The Downey Legend

An Ace for the Cure

Scoring multiple points for the Downey team, Kimberly Schnars, 11, takes part in the fourth annual Dig Pink volleyball game in the Downey High School gym. “I feel honored to be in the presence of breast cancer survivors and I know that when I leave, I made a difference,” Schnars said.

Fatima Yataco, Business Manager

November 1, 2013

Cross-town rivals the Warren Bears and the Lady Vikes came together on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., in Downey’s gym; not only did the girls play volleyball but they also celebrated life at the annual Dig Pink game. The gym was filled with pink shirts, enthusiastic fans, and supporters of Breast...

Volleyball victory over cross-town rival

With a final score of 25-11, the varsity volleyball girls take the win against Warren on Wednesday, Oct. 8. “It’s always a good feeling to beat our hometown rivals,” Borlongan said.

Moises Martinez, Writer/ Community Editor

October 18, 2013

The Downey’s Girls volleyball team took on Warren on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Warren gym, as their second league game of the season. The game, played on Warren’s home turf at 5:30 p.m., proved to be a short match for the Lady Vikes who won in only three game periods. The gym was packed with attendees...

Can you guess who your teachers are?

Since 1991, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Falcon, Mrs. Roybal, and Mr.Weisenburger have been staff members at DHS and were chosen to be part of the faculty quiz. “WOW! Is that Mrs. Roybal, said Sindy Roa, 12, she looks so different!”

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2013

Twenty teachers and staff members have been included in a quiz that shows their pictures from the 1991 yearbook to boost the moral of the faculty.   What originally started as pure enjoyment, Mr. Houts and Mrs. Lucke found these pictures and they quickly became the premise of a quiz. The object...

Counselor, teacher, coach, friend

In the beginning of November, counselor, Mrs. Sanders took maternity leave, leaving English teacher, Mrs. Sims in charge of her responsibilities guiding students in their academic paths.  “Baby steps,” Mrs. Sims said, “I have to learn everything all over again like a student.”

Joey Flores, News Editor

December 7, 2012

Starting in November, English teacher Andrea Sims is substituting as counselor for her friend, Nicole Sanders, who is out on maternity leave. She will cover for Sanders for two to three months in bungalow seven.   Sims is the varsity girls volleyball coach, an English teacher, and now a temporary...

Four vikings in CIF’s 2011 team of the year

Four vikings in CIF's 2011 team of the year

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

January 18, 2012

With a second consecutive CIF title under their belt, the girls varsity volleyball team received further recognitions as the CIF Division 2A acknowledged both senior Heather Schnars and Coach Andrea Sims as Player and Coach of the Year respectively on Dec. 12, 2011. Captain Heather Schnars’ achievements...

Girls Volleyball clinches CIF title

Girls Volleyball clinches CIF title

Camerynn Chase, Staff Writer

November 23, 2010

The Lady Vikings made girl’s volleyball history on Nov. 20th at Cypress College by crushing the lady Gladiators of Troy High School during the CIF Finals. The Vikes won 3 to 0 against Troy with scores of 28-26, 25-22, and 25-23. Before the game, Coach Sims could barely contain her enthusiasm about her ...

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