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The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Co-captain senior Veronica Diaz, a top returning player on the girls tennis team this season, gets ready to hit a forehand at a practice on Sept. 6 at Sunny Hills.

GIRLS TENNIS PREVIEW: Lady Lancers aim to repeat as Freeway League champs while making another run for a CIF title

Seowon Han, Copy Editor September 23, 2022

Coach: Chris Ghareebo (head coach) Top Returning Players: Daniela Borruel (10), Veronica Diaz (12), Crystal Kim (12), Lauren Sung (11) Top Newcomers: Madison Pyo (9), Amy Roh (10) Last Season:...

Senior Kelsey Kim, a transfer from La Habra High School, draws back her driver during July’s The Cactus Tour in Las Vegas. Kim is considered a top newcomer in the Lady Lancers golf team this season.

GIRLS GOLF PREVIEW: Reigning CIF Division 3 champs strive to keep playing up to par

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor September 20, 2022

Coaches: Scott Enrico (head coach) Top Returning Players: Oliviah Chavez (10), Angelina Jeong (10), Lauren Lee (11), Yurang Li (11) Top Newcomers: Kelsey Kim (12), Taylor Kim (11) Last Season:...

Utility player junior Brandon Koh (left) gets ready to fire the ball toward the goal in an Aug. 25 home game against Chino Hills at the Sunny Hills pool.

BOYS WATER POLO PREVIEW: Lancers plunge into the 2022-2023 season with goal of qualifying for CIF playoffs

Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor September 20, 2022

Coaches: Keith Nighswonger (head coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Jacob Aguilar (12), Matthew Barboza (11), Ben Blodgett (11), Brandon Koh (11), Dylan Loh (11), Matthew...

Cheerleaders (left to right) senior Alysa Lee, junior Alyssa Rhee and sophomore Aly Chow perform a half stunt during their routine at the beginning of the year assembly Aug. 19 in the gym during first period.

New cheer coaches take on new direction of squad

Stacy Kim, Staff Reporter September 15, 2022

Coming from a family of basketball players, first-year cheer head coach Patrice France never thought she would become a cheerleader. Though she tried dancing in elementary school to junior high when...

Middle blocker senior Olivia Haptonstall gets ready to spike a ball in the Thursday, Aug. 25, home match against the Canyon Comanches. Heading into the Wednesday, Sept. 14, matchup at La Habra, the Lady Lancers have a 1-0 Freeway League record after defeating Fullerton at home on Monday, Sept. 12.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Lady Lancers hope to shut out all competitors, being a younger team this year

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor September 14, 2022

Coach: Amanda Donaldson (head coach), Katie Pascoe (assistant coach), Madison Rumenap (assistant coach), Elyse Yoon (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Olivia Haptonstall (12), Stacy Kim (12),...

The Sunny Hills boys cross country team practices after school at the track Wednesday, Aug. 24.

CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Boys, girls squads make push for Freeway League title

Faith Jung, Social Media Manager September 12, 2022

Coaches: Jacob Holloway (head coach), Ashley Bordy (assistant coach) Top Returning Runners: Esther Kim (11), Katelyn Marin (11), David Perez (12), Sergio Perez (12), Silas Procaccini (11), Kayla Thomsic...

The Sunny Hills Lancers football team charges onto the field before the kickoff of its first game of the 2022-2023 season Thursday, Aug. 26, against Capistrano Valley High School at Buena Park High School stadium.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: New head coach, new players hope for winning formula

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief August 26, 2022

Coaches: David Wilde (head coach/offensive coordinator/running backs/outside linebackers), Ron Newton (defensive coordinator/defensive line/special teams), Bruce Wallace (offensive line), Andrew Guerva...

Senior Kailee Chow breezes her way through the 500-meter freestyle, finishing in first place at El Dorado High School on Feb 23. She later broke the Sunny Hills record for the 100-yard butterfly event with a time of 55.65 and secured the Division 2 CIF title.

Senior leaves girls swim team with perfect Freeway League record

Alex Lee, Staff Reporter June 2, 2022

Perfection. A feat so few have accomplished. The Miami Dolphins in the 1972-1973 season remains the only NFL team to go undefeated after winning the Super Bowl against the Washington Redskins in 1973. More...

Opposite hitter junior Nathan Casasola (left) joins middle blocker senior Sebastian Bonca in an attempt to stop Arroyo Grande’s outside hitter, senior Josh McCune, from scoring a point during the first round of the state CIF tournament Tuesday, May 18, in the SH gym.

After taking first CIF-SS Division 5 title, boys volleyball keeps momentum going with first round state CIF win Tuesday, May 17

Grace Min, Sports Editor May 18, 2022

After claiming the CIF-SS Division 5 Championship this past weekend, the boys volleyball team blew past the Arroyo Grande Eagles in straight sets in its first round of the CIF-SS Division 3 SoCal Championship...

 Girls soccer head coach Jeff Gordon (center) holds the CIF-SS Division 2 championship plaque in celebration with his team on Feb. 3, 2019, at Warren High School in Downey after defeating Mira Costa High School, 2-1. Gordon cultivated over 600 career wins, three CIF championship titles and 19 Freeway League titles.

Gordon Era comes to a close – coach retires after nearly four decades

Grace Johnson, Web Managing Editor May 16, 2022

For the past 40 years, the Sunny Hills girls soccer team only had two coaches — Kenn Gordon, who started both the girls and boys soccer program in the 1981-1982 season — and his son Jeff Gordon.  During...

New baseball head coach Ryan Bateman walks toward some of his players during batting practice Thursday, May 5, after school on the Sunny Hills baseball field. Bateman has led the Lancers to their first Freeway League title since 1999.

First-year baseball head coach’s ‘Be Great’ mentality has led to team’s Freeway League title — the first since 1999

Kayla Martinez, Staff Reporter May 9, 2022

First-year coaches often talk to their players about winning league titles and CIF championships. But few have seen that kind of success happen in their inaugural seasons. Sunny Hills baseball head...

Senior Alexander Flores (left) and junior Frank Lopez strategize for their next game after a win by the opposing team’s forfeit Feb. 28. The newly formed four-member Halo team is currently 3-2 in the High School eSports League.

Sunny Hills eSports adds Halo Infinite team to its list of five other competitive squads; its four members tout a 3-2 in the High School eSports League

Jiwoo Han , Sports Editor April 5, 2022

Following the Super Smash team, the school’s eSports program has added its sixth competitive squad this semester based on the first-person shooter game, Halo Infinite. Coached by captain and student-appointed...

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