With volleyball title on the line, Downey-Warren set for showdown

DOWNEY – The Warren High School boys’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 11-6 and are 6-1 in S.G.V.L. play. 

The Bears defeated Dominguez at Warren 3-0 on 4/4, defeated Lynwood at Lynwood 3-0 on 4/6, defeated Paramount at Warren 3-1 on 4/11 and were defeated by Gahr at Gahr 3-1 on 4/13. The loss to Gahr at Gahr has been the only league loss for the Bears.

Warren will host cross-town rival Downey next Tuesday, will travel to Dominguez next Thursday and will host Lynwood on May 2 in their regular season finale. Warren is currently in first place in the most recent S.G.V.L. standings. Downey is currently in second place with an overall record of 14-8 and a league record of 5-1 and Paramount is currently in third place with an overall record of 12-4 and a league record of 3-1. 

Gahr is currently in fourth place with an overall record of 6-12 and a league record of 3-3, Lynwood is currently in fifth place with an overall record of 6-8 and a league record of 1-6 and Dominguez is currently in sixth place with an overall record of 1-6 and a league record of 0-5.
Coach Scott Lane, his staff and players are all looking forward to clinching a league title.

Warren must defeat Downey at home next Tuesday in order to do that. The “cave” will certainly be loud next Tuesday night as city rivals will clash for bragging rights and a league title.    

■ The Warren High School baseball team currently has an overall record of 11-9 and a S.G.V.L. record of 1-3. 

The Bears were defeated by Paramount at Paramount 5-4 on 4/4 and defeated Paramount at Warren 7-4 on 4/7. Warren was defeated by Gahr at Warren 8-0 on 4/11 and were defeated by Gahr at Gahr 2-0 on 4/13. 

The Bears have been competing in the St. Paul Tournament over Spring Break. The Bears are currently 1-2 in that tournament. Warren defeated John Glenn 4-3 on 4/15, were defeated by Long Beach Poly 8-0 on 4/17, were defeated by St. Paul 6-5 in nine innings on 4/18 and were scheduled to play Serra at Downey on 4/19 (score unavailable at press time).

The Bears will continue league play when school resumes next week. Warren will travel to cross-town rival Downey next Tuesday and will host the Vikings next Friday in their away and home series.

Coach Pearson, his staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play on a strong note. After the away and home series against Downey next week the Bears will play two games against Dominguez and two games against Lynwood. The Bears will also mix in a non-league double header against Hemet at Warren on May 6. 

The playoffs are just around the corner and four teams are looking to secure a line on the C.I.F. postseason bracket.

The Downey Vikings Baseball team went 5-0 in the St. Paul Easter Tournament to win the championship. They defeated Crean Lutheran 11-0.  Jorge Arellano, Andy Hurtado, Adrian Valtierra and Kyle Vasquez were named to the “All-Tournament “ team. Jorge Arella

The Downey Vikings Baseball team went 5-0 in the St. Paul Easter Tournament to win the championship. They defeated Crean Lutheran 11-0. 

Jorge Arellano, Andy Hurtado, Adrian Valtierra and Kyle Vasquez were named to the “All-Tournament “ team. Jorge Arella

■ The Downey High School baseball team currently has an overall record of 11-8 and are 4-0 in S.G.V.L. play. 

The Vikings swept a home and away series against Dominguez. Downey defeated Dominguez at Downey 13-0 on 4/4 and defeated Dominguez at Dominguez 14-2 on 4/7.

Downey also swept an away and home series against Lynwood. The Vikings defeated Lynwood at Lynwood 6-5 in eight innings on 4/11 and defeated Lynwood at Downey 10-0 on 4/13.
The Vikings have been competing in the St Paul Tournament over Spring Break where they currently have a record of 3-0. Downey defeated Schurr 10-7 on 4/15, defeated Mary Star of the Sea 7-4 on 4/17, defeated St. Francis 2-0 on 4/18 and were scheduled to play Crean Lutheran on Wednesday (score unavailable at press time).

Downey will resume their league schedule when they return from Spring Break. The Vikings will host cross-town rival Warren next Tuesday and will then travel to Warren on Friday to complete their home and away season series.

After the Warren series the Vikings will play two games against Gahr and will then conclude their regular season schedule with two games against Paramount. Downey has gotten off to a solid league start and will now begin the more challenging part of their schedule.

Coach Gonzalez, his staff and players are all looking forward to finishing the league schedule strong and making a playoff run. Four league teams are all competing for a line on the C.I.F. postseason bracket. 

■ The Downey High School boys’ swim team currently has an overall record of 9-1 and is currently 1-0 in San Gabriel Valley League competition. 

Downey defeated cross-town rival Warren 89-81 in their first league contest at the Downey Aquatics Center. This dual meet was the closest competition between the two schools in the last five years. Downey has dominated league competition the last several years and this year Warren pushed Downey until the end.

Downey was led individually by seniors Marcus Powell, Dominik Del Carpio and John Choi. Powell placed first in the 100 yard breaststroke and Del Carpio and Choi placed first and second in the 50 yard freestyle, respectively.

Junior Nathan Lopez placed first in the 200 Individual Medley. The 200 freestyle relay also took first place. Coach Delhousay is very proud of the way his team responded to such a close meet. According to Coach Delhousay, “league prelims and finals will be very competitive this year.”

Coach Delhousay, his staff and swimmers are all looking forward to finishing up league competition, prelims and finals on a strong note. As it appears now, Downey and Warren will both be well represented in C.I.F. postseason competition.