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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 the sponsorship. HIGH SCHOOL Sone Aupiu, St. Anthony Football St. Anthony stud sophomore running back Sone Aupiu was a big part of the Saints’ critical league win over La Salle last week. Aupiu rushed 19 times for 157 yards and two […]

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COLUMN: Special Weekend For Billie Jean King, Long Beach

Fifty eight years ago, Billie Jean King asked the citizens of Long Beach to send her to the world. She raised $2,000 from the Long Beach Century Club, the Long Beach Tennis Patrons, and the residents of the city to send her to Wimbledon, where she skyrocketed to international fame at the age of 17 […]

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Wilson Tennis Fundraiser At Legends On Saturday

You can support Wilson High tennis program at Legends Sports Bar and Restaurant on Saturday from 8-10 a.m. with a $10 pancake breakfast and silent auction. The US Open will be on the big screens during the all-you-can-eat buffet with pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, orange juice and coffee served by the junior varsity and varsity […]

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Moore League Girls’ Tennis Season Preview

Leadership change is the story line for the top girls’ tennis teams in the Moore League this season as both Long Beach Poly and Wilson have new coaches for the first time in a long time. POLY Longtime Long Beach Poly coach Ricardo Montecinos stepped down this year, although he will remain as coach of […]

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What Division Will Your Team Be In This Fall?

With teams moving divisions every year in the CIF Southern Section now as part of their playoff competitive equity model (using the teams’ previous two years of results to place them), we wanted to make sure everyone knew where they stand. For football, Long Beach Poly will be in the newly-formed Division 1/2, a 24-team […]

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PODCAST: Offseason Reset With LBSU Soccer Coach Mauricio Ingrassia

This week on the show JJ sits down with Long Beach State women’s soccer coach Mauricio Ingrassia to talk about his teams trip to the World Cup in France (2:00) and Mike breaks down Long Beach’s role in creating Title IX (17:30).

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Long Beach Will Officially Name Main Library For Billie Jean King

The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to rename the city’s new Main Library in honor of Billie Jean King on Tuesday evening. The 8-0 vote represents the third and final unanimous vote by the city to honor King, a legend both as an athlete and as an advocate for women’s and LGBTQ rights. “Proud […]

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Billie Jean King Library Renaming Moves Forward With Unanimous Vote

The Long Beach City Council’s Housing and Neighborhood Committee unanimously approved a proposal to rename the new downtown Main Library as the Billie Jean King Main Library on Monday afternoon. The proposal–which was sent to the committee with unanimous approval from the council–will now return to the City Council for final approval, likely in August. […]

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Long Beach City Council Moving Forward With Billie Jean King Library Renaming

By a unanimous 7-0 vote on Tuesday evening, the Long Beach City Council moved forward on the renaming of the new Main Library downtown as the Billie Jean King Main Library. The two missing votes were councilwoman Suzie Price, who was not present, and the currently vacant 1st district seat, left open after Lena Gonzalez’s […]