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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 May 18, 2022

After claiming the CIF-SS Division 5 Championship this past weekend, the boys volleyball team blew past the Arroyo Grande Eagles in straight sets in its first round of the CIF-SS Division 3 SoCal Championship...

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 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...

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

Overtime opera. Those are the words to describe the last three CIF playoff games that the Sunny Hills boys soccer team competed in – culminating in the Saturday, Feb. 26, 1-0 OT victory against Norte...

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 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...

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...

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