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CIF State, Southern Section Announce 2020-21 Sports Plan

In a move that’s been widely expected for the last two weeks, the CIF State office announced that it’s pushing back the start of the high school sports season in California to December and January. Click here for our first story including the full releases from CIF State and CIF-SS.  The three seasons of Fall, […]

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CIF State Pushes California High School Sports To January

In a move that’s been widely expected for the last two weeks, the CIF State office announced that it’s pushing back the start of the high school sports season in California to January. The CIF State schedule was released at 9 a.m. on Monday, and still includes a full Fall/Winter/Spring plan with all sports scheduled […]

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Century Club Donates $10,500 to Cover Moore League Dues

In an effort to assist Long Beach’s high school sports program in the upcoming school year, the Long Beach Century Club made a $10,500 donation to the Moore League to cover the league dues for the city’s seven high schools. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures caused a financial shortfall for local high schools, […]

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How Do You Restart Long Beach Sports?

We’ve got some ideas on how Long Beach high school and youth sports can get going again as safely as possible. Obviously these aren’t practices we want to see implemented permanently. These are just possible steps to hopefully someday getting back to sports as usual. Take It Outside The smartest minds in the world don’t […]

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The562.org All-City Athletes of the Year: Peyton Watson, Tiare Jennings

This is the eighth year of the revived All-City Awards, which resurrect a decades-long tradition of honoring the city’s best high school athletes. Last week we looked at the top athletes in each sport, and in this week’s issue we present other awards including Game of the Year and Coach of the Year.  The centerpiece […]

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PODCAST: Interview With Lakewood Football Coach Scott Meyer

This week on the podcast we’re updating you on everything going on with the Long Beach Unified School District, giving you our ideas for how to restart local sports and talking to Lakewood HS football coach Scott Meyer about his team waiting to come back for practice. 15:00 Interview With Lakewood Football Coach Scott Meyer […]

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LBUSD High Schools Restart Summer Practices

It’s been a week of back and forth for Long Beach Unified School District high school athletes, but for now they’re back on the field. The LBUSD has gotten the green light from the Long Beach Health Department to restart its voluntary summer conditioning program, according to LBUSD high schools superintendent Jay Camerino. The high […]

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Long Beach Poly Hires Megan Moenoa As Volleyball Coach

Long Beach Poly has hired Lakewood legend Megan Moenoa to be the school’s new girls’ volleyball coach. Moenoa has been an assistant coach at UC Irvine for the last five years. She helped lead Lakewood to the school’s first-ever team state championship as a freshman setter, then won a national title as a player at […]

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Long Beach Junior Crew Duo Wins National Title

The Long Beach Junior Crew duo of Isabela Camerino and Jasmine Macklin won a national title last weekend in the women’s lightweight category of the US Rowing Virtual National Championships. Camerino is a senior-to-be at Long Beach Poly, and the duo were part of a 15-athlete LBJC contingent competing in the first-ever virtual national title […]

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All-City Spirit Of Long Beach Award: Activist Athletes

As 2020 rapidly became a year for the history books, with a global pandemic eventually sharing the spotlight with civil unrest across the globe, sports was asked to take a back seat this year. Yet even with no games to play, Long Beach’s athletes didn’t fade into the background, but instead came forward in the […]