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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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PODCAST: Interview With Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Guard Isaiah Washington

This week on the show we’re talking to Long Beach State men’s basketball star Isaiah Washington about how he got famous with Jelly Fam and what it was like making his Walter Pyramid debut in front of empty stands last weekend. 1:00 We covered a basketball game! 15:00 Interview with Isaiah Washington 29:30 Long Beach […]

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CIF State, Southern Section Provide High School Sports Update

Changes to the upcoming high school sports season continued this week as the CIF State office announced that the Regional and State Championships for the fall season had been canceled. The announcement means that there will be no state champions crowned in any fall sports, including football. The changes do not apply to the CIF-Southern […]

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Compton Coaches, Educators Discuss Solutions to Gun Violence

After a wave of violence in Compton that has claimed the life of three youth basketball players in the last four months, those who knew Semaj Miller, Millyon Colquitt, and Carl Lewis had thoughts on how to stem the tide. The victims, aging from 14 to 19 years old, were all unable to attend school […]

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PODCAST: Interview & College Choice Announcement With Long Beach Poly Track & Field Star Jade McDonald

We’re covering a lot of ground on this episode as we interview Long Beach Poly track and field star Jade McDonald about her college choice and what the recruiting trail (or lack there of) was like. We’ll also discuss how Compton High basketball is trying to help stop recent gun violence, how the CIF schedule […]

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COLUMN: Injuries Inevitable If High School Sports Hurry Back

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. Generations of rambunctious youths have heard that cliché from concerned adults, but now’s the time to actually take heed. It goes without saying we’re thrilled at the prospect of seeing Long Beach sports return from the COVID-19 shutdowns. It would be a gift to and from […]

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PODCAST: Interview With Long Beach Unified School District Teacher Shar Higa

Happy Thanksgiving! This week on the show we’re talking to Jordan High teacher Shar Higa about how the virtual classroom has changed her job and what she’s doing to stay connected with her students. 01:00 Interview With LBUSD Teacher Shar Higa 26:00 Violence & Death Surrounding Compton Basketball 39:30 Thank You Lists

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What’s At Stake For Long Beach NFL Products

As the NFL sits at its midway point, there are several Long Beach or Moore League products with history on the line, with 13 players currently in the league. Long Beach Poly The Jackrabbit legend Marcedes Lewis is closing in on some unbelievable history. The class of 2002 grad is in the midst of his […]

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LBUSD Athletic Directors Face Big Challenges To Restart Sports

Uncertainty has been prevalent everywhere this year, but the local schools and their sports teams are trying to get ahead of the game and prepare for all possibilities as competition resumes. The athletic directors of the Long Beach Unified School District met with new Superintendent Jill Baker’s staff in January to discuss the upcoming sports […]

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Obituary: Carl Lewis’ Death Rocks Compton, Long Beach Hoops Community 

The Compton community was rocked last week by another shooting death of a young basketball player, Carl Lewis, who was killed near Compton High. Lewis, 19 years old, was a talented player well-known in the city. He is the third teenaged basketball player to be shot and killed in Compton in the last four months, […]