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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...

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...

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 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...

Last Basketball Game of the Year

Last Basketball Game of the Year

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The quarterfinals of the CIF basketball game took place at Downey High School on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7 PM. After four quarters of the game, Downey came out short with a 36-51 defeat against John W. North High School in the quarterfinals.   As the time was quickly coming to an end, basket...

The Paramount Pirates Walk the Plank

The Paramount Pirates Walk the Plank

Melissa Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

  Downey High’s varsity girls basketball team competed against the Paramount Pirates at Paramount High on Feb. 11 at 5:15 PM. The girls scored a victory in their last conference game with a landslide win of 56-19.   The game began with Downey winning opening tip-off and scor...

Downey Wrestling Beats Crosstown Rivals

Downey Wrestling Beats Crosstown Rivals

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Downey’s varsity wrestling team defeated Warren to continue their 3-0 streak, on Thurs., Jan. 7, as the boys left Warren High School with a victory of 51-15.   Downey’s wrestling team remained strong throughout the evening making it a successful night.   Not letting stress get to him, junio...

“We’re coming back as champions.”

Bruno Braka and Cintia Macias

February 10, 2016


Filed under Podcast, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

As the wrestling team heads into their first CIF match on Feb 6, they are undefeated. Pablo Ochoa, 12, along with others such as Jonathan Prata, 10, have carried their team to three straight undefeated seasons. Hoping to win CIF again this season, the Vikings will give it their all to succeed.

Basketball Season Continues

Basketball Season Continues

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

January 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Playing against Cal High, on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m., Downey’s boys varsity basketball team add another win to their 13-2 streak making them 14-2.   Cal High made the first points of the night causing the crowd to cheer with supportive words for the DHS players on the court; the bo...

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