Sports Briefs: Warren splits Gahr series

DOWNEY – The Warren High School baseball team currently has an overall record of 16-4 and are 2-3 in San Gabriel Valley League play. Warren split their first two league games against Gahr. In their first game on 4/8, Warren lost at Gahr 5-4. In their second game on 4/11, Warren defeated Gahr 1-0 at Warren behind a strong pitching performance from Bear ace Alan Trejo.

Warren lost to cross-town rival Downey at Downey 7-2 on 4/22 and lost to Downey at Warren 1-0 last Friday.

Warren defeated Simi Valley at Simi Valley 8-2 on 4/26, defeated Marshall 10-2 on 4/28 and defeated S.G.V.L. foe Dominguez at Dominguez 21-0 Tuesday. Warren will host Dominguez later today and will play in the Chatsworth Tournament against Newbury Park tomorrow. The Bears will host Lynwood on Tuesday and will then travel to Lynwood next Friday to complete their home and away series. Warren will wrap up league play by hosting Paramount on 5/13 and will then travel to Paramount on 5/15.

Downey is currently 14-8 overall and 4-1 in league play while Paramount is 9-13 overall and 3-1 in league play. Gahr is currently 14-7 overall and 3-2 in league play. Lynwood is currently 8-5 overall and 2-2 in league play.

Warren is right behind Downey in the standings with an overall record of 16-4 and 3-2 in league play.

Dominguez is at the bottom of the standings with a 4-13 overall record, including 0-5 in league play.

The Bears are ranked 110th in the Southern Section and 15th in Division 3. Coach Pearson, his staff and players are looking forward to finishing league play strong, earning a favorable seed in their C.I.F. bracket and making a run in the C.I.F. Division 3 playoffs.


The 6th annual Cindy Vega Golf Tournament and Dinner will be held Wednesday, June 18, at the Rio Hondo Event Center.

Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Activities will include a best ball scramble, two closest to the pins competitions, longest drive and raffles. Proceeds go to the Cindy Vega Scholarship Fund.

Cindy Vega was a math teacher at Warren High School. As a teacher, Cindy cared for her students and strived for the success of each child that walked through her door. Vega also became the Pep Squad advisor. From 2006 to June 2008, Cindy held the position of ASB Director. This was a position that Cindy put her heart and soul into and loved every second of. As the ASB Director, Cindy worked tirelessly behind the scenes of every Warren High School dance, rally, spirit day, fundraiser, teacher appreciation breakfast and luncheon, blood drive and canned food drive.

Cindy was an outstanding mentor to her ASB students. Cindy consistently taught her students to be responsible, punctual, and successful. Cindy was also instrumental in bringing the Link Crew, a freshmen welcoming program, to Warren High School. Education was Cindy’s passion and she took every opportunity possible to teach and encourage her students to learn everything they could, not only academically, but in life.

After her passing, Cindy’s family, friends and colleagues could not think of a better way to honor her legacy than a scholarship in her name which will continue to give the gift of education to Warren students.


The Downey High School baseball team suffered their first league loss of the season Tuesday at Gahr 4-1.

The Vikings currently have an overall record of 14-8 and are now 4-1 in San Gabriel Valley League play. Going into the Gahr game, the Vikings were ranked ninth in Division 3. The Vikings had won 11 straight games before their streak was snapped Tuesday.

Downey started S.G.V.L. play with a 9-0 win against Lynwood at home on 4/8 and then traveled to Lynwood on 4/11 to finish the home and away series sweep with a 16-0 win. The Vikings then defeated cross-town rival Warren at Downey 7-2 on 4/22 and finished the series sweep at Warren 1-0 on 4/25.

With their win against Downey on Tuesday, Gahr improved to 14-7 overall and are now 3-2 in San Gabriel Valley League play. The two teams will face off again later today at Downey in a heated battle for first place. If Downey can win, they will have a two game lead against Gahr with only four games remaining against Paramount and Lynwood.

Downey will host Paramount (3-1) next Tuesday and will then travel to Paramount on Friday. The Vikings will then conclude league play with a game at Dominguez on 5/13 followed by their season finale against Dominguez at home on 5/15.


The Downey High School softball team currently has an overall record of 7-15 and are 2-3 in San Gabriel Valley League play.

The Lady Vikings lost at home to Paramount 9-8 on 3/27, lost at Gahr 7-5 on 4/1, won at Dominguez 19-0 on 4/3, won at Lynwood 10-0 on 4/8 and lost at cross-town rival Warren 11-3 on 4/10.

Gahr is currently 12-8 overall and are 5-0 in league play. Warren is currently 13-4 overall and are 4-1 in league. Downey is currently 7-15 overall and 2-3 in league play.

Downey lost to Hart 10-0 and Buena 9-2 at the Thousand Oaks Tournament on 4/19. The Lady Vikings concluded the Thousand Oaks Tournamnet with a 7-2 loss against host school Thousand Oaks on 4/26.

Downey returned to S.G.V.L. play yesterday at Lynwood (score unavailable at press time). The Lady Vikings will host Warren next Tuesday, will host Gahr next Thursday, will travel to Paramount on 5/13 and will conclude their league schedule by hosting Dominguez on 5/15.

Despite their 7-15 record, the Lady Vikings have a .313 team batting average, a .406 on base percentage, have stolen 55 bases, have an earned average of 4.03, a fielding percentage of .933 and have scored 132 runs. Senior captains Rachel Rodriguez, Alexis Zavala, Daphne Gaspar, Cassie Grana, Brittany Juarez and Karen Guillen continue to play hard in their final seasons as Vikings.



Published: May 1, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 03