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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...

No Maybes

No Maybes

Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 14, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Girls soccer began their pre-season on Thurs., Dec. 2 against Long Beach Poly, and although the varsity team ended with a strong tie, the girls still began their pre-season with a victory.   During the game, they focused on their main goal: to become a better team. The girls did not g...

Super Bowl

Super Bowl

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The 49th annual Super Bowl was held on Sunday, Feb. 1, and millions of people all over the nation tuned in to root for their favorite teams. The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks battled it out for the Vince Lombardi trophy that comes with Super Bowl victory, ultimately ending in a win f...

Bears defeat vikings

Bears defeat vikings

Sabrina Picou, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m., Downey’s boys varsity soccer team played against Warren at Warren’s home field. The final score was 2-0 with Warren defeating the Downey Vikings.   Warren made their first move when they scored first goal by putting all of their players, except one, on defense....

Started from the bottom

Started from the bottom

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2015


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Senior Dylan Moreno has worked his way up the totem pole since his freshman year in wrestling and is now ranked 13th in the state in the 160 pounds category.   Moreno started wrestling his freshmen year and was not very good since he was coming from football and had no experience in wrestling....

Let’s get this show on the track

Let’s get this show on the track

Irania Quintero, News Section Editor

February 6, 2015


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

On Jan. 24, Downey High’s track team hosted an all-comers meet on their very own track to get a feel for what their upcoming track season would look like.  Although the all-comers meet was an invitation to track athletes from all over the surrounding area, it also served as a fundraiser for Downey’s...

Ballin’ out

Ballin’ out

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Downey vs. Warren winter sports rivalry week came to a victorious end with a boys basketball game on Friday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., at home in the gym. The Vikings took the win with a final score of 58-51.   First time varsity player, Daniel Luna, 11, spoke about his excitement for the game...

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