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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 Dual-Sport Athletes of the Year: Kenny Barnabee, Xavier Heard

Hopefully there will never need to be another sports schedule like the one we saw this past spring. Sports seasons overlapped in new and difficult ways, making it even more challenging for multi-sport athletes to pursue their various passions. There were a number of athletes who navigated those choppy waters, but two of them stood […]

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The562.org All-City Athletes of the Year: Hank Rivers, Jade McDonald

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 this week we present other awards including Game of the Year and Coach of the Year. The centerpiece of the […]

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Wilson Grad Maya Bryson Reflects On Historic Year For Long Beach HS Seniors

When Wilson High senior Maya Bryson stepped to the microphone to deliver her commencement speech two weeks ago, she took a deep breath and looked out at her classmates, 864 of whom were set to graduate with her that night. In the 95 years since Wilson opened its doors–and the 136 years since the Long […]

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PODCAST: Behind The Scenes Of Long Beach Championships

This week on the show we’re talking to athletes and coaches from some of the most successful Long Beach teams this month. 02:00 Long Beach Poly girls’ basketball wins CIF 21:00 Wilson and Poly make CIF Track & Field history 38:00 Millikan baseball hosting CIF Championship at Bohl Dimond at Blair Field

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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to all our honorees and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship. HIGH SCHOOL Kalaya Buggs, Long Beach Poly Basketball Kalaya Buggs had a performance that was the stuff of legends last week, setting a school record for 3-pointers in a game with seven triples in a 25-point, 12-rebound performance in the CIF-SS […]

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ROUNDUP: Long Beach Stars Shine At CIF-SS Track & Field Finals

Saturday was a special day for the stars of Long Beach’s track and field scene. Local athletes put on a show and proved that no sport in the city can hang with track and field as Long Beach Poly finished first in the Division 1 girls’ race and second in the Division 1 boys’ race, […]

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CIF Track: Long Beach Poly Girls Win CIF-SS Title, Boys Are Runner-Ups

Two decades of dominance for the Long Beach Poly girls’ track and field program continued on Saturday at the CIF-SS Division 1 Track and Field Finals, as the Jackrabbit girls brought home their 21st CIF-SS championship. Only once since the year 2000 have the Poly girls failed to finish either first or second at the […]

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CIF Track: Wilson Boys Bring Home CIF-SS Title On Magical Day

Somehow, PJ Jefferson still had the energy to dance. The Iowa-bound Wilson senior put on a heroic performance on Saturday at the CIF-SS Division 1 Track & Field Finals, winning both the 300 hurdles and the 400 (becoming just the second-ever athlete to do so), and running strong legs for the Bruins’ second-place 4×100 and […]