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PODCAST: What Will 2022 Long Beach Basketball Look Like?

This week on the show we’re talking about how COVID-19 cancellations will shape the Long Beach high school and college basketball seasons. We also talk about some of the most likely championship teams this year including Long Beach State men’s volleyball, Wilson baseball and more. Support The562.org

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Long Beach State Notebook: Cancellations Caused By COVID-19 Omicron Surge

The Omicron surge is causing multiple cancellations and schedule changes for Long Beach State athletics this week. The men’s and women’s Big West Conference games have been canceled due to positive tests within their opponents’ programs, and the men’s volleyball season has been delayed until Jan. 14 because of positive tests within the Beach program. […]

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Girls’ Soccer: Millikan, Wilson Game Postponed Due To COVID-19

More COVID-19 concerns forced Millikan and Wilson to postpone their Moore League girls’ soccer game today. The Bruins and Rams are currently first and second place in the league standings, respectively, both without a league loss. Millikan (12-2-0, 3-0-0) is also No. 4 in the latest CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll. “Obviously we’re bummed […]

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Feature: Wilson’s Josh Scott Turns To Football After Losing Dad To COVID-19

Like so many people around the world, Wilson senior wide receiver Josh Scott lost a loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic. His father, Joseph, passed away in January, just a month after going to the hospital. Josh and his family only got to visit Joseph once, the day before he died, and they didn’t even […]

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BREAKING: Wilson Football Cancels Game Due To COVID-19 Test

The latest high school football game to be canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test is Wilson’s game that was scheduled for Saturday at San Jacinto. Wilson had one junior varsity football player test positive for COVID-19 on Monday, and therefore the junior varsity and varsity football games have been canceled. The player participated in […]

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CIF-SS Commissioner Rob Wigod Describes Emotional Protest During Pandemic

The 2020-21 school year was one that will always be remembered for uncertainty and confusion. The COVID-19 pandemic not only closed schools, it also pushed the high school sports seasons to the brink, and for months it looked like football and many other sports wouldn’t happen. One of the things that turned the tide in […]

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Moore League Baseball Schedule Changed At Bohl Diamond At Blair Field

The Long Beach Unified School District and it’s Moore League baseball teams will get to play games at Bohl Diamond at Blair Field this year, but they won’t be able to host the customary 3:30 and 6 p.m. doubleheaders because of COVID-19 protocol. The Long Beach State facilities management department says its adhering to the […]

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PODCAST: Saying Goodbye To Long Beach Football Spring Season

This week on the show we’re wrapping up the strange but important Long Beach football Spring season, talking to Mark Ziegenhagen about stepping down as Wilson football coach and catching up with the swimmers at the Long Beach Poly and Wilson meet last weekend. 01:00 Farewell to Long Beach football Spring season with player interviews […]

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PODCAST: Interviews From The Wide World Of Long Beach Sports

This week on the show we’re running around town to give you the wide world of Long Beach sports. 02:00 CIF playoffs are coming back! 17:45 Lakewood baseball coach Spud O’Neil gets 900 wins 24:45 Long Beach Poly girls’ soccer beats Wilson 30:45 Lakewood softball and pitcher Laci Berecochea gets revenge 33:20 Long Beach Poly […]

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Long Beach Boys’ Volleyball Preview

The Long Beach high school boys’ volleyball scene is looking forward to its first full season since 2019 after the COVID-19 pandemic cut 2020 short. St. Anthony is looking to win another league championship in the Del Rey while the Moore League should be an entertaining battle between the top teams once again. Wilson coach […]