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Sunny Hills boys basketball team beats Fullerton 72-65 to keep playoff hopes alive

Sunny Hills boys basketball forward senior Emmanuel Seddoh (left) searches for a teammate to pass the ball to while being double-teamed during the second quarter of the Lancers' 72-65 victory at home over Fullerton Feb. 4. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra

Andrew Ngo

February 5, 2020

Facing playoff elimination and a fifth straight loss, the Sunny Hills boys basketball team overcame a nine-point deficit in the third quarter to beat Fullerton 72-65 on Senior Night Feb. 4 at the Sunny Hills gym. “It was a great win overall, especially for our seniors,” head coach Joe Ok said. ...

Sunny Hills girls soccer defeats La Habra in 5-0 shutout

Midfielder senior Meghan Legayada attempts to fires the ball toward the goal during a 5-0 blowout against La Habra Jan. 29 at the Sunny Hills field. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra

Andrew Park

January 31, 2020

Coming off a three-game winning streak, the Sunny Hills girls soccer team dominated La Habra, shutting out the Highlanders 5-0 in a Jan. 29 home game. “It was a perfect game,” head coach Jeff Gordon said. “We had more than three goals and had a shutout.” Before the game against the Highl...

Early goals propel boys soccer to 2-1 victory against Buena Park

Forward freshman David Rezko winds up for a shot on goal attempt while inside the penalty box during a Jan. 24 Freeway League game against Buena Park at the Sunny Hills field. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Alice Shin

January 29, 2020

With three games left before CIF playoffs, the Sunny Hills boys soccer team narrowly defeated Buena Park 2-1 in a Jan. 24 home game. “[The win] wouldn’t have happened without the great performances by everybody, and today is one of those days where so many players played well,” head coach Mike...

Overcomer: Blind student wrestles with adjusting to new contact sport; finds his place on JV team

Sophomore Brennan Lamarra (left) wrestles against La Habra Highlander Edgar Arellano in the 195-pound weight class match during a dual meet held in the Sunny Hills gym Jan. 15. Photo taken by Paul Yasutake.

Hope Li

January 26, 2020

The "Overcomer" story is the first in a series of articles featuring Sunny Hills students who are also athletes despite their physical or emotional disabilities. Whenever junior varsity and frosh/soph wrestling coach Josue Chew demonstrates a move for his student athletes in the Sunny Hills wrestlin...

Wrestling team rolls through La Habra en route to a Senior Night win

Senior Andrew Park (left) stares down Juan Sanabria during their 220-pound weight class bout Jan. 15 in the Sunny Hills gym. Park pinned Sanabria in the second period to put the Lancers ahead 41-15 with just four matches remaining. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Charis Lee

January 22, 2020

The wrestling team ended its Senior Night Jan. 15 with a 47-25 win against La Habra in the Sunny Hills gym, securing victories in nine out 14 of matches.  “Our [wrestlers] pulled through, and we needed those big points in the beginning,” assistant coach Josue Chew said. “I was most worried a...

Senior quarterback ends his high school career with CIF championship and future plans for D2 football

Quarterback and defensive back senior Luke Duxbury escapes from a Bakersfield Christian defender during the CIF State SoCal Regional Division 3-A game Dec. 7 at Bakersfield Christian High School stadium. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Annie Bang

January 22, 2020

He was only 5 years old when he began playing football.  Over a decade later, he would go on to join Sunny Hills High School’s football team as a freshman and work his way up to the varsity team to finally win a CIF championship ring. Quarterback and defensive back senior Luke Duxbury spent his ...

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...

Season Recap: Lancer football’s historic season full of broken streaks and dramatic finishes comes to a close

Head Coach Peter Karavedas speaks to the football team following the team's 42-21 loss to Bakersfield Christian in the CIF State Division 3-A SoCal Regional game at Bakersfield Christian High School stadium Dec. 14. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Andrew Ngo

December 19, 2019

This story was updated on Dec. 20 to include more honors. Fifteen weeks.  Twelve wins.  Six games decided in the final minute of play.  Four players selected to the Orange County Register Hot 150.  Two, two-and-a-half hour road trips. Two game-sealing interceptions at the goal line. O...

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 offers rooter bus for third week in a row — this time to the Dec. 7 Lancers football game in Bakersfield

Wide receiver and defensive back senior WIlson Cal (center) leads the team onto the field before the Lancers' 24-21 win in the CIF-Southern Section Division 8 championship game at San Marcos High School Stadium Nov. 30. Cal intercepted a pass in the Sunny Hills endzone to seal the victory with 30 seconds left in the game. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Gianne Veluz

December 6, 2019

Students who want to be a part of Lancer sports history will once again have a chance to ride a rooter bus to Bakersfield Christian High School stadium, where for the first time ever, the Sunny Hills football team will compete in a state CIF playoff game. Assistant principal Hilda Arredondo sent a m...

Game recap: Cardiac kids do it again, erase halftime deficit to beat Santa Barbara in CIF final 24-21

Running back and defensive back senior Jun Ahn (center) avoids Santa Barbara special teams players during a kickoff return while linebacker junior Carson Irons (left) blocks in front of him. Ahn had 142 rushing yards on 30 carries during the Lancers' 24-21 victory over the Dons in the CIF-Southern Section Division 8 championship game at San Marcos High School stadium Nov. 30. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Andrew Ngo

December 4, 2019

A shorter recap is available on this story. Update: The story was updated Dec. 9 at 11:00 a.m. to change the number of total CIF championships won by the team from three to four. For the Lancers’ 2019-2020  football season, it wouldn’t be a Sunny Hills playoff win without a comeback. In t...

Sunny Hills football team defeats Santa Barbara 24-21 to take CIF-Southern Section Division 8 title

The Lancer football team celebrates its first CIF title in 27 years by posing with the championship plaque in the rain Nov. 30 at San Marcos High School stadium. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Andrew Ngo

December 1, 2019

Sunny Hills football captured its first CIF title in 27 years after a 24-21, come-from-behind victory Nov. 30 against Santa Barbara at San Marcos High School stadium. “It’s still surreal," head football coach Peter Karavedas said. “I’m really proud of our guys; they battled tonight, and they...

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