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Downey vs. Warren Spring Sports

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

May 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

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...

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

February 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Downey Highs’ winter sports season is coming to an end as spring slowly approaches. Although many sport’s season are closing, there are many sports who are playing in CIF playoffs. Spring sports will begin as early as March, and in the meantime winter sports play to become CIF champions in th...

Downey vs. Warren Girls Volleyball

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

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...

Five Questions with Alex Perez

Five Questions with Alex Perez

Esther Rodriguez, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013


Filed under Five Questions With...

A swimmer for Commerce Aquatics since the age of six, junior Alex Perez, is also a 5-time participant of the Junior Olympics.   Q1. What do you like most about water polo? A1. Just the teamwork and it’s a lot of fun, and you want to play a sport that you love.   Q2. How long...

Tis’ the season to fight, fight, fight!

Tis’ the season to fight, fight, fight!

Hanna Suarez, Norma Flores, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

January 15, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

“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...

A continuous momentum

A continuous momentum

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

December 21, 2012


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

After a third place win at the Los Altos tournament, the girls water polo team played against the Whittier High School Cardinals on Dec. 11 in the Downey Aquatics Center, at 3:00 p.m. The game began as each team lined up on opposite sides of the pool, and the sprinters raced for the first possession...

Fall sports take it all

Fall sports take it all

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

November 15, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Although the regular season has come to an end for fall sports, the various teams ability to excel has permitted them to move on to playoffs and have the opportunity to participate in the Southern California CIF in the first weeks of November.   It is no surprise that with two prior CIF titles...

The sweet taste of victory

The sweet taste of victory

Rodas Hailu and Brenda Lopez

October 26, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

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...

Ahtlete of the Week 10/26-11/1: James Morrison

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

October 26, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Being the goalie of a water polo team is a hard task to take on, but being able to take on the job and do it better than other athletes was what James Morrison, 12, did. With four seasons of experience, Morrison began in order to experience a different type of sport. “I wanted to try something different,”...

Acknowledging the Viking Alumnis

Acknowledging the Viking Alumnis

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/ Copy Editor

June 1, 2012


Filed under News

Upholding the annual tradition, Downey High School held the 13th Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, on May 25, in the B-theatre. This year’s event included inductees from the class of 1956, 1979, and 1986. At the beginning of the presentation, principal Tom Houts took center stage to welcome each...

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