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Girls basketball shooting guard junior Faith Hong gears up for a shot during a Dec. 9 practice on the SH outdoor sports courts. Tryouts for the girls basketball team are set to be held Thursday, Feb. 25, from  4-5 p.m. on the outdoor sports courts.

Girls basketball tryouts slated for Thursday after school on the sport courts

Kristima Aryal February 22, 2021

Prospective Lady Lancers will have a chance to vie for a spot on the Sunny Hills’ girls basketball squad Thursday from 4-5 p.m. on the outdoor sport courts.  Head coach Jae Byun said he is looking...

While maintaining social distancing and wearing masks, the Lancer football team practices along the baseball field Nov. 10, 2020. These athletes will not have a chance to defend their CIF-SS Division 8 title this year after a Jan. 20 announcement from CIF canceled the fall sports playoffs. Kristel Laceste

Sunny Hills teams unable to participate in playoffs after the cancellation of CIF playoffs in football and fall sports

Rachel Yun February 13, 2021

Senior right-side wing Rebecca Hodge walked into her Golden West club volleyball practice but, before getting into her warmups, her coach, Lauryn Win, gathered the team and announced that the California...

Boys basketball shooting guard senior Caleb Harnett jumps up for a layup in the gym during a Nov. 14, 2019 practice. Tryouts for the boys basketball team are set to be held Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the outdoor sports courts.

Give boys basketball a ‘shot’ at the Saturday, Feb. 6 tryouts

Henry Lee February 5, 2021

After being rained out Jan. 30, the boys basketball program hopes for a rebound with the weather this Saturday so coaches can evaluate students wishing to try out for the team on the Sunny Hills outdoor...

Masks in hand, twin brothers and cross country runners David (center) and Sergio Perez (right) race toward the finish line Feb. 3 on the Sunny Hills track, where the first sports event of the school year was held after the coronavirus pandemic had shut down all previous athletic competitions since last March. The Lancers boys cross country team -- the only SH squad with enough athletes in attendance to compete -- defeated the runners from Buena Park High School by a three-point margin.

And they’re off: First official Sunny Hills sports event during the coronavirus pandemic ends with Lancers boys cross country team defeating Buena Park

Henry Lee February 4, 2021

After months of delays and changes to statewide high school sports competition, cross country became the first at Sunny Hills to organize a California Interscholastic Federation-sanctioned athletic event...

Senior Esther Fee races to the finish line at a 2019 track and field meet
at Buena Park High School.

Game Ball: Runner looks to top her achievements

Aaliyah Magana January 20, 2021

6:20 a.m.: Warm-up jog around neighborhood and six-mile run to Fullerton College 7:30 a.m.: Water and stretch break 8 a.m.: First period Advanced Placement Government/Economics Zoom meeting with...

Cub reporter Jaimie Chun (center) slides into third base during a friendly match at Shadow Oak Park in West Covina on Oct. 24. Chun, who has traveled out of state for softball showcases, believes that changes need to be made in order for the competitions to be safe for all.

Houston, we have a problem: Club sports need changes

Jaimie Chun January 15, 2021

One month ago, I wouldn’t have expected to see myself preparing to board a flight to Houston (with a layover in Las Vegas). But when my club softball coach announced on Sept. that 15 our team would...

Then-junior Abbie Landrum pitches in an 11-4 win against Tesoro at Sunny Hills High School on March 7.

Game Ball: Senior softball player travels from coast to coast pitching in for her teams in Virginia, California

Nevya Patel January 7, 2021

During her sophomore year, senior Abbie Landrum had an essay assignment related to the novel Fahrenheit 451. Unfortunately for Landrum, the essay was due as soon as her plane touched down at the Los...

Albert Soliguen is the newest coach on the Sunny Hills campus.

Boys volleyball adds new coach for second season

Jaimie Chun January 2, 2021

After he earned MVP honors at Garden Grove High School in 2009, was recruited to play college-level volleyball at Orange Coast College and led Sonora’s girls volleyball team to a runner-up finish in...

New athletic director Paul Jones (right) stands next to members of the Orange Lutheran freshman football team after a game. Jones held the athletic director position at Orange Lutheran for six years before moving to Sunny Hills.

Former Trinity League athletic director takes over at Sunny Hills

Kristima Aryal December 27, 2020

Every Thursday during sixth period,  junior softball outfielder Lindsay Bridges shuffles into athletic director Paul Jones’ Zoom meeting.  “Mr. Jones seems like such an experienced and understanding...

Freshman Yurang Li swings her club during the AJGA Junior All-Star at Morongo tournament in Beaumont in July 20-23. She would finish tied for second.

Game Ball: Freshman strives to become Sunny Hills’ next top golfer

Yeihn Lee December 22, 2020

A day without golf practice is like a day wasted. Freshman Yurang Li practices golf four to five days a week for two to three hours to be efficient with professional golfer Rory McIlroy as her role...

Lancer baseball shortstop, senior Symon Tabello, gets ready to hit one out of the park at an Aug. 11 tournament in Saint George, Utah. Since the coronavirus pandemic forced an early end to the spring baseball season and a delay in the high school ‘spring’ season to 2021, Tabello resorted to traveling with his club team, Diamond Elite, and competing in out-of-state tournaments in hopes of catching the attention of college recruiting scouts.

Athletes turn to their club teams to impress college recruiting scouts amid postponement of high school sports

Nevya Patel December 17, 2020

Girls volleyball outside hitter junior Mykena Morley stopped playing for her club team, ProPlay Volleyball Club in Fullerton, nine months ago.  Although Morley enjoyed a summer vacation with no physical...

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