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PODCAST: Which Sports Are “Safe” In California?

This week on the show we’re breaking down what the new tier system of sports safety means for California high school sports. We also catch up with Compton native Crystal Hogan who is one of only a few female referees to have worked NCAA men’s basketball games. 01:30 What do the California sports tiers mean? […]

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Obituary: Century Club Past President and LB Sports Booster Keith Cordes Passes

Keith Cordes (left) with Long Beach State volleyball coach Brian Gimmillaro and longtime friend Dan Gooch at a Century Club banquet Longtime Long Beach sports booster and former Century Club president Keith Cordes passed away recently at the age of 81 of pancreatic cancer. Cordes, who was born in August of 1939, was fondly remembered as […]

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Lakewood Raising Funds For Weight Room Upgrades

Photo courtesy Lakewood Athletics. The Lancers are raising money to update their weight room, with plans to install a new floor, as shown. The athletic facilities at Lakewood High were already set to undergo a major overhaul in the coming months, but school administrators and coaches are hoping to take those improvements a step further. […]

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PODCAST: LB Fee Show With Basketball Player Naomi Hunt

This week we talk to Long Beach State Athletic Director Andy Fee and women’s basketball captain Naomi Hunt about some of the details behind the start of basketball season and how outdoor activities have been going for the players. S4E62 – Still Outdoors But Dreaming Of Basketball With Naomi Hunt by lbsuathletics Andy and JJ […]

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PODCAST: Interview With Long Beach Poly Athletic Director Rob Shock

This week on the show JJ, Mike and Tyler talk to Long Beach Poly High School athletic director Rob Shock about the loss of a local legend, how the Jackrabbits are feeling during the COVID-19 shutdown and what needs to happen to get back to competition. 01:00 Long Beach election results 04:00 Interview With Long […]

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Century Club Makes Donation to Middle School Sports Programs

Continuing an initiative that began in February, the Long Beach Century Club finalized a donation to each of the 23 middle schools in the Long Beach Unified School District last week. During a socially-distant meeting of the schools’ principals, Century Club president Keith Polmanteer, alongside a handful of club members, presented $500 checks that will […]

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Hall of Fame Hoops Coach Lute Olson Passes Away

Legendary college basketball coach Lute Olson passed away Thursday evening at the age of 85 after a brief stay in hospice care. Olson built the University of Arizona into a national power and won the Wildcats’ only national championship. He’s won of only five NCAA men’s basketball coaches with 20 20-win seasons. The 2002 Naismith […]

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This is The562.org: By Long Beach, For Long Beach

The562.org: By Long Beach, For Long Beach This video explains the origins of The562.org and the community’s role in keeping us around for years to come. Subscriber (via Patreon): https://www.patreon…. CLICK HERE to subscribe via our Patreon page. CLICK HERE to make a direct donation via PayPal.

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Oral History: Covering Long Beach At 2012 London Olympics

It was a true team effort when The Grunion covered the 2012 London Summer Olympics and all 32 athletes and coaches who had ties to Long Beach. Long Beach State’s Misty May-Treanor and Long Beach Poly’s Bryshon Nellum were two of the headliners, and the small but significant stories that Mike Guardabascio and JJ Fiddler […]