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All-City: 10 Memorable Moments of the 2019-20 Sports Season

Cabrillo Hosts Moore League Sportsmanship Symposium One of the final highlights of the abbreviated athletic year came on the Westside as Cabrillo hosted the second annual Moore League Sportsmanship Symposium. The event welcomed 10th and 11th graders from all seven of the league’s schools in an effort to highlight the off-field values brought out by […]

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Moore League Football Teams Return To Practice

This week will see a sight both familiar and completely new: the Long Beach Unified School District’s high schools will take the field for football practice. But while the dog days of summer usually see hundreds of student-athletes on the field, these practices will look a little different. “Our conversation a couple weeks ago about […]

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The562.org’s All-City Athletes of the Year

These are difficult days for newspapers and local media outlets, which have been hit as hard as schools and restaurants by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 shutdowns. That’s why we’re particularly proud to continue a nearly decade-long tradition of awarding the top athletes in the city. Below you’ll find our picks for the All-City […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Football Practice Is Back!

This week on the podcast we’re talking to Wilson football coach Mark Ziegenhagen about returning to the practice field this week under new restrictions. We also catch up with Long Beach State athletics director Andy Fee to find out why the Los Angeles Angels are using Bohl Diamond at Blair Field and what it’s going […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Schools Plan Athletics Return

This week on the podcast we’re talking about all of the Long Beach schools moving into position for the return of athletics on campus. Millikan athletics director Kevin Marchael joins us to discuss what’s going on with the Rams. 10:30 Millikan athletics director Kevin Marchael 32:45 Sports ranked by difficulty

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FEATURE: Local Businesses Design Custom Masks for Long Beach Schools

“I’m a very resilient person. That’s one of the key elements to having a business. You have to be resilient. And many times, you have to reinvent yourself.” Isaac Zambrano is one of several store owners who has seen his business impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but he’s also one of a few local business […]

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COLUMN: Can We Keep the Drive Through Graduations?

Like most people in Long Beach, I cannot wait for the COVID-19 clouds to pass us by, and to resume something resembling normal life. I’m craving an absent-minded trip to Target or a an anxiety-free date night down in the center of my bones. But even as we continue to muddle through this strange new […]

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PODCAST: Why Change Long Beach High School Names?

This week on the podcast we’re joined by a few guests to discuss Long Beach high school name changes, old school football championships and what’s new with the Long Beach State Dirtbags. 01:00 The562.org’s own Tyler Hendrickson talks about our classic look back at the 2012 Long Beach Poly football championship. 05:00 Jordan High teacher […]

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Millikan Recognizes Athletes Moving To Next Level

Usually the Spring season includes a time-honored tradition at Millikan: the spaghetti dinner fundraiser that also honors the schools athletes moving on to play at the next level, both as scholarship athletes at four-year colleges and at the junior collegiate level. This year, the campus shutdowns have made that ceremony impossible, but the Rams’ athletic […]

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Football: Millikan Star Ezavier Staples Breaks Down UCLA Commitment

Not since Alden Darby was at Millikan in a starring role in 2008 and 2009 has Long Beach’s biggest football star been a Ram–but wide receiver Ezavier Staples is hoping to wear that mantle in 2020. The 6-foot-2 senior-to-be had more than a dozen scholarship offers to choose from, including most of the Pac-12, and […]