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Tuesday, June 2, 2015  | - Sports

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
PHOTOS: World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Great action shots from our own Kevin Oules at the Walter Pyramid last weekend.

Long Beach State Wins Big West Commissioner's Cup Again
06/02/15 - 12:53 am

Long Beach State held off UC Davis to capture its fifth straight Big West Commissioner's Cup, given annually to the most successful athletics program in the Big West.

Sunday 05/31/2015
Long Beach State Track & Field Advances In NCAAs

The Long Beach State track & field team had two more individuals, plus the men's 4x400 relay squad, punch their tickets to the NCAA Championships.

Friday 05/29/2015
Track: Wilson Breaks School Record in 4x400 At Masters Meet

It was a mixed bag at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos College on Friday, as the Moore League will send a much smaller contingent than normal to the CIF State meet--it was a great day to be a Bruin, however. 

VIDEO: CIF Masters Track

Watch the best of the best track and field athletes in the CIF-SS compete for a shot at the state finals.

Future on Display at LBCC's 2015 Spring Game

There’s no denying the energy and excitement that head coach Brett Peabody has brought to the Long Beach City College football program—two things that were on display at Veterans Memorial Stadium at the Vikings’ 2015 spring game.

Thursday 05/28/2015
CIF Softball: Dream Season Ends For Saints

A dream season came to a too-fast end for the St. Anthony softball team on Thursday afternoon at Pan-Am Park.

Long Beach State Dirtbag Hampson To Join USA Baseball

Long Beach State sophomore Garrett Hampson has accepted an invitation to join the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.

LBSU Academics Pass The Test

Long Beach State continues to be the only school in the CSU system to have passed the minimum rate in the APR in every year since 2006-07.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
COLUMN: Long Beach Poly's CIF Streak is Something Special

To the best of my recollection, my esteemed colleagues and I have never written about one of the most impressive streaks in Long Beach sports history: Poly's 19-year CIF championship streak.

CIF Softball: St. Anthony Advances To Quarterfinals
05/27/15 - 1:39 am

The Saints advanced in the CIF Southern Section Division 6 playoffs with another impressive performance at Vazquez.

CIF Baseball: Millikan Edged By Arlington
05/27/15 - 2:13 am

Millikan had every opportunity to win the CIF-SS Division 1 second-round playoff game but the visiting Arlington Lions held on to win 2-1.

VIDEO: Millikan vs. Arlington, CIF Baseball
05/27/15 - 12:54 am

The Rams couldn't quite put enough offense together in a 2-1 defeat against Arlington.

Tuesday 05/26/2015
PHOTOS: Millikan vs. Arlington, CIF Baseball
05/27/15 - 2:00 am

Great action shots from our own Stephen Dachman.

CIF Softball: Lakewood Can't Catch West Ranch
05/27/15 - 2:05 am

In a wild CIF Southern Section Division 1 second round softball matchup, visiting West Ranch delivered the final blow to Lakewood’s season.

LB In MLB: Local Boys Make Headlines
05/27/15 - 2:18 am

The Major League Baseball hot stove rumor mill has created plenty of story lines for local Long Beach produced talent in The Show.

FEATURE: Track Star Damond Burns Finds Sanctuary At LBCC

Freshman Damond Burns crossed the country from Virginia to Long Beach and has found a home with Long Beach City College track team, where he runs with a unique sense of purpose.

Sunday 05/24/2015
Long Beach Poly Girls Track Claim 8th Straight CIF Championship!
05/24/15 - 2:08 am

The Long Beach Poly girls track team was all but counted out of winning a championship at the CIF Southern Section Finals on Saturday at Cerritos College.

PHOTOS: Moore League Athletes at CIF Track Finals
05/24/15 - 1:58 am

We've got great shots of the CIF championships, taken by Jim Cayer.

Thursday 05/21/2015
CIF Baseball Roundup: Millikan, Wilson Win On Road
05/22/15 - 12:00 pm

The Moore League went 2-0 in the opening round, with the road teams (Millikan and Wilson) earning hard-fought wins while the league champion (Lakewood) stumbled at Blair Field. All the coverage is right here!

CIF Golf: Wilson Duo Advances
05/21/15 - 10:43 pm

Wilson High juniors Andrew Fernandes and Hunter Epson advanced to the CIF State Regional boys golf tournament.

Dirtbags: Friedrichs Fans 11, Offense Sputters In Loss At Fullerton

Kyle Friedrichs struck out 11 but the Long Beach State Dirtbags fell 4-2 in the series opener at Cal State Fullerton on Thursday.

PHOTOS: Lakewood vs. Calabasas, CIF Baseball
05/21/15 - 10:45 pm

Great action shots from our own Jim Cayer.

LBSU Track & Field Sending 17 To NCAAs
05/21/15 - 10:48 pm

Long Beach State track & field has 17 athletes moving on to next week's NCAA West Preliminary Championships as the list of participants was released today.

CIF Baseball: Millikan Beats Cypress

The Rams posted an impressive 7-2 victory on the road against a league champion.

Tuesday 06/02/2015
PREVIEW: St. Anthony On Road For CIF Baseball Semi
06/02/15 - 1:06 am

This Division 6 semifinal features two teams coming off of very emotional quarterfinal victories.

Dirtbag Friedrichs Named Olson Award Finalist

Long Beach State senior Kyle Friedrichs has been named a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award.

Sunday 05/31/2015
LBCC: Bateman, Dunson Named Athletes of the Year

Long Beach City College announced its 2014-15 Athletes of the Year: Freshmen Anterio Bateman (football/track) and Chantel Dunson (track and field).

PHOTOS: Middle School Cross Country

Great action shots from our own Jim Cayer.

Friday 05/29/2015
CIF Baseball: St. Anthony Wins Quarterfinal In Extras
05/29/15 - 11:10 pm

The Saints rode a gutty pitching performance from ace Coby Palmares to defeat visiting Desert Christian Academy 4-3 in 12 innings.

VIDEO: St. Anthony vs. DCA, CIF Baseball

Watch the Saints emerge victorious from this CIF-SS quarterfinal 12-inning marathon.

LBSU Track: Low, Glasgow Advance To NCAAs

Seniors Cameron Glasgow and Chris Low both punched their tickets to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

PHOTOS: St. Anthony vs. DCA, CIF Baseball
05/29/15 - 11:18 pm

Great action photos from our own Jelissa Holder.

Thursday 05/28/2015
VIDEO: St. Anthony vs. Alverno, CIF Softball

The Saints saw their strong season come to a close in the quarterfinals with a 4-1 loss to visiting Alverno.

PHOTOS: St. Anthony vs. Alverno, CIF Softball

Great action shots from our own Stephen Dachman.

Long Beach State Men's Volleyball MPSF Honors
05/28/15 - 7:38 pm

Three 49ers were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Men's Volleyball All-Academic Team.

Long Beach State Accepting Hall Of Fame Nominations

The Long Beach State Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has announced that nominations are now being accepted for inclusion in the 2015 induction class.

FEATURE: Je'Neal Ainsworth Gives Poly A Memorable Championship Performance
05/28/15 - 2:43 am

Nobody saw it coming, but Poly senior Je'Neal Ainsworth stepped up to provide an invaluable CIF championship performance in the triple jump. One that will live in Jackrabbit lore.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
CIF Baseball: St. Anthony, Avalon Win In Second Round
05/27/15 - 1:46 am

The Saints and Lancers both advanced to the quarterfinals with wins on Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday 05/26/2015
CIF Baseball: Wilson Falls to Huntington Beach
05/27/15 - 1:52 am

Though they flirted with the upset, the Wilson Bruins baseball team didn’t quite have enough in the chamber to knock off second-seeded Huntington Beach.

Dirtbags Named to All-Big West Teams
05/27/15 - 1:23 am

Chris Mathewson earned Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year honors to highlight five Long Beach State Dirtbags selected to the All-Big West teams.

VIDEO: Wilson vs. Huntington Beach, CIF Baseball
05/27/15 - 1:23 am

The Bruins couldn't get out of their own way on Tuesday against the Oilers.

PHOTOS: Wilson vs. Huntington Beach, CIF Baseball

Great photos from our own Stephen Dachman.

Long Beach State Alums Win National Title
05/26/15 - 4:08 am

A team half made up of Long Beach State women’s volleyball alums claimed a pretty big prize over the holiday weekend, as they won the USA Volleyball Adult national championship.

FEATURE: Young Baseball Star Overcomes Heart Condition
05/26/15 - 3:33 am

After 11-year-old Nico Barilla needed surgery to repair a hole in his heart, it didn't take him long to want to get back on the mound. Through the adversity, he has come back better than ever.

Monday 05/25/2015
VIDEO: CIF Track Championships
05/25/15 - 12:58 am

Watch our highlight of the CIF-SS track finals, featuring every Moore League athlete that competed on Saturday at Cerritos College.

PHOTOS: Long Beach Poly Wins CIF Track Championship

We've got a bonus gallery of shots taken by photographer Kirby Lee.

Thursday 05/21/2015
CIF Softball Roundup: Lakewood, St. Anthony Win
05/22/15 - 11:42 am

The Lancers and Saints were the only Long Beach teams to advance past the first round of the CIF-SS softball playoffs.

LBUSD Honors Most Inspiring Students

As Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education vice president Felton Williams put when opening the program for the Most Inspiring Students Banquet, “This has become one of the most important things we do every year.”

PHOTOS: St. Anthony vs. Downey CC, CIF Softball
05/21/15 - 10:47 pm

Great shots from Saints win over Downey Calvary Chapel by our own Jelissa Holder.