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PODCAST: Long Beach Football Previews

This week on the show we’re giving you everything you need to know about the 2019 Long Beach high school football season and what to watch for this weekend. 03:00 Question O’ The Week: What game are you covering this week? 04:45 Game O’ The Week: Wilson vs. Mayfair at Bellflower HS on Thursday 06:20 […]

Long Beach State Soccer

Long Beach State Women’s Soccer Season Preview

Despite losing a handful of decorated seniors that doubled as Big West Conference and tournament champions last year, Long Beach State women’s soccer is coming into the 2019 season both cohesive and confident. “Our chemistry is great,” 16th-year coach Mauricio Ingrassia said. “Everyone gets it, they’re understanding what we’re trying to do and there’s a […]

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Support The562.org For The 2019-20 Sports Season

Hi guys! Thank you so much for your support over the 12 years we’ve been covering Long Beach sports together. It means the world to us that we get to do our dream job every day, and that we get to do it in a community that appreciates and values that work. Here’s the deal: […]

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PODCAST: Interview With CIF-SS Commissioner Rob Wigod

This week we sit down with CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod to talk about football participation, playoff reconfiguration, transfer rules adjustments, mascot changes and more. 02:00 Question O’ The Week “How does Poly football look?” 07:00 Games O’ The Week: Scrimmages Everywhere 07:50 Players O’ The Week: Jordan Bell Charity Event 08:30 LB Pros […]

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PODCAST: New Edition Of ‘What Up, Long Beach?!’

We’re switching up our 12-year old podcast so come find out what’s new and let us know what Long Beach sports stories you want to hear more about! 02:20 What Up, Long Beach?! 2.0 05:15 Question O’ The Week: “What football practices have you been to?” 09:15 List O’ The Week: Top 3 most compelling […]

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COLUMN: Support Sets Tone For Long Beach Youth Sports

From the national championships for Beach FC and Shore Aquatics to the regional tournament victories for Uptown LB and Los Altos baseball leagues — it’s been another incredibly successful summer for Long Beach youth sports. It isn’t rare to find a group of young Long Beach athletes dominating their competition, and it isn’t a coincidence […]

Long Beach State Track & Field

LBSU Track & Field Coach LaTanya Sheffield Promoted

The Long Beach State track and field program has had some of its best seasons over the last few years, and women’s coach LaTanya Sheffield has been instrumental in that improvement. So much so that athletics director Andy Fee promoted her to head coach of the women’s team last week. Coach Andy Sythe will now […]

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PODCAST: The Best Of Our Offseason Reset Interviews

This week we’re looking back on some of the best interviews we’ve done here on the podcast over the last year. 01:30 Chase DeJong on getting called up to MLB 05:40 Rob Wigod on CIF football safety concerns and multi-sport athletes 10:00 Andy Fee on the Long Beach State mascot 11:40 Bobby Hauck on moving […]

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COLUMN: Eric Valenzuela Is A Dirtbag, Alum Or Not

Long Beach State’s hire of Eric Valenzuela as the new coach of the Dirtbags brought a lot of reactions across our phones. The university was as confident as could be that they’d gotten their guy. Recruits were clearly thrilled — kids have been committing to the program while those who’d been committed to Valenzuela’s old […]