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CIF-SS Announces Postseason Plan for Spring Sports

This story has been updated with quotes from CIF-SS Commissioner Rob Wigod during Monday’s press conference. The CIF-Southern Section has just announced that there will be postseason play in the 2020-21 school year. With recent changes to California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines permitting schools to travel across multiple county lines for competition, the […]

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COLUMN: New Belmont Pool a Win For All of Long Beach

Finally. More than seven years since the closure of the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, the crown jewel of the Long Beach sports world is getting a worthy replacement. Last week the California Coastal Commission issued what should be the final “yes” vote to construct the new Belmont Pool, after years of red tape, lawsuits, rallies […]

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High School Aquatics Teams Scramble For Practice Sites

While natatoriums sit vacant at Long Beach’s high schools, the water polo and swim programs have been seeking a venue to conduct conditioning workouts outdoors. Due to current health orders, high school teams are only permitted to conduct those sessions outside, but teams have had difficulty in recent weeks finding a place to make that […]

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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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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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Judy Oatey Scholarship Still Supporting Poly Girls’ Swimming

Nothing is normal in 2020, but the Long Beach Poly girls’ swimming program didn’t allow the shortened COVID-19 season to end a special tradition. Since 2000, the Judy Oatey Scholarship has been awarded to the senior Poly girls’ swimmer with the highest GPA. The scholarship started as a way to remember and honor the late […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]