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Lakewood Ready to Break Ground on New Field & Track Facility

Lakewood High School is preparing to have a whole new look once the next school year rolls around this fall. After renovations were completed on the football field and track at Millikan, Lakewood is next in line to have their athletic facilities overhauled. The renovation project at Lakewood is set to break ground in early […]

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Millikan’s New Football Field, Track Completed

East Long Beach has a new look thanks to a state-of-the-art field that was recently installed at Millikan High School. The artificial turf field and surrounding all-weather track are the latest renovations to the Long Beach Unified School District’s high school athletic facilities, and it has given DeHaven Stadium a noticeable upgrade. “It looks beautiful, […]

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PODCAST: Interview & College Choice Announcement With Long Beach Poly Track & Field Star Jade McDonald

We’re covering a lot of ground on this episode as we interview Long Beach Poly track and field star Jade McDonald about her college choice and what the recruiting trail (or lack there of) was like. We’ll also discuss how Compton High basketball is trying to help stop recent gun violence, how the CIF schedule […]

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Long Beach Poly’s Jade McDonald Commits to Iowa

Long Beach Poly senior track and field standout Jade McDonald has verbally committed to the University of Iowa, and she’ll continue her decorated athletic career as a Hawkeye. “I really see myself there,” said McDonald. “I’ve been in Southern California my whole life, so it’s a good step out the door to experience life.” McDonald […]

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FEATURE: St. Anthony Track Star Asjah Atkinson Commits to Cal

Asjah Atkinson has been on a track for about as long as she could run. Hailing from a multi-generational track family, Atkinson got her start at the tender age of four, and she’s been on the go ever since. The standout senior at St. Anthony High School saw her lifelong commitment reach an important milestone […]

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Long Beach State Track Athletes Aim to Make A Difference in Legal Field

When the COVD-19 pandemic abruptly canceled the 2020 sports season, it forced athletes away from their sports and gave them an opportunity to reflect. Not just on what was happening in the world around them, but to focus on their aspirations beyond athletics. At Long Beach State, a pair of track & field athletes are […]

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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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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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Oral History: Covering Long Beach At 2012 London Olympics

It was a true team effort when The Grunion covered the 2012 London Summer Olympics and all 32 athletes and coaches who had ties to Long Beach. Long Beach State’s Misty May-Treanor and Long Beach Poly’s Bryshon Nellum were two of the headliners, and the small but significant stories that Mike Guardabascio and JJ Fiddler […]

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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 […]