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49er women squander latest bid to clinch

49er women squander latest bid to clinch

March 4, 2009

Box scoreThe Long Beach State 49ers fell apart down the stretch as they lost to Cal Poly, 70-63, Thursday night at the Walter Pyramid. The Mustangs had four players score in double figures. Forward Kristi...

‘Niners fall to Trojans in five at the Pyramid

‘Niners fall to Trojans in five at the Pyramid

David Delgado, Staff writer

March 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Box scoreThe Southern California Trojans are sometimes referred to as the Men of Troy.It was only fitting that a man named Troy helped defeat the No. 6 Long Beach State 49ers men's volleyball team in ...

Latest ruling deems 7th-graders hoops prospects

Latest ruling deems 7th-graders hoops prospects

March 3, 2009

Dan Monson is a never-say-never kind of guy when it comes to the NCAA's latest change to the recruiting rules.The Long Beach State head coach cited competitiveness as one of the reasons he thought the...

Women end Day 1 in 4th

Daily 49er sports staff

March 2, 2009

Filed under Men's Golf, Sports

Long Beach State ended the first day of the Wave Invitational in fourth place on Tuesday.The No. 47 49ers shot an 18-over-par 306 at the Moorpark Country Club to open the tournament hosted by Pepperdine, which leads the six-team field. The Waves are a whopping 11 strokes ahead of second-place Brigham Young and UNLV.Senior Kay Hoey paced the ‘Niners with a 1-over 73 performance to end the round in a three-way tie for nin...

49ers finish 8th in tournament

Daily 49er sports staff

March 2, 2009

Filed under Men's Golf, Sports

Long Beach State shot 306 in the final round of the Braveheart Classic to finish in eighth place on Tuesday.Oregon won the team title by seven strokes over Southern Utah as the Ducks carded an 11-over-par 875 total. The 49ers ended the two-day event at 32-over 896 at the Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont.LBSU was tied for third with Southern Utah through the first two rounds Monday.Individually, junior Michael Drake tied for 16th-pla...

The ‘magic number’ is 1 for men’s basketball

The ‘magic number’ is 1 for men’s basketball

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

March 2, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Big West standingsIn sports, the "magic number" refers to either how many wins one team needs or losses it needs by the teams behind them in the standings in order to clinch.While the Long Beach State m...

Softball completes 5-game sweep at Mayfair Tournament

Softball completes 5-game sweep at Mayfair Tournament

February 28, 2009

Long Beach State vs. Iowa State box scoreLong Beach State vs. Fresno State box scoreLAKEWOOD — Unlike Friday's 6-5 win over Iowa State, the ‘Niners made sure to pounce the Cyclones early in Sunday's rematch and never showed mercy.That is...

Cal sweeps Dirtbags

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 28, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreBehind a 15-hit attack, California swept Long Beach State with a 6-3 win Sunday in front of 1,419 at Blair Field.The Golden Bears (6-2) took control of a 2-2 game in the in the top of the seventh when Blake Smith drove in Jeff Kobernus with a single to left. That chased Dirtbag starter Jake Thompson, who made way for Charlie Ruiz. Ruiz walked Dylan Tonneson on four pitches and gave up a two-run double to Mark Canha.Ada...