The Downey Legend

Lakers Bring Home the Championship

Itzel Cabrales, Writer October 26, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA championship game on Sunday, Oct. 11 against the Miami Heat in Florida with a score of 106-93. It was a tough game and season for both teams and their spectators....

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.”

JV Basketball

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...

Stefanie Chavez

Winter Sports Coming to an End

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...

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.

Last Basketball Game of the Year

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....

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.”

The Paramount Pirates Walk the Plank

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...

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.

Basketball Season Continues

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...

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:...

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

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

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...

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