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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: Mizuno Girls’ Volleyball National Champions

This is the eighth of 10 stories about the best Long Beach youth sports teams we’ve seen over the last decade. We’ve taken nominations from the community and will release the top 10 in no particular order. Come back next week to read about other club squads that made this historic list. Two years ago, […]

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FEATURE: Triathlete Jocelyn Bonney Pursues Hometown Olympic Dream

A four-year-old Jocelyn Bonney sat along Ocean Boulevard watching her mom, Ann, competing in the Long Beach Triathlon. Eight years later, Jocelyn began training for triathlons herself, embarking on a journey that’s taken her around the world–and one she hopes will eventually bring her right back home. Jocelyn Bonney began her athletic career playing water […]

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Oral History: Covering Long Beach At 2012 London Olympics

It was a true team effort when The Grunion covered the 2012 London Summer Olympics and all 32 athletes and coaches who had ties to Long Beach. Long Beach State’s Misty May-Treanor and Long Beach Poly’s Bryshon Nellum were two of the headliners, and the small but significant stories that Mike Guardabascio and JJ Fiddler […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach State’s Andy Fee & Alan Knipe Talk #SaveOurSports

The latest episode of the LB Fee Show features an important conversation with Long Beach State’s Andy Fee and Alan Knipe about #SaveOurSports and how the Beach will be affected. Knipe also talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing his sport and what is coming next for men’s volleyball.

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PODCAST: When Kobe Bryant Came To Long Beach

This week we’re talking about the times we were lucky enough to see Kobe Bryant in Long Beach and at the Summer Olympics in London. We’ll also recap the 64th Long Beach Century Club Awards Banquet (21:00) and talk about the best moments from Monday night at The Grand.

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Top 10 For 2020: Remember The Elephant Lot

One of the most surprising storylines of 2019 was the city of Long Beach entering into negotiations with the Anaheim Angels about bringing the team to our city, with a new stadium potentially being constructed on the “Elephant Lot,” also known as the Long Beach Arena’s parking lot. While the Angels conversations fell through (the […]


Top 10 For 2020: An Olympic Summer Is Coming

An Olympic year brings a whole different level of excitement, and once again there’s sure to be several Long Beach athletes and coaches representing the city and the country at this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo. We’re expecting multiple recent alums of the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team to make the national team, and […]

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Top 10 For 2020: A New Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool

It’s officially been five years since the demolition of the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, arguably the finest athletic facility in the long and storied history of Long Beach. The last five years have been filled with high hopes for a world class replacement, but not a single shovel-full of sand has been dug up to […]