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Obituary: Jim Herrick, Understated and Irreplaceable

10/2/41-7/1/20 The Long Beach sports world lost a unique and irreplaceable figure earlier this month with the passing of baseball/softball champion and longtime Century Club volunteer Jim Herrick. Herrick was golfing at Little Rec with three friends when he passed away at the age of 78. “You don’t find guys like him very often,” said […]

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Century Club Donates $10,500 to Cover Moore League Dues

In an effort to assist Long Beach’s high school sports program in the upcoming school year, the Long Beach Century Club made a $10,500 donation to the Moore League to cover the league dues for the city’s seven high schools. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures caused a financial shortfall for local high schools, […]

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Century Club Honors Middle School Athletes With All-City Honors

Despite school closures during the spring semester, the Long Beach Century Club was still able to honor the city’s middle school athletes and distribute All-City plaques to the winning schools. This year’s All-Sports Award winners, given to the best overall middle school sports programs in the city, were Hughes in Division I and co-champions Newcomb […]

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PODCAST: Talking Long Beach Education & Mental Health Month

This week on the podcast is “Education Week” as we talk to Jordan High School teacher Shar Higa about what it’s been like adjusting to teaching online and delivering senior signs for graduation celebrations. We also catch up with Talese Fernbach for another “Mental Note” segment in recognition of May being Mental Health Month.  […]

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PODCAST: Interviews With Rachel Glenn & Bobby Hauck

It’s running week on “What Up, Long Beach?!” and we’re updating you on the latest budget news for Long Beach schools before interviewing Wilson track star Rachel Glenn about missing her much anticipated senior season. We also catch up with local running legend Bobby Hauck. 12:00 Interview With Bobby Hauck 19:10 Interview With Rachel Glenn […]

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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: Interview With CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod

This week on the show we’re talking to CIF Southern Section commissioner Rob Wigod about how high school sports will be restarted and what that will look like. 01:00 “The 562 Classic” Is Back with 2012 Long Beach Poly Football vs. St. John Bosco 06:00 Interview With CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod 44:20 Quarantine […]

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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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Trespassing “A Big Concern” For Long Beach Golf Courses

Rumors of Long Beach golfers illegally playing on the local courses have not been greatly exaggerated. Long Beach Parks & Recreation golf courses at Recreation Park, El Dorado Park, Skylinks and Heartwell have all been closed for almost a month, which is the longest such closure in city history. However, the COVID-19 closure of nonessential […]

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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 […]