Warren traveling to Paramount next week, with cross-town match against Downey looming

DOWNEY – The Warren High School girls’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 2-3 and began S.G.V.L. play when they hosted Lynwood yesterday (score unavailable at press time). The Lady Bears defeated Norwalk at Warren 3-0 (25-23, 25-18 and 28-26) on August 23 in preseason play.


Warren was defeated by Valley Christian at Warren on August 28 3-2 (25-21, 25-16, 17-25 and 25-16) and defeated El Rancho at Warren on August 30 3-0 in other preseason play. 


The Lady Bears will travel to Paramount on September 11 to face the Lady Pirates and will host the Lady Gladiators at Warren on September 13 before their scheduled league match against Downey.


Warren will travel to cross-town rival Downey on September 18 for the first of their two highly anticipated matches against the Lady Vikings. 


The Lady Bears will then host the Dominguez Lady Dons on September 20 in the last game of the first round of league play. Coach Lane, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of league play and qualifying for C.I.F. postseason play.


The Lady Bears finished last season with an overall record of 9-7 and a S.G.V.L. record of 6-4. Warren finished league play last season in second place behind league champion Downey (18-8, 10-0), respectfully. Warren was defeated by Mayfair 3-0 (25-16, 25-13 and 25-16) in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs. 


DOWNEY VOLLEYBALL: The Downey High School girls’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 2-5. 


The Lady Vikings recently competed in the Molten Tournament where they finished with a record of 2-2. Downey was defeated by Edison in their first game 3-0 on August 18 25-10, 25-16 and 25-14 and defeated Long Beach Jordan in their second game 3-0 on August 22 25-5, 25-12 and 25-8.


The Lady Vikings defeated Valley Christian in their third game 3-2 on August 25 25-18, 21-25, 23-25, 25-21 and 15-11 and were defeated by Torrance in their fourth game 3-0, also on August 25, 25-10, 23-25, 25-16, 21-25 and 15-8.


Downey was defeated by Schurr of Montebello at Downey 3-2 on August 30 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 21-25 and 15-8 and was also defeated by Mayfair at Mayfair on Tuesday 3-1 16-25, 25-20, 25-22 and 25-21. 


The Lady Vikings opened S.G.V.L. play yesterday when they traveled to Paramount to play the Lady Pirates (score unavailable at press time). Downey will host cross-town rival Warren on September 18th in the first of their two much anticipated matches. 


Coach McCarthy, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of San Gabriel Valley League play. Downey finished last season with an overall record of 18-10 and a S.G.V.L. record of 10-0. The Lady Vikings were defeated by El Segundo 3-1 (25-12, 25-20, 24-26 and 25-17) in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs.

 

WARREN FOOTBALL: The Warren High School football team defeated Huntington Park at Warren last Friday night, 59-0. With the win the Bears improved to 2-0 on the season and with the loss the Spartans fell to 0-3. 


Warren will travel to Culver City later today to face the 2-0 Centaurs. Culver City defeated West Torrance 62-20 in their first game and defeated Peninsula 61-27 in their second game.


In the Warren/Huntington Park game the Bears scored early and often. Warren led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and led 42-0 going into the locker room at halftime. The Bears picked up right where they left off in the second half and did not allow the Spartans to score. Warren kicked a field goal and led 45-0 at the end of the third quarter and added two fourth quarter touchdowns to win 59-0.


Bear quarterback Chris Venegas completed 7/9 pass attempts for 200 yards and four touchdowns. The Warren ground game was led by Nikko Fierro-Tuala’s six carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns, Eimajah Hunter’s two carries for 22 yards and one touchdown, Carlos Parra’s two carries for 35 yards and Arvionte Sheffield’s two carries for 10 yards and one touchdown.


The Bear receiving corps were led by Eimajah Hunter’s one catch for 52 yards and one touchdown, Robbie Colenzo’s one catch for 37 yards and one touchdown, Stephen N. Austin II’s one catch for 29 yards and one touchdown and Jabari Hughes’ one catch for 18 yards and one touchdown.


The Bear defense was led by Gerald Hickman III’s five solo tackles, Arvionte Sheffield’s three solo and two assisted tackles and Kevin Arias’ two solo and two assisted tackles. Coach Lara, his staff and players are all looking forward to handing Culver City their first loss of the season later today. 

 

DOWNEY FOOTBALL: The Downey High School football team was defeated by Kapolei of Hawai’i last Friday night, 23-14. With the win the Kapolei Hurricanes improved to 2-2 while the Vikings fell to 1-2. 


Downey will travel to San Pedro later today to play a 2-1 Pirate team. Downey defeated San Pedro at Downey last season in an offensive shootout 56-42.


In the Downey/Kapolei game the Hurricanes scored an early touchdown but missed the extra point and took an early 6-0 lead. Kapolei added a field goal before the second quarter ended and led 9-0 going into the locker room at halftime. The game got interesting in the fourth quarter as Downey closed the score to 16-14 with under a minute to play. Kapolei added a late touchdown and extra point and came away with the hard fought, 23-14 win.  


Viking quarterback Kijjon Foots completed 13/36 pass attempts for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Downey’s run game was led by Foots’ seven carries for 55 yards, Malcom Perry’s twelve carries for 49 yards and Jaden Allen’s eight carries for 32 yards. The Viking receiving corps were led by Brenden Hodge’s seven catches for 113 yards, Danny Ruiz’s two catches for 43 yards and Lawrence Joseph’s two catches for 23 yards. 


The Downey defense was led by Isaiah Burton’s six solo and one assisted tackle, Vincent Willis’ four solo and two assisted tackles, Anthony Lopez’s one solo and four assisted tackles and Noah Skobis’ four solo tackles. Coach Williams, his staff and players are all looking forward to evening their record at 2-2 against San Pedro later today.
 

Vikings win home opener, now prepare for Hawaii

DOWNEY -- The Downey High School football team defeated Hart at Downey on Friday night, 33-21, evening their record at 1-1.

The Vikings will host Kapolei of Hawai’i on Friday in the first game of a home and away series. The Hurricanes are currently 1-2.

In the Downey/Hart game, the Vikings took an early 7-0 lead and led by that same score as the first quarter ended. The Vikings outscored Hart 13-7 in the second quarter and took a 20-7 lead into the locker room at halftime. 

Both teams scored a touchdown and extra point in the third quarter and the score was 27-14 at the end of the third quarter. 

Hart outscored Downey, 7-6, in the fourth quarter but the game was already decided and Downey came away with the 33-21 win.

Viking quarterback Kijjon Foots completed 14/22 pass attempts for 181 yards and two touchdowns. Foots also led the Downey ground game with 11 carries for 114 yards. 
 

Malcom Perry had 13 carries for 51 yards and two touchdowns, Jaden Allen had 10 carries for 43 yards and one touchdown and Malachi Rice gained 29 yards on two carries.

The Viking receiving corps were led by Lawrence Joseph’s four catches for 42 yards, Danny Ruiz’s three catches for 54 yards and one touchdown, Noah Skobis’ three catches for 46 yards and one touchdown and Brenden Hodge’s two catches for 27 yards.

Downey’s defense was led by Anthony Lopez’s four solo and five assisted tackles, Malcom Perry’s five solo and one assisted tackle, Daniel Mena’s four solo and two assisted tackles, Vincent Willis’ three solo and three assisted tackles, Danny Ruiz’s five solo tackles, Isaiah Burton’s five solo tackles and Jaden Allen’s three solo and two assisted tackles. 



WARREN FOOTBALL: The Warren High School football team defeated St. Anthony’s of Long Beach at Warren last Friday night, 49-14. 

The Bears scored early and often in their season opener. They will host Huntington Park on Friday. 

Huntington Park is currently 0-2 after being shut out by Rosemead, 28-0, in their first game, followed by a loss at Jefferson, 28-18, in their second game.

Warren quarterback Chris Venegas completed 16/22 pass attempts for 348 yards and four touchdowns. Venegas’ quarterback rating was an impressive 154.4. 

The Bear ground game was led by Nikko Fierro-Tuala’s nine carries for 67 yards and two touchdowns, Eimajah Hunter’s six carries for 73 yards and one touchdown and Carlos Parra’s six carries for 48 yards.

The Bear receiving corps were led by Desmond Carnes’ four catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns, Jabari Hughes Jr.’s four catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns, Keison Evans’ four catches for 75 yards and Robbie Colenzo’s three catches for 40 yards.

Warren’s defense was led by Jonathan McDaniel Jr.’s seven solo and one assisted tackle, Stephen Austin’s five solo and one assisted tackle, Xamarion Gordon’s five solo and one assisted tackle and Alex Valenzuela’s four solo and two assisted tackles.



BOSCO FOOTBALL: The St. John Bosco football team traveled to Garces Memorial High School in Bakersfield last Friday night and defeated the Rams, 56-0. 

With the win, the Braves improved to 2-0 on the season while the Rams fell to 0-2. St. John Bosco will host Mililani High School on Friday at Panish Family Stadium. 

The Mililani Trojans come to southern California with a record of 3-0. Mililani defeated Kailua, 44-6, in their first game, defeated Farrington, 57-15, in their second game and defeated Kamehameha Kapalama, 31-24, in their third game. 

In the St. John Bosco/Garces game, the Braves scored early and often in their convincing victory. St. John Bosco scored two touchdowns and converted the extra points in the first quarter and took an early 14-0 lead. 

The Braves added four more touchdowns in the second quarter and led 42-0 going into the locker room at halftime.

The Braves scored another touchdown in the third quarter for a 49-0 lead entering the fourth quarter. A final touchdown in the final quarter sealed the 56-0 win. There were no game stats posted at press time. 

The second half of this game provided an excellent opportunity for the Brave reserves to get some valuable playing time.

Coach Negro, his staff and players are all looking forward to handing Mililani of Hawai’i their first loss of the season later. St. John Bosco remains number one in the Xcellent Top 25 poll, falls to number two in the national poll (IMG Academy of Bradenton, Florida) and remains number one in the state poll.


CALVARY FOOTBALL: The Downey Calvary Chapel football team hosted their first game of the season last Saturday night at Downey High School and defeated Lighthouse Christian, 46-0. 

DCC scored early and often and coasted to the victory. There were only limited game stats available at press time.

The Grizzlies will travel to Julian on Sept. 15 to play the Eagles. The Eagles are currently 0-2 with losses against Warner High School in week one and Noli Indian High School of San Jacinto in week two. 

DCC plays an eight-game schedule and this explains the byes for the next three weeks.


PIUS-MATTHIAS: The St. Piux X-St. Matthias Academy team hosted The Webb Schools last Saturday afternoon and were defeated, 35-7. There were no stats available at press time.

Pius-Matthias will travel to Bishop Montgomery on Friday to play the Knights, who are 1-0 after defeating South Torrance last week, 20-14.

Vikings give up 59 points in season-opening loss

DOWNEY – The Downey High School football team traveled to Trabuco Hills last Thursday night to play Santa Margarita and were defeated by the Eagles, 59-21. 


With the win, Santa Margarita improved to 1-0 on the season and with the loss Downey fell to 0-1. 


The Vikings will host Hart later today in search of their first win. This will be Hart’s 2018 season opener.


In the Downey/Santa Margarita game, the Eagles scored first and led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Santa Margarita added 10 more points in the second quarter and led 24-0 going into the locker room at halftime. 


The Vikings woke up in the third quarter and scored 21 points. Unfortunately, the Eagles also scored 21 points in the quarter and led 45-21 at the end of the third quarter. 


Santa Margarita added 14 more points in the fourth quarter to come away with the 59-21 win.
Viking quarterback Kijjon Foots completed 14/25 pass attempts for 235 yards and one touchdown. The Viking ground game was led by Foots as well as he ran the ball 14 times for 96 yards. 
 


Malcom Perry also carried the ball 22 times for 114 yards and one touchdown, Jaden Allen carried the ball nine times for 31 yards and Malachi Rice carried the ball five times for 23 yards. The Downey run game accumulated 278 yards.


The Viking receiving corps were led by Danny Ruiz’s five catches for 102 yards and one touchdown and Brenden Hodge’s six catches for 101 yards. The Viking receiving corps had 238 yards through the air. Downey had 516 total yards on offense. 


The Viking defense was led by Vincent Willis’ four solo and four assisted tackles, Alex Cortez’s five solo and one assisted tackles, Justin Cardenas five solo tackles, Brennan Fields’ four solo tackles and Noah Skobis’ four solo tackles.

 

CALVARY FOOTBALL: The Downey Calvary Chapel football team will host its first game of the season tomorrow night at Downey High School when they play Lighthouse Christian of Santa Monica at 6 p.m. 


Tomorrow night’s game will be the season opener for both schools. DCC will play an eight-game schedule.


This season the Grizzlies will compete in the Express League against such teams as Avalon, Brethren Christian, Lutheran, Rolling Hills Prep, Sage Hill and St. Michael’s Prep. 

 

PIUS FOOTBALL: The St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy football team will travel to The Webb Schools of Claremont tomorrow afternoon to play the Gauls. 


The Gauls are 1-0 after they defeated Excelsior Charter of Victorville 34-20 last Friday night at Damien High School.


This season the Warriors will compete in the San Joaquin League against such teams as St. Margaret’s, The Webb Schools, Saddleback Valley Christian and Southlands Christian. 

 

WARREN FOOTBALL: The Warren High School football team will host St. Anthony’s of Long Beach tonight at Warren. 


St. Anthony’s was defeated by Valencia at Valencia last Friday night, 24-0, in their season opener. 


The Bears scrimmaged San Dimas last Thursday night in a final tune-up for their season opener against St. Anthony’s. 

 

WARREN VOLLEYBALL: The Warren High School girls’ volleyball team is currently 0-2.


The Lady Bears were defeated by Santa Fe, 3-1, on 8/16 and were defeated at Bellflower, 3-0, on 8/21. The Lady Bears hosted Norwalk at Warren yesterday (score unavailable at press time).
Warren will host Valley Christian next Tuesday and will host El Rancho next Thursday. Warren begins San Gabriel Valley League play when they travel to Lynwood on Sept. 6. 


The Lady Bears travel to cross-town rival Downey on Sept. 18 in the first of their two scheduled league matches. 


Warren finished last season with an overall record of 9-7 and a S.G.V.L. record of 6-4. The Lady Bears were defeated by Mayfair 3-0 in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs. 


Coach Lane his staff and players are all looking forward to the 2018 volleyball season. 

 

DOWNEY VOLLEYBALL: The Downey High School girls’ volleyball team is currently 0-2. 


The Lady Vikings were defeated by Valley Christian, 3-0, on 8/14 and were defeated by Edison, 3-0, on 8/18. 


The Lady Vikings host Schurr next Thursday and travel to Mayfair on Sept. 5 to play the Lady Monsoons.


Downey begins San Gabriel Valley League play when they travel to Paramount to play the Lady Pirates on Sept. 6. Downey will host cross-town rival Warren on Sept. 18 in the first of their two scheduled league matches.


Downey finished last season with an overall record of 18-10 and were 10-0 in S.G.V.L. play. The Lady Vikings were defeated by El Segundo 3-1 in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs. 


Coach McCarthy, his staff and players are all looking forward to the 2018 volleyball season.

 

BOSCO FOOTBALL: The St. John Bosco football team hosted the Timpview Thunderbirds from Utah last Friday night at Panish Family Stadium and came away with a 49-0 win. 


Friday night’s game was the first game played at the brand new Panish Family Stadium and the Braves didn’t disappoint. The Braves scored early and often and coasted to their season opening win. 


With the win the Braves improved to 1-0 on the season and with the loss the Thunderbirds fell to 0-1. With their convincing win Friday night the Braves will keep their Xcellent Top 25 rank at number one, their national rank at number one and their California rank at number one.


The Braves scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and led 21-0 as the first quarter came to a close. St. John Bosco scored 21 more points in the second quarter and took a 42-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.


The Braves outscored Timpview 7-0 in the third quarter and led 49-0 at the end of the third quarter. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter and the Braves took their season opening win 49-0. There were no game stats available at press time. 


St. John Bosco will travel to Bakersfield later today and play the Garces Memorial Rams. The Rams were defeated by Bakersfield Christian at Garces Memorial in their season opener 27-24 last Friday night and are currently 0-1.


Coach Negro, his staff and players are all looking forward to their game against Garces Memorial later today and keeping their Xcellent, national and state rankings where they are.  
 

It's August, but fall sports season starts next week

DOWNEY -- The fall sports season is quickly approaching at Warren High School and the Bears have several games, matches and meets scheduled in August right as fall classes begin. 

The girls’ volleyball team is scheduled to play their first game against Santa Fe at Warren on Thursday, August 16, and the football team also has a scrimmage scheduled against San Dimas at Warren at 5 p.m. on the same day.

The Bears are scheduled to host Whitney at Warren in girls’ tennis in their first scheduled match on Wednesday, August 22, and the girls’ golf team will be competing in their first competition against Whitney at the Los Amigos Golf Course on Thursday, August 23. 

The Bear football team will host St. Anthony’s on Friday, August 24, in their first official football game and the boys’ water polo team will travel to Santa Fe to play the Chiefs in their first scheduled water polo game on Thursday, August 30. 

Boys’ cross country will compete in the Mark Cover Classic at Carbon Canyon Reginal Park on Sept. 1 in their first scheduled cross country meet and the girls’ cross country team is scheduled to compete at the Laguna Hills Invitational on Sept. 8 in their first scheduled cross country meet. 

Warren High School also has a new Athletic Director. Former Athletic Director Russ Heicke is now an assistant principal at Warren and Samantha Miyahara is the new athletic director. 

All of Warren’s coaches and athletes are looking forward to the start of their respective seasons. 
 

WARREN FOOTBALL: The Warren High School football team will begin their 2018 football season when they host St. Anthony’s of Long Beach on August 24. 

The Bears finished last season with an overall record of 6-4 and were 2-3 in San Gabriel Valley League play. The Bears did not qualify for postseason play last season due to their losing record in league play.

St. Anthony’s finished last season with an overall record of 8-4 and a Santa Fe League record of 3-0. The Lancers defeated Norwalk, 31-19, at St. Anthony’s in the first round and were then defeated by Ridgecrest Burroughs, 32-7, in the second round of the C.I.F. Division 9 playoffs. 
Due to their success over the past few seasons, St. Anthony’s will now compete in Division 7.

The Lancers will also change from the Santa Fe League to the Del Rey League and will now compete against the likes of the Harvard-Westlake Wolverines, the La Salle Lancers, the St Genevieve Valiants and the St. Paul Swordsmen.

Warren finished preseason play last season with a record of 4-1. The Bears played well and were a 37-36 loss against Don Lugo at Warren in week 1 away from a perfect preseason. 

The Bears struggled in league play when they suffered three straight losses. The Bears were defeated by Paramount, 50-7, in week 7, were defeated by Gahr, 46-42, in week 8 and fell to cross-town rival Downey, 41-27, in week 9.

Warren hopes to execute better in league play and qualify for a spot in the Division 7 playoffs. Coach Lara, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of the 2018 football season. 

 

DOWNEY FOOTBALL: The Downey High School football season will officially begin when the Vikings travel to Trabuco Hills to play Santa Margarita next Thursday night at 7 p.m. 

The Viking’s unofficial season will begin at 5 p.m. Friday when they host Orange Lutheran in a scrimmage. The Orange Lutheran Lancers finished last season with an overall record of 6-6 and were 0-5 in Trinity League play.

The Vikings finished last season with an overall record of 11-3 and were 4-1 in San Gabriel Valley League play. Downey finished second in league play behind league champion Paramount, who narrowly defeated the Vikings, 21-20, in overtime.

The Vikings made a nice run in C.I.F. postseason play but were defeated by Cajon of San Bernardino, 54-28, in the C.I.F. Division 4 championship game.

The Santa Margarita Eagles finished last season with an overall record of 7-4 and were 3-2 in Trinity League play. Santa Margarita defeated Downey last season at Downey 56-0 in week 1. Rancho Santa Margarita was defeated by Murrieta Valley, 59-56, in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 1 playoffs.

Downey will be led this season by senior captains Danny Ruiz (DB/RB), Malcom Perry (LB/RB) and Anthony Lopez (DL). Senior quarterback Kijjon Foots and senior Noah Skobis (ATH) will also lead an explosive Viking offensive attack. 

Coach Williams, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of the 2018 football season.

 

ST. JOHN BOSCO: The fall sports season is quickly approaching at St John Bosco High School and the Braves have several games, matches and meets scheduled in August as fall classes begin.  

The St. John Bosco football team is scheduled to scrimmage the Mayfair Monsoons at 4:30 p.m. Friday on the soccer field at St. John Bosco. 

The Braves host their first official game of the season at the newly completed and dedicated Panish Family Stadium next Friday night at 7 p.m. against Timpview High School of Provo, Utah. The Braves are currently ranked No. 1 nationally in the Xcellent Top 25 Poll and Trinity League foe Mater Dei is ranked second. 

According to the St. John Bosco website, “reserved seats season ticket packages are now available on a first-come first-served basis at a cost of $330 per seat.” The site continues by saying “in addition to admission to all six regular season home games, season ticket holders receive first option to buy reserved section seats in the event the Braves have home playoff games.” 

The Braves’ water polo team will be competing in their first scheduled game at the Long Beach Poly Tournament on Friday, August 24, at 4 p.m. and the cross-country team travels to Griffith Park on Saturday, Sept. 1, to compete in their first scheduled meet at the Jeff Nelson Invite. 
 

Downey finishes third for Commissioner's Cup

DOWNEY – The California Interscholastic Federation (C.I.F.) has announced this year’s Commissioner’s Cup winners for the best athletic programs, as well as the top ten finishers, in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions. 


The Downey boys finished in third place.


In the boys’ division, Mater Dei was crowned the Commissioner’s Cup winner after narrowly defeating Oaks Christian, on criteria, with 18 points. Oaks Christian finished second with 18 points and Downey, as previously mentioned, finished third with 14 points, respectively.
To round out the top ten, Corona Del Mar finished in fourth place with 13 points, Great Oak finished in fifth place, also with 13 points, Foothill of Santa Ana finished in sixth place with 13 points and Loyola finished in seventh place with 11 points.


Harvard Westlake finished in eighth place with 11 points, St. John Bosco finished in ninth place with nine points and Murrieta Mesa finished in tenth place with nine points, respectively.


According to the California Interscholastic Federation, “the winners are determined by a point system that provides five points for a divisional championship, three points for a divisional runner-up finish, two points for advancing to the semifinal round or third place finish in a team place finish sport, like cross country or golf, and one point for a fourth-place finish in a team-place finish sport.”


C.I.F. continued by stating, “in cases where a tie occurs the top ten schools were determined by several tiebreaker methods.” As a result, this would help explain why several schools tied with the same point totals but were still given a specific place of finish.


Downey Athletic Director Mark Rand reached out to C.I.F. for further clarification on points due to the boys’ wrestling program recording two different C.I.F. sanctioned second place finishes at the C.I.F. Dual Meet championships and at the C.I.F. Northern Division Championships. Once an explanation is given, it will reported.  


Meanwhile, the Downey girls finished in eighth place.


In the girls’ division, Mater Dei was crowned the Commissioner’s Cup winner with 16 points. Santa Margarita finished second with 15 points and Culver City finished third with 14 points, respectively.


To round out the top ten, Flintridge Prep finished in fourth place with 13 points, West Torrance finished in fifth place with 10 points, Great Oak finished in sixth place with 10 points and Serra finished in seventh place with 10 points.


As previously mentioned, Downey finished in eighth place with nine points, Chaminade finished in ninth place with eight points and University finished in tenth place with eight points, respectively. The Downey girls had three second-place finishes in swimming, basketball and water polo.


The 2017-18 school year marked the first time in the 27-year history of the Commissioner’s Cup that the same high school has won both the boy’s and girl’s competitions.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: The Downey Unified School District middle school program has the Champions Cup Trophy competition where all four Downey middle schools compete against each other in football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball and track and field.


Doty, Griffiths, Stauffer and Sussman all send their best gender and grade level athletes to compete against each other for the most city championships. The seasons are six games long and each team plays each other twice, once at home and once away. 


In track, there is one dual meet competition where each school competes against each other and a city-wide district championship meet where all four schools compete against each other at one time. The district track and field meet is where all the city championships are won. The Doty Knights have won the Middle School Champions Cup Trophy each of the past five years since it’s inception.  


FALL SPORTS: The fall 2018 academic and athletic school year is quickly approaching. Local high schools Downey, Downey Calvary Chapel, St. John Bosco, St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy and Warren have all been busy preparing their teams for their upcoming athletic competitions.


The California Interscholastic Federation fall sports schedule features seven sports. Football, boys’ water polo, boys’ and girls’ cross country, girls’ golf, girls’ tennis and girls’ volleyball will all begin as fall classes start.


Downey High School will field teams in all seven sports. DCC will field teams in four sports. Those sports will include: football, boys’ cross country, girls’ tennis and girls’ volleyball. St. John Bosco, an all boys’ school, will field teams in three sports. Those sports will include: football, cross country and water polo. 


SPX-SMA will field teams in five sports. Those sports will include: football, boys’ and girls’ cross country, girls’ tennis and girls’ volleyball. Warren, like Downey, will field teams in all seven sports.


Coaches and players from each of these schools have been busy practicing this summer for their respective seasons to begin. Some teams will win a lot of games and some teams will not. The spirit of competition will drive each coach and athlete to do their best. 


Best of luck to all coaches and athletes competing in a C.I.F. fall sport.

SPORTS BRIEFS: St. John Bosco opening football season at new stadium

BELLFLOWER -- The St. John Bosco football team will begin their 2018 season when they host Timpview of Provo, Utah on Friday, August 17, at the brand new Panish Family Stadium on the campus of St. John Bosco. 


The Braves will then travel to Garces Memorial Stadium in Bakersfield to play the Garces High Rams on August 24.


St. John Bosco will then host Mililani High School of Hawaii on August 31 before hosting Paramount on September 7. The Braves then travel to Chaminade of West Hills to compete in their fifth and final preseason game. 


St. John Bosco will observe their bye week at midseason, during week six, and begin their Trinity League schedule when they host JSerra Catholic on Sept. 28.


The Braves host Orange Lutheran on October 5, travel to Santa Ana on October 12 to play Mater Dei, travel to Trabuco Hills on October 19 to play Santa Margarita, and host Servite on October 26 in their final league and regular season game.


St. John Bosco finished last season with an overall record of 12-3 and were 4-1 in Trinity League play. The Braves were defeated by Trinity League and C.I.F. champion Mater Dei, 49-24, in the C.I.F. Division One championship game. 


Coach Negro, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of the 2018 football season and making another deep run in C.I.F. postseason play.


DOWNEY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: The Downey High School girls’ volleyball program has been busy holding camps and practicing for their upcoming season. 


The Lady Vikings observed the C.I.F. mandated “dead period” right as the academic school year ended and summer school began the first week in June. 


Downey is scheduled to kick off their 2018 volleyball season on Tuesday, August 14, when they host Valley Christian at 4 p.m. The Lady Vikings start S.G.V.L. play when they travel to Paramount to play the Lady Pirates on September 6. 


Downey hosts cross-town rival Warren on September 18 in the first of their two scheduled matches.


In other preseason action, Downey is scheduled to play Esperanza at Esperanza on August 24, host Schurr on August 30 and travel to Mayfair to play the Lady Monsoons on September 4. 


The Lady Vikings finished last season with an overall record of 18-10 and a San Gabriel Valley League record of 10-0. Downey is the reigning 2017 S.G.V.L. champion. The Lady Vikings were eliminated by El Segundo at Downey in four sets (25-12, 25-20, 24-26 and 25-19) in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs.


Coach McCarthy, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of the 2018 volleyball season and making a deeper run in C.I.F. postseason play. 


WARREN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: The Warren High School girls’ volleyball program has been busy practicing this summer and will be hosting a two-day summer camp inside the Warren High School gym on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1, in preparation for the start of their 2018 season. 


Registration for this camp will take place at the door and any questions can be directed to Warren head volleyball coach Scotty Lane at scottylane@yahoo.com. The camp will be held from 6-9 p.m. on both days and the cost of the camp is $110. 


Warren will begin their 2018 season when they host the Santa Fe Lady Chiefs at Warren on Thursday, August 16. The Lady Bears will begin S.G.V.L. play when they travel to Lynwood on September 6 and will travel to cross-town rival Downey on September 18 for the first of their two scheduled and highly anticipated league matches.


In other preseason games, Warren will travel to Bellflower to play the Lady Bucs on August 21, host the Norwalk Lady Lancers on August 23, host the Valley Christian Lady Crusaders on August 28 and host the El Rancho Lady Dons on August 30.


Warren finished last season with an overall record of 9-7 and were 6-4 in S.G.V.L. play. The Lady Bears were eliminated by Mayfair at Mayfair in three games (25-16, 25-13 and 25-16) in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs. 


Coach Lane, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of the 2018 volleyball season and making a deeper run in postseason play.


PIUS-MATTHIAS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:The St. Piux X – St. Matthias Academy girls’ volleyball team has been busy preparing for the start of their 2018 volleyball season. 


The Lady Warriors will begin their season when they host St. Paul at SPX-SMA on August 16. The Lady Warriors will continue their preseason schedule when they travel to St. Anthony’s of Long Beach to face the Lady Saints on August 23 and when they host Sacred Heart of Jesus of Los Angeles at SPX-SMA on August 28.


SPX-SMA begin league play when they host St. Genevieve of Panorama City at SPX-SMA on September 11. The Lady Warriors finished last season with an overall record of 7-17-1 and were 5-5 in Santa Fe League play. 


Coach Dube, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of the 2018 volleyball season and competing for a C.I.F. Division Nine postseason playoff spot. 


CALVARY CHAPEL GIRLS BASKETBALL:The Downey Calvary Chapel girls’ volleyball team is getting ready for the start of their 2018 volleyball season. 


The Lady Grizzlies will begin their season when they host Tarbut V’ Torah of Irvine on August 23 and will begin their league season when they travel to Oxford Academy of Cypress on September 4.


DCC finished last season with an overall record of 0-18 and were 0-11 in Academy League play. 
Coach Deatrick, her staff and players are all looking forward to the start of the 2018 volleyball season and competing for a C.I.F. Division Seven postseason playoff spot.
 

Warren baseball, softball qualifies for CIF postseason

DOWNEY – The Warren High School baseball team currently has an overall record of 18-8 and is 6-3 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

The Bears were defeated by cross-town rival Downey at Downey last Friday, 3-2, in the away game of their home and away series. Warren will finish third in league play behind Gahr (8-1) and Downey (8-1), respectively.

The Bears defeated Dominguez at Dominguez on Tuesday and hosted the Dons at Warren yesterday in their league and regular season finale (score unavailable at press time). Warren will qualify for postseason play and will find out who and where they play this weekend when the C.I.F. Division 3 playoff brackets are released. 

Coach Pearson, his staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play strong and making a nice run in postseason play. 

 

WARREN SOFTBALL: The Warren High school softball team currently has an overall record of 16-12 and is 5-4 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

The Bears were defeated by cross-town rival Downey at Downey, 3-2, on Monday. Warren hosted Dominguez at Warren on Wednesday in their league and regular season finale (score unavailable at press time). The Bears will finish third in S.G.V.L. play behind Gahr (9-0) and Downey (8-1), respectively.

The Bears qualified for C.I.F. Division 2 postseason play and will find out who and where they play this weekend when playoff brackets are released. 

Coach Starksen, her staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play strong and making a nice run in C.I.F. Division 2 postseason play.

 

DOWNEY BOYS VOLLEYBALL: The Downey High School boys’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 22-4-1 and finished San Gabriel Valley League play with a record of 10-0. 

The Vikings hosted West Torrance at Downey on Tuesday in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 3 playoffs and defeated the Warriors 3-0 (25-14, 25-17 and 25-20). 

Downey hosted Foothill Tech of Ventura yesterday in the second round (score unavailable at press time). The Dragons are the Tri-Valley League champions and currently have an overall record of 22-6 and finished league play with a record of 14-0. 

Foothill Tech defeated Morro Bay at Foothill Tech on Tuesday 3-0 (25-16, 25-22 and 25-14) in the first round to advance and is currently on a 14-match win streak. 
Coach McCarthy, his staff and players are all excited about competing in postseason play.

 

WARREN BOYS VOLLEYBALL: The Warren High School boys’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 17-5 and finished San Gabriel Valley League play with a record of 8-2. The
Bears hosted Burbank at Warren on Tuesday in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 2 playoffs and defeated the Bulldogs 3-1 (25-19, 31-33, 27-25 and 25-19).

Warren hosted Arroyo Grande yesterday in the second round (score unavailable at press time). 
The Eagles were the second place team from the Pac-8 League and currently have an overall record of 23-6 and were 10-2 in league play. Arroyo Grande defeated Oxnard 3-0 (26-24, 25-23 and 25-15) in the first round to advance and have won seven of their last eight matches. 

Coach Lane, his staff and players are all excited about competing in postseason play.

 

DOWNEY BASEBALL: The Downey High School baseball team currently has an overall record of 16-12 and is 8-1 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

Downey defeated Warren at Downey last Friday, 3-2, in the home game of their away and home series. As of Friday, the Vikings had won ten games in a row. Downey’s last loss was against Oaks Christian 4-2 on April 4.

The Vikings were defeated by Gahr at Gahr on Tuesday, 9-4, thus ending their 10-game win streak. The loss to Gahr marked the first league loss for Downey. 

The Vikings played for the outright S.G.V.L. championship yesterday against Gahr at Downey in the second game of their away and home series (score unavailable at press time).

As of this Wednesday, Gahr was 18-8 overall and 8-1 in league play and cross-town rival Warren was 18-8 overall and 5-4 in league play. Downey has qualified for postseason play with their impressive run in league play. The C.I.F. Division 3 bracket will be released this weekend and the playoffs will start early next week. 

Coach Gonzalez, his staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play strong and making a deep run in C.I.F. postseason play.

 

DOWNEY SOFTBALL: The Downey High School softball team currently has an overall record of 22-6 and is 8-1 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

The Lady Vikings defeated Warren at Downey on Monday, 3-2, and hosted Gahr at Downey on Wednesday (score unavailable at press time). The game at Downey on Wednesday was for a share of the S.G.V.L. championship.

As of Wednesday morning, Gahr was 21-4 overall and 9-0 in league play and cross-town rival Warren was 16-12 overall and 5-4 in league play. The Lady Vikings are currently on a six-game win streak. Downey is currently ranked 41st in California and Gahr is ranked 14th. 

Wednesday’s game at Downey was a huge game for head coach Ed Garcia, his staff and the entire Downey High School softball program. 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: The middle school track and field season continued last Thursday afternoon when Stauffer and Sussman traveled to Downey and Doty and Griffiths traveled to Warren.

At Downey, the Sussman 8th grade boy track and field team defeated Stauffer 68-18, the Stauffer 7th grade boy track and field team defeated Sussman 51-35 and the Stauffer 6th grade boy track and field team defeated Sussman 51-35.

The Stauffer 8th grade girl track and field team defeated Sussman 45-40, the Sussman 7th grade girl track and field team defeated Stauffer 56-30 and the Stauffer 6th grade girl track and field team defeated Sussman 46-40.

At Downey, the Doty 8th grade boy track and field team defeated Griffiths 71-15, the Doty 7th grade boy track and field team defeated Griffiths 68-18 and the Doty 6th grade boy track and field team defeated Griffiths 68-18.

The Doty 8th grade girl track and field team defeated Griffiths 63-23, the Doty 7th grade girl track and field team defeated Griffiths 46-40 and the Doty 6th grade girl track and field team defeated Griffiths 72-13.

The third and final week of dual meet competition took place yesterday as Griffiths and Stauffer traveled to Warren and Doty and Sussman traveled to Downey (results unavailable at press time). 

All four Downey Unified middle schools will now compete against each other at the all-city track and field meet. The all-city track and field meet will be held at Downey High School next Friday, May 18th.  

Downey boys finish regular season undefeated to claim league championship

DOWNEY – The Downey High School boys’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 21-4-1 and a San Gabriel Valley League record of 10-0. The Vikings are the 2018 S.G.V.L. champions. 

Downey defeated Warren at Downey last Thursday 3-1 (25-17, 25-18, 24-26 and 25-18) and defeated Gahr at Downey on Tuesday 3-1 (25-19, 25-14 and 25-13). 

Coach McCarthy, his staff and players will now wait to see who they host in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 3 playoffs. The Vikings are currently ranked 5th in C.I.F. Division 3 and 80th in California.


DOWNEY BOYS BASEBALL: The Downey High School boys’ baseball team currently has an overall record of 15-11 and are 7-0 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

Downey defeated Warren at Warren on Tuesday 1-0 and will host the Bears at Downey later today to complete the away and home series.

The Vikings will conclude S.G.V.L. play when they travel to Gahr on Tuesday and when they host Gahr next Thursday. The league title will certainly be on the line next week when these two teams play each other. 

Coach Gonzalez, his staff and players are looking forward to winning a league championship, qualifying for postseason play and making a deep run in the C.I.F. Division 3 playoffs.


DOWNEY SOFTBALL: The Downey High School softball team currently has an overall record of 20-6 and is 6-1 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

The Lady Vikings defeated Dominguez at Downey, 19-0, on Tuesday and traveled to Lynwood yesterday (score unavailable at press time). The Lady Vikings will host cross-town rival Warren at Downey on Monday and will host Gahr at Downey next Wednesday in their league and regular season finale. 

The S.G.V.L. championship will certainly be on the line next week. Downey is currently ranked 37th in California and first in C.I.F. Division 4. Coach Ed Garcia has done an outstanding job in his first season as the varsity head coach.


WARREN BASEBALL: The Warren High School baseball team currently has an overall record of 18-7 and is 5-2 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

The Bears were defeated by cross-town rival Downey at Warren on Tuesday 1-0 and will travel to Downey later today for their highly anticipated rematch.

Warren will travel to Dominguez next Monday and will host the Dons on Wednesday in their league and regular season finale. Coach Pearson, his staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play strong and making a run in the C.I.F. Division 3 playoffs.


WARREN BOYS VOLLEYBALL: The Warren High School boys’ volleyball team finished their regular season with an overall record 16-5 and a San Gabriel Valley League record of 8-2. The Bears defeated Dominguez at Warren 3-0 on Tuesday in their league and season finale. 

Warren finished second in league play behind cross-town rival Downey (10-0). Coach Scott Lane, his staff and players are all looking forward to making a run in the C.I.F. Division 3 playoffs.


WARREN SOFTBALL: The Warren High School softball team currently has an overall record of 16-10 and a San Gabriel Valley League record of 5-2. As of Wednesday, the Bears are currently in third place behind Gahr (7-0) and Downey (6-1), respectively.

Warren hosted Gahr at Warren on Thursday (score unavailable at press time), will travel to cross-town rival Downey on Monday and will conclude their league and regular season finale against Dominguez at Warren next Wednesday. 

Coach Starksen, her staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play strong and making a run in the C.I.F. Division 2 playoffs. 


DOWNEY SOCCER: The Downey High School boys’ soccer program will be conducting a free soccer clinic tomorrow, May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

The clinic is designed for boys and girls ages 6-14 and will be held on the football field at Downey High School. Head soccer coach Marvin Mires is planning five free soccer clinics like this one this year.

The clinic will focus on soccer fundamentals, specifically on body positioning when receiving a ball. Other clinic features will include passing, individual skill drills, scrimmages and games. The clinic will feature at least two coaches from the L.A. Galaxy Academy. Andrew May will be featured from the Galaxy Academy as will Ruben Messina. May is the U-15 head coach and Messina is the goalkeepers coach. The two coaches will be at the clinic to work with young student-athletes.

The Downey High School soccer team is the 2018 S.G.V.L. champion and three players from that team are being looked at by four-year universities. David Aguilera has been shown interest by Marymount University, Sebastian Perez has been shown interest by U.C. Irvine and Nicholas Campbell has been shown interest by U.C. Davis. The future is quickly approaching for these young men.

Marvin Mires can be contacted at 310-993-4342 or at mmires@dusd.net. Mires may also be contacted at DowneySoccer.com, on Twitter: @Downey_Soccer or on Instagram: @DowneySoccer. 

Coach Mires and his staff hope to see you at Downey High School tomorrow morning at 9 am. 


MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: The middle school track and field season began last Thursday afternoon when Griffiths and Sussman traveled to Warren and Doty and Stauffer traveled to Downey. 

At Warren, the Sussman 8th grade boy track and field team defeated Griffiths 58-28, the Griffiths 7th grade boy track and field team defeated Sussman 70-16 and the Griffiths 6th grade boy track and field team defeated Sussman 52-34.

The Sussman 8th grade girl track and field team defeated Griffiths 51-35, the Griffiths 7th grade girl track and field team defeated Sussman 54-32 and the Sussman 6th grade girl track and field team defeated Griffiths 69-17.

At Downey, the Doty 8th grade boy track and field team defeated Stauffer 74.5-11.5, the Doty 7th grade boy track and field team defeated Stauffer 72-14 and the Doty 6th grade boy track and field team defeated Stauffer 73-13.

The Doty 8th grade girl track and field team defeated Stauffer 60-26, the Doty 7th grade girl track and field team defeated Stauffer 76-10 and the Doty 6th grade girl track and field team defeated Stauffer 77-9.

The second week of dual meet competition took place yesterday as Doty and Griffiths traveled to Warren and Stauffer and Sussman traveled to Downey (results unavailable at press time). 

The third and final week of dual meet competition will take place next Thursday when Griffiths and Stauffer travel to Warren and Doty and Sussman travel to Downey. The all-city track meet will be held at Downey High School on Friday, May 18.

Downey tops Warren in track and field competition

DOWNEY – The annual Downey vs. Warren Classic track and field meet took place at Warren High School this past Monday afternoon and the two schools battled the entire meet in both the boys’ and girls’ events. 

The Downey boys’ track and field team narrowly defeated Warren, 70-66, and the Downey girls’ team defeated the Warren girls’ team, 73-63.

The Downey boys’ track and field team won eight of the 16 events competed in. Downey won the 400 meter run, the 100 meter run, the 200 meter run and the long jump. The Vikings also won the high jump, pole vault, shot put and discus.

Downey’s Noah Skobis won the 400 meter run in a time of 51.60 and also won the 100 meter run in a time of 11.35. Downey’s Mario Marsetti won the 200 meter run in a time of 23.12.


Eric Lee of Downey won the long jump with a jump of 20’ 2½ inches, Downey’s Marcelle Logan won the high jump with a jump of 5’8 and Downey’s Ramon Chavez won the pole vault with a jump of 12’6.

Downey’s Jose Cisneros won the shot put with a throw of 44’ feet and also won the discus throw with a toss of 153’6 feet. 

Viking coach Robert Gleason and his staff are extremely proud of how hard their team competed and their resulting win. 

Meanwhile, the Lady Vikings came away with a hard fought, 73-63 win. Downey won nine of the 16 events competed in.

The Downey girls won the 4X100 meter relay, the 100 meter run and the 800 meter run.

Downey won the 300 meter hurdles, the 200 meter run and the 4X400 meter relay. The Lady Vikings also won the long jump, the triple jump and the high jump.

Downey won the 4X100 meter relay in a time of 50.99. Bryanna Anderson of Downey won the 100 meter run in a time of 13.17 and Lady Viking Laura Velasco won the 800 meter run in a time of 2:23.89.

Downey’s Rachel Spinosa won the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 49.92, Chiamaka Ikejiofor of Downey won the 200 meter run in a time of 26.95 and Downey won the 4X400 relay in a time of 4:12.50.

Lady Viking Arriyon White won the long jump with a jump of 16’8 and also won the triple jump with a jump of 36’3. Downey’s Chiamaka Ikejiofor won the high jump with a jump of 4’10. 

Lady Viking coach Amy Overgaau and her staff are extremely proud of the Downey girls’ effort and result. League Finals and C.I.F. competition are right around the corner. 

Despite the loss, Warren won seven of the 16 events competed in.

The Lady Bears won the 1600 meter run, the 100 meter hurdles and the 400 meter run. Warren also won the 3200 meter run, the pole vault, the shot put and the discus.

Lady Bear Nadine Gomez won the 1600 meter run in a time of 5:27.08. Warren’s Alanna Burton won the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 17.06, the Lady Bears’ Keanna Daramola won the 400 meter run in a time of 1:03.91 and Warren’s Nadine Gomez won the 3200 meter run in a time of 11:48.22.

Warren’s Alanna Burton won the pole vault with a jump of 8’ feet, Lady Bear Cyrena Chavers won the shot put with a throw of 38’11 and Warren’s Cassidy Arias won the discus with a throw of 118’2. 

Warren’s boys team won eight of the 16 events competed in.

The Bears won the 4X100 meter relay, the 1600 meter run and the 110 meter hurdles. The Bears won the 800 meter run, the 300 meter hurdles and the 3200 meter run. Warren also won the 4X400 meter relay and the triple jump.

Warren boys won the 4X100 meter relay in a time of 44.32. Antonio Munoz of Warren won the 1600 meter run in a time of 4:36.13 and Daetron Caldwell of Warren won the 110 hurdles in a time of 16.60.

The Bears’ Adan Castellanos won the 800 meter run in a time of 2:01.41, Daetron Caldwell of Warren won the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 42.47 and the Bears’ Emiliano Rodriguez won the 3200 meter run in a time of 10:00.49.

Warren won the 4x400 relay in a time 3:34.16 and the Bears’ Jonathan Alvarez won the triple jump with a jump of 40’ feet. 

Bear coach Ramon Miranda is pleased with his team’s effort but disappointed with the result. 

League Finals and C.I.F. competition are coming up and the “Classic” is always an excellent preparation event. These two schools will compete against each other again at League Finals on May 4. 

Downey High softball ranked No. 40 in California

DOWNEY – The Downey High School softball team currently has an overall record of 15-5 and are 3-0 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

For their hard work this season, the Lady Vikings are currently ranked 40th in California and 1st in C.I.F. Division 4.

The Lady Vikings defeated Paramount at Downey, 10-1, on April 10, defeated Dominguez at Dominguez, 20-1, on April 12 and defeated Lynwood at Downey, 10-0, on Tuesday. 

Downey was defeated by La Serna, 3-0, and defeated Santa Fe, 12-2, in non-league play at the La Mirada Tournament last Saturday.

Downey played cross-town rival Warren at Warren yesterday (score unavailable at press time) and will travel to Paramount to face the Lady Pirates next Thursday. The Lady Vikings will host Dominguez on May 1 and will travel to Lynwood to face the Lady Knights on May 3. 

Downey will also be competing in the Brea-Olinda Tournament next weekend where they are scheduled to play a “To Be Determined” opponent and host school Brea-Olinda at 11 a.m. 

Coach Ed Garcia, his staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play strong, competing for a league championship and making a deep run in the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs. 
Gahr and cross-town rival Warren are certainly the teams to watch out for in S.G.V.L. play. Things will definitely get interesting once these three teams play one another.


WARREN SOFTBALL:The Warren High School softball team currently has an overall record of 11-6 and are 2-1 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

The Bears defeated Lynwood at Warren, 16-0, on April 4 and defeated Paramount at Warren, 6-2, on April 12. Warren was defeated in a nail-biter at Gahr, 10-9, on Tuesday. The loss to Gahr on Tuesday was Warren’s first league loss.

As of Wednesday, Downey is 3-0, Gahr is 3-0, Warren is 2-1, Paramount is 1-2, Lynwood is 0-3 and Dominguez is 0-3. Things will certainly tighten up once Downey, Gahr and Warren play one another. 

Warren is currently ranked 112th in California and 17th in C.I.F. Division 2.

The Bears competed in the La Mirada Tournament last Saturday and defeated Chino in their first game 8-0 at 11 a.m. and defeated Bishop Amat, 11-2, in their second game at 3 p.m.

Warren hosted Downey at Warren yesterday in their much anticipated cross-town rivalry game (score unavailable at press time). The Bears will compete in the Thousand Oaks Tournament tomorrow against “To Be Determined” opponents and will return next Saturday for two more games.

The Bears will travel to Dominguez next Tuesday, will host La Serna at Warren next Wednesday and will travel to Lynwood to play the Lady Knights next Thursday. 

Coach Starksen, her staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play strong, competing for a league title and making a deep run in postseason play.


WARREN HIGH BASEBALL: The Warren High School baseball team currently has an overall record of 16-5 and are 5-0 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

The Bears defeated Lynwood at Lynwood, 12-0, on April 10 and defeated Lynwood at Warren, 14-0, on April 13. Warren defeated Paramount at Warren, 7-3, on Tuesday and will play the Pirates later today at Paramount to complete their home and away series.

Warren swept a double header from Valley Christian at Valley Christian last Saturday, 13-7, in the first game and 7-0 in the second game.

The Bears will travel to Gahr next Tuesday and will host the Gladiators next Friday at Warren. Warren will host cross-town rival Downey at Warren on May 1 and will travel to Downey for their much anticipated second game on Friday, May 4. 

The Bears will travel to Dominguez on May 8 and host the Dons on May 10 in their regular season finale.

Gahr is currently 5-0 in S.G.V.L. play, Warren is 4-0, Downey is 2-0, Paramount is 0-3, Dominguez is 0-2 and Lynwood is 0-4. Things will certainly heat up once the current frontrunners of Downey, Gahr and Warren start playing each other. 

The Bears are currently ranked 225 in California and 20th in C.I.F. Division 3. Coach Pearson, his staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play strong, competing for a league championship and making a deep run in C.I.F. postseason play.  


DOWNEY BOYS VOLLEYBALL: The Downey High School boys’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 15-3 and is 6-0 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

The Vikings defeated Warren at Warren 3-1 (33-35, 25-19, 25-19 and 25-22) on April 10, defeated Gahr at Gahr 3-0 (25-19, 25-23 and 25-17) on April 12 and defeated Paramount at Paramount 3-0 (25-13, 25-20 and 25-15) on Tuesday.

The Vikings hosted Dominguez at Downey yesterday (score unavailable at press time), will travel to Lynwood next Tuesday and will host cross-town rival Warren at Downey next Thursday in their rematch. Downey will conclude its regular season schedule when they host Gahr at Downey on May 1.

Downey is currently 6-0 in league play, Warren is 5-0, Gahr is 2-2, Paramount is 2-3, Lynwood is 2-5 and Dominguez is 0-5. Much will be determined when Downey and Warren play each other next Thursday at Downey. Downey currently has the inside track to the league title but Warren can spoil that with a second round league win against the Vikings.

Coach McCarthy, his staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play strong and sweeping the season series against Warren. 

The Vikings are currently ranked 71st in California and 4th in C.I.F. Division 3. The Bears are currently ranked 119th in California and 14th in C.I.F. Division 2. Things are certainly heating up in S.G.V.L. play.


ST. JOSEPH’S SOFTBALL: St. Joseph’s junior varsity softball team rallied to beat Orange Lutheran, 10-9, on Tuesday. 

Facing a two-run deficit entering the bottom of the seventh inning, the Jesters’ Julia Magrini smacked a two-run double to tie the score at 9-9. 

Magrini later advanced to third base. Then with one out, Coach Izzy made the gutsy call for a squeeze bunt. 

Sophomore Alexis Serrano laid down the perfect bunt and Magrini raced home with the winning run for the Jesters.