Downey High summer basketball camp starts Tuesday

The Downey High School boys’ basketball program will host a summer basketball camp June 6-22, Monday through Thursday. 

The camp runs from 8-10 a.m. in the Downey High School gym. The first day of camp will be held on June 6 due to the Athletic Open House being held June 5. 

Registration will be held June 6 at 7:30 a.m. in the gym. Early registration can be processed via e-mail at lsheltonhoops@aol.com. The cost is $150 and includes a Downey High School jersey and shorts. 

The camp will focus on fundamentals and will feature in-camp games and tournaments as well as summer league tournaments for incoming freshmen who make the team.

The camp will be run by Downey head basketball coach Larry Shelton. Coach Shelton has been the varsity coach at Downey High School for 29 years. He is the 2-time L.A. Times Coach of the Year and was the San Gabriel Valley League Coach of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2014. 

Coach Shelton has 448 lifetime victories as head coach at Downey High.

For more information, contact Coach Shelton by cell at (562) 412-7528 or by e-mail at lsheltonhoops@aol.com. 

Coach Shelton will also be offering a camp for student-athletes in grades 4-9 in August. There will be more information on that camp as it becomes available.

 

■ The Downey High School boys’ soccer program was in the Los Angeles Times newspaper this past week. Head Coach Marvin Mires will watch 13 of his seniors graduate from Downey High School later today as a stepping stone to the four-year colleges they have been accepted into and will be attending this fall. 

Coach Mires has raised the bar for his players the last four-years by requiring players to be students first and athletes second. Mires started with a 2.3 G.P.A. requirement and has continuously raised that requirement to 2.5, 2.7 and 3.0 over the past four years. 

The requirement was not popular for players at first but when they realized they would be stuck on the sidelines watching, something changed in the mindsets of these young men. If you can compete on the pitch, why not compete in the classroom? The players have bought into this thought process and look at the result. Success!

Jonathan Arteaga will be attending CSUDH, Kevin Chavez will be attending Cal Poly Pomona, Cristian Covarrubias will be attending CSULA, Jesus Diaz will be attending UC Davis, Ivan Donato will be attending CSULB, Marc Farias will be attending CSUF, Mario Galvan will be attending CSUSD, Juan Lopez will be attending CSULA, Humberto Luna will be attending CSULB, Alan Ramirez will be attending CSULB, Darlin Ramirez will be attending CSULA, Eric Rodriguez will be attending CSULB and Salvador Zamano will be attending UC Irvine.  

Of the 16 seniors who are graduating today, which were enrolled as freshmen four years ago, 13 were admitted to four year universities and the three others will be enrolled at a junior college or trade school to further their respective education(s). 
 

■ The Warren High School girls’ swim team finished fifth at C.I.F Finals. Of the 11 swimmers who qualified for prelims, nine returned to finals. 

Emily Galindo finished 18th overall in the 100 butterfly and 13th in the 500 freestyle. Megan Henry finished 6th overall in the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.09 and 5th in the 500 breaststroke with a time of 1:12.84. Madison Perez came in 10th place overall in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:03.94.

Jennifer Porras finished 15th overall in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:12.09 and Natalie Rosales finished 10th overall in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:06.24. Michelle Del Real swam the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke, Adriana Jacinto swam the 200 freestyle, Audrey Lepe swam the 500 freestyle and Joanna Porras swam the 100 butterfly at prelims. 

Natalie Rosales, Megan Henry, Madison Perez, and Julia Porras finished 3rd in the 200 medley relay and Madison Perez, Julia Porras, Abigail Nunez and Megan Henry finished 7th overall in the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:48.49. Jennifer Porras, Emily Galindo and Natalie Rosales finished 9th overall in a time of 4:02.28.

■ The Warren High School boys’ swim team finished third at C.I.F. Finals. Of the ten swimmers who qualified for prelims, nine returned to finals. 

Edgar Fabian finished 16th overall in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.76 and 8th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.23. Luis Gonzalez finished 12th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.06. Joshua Guzman finished 14th overall in the 500 freestyle with his best time of 5:17.83 and 14th overall in the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.92.

Daniel Salcedo finished 17th overall in the 200 freestyle and 15th in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.99. Jonathan Villa finished 9th in the 200 freestyle and 2nd in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:59.08. Julian Villa finished 6th overall in the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.87 and 7th in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:06.64. Trevor Amy swam the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle, Lorenzo Edwards swam the 200 IM and Edson Alvarado swam the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke at prelims.

Edgar Fabian, Edson Alvarado, Trevor Amy and Jonathan Villa finished 6th overall in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:44.89. Daniel Salcedo, Luis Gonzalez, Trevor Amy and Alec Jimenez finished 10th overall in the consolation heat of the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:35.20. Daniel Salcedo, Edson Alvarado, Julian Villa and Jonathan Villa finished 4th overall in the 400 freestyle with a time of 3:24.91 in an exciting, close finish with cross-town rival Downey.

 

■ The Downey Unified School District held its annual middle school track and field championships at Downey High School on May 19. 

Doty Middle School won 5/6 team championships and in the process, kept the city champions trophy by winning the most city championships overall. Doty finished with 13.5 championships, Sussman finished second with 7.5, Griffiths finished third with 4.5 and Stauffer finished fourth with 3.5. Doty has won the city champions trophy each of the last three years.

The Sussman 8th grade boys’ team finished first with 61 points, Doty was second with 56 points, Griffiths was third with 23 points and Stauffer was fourth with 15 points. The Doty 8th grade girls’ team finished first with 70 points, Sussman was second with 56 points, Stauffer was third with 25 points and Griffiths was fourth with 5 points.

The Doty 7th grade boys’ team finished first with 66 points, Sussman finished second with 45 points, Stauffer finished third with 25 points and Griffiths finished fourth with 20 points. The Doty 7th grade girls’ team finished first with 59 points, Sussman finished second with 45 points, Stauffer finished third with 29 points and Griffiths finished fourth with 23 points.

The Doty 6th grade boys’ team finished first with 69 points, Stauffer finished second with 39 points, Griffiths finished third with 29 points and Sussman finished fourth with19 points. The Doty 6th grade girls’ team finished first with 59 points, Sussman finished second with 51 points, Griffiths finished third with 24 points and Stauffer finished fourth with 22 points.