49ers to chase NCAA goal at MPSF tournament

Anita Wang, Assistant Sports Editor
April 16, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports

All but one of the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team’s starting line-up are seniors. This Saturday’s Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament quarterfinal match against No. 2 Pepperdine could result in their last collegiate showdown or a chance to continue their quest for an automatic... Read more »

Dirtbags to face brutal three-series stretch

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
April 16, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The next few weekends will be very telling for the Dirtbags, who will host three nationally ranked teams in Big West Conference play. First up is a series against the No. 21 UC Santa Barbara, a team that started the season unranked and has ridden senior Joey Epperson into the top 25. Epperson, who sees... Read more »

CAMPOS: 67 years later, Jackie Robinson’s impact is still legendary

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
April 15, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

Watching a Major League Baseball game on April 15 can be extremely confusing to the casual fan. I was watching a game last April 15 with a friend, who was really confused as to why everyone was wearing a number 42 jersey. If you have basic knowledge of baseball, civil rights, or recent Harrison Ford... Read more »

Softball team to face rivals on television

Oscar Terrones, Staff Writer
April 15, 2014
Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State softball team will look to stay perfect in conference play as it goes on the road to face rival Cal State Fullerton. The 49ers’ 9-0 record is the best conference start in school history. The 49ers (32-9) won’t have their normal practice schedule and rest, as the series starts... Read more »

Dalton Ammerman follows in family’s footsteps to become volleyball star

Anita Wang, Assistant Sports Editor
April 14, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports

Legalized marijuana and fleets of winter snow might be the most interesting aspects of good ole’ Colorado. Even its nickname, the Centennial State, given to the land because of its membership to America 100 years after the nation signed the declaration of independence, isn’t as appealing as neighboring... Read more »

Men’s volleyball team secures 7th seed in MPSF

Anita Wang, Assistant Sports Editor
April 13, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports

During the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team’s last week playing in the Walter Pyramid this season, it dominated No. 15 Cal State Northridge on both Thursday and Saturday nights to earn the No. 7 seed in the quarterfinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament. Although there... Read more »

Dirtbags’ strengths falter in series loss to UC Davis

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
April 13, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

First baseman Ino Patron is listed at 5 feet 9 inches tall and 190 pounds. The burly lefty has is tied for the team lead in home runs, but an infield single in Saturdays game may have been the biggest hit of the season for the senior. Patron registered the 200th hit of his Dirtbags (16-18) career... Read more »

Softball streak survives with sweep

Softball streak survives with sweep

Oscar Terrones, Staff Writer
April 13, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State softball team completed a three game sweep over reigning Big West champions Hawaii at the 49er Softball Complex. The 49ers (32-9) improved to 9-0 in conference play and have won 12 out of their last 13 games overall. Hawaii (19-19), which has underachieved after past year’s... Read more »