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A Fee for Long Beach State students

A Fee for Long Beach State students

December 5, 2017

It's 8 a.m. on a Friday and the semester is in full swing. A thin-framed, energetic, 43-year-old staff member is eagerly waiting to hit the sidewalks of lower campus. New Long Beach State Athletic Director Andy ...

LBSU Athletics introduces new clubhouse

LBSU Athletics introduces new clubhouse

December 2, 2017

Long Beach State called a press conference Thursday to announce the construction of a new clubhouse for the women’s soccer and softball teams. The $3.5 million project will begin in January and shoul...

LBSU softball’s head coach Kim Sowder speaks

Josh Barajas, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports, Today, Women's Sports

How did you arrive at Long Beach State? When I got to be 14 or 15, I got the opportunity to play on a top club team, the Panthers. I started to get little more focused on softball. I got offered a scholarship to LBSU from that club team. I had offers from different places, but LBSU at the time was a program that had just made it to the World Series the year before and I wanted to play for a top team in the country. And...

Back in the LBC

Josh Barajas, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2015

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

One high-profile school after another will await the Long Beach State softball team at Mayfair Park for the Long Beach Louisville Slugger Invitational, which starts Thursday night. Head coach Kim Sowder said she is confident in the 49ers (7-8), who lost four of their last five games, and believes her team can regroup when it takes on UCLA (13-4) and Stanford (9-8), among other teams. “My focus with the team is to play...

LBSU softball team begins the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Josh Barajas, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State softball team will try to bounce back from the Easton Desert Classic as it gets set for five games in three days in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs. The 49ers’ (6-4) schedule is about to ramp up significantly with a doubleheader against No. 11 Kentucky (6-2) and No. 18 Missouri (4-1) on Thursday. LBSU lost its previous game against Northwestern on Feb. 15, but head coach Kim Sowder is not...

Holmes working her way back

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor

February 10, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Following a breakout offensive season in 2014, senior infielder Ashley Holmes is working towards remaining a healthy and productive player for the Long Beach State softball team. With regular playing time last year, Holmes hit over .400 in her first nine games and tied for third on the team with seven home runs. It has been a rocky start to the season for Holmes as she tries to overcome an offseason foot injury. “I...

Up-and-down start for 49ers

Up-and-down start for 49ers

Oscar Terrones and Josh Barajas

February 8, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State softball team wrapped up its first tournament of the season with a 5-3 loss to Utah in the SoCal Collegiate Classic on Sunday morning at the 49er Softball Complex. The 49ers (3-...

49er softball team starts season without ace

49er softball team starts season without ace

February 3, 2015

Coming off one of the best seasons in school history, the Long Beach State softball team enters 2015 with a glaring void at the top of its rotation following the graduation of right-hander Erin Jones-Wesley. In...