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Height can’t stop Karelov from creating a powerful court presence

Height can’t stop Karelov from creating a powerful court presence

April 11, 2018

From the moment Sasha Karelov could walk, she knew volleyball would be her future. “[Volleyball] was like thrown onto me,” Karelov said. “As soon as I started running, my mom was like, ‘Let’s...

Long Beach State’s Jacob Hughey throws six innings and drives in three to beat No. 17 UCLA

Long Beach State’s Jacob Hughey throws six innings and drives in three to beat No. 17 UCLA

April 10, 2018

Long Beach State junior Clayton Andrews, a talent on both the mound and as a position player, has won Big West Conference player and pitcher of the week for the Dirtbags this season. On Tuesday against No. 17 UCLA, ...

Local recruits can be a solution for the 49ers’ struggles

Kevin Colindres, Assistant Sports Editor

April 10, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Long Beach is home to many prominent professional athletes and has become a powerhouse city for college scouts to recruit players. Despite Long Beach State being right in the heart of all the talent, it continues to struggle in bringing homegrown student-athletes to play for the city they grew up in. Over head coach Dan Monson’s 11-year career at Long Beach State, he has only recruited four athletes from Long Beach ...

No. 18 LBSU sweeps UC Riverside

No. 18 LBSU sweeps UC Riverside

April 8, 2018

Lauren MacLeod walks onto the plate knowing she is not going to strike out. The senior catcher grips her bat with two outs on the scoreboard and keeps fighting until a 3-2 count in the fifth inning. She co...

Long Beach State offense shut down by UC Irvine in Big West Conference series loss

Long Beach State offense shut down by UC Irvine in Big West Conference series loss

April 8, 2018

The Long Beach State Dirtbags picked an inopportune time to turn in one of its’ worst offensive weekends of the season. The team scored four runs over three games against UC Irvine and shut out 8-0 in g...

No. 1 Long Beach State trounce UC San Diego in 3-0 sweep for Big West title

No. 1 Long Beach State trounce UC San Diego in 3-0 sweep for Big West title

April 8, 2018

The ball would go back and forth over the net multiple times before creating a two-on-one matchup at the net, UC San Diego’s Nathan Thalken against Long Beach State junior outside hitter Kyle Ensing and ...

Softball pitcher Cielo Meza is on fire in her first full season for Long Beach

Softball pitcher Cielo Meza is on fire in her first full season for Long Beach

April 4, 2018

Updated on April 5, 2018 at 3:20 p.m. After being limited to the outfield in her youth softball career, Cielo Meza decided to try out pitching after being advised by her coaches. Meza found that through a lot of hard work and a bit of natural talent, being a pitcher was a perfec...

Same story, different day for the men’s basketball team

Same story, different day for the men’s basketball team

April 3, 2018

Change is a natural part of life — and while sometimes it can be difficult, most of the time it is necessary. In Dan Monson’s 11-year tenure at Long Beach State, he has taken the men’s basketball team to only one NCAA tournament all the way back in 2012. This year, the 49ers...