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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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Local Schools Bracing For Major Budget Cuts

Last week, California governor Gavin Newsom released his May Revision to the proposed budget for for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Because of a $54 billion deficit associated with revenue loss due to COVID-19 shutdowns, there are significant cuts to education, a harsh blow for the city of Long Beach, where the Long Beach Unified School […]

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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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Column: Coaches Can Provide Balance Amidst Uncertainty

Lately I’ve been thinking about Mr. Miyagi’s famous quotes from The Karate Kid. Pearls of wisdom like, “It’s okay to lose to an opponent, it’s never okay to lose to fear” or “If the root is strong, the tree will survive” seem more poignant nowadays. Of all the beautiful advice written by Robert Mark Kaman […]

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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship. Taylor Johnson, Keller Middle School Keller Middle School student Taylor Johnson made Long Beach history at last week’s LBUSD All-City Track & Field meet. Johnson won the 100m dash with a time of 12.2 seconds, breaking a nearly 40 […]

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Middle School Volleyball, Football Champions Crowned

Lakewood High School played host to the best of the best in the Long Beach Unified School District’s middle school ranks, as the first middle school All-City championships of the school year were decided last Saturday. In girls’ volleyball, Stanford won the Division 1 championship with a sweep of rival Hughes and Lindbergh won the […]

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PODCAST: History Of Long Beach Poly High Book Interview

On this very special episode JJ is interviewing Mike and Tyler about the history of Long Beach Poly High School book they wrote. 04:00 Question O’ The Week: When Does Moore League Start? 09:00 Athletes O’ The Week 11:11 Game O’ The Week: Long Beach State Women’s Soccer 12:00 Player To Watch O’ The Week: […]