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PODCAST: Is Sportsmanship Dead?

This week on the show JJ, Mike and Tyler tackle the issues with sportsmanship in both amateur and professional sports. They’re also talking to Lakewood High athletic director and girls’ volleyball coach Mike Wadley about how his job has changed, what needs to happen to bring prep sports back, and much more. 01:00 Is Sportsmanship […]

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St. Anthony Moving Forward With New Athletic Complex in 2021

St. Anthony High School has announced plans to break ground on a new athletic field complex at Clark Field in 2021. The $9 million project has been in the works since 2011, but was able to move forward thanks to a $6 million donation from Shea Family Charities. The project will include a new turf […]

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CIF Commissioner Says Sports Schedule To Remain Unchanged

Speaking at a CIF Southern Section council meeting last week, commissioner Rob Wigod indicated that there would be no forthcoming changes to the 2020-21 sports calendar. Back in July, Wigod introduced major modifications to the sports schedule for the 2020-21 school year, which pushed the start date for fall sports to mid-December and January. “We […]

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Football: St. Anthony Sets 2020-21 Schedule

St. Anthony’s football team competes in the Del Rey League, made up of teams ranging from the South Bay to the Los Angeles valley. But the Saints have always tried to maintain a local flavor under head coach Mario Morales, and will once again play a Long Beach-centric schedule, with games against Wilson and Millikan. […]

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PODCAST: What’s It Like To Be A Virtual Student?

This week on the show JJ, Mike and Tyler are talking to a second grader from the Long Beach Unified School District about what life is like as a virtual student. The episode also includes an update on everything happening to the local schools this week. 01:00 Interview With LBUSD Student Vincent Guardabascio 19:30 Breaking […]

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Support The562 During Long Beach Gives Day!

As we announced back in May, The562 is thrilled to be included in the annual Long Beach Gives fundraiser. We’re fortunate to be among the 150+ non-profits who will be working together to raise both awareness and funding for important causes and organizations around our community. Long Beach Gives Day is a full 24 hours […]

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PODCAST: Is It Safe For Long Beach Youth Sports To Return?

Join the conversation as we look at the restart of Long Beach youth sports from all angles. We’ll also recount a few epic youth sports moments from our own lives, update you on the latest local news stories and much more. 01:00 Is It Safe For Youth Sports To Return? 08:30 Top 10 Long Beach […]

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PODCAST: Interview With St. Anthony High Football Coach Mario Morales

On this episode we’re talking about Long Beach State’s plan to bring outdoor basketball practice back to campus Oct. 1 and how the local football players are dealing with the start/stop nature of this year. We’ll also listen to Mike revel in the LA Clippers unceremonious exit from the NBA Playoffs. 02:00 Long Beach State […]

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LB in NFL: 13 Long Beach Products Make NFL Rosters

There’s not much that’s “normal” about the 2020 NFL season, which will be played with no fans in attendance at most of the league’s stadiums. But one thing that is as regular as clockwork: the city of Long Beach will be filling the rosters of NFL teams across the country. Led by Long Beach Poly’s […]

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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 […]