The Downey Legend

The 2022 FIFA World Cup

Brielle Madrigal and Sofia Basulto December 22, 2022

The World Cup has been one of the most popular and prestigious sporting events in the world since its first tournament in 1930. It is the most viewed sporting event in the world, with FIFA predicting that...

Casual Sexism In Soccer

Sofia Basulto, Writer December 15, 2022

As we’ve seen in previous games, the start of the men's World Cup often leads to heated debates over viewership, and this year is no different. The discussion of casual sexism in the sport is once again...

Varsity Girls Soccer defeats Warren Bears

Varsity Girls Soccer defeats Warren Bears

Isabella Galvez and Monica Luna January 19, 2022

Girls soccer dominated the Warren Bears on January 18th at Allen Layne Stadium, with a final score of 3-0.  While the team had a solid pre-season, the only goal in mind now is winning the CIF...

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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...

JV soccer player, Giselle Hernandez, 11, was born without her left arm, but does not let that stop her from doing what she loves best: playing soccer. “I was born without an arm, so I had to get used to doing things differently,” Hernandez says. “It motivates me because I like to challenge myself at times.”

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...

Downey plays against Warren, at Justice Stadium on Feb. 3, where captain Joshua Hernandez (#8) goes for a header to pass the ball to another teammate. “It was late in the game, and I was trying to give the team an extra push for momentum,” Hernandez stated.

Bears defeat vikings

Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief 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...

On May 9,during the CIF Champions vs. the Faculty, Mr. Glasser lifts his shirt and runs with excitement after scoring a penalty kick. With Glasser’s goal, he helped his team get one step closer to win

Laying it out on the field

Gabby Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief 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...

During half-time, seniors Francisco Gomez and Arya Givehchin pump up the crowd during the CIF girls soccer game against La Mirada on Tuesday, February 26.

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 the Downey vs. Warren game on Jan.8, Maritza Acuna,11, goes for the ball before her opponent. Downey scored 1-0 in the second half of the game.

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...

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