The Downey Legend

Covid Cancels Cheer

Loren Sapiter, Videographer

May 19, 2020

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

In the Downey High School gym on Saturday, Dec. 3, Haylie Leon competes with a San Francisco opponent during the second match of the day. “Going into my match I was pumped up and ready to work my hardest,” Leon said. “I was just a little bit nervous and I expected the match to be somewhat tough but it all worked out at the end.”

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

Junior, Justin Reyes, plays on varsity during the quarterfinals of the CIF basketball 

game that took place at Downey High School on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7 PM. “We 

had a great season and I am excited to see what happens next year,” Reyes says.

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

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.”

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

From the start, the ladies in the varsity basketball team were confident for the win against Paramount on Feb. 11. “To be honest, no [Paramount was not a strong opponent],” Victoria Lopez, 11, said, “but I respect that they never give up.”

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...

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