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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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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: 2017 Long Beach Little League Brooklyn Dodgers

This is the sixth 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. Most of the […]

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Long Beach Parks & Rec Offering New Youth Recreation Programming

While families work to navigate the challenges of virtual learning and the loss of organized school activities, the Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine Department is offering some affordable recreation programs to the community. Within the last week, the department launched a pair of new youth recreation programs, part of a series of activities that […]

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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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PODCAST: What’s It Like To Be A Virtual Student?

This week on the show JJ, Mike and Tyler are talking to a second grader from the Long Beach Unified School District about what life is like as a virtual student. The episode also includes an update on everything happening to the local schools this week. 01:00 Interview With LBUSD Student Vincent Guardabascio 19:30 Breaking […]

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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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TATSU Foundation Getting Creative To Raise Funds For Cancer Research

Not even a global pandemic can stop the Luke TATSU Johnson Foundation from raising money for childhood cancer research. The fourth annual golf tournament, dinner and auction was supposed to take place this month as part of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but obviously the COVID-19 shutdowns led to the cancellation of the event. However, […]

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Support The562 During Long Beach Gives Day!

As we announced back in May, The562 is thrilled to be included in the annual Long Beach Gives fundraiser. We’re fortunate to be among the 150+ non-profits who will be working together to raise both awareness and funding for important causes and organizations around our community. Long Beach Gives Day is a full 24 hours […]

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PODCAST: Is It Safe For Long Beach Youth Sports To Return?

Join the conversation as we look at the restart of Long Beach youth sports from all angles. We’ll also recount a few epic youth sports moments from our own lives, update you on the latest local news stories and much more. 01:00 Is It Safe For Youth Sports To Return? 08:30 Top 10 Long Beach […]