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Obituary: Wilson Aquatics Community Mourning Kobe Jackson

The Wilson aquatics community is mourning the loss of one of its own. Kobe Jackson, who graduated in the class of 2017, passed away in his sleep on August 24. He was 22 years-old. “I am still a little numb by the whole thing,” Wilson boys swim coach Eric Berg said. Berg, whose sons Jack […]

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Long Beach Olympian Jessica Hardy’s Goggles Made Special Tokyo Cameo

Long Beach has a storied history of aquatic Olympians, due mostly to Wilson’s unparalleled history in the pool. But while Max Irving is holding it down for Long Beach (and the Bruins) in the Tokyo Olympics on the men’s national water polo team, there isn’t a representative for the city swimming between the lane lines […]

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Wilson High Continues Unparallelled Olympic Tradition in Tokyo Games

For the first time this millennium, Wilson High water polo legend Tony Azevedo (pictured above) is not competing at the Olympic Games, but the Bruins’ Olympic tradition lives on in Tokyo. — Wilson High School’s connection to the Olympic Games began back in 1952. That’s when legendary diver Pat McCormick–along with 800m runner John Barnes–became […]

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All-City Freshmen of the Year: Jason Parra, Sammie Hamilton

The young talent in the city has been much improved over the past few seasons, and this year was no exception, with two freshmen proving themselves the best in the city at their sport. Jason Parra, Millikan Cross Country The long-awaited start of the 2020-21 high school sports season was also the triumphant debut for […]

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PODCAST: It’s Championship Season In Long Beach

This week on the show we’re talking about championships all over the city from the swimming pool to the baseball diamond and beyond. 02:00 The best things we’ve seen this week 14:00 Long Beach Poly baseball wins back-to-back league titles 25:00 Moore League swimming making history 36:30 Millikan boys’ tennis hosting CIF championship 39:15 St. […]

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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to our super-sized Athletes of the Week honorees and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship. HIGH SCHOOL Emi Sverduk, Wilson Golf Wilson’s Emi Sverduk is this year’s Moore League girls champion. She shot a final round of 71 for a total of 147. It’s Sverduk’s second Moore League title in three years. […]

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Swimming: Wilson Boys, Hank Rivers Make History At Moore League Finals

Everything went according to plan for Wilson boys’ swimming during the Moore League finals on Friday at Cabrillo High. The Bruins won a California record 48th consecutive league title while junior Hank Rivers set a handful of new league and meet records. “This was exactly what we expected it to be, under the lights and […]