The Downey Legend

Legacy of league

At Downey High School, on Oct. 7, during the game vs. Dominguez, Downey the football team fights for the title of league champions. “All gas, no brakes,” senior Josh Flores (#26, running back) stated. “It’s a saying we have; it means we go hard and never quit for what we want.”

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

The journey to league title for Downey High School’s football team began on Oct. 30, 2014 as the football team took on Paramount High School at their home field.  With hard work and dedication dwelling in their hearts, Downey’s football team was determined to show how their efforts would pay off...

Vikings, what is our profession

In the 100-yard backstroke, sophomore Michael Kim breaks a league record with a time of 1:04, at the San Gabriel Valley League finals, on April 25, at the Cerritos College Aquatics Center. The boys swim team won the league title, defeating Paramount High School for the first time in five years.

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

May 15, 2013

After a five-year drought, the boys swim team was able to take the title of San Gabriel Valley League Champions on April 25 after they defeated the Warren Bears at the Downey Aquatic Center at 3:00 pm.   The team began the season with high goals and expectations for league. The boys had a...

Wrestling makes their way to league

In the Downey High gym during a match against Domingez wrestler, Maria Hernadez,11, attempts to pin her opponent on, Jan. 24, in order to win her match. Hernadez is the sole girl on the wrestling team this year.

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

January 30, 2013

Since their first match on Nov. 28, 2012, wrestling has competed in 15 duels with a 13-2 winning streak that puts them on the road to San Gabriel Valley League Finals this Saturday, February 2. Although the team had had their ups and downs, they have been left with an imprint of the dedication they p...

Fall sports take it all

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Joy Miley, 12, helps the varsity volleyball team score against Los Osos High School, in Rancho Cucamonga, during their second round of CIF. The Vikings lost 0-3 and did not make it to the third round of CIF.

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

November 15, 2012

Although the regular season has come to an end for fall sports, the various teams ability to excel has permitted them to move on to playoffs and have the opportunity to participate in the Southern California CIF in the first weeks of November.   It is no surprise that with two prior CIF titles...

Queens of the court

Queens of the court

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2012

Girls varsity tennis played in their league tournament, on Oct. 24-25 at Warren High school; resulting in four team members placing high ranks and even moving on to CIF. Doubles partners Elizabeth Aceves, 10, and Jessica Angell, 10, placed at third, while Tara Kazimi, 9, and Erin Freeman, 11, earned...

Swim’s road to finals

Swim's road to finals

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

Downey beats Warren by One

Downey beats Warren by One

Camerynn Chase, Staff Writer

May 11, 2011

The boys golf team prevailed against Warren High School in a nail-biting match on Thursday, April 28 at The Rio Hondo golf course. The entire team felt the immediate tension brought on by the Downey vs. Warren rivalry the second they walked onto the course. “There was this intense pressure because...

Baseball loses to Lynwood: 2-3

Baseball loses to Lynwood: 2-3

John Franco, Sports Editor

May 11, 2011

Baseball’s second game against Lynwood proved to be unsuccessful with a heartbreaking loss of 2-3 on Tuesday, May 3. Even though the Vikes beat the knights in a prior game earlier in the season with 5-0, they were not able to repeat that win. With a strong lineup from the home team, included Yamel ...

Boys’ Volleyball faces a heartbreaking loss to Warren: 0-3

Boys' Volleyball faces a heartbreaking loss to Warren: 0-3

John Franco, Sports Editor

May 11, 2011

With every second on the clock seeming to move slower and slower, the boys volleyball team faced a tough, heart breaking loss against their cross town rivals with a final score of 0-3. Quickly into the first out of three periods, the Viking’s had the lead of 4-1. With the crowd rooting and cheering them on, t...

Downey triumphs vs. the Warren track meet

Downey triumphs vs. the Warren track meet

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer

April 14, 2011

The stands filled with enthusiastic fans at the Downey vs. Warren track meet on, April 14, at the Allen Layne stadium where both varsity boys and girls took the lead.  The final score resulted as 79-58 (boys) and 68-67 (girls), making Downey victorious against their rivals, Warren. “I ran in the...

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