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William Hernandez

Sports and Video Journalist, Social Media Manager

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Will Hernandez is a freelance sports writer, videographer and social media manager. He's covered high school, college and professional sports in Los Angeles for several outlets including, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News and the Ventura County Star. He began his professional career interning at KNBC Los Angeles' sports department. He's also covered the Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders for USA Today Sports Media Group and has blogged about USC Athletics for SB Nation's Conquest Chronicles. Most recently, he produced videos for FOX Sports Digital during the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ as a freelancer. Below is a collection of all his work since graduating from Cal State Long Beach in the Fall of 2016.

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Pasadena Star News
05/22/2019
La Serna has signing day celebration for 18 student-athletes

WHITTIER - There are a lot of high school student-athletes who dream about playing at the college level. Inside the La Serna High gymnasium on Wednesday, 18 student-athletes made that dream a reality. The group was highlighted by softball pitcher Jordyn Cebedo (Illinois-Chicago) and catcher Jessica Alcala (Cal State Fullerton).

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
03/06/2019
Keppel falls in OT to Rolling Hills Prep in girls basketball regional championship

ALHAMBRA >> Over the last four years, the Mark Keppel High girls basketball team has learned the hard way what it's like going up against a team with more size and strength. Over the last four years, senior point guard Vanessa Aguirre has connected on shot attempts similar to the one she put up with her team down one with under 10 seconds remaining in overtime.

Pasadena Star News
11/11/2018
Padilla leads California to first CIF-SS boys water polo title

IRVINE - Growing up, California High water polo senior utility Jesus Padilla dreamt about leading his team to water polo glory. He got that opportunity Saturday in the CIF Southern Section Division 5 championship game against Brentwood at the William Wollett Aquatics Center in Irvine and he did not disappoint.

Pasadena Star News
11/10/2018
Bonita survives big fourth-quarter rally to advance in CIF-SS playoffs

LA VERNE - Sports can often serve as a reminder that no matter the situation in life, anything is possible. In the CIF Southern Section Division 10 quarterfinals game between Bonita (9-3) and Hillcrest High, the Trojans (8-4) put that on full display, overcoming a three touchdown deficit late in the game, making what appeared to be a contest that was out of reach into one that was ultimately decided on the final play.

Pasadena Star News
11/08/2018
California and Baldwin Park reach boys water polo championship games

One of the things Beaumont High boys water polo interim coach Trevor Tripp told the Cougars when he took over three weeks ago was that their ability to capitalize on six-on-five opportunities were going to make or break the year for them. Against California, the No.

Pasadena Star News
10/28/2018
Muir beats Pasadena in Turkey Tussle at Rose Bowl

PASADENA - Playing a complete game through four quarters is something the Pasadena High football team has not found easy this season. That was the case again Saturday afternoon against crosstown rival Muir in the 72nd annual Turkey Tussle game at the Rose Bowl, as the Bulldogs allowed the Mustangs to score 27 unanswered points in the second half.

Pasadena Star News
09/28/2018
Schurr football comes up with big win over Alhambra

ALHAMBRA >> Keep working and keep believing. That was Schurr coach Dave Ramos' message to his team when it trailed late by a field goal with less than two minutes remaining and over 50 yards to go in order to hit paydirt.

Pasadena Star News
09/21/2018
San Marino football and Newport Harbor play to a tie

SAN MARINO >> After Newport Harbor sophomore running back Justin McCoy scored a tying touchdown on a 20-yard run with less than a minute remaining, there was no question what San Marino coach Mike Hobbie wanted if regulation ended in a 20-20 tie. Overtime or no overtime?

Pasadena Star News
09/14/2018
Jonathan Arceneaux carries Whittier football past Schurr

MONTEBELLO >> Don't make mistakes. That was the message Schurr coach Dave Ramos repeated over and over to his team before its game against visiting Whittier.While the Spartans didn't commit very many in the early going, the Spartans did have two first-half turnovers that resulted in points for the Cardinals, which led by more than four touchdowns at halftime.

Pasadena Star News
08/31/2018
Arroyo football too much for Schurr in rout

WHITTIER: Even though Arroyo senior quarterback Ernesto Camacho put together an overall complete performance against Schurr High, the Knights' gunslinger still thought the team didn't have its best performance.

Pasadena Star News
08/24/2018
Big plays help Pasadena football edge Maranatha

PASADENA >> The balloon finally popped. That was what Pasadena High football coach Dejuan Shamburger felt after the Bulldogs scored for the first time against Maranatha. "It gave us some confidence, and it was like we finally popped the balloon," Shamburger said. "It was like, 'Ok we can do it.'

Pasadena Star News
08/23/2018
Mayfair football too much for California again

The California High School football team was hoping that Thursday's game against Mayfair would turn out better than last year's 27-point loss to the Monsoons that still resonated with them. For a while, Cal managed to go toe-to-toe with the reigning Suburban League champions, but thanks to a four touchdown performance from Mayfair running back Tstrong Mataele, the Monsoons cruised to victory again, beating Cal 39-21 in the nonleague affair.

Whittier Daily News
04/18/2018
Cantwell-Sacred Heart's new football coach C.J. Martinez reacts to expectations

When it became clear that Cantwell-Sacred Heart and its former head football coach Travis Brown were parting ways, it raised a lot of eyebrows. The school might have raised even more last week after announcing it had hired its new head coach, C.J. Martinez, who had no previous head coaching experience.

Whittier Daily News
05/09/2018
Cantwell-Sacred Heart catcher Jared Thomas does it all

For Cantwell-Sacred Heart catcher Jared Thomas, calling games has become a natural instinct. The junior began calling pitches for the Cardinals his freshman year. During his sophomore season, he allowed his coach, Rudy Garcia, to take over the pitch-selection duties so he could get a feel of it, considering that it was Garcia's first year at the helm.

Whittier Daily News
05/12/2018
Schurr's Miguel Aguero helps South team stun the North in overtime

MONTEBELLO - After stopping the North team on defense in the first possession of overtime in the San Gabriel Valley All-Star football game, the South team's quarterback, Schurr's Miguel Aguero, stepped up in the pocket and saw a crease he could exploit.

Whittier Daily News
05/12/2018
Whittier Christian boys volleyball knocks off Santa Fe in quarterfinals

WHITTIER >> Since Whittier Christian star outside hitter Cade McGee returned from a torn meniscus injury that held him out for a majority of this season, the Heralds have been peaking. The senior is undoubtedly the Heralds' go-to guy on offense and defense and against Santa Fe High in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 quarterfinal that was on full display.

Whittier Daily News
05/19/2018
Diamond Ranch sweeps Garden Grove to win Division 5 volleyball title

NORWALK - For Diamond Ranch boys volleyball coach Mario Meza and seniors Kaleb Cruz and Faroq Gibani, the road to Saturday's CIF Southern Section Division 5 championship match began three years ago. That's when Meza coached Cruz and Gibani on the school's junior varsity team during the pair's freshman season.

Whittier Daily News
05/23/2018
La Serna honors student athletes with special signing day ceremony

When La Serna High athletic director Steve Hemmenway took over the job back in 2007, he created a special signing day ceremony that honors all of the school's student-athletes who are furthering their athletic careers at the collegiate level.

Whittier Daily News
06/02/2018
Jessica Lopez pitches another no-hitter as Santa Fe wins CIF-SS Division 4 softball title

IRVINE - This season has been one of firsts for the Santa Fe High softball team. It began with first-year coach AJ Reyes coming over from El Rancho. From the beginning, Reyes instilled a rejuvenating confidence in the Chiefs that propelled them all the way to the CIF Southern Section Division 4 title game against San Marcos on Saturday at Deanna Manning Stadium.

Conquest Chronicles
08/11/2018
Clay Helton says LB Porter Gustin's surgery was 'phenomenal'

The USC football team's linebacker corps has gotten banged up in the first two weeks of fall camp but coach Clay Helton implied that help is on the way. After wrapping up Friday's scrimmage before USC's scrimmage on Saturday, fifth-year coach Clay Helton implied that senior linebacker Porter Gustin's surgery to replace the torn meniscus injury he suffered last week went "phenomenal," according to the OC Register's Joey Kauffman.

Conquest Chronicles
08/11/2018
Sam Darnold puts on impressive performance in New York Jets debut

It didn't take long for Sam Darnold to win New York Jets fans over. In his NFL debut, the former USC Trojan looked every bit like his college self playing against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night at Metlife Stadium. Although Darnold was going up against the Falcons' second-team defensive unit, he showed why New York invested its No.

Conquest Chronicles
08/06/2018
USC lands four-star TE Jude Wolfe to 2019 recruiting class

Add four-star tight end Jude Wolfe out of St. John Bosco High as the latest Brave to commit to USC. The class of 2019 prospect is the third player from the program to announce his decision to play his college ball for the Trojans. Wolfe is joining his teammate Chris Steele in USC's 2019 recruiting class.

Conquest Chronicles
08/04/2018
USC LB Taylor Katoa leaving team for two-year LDS mission

USC redshirt freshman inside linebacker Taylor Katoa is putting his Trojan playing career on a waiting list. The former Layton High (Utah) standout announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the team for a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, per Katoa's Twitter account.

Conquest Chronicles
07/30/2018
Why Matt Fink should be the starting quarterback.

When it comes to USC football, there's no getting around the elephant in the room: who will be behind center come Week 1 against UNLV? Right now, the consensus seems to be that incoming freshman JT Daniels is the favorite to land the job.

Conquest Chronicles
07/25/2018
USC vs. Oklahoma - A matchup that needs to happen

Over the years, USC has never been shy from taking on the all of the juggernauts that college football has to offer. For example, in 2003 the Trojans traveled down South to face the reigning national champion Auburn Tigers, which ended in a 23-0 victory for USC.

Whittier Daily News
08/17/2018
California cruises past Schurr in football opener

MONTEREY PARK >> Coming into Friday's season opener, the Schurr High football team figured it would face an uphill battle against a physical California team that loves to run the football. But when coach Dave Ramos got news that transfer quarterback Christian Valenzuela from Cantwell-Sacred Heart was not clear to suit up for the Spartans, that hill got steeper.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
01/19/2018
Santa Fe's Matt Vela to play in Blue-Grey All-American football game in Dallas

SANTA FE SPRINGS - Santa Fe High middle linebacker Matt Vela didn't start playing football until his freshman year of high school. The Whittier Daily News 2017 Defensive Player of the Year didn't play Pop Warner football because his father wanted to hold him out from hitting the gridiron until he got to high school.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
02/25/2018
Montebello boys soccer gets early jump in quarterfinal victory

MONTEBELLO - The Montebello High boys soccer team didn't waste any time putting visiting Norte Vista in a steep hole in Saturday's CIF Southern Section Division 2 quarterfinal game, which the Oilers won 3-1.

Ventura County Star
Fast start paves way for Fillmore High's first CIF-SS girls soccer title

DOWNEY - The Fillmore High girls soccer team had made the trip to Warren several times before Saturday's CIF-Southern Section Division 7 championship game against Azusa. However, it wasn't because the Flashes were playing for a title. Some of the players were at Warren when the boys soccer team won the 2015-16 CIF-SS Division 7 title game against Saddleback Valley Christian.

Whittier Daily News
02/24/2018
La Mirada girls soccer edges Rancho Cucamonga to reach semifinals

RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Playing with a lot riding on the line is nothing new for the La Mirada High girls soccer team. The Matadores (23-2-4) have been to CIF Southern Section championship games twice in the last three seasons. Therefore, the team knows a thing or two about playing under the bright lights.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
01/13/2018
Schurr boys basketball builds big lead, holds on for win

MONTEBELLO >> The Schurr High boys basketball team has had a knack for letting opponents get back into a game in the late stages. But thanks to hot shooting in the first half, when Schurr hit 13 3-pointers, the Spartans held off Bell Gardens, 73-62, in an Almont League game on Friday.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
01/25/2018
Los Altos boys basketball earns tough road victory in OT

DIAMOND BAR >> Winning at Diamond Ranch High has never been an easy task for the Los Altos boys basketball team. That was certainly the case Wednesday for the visiting Conquerors, who pulled off a 76-67 overtime victory to remain unbeaten in Hacienda League play.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
01/27/2018
Covina's defense plays key role against San Dimas boys basketball

SAN DIMAS >> Coming into its key Valle Vista League showdown against two-time defending champion San Dimas High, the Covina boys basketball team knew the recipe for a victory would begin with its defense. The visiting Colts ultimately got that and more.

Whittier Daily News
02/21/2018
St. Paul boys basketball knocked out in 3AA quarters

LONG BEACH >> With 3:15 still to play in Tuesday night's CIF Southern Section Division 3AA quarterfinal game, visiting St. Paul High senior point guard Malik Jones leaned against the wall in front of the stands staring. At that point in the game, the inevitable was on the scoreboard.

Whittier Daily News
02/16/2018
El Rancho girls basketball falls to JSerra in playoff opener

PICO RIVERA - Going up against a Trinity League powerhouse like visiting JSerra High on Thursday night, the El Rancho girls basketball team figured it was going to have its hands full guarding some of the Lions' big post players.

Whittier Daily News
02/01/2018
Cantwell boys basketball team plays with sense of urgency in win over Serra

MONTEBELLO - For the Cantwell-Sacred Heart boys basketball team, it's been starting to feel like time is running out. For that reason, the Cardinals entered their key Del Rey League showdown against Serra on Wednesday with the impression that their season was on the line.

Whittier Daily News
02/15/2018
St. Paul boys basketball turns it on late to defeat Warren in playoff opener

SANTA FE SPRINGS - With 3:09 remaining in Wednesday night's CIF Southern Section Division 3AA first-round boys basketball playoff game, St. Paul coach Damaine Powell opted to go with a smaller lineup. Visiting Warren had just cut the Swordsmen's lead to five points after junior guard Tre'mond Johnson hit a putback.

Whittier Daily News
02/03/2018
La Mirada girls soccer moves closer to another league title with tie

LAKEWOOD - With an eighth consecutive league championship on the line for the La Mirada High girls soccer team on Friday, the Matadores' matchup against rival Mayfair certainly lived up to its billing. The teams have established themselves as the top two contenders in the Suburban League this season, outscoring foes by a combined score of 126-2.

Whittier Daily News
01/11/2018
Amped-up Cantwell boys basketball holds off Valley Christian

MONTEBELLO - Playing in just its second home game of the season, the Cantwell-Sacred Heart High boys basketball team was a little too amped up for its Del Rey League matchup against Valley Christian. The Cardinals (15-3), ranked 15th in CIF Southern Section Division 1, came into this contest fresh off a six-point loss to No.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
03/03/2019
South El Monte girls soccer shows no fear as it captures first SoCal Regional crown

SAN GABRIEL >> After getting through the first round of the CIF-SS Division 6 playoffs with an eight-goal win over Azusa High, the South El Monte girls soccer team was already asking for championship rings. From the outside looking in, that might have come off as a brash overreaction to what was a dominating victory.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
02/17/2019
West Torrance beats La Habra on penalty kicks in Division 3 boys soccer semifinals

LA HABRA >> The La Habra High boys soccer team was nicknamed the Cardiac Kids for a reason. Aside from their quarterfinal victory over Dos Pueblos, each game for the Highlanders during their postseason march to Saturday night's CIF Southern Section Division 3 semifinal game against visiting West Torrance was decided by one goal or in penalty kicks.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
02/13/2019
Walnut's defense shuts down Diamond Bar in second-round playoff win

WALNUT - Defensive energy has been a key ingredient for the Walnut High boys basketball team all season. It's a huge reason why the Mustangs (23-7) nearly earned a share of the Hacienda League title. It was present again Tuesday night in the Mustangs' CIF-Southern Section Division 2A second-round victory over visiting Diamond Bar.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
02/10/2019
Second-half adjustment leads Oxford Academy over El Rancho

PICO RIVERA - Oxford Academy High's girls basketball coach David Clifton went into the locker room at halftime with his team ahead by two points over El Rancho with a new strategy in mind. It was time for the Patriots to back out of their man-defense and play zone, with the hope of limiting the Dons' Jaylene Oviedo, who hit four 3-pointers in the first half.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
02/08/2019
Bonita dominates early with defense, advances in girls basketball playoffs

LA VERNE - This season, Bonita's calling card has been steady defense. Against visiting Culver City on Thursday, in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 2A girls basketball playoffs, defense was again the Bearcats' strength. Although the Centaurs made a late fourth-quarter run to pull within six points, Bonita hung on for a 50-40 win.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
02/01/2019
Wilson boys basketball team beats Covina to win Valle Vista League title

HACIENDA HEIGHTS >> After losing a close contest against San Dimas on Jan. 14, Wilson High basketball coach Willie Allen told his team it was going to be vital for the Wildcats to stay in the moment if they were to have any chance of contending for the Valle Vista League title.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
01/12/2019
St. Francis' week gets worse as it loses to Chaminade without Andre Henry

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE >> This week wasn't a convenient one for the St. Francis High boys basketball team. It started with the Golden Knights dropping their Mission League opener to Crespi on Wednesday. Things didn't get any better Friday as they had to take on visiting Chaminade without junior Andre Henry, the team's leading scorer who was dealing with an injury.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
01/10/2019
Maxwell's 26 points help El Rancho girls basketball top resurgent Santa Fe

PICO RIVERA>> Behind a 26-point and 15-rebound performance by senior Donteylor Maxwell, the El Rancho High girls basketball team cruised to a 68-53 victory over visiting Santa Fe in a Del Rio League game on Wednesday. Junior Joanne Stroud scored a team-high 25 points for the Chiefs (16-4, 1-2), who, after going winless in league last season, are the No.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
12/16/2018
St. Francis loses to Cypress in final seconds of Buc Pride Classic title game

Despite having senior guard Dennis Flowers III score a game-high 24 points for the St. Francis basketball team, the Golden Knights fell to Cypress 54-53, an outcome sealed by a last-second block by forward Elijah Vaielu, in the Buc Pride Classic championship game Saturday night at Bellflower High.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
12/09/2018
Schurr boys basketball goes three overtimes to win Blue Pride Classic

PICO RIVERA - With the Schurr High boys basketball team down two points in triple overtime against Diamond Bar, first-year coach Rick Ronquillo didn't have many plays left that he didn't already use.Except for one.With just six seconds left in the third overtime period, the Spartans set up a corner three-point attempt for senior Omar Olivas, who buried it to give his team a 75-74 victory over the Brahams in the Blue Pride Classic tournament championship game at El Rancho High."That's an old...

Conquest Chronicles
08/27/2018
Five bold predictions for the 2018 season

Although USC is replacing two key positions on offense at quarterback and running back, the expectation for success is always high for the Trojan faithful. Coach Clay Helton has officially announced Sunday that true freshman JT Daniels will start Week 1 behind center against UNLV.

Conquest Chronicles
08/27/2018
Freshman JT Daniels named USC's starting quarterback

The wait is finally over. After weeks of deliberation about who would be USC's starting quarterback on Week 1 vs. UNLV, coach Clay Helton finally cleared up what we all thought all along. True freshman JT Daniels, who should be preparing to face La Mirada High instead of UNLV right now, has won the starting quarterback job for the Trojans football team.

Conquest Chronicles
08/27/2018
Freshman JT Daniels named USC's starting quarterback

The wait is finally over. After weeks of deliberation about who would be USC's starting quarterback on Week 1 vs. UNLV, coach Clay Helton finally cleared up what we all thought all along. True freshman JT Daniels, who should be preparing to face La Mirada High instead of UNLV right now, has won the starting quarterback job for the Trojans football team.

Pasadena Star News
08/24/2018
Big plays help Pasadena football edge Maranatha

PASADENA >> The balloon finally popped. That was what Pasadena High football coach Dejuan Shamburger felt after the Bulldogs scored for the first time against Maranatha. "It gave us some confidence, and it was like we finally popped the balloon," Shamburger said. "It was like, 'Ok we can do it.'

Whittier Daily News
08/23/2018
Mayfair football too much for California again

The California High School football team was hoping that Thursday's game against Mayfair would turn out better than last year's 27-point loss to the Monsoons that still resonated with them. For a while, Cal managed to go toe-to-toe with the reigning Suburban League champions, but thanks to a four touchdown performance from Mayfair running back Tstrong Mataele, the Monsoons cruised to victory again, beating Cal 39-21 in the nonleague affair.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
09/07/2018
Temple City knocks off unbeaten Gabrielino, 26-14

TEMPLE CITY >> After Gabrielino High senior running back Adam Scannell rushed for a 7-yard touchdown with 7:18 remaining, the Eagles appeared to find energy on their sideline. Gabrielino trailed Temple City by five points following the score, and was knocking on the Rams' door after struggling to get anything going on offense in the previous three quarters.

Whittier Daily News
11/01/2017
CalHi adjusts to sluggish start and sweeps La Mirada in first-round victory

WHITTIER - After finishing last in the Del Rio League one year ago, the California High girls volleyball team shook off the nerves of playing in its first CIF-Southern Section Division 6 playoff game on Tuesday night. The lack of experience on behalf of the Condors certainly showed in the match's opening set against visiting La Mirada.

Whittier Daily News
11/06/2017
La Habra and top seed Schurr ready for high school football playoffs

CIF-SS Football Playoff Pairings Show for SGVN Live https://t.co/77cSxUuolq - Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) November 5, 2017 The La Habra High football team cruised through the Freeway League during the regular season but face a tough challenge in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 first round game against Edison.

Whittier Daily News
11/08/2017
Lauryn Bradley leads St. Paul girls volleyball to Division 5 final

SANTA FE SPRINGS - The St. Paul High girls volleyball team has a luxury that not many teams in the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoff bracket do. On any given night, the Swordsmen (25-10) can rely on one of their key players to step up and lead them to victory.

Whittier Daily News
10/28/2017
Santa Fe football continues march through Del Rio League

WHITTIER - The Santa Fe High football team came into this season with a chip on its shoulder. After last season's defensive coordinator and former Chiefs standout Romeo Pellum resigned, it was presumed that the team might suffer a setback in 2017.

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12/30/2017
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Whittier Daily News
11/10/2017
St. Paul girls volleyball one win away from CIF-SS title

The St. Paul High girls volleyball team called its shot back in September. With the team coming off a disappointing 2016 season, one in which the Swordsmen were denied a postseason berth, seniors Hannah Tostado and Alex Diaz guaranteed that they would win the CIF Southern Section Division 5 championship.

Whittier Daily News
11/09/2017
Pioneer's magical season comes to end in boys water polo semifinals

SANTA FE SPRINGS - Before the start of the season, it would have been difficult to say the Pioneer High boys water polo team would make it all the way to the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 semifinals. With only four seniors an ample amount of talented young underclassmen, Titans coach Samuel Wright envisioned the team hitting its stride next season.

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Pasadena Star News
03/15/2019
Becker delivers winning hit as Bishop Amat softball hands California its first loss

LA PUENTE - When mistakes happen, leave them in the past and don't dwell on them. Those are the words a coach shared with Bishop Amat catcher Hannah Becker during Thursday's game. For Becker, that seemed easier said than done after she allowed visiting California to score the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning by dropping a throw to the plate.

Pasadena Star News
03/23/2019
Vidal slugs home run as Los Altos softball routs Walnut in rematch

HACIENDA HEIGHTS >> After receiving a 10-run thumping against Walnut a week ago, the Los Altos High softball team had all the motivation it needed going into the second meeting with the Mustangs on Friday. This time, the Conquerors (6-5-1, 1-1) hosted surging Walnut (8-6, 1-2), which went winless against Hacienda League opponents a year ago.

Pasadena Star News
04/10/2019
Timely hitting leads Alhambra baseball to win over Schurr

MONTEBELLO - Anytime the Alhambra High baseball team can scratch out a victory against Almont League rival Schurr, it's a confidence-boosting result for Moors coach Steve Gewecke. It wasn't the flashiest of wins, but it was enough for undefeated Alhambra, which utilized four runs in the fourth and fifth innings to defeat the Spartans 8-3 in a league game Tuesday at Schurr High School.

Pasadena Star News
03/24/2019
Star News boys and girls claim All-Star Classic basketball victories

PASADENA >> In Mark Keppel High's final basketball game this season against Rolling Hills Prep in the CIF State Division II regional final, senior guard Vanessa Aguirre had a similar shot attempt to the one she had on Saturday night in the Tribune/Star-News All-Star Classic at Pasadena City College.

Pasadena Star News
04/05/2019
Bishop Amat gets past St. Paul in Del Rey League softball game

LA PUENTE - Just two days removed from the six-year anniversary of her father's passing, Bishop Amat senior pitcher Amanda Hernandez went into Thursday's game against rival St. Paul with one clear thought in mind. She needed to deliver for her team against the visiting Swordsmen, who were looking to even the race for first place in the Del Rey League.

Pasadena Star News
04/10/2019
Timely hitting leads Alhambra baseball to win over Schurr

MONTEBELLO - Anytime the Alhambra High baseball team can scratch out a victory against Almont League rival Schurr, it's a confidence-boosting result for Moors coach Steve Gewecke. It wasn't the flashiest of wins, but it was enough for undefeated Alhambra, which utilized four runs in the fourth and fifth innings to defeat the Spartans 8-3 in a league game Tuesday at Schurr High School.

Pasadena Star News
04/13/2019
Givens provides spark as Santa Fe baseball rallies to beat California

SANTA FE SPRINGS - After winning three straight Del Rio League titles, the Santa Fe High baseball team has learned a thing or two about overcoming deficits. After allowing visiting California to erase a five-run second-inning deficit by scoring seven runs, the Chiefs found themselves in a sink-or-swim situation.

Pasadena Star News
04/19/2019
La Serna softball overpowers California, clinches third straight Del Rio League crown

WHITTIER >> The California High softball team did everything it could to foil archrival La Serna's bid to clinch a third consecutive Del Rio League title on Thursday in a crucial game for both programs. The Condors, who lost to the Lancers on Tuesday after the area power jumped out to a seven-run lead after two innings, got off to a good start by scoring a pair of runs in the first inning against La Serna starter Jordyn Cebedo.

Pasadena Star News
04/26/2019
St. Paul baseball finds way past Ramirez, Salesian to win CRL title outright

SANTA FE SPRINGS - The St. Paul High baseball team had its sights set on Thursday's game against Salesian ever since the Swordsmen were limited to one hit by Salesian pitcher Luis Ramirez on Feb. 27. "From that point we went into the clubhouse and put on the chalkboard that day, '4/25,' because that was going to be the league championship," St.

Pasadena Star News
05/01/2019
Arcadia finishes strong to beat South Pasadena in first round of CIF-SS boys volleyball playoffs

SOUTH PASADENA >> The last thing first-year Arcadia High boys volleyball coach Sen ho Meng wanted was a fifth set. After winning the first two of Tuesday's CIF Southern Section Division 2 first-round match against South Pasadena, it was clear the visiting Apaches had lost their grip on momentum after the Tigers won the third and were in a stranglehold in the fourth.

Pasadena Star News
05/02/2019
Bishop Amat softball routs Irvine in first round of CIF-SS playoffs

LA PUENTE - For the Bishop Amat High softball team, the mantra going into every game is to not strike out. In Wednesday's CIF Southern Section Division 3 first-round playoff game against visiting Irvine, the Lancers had no problem putting the ball in play.

Pasadena Star News
05/03/2019
La Serna softball rallies to defeat Upland in Division 1 playoff opener

WHITTIER >> With four years of teamwork between catcher Jessica Alcala and pitcher Jordyn Cebedo, the La Serna High softball duo has learned a few tricks about how to work out of jams. The Lancers found themselves in trouble early and often against visiting Upland (20-8-3) on Thursday in a CIF Southern Section Division 1 first-round playoff game.

Pasadena Star News
05/08/2019
Netz stifles Schurr as Maranatha advances in softball playoffs

PASADENA - Against a pitcher like Marantha junior Devyn Netz, Schurr softball coach Bobby Madrid figured he had to roll the dice a few times in order to generate runs. With a pair of runners in scoring position in the top of the third, Madrid opted to have his Nos.

Pasadena Star News
05/10/2019
South El Monte softball can't overcome shaky start against Sultana

SOUTH EL MONTE >> Behind a five-run first inning and an eight-strikeout performance by Sultana pitcher Savannah Serrata, the Sultans knocked off host South El Monte 8-2 in a CIF Southern Section Division 4 quarterfinal game Thursday.

Pasadena Star News
05/11/2019
Flintridge Prep boys tennis finds way past Maranatha to win CIF-SS Division 4 crown

CLAREMONT >> Flintridge Prep boys tennis coach Roger Hollomand made it clear to his team throughout Friday's CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship match that it needed to play to win. On the other hand, Maranatha coach Arthur Hsieh felt the Minutemen lacked that mentality and instead played not to lose.

Pasadena Star News
05/19/2019
Arroyo overwhelms Marshall in Division 7 final to win first CIF-SS baseball title

RIVERSIDE >> On the bus ride to UC Riverside for the CIF Southern Section Division 7 championship game against Pasadena Marshall, Arroyo baseball coach Randy Hernandez gave each of his players a piece of paper. He wanted the Knights (15-8-1) to explain why the game was important to them and why they deserved to be in the position.

Whittierdailynews
Momentum eludes Chiefs in second half of second-round loss

SANTA FE SPRINGS >> When Rancho Mirage's Charles Neal walked off the court as the first half expired, he knew that his team still had a chance to come from behind. His team was facing an 11-point deficit with five seconds left on the cloc

Whittier Daily News
11/10/2017
St. Paul girls volleyball one win away from CIF-SS title

The St. Paul High girls volleyball team called its shot back in September. With the team coming off a disappointing 2016 season, one in which the Swordsmen were denied a postseason berth, seniors Hannah Tostado and Alex Diaz guaranteed that they would win the CIF Southern Section Division 5 championship.

YouTube
07/17/2017
Will Hernandez' reel

This is a compilation of standups and packages I produced during my internship with KNBC Los Angeles' sports desk last Fall and clips from a mini documentary I shot and edited during my study abroad program in Valencia, Spain in the summer of 2016.

Chargers Wire
07/11/2017
Chargers DE Joey Bosa celebrates 22nd birthday

By: Will Hernandez | July 11, 2017 7:46 pm ET Los Angeles Chargers star defensive end Joey Bosa made an immediate impact on the defense last season at just 21 years old.

Raiders Wire
07/12/2017
Calvin Johnson hammers Lions, lists Raiders' Derek Carr among favorite QBs

By: Will Hernandez | July 11, 2017 10:59 pm ET Retired Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson appears to be contemplating a comeback, and not surprisingly Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is at the forefront of Megatron's mind. When asked who his favorite quarterback was, Johnson named two all-time Packers greats before placing Carr's name in the same breath.

Chargers Wire
07/14/2017
5 Chargers who will be undervalued in Fantasy Football in 2017

By: Will Hernandez | 3 hours ago Football season is almost upon us, which means it's time to start thinking about fantasy football. Every season several sleepers emerge leaving fans scrambling to the waiver wire and kicking themselves for not drafting them in the first place.

Chargers Wire
07/11/2017
Chargers OT Tyreek Burwell not new to overcoming adversity

By: Will Hernandez | July 11, 2017 6:14 pm ET The road to the NFL for Los Angeles Chargers tackle Tyreek Burwell has been anything but smooth. Burwell started his collegiate career as a tight end playing at Division III SUNY-Cortland.

Raiders Wire
06/16/2017
Raiders' Jalen Richard most elusive RB in NFL per PFF

By: Will Hernandez | June 16, 2017 5:32 pm ET No one could have predicted the immediate impact Oakland Raiders running back Jalen Richard would have when the rookie first tried out for the Silver and Black last offseason.

Raiders Wire
06/16/2017
WATCH: Raiders' Derek Carr ambush Jack Del Rio's presser

By: Will Hernandez | June 16, 2017 5:27 pm ET The last day of minicamp might feel a lot like the last day of school for NFL players and coaches. At least it seemed that way for Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.

Chargers Wire
06/15/2017
Chargers bid official farewell to Chargers Park, San Diego

By: Will Hernandez | June 15, 2017 7:00 pm ET The Los Angeles Chargers officially left San Diego with the final practice occurring at Chargers Park Thursday. The Bolts spent 55 years in San Diego, and for most wounded fans, the team's exit feels like it has dragged on for eternity.

Raiders Wire
06/08/2017
WATCH: T.J. Ward on Aqib Talib snatching Raiders' Michael Crabtree's chain

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib wasn't fond of Oakland Raiders Michael Crabtree rocking a gold chain when the two faced off in Week 17 last season. It was early in the game when Talib went over to the Oakland receiver and proceeded to rip off his gold chain, per NFL.com.

Raiders Wire
06/13/2017
WATCH: Marshawn Lynch in full Raiders gameday gear

Many Oakland Raiders fans finally got to see something they had been anticipating since the beginning of the offseason - seeing running back Marshawn Lynch don the Silver and Black. The former Seattle Seahawk running back came out of retirement back in April, and after Beast Mode's former team and the Raiders had agreed to trade later in the month, Lynch was officially a Raider.

Chargers Wire
06/11/2017
Chargers' Melvin Ingram hits target salary of $16.5M

The Los Angeles Chargers desperately wanted to avoid another contract dispute with one of their top pass rushers as they did last offseason with defensive end Joey Bosa. The team made sure there would be no contract strife this time around by signing speedy pass rusher Melvin Ingram to a four-year deal worth $66 million, with $42 million guaranteed.

Whittier Daily News
12/30/2017
Los Altos boys basketball reaches tournament title game

LA VERNE - Playing smart basketball is an axiom that is often said by coaches. Unfortunately, it's one of those things that is a lot easier said than done. For the Los Altos High boys team, though, playing smart basketball is a little bit doable when you have six seniors who have two or three years of varsity playing experience.

Raiders Wire
06/11/2017
Raiders' Marshawn Lynch surprises football campers with footballs

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is well-known for giving back to the communities in the Bay Area. The 31-year-old Oakland native has been a role model for the Bay Area's youth even before he came out of retirement to sign with the Silver and Black.

Raiders Wire
04/14/2017
Raiders owner Mark Davis, other NFL reaction on passing of Dan Rooney

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis issued a statement honoring the life of former Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney who died on Thursday. Rooney was 84. In his statement, Davis highlighted Rooney's dedication to improving the NFL and his dedication to diversifying the league, per the Raiders official website.

Raiders Wire
04/04/2017
2017 NFL draft: 5 options for Raiders at inside linebacker

With the Oakland Raiders missing out on big name free agent linebacker Zach Brown after he signed with the Washington Redskins Monday, Oakland will now need to fill their lack of depth at the position through the upcoming NFL Draft.

Raiders Wire
04/18/2017
Khalil Mack enticed by Beast Mode, says RB would be 'great, great, great treat'

Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack is enticed by the notion of having retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch in Silver and Black in 2017. With the Oakland Raiders close to adding the East Bay native to their squad, Mack told the media gathered in Alameda for the start of Raiders offseason programs, that having Lynch on the team would be a "great, great, great treat."

Raiders Wire
04/18/2017
Khalil Mack on taking days off: 'I squeezed in two this year'

Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack doesn't mess around when it comes to training and getting himself ready for the regular season. Mack is well known for not taking any shortcuts during his offseason workout regiment, having previously told the Oakland Raiders media contingency that he only took just one day off before he got back into the gym in 2015.

Chargers Wire
07/14/2017
Meet Chargers' Joshua Perry: LB by day, singer by night

By: Will Hernandez | 1 hour ago Los Angeles Chargers second-year linebacker Joshua Perry is a smooth operator. While most NFL players prefer to get psyched out by Hip Hop and Rap music before a game, Perry prefers the soothing vibes he gets from listening to R&B artists like Boyz II Men and Drew Hill.

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Charter Oak goes to Brian Casteel for quarterfinal victory

DOWNEY >> The mantra for the Charter Oak High school football team all season has been next man up. On Friday night, the Chargers went to the guy they've relied on all season. Senior Brian Casteel's four touchdowns lifted vi

Whittier Daily News
11/22/2017
St. Paul girls volleyball heads to regional final

SANTA FE SPRINGS - St. Paul High girls volleyball coach John Van Deventer had one simple question for his team going into its CIF Southern California Regional Division 3 semifinal match against visiting Poway. Why not us? The Swordsmen answered by defeating Poway 25-20, 25-21, 15-25, 27-25.

Whittier Daily News
12/01/2017
Whittier softball duo make college choices

WHITTIER - Playing softball is all Whittier High softball team's Amanda Canizales has wanted to do. When she first visited California State University Dominguez Hills on a recruiting trip, she knew right away that it was the place for her to continue that dream.

Whittier Daily News
11/11/2017
Late Gahr touchdown ends Santa Fe football season

WHITTIER >> Everyone in attendance at Friday night's CIF Southern Section Division 10 first-round football playoff game between Santa Fe and Gahr knew who would be getting the ball. With the Gladiators facing a fourth-and-3 at the Chiefs' 3-yard line with less than 30 seconds to play in the game, there wasn't any doubt about who Gahr would go to with its season on the line.

Whittier Daily News
11/26/2017
St. Paul girls volleyball postseason run halted

The St. Paul girls volleyball team's storybook season concluded Saturday in the CIF State Regional Division III final match when it was defeated by Point Loma 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23. Except for an 11-2 run that Point Loma (23-12) got off to in the second set, which the Swordsmen rallied back from to eventually win, the entire match was neck-and-neck.

Pasadenastarnews
Juliana Lopez lifts San Gabriel Mission over Pacific, again

LOS ANGELES >> After emptying everything out in its run to the CIF Southern Section Division 7 title, San Gabriel Mission's head coach Francisco Lopez said the difficulty going into the CIF State Regional playoffs would be finding a new m

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Bulldogs don't celebrate playoff victory until buzzer sounds

PASADENA >> Even after Pasadena's Bryce Hamilton flushed down a dunk with three minutes left to play, the home crowd erupting in joy over a 14-point lead, the Bulldogs never thought the game was over. Not even with 24 seconds to go

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Damien basketball wins Open consolation final

LA VERNE >> In the first three quarters of Thursday night's CIF Southern Section boys basketball Open Division consolation final, Roosevelt High School managed to keep a lid on Damien's streaky outside shooting. The Mustangs did it by moving the ball around and pounding it inside to 6-foot-6 senior Matthew Mitchell.

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Los Altos' Jezteni Espinoza picks right time to make first 3-pointer

HACIENDA HEIGHTS >> Los Altos' Jezteni Espinoza struggled hitting her shots throughout the entire game on Saturday night against Arcadia. The senior forward was 5 for 14 from the floor before getting her last shot attempt with five seconds left on the clock and her team facing a one-point deficit.

Whittier Daily News
11/18/2017
Montebello football falls behind early in quarterfinal loss

MONTEBELLO - Apple Valley High running back Donovan Ferguson knew immediately after the snap that he had a chance. After the Sun Devils forced a Montebello punt during Friday night's CIF Southern Section Division 10 second-round playoff game, they handed the ball to Ferguson on an outside run from their own 11-yard line.

Whittier Daily News
11/16/2017
St. Paul girls volleyball rolls into second round of state playoffs

SANTA FE SPRINGS - When the St. Paul High girls volleyball team is hitting on all cylinders, the Swordsmen are one of the toughest outs in the entire CIF State Division 3 playoffs. That was on display Tuesday night when St. Paul hosted Ontario Christian in the first round of the Division 3 playoffs.

Whittier Daily News
12/09/2017
Glendora's fast start turns into rout over Whittier Christian girls basketball

LA HABRA - The Whittier Christian High girls basketball team did not get off to the ideal start on Friday night against CIF Southern Section Division 2 powerhouse Glendora. The Tartans (8-0), who fell in the Division 2 championship game last season against Thousand Oaks High, entered the Leon Davis Classic tournament finale undefeated with a victory margin of 84 points.

Whittier Daily News
11/16/2017
St. Paul girls volleyball rolls into second round of state playoffs

SANTA FE SPRINGS - When the St. Paul High girls volleyball team is hitting on all cylinders, the Swordsmen are one of the toughest outs in the entire CIF State Division 3 playoffs. That was on display Tuesday night when St. Paul hosted Ontario Christian in the first round of the Division 3 playoffs.

Raiders Wire
07/11/2017
Ex-Raiders' Richard Seymour all in at WSOP

By: Will Hernandez | July 11, 2017 7:15 am ET It didn't take former Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour long to find a hobby after stepping away from the game in 2012. The former Georgia Bulldog has gone from competing on the gridiron to going all in at the poker table.

Raiders Wire
07/14/2017
PFF: Raiders CB Gareon Conley allowed fewest yards in FBS in 2016

By: Will Hernandez | 1 hour ago The Oakland Raiders might have gotten a steal in April's NFL Draft with their first-round pick in cornerback Gareon Conley. The former Ohio State Buckeye was a shut-down corner during his three-year career in Columbus. Conley is also a huge reason why the Buckeyes were the No.

Chargers Wire
07/12/2017
Chargers and Rams to pay $645M in relocation fees beginning in 2019

By: Will Hernandez | July 12, 2017 6:04 pm ET Moving isn't cheap, and the Los Angeles Chargers are definitely learning that the hard way. Both the Chargers and Los Angeles Rams will pay $645 million in relocation fees from December 2019 through December 2028, per ESPN's Darren Rovell.

Daily 49er
Faust helps LBSU top UC Riverside, advance to Big West Tournament semifinals

Share On...Led by senior Nick Faust's double-double, the Long Beach State men's basketball team rode a late second-half run to come away with a 82-74 win against UC Riverside in the quarterfinal round of the Big West Tournament on Thursday night inside the Honda Center. Faust scored a team-high 21 points and also grabbed 10...

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LBSU's chemistry is enough to sweep at the Big West Tournament

Share On...It has been three years since the Long Beach State men's basketball team won the Big West Tournament and made it into the NCAA tourney; however, the 49ers' chances of running the table are better than they've been since the last time they did so in 2011-12.

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Gabe Levin finds home at LBSU

Share On...After three years and four college programs, Long Beach State basketball's Gabe Levin finally feels like he is in the right place. Before Levin became a familiar face in the 49ers' starting lineup, he bounced around between three different programs. "I'm happy for Gabe because he is happy," LBSU head coach Dan Monson said....

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LBSU lets double-digit lead go, eliminated in first round of NIT

Share On...Late turnovers and a second half collapse ultimately cost the Long Beach State's men's basketball team a chance to advance in the National Invitational Tournament. The 49ers (20-15) lost a shootout to the University of Washington 107-102 in the first round Tuesday in Seattle, Washington.

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Bibbins wins it for LBSU in final seconds

Share On...In spite of Nick Faust's 30 points, the Long Beach State men's basketball team needed sophomore guard Justin Bibbins to hit the go-ahead bucket with less than a second remaining to squeeze by Cal State Fullerton 75-73. "It was a big relief, at Riverside it was the same scenario and I didn't give the...

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LBSU suffers second half collapse against UC Irvine

Share On...It was a frustrating night for the Long Beach State men's basketball team, who had its six-game winning streak snapped, losing to UC Irvine 90-67 on Wednesday night inside the Bren Events Center. With 15:43 remaining in the game and down 46-43, the 49ers (15-13, 9-4) sliced the deficit down to one following a...

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LBSU's march to the big dance begins against UC Riverside

Share On...It is win or go home for the Long Beach State men's basketball team, which will face off against UC Riverside in the quarterfinals of the Big West Tournament tonight inside the Honda Center. Since the 49ers (18-13, 12-4) lost to the Highlanders 74-72 on Jan.

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LBSU drops Big West Tournament final in close game, will play in NIT

Share On...ANAHEIM, Calif. - It was a bitter end to an unprecedented run for the Long Beach State men's basketball team which fell just short of sweeping the Big West Tournament and earning an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament, losing to Hawai'i 64-60 in the championship game on Saturday night inside the Honda Center....

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Bibbins returns, LBSU beats Fullerton

Share On...With point guard Justin Bibbins back in the starting lineup, the Long Beach State men's basketball team beat Cal State Fullerton 70-57 Saturday inside the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers (15-12, 9-3) led 42-39 with 12:52 remaining in the game, when Bibbins nailed his first three pointer of the game and ignited a 21-9 second-half...

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NBA All-Star game should count

Share On...Until the NBA implements a rule like Major League Baseball in which its All-Star game matters, the mid-season, star-studded affair will continue to be what it is: a mirage. Sure, the NBA All-Star game looks like the greatest basketball players on the planet are getting together for an epic pick-up game.

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LBSU completes season sweep over Hawai'i

Share On...The Long Beach State men's basketball team overcame an 11-point, second-half deficit to defeat Hawai'i 74-72 Saturday to finish the regular season 18-13 and 12-4 in the conference. After knocking off Hawai'i for a second straight time, the 49ers finished the season winning nine of their last 10 games.

Pasadenastarnews
Maranatha football falls to Crean Lutheran

PASADENA >> Zach Macadam's three-touchdown night and visiting Crean Lutheran's stout defense led the way for the Saints, who defeated Maranatha 28-3 in a nonleague game on Friday night. Macadam helped Crean Lutheran (7-2, 0-1) strike first, when his 12-yard run set up his 1-yard touchdown.

Whittierdailynews
Maranatha holds off late Heritage Christian rally

PASADENA >> Despite three fourth-quarter Heritage Christian touchdowns, Maranatha hung on to defeat the Warriors 35-34 in a thrilling Olympic league game Friday night at Maranatha High School. After a two-yard Teddy Pamphlin IV touchdown that put Maranatha up seven with 1:26 remaining, Heritage Christian (5-3, 1-1) scored on a Luke Ramos 39-yard run a minute later.

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Arroyo football rolls to Division 12 title game, 70-21

EL MONTE >> It didn't take long for Arroyo High's offense to get it going in the CIF-SS Division 12 semifinal game on Friday night. Once it did, the Knights did not let up. Arroyo sophomore quarterback Ernesto Camacho threw six TDs and 421 yard en route to a 70-21 blowout home victory over visiting Segerstorm.

Medium
06/07/2016
Arriving in style - Mi primer dia en Valencia - This is Valencia

I am cheap. Although I spend a lot on beer and food, I am not fond of spending money. Spending is not a part of my DNA and I surprised my friends when I told them about my plans to study abroad because I am so well known as a cheapskate.

Medium
06/14/2016
Seeing the Light - Our Visit to St. Peter's Basilica - This is Valencia

All my life, I dreamed about going to Mass inside St. Peter's Square in Rome, Italy and stepping foot on the same holy grounds as the first Pope in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. In the seventh grade, I first learned that Peter, one of Jesus' disciples, became the first Pope.

Medium
06/25/2016
Walnuts, chocolate(s) and Mozart - Valencia's happiest cab driver - This is Valencia

Getting inside a white Toyota Prius, I am ambushed by a unique mixture of sounds: classical, elegant, and joyful melodies composed by one of music's greatest innovator's, Mozart, and played by one of the world's most unique cab drivers-Gioseppe Exposito. While driving clients around Valencia, Exposito regularly cranks Mozart classics like Symphony No.

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Fox Sports broadcaster and sideline reporter Chris Myers speaks at CSULB

Share On...Broadcaster and television reporter for Fox Sports Chris Myers took the time to speak to Cal State Long Beach journalism and public relations students on Thursday afternoon inside the USU. Myers, an employee at Fox Sports since 1998, discussed his career and experience working with celebrity athletes on television and his journey on the...

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LBSU women's water polo wins Big West regular season title

Share On...The Long Beach State women's water polo team claimed its first Big West title on sophomore center Emily Garczynski's last-second shot, giving the 49ers a 7-6 win over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday at the Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center. Although the 49ers stumbled at the beginning of the season when they faced tough non-conference...

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Kyle killin' at The Beach

Share On...One of the unsung heroes for the Long Beach State men's volleyball team this season is freshman opposite Kyle Ensing. Ensing is one of three first-year players that has helped put the 49ers back in the top 5. While his classmates, outside hitter T.J. DeFalco and setter Josh Tuaniga have made noise on and...

Pasadenastarnews
Tapia's effort tops Moors in league opener

Alhambra >> Gabriel Tapia's three-touchdown performance helped Montebello cruise past Alhambra High 30-12 in the Almont League opener for both teams on Friday night at Moor Field. Tapia completed 7 of 18 pass attempts for 94 yards and tossed two touchdowns. He also ran for a 20-yard touchdown on the Oilers' first offensive series of the second half.

Pasadenastarnews
Salesian football shuts out La Salle in season finale

BOYLE HEIGHTS >> A four touchdown night from Deommodore Lenoir and a shutout performance from his defense catapulted Salesian to a 28-0 home win over visiting La Salle High on Friday night in both teams' regular season finales. The Mustangs (6-4, 2-3) bounced back from a devastating 42-35 overtime loss last week against St.

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Salesian football shuts out La Salle in season finale

BOYLE HEIGHTS >> A four touchdown night from Deommodore Lenoir and a shutout performance from his defense catapulted Salesian to a 28-0 home win over visiting La Salle High on Friday night in both teams' regular season finales. The Mustangs (6-4, 2-3) bounced back from a devastating 42-35 overtime loss last week against St.

Pasadenastarnews
California holds off Rosemead for 34-21 win

ROSEMEAD >> Led by running back Andrew Reyes' big night on the ground, California High knocked off Rosemead 34-21 in a nonleague game on Friday night at Rosemead. Reyes rushed for 249 yards and reached the end zone four times. He s

Daily 49er
New season, new chance for LBSU

The Long Beach State women's basketball team will begin a new season on Friday night against San Diego State in the Walter Pyramid, and will take on Portland State on Sunday afternoon. The 49ers are coming off one of the best seasons in head coach Jody Wynn's tenure, finishing 22-10 overall and getting into the...

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LBSU water polo outperformed by Cal in double overtime

The Long Beach State men's water polo team almost had a perfect 4-0 weekend, but let a late lead slip away against No. 3 California, 15-14, on Sunday at the Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center. Despite losing a back-and-forth battle against Cal, the 49ers (9-11, 1-4 MPSF) did win games against Whittier College, Pepperdine and Long...

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LBSU closes out non-conference with win No. 799 for Gimmillaro

The Long Beach State women's volleyball team bounced back from a disappointing loss against UCLA on Friday night by sweeping Oregon State on Saturday, and adding another victory to head coach Brian Gimmillaro's record. Gimmillaro came into the match against the Beavers with a 798-208 career record, the most wins by a head coach in...

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LBSU on six-game winning streak

The Long Beach State women's volleyball team extended its winning streak to six games by beating Central Arkansas on Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid. LBSU (8-2) took all three sets, 25-16, 25-21 and 25-23, to sweep the Sugar Bears. Even though the 49ers completed their weekend objective, sophomore middle blocker Ashley Murray said there...

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Goff to a great start

Share On...When the Rams finally got the go-ahead from the NFL to move to Los Angeles, there was a buzz of excitement and exhilaration for the city that waited 23 years for a team to return. Although the city's first professional sports team came back, it came with a caveat.

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LBSU wins second Big West game behind Tori Morrissey's career game

Share On...Behind freshman attacker Tori Morrissey's career-high five goals, the Long Beach State women's water polo team topped Cal State Northridge 10-4 on Sunday afternoon at the Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center. Morrissey, the first-year player out of Maroubra, Australia, gave the 49ers (14-9, 2-0) an early 3-0 edge with a pair of first period goals....

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LBSU men's basketball rolls into next season with plenty of positives

Share On...After two straight seasons that ended with below .500 records and quick exits from the conference tournament, the Long Beach State men's basketball team finally found itself back in familiar territory. During LBSU head coach Dan Monson's nine year tenure, the team has gone to four Big West Tournament championship games and earned three...

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San Marino football can't keep up with Dominguez, loses 56-35

SAN MARINO >> Despite a five-touchdown night from senior running back Michael Chan, Dominguez High's high-powered offense outscored San Marino's rushing attack and defeated the host Titans 56-35 in a nonleague game on Friday night. Dons quarterback Sean Harlston's threw for more than 315 yards on just 15 attempts, throwing for three touchdowns and two more on the ground.

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California holds off Rosemead for 34-21 win

ROSEMEAD >> Led by running back Andrew Reyes' big night on the ground, California High knocked off Rosemead 34-21 in a nonleague game on Friday night at Rosemead. Reyes rushed for 249 yards and reached the end zone four times. He s

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Alhambra wins first game of season, 34-8

ALHAMBRA >> Alhambra High School took advantage of four turnovers en route to a 34-8 victory over Temple City in a nonleague game Friday night at Moor Field.It was the Moors' first victory of the season. The Rams remain winless.

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LBSU upset Hawai'i on the road

Share On...The Long Beach State men's basketball team followed up its resilient overtime victory against UC Santa Barbara with a 78-64 win over Hawai'i on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. LBSU (11-12, 5-3) lost its starting point guard Justin Bibbins in the first half with a hamstring injury and Noah Blackwell in the...

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LBSU holds off furious Fullerton comeback

Share On...Despite a late second half comeback by Cal State Fullerton, the Long Beach State women's basketball team hung on to defeat the Titans 62-57 on Wednesday night inside the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers (14-5, 3-2) led by 17 points at halftime, but were outscored 36-25 in the second half, allowing CSUF (2-16, 0-4) to...

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LBSU sets records, continues good form over winter break

Share On...While most students enjoyed the long and relaxing four-week winter break, the Long Beach State women's basketball team cruised past its non-conference opponents but had a tougher time in its first four conference games. LBSU (13-5, 2-2) wrapped up 2015 by winning its own tournament, the Beach Classic, and giving their coach a special...

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Sprinting through

Senior sprinter Jahmani Lockett's days as a member of Long Beach State's track and field team often started before sunrise and ended long after sunset, but he calls them "all worth it." "Nobody else goes through the things that we go through," Lockett said.

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LBSU to join newly formed Golden Coast Conference

Share On...It has been 24 years since the Long Beach State men's water polo team made the NCAA tournament, but that soon may change. The team announced that it will leave the ultra-competitive Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and join the newly-formed Golden Coast Conference for men's water polo starting in 2016.

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CSULB named Military Friendly for Sixth Consecutive Year

Military publication G.I. Jobs recognized Cal State University Long Beach for the sixth consecutive year as a "military friendly school" for student-veterans, according to a campus press release. CSULB is a part of a veteran services program called VetSuccess, which is a direct partnership between the United States Department of Veteran Affairs and the CSULB office of Veterans Services "Only 94 campuses across the U.S.

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The right stuff: winning streak proves 49ers have what it takes

A 15-game winning streak has established the Long Beach State women's basketball team as a top contender for the Big West Conference championship this season. After a 90-85 home loss to Southern California in the third game of the season, senior guard Hallie Meneses said the way the 49ers looked after the game was an indication that the team had something special in the making.

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Madison Montgomery hyping and scoring for LBSU

Share On...Playing pickup horse in the backyard with her older brothers was the first challenge that pushed Madison Montgomery to be the swiss-army knife on offense she is today. Although the junior forward for the Long Beach State women's basketball team was only a couple years younger, her brothers teased her on the court by...

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LBSU loses another guard, beats CSUN

Share On...The Long Beach State men's basketball team lost its third player through injury in the past 10 days, but had just enough to defeat Cal State Northridge 81-76 on Saturday night inside the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers (12-12, 6-3) trailed 55-50 with 8:51 remaining when junior Bradford Jones went up for a shot and...

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Women's basketball winning streak ends at 15

The Long Beach State women's basketball team's 15 game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night with a 67-52 loss to Cal State Northridge in the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers' (17-2, 4-1) loss to the defending Big West Conference champion CSUN (14-6, 4-2) ended the program's longest winning streak since the 1990-91 season.

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LBSU outshoots UCR on Senior Night

In their final regular season game at Long Beach State, Hallie Meneses, Lauren Spargo and Alex Sanchez put their stamp on Senior Night with a 76-66 win over UC Riverside Saturday inside the Walter Pyramid. "When it's your senior night, you really walk down memory lane," Meneses said.

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LBSU win overtime classic against UCSB

Share On...Closing out games has been an Achilles' heel for the for the Long Beach State men's basketball team this season and Thursday night was no different. Despite some late-game heroics by UC Santa Barbara, the 49ers (10-12, 4-3) defeated the Gauchos, 80-70, in an overtime thriller inside the Walter Pyramid.

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LBSU excited for postseason play in San Diego

The Long Beach State women's basketball team will play in the Women's National Invitational Tournament for the second time in three years against the University of San Diego on Thursday at Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Beach (22-9, 9-7) earned a postseason berth after winning over 20 wins during the regular season for the first time since the 1999-00 season.

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Women's basketball comes up short in Big West quarterfinals

The Long Beach State women's basketball team's second half effort fell short in a 70-67 loss to UC Davis in the Big West Tournament Wednesday Night in Titan Gym in Fullerton. Davis' senior guard, Kelsey Harris, broke UC Santa Barbara 's Stacey Clinesmith's record for most three-pointers in a Big West Tournament game.

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Jody and Derek Wynn have made 49ers contenders

Jody met Derek Wynn in her junior year at Southern California. Derek, then a student at Cal State Fullerton, coached high school basketball. "A mutual friend of ours, who was a football player at USC introduced us," Jody said. "It was late in my junior year; he came to a couple games, and so we dated a couple of years."

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Back in school: alumnae return to take on volleyball team

The Beach returned to the court and debuted its new lineup of transfers and freshmen in an exhibition game against former Long Beach State women's volleyball players Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid. For assistant coach and class of 2005 alumnae Erika Dilliard, Saturday night was a good opportunity for the new 49ers roster to iron the wrinkles out.

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49ers lose a battle in the last seconds

The Long Beach State women's basketball team lost three key players to injury in a heartbreaking 58-57 loss in overtime to Cal Poly Saturday in the Walter Pyramid. Three pivotal 49er players went down with injuries: Junior center Devin Hudson, sophomore guard Raven Benton and sophomore guard Jewelyn Sawyer.

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LBSU shoots for 16th consecutive win

The Long Beach State women's basketball team will look to extend its longest winning streak since the 1990-91 season when it hosts Cal State Northridge Saturday afternoon at the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers (17-1, 4-0) have already matched their win total from last year, but head coach Jody Wynn is not taking anything for granted.

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49ers edge out Titans

The Long Beach State women's basketball team defeated Cal State Fullerton 74-70 Saturday night in the Walter Pyramid. The victory took every bit of regulation before the 49ers (18-3, 5-2) cemented their win against CSUF (9-10, 3-3). The Beach entered the game with a two-game losing streak, its longest skid since last season.

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Tough challenge in opening home stand for LBSU

Long Beach State will look to make an impression in its first ever matchup with Alabama, while looking to stay undefeated lifetime against Duke and Saint Mary's in this weekend's Baden Invitational at the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers expect their opponents, Alabama, Duke and Saint Mary's, to come into this weekend's opener hungry.

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Last set of regular season games

The Long Beach State men's water polo team will finish its non-conference schedule with a match against Loyola Marymount on Thursday night at home before rounding off the season at No.1 UCLA on Saturday night. Head coach Gavin Arroyo sees the matchup against LMU as a chance for the 49ers (17-5, 6-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) to regain their poise.

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Alumni gives back through teaching

Every morning, Cal State Long Beach engineering professor David Stout walks from the University Library, to his office on the sixth floor of the Vivian Engineering Center. For 30-year-old Stout, blending in with students at CSULB with his laid-back attitude, is an easy process.

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LBSU's speedster Ian Hoang skating his way to bigger rinks

Ian Hoang, senior forward for the Long Beach State hockey club, left the team three quarters into his first season and went outside to play semi-pro hockey for the Los Angeles Junior Kings. Hoang and his friend, former 49er Zac Zomaya, were dissatisfied with the LBSU hockey program that then-head coach Joe Sheehy was running....

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Trojans hand 49ers first home loss

The Long Beach State men's water polo team suffered a 13-7 loss at home against Southern California on Saturday at the Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center. "We just didn't execute," senior attacker Milos Vrzic said. "We had our chances. [USC] executed, and they deserved this one."

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Change in Arroyo, change in season

After years of below-average results and finishing dead last in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, the LBSU men's water polo team transcended to new heights in 2014, finishing second in the conference and in the MPSF Tournament. For Long Beach State head coach Gavin Arroyo, 2014 was by far the most memorable season of his coaching career.

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It all comes down to one last weekend

Long Beach State is one of nine teams vying for the conference crown in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament hosted by The Beach at the Kenneth E. Lindgren Aquatics Center from Friday until Sunday. With three losses in MPSF play, it is unlikely that LBSU (18-6, 5-3 MPSF) will receive an at-large bid.

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Daily 49er takes a look at the 2016 NFL Playoffs

AFC Will Hernandez: One thing is certain; defense wins championships. New England Patriots cornerback Malcom Butler's late interception in Super Bowl XLIX proved this. Despite the Pats being the favorites to win the AFC, they are not the same team they were a year ago. Injuries to New England's roster have gashed its offensive rhythm...

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Softball ends season in Southern Regionals

By William Hernandez California Community College Athletic Association State Pitcher of the Year Alashanee Medina of East Los Angeles College, was filled with emotion and disappointment, after she flied out to center field, which ended the 2014 softball season for the Huskies. "I have mixed emotions right now because we worked so hard to [...]

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49er alumni wins one for the old-timers

The Long Beach State men's water polo team took the weekend off from competition and hosted a pair of exhibition games against Long Beach City College and LBSU alumni at Campus Pool on Saturday.

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LBSU enters MPSF Tournament with nothing to lose

The Long Beach State men's water polo team's 2015 season will be on the line when it plays Pepperdine in the first round of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament on Friday morning at USC's Uytengsu Aquatics Center. However, the eighth-seeded 49ers (11-14, 2-7 MPSF) feel confident about their chances in the elimination game against...

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49er makes USA's national team after injury

Dan Matulis' first time back in competition since his serious shoulder injury was in February when he played in the Volvo Cup in Sznolnok, Hungary on the 14-man USA Men's Senior National Team. Being so tall made his absence all the more noticeable when he acquired a torn labrum [shoulder injury] right after the Long Beach State men's water polo 2012 season ended.

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GMO in food destroys public health

By William Hernandez Remember that old saying: You are what you eat? With the new and unhealthy types of food concoctions created through genetic modification, it may be time students start rethinking that old cliche. Thanks to ever-changing biological technology, it is now possible to take the genes of a tomato, and insert those genes [...]

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49ers set for conference opener

The No. 6-ranked Long Beach State men's water polo team will begin Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play on the road at No. 5-ranked UC Santa Barbara on Sunday. Since the 2010 season, the Beach has beaten UCSB once in six regular season games.

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LBSU defeats Pac-12's Colorado, moves to 7-1

It was a fight to the finish, but the Long Beach State women's basketball team managed to hang on and defeat Colorado 59-42 on Sunday inside the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers (7-1) are off to another fast start to the season. It is the second straight year that LBSU has started off the season with...

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East Los Angeles College building sports dynasty

By William Hernandez It has been awhile since the East Los Angeles College Athletic Department has accomplished as much all-around success as they have in 2014. When the regular season concluded for spring sports last month, ELAC had seven teams competing in the California Community College Athletic Association postseason including the swim and dive team [...]

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49ers beat UC Santa Barbara, gain redemption

The Long Beach State men's water polo team defeated UC Santa Barbara 14-12 in its first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game of the season. After the 49ers (10-2, 1-0 MPSF) came out with the narrow win, head coach Gavin Arroyo said, "it felt fantastic."

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LBSU saddles San Diego State, Portland State

The Long Beach State women's basketball team opened its season by dominating San Diego State 74-54 on Friday night, then defeated Portland State 89-71 on Sunday inside the Walter Pyramid. Although LBSU (2-0) had a good night statistically, the Walter Pyramid was dead silent for a moment in the fourth quarter of yesterday's game when...

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Monterey Park native is making a splash

By William Hernandez Since diving into a Monterey Park pool for the first time at age 10, ELAC swim team member Irene Young found her feel for the water. "My mom was always a lap swimmer, so when I was around 10 years old she started bringing her to the Barnes Park Pool (in Monterey [...]

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49ers begin its final home stretch against USC

The Long Beach State men's water polo team will conclude its three-game road trip at UC San Diego on Thursday before it returns home to play Southern California on Saturday at Campus Pool. LBSU (16-4, 5-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) is coming off one of its biggest wins since 2012; the 49ers knocked off No.

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San Francisco outshoots, outmatches LBSU inside Walter Pyramid

After a dismal shooting performance, the Long Beach State women's basketball team dropped its first home game of the season by losing 66-52 against San Francisco on Tuesday night inside the Walter Pyramid. San Francisco (8-2) showed its intensity from the tip-off to the last minute of the fourth quarter.

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ELAC's Men's Basketball bring home a close win

By Will Hernandez With their backs against the wall, the men's basketball team beat El Camino College Compton Center, 105-100, Tuesday night. ELAC entered the game with a two-game losing streak and are tied for first place in the South Coast Conference North Division with Pasadena City College.

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LBSU steals one from the UNLV Rebels

It wasn't the prettiest performance, but the Long Beach State women's basketball team overcame an eight point deficit early in the fourth quarter to defeat the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 67-63, on Sunday at the Walter Pyramid. With 9:01 left in the game, 6-foot-4 junior Aley Rohde extended UNLV's lead to 50-42 after making...

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ELAC's men's basketball team lose 78-73

By Will Hernandez For the first time since last season, the East Los Angeles College men's basketball team lost at home, defeated yesterday by Long Beach City College, 78-73, at the ELAC men's gym. The Huskies host Pasadena City College, which will be a decisive division showdown with playoff implications on the line, after [...]

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Senior attacker reflects on four rebuilding years

Four years ago, Milos Vrzic arrived at Long Beach State and found the team in such disarray that he never would have believed that a four-game winning streak against the toughest water polo conference in the country would be possible. "When I got here, it was a really bad situation," he said.

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Brazil native embraces American style

Growing up in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, senior center Ricardo Guimaraes lived and breathed the sport of water polo. For his entire life, he was used to one brand of water polo: the Brazilian style. Guimaraes competed year-round for the Brazilian Junior National team and trained with his family and friends in the big metropolitan city of Sao Paulo.

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No. 7-ranked Huskies upset at home, 2-0

By William Hernandez The East Los Angeles College men's baseball team struggled at the plate last night against South Coast Conference rival Cerritos College losing, 2-0, but still ahead of the pack in the South Coast Conference. The Huskies are 8-2 and in first place in the SCC one game ahead of Cerritos [...]

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All-American 49er contemplating return to water

Nick Rascon knew he was done playing professional water polo, possibly forever, after taking one look at his severely swollen knee during a game with his Montenegrin team earlier this year. Being so far away from home in a strange country, Rascon's love for water polo began to dwindle.

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One big weekend in store for The Beach

The Long Beach State men's water polo team will take its five-game winning streak into matchups with two of the top teams in the country. They face No. 2 Stanford on Saturday and No. 4 California on the road on Sunday.

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Hawaii unwelcoming in Big West Conference opener

The Long Beach State women's basketball team lost its conference opener, 67-55, to Hawaii on Thursday night inside the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers never led against Hawaii (8-7, 1-0), which went on an 11-2 run to start the game. junior guard Raven Benton knocked down two free throws with eight minutes and 46 seconds left...

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Top-10 type of weekend

The No. 6 Long Beach State men's water polo team will travel across town to Westwood and put its undefeated 4-0 record to the test against No. 1 Stanford, No. 3 UCLA and No. 9 Pepperdine.

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49ers 2015-16 schedule features the defending national champs

The LBSU men's basketball team has a tough pill to swallow with the nonconference schedule, and that's the way head coach Dan Monson wants it. Since Monson's arrival at LBSU in 2007, the 49ers have made an effort to maintain one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the nation.

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49ers remain undefeated in conference

The Long Beach State men's water polo team dominated Pacific 10-4, and defeated UC Irvine in a close 8-6 game over the weekend at Campus Pool. The Beach won its sixth consecutive match and is now second in the conference right behind UCLA, a team with just one more win than the 'Niners.

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49ers to host UC Irvine, Pacific

With a four-game winning streak, Long Beach State will host UC Irvine and Pacific this weekend at the Campus Pool. The 49ers (13-3, 2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) will first face UCI (13-6, 1-2 MPSF), which won its first conference victory against Pacific (12-7, 0-2 MPSF).

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LBSU beats Cal Poly, UC Davis; improves winning streak to 5

Share On...After allowing 46 second-half points against Cal Poly on Thursday, the Long Beach State men's basketball team responded with a strong defensive performance against UC Davis, winning 57-48 on the road on Saturday night. LBSU (14-12, 8-3) led UC Davis 25-16 at the end of the first half, but an Aggie 8-0 run at...

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The Beach breeze by Pepperdine, Golden West College

The Long Beach State men's water polo team trounced a short-handed Pepperdine team at the Campus Pool on Saturday afternoon, ending the game at 14-3. LBSU (10-3, 2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) also dominated Golden West College (16-2, 3-0 Orange Empire Conference) in an 18-9 victory.

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Bibbins returns, LBSU beats Fullerton

Share On...With point guard Justin Bibbins back in the starting lineup, the Long Beach State men's basketball team beat Cal State Fullerton 70-57 Saturday inside the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers (15-12, 9-3) led 42-39 with 12:52 remaining in the game, when Bibbins nailed his first three pointer of the game and ignited a 21-9 second-half...

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