The Downey Legend

No Maybes

No Maybes

Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 14, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Girls soccer began their pre-season on Thurs., Dec. 2 against Long Beach Poly, and although the varsity team ended with a strong tie, the girls still began their pre-season with a victory.   During the game, they focused on their main goal: to become a better team. The girls did not g...

Lady Vikes succeed in stateplay-offs

Lady Vikes succeed in stateplay-offs

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2013


Filed under News, Winter Sports

After a long and nerve-wracking game, girls varsity soccer took the lead against Wilson High during overtime penalty kicks with a final score of 4-3 on Tuesday, March 5 at the Allen Lane Stadium. For the back-to-back CIF championships this is just another chance at making it to the State finals.   An...

Girls basketball and soccer featured in CIF’s Dream Team

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

April 3, 2012


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Girls athletics dominated the 2011-2012 winter sports season as the varsity water polo, soccer, and basketball teams competed in their respective CIF divisions.  After the girls basketball team reached quarterfinals for the first time since 1995 and the girls soccer team won the CIF Division 5 championship...

Girls soccer CIF Division 5 Champions

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

March 19, 2012


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The third time was a charm for the Lady Vikes’ girls soccer team as they defeated La Serna 2-1 in overtime on March 3 at Mission Viejo High School to win the CIF Division 5 Championship. It was the girls’ third trip to the final match, having lost in 2008 against Oaks Christian and in 2011 in penalties...

Soccer star in the making

Soccer star in the making

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

March 19, 2012


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

After scoring a goal in every CIF Division 5 playoff match, senior Claudia Lopez left her mark in the Viking’s varsity soccer team as one of the team’s best. Her passion, hard work, and natural talent for the European game helped lead her and her team to win the CIF Championship title. “Claudia...

Girls soccer dominates Katella to move on to quarter finals

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

February 29, 2012


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The girls soccer team went up against Katella High School on Feb. 22 at the Allen Layne Stadium for the second round of CIF. After the extreme tension that the girls experienced in their previous play-off game against La Quinta, which ended in a tie in regular and over time, and the game had to be determined...

Winter sports leave their mark in CIF

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

February 29, 2012


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

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...

Girls soccer beats Warren to secure league title

Girls soccer beats Warren to secure league title

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

February 7, 2012


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The girls soccer team battled it out against cross-town rival Warren on Jan 27 at the Justice Stadium at Warren High School. With the San Gabriel Valley League title on the line the girls knew they could not tie again in their second go against the Bears. The possibility of not winning the SGVL title...

Girls soccer begins season on a bad note

Girls soccer begins season on a bad note

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

December 16, 2011


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

During their first game of the winter season, the girls varsity soccer team lost against the Lakewood Lancers with a score of 0-3, at the Allen Layne Stadium, on Dec. 1.  Captains Jasmine Medrano and Alexandria Oropeza animated the girls as they headed to the field to face an ambitious opponent. “I...

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