The Downey Legend

Boys basketball start the league with a loss

At the Downey vs. Warren basketball game, Dakari Archer, 12, blocks Michael Onyebalu, 12, from making a two point shot in, at the DHS gymnasium.

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

January 12, 2013

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...

Scoring the final shot

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

February 29, 2012

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...

Winter sports leave their mark in CIF

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

February 29, 2012

Four Viking athletic teams wrapped up their 2011-2012 winter season as CIF finalists. Varsity wrestling, varsity girls water polo, varsity boys and girls basketball, and varsity girls soccer were all present in their respective CIF divisional playoffs. Varsity wrestling entered their first round of...

Boys basketball triumphs over Lakewood

Boys basketball triumphs over Lakewood

Dinorah Acuña, Writer

December 16, 2011

The boys varsity basketball team went against the Lakewood Lancers and came out victorious on Dec. 9 with a score of 48-35 at the gym. Though the game had a slow start, the Viking’s aggressive defense only allowed Lakewood to score 6 points in the first quarter. The defense also contributed to the...

Winter Sports Season’s MVP

March 4, 2011

This year's Winter sports saw many talented players, but a few stood out among the rest. Sports player’s Dami Adefeso, Rayana Villalpando, Brandi Neilan, Mike Samayoa, Robert Chism, and Meghan Nevarez stood out all season. Girls’ basketball player Rayana Villalpando shined by practicing her hardest...

Boys Basketball strives, but falls short in CIF

During the second CIF game in Viking territory, Damilola Adefeso, 12, aims for a clear shot as he jumps in the air.  The team’s overall record of 26-3 placed their statewide ranking up to 100 this year.

March 4, 2011

The varsity basketball team played hard in their first round of CIF against Fountain Valley High School on Feb. 18, wining with a score of 44 to 33. Fountain Valley Barons and Vikings were neck and neck in the first quarter. Downey gained the upper hand in the second quarter with a three-pointer from Garrett...

Boys basketball gains SGVL title; advances to CIF

Boys basketball gains SGVL title; advances to CIF

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

February 16, 2011

After claiming victory against the Warren Bears on Feb. 11, the Boy’s Varsity Basketball team proudly held the title of the 2011 San Gabriel Valley League Champions. Right into the first quarter, both the Vikings and the Bears showed their upmost effort to keep the ball off their side and ultimately,...

Bear beatdown

Joe Hill

February 1, 2010

The Boys Basketball team came off a heartbreaking league game loss against the Lynwood Knights in order to defeat the cross town rival Warren Bears, with an official score of 49-44 on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Bear’s home court. Senior Josh Carreto said, “The year so far has been frustrating because...

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