The Downey Legend

Downey’s Dream Team

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2020

  On April 1-2 Long Beach’s Press-Telegrams 2019-20 Dream team was released, twelve Downey wrestlers were named on the first team, second team, and honorable mention.    The first team consists of a complete line-up of the best wrestlers in the southern section, perceived to create ...

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Stefanie Chavez

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

February 26, 2018

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 Duals

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 15, 2017

On the morning of December 2, the varsity boys and girls wrestling team as well as the boys junior varsity team, competed in the Downey Duals.   The Downey Duals is a yearly tournament held at Downey, in which schools go against others as a team. Saturdays dual consisted of competing aga...

The Girls Are Ready To Kick Off Their First Wrestling Season

Prior to wrestling season, Jessica Gudino, 12, practices for the upcoming wrestling match that will take place on Dec 3. “We will just face each hardship ,” Gudino stated. “Push through it despite any odds.”

Melissa Estrada, Section Editor

November 18, 2016

At the end of last year, the first ever, all girls wrestling team was created at Downey High School and is now made up of about 25 members led by Coach Soto. Since then, the athletes have been practicing in order to ensure that they have a successful first season.   As this is their f...

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...

“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.

Victorious Vikes

On Jan. 15, in the gym during a wrestling match against Warren, Angel Baez, 12, goes for a pin against a Warren wrestler. “Before each match I try to get into my zone, so I can just focus on the match,” Angel Baez said.

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

January 28, 2015

On Jan. 15, in the gym, the varsity wrestling team beat rival school, Warren High School, with a score of 35-25, winning eight out of 14 matches. The Vikings started out strong winning the first three matches;, however, they had some trouble in the next couples of matches. Senior Randy Chavez,...

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...

Brilliant meets wise

Brilliant meets wise

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

March 21, 2012

All throughout the school year, dedication and hard work have emerged from the Vikings who tackle multiple Advanced Placement classes along with various clubs and sports. Despite the tremendous amount of perseverance these rigorous courses and extra curricular activities require, these students have...

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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