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Grace Johnson

Grace Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor

Coming straight from the Journalism 1 class, this is Grace Johnson's first year on The Accolade staff. Taking on the role of the assistant sports editor, Johnson is excited to be able to use her passion for sports with her writing abilities. She is currently a junior and plays outfield for the SH softball team. If Johnson is not on the softball field or working on an article, she is usually organizing something for the Link Crew, listening to Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett or watching baseball in her spare time.

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Linebacker senior Carson Irons (bottom) falls down while tackling Fullerton quarterback senior Cameron Williams during the first quarter of the Lancers' 31-7 win over Fullerton. Williams subbed in for starting quarterback senior Dylan Neal during several offensive series in the first quarter.

Lancers trounce first higher-ranked opponent in Fullerton 31-7, capture City Championship for third consecutive season

April 12, 2021

It was billed as the first big test of this condensed COVID-19 season for the Sunny Hills football team, its last home game of the 2020-2021 school year at Buena Park High School stadium. The 4-0 Lancers...

Sunny Hills football players kneel while listening to head coach Peter Karavedas' postgame speech. Karavedas' boys combined for eight touchdowns in the dominating victory.

Football rolls past Fountain Valley 56-14 in first game back since championship season

March 13, 2021

They waited. And waited. And finally, their patience paid off in a big way. A big, big way — as in tonight’s 56-14 drubbing of the visiting Fountain Valley Barons (0-1) in their return to the...

No. 2 singles player junior Nataljia Glavy hits a backhand during a Tuesday, March 2, match against El Dorado High School. Glavy won all three of her sets by the scores of 6-0, 7-5, 6-0, contributing to the Lady Lancers’ 73-71 victory.

Girls tennis edges El Dorado in Tuesday’s season opener decided by 73-71 tiebreaker

March 3, 2021

While the Sunny Hills boys tennis team easily disposed of El Dorado in the Lancers’ season opener at home, the Lady Lancers had a more challenging time against girls tennis players from the same school...

In modern society, the social media has become increasingly more hostile for sharing opinions, an Accolade reporter argues.

I feel trapped in this ‘free’ society

January 3, 2021

As I scrolled through social media, bold text depicted a controversial statement that I couldn’t help but stare at. Quickly, I typed up a response, but I hesitated when I reached to click the “post”...

Students walk through the new, $15,000 thermal cameras between the 20s wing and the office on Nov. 2, the first day of the hybrid schedule at Sunny Hills.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Students wrap up first week back on campus

November 7, 2020

Students walk through the new, $15,000 thermal cameras between the 20s wing and the office on Nov. 2, the first day of the hybrid schedule at Sunny Hills.

No on Prop. 18: 17-year-olds lack essential voting experience

October 31, 2020

2020 — the year with perhaps the most important presidential election ever. But that will not be the only important measure on the ballot — California Proposition 18 [Prop 18] awaits voters. Prop...

 During a weekly Thursday Zoom meeting on Sept. 17, the Pep Squad meets to enhance team chemistry and start learning basic choreography movements from a distance. Adding new song techniques to the traditional cheer team, the Pep Squad struts a new look.

New Sunny Hills Pep Squad to cheer on Lancers

October 30, 2020

When Dance Production adviser Leiana Volen was presented last spring with taking over the cheer team she had an idea. “I was asked to take on the cheer team with [Dance Production assistant coach]...

Time to take a stand -- or a knee -- against athletes making political statements in a game

Time to take a stand — or a knee — against athletes making political statements in a game

September 12, 2020

During the Sept. 10, National Football League season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, both teams joined together at midfield at the Chief’s stadium to have a “Moment of...

Boys tennis player rising sophomore Jaden Han returns the ball to his opponent in a March 3 match against Whitney. With the new CIF bylaw modifications, athletes will have the opportunity to participate in outside club activities and events during the regular school sports season.

Coaches, players react to revised CIF bylaws for 2020-2021 season

August 4, 2020

While the reorganizing of the sports seasons and their delay no sooner than December took center stage in the California high school prep sports world July 20, CIF State and CIF-SS made two unprecedented...

Defensive back rising junior Dane Soaper kneels while stretching following a June 23 practice on the Sunny Hills baseball field. The SH football team had been preparing to defend its 2019 CIF-SS Division 8 title when the Orange County Department of Education opened schools for sports summer workout sessions but now must wait until January 2021 to play under Friday night lights again.

Sunny Hills sports delayed until end of 2020 given spread of COVID-19 cases

July 23, 2020

On March 12, the Sunny Hills boys volleyball team walked out of the SH gym with a 3-0 victory over Artesia, the Lancers’ first best-of-five set win in its inaugural season. It would also be the last...

Then-sophomores pose for a picture at the 2019 Track & Field banquet last May in the Sunny Hills quad. Photo used with permission from Ella Eseigbe. 

With spring sports season abruptly axed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so goes any chances of virtual or in-person banquets for teams

May 27, 2020

Tacos sizzling on the grill in the Sunny Hills quad while student athletes sit at tables chit chatting; then the lights go off. The jumbotron suddenly lights up with a slideshow in dedication to all...

Sophomore Grace Johnson (center) shares a moment with some of her teammates after one of their last practices on Feb. 12.

May 20: My junior varsity softball season gets the Mercy Rule on account of COVID-19 pandemic

May 22, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns about students’ various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit...

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