Long Beach State golfer overcame cancer, now tops national rankings
Ian Gilligan has overcome cancer to become a top-ranked golfer at Long Beach State. He was named Big West Freshman of the Year last season.
‘One Great Game,’ a piece of Long Beach football history, gets re-release as audiobook
In hindsight, Don Wallace’s book, about Long Beach hosting the first national championship high school football game, seems to predict today’s professionalization of prep sports.
Lessons from mom and a new scholarship help keep Wilson alum working through tragedy
After his mother’s death from COVID-19, Tito Harper was determined to finish school as he cared for his younger brother. “My mom taught us that what we start we have to finish,” he said. “That’s why we’re still in school and keeping a happy mindset.”
Snacks for the Soul provides a calm community for women athletes at Long Beach State
A group of volleyball teammates saw the need for a space where student-athletes could focus on their mental health and well-being, so they made one—with snacks.
Meet the 62-year-old who’s running for LBCC’s cross-country team
Mike Fillipow has embraced the nickname he earned during practice: ‘O.G.’ for ‘Old Guy.’
Paddle from Catalina to Long Beach honors young swimmer who died last year
Kobe Jackson died suddenly last year at 22. Last weekend, his family and friends honored him with a 31-mile journey across the water.
LBCC is making it easier for student-athletes to navigate NCAA eligibility
Nearly 1 million student-athletes are deemed academically ineligible each year as a result of avoidable or recoverable errors, according to one estimate.
Photos: Long Beach native A.J. McKee scores win at MMA fight
A Mixed Martial Arts fight Saturday at Long Beach Arena featured Long Beach native A.J. McKee, who made his lightweight debut and earned a unanimous decision win over Spike Carlyle.
Long Beach native A.J. McKee fights at home this weekend in Bellator 286
A.J. McKee’s Bellator MMA career started with 18 consecutive victories before his first loss. Saturday, he’s trying to rebound in front of his hometown crowd.
California to weigh making girls flag football a high school sport
The CIF’s Southern Section voted Thursday in Long Beach to officially ask the state for approval.
The story behind an unbelievable Long Beach State soccer goal that went viral
Long Beach State head coach Mauricio Ingrassia called it “the best goal in the history of this field.”
Help on the way for Long Beach Little League legend Al Huntley
Huntley dedicated 50 years to being a Long Beach Little League coach, umpire and member of the Board of Directors. He suffered a stroke earlier this year, and a GoFundMe has already exceeded its goal.
Vin Scully, Dodgers broadcaster for 67 years, dies at 94
The Dodgers changed players, managers, executives, owners—and even coasts—but Scully and his soothing, insightful style remained a constant for the fans.
Unity Ice Academy serving community with summer camps
Campers are working hard in preparation for a recital on Saturday, July 30, at Lakewood Ice from 12:30-2:30 p.m.