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Middle linebacker junior Adlyn Garcia catches a pass during a Monday, May 13, practice late after school at the Sunny Hills field. Wearing their pink jerseys, the juniors have been preparing for the Friday, May 17, powder puff game against the seniors at Buena Park High School stadium.

Friday Night Lights to return tomorrow, May 17, with seniors vs. juniors powder puff football game

Julie Jung, Staff Reporter May 16, 2024

As a prelude to the school’s inaugural girls flag football season this fall, the Associated Student Body [ASB] will sponsor a powder puff game Friday, May 17, at the Buena Park High School stadium. “People...

Outside hitter junior Matthew Barta strikes the ball as he jumps to make a kill during the first round of CIF in a home game on Thursday, April 25 against the Vista Murrieta Broncos.

Boys volleyball ends season in second round CIF playoffs loss to Placentia’s El Dorado High School

Angelina Jeong, Sports Editor April 30, 2024

Despite winning in four sets in the Lancers’ first round of CIF playoffs last week, the boys volleyball team pushed its second-round opponent to five sets before losing this past weekend to Placentia’s...

Running back senior Kaito Inoue attempts tries to break a tackle during a September 2023 game against Sonora High School at Buena Park High School stadium. Because of the CIF-Southern Section releaguing that will start in the 2024-2025 season, the Lancers will no longer compete against the Raiders as the former will play in the Lambda division, while the latter will play in the Iota division.

CIF-Southern Section football teams to get their own leagues starting 2024-2025 season

Christine Yoo, Sports Editor April 16, 2024

Starting this fall, football will be the only sport that will have its own CIF Southern Section leagues, different from the rest of high school sports in Orange County. Sunny Hills sports teams, for...

Lady Lancers compete against La Serna High School on Thursday, March 7 at the Sunny Hills pool.

SWIM AND DIVE PREVIEW: Despite only one diver, Lancers hope for another successful season

Natasha Niazi, Staff Reporter April 12, 2024

Coaches: Sergio Dorrego (head coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach), Andrea Lantz (assistant coach), Amanda Shaw (assistant coach) Top Returners: Cayenne Bagnol (11), Eden Buell (12), Samantha Burgess...

Sophomore Jonathan Jeon tees off on the first hole at the Fullerton Golf Course against the Fullerton Indians Thursday, March 28. The Lancers won this match with a score of 180-204. (Image used with permission from Felipe Jikal.)

BOYS GOLF PREVIEW: Lancers focus on defending their Freeway League title for the 20th consecutive year

Kevin Lee, Staff Reporter April 7, 2024

Coaches: Scott Enrico (head coach), Ron Newton (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Andrew Choi (10), Jonathan Jeon (10), Caleb Kim (11), Dylan Lee (11), Dino Torres (12),  Top Newcomers: Felipe...

Defensive specialist freshman Isabelle Kim serves the ball on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Troy High School gym in a match against Troy. Sunny Hills and Troy will not compete in the same league for the 2024-2025 season..

Freeway League disbands after 40 years

Aashna Dialani, Assistant Business Manager April 5, 2024

Goodbye Buena Park and Fullerton Union high schools. A one-and-a-half-year of discussions broke a tradition of four decades: the Freeway League. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, officials representing 77 schools...

Pitcher and outfielder senior Rylan Morris pitch the ball during the team’s practice after school on Monday, March 25, after school at the Sunny Hills baseball field.

BASEBALL PREVIEW: Through practices during off-season, Lancers look forward to stronger performance

Angelina Jeong, Sports Editor March 27, 2024

Coaches: Christopher Vogt (head coach), Randy Avalos (assistant coach), Turner Buis (assistant coach), Dylan Kuhn (assistant coach), Aaron Pak (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Brayden Chen (12),...

Left field Junior Zoey Matthews bunts a ball while batting during an afterschool practice at the Sunny Hills softball field on Wednesday, March 13. After winning the Freeway League title last season, the Lady Lancers are hoping to achieve the same feat this year while adjusting to a new head coach.

SOFTBALL PREVIEW: With new head coach, Lady Lancers work on team tactics

Teo Jeong, Staff Reporter March 26, 2024

Coach: Vanessa Moreno (head coach) Top Returning Players: Maddie Moreno (12), Elayna Marquez (10), Olivia Pedraza (12)  Top Newcomers: Ava Flores (9), Amelia Herbert (9), Saraya Jhawar (9) Last...

Sophomore Sophia Gentile (left) and junior Maya Kew-Layton practice sprinting uphill on Lancer Way toward the parking lot by the Performing Arts Center during sixth period on Monday, March 4.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Lady Lancers hope to win championship for their last season in the Freeway League

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager March 13, 2024

Coaches: Jacob Holloway (head coach), Ashley Bordy (distance), Jordan Brinkley (hurdles and sprints), Chris Collodel (throws), Andrew Guevara (hurdles), Rick Holloway (throws and sprints), Gideon Pichardo...

Junior Alex Rivera (left) and sophomore Ronin Nguyen practice for distance running Friday, Feb. 16, after school on the Sunny Hills track.

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Lancers focus on improving underclassman runners’ performance

Justin Pak, News Editor March 13, 2024

Coaches: Jacob Holloway (head coach), Ashley Bordy (distance), Chris Collodel (throws), Andrew Guevara (hurdles), Ricky Holloway (throws and jumps), Gideon Pichardo (distance) Top Returning Players:...

Freshman Dom Tenazas competes in a singles 3 during a home match against Bolsa Grande High School on Tuesday, March 5. Tenazas won 6-8, helping the Lancers to a 14-4 victory.

BOYS TENNIS PREVIEW: Coach wants Lancers’ doubles to be team’s ‘shining spot’

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter March 11, 2024

Coach: Chris Ghareebo (head coach) Top Returning Players: Richard Lu (11), Nevin McCann (12), Calvin Yoo (12) Top Newcomer: Dom Tenazas (9) Last Season: The boys tennis team (14-3; 8-2 in the...

Setter sophomore Parker Mesnik gets the ball ready for middle blocker senior Boa Hwang to spike it during the boys volleyball practice on Monday, Feb. 26, in the Sunny Hills gym.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Boys volleyball sets out to remain dominant in the last season of Freeway League play

Christine Yoo, Sports Editor March 10, 2024

Coaches: Albert Soliguen (head coach), Victoria Guillory (assistant coach)  Top Returning Players: Augustine Cho (11), Ryan Mesnik (12), Lucas Saab (11), Jake Sueki (10) Top Newcomers: Christian...

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