The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

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

Despite falling short of reaching the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 championship round last week, the 13th-seeded Sunny Hills boys basketball team upset fourth-seeded Monte Vista 68-51 in the first round...

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

Victory chants from the student section echoed across the gym floor. Students dressed in white spirit wear spilled out from the bleachers as the buzzer signaled the end of the fourth quarter — Sunny...

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

Coaches: Joe Ok (head coach), Darius Durham (assistant coach), Don Shaw (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Johann Kwon (11), Dylan Lawson (12), Chad Nguyen (11), Justin Shim (10) Top Newcomers:...

Girls basketball shooting guard junior Faith Hong gears up for a shot during a Dec. 9 practice on the SH outdoor sports courts. Tryouts for the girls basketball team are set to be held Thursday, Feb. 25, from  4-5 p.m. on the outdoor sports courts.

Girls basketball tryouts slated for Thursday after school on the sport courts

Kristima Aryal, Web Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2021

Prospective Lady Lancers will have a chance to vie for a spot on the Sunny Hills’ girls basketball squad Thursday from 4-5 p.m. on the outdoor sport courts.  Head coach Jae Byun said he is looking...

Boys basketball shooting guard senior Caleb Harnett jumps up for a layup in the gym during a Nov. 14, 2019 practice. Tryouts for the boys basketball team are set to be held Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the outdoor sports courts.

Give boys basketball a ‘shot’ at the Saturday, Feb. 6 tryouts

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2021

After being rained out Jan. 30, the boys basketball program hopes for a rebound with the weather this Saturday so coaches can evaluate students wishing to try out for the team on the Sunny Hills outdoor...

Linebacker senior Kevin Hu runs around a cone during a June 23 practice. The Lancer football team currently practices Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:00.

Athletes in Cohort C still ‘C’ to it that they stay in shape, contribute to their sports team

Lauren Jung, Guest Columnist December 8, 2020

After spending his first five class periods listening to his teachers’ lectures on Zoom and completing his work digitally from his room at home, freshman Aiden Ko rushes to campus for his sixth period...

Although girls water polo utility player sophomore Sophia Smith cannot use a ball to pass to any of her teammates, she still winds up to practice her form Aug. 26 at Sunny Hills’ aquatics center. Unlike other sports, those in the pool are permitted to exercise without wearing a mask because they are in the water.

Aquatics, football and wrestling resume practices under strict, COVID-19 guidelines

Rachel Yun, Sports Editor August 29, 2020

It’s not the same. Too many restrictions. Uncomfortable masks.  Empty stands. That’s what many of the Lancer athletes in football, wrestling and aquatics have observed about their return...

Guard senior Annika Johnson (center) shoots during a 42-35 win at Sonora on January 24. The win was Sunny Hills first against the Raiders since the 2011-2012 season.

Picking up a basketball at age 5, senior reflects on her 12 years of hoops experience — two of them as a starter on the Lady Lancers’ squad

Kristima Aryal, Web Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2020

Nearly 560 points scored.  Fifth in Sunny Hills High School offensive rebounds in just two seasons. Fourth team All-County by The Orange County [OC] Register. First Team All-Freeway League. As...

Guard senior Annika Johnson (right) attempts to shoot a freethrow during the game against Fullerton on Feb. 4 at the Sunny Hills High School gym. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra

No. 19 girls basketball secures 2nd place in Freeway League after 56-37 win over Fullerton

Elijah Jhee, Managing Editor February 7, 2020

Riding high on a four-game winning streak, the No. 19 Sunny Hills girls basketball team beat Fullerton High School 56-37 in a home game Feb. 4, guaranteeing that the Lady Lancers will hold lone possession...

Senior guard Adam Reuter goes up for a layup during practice in the Sunny Hills gym Nov. 14. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Boys basketball looks to rebound since last year’s CIF playoff loss

Isaac Choi, Social Media Manager November 20, 2019

Coaches: Joe Ok (head coach), Greg Del Crognale (assistant coach), Don Shaw (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Wilson Cal (12), Peter Park (12), Emmanuel Seddoh (12) Top Newcomers: Caleb Harnett...

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

Singing of Sunny Hills alma mater spreads to sports teams

Hope Li, Opinion Editor 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...

Junior Krystofer Bagunu dribbles past senior Peter Park during practice Aug. 14. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake.

Ballers check out new outdoor basketball ‘sport court’ surface

Andrew Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor August 17, 2019

It began as a small idea. Why not cover the black asphalt basketball courts next to the swimming pool and girl’s locker with a surface that provides a more safer and efficient ground for students...

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