The Downey Legend

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

February 26, 2018

Downey Highs’ winter sports season is coming to an end as spring slowly approaches. Although many sport’s season are closing, there are many sports who are playing in CIF playoffs. Spring sports will begin as early as March, and in the meantime winter sports play to become CIF champions in th...

5 Questions with Giselle Hernandez

5 Questions with Giselle Hernandez

Angelica Fregoso, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016

DHS soccer player Giselle Hernandez, 11, plays a pivotal role on the JV team as defense, and the attitude she utilizes reflects the one she has gained throughout her life while overcoming the adversity of being born with only one arm. Q1: How has not having an arm made your life easier or harder...

Bears defeat vikings

Bears defeat vikings

Sabrina Picou, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m., Downey’s boys varsity soccer team played against Warren at Warren’s home field. The final score was 2-0 with Warren defeating the Downey Vikings.   Warren made their first move when they scored first goal by putting all of their players, except one, on defense....

Laying it out on the field

Laying it out on the field

Gabby Sanchez, A&E Editor

May 21, 2013

The Allen Layne Stadium and its audience witnessed an intense soccer game on Thursday, May 9 where teachers and the CIF champion girls soccer team competed against each other on the field while displaying sportsmanship. Although a friendly game, the teachers ultimately sealed the deal with a tight score...

Girls soccer defeats La Mirada in CIF semi-finals

Girls soccer defeats La Mirada in CIF semi-finals

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2013

The varsity girls move ahead to the CIF finals after defeating the La Mirada Matadores on Tuesday Feb. 26 at the Allen Lane Stadium. For the many returning members of the team, this is their second chance at an opportunity to win a CIF title, and the athletes hope they can prove themselves champions...

Tis’ the season to fight, fight, fight!

Tis’ the season to fight, fight, fight!

Hanna Suarez, Norma Flores, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

January 15, 2013

“We got a lot of our hard work in,” senior defense Angie Aguilar said. “Our entire pre-season was leading up to this moment.”With last years CIF title still on their mind, the team strives for that same satisfaction. As for the girls on the basketball courts, they came up short in their fi...

Girls basketball and soccer featured in CIF’s Dream Team

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

April 3, 2012

Girls athletics dominated the 2011-2012 winter sports season as the varsity water polo, soccer, and basketball teams competed in their respective CIF divisions.  After the girls basketball team reached quarterfinals for the first time since 1995 and the girls soccer team won the CIF Division 5 championship...

Girls soccer CIF Division 5 Champions

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

March 19, 2012

The third time was a charm for the Lady Vikes’ girls soccer team as they defeated La Serna 2-1 in overtime on March 3 at Mission Viejo High School to win the CIF Division 5 Championship. It was the girls’ third trip to the final match, having lost in 2008 against Oaks Christian and in 2011 in penalties...

Girls soccer dominates Katella to move on to quarter finals

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

February 29, 2012

The girls soccer team went up against Katella High School on Feb. 22 at the Allen Layne Stadium for the second round of CIF. After the extreme tension that the girls experienced in their previous play-off game against La Quinta, which ended in a tie in regular and over time, and the game had to be determined...

Winter sports leave their mark in CIF

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

February 29, 2012

Four Viking athletic teams wrapped up their 2011-2012 winter season as CIF finalists. Varsity wrestling, varsity girls water polo, varsity boys and girls basketball, and varsity girls soccer were all present in their respective CIF divisional playoffs. Varsity wrestling entered their first round of...

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