The Downey Legend

Running through the field with my woes

During a time-out against Jordan High School, seniors Joseph Ochoa and Miguel Aceves laugh and enjoy their home game. “Playing since middle school with Ochoa has created this strong brotherhood and chemistry that words cant explain,” Miguel Aceves said. “It’s more like family, willing to support and back each other up at all times.”

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

March 30, 2015

Seniors Joseph Ochoa, Mikey Aceves, and Beto Leon have been playing on the same lacrosse team since the 6th grade and have been playing for Downey High’s varsity team since they were freshman. They have created a friendship and built chemistry among one another on and off the field.   With Aceves lea...

Accidental fame

In room S-6 on Feb. 25, Mr. Witkin, displays the lacrosse shirt he wore as an extra in the movie American Pie. “[Being] able to look and see a TV show and movies that I know I was in, and to play a part in that in history, is pretty cool,” Mr. Witkin said.

Mehak Khan, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

Downey High School’s English teacher, and former lacrosse coach, Scott Witkin, starred as a lacrosse player in the movie, American Pie, in 1999.   Mr. Witkin talks about how his experience with working in the film industry was a great time but happened on accident.   “I was play...

From coach to father

Mr. Witkin talks about his plans for next year’s lacrosse team, because he is currently stepping down as varsity coach and to focus more on the JV players. “I’m going to try to develop the JV players so they can be ready for varsity,” Witkin said.

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

June 14, 2013

The end of the school year marks the end of head lacrosse coach Scott Witkin’s leadership for the varsity team. With his experience as a NCAA coach professional lacrosse player himself, Witkin started the program at Downey High School nearly nine years ago. He  raised the sport from a club sport and...

It is in your blood

At the varsity lacrosse game vs. Palos Verdes on March 4, captain Nick Farina, 12, defends the ball from the opponent, making a goal. “Over forty different colleges have scouted me this year,” Farina said. “I have decided to go to Adam State in Alamosa, Colorado.”

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

March 18, 2013

After 6 years of learning to play the sport and developing his skills, the varsity lacrosse team captain, Nick Farina, 12, verbally committed to Adams State University on Feb. 24,  and will be signing on April 17.   “I had many schools offering me to play for them,” Farina said, “I...

Making a better team

During second period block, new coach for girl’s lacrosse, Mr. Mires, gives a lecture to the team on the field, in order to see that they are doing well academically. “If they cannot perform in class, then they cannot do their assignments on the field,” Mr. Mires said.

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2013

The start of the 2013 girls lacrosse season also marks the beginning of the direction of a new coach with new priorities and expectations. Coach and teacher Mike Mires takes the field alongside the varsity players, and brings a positive and united attitude. Having been down on their luck these past seasons,...

Injuries on the rise

Due to the injury Jeremy Villa, 12, sustained during the football game vs. Norwalk, he could not play in the CIF finals. “I’ve learn that everyone has to play the game like it’s their last,” Villa said “ Coach Davis has always said this before ever game.”

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

December 7, 2012

It is very clear that the competition amongst student athletes has increased over the years, but unfortunately the numbers of sports injuries have increased as well. Today some high school athletes are suffering from career ending injuries before they even graduate high school.   Football,...

Five Questions with Cecilia Godinez

Five Questions with Cecilia Godinez

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

November 15, 2012

Q1: What’s it like being in ROP Sports Medicine? A1: It’s amazing; it’s something that I’ve wanted to do for the longest time. Everyone’s like, You’re there all the time, but there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing. There’s test taking, and at the end, there’s this big sports...

Boys varsity lacrosse off to a rocky start

Boys varsity lacrosse off to a rocky start

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

March 19, 2012

After a win by forfeit against Palos Verdes, the Downey varsity boys lacrosse team took on Crespi High School. The duel took place on Friday, March 9, at 7 pm, in the Allen Layne Stadium. The team felt confident that with their skills they would be able to take on the Crespi team and put it away before...

Boys varsity lacrosse put up a fight against Redondo

Boys varsity lacrosse put up a fight against Redondo

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer

April 4, 2011

Boys lacrosse ended the game with their heads held high, on March 30, against Redondo at the Allen Lane stadium, with the finishing score of 8-10. Redondo came out with the lead, but the boys know they put up a fight in the second half of the game. “The biggest challenge of the day was coming ou...

Spring Sports soon to reign

John Franco, Sports Editor

March 4, 2011

As the 2010-2011 Winter sports comes to and end with several San Gabriel Valley League championships and wrestlings back-to-back CIF championship, Spring sports hope to follow the footsteps left by the prior two seasons. With baseball, softball, boys tennis, boys golf, boys and girls track, boys...

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