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NVA Hosts Men’s Volleyball Showcase Brimming With Local Talent

For the past few years, the men’s volleyball world has centered around Long Beach. Alan Knipe’s program at Long Beach State won back-to-back NCAA championships in 2018 and 2019, hosting their most recent national title match inside Walter Pyramid. With the COVID-19 pandemic cutting the 2020 NCAA men’s volleyball season short, Long Beach and the […]

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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: Mizuno Girls’ Volleyball National Champions

This is the eighth of 10 stories about the best Long Beach youth sports teams we’ve seen over the last decade. We’ve taken nominations from the community and will release the top 10 in no particular order. Come back next week to read about other club squads that made this historic list. Two years ago, […]

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PODCAST: Is Sportsmanship Dead?

This week on the show JJ, Mike and Tyler tackle the issues with sportsmanship in both amateur and professional sports. They’re also talking to Lakewood High athletic director and girls’ volleyball coach Mike Wadley about how his job has changed, what needs to happen to bring prep sports back, and much more. 01:00 Is Sportsmanship […]

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Long Beach State Will Host Three NCAA Championships

“Volleyball U” is living up to its name once again. Long Beach State confirmed a deal with the NCAA earlier this week that will see the university host three NCAA championships over three years from 2024-2026. The Walter Pyramid will play host to the men’s volleyball NCAA Final Four in 2024, and the school will […]

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PODCAST: Interview With Long Beach Volleyball Coach Carlos Briceno

This week we have an extended conversation with local volleyball coach Carlos Briceno. As a player he won the Bronze Medal with Team USA at the Barcelona Olympics, and as a coach he’s led some really good teams at Mizuno and Wilson for more than a decade. We’re talk to him about everything from the […]

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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: 2018 Mizuno Girls’ Volleyball

This is the fifth of 10 stories about the best Long Beach youth sports teams we’ve seen over the last decade. We’ve taken nominations from the community and will release the top 10 in no particular order. Come back next week to read about other club squads that made this historic list. The incredibly talented […]

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Pandemic Keeping Stars Home And Stopping Transfers

The effects of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic have been wideranging on sports and the larger world as well. One of the more subtle effects of those changes has been a desire to stay closer to home, with commercial air travel no longer something people can take for granted. The result has been a recent spate […]

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Long Beach Poly Volleyball Star Rylie McGinest Commits To USC

Long Beach Poly junior middle blocker Rylie McGinest did not need long to make the biggest decision of her athletic career so far. When she received a formal offer from USC a few days ago, McGinest committed immediately. “Oh I did commit on the spot, yes,” she said. “They said, ‘You can wait and think […]

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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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Long Beach Poly Volleyball Star Adonia Yandall Faumuina Commits to USC

Adonia Yandall Faumuina College Commitment Adonia Yandall Faumuina (Long Beach Poly HS) is one of the top women’s volleyball recruits in the nation. The standout of the Class of 2022 makes her college… Long Beach Poly junior outside hitter/setter Adonia Yandall Faumuina has ended a whirlwind college recruitment by announcing she’s staying close to home […]