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PODCAST: Is Sportsmanship Dead?

This week on the show JJ, Mike and Tyler tackle the issues with sportsmanship in both amateur and professional sports. They’re also talking to Lakewood High athletic director and girls’ volleyball coach Mike Wadley about how his job has changed, what needs to happen to bring prep sports back, and much more. 01:00 Is Sportsmanship […]

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CIF Commissioner Says Sports Schedule To Remain Unchanged

Speaking at a CIF Southern Section council meeting last week, commissioner Rob Wigod indicated that there would be no forthcoming changes to the 2020-21 sports calendar. Back in July, Wigod introduced major modifications to the sports schedule for the 2020-21 school year, which pushed the start date for fall sports to mid-December and January. “We […]

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PODCAST: What’s It Like To Be A Virtual Student?

This week on the show JJ, Mike and Tyler are talking to a second grader from the Long Beach Unified School District about what life is like as a virtual student. The episode also includes an update on everything happening to the local schools this week. 01:00 Interview With LBUSD Student Vincent Guardabascio 19:30 Breaking […]

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Jurrell Casey Supplying Free Meals To Long Beach Youth

King Park on the Eastside of Long Beach has been a starting point for several of the city’s most accomplished athletes. Jurrell Casey spent his childhood at the Boys & Girls Club located at King Park, going on to a prolific football career at Long Beach Poly, USC, and now a decade spent in the […]

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Long Beach Poly’s Jalen Pitre Commits to Pepperdine

Long Beach Poly senior basketball player Jalen Pitre committed to Pepperdine late last week, citing a connection with coach Lorenzo Romar as the biggest reasons he chose the Waves’ program. Pitre will join fellow Jackrabbit Darryl Polk in Malibu, and said that Polk’s feedback helped him make his decision. “Coach Romar has been recruiting me […]

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Support The562 During Long Beach Gives Day!

As we announced back in May, The562 is thrilled to be included in the annual Long Beach Gives fundraiser. We’re fortunate to be among the 150+ non-profits who will be working together to raise both awareness and funding for important causes and organizations around our community. Long Beach Gives Day is a full 24 hours […]

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PODCAST: Is It Safe For Long Beach Youth Sports To Return?

Join the conversation as we look at the restart of Long Beach youth sports from all angles. We’ll also recount a few epic youth sports moments from our own lives, update you on the latest local news stories and much more. 01:00 Is It Safe For Youth Sports To Return? 08:30 Top 10 Long Beach […]

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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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LB in NFL: 13 Long Beach Products Make NFL Rosters

There’s not much that’s “normal” about the 2020 NFL season, which will be played with no fans in attendance at most of the league’s stadiums. But one thing that is as regular as clockwork: the city of Long Beach will be filling the rosters of NFL teams across the country. Led by Long Beach Poly’s […]

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High School Aquatics Teams Scramble For Practice Sites

While natatoriums sit vacant at Long Beach’s high schools, the water polo and swim programs have been seeking a venue to conduct conditioning workouts outdoors. Due to current health orders, high school teams are only permitted to conduct those sessions outside, but teams have had difficulty in recent weeks finding a place to make that […]