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Long Beach Junior Crew Duo Wins National Title

The Long Beach Junior Crew duo of Isabela Camerino and Jasmine Macklin won a national title last weekend in the women’s lightweight category of the US Rowing Virtual National Championships. Camerino is a senior-to-be at Long Beach Poly, and the duo were part of a 15-athlete LBJC contingent competing in the first-ever virtual national title […]

Baseball COVID-19 Youth Sports

Long Beach PONY Baseball Cancels Season

After months of holding out hope that Long Beach youth baseball and softball leagues could return to the diamonds this summer, the extension of the Los Angeles County “stay-at-home” order last week changed the landscape indefinitely. Over the weekend, Long Beach PONY became the first local league to suspend the remainder of its 2020 spring […]

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Youth Baseball & Softball Leagues Preparing For Return

The world of recreational sports won’t get back to normal in one fell swoop because COVID-19 closures will likely end piecemeal. Events that are amenable to social distancing will have an advantage, and those activities could include youth baseball and softball. Some local leagues are already getting prepared for an adjusted return to the diamonds. […]

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USA Soccer Developmental Academy Closure Changes Game

Long Beach youth soccer will be forever changed after the U.S. Soccer Federation terminated its nationwide developmental academy league this month because of the COVID-19 pandemic financial impact. “We know that suddenly discontinuing a program that has been with U.S. Soccer for many years is shocking, but these unprecedented times required taking action now,” the […]

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Small Long Beach Soccer Shop Trying To Survive

Isaac Zambrano knew that unexpected bad news at his primary job last month would mean more problems for his small business in the near future. “As soon as the schools closed I knew we would suffer,” Zambrano said. “Everyone was very eager for the spring season at the parks. Now we need to change it […]

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COLUMN: Pettway Family Getting By With Positivity

“Oh, what could’ve been,” has been repeating in my head. The flow of constant uplifting stories from Long Beach sports is cut off like a faucet spun tight, and it’s left me wondering. Two months ago, one of the stories on my radar revolved around the Pettway family and what could’ve been a sensational start […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Schools & Sports Cancellations

This week on the podcast we’re updating you on all of the latest news from the Long Beach Unified School District, the CIF State office, the Long Beach State Athletics Department and more.

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Column: Coaches Can Provide Balance Amidst Uncertainty

Lately I’ve been thinking about Mr. Miyagi’s famous quotes from The Karate Kid. Pearls of wisdom like, “It’s okay to lose to an opponent, it’s never okay to lose to fear” or “If the root is strong, the tree will survive” seem more poignant nowadays. Of all the beautiful advice written by Robert Mark Kaman […]