The Downey Legend

A continuous momentum

A continuous momentum

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

December 21, 2012

After a third place win at the Los Altos tournament, the girls water polo team played against the Whittier High School Cardinals on Dec. 11 in the Downey Aquatics Center, at 3:00 p.m. The game began as each team lined up on opposite sides of the pool, and the sprinters raced for the first possession...

Not too many cowboys at Sadies

Marilyn Ramirez, Co-Copy Editor

April 4, 2012

Cowboys and cowgirls of all grade levels gathered into the gymnasium for a renewed Sadie Hawkins dance on Mar. 23 from 8-11pm, which was hosted by the senior class. For this particular juncture, the tables turned on the girls who felt the pressure that males typically did when it comes to asking someone...

Varsity swim crush the Lancers

Norma Flores, Sports Assistant

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,...

Vikings take the win from the Paramount Pirates

Vikings take the win from the Paramount Pirates

Norma Flores, Sports Assistant

February 7, 2012

The girls varsity water polo team took the win against the Paramount Pirates, on Jan 26, at the Downey Aquatics Center. The game began at 3: 15. Each team lined up on opposite sides of the pool, and the sprinters raced for the first possession of ball, which went to Downey. The ball was moved around...

Viking water polo defeats the Lancers

Viking water polo defeats the Lancers

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor

December 16, 2011

Varsity girls water polo took home yet another victory on Dec. 6 as they beat Lakewood High School at the Downey Aquatic Center 10-5. Due to their recent winning streak, the girls entered the pool with high expectations. Last year, they played against Lakewood and endeavored an intense game, including...

Winter sports 2011 preview: vikings aim for CIF

Winter sports 2011 preview: vikings aim for CIF

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

November 21, 2011

With the girls varsity volleyball winning their second consecutive CIF title and the boys varsity water polo team just falling short in the playoffs, the fall 2011 season came to an end on a high note. Now, the second stage of athletics continues with winter sports just around the corner. The girls...

Swim’s road to finals

Swim’s road to finals

Roy Mendoza, 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...

Swim leaves La Mirada behind

Swim leaves La Mirada behind

Julia Ruiz, Sports Assistant

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...

Winter Sports Season’s MVP

March 4, 2011

This year's Winter sports saw many talented players, but a few stood out among the rest. Sports player’s Dami Adefeso, Rayana Villalpando, Brandi Neilan, Mike Samayoa, Robert Chism, and Meghan Nevarez stood out all season. Girls’ basketball player Rayana Villalpando shined by practicing her hardest...

Girls Water polo reign over Gahr: 13-2

Girls Water polo reign over Gahr: 13-2

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...

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