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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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College Sports Recruiting Moves Online

The cancelation of the high school sports season has had an immediate impact on every athlete, but perhaps even more so on those hoping for a college scholarship, since they no longer have the chance to showcase their talent on the field of competition. But those effects will not just be contained within the last […]

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PODCAST: Talking Baseball With Tai & Ricky Tiedemann

This week on the podcast Mike and JJ talk to the baseball player brothers Tai and Ricky Tiedemann. Tai also played football at Long Beach Poly, and is currently a minor league baseball player. Ricky is a senior at Lakewood and is about to get drafted. 08:30 Interview With The Brothers Tiedemann 28:00 Quarantine Recommendations […]

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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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Four Long Beach Players Sign To NFL Teams

With a few notable changes to its execution, the 2020 NFL Draft went on as scheduled last weekend. The event lacked the anticipated pomp and circumstance of being held live on the Las Vegas Strip, but the dreams realized over the weekend were every bit as real as in years past. From a local perspective, […]

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PODCAST: Interviews With Long Beach State’s Andy Fee & Mauricio Ingrassia

This week on the podcast Mike and JJ talk to Long Beach State Athletics Director Andy Fee and soccer coach Mauricio Ingrassia about how the Beach is adjusting to all of the recent NCAA proposals and changes. 03:30 Interview With Long Beach State Athletics Director Andy Fee 07:00 Interview With Long Beach Soccer Coach Mauricio […]

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Misty May-Treanor Departs LBCC, Tyler Jackson Appointed Interim Coach

Volleyball legend Misty May-Treanor is stepping away from Long Beach City College after four years as the Vikings’ Director of Volleyball and head women’s and beach coach. “Every challenge Misty has had in life she has met and excelled,” said Interim Athletics Director Bill Husak in a statement.  “She was a champion indoor and beach […]

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Long Beach High Schools Light Up Friday Night For Seniors

No one can magically give the Class of 2020 a hug from their parents after walking across the graduation stage. No one can give those parents the pictures from before prom. No one can turn everything around from strange to normal. However, the Long Beach Unified School District high schools will try to at least […]

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PODCAST: Catching Up With Wilson Alum Chase De Jong

Are you missing sports like we are? We’ve decided to go back and re-record some of our favorite Long Beach highlight videos we’ve produced over the last 12 years. This week we’re starting with the 2012 Moore League baseball showdown between Lakewood’s Shane Watson and Wilson’s Chase De Jong, and we’re talking to De Jong […]

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The562.org Announces New Staff

As we celebrated February’s two-year anniversary of the562.org’s launching, we had plenty to be happy about. The runaway growth of the website meant we were reaching hundreds of thousands of people each month, and we’d published more than 500 photo galleries and 450 highlight videos, as well as more than 1,000 articles. None of that […]