Sports Briefs: CIF releases postseason brackets

DOWNEY – The 2015-16 winter sports seasons have concluded their regular seasons and C.I.F. has released their playoff brackets. Boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ water polo and wrestling will all begin their runs to their respective team and individual championships.

In boys’ basketball, Warren (13-13, 3-7) traveled to Windward (10-14, 7-2) on Wednesday in their first round game (score unavailable at press time). Windward is from the Gold Coast League.

In girls’ basketball, Warren (4-21, 4-6) traveled to Long Beach Millikan (18-9, 10-2) yesterday in their first round game (score unavailable at press time). Millikan is from the Moore League.
In boys’ soccer, Warren (15-5-2, 7-1-2) will host Moorpark (8-7-4, 3-4-1) later today. Moorpark is from the Coastal Canyon League.

In girls’ soccer, Warren (19-2-3, 10-0) hosted Kennedy (12-4-7, 4-2-5) yesterday (score unavailable at press time). Kennedy is from the Empire League.

In girls’ water polo, Warren (10-3, 5-0) hosted Claremont (20-10, 4-4) yesterday (score unavailable at press time). Claremont is from the Palomares League.

In wrestling, C.I.F. Individuals will be held this weekend (2/19-20), the Masters Meet will be held next weekend (2/26-27) in Ontario and the state meet will be held the following weekend (3/4-5) in Bakersfield.

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At Downey High, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ water polo and wrestling will all begin their runs to their respective team and individual championships.

In boys’ basketball, Downey (18-9, 3-7) traveled to Montclair (9-16, 4-6) on Wednesday in their first round game (score unavailable at press time). Montclair is from the Mount Baldy League.
In girls’ basketball, Downey (18-8, 7-3) hosted Rancho Cucamonga (12-13, 4-6) yesterday in their first round game (score unavailable at press time). Rancho Cucamonga is from the Baseline League.

In boys’ soccer, Downey (12-9-2, 6-3-1) will travel to Royal (16-7-2, 6-1-1) later today. Royal is from the Coastal Canyon League.

In girls’ soccer, Downey (12-6-6, 8-2) traveled to Yorba Linda (13-4-3, 4-2-3) yesterday (score unavailable at press time). Yorba Linda is from the North Hills League.

In girls’ water polo, Downey did not qualify for postseason competition.

In wrestling, C.I.F. Individuals will be held this weekend (2/19-20), the Masters Meet will be held next weekend (2/26-27) in Ontario and the state meet will be held the following weekend (3/4-5) in Bakersfield. 

Downey had 14 C.I.F. qualifers from S.G.V.L. Finals. These 14 qualifiers included seven league champions, two second place finishers and five third place finishers.

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The Downey High School Athletic Department is presenting an NCAA Athletic Eligibility Information Night featuring USC Senior Associate Athletic Director Donna Heinel. 

The information night will be held this Monday evening, February 22, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Downey High School Gymnasium and is open for all Downey High School Athletes and Parents.

There will be several topics addressed at this information night. Some of the topics on the agenda are: NCAA Academic Requirements, NCAA Core Classes, the NCAA Eligibility Center and National Letter of Intent. 

Other topics on the agenda include: Differences between Divisions I, II and III, College Athletic Scholarships, Recruiting and 2.3 or take a knee.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend this information night. Questions can be asked and answered and student-athletes can gain a better understanding of how this process actually works. 

Any further questions can be addressed to Downey High School Athletic Director Mark Rand at mrand@dusd.net. Mr. Rand and the Downey High School Athletic Department hope to see all interested athletes and parents at the information night.  

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The third rotation of middle school sports has concluded and eight city championships have been determined in boys’ and girls’ basketball and boys’ soccer. 

Championships were determined in sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys’ basketball, sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls’ basketball and boys’ varsity (8th grade) and junior varsity (6th and 7th grade) soccer. 

In eighth grade boys’ basketball, Stauffer was the city champion with a record of 5-1. Griffiths was second at 4-2, Sussman was third at 2-4 and Doty was fourth at 1-5. 

In seventh grade boys’ basketball, Sussman was the city champion with a record of 6-0. Doty and Stauffer tied for second with records of 3-3 and Griffiths was fourth with a record of 0-6. 

In sixth grade boys’ basketball, Doty was the city champion with a record of 6-0. Sussman was second at 4-2, Stauffer was third with a record of 2-4 and Griffiths was fourth with a record of 0-6.

In eighth grade girls’ basketball, Doty was the city champion with a record of 5-1. Griffiths was second at 4-2, Stauffer was third with a record of 3-3  and Sussman was fourth with a record of 0-6.

In seventh grade girls’ basketball, Doty was the city champion with a record of 6-0. Stauffer was second with a record of 4-2, Sussman was third with a record of 1-4-1 and Griffiths was fourth with a record of 0-5-1.    

In sixth grade girls’ basketball, Doty was the city champion with a record of 6-0. Griffiths was second with a record of 4-2, Stauffer was third with a record of 2-4 and Sussman was fourth with a record of 0-6.

In boys’ varsity soccer, Griffiths was the city champion with a record of 4-2. Doty was second with a record of 3-1-2, Stauffer was third with a record of 2-2-2 and Sussman was fourth with a record of 1-5.

In boys’ junior varsity soccer, Doty and Stauffer were co-champions with 5-1 records. Griffiths was third with a record of 2-4 and Sussman was fourth with a record of 0-6.

Baseball and softball are the two sports featured in the fourth rotation. There will be varsity (8th grade) and junior varsity (6th and 7th grade) teams for both baseball and softball.