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Feature: Raymond Graham Turns Tragedies to Triumph

From where the undersized running back is standing behind the line of scrimmage, every play is chaos. There’s the clarity of the ball being pressed into his gut and his hands closing around it to secure it, but everything ahead is disorder. There’s the way the play was drawn up, taught, and reviewed all week, […]

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PODCAST: Interview With Long Beach State Basketball’s Justina King

This week on the show we’re talking about how the Long Beach State basketball programs are overcoming unique obstacles this season. We also catch up with junior guard Justina King who explains why the Beach is 6-0 in the Big West Conference. 01:00 What’s new with Long Beach State basketball? 06:30 Interview with LBSU junior […]

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Long Beach Poly Alums “Going Forth to Serve” With Donations

After 12 months of almost exclusively bad news, 2020 ended on a positive note thanks to several Long Beach Poly pro sports alums, as well as some students. Poly NFL and NBA products hosted several events and made several donations to local charities, helping to brighten the spirits of many in the city. “We’re really […]

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PODCAST: Why Is There Club Football In California?

This week on the show we’re talking about how and why club football is giving Long Beach student-athletes an opportunity to participate. We also catch up with Cabrillo High soccer coach Pat Noyes to talk about how his players are doing, and finally we give you our NFL playoff predictions. 01:00 Club football is here, […]

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State Health Department Misses Own Deadline for Youth Sports Update

Anyone hoping for an update on the return of California high school sports was left wanting on Monday as the state’s Department of Public Health did not provide further guidance on a potential return to competition. Per the CDPH’s previous announcement on December 14, the earliest date for high school athletics to resume competition would […]

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Column: Creativity Will Create Chances In 2021

While we happily put 2020 in our collective rear view mirror, I hope the high school sports community uses the harsh lessons learned over the past year to get creative in the new one. Like most of you, I miss the normal sports schedule, but I think it’s counterproductive to hold out hope for any […]

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PODCAST: Best Interviews Of 2020

We’re happily saying goodbye to 2020 by taking a look back at some of our best interviews of the last year with Long Beach Poly football coach Stephen Barbee, basketball star Peyton Watson, Wilson track and field star Rachel Glenn, Softball Gatorade State Player of The Year Tiare Jennings, Long Beach State athletic director Andy […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Stories In National Football League

This week on the show we’re talking about Long Beach interests in professional sports. First we breakdown the most important story lines for Long Beach representatives in the NFL, and then we give some NBA predictions for local teams. 01:00 LB In NFL 26:00 What do you expect from this NBA season?

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Long Beach Poly Basketball Stars Give Back At Holiday Toy Drive

The Moore League basketball season usually gets underway in mid-December. In a typical year, it would not be out of the ordinary to spot a few Long Beach Poly basketball players outside the front entrance to Cabrillo High School. But this is not a typical year, and the reason that a star-studded trio of Jackrabbits […]

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VIDEO: Christian & Peyton Watson, Jalen Pitre Give Back at Toy Drive

Long Beach Poly Basketball Players Give Back at Holiday Toy Drive Long Beach Poly’s Peyton Watson, Christian Watson & Jalen Pitre participated in a holiday toy drive at the Westside Boys & Girls Club in Long Beach. They han…   Support The562.org Long Beach Poly Basketball Stars Give Back At Holiday Toy Drive