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Long Beach, CA, United States

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Past articles by Paul:

Millikan football hoping to bounce back under Justin Utupo

After a disappointing 1-9 season in 2016, the Millikan football team was in need of a culture change. Former Lakewood High standout and University of Notre Dame defensive lineman Justin Utupo takes over as Millikan’s head coach after serving as → Read More

St. Anthony football hoping to improve on championship season

A CIF Southern Section Division 10 championship and a trip to the CIF State Division 4-A championship game elevated the St. Anthony football program to new heights last year. The success pushed the Saints to Division 9 this season in the new CIF compe → Read More

New coach, same expectations for La Mirada football

The La Mirada High football program underwent some changes this past offseason. After back-to-back trips to a CIF-SS championship game, including a Southeast Division title to go along with a CIF State Division III-AA title in 2015, former head coach → Read More

Gahr High football looks to build on last season’s success

The Gahr High football team is trending in the right direction.After four losing seasons in a row, last year’s young team went 8-3 and earned a spot in the CIF Southern Section Division 10 playoffs. The Gladiators return 14 starters from → Read More

Millikan Baseball moving on in American Legion tourney

For the third consecutive year a baseball team from Millikan High School is headed to Yountville for the American Legion California State tournament, The Rams defeated Mira Costa 16-9 in the Fourth Area championship game on Thursday afternoon a → Read More

Jordan’s Mike Quigley has taught generations to swim

LONG BEACH >> Long Beach’s motto identifies it as the Aquatic Capital of America, and for good reason. The city has produced outstanding aquatic athletes such as Olympic swimmer Jessica Hardy and five-time Olympic water polo player Tony A → Read More

Century Club meeting highlights stellar year

LONG BEACH >> The Long Beach Century Club held its annual final meeting of the year on Tuesday night at the Boathouse on the Bay, and club president Keith Hansen discussed some of the club’s previous meetings and work this year. Hansen, a → Read More

Hughes Middle School is big winner at Century Club All-City banquet

LONG BEACH >> The 29th annual Long Beach Century Club Middle School All-City awards banquet was the biggest yet, with close to 800 athletes, coaches and family members on hand to accept awards for being the best in the Long Beach Unified School → Read More

Los Alamitos and Norco face off for CIF Title

It’s been CIF-SS Division 1 championship or bust for the Los Alamitos softball team since the final out of the 2016 season. The Griffins are one win away from their goal with top-seeded Norco left in the way. According to MaxPreps, Norco (33-0) → Read More

Young St. Anthony softball team poised for success

Age is just a number for the St. Anthony softball.The Saints, who have cruised to a Camino Real League title and reached the CIF Southern Section semifinals for the first time in school history. have seven freshmen in their starting lineup, but → Read More

Poly’s Zhane Smith is peaking at the right time

Hopes of winning a 20th CIF Southern Section Division 1 girls’ track and field title weren’t high for Poly heading into the championship meet last Saturday. Poly coach Crystal Irving didn’t believe her team had the numbers → Read More

Top-seeded Cerritos drops CIF volleyball championship

NORWALK >> An amazing run for the Suburban League champions and top-seeded Cerritos Dons came to a bitter end against La Serna in the CIF-SS Division 5 boys volleyball championship at Cerritos College. La Serna’s length at the net proved → Read More

Starting pitching key for St. John Bosco baseball in CIF playoffs

When the Orange Lutheran High baseball team visited St. John Bosco in the first week of April, the Lancers were ranked No. 2 in the nation according to MaxPreps, and Bosco was fighting for second place in the Trinity League. In the second game of the → Read More

Moore League well represented at CIF Swimming Finals

RIVERSIDE >> The Moore League was well represented at the very fast 2017 CIF-SS Division 2 swim finals at Riverside Community College on Saturday morning. The league had at least one swimmer in 14 of the 24 events, led by Long Beach Poly, which → Read More

Wilson boys swim extends Moore League title streak

LONG BEACH >> The longest league title streak in California history was extended on a special night during the Moore League swimming finals at Cabrillo High School. In one of the tightest meets in recent memory, the Wilson boys won their 45th co → Read More

Wilson boys volleyball clinches first outright Moore League title since 2009

The Wilson boys volleyball team has been the most consistent and energetic team in the Moore League this season and needed every bit of that energy on the road against Millikan on Tuesday. The Bruins survived a wild 20-25, 29-27, 25-18, 25-21 four-set → Read More

Jaylan Kimbrough brings a certain style to Millikan

Millikan senior volleyball player Jaylan Kimbrough has carried a lot of weight on his shoulders this season, but always embraces the task.“I have to play well. My teammates expect me to perform and I expect myself to perform,” he → Read More

Warren boys volleyball remains atop SGVL standings with win over Downey

The Warren High boys volleyball team solidified its spot at the top of the San Gabriel Valley League standings with an important home win against second-place Downey on Tuesday night. The Bears survived a tough first set against the Vikings (14-10, 5- → Read More

Hawaii upsets BYU in MPSF men’s volleyball semifinals

LONG BEACH >> In a surprise performance on Thursday night in the Walter Pyramid, No. 4 Hawaii (26-4) outlasted No. 3 BYU (24-4) to advance to the MPSF men’s volleyball conference finals. The Rainbow Warrior serve proved to be too much for → Read More

Wilson boys volleyball moves closer to Moore League title

LONG BEACH >> The Wilson High School boys volleyball team is playing with energy and confidence this season and it’s shown as the Bruins (16-6, 8-1) sit alone atop the Moore League standings. After a comfortable 25-12, 25-19, 25-15 → Read More