The Downey Legend

Bears to Vikings

Bears to Vikings

Carlos Garcia, Staff Writer

October 29, 2014


Filed under News

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. The program includes classes such as Physics, Tech Core, Automotive Technology, Aerospace Engineering,...

Caught up in the net

Caught up in the net

Vivian Buenrostro, Writer

March 27, 2013


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

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 against the Bears. However, Downey underestimated their opponent and ended the night with a loss...

The sweet taste of victory

The sweet taste of victory

Rodas Hailu and Brenda Lopez

October 27, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

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 remembered, the Downey Vikings have had a bitter relationship with the Bears across town, always striving...

A second round of bear meat

A second round of bear meat

Roy Mendoza, Co Editor-in-Chief, Copy Editor

November 2, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

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. Students across campus prepared to cheer for their relative team at the Justice Stadium located...

Girls volleys for a cure

Girls volleys for a cure

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

November 2, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

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 only their respected teams, but also the cause: Breast Cancer awareness. Viking alumni Sierra Campos...

Girls cross country on their way to success

Girls cross country on their way to success

April Rios, Staff writer and photographer

November 2, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

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 working their way up to the top three in the league. This season, the team has finally taken a victory...

Swim’s road to finals

Swim’s road to finals

Roy Mendoza, Copy Editor

May 11, 2011


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

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 according to various members on the team. Prior to any of the final events hosted, the Vike...

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


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

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 first out of three periods, the Viking’s had the lead of 4-1. With the crowd rooting and cheering them on, t...

Boys Volleyball face a Warren defeat

Boys Volleyball face a Warren defeat

Julia Ruiz, Sports Assistant

April 14, 2011


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

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 atmosphere grew with excitement as the rivals fought hard on the court. As the first round began, ...

Rivalry through the ages

Amanda Garcia

December 2, 2009


Filed under Legends, Student Life

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 of our rivalry. Whether it was who could beat who at what sport, this non-stop fight to see who the greatest school is will never cease to exist. And w...

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