The Downey Legend

On Thurs., May 2, the boys cheer team supports the girls at the annual powder puff game. Boys ranging from freshmen to seniors participated by cheering on the girls.


Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor May 23, 2014

The tables were turned during the month of April as male Vikings came together for cheer practice, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm preparing to support their fellow lady Vikings at...

On Fri., Mar. 21, at the Downey High School gym, the annual Downey Best Dance Crew competition takes place to fundraise money for the dance team. Downey’s dance team started off the competition by performing Friday Night Lights.

Calling all dancers

Mizhelle Cortes, Writer/ Business Team April 4, 2014

Dance enthusiasts, students, parents, and supporters gathered in the gym to watch the fifth annual Downey’s Best Dance Crew show hosted by the Downey High School Dance Team on Fri., Mar. 21. The three...

At Downey High School on Fri., Mar. 7, varsity lacrosse player Nicholas Silva, 12, plays against Birmingham High School to start the season. Downey lost with a score of 8 to 9.

Boys Lacrosse game

Sabrina Fuentes, News Section Editor April 1, 2014

The Downey boys lacrosse team lost its first game on Fri, Mar. 7, against Birmingham High school with a score of 8-9. Before the game, Joseph Ochoa, 11, mid-fielder and defensive, shared his predictions...

On Wed., Feb. 12, Roberto Astorga, 12, heads for the goal during the game against Dominguez High School. Downey took the win with a final score of 4 to 0.

Downey vs. Dominguez

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif February 24, 2014

On Wed., Feb. 12 at 3 p.m., the boys varsity soccer team played against Dominguez High School, in order to advance to the CIF playoffs, after previously tying with Dominguez in a game earlier in the season. The...

On Wed., Dec. 4, in the DHS gym, varsity wrestler Sebastian Soto, 12, faces his opponent from Norwalk High School as he tries to pin him. Soto put Downey in the lead by winning his match with a score of 22 to 6.

A pin for the win

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor December 13, 2013

The Viking wrestling team faced off against opponent Norwalk High School, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Downey Gym. With a score of 50-15, the Downey wrestlers earned another season win for their team. The...

While she’s adjusting to being the new, temporary librarian, Yvette Flores substitutes for her sister Martha Ortiz, who is on maternity leave. “There’s always a lot of stuff to do, even though it looks like I don’t really much, I do,” Flores said. “I have an agenda I have to follow.”

Substituting a sister

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor November 18, 2013

On Nov. 1, Mrs. Ortiz bid a temporary farewell to her job as the school librarian. While she is on maternity leave, her sister, Miss Flores, has taken over the job.   Flores, a substitute art...

Scoring multiple points for the Downey team, Kimberly Schnars, 11, takes part in the fourth annual Dig Pink volleyball game in the Downey High School gym. “I feel honored to be in the presence of breast cancer survivors and I know that when I leave, I made a difference,” Schnars said.

An Ace for the Cure

Fatima Yataco, Business Manager November 1, 2013

Cross-town rivals the Warren Bears and the Lady Vikes came together on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., in Downey’s gym; not only did the girls play volleyball but they also celebrated life at the annual...

While conducting the marching band at the pep rally, drum major Kevin Valencia, 12, keeps time while Jeremy Moore, 11, imitates his every move. Unlike other years this year, the assembly was held in front of the ASB window.

Time to show some school spirit

Noemi Lozano , Copy Editor October 25, 2013

The time had come for the anticipated football game that occurs only once a year: Downey High School versus its biggest rival, Warren High School.  Leading into the big football game on Friday at Warren...

On Friday, October 4, the movie Gravity came out in local theaters. The thriller film follows astronauts stuck in space working together to survive.

Sucking audiences into space

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif October 18, 2013

On Friday, October 4, the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Gravity hit theatres. The movie explores the idea of being stuck, and floating off into the oblivion of space. Gravity, filmed by Alfonso...

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