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Winter Sports Coming to an End

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

February 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Downey Highs’ winter sports season is coming to an end as spring slowly approaches. Although many sport’s season are closing, there are many sports who are playing in CIF playoffs. Spring sports will begin as early as March, and in the meantime winter sports play to become CIF champions in th...

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...

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...

5 Questions with Ayla Pruneda

5 Questions with Ayla Pruneda

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor in Chief

March 11, 2015


Filed under Five Questions With...

  Junior Ayla Pruneda talks about her basketball career that began her freshmen year at Downey High when she made the varsity girls basketball team.   Q1: What made you get into basketball? A1: I always loved the sport and being competitive. I had a mentor that pushed me outside...

Downey athletics receive $1,000 check from Walmart Neighborhood Market

Downey athletics receive $1,000 check from Walmart Neighborhood Market

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

January 18, 2013


Filed under News

Following the first half of the boys varsity basketball game on Jan. 9, the Walmart Neighborhood Supermarket presented Downey athletics with a $1,000 check to support the character that sports help build in athletes. Marketing representative Chris Melle assures that the money is intended to affect...

Tis’ the season to fight, fight, fight!

Tis’ the season to fight, fight, fight!

Hanna Suarez, Norma Flores, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

January 15, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

“We got a lot of our hard work in,” senior defense Angie Aguilar said. “Our entire pre-season was leading up to this moment.”With last years CIF title still on their mind, the team strives for that same satisfaction. As for the girls on the basketball courts, they came up short in their fi...

Boys basketball start the league with a loss

Boys basketball start the league with a loss

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

January 12, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

As the first league game of the season, varsity basketball took a loss against Warren High School, 49-45, on Jan. 9, at 7:00 p.m. Their next game versus Schurr will take place at home on Jan. 11, at 7:00 p.m.   “I knew it’d be a tough game,” senior Dakari Archer said. “The Press Tel...

Girls basketball and soccer featured in CIF’s Dream Team

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

April 3, 2012


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Girls athletics dominated the 2011-2012 winter sports season as the varsity water polo, soccer, and basketball teams competed in their respective CIF divisions.  After the girls basketball team reached quarterfinals for the first time since 1995 and the girls soccer team won the CIF Division 5 championship...

Scoring the final shot

Hanna Suarez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 29, 2012


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity boys basketball team came up short 67-73 against the Rancho Cucamonga Cougars during the first round of CIF on Friday, Feb. 17, in the Downey gym. The Vikings struggled in the first half, but attempted to come back in the third and fourth quarter, dragging the Cougars into overtime after...

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