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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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All-City Coaches Of The Year: Allen Caveness & Tino Nunez

Millikan girls’ soccer coach Tino Nunez and St. Anthony boys’ basketball coach Allen Caveness have been building their programs up for the last few years, and this season they both made history. A year after winning its first Moore League title since 1991, and first ever CIF-SS Division 1 playoff game, Millikan repeated as league […]

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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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St. Anthony Football Resumes Practice

St. Anthony was the first football team in the city to get back on the gridiron and resume some form of organized football activities. The Saints were allowed to assemble on Clark Field starting on June 22, and head coach Mario Morales and company have been taking advantage of the opportunity with unique safeguards in […]

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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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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 […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Schools Plan Athletics Return

This week on the podcast we’re talking about all of the Long Beach schools moving into position for the return of athletics on campus. Millikan athletics director Kevin Marchael joins us to discuss what’s going on with the Rams. 10:30 Millikan athletics director Kevin Marchael 32:45 Sports ranked by difficulty

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FEATURE: Local Businesses Design Custom Masks for Long Beach Schools

“I’m a very resilient person. That’s one of the key elements to having a business. You have to be resilient. And many times, you have to reinvent yourself.” Isaac Zambrano is one of several store owners who has seen his business impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but he’s also one of a few local business […]

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PODCAST: Why Change Long Beach High School Names?

This week on the podcast we’re joined by a few guests to discuss Long Beach high school name changes, old school football championships and what’s new with the Long Beach State Dirtbags. 01:00 The562.org’s own Tyler Hendrickson talks about our classic look back at the 2012 Long Beach Poly football championship. 05:00 Jordan High teacher […]