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Dirtbags’ late rally falls short in season opener

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

February 19, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreLOS ANGELES, Calif. — The velocity was too much for the Long Beach State Dirtbags, falling at the hands of the University of Southern California Trojans, 5-2, Friday night at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans (1-0) jumped out to an early lead behind starting pitcher Brad Boxberger, who kept the Dirtbags (0-1) off balance through six innings in the season opener for both teams. Boxberger (1-0) recorded a career-high 11 str...

Poor shooting in 2nd half hurts 49er women

Poor shooting in 2nd half hurts 49er women

Jeffrey Hensiek, Staff writer

February 19, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreThe Long Beach State 49ers were unable to contain visitng UC Riverside in the second half as they dropped Friday's women's basketball contest, 64-48.UCR senior Kemie Nkele stole the show at the...

Dirtbags 2009 opener Friday in Los Angeles

Dirtbags 2009 opener Friday in Los Angeles

February 18, 2009

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part preview, which is broken down by position players and pitchers. Part one focuses on the position players. Part two will run Tuesday.Dirtbag baseball is almost back...

Women’s golf: LBSU ties for 6th

Women’s golf: LBSU ties for 6th

Daily 49er sports staff

February 17, 2009

Filed under Men's Golf, Sports

Aztec Spring Invitational ResultsSalt Creek Golf Course in San Diego(Standing) Player (Score)/(Rd. 1-Rd. 2-Rd. 3)/Total(T-2) Lee Lopez (+5)              74-77-70        &n...

‘Niners to focus on Titans star guard in rematch

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 17, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Cal State Fullerton guard Josh Akognon has the attention of the Long Beach State men's basketball team.The senior NBA hopeful torched the 49ers for 31 points, including the game-winning jumper, in a 61-60 victory at the Walter Pyramid on Jan. 29.The ‘Niners plan to key in on the 5-foot-11 Akognon and deny him the ball more when the two teams meet tonight at Titan Gym in Fullerton. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m."The m...

Obama not the only prez with basketball jones

Obama not the only prez with basketball jones

February 17, 2009

VIDEO: F. King Alexander playing in a pick-up game at the Walter PyramidIt's just before tip-off and the Monson Maniacs, along with the rest of the crowd, have all filed in as AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" i...

49er men move into 1st-place tie

49er men move into 1st-place tie

February 17, 2009

Box scoreFULLERTON, Calif. — After Cal State Fullerton's dramatic come-from-behind, last-second win last month, the Long Beach State men's basketball team returned the favor Wednesday night.In front of a r...

Big West honors softball, women’s hoops

Big West honors softball, women’s hoops

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 15, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Big West Conference recognized Long Beach State juniors Kristen Pocock and Lauren Sims as Player of the Week in their respective sports Monday.Pocock, a catcher on the softball team, earned co-Fiel...