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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Naples Rib Company. HIGH SCHOOL Nico Colchico, Wilson Cross Country Wilson’s Nico Colchico is a three-sport athlete for the Bruins, excelling in cross country, track, and basketball. He’s finally gotten a chance to compete for Wilson again with sports returning and he made the most […]

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LBSU Notebook: Hoops Struggles Continue, Beach Volleyball Opens Season

It was a forgettable weekend on the hardwood for Long Beach State’s basketball teams, as the Beach went a combined 0-4 against Hawai’i. Every loss was a one-possession game, but LBSU ended up on the wrong end of the scoreline, losing by a combined 10 points in the four contests. Women’s Basketball After a 10-0 […]

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Long Beach State Men’s Volleyball Announces 2021 Schedule

After a canceled 2020 season and months of waiting for answers, the two-time defending national champion Long Beach State men’s volleyball team will officially get a chance to defend its crown. The team released its schedule this week, which will be a 10-game Big West conference slate, with the Big West Tournament and potentially the […]

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PHOTOS: Long Beach State Sand Volleyball Hosts Stanford

Long Beach State split its season opening series with Sanford on Friday at the LBSU Sand Courts 3-2 and 1-4. LBSU pair Skyler Germann and Alice Pratesi bounced back from a first set loss to take their No. 4 match 18-21, 21-17, 15-8 and were the only LBSU pair to win in the second contest. […]

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FEATURE: Sherridan Atkinson Makes History In Pro Volleyball League

Long Beach native Sherridan Atkinson will be joining Athletes Unlimited, the first professional indoor women’s volleyball league in the United States, launching this month in Texas.  Atkinson played varsity volleyball at Millikan High School for three years, and graduated in 2014. She then joined Long Beach State women’s volleyball team for two years before transferring […]

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Long Beach Volleyball Community Raising Funds For Iamaleava Family

Just about everyone in the Long Beach volleyball community knows the Iamaleava family. There’s the patriarch, Nick, who’s an enormous physical and emotional presence at matches, and the matriarch, Leinna, a generous and giving spirit. Leinna and Nick have eight children, all of whom are standouts at one level or another. Their oldest son, Matt, […]

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Breaking: Big West Conference Cancels Fall Sports

Concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and the cost of testing have caused the Big West Board of Directors to decide today that the conference will not conduct fall sports in 2020-21. Long Beach State women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country won’t have seasons until August at the earliest. “While today’s […]

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CIF State, Southern Section Provide High School Sports Update

Changes to the upcoming high school sports season continued this week as the CIF State office announced that the Regional and State Championships for the fall season had been canceled. The announcement means that there will be no state champions crowned in any fall sports, including football. The changes do not apply to the CIF-Southern […]

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COLUMN: Injuries Inevitable If High School Sports Hurry Back

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. Generations of rambunctious youths have heard that cliché from concerned adults, but now’s the time to actually take heed. It goes without saying we’re thrilled at the prospect of seeing Long Beach sports return from the COVID-19 shutdowns. It would be a gift to and from […]