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Long Beach State names a new coach to head its powerhouse volleyball women’s program

By Mike Guardabascio|

La Mirada taps Randy Oronoz as new boys basketball coach

LA MIRADA >> Randy Oronoz has been named the successor to Bryce Jones as boys basketball coach at La Mirada high school. Oronoz, 27, was an assistant varsity coach at Whittier Christian the last seven years. The hire, which was fina...

By Devin Ugland Correspondent|

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  • College

    Iconic Pepperdine men’s volleyball coach Marv Dunphy steps down after 34 seasons

    The task was arduous. Marv Dunphy and his Pepperdine men’s volleyball coaching staff recently began the process of digitalizing their VHS game films. With over 1,000 tapes to convert, there were certainly nuggets from Dunphy’s decorated career. “We’d get excited. We’d say, ‘Let’s pop this practice from 1986. Or this match from 1991,” Dunphy said. “I think it would be neat to send to a few of the players once the...

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  • High School

    Brazil native Kelvin Hoefler wins 2017 Dew Tour Long Beach skateboarding title

    LONG BEACH >> For the second time in his career, Kelvin Hoefler of Sao Paulo, Brazil, won a Dew Tour event in Southern California on Sunday after he captured the 2017 Dew Tour Long Beach skateboarding title with 95.40 points. Hoefler won the 2015 contest in Los Angeles. “I can’t describe my performance,” Hoefler said. “I train so hard to put it all out there.” Orange County’s Nyjah Huston finished in second with 93.00 points while...

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  • High School

    Marcedes Lewis hosts ninth annual free football camp at Poly

    LONG BEACH >> Long Beach Poly High alum Marcedes Lewis hosted his ninth annual free youth football camp at his alma mater Saturday, with more than 450 campers signed up a for a full day of instruction, gear and lunch. Once again, the Poly campus was crawling with kids, with media outlets like ABC 7 showing up to film some of the action as well. By mid-morning, the camp was running like a well-oiled machine, with volunteers everywhere shuttling campers between different...

    Mike Guardabascio
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  • High School

    Team Blind wins Dew Tour skateboarding title again

    LONG BEACH >> The Dew Tour showcases an original team competition featuring some of the best skateboarders in the world. For the second consecutive year, Team Blind took the title with 351 out of total 400 points. Each team sends one rider to compete on one of the four sections of the California Ramp Works course outside of the Long Beach Sports Arena. The balanced Team Blind quartet of Yuto Horigame on the gaps section, Micky Papa on the rails, TJ Rogers in the technical section...

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  • High School

    Long Beach Poly has 42 seniors sign athletic scholarships

    LONG BEACH >> The 122nd year of Long Beach Poly’s athletics program was a good one by any measure. The Jackrabbits won a CIF Southern Section Open Division championship in girls basketball and a CIF-SS Division 1 championship in girls track, also claiming the CIF State title in girls track. That gives Poly 121 CIF-SS titles and 37 state championships, both more than any other school. The Jackrabbits now have more than double the hardware of the second-most successful school in...

    Mike Guardabascio
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  • Skateboarding

    Dew Tour embracing Long Beach skateboarding community

    LONG BEACH >> The Long Beach skateboarding community will be well represented at the Summer Dew Tour Skateboard Competition and Festival this weekend. The elite skateboarding and Dew Tour programs for the entire family are bigger in its second year outside the Long Beach Sports Arena. “We were community ambassadors last year, and this year we’ve done even more,” ASK Long Beach Founder and Executive Director Mike Donelon said. “They’ve done a...

    JJ Fiddler
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  • High School

    Long Beach Poly’s Sam Lewis repeats as Dream Team Boys Volleyball Player of the Year

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sam Lewis, Outside Hitter, Long Beach Poly, Senior If Sam Lewis had one request, it’s: Please stop asking him how tall he is. “Oh, I have a sign on me at all times that says, ‘Ask me how tall I am and if I play basketball and how the weather is up here,’” the Long Beach Poly senior said with a laugh. For the record, Lewis is 6-foot-10 and no, he doesn’t play basketball. From an early age he decided that...

    Mike Guardabascio
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  • Skateboarding

    L.A.’s Alex Midler takes early lead in Dew Tour amateur street

    Alex Midler had home turf advantage in the opening round of the Dew Tour’s first round of amateur competition on Thursday on the grounds of the Long Beach Convention Center. The Los Angeles resident had the highest score among 54 amateurs in the three-part street course skateboard semifinals. Midler had a score of 261.40 out of 300 points to edge Maurio McCoy of Reading, Pennsylvania by 0.40 points. Pro athletes take to the street course on Friday for the same three-part...

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  • Water polo

    USA water polo tops Croatia in World League tuneup

    LONG BEACH >> The Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center at Long Beach State was packed to capacity (and then some) on Wednesday evening for the fourth and final game of a friendly water polo series between the U.S. men’s national team and Croatia. The Americans pulled away in the second half to win their first game in the series, 7-5. “Better late than never. I’m glad we got a win,” said Thomas Dunstan, who led the U.S. with three goals. “This builds...

    Mike Guardabascio
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  • Baseball

    Fourteen players drafted on the final day of the MLB draft

    A plethora of baseball players, led by six players from Long Beach State, were drafted on the final day of the Major League Baseball draft on Wednesday. In all 14, players were selected. The six Long Beach State players drafted were: right-handed pitcher Darren McCaughan (Seattle Mariners), right-handed pitcher Josh Advocate (Texas Rangers), shortstop Laine Huffman (New York Mets), right-handed pitcher Dave Smith (Washington Nationals), outfielder Lucas Tancas (Pittsburgh Pirates) and...

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