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Giant Dirtbag living the Major League life

Giant Dirtbag living the Major League life

Guillermo Arzate, Contributing writer

September 29, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

LOS ANGELES — John Bowker and the San Francisco Giants were in town to play the Los Angeles Dodgers and renew the rivalry in late September. The Giants were playing the role of spoiler as the Ma...

Senior golfer class of the field in Colorado

Senior golfer class of the field in Colorado

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

September 29, 2008

Filed under Men's Golf, Sports

Long Beach State senior Kay Hoey captured the individual title at the Heather Farr Memorial Invitational in Colorado Tuesday.Hoey shot a 1-under-par 71 in the third round to finish at 9-under for the tourna...

LBSU on the road again

Tracy McDannald, Danny Lee

September 27, 2008

Filed under Men's Cross Country, Men's Volleyball, Sports

‘Niners avoid three-game skidThe 49er women's volleyball team rallied from two sets down to defeat UC Davis 27-29, 22-25, 25-15, 25-14, 15-13, Saturday night at The Pavilion in Davis. Senior libero Iris Murray tied her career-high with 29 digs.Junior middle blocker Naomi Washington led LBSU's attack with 16 kills, along with hitting .542. Other 49ers with double-digit kills were Quincy Verdin with 14, Caitlin Ledoux with 1...

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...

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...

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...