The Accolade

Picking up a basketball at age 5, senior reflects on her 12 years of hoops experience — two of them as a starter on the Lady Lancers’ squad

Guard senior Annika Johnson (center) shoots during a 42-35 win at Sonora on January 24. The win was Sunny Hills' first against the Raiders since the 2011-2012 season.

Kristima Aryal

May 20, 2020

Nearly 560 points scored.  Fifth in Sunny Hills High School offensive rebounds in just two seasons. Fourth team All-County by The Orange County [OC] Register. First Team All-Freeway League. As a transfer student from South Pasadena High School, girls basketball guard senior Annika Johnson...

Go green with McDonald’s latest St. Patrick’s Day creation: Oreo Shamrock McFlurry

McDonald’s new Oreo Shamrock McFlurry can be ordered in two sizes: regular ($3.11) and snack-size ($2.56). The new version of the McFlurry is being offered in conjuction with the Shamrock Shake as part of March’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  Photo taken by Accolade staff writer Kristima Aryal

Kristima Aryal

March 19, 2020

Although St. Patrick’s Day has passed, and Americans are living under the coronvirus threat, it doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy the latest offering from McDonald’s. To celebrate the 50th birthday of the Shamrock Shake, a seasonal minty vanilla ice cream milkshake, the golden arches chain offers...

Athletes in Motion arrives at Sunny Hills

Athletes in Motion instructor Jason Hitchens (right) points junior Joshua Bustamante towards the next training station on Feb. 27 at the SH field. Photo taken by Accolade photographers Paul Yasutake

Kristima Aryal

March 6, 2020

For many athletes, off-season is the prime time to grow stronger and gain more agility. Although many athletic teams follow their own off-season routines, in January, athletic director Jon Caffrey implemented Athletes in Motion [AIM], a program designed to combine bio-mechanics with sports performance,...

Running back commits to D1 program after lighting it up on the gridiron

Running back and defensive back senior Jun Ahn carries the football in the red zone during the season opener against Aliso Niguel Aug. 30 at Buena Park High School stadium. Ahn has committed to playing Division 1 football at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he will major in kinesiology. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Kristima Aryal

January 11, 2020

Coming into high school, he knew nothing about football. However, three varsity seasons and a CIF-Southern Section Division 8 championship later, he’s looking forward to his future athletic and academic plans. “I was encouraged to join football through my cousin’s friend,” running back and def...

Lancer Nation claims No. 14 ranking for Orange County Register’s end of football season’s OC Varsity Student Section

Junior Vivian Tran cheers on the team from the Lancer Nation student section at Trabuco Hills High School Nov. 23. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Kristima Aryal

December 19, 2019

Students lined the stands with their eyes focused on the field beneath them.  The students’ roaring chants echoed throughout the stadium and onto the field. Beneath them, the Sunny Hills football team made history, claiming the CIF-Southern Section Division 8 title for the first time since 1992....

Sunny Hills boys water polo secures first Freeway League win in 10-4 victory over Buena Park

Sunny Hills goalie junior Josh Beutter rises out of the water to block a shot by a Buena Park attacker during an Oct. 2 home game in which the Lancers won,  10-4. Photo by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Kristima Aryal

October 6, 2019

Securing its first win over a Freeway League opponent, the Sunny Hills boys water polo team shut down Buena Park High School in a home game Oct. 2 in a 10-4 victory. “My expectations going into this game were what my expectations always are, to play our very best,” head coach Keith Nighswonger...

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