MMA returns to the Pyramid

The Beach may slowly become the new home for the Total Fighting Alliance (TFA).  After already hosting TFA 11, the Walter Pyramid will be the venue for TFA 12: “Brawl at the Beach,” as the hard-hitting mixed martial arts (MMA) cage fights return Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. The[Read More…]

49ers travel to Sunshine State

LONG BEACH STATE (3-0 record) -Four players have 30-plus kills, led by freshman Cat Highmark and junior Naomi  Washington’s team-high 33. -LBSU’s defense averages more than 20 digs per set, and senior libero Iris Murray leads all 49ers with 60 total digs. – “I think the Florida trip will be[Read More…]

Fourth time’s a charm

Focus seems to be the key word floating around the Long Beach State women’s soccer team practice field. After three straight conference tournament exits, the ten seniors on this squad know they will need that focus in what is their final shot at qualifying for the NCAA tournament.  “We feel[Read More…]

Final Olympic results headline Sports Picks

Olympics Four gold medals highlight former 49ers’ performances Ex-Long Beach State standout Misty May-Treanor won her second consecutive gold medal with teammate Kerri Walsh, winning 21-18, 21-18 over China in women’s beach volleyball Aug. 21. The U.S. men’s indoor volleyball team — featuring ex-49ers Tom Hoff, David Lee and Scott[Read More…]

LBSU improves to 3-0 with win over Missouri State

The Long Beach State Invitational ended with a bang as the 49ers’ women’s volleyball team closed out its third match with a 3-1 victory over the Missouri State Bears (23-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-17) Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid. With their victory, the ‘Niners improved their mark to 3-0 on the season. LBSU[Read More…]

Women’s volleyball season starts with 3-1 win

One could say that after the first match of the season, the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team is digging the fact that the 2008 season is now underway. The 24th-ranked 49ers opened up their season with a 3-1 victory Friday against the University of San Francisco Dons (25-23, 25-19,[Read More…]

Freshmen duo helps 49ers sweep Indiana, 3-0

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[Read More…]

49ers tame Bulldogs, 4-0, in opener

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 all four goals coming off corner kicks. “I went into the set pieces thinking[Read More…]

Seniors focused on erasing past results

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[Read More…]

A dream deferred

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 across the finish line in seventh after grazing the ninth hurdle while in the lead. We witnessed[Read More…]

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