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JV Basketball

Having a passion for basketball, Kiki El, 10, leaves everything on the court contributing to the win against the Warren Bears. “When I was young, I naturally found myself loving and doing well in this sport, and throughout the years I saw how well my passing abilities were,” El said. “Although teamwork and communication is the most important ability to have.”

Jaylene Cardona, Business Manager

February 11, 2020

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor

February 4, 2020

On Jan. 26 at approximately 10 a.m., a Sikorsky S-76b helicopter crashed in Calabasas, Calif., killing retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant as well as his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers on board. From postponed NBA games to lighting Los Angeles City Hall purple and gold, tributes ...

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Stefanie Chavez

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

February 26, 2018

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

Junior, Justin Reyes, plays on varsity during the quarterfinals of the CIF basketball 

game that took place at Downey High School on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7 PM. “We 

had a great season and I am excited to see what happens next year,” Reyes says.

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

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

From the start, the ladies in the varsity basketball team were confident for the win against Paramount on Feb. 11. “To be honest, no [Paramount was not a strong opponent],” Victoria Lopez, 11, said, “but I respect that they never give up.”

Melissa Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016

  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

As the basketball game for Downey begins against Cal High, C.J. Smith, 12, goes up for the jump ball on Jan 5. “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose as long as you give everything in your heart,” Smith said.

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

January 21, 2016

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-Cheif

March 11, 2015

  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

On January 9, WalMart representative Sara Arroyo presents a $1,000 dollar check to Mr. Houts, at half time in the DHS gymnasium.

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

January 18, 2013

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!

At the Downey vs. Warren game on Jan.8, Maritza Acuna,11, goes for the ball before her opponent. Downey scored 1-0 in the second half of the game.

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

January 15, 2013

“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...

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