State Dirtbag signed a one-year $4 million dollar […]

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COLUMN: Support Sets Tone For Long Beach Youth Sports

From the national championships for Beach FC and Shore Aquatics to the regional tournament victories for Uptown LB and Los Altos baseball leagues — it’s been another incredibly successful summer for Long Beach youth sports. It isn’t rare to find a group of young Long Beach athletes dominating their competition, and it isn’t a coincidence […]

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Long Beach Thunder 12U Baseball Going To Cooperstown

The Uptown Long Beach 10U All-Stars aren’t the only young baseball players from North Long Beach to take a long vacation this summer. The Long Beach Thunder 12U squad, also from Cherry Park, is traveling to New York for a tournament at Cooperstown All-Star Village. Coach Robert Weaver put the team together last year so […]