Three city teams qualified for the state playoffs, tied for most to make it from Long Beach in the three decades.
The high school spring sports season is underway, as 13 sports including baseball, softball and, for the first time, lacrosse, gear up for Moore League competition.
There are five Division 1 playoff soccer teams coming out of the city; there are just three Open Division or Division 1 hoop teams.
The Moore League championship might be on the line tonight at Wilson as the Bruins host Millikan in a meeting of the top teams in the league
Most of this column was written on a bus to Bakersfield.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
By far the best fall high school sport in Long Beach this year is girls’ volleyball; five local teams make appearances in the CIF Southern Section rankings.
There was so much crammed into the 88th incarnation of the Big Game, that the game seemed almost incidental.