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The Sunny Hills boys golf team celebrates its CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship victory by posing with a plaque at the Cross Creek Golf Club Monday, May 15. The Lancers played against 19 other schools and secured the CIF Southern Section Championship title with an overall score of 360 in the three-day tournament.

Boys golf tees up its fifth CIF championship; first Division 1 title

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter May 26, 2023

For the first time in the school’s history, the boys golf team won the CIF Division 1 title, keeping its undefeated season since Freeway League play started intact. “In these one-day championships,...

Senior Owen Taylor swings at the ball during practice on Monday, March 13, on the Sunny Hills tennis court.

GAME BALL: Senior manages playing boys tennis, volleyball in same season

Grace Min, Sports Editor May 19, 2023

Two years ago, senior Owen Taylor decided to add a new dimension to his tennis game – volleyball. Having played on the varsity boys tennis squad since his freshman year, Taylor tried out for the...

Libero senior Grace Min celebrates a point against the Fullerton Tribe on Sept. 29, 2022, while wearing No. 12 jersey in the Fullerton Union High School gym.

More than just a jersey number

Grace Min, Sports Editor May 18, 2023

Basketball great Michael Jordan wore No. 23 as a tribute to his older brother. Four-time NBA champion Stephen Curry carries No. 30 to honor his father, who also played in the NBA. Angels baseball...

On Friday, Feb. 3, CIF unanimously approved flag football to become an official high school sport starting the 2023-2024 academic year. With this news, some Sunny Hills students express hopes of the sport coming to campus.

DELAY OF GAME: Despite CIF’s approval of girls flag football, school officials say Sunny Hills will not field a team

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor May 17, 2023

Freshman Jennyfer Rodriguez recalls dodging, sidestepping and outmaneuvering her competitors while the yellow strips around her waist fluttered in the wind. That was during PE last year when Rodriguez...

Senior Jeffrey Kwak swings his driver in the Inland Empire Championship Aug. 28, 2022, the third day of his competition. Kwak tied for second place in this tournament with a score of seven under par across the three days he played in.

Golfer passes on Ivy League schools

Teo Jeong, Cub Reporter May 13, 2023

Boys golfer senior Jeffrey Kwak selected a path deviating from what the public may consider to be customary. Last fall, Kwak said he received offers from Columbia University and Yale University to play...

Junior Dino Torres swings his golf club at the La Mirada Golf Course before the boys golf team’s last Freeway League match against the Sonora Raiders April 27. The Lancers won 182-272, finishing Freeway League play undefeated and becoming league champions for a 19th consecutive season.

STREAK CONTINUES: Boys golf takes Freeway League title for 19th straight season

Angelina Jeong May 4, 2023

Almost two decades of Freeway League dominance. To finish off league play with an unblemished record this season. And to end the whole season with only one loss against Walnut High School in a non-league...

Sophomore Caleb Kim swings his driver to hit the golf ball at Alta Vista Country Club against the Valencia Tigers Tuesday, March 7. The Lancers won this preseason match 197-211.

BOYS GOLF PREVIEW: Lancers aim to maintain dominance

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter April 14, 2023

Coaches: Scott Enrico (head coach) Top Returning Players: Caleb Kim (10), Jeffrey Kwak (12), Dylan Lee (10) Top Newcomers: Andrew Choi (9), Noah Hitomi (9), Jonathan Jeon (9) Last Season: The...

First-year baseball head coach Christopher Vogt (right) teaches his players how to properly throw a ball during an afterschool practice Monday, March 2.

BASEBALL PREVIEW: Despite change in head coach midway through the school year, team’s goals remain the same

Euree Kim, Staff Reporter March 30, 2023

Coaches: Christopher Vogt (head coach), Darius Durham (assistant coach), Aaron Pak (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Jack Bender (12), Bohdan Faulkner (12), Nolan Jackson (11) Top Newcomers:...

Pitcher sophomore Alexis Perez positions to catch a softball at the Sunny Hills field in an afterschool practice Monday, March 27.

SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Lady Lancers bounce back from their ‘short stop’ of win streak hoping to win Freeway League, advance deeper in CIF

Alexxa Berumen, Feature Editor March 29, 2023

Coaches: Elise Laws (head coach), Dale Lopes (assistant coach), Vanessa Moreno (assistant coach)  Top Returning Players: Gabrielle Flores (12), Madison Moreno (11),  Olivia Pedraza (11), Alexis Perez...

Seniors Tony Salas (left) and Victor Lang practice strides Monday, March 13, at the Sunny Hills track in preparation for their Tuesday, March 28, meet at Buena Park High School stadium.

BOYS TRACK PREVIEW: Lancers look to improve with more eligible for CIF

David Kim, Staff Reporter March 29, 2023

Coaches: Jacob Holloway (head coach), Ashley Bordy (distance), Kyle Calderon (strength and sprints), Andrew Guevara (hurdles) Top Returning Players: Charles Kearny (10), Victor Lang (12), Elias Peru...

Senior Julian Boyd practices his butterfly stroke for the upcoming season after school in the Sunny Hills pool Monday, March 13.

BOYS AND GIRLS SWIM PREVIEW: Lancers look to improve, qualify for CIF

Justin Pak, Copy Editor March 14, 2023

Coaches: Keith Nighswonger (head coach/girls head coach), Sergio Dorrego (boys head coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach), Amanda Morris-Shaw (assistant coach) Top Returners: Julian Boyd (12), Eden...

The boys volleyball team celebrates a point against Cerritos on Thursday, March 9, in the Sunny Hills gym. After losing the first set, the Lancers bounced back and swept the next three to win, 19-25, 25-20, 25-18 and 26-24.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Lancers looking forward to challenge of competing in higher division

Kayla Martinez, Staff Reporter March 14, 2023

Coaches: Albert Soliguen (head coach), Victoria Guillory (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Ryan Axe (12), Nathan Casasola (12), Logan Filadelfia (12), Ryan Mesnik (11), Owen Taylor (12), Payton...

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