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Photo by John Napalan/Art O’Neill The 2019-20 boys’ basketball season should be one of the most exciting of the last decade for Long Beach sports fans. There are two legitimate, ranked Division 1 programs in the city with Long Beach Poly and St. Anthony, something the town hasn’t seen since Ron Massey was coaching at […]

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Photo by John Napalan/Art O’Neill It’s shaping up to be a special girls’ basketball season in Long Beach, with three teams making appearances in the CIF Southern Section rankings to start the year as well as the reigning Moore League Player of the Year and more than half of last year’s first team All-League players […]

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Boys’ Basketball Preview: Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits

Photo by John Napalan/Art O’Neill When Long Beach Poly takes the floor for the first time December 3 in the Westchester Tournament, the Jackrabbits will be opening one of the most unique and strange chapters in the program’s storied history. Poly returns only three varsity players from last year’s team, which won the Moore League […]

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Boys’ Basketball Preview: St. Anthony Saints

Photo by John Napalan/Art O’Neill The Saints are starting a new era with new expectations this season after the graduation of three-year starters Frank Staine, Josh Belvin, and Marquise Nelloms who helped take the program from Division 4 to Division 1 under fifth-year coach Allen Caveness. “We’re a small school with only 500 kids that […]

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Boys’ Basketball Preview: Compton Tarbabes

Photo by John Napalan/Art O’Neill Only Compton has been able to force their way into the last decade of green and gold Moore League dominance, splitting their regular season series with the Jackrabbits in 2015-16 to force a co-championship that year. This year’s Compton squad wants to do more than share the championship this season: […]

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Boys’ Basketball Preview: Millikan Rams

Photo by John Napalan/Art O’Neill There’s been a lot of positive momentum around the Millikan boys’ basketball team under new coach Nate Berger, who took over the Rams program last year and led Millikan to a third-place finish in the Moore League. That earned Berger league Coach of the Year honors and, with seven of his […]

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Boys’ Basketball Preview: Cabrillo Jaguars

Photo by John Napalan/Art O’Neill The Cabrillo boys’ basketball team finished sixth place in the Moore League last year with a 4-16 record, but coach Kyles Hawkins likes the trajectory of his program. Hawkins, a rare Cabrillo alum coaching at Cabrillo, has a youth-oriented team that features just three returners and four seniors this season, with […]