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The final season

The final season

Norma Flores, Sports Editor June 15, 2012

After CIF titles were won by the girls volleyball team during the Fall and the girls soccer team during the Winter, there were high expectations to what the Spring season held for the Downey Vikings. The...

Eleven Vikings receive athletic scholarships

Eleven Vikings receive athletic scholarships

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor June 15, 2012

Viking athletics conquered three CIF titles throughout the 2011-2012 season, turning the attention to various athletes. Eleven in particular stood out amongst the crowd as they put pen to paper on May...

To be a part of something

To be a part of something

Kathy Ochoa, Writer May 29, 2012

For new students in high school joining sports isn’t easy, but for many it’s worth fighting for. With the school year ending, many different sports host tryouts to start out next year with players...

Reaching new heights

Reaching new heights

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor May 29, 2012

Winning CIF never seemed possible for senior pole vaulter Andrew Gonzalez, but it became a reality when he placed first in the CIF Division I Final on May 19. “I never expected to win,” Gonzalez...

All in it together

All in it together

Kathy Ochoa, Writer April 24, 2012

Downey’s varsity girls lacrosse put up a fight against Peninsula on Wed., April 18 in the Allen Layne Stadium. Preparing for the season came naturally, but games required not only strong plays and shots...

Second time was not the charm

Second time was not the charm

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2012

The boys volleyball team entered the gymnasium ready for their second chance in defeating cross-town rival, Warren High School, on Apr. 19. The team had every intention of winning this match to secure...

Rizks run to success

Rizk’s run to success

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor April 23, 2012

Having been a member of the track and cross-country teams since her freshman year, senior Nisreen Rizk has proven her potential as a star athlete. Once a slow runner in the back group, she has worked her...

Varsity swim crush the Lancers

Norma Flores, Sports Editor April 3, 2012

After an easy win against St. Joseph’s by the girls varsity swim team, and a loss by the boys against St. John Bosco, the Vikings searched to redeem themselves against the Bell Gardens Lancers on March...

Girls basketball and soccer featured in CIF’s Dream Team

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor April 3, 2012

Girls athletics dominated the 2011-2012 winter sports season as the varsity water polo, soccer, and basketball teams competed in their respective CIF divisions.  After the girls basketball team reached...

Boys varsity volleyball’s defeated by the Bears

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2012

The varsity boys volleyball team faced a defeat at Warren on Thurs., March 22, with their second loss against the Bears 0-3 for the second time. The crowd was left on the edge of their seats only to be...

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