The Downey Legend

On Thurs., May 2, the boys cheer team supports the girls at the annual powder puff game. Boys ranging from freshmen to seniors participated by cheering on the girls.


Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor May 23, 2014

The tables were turned during the month of April as male Vikings came together for cheer practice, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm preparing to support their fellow lady Vikings at...

On Thurs, Mar. 20, the Downey Vikes play their fourth game of the season against the Paramount Pirates, with senior Christos Meletis winning his match 7-5.  Meletis won all his matches  6-0.

Downey Vs. Paramount

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif April 4, 2014

On Thurs., Mar. 20, the boys varsity tennis played in a tournament against Paramount High. The Vikings held their undefeated title after winning the game 11-7, with their strength evident in the single...

At Downey High School on Fri., Mar. 7, varsity lacrosse player Nicholas Silva, 12, plays against Birmingham High School to start the season. Downey lost with a score of 8 to 9.

Boys Lacrosse game

Sabrina Fuentes, News Section Editor April 1, 2014

The Downey boys lacrosse team lost its first game on Fri, Mar. 7, against Birmingham High school with a score of 8-9. Before the game, Joseph Ochoa, 11, mid-fielder and defensive, shared his predictions...

On February 8, Sebastian Soto, 12, shakes his opponent’s hand before starting his match, at Quartz Hill High School. Before every match the wrestlers shook hands, in order to show each other respect and be sportsmanlike.

So close to reaching the CIF title

Mizhelle Cortes, Writer/ Business Team February 26, 2014

On Sat., Feb. 8, Quartz Hill High School in Lancaster hosted the CIF Southern Section Team Championships for Division 4 wrestling. Downey High School’s varsity wrestling team made its way to the fourth...

On Wed., Feb. 12, Roberto Astorga, 12, heads for the goal during the game against Dominguez High School. Downey took the win with a final score of 4 to 0.

Downey vs. Dominguez

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif February 24, 2014

On Wed., Feb. 12 at 3 p.m., the boys varsity soccer team played against Dominguez High School, in order to advance to the CIF playoffs, after previously tying with Dominguez in a game earlier in the season. The...

Beat those Bears

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor January 24, 2014

On Thursday, Jan. 16, the varsity wrestling team had a match against rival Warren High School, winning the dual with a total of 14 wins out of 18 matches. The crowd roared with cheers as they watched...

On Dec. 6, both teams competing in the soccer tournament race towards the ball to score another goal. Team Biola ended with the score of 8-2.

Playing for hope

Mia Dixon Slaughter, Social Media Manager December 13, 2013

On Friday, Dec. 6, students and staff gathered to play in a soccer tournament for the Soccer with Hope organization in support of suicide awareness , raising a sum of over $350. During the tournament,...

On Wed., Dec. 4, in the DHS gym, varsity wrestler Sebastian Soto, 12, faces his opponent from Norwalk High School as he tries to pin him. Soto put Downey in the lead by winning his match with a score of 22 to 6.

A pin for the win

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor December 13, 2013

The Viking wrestling team faced off against opponent Norwalk High School, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Downey Gym. With a score of 50-15, the Downey wrestlers earned another season win for their team. The...

As football season starts, Aron Ramirez, 11, shows his appreciation for the sport by playing Fantasy Football online with other fanatics.  Players draft NFL players to form Fantasy Football leagues and compete with others.

Fantasy zone

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif November 15, 2013

Junior Aron Ramirez began a fantasy football league with friends and Music Director, Mr. Fell, last year and has kept it going ever since. Ramirez was interested in establishing a fantasy football league...

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, during the water polo game versus Warren, the cheer team pumps the boys up to encourage them to win. The team beat Warren with a final score of 8 to 12.

The rivalry in the water

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif November 13, 2013

On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Downey and Warren water polo teams attended the Downey pool for the varsity game vs. Warren. The tension was present around the pool as the players pulled on their caps, removed...

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