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Football caps off regular season with 48-16 victory over Troy; the team heads into CIF Division 8 playoffs ranked No. 1 and will play Nov. 8 at home against Tustin High School

Running back senior Jun Ahn breaks a tackle from a Troy defender during one of his first quarter runs. Ahn ended the game as the leading scorer with four touchdowns and 164 total rushing yards in the 48-16 victory Nov. 1 at Buena Park High School stadium. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Gianne Veluz

November 3, 2019

This story was updated Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. with information on the first round of CIF Division 8 playoffs and Nov. 8 at 2:20 p.m. with quotes from head coach Peter Karavedas.  The Sunny Hills football team finished the regular season Nov. 1 at home with another trouncing of a Freeway League opponent,...

Sunny Hills wins first CIF League of Legends game against Bakersfield in dominating fashion

Sunny Hills League of Legends team chases down Bakersfield High School’s top laner after a team fight. Screenshot image posted with permission from Soonchang Kwon

Daniel Kong

November 1, 2019

In its first CIF game of the season, the Sunny Hills League of Legends team won 2-0 Oct 29 against Bakersfield High School. “We as a team were confident from the beginning,” said eSports club president Gavin Sass, who played the support role for the team in the newly remodeled Room 44 gaming class....

Today’s cross country Freeway League Finals postponed because of unsafe conditions at time of race

Student athletes get ready for the Oct. 30 cross country Freeway League Finals. But because of the threat of high winds that could cause a tree to fall and poor air quality from Southern California fires  at the park, coaches from each of the six Freeway League schools decided to postpone the event until Friday, Nov. 1. Image posted with permission from Elyse Angelus

Andrew Ngo and Annie Bang

October 30, 2019

Today’s boys and girls cross country Freeway League Finals race has been delayed until Friday, Nov. 1, because of poor air quality and windy weather conditions creating an unsafe environment at Ralph B. Clark Park in Fullerton. Head coaches representing the six schools in the league told the student...

Sunny Hills girls cross country team takes first in Freeway League Cluster

Sunny Hills girls cross country runner freshman Jeweliet Fields races toward the finish line during the Freeway League Cluster Oct. 9 at Ralph B. Clark Park in Fullerton. Fields finished 13th with a time of 20.48.93 and helped the Lady Lancers take first place during the race. Photo taken by Accolade staff reporter Kristima Aryal

Aaliyah Magana

October 27, 2019

This story was updated Oct. 28 with additional quotes from cross country runners. The girls cross country team finished first in the three-mile Freeway League Cluster at Ralph B. Clark Park in Fullerton; meanwhile, one of its junior runners has been placing in the Top 10 in the past three events. ...

Sunny Hills girls tennis defeats Fullerton, clinches second place in Freeway League standings

No. 1 doubles player sophomore Natalija Glavy hits a running forehand during Sunny Hills' Oct. 22 home match against Fullerton Union High School. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Hannah Yi

October 26, 2019

Despite the 98-degree heat, the Sunny Hills girls tennis team defeated Fullerton Union High School in an Oct. 22 home game with a final score of 13-5 and secured a second-place finish in the Freeway League. “This was a really big game for us because this game would determine if we would win second...

Weightlifter ‘snatches’ gold medal

Freshman Julian Malone performs a 50 kilogram lift during a control test at the Academy of Weightlifting in Santa Ana earlier this year in February. Reposted with permission from Monica Malone.

Andrew Park

October 21, 2019

A young weightlifter steps on to the stage and slaps chalk on his hand as he grasps the barbell. Beep. He lifts the barbell up to his shoulders, breathing nervously yet confidently. Then, he pushes it up above his head for several seconds.  Beep. The barbell slams back down the floor, evoking loud chee...

Girls volleyball qualifies for CIF after wins against Fullerton and Troy

Defensive specialist senior Cambria Acheson serves against Fullerton Oct. 14 in her last home Freeway League game. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake.

Hannah Kim

October 20, 2019

The Sunny Hills girls volleyball team kicked off the final week of the Freeway League play with a dominating 3-0 victory over Fullerton High School.  “Because we had a rough [first] game with Fullerton, [we wanted] to play even harder and because it was senior night, everyone wanted to win,” ...

Singing of Sunny Hills alma mater spreads to sports teams

Members of the girls volleyball team band together while singing the school's alma mater following their final home Freeway League game Oct. 14 against Fullerton. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Hope Li

October 19, 2019

Hail to alma mater, loyally we stand. Keep our sons and daughters famed throughout the land. Go forth to lead our country, strong let our motto be. Alma mater Sunny Hills, hail to thee. This is Sunny Hills’ alma mater. Although it is not well-known, junior Jenna Beining has spearheaded a ...

Sunny Hills football dominates Buena Park in 49-8 victory; takes six-game winning streak into Oct. 18 showdown vs. La Habra

Running back and defensive back junior David Harris avoids a Buena Park player in one of his carries during the Oct. 11 game against Buena Park High School. The former Buena Park Junior High School student scored his first touchdown of the season -- a six-yard scamper into the end zone. Photo by Paul Yasutake

Andrew Park

October 14, 2019

This story was updated on Oct. 15 with quotes from more players. The Sunny Hills High School football team maintained its winning streak Oct. 11, blowing out its second Freeway League opponent of the season in a 49-8 victory against Buena Park High School. “It was great to get the big win,” ...

Sunny Hills boys water polo secures first Freeway League win in 10-4 victory over Buena Park

Sunny Hills goalie junior Josh Beutter rises out of the water to block a shot by a Buena Park attacker during an Oct. 2 home game in which the Lancers won,  10-4. Photo by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Kristima Aryal

October 6, 2019

Securing its first win over a Freeway League opponent, the Sunny Hills boys water polo team shut down Buena Park High School in a home game Oct. 2 in a 10-4 victory. “My expectations going into this game were what my expectations always are, to play our very best,” head coach Keith Nighswonger...

Sunny Hills trounces Sonora 45-7 in Freeway League home opener

Sunny Hills wide receiver and defensive back senior Wilson Cal tucks the ball in while trying to avoid a tackle by a Sonora defender during the first quarter of the Oct. 4 homecoming game at Buena Park stadium. Cal later scored the game's first points on a touchdown reception at the corner of the end zone. Photo by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Gianne Veluz

October 6, 2019

In its first Freeway League game of the season that also turned out to be a homecoming game, the Sunny Hills football team left its opponent in the dust with a 45-7 trouncing of Sonora Oct. 4 at Buena Park High School’s stadium. Head coach Peter Karavedas dedicated the win to the team’s seniors. “We...

Freshman kicks way to varsity football

Freshman Mathias Brown (left) gets ready for one of his kickoffs during the Sept. 6 game against Irvine High School. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake.

Aaliyah Magana

October 4, 2019

For freshman Mathias Brown, his status on the Sunny Hills football team all changed on one play -- the second one of the first game of the 2019-2020 season. That’s when senior Arnoldo Beltran got hurt trying to tackle an Aliso Niguel player while playing defense. The defensive back’s right wris...

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