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Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Adds Another Elite Transfer

Long Beach State men’s basketball have brought in another elite talent and Division I transfer this week. Point guard Isaiah Washington will join the Beach after stops at Iona and Minnesota. He was also named Mr. Basketball in the state of New York during his prep career. “Washington has the ability to create his own […]

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Long Beach Hosting AVP Event Next Month

The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) announced yesterday that it will host a three-week event in Long Beach to replace its suspended regular season. The AVP Champions Cup Series will be played on three consecutive weekends July 18 – August 2 on sand courts in the Long Beach Sports Arena parking lot. No fans will […]

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FEATURE: Wilson Student Runs Entire Day For Black Lives Matter

Trevor Davis-Dressner was looking for a way to make a difference: to do something, anything to help a cause he’d become invested in. On a recent Sunday, the Wilson High junior hit the streets of his Belmont Heights neighborhood, every hour on the hour, running 24 miles in 24 hours to raise money for Black […]

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COLUMN: Can We Keep the Drive Through Graduations?

Like most people in Long Beach, I cannot wait for the COVID-19 clouds to pass us by, and to resume something resembling normal life. I’m craving an absent-minded trip to Target or a an anxiety-free date night down in the center of my bones. But even as we continue to muddle through this strange new […]

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PODCAST: Why Change Long Beach High School Names?

This week on the podcast we’re joined by a few guests to discuss Long Beach high school name changes, old school football championships and what’s new with the Long Beach State Dirtbags. 01:00 The562.org’s own Tyler Hendrickson talks about our classic look back at the 2012 Long Beach Poly football championship. 05:00 Jordan High teacher […]

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Millikan Recognizes Athletes Moving To Next Level

Usually the Spring season includes a time-honored tradition at Millikan: the spaghetti dinner fundraiser that also honors the schools athletes moving on to play at the next level, both as scholarship athletes at four-year colleges and at the junior collegiate level. This year, the campus shutdowns have made that ceremony impossible, but the Rams’ athletic […]

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Wilson’s 25 Seniors Continuing Their Athletic Careers

The annual Wilson signing day celebration won’t bring the top Bruins athletes to the gym for the first time in years because of COVID-19 closures. However, the Class of 2020 is still one of the most decorated and noteworthy because of some recognizable names going to Long Beach State, and the elite athletes choosing renowned […]

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Football: Millikan Star Ezavier Staples Breaks Down UCLA Commitment

Not since Alden Darby was at Millikan in a starring role in 2008 and 2009 has Long Beach’s biggest football star been a Ram–but wide receiver Ezavier Staples is hoping to wear that mantle in 2020. The 6-foot-2 senior-to-be had more than a dozen scholarship offers to choose from, including most of the Pac-12, and […]

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Long Beach State Dirtbags Part Of Abbreviated MLB Draft

The world of baseball has been changing quickly this month. The breakdown of economic return to play talks between MLB owners and the players association started the ball rolling, and the draft last week maintained the unprecedented momentum. A shortened five-round draft and an overall cut of slotted salary levels created a record run on […]

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FEATURE: Wilson Grad Helping ‘Save The Day’ For Local Businesses

The COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic shutdown has had a crushing impact on Long Beach’s small businesses. Recently, as some store owners began preparations for re-opening, months after they’d closed their doors to the public, civil unrest added to the challenges for beleaguered business owners. Some businesses, however, have been spared from the impacts of […]