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PODCAST: Long Beach Football Practice Is Back!

This week on the podcast we’re talking to Wilson football coach Mark Ziegenhagen about returning to the practice field this week under new restrictions. We also catch up with Long Beach State athletics director Andy Fee to find out why the Los Angeles Angels are using Bohl Diamond at Blair Field and what it’s going […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Schools Plan Athletics Return

This week on the podcast we’re talking about all of the Long Beach schools moving into position for the return of athletics on campus. Millikan athletics director Kevin Marchael joins us to discuss what’s going on with the Rams. 10:30 Millikan athletics director Kevin Marchael 32:45 Sports ranked by difficulty

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FEATURE: Local Businesses Design Custom Masks for Long Beach Schools

“I’m a very resilient person. That’s one of the key elements to having a business. You have to be resilient. And many times, you have to reinvent yourself.” Isaac Zambrano is one of several store owners who has seen his business impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but he’s also one of a few local business […]

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PODCAST: Why Change Long Beach High School Names?

This week on the podcast we’re joined by a few guests to discuss Long Beach high school name changes, old school football championships and what’s new with the Long Beach State Dirtbags. 01:00 The562.org’s own Tyler Hendrickson talks about our classic look back at the 2012 Long Beach Poly football championship. 05:00 Jordan High teacher […]

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LBUSD Board Votes To End Moore League Transfer Rule

The Long Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education voted to abolish its one-year ineligibility rule for student-athletes transferring between Moore League schools at last week’s board meeting. The vote passed unanimously, 5-0, undoing the rule which had been on the books since March 17, 2015. The rule has been widely decried by Moore League […]

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PODCAST: Talking Long Beach Education & Mental Health Month

This week on the podcast is “Education Week” as we talk to Jordan High School teacher Shar Higa about what it’s been like adjusting to teaching online and delivering senior signs for graduation celebrations. We also catch up with Talese Fernbach for another “Mental Note” segment in recognition of May being Mental Health Month.  […]

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NFHS Offers Guidelines for Return of High School Sports

As the current school year comes to a close, attention has already begun to shift towards the fall, and whether high school sports can safely return across the country. On May 15, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released the “Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities” in an effort […]

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Writing The Story of 2020’s Missing League, CIF Championships

With this week’s scheduled CIF Southern Section championships canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will officially be a blank line across the record books. Before we close the book on 2019-20, we wanted to take a look at a few of the league and CIF-SS/State championships we expected to be covering this May–just because […]

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FEATURE: Sports Shutdown Strands Unsigned Seniors

Photos courtesy Beach City Hoops/@ClutchClipHoop The spring and summer months traditionally serve as a final opportunity for unsigned high school athletes to find a college scholarship. Through showcase events and travel ball, seniors who have yet to sign with a university can use this time to get discovered and forge an opportunity at the next […]