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Utility player senior Sofia Smith prepares to shoot the ball during a Tuesday, Jan. 17, practice at the Sunny Hills’ aquatics pool.

GIRLS WATER POLO PREVIEW: Lady Lancers shoot for a CIF title as well as securing their sixth Freeway League title

Aiden Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 24, 2023

Coaches: Keith Nighswonger (head coach), Sergio Durango (assistant coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Jamie Cho (12), Ariana Choi (12), Brooke Shiohama (12), Sofia Smith (12) Top...

Midfielder junior Isabel Miramontes winds up to kick the ball into the netting during a Nov. 14, 2022, after school practice on the Sunny Hills field.

GIRLS SOCCER PREVIEW: With new head coach, Lady Lancers aim to continue with yearly goal of finishing season among the top in the Freeway League

Stacy Kim, Staff Reporter January 23, 2023

Coach: Antonio Arenas (head coach), Sergio Miramontes (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Cheyenne Dohan (12), Isabel Miramontes (11), Isabella Ramirez (12), Celine Villasenor (11), Lauren Won...

Forward junior Issac Morales prepares to pass the ball on Wednesday, Jan. 11, during an away game against Buena Park High School at Buena Park High School stadium.

BOYS SOCCER PREVIEW: Returning as CIF champions, the Lancers strive for another trophy this season

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2023

Coaches: Mike Schade (head coach), Christopher Ahn (assistant coach), Jordan Brinkley (assistant coach), Jonathan Burtea (assistant coach), David Torres (assistant coach), Logan Williams (assistant coach) Top...

Guard senior Johann Kwon dribbles the basketball during a home game against Western Christian High School on Nov. 15, 2022.

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Lancers look to claim Freeway League title with 4 returning starters

Grace Min, Sports Editor January 12, 2023

Coaches: Joe Ok (head coach), Darius Durham (assistant coach), Don Shaw (assistant coach) Top Returners: Sean Cal (12), Johann Kwon (12), Chad Nguyen (12), Justin Shim (11) Top Newcomers: Kingsley...

Setter senior Stacy Kim jumps up to block the oncoming ball during the second set of the CIF-SS playoffs against The Archer School for Girls on Oct. 22. The Lady Lancers won the match 3-0, which qualifies them for the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Girls volleyball advances to CIF-SS quarterfinals after sweeping The Archer School for Girls

Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor October 24, 2022

Winning in straight sets at home against The Archer School for Girls Panthers on Saturday, Oct. 22, the girls volleyball team heads to its first CIF-SS quarterfinals match since 2016. “It’s phenomenal,...

Football head coach David Wilde instructs his players on an offensive play in a Sept. 9 home game against Brea Olinda.

Coach Wilde’s Upturn: Journey from CIF winning team player to head coach

Aiden Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 27, 2022

His efforts on the Sunny Hills football team led to two Freeway League titles. In 1990, he played defensive back and wide receiver on the Lancer football squad that won a CIF title. New head football...

Senior Kelsey Kim, a transfer from La Habra High School, draws back her driver during July’s The Cactus Tour in Las Vegas. Kim is considered a top newcomer in the Lady Lancers golf team this season.

GIRLS GOLF PREVIEW: Reigning CIF Division 3 champs strive to keep playing up to par

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor September 20, 2022

Coaches: Scott Enrico (head coach) Top Returning Players: Oliviah Chavez (10), Angelina Jeong (10), Lauren Lee (11), Yurang Li (11) Top Newcomers: Kelsey Kim (12), Taylor Kim (11) Last Season:...

Utility player junior Brandon Koh (left) gets ready to fire the ball toward the goal in an Aug. 25 home game against Chino Hills at the Sunny Hills pool.

BOYS WATER POLO PREVIEW: Lancers plunge into the 2022-2023 season with goal of qualifying for CIF playoffs

Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor September 20, 2022

Coaches: Keith Nighswonger (head coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Jacob Aguilar (12), Matthew Barboza (11), Ben Blodgett (11), Brandon Koh (11), Dylan Loh (11), Matthew...

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, Sports Editor 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...

 Girls soccer head coach Jeff Gordon (center) holds the CIF-SS Division 2 championship plaque in celebration with his team on Feb. 3, 2019, at Warren High School in Downey after defeating Mira Costa High School, 2-1. Gordon cultivated over 600 career wins, three CIF championship titles and 19 Freeway League titles.

Gordon Era comes to a close – coach retires after nearly four decades

Grace Johnson, Web Managing Editor May 16, 2022

For the past 40 years, the Sunny Hills girls soccer team only had two coaches — Kenn Gordon, who started both the girls and boys soccer program in the 1981-1982 season — and his son Jeff Gordon.  During...

New baseball head coach Ryan Bateman walks toward some of his players during batting practice Thursday, May 5, after school on the Sunny Hills baseball field. Bateman has led the Lancers to their first Freeway League title since 1999.

First-year baseball head coach’s ‘Be Great’ mentality has led to team’s Freeway League title — the first since 1999

Kayla Martinez, Staff Reporter May 9, 2022

First-year coaches often talk to their players about winning league titles and CIF championships. But few have seen that kind of success happen in their inaugural seasons. Sunny Hills baseball head...

Senior Alexander Flores (left) and junior Frank Lopez strategize for their next game after a win by the opposing team’s forfeit Feb. 28. The newly formed four-member Halo team is currently 3-2 in the High School eSports League.

Sunny Hills eSports adds Halo Infinite team to its list of five other competitive squads; its four members tout a 3-2 in the High School eSports League

Jiwoo Han , Sports Editor April 5, 2022

Following the Super Smash team, the school’s eSports program has added its sixth competitive squad this semester based on the first-person shooter game, Halo Infinite. Coached by captain and student-appointed...

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