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St. Anthony football hoping to improve on championship season

By Paul Slater Correspondent|

Jordan High football using NFL alums as motivation

“The North remembers” is a catch phrase from the HBO show “Game Of Thrones” that is also true for the Jordan High football program. The only Moore League school in North Long Beach has an ingrained sense of pride, but after...

By JJ Fiddler|


  • Water polo

    Azevedo’s Aquatic Games off to great start

    LONG BEACH >> The sport of water polo took Tony Azevedo from Long Beach to the world, and now the five-time Olympian and Wilson High alum is trying to bring international water polo to his hometown. Azevedo held his inaugural Aquatic Games last weekend at Cabrillo High, with more than 200 youth water polo players from seven countries coming together to make his first outing a success. It was, to be sure, a different kind of role for Azevedo, who became an Olympian at 18 and...

    Mike Guardabascio

  • Olympic games

    Long Beach Olympians love 2028 news

    LONG BEACH >> The local Olympic sports community has been celebrating since last week’s announcement that Los Angeles would get the 2028 Olympics. Outside of the downtown L.A. site, Long Beach will have the largest share of events happening in the Olympics, with six events happening on the waterfront downtown. In 11 short years, Long Beach will play host to men’s and women’s water polo, the triathlon, BMX biking, handball, open water swimming, and sailing.

    Mike Guardabascio

  • High School Football

    Long Beach Poly drops junior varsity football due to low numbers

    LONG BEACH >> The nearly unimaginable has happened at Long Beach Poly, where the Jackrabbits will not field a junior varsity team this fall for the first time in the football program’s 110-year history. Head coach Antonio Pierce said his program simply doesn’t have enough players for a JV team, so Poly will field just a frosh/soph squad in addition to the varsity. “The last three years our number has consistently gone down, and we’ve had...

    Mike Guardabascio

  • High school cross country

    Warren’s Dani Moreno conquering the mountains

    Dani Moreno needed a change after years of running cross country and track through age group, high school and collegiate competition. The 2010 Warren High graduate recently found a new passion with mountain running. After taking up the sport less than two years ago, Moreno represented the United States team in the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Premana, Italy, on Sunday. The American team finished second to Italy to win the silver medal. Moreno was the...

    By Kirby Lee Correspondent|

  • High School

    Historic Long Beach water polo Olympians uncovered

    It is well known that Long Beach has placed more players on the U.S. Olympic water polo team than any other city. Few know, however, how far back the city’s contributions go. As the president of the Aquatic Capital of America Foundation, I was researching candidates for induction into the Long Beach Aquatic Hall of Fame, and came across two water polo players with unique and impressive stories. Their names are Ed Knox and Dixon Fiske. While their stories have largely been...

    By Rich Foster Correspondent|

  • Long Beach State

    De’Anthony Langston’s Real Run basketball a summer haven for college players

    LYNWOOD >> Famous NBA players and not-so-famous collegians have all played a part in the development of one of Southern California’s key basketball leagues. Players from schools such as USC, Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton compete in the eight-team Real Run Basketball league Mondays through Thursdays at Lynwood High School. A single-elimination tournament, which begins Monday at 6:30 p.m., will decide the title. It is the most competitive summer league in...

    By Parker Houston @PTGazettesports on Twitter|

  • Golf

    Bryan Martin leads by four shots after three rounds of Long Beach Open

    LONG BEACH >> Bryan Martin shot a 5-under 67 in the third round of the Long Beach Open on Saturday, giving him a four-shot lead headed into Sunday’s final round of the $170,000 tournament. Local players Torey Edwards and Brian Gonzales are tied for seventh, six shots behind Martin. Martin entered the third round one shot ahead of Edwards, who was alone in second place. After Martin, a Thousand Oaks native, three-putted the first hole at El Dorado Golf Course for a bogey,...

    By James Crabtree-Hannigan @PTGazettesports on Twitter|

  • High school basketball

    Wilson sisters’ bond more than skin deep

    For their entire lives, Ashley and Brittany Wilson have been inseparable. The twins grew up together and had stellar careers on the basketball court at Long Beach Poly and then the University of Colorado. In high school and college, they took all the same classes. After returning to SoCal from Colorado, they got a job together doing social work. When posting on social media, if one of them was referring to themselves they’d write “ii” instead of just...

    Mike Guardabascio

  • Youth baseball

    Long Beach youth baseball team enjoys postseason run

    The Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars have reached the PONY World Series twice since 2008, and four times since 1959. This summer, the LB PONY 13U All-Stars took a turn at making history for the storied youth baseball organization by winning the Super Regional for the first time. Long Beach 13U won its first 13 postseason games while taking the District and Super Regional championships. The All-Stars outscored those opponents by a combined 117-29, and an average of 9-2. They then won two...

    JJ Fiddler

  • Golf

    Long Beach Open golf tournament gets underway Thursday

    Long Beach’s biggest golf tournament returns this week, as the Long Beach Golf Festival’s 29th Annual Long Beach Open tees off Thursday at 7 a.m. at El Dorado Park and Skylinks Golf Course. “[I’m] most excited about about the quality of the field and course conditions,” LB Open tournament director John McKinney said. “Both [are] excellent.” More than 300 golfers will be competing in those conditions for a chance to win a portion of...

    By Parker Houston @PTGazettesports on Twitter|

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