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Rising senior Abigail Hahm jumps to victory as she sprints toward the finish line during a 100-meter hurdle event June 5 at Moorpark High School. Hahm placed first in her heat with a personal best of 16.54 advancing to the California Interscholastic Federation Finals June 12.

Rising senior advances to June 12 CIF final in girls 100-meter hurdles

Sydnee Tallant June 7, 2021

One Lady Lancer track athlete advanced to the June 12 California Interscholastic Federation [CIF] final after placing first in her race during the CIF-Southern Section preliminaries at Moorpark High School...

Sunny Hills boys volleyball middle blocker senior Julian Kim (left) and opposite hitter senior Joseph Pak jump up, blocking the opponent's 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...

The Lancers’ No. 1 singles player, sophomore Carson Lee, returns a serve with a forehand during a 6-0 victory over Fullerton’s No. 1 singles player, junior Nathaniel Lee. Carson Lee would win all of his three sets, which contributed to a 15-3 Lancers victory over the Indians on April 8.

Boys tennis dominates Fullerton 15-3 to hold on to first place in Freeway League

Minjeong Kim April 11, 2021

After upsetting rival and defending Freeway League champion Troy April 1, the Sunny Hills boys tennis team could have had a letdown in its ensuing matches. But instead, the Lancers (4-0) have gone on...

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 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...

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.

Uncertainty remains about fan attendance

Kate Yang November 10, 2020

Running out onto the gridiron amid packed crowds decked out in black and yellow, Sunny Hills football center junior Jacob Neumann still remembers the energy during the 2019-2020 season that ended with...

Senior Kaitlyn Yee swims the 100-yard backstroke during the 2019 Freeway League preliminaries at Troy High School, where she placed first. She then advanced to the 2019 CIF-SS Division 3 finals, where Yee also broke the Sunny Hills record for the 200-yard medley relay alongside her teammates and contributed to her team’s second-place victory.

Game Ball: UC Davis-bound record-setting swimmer traces time in the pool all the way back to when she was 1 year old

Kate Yang October 23, 2020

At 1 year old, many boys and girls are just beginning to learn how to walk. Their first words are usually “mama” or “dada.” On top of those developmental milestones, senior Kaitlyn Yee’s...

Though the Sunny Hills League of Legends Gold team was unable to accept its championship trophy and $2,500 check for the school because of the coronavirus pandemic, the North America Scholastic eSports Federation put together this image to promote the team's success on its website.

Back-to-back eSports League of Legends national title winners aim for another legendary championship season

Daniel Kong August 29, 2020

Head coach: Casey McDonald Top new gamers: Ryan Gae (11), Cole Sass (10) Top returning gamers: Dylan Kim (12), Erik Kim (12), Soonchang Kwon (12) Last season: Playing from gamers’ homes because...

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 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...

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...

Former Lancer swimmer Lawrence Mao's mother took this picture of Accolade photo editor and swimmer senior Megan Shin as she swam the 100 fly during the Mt. Sac Meet of Champions on April  13, 2019. Shin laments the loss of a senior night meet to recognize the 12th-grade athletes in spring sports because of school closure until May 1 to stem the threat of COVID-19.

March 20: How I’m handling the abrupt end to my senior swim season in club and at Sunny Hills

Megan Shin March 21, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you...

Senior Andrew Park (center) pushes the ball past Crean Lutheran defenders during a 3-1 loss to the Saints. The Feb. 20 game was the first ever Sunny Hills boys volleyball game. Now, the inaugural Freeway League boys volleyball season will have to be postponed to next year. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra

Coronavirus threat-related school closure to May 4 leads to end of regular spring sports season; fate of CIF playoffs to be determined April 3

Andrew Ngo March 20, 2020

Upon Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] superintendent Scott Scambray’s decision to extend school closure until May 4, athletics officials confirmed Friday that the regular spring sports...

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