The Downey Legend

Downey vs Warren: Baseball Game

James Torrico, Writer

May 16, 2017

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...

From Cubs to Bears

Alessandro Esquivel, Co-Copy Editor

November 16, 2016

On Saturday, Oct. 22, during game 6 of the League Championship Series, the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0, and made their historic entrance into the 2016 World Series. Cubs fans all over cheered when that moment struck. The last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series was 1908 when ...

Gone too Soon: The Death of Jose Fernandez

James Torrico, Writer

October 26, 2016

On the morning of September 25, on the shores of Miami, a boat was discovered capsized on a jetty. Among the wreckage of the vessel were three men who had lost their lives. Among those there was Miami Marlins ace pitcher, Jose Fernandez 24. He came over to the USA from Cuba and was in the MLB draft in...

Dodgers Clinch and Scully Retires

Allie Gurrola, Writer

October 26, 2016

As predicted by fans, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a spot in the playoffs on September 25th against the Colorado Rockies. What was not expected was how emotional the game was. Because of  shortstop, Corey Seager’s game-tying home run, the game was theirs. Charlie Culberson then hit a walk off...

The final season

The final season

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

June 15, 2012

After CIF titles were won by the girls volleyball team during the Fall and the girls soccer team during the Winter, there were high expectations to what the Spring season held for the Downey Vikings. The season consists of boys volleyball, swim, track and field, baseball, softball, and tennis. Although...

Vikings easily take the win from Dominguez Hills

Vikings easily take the win from Dominguez Hills

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

May 8, 2012

After seven innings of baseball, the Vikings dominated against Dominguez Hills in a 6-0 win on May 1, at 3:00 pm at the baseball field.  The game, although originally to be played at Dominguez Hills, proved to be too much for them. From the start, Downey took control of the game. The home team was...

Gathering for the new spring competitors

Gathering for the new spring competitors

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2012

Thousands of students filled the Allen Layne Stadium on Apr. 20 looking down onto the track for the 2011-2012 Spring Sports Assembly, despite the ninety-degree weather. From boys’ tennis to girls’ lacrosse, Downey High School teams were proud to represent themselves for the current season with their...

Batting away Warren: 11-4

Batting away Warren: 11-4

John Franco, Sports Editor

April 14, 2011

Baseball’s first game against Warren proved to be no joke on April Fools Day as the Vikes proved to be victorious with a score of 11-4, beating their cross-town rivals. The game began with a quick 2-0 lead by the Bears with player Matt Barela hitting a leadoff double and offering his teammates ...

Scholarships, a said way to get into college

Scholarships, a said way to get into college

John Franco, Sports Editor

April 14, 2011

With college only steps away, seniors around campus are already into their desired schools. Some may have gotten in with the basic traditional acceptances while others have been accepted in with full scholarships. The time is now here where colleges across the nation look for said students that are athl...

Baseball loses key double-header

Baseball loses key double-header

John Franco, Sports Editor

March 18, 2011

As the 2011 baseball season is in the process of beginning, the boys played their first pre-season match against Long Beach Poly and unfortunately lost a double header 3-5, 3-5. The baseball team has huge goals this season but has had a hard time due to several factors including new bats, different t...

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