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Nominate Your Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade

The COVID-19 shutdowns have stolen so much joy from everyone. The sports community of Long Beach felt that the most this summer when fields and courts across the city were left unused. For the last decade, we have provided in-depth coverage of the incredible achievements of the elite Long Beach youth sports teams. We respect […]

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Moore League Assembles Condensed 2020-21 Sports Schedule

The 2020-21 high school sports season will be unlike any other that came before it. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the entire sports calendar will be condensed into 197 days from December 12, 2020 until the final day of CIF State competition on June 26, 2021. The shortened time frame forced local administrators to get […]

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Obituary: Jim Herrick, Understated and Irreplaceable

10/2/41-7/1/20 The Long Beach sports world lost a unique and irreplaceable figure earlier this month with the passing of baseball/softball champion and longtime Century Club volunteer Jim Herrick. Herrick was golfing at Little Rec with three friends when he passed away at the age of 78. “You don’t find guys like him very often,” said […]

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The562.org All-City Athletes of the Year: Peyton Watson, Tiare Jennings

This is the eighth year of the revived All-City Awards, which resurrect a decades-long tradition of honoring the city’s best high school athletes. Last week we looked at the top athletes in each sport, and in this week’s issue we present other awards including Game of the Year and Coach of the Year.  The centerpiece […]

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FEATURE: St. Anthony’s Tiare Jennings Named State Player of the Year

St. Anthony senior Tiare Jennings received a huge honor last week when it was announced that she is Gatorade’s California Softball Player of the Year after what was looking to be a record-setting senior campaign. Jennings was hitting .710 with 19 RBI, 18 runs, six HRs and a 1.483 slugging percentage through eight games this […]

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PODCAST: Interview With Gatorade Softball Player of the Year Tiare Jennings

This week on the podcast we’re talking to the Gatorade California Softball Player of the Year Tiare Jennings about missing her senior season at St. Anthony and preparing for her bright future at Oklahoma. 08:00 Interview with Gatorade Softball Player of the Year Tiare Jennings 29:00 Recommendations (Seberg & Space Force)

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NFHS Offers Guidelines for Return of High School Sports

As the current school year comes to a close, attention has already begun to shift towards the fall, and whether high school sports can safely return across the country. On May 15, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released the “Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities” in an effort […]

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Writing The Story of 2020’s Missing League, CIF Championships

With this week’s scheduled CIF Southern Section championships canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will officially be a blank line across the record books. Before we close the book on 2019-20, we wanted to take a look at a few of the league and CIF-SS/State championships we expected to be covering this May–just because […]

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Youth Baseball & Softball Leagues Preparing For Return

The world of recreational sports won’t get back to normal in one fell swoop because COVID-19 closures will likely end piecemeal. Events that are amenable to social distancing will have an advantage, and those activities could include youth baseball and softball. Some local leagues are already getting prepared for an adjusted return to the diamonds. […]