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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 […]

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NFHS Offers Guidelines for Return of High School Sports

As the current school year comes to a close, attention has already begun to shift towards the fall, and whether high school sports can safely return across the country. On May 15, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released the “Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities” in an effort […]

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NCAA Considering Cuts To Non-Revenue Sports

Obviously the last month has been chock-full of budget meetings and brainstorm sessions for universities and colleges around the world in an effort to survive the COVID-19 shutdowns. There are still too many unanswered questions to move forward with any certainty, but that didn’t stop five NCAA power conference commissioners from asking the council to […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach State’s Andy Fee Talks State Of The Department

Long Beach State Athletics Director Andy Fee talks about the ‘State of the Department’ and we catch up with water polo coach Gavin Arroyo to congratulate him on his USA Water Polo Hall Of Fame induction. Beach Athletic Fund on Twitter 🚨State of the Department🚨 with @TheAndyFee tonight at 5:30 pm. Check your 📩 for […]

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PODCAST: The LB Fee Show With Water Polo Coach Shana Welch

This week on the LB Fee show we’re discussing the Dirtbags hot start and a crazy busy Long Beach State sports calendar before welcoming on coach Shana Welch to talk about her experiences running the women’s water polo program this season. Episode 50 – Bags Are HOT! Following Up A Busy Two Weeks And A […]