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CIF Prelims-Track Edition

Allie Gurrola, Writer, Photographer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

After a successful season, the Downey High School track team is getting ready to end with CIF Prelims. The Downey track team, varsity boys, varsity girls, frosh/soph boys and frosh/soph girls, were titled San Gabriel Valley League Champions and multiple athletes qualified for League Prelims and League F...

Downey vs Warren: Baseball Game

James Torrico, Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

On April 25 your Downey Vikings took on the Warren Bears in at Yanez Field in a baseball match-up that required extra innings to settle it. It was a pitching match-up that saw Downey send Andy Hurtado,12, to the mound. Warren got out to an early lead by scoring two at the top of the 3rd inning. Then...

Viva Las Vegas Raiders

James Torrico, Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

What a big two years for the NFL. Not for the officiating or the play on the field but that three NFL franchises are now officially “moved”. First the St.Louis Rams moved back to Los Angeles. Now this year not only did the San Diego Chargers move but also their bitter division rival the Oakland Raid...

Kelechi Ikejiofor: Senior Long Jump Record Holder

Kelechi Ikejiofor: Senior Long Jump Record Holder

Allie Gurrola, Jesus Chavez, Writer, Photographer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Sports

On March 9, the Downey High School’s track and field team competed at Bell Garden High School. Senior, Kelechi Ikejiofor, competed in long jump and triple jump. After her last jump of the night, Ikejiofor’s highest jump was a 17’8”, setting the new female senior record for Downey High School in l...

Boys Wrestling Goes to Masters

Boys Wrestling Goes to Masters

Allie Gurrola, Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

After competing on Feb. 17 and 18, the boys varsity wrestling team was crowned CIF champions, along with individual winners, Jonathan Prata, 11, Dilan Ajtun, 11, Armando Padilla, 12, Roland Dominguez, 11, and Nicholas Arellano, 12, taking 3rd place.   Armando Padilla, 12, a four year...

MLB Season coming faster than a fastball

James Torrico, Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

On November 2, 2017, the longest championship drought in sports was finally broken when the Chicago Cubs won the world series for the first time since 1908. That date also marked the end of the 2016 MLB season. America’s pastime is finally coming back for the 2017 season. With spring training on its way...

Girls Water Polo CIF

Girls Water Polo CIF

Miranda Ramirez, Editor in Chief
March 7, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Wednesday, February 15, girls varsity water polo competed in their first round of CIF at Downey High School’s swimming pool against Woodrow Wilson High School.   Playing since her freshman year, Kaylinne Lopez, 11, expresses her pre-game excitement and nervousness.   ...

First Girls Wrestling Match

First Girls Wrestling Match

Genevieve Gaubert, Photographer
December 19, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Starting off their first season, the girls wrestling team competed against North View, Del Oro,  Bell Gardens, and Birmingham on Sat., Dec. 3. The team had been learning new moves and drilling non stop at practices to get ready for their matches.   This is the first girls wrestling tea...

The Football Season Continues

The Football Season Continues

Allie Gurrola, Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The journey for the Downey varsity football team continues to post season in CIF, and after coming short last year, the Vikings are seeking revenge. This season they finished with a 9-1 record, and took the title as the 2016 San Gabriel Valley League Champions.   “I'm really excited; yo...

The Girls Are Ready To Kick Off Their First Wrestling Season

The Girls Are Ready To Kick Off Their First Wrestling Season

Melissa Estrada, Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

At the end of last year, the first ever, all girls wrestling team was created at Downey High School and is now made up of about 25 members led by Coach Soto. Since then, the athletes have been practicing in order to ensure that they have a successful first season.   As this is their f...

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