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Freshmen duo helps 49ers sweep Indiana, 3-0

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

August 28, 2008

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It didn't take long for a pair of starting freshmen on the Long Beach State women's volleyball team to contribute Friday night.The No. 24-ranked 49ers swept Indiana, 3-0, in the second match of a doubleheader in front of 1,348 at the Walter Pyramid.LBSU (2-0) won 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 with help from the freshmen tandem of Caitlin Ledoux and Cat Highmark, who each tallied a team-high nine kills in just their second career ma...

49ers tame Bulldogs, 4-0, in opener

49ers tame Bulldogs, 4-0, in opener

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

August 22, 2008

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Long Beach State forward Kristen Kiefer said the team had been working a lot on set pieces during practice.It paid off.The 49ers women's soccer team defeated Gonzaga, 4-0, in its season-opener on Friday, with ...

Seniors focused on erasing past results

By Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

August 22, 2008

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Two consecutive regular season Big West Conference titles have yet to result into the Long Beach State women's soccer team's first NCAA Tournament appearance.The Big West Tournament is one step on the path to redemption."Every year we feel like we do well in the conference and we beat all the teams that we play," senior goalkeeper Liz Ramos said. "Then, we get to the [conference tournament] and the same teams that we beat in ...

A dream deferred

A dream deferred

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

August 20, 2008

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Not every Olympian is destined to be like swimmer Michael Phelps. That is a reality that U.S. gymnast Alicia Sacramone will have to live with.In these Olympics, we saw U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones stumble ...

Sports picks, Aug. 14

Daily 49er sports staff

August 13, 2008

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Women's soccer49ers ranked second in coaches' pollLong Beach State was edged by UC Santa Barbara for the top spot in the Big West Conference preseason coaches Tuesday. The two-time defending regular season conference champions earned three first-place votes and 73 points from the nine coaches in the Big West, just one point behind the Gauchos. The 49ers were 13-7 last season and will return 10 starters this season, includin...

The case for pro football in Los Angeles

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

August 13, 2008

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Football season is almost here.With it brings a question that hangs over the Southland like the marine layer or afternoon smog.Why doesn't Los Angeles have a pro football team? If you ask me, they already do.There is just one major difference. They play on Saturdays.I give you the Southern California Trojans. Consider the following factors.They play their home games in a stadium that used to house the local NFL franc...

49er gold rush

49er gold rush

August 13, 2008

Top-3 medal count:USA, 31 (10 gold, 8 silver, 13 bronze)China, 31 (19 gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze)South Korea, 13 (6 gold, 6 silver, 1 bronze)Long Beach State watch:Women's indoor volleyball:USA def. Japa...

Former 49ers looking for gold medals

Former 49ers looking for gold medals

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

August 6, 2008

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When the torch is lit Friday night to mark the start of the 26th Summer Olympic Games, Long Beach State can count on six former 49ers and one current coach to be among the more than 10,000 athletes competin...