The Downey Legend

Running through the field with my woes

During a time-out against Jordan High School, seniors Joseph Ochoa and Miguel Aceves laugh and enjoy their home game. “Playing since middle school with Ochoa has created this strong brotherhood and chemistry that words cant explain,” Miguel Aceves said. “It’s more like family, willing to support and back each other up at all times.”

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

March 30, 2015

Seniors Joseph Ochoa, Mikey Aceves, and Beto Leon have been playing on the same lacrosse team since the 6th grade and have been playing for Downey High’s varsity team since they were freshman. They have created a friendship and built chemistry among one another on and off the field.   With Aceves lea...

From Downey to Dallas

	In the gym on Jan. 19, the varsity cheer team’s flyers practice their scorpions for their competition in Dallas, Texas. “We are not use to this kind of routine; it’s different,” Avrion Gray, 12, said. “There are a lot of things going on.”

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer

February 4, 2015

During the month of January, the varsity cheer squad prepares to compete in the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Nationals held in Dallas, Texas. The girls began practicing for this competition in August when they first choreographed the routine they would perform months later in front of thousands...

So close to reaching the CIF title


On February 8, Sebastian Soto, 12, shakes his opponent’s hand before starting his match, at Quartz Hill High School. Before every match the wrestlers shook hands, in order to show each other respect and be sportsmanlike.

Mizhelle Cortes, Writer/ Business Team

February 26, 2014

On Sat., Feb. 8, Quartz Hill High School in Lancaster hosted the CIF Southern Section Team Championships for Division 4 wrestling. Downey High School’s varsity wrestling team made its way to the fourth round, but finished as runner-up after competing against Bloomington High School resulting in a score...

From coach to father

Mr. Witkin talks about his plans for next year’s lacrosse team, because he is currently stepping down as varsity coach and to focus more on the JV players. “I’m going to try to develop the JV players so they can be ready for varsity,” Witkin said.

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

June 14, 2013

The end of the school year marks the end of head lacrosse coach Scott Witkin’s leadership for the varsity team. With his experience as a NCAA coach professional lacrosse player himself, Witkin started the program at Downey High School nearly nine years ago. He  raised the sport from a club sport and...

Tis’ the season to fight, fight, fight!

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.

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...

Vikings easily take the win from Dominguez Hills

Vikings easily take the win from Dominguez Hills

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

May 8, 2012

After seven innings of baseball, the Vikings dominated against Dominguez Hills in a 6-0 win on May 1, at 3:00 pm at the baseball field.  The game, although originally to be played at Dominguez Hills, proved to be too much for them. From the start, Downey took control of the game. The home team was...

Girls varsity basketball fumble their way into a loss

Girls varsity basketball fumble their way into a loss

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

January 18, 2012

The varsity basketball girls played the rivalry game away, on Warren’s turf on Jan. 11 at 5:15 pm. The game would end with a victory for the Bears, but not without the Lady Vikes giving them a fight. First possession of the ball went to Warren, and with only a few seconds into the game they managed...

A wrestling shocker

A wrestling shocker

April Rios, Writer/Photographer

January 18, 2012

On the evening of Jan 5, the varsity wrestling team lost to Warren for the first time in four years with the final score of 37-30, at the rival’s gym. The fanatics began to slowly fill empty seats, while the teams warmed-up and the excitement and anticipation floated around the gym. As the time...

Four vikings in CIF’s 2011 team of the year

Four vikings in CIF's 2011 team of the year

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

January 18, 2012

With a second consecutive CIF title under their belt, the girls varsity volleyball team received further recognitions as the CIF Division 2A acknowledged both senior Heather Schnars and Coach Andrea Sims as Player and Coach of the Year respectively on Dec. 12, 2011. Captain Heather Schnars’ achievements...

Athlete of the week 1/9-13

Athlete of the week 1/9-13

January 11, 2012

With multi athletic talents that range from running cross country and track and field to playing water polo and swim, quadruple threat Meghan Nevarez excels in all the sports she plays. Her dedication and drive for perfection bring her to highest level of athleticism. “Whatever sport I am playing,...

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