The Downey Legend


Yasmine Jreisat, Jezabel Perez, Melina Michaus, and Enrique Jimenez

September 23, 2019

The Vikings Get the W

The Vikings Get the W

Sofia Carrillo, Comic Artist

November 28, 2016

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...

“We’re coming back as champions.”

Bruno Braka and Cintia Macias

February 10, 2016

As the wrestling team heads into their first CIF match on Feb 6, they are undefeated. Pablo Ochoa, 12, along with others such as Jonathan Prata, 10, have carried their team to three straight undefeated seasons. Hoping to win CIF again this season, the Vikings will give it their all to succeed.

What started as CIF, ended in “what ifs?”

On Dec. 5 at Glendale high school, senior Justin Huff (5) hurdles over one of Crescenta Valley’s players for a touchdown. “Seeing that play right in front of my eyes was so unreal, it was one of the memorable plays of the game,” said Stephany Gonzalez.

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

January 7, 2015

On Friday, Dec. 6, Downey’s varsity football team competed for the CIF Southeast Division title at the championship game against Crescenta Valley at Glendale High School. The Vikings lost the game 21-14, but it was the way our fellow Vikes lost that sparked the wave of controversy.   After...

Bears to Vikings

Every Wednesday afterschool, Warren High School transfer, Daniela Figueroa, 12, works on building a reading printer, in her engineering class, for the school to use. “All these new engineering classes are the only reason why I moved to Downey High School,” Figueroa stated.

Carlos Garcia, Staff Writer

October 29, 2014

At the beginning of the school year, construction at Downey High School was finally completed with new buildings including the D building, where the Project Lead the Way Engineering program is underway. The program includes classes such as Physics, Tech Core, Automotive Technology, Aerospace Engineering,...

Downey vs. Dominguez

On Wed., Feb. 12, Roberto Astorga, 12, heads for the goal during the game against Dominguez High School. Downey took the win with a final score of 4 to 0.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

February 24, 2014

On Wed., Feb. 12 at 3 p.m., the boys varsity soccer team played against Dominguez High School, in order to advance to the CIF playoffs, after previously tying with Dominguez in a game earlier in the season. The Downey and Dominguez varsity players began their warm ups on the field until the referee...

Vikings, what is our profession

In the 100-yard backstroke, sophomore Michael Kim breaks a league record with a time of 1:04, at the San Gabriel Valley League finals, on April 25, at the Cerritos College Aquatics Center. The boys swim team won the league title, defeating Paramount High School for the first time in five years.

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

May 15, 2013

After a five-year drought, the boys swim team was able to take the title of San Gabriel Valley League Champions on April 25 after they defeated the Warren Bears at the Downey Aquatic Center at 3:00 pm.   The team began the season with high goals and expectations for league. The boys had a...

A season of accomplishments

On April 12, Mario Galvan, 12, and brother, shaves Mr. Zegarra and Mr. Houts hair off in front of the entire student body at the Allen Lane Stadium. “Our wife’s don’t know about this,” Zegarra said, “but they will know once we get home.”

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

April 16, 2013

As the spring season for athletics is well under way, ASB hosted a rally to present the different sports to the student body on April 13, during second period, in the Allen Layne Stadium.   The rally began with a performance by drumline as the students were seated. The freshman were seated on the vis...

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