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Column: Put The Long Beach Back In Long Beach State Basketball

When Long Beach State announced that head basketball coach Dan Monson had been signed to a five-year extension last week, the university and Monson both admitted that the last few years have been below standard. With an impressive amount of candor and openness, they said that the extension will allow for a fresh start, and […]

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Long Beach Sports Calendar

A full list of local sports events coming up this weekend. THURSDAY High School Baseball, 3:15 p.m. Today is the last day of Moore League action until April 11 because of spring break. Poly is taking on Cabrillo at Blair Field while Lakewood hosts Compton on campus. High School Softball, 3:15 p.m. This is also […]

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PODCAST: Who’s On Your Long Beach Sports Mount Rushmore?

On this week’s episode of What Up, Long Beach?! JJ Fiddler and Mike Guardabascio are talking about which Long Beach sports legends deserve to be on a Long Beach Sports Mount Rushmore.   What Up, Long Beach?! by The562.org on Apple Podcasts Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of What Up, Long Beach?! […]

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Long Beach Poly Sits Atop Moore League Boys’ Tennis

The Moore League boys’ tennis team and individual title go through Long Beach Poly this season. The Jackrabbits are trying to win a third consecutive team title with defending singles champion Felippe Dacudao (pictured) leading the way. Poly is 8-4 overall and 7-0 in league play after a 12-6 win over Millikan last week, and […]

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Moore League Baseball Preview

The spring rains have arrived and the boys of the Moore League are back at Blair Field. What makes baseball special for high school athletes in Long Beach is the venue, yes, but also the competitiveness of the league. Four schools have won the league championship in the last six years, and three teams (Millikan, […]

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Baseball Preview: Compton Tarbabes

The Compton Tarbabes (0-4, 0-1) haven’t won a league game since 2013, and will try to snap their 50-game league losing streak this season with Lorenzo Reddick at the helm. He is Compton’s third different head coach in the last four years. Last year, Compton had a strong senior class that put up some impressive […]

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LBCC Inducts Eight Into Hall Of Champions

Long Beach City College inducted another star-studded class into its Hall of Champions on Friday, enshrining major figures from a number of different sports. The LBCC main gymnasium has long been known as the Hall of Champions, and its lobby includes not only trophies from the state-record 93 state championships the Vikings have claimed, but […]