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Column: Coaches Can Provide Balance Amidst Uncertainty

Lately I’ve been thinking about Mr. Miyagi’s famous quotes from The Karate Kid. Pearls of wisdom like, “It’s okay to lose to an opponent, it’s never okay to lose to fear” or “If the root is strong, the tree will survive” seem more poignant nowadays. Of all the beautiful advice written by Robert Mark Kaman […]

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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship. Taylor Johnson, Keller Middle School Keller Middle School student Taylor Johnson made Long Beach history at last week’s LBUSD All-City Track & Field meet. Johnson won the 100m dash with a time of 12.2 seconds, breaking a nearly 40 […]

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Middle School Volleyball, Football Champions Crowned

Lakewood High School played host to the best of the best in the Long Beach Unified School District’s middle school ranks, as the first middle school All-City championships of the school year were decided last Saturday. In girls’ volleyball, Stanford won the Division 1 championship with a sweep of rival Hughes and Lindbergh won the […]

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PODCAST: History Of Long Beach Poly High Book Interview

On this very special episode JJ is interviewing Mike and Tyler about the history of Long Beach Poly High School book they wrote. 04:00 Question O’ The Week: When Does Moore League Start? 09:00 Athletes O’ The Week 11:11 Game O’ The Week: Long Beach State Women’s Soccer 12:00 Player To Watch O’ The Week: […]

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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 […]

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PODCAST: Staying Mentally Fit & More Summer Sports News

This week on the show we talk to a local sport/performance psychologist who helps explain how mental fitness is changing athletics. 05:00 Interview with Talese Fernbach of Inner Mind Fitness 17:00 Long Beach City Council moving forward with Billie Jean King library renaming 21:30 Register for Luke TATSU Johnson Memorial Event 23:30 Poly High’s DeSean […]

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Hughes, Nelson Bring Home Top Century Club Middle School Awards

The Long Beach Century Club honored the city’s middle school sports champions for the 31st time last week, as the club’s All-City Team Sports Awards Banquet took place at the Grand. The event, which is unique in the state of California, was founded by Sam Breuklander and his wife, Sue, who was honored before last […]