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Obituary: Long Beach Basketball Community Mourns Brian Camper

The unexpected death of Long Beach basketball legend Brian Camper on Sunday has left the local hoops community in mourning this week, with tributes pouring out on social media for the Lakewood High and Long Beach State star. Camper was a standout with the Lancers and at Long Beach State, but made his mark off […]

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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship. HIGH SCHOOL Amir Diaz Espinoza, Long Beach Poly Soccer Long Beach Poly goalie Amir Diaz Espinoza helped the Jackrabbits nab a scoreless draw against CIF-SS Division 1 No. 5 Cathedral last week. He had 10 saves in the game […]

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Moore League Girls’ Water Polo Preview 2021-22

All of The562’s water polo coverage for the 2021-22 school year is sponsored by Aqualand. Visit AqualandOfTheFree.com to learn more. Water polo was one of the first sports to return to competition back in the spring of 2021. There was no opportunity for postseason play following the shortened season, but as high school sports gradually return to […]

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Long Beach Girls’ Soccer Preview 2021-22

This Long Beach girls’ soccer season is starting with a bang as old rivals Wilson and Poly play on the first day of Moore League action in a few weeks. Meanwhile, three-time defending league champions Millikan start the league season against rival Lakewood. Support The562.org Click here for our preview of Millikan Click here for […]

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Long Beach Boys’ Soccer Preview 2021-22

It’s fair to say that Long Beach boys’ soccer is elite. The Moore League is one of only a handful of CIF Southern Section leagues that have all of its teams in Division 3 or higher. Wilson, Millikan and Cabrillo are all in Division 1. Long Beach Poly, Jordan and Lakewood are in Division 2, […]

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Long Beach Girls’ Basketball Preview 2021-22

After a tumultuous pandemic season, Long Beach is prepping for a high school girls’ basketball season that looks a little bit more like normal. Every coach we spoke with talked about how significant it was to have a full summer and fall offseason, and optimism is running high. Three Long Beach teams made the preseason […]

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Long Beach Boys’ Basketball Preview 2021-22

Last basketball season was a tumultuous one for Long Beach and much of the rest of Southern California. Long Beach high school teams launched their seasons on less than two weeks notice, some of them after just a handful of practices following a summer and fall without the typical practice games. This year, coaches at […]