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PODCAST: Interview With St. Anthony High Football Coach Mario Morales

On this episode we’re talking about Long Beach State’s plan to bring outdoor basketball practice back to campus Oct. 1 and how the local football players are dealing with the start/stop nature of this year. We’ll also listen to Mike revel in the LA Clippers unceremonious exit from the NBA Playoffs. 02:00 Long Beach State […]

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PODCAST: How Much Do You Miss High School Football?

On this episode we’re talking about how different the world is without high school football and breaking down the Long Beach Poly schedule that starts in January. We’ll also play some of our interviews with local professional boxer Ashton Sylve (who won his debut last month), his father/trainer Ivan (who owns Jackrabbit Gym) and his […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Back To School & Interview With Poly Volleyball Star Adonia Faumuina

On this episode we’re talking about what it’s like to be a teacher and a parent as the Long Beach School District starts the digital school year. We also catch up with Long Beach Poly junior outside hitter/setter Adonia Yandall Faumuina after her verbal commitment to USC that she announced at The562.org 02:00 We’ve Got […]

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Hall of Fame Hoops Coach Lute Olson Passes Away

Legendary college basketball coach Lute Olson passed away Thursday evening at the age of 85 after a brief stay in hospice care. Olson built the University of Arizona into a national power and won the Wildcats’ only national championship. He’s won of only five NCAA men’s basketball coaches with 20 20-win seasons. The 2002 Naismith […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Basketball Players In “Mini Bubble”

On this episode we’re talking about how Long Beach State basketball players are back in the city but keeping to themselves in preparation for a possible return to the court this year. 02:00 We’ve Got Good News! 11:00 Interview with Long Beach State Athletic Director Andy Fee 48:00 Speech & Debate: Fantasy Sports & Betting […]

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This is The562.org: By Long Beach, For Long Beach

The562.org: By Long Beach, For Long Beach This video explains the origins of The562.org and the community’s role in keeping us around for years to come. Subscriber (via Patreon): https://www.patreon…. CLICK HERE to subscribe via our Patreon page. CLICK HERE to make a direct donation via PayPal.

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Long Beach Athletes Entangled In Uncertain NCAA Football Season

For the past few weeks, one of the most discussed and debated topics in the sports world has centered around how to proceed–if at all–with the 2020-21 college football season. Though it’s been nearly three decades since NCAA football had a home in Long Beach, there are several local athletes who will be greatly impacted […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Teachers Strike Avoided, CSULB Mascot Change, Olympic Oral History & Much More!

On this episode we’re talking about the Long Beach Unified School District avoiding a teachers strike, the new Cal State Long Beach mascot, the trip we took to the 2012 London Olympics, the Los Angeles Lakers playoff opener and much more. 01:30 Interview With Jordan High Teacher Shar Higa 17:00 Cal State Long Beach Sharks? […]

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Feature: Millikan Football Alum Nik Lombardi Working To Be Firefighter

Millikan football fans will remember Nik Lombardi from the magical 2017-18 seasons when the Rams won a pair of playoff games. Despite being one of smallest starters in the Moore League, the 5’8″ 180-pound Lombardi made more than 200 tackles from his middle linebacker position in those two seasons. Lombardi, 19, didn’t leave his mark […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Youth Sports Starting Again

On this episode we’re talking to Long Beach PONY president Ken Jakemer and baseball dad Dan DeCarlo about the challenges of starting youth baseball practice again after the COVID-19 closures. 01:00 We’ve Got Good News! 08:30 Long Beach PONY & Youth Sports Update 26:00 Speech & Debate: Camping