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The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

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 August 31, 2021

Coach: Jacob Holloway (head coach) Top Returning Runners: Noah Flores (12), Zachary Gomez (12), Esther Kim (10), Katelyn Marin (10), Silas Procaccini (10) Top Newcomers: Lauren Angelus (12), Zach...

Sunny Hills boys volleyball middle blocker senior Julian Kim (left) and opposite hitter senior Joseph Pak jump up, blocking the opponents spike during the fourth set Tuesday, May 18. The Lancers hosted their first California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section playoff at home against Santa Fe High School.

Boys volleyball defeats Santa Fe, advances to second round of CIF playoffs tonight, May 20

Anthony Keem May 20, 2021

Playing in its first California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section [CIF-SS] home playoff match, the Sunny Hills boys volleyball team defeated Santa Fe High School in four sets Tuesday, May 18. The...

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

Grace Johnson and Andrew Ngo 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...

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

Kristima Aryal and Grace Johnson 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

Andrew Ngo, Kristima Aryal, and Grace Johnson 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...

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 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...

Tight end and defensive lineman sophomore Ethan Johnson (center) celebrates following the teams championship game victory over Santa Barbara at San Marcos High School Stadium on Nov. 30. After the spring sports cancellation, football may not have its chance to defend the fourth CIF-Southern Section title in school history. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

With CIF State officially canceling spring playoffs because of coronavirus-related school closures, what are implications for fall sports?

Andrew Ngo April 13, 2020

After CIF State postponed a March 17 decision to cancel the spring sports playoffs, the organization’s executive director Ron Nocetti made an April 3 announcement that all spring playoff events would...

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 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...

Then-junior Vivian Tran cheers on the
Lancer football team at Trabuco Hills High School Nov. 23. It’s
unclear if fans will be allowed to watch games this season.

Lancer Nation claims No. 14 ranking for Orange County Register’s end of football season’s OC Varsity Student Section

Kristima Aryal December 19, 2019

Students lined the stands with their eyes focused on the field beneath them.  The students’ roaring chants echoed throughout the stadium and onto the field. Beneath them, the Sunny Hills football...

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