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Game of the Year 2024: Long Beach Poly vs. Millikan Football

The562’s coverage of Long Beach Poly is sponsored by Bryson Financial. The562’s coverage of Millikan athletics in the 2023-24 school year is sponsored by Curtis Boyer. The562’s coverage of football in 2023-24 is sponsored in part by the MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center Foundation and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Foundation. Year in and year […]

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Multisport Athletes of the Year 2024

Unfortunately as specialization is pushed at younger and younger ages, the high school multisport athlete is largely becoming a thing of the past, with year-round commitments crowding out the old-school approach. As such we wanted to recognize four Long Beach athletes competing in multiple sports at a high level this year. On the boys’ side, […]

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Baseball: Moore Leaguers Help CBA Bears to Perfect Game 17U World Series Title

The562’s high school baseball coverage is sponsored by Tribe Athletics. Visit TribeAthlete.com for more information on their fitness community. A collection of talented baseball players from the Long Beach area swept their way to a championship last week in Arizona, as the CBA Bears claimed the Perfect Game 17U National World Series Championship. The Bears roster is […]

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2024 Top 10 Long Beach Sports Moments: No. 3 Jason Parra Runs into Record Books with Millikan Cross Country

The562’s coverage of Millikan athletics in the 2023-24 school year is sponsored by Curtis Boyer. The562’s cross country and track & field coverage is sponsored by an anonymous donation, in appreciation of Coach Ron Allice. The Millikan Rams dominated the boys’ cross country season last fall, led by super senior Jason Parra. The Rams hadn’t […]

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Top 10 Long Beach Sports Moments: No. 6 Millikan Goes Undefeated in Baseball and Softball

The562’s coverage of Millikan athletics in the 2023-24 school year is sponsored by Curtis Boyer. The562’s high school baseball coverage is sponsored by Tribe Athletics. Visit TribeAthlete.com for more information on their fitness community. The562’s high school softball coverage is sponsored by Playmakers. Visit LetsBePlaymakers.org for more information on their adaptive sports programs. Millikan’s baseball […]

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All City Football Long Beach Poly Millikan

Top 10 Long Beach Sports Moments: No. 9 Aloha, Football! Poly and Millikan Open Season in Hawaii

There’s nothing quite like that first Friday night of fall, when high school football kicks off once again and a new athletic year is officially underway. Those moments are special every season, but 2023 was different. That’s because the football season didn’t kick off in Long Beach, or anywhere in California for that matter. Long […]

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STORY: Long Beach AAU Team ‘The 562 Select’ Wins Crossover Classic Tournament

Forming AAU basketball teams in the summer has become a trend amongst high school friend groups in recent years. But for one group of Long Beach friends, it’s become an opportunity for basketball players across the Moore League to conjoin into one team to get work in during the offseason. The 562 Select was created […]

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All-City Athletes of the Year: Hamilton, Ricks, Parra Bring Home Top Honors

Our All-City Athletes of the Year award has been around for more than a decade, just a fraction of the 120+ year history of amazing youth athletes in Long Beach. But over the last 11 years we’ve gotten a good look at the top flight of the city’s talent pool: previous recipients of this award […]

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LB in MLB: Jarren Duran Named American League All-Star

The breakout season for Jarren Duran reached a major milestone on Sunday, when the 27-year-old Boston Red Sox outfielder was named an American League All-Star. Duran, who was drafted out of Long Beach State back in the 2018 draft, has become a fixture atop the Boston batting order and has been one of the best […]

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Millikan Coach Tino Nunez Takes Over LBCC Women’s Soccer

The562’s coverage of Vikings athletics is sponsored in part by Long Beach City College Don’t get nervous yet, Millikan girls’ soccer fans, Tino Nunez isn’t leaving his job as Rams head coach. However, he’s now also the Long Beach City College women’s soccer coach after being hired last week. “In coaching and playing you want to […]