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Softball braves the Cyclones for fourth consecutive win

Softball braves the Cyclones for fourth consecutive win

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

February 26, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Box scoreLAKEWOOD — Head coach Kim Sowder plugged right fielder Danielle Linke in the leadoff spot this season to add power at the top of the Long Beach State order. With runners at the corner a...

Grady sets LBSU all-time total wins record

Sydney Tanimoto, Staff writer

February 26, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

Long Beach State women's tennis dominated UC Riverside with a 7-0 sweep Friday at Rhodes Tennis Center.Senior Hannah Grady secured the school record for all-time wins with 149 and the team improved to 3-0 in Big West Conference play.First off the courts for doubles were freshmen Anais Dallara and Rachel Manasse, who steamrolled over sisters Nadia and Yasaman Sakhakorn, 8-0.Both Grady/Jessica Weeks and Deborah Armstrong/Lisa S...

Coach: Sprinter ‘among very best’ in LBSU history

Coach: Sprinter ‘among very best’ in LBSU history

February 25, 2009

Brent Gray — catch that name or did it run by too fast?A senior sprinter, Gray has so much speed that he just might be fast enough to run in the 2012 Olympics.Last spring, Gray competed in the outdo...

Gilling lights up the Pyramid on Senior Night

Gilling lights up the Pyramid on Senior Night

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 25, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreStephan Gilling was amazed at how well Green Bay shot the 3-pointer at the Pyramid last Saturday.Thursday night it was his turn.Gilling, who has struggled with his shot of late and didn't star...

Tiebreakers may determine regular-season conference champion

Tracy McDannald and Tracy McDannald

February 25, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Click here for the Big West Conference standingsWhen deadlocked atop the standings heading toward the end of the regular season, the next thing to look at is possible tiebreaker situations.Long Beach State and Cal State Northridge started Wednesday tied for first place in the Big West Conference men's basketball standings, with the Matadors scheduled to face the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos last night.With four games remaining...

Dirtbag bats, starting pitcher tames Lions

Matt Moreno and Matt Moreno

February 24, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

LOS ANGELES — The Dirtbag bats came to life as they knocked off Loyola Marymount University in a matinee on Wednesday, 9-6, at Page Stadium.The first five hitters in the Long Beach State (2-2) batting order combined for 10 of the Dirtbags' 14 hits in the contest. LBSU seemed to be making a concerted effort to put runners on base as the top of the order was swinging freely, especially early in the game. Yet, head coac...

Surfer wants to go mainstream

Surfer wants to go mainstream

February 24, 2009

For a surfer to befriend famous hip hop artist Lil' Jon is one thing, considering the seemingly polar-opposite affiliations they have.And for that surfer to get the rapper to provide his sponsorship fo...

Dirtbags’ bats, starting pitcher tames Lions

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

February 24, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

LOS ANGELES — The Dirtbag bats came to life as they knocked off Loyola Marymount University in a matinee on Wednesday, 9-6, at Page Stadium.The first five hitters in the Long Beach State (2-2) batting order combined for 10 of the Dirtbags' 14 hits in the contest. LBSU seemed to be making a concerted effort to put runners on base as the top of the order was swinging freely, especially early in the game. Yet, head coac...