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Support The562 During Long Beach Gives Day!

As we announced back in May, The562 is thrilled to be included in the annual Long Beach Gives fundraiser. We’re fortunate to be among the 150+ non-profits who will be working together to raise both awareness and funding for important causes and organizations around our community. Long Beach Gives Day is a full 24 hours […]

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PODCAST: Is It Safe For Long Beach Youth Sports To Return?

Join the conversation as we look at the restart of Long Beach youth sports from all angles. We’ll also recount a few epic youth sports moments from our own lives, update you on the latest local news stories and much more. 01:00 Is It Safe For Youth Sports To Return? 08:30 Top 10 Long Beach […]

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PODCAST: Interview With St. Anthony High Football Coach Mario Morales

On this episode we’re talking about Long Beach State’s plan to bring outdoor basketball practice back to campus Oct. 1 and how the local football players are dealing with the start/stop nature of this year. We’ll also listen to Mike revel in the LA Clippers unceremonious exit from the NBA Playoffs. 02:00 Long Beach State […]

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LB in NFL: 13 Long Beach Products Make NFL Rosters

There’s not much that’s “normal” about the 2020 NFL season, which will be played with no fans in attendance at most of the league’s stadiums. But one thing that is as regular as clockwork: the city of Long Beach will be filling the rosters of NFL teams across the country. Led by Long Beach Poly’s […]

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High School Aquatics Teams Scramble For Practice Sites

While natatoriums sit vacant at Long Beach’s high schools, the water polo and swim programs have been seeking a venue to conduct conditioning workouts outdoors. Due to current health orders, high school teams are only permitted to conduct those sessions outside, but teams have had difficulty in recent weeks finding a place to make that […]

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Pandemic Keeping Stars Home And Stopping Transfers

The effects of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic have been wideranging on sports and the larger world as well. One of the more subtle effects of those changes has been a desire to stay closer to home, with commercial air travel no longer something people can take for granted. The result has been a recent spate […]

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PODCAST: How Much Do You Miss High School Football?

On this episode we’re talking about how different the world is without high school football and breaking down the Long Beach Poly schedule that starts in January. We’ll also play some of our interviews with local professional boxer Ashton Sylve (who won his debut last month), his father/trainer Ivan (who owns Jackrabbit Gym) and his […]

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Long Beach Poly’s Ashton Sylve Wins Professional Boxing Debut

A lot of teenagers get jobs while attending high school. Ashton Sylve’s job just happens to be punching people in the face. Sylve, 16, made his professional boxing debut last month in Mexico and showed why he’s got big names like Floyd Mayweather, Willie McGinest and Snoop Dogg in his corner. The Long Beach Poly […]

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Long Beach Poly Football Finalizes 2020-21 Schedule

With Long Beach high school football teams setting their schedules for the modified 2020-21 season, we’re taking a weekly look at what the new slate of games will look like. Everything was set up nicely for the Long Beach Poly football team headed into the 2020 season. The Jackrabbits have their strongest young talent base […]

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Long Beach Poly Volleyball Star Rylie McGinest Commits To USC

Long Beach Poly junior middle blocker Rylie McGinest did not need long to make the biggest decision of her athletic career so far. When she received a formal offer from USC a few days ago, McGinest committed immediately. “Oh I did commit on the spot, yes,” she said. “They said, ‘You can wait and think […]