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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to all of our winners and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship. Peyton Watson, Long Beach Poly Basketball Peyton Watson helped Long Beach Poly into the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs, dropping 25 points against Crossroads and then scoring 29 at Riverside Poly in what ended up being a […]

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CIF Basketball: Wilson Girls’ Roll To Quarterfinals Win At Home

STORY BY MATT SIMON Top seed Wilson continued its stellar run through the CIF Southern Section Division 3A girls’ basketball playoffs on Wednesday night by defeating La Quinta 61-31 to advance to the semifinals. Junior Ashley Hawkins and senior Samiya Terry combined for 33 points to lead the way for the Bruins. Hawkins had 17 […]

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PODCAST: Our Favorite Long Beach Playoff Road Trips

This week on the show we’re talking CIF playoffs, defining cheating in sports, running down our favorite postseason road trips and much more. 01:45 Question O’ The Week: Who is still alive in the CIF playoffs? 06:00 Athletes O’ The Week 13:00 Game O’ The Week: St. Anthony Boys’ Basketball vs. St. John Bosco on […]

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CIF Basketball: St. Anthony Puts Up Fight Against Sierra Canyon

STORY BY MATT SIMON After making the 45-mile trip from Long Beach to Cal State Northridge’s Matadome, St. Anthony boys’ basketball gave Sierra Canyon all it could handle in the first two quarters of their CIF-SS Open Division Pool A contest. After trailing by 13 points after the first quarter, Makaih Williams and Corry Brown […]

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CIF Basketball: Long Beach Poly Defense Dominates In Rosary Win

The Long Beach Poly girls’ basketball team has made its reputation with defense this year. In the Jackrabbits’ CIF Southern Section Open Division opener against Rosary, they made that rep flash in neon lights, locking down the Royals in an impressive win, 56-42. Poly’s season ended last year at the hands of Rosary in overtime […]

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CIF Basketball: Samiya Terry Drops 30 As Wilson Rolls

STORY & VIDEO BY MATT SIMON Wilson senior Samiya Terry scored a career-high 30 points and the Bruin girls basketball team defeated Bell Gardens 70-30 on Saturday in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 3A playoffs. Terry had everything going as she pulled up from behind the arc or pulled up for an off […]