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Wilson Hires Gerald Aquiningoc as Girls’ Volleyball Coach

Wilson High School announced the hiring of Gerald Aquiningoc as its new girls’ volleyball head coach, replacing the departed Carlos Briceno who spent the last decade at the helm of the program. “Wilson is proud to bring on Gerald Aquiningoc as the new girls’ volleyball coach,” said Wilson Athletic Director Warren Smitheran in a statement. […]

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Seventeen From Long Beach Prepare For Tokyo Olympics This Week

It’s not the largest Olympic contingent that Long Beach has had, but the city is sending 17 athletes and coaches with local ties to the Tokyo Olympics, slated to begin this week with Opening Ceremonies on Friday evening. The city’s aquatic scene continues to be well represented with two water polo players in Max Irving […]

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OBITUARY: Long Beach State Baseball Coach John Gonsalves Passes

John Gonsalves spent nearly two decades as the head coach of the Long Beach State baseball program, leading the 49ers from 1970-88. Even before his time as head coach, he laid deep roots in the Long Beach baseball community as a player at St. Anthony High School, Long Beach City College, and at Long Beach […]

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LB in MLB: Return of Minor Leagues Puts Long Beach Talent Back on Diamond

Minor league ballplayers were forced to wait more than a year between games, but the 2021 season finally got underway last week. The layoff may have delayed their career timelines, but Long Beach’s young talent is now back on the diamond continuing their journey to the big leagues. A few Long Beach State alums find […]

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Randy Totorp Is Back As Athletic Director At LBCC

Long Beach City College will soon have alum and former champion coach Randy Totorp back running things as the Vikings’ athletic director–again. “You can regurgitate the quotes from the last time,” joked Totorp when interviewed for this story.  Totorp will be entering his third tenure as the LBCC athletic director, having served as interim AD […]

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The562 Welcomes Journalism Students Matt Fields, Spencer Frank to the Team

The562 is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to our team, with Matt Fields and Spencer Frank both joining the organization in an internship role. Both Fields and Frank are seniors in the Long Beach State journalism department and will be assisting The562 in various ways over the next few months. Founders […]

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Long Beach City College Athletics Marks Return Date In April

After a year of keeping its student athletes off campus due to COVID-19 concerns, Long Beach City College has marked April 12 as the day the Vikings can return for outdoor conditioning and in-person instruction as part of their athletics classes. “Long Beach City College knows that the physical well-being of athletes is dependent upon […]

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PODCAST: Getting Clearance For Return Of High School Sports

This week on the show we discuss the latest news from the California Department of Public Health and what it’s going to take to get local high school sports up and running this month. 10:30 Interview with Cabrillo baseball coach Phillip Berman 20:00 Interview with USC Football beat writer Chris Trevino

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Long Beach City College Not Playing 2021 SCC Spring Sports

While local high schools celebrate the return of on-campus athletics because of the rapid drop in COVID-19 cases, Long Beach City College and other local junior colleges are commiserating another loss. The presidents of the South Coast Conference Colleges unanimously decided on Thursday to suspend athletic competition for traditional spring sports in 2021. That means […]

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PODCAST: Talking Return Of High School Football With CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod

This week on the show we’re talking to CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod about the latest California Department of Public Health guidelines that clear the way for football, baseball, softball, soccer, water polo, cheerleading, and other outdoor high school sports to return. 01:00 Breaking News 09:30 Interview with Rob Wigod