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No. 7 Lions drown visiting 49ers, 8-6

Henry Montemayor, Staff writer

September 27, 2008

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports

LOS ANGELES — Despite two Justin Koeppen fourth-periodgoals, the No. 5 Long Beach State men's water polo team was unable to swim past No. 7 Loyola Marymount University Lions Saturday, losing 8-6.The 49ers are now 1-2 against LMU this year, its only win coming at the NorCal Tournament last weekend.LBSU's Koeppen led all scorers with two goals. Jake Kinne, Palve Filipovic, Jordan Koeppen and Jeff Greenwood accounted for...

Sports Picks highlighted by ’98 national championship team anniversary

Daily 49er sports staff

September 23, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Men's volleyballNew top assistant signedFormer Southern California and UC Irvine assistant John Hawks was hired as the top assistant for the Long Beach State men's volleyball team on Wednesday. Hawks is also a member of the USA Volleyball national coaching staff, where he has worked with 49er head coach Alan Knipe.Women's volleyball'98 champs coming back to The BeachThe undefeated 1998 national champion women's volleyball team ...

From jock to queen of ballroom floor

From jock to queen of ballroom floor

September 23, 2008

Beach volleyball champion Misty May-Treanor is trading her bikini for some dancing shoes. From the hardwood to queen of the beach, and success in the recent Beijing Olympics, the former Long Beach State se...

Longoria helps Rays clinch franchise’s first-ever playoff berth

Longoria helps Rays clinch franchise’s first-ever playoff berth

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

September 22, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Third baseman Evan Longoria has experienced his share of "firsts" in his rookie season with the Tampa Bay Rays. In October, the former Long Beach State star will be able to add "first playoff appearance" to...

Fighters trade uppercuts at the Pyramid

Fighters trade uppercuts at the Pyramid

September 22, 2008

Controversy spilled all over the Walter Pyramid on Sunday as "Fight Night at the Pyramid" was overshadowed by one disputable decision.In one half of a double main event, Long Beach's 75-pound, 11-year-old na...

History of Yankee Stadium felt by generations

Abbey Mastracco, Staff writer

September 21, 2008

Filed under Sports

Three years ago, I sat in Yankee Stadium and said to myself, "This is where Babe Ruth played." The history and tradition of the legendary ballpark was not at all lost on me. And it will never be lost, but as the final out was recorded Sunday night in the Bronx, a little piece of every sports fan's heart was.Yes, teams move all of the time. But this isn't the same as the late 90's/early 2000's trend of moving to state-of-the-...

Santa Clara returns favor, sweeps LBSU for split

Santa Clara returns favor, sweeps LBSU for split

September 20, 2008

The Long Beach State women's volleyball team dropped the second match of a back-to-back against the Santa Clara Broncos, who returned the sweep Saturday night.The Broncos defeated the 49ers 25-18, 25-23, ...

Water polo’s 5th place tournament finish headlines Sports Picks

Daily 49er sports staff

September 20, 2008

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports

Men's water poloLBSU posts 3-1 mark over weekendNo. 8 Long Beach State (5-4) upset No. 6 Loyola Marymount, 7-6, to finish in fifth place at the NorCal Tournament on Sunday afternoon. The 'Niners outscored the Lions, 4-1, in the second half to edge LMU. Jake Kinne, Justin Koeppen and Ash Blythen each scored two goals to pace LBSU. The 49ers won a 15-11 shootout with No. 5 Pepperdine (5-3) early Sunday morning. Senior Jake K...