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Winter Sports Recap

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

As winter sports begin their season, fall sports are finishing up their year. Football At the beginning of this month, varsity football ended their season at the CIF game Saturday, Dec. 2. The Vikings scored 14 points in the first quarter, seven in the second, and seven again in the third quart...

Fall Sports Season Coming to an End

Fall Sports Season Coming to an End

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The fall sports season is wrapping up as teams finish their seasons and some advance to playoffs. Football Downey High’s varsity football team’s final game for their fall season was on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Gahr High school, with Downey winning with a score of 50-31.   The foot...

Downey Highs’ Reaction to World Series

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

November 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros fought for the World Series title in a series of seven games.  Dodger and Astros fans witnessed the historical game in which the Astros took home their first World Series title. Yet, these games also marked the return of the Dodgers in the World Series who...

Downey Vs. Warren Week

Downey Vs. Warren Week

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Downey vs. Warren officially kicked off last week on Oct. 17 when girls tennis and boys water polo played against the Bears and again when girls volleyball played at home against the Bears in their annual Dig Pink game. However, the most anticipated game of Downey vs. Warren is the varsity football ga...

Downey vs. Warren Girls Volleyball

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Taking the match 3-1 girls volleyball beat Warren 26-24 during Warren’s Dig Pink game on Tuesday, Oct. 3. “I couldn't have done it without my team,” Janice Yi, 12, said. “We were losing by 24-22 and we needed one point to win. But then we brought it back with the help of Sarah Shaddox one of th...

Girls Tennis Takes the Win Against Gahr

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

At Cerritos College, playing against Gahr High School, the girls tennis team defeated their opponents 93-70 on Monday, Sept. 25. Girls tennis played Warren away on Friday, Sept. 22. They tied matches 9-9, however once the scores were totaled it was revealed that Warren had prevailed 59-54. After winn...

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...

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