The Downey Legend

Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?

Two year tennis player Victoria Lizano, 10, had strong views on the Serena Williams U.S. Open incident and was willing to share them. “Although she wasn’t cheating,” Lizano stated, “she still went against the code of violation.”

Nicole Alvarez, Editor In Chief

October 2, 2018

On September. 8, Serena Williams lost to Japanese tennis player, Naomi Osaka, in a heart racing match. Williams famously known as renowned tennis player, had people’s heart racing in this match for a different reason.   The Beginning of the Tension Umpire, Carlos Ramos, first called out ...

Downey vs. Warren Spring Sports

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

May 21, 2018

They have been waiting for this moment all season, practicing endless afternoons, pushing themselves until a new personal record is reached. Downey versus Warren week for spring sports is an annual tradition in which baseball, softball, swim, track, boys tennis, and boys volleyball go against the rival...

Downey vs. Warren Girls Volleyball

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief

October 20, 2017

Taking the match 3-1 girls volleyball beat Warren 26-24 during Warren’s Dig Pink game on Tuesday, Oct. 3. “I couldn't have done it without my team,” Janice Yi, 12, said. “We were losing by 24-22 and we needed one point to win. But then we brought it back with the help of Sarah Shaddox one of th...

Girls Tennis Takes the Win Against Gahr

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief

October 9, 2017

At Cerritos College, playing against Gahr High School, the girls tennis team defeated their opponents 93-70 on Monday, Sept. 25. Girls tennis played Warren away on Friday, Sept. 22. They tied matches 9-9, however once the scores were totaled it was revealed that Warren had prevailed 59-54. After winn...

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...

The sweet taste of victory

After the end of the game, the Downey Vikings football players meet in the middle of the field to celebrate their win against Warren on Oct. 5. “Win or lose, when I’m doing Viking Pride, I sill feel proud to be a Viking,” Francisco Gomez, 12, said, “it’s all about brotherhood.”

Rodas Hailu and Brenda Lopez

October 27, 2012

As the school year commences, the Downey Vikings have successfully dominated their eternal enemy, the Warren Bears, in unprecedented wins in four fall season sports.   For as long as can be remembered, the Downey Vikings have had a bitter relationship with the Bears across town, always striving...

The final season

The final season

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

June 15, 2012

After CIF titles were won by the girls volleyball team during the Fall and the girls soccer team during the Winter, there were high expectations to what the Spring season held for the Downey Vikings. The season consists of boys volleyball, swim, track and field, baseball, softball, and tennis. Although...

To be a part of something

To be a part of something

Kathy Ochoa, Writer

May 29, 2012

For new students in high school joining sports isn’t easy, but for many it’s worth fighting for. With the school year ending, many different sports host tryouts to start out next year with players already selected and ready to win. Sports like football, tennis, cheer, color guard, and soccer all...

Flashback to the 50s

Flashback to the 50s

April Rios, Writer/Photographer

October 12, 2011

Dressed in 50s attire, students and staff came together in the gym on September 23 to greet the fall sport teams during the yearly fall rally. The assembly presented by Ralph Regalado as Elvis and Karla Torrencillas as Lucy featured fall sports, various performances and class competitions.   The...

Rallying for a spot on the tennis team

Rallying for a spot on the tennis team

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

May 27, 2011

In preparation for the 2011 fall sports season, the girls tennis team, led by Coach Diego, held tryouts on May 23 and 24. About 40 aspiring members showed off their skills but only 18 were chosen to be a part of next school year’s team. Similar to the previous years, both graduating and return...

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