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The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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Peter Karavedas (center) holds the 2019 CIF-SS Division 8 Championship plaque after the Lancers defeated Santa Barbara High School 24-21 on Nov. 30, 2019.

NEW CHAPTER: Former head football coach Peter Karavedas shares his goals in education and plans for his family

Grace Johnson April 1, 2022

As school officials are finalizing their search for a new head football coach, The Accolade was able to get an in-depth interview with the program's previous leader, social science teacher Peter Karavedas....

A screenshot of the Friday, Feb. 11,, statement from football head coach Peter Karavedas that was posted on the Sunny Hills football Instagram home page at 2:42 p.m. -- nearly an hour after Karavedas told his players he was stepping down during a lunch-time meeting at the campus weight room.

HANGING UP THE WHISTLE: After seven years – one of which included a CIF title – Lancers’ football head coach steps down, surprising players, boosters

Rachel Yun February 15, 2022

In an unexpected announcement during a lunch-time meeting Friday, Feb.11 – before the three-day holiday weekend – football head coach Peter Karavedas told his players that he will no longer guide the...

After a 28-38 loss against Newport Harbor High School, head football coach Peter Karavedas addresses his team for the last game of the 2021 season.

Football head coach Peter Karavedas to lead North OC in North-South All-Star Classic football game Feb. 5

Alice Shin November 19, 2021

With the 2021-2022 Lancers football season over in the first round of CIF playoffs, head coach Peter Karavedas can now focus his gridiron attention on prepping for Feb. 5. That’s when he will lead...

Among the sea of black and yellow, thousands of Sunny Hills students cheer for the football team that was playing against Troy High School during the Oct. 15 homecoming game. Orange County Register reporter, Manny Alvarez, recognized the Sunny Hills Lancer Nation as the OCVarsity Student Section Champion, Oct. 18.

Orange County Register awards Sunny Hills fans with its ‘OCVarsity Student Section’ recognition for Oct. 15 football game

Irene Sheen October 25, 2021

When the Oct. 15 rivalry football game against Troy High School ended, the 22-20 win kept the Lancers in second place in the Freeway League. It also awarded the Sunny Hills student body with a first-time...

Quarterback senior Max Spero runs to avoid getting tackled during the third quarter of the Oct. 15 game against the Troy Warriors at Buena Park High School Stadium. The Lancers, who were playing in their homecoming game, came away with a 22-20 win that had all the makings of a rivalry affair, especially in a wild two minutes.

Sunny Hills football triumphs in the ‘Battle of the Nations,’ 22-20

Michelle Sheen October 21, 2021

The spectators, clad in black and yellow, swarmed among each other in the student section of the bleachers, cheering as the scoreboard read 22-20, which signified the end of the Friday, Oct. 15, football...

Who will be the first agents of shield?

Krishna Thaker October 15, 2021

The winner of the USC vs. UCLA rivalry football game gets the Victory Bell.  The winner of the University of Las Vegas vs. University of Nevada rivalry football game gets a historic 545 pound cannon,...

Running back junior David Mahood gets ready to push away a Canyon High School defensive back in the first quarter to earn some extra yards Aug. 20 at Buena Park High School stadium. Mahood had four touchdown runs and recorded 209 rushing yards, helping the Lancers overpower the Comanches 41-12 in their first preseason game of the 2021-2022 season.

Lancers dominate Canyon in football non-league opener with 41-12 win

Grace Johnson and Henry Lee August 23, 2021

Accolade sports editor Rachel Yun contributed to this story. “This is our house! This is our house!”  Those words echoed loud and clear from around 1,000 fans Friday, Aug. 20, standing in the...

Second-year quarterback senior Max Spero runs with a football while dodging the defense during a summer camp scrimmage Aug. 5 at the Sunny Hills field. The team prepared for its upcoming season with three hour-long practices that began June 21.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Sunny Hills football seeking to bring home another CIF championship, win Freeway League

Henry Lee August 19, 2021

Coaches: Peter Karavedas (head coach), Ron Newton (assistant head coach/defensive line/special teams), David Wilde (offensive coordinator/RB’s), Bruce Wallace (offensive line), Joseph Karavedas (wide...

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...

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