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COLUMN: New Belmont Pool a Win For All of Long Beach

Finally. More than seven years since the closure of the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, the crown jewel of the Long Beach sports world is getting a worthy replacement. Last week the California Coastal Commission issued what should be the final “yes” vote to construct the new Belmont Pool, after years of red tape, lawsuits, rallies […]

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BREAKING: High School Football, Other Sports Now Eligible To Resume

Based on data released on Tuesday afternoon by the Los Angeles County Health Department, practices and games for outdoor sports–including high school football–are eligible to return in Long Beach and LA County.  Per the updated guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released last Friday, outdoor amateur sports would be allowed to resume […]

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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: 2018 Shore 10U Girls’ Water Polo National Champions

This is the ninth 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 Shore Aquatics […]

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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: 2019 Shore Water Polo 10U Coed National Champions

This is the fourth 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 Long Beach […]

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High School Aquatics Teams Scramble For Practice Sites

While natatoriums sit vacant at Long Beach’s high schools, the water polo and swim programs have been seeking a venue to conduct conditioning workouts outdoors. Due to current health orders, high school teams are only permitted to conduct those sessions outside, but teams have had difficulty in recent weeks finding a place to make that […]

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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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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 […]

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All-City Freshmen Of The Year: Camille Lindsay, Maya O’Dea

This year, there were a pair of impressive newcomers in the Long Beach high school ranks, both of whom will be making headlines for years to come. Camille Lindsay, Cross Country, Long Beach Poly It’s difficult to make history at Long Beach Poly, but that’s what freshman Camille Lindsay did this year for the Jackrabbits’ […]

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New Head Coach For Long Beach State Women’s Water Polo

Shana Welch is the newest Long Beach State women’s water polo head coach after one season as an associate head coach alongside Gavin Arroyo. “I could not be more excited to announce Shana Welch as our new Women’s Water Polo Head Coach,” LBSU Athletics Director Andy Fee said in an official statement. “I believe Shana […]