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Sports writers Mike Guardabascio and Tyler Hendrickson have collaborated to pen a book about the history of Long Beach Polytechnic High School, due out the first week of September.

An effort to salvage the Sprint Nationals speedboat races is down to its last gap, with the organizer saying he'd need a permit next week to have the races this year.

EDITOR’S NOTE: One week each year, our own “On the Water” Grunion columnist Jo Murray goes “On the Green” for the annual AT&T ProAm in Pebble Beach. She will be sharing a few highlights and photos each day.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 22, for the 45th annual Grand Prix of Long Beach, and prices will remain the same as last year.

Coach James Boykin couldn’t have asked for a better response from the Wilson basketball team after a 30-point loss to Poly on Wednesday night.

For the last 62 years, the Long Beach Century Club has honored the best athletes, coaches and citizen volunteers at its annual Sports Night banquet — on Monday the club had one of the finest events it’s ever put on.

On Saturday, Dirtbags Nation was given an opportunity to acknowledge last year’s successful season while getting a chance to see this year’s team for the first time at Dirtbags Fan Fest.

Wilson has a long standing of success when it comes to the Moore League girls’ soccer scene. Winners of 12 of the last 16 Moore League titles, coach Dalton Kaufman has shaped his teams in a variety of ways to maintain success.

The Wilson High girls soccer team is trying to win its 12th Moore League championship in the last 16 years. The Bruins continued their quest for an undefeated league run with a 2-0 win over Millikan on Thursday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Long Beach State tennis and basketball will be home this week, while the No. 2 men’s volleyball team will be on the road. Moore League basketball, soccer and water polo will also resume.

St. Anthony boys basketball coach Allen Caveness was slightly concerned about the short turnaround from a Monday showcase game to a Camino Real League battle Wednesday against Bishop Amat.

Wilson (8-3-5, 2-1-2) remained in the race for the Moore League title with a win over Poly (10-4-2, 2-2-1) at Veterans Stadium. The Bruins were able to play every player on their bench, including their backup goalie.

It was a wild night in the Moore League last Wednesday, with fans eagerly checking their phones to update a pair of overtime boys' basketball games. It was an evening that could only have happened in Long Beach, with results that shook up the top of the league standings, with four of the league’s seven teams tied for first place.

After a rocky start to Moore League play, the Poly boys’ basketball team put together the type of game they’d to during an 82-59 win against Millikan.

Millikan girls soccer coach Tino Nunez went into his team’s Thursday evening clash with Long Beach Poly with one thought on his mind: anything but a tie.

Both Long Beach State basketball teams lost on the road Saturday night while the men's volleyball team stayed undefeated.

The winter of 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting one for Long Beach basketball fans. Here are links to the Moore League and St. Anthony season breakdowns.

The Long Beach Poly boys’ basketball team isn’t big on the roster this year, but they talk a big game on the floor — and the Jackrabbits back it up, too. The guard-heavy Poly (9-4, 1-0) squad will run the “Lamborghini offense” this year, using quick and aggressive guards — all five of whom can shoot — to put pressure on opposing defenses.

There is something special going on for the Bruins (14-2, 2-0) this season. Wilson has the best overall record in the league, and already has an Artesia Tournament championship under its belt.

In the five years that Chris Francis has been the head coach of the Millikan basketball team, the Rams have finished in second or third place in the Moore League every year. This could be the hardest year for the Rams (5-8, 0-1) to keep that streak going.

The first week of the Moore League schedule gave Jordan fans a good look at the floor and ceiling for this year’s Panthers team.

The Lancers (6-6, 1-1) have had a roller coaster campaign under third-year coach Duane Cooper. Lakewood capped an early three-game winning streak with a dramatic 59-58 win over Los Alamitos at the North OC Championships at Servite High. However, the Lancers were humbled a day later in an 80-62 loss to Canyon. They even started league play with a tough loss to Wilson, but bounced back with an exciting 70-68 win over Cabrillo.

The Tarbabes (8-7, 0-2) are a team in transition, and 11-year coach Tony Thomas has been waiting all preseason to find his best offensive options.

Continuing its hot start to the season, the St. Anthony boys’ basketball team rolled to a 70-45 victory over St. Paul Wednesday night at Errion Gym.

It’s tournament season for the local high school teams. Here’s a collection of results ranging from basketball to soccer.

The Wilson High girls soccer team dominated possession as the Bruins won 2-0 over Poly in a Moore League contest at Veterans Stadium on Thursday.

Senior Hannah Arcala scored in the first three minutes to give Lakewood an early 1-0 lead against Poly and the goal held up as the Lancers defeated the Jackrabbits to open Moore League play Tuesday afternoon.

It was a busy championship Saturday for several Long Beach boys basketball teams, as two brought home titles while another finished with a silver plaque.

Junior Bryan Alberts scored 25 points and Gabe Levin added 24 for the Beach, both career-highs, but Long Beach State came up on the short end of a high-scoring affair at Southern Utah, falling 94-89.

Senior Matthew Schmidt scored 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Wilson beat North Torrance 83-68 at the Artesia Tournament. 

Long Beach State men's basketball is at home for two games this weekend while the women's basketball team plays in Montana's tournament.

There are dozens of college football players suiting up every Saturday who have ties to Long Beach, and schools like Boise State are turning into programs that Southern California football fans can follow.