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.