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LBUSD High Schools Restart Summer Practices

It’s been a week of back and forth for Long Beach Unified School District high school athletes, but for now they’re back on the field. The LBUSD has gotten the green light from the Long Beach Health Department to restart its voluntary summer conditioning program, according to LBUSD high schools superintendent Jay Camerino. The high […]

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Long Beach Poly Hires Megan Moenoa As Volleyball Coach

Long Beach Poly has hired Lakewood legend Megan Moenoa to be the school’s new girls’ volleyball coach. Moenoa has been an assistant coach at UC Irvine for the last five years. She helped lead Lakewood to the school’s first-ever team state championship as a freshman setter, then won a national title as a player at […]

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All-City Spirit Of Long Beach Award: Activist Athletes

As 2020 rapidly became a year for the history books, with a global pandemic eventually sharing the spotlight with civil unrest across the globe, sports was asked to take a back seat this year. Yet even with no games to play, Long Beach’s athletes didn’t fade into the background, but instead came forward in the […]

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Blair Field Remains Gateway to Baseball’s Future

Nearly four months after Wilson and Cabrillo played the final organized baseball game on Bohl Diamond at Blair Field, Long Beach’s historic ballpark is back in action. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have established Blair Field as their secondary home for the remainder of the shortened 2020 season, making Long Beach the landing spot […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach All-City Awards Show

This week on the podcast we’ve dressed up and we’re virtually handing out our annual Long Beach All-City awards despite the COVID-19 shutdown because these kids deserve it! 01:00 UPDATE: Football Practice Is Back, And Then Cancelled 08:30 All-City Top 10 Moments Of 2019-20 Athletic Year 20:00 All-City Athletes Of The Year 45:30 Superlatives (Multipart […]

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Moore League Football Practices Open, Close

It was a tumultuous week across the city: the Long Beach Unified School District’s high schools took the field for football practice on Monday, then saw those practices closed back down again on Wednesday. Even while they were going on, those practices looked a lot different. “Our conversation a couple weeks ago about restarting was, […]

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All-City: 10 Memorable Moments of the 2019-20 Sports Season

Cabrillo Hosts Moore League Sportsmanship Symposium One of the final highlights of the abbreviated athletic year came on the Westside as Cabrillo hosted the second annual Moore League Sportsmanship Symposium. The event welcomed 10th and 11th graders from all seven of the league’s schools in an effort to highlight the off-field values brought out by […]

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Moore League Football Teams Return To Practice

This week will see a sight both familiar and completely new: the Long Beach Unified School District’s high schools will take the field for football practice. But while the dog days of summer usually see hundreds of student-athletes on the field, these practices will look a little different. “Our conversation a couple weeks ago about […]

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The562.org’s All-City Athletes of the Year

These are difficult days for newspapers and local media outlets, which have been hit as hard as schools and restaurants by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 shutdowns. That’s why we’re particularly proud to continue a nearly decade-long tradition of awarding the top athletes in the city. Below you’ll find our picks for the All-City […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Football Practice Is Back!

This week on the podcast we’re talking to Wilson football coach Mark Ziegenhagen about returning to the practice field this week under new restrictions. We also catch up with Long Beach State athletics director Andy Fee to find out why the Los Angeles Angels are using Bohl Diamond at Blair Field and what it’s going […]