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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
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
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
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
 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
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
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
Peter Karavedas (center) holds the 2019 CIF-SS Division 8 Championship plaque after the Lancers defeated Santa Barbara High School 24-21 on Nov. 30, 2019.
NEW CHAPTER: Former head football coach Peter Karavedas shares his goals in education and plans for his family
Grace Johnson, Web Managing Editor • April 1, 2022
Junior point guard Chad Nguyen dribbles toward a Garden Grove player Feb 22. Even though the Lancers lost their semifinal CIF-Southern Section Division 4 game, the team won its first state CIF playoff game, since 2004, on March 1.
13th-seeded Sunny Hills boys basketball team upsets 4th-seeded Monte Vista 68-51 in first round of CIF state playoffs
Henry Lee , Web Editor-in-Chief • March 2, 2022
Forward junior Mathias Brown (right) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the Lancers’ first goal in the first round of CIF state regionals against Panorama High School on Tuesday, March 1, at the Buena Park High School stadium. Brown, who was also playing on his birthday, came up with a hat trick with a total of three goals as Sunny Hills won 4-3.
Sunny Hills boys soccer moves on to state CIF regional semifinals after 4-3 victory
Grace Min, Sports Editor • March 2, 2022
In response to the opposing team’s lineup announcement, many students in the Sunny Hills home section in the gym deliberately flip through The Accolade’s most recent issue, “Going Viral,” at the Feb. 18 boys basketball game against Ontario Christian High School. Since students are now allowed back onto the bleachers at home basketball games this school year, they have found more ways to increase audience participation to build school spirit after not being allowed to do so last season because of the pandemic.
Are they really reading newspapers? Return of fans to basketball games leads to revival of student section antics
Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief • March 1, 2022
After accepting the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championship plaque, the Sunny Hills Boys soccer players and the coaching staff gather Saturday, Feb. 26, for a team photo. The Lancers defeated Norte Vista 1-0 in overtime at Ramona High School in Riverside to claim a  second CIF title since 2016.
OT OPERA: Sunny Hills boys soccer team wins CIF title, defeating Norte Vista 1-0 – the Lancers’ third straight victory in overtime since the quarterfinals
Grace Johnson and Alex Lee February 28, 2022
Sunny Hills Class of 2007 alumna and then-junior Tanya Taylor (middle) rushes to steal the ball at a girls soccer game where the Lancers left the field with a victory. Since her four years at Sunny Hills, Taylor went on to lead her UCI team to victories while also setting individual records; her achievements on the field will be recognized at the UCI Athletics Hall of Fame of 2021 on Feb. 19.
UCI inducts SH alumna into 2021 Hall of Fame
Michelle Sheen, Editor-in-Chief • February 17, 2022
A screenshot of the Friday, Feb. 11,, statement from football head coach Peter Karavedas that was posted on the Sunny Hills football Instagram home page at 2:42 p.m. -- nearly an hour after Karavedas told his players he was stepping down during a lunch-time meeting at the campus weight room.
HANGING UP THE WHISTLE: After seven years – one of which included a CIF title – Lancers’ football head coach steps down, surprising players, boosters
Rachel Yun, Sports Editor • February 15, 2022
The Sunny Hills girls water polo team celebrates their fifth consecutive Freeway League Championship title after a 7-5 victory against the La Habra Highlanders.
For the fifth straight year, Lady Lancers run away with Freeway League title in water polo after 7-5 victory over La Habra
Krishna Thaker, Special Sections Editor • February 11, 2022
Construction for the new golf training facility, located in between the tennis courts and the junior varsity baseball field, began on Nov. 29. The site, which costs roughly $50,000, will feature 11 hitting bays. Though school officials could not provide a completion date, golf head coach Scott Enrico said he hopes it’ll be ready to use in the 2022-2023 school year.
Boys, girls golf to receive $50,000 golf training area on campus with no specified completion date
Grace Johnson, Web Managing Editor • February 2, 2022
Point guard junior Chad Nguyen dribbles the ball in front of a sparse crowd as a result of the indoor audi- ence limit at a home game against Buena Park on Wednesday.
Omicron forces limit to indoor sports spectators to 500
Kate Yang , Editor-in-Chief • February 1, 2022
Boys soccer center back senior Anthony Noría dribbles the ball down field ready to pass to his teammate during a Jan. 12 home game against Troy. The Lancers defeated the Warriors 1-0.
BOYS SOCCER MID-SEASON REPORT: The undefeated Lancers look to bring back success in the Freeway League
Kristima Aryal, Web Editor-in-Chief • January 26, 2022
 Junior Kylie Yang works on conditioning alongside fellow teammates during a Nov. 15 practice at the wrestling room (Room 153).
WRESTLING MID-SEASON REPORT: With an underclassman takeover, the boys and girls teams strives to build its stamina, a key factor to its success
Rachel Yun, Sports Editor • January 25, 2022
Utility player sophomore Hannah Reekstin looks to pass the ball to her teammate during a Jan. 24 practice at the Sunny Hills pool.
GIRLS WATER POLO MID-SEASON REPORT: Lady Lancers look to stay perfect in Freeway League play and win another title for a fifth straight year
Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief • January 25, 2022
Girls soccer defender junior Kayla Pierce gets ready to knock the ball into the netting during a Nov. 15 goal kick drill at the Sunny Hills field.
GIRLS SOCCER PREVIEW: Promoted to Division 1, the Lady Lancers aspire to become back-to-back Freeway League champions
Rachel Yun, Sports Editor • January 18, 2022
Forward senior Dylan Lawson gets set for a layup during the boys basketball team’s Jan. 11 rivalry home game against Troy High School. The Lancers’ leading scorer of the game and team captain, Lawson ended the evening with 35 points, 11 rebounds and five steals.
After a two-year winless drought against the Warriors, boys basketball soundly defeats Troy 63-47 in a Jan. 11 home rivalry game
Grace Min, Sports Editor • January 13, 2022
Point guard junior Chad Nguyen shoots a free throw during the fourth quarter of the boys basketball team’s first Freeway League game of the season.
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Junior-packed team paves the way for Lancers to seize opportunity for Freeway League title
Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief • January 8, 2022
Sunny Hills freshman Daniela Bourrel (right) stands with athletic director Paul Jones (left) after winning the CIF-Southern Section singles title at Whittier Narrows on Dec. 2.
Freshman wins CIF Division 3 girls tennis singles title – a first for Sunny Hills
Daniel Kong, Business Manager • January 8, 2022
Senior utility player Nathan Kim tries to swim past a Buena Park defender with the ball in his hand during an Oct. 28 away game at the Buena Park pool. Kim made it on the SH leaderboard for most scored goals in a season by a boys water polo player.
GAME BALL: Water polo senior breaks top 5 in goals scored leaderboard
Nathan Lee, Staff Reporter • December 8, 2021
 The Super Smash team’s members play against each other in Nov. 17 practice to warm-up for the upcoming game on the same day. The team is currently 10-1 in the CIF season.
First Super Smash team prevails in CIF with a 10-1 record
Samuel Kim , Cub Reporter • December 7, 2021
After a 28-38 loss against Newport Harbor High School, head football coach Peter Karavedas addresses his team for the last game of the 2021 season.
Football head coach Peter Karavedas to lead North OC in North-South All-Star Classic football game Feb. 5
Alice Shin, Managing Editor • November 19, 2021
The League of Legends eSports team members play their matches against Arcata High School on Tuesday in Room 42 on Oct. 19.
eSports League team aims to win nationals tournament for fifth consecutive year as start of its season Oct. 11
Alice Shin, Managing Editor • October 28, 2021
Among the sea of black and yellow, thousands of Sunny Hills students cheer for the football team that was playing against Troy High School during the Oct. 15 homecoming game. Orange County Register reporter, Manny Alvarez, recognized the Sunny Hills Lancer Nation as the OCVarsity Student Section Champion, Oct. 18.
Orange County Register awards Sunny Hills fans with its 'OCVarsity Student Section’ recognition for Oct. 15 football game
Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor • October 25, 2021
Quarterback senior Max Spero runs to avoid getting tackled during the third quarter of the Oct. 15 game against the Troy Warriors at Buena Park High School Stadium. The Lancers, who were playing in their homecoming game, came away with a 22-20 win that had all the makings of a rivalry affair, especially in a wild two minutes.
Sunny Hills football triumphs in the ‘Battle of the Nations,’ 22-20
Michelle Sheen, Editor-in-Chief • October 21, 2021
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Krishna Thaker, Special Sections Editor • October 15, 2021
Outside hitter sophomore Kayla Taylor spikes the ball to score a point against Fullerton Oct.13 in the Sunny Hills gym. Although the Lady Lancers prevailed in their last Freeway League match of the season, they were unable to qualify for CIF playoffs.
Girls volleyball triumphs over Fullerton in three straight sets to win its final match of the season
Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor • October 15, 2021
Setter junior Jacky Woo gets ready to serve the ball against Buena Park High School’s girls volleyball team in an Oct. 5 home game that the Lady Lancers won in straight sets.
Girls volleyball shuts out Buena Park in three straight sets
Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor • October 7, 2021
Sophomore Esther Kim sprints to the finish line during the Sunny Hills Wayne Walker Invitational Sept. 25 at Fullerton’s Craig Park. Kim placed fifth in the girls sophomore division.
Sunny Hills boys and girls cross country places consistently across age divisions in the Wayne Walker XC Invitational
Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor • October 5, 2021
Utility player junior Jeremy Herrera prepares to shoot the ball against La Habra High School in a Wednesday home game. Herrera scored in the Lancers’ 20-19 victory over La Habra High School in the first Freeway League game of the season.
Boys water polo edges La Habra 20-19 in season debut
Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor • September 29, 2021
Utility player sophomore Dylan Loh (right) looks to pass the ball to a teammate while fighting off a Garden Grove High School defender during a Tuesday, Sept. 14, home game.
Boys water polo trounces Garden Grove 18-5
Esther Oh, Staff Reporter • September 16, 2021
Freshman Daniela Borruel hits a forehand volley at a Sept. 10 pre-season game against El Dorado at the Sunny Hills courts.
GIRLS TENNIS PREVIEW: Ranked No. 4 nationally, freshman newcomer aims to help the Lady Lancers win Freeway League title
Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief • September 14, 2021
Opposite hitter senior Sophia Freiboth winds up for a serve during an Aug. 11 practice. The Lady lancers are 2-4 leading up to their first Freeway League season game against La Habra High School at 5:30 p.m. tonight, Sept. 13, in the gym.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Lady Lancers ready to ‘spike’ into Freeway League season
Kristima Aryal, Web Editor-in-Chief • September 13, 2021
Defender senior Anika Osborne in an April 20 home game against La Habra. Osborne has made a verbal commitment to play for the girls soccer team at the University of
California, Irvine.
Senior girls soccer player heading to Irvine to join the Anteaters
Alex Lee, Staff Reporter • September 9, 2021
Junior Carson Kim keeps track of his shot during the 2020 Junior Players Championships in Florida.
‘Tee-riffic' junior top golfer set to join the Trojans after verbal commitment
Esther Oh, Staff Reporter • September 8, 2021
Cross country runner sophomore Jaden Wiggs jogs down the SH parking lot during an Aug. 10 morning cross country practice.
CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Second-year cross country coach looks for Freeway League success in the upcoming season
Kristima Aryal, Web Editor-in-Chief • August 31, 2021
Junior Katie Pyo hits a tee shot during a practice round after school at Break Creek Golf Course in Brea on Thursday, Aug 19.
GIRLS GOLF PREVIEW: Lady Lancers look to finish deeper into CIF playoffs for team and individuals
Rachel Yun, Sports Editor • August 25, 2021
Running back junior David Mahood gets ready to push away a Canyon High School defensive back in the first quarter to earn some extra yards Aug. 20 at Buena Park High School stadium. Mahood had four touchdown runs and recorded 209 rushing yards, helping the Lancers overpower the Comanches 41-12 in their first preseason game of the 2021-2022 season.
Lancers dominate Canyon in football non-league opener with 41-12 win
Grace Johnson and Henry Lee August 23, 2021
Senior Nathan Kim passes the ball to his teammates during drills in summer practice Aug. 5 at the Sunny Hills pool.
BOYS WATER POLO PREVIEW: Lancers dive into season with a veteran lineup
Rachel Yun, Sports Editor • August 19, 2021
Second-year quarterback senior Max Spero runs with a football while dodging the defense during a summer camp scrimmage Aug. 5 at the Sunny Hills field. The team prepared for its upcoming season with three hour-long practices that began June 21.
FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Sunny Hills football seeking to bring home another CIF championship, win Freeway League
Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief • August 19, 2021
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