The Downey Legend

Winter Sports Recap

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

December 13, 2017

As winter sports begin their season, fall sports are finishing up their year. Football At the beginning of this month, varsity football ended their season at the CIF game Saturday, Dec. 2. The Vikings scored 14 points in the first quarter, seven in the second, and seven again in the third quart...

Girls Water Polo CIF

In the final minutes of the game Alejandra Villa, 12, strikes again and makes another goal for Downey. She has made half of the season’s goals for Downey; the final score was 9-6.

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief

March 7, 2017

On Wednesday, February 15, girls varsity water polo competed in their first round of CIF at Downey High School’s swimming pool against Woodrow Wilson High School.   Playing since her freshman year, Kaylinne Lopez, 11, expresses her pre-game excitement and nervousness.   ...

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 Wrestling Beats Crosstown Rivals

Varsity player Adrian Segovia shares the victory on Thurs., Jan. 7 with his fellow teammates at Warren. Winning against warren with score of 51-15 keeping their undefeated streak up.

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

Downey’s varsity wrestling team defeated Warren to continue their 3-0 streak, on Thurs., Jan. 7, as the boys left Warren High School with a victory of 51-15.   Downey’s wrestling team remained strong throughout the evening making it a successful night.   Not letting stress get to him, junio...

No Maybes

Downey High School’s girls soccer team begins their preseason on Thurs., Dec. 7 versus Long Beach Poly on their home turf: the Allen Layne Stadium. The varsity Lady Vikes pulled through the game with a strong tie and are looking forward to victories this season.

Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 14, 2015

Girls soccer began their pre-season on Thurs., Dec. 2 against Long Beach Poly, and although the varsity team ended with a strong tie, the girls still began their pre-season with a victory.   During the game, they focused on their main goal: to become a better team. The girls did not g...

Girls basketball and soccer featured in CIF’s Dream Team

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

April 3, 2012

Girls athletics dominated the 2011-2012 winter sports season as the varsity water polo, soccer, and basketball teams competed in their respective CIF divisions.  After the girls basketball team reached quarterfinals for the first time since 1995 and the girls soccer team won the CIF Division 5 championship...

Soccer star in the making

Soccer star in the making

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

March 19, 2012

After scoring a goal in every CIF Division 5 playoff match, senior Claudia Lopez left her mark in the Viking’s varsity soccer team as one of the team’s best. Her passion, hard work, and natural talent for the European game helped lead her and her team to win the CIF Championship title. “Claudia...

Downey loses CIF wrestling title

April Rios, Writer/Photographer

February 29, 2012

After four rounds of duals in the gym at Downey High, the varsity wrestling team lost the 2011-2012 San Gabriel Valley CIF title to Warren on Feb. 11 with a final score of 32-30. Duals for the title began with sixteen schools competing against each other in a bracketed sequence.  A team could only...

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