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Winter Sports Coming to an End

Winter Sports Coming to an End

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

The Girls Are Ready To Kick Off Their First Wrestling Season

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

Downey Wrestling Beats Crosstown Rivals

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

Victorious Vikes

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

So close to reaching the CIF title

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...

Winter sports leave their mark in CIF

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

February 29, 2012

Four Viking athletic teams wrapped up their 2011-2012 winter season as CIF finalists. Varsity wrestling, varsity girls water polo, varsity boys and girls basketball, and varsity girls soccer were all present in their respective CIF divisional playoffs. Varsity wrestling entered their first round of...

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