The Downey Legend

Track and Field: The Love for Running

Diego Martinez and Xenia Pena

March 19, 2019

Speed, technique, and endurance on the track has united those who enjoy sports. The constant training, discipline, and attention to physical health are costs many are willing to pay. At Downey High, it is no different as students in track and field dedicate time and effort to participate in track...

First Girls Wrestling Match

First Girls Wrestling Match

Genevieve Gaubert, Photographer

December 19, 2016

Starting off their first season, the girls wrestling team competed against North View, Del Oro,  Bell Gardens, and Birmingham on Sat., Dec. 3. The team had been learning new moves and drilling non stop at practices to get ready for their matches.   This is the first girls wrestling tea...

Downey Girls Volleyball is Back

Nicole Najera, Writer

October 19, 2016

    The Downey High School’s girls volleyball team took on Valley Christian at their first home game on Tues., Sept.13.The Lady Vikings came short against their opponent but put up a fight by taking the match into four matches.   Preparing for the match the Vikes got ...

Last Basketball Game of the Year

Last Basketball Game of the Year

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

The quarterfinals of the CIF basketball game took place at Downey High School on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7 PM. After four quarters of the game, Downey came out short with a 36-51 defeat against John W. North High School in the quarterfinals.   As the time was quickly coming to an end, basket...

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...

Controversial Doritos Commercial

Brandon Guerrero, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016

During the fiftieth Super Bowl, Sunday, Feb.7, an unexpected Doritos commercial aroused some controversy from pro-choice advocates. The commercial was one of three who entered to win the grand prize of $1,000,000. The commercial was titled “Ultrasound,” and depicted a mother getting an ultrasound...

The Paramount Pirates Walk the Plank

The Paramount Pirates Walk the Plank

Melissa Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016

  Downey High’s varsity girls basketball team competed against the Paramount Pirates at Paramount High on Feb. 11 at 5:15 PM. The girls scored a victory in their last conference game with a landslide win of 56-19.   The game began with Downey winning opening tip-off and scor...

Wise Words with Weisenburger

Montzerratt Mendoza and Miranda Ramirez

February 10, 2016

Mr. Weisenburger shares stories about his life, his athletic upbringing, his family, along with some pros and cons of being one of the senior teachers at Downey High.

“First bird we shot, we almost threw up.”

“First bird we shot, we almost threw up.”

Alex Castillo and Brandon Guerrero

February 3, 2016

Mr. Witkin and Mr. Thompkins talk about their hunting trips within the past few months along with some memorable moments and their long-time appreciation for nature and the many things it has to offer.

Basketball Season Continues

Basketball Season Continues

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

January 21, 2016

Playing against Cal High, on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m., Downey’s boys varsity basketball team add another win to their 13-2 streak making them 14-2.   Cal High made the first points of the night causing the crowd to cheer with supportive words for the DHS players on the court; the bo...

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