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Eleven Vikings receive athletic scholarships

Eleven Vikings receive athletic scholarships

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

June 15, 2012

Viking athletics conquered three CIF titles throughout the 2011-2012 season, turning the attention to various athletes. Eleven in particular stood out amongst the crowd as they put pen to paper on May 31 and signed their respective athletic scholarships. Volleyball star Heather Schnars received a...

Viking turned Trojan

Viking turned Trojan

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

February 7, 2012

The dream becomes a reality for football star Jabari Ruffin as his commitment to the University of Southern California reaches its closing stages.  USC first noticed the young linebacker’s talent on the football field in March 2011. Almost a year later, the Viking athlete signed his Letter of Intent...

Homecoming was not all fun and games for the Vikings

Homecoming was not all fun and games for the Vikings

Hanna Suarez & Norma Flores, Writers

November 2, 2011

It was a bittersweet Homecoming night for the varsity football team as Paramount defeated the Vikings with a 42-28 lead.  Both teams played hard during the first quarter but the Pirates took a 21 point lead by the second quarter. Jabari Ruffin scored a touchdown for Downey moments before the clock ended...

Varsity football fights back against Schurr

Varsity football fights back against Schurr

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2011

A disappointed crowd emptied the Allen Lane Stadium on Friday, Sep. 3 after the varsity football team came up short, 28-37, against the Mayfair Monsoons. Mayfair scored their first touchdown at seven minutes and fifty-eight seconds into the first quarter and soon after scored their second touchdown at...

Powder puff game ends with a tie

Powder puff game ends with a tie

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

May 27, 2011

The Allen Layne stadium filled with cheering students and teachers on May 20 at 7:00 pm, as the 2nd annual powder puff game took place between the junior and senior class girls. The flag football game ended on a sour note for the girls, with a tie of 16-16, but it was an enjoyable game for most who ...

D-house advantage

D-house advantage

John Franco, Sports Editor

October 20, 2010

As the sun set on October 1, the Varsity football team played another league match against the Bell Eagles defeating them 17 to 9 at the Allen Layne Stadium. The boys were ready to fight as they had lost the prior game against La Habra 20 to 49. “I felt that the last game wasn’t as good as we wanted it,...

A new beginning

Mercy Watkins

October 1, 2010

Varsity kicked off the first game of the season victorious with a score of 35 to 24 against the La Serna Lancers Friday Sept 10. At Allen Layne Stadium. The Vikings entered the field with high hearts, hoping to clench the titles they rightfully deserve. Running back Kyle Lewis led the pack by sco...

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