The Downey Legend

Spice and everything nice

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

April 6, 2012

With an exciting plant variety, the Botany class is holding its 3rd Annual Pepper and Tomato Plant Sale on March 24, 31 and April 7 in front of the pool on Brookshire Avenue to raise money for classroom necessities. Greg Pittenger’s class is selling over 40 varieties of plants and each plant costs...

Varsity swim crush the Lancers

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

April 3, 2012

After an easy win against St. Joseph’s by the girls varsity swim team, and a loss by the boys against St. John Bosco, the Vikings searched to redeem themselves against the Bell Gardens Lancers on March 29, at 3 p.m., at the Downey Aquatic Center. The meet started promptly with the medley relays,...

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

Student’s family participates in German exchange program

Student’s family participates in German exchange program

Sarah Menendez

April 14, 2011

In an effort to participate in a culture-filled experience, junior Faith Hundtoft  and her family decided to host Erna Wieduwilt, a 16 year old exchange student from Germany. The Hundtofts agreed to host the young German after Faith involved herself in an exchange program named The Friendship Connection,...

Swim leaves La Mirada behind

Swim leaves La Mirada behind

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

April 4, 2011

The varsity girls swim team defeated the La Mirada Matadores with a score of 125-44, on March 31, at the Downey Aquatics Center. With CIF qualifications on the line, pressure built to rise above and succeed. The meet started off strong with the girls quickly rising on the scoreboard leaving the Mata...

Girls Water polo reign over Gahr: 13-2

Preparing to block her rival against Bell Gardens, Janel Madrigal stops the competition from scoring at the Downey City Pool on Jan. 17.  Vikings conquered Bell Gardens with a final score of 11-7.

John Franco, Sports Editor

January 25, 2011

For a opening of the 2011 Girls water polo season, the team play their first San Gabriel Valley League match on Thursday, January 13. They proved to be victorious with a final score of 13 to 2. The game began with an immediate goal, followed by 3 more goals quickly into the game. “I pretty much wa...

Girls Water polo defeated by Lakewood 7-8

Girls Water polo defeated by Lakewood 7-8

John Franco, Sports Editor

December 14, 2010

On December 9 at the Downey aquatics center, the girls varsity water polo team played a preseason match against the Lakewood lancers and lost 7 to 8. The game began with an intense fight for the ball but no score was made quickly in the first period. Even though periods last 7 minutes the lady vikes...

Vikings eat bear meat

Vikings eat bear meat

Roy Mendoza Copy Editor

November 23, 2010

It was a victorious night on Nov. 11 as the Viking football team dominated the Warren Bears with the total score of 27-16, leading Downey another step closer to attending CIF. Excitement was felt all over the place as students and staff began entering the crowded Allen Layne Stadium. Vikings of all ...

Down by the beach

Cole Hundtoft

June 2, 2010

Eleven of Downey’s best swimmers attended the CIF Swimming Preliminaries at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool on the sun-soaked May 11 afternoon. Both boys and girls varsity swimmers participated in the numerous events either as a team or individually. There were more than 30 schools that were involved...

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