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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...

Advanced Placement Psychology teacher Greg Abbott speaks to his fifth period Cohort B students who attend class in-person on March 12 while the rest of his class Zooms in.

Head to Head: New Normal?

March 15, 2021

In response to The Accolade’s call for guest columnists, two students debate whether the district should require all to return to campus next school year; take our online poll and tell us what you think:...

In-person will help freshmen

Sienna Pak March 15, 2021

When I attended Sunny Hills’ Open House assembly in January 2020, I thought my freshman year would be one to remember. It has been a memorable one, but not in the way that I imagined. I imagined football...

Sunny Hills football players kneel while listening to head coach Peter Karavedas' postgame speech. Karavedas' boys combined for eight touchdowns in the dominating victory.

Football rolls past Fountain Valley 56-14 in first game back since championship season

Andrew Ngo and Grace Johnson March 13, 2021

They waited. And waited. And finally, their patience paid off in a big way. A big, big way — as in tonight’s 56-14 drubbing of the visiting Fountain Valley Barons (0-1) in their return to the...

Tight end and linebacker freshman Connor Irons does a dumbbell shoulder press in front of the weight room during a Jan. 27 practice in preparation for the return of the football season, which will begin at a March 12 home opener against Fountain Valley.

Lancer football ready to make return to the field this Friday even without title defense opportunity

Andrew Ngo March 10, 2021

They were supposed to begin their title defense against Canyon on Aug. 21. Canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. They were supposed to take a trip to South Orange County for a showdown...

Linebacker senior Kevin Hu runs around a cone during a June 23 practice. The Lancer football team currently practices Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:00.

Athletes in Cohort C still ‘C’ to it that they stay in shape, contribute to their sports team

Lauren Jung December 8, 2020

After spending his first five class periods listening to his teachers’ lectures on Zoom and completing his work digitally from his room at home, freshman Aiden Ko rushes to campus for his sixth period...

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...

Wearing his No. 9 Lancer football jersey, linebacker and then-junior Carson Irons gets ready for the next offensive series during a Nov. 15, 2019, game against Notre Dame of Riverside in a California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division 8 quarterfinals matchup. After racking up 186 tackles, two sacks and an interception last season, Irons has committed to play Division 1 football for Princeton University in New Jersey.

Game Ball: Senior linebacker tackles work ethic on gridiron with same fervor as in his academic classes

Isaac Choi October 10, 2020

Linebacker senior Carson Irons will never forget the 12.7 seconds that remained on the clock in the Nov. 22, 2019, California Interscholastic Federation [CIF]-Southern Section [SS] Division 8 semifinal...

Linebacker senior Noah Brown runs around a cone during a June 23 football practice on the Sunny Hills baseball field. Practices would be suspended two weeks later on July 6 before resuming on Aug. 17 but have since been shut down again because of possible COVID-19 exposure.

Basketball, football programs temporarily shut down because of possible COVID-19 exposure

Andrew Ngo September 19, 2020

This story was updated at 8:40 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, with an additional quote from principal Allen Whitten and information about how many athletes have been exposed to COVID-19.  In what’s been a...

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...

Wide receiver and defensive back senior Wilson Cal runs an interception back during a 49-8 win against Buena Park Oct. 11 at Buena Park High School stadium. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

All-CIF football player commits to Azusa Pacific after three successful seasons on varsity

Andrew Hong February 7, 2020

At 6 years old, he raked in five hours each per week playing basketball at the Boys & Girls Club of Fullerton and soccer in the Fullerton Rangers Youth Soccer Club. At age 9, he began playing for...

Quarterback and defensive back senior Luke Duxbury escapes from a Bakersfield Christian defender during the CIF State SoCal Regional Division 3-A game Dec. 7 at Bakersfield Christian High School stadium. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Senior quarterback ends his high school career with CIF championship and future plans for D2 football

Annie Bang January 22, 2020

He was only 5 years old when he began playing football.  Over a decade later, he would go on to join Sunny Hills High School’s football team as a freshman and work his way up to the varsity team...

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