Long Beach Wilson High alum Joel Bitonio was named the Cleveland Browns’ nominee for the 2022 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, and Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, who was born in Long Beach, won the Roberto Clemente Award this year.
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.
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.”
Mike Fillipow has embraced the nickname he earned during practice: ‘O.G.’ for ‘Old Guy.’
Kobe Jackson died suddenly last year at 22. Last weekend, his family and friends honored him with a 31-mile journey across the water.
Nearly 1 million student-athletes are deemed academically ineligible each year as a result of avoidable or recoverable errors, according to one estimate.
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.
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.
Campers are working hard in preparation for a recital on Saturday, July 30, at Lakewood Ice from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
An unprecedented amount of local pitching talent will take to the mound during a doubleheader at Blair Field.