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Big West Conference, Long Beach State Postpones Fall Sports

After weighing all of its options over the last two months, the Big West Conference Board of Directors announced today that its fall athletics schedule will be postponed through the end of the calendar year due to COVID-19 concerns. That means Long Beach State won’t start its women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, golf, tennis or cross […]

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USARC Can’t Come To Long Beach In Time Of Transition

The United States Adaptive Recreation Center has taken over Marine Stadium for a weekend of aquatic activities every summer for more than a decade. However, the unique event that’s part of Casa Colina’s Land Meets Sea Sports Camp is now just another helpful local program that has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. “There’s a […]

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LB In MLB: Local Boys On Opening Day Rosters

Long Beach has always influenced Major League Baseball. It’s produced more MLB players than any other city, and Long Beach State has led the NCAA in alums on MLB rosters for the better part of the last decade. Despite the COVID-19 shortened season starting just last week, Long Beach products have already been all over […]

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Long Beach Poly’s Peyton Watson Picks UCLA

The top-ranked basketball player in California and recent the562.org All-City Athlete of the Year awardee Peyton Watson announced his college decision Monday night on a nationally-televised broadcast on Fox Sports. The senior-to-be had his pick of the litter in terms of colleges but the five-star recruit stuck with his personal philosophy in picking hometown UCLA […]

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Obituary: Wilson Volleyball Coach Susan Pescar Passes Away

PHOTO BY Stephen Dachman; Susan Pescar and her son Spencer accompany Wilson volleyballer Cynthia Barboza for her induction into the school’s Hall of Fame last Fall. Legendary Wilson volleyball coach Susan Pescar passed away earlier this month at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. Pescar, who coached both girls’ and boys’ teams […]

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Angels Add Latest Chapter To Blair Field’s Unique History

For nearly a century, the baseball fields in Long Beach’s Recreation Park have played host to many of the best baseball players to ever live, spanning multiple generations of America’s pastime. Rec Park’s first baseball game was played in 1924, between the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League and the Chicago Cubs, one […]

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PODCAST: Interview With CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod

On this episode we’re talking to CIF Southern Section Commissioner and Long Beach native Rob Wigod about the response to California high school sports moving to January. 13:00 CIF-SS Commissioner Rob Wigod 44:00 Speech & Debate: Asterisk* on MLB/NBA seasons?

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Love in the Time of COVID-19: Planning a Virtual Wedding

When engaged couples sit down to plan their dream wedding, there’s always plenty of considerations: venue, cost, guest list. For those planning their big day during the COVID-19 pandemic, of course, there’s a whole host of other concerns. That’s something that Long Beach’s Zana Bowens and Jonathan Kidd have learned over the last few months […]