DOWNEY – The Downey High School girls’ water polo team was defeated by Alta Loma at Alta Loma, 7-6, last Wednesday in the semifinals of the C.I.F. Division 6 playoffs.
The Lady Vikings finished their season with an overall record of 16-10 and a S.G.V.L. record of 4-1.
Alta Loma, the team that defeated Downey in the semifinals, defeated Redlands East Valley 6-5 last Saturday in the C.I.F. Division 6 championship game.
■ The Downey High School boys’ soccer team was defeated by Palos Verdes at Downey 2-0 last Wednesday night in the second round of the C.I.F. Division One playoffs.
The Vikings finished their season with an overall record of 17-7-2 and a S.G.V.L. record of 7-1-2.
Downey was the number two entry from the San Gabriel Valley League behind top seeded Paramount. Cross-town rival Warren was the third league entry, respectively.
■ The Downey High School girls’ basketball team was defeated by Camarillo at Camarillo 57-39 last Wednesday night in the third round of the C.I.F. Division 2AA playoffs.
The Lady Vikings finished their season with an overall record 22-7 and a S.G.V.L. record of 9-1. Downey is the 2017 S.G.V.L. co-champion with Lynwood.
The Lady Vikings were the top seed from the San Gabriel Valley League due to their second round win against Lynwood at Downey.
Camarillo, the team who defeated Downey, will play Rosary Academy in the C.I.F. 2AA championship game tomorrow at Azusa Pacific University.
■ The Warren High School baseball team currently has an overall record of 1-0 and will begin S.G.V.L. play when they travel to Paramount on April 4.
The Bears defeated Bell at Bell 4-0 on Monday and will host Hoover later today at Warren.
The Bears will be competing in the Quartz Hill Tournament next weekend. Warren is scheduled to play Canyon on 3/9, Eastside on 3/11, Quartz Hill on 3/14 and Lancaster on 3/15.
Warren finished last season with an overall record of 16-14 and a S.G.V.L. record of 5-5. Gahr, Paramount and cross-town rival Downey will once again be the teams to beat in league play.
■ The Warren High School softball team currently has an overall record of 1-1 and will begin S.G.V.L. play when they travel to Paramount on April 4.
The Bears defeated Harvard-Westlake 13-1 in last Saturday’s first game and were defeated by Mira Costa 4-3 in their second game at the Redondo Union Tournament.
Warren will continue competing in the Redondo Union Tournament this week. The Bears have games scheduled for today and tomorrow. The Bears have a TBD game later today and are scheduled to play Bishop Montgomery tomorrow.
Warren finished last season with an overall record of 21-9 and a S.G.V.L. record of 8-2. The Bears were the number two entry from the San Gabriel Valley league behind league champion Gahr and were eliminated by Don Lugo 3-1 in the second round of the C.I.F. Division 3 playoffs.
Cross-town rival Downey and Gahr will once again be the teams to beat in league play.
■ The Warren High School wrestling team will send one wrestler to the state meet this weekend at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
Alexis Galvan (220) finished in seventh place after he defeated Luis Garcia of Norte Vista by default in his final scheduled match. Galvan finished in fifth place the previous week at the Master’s Meet in Ontario.
Warren, as a team, finished in a three way tie for 41st place with Rowland and Etiwanda with 21 points, respectively. There were 172 high schools represented at the Master’s Meet.
Galvan battled his way through the consolation bracket after being pinned in his first match by Ethan Bakker of Los Alamitos at the 3:18 mark of the second period. Galvan pinned Gabor Nemeth of Peninsula at the 2:27 mark of the second period in his second match, pinned Jaden Soto of Excelsior at the 3:49 mark of the second period in his third match, pinned Austin Moore of San Clemente at the 2:14 mark of the second period in his fourth match and was finally defeated by Erich Osteen of Chaminade 5-1 in his fifth match.
The three straight wins by Galvan advanced him to the state qualifying round.
Coach Brogden, his staff and Alexis are all looking forward to competing at the state meet this weekend at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
■ The Downey High School wrestling team sent five wrestlers to the C.I.F. Master’s Meet last weekend at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario.
Four wrestlers finished in the top nine of their respective weight classes and advanced to the state meet this weekend at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. The Vikings finished ninth overall with 67.5 points.
St. John Bosco took first place with 155.5 points, Northview finished second with 142 points, Sultana finished third with 136 points, Alta Loma finished fourth with 91.5 points and Palm Desert finished fifth with 88.5 points.
Santa Ana Calvary Chapel finished sixth with 72 points, Santiago finished seventh with 69 points, Yucaipa finished eighth with 68.5 points, Downey finished ninth with 67.5 points and Esperanza finished tenth with 67 points to round out the top ten. The Master’s Meet had 172 high schools represented.
Jonathan Prata (106) finished in second place after being defeated by Eddie Flores of Northview 7-2 in the championship final. Dillon Ajtun (113) finished in sixth place after being pinned by Zane Romney of Simi Valley at the 1:50 mark of the first period.
Roland Dominguez (120) finished in sixth place after defaulting his last match against Chance Rich of Valley View. Armando Padilla (138) finished in ninth place after defeating Jacob Tessandore of La Quinta 19-8. Padilla would not of qualified for the state meet if he had lost this match.
Downey has never sent four wrestlers to the state meet in the same year. This is the first time in school history this has happened. Downey also won the C.I.F. Individual title two weeks ago at Grand Terrace High School by having eight wrestlers place in the top eight of their respective weight classes.
Coach Soto, his staff and four wrestlers are all looking forward to the state meet this weekend.