The Downey Legend

Every Wednesday afterschool, Warren High School transfer, Daniela Figueroa, 12, works on building a reading printer, in her engineering class, for the school to use. “All these new engineering classes are the only reason why I moved to Downey High School,” Figueroa stated.

Bears to Vikings

Carlos Garcia, Staff Writer October 29, 2014

At the beginning of the school year, construction at Downey High School was finally completed with new buildings including the D building, where the Project Lead the Way Engineering program is underway....

On March 21 Juan Radogal, 12, reaches the ball, spiking it to the other side scoring a point against rivals Warren. “The most intense games are when we play against Warren,” Radogal said. “because we never want the Bears to win.”

Caught up in the net

Vivian Buenrostro , Co-Editor-in-Cheif March 27, 2013

The classic Downey vs. Warren rivalry tension was present during the varsity boys volleyball game on March 21. Entering the gymnasium with four wins and only two losses, the Viking’s felt confident going...

After the end of the game, the Downey Vikings football players meet in the middle of the field to celebrate their win against Warren on Oct. 5. “Win or lose, when I’m doing Viking Pride, I sill feel proud to be a Viking,” Francisco Gomez, 12, said, “it’s all about brotherhood.”

The sweet taste of victory

Rodas Hailu and Brenda Lopez October 26, 2012

As the school year commences, the Downey Vikings have successfully dominated their eternal enemy, the Warren Bears, in unprecedented wins in four fall season sports.   For as long as can be...

A second round of bear meat

A second round of bear meat

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor November 2, 2011

After a long brawl between the Downey and Warren varsity football teams, the Vikings emerged victorious on Oct 14 with a total score of 28-6. Along with a new school year came a different game setting....

Girls volleys for a cure

Girls volleys for a cure

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor November 2, 2011

The girls varsity volleyball team stood up to Breast Cancer in a city derby on Tuesday, Oct. 18 beating the Bears 3-1. The stands were decked out in pink as spectators from both schools supported, not...

Girls cross country on their way to success

Girls cross country on their way to success

April Rios, Writer/Photographer November 2, 2011

After weeks of practice, the varsity cross country girls raced at Cerritos Regional Park, on Oct. 13, in the San Gabriel Valley League second cluster. Over the recent years, the lady Vikings have been...

Swim's road to finals

Swim’s road to finals

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor May 11, 2011

After countless hours of preparation, the boys and girls swim team strove to win a medal in the league finals on May 5 against Warren, Paramount, and Gahr. It had been a tough time for the Downey swimmers...

Boys' Volleyball faces a heartbreaking loss to Warren: 0-3

Boys’ Volleyball faces a heartbreaking loss to Warren: 0-3

John Franco, Sports Editor May 11, 2011

With every second on the clock seeming to move slower and slower, the boys volleyball team faced a tough, heart breaking loss against their cross town rivals with a final score of 0-3. Quickly into the...

Boys Volleyball face a Warren defeat

Boys Volleyball face a Warren defeat

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor April 14, 2011

The boys varsity volleyball team lost a tough game against the Warren Bears on Tuesday, Apr 12 with a score of 3-2. With the stands full of encouragement from both the Vikings and the Bears, the gym’s...

Rivalry through the ages

Amanda Garcia December 2, 2009

The rivalry between the Downey Vikings and the Warren Bears has been going on as long as can be remembered. Hanging teddy bears at Downey and dragging ducks at Warren symbolize the seriousness...

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