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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...

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...

Boys Varsity Tennis Team

Boys Varsity Tennis Team

Miranda Ramirez, Co-Copy Editor

May 27, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

  Advancing to the semi-finals, the boys varsity tennis team defeated Oak Hills High School 14-4 on Monday, May 16 after school at the Downey High School tennis courts in the quarterfinals game.   During the CIF Semi-finals game on Wednesday, May 18 the boys lost 8-10 against Ro...

Vikings Routed by the Bears

Vikings Routed by the Bears

Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 29, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Downey’s boys varsity volleyball team competed against cross-town rival, Warren High, ending in a loss on Tuesday, April 26 at Downey’s gymnasium.   In preparation of the boys’ match, the crowd cheered and the excitement amped up the Downey Vikings. Despite their efforts, the Vikin...

Running through the field with my woes

Running through the field with my woes

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

March 30, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Seniors Joseph Ochoa, Mikey Aceves, and Beto Leon have been playing on the same lacrosse team since the 6th grade and have been playing for Downey High’s varsity team since they were freshman. They have created a friendship and built chemistry among one another on and off the field.   With Aceves lea...

Manleaders

Manleaders

Sara Cabrera, Copy Editor

May 23, 2014


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

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 their annual Powder Puff. The game took place on Thurs., May 1, at 6 p.m. at the Allen Layne stadium.   While...

Downey Vs. Paramount

Downey Vs. Paramount

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

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 player games. The game began at 3 p.m. with the single player games taking place on the left side...

Boys Lacrosse game

Boys Lacrosse game

Sabrina Fuentes, Writer

April 1, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Center, Spring Sports

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 for this upcoming season. “We have a good chance if the team comes together,” Ochoa said,...

Beat those Bears

Esther Rodriguez, Staff Writer

January 24, 2014


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

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 the boys win round after round. The boys would not relent and wrestled their opponents with all their...

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