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Obituary: John Rambo Leaves Long Legacy

His accolades were longer than a Langston Hughes poem. If there was a competitive sporting event in Long Beach in the 1960’s, chances are John Rambo was the star. Rambo, who attended Long Beach Poly, Long Beach City College, and Long Beach State, had a passion for basketball and high jumping was a hobby.  That […]

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Long Beach Sports Top 10 Moments Of 2021: Golden Day For Long Beach Track & Field

Long Beach high school teams won an unprecedented nine CIF-SS championships in 2021, so there was a lot of competition for the top sports moment of the year. But one day stood above the rest: the CIF Southern Section track and field championships, which saw an LBC double-up at the Division 1 meet, with the […]

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Wilson Running Coach Ed Hauck Retiring After 30 Years

All of The562’s cross country coverage for the 2021-22 school year is sponsored by Bryson. Visit BrysonFinancial.com to learn more. For over 30 years, Ed Hauck has stood at the finish line of various track and field and cross country races in Long Beach, cheering on runners. When the first semester concludes in January, the […]

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St. Anthony Breaks Ground On New Athletic Facility At Clark Field

After decades of planning and fundraising, St. Anthony High School officially broke ground Thursday on the new athletic facility being built at Clark Field where the Saints have practiced and played multiple sports since 1946. “This project started and stopped for the last decade or longer,” St. Anthony Vice Principal and alum Chris McGuiness said. […]

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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