The Accolade

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

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.
Rachel Yun 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...

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

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.
Kristima Aryal 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...

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

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
Elijah Jhee 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...

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

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
Isaac Choi 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...

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 18, 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...

Ballers check out new outdoor basketball ‘sport court’ surface

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