Basketball Compton

Basketball Coach Tony Thomas Leaves Compton After 16 Seasons, Hired at Rancho Dominguez Prep

One of Compton High’s best coaches of the last half-century has left the school after a highly-successful 16-year tenure, citing the difficulties of the longterm campus construction as well as frustrations with administration. Longtime basketball coach Tony Thomas won a CIF-SS championship at Compton, as well as the school’s only Moore League titles in the […]

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Cabrillo Hires Chris Spencer As New Basketball Coach

The562’s coverage of Cabrillo Athletics is sponsored by the Cohn Family. Cabrillo has announced its next boys’ basketball coach, as the Jaguars have hired Jordan/LBCC alum and recent St. Anthony assistant Chris Spencer to take over the Westside program. Spencer, 27, is a young coach but already well-regarded and respected in the Long Beach hoops […]

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TODAY: Beach City Hoops Hosts SoCal Showdown

Beach City Hoops is a valued media partner of the562.org, and today BCH and founder Alex Carmon are hosting an unsigned senior showcase at St. Pius X/St. Matthias Academy from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. “This event is to provide a good atmosphere for seniors who may have slipped through the cracks, and could use […]

Basketball Long Beach State

Women’s NIT: Long Beach State Falls to Oregon State in First Round

On the five-year anniversary of Long Beach State’s last trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Beach returned to the very same venue on Thursday night, taking on Oregon State in the first round of the Women’s NIT. The Beach shot well to start the game, leading 26-16 after the opening quarter, but couldn’t maintain that […]

Basketball Long Beach State

Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Going To NIT

The season isn’t over. Despite losing in the Big West Conference Tournament championship game on Saturday, Long Beach State men’s basketball will start the NIT on Wednesday at BYU. This is the Beach’s ninth appearance in the postseason NIT. The NIT is a 32-team tournament featuring the best teams outside the NCAA Tournament. LBSU lost […]

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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 Ryan Skjonsby, Long Beach Poly Baseball It was a Ryan Skjonsby kind of night in Poly’s league opener against Jordan. The senior leader pitched four shutout innings, giving up just two hits, and scored three runs with […]

Basketball Long Beach State

Women’s Basketball: Long Beach State Headed to Oregon State for WNIT

The 2021-22 season continues for Long Beach State women’s basketball as the Beach earned an at-large bid into this year’s WNIT. After coming up short in a quarterfinal loss to UC Davis in the Big West Tournament, the team’s 19-8 overall record earned the program its fifth WNIT appearance and first since 2016. Long Beach […]

Basketball Long Beach State

Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Falls Short In Big West Championship

This season has been defined by strong defense and impressive runs for Long Beach State men’s basketball. Unfortunately, that’s exactly how the Beach was defeated by Cal State Fullerton 72-71 in the Big West Conference Tournament championship game on Saturday night at Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nevada. Everything was going LBSU’s way early as […]